Aug. 20 | Whole Foods on Kirby
Leave the wine at home ladies. Grab your girlfriends and head to Whole Foods for a beer and cheese pairing this Sunday afternoon, no boys allowed. From 1 to 3 p.m., sample five different cheese and craft beer selections.
$20. 2955 Kirby Dr. 713-520-1937. More information at eventbrite.com
Aug. 19 | Hermann Square Park
Another food festival? We’ve been waiting for this one. Get a taste of Houston’s diverse food scene from over 60 vendors downtown this Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. There will five bands performing throughout the day and all dishes will range from $2 to $12. Get your tickets early; they’re $5 presale and $10 at the gate.
From $5. 900 Smith St. More information at houstonfoodfest.com.
Aug. 18 | Sur La Table & Main Course Cooking
Do something fun for date night this weekend. Instead of going out to dinner, try a cooking class where you can make your cake and eat it too. A number of restaurants, grocery stores and cooking schools offer couples classes, but here are a couple that still have spots available this weekend. A Grecian evening at Sur la Table, and steak night at Main Course Cooking school, whose classes benefit Houston Restaurant Weeks.
From $45 per person.
Aug. 19 | NRG Stadium
Football is back, and this weekend’s matchup will be a night of firsts. The Texans will host the New England Patriots for the second preseason game this year. It’s also the first time the two teams have played each other in a preseason game since 2002. Last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Patriots took two decisive victories over the Texans in the regular season. TBD on how Saturday’s game will go…
From $33. NRG Parkway. 832-667-1400. More information at houstontexans.com.
Aug. 19 | Main Street Square
The Downtown Management District is hosting its final summer hoorah at Main Street Square. This Saturday at 8 p.m., catch the Downtown Summer Movie Series' final outdoor screening. They'll be closing out the summer with a free showing of the original Ghostbusters, food trucks and drinks. Seating is provided.
Free. 1000 Main St. More information at facebook.com/events.