Shen Yun, Summer Break at the Museum top family fun picks

Shen Yun returns to Houston.

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Summer Break at the Museum

Every Thursday in June and July, families are invited to Summer Break at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore the works of art in the exhibitions and installations and discover objects that embrace every era of history across the globe. Make your own art in the pop-up studio and sketch an object on display in the galleries.

When: 11 am-2 pm Thursdays through July 28

Where: Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, 5500 Main

Details: Free; mfah.org

Shen Yun

Representing ancient China, “Shen Yun” marries a theatrical dance experience with beautiful costumes, animated backdrops and a live orchestra playing original scores.

When: June 3-5

Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana

Details: $80-$200; shenyun.com

Dance of the Cosmos

“Dance of the Cosmos” celebrates the powerful imagery of Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer in Indian mythology, through four different Indian classical dance forms. Produced by Silambam Houston.

When: 8:30 pm June 3

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

Summer kickoff

Get into summer vacation mode with shaved ice, a dance party, magic shows and more activities at Children’s Museum Houston.

When: 10 am -6 pm June 4

Where: 1500 Binz

Details: $15; levyparkhouston.org

Young Audiences of Houston

Join Abiyoyo with Twanda’s Theater on Wheels as they compare and contrast African customs and traditions through an interactive performance. Audiences will dramatize a folktale story about a boy who plays the ukulele, a dad and his magic wand and a hungry giant named Abiyoyo. Students will learn how to be brave and have courage.

When: 1 pm June 4

Where: 3801 Eastside

Details: Free; levyparkhouston.org

The Menil Collection’s 35th Birthday Party

The celebration features live music by Keyun and the Zydeco Masters, refreshments and dessert on the Menil’s front lawn and short talks by Menil curators inside the galleries

When: 4-6 pm June 4

Where: 1533 Sul Ross

Details: Free; menil.org

Accordion Kings & Queens

If the squeezebox is your thing, you won’t want to miss Texas Folklife’s 33rd annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert. This year’s lineup features Las Fenix, RJ & Kreole Smoove, Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours and the 2022 Big Squeeze Champions.

When: 7 pm June 4

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

Mariachi Festival

Enjoy shopping, food, drinks, family rides and live music by local mariachi bands at Traders Village.

When: Noon-5 pm June 5

Where: 7979 N. Eldridge

Details: Free, parking $5; tradersvillage.com

Pride Market

The family-friendly event at Karbach Brewing will feature DJs, drag queens, food trucks, performances, giveaways and plenty of vendors and exhibitors.

When: Noon-5 pm June 5

Where: Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach

Details: Free; bit.ly/officialpridemarket

Barnstorm Dance Fest

The annual festival by Dance Source Houston features dance makers from Houston and beyond. The festival will have a full week of live performances, dance film screenings and artist talks.

When: 8 pm June 6-12

Where: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main

Details: $15-$100; matchouston.org

CONROE

KimoKawaii

KimoKawaii presents its first anime experience and convention expo in Conroe. Activities will include a cosplay contest, voice-over sessions, panels, artists, exhibitors and voice actors.

When: 9 am-7 pm June 4 and 9 am-6 pm June 5

Where,
Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport

Details,
$15-$350; kimokawaii.net

GALVESTON

Art Walk

Bring the family out to Galveston to enjoy some art when Juneteenth Legacy Project hosts its Art Walk.

When: 6-9 pm June 4

Where,
2217 Strand, Suite 101

Details,
Free; juneteenthlegacyproject.com




  • Ana Khan

    Ana Khan is the calendar coordinator for the Houston Chronicle’s features desk.

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