Never again will you have to utter the words, “there is nothing going on in Houston”! Each week, we will bring you five swanky (and hand-picked) events that are sure to keep your social life in check. From art shows to culinary festivals, speakeasies, concerts, live performances, and pop-up shops, there is always something to do and to get into in H-town! Check out the fun things to do in Houston this week:

Texas Poke Showdown (Sunday, June 11th)

It seems like the city is falling in love with Poke, so it would only be fitting for there to be a Poke Showdown! The first annual Texas Poke Showdown will have some of the top Poke spots competing for the best in town. Tickets for this event start at $30.

Video Games Live (Wednesday, June 14th)

Watch as your favorite video games (Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, Warcraft, Pokémon, and many more) come to life and are taken to new heights in this one-of-a-kind multimedia concert experience! Live music will be combined with live performances and cool video footage and displayed on three giant screens. Tickets start at $23.

Watson’s Pub Brew Fest (Saturday, June 17th)

As you sample brews from over 20 Houston area breweries, guests will enjoy live music and patio games. In addition, the Energy Corridor Farmers Market will be open, so you can shop for some local goodies while enjoying some great brews! Tickets are $15.

Cirque Noir (Saturday, June 17th)

Sometimes you just want to have a night filled with adventure and excitement. If that’s you, then make your way to Post HTX for Cirque Noir Presents: Gemini! This musical circus includes artists to musicians, all with a purpose to co-create a movement that is all about expression. Tickets for this event start at $30 per person.

Houston Symphony w/The Suffers (Saturday, June 17th)

What do you do when Houston’s own The Suffers say they will be performing with the Houston Symphony? Ummm…you get online as soon as possible and grab your ticket stat! So gather a friend or two for an evening of great music.


Enjoy and whatever you choose make sure to get your SWANK on!

The Urban Swank Girls


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