June 7 | Wortham Center
Our friends at Texas Monthly bring stories from the magazine to life with an evening of music and storytelling, all hosted by beloved resident columnist The Texanist.
Tickets from $44. Wortham Center, 615 Texas Ave. More info and tickets at tickets.houstonfirsttheaters.com.
June 7–9 | NRG Park
This second annual event remains perhaps the best opportunity for a spontaneous tattoo around. About 500 artists—including big names from reality show Ink Masters—will be on deck to execute your tattoo idea, likely for a much better deal than any parlor. Walk-ups welcome.
Tickets from $20. NRG Park. More info and tickets at villainarts.com.
June 7–23 | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The annual celebration of jazz celebration returns under guest curator Peter Lucas, who pulled together a lineup of 1959 films celebrating their 60th anniversary. Expect 35mm prints scored to the music of Sun-Ra, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, and more.
Tickets $7. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. More info and tickets at mfah.org.
June 8 | Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
It's hard to overstate Saint Arnold's impact on the beer scene in Houston and throughout Texas; before them, a beer scene mostly didn't exist. The brewery will mark its silver jubilee this weekend with a free party featuring art cars, an art market, performances from everyone from Lil' Flip to Swimwear Department, and plenty of beer.
Free. 2000 Lyons Ave. More info at saintarnold.com.
Thru June 30 | The Alley Theatre
As the Alley takes a lighter turn for the summer months, we heartily recommend the swashbuckling adventures of this rejiggered Three Musketeers. As our theater critic recounts in her review, "this is a wonderful cast, and this is entertainment that only can happen on a stage, no matter how much you like the novel."
Tickets from $28. 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. More info and tickets at alleytheatre.org.