Top 20 things to do this week in Houston: September 12 to 18, 2016

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There’s plenty of events going on in Houston this week. Get out of the house and enjoy an Astros or Texans game, whiskey tasting, concerts, plays, new art exhibitions, an Oktoberfest celebration, scrabble tournament for charity and more happening this week in Houston.

Top 20 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | Monday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 14 Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Rangers in this three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
  • Death Cab for Cutie in Concert at Revention Music Center | Tuesday, September 13 Hear music from Death Cab for Cutie’s latest album Kintsugi during this concert at Revention Music Center. $35. 8pm.
  • A&M Yell Practice at CityCentre | Wednesday, September 14 | FREE Gear up for the Texas A&M vs. Auburn game during this evening Yell Practice at CityCentre. 8pm.
  • Scrabble in the City at Saint Arnold Brewery | Wednesday, September 14 Join a team and head to Saint Arnold for a night of strategy, scheming, and partying during this annual scrabble tournament that raises funds for Literacy Advance of Houston. Tickets start at $75, not including ticket fees. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • The Great Banh Mi Cook-Off at Anheuser Busch | Wednesday, September 14 – Gather at Anheuser Busch for a battle to see which Houston chef can make the best banh mi. Guests will enjoy samples, entertainment from dance groups and musicians, and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite banh mi. $30. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Right Here, Right Now Concert at CAMH | Thursday, September 15 | FREE Enjoy a concert from Musiqa to accompany the Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2 exhibit on view at CAMH. Seating is limited. 6:30pm.
  • Picasso: The Line Opening Reception at the Menil Collection | Thursday, September 15 | FREE – Mark your calendars for this exhibition opening which features nearly 100 works from Pablo Picasso – all drawings created with mediums that range from pen to charcoal to collage – at the Menil. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Dinosaur Jr. in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday, September 15 – Dinosaur Jr. is on tour and they’ll be rolling through Houston to play songs from their latest album What Yer Not during this show at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets start at $22, not including ticket fees. 8pm.
  • True West at Studio 101 | Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18 Get tickets to see this play about two siblings reconnecting – performed by 4th Wall Theatre Company. Tickets start at $29; limited discounted $14.50 tickets available. Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • Rice Owls vs. Baylor Bears at Rice Stadium | Friday, September 16 – Rice University will take the turf to play Baylor during their first home game of the season. Tickets start at $45, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
  • Tegan & Sara in Concert at Warehouse Live | Friday, September 16 See Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara – made up of identical twins Sara and Tegan Quin – perform live at Warehouse Live. Tickets start at $36, not including ticket fees. 7pm.
  • Pearland International Festival | Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 – Head to Pearland for two days of music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, food vendors, cultural performances and more. Tickets start at $15, not including ticket fees. Friday 5pm to 10pm; Saturday 11am to 10pm.
  • The Burnin’ at The MATCH | Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 Enjoy a showing of this musical about race in America playing at The MATCH. Tickets start at $15, not including ticket fees. 7pm.
  • Arts & Drafts at the Silo | Saturday, September 17 – Come see art in all forms – music, paintings, sculptures, blown glass, live art and more – while enjoying craft beer during this event at the Silo. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 1pm.
  • Amy Blakemore and Dean Daderko in Conversation at CAMH | Saturday, September 17 | FREE Join curator Dean Daderko and artist Amy Blakemore for a discussion on her exhibition People, Cars and Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk during this special event at CAMH. Seating is limited. 2pm.
  • Oktoberfest at Southern Star Brewing Co. | Saturday, September 17 – Put on your lederhosen and head to Southern Star Brewery for an afternoon of beer, live music, food, games and more. $15. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Tremont Whiskey Punch Tasting at Michel B. Menard House | Saturday, September 17 Take a step back in time at the Menard House where you’ll enjoy samplings of Tremont Whiskey Punch and live music. $30. 4pm to 6pm.
  • Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival | Saturday, September 17 – Grammy award-winning singer Monica will lead this celebration full of art and music honoring Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 4pm to 10pm.
  • Eat. Drink. Experience! Underground Dinners | Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 – Join an intimate group of diners at a secret location for an unforgettable multi-course dinner. The menu, time and location? All a mystery until you reserve your seat. $125. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Times and location TBD.
  • Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium | Sunday, September 18 Watch the Houston Texans play Kansas City on their home turf at NRG. Tickets start at $100, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Noon.

Find more great stuff to do this week with our top things to do with kids this week, Weekend Guide for September 15 to 18, 2016 and top things to do in Houston in September 2016.

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