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Weekend Roundup: June 11-13
As Houston slides into the hot, humid days of summer my top weekend picks will tend toward the indoor, but I always want to include at least a couple of outdoor activities for those of us willing to brave the heat! Here are my top picks for this weekend, June 11-13.
Friday June 11
“Swingtime” starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Showtime starts at 8:30 PM, and the movie lasts 2 hours. No admission – as always, admission is free at the Miller Theater, located in Hermann Park (map).
The Houston Summer Boat Show is going on all weekend at the Reliant Center. On Friday the show is open from 1 PM – 9 PM and features over 200 exhibits for boat enthusiasts. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12; tickets can be purchased at the Reliant Center box office. The Reliant Center is located at 8400 Kirby Dr. (1 Reliant Park).
Saturday June 12
For outdoor family fun head to the grand opening of the Tupelo Park in The Woodlands on Saturday from 9 AM – 11 AM. Face painting, kayaking demos, and refreshments are available. This park boasts a canoe launch, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a playground, beautiful water features, and more. The park is located at 240 West Tupelo Green Circle in The Woodlands.
Don’t forget about the World Cup Party at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston – I told you about it earlier in the week. The USA vs. England match will air at 12:00 PM and the party lasts until 4 PM. Discovery Green Park is located at 1500 McKinney.
There is a wonderful exhibit showing at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Art in Spring, TX through 4 July; “Little Quilts” by Greta Snow displays the work of this self-taught quilter, “mother of 9, grandmother of 24, great-grandmother of 5″ who learned to sew when she started her own family. The PFMA is located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX.
Sunday June 13
The Rothko Chapel is a quiet, all-faiths sacred space located at 1409 Sul Ross St. The “no electronics” zone (no cameras, no phones, no recording devices) is austere and relaxing, and a unique, non-denominational alternative for peaceful worship.
Eryka Badhu is sure to put on an amazing show on Sunday evening at the Verizon Center. The show begins at 8 PM and tickets are available online for $49 & $89. The Verizon Center is located at 520 Texas Ave. (map).