Groove to Orchestral Dr. Dre and More Fun Things to Do in Houston This Weekend

Plus, shop at a summertime flea market and toast to National Rosé Day.

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Don’t forget about Dre…in symphony. | Photo courtesy of Alternative Symphony
Don’t forget about Dre…in symphony. | Photo courtesy of Alternative Symphony

We don’t always get behind the foodie holidays, but when it’s National Rosé Day this Saturday, we totally do. Houston’s got multiple ways to celebrate, including a rosé-soaked rooftop brunch, multi-course rosé pairing, and an entire damn wine and food festival. Not a wino? There’s also a birthday bash for the Lone Star’s oldest craft brewery, Asian food and anime festival, and a symphonic riff on one of today’s rap legends. Here’s exactly how to make the most of your weekend in Houston.

June 8–10
The Woodlands
The Woodlands annual Wine & Food Week continues through this weekend, and there’s a lot of wine to sip, a lot of noshes to nosh, and a whole brunch of good times to be had. Start with the Rosé Way Soiree this Thursday, and pick and choose events including Friday’s Ladies Luncheon and Sips, Suds, and Savor event; Saturday’s Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase; and Sunday’s La Dolce Vita Sparkling Brunch.
Cost: Tickets run $45–$200.

Friday, June 9
The Post Oak Hotel is hosting an evening Sonoma Wine Experience, featuring renowned winegrowers like Kosta Browne, Kistler Vineyards, Silver Oak, Jordan, and a whole brunch more, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Your tickets will earn you admission, unlimited wine sippin’, food pairings and complimentary event parking
Cost: Tickets are $195.

Drink pink on National Rosé Day

Saturday, June 10
Uptown (& Heights)
Two Berg Hospitality restaurants are hosting events honoring the very noble National Rosé Day. Over at The Annie Café & Bar, there’s a four-course brunch and rosé pairing going down from 11 am to 3 pm. Don your pink for the photo wall, drink your pink for the fun, and jam to live music by string quartet and DJ combo Flash Drive. Posh steakhouse B&B Butchers will feature a tasting of four Château d'Esclans rosés at its rooftop brunch, alongside tunes by DJ Fanci, a raffle for a three-liter magnum of Whispering Angel, and the regular brunch menu.
Cost: The Annie’s brunch and rosé pairing costs $85 (the regular menu will also be available), reserve via OpenTable; B&B’s rosé tasting is available for $30/person, reserve via OpenTable.

Saturday, June 10
Warehouse District
The Patron Saint of Brews (that’d be Saint Arnold) is celebrating its 29th anniversary with a full day bash in the beer garden. Pop in from 2 pm to 9 pm to sip its signature craft suds, enjoy special variants of Banger IPA on draft, and jam to live music in genres like yacht rock, hip-hop and Latin-inspired pop.
Cost: Free to attend.

Saturday, June 10
Surely you’ve heard Dr. Dre’s hit album 2001, but have you ever heard an orchestra play it? Experience it over at the Houston of Blues as Alternative Symphony takes on some of the rapper’s greatest hits. Doors open at 8 pm and the show goes on at 9 pm.
Cost:Tickets are $25 and up.

June 10 & 11
Arts District Houston
Silver Street Studios is bringing back its Summer Flea this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Shop local from a long lineup of artists, designers, and craftsmen with goods including original art and jewelry, vintage home decor, apparel, and more. Food trucks will be onsite and there will be a full bar as well.
Cost: Tickets are $5.

June 10 & 11
Spring Branch
Head to Karbach Brewery’s shaded (at least partially) beer garden for Otaku's two-day Summer Matsuri Food and Anime Festival, held from noon to 10 pm on Saturday and ‘till 6 pm on Sunday. The free entry event will feature Asian street eats from a variety of food and drink vendors, an anime market, voice actors, photo ops, and entertainment throughout the day.
Cost: Free to attend (but bring cash and card).

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Brooke Viggiano is a Houston-based writer who suddenly has a ton of weekend plans. Follow her journeys on IG @brookiefafa or on Twitter @brookeviggiano.