Things to Do in Houston - June 2018 - Mocha Man Style
Things to Do in Houston – June 2018

Looking for things to do in Houston in June? Here is a hand-picked list of events and activities that you will enjoy.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Comic Book Artist Signing (4:00 pm) – Comic book artist Brent Peeples will be available for a singing at Bedrock City Comic Co. Peeples is the comic book artist for New Super-Man, Super-sons and Love is Love: Batman for DC Comics, After Shock, Image, Valiant, Dynamite, BOOM!, IDW and more. Free admission.
  • Nice Winery Rosé Release Party (6:00 pm) – Join the party as Nice Winery releases the newest vintage of their Rosé charity wine. Every bottle of Nice Rosé sold benefits The Emma Jacobs Breast Cancer Foundation. Chef Ian will be preparing light bites. Tickets $36.
  • Dy’Lan Ashton in Concert (6:00 pm) – Dy’Lan Ashton will perform popular songs in his own style and some of his own original compositions at McCormick & Schmick’s. Free admission.
  • Jazz Wednesdays at Axelrad (6:30 pm) –  A dynamic rotation of local jazz musicians perform live each week. Free admission.
  • Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap Tour (7:00 pm) – Rapper Nipsey Hussle performs live at House of Blues. Tickets start at $38.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  • Community Dialogue: My Culture is Not a Trend (6:00 pm) – A community dialogue about living as a minority and the complexities of that space. Free admission.
  • Untitled in Concert (7:30 pm) – UNTITLED performs live at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. These amazing young artists bridge the generations by playing jazz, blues, R&B and funk.
  • Free Film Night – Cleopatra Jones (8:30 pm) – BAM Cinématek shows independent and low-budget films from the seventies featuring African-American action heroes, including “Cleopatra Jones.” Free admission.

Monday, June 11, 2018

  • Cafeza Presents Jazz Jam in the First Ward (8:00 pm) – Cafeza presents journeyman Latin jazz percussionist Charlie Perez and friends for a weekly Jazz Jam in Houston’s Historic First Ward Arts District. The house band boasts some of Houston’s finest Latin jazz players performing numbers from a wide-ranging repertoire of Latin, Caribbean, and Brazillian pieces, as well as jazz standards. Free admission.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

  • Canned Acoustica at Discovery Green (5:30 pm) – An evening of acoustic music from some of Houston’s top talent on the Grace Event Lawn. This much loved local series challenges bands to re arrange and reimagine songs using acoustic instruments only; resulting in unique, intimate and soulful performances. Featuring: The Tontons, The Suspects, VODI, Tightn Up, Only Beast Music. Free admission.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • Texas Black Expo Summer Celebration (10:00 am) – This annual event attracts 20,000 attendees from Texas and surrounding areas as well as over 200 vendors and scores of corporate sponsors. The 4-day experience includes a lineup of top celebrity entertainers, influential speakers, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, women’s forums, concert performances and more. Runs through Sunday, June 10, 2018. Free admission.
  • Saint Arnold 24th Anniversary Celebration (4:00 pm) – Houston’s oldest brewery celebrates 24 years with a party and Local Texas Music Showcase featuring acts like Trae The Truth, Los Skarnales, and Wild Moccasins. Tickets start at $10.
  • Bayou City Poetry Group Slam (7:00 pm) – Top Slam poets perform live at MECA. Eight teams consisting of 4-5 Poets will compete for cash prizes. Tickets start at $20.
  • Biz Markie in Concert (7:00 pm) – Hip-Hip icon, Biz Markie performs live at House of Blues. Tickets start at $15.
  • Money Chicha & Gio Chamba in Concert (8:00 pm) – Austin-based Money Chicha headlines this show at Axelrad featuring local electronic musician Gio Chamba as the opener. Free admission.

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • Texas Black Expo Coffee and Conversation (9:00 am) – Businessmen and women who are at the top of their game will share the secrets to their success. Come out and learn strategies for your company and enjoy great conversations over coffee. Tickets start at $20.
  • Texas Black Expo Corporate Awards Luncheon (12:00 pm) – This luncheon will honor top business leaders and organizations that work to foster entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. This year’s honorees include Conscious Capitalism, the Houston Forward Times, the City of Houston, BakerRipley, and Houston Community College. Tickets start at $150
  • Opening Reception: The Dinner Table (6:00 pm) – Art League Houston presents this exhibition by Houston based artist Delita Martin. The exhibition features an installation of 200 ceramic plates depicting hand-drawn portraits of African American women. Free admission.
  • For the Kulture Happy Hour (6:00 pm) – This Happy Hour is a party to celebrate 15 years in the community. Tickets start at $20.
  • Eric Gales & Eric Tessmer in Concert (7:00 pm) – Blues guitarists Eric Gales and Eric Tessmer perform live at Rockefellers Houston. Tickets start at $15.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • Texas Black Expo Professional Networking Happy Hour (6:00 pm) – Kick-off off this year’s Expo at the networking happy hour at Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ. Come prepared to eat, drink and mingle with Houston’s top professionals. Tickets $25.
  • The Official Prince Day Party (6:00) – Celebrate Prince’s 60th birthday by honoring his legacy with music, themed-drinks, art displays, DJs, and more at Henke & Pillot Houston. Tickets start at $15.
  • Jake Simabukuro in Concert (8:00 pm) – Ukelele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, classical, folk, and flamenco in a live performance at The Heights Theater. Tickets start at $22.

Wednesday, June 6, 2016

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • Tuesday Night Market at Axelrad (5:00 pm) – This weekly market includes local farmers, artists, designers, drink specials and food trucks. Free admission.

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • The Original Monday Night Jazz Jam at Café 4212 (8:00 pm) – A weekly institution since 1953, it’s the longest running jazz music series in Texas. In additional to live jazz performances, the show has been updated to include rare and classic film footage, including jazz films and performance videos dating as far back to the 1920s. $5 Cover.



Sunday, June 3, 2018

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The Ensemble Theatre (3:00 pm) – August Wilson’s play tells the story of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey, as she and her band get together to record an album, against the backdrop of exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. Tickets start at $30.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • Hennything Fest (3:00 pm) – Celebrate one of the most popular cognacs, Hennessy, during this one-day fest that will feature live music, food vendors, and a bar. Tickets start at $15.
  • Annika Chambers in Concert (6:00 pm) – Blues vocalist Annika Chambers performs live at Levy Park’s Direct Energy Concert Series. Free admission.
  • Nkame Opening Reception at Station Museum of Contemporary Art (8:00 pm) – The exhibition presents 47 prints that encompass a wide range of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón’s graphic production from 1984 until her untimely passing in 1999. Ayón mined the founding narrative of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society called Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. Free admission.

Friday, June 1, 2018

  • First Friday Hour at The Gite Gallery (5:00 pm) – Network with Houston’s top professionals while enjoying the collection of original fine art by African and Cuban artists. There will be FREE champagne and light bites. Free admission.
  • Dianne Reeves in Concert (8:00 pm) – Da Camera presents a concert by jazz vocalist, Dianne Reeves at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall. Tickets start at $42.50.