Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend
Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend

It looks like we have another busy weekend. Options include a pickleball tournament, sangria toss, Japanese festival for all local weebs, Juneteenth festival, Barbie Dreamhouse truck, return of a 90s rock icon and cute dad events for Father’s day.

But if you really want to please the old man, get him tickets to see Megan Thee Stallion. He’s your father, but he’s still a man!

Thursday June 13

Bisong Art Gallery Presents “Jubilee” Opening Reception
The concept of freedom has been a fundamental aspect of human existence since the dawn of time. “Jubilee” is a weekend-long art exhibition representing the meaning of freedom as an opportunity to explore the many different ways in which this concept can be expressed and interpreted. The mission of the DREAM Affect Foundation is to raise awareness of the underrepresentation of art students of color and to assist emerging artists. True to its mission, the foundation will donate a portion of all art sales to scholarships. 17 hours.

Skylab Social presents the Wild Sol pickleball tournament
NBA star PJ Tucker’s lifestyle boutique, The Better Generation, and Astros star Alex Bregman’s salsa brand, Wild Sol, have teamed up to launch the ultimate kickoff to summer. Skylab Social will offer $2 and $3 margaritas with Wild Sol partner Flecha Azul Tequila, street tacos and, of course, salsa tastings. Additional entertainment includes a DJ, photo booth, carnival games and a pickleball tournament awarding the first place winner with Astros tickets. The event is free and will take place rain or shine. 18 hours.

Women of WIne Charities presents Sangria Throwdown
Join Women of Wine Charities for this unique competition where sommeliers and mixologists compete to create the best and most creative versions of this joyful drink. A panel of media judges (including our own Eric Sandler!) will select their top picks for the Judges’ Choice and Most Creative Sangria awards, while attendees will vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will be entertainment, as well as games, raffles and snacks. 6:30 p.m.

Friday June 14

Shop Club Houston and Derby Restaurant Present Father’s Day Weekend
The Shop Club Houston and Derby Restaurant will be hosting some lovely events for Father’s Day weekend. It starts Friday with the Glen Grant Scotch X The Shop Club Happy Hour. Sample scotch from Glen Grant Scotch and let Dad relax with a local cigar seller on site for added relaxation. On Saturday and Sunday, bring Dad to enjoy all his favorite things from Derby Restaurant, from the Wagyu Beef Burger, Chicken Wings and Venison Corn Dogs to Matt’s Bad Ass Bacon and more. 4 p.m. (10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday).

Houston Ballet presents Four Seasons
Houston Ballet’s season ends with Four Seasons, featuring the works of four choreographers, each with their own distinct style. Stanton Welch The four Seasons dramatizes the stages of a woman’s life, from the vigor of youth in spring to the introspection of old age in winter. Set to Antonio Vivaldi’s beloved score of the same name, the large ensemble work returns for the first time since its premiere in 2007. 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday).

Celeste Barber: Backup Dancers Tour
Actress, writer and comedian Celeste Barber, known as “Australia’s Queen of Comedy,” is coming to Houston as part of her Backup Dancer Tour. Barber’s original Instagram account, parodying celebrities, attracted more than 9.5 million followers, including Reese Witherspoon, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Cindy Crawford and Tom Ford, with whom she collaborated in 2018 on her beauty campaign Boys and Girls. 20 hours.

Megan Thee Stallion in concert
This weekend the hottest girls are coming home. Megan Thee Stallion is coming to Houston for two nights, as part of her Hot Girls Summer Tour, his first ever headlining arena tour. The “Savage” rapper has released two albums during her career, most recently Traumazine in 2022. At the end of the month, she will release her latest opus, simply titled Megane. GloRilla (who collaborated with Megan on the new hit single “Wanna Be”) will be a special guest. 20 hours.

Saturday June 15

Barbie Truck Dreamhouse Tour
The Barbie Truck brings exclusive merchandise to Houston as part of the continuing celebration of the 60th anniversary of Barbie moving into her very first Dreamhouse. The Barbie Dreamhouse truck, which will be located at Memorial City Mall near California Pizza Kitchen, will feature a range of clothing, as well as home goods and accessories inspired by a day in the life of Barbie in her Dreamhouse. 10 a.m.

The Health Museum presents the opening day of “MindWorks”
The Health Museum will present the American premiere of “MindWorks”, a hands-on, body-based exhibition on psychology, on loan from the Ontario Science Centre. “MindWorks” brings ideas such as decision-making, memory and emotions to life through interactive exhibits based on cognitive psychology. The exhibition will encourage visitors to enter their own minds and explore how they think, feel and react in new ways. Until Saturday September 29, 10 a.m.

Tokyo Night Fest presents Tokyo
Tokyo X, the largest two-day indoor Japanese festival and the premier destination for Japanese culture enthusiasts in Houston, brings a slice of Japan to Texas. Featuring over 370 Japanese-inspired vendor and artist booths from around the world, including over forty food vendors, 140 artists, 160 merchandise vendors, seven cosplay guests, seven performers, eight voice actors, over 38 cars and festival games. , it is a unique opportunity to learn and discover the richness of Japanese culture. 11:00.

The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill presents the Fight Night Watch Party
The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill is hosting a great Fight Night Watch Party to watch Gervonta “Tank” Davis, one of boxing’s biggest stars, defend his WBA lightweight title against Frank “The Ghost” Martin live. The party will offer fans an exhilarating evening of boxing action with food and drink specials, and all the excitement of the main event on 20 indoor and outdoor TV screens, with seating on the terrace and full audio broadcasting throughout the room. 19 hours.

Sunday June 16

Gas Gods Presents All Gas No Smoke Car Rally
Gas Gods is hosting the final All Gas No Smoke Car Meet of this season this weekend at the Bayou City event.Center. Enjoy a spectacular display of exotic cars, a delicious selection of food vendors, live performances and a freestyle rap battle judged by an exciting panel of celebrities, including Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Le$ and Lil KeKe. Gas Gods will also set up a Kid Zone, offering rides, face painting and more, all supervised by licensed childcare providers. Noon.

Avenida Houston Features Juneteenth Cultural Festival and Celebration of Freedom
Avenida Houston and Discovery Green will come alive with a series of events commemorating Juneteenth and the end of slavery. The family-friendly event will feature multiple genres of live music, top DJs, artwork, games, BLCK Market vendors, health and fitness activations, food trucks, fireworks and even more. Attendees can enjoy some of Houston’s best entertainment, while supporting local artists and businesses. For a full calendar of events, visit the festival website. 16 hours.

Alanis Morissette in concert
Earlier this month, Alanis Morissette celebrated her 50th birthday. If that doesn’t make you feel old as hell, you obviously weren’t there when this Canadian-born former child star became the voice of scorned but sensitive women throughout the ’90s with songs like “You Shoulda Know.” and “Ironic”. She will most likely perform these classics when she comes to The Woodlands as part of the Triple Moon Tour. She will be joined by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Morgan Wade. 19 hours.


Photo courtesy of Megan Thee Stallion