Live music, pet adoption and a Pride Galveston block party: 9 things to do in the Greater Houston Area this weekend, June 8-10


Here are some events to attend in Houston, including the Pride Galveston block party, a youth hiring event and a variety of live music.

Live music in Houston this weekend:

June 9: Shania Twain at Toyota Center
6:30 p.m. $39.95-$159.95. Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St., Houston.

June 9: Biz Markie at House of Blues
7 p.m. $15. House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St., Houston.

June 9: BJ Thomas
8 p.m. $59. The Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469.

June 9-10: Saint Arnold Brewing Company 24th Anniversary Party
4 p.m. $10-$35. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston.

June 10: Maroon 5 and Julia Michaels
6:30 p.m. $49.50-$149.50. Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St., Houston.

June 8-10: Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands

This annual weeklong event, hosted by Food & Vine Time Productions, features a variety of food and wine-centric events throughout the week leading up to The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase on June 9. Times, prices and locations vary. 713-557-5732.

June 8-10: Pride Galveston Beach Bash and Block Party Weekend

To celebrate pride month, Pride Galveston is hosting a 3-day celebration with live DJs, drag shows, vendors and a Mr. and Miss Pride pageant. 9 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m. (Saturday, Sunday). Free (admission). 23rd Street Station, 1706 23rd St., Galveston.

June 8-10: Houston Ballet presents ‘Play’

The ballet performance includes reworked and redone choreography from Global Movements and a performance reflecting Houston’s resilience after Hurricane Harvey. 7:30 p.m. (Friday, Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday). $40-$50. Houston Ballet, 601 Preston St., Houston. 713-523-6300.

June 8-10: Adopt a pet for National Best Friend Day

Houston Pets Alive is allowing residents to adopt a pet for free to celebrate Best Friend Day. Visitors can adopt a dog or a cat for no fee. Adoption locations vary.

June 8-10: HPA! Shelter, 8620 Stella Link Road, Houston, and 8710 Stella Link Road, Houston. Noon-6 p.m.
June 9: PetSmart Dunvale, 8380 Westheimer Road, Houston. Noon-4 p.m.
June 9: No Label Brewery, 5351 1st St., Katy. Noon-3 p.m.
June 9: Heights Bier Garten, 1433 N. Shepherd Drive, Ste. 1, Houston. 3-6 p.m.
June 10: Pet Supermarket Galleria, 5086 Richmond Avenue, Houston. Noon-4 p.m.

June 7-10: Go see the 25th annual UniverSoul Circus

The interactive traveling circus comes to Houston, with stunts including trapeze artists and motorcyclists in cages. Times vary. $18-$35. Butler Stadium, 13755 S. Main St., Houston.

June 9: Local chefs compete at Throwdown Texas Burger & Music Fest

This third annual event hosted by Inspire Productions LLC features a burger contest, live music, a children’s zone and artisan vendors. Noon-7 p.m. $5-$60. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-594-3165.

June 9: Watch a movie outdoors

Bring blankets and lawn chairs to the plaza in Sugar Land Town Square to enjoy the 1994 family comedy “Little Giants.” 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000.

June 9: Apply for summer jobs with Hire Houston Youth

Youth in Houston can be hired on the spot at the Hire Houston Youth On-The-Spot Hiring event, featuring thousands of job opportunities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston.

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