Fundraisers, live music, belly dancing and more: 11 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, July 27-29

With events from fundraisers for cancer patients to learning how to belly dance, there's plenty to do in the Greater Houston area to pack your weekend. Check out our list of 11 things to do in Cypress, Houston, Humble, Spring, The Woodlands, Friendswood, Sugar Land, League City, Tomball and Katy.



Friday, July 27
Celebrate Sugar Land's NOLA Nights 
The Platinum Players play a mix of Zydeco, classic rock, R&B, blues and dance music at Sugar Land Town Square's NOLA Nights concert. The Rouxpour offer beer and small plates for cash-only purchases. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events





Watch "Coco" in the park
The department of parks and recreation staff in Friendswood invites residents to the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater for a screening of award-winning movie "Coco" as part of the Movies in the Park series. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments and enjoy the movie. Gates open at 7 p.m. 8-10:30 p.m. Free. 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us





Sip and shop in League City
Strawberry Hill Upcycling Boutique and D's Rustic Charm have teamed up for a sip and shop event in which participants can taste various wines and finger foods as they shop. 6-9 p.m. Free. Old Town Square, 240 Park Avenue, League City. 281-508-0451. https://strawberryhillboutique.ecwid.com






Saturday, July 28
Taste new beer and listen to live music
Country singer-songwriter Matt Stillwell performs live at the Budweiser Tasting Room at the Budweiser Brewery Experience in Houston. Guests can try the limited-release Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager. If purchasing the lager, a portion of the proceeds benefit Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to military families. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (brewery tours), 4-6 p.m. (Stillwell performance). Free. 775 Gellhorn Drive, Houston. 713-678-3060. www.budweisertours.com/locations/houston-texas.html





Donate to cancer patients
Stuff the Sleigh hosts Christmas in July, a charity event benefiting children with cancer and their families by providing them with school supplies before the academic year begins. Backpacks, lunch boxes, generic gift cards, clothes and other school supplies are needed. Stuff the Sleigh's Amazon wish list for the children can be found here. Food and games provided at the event. 2-4 p.m. Free. Main Event, 24401 Katy Freeway, Katy. 512-966-8804. www.thesleigh.org





Learn how to belly dance
Sami Grace Fitness invites Houston residents to attend a 90-minute belly-dancing class instructed by Tabitha Guardione. Fee includes a coin hip scarf and a coupon for belly-dancing classes at Serenity. Bearing your stomach is not a requirement. 9-10:30 a.m. $20. 351 Columbia Memorial Parkway, Ste. G1, League City. 832-457-2638. www.facebook.com/samigracefitness





See Logic live in concert
Popular artists Logic and NF are coming to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this Saturday as part of the Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody tour. 7 p.m. $25-$384. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. https://concerts1.livenation.com





Attend a health, beauty and wellness expo
Learn about natural skin care routines, makeup, fitness, eating healthy and more at The Truly Natural Company's health, beauty and wellness expo. Petting zoo, trackless train rides, giveaways, raffle prizes, free samples, food and sno-cone trucks, pet adoptions and more provided. The Truly Natural Company is also collecting school supplies for Interfaith Young Professionals' Kits 4 Kidz program. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, Spring. 832-545-5824. www.thetrulynaturalco.com






Smooch a pooch
The Abandoned Animal Rescue, a shelter for homeless pets, hosts Smooches for Pooches, a fundraiser for the rescue. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 lunch plates and $1 puppy kisses. 28531 Tomball Parkway, Tomball. 281-789-4142. www.aartexas.org






Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29
Try goat yoga

Goat Yoga Texas comes to Murdoch's Backyard Pub to allow participants to try yoga moves with baby goats climbing on them throughout the session. 11 a.m. (Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $29. 18541 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-516-9753. www.eventbrite.com





Sunday, July 29
Enjoy a music festival

Martini Blu's first southern soul, blues and zydeco music festival takes place this Sunday at Humble Civic Arena. Artists such as Willie Clayton, Sir Charles, Tucka, Keith Frank, Brian Jack and Jeff Floyd perform. Noon-10 p.m. $25-$35. 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-624-7654. www.facebook.com/events/237315996861939


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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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