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Pick up your chiflada mug and be sure to use the #chifladasofinstagram.
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Houston's Best Bets This Weekend: Tacos & Champagne

We'll admit the past few weeks have been a bit rocky, and that's putting it gently we know, but Houston isn't going to stop moving and neither should you. When the time comes for that mental break that we'll all need, we've got you covered. Stop by Campesino Coffee House for a Tacos & Champagne Pop-Up that will help collect school supplies, serve up some tacos and host local vendors with your favorite goods. Keep reading to check out this weekend's best bets.

This girl gang is doing their part to help local students get the school supplies they need.
This girl gang is doing their part to help local students get the school supplies they need.
Graphic courtesy of Cochinita Co.

Tacos & Champagne Pop-Up at Campesino Coffee House
Friday, 6 p.m.
2602 Waugh

The rain has come and gone and Houston is moving forward full speed ahead. As the weather the beginning of the new school year collided it left many without school supplies, but local vendors will unite this Friday night to satisfy that need. Join them at Campesino Coffee House for tacos and shopping, all are encouraged to bring school supplies that will be directly donated to locals schools and students affected. For information, visit facebook.com/events/109517186438426/. Free.

He's got the right idea.
He's got the right idea.
Photo by Bryan Williams

Dog Yoga at Under The Radar Brewery with Houston Pets Alive
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
1506 Truxillo

This one's for the dogs. If you're looking to help those animals affected by Hurricane Harvey you're welcomed to to choose from the list of supplies needed and use Under The Radar as a the donation drop-off point. Bring along your own pooch for the yoga class that begins at 6:30 and stick out for the brews after. It's been a long week Houston, so we know yoga, beer and dogs will do just the trick. For information, call 832-512-237 or visit facebook.com/events/106715830000137/?acontext=%7B"action_history"%3A"null"%7D. $10 to $28.

Prince is the legend that will live beyond all realms, but currently in this realm will be on screen at the River Oaks Theatre.
Prince is the legend that will live beyond all realms, but currently in this realm will be on screen at the River Oaks Theatre.

Purple Rain at River Oaks Theatre
Friday, 11:59 p.m.
2009 W Gray

We still can’t get enough of Prince, so River Oaks Theatre is bringing him back for one of its ever-popular midnight showings with Purple Rain. Released in 1984, the semi-autobiographical musical drama follows “The Kid” as he is torn between romance and his love for music and his rocky home life. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score — the last time the award was given — and forever left an imprint on a generation of adoring fans. For information, call 713-524-2175 or visit landmarktheatres.com/houston/river-oaks-theatre. $8 to $11.

Choose between five handcrafted drinks this Saturday at El Big Bad.
Choose between five handcrafted drinks this Saturday at El Big Bad.

Margarita Fest at El Big Bad
Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m.
419 Travis

El Big Bad is known for margaritas, tacos and competitive bartenders. This weekend you get to help settle the debate by voting who has crafted the biggest, baddest margarita. Striking while the iron and demand are hot, El Big Bad will also be working to collect for Houston PetSet with a portion of the events proceeds going directly to PetSet. For information, call 713-229-8181 or visit elbigbad.com. $10 to $15.

Whether it's pro- or anti- the current administration art will always be the way o convey the thoughts for everyone involved, even when cars are the medium of choice.EXPAND
Whether it's pro- or anti- the current administration art will always be the way o convey the thoughts for everyone involved, even when cars are the medium of choice.
Photo by T.Mitchell Jones

12th Annual Open Call Exhibition, "Trump THIS!" at the Art Car Museum
Saturday, 7 p.m.
140 Heights

On the heels of Sean Spicer, Michael Dubke and The Mooch, we’ve got a new candidate just in case Hope Hicks doesn’t work out as President Trump’s latest communications director. It seems that Alicia Duplan, assistant director over at the Art Car Museum, has tact down pat. When we asked her about the 100 works that made it into this year’s unjuried Open Call Exhibition Duplan said organizers were keeping things neutral and simply providing a venue for artists to express their personal opinions. “I have a feeling I’m going to be saying a lot of ‘no comments,’” says Duplan, when asked if she saw a trend either for or against Trump, though she did say it wasn’t a 50-50 split. For information, call 713-861-5526 or visit artcarmuseum.com. Free.

Disgraced will have showtimes every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; now through September 30 at the 4th Wall Theatre Company.EXPAND
Disgraced will have showtimes every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; now through September 30 at the 4th Wall Theatre Company.
Photo by Ashley Garrett

Disgraced at 4th Wall Theatre Company
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Studio 101, 1824 Spring

Winner of the 2013 Pulitizer Prize for Drama, Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, tells the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American corporate lawyer whose world is turned upside down when a dinner party forces him to re-evaluate the Muslim faith that he has so determinedly moved away from. Actor Gopal Divan, who plays the Amir role says, “It’s that conflict between letting go of one identity, one sense of belonging, to belong to something else. He’s definitely veering toward the end of the spectrum for the American Dream, but certainly he’s still connected to his identity of being a Muslim, a devout Muslim at some deep-rooted level. That struggle between belonging and not fully knowing where he belongs made it very exciting.” For information, call 832-786-1849 or visit 4thwalltheatreco.com. $32 to $53.

Doesn't get more Houston than the sounds of beats chopped and screwed.
Doesn't get more Houston than the sounds of beats chopped and screwed.
Houston Press Stock Photo

Screwed Up Sunday at 8th Wonder Brewery
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2202 Dallas
$25 to $30
Remember when chopped and screwed were everywhere? Well Screwed Up Sundays is bringing it back in a way by paying homage with Donkeeboy Art and Screwville to that iconic Screwston sound. Tickets include admission to the brewery, which shares a seamless indoor/outdoor flow, the interactive art show, a limited edition DJ Screw pint glass that you can bring back for refills and three beer tokens. For information, call 713-397-0072 or visit 8thwonderbrew.com/events. $25 to $30.

Insecure season 2 has more than successfully passed the litness test and will be missed post season finale.
Insecure season 2 has more than successfully passed the litness test and will be missed post season finale.
Screenshot/YouTube

The Wine Down Vol. 3 at 14 Pews
Sunday, 8 p.m.
800 Aurora

There's Issa, Molly, Lawrence and now Dro? We don't know if Molly is really done with Dro or what Lawrence plans to tell Issa after their last explosive conversation, but we know we're all waiting to see what more Issa will do about Prinicipal Gaines. There's a lot to talk about at this Wine Down, a concept straight from Insecure itself, so this season finale watch party plans to spill all the spiked tea, while supplies last and is BYOB. For information, call 281-888-9677 or visit facebook.com/events/111003726243069/. $8 to $10.

Sam Byrd, Margaret Downing and Susie Tommaney contributed to this post.

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