Houston Dynamo game, live music and a moscato festival: 11 things to do in the Greater Houston area, June 29-July 1

As concert season gets underway in full force, artists such as Willie Nelson, Chicago, REO Speedwagon and even a Journey tribute band are all performing in the Greater Houston area. But that's not all. Check out our list of 11 things to do for ways to cool off in the summer heat, donate to charity and/or enjoy the pre-Fourth of July weekend.

Friday, June 29
Watch the Houston Dynamo for charity
Join the Houston Dynamo team for the 10th annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup this Friday against Club de Futbol Monterrey. A portion of the proceeds from the match are donated to different charitable causes each year by Dynamo Charities. 8-10 p.m. $37-$63. BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas St., Houston. 713-547-3000. https://tix.axs.com/

Listen to live New Orleans music
Head over to Sugar Land Town Square for the NOLA Nights concert featuring authentic New Orleans music from The New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band. The Rouxpour will be serving small plates and beer. Cash only. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free entry. 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. https://www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events/

See a Journey tribute band
The city of Friendswood's Parks and Recreation Department hosts the final concert in the Concert in the Park series featuring Escape, a Journey tribute band. 7-9 p.m. Free. Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. https://www.facebook.com/events/421679661610743/

Go to the movies at a waterpark
Wet'n'Wild SplashTown hosts the first Dive-In Movie event, showing "The Lion King" on a screen over the wave pool after dusk. Park is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. 21300 I-45, Spring. 281-355-3300. https://www.wetnwildsplashtown.com/buy-tickets/

Saturday, June 30
Go to a moscato festival
More than 20 different types of moscato, rosé and champagne will be showcased at Houston Moscato Fest this Saturday, featuring bottles from Italy, France and South Africa as well as California, Texas and Florida. Moscato Fest also includes live music, food and other activities. Must be 21 or older. Glass is prohibited. 5-10 p.m. $35. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana St., Houston. 832-487-7050. https://www.eventbrite.com/

Support local businesses at a bar crawl
Founded by three black creatives from Washington, D.C., they created the Cultural Crawl—a self-guided bar crawl—as a safe and inclusive space to drink, eat and explore. The crawl travels nationwide to support local businesses and the street art and murals surrounding them. Tickets include a souvenir cup, drink and food specials at partnering bars and restaurants and both an online and printed map to explore murals. 2-10 p.m. $20 (single tickets), $40-$60 (group tickets). Brasil Cafe, 2604 Dunlavey St., Houston. 202-280-5475. https://www.culturalcrawl.com/houston-tx-june-30th-2018/

Attend the Chicago and REO Speedwagon concert
Award-winning Illinois-based bands Chicago and REO Speedwagon are coming to The Woodlands to perform at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$614. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. https://concerts1.livenation.com/

Celebrate B-52 Brewing's fourth anniversary
B-52 Brewing Co. will feature more than 30 beers on tap and a variety of food trucks at its fourth-anniversary party this Saturday. While the bar is child-friendly, its owners suggest leaving the kids at home for this event. $5 (general admission, no beverages), $40 (beer drinker ticket). Noon-7 p.m. 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677. https://www.eventbrite.com/

Sunday, July 1
See Slightly Stoopid live in concert
Slightly Stoopid will perform at White Oak Music Hall this Sunday as part of its "School's Out for Summer" tour, with special guests Stick Figure and Pepper. 4:30-10 p.m. $45.40. 2915 N. Main St., Houston. 713-237-0370. https://wl.seetickets.us/

Donate money to victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting
Doug Stone and Doug Supernaw headline the Singing for Santa Fe charity event at Firehouse Saloon. Other artists include Aubrie Lynn, David Grace, Jack Cryer Band and other artists. Noon. $25. 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston. 281-513-1995. https://www.ticketfly.com/

Go to the Outlaw Music Festival
Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, The Head and the Heart, The Wild Feathers and other artists will perform at the Outlaw Music Festival this Sunday, sponsored by Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson. 2:30 p.m. $35-$350. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. https://concerts1.livenation.com/

By Kara McIntyre

Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.


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