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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 14–16

Lots of outdoor movies and outdoor concerts, but also indoor options, too.

By Morgan Kinney June 14, 2019

Crazy Rich Asians

June 14 | Miller Outdoor Theatre

The first film to feature a majority Asian-American cast since The Joy Luck ClubCrazy Rich Asians was an undeniable sensation when it was released last summer. Catch Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and more in this eye-popping love story that, as we discovered, was only possible because of Houston.

Free. Milller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. More info at

Juneteenth Celebration

June 15 | Emancipation Park

Juneteenth, or June 19th, commemorates the day Texas slaves learned of their freedom following the Civil War, and this annual celebration fittingly takes place in Emancipation Park, where a handful of former slaves purchased 10 acres for their community. Expect plenty of kids activities, performances, and food.

Free. Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave. More info at

Aguas da Amazonia

June 15 | Miller Outdoor Theatre

Yes, two Miller events in one weekend! Local chamber group Aperio presents this concert featuring a new arrangment of Philip Glass's stunning Aguas de Amazonia; we reviewed its premiere in 2017 and loved it. We promise the heat will be worth it. 

Free. Milller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. More info at

Gay Men’s Chorus 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 15 | Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church

Now one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country, the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston formed 40 years ago as a creative and social alternative to the bar scene. Since then, they've collaborated with the Houston Symphony, performed at Carnegie Hall, and now present this Pride Month concert featuring music from LGBT composers.

Tickets $20. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W 11th St. More info and tickets via Eventbrite.

An Evening with John Cusack

June 16 | Jones Hall

The kinda-cute-kinda-creepy boombox stunt of Say Anything celebrates its 30th anniversary, and Lloyd Dobler himself will be in town for Q&A to follow a screening of the now-iconic rom com. Is Cusack surprised the movie has had such longevity? You can tell if a movie is alive, if it has a pulse," he told us recently. "That it’s not just a genre, you’re not being sold a Big Mac. I knew we were in that ballpark, but of course you can never predict people would be that enthusiastic.”

Tickets from $39.50. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Lousiana St. More info and tickets at

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