It wasn't long ago Levy Park had its grand reopening, showing Houston its newly redone landscape, playgrounds and the Joy Yoga Center, where there are daily free yoga classes outdoors. Catch your free class this Saturday morning when the air is crisp and the spots are still available. Now keep reading for more of this weekend's best bets.
Fourteen of the best films from The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema have been curated for Houston to see at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Film still courtesy of Museum of FIne Arts, Houston
Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Friday, 2 p.m.
Art lovers and film buffs dying to get more from “Paint the Revolution,” MFAH’s outstanding exhibit of early 20th-century paintings from south of the border, are in luck, as Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema features 14 Spanish-language films that showcase our neighbor’s best cinematic musings. “These films were all restored by Mexico’s film archive, the Cineteca Nacional,” explains MFAH film and video curator Marian Luntz. For information, call 713-369-7300 or visit mfah.org/films. $2 to $10.
Houston agrees that Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell has earned his title.
Photo courtesy of Houston Astros
Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame Weekend at Minute Maid Park
Friday, 7:10 p.m.
It was a smashing success for Craig Biggio. Now it’s time for another Houston Astros legend, who finally made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — in his seventh year of eligibility — to step up to the honorary plate. astros.com. $16 to $150.will give props to the first baseman and 2017 inductee into Cooperstown during the Astros’ weekend tussle with the Toronto Blue Jays. The first 10,000 fans attending the opener of the three-game tilt can snatch a 1997 Bagwell replica jersey, while folks who stick around until after the final out will be treated to post-game fireworks. For information, call 713-529-8000 or visit
We're betting you'll know more songs than "This Land Is Your Land." and you'll be singing along to them too.
Photo by Amitava Sarkar
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie at Stages Repertory Theatre
Friday, 8 p.m.
3201 Allen Parkway
He was a womanizer, drank too much and, as a result of Huntington’s disease (inherited from his mother), was a person who had a hard time controlling his temper in his later years. He was also an American icon, probably our greatest folk-song writer. He was Woody Guthrie, most famously known for “This Land Is Your Land” and his chronicles of Dust Bowl life. Now coming to Stages Repertory Theatre in a regional premiere is stagestheatre.com $21 to $56., a musical covering many of the points of the singer-songwriter’s life along with close to 40 of his songs. For information, call 713-527-0123 or visit
Brandon Boyd is known to bring the funk; catch it this Saturday at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Photos by Jack Gorman
Incubus at Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, 8:45 p.m.
2005 Lake Robbins
The math of summer tours can make for strange bedfellows. If you want to sell a venue like The Pavilion, you need a bill that will pull in enough people to justify the space while still making some sort of musical sense. Incubus and Jimmy Eat World do not immediately come to mind as natural tour-mates, but as survivors of early-’00s rock radio, it makes a kind of sense. Both have buckets of hits while also having new records to support, both leaned closer to the softer side of rock radio and both know how to put on winning performances. Hell, “Drive” and “The Middle” are cut from the same “Don’t Stop Believin’” cloth. The bill gets an energy boost from newcomers Judah and the Lion, who, like their music or not, leave it all on the stage every time they perform. For information, call 281-363-3300 and visit incubushq.com. $29.50 to $99.50.
Stretch out your back with a forward-facing fold.
Photo by Morris Malakoff
Morning Yoga at Levy Park
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Begin with sun salutation and end with namaste, it's free morning yoga at Levy Park. Put your coffee on hold for the free hour-long outdoor class offered at the freshly restored park just re-opened earlier this year. Yoga will be held at the Joy Yoga Center where you are encouraged to bring your own mat, props if you need them like a balancing block and water, don't forget the water. Classes run daily, but use this one to start your weekend off warmed up and ready to go. For information, call 832-395-7000 or visit levyparkhouston.org. Free.
Leave it to a Texan to smile while holding a rattlesnake.
Photo courtesy of Texas Trophy Hunters Association
Hunter Extravaganza 2017 at NRG Center
Saturday, 9 a.m.
1 NRG Park
Texans go hand in hand with hunting like barbecue and sweet tea. There's no doubt about it, whether you're a native or just passing by you'll pick up on the hunting culture and might even get an itch for it, but getting the itch for it is only the start. Head to the Hunter Extravaganza this weekend to learn all the in's and out's of hunting like the pros; get the inside track on the latest gear, technology and learn the best spots to set up shop when it finally does come time to take your shot at the prize. For information, call 832-667-1400 or visit ttha.com. Free to $10.
Nearly 30 years old, but Steel Magnolias still reigns supreme as one of the ultimate chick flicks.
Film still courtesy of Sony
Summer of Love Brunch: Steel Magnolias at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Sunday, 11 a.m.
531 S. Mason
Classic chick flicks are hard to give up, that's why you don't, you keep enjoying them through the years and learn all the new wisdom you overlooked the last time you watched. The classics include, Waiting to Exhale, The Notebook, The Bodyguard, Titanic, Father of the Bride - a personal kryptonite - and the all time classic Steel Magnolias. And in case you've deprived yourself of this classic, you'll want to pack your tissues, we have a feeling you're going to need them. For information, call 713-492-6900 or visit drafthouse.com. $27.06.
Last year's debut appearance of Beyond the Pines has grown since and moved out to Sam Houston Race Park.
Photo courtesy of Beyond the Pines
Beyond the Pines Music Festival at Sam Houston Race Park
Sunday, 2 p.m.
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West
For only its sophomore year, Beyond the Pines certainly has grown; it's outgrown last year's venue, grown in audience numbers and grown in the amount of talent it has packed into its Sunday lineup. Aaron Watson headlines the event after following up the honky-tonk-loving lineup of Jon Wolfe, Anderson East and Shotgun Rider. Sam Houston Race Park just hosted Cody Johnson late last month, proving summer is clearly the season to throw on your two-steppin' boots and head to a country concert. For information, call 281-807-8700 or visit btpfest.com. $38 to $150.
We plan to see everybody swaying then jumping the way only 311 can make them do.
Photos by Francisco Montes
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311 at Revention Music Center
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Gone are the days of 311 front man Nick Hexum's frosted tips, but immortalized are the lyrics "amber is the color of your energy." Those are the lyrics that, played at any given moment, will transport you to a beachside cabana and with a cold Corona in hand. If that mind-scape doesn't suffice, however, then there's an actual destination in town, Revention Music Center, where 311 will perform that very song live for you to enjoy with other beach-minded concert-goers. For information, call 713-225-8551 or visit reventionmusiccenter.com. $37 to $138.
Margaret Downing, Cory Garcia, Steve Jansen and Vic Shuttee contributed to this post.