June 30-July 2 | Minute Maid Park
Get ready for a classic match-up as the ’Stros—leaders of the American League West—battle it out with the top of the East. Do the Bronx Bombers, led by superstar 6’7’’ rookie and current homerun leader Aaron Judge, have what it takes against our boys, with their .671 winning percentage and No. 3 round-tripper in baseball, George Springer? We’re gonna say nah. —Arman Badrei
From $25. 501 Crawford St. 713-259-8000. mlb.com/astros.
July 1 | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The bilingual bachata sensation performs hits from his newest studio album FIVE in The Woodlands. Spanish not your language? Don’t worry. These catchy Latin pop tunes will likely have you humming along anyway. —Arman Badrei
From $18. 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands. 281-363-3300. woodlandscenter.org.
Thru July 23 | Hobby Center
Since opening on Broadway in 1997, Julie Taymor’s stage adaptation of the Disney classic has broken countless records, earning it bragging rights as the highest-grossing musical of all time. Now, Simba et al make their way back to Houston in a touring production set to enthrall both first-timers and returning fans alike. —Spencer Vogel
From $50. 800 Bagby St. 713- 315-2525. thehobbycenter.org.
July 1 | House of Blues Houston
Hops lovers rejoice: it’s time again for this annual gathering, featuring 20 breweries showcasing over 50 craft beers from in and around the Houston area. Paired with gastropub-style bites and music from The Voice star Stephanie Rice and others, this fun-for-all-drinking-ages event is sure to please beer and reality competition aficionados alike. —Spencer Vogel
From $15. 1204 Caroline St. 888-402-5837. houseofblues.com.
Thru September 7 | Children’s Museum of Houston
Train to join the ranks of the galaxy rangers, blast pulsar orbs, protect a spaceport from incoming asteroids, create your own robot in the robotics lab, travel across the edges of space, slip through wormholes and peer into neighboring dimensions at this summer-long celebration. It may well be the perfect day for science-minded kids, not to mention parents desperate to get said kids out of the house. —Kara Fields
From $12. 1500 Binz St. 713-535-7203. www.cmhouston.org.