Live music, a wine festival and more: 8 events happening in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Aug. 24-26

From free film screenings to 5K races, Houston has events planned for the whole family this weekend.

Aug. 24: See Charlie Puth live in concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Hailee Steinfeld opens for pop star Charlie Puth’s performance. 7:30 p.m. $20-$183. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-363-3300.

Aug. 24-26: Dine for a cause during Houston Restaurant Weeks
Houston Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser continues through Sept. 3. Local diners can access special menus for brunch, lunch and dinner at several area eateries A portion of each $20-$45 meal will be used to provide meals at the Houston Food Bank.

Aug. 25: Vote in Harris County’s flood mitigation bond election
Harris County Flood Control District hosts an election for citizens to decide whether to support a $2.5 billion bond referendum including flood mitigation projects and home buyouts. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 25: Meet up with friends at a wine and food festival 
Texas-based wineries and food vendors serve up samples at the seventh annual event. Local artisans are also on-site offering crafts, jewelry, gifts, handmade soaps and fashion items. 1-8 p.m. $40. Esplanade Plaza, 2600 Navigation Blvd., Houston. 713-332-8265.

Aug. 25: Watch “Apollo 13” at Eureka Heights Brewing Co.
The Houston brewery hosts a free screening of “Apollo 13,” the 1995 film starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon. 6 p.m. Free. Eureka Heights Brewing Co., 941 W. 18th St., Houston.

Aug. 25-26: Make your own candles at Love & Make’s workshop
Attendees learn to mix fragrances to custom design soy-wax candles. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. (Sunday). $45. Love & Make Pop-Up, 2507 Amherst St., Ste. A124, Houston.

Aug. 26: Run the Bayou Bucket 5K at Rice University
Bayou Bucket 5K hosts the inaugural event and a post-race party featuring food, drinks, music and family-friendly activities. Registration includes one ticket to the University of Houston vs. Rice University football game on Sept. 1. 7:30 a.m. $50 (5K), $25 (Kids K). Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston.

Aug. 26: Take in a free concert featuring the music of Whitney Houston      
Belinda Davis, alongside a full band and live dancers, pays tribute to Whitney Houston in a free concert. 8-11 p.m. Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 281-373-3386.

By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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