A Movie Under the Stars: Ghostbusters
Ain’t afraid of no ghost? Then pack blankets, lawn chairs and snacks—or grab provisions to-go from The Lake House—and enjoy dinner with an al fresco screening of the all-lady 2016 version of Ghostbusters.
1500 McKinney St. 713-400-7336, discoverygreen.com
Literature on the Lawn: Menilfest
Bookworms and art lovers will swarm Montrose for Menilfest, a day of performances, readings and appearances by independent authors and publishers. Come for the tomes, stay for the tunes and art at the always-free Menil Collection.
1533 Sul Ross St. 713-743-3223, menilfest.com
Shopping at the Silos: Market at Sawyer Yards
This monthly event at the enormous compound features work by dozens of artists, ranging from handmade pottery to trophy heads made from tin cans (hey, to each their own). There’s also live music, food trucks and photo-ops-with-murals aplenty.
1502 Sawyer St. 832-273-4798, sawyerstreetmarket.com
A Musical with a View: Dancin’ in the Street: Motown & More Revue
A Memorial Day Weekend tradition for more than two decades now, the revue even has its own nickname: the Thrill on the Hill. Generations of Motown fans will gather at Miller Outdoor Theatre and groove to tunes by The Jackson 5, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. Sit under the pavilion or, better yet, host a picnic (and inevitable dance party) on the hill.
6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386, milleroutdoortheatre.com
Fun and Games at the Park: Levy Park
Give it your best shot at Upper Kirby’s brand-spanking-new $15 million green space, Levy Park, which offers foosball tables, a putting green and ping pong tables, complete with paddles and balls.
3801 Eastside St. 713-522-7275, levyparkhouston.org