Alamo Drafthouse brings its Rolling Roadshow movie series to downtown's Market Square Park for a screening of the classic sci-fi flick, Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford. By the way, if the film's timeline is correct, the world will be filled with flying cars and human-like robots in just four years from now.
July 17. 8:30. Free. Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. 713-524-0661. marketsquarepark.com
A Fistful of Soul
Shimmy, shake, boogaloo and bounce over to Continental Club for its monthly '60s music night. DJs Stewart Anderson, Joe Ross and Alex LaRotta will be bringing out their collections of vinyl hits featuring music from James Brown, Sam Cooke and other artists, with plenty of deep cuts for true fans of the era. The free event takes place both inside and out, in the bar's ample backyard setting.
July 17. 10. Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main St. 713-529-9899. facebook.com/afistfulofsoul
Mixers and Elixirs
Science and socializing converge at the Houston Museum of Natural Science as it throws its popular nerd-friendly bash. Attendees can dance to music from Austin cover band The Crush and fuel up on food truck bites outside.
July 18. 7. $20. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 713-639-4629. hmns.org
The rapper/singer heads to Houston after releasing her third album, The Pinkprint. Minaj, whose Toyota Center concert is the second stop on a one-month tour, is joined by boyfriend and R&B singer Meek Mill.
July 18. 8. $29.50-174.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 866-446-8849. houstontoyotacenter.com
Hipsters are going to have a field day at Fitzgerald's when the Heights venue hosts Brooklyn-based duo Tanlines. The group blends '90s hip-hop beats with techno synth-pop, creating an ethereal throwback sound.
July 19. 7. $16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak Dr. 713-862-3838. fitzlivemusic.com