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Houston Events Calendar August 2013


This August we've got just a little bit of everything that makes Houston great; there are enough concerts, plays, art exhibits, sporting events and outdoor activities to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Check out these Houston events and chock your planner full of exciting ways to spend your days.

Thursday, August 1
Museum of Fine Arts: Lunch + Look

Score free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts wen you purchase lunch from either the on-campus Cafe Express or one of the participating food trucks for the day. This week, explore "That's Classic: Greek and Roman Myths".

5601 Main St.
Houston, TX 77006

Friday, August 2
House of Blues: Courtney Love

The former front lady of alternative band Hole and former wife of the late Kurt Cobain will perform at House of Blues at 8 p.m. Courtney Love is said to be the most controversial woman in the history of rock and roll. Don't miss the chance to see this legend live.

1204 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77002

Saturday, August 3
Houston Arboretum: Arboretum at Night

Curious about bats? Learn all you've ever wanted to know about the species at this unique event. Host Cullen Geiselman will dispel all the silly myths regarding this mammal while guests munch on cheese and wine. The night ends with a bat walk where ultrasonic bat detectors will be used.

4501 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77024

Sunday, August 4
Reliant Park: Vans Warped Tour

Fans of alternative, punk, ska, electronica and emo unite for hours of live music on the parking lot of Reliant Park. With over 500,000 music-lovers expected to attend, the Vans Warped Tour is one of the nation's largest and longest running music festival around.

One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054

Monday, August 5
Minute Maid Park: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Socks

Support the home team tonight at 7:10 p.m. I mean, what else do you have to do on a Monday, right?

501 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77002

History of the Astros

Tuesday, August 6
Hobby Center: Wicked

Hear and see the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz through a different lens. This is the untold story from the perspective of the witches of the east and the west.

800 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002

Wednesday, August 7
CityCentre: Eco-Farmers Market

Ruggles Green backs this weekly exchange of locally-grown produce. Not only will you get to score fresh guilt-free produce, but you can do so while bobbing your head to live music and finishing up your shopping with a sit-down dinner. Market hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Thursday, August 8
Improv Comedy Club: Ralphie May

This guy is launching his own brand of barbecue sauce poetically-named "Fat Baby Jesus". If that's not reason enough to see his set live, I'm not sure what is.

7620 Katy Freeway
Space 431
Houston, TX 77024

Friday, August 9
Bayou Bend Collections: Pottery Fridays

Let the kiddos try their hand at art projects using a variety of media including clay. The workshop is two hours long and completely free. This is the last week of the 4-week series.

6003 Memorial Dr. at Westcott
Houston, TX 77007

Saturday, August 10
Hermann Square: Texas Greek Picnic

Greek organizations of every gender and color will gather in Downtown Houston for a unifying picnic at 4 p.m. This will be the 6th consecutive year for the Texas Greek Picnic.

901 Bagby
Houston, Tx 77002

Sunday, August 11
Landmark River Oaks Theater: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This cult classic film has earned a widespread following in its 38 years. See it on the big screen at Landmark River Oaks Theater.

2009 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019

Monday, August 12
The Salon at Remington College: Free Back-to-School Haircuts

For the entire month of August, instructors and students at Remington College will be giving free haircuts to children age 17 and under. And if parents donate school supplies, they too can get in on the fun with either a haircut, manicure or pedicure.

11340 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77082

Tuesday, August 13
REI: Running - Roads, Trails & Gear 101

Bayou City Outdoors and REI have joined forces to present this Q&A all about training for and completing an organized race. Gain insight into running techniques, injury prevention methods and more from a panel of guest speakers. Seminar is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

7538 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77063

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