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5 Things You Must Do In Houston This Weekend, June 12-14

Go online, live it up in your car, or stretch your legs (safely, of course).

By Emma Schkloven June 12, 2020

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.


Unveiled online earlier in the week, this new virtual gallery explores themes of solidarity and the Black Lives Matter movement. But this isn’t a collection of images lined up in rows like photos on your iCloud drive. It’s an immersive experience that lets you walk through corridors while viewing the various works—155 pieces in total submitted by artists from 14 different states and five different countries. Don’t forget to walk into the gallery’s courtyard to get a closer look at the statue in memory of Houston-native George Floyd (pictured above).

From June 8. Free. Online. Visit


ROCO’s always innovative Brass Quintet will take to the streets in the Heights, Memorial, Bellaire, and Midtown like a band of traveling troubadours. This socially distanced sharing of tunes is all part of the organization’s new AmBRASSadors project. Join in on the music and toot your car horn if you see them on the road.

From June 12. Free. Various streets across Houston. More info at ROCO’s Facebook and Instagram page.

Don’t Forget the Popcorn

Missing that movie theater experience? The Orange Show has opened up a new drive-in playing your favorite classics, like The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Man in Tights, and The Big Lebowski. And don’t forget about those other Houston-area drive-ins. Showboat Drive-in’s got an action-packed double feature of Jumanji: The Next Level and Bad Boys for Life as well as a dino-sized twofer of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World this weekend, and Rooftop Cinema Club’s got screenings of everything from Grease to Rush Hour to Mean Girls (and they’re adding a third location at Boulevard Place next week).

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

Sawyer Yards Second Saturday

After a long absence (for good reason), Sawyer Yards returns for its Second Saturday Open Studios this weekend. Guests can spend the afternoon wandering the space’s six studio buildings, visiting artist studios, and perusing works. This month’s Second Saturday event will feature an interactive art installation about COVID-19 isolation. Certain studios will require visitors to weak a face mask, but you should really be wearing one anyways.  

June 13. Free. Sawyer Yards and surrounding areas, 2101 Winter St. More info at

Metamorphosis Music Festival

Local bands from across Houston’s sonic landscape are coming together for this new multi-stage drive-in music festival at Minute Maid Park. There’ll be a little funk, a little rock, a little EDM, and even some ska-reggae-punk fusion. Every attendee will receive a pair of silent disco headphones preprogrammed with three channels, one for each stage. You can jam in your car or walk around (if you promise to wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing).  

 June 13. $25. Minute Maid Stadium, Lot C, 501 Crawford St. More info and tickets at

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