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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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