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Houston Events You Can’t Miss This July

MFAH Mixed Media

The next MFAH Mixed Media is July 20!

God bless America — and all the fun events and activities we have to do here — especially in Houston!

PS. We’re still doing our first summer koozie contest! Click here for more deets and find us at some of these events to grab a koozie from us — or on Sat/Sun at the Lost Lake info center!

This week

  • Run for a Reason and Local Run Club Out Reach: Thursday, July 26 at 6pm at Eureka Heights Brewery (if you run, first beer is on us!) Join the Facebook event here! Vendors in attendance include Fleet Feet, Race Pace, Memorial Hermann PT and Strength.
  • West End Running Club Fundraiser: Tuesday, July 24 – at 6pm. West End Running Club is celebrating their anniversary by raising funds for Adaptive Athlete Program Achilles. We are BIG supporters of the AWD program here at HMC.
  • Summer Sounds on the plaza of Rothko Chapel: Thursday, July 26, at 7 pm. This free performance by Mariachi Imperial de America is led by Jose Longoria and his sons. The group performs a diverse mix of music inspired by different genres in Latin and mariachi music, including covers of such popular performers as Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernandez, and others. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company. All natural, organic ice pops by Popfancy will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome on the Chapel grounds. Info on Rothko’s events here.
  • Turnpike Troubadours on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall: Friday, July 27, at 6 pm. Tickets are $30 with an annoying $11 fee, fyi. More here. 
  • Beer Fest on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall: Saturday, July 28, at 1 pm. Sips from around 20 beer vendors, plus food trucks and fun! Cheers.

Ongoing

  • I Love You Because by Rogue Productions: Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 22. Think Pride and Prejudice, but gender swapped. A modern-day love story that’ll make you laugh out loud and rethink your dating apps.  Check out the show here.
  • Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Now through Monday, September 3. This is the Museum’s immersive summer exhibition that visitors can explore. You can find more details here.

Darn, missed these:

  • 2018 Freedom Over Texas: Wednesday, July 4, from 4 to 10 pm. Guess what, we got all the deets right here.
  • I Love You Because by Rogue Productions: Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 22. Think Pride and Prejudice, but gender swapped. A modern-day love story that’ll make you laugh out loud and rethink your dating apps.  Check out the show here.
  • First Saturday Arts Market: Saturday, July 7, from 6 to 10 pm, at 530 W. 19th St.
    The Heights market has been showcasing fine artists to Houston since 2004 — Houston’s longest running monthly outdoor fine arts event! Find up to 55 white canopied tents, set up by the artists, representing many popular art mediums. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, wood arts, glass, fiber arts, and photography just scratch the surface of the amazing talent that rotates through this mini outdoor festival each month. PLUS, music all day by original singer/songwriters, popular food trucks and beer, cider and wine to sample or buy. More deets here!
  • #GirlsNightOut: Thursday, July 12, from 6-9 pm. Instagram meets happy hour! Network and connect with over 100 other boss babes, working professionals and creatives. A portion of the ticket revenue goes to a nonprofit working to advance and help young women. More deets and tickets here!
  • Summer Sounds on the plaza of Rothko Chapel: Thursday, July 12, at 7 pm. This free performance by Arazeel, an Arab and Brazilian Fusion band whose repertoire includes Forró, a musical genre that originated in Northeastern Brazil and has African roots, Palestinian folksongs, Lebanese folksongs, and popular songs by Iraqi and Egyptian composers. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company.  All natural, organic ice pops by Popfancy will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome on the Chapel grounds. Info on Rothko’s events here.
  • The Market at Sawyer Yards: Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 10 pm, at Sawyer Yards. Surrounded by the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas, the market coincides with 2nd Saturday Open Studios, when artists from The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter, Spring, Summer and Silver Street Studios, open their studios to the public. More deets here.
  • Down, Set, Paint: Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 5 pm, at the Houston Methodist Training Center. Join these Texans-loving ladies for an afternoon of painting and sportswomenship. Event is open to the Battle Red Ladies, which anyone can join! Event page: Down, Set, Paint! Event Registration page: Battle Red Ladies Registration
  • Houston Zoo After Dark: Thursday, July 19, 6 pm, at the Houston Zoo. New 21+ crowd event where you can enjoy the zoo, sans children, until 8 pm then the real party starts with booze, music and a country theme. Tickets are $30. More here.
  • MFAH Mixed Media Presented by BBVA Compass: Friday, July 20, from 8 pm to midnight at MFAH’s Glassell School of Art. The late-night party with performances by nine artists on four stages, including Dâm-Funk, Wild Child, Hailey Knox, and more. Tickets are currently available online.
  • Spin and Flow at CycleBar Sawyer Heights: Saturday, July 21, at noon. Indoor cycle followed by outdoor yoga with a portion of the $25 ticket proceeds going to Pup Squad. Namaspin.
  • Summer Splash Pad Pawty: Saturday, July 21, 10 am to noon at the Meadowlake Pet Resort and Training Center. Bring your dog and your beach towel for some wet fun in the sun! More here.
  • DIY Embroidered Clutch workshop: Sunday, July 22, from 11 am to 2 pm at Marquis Lofts on Sabine, 150 Sabine St. Contemporary hand embroidery is more present than ever. You can now learn this modern technique and create your own handbag clutch. Learn the basics of embroidery, embroider your own handbag clutch and enjoy a delicious brunch! More deets here.
  • It’s Not Hou It’s Becca: Monday, July 23, from 6 to 9 pm at Alexan 5151. Let’s do the damn thing — and by that we mean let’s watch Becca’s overnight dates in Thailand while sipping wine by the pool. RSVP!

We’re constantly updating this post — check back later for more events and drop us a comment if we missed something fun!

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