There’s a lot of great things to do in Houston this weekend(July 30 – August 1)!!

Our top free and cheap picks include: the Miller Outdoor Theatre Summer Mixtape Series, the H-Town Sneaker Summit, the 4th Annual Hangar Bash at the Lone Star Flight Museum, and more! 

Things To Do This Weekend In Houston – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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The Texas Lottery + Resound Present: Luck Happens Live at White Oak Music Hall

Luck Happens Live is a live music event produced by The Texas Lottery that’s been touring the state and will be in Houston this Friday at White Oak Music Hall. The event features Wale and Riders Against the Storm and is completely free–just make sure to RSVP. Note: the venue has a limited capacity and RSVP-ing is not a guarantee that you will be able to get in.
When: Friday, July 30th, at 8 p.m.
Where: 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
How Much: Free


Miller Outdoor Theatre Summer Mixtape Series

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courtesy Miller Outdoor Theatre

Music lovers of all genres won’t want to miss Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Summer Mixtape Series. The event is an independent music showcase that puts Houston’s best local acts in the spotlight. The music will range from reggae to pop, country to rock, and jazz to punk, so there’s definitely something for everyone.  To watch the show at Miller Outdoor Theatre, you can get up to four tickets for the covered seating area online, but they go fast. If you’re okay with sitting on the hill picnic-style, you don’t have to worry about tickets, or you could even choose to watch the show virtually at the Miller Outdoor Theatre website.
When: Friday, July 3oth-Saturday, July 31st, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Free

Rockets NBA Draft Watch Party at Karbach Brewery

Karbach Brewery is hosting a watch party for the NBA draft picks complete with appearances by Rockets legends Calvin Murphy and Mario Elie and commentary from SportsNet host Cayleigh Griffin. To make the day even more fun, the event will include games, a DJ, food trucks, a raffle for autographed prizes and tickets to upcoming games, and of course, plenty of Karbach beer to enjoy.
When: Friday, July 30th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Karbach Biergarten, 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
How Much: No Entry Fee

Dive-In Movie at Dow Park Pool: A Goofy Movie

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For a twist on seeing a movie in the park, you can visit the Dow Park Pool for a dive-in movie experience. Bring a flotation device (and an adult companion for any swimmers under 12) and watch a movie while floating, treading water, or just sitting poolside. This Friday, visitors to the pool will get to watch A Goofy Movie, an animated movie about a bumbling, goofy dad trying to reconnect with his awkward teenage son who wants nothing more than to be cool.
When: Friday, July 30th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 610 E San Augustine St, Deer Park, TX 77536
How Much: $5


Sunset Symphony in Sugar Land Town Square

Head to Sugar Land Town Square for a free live performance of classical music courtesy of  a quartet of faculty members from Vivaldi Music Academy.
When: Friday, July 30th, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Free

Family Movie Night at Levy Park: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Enjoy a family-friendly movie in Levy Park this Friday. You can buy food and drinks from nearby restaurants or even watch the movie from the Woodshed Smokehouse if you make a reservation. Bring a blanket or borrow a chair from the park and settle in to watch Dora and the Lost City of Gold, a movie following the character from the Dora the Explorer cartoons as she tries to navigate high school and rescue her parents at the same time.
When: Friday, July 30th, at 8 p.m.
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


4th Annual Hangar Bash at the Lone Star Flight Museum

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courtesy The Lone Star Flight Museum

The Lone Star Flight Museum is holding its 4th Annual Hangar Bash. It will include the plane tours the museum is known for as well as live honky-tonk music, award-winning barbecue, plenty of beer, a silent auction, and the option to keep the fun going with an after party. The non-member rate is $55, but designated drivers will get a discounted rate of $25 for the evening, as they won’t receive an alcoholic beverage passport.
When: Saturday, July 31st, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034
How Much: $55

Marvel Mania at the Children’s Museum Houston

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courtesy Children’s Museum Houston

Get out of the heat and into the air-conditioned halls of the Children’s Museum Houston, where you and your kids can meet and take pictures with some of Marvel’s best heroes–Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man. 
When: Saturday, July 31st, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $12 (General admission)

Berry Cool Treats at the Houston Arboretum

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If you’re looking for tasty ways to keep cool, check out this online cooking class hosted by the Houston Arboretum. The instructor will teach you how to use frozen berries to make no-churn blackberry ice cream and roasted strawberry red wine popsicles. The recipes are dairy-free and vegan, which makes them perfect for sharing.
When: Saturday, July 31st, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Virtually here
How Much: $35

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H-Town Sneaker Summit

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If you’re a sneakerhead, then you should probably know that country’s largest sneaker convention is in town this week. It’s a place for sneaker enthusiasts to buy, sell, and discuss sneakers with other sneaker fans. You can also enjoy the other sneakers on display and the general party atmosphere.
When: Sunday, August 1st, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Bayou City Event Center Houston, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045
How Much: $35


Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School at Main Street Theater

Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School is a musical about a wise-cracking first grader and what she’s learned in her long tenure of one and a half years of school. Main Street Theater is staging a matinee performance of a musical based on the Junie B. Jones book series that is sure to delight kids.
When: Sunday, August 1st, at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: $26

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