Houston Happenings: July 31 – Aug. 2

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Astros host Diamondbacks
Fresh off their sweep of the Angels and securing their spot on top of the AL West, the Astros host the Arizona Diamondbacks for a weekend series. First pitch on Friday is at 7:10 p.m.
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Hit-a-Thon for Lymphatic Education & Research Network
Come out to this family friendly event to raise money for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), an internationally recognized 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. Organizer Marc Berger is the father of 11-year-old Zachary, who was born with lymphatic malformation.
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Spider-Man Showdown
Your kids can take part in a Spider-Man Showdown at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Eighty kids will get the chance to go head to head with the webbed superhero in a silly string fight. To participate, you have to sign up on site between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday. It’s first-come, first-serve for kids between 6 and 12.
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Hot Undies Run
It’s going to be a hot one this weekend, so how about stripping down to your skivvies and running through Rice Village? That’s the plan for the Hot Undies Run on Saturday. The 21-and-older run starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for Undies for Everyone and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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White Linen Night
Bust out your best white for a stroll through the Houston Heights on Saturday. It’s White Linen Night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. You’ll be able to check out restaurants, bars, shops, markets and special pop-up parties. Most activities will be centered around 11th, West 19th, White Oak, Yale and Heights Boulevard.
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Houston Shakespeare Festival
Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed Friday Houston Shakespeare Festival Day and starting tonight, you can watch free performances of “MacBeth” and “The Merchant of Venice” at Miller Outdoor Theater. The performances are free, but tickets are required to make sure everyone has a seat. You can pick yours up between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. or an hour before showtime.
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Have a great weekend!

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