If you think it's odd to try and pick up a hottie amidst T-Rex fossils, dead butterflies and stoic terra cotta warriors, you haven't been to the Houston Museum of Natural Science's ongoing Mixers & Elixirs. Try some old-fashioned face-to-face, no-computers-needed social networking and clink a few cocktail glasses along the way (just don't spill any gin on those warriors). This week, you can groove to the live music of local favorites Walter Suhr and Mango Punch, winners of several Houston Press Music Awards, as they play party favorites and selections from their new CD, Una Casita Blanca. 6 p.m. One Hermann Circle Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $13 to $15.
Fri., July 17, 6 p.m., 2009