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


This weekend offers plenty of opportunities for a drink, with a cocktail party, a wine event at the Post Oak Hotel and a non-alcoholic wine dinner. Work in a brewery, catch the symphony playing the greatest cinema hits, visit an Asian festival, dive into a pool party on Funday Sunday and pay homage to the great DJ Screw.

Take advantage, here are your best bets for the weekend.

Thursday May 26

The ZaZa Memorial City Hotel presents Cocktail Showdown: battle of brands
Top bartenders from an array of beloved local hospitality concepts strive to claim the title of the best summer cocktail creation, incorporating a curated selection of Beam Suntory products into their recipes. The winning summer cocktail will be determined by event guests, as well as a panel of Houston experts. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. 6 p.m.

The Post Oak Hotel presents Rioja wines
The Post Oak Hotel in Uptown Houston will present a world-class wine experience, featuring live music, curated Spanish cuisine and over 100 wines to sample from Spain’s most iconic region. Attendees will be transported to the sophisticated wine region of northern Spain, with live music and Spanish culinary delights masterfully crafted by the hotel’s esteemed executive chef, Jean-Luc Royere. 6 p.m.

Roots x SIPPLE Non-Alcoholic Wine Dinner
The Roots Wine Bar will host a unique six-course dinner with non-alcoholic wine pairing by Danny Frounfelkner, owner and sommelier of SIPPLE, the only non-alcoholic bottle store in Texas. This exclusive dinner will feature dishes (like Kosho Salted Salmon Tiradito and Roast Squab) from Roots Executive Chef André Garza, and each of the six courses will include a non-alcoholic wine pairing from winemakers such as Prima Pavé en Italy and Surely Wines in California. 7 p.m.

Friday May 27

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Presents Summer Exhibits Opening Reception
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will celebrate the opening of its summer exhibitions: Built to Last: The Jubilee Quilt Circle Legacy, a selection of quilts made by current participants and founding members; and A dressing of the future: the ecofiction of Nicole Dextraswhich explores artist Nicole Dextras’ set and costume know-how from her trilogy of dystopian films, A dressing of the future. The evening will also include open workshops by current resident artists. 5:30 p.m.

Vitacca Dance, Houston Presents 10th Anniversary Party
Vitacca Dance, Houston will celebrate 10 years of strength and beauty through dance. This season’s Evening is a mixed program of works choreographed and directed by Vitacca faculty and guest artists. The formation of Vitacca Ballet, a creative-based repertoire company based in Houston and the Woodlands, has allowed them to keep talented, local Houston artists employed in the city they love as professional entertainers. 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Saturday).

The catastrophic theater presents unnamed
Doubly inspired by the painting of Pablo Picasso Guernica and Iran The Green Revolution, Afsaneh Aayani’s dance-drama piece combines puppets, original live music, mixed media and movement to create a surreal journey through Aayani’s personal experience as an immigrant from war-torn Iran. . Caught in perpetual limbo on her twisted path to American citizenship and unable to return to Iran, she remains a woman without a country. Until Sunday, June 19. 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday).

Houston Symphony presents The Best of John Williams: star wars and more with Chorus
This weekend, audiences will enjoy themes from all their hit favorites – Superman, star wars, Harry Potter, almost every Steven Spielberg movie, and more – as the Houston Symphony and Chorus celebrates the master of film scores, John Williams. We would really like to see Symphony make selections of 1941 (our favorite Spielberg movie), but that’s just us. Saturday’s performance will be available live. 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday).

Saturday May 28

Dreamland presents DreamFest
Dreamland will host the first music and arts festival DreamFest. Performances will include Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland, Del Castillo, Sir Woman, Gina Chavez and more. In addition to musical performances, DreamFest will host a craft market, offering a curated selection of dozens of artists from various mediums showcasing their work and offering it for sale. There will also be a beer garden, miniature golf courses, disc golf, pickleball and more. 11 a.m.

Asian night market
Asian Night Market, where you can sample international street food prepared by local Houstonians, returns to the Railway Heights Market. This two-day event will bring together more than 50 vendors, outdoor and indoor. Join them for great Asian street food, desserts, drinks at two different bars, local pop-up shops, live music, a lion dance show, kids entertainment and more. So head to Washington Ave. and dive headfirst into the exotic, hipster fun of it all. 2 p.m.

14 gift benches Bike thieves
Vittorio De Sica’s Oscar-winning 1948 film marked an era in cinema. In post-war, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, on the first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation to his desperate family, has his bicycle – which he needs for work – stolen. Accompanied by his young son, he goes in search of the thief. This film embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude and brutal honesty. 7 p.m.

Rivkah French Choreography presents From Scratch: A Visual Wonderland
Produced by Rivkah French Choreography and its team, this event will raise awareness and raise funds for a new performance space under construction in the Fifth Ward: the future Q’astle Theatre. The event will feature the talents of Rivkah French and her dance collaborators, alternative drag artist Dyna with a D, an immersive projection installation by Jeremy Keas, as well as visual arts and a water feature. live. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on auction items. Drinks and light snacks will be included. 8 p.m.

Sunday May 29

Deliver and pour at Ingenious Brewing Company
Come join Ingenious Brewing for their first POUND and Pour, hosted by instructor Jenny. This workout is inspired by the drums where you will become the music. It combines moves inspired by cardio, conditioning, and yoga to make a lot of noise. $15 includes a one hour class and a free beer after class. Just be sure to bring your yoga mat and a towel if needed. (Jenny will provide the lightly weighted chopsticks.) 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Weekend | Sunday Monday | Pool Party Edition
Space Cowboy will host a Memorial Day Pool Party edition of its weekly Funday Sunday. Festivities include bottle service, games, live music, and a brunch menu of fried chicken steak and eggs; Foster Banana French Toast; a breakfast burger with chorizo ​​and ground beef patty, cheese, bacon and valentina aioli on a sesame seed bun; and breakfast tacos on flour tortillas with eggs and cheese and a choice of chorizo, bacon, migas or potatoes. Noon.

Lance Scott Walker DJ lives a life in slow revolution Author event and book signing
This weekend, journalist/author Lance Scott Walker will be anywhere in the Houston-Galveston area promoting his latest book, an oral history of the life and times of DJ Screw, the late local rap icon. He’ll be speaking at Screwed Up Records and Tapes (the record store that Screw started) on Friday night. Saturday night he will be at the Galveston Bookshop and at the Proletariat Gallery’s birthday party. His final stop, H-Town, will be completed at Cactus Music. 2 p.m.


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