August 5 | 19th Street
It’s a block party unlike any other—pop-up shops, food, drink and a whole lot of people in white. It’s one of Houston’s favorite summer traditions, so get out those white linen pants, dresses and guayaberas. Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path—restaurants and bars all around the Heights will be hosting unofficial parties of their own.
Free. 200 & 300 Blocks of 19th Street. More info at theheightswhitelinennight.com.
August 6 | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Relax on the lawn, stand in the pit or grab a seat at the Pavilion this Sunday. John Mayer will be performing his smooth sounds at 7 p.m.—no Sunday Scaries there.
From $41. 2005 Lake Robbins Dr. 281-363-3300. More info at woodlandscenter.org.
Any day | a’Bouzy
Pork belly crepes, baked oysters and a bucket (buckets?) of champagne sounds like a pretty good way to spend an afternoon. Houston’s newest fine dinning establishment, a’Bouzy, opened this week with 1,000 wines and 250 sparklings on the menu. Grab a table on the patio if you're feeling fancy this weekend—it’s guaranteed to be a boozy afternoon.
2300 Westheimer. 713-722-6899. More info at abouzy.com.
Thru August 6 | Contemporary Art Museum of Houston
Before it’s too late, catch Paul Ramírez Jonas’s exhibition at the CAMH. Atlas, Plural, Monumental is a 25-year survey exhibition with many interactive works. Visitors have the chance to participate in about a third of the pieces, like The Commons, which allows viewers to pushpin materials into the base of the sculpture to reimagine the equestrian monument. This is Jonas’ first survey exhibition in the Americas, and it leaves Houston this Sunday.
Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd. 713-284-8250. More information at camh.org.
August 6 | Hermann Park
Bring your kids to the park and help celebrate 174th birthday of George Hermann, the beloved park's namesake. Enjoy a free slice of birthday cake, carnival games, rides on the train, face paint and other treats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Free. 1700 Hermann Drive. More info at hermannpark.org.