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Houston — By Christina Uticone on June 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm
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Weekend Roundup: June 4-6

downtown, houston, weekend, attractionsHow does that song go?¬† “Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend …”¬† I¬†might be dating myself there, but there is some truth in that ’80s Loverboy classic.¬† If you’ve been working for the weekend, and your weekend is going be spent in Houston, here are my top picks for June 4-6.

Friday June 4

  • “The Complete History of America (abridged)” at Stages Repertory Theatre.¬† This hilarious show skewers American history; I’ll¬† be attending Saturday night, and you can be sure to receive a full report.¬† Stages Theatre is located at 3201 Allen Parkway.¬† Tickets are $26-$36 and can be purchased online; Friday & Saturday shows at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
  • The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and the Houston Symphony are hosting a “Tweetup” at the museum on Friday night at 5:30 PM.¬† A “tweetup”, for social media beginners, is a gathering of people brought together on Twitter.¬† (Twitter + meetup = Tweetup – I told you I’d teach you the lingo!)¬† A short performance by symphony musicians will be followed by a special screening of the Hubble 3D IMAX movie.¬† Tweetup begins at 5:30 PM, film at 6:15 PM; tickets $8 and can be purchased online.¬† HMNS is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
  • Pecos at the Houston Ballet¬†is a cowboy love story,¬†told via dance and music, with¬†visually stunning costumes designed by the incomparable Isaac Mizrahi.¬† Tickets can be purchased by phone at 713.227.2787 or 800.828.2787, or online; $55-$185.¬† The Wortham Theater Center is located at 501 Texas¬†Avenue.¬† Friday showtime at 7:30 PM; additional shows June 5 at 2 PM & 7:30 PM, June 6 at 2 PM.

Saturday June 5

  • Every Saturday family fun can be found at Discover Green in downtown Houston.¬† In addition to Young Writers’ and Bicycle Repair workshops, there are yoga and fitness classes, music, and more.¬† Discovery Green is¬† located at 1500 McKinney, downtown.¬† They provide an excellent park map on the Discovery Green website.
  • Tickets are still available for the Elephant Open House at the Houston Zoo.¬† You might remember my earlier piece on the open house, when the zoo celebrated the birth of Baby Baylor.¬† Well, he’s ready to see and be seen!¬† Tickets for the open house are $65 for non-members, $55 for members and can be purchased online or by phone at 713.533.6550.¬† The Houston Zoo is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.¬† Open House Hours: 8 AM-10:30 AM.
  • Free Press Summer Fest is going on Saturday and Sunday, so don’t write it off if you already have Saturday plans.¬† Plenty of food and drink, and tons of great music – Flaming Lips are headlining! – are on hand at Eleanor Tinsley Park, 500 Allen Parkway.¬† Passes are available online; weekend passes only, no individual day passes are sold.¬† General Admission $40, Fancy Pants Pass $65, High Roller Pass $500 (for¬†2).¬† Festival hours are Saturday 2 PM-10 PM, Sunday 11 AM-10 PM.

Sunday June 6

  • Lay low on Sunday morning with a coffee and a newspaper (or three) at Dirk’s Coffee at 4005 Montrose.¬† Yummy coffee beverages and a laid-back atmosphere, sure, but Dirk’s (formerly Deidrich’s) is another dealer in unsweetened iced tea.¬† As the weather heats up, I’ll be switching to strong-brewed iced tea in the morning.
  • If a mid-morning brunching is more your style, give it a go at Quattro, the restaurant at the Four Seasons downtown, 1300 Lamar Street.¬† Call 713.650.1300 for reservations.

Photo courtesy of Joshua Payne

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