Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Whether you're a loner or a rebel, you probably adore this cult comedy. Market Square offers up a night of laughs with a free showing of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, about an eccentric man-child who gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight and then sets out across the country for the adventure of a lifetime.
July 3. 8:30. Free. Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. 713-524-0661. marketsquarepark.com
Wrapping up the Alley Theatre’s yearlong run at UH’s Wortham Theatre, Larry Shue’s 1984 comedy centers around Charlie, a meek, depressed Englishman staying at a luxury Georgia lodge. After Charlie’s friend tells everyone he’s a foreigner who doesn’t speak English, mischief and mayhem ensue.
Opens July 3. Tue–Thu at 7:30; Fri & Sat 8; Sat & Sun 2:30. $26–69. The University of Houston, 4116 Elgin. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Keeping the fire burning onstage, the husband-and-wife country duo headline at Houston Toyota Center with two shows a night. On the final leg of a 10-month world tour, Brooks and Yearwood will head into the studio afterward to record a Christmas album, due out later this year.
July 3 & 4. 7:30 & 10:30. $75. Houston Toyota Center, 510 Polk St. 713-758-7200. houstontoyotacenter.com
Families can celebrate Independence Day at the Children's Museum of Houston with a full lineup of patriotic, kid-friendly events. The day includes a flag-waving parade, superhero party and an Elephant's Toothpaste demonstration, in which hydrogen peroxide, yeast and dish detergent are mixed together, resulting in a colorful eruption of foam so big, it's fit for an elephant.
July 4. 1:30. $10 per person and $9 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel. Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz. 713-522-1138. cmhouston.org
Daniel Silva Book Signing
New York Times bestselling novelist Daniel Silva reads from his latest espionage thriller The English Spy, about a trusted British spy who is hired to track down an assassin out to kill a member of the Royal Family.
July 5. 2. Free. Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet. 713-524-8597. murderbooks.com