We’ve picked out some fun mostly-free, mostly arts-related activities for kids and families, happening in the next week. Click on the events for more information.

July 18th

Summer Kids Fest- Free Movies: Despicable Me 3 | 10AM
Pearland Premiere Cinema 6 | 5050 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77581
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Houston World Series of Dog Shows | 8AM-6PM
NRG Stadium | 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston
$15, 12 and under free
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City Hall Farmers Market | 1:30PM
Hermann Square Park | 900 Smith St., Houston
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Lego Mania | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
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Nature Story Time | 4PM
Nature Discovery Center | 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire
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July 19th

Alvin ISD Book Bus | 9AM
Pearland Town Center 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
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Houston World Series of Dog Shows | 8AM-6PM
NRG Stadium | 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston
$15, 12 and under free
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Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference | 3:30-6PM
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | 105 Sabine, Houston
Free admission on Thursdays however, reservations are still required. Children under 9 not permitted in Cistern.
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Minecraft! | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
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Blanket Bingo | 6-9PM
Market Square Park | 301 Milam, Houston
$10 admission
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July 20th

Friday Night Fun | 6-10PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Drive, Suite 137, Pearland
$35/child, 10% discount on multiple enrollments
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Parachute Play Time | 10AM-12PM
City Centre Houston | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
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Friday Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo | 8-10PM
The Square at Memorial City

Live from the Lawn at The Lawn: Darian Hernandez | 6-9PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
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Houston World Series of Dog Shows | 8AM-6PM
NRG Stadium | 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston
$15, 12 and under free
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Latin Beats | 7:00PM
Downtown Aquarium | 410 Bagby, Houston
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July 21st

Family Day
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006
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Live from the Lawn at The Lawn: Lauren Avery | 12-4PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
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Houston World Series of Dog Shows | 8AM-6PM
NRG Stadium | 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston
$15, 12 and under free
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Young Writers Workshop | 10:30-11:30AM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
Kids learn to express their thoughts and develop language skills, thanks to Writers in the Schools (WITS), HPL Express and Discovery Green in Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve.
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Julydoscope | 7-10PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 8th annual Julydoscope is a free evening of music, dance, and film.
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July 22nd

Houston World Series of Dog Shows | 8AM-6PM
NRG Stadium | 8400 Kirby Dr., Houston
$15, 12 and under free
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July 23rd

Baby Storytime | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 6-18 Months
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Toddler Storytime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
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Preschool Storytime | 1:00PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 3-5
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Latin Beats | 7:00PM
Downtown Aquarium | 410 Bagby, Houston
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July 24th

Summer Kids Fest- Free Movies: The Lego Movie | 10AM
Pearland Premiere Cinema 6 | 5050 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77581
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Toddler Playtime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
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Tabletop Games | 2PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Teens will engage in long and short form RPG games, building character, cooperation and leadership skills in the process.
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Ongoing Events:

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Through July 31st | 10AM-8PM
Tickets from $15
The Corinthian 202 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77002
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Saturdays in the Park
Smither Park 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023
See artists in action, as they cover more of the park’s surfaces in beautiful mosaics.
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The Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
Rice University
Every Wednesday-Monday (Closed Tuesdays) 6AM-10PM
Check schedule for sunset time on the day you plan to visit
Reservations Recommended
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Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | 105 Sabine, Houston
Wednesday-Friday | 3:30-6PM, Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-6PM
Tickets $8-10. Free admission on Thursdays however, reservations are still required. Children under 9 not permitted in Cistern.
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Dumped and Forgotten Below the Milam Street Bridge | 10AM-4PM
Heritage Society |1100 Bagby Street, Houston
Tuesdays-Saturdays Ongoing through August 4th
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Kayak Rides on Kinder Lake | 11AM-7PM
Discovery Green | 1500 McKinney, Houston
Daily – Ongoing through August 5th
$5 per person
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Minute Maid Park Tours | 10AM and Noon
Minute Maid Park Tour | 501 Crawford, Houston
Tuesday-Saturday – Ongoing through August 11th
Tickets $5-9
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Open House | Daily from dawn until dusk through February 2019
Sam Houston Park| 1000 Bagby Street, Houston
Open House is an interactive temporary public sculpture created by local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era house has circular holes into the walls creating a “Swiss cheese” appearance, and collaged interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends and local resale shops that represent the city’s people, places and past. Visitors can walk through Open House, soaking in some of Houston’s history while viewing both the modern skyscrapers of Downtown Houston and the landscape of Sam Houston Park through the holes that have been carved out of the house.
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Heritage Society Historic Homes Tour
Heritage Society | 1100 Bagby Street
Houston 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM & 2:30PM | Thurs.-Sat. through Aug. 30th
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children. Kids under 5 are free.
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