Houston Calendar of Events June

Music, Arts, and other Houston Tomfoolery

This June we've got just a little bit of everything that makes Houston great; there are concerts, plays, art exhibits, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Know of an event in Houston that isn't listed below but should be? Shoot me an email.

Monday, June 15
Holocaust Museum: Dr Seuss Wants You

Did you know that Dr. Seuss used to work for a New York newspaper? And that he drew over 400 political cartoons?

Just a couple of the things that you’ll learn at this unexpectedly interesting event.

Holocaust Museum Houston

5401 Caroline St.
713.942.8000

Tuesday, June 16
Shanahan’s Bar and Grill: Talent Quest 2009

Yes, this is exactly what you think it is: a talent contest for adults. And it’s at a place that serves alcohol. And it’s only $5 to enter. Should be a right good time. Click the link below for full details.

Shanahan's Bar

18020 Hwy. 105 W.
936-448-6444

Wednesday, June 17
Vintage Pub: Karaoke

Considering this was the place that recently held the Battle of the Bands contest, Vintage Pub is slowly working itself into a quality spot for live entertainment. (Let’s hope the karaoke singers don’t unravel that.)

Vintage Pub

13245 Jones Rd
(281) 469-9555

Thursday, June 18
Children’s Museum of Houston: Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with the chaps at the Children’s Museum. They’ll have a Juneteenth timeline, a scavenger hunt, and a (possibly embarrassing) Test Your Juneteenth Knowledge test.

Good luck.

More about Houston's best museums.

Children's Museum

1500 Binz
(713) 522-1138

Friday, June 19
Signature Lounge: Speed Dating for the Young Professional

Because nothing says I’m A Hapless Romantic like cramming a ton of dates into less than two hours, Signature Lounge is offering this evening of speed dating.

Signature Lounge

5959 Richmond Suite 100
713.636.2087

Saturday, June 20
Toyota Center: Dane Cook

Love him (his comedy can be kind of funny) or hate him (he has never made a not horrible movie), you have to appreciate Dane Cook’s zest during live shows.

Houston Toyota Center

1600 Jackson St
866-4HOUTIX

Sunday, June 21
Frank’s Pizza: Sunday Nite Blues at Frank’s

Though it’ll probably never top the quality of Sunday’s throwback blues night at Mr. Gino’s lounge, this one does offer the ability of ordering a pizza, which is always the best way to supplement any deficiencies.

Frank's Pizza

417 Travis
713-225-5656

Monday, June 22
Museum of Fine Arts: Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Man

Rembrandt has long been a favorite artist of mine, so his regular exhibits are always plugged here. Go check this work out. Even if you’re not into the arts, it’s still fairly impressive.

More about Houston's best museums.

Museum of Fine Arts

1001 Bissonnet Street
713.639.3700

Tuesday, June 23
The Hobby Center: Cabaret

Musicals have never been my thing, but I’m looking forward to seeing this one. (I assure you I did not purchase these tickets, I received them from a friend of the family. I’m not sure if that makes going to a musical with your wife any less uncool, but I felt it should be mentioned.

Hobby Center

800 Bagby Street
713.315.2400

Wednesday, June 24
Minute Maid Park: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

One of the few teams that have been more futile than the Astros these past few years is the Kansas City Royals. Gather up the cubbies and take them out to the game to see the hometown heroes score a guaranteed victory.

Houston Astros site

501 Crawford @ Texas 1.800.ASTROS2

Thursday, June 25
Ensemble Theater: The Wiz

The Wiz is one of the movies I remember most vividly about my childhoom, so this should be a really enjoyable show. I’ve got my fingers crossed that the producers somehow convinced Diana Ross, Nipsey Russell, and Michael Jackson to participate, but I fear that’s not the case.

Ensemble Houston

3535 Main St.
713.807.4300

Friday, June 26
Houston Museum of Natural Science: Mixers and Elixers

Here’s all the information you need on the Museum of Natural Science’s Mixers and Elixirs event.

More about the HMNS.

One Hermann Circle Dr.
713.639.4629

Saturday, June 27
Westheimer Road: Gay Pride Parade

Straight from the press release: The Houston Pride Parade is the only night-time parade in the US and is the follow-up to the Pride Festival earlier in the afternoon. With the steady stream of floats, the Parade is representative of the vastness of the GLBT community and its supporters drawing a crowd of over 150,000.

Sounds like a good time.

Pride Houston

Westheimer Road between Dunlavy and Crocker.
713.529.6979

Sunday, June 28
Hermann Park: Canada Day

Had no idea there was even a Canadian Club of Houston, let alone a Canada Day sponsored by the Canadian Club of Houston. I hope the day turns out to be as enjoyable as the country itself is.

Canadian Club of Houston

6201 Golf Course Lane
713.203.8103

Monday, June 29
Cullen Theater: Debbie Allen Dance Institute

Got a burgeoning dancer on your hands? Take her/him out to the Debbie Allen Dance Institute to see the pros at work. It’s a scant $10 to get in, and you don’t even have to have any actual dance experience to enjoy yourself.

Wortham Center

500 Texas Ave
713.228.6737
Tuesday, June 30
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: Kid Rock

Rap-rock always seem to evoke a hailstorm of snarky jokes and just general disdain from most music critics, but that doesn’t make the concerts any less bonkers, especially when the person headlining the concert is a one Kid Rock. Tickets are still available.

Woodland's Center

2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
281.363.3300