Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 6-8

Julien Temple's films at the MFAH, the Asia Society's annual festival, Beyonce at NRG, the Houston Ballet at the Miller Outdoor Theatre (for free!), and the Star Wars Festival you've been waiting for.

By Marianella Orlando May 5, 2016


MFAH Mixed Media Party

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Best known for his documentaries, films and music videos for stars like David Bowie, Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston, director Julien Temple showcases several of his films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this weekend. Fans can look forward to screenings of Absolute Beginners, Jazzin’ for Blue Jean and Earth Girls are Easy, to name a few.

May 6 and May 7 at 6 p.m. $9 for general admission; $7 for MFAH members, students and senior adults. MFAH, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7531. mfah.org/films. 


AsiaFest 2016

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Asia Society’s annual festival, featuring delicious cuisine from food trucks—Casian King, Churrasco Truck and Wokker TX are among the options—activities for the whole family, and over a dozen vendors. Performances will be held every hour by dance groups across the city.

May 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. 1370 Southmore Blvd. 713-496-9901. asiasociety.org.


Beyonce: The Formation World Tour 

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Forget sipping on tea; take a big gulp of Lemonade. Queen Bey performs a live show of the newly released album for The Formation World Tour at NRG stadium. Although radio stations have stated that tickets are sold out, look to third-party websites for resales—though, they might be a little pricey.

May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $45. NRG Stadium, Reliant Pkwy. 832-667-1400. nrgpark.com


Houston Ballet: Seasons Selections 

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This free show will include a variety of works, opening with a performance of Stanton Welch’s Velocity—a fast-paced ballet unlike the sleepier Swan Lake-style performances you may be used to. Christopher Bruce then presents Ghost Dances, which focuses on Latin America’s political dilemmas, and the third act of Ben Stevenson’s version of The Sleeping Beauty will top off the night.

May 6 at 8 p.m. Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. milleroutdoortheatre.com

Visual Art 

5th Annual Star Wars Festival

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Lug out your lightsabers and don your best Han Solo and Princess Leia costumes for War’Hous annual two-day event that combines two of the greatest works of art: paintings and Star Wars. The event includes 200 pieces of artwork, meet-and-greets with the Jedis behind the creations, live music and more. 

May 7 and May 8 from noon to 6 p.m. $5 each day; $8 both days. 4300 Harrisburg Blvd. 832-768-9515. warhous.com

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