Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31-Aug 2

Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Goonies pool party, White Linen Nights, The Rite of Summer dance performance and a remake of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid

By Nick Esquer July 29, 2015


The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

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The Los Angeles-based art group travels to Houston on its breakfast food and art tour. The 18 and over event features live music, body painting and underground art submitted by local artists. Attendees can line up at the all-you-can-eat pancake bar and pile on as many flapjacks as they want.

July 31. 8. $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel. 713-225-5483. pancakesandbooze.com


Float and Flick: Goonies 

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Heyyyy youuuu guyssss! Truffle shuffle your way over to Hotel Derek's posh pool for its Float & Flick series and its presentation of the 80s classic treasure hunt film, Goonies. In the Steven Spielberg-produced film, a young group of adventure seekers fight off a brood of bad guys while looking for lost treasure in subterranean Oregon.

July 31. 5. $25; admission includes two tickets, complimentary popcorn, two drinks and parking. Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop South. 713-297-4327. hotelderek.com


White Linen Night in the Heights

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The yearly summer celebration spotlights artists, charities and businesses that call the eclectic Houston Heights their home. Local businesses open their doors and streets shut down for a neighborhood block party as attendees are encouraged to wear their best summer linens.

Aug 1. 6. Free. Houston Heights, various locations. 281-455-7033. theheightswhitelinennight.com


The Rite of Summer

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FrenetiCore Dance presents its moving and elemental adaptation of the 1913 classic ballet, The Rite of Spring. The new version, choreographed by artistic director Rebecca French, turns Stravinsky's original dark piece about primitive human sacrifice into a vibrant performance surrounding nature and the celebration of life on a bright summer day.

Aug 1. 8. $16-50. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 832-387-7440. freneticore.net


The Kid

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This modern-day retelling of Charlie Chaplin's classic silent film was shot entirely in the Houston Heights area with local actors and crew. Notable neighborhood features are seen in the film including the "Greetings from Houston" mural on White Oak. The black-and-white film follows an orphaned boy who falls under the care of a well-to-do tramp who fights to keep the boy out of the public care system.

Aug 2. 2. $2. The Summit, 3536 Navigation Blvd. 713-410-3228. thekid2014.com


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