Make the most of your week with our top 17 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Happening This Week
Also in September 2018
Take advantage of bottomless brunch bites, enjoy a selection of dance performances led by all-female choreographers, pose on the home plate at Minute Maid Park after racing through Downtown, celebrate Houston’s diversity at a Sunday party at 8th Wonder, shake it off at the Taylor Swift concert, paddle through Lake Woodlands on a dragon-headed canoe and more.
Top 17 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Comedian Russell Peters’ Deported World Tour at Revention Music Center | Tuesday, September 25 – After traveling the globe, bringing his distinctive and irreverent brand of humor to more than 100,000 fans worldwide, the Emmy-, Gemini-, and Peabody award-winning comic lands in Houston for one of his final shows before taking an extended break in 2019. Tickets start at $54. 8pm.
- Les Misérables at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, September 25 to Sunday, September 30 – See the timeless, Tony-Award-winning musical, Les Misérables, when British theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh brings his newly revamped production to Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website. Showtimes vary.
- 2018 US Open Cup Final: Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union at BBVA Compass Stadium | Wednesday, September 26 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Philadelphia Union in the 2018 US Open Cup Final at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $29, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration at George R. Brown Convention Center | Wednesday, September 26 to Friday, September 28 – Join fellow women technologists at the largest convention of its kind, the Grace Hopper Celebration, at George R. Brown Convention Center. You’ll hear from keynote speakers and other industry experts speak on topics such as leadership skills, advancements in technology, gaining visibility in the workplace, and gender gaps. $1150. 7:45am all days.
- YUM DMC’s French Spirits Discovery Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Boheme | Thursday, September 27 – Guest Chef David Cordúa prepares a delicious pop-up French Discovery dinner featuring Grey Goose Vodka at Boheme. Tickets are $78 per person and seating is limited. The cocktail reception is at 6:30pm and the coursed meal begins at 7pm.
- YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge 2018 at North Shore Park | Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30 – Team up with a group of paddlers and race through Lake Woodlands in a colorful, dragon-headed canoe that spans 40 feet and weighs more than 1800 pounds. The YMCA’s annual challenge, which includes several team-oriented activities, aims to promote camaraderie, teamwork, and community spirit among its participants. $1000 per team. Times vary.
- Friday Market at FM Kitchen and Bar | Friday, September 28 | No Cover – Discover your new favorite source of local art, jewelry, beauty products, and produce in this daytime market at FM Kitchen and Bar. 11am to 2pm.
- Uptown Dance Company presents Female Voices in Motion at MATCH | Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 – Head to Midtown’s MATCH for an evening of contemporary ballet, jazz, and modern dance performances produced by a trio of Houston-based, female choreographers. Each piece takes a different approach to represent the female voice in dance, paying tribute to names like Jack Cole, Luigi, and Bob Fosse along the way. $30. 7:30pm both nights.
- 2018 Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down at Minute Maid Park | Saturday, September 29 – Race through Downtown in support of The Astros Foundation and Houston Police Foundation at the annual Badge & Bases H-Town Run Down. After the race, runners can head to the home plate in Minute Maid Park for a home-run photo opp. Tickets start at $25. 7:15am.
- Oktoberfest Houston 2018 at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, September 29 – Shout “Prost!” at this annual craft beer festival that brings the world-famous German celebration to Houston’s The Water Works. Along with plenty of beer and brats, you can partake in the annual Oktoberfest Olympiad, featuring games like stein-hoisting, brat-tossing, and barrel-rolling. Tickets start at $25, but you can score a 20% discount with promo code HTOWN365 through Wednesday, September 29. 11am to 6pm.
- The Morning After, a Houston Press Brunch Event at Bayou City Event Center Pavilion | Saturday, September 29 – Eat your way through bottomless brunch samples from top eateries like Alice Blue, Max’s Wine Dive, and Blonde Biscotti, throughout the Houston Press’ third annual brunch event, The Morning After, at Bayou City Event Center Pavilion. Tickets start at $40, but limited discounted $25 tickets are available. 11:30am to 2:30pm.
- Ms. Lauryn Hill in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, September 29 – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the award-winning and record-breaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, with a concert by Ms. Lauryn Hill herself at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets start at $31, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on the TicketNetwork resale market. 6:30pm.
- Taylor Swift in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, September 29 – Gather your fellow Swifties and flock to NRG Stadium as Taylor Swift returns to Houston on her Reputation tour at NRG Stadium. You’ll hear old favorites, as well as new hits like “Delicate,” “End Game” and “…Ready For It?” Tickets start at $162, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats on the TicketNetwork resale market. 7pm.
- Drake in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 – Take a crack at the KiKi Challenge during a live show by the famed actor-turned-rapper and Houston-aficionado, Drake, when he performs at Toyota Center alongside “Walk It Talk It” collaborators Migos. Tickets start at $59.50, but you may find cheaper of better seats on the TicketNetwork resale marketplace. 6pm.
- Culture & Cuisine HTX’s 2nd Annual Cultural Thanksgiving at 8th Wonder Brewery | Sunday, September 30 – Head to WonderWorld to feast your senses at a party and showcase of Houston’s diverse and varied cultures and influences. In addition to tasty 8th Wonder brews, you’ll find a fleet of international food trucks, international and cultural performances, a marketplace featuring vendors and goods from all over, networking opportunities, and more. $5 tickets include a beer token. 2pm to 6pm.
- Southern Smoke at The Hay Merchant | Sunday, September 30 – Dive into a plate of smoked meat cooked by a dream team of local and regional pitmasters, including Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin of Franklin’s Barbecue, and Justin Yu, at the fourth annual Southern Smoke barbecue festival. Held outside of Hay Merchant, the event benefits the food and beverage community, their suppliers, and the MS Society. Tickets start at $200. 4pm.
- Florence + The Machine in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, September 30 – Catch a spellbinding performance by Florence + The Machine, the English indie rock group known for its contagious stage presence and powerful vocals, when they take over Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a Sunday night show. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
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