Space City ComicCon 2015
Houston's own comic book and gaming fest continues to help bring nerd culture to the forefront. Cult icons like William Shatner, Lori Petty (Tank Girl) and cast members of Star Trek: Voyager are scheduled to make appearances.
July 24-26. See website for schedule of events. $30-300. NRG Center, One Reliant Park. spacecitycomiccon.com
The Saturday Night Live! standout stops in Houston for a three-day showcase at the Improv. Pharoah has become a fan favorite on SNL for his spot-on impressions of President Obama, Will Smith, Jay Z and Denzel Washington.
July 24-26. See website for performance schedule. $20-30. Improv Comedy, 7620 Katy Freeway. improvhouston.com
Music of Michael Jackson
The King of Pop lives on as the Houston Symphony plays some of his best hits. Hear full orchestrations of favorites like "Thriller," "Beat It" and "Rock With You," with song and dance covers by performer James Delisco.
July 24. 7:30. $29-93. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org
Museum Experience: Zone 3
Art fans can take a free walking tour of some of the city's best art museums and galleries with stops at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Jung Center and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Families can partake in free art-making with silkscreen stations at CAMH, explore abstract art and create picture collages at Jung and make shadow monsters at the eponymous and interactive art installation at MFAH.
July 25. 10. Free. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. 713-284-8250; The Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd. 713-524-8253; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., 713-639-7300. houmuse.com
Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions
Music from the worldwide cartoon phenomenon comes to life as the Houston Symphony performs. Selections from the video games based on the series are featured as visuals of the games and cartoon are projected.
July 25. 7:30. $22-99. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org