Best things to do this week: June 20-26, 2022

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The Pride Parade returns to downtown Houston this Saturday | Courtesy of Pride Houston 365

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26, 2022.

These are all must-see Pride, music, comedy and sports events to help you get the most out of your week.

We’ve narrowed it down to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the expanded calendar for more events in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26, 2022.

High 15 Festivals, Events and Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Colbie Caillat in concert at the Cullen Performance Hall | Tuesday, June 21 – Two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat celebrates the 15th anniversary of his debut album, coconut, on the campus of the University of Houston. $29.50 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. New York Mets at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday June 21 and Wednesday June 22 – It’s Pride Night at the ballpark for the first game of this back-to-back series, with a fanny pack giveaway, Pride entertainment and dollar dogs at the concession stands. Wednesday afternoon’s game will feature stranger things– thematic animations. $19 and up. Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 1 p.m.
  • Underwater Discovery at the Houston Zoo | From Tuesday 21 June to Thursday 23 June – Take your little ones to the Houston Zoo for a morning hike through the new Undersea Discovery exhibit at the Houston Zoo. Get up close to a unique and different animatronic marine fauna and learn more about these fascinating marine animals. Registration required; general admission tickets are flexibly priced, starting at $21.95; $17.95 for ages 3-12. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Pride Houston Presents Rock the Runway Fashion Show at Rise Rooftop | Thursday June 23 – Pride Houston 365 returns to the runway with a celebration of high-quality styles, the latest trends in women’s party wear, and plenty of cutting-edge statements from LGBTQIA+ designers. $5 in advance; VIP options available. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Comedian Damon Wayans at Houston Improv | From Thursday 23 June to Sunday 26 June – Across six sets in four nights, the legendary comedian and actor brings his genius laughter to the improv stage for a can’t-miss comedy. Tickets are sold at the table; $90 for 2 or more. Hours vary.
  • Keshi in concert at the House of Blues | friday june 24 – The Houston native released his debut studio album, Gabrielle, in late March, and brings his acclaimed sound of sweet falsetto over hip-hop bangers to the House of Blues stage. $35. 7 p.m.
  • Comedian Marlon Wayans at the Bayou Music Center | friday june 24 – While his brother does four nights at the Improv, Marlon Wayans brings his own brand of jaw-dropping comedy to the downtown Bayou Music Center for a one-night show on the Microphone Fiend Tour. $49 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Doodle Social at Little Woodrow Midtown | Saturday June 25 | No coverage – Spend the dog days of summer with other doodle owners and watch your puppies spend time off leash in a giant puppy pool with toys and treats provided. Noon to 5 p.m.
  • 44th Annual Houston Pride Celebration at City Hall | Saturday June 25 – Pride Houston’s flagship event returns for its 44th year, featuring a day-long festival at City Hall featuring DJs, vendor booths, a Family Fun Zone and Coi Leray headlining the concert stage. Admission to the festival is $5; Viewing the parade is free (begins at 7 p.m.). Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Chicago Fire FC at PNC Stadium | Saturday June 25 – Led by Swiss winger and former Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, the Chicago Fire visit Dynamo on Pride Night at EaDo. $11 and up. 7 p.m.
  • An Evening with Vic DiBitetto at House of Blues | Saturday June 25 – House of Blues presents An Evening with Vic DiBitetto, featuring the self-proclaimed “Donkey of Comedy” and “The Working Class Zero” for one night only. $25 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Latin American Chamber Orchestra presents Romance at Miller Outdoor Theater | Saturday June 25 | FREE – Watch a concert of romantic Latin American music and dance at the free-entry Hermann Park Theater. 8:30 p.m.
  • Pop Cats at Silver Street Studios | Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 – Enjoy two days of cat-themed festivities with cat play areas, merch, photo ops, art, live music, cat adoptions and more. $18. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Future Fest Market at Post Houston | Sunday June 26 | No coverage – Buy, sell and trade clothes with over 45 vendors of sneakers, streetwear and vintage at this afternoon market at Downtown’s Post building. Noon to 6 p.m.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer in Concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday June 26 – Outside Australia, the pop rock quartet take to the stage in the Woodlands on the Take My Hand world tour, promoting their upcoming fifth album, 5SOS5. $29.50 and up. 7 p.m.

Many more things to do in Houston

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  • Top things for kids and families to do this week – Focus on the best option for families and juniors around Greater Houston.
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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her looking for the new restaurant or travel destination. She can easily feel at home in the mountains or at the beach. Discover his latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.

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