July 28 & 29 | Your Pie
What’s better than pizza and beer? Not a whole lot. This Friday and Saturday at Your Pie downtown, build your own ‘za and test out craft beer from Platypus Brewing. Customers can chose their own crust, sauce and toppings for their pizza and order a pint of their favorite brew after a taste test from four 4-ounce tasters.
For $20. 1625 Main Street, Suite B. 832-767-2544. More info at yourpie.com.
July 28-Aug. 6 | Miller Outdoor Theatre
"If music be the food of love, play on!" (Orsino, Act I, scene i). Sprawl out on the lawn with a picnic and blanket at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This weekend kicks off the 42nd annual Houston Shakespeare Festival. Shows include the Twelfth Night on Friday & Sunday and Richard III on Saturday. If covered seating is more your style, grab a ticket at the box office the day of, or right before the show.
Shows at 8:15 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive. 281-373-3386. More info at milleroutdoortheatre.com.
July 29 | BBVA Compass Stadium
After two weeks away, our Houston Dynamos are back in town. The Dynamo are in third place in the Western Conference, but this weekend’s opponent, the Portland Timbers, is right behind them. Throw on your orange and head to the stadium to see the Dynamo kick it with the Timbers.
From $20. 2200 Texas Ave. More info at bbvacompassstadium.com.
July 30 | NRG Arena
Miss the days of CD cases and Walkmans? (Walkmen?) We didn’t think so, but you probably miss the tunes. This weekend at NRG, all the greats are back. From TLC to Vanilla Ice and many, many more, get ready for a blast from the past with these '90s classics.
From $22. 1 NRG Park. 832-667-1400. More info at nrgpark.com.
July 28 | Houston Zoo
There’s a cooler way to see the zoo this summer. Every Friday, the Houston Zoo will be open late, so you and your family can hang with the orangutans in cooler temps. Bring your kids in their favorite fairytale costumes to meet the animals for this weekend's theme, FairyTAILS.
6200 Hermann Park Drive. 713-533-6500. More info at houstonzoo.org.