5 Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, May 29-31

It’s all about the drive-in and streaming experience.

By Emma Schkloven May 29, 2020


SO LONG, MAY. It feels like we barely knew you, and yet you dragged by at the same time. As the summer spirit begins to sweep through the city, here’s a few happenings to fill your weekend.

Remember: If you’re going out in public, follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and consider wearing a face mask.

Throw It Slow

One of the most exciting exhibitions of the winter was Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Slowed and Throwed, a multi-disciplinary examination of DJ Screw’s legacy. With the exhibition’s set to leave next week, and the museum still closed, you can’t see these interdisciplinary works in person, but you can learn more about them in this virtual artist talk with Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator Patricia Restrepo and visual artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud.

Ongoing. Free. YouTube. Watch it here.

Let’s Go to the (Drive-In) Movies

While the current pandemic has led to the fall of some business models, it’s helped others, like drive-in theaters, find new life again. Rooftop Cinema Club’s screenings at Sawyer Yards have been such a hit (seriously, they always seem to be sold out) that the Cali-based organization is opening a second location this weekend in Spring. This weekend, they’re showing cult-classics, including Grease and The Sand Lot. If neither of those are your speed, check out Showboat Drive-In’s offerings: the Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake-led Trolls World Tour and Steven Spielberg’s beloved E.T. Don’t forget your popcorn

Various. From $16 (prices vary depending on location). Various Locations. More info and tickets at rooftopcinemaclub.com and showboathouston.com.

Party Rockers Out the House Tonight

Speaking of Showboat, movies aren’t the only thing the drive-in has on tap this weekend. Entertainment company Disco Donnie Presents is hosting No Parking on the Dance Floor, its inaugural “drive-in dance music experience” on Friday. Guests can dance in their car while enjoying an explosive array of electronic music from El Paso’s Riot Ten, SubDocta, Bailo, and Wes Walz. There’s a clear set of do’s and don’ts, including an encouragement of wearing face masks when outside your vehicle, so check them before you 'unce unce unce' the night away.

May 29. From $27.50. Showboat Drive-In, 22422 FM 2920, Hockley. More info and tickets at discodonniepresents.com.

Find Your Inner Beast

Not into EDM? Houston Troubadour Matt Harlan plays a show on Saturday as part of Goodnight Charlie’s "Stay Home Stay Safe concert" series. The Texas Music Awards winner is currently touring his latest album, Best Beasts.

May 30. Free. Goodnight Charlie’s IG TV and Facebook Live. More info at goodnightcharlies.com.

Ready to Launch

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft was already supposed to have docked at the International Space Station, but a last-minute scrubbing of Wednesday’s mission due to weather means NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will make their second attempt to escape Earth’s atmosphere this Saturday. The new launch is set for 1:22 p.m. CT so tune it to watch history happen in real-time; coverage begins at 10 a.m.

May 30. Free. Online. Watch the livestream on NASA TV.  

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