Weekend Warrior

What to Do, See and Hear this Weekend: August 12–14

Country music legends take the stage, a New York artist draws upon his city plus a screening of The Karate Kid. Is it Friday yet?

By Jeanne Lyons Davis August 11, 2016


Danza Azteca 

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Led by Aztec-heritage group Danza Aztec Taxcayolotl, this annual celebration commemorates Mexican indigenous groups' resistance to Spanish colonization with 50-plus performers in traditional headdresses, dancing to the beat of Aztecan drums. Aug 13 from 3–6 p.m. Free. Eastwood Park, 5020 Harrisburg St. taxcayolotl.blogspot.com

Visual Arts

Alex Kukai Shinohara: Select Works

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Don't miss this native New Yorker's exhibit as he incorporates themes from the city, including street art and hip hop music into drawings, paintings, sculptures and comic book art at Deborah Colton Gallery. Thru Aug 20. Free. 2445 North Blvd. 713-869-5151. deborahcoltongallery.com


Hank Williams, Jr. and Chris Stapleton

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Country-music royalty Williams comes through The Woodlands with red-hot CMA Vocalist of the Year Stapleton—you may remember him from his viral "Tennessee Whiskey" duet with Justin Timberlake in 2015—for a performance as strong and smooth as barrel-aged bourbon. Aug 12 at 7:15 p.m. $29.50–105. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr. 281-363-3300. woodlandscenter.org

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

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Big girls might cry when hearing the original Jersey boy himself sing hits like "Sherry," "Walk like a Man" and "Oh, What a Night." Aug 13 at 8 p.m. $73–156.50 Wortham Theater Center, Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. 832-487-7041. worthamcenter.org


The Karate Kid

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If your youngster doesn't know where the phrase "wax on, wax off" originated, then book tickets to the screening of this 1984 classic immediately. (It's what Mr. Miyagi would do.) Aug 12–18. $1–3 (benefitting the YMCA). Alamo Drafthouse—Mason Park, 531 South Mason Rd. 281-492-6900. Alamo Drafthouse—Vintage Park, 114 Vintage Park Blvd. 713-715-4707. drafthouse.com

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