To-do list: 7 events to check out around the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area in July 2019

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Find family friendly events, arts, culture and more in our monthly events roundup for the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area.

Find more or submit events at http://communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events to be considered for the print edition.

July 7: A country-themed block party

Levy Park hosts a country-themed, family-friendly block party complete with live music, food trucks, face painting and bubbles. 5-9 p.m. Free. 3801 Eastside St., Houston. 713- 522-7275. www.levyparkhouston.org

July 7: Bring back the ‘90s

Houston-based musical group PMT Productions performs a fully 1990s-inspired set at the Continental Club. Party with the soundtrack of the decade’s most popular artists, including Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and Alanis Morissette. 8 p.m. $10. 3700 Main St., Houston.
832-516-9167. www.pitchmethis.com

July 10: Sip like a sommelier

The Italian Cultural & Community Center hosts a Wine Body Guide event, during which participants can learn to discuss the body of a wine and try samples. 7-8 p.m. $25 (members). $30 (nonmembers). 713-524-4222. www.iccchouston.com

July 10: Learn about Hispanic
culture through film

The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston hosts The History Through Cinema, a series of film screenings featuring English-subtitled Latin American and Spanish films. “The Libertador” screens July 10, and “1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines” screens July 24. 6 p.m. Free. 3315 Sul Ross St., Houston. 713-528-1492. www.ihch.org

July 15: Catch a movie with film buffs

The River Oaks Movie Folks organize regular group outings to the River Oaks Theater and head to a nearby bar or restaurant afterward to discuss the film and socialize. The July film is not yet determined. 7 p.m. Price varies. 2009 W. Gray St., Houston.
www.meetup.com/River-Oaks-Movie-Folks

July 24: Watch a hip-hop musical outdoors

See a family-friendly performance of “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves” at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The hip-hop musical is based off of Arabian classic “One Thousand and One Nights” and follows the story of a boy who learns valuable lessons after stealing from a group of thieves. 11 a.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102.
www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

July 27: Attend a music festival for a cause

Houston’s Music & Arts Festival—featuring performances by Blue October, Robert DeLong, Morgxn and Ben Kweller—benefits The Houston Police Officers Union Assist The Officer program, which provides financial assistance for injured officers. The event on the White Oak Music Hall lawn includes food trucks and tattoo artists. 2 p.m. $40-$350. 2915 N. Main St., Houston. 713-237-0370. www.whiteoakmusichall.com

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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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