VISUAL ARTS

Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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Science has never been cooler! Sip cocktails, cut a rug on the dance floor and taste delectable fare from the city’s best food trucks at this favored summer mixer with great chemistry.

Friday, June 17 from 7—10 p.m. $12 for members, $25 regular admission. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. 713-639-4629. hmns.org 

FESTIVALS

Buff Bayou Carnival

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Hop on over to Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company and tap into one of their 25 craft beers at this festive party on Saturday. Don’t miss entertainment by KiKi Maroon’s Sordid Sideshow—balloon twisters, belly dancers and jugglers, anyone?!—and live music by PuraPharm. Brews got you hungry? Try the tasty Blood Bros. BBQ from legendary pit master Quy Hoang.

Saturday, June 18 from 6—8 p.m. $30. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, 5301 Nolda St. 713-750-9795. buffbrew.com

Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival 

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As part of Galveston’s Juneteenth Celebration, this three-day event honors the best of Louisiana and Texas foods including—you guessed it!—crawfish. Chow down on some tasty mudbugs and tap your toe to festive zydeco bands. Laisses le bon temps rouler!

Friday, June 17  from noon—11 p.m., Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m.—11 p.m. and Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m.—6 p.m. Kermit Courville Stadium, 1207 27th Street (near historic Kempner Park). gccrawfishfestival.com 

PERFORMING ARTS

Little Women: The Musical

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The A.D. Players Theater bring the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott to the stage with Little Women: The Musical. See the literary world’s four favorite daughters enchant the stage with songs about sisterhood and growing up during the Civil War. 

Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. $20—$40. The A.D. Players Theater, 2710 W Alabama St. 713-526-2721. adplayers.org

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Texas Music Festival presents “Musical Firsts”

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As part of the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival, the University of Houston Moores School of Music will host distinguished conductor Hans Graf—the longest serving Music Director in Houston Symphony history—on Saturday as he conducts three “Musical Firsts”: Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 13, Anton Webern’s Passacaglia, Opus 1 and Alban Berg’s Three Orchestral Pieces, Opus 6.  

Saturday, June 18. Pre-concert entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m. $25 general admission. Moores School of Music, University of Houston, 120 School of Music Bldg. 713-743-3009. uh.edu 

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