Food trucks, live music, goat yoga and more: 17 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, July 6-8


The festivities of July 4 have already passed, but there are still plenty of things to do this weekend in the Greater Houston area. Take a look at this list of events for the upcoming weekend.

July 6: Watch a movie in the pool

Typhoon Texas hosts its first dive-in movie for the summer, playing “Despicable Me 3” during this unique movie-watching experience. 8-10 p.m. Price varies and subject to change. Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071.

July 6: Go to a wine tasting

Join Scout & Cellar winery and ReVIve Med Spa for a wine tasting and giveaway event this Friday at RevIVe Med Spa & Wellness, 1106 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. Door prizes including free facials, peels and photofacials are available. RSVP on Facebook to make sure they have your favorite wine. 6-9 p.m. Free. 409-299-4785.

July 6: See Thirty Seconds to Mars live

American rock band and multi-award-winning Thirty Seconds to Mars is coming to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this Friday as part of its The Monolith tour. Openers include Walk the Moon, K. Flay, Misterwives, Joywave and Welshly Arms. 6 p.m. $15-$224. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010.

July 6-7: Live music and animals at the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo hosts Music in the Zoo, where live music and entertainers will be playing around the zoo. There will also be Meet the Keepers talks throughout the night. 5-8:30 p.m. $15 (adult), $11 (child). The Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500.

July 7: Attend an Erykah Badu concert

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, actress, activist, record producer and disc jockey Erykah Badu will perform at the Arena Theatre. 8:30 p.m. $79.50-$130. 7326 Hwy. 59, Houston. 713-772-5900.

July 7: Watch a Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band

Houston-based and Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band Nightbird will perform this Saturday at The Concert Pub North. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $10-$60. 2470 FM 1960, Houston. 281-583-8111.

July 7: Go to a car show

Scuderia and Houston Coffee and Cars’ monthly car show takes place this Saturday at Memorial City Mall with a lineup of cars, from classics to exotics. No burnouts or revving allowed. 8-10 a.m. Free. 303 Memorial City, Houston. 713-464-8640.

July 7: Enjoy music and beer in Sugar Land

Sugar Land Town Square hosts the second annual Red, White, Blues and Brews event in the Plaza, including a tribute to George Strait. 7-9 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 2277 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-222-2000.

July 7: Have lunch and dinner at a food truck festival

The Second Annual Greater Houston Food Truck Festival features a number of local vendors as well as entertainment. 1-10 p.m. $7. Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena.

July 7: Learn about the Lifelong Learning Center

The activity center for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities presents a resource fair with food, games and prizes. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. 832-795-3342.

July 7: Drink champagne and do yoga for a cause

Bring your dog, yoga mat and USA attire for the Champagne and Yoga: Pawtriotic Party event this Saturday. All proceeds from this month’s party will go toward K-9 Angels Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for shelter dogs. Must be 21 years old to participate. 10 a.m.-noon. $5-$20. Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd Dr., Houston. 713-802-0410.

July 7: See a car show that will fit all ages

Gillman Honda of Fort Bend hosts its second annual Hot Wheels and Hot Dogs event, which will feature a wide range of events including a car show, hot dog eating contest, live music and a number of vendors. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Gillman Honda Fort Bend, 26029 Hwy. 59, Rosenberg. 832-361-3804.

July 7-8: Visit the annual cat show in Conroe

The Stars & Stripes Cat Club hosts the annual Stars and Stripes Tabby & Tortie cat show, featuring more than 135 pedigreed cats and kittens as well as household cats. Both days will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 (adults), $5 (children ages 6-12). Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-222-8319.

July 7-8: Do goat yoga

Yogis and animal lovers alike can combine their passions for goat yoga this Saturday and Sunday at Murdoch’s Backyard Pub. Saturday, 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. $29. 18541 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-732-7833.

July 8: Eat, drink and enjoy games while supporting dogs

Pup Squad Animal Rescue hosts the annual Pints for Pups charity event. The event will include food, drinks and activities. 2-4 p.m. $10-$15 for under 21, $35-$40 if over 21. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston.

July 8: See the last Vans Warped Tour

Warped Tour, a rock tour that has been traveling in the U.S. annually each summer since 1995, is on its final cross-country tour and is coming to Houston this Sunday. Bands including 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan, Reel Big Fish and more will perform. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $45-$55. NRG Park, 1 NRG Park, Houston. 832-667-1400. 

July 8: Eat at a food truck festival

Churrasco Truck Halal will host a Halal Food Truck Festival this Sunday with “the best food trucks in the Houston area serving halal dishes,” according to the events page. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Plaza adjacent to Smart Financial Center, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 832-359-4543.

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