Weekend events celebrate AC/DC, Pokemon
While unlikely, let’s wish for no rain this weekend because there are Pokemon to catch, AC/DC gets a proper homage and there’s a chance to see Bruce Lee.
Show some love for the wildly popular mobile game from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Meet other players, show your collection, go hunting, visit a Pokestop or do battle at two nearby gyms. Take a photo and share it with #HoustonArboretum to get a chance at winning a Family Tree Membership. Don’t forget to bring drinks, snacks, hats and sunscreens.
The most prominent publication of car culture is gracing Houston with rides modified to the nines and artists that will certainly rock the venue like Desiigner plus 50 Cent. Pre-sale tickets end Saturday. On the day of event — Sunday — tickets start at $30. Get down to NRG Center and hang around from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are tribute bands that look the part and tribute bands that channel the part. For the guys of Back in Black, they do both. Electrify yourself with tunes from the iconic name of rock — and music, even — from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the House of Blues. Tickets are here and all ages are welcome. Special guests include the Van Halen tribute band, VHT, and Think Lizzy who will be all things Thin Lizzy.
Take on the summer heat with Bruce Lee’s smash hit that sees him going to Rome to protect his cousins’ restaurant business from gangsters. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to the Asia Society Texas Center on Friday because this is an outdoor screening. Enjoy offerings from an on-site food truck at 7 p.m. and see the kicks flying at 8 p.m.
Anya Tish Gallery on Montrose presents an exhibition where the three titular properties represent the styles of three U.S.-based, international-born artists. See Claire Ashley’s sewn sculptures, Dan Lam’s surreal blobs and Xuan Chen’s works that transform the painting process. Exhibition is on view Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. all the way to Aug. 13.