Trae Day Family Funday, Anime Matsuri top family fun picks

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth continues to give back to the city with the annual Trae Day family event.

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“Far Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy”

Launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Final Fantasy video game, this concert tour features music by Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu. The multimedia experience combines immersive on-screen images to reflect the soaring emotions of a symphony orchestra playing music from Square Enix’s world-renowned Final Fantasy video game series.

When: 7:30 p.m. 22-23 July

Where: Sarofim Hall in Hobby Center, 800 Bagby

Details: $29-$99;

“A Broadway Revue Remastered”

The Ensemble Theater presents its Young Performers Program Session III students in their graduation performance, A Broadway Revue Revisited. The story of a struggling Broadway theater company who has just witnessed the death of their beloved owner. With uncertainty in the air as new leadership threatens the theatre’s future, the company’s performers process their thoughts, feelings and opinions through their art.

When: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 23

Where: Sarofim Hall in Hobby Center, 800 Bagby

Details: $10-$20;

Trae Day Family Funday

The annual event caters to Trae enthusiasts of all ages, with performances by some of his musical friends, a procession of records, rides, games, animals, school supplies and backpack giveaways.

When: 3-8pm July 23rd

Where: Aveva Stadium, 12131 Kirby

Details: Free;

Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Talented dogs will compete in a series of events from 150 different breeds and compete for the coveted title of Best in Show. Competitive events include flyball, a frisbee exhibition, creative grooming and canine musical freestyle.

When: Until July 24th

Where: NRG Center, 1 NRG Ave

Details: $15, free for children under 12;

Anime Matsuri 2022

Immerse yourself in a weekend of anime and Japanese pop culture with the return of this 16th annual convention, featuring art and cosplay, a fashion show, live concerts, special guests, celebrities, industry experts, games and over 1000 hours of programming including a Japanese car Show.

When: 28-31 July

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 5500 Main

Details: $45-$350;


The Great Texas Mosquito Festival

The festival features live entertainment, concerts, food, tournaments, a cook-off and barbecue competition, carnival, petting zoo and much more.

When: 28-29 July 17:00-24:00 and 30 July 9:00-24:00

Clute City Park, 100 Parkview



Houston Cricket Festival

Minor League Cricket presents the first-ever Houston Cricket Festival at the new Moosa Stadium. The event includes a doubleheader of minor league cricket matches, Lone Star Athletics vs. Houston Hurricanes and Dallas Mustangs vs. Saint Louis Americans. The matches will feature top-flight squads of national and international cricketers including Corey Anderson of New Zealand, Nitish Kumar of Canada, Jannisar Khan of Pakistan, Justin Dill of South Africa, Ashley Nurse of the West Indies and Ali Khan of USA Cricket. There will be meet and greets, local food trucks, music, giveaways and a free half-hour cricket clinic for young fans.

When: 24 July 10am-7pm

Moosa Stadium, 5515 McKeever Rd #100



‘Encanto’: The sing-along film concert

The concert features the entire Encanto animated film along with a stage band who will perform all the record-breaking hits like We Don’t Talk About Bruno, The Family Madrigal and more.

When: July 28, 7:30 p.m

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins

$29.50 to $99;

  • Ana Khan

    Ana Khan is the calendar coordinator for the Houston Chronicle’s features section.

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