Houston's World Series of Dog Shows

Thru July 21 | NRG Center

The term "World Series" needn't be tossed around willy nilly, but this probably qualifies. Beyond the American Kennel Club's doggie beauty pageant, there's a barn hunt, talent show, obstacle course, weight pull, and even "canine musical freestyle" where pooches and trainers perform choreographed routines. What more could you need?

Tickets from $10. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park. 281-536-0528. More info and tickets at houstondogshows.com.


Thru July 21 | Miller Outdoor Theatre

Winding its way through the Dr. Sesuss oeuvre, this Broadway flop turned family favorite kicks off with an appearance from The Cat in the Hat and goes from there. Grab a picnic and curl up on the park's famous hill.

Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. More info at milleroutdoortheatre.com.


Thru Aug 3 | Rec Room

This world premiere adaptation transmutes Georg Büchner's 19th-century classic into a suburban coming of age love story—all courtesy of 18-year-old playwright wunderkind Maurielle McGarvey.

Tickets $30. Rec Room, 100 Jackson St. 713-344-1291. More info and tickets at recroomarts.org.

A Giant Leap: The Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

July 20 | Discovery Green

Throw a dart in any direction this Saturday and you're likely to hit an Apollo 11 anniversary celebration. Discovery Green's counts itself among the more over-the-top, with live paratrooper landings, pop-up exhibits from Space Center Houston, and the 9:56 p.m. anniversary of Neil Armstrong taking his first step on the moon.

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

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

July 20–Sept. 22 | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Nine screens display nine musicians performing in nine rooms for this immersive video installation filmed in a single take. You are a visitor to the house—wandering, lurking, eavesdropping. 

Tickets $17. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5601 Main St. 713-639-7300. More info and tickets at mfah.org.

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