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5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, August 6-8

Houston knows how to perform in more ways than one.

By Shelby Stewart August 6, 2021

The Astros are playing in a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. 

Image: Marco Torres

Houston Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare Night at the Movies at Miller Outdoor Theatre

In their 47th Anniversary season, the Houston Shakespeare Festival has 5 curated films on display at Miller Outdoor Theater. Each performance features a live pre-screening lecture by theatre historian and HSF Executive Director Dr. Rob Shimko. The lecture will begin at 7:40. For Saturday's showing, HSF will play Romeo + Juliet. 

Saturday, August 7. 8:30 P.M. Free to the public. Get tickets in advance at

Texas Zydeco Festival

A music festival of one of the South's most coveted music cultures. The festival, brought to Houston by Camz Food Truck & Entertainment Park, will feature five bands, two DJs and will be hosted by comedian Valentine Thibodeaux. 

Sunday, August 8. 3:00 P.M. Admission $20. Camz Food Truck Park, 7920 W Montgomery Rd.

Shout Hallelujah! A Gospel Musical Comedy at the DeLuxe Theater

Shout Hallelujah is set in a historically Black church. This fun-filled musical comedy takes twists and turns as it faces challenges.

Thursday, August 5 - Sunday, August 8. Times vary depending on the day. Admission $25. The DeLuxe Theater, 3303 Lyons Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit, Eventbrite.

The 8th Wonder Comedy Hour

8th Wonder Brewery's Comedy show is back this weekend with their infamous comedy hour. This weekend, come ready to be entertained by local comedians, Zahid Dewji, Caleb Lush, Alicia Stevens, Justin Smith, and Stacy Anderson. The show will be hosted by Josh Stokes. 

Sunday, August 8. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., show begins at 6:00 P.M. Tickets are $5 -$8. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk Street. 

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park 

Enjoy Hall of Fame Weekend during the course of this four-game series with the Minnesota Twins. The weekend series of games include special celebrations 一 fans can enter giveaways, and win a Lance Berkman replica jersey or Astros Hall of Fame bobbleheads.

Thursday, August 5 - Sunday, August 8. Times vary. Tickets start at $15. Minute Maid Park501 Crawford Street.

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