To-do list: Juneteenth, museum exhibits, flea markets and more in June-July

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Check out our roundup of events around Houston in June and July, and do not miss these events celebrating Houston Pride Month.

June 8-9: Browse a flea market at Silver Street Studios

Stay cool during Silver Street Flea, an indoor flea market at Silver Street Studios featuring local craft goods, vintage items and food vendors. Silver Street Flea hosts markets on a twice-yearly basis. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $5. 2000 Edwards St., Houston. 832-356-3274. www.fleaatsilverstreet.com

June 15: Let your child cook dessert tonight

Children can learn cooking and Italian language skills at the Italian Cultural and Community Center. The class teaches participants to make Nutella-stuffed pastries called Panerotti alla Nutella. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 (members), $45 (nonmembers). 1101 Milford St., Houston. 713-524-4222. www.iccchouston.com

To-do List: June-July

June 18: Learn from a curator

Members of The Menil Collection’s Contemporaries program can view a sound-producing sculpture by artist Mineko Grimmer and learn about it from one of the collection’s curators. 6-8 p.m. Free with membership. 1533 Sul Ross St., Houston. 713-525-9400. www.menil.org

June 18: Discuss photography with a museum curator

Horace Ballard, curator of American art at Williams College Museum of Art, hosts a lecture at the Houston Center for Photography discussing his exhibition “Possible Selves: Queer Photo Vernaculars.” The lecture is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which began much of the gay rights movements in the United States. 7-8 p.m. Free. 1441 W. Alabama St., Houston. 713-529-4755. www.hcponline.org

June 19: Celebrate Juneteenth at outdoor concert

Brass-funk fusion band The Soul Rebels headline a blues and Creole music festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre to commemorate the abolition of slavery. 7:30 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 281-373-3386.
www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

June 28: Kick off a new art exhibit at the CAM

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston debuts a new exhibit from artist Steve Evans, “If I Can’t Dance, It’s Not My Revolution.” The works include song titles written out in neon lights and a poem made up of paint and adhesive vinyl words spelling out 50 song titles. Light refreshments are served. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250. www.camh.org

June 29: Hone writing skills at local workshop

Writespace Houston hosts a “Writing Concrete Details” workshop for participants of all skill levels. Learn how to add details, brainstorm new ideas and edit work. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $45-$70. 2000-A Edwards St., Ste. 208, Houston. 713-487-5603. www.writespacehouston.org

To-do List: June-July

July 4: On the bayou

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers an Independence Day boat cruise with views of the fireworks from Allen’s Landing downtown. Light bites and a champagne toast are included. Space is limited. 8-10 p.m. $100. 1001 Commerce St., Houston. 713-752-0314. www.buffalobayou.org

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Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered health care and public education in Austin.
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