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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 28–30

We're feeling emo for Aladdin, American Football, and Mahler.

By Morgan Kinney June 28, 2019

The cast of Aladdin.

Image: Deen van Meer


Thru July 14 | Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Timed perfectly alongside the live-action Will Smith remake, Disney's Aladdin opens this week to offer a supersized stage version, with extra Alan Menken songs and a magic carpet ride that will truly take your breath away. 

Tickets from $50. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2525. More info and tickets at

American Football

June 29 | White Oak Music Hall

No, it probably won't draw the crowd of Friday's Father John Misty show at White Oak (which you should also consider), but we would dishonor our math rock emo dads without featuring the newly reunited American Football as they pass through on their LP3 tour. Their unconventional, understated 1999 self-titled album narrated our teenage angst; their bold, bleary new approach animates our adulthood. 

Tickets from $25. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St. 713-237-0370. More info and tickets at

Texas Music Festival Finale

June 29 | Moores School of Music

It's been around for three decades, incubating professional musicians with an intensive summer of chamber and full orchestra performances. And now, the Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival closes its season with a grand finale performance of Mahler's effervescent Symphony No. 6. Josep Caballé-Domenech, of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota, conducts.

Tickets from $15. Moores School of Music, 3333 Cullen Blvd. 713-743-3388. More info and tickets at

Mean Girls

June 29 | Discovery Green

The 15-year-old Tina Fey masterpiece has entered the culture as an undeniable cult classic, to the point that you'll probably have to block out the rest of the crowd as it quotes the film line by line at this free Discovery Green screening.

Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. 713-400-7336. More info at

Pedal & Pints

June 30 | Multiple Locations

Starting at Bungalow Heights, this monthly ride gathers bikers for a social ride winding through a handful of casual watering holes. Wheels roll at noon. 

Starts at Bungalow Heights, 1919 Beall St. More info via Facebook.

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