Plan Your 5-Day Labor Day Weekend: August 29 to September 2, 2019

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

  • Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Labor Day Classic on Galveston’s East BeachGather your teammates for GCVA’s all-day Labor Day tourney, which features mens, womens, junior, and coed doubles divisions. Be sure to arrive early—the first 100 people can snag a free t-shirt. $25 per person; $50 per team. Beachgoers are welcome to watch at no cost. 9am to 9pm.
  • Labor Day Backyard BBQ at George Ranch Roll up your sleeves and dig in to a helping of smoked meat with all the fixings at an old-fashioned, Labor Day barbecue on George Ranch. They’ll play 1930s music on a vintage radio and offer plenty of retro fun and games. Admission is $15; $12 ages 65 and up; $10 ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • Love & Make’s Bath Bomb Making Workshop in Rice Village Create your own luxurious, scented bath bomb at this DIY workshop, hosted by Love & Make in Rice Village. The family-friendly activity allows crafters to incorporate essential oils and experiment with fun colors. $55. 1pm.
  • Gucci Mane Pool Party at Clé Houston Up your pool party expectations with a live performance by the hip hop trap artist, Gucci Mane, at Clé Houston in Midtown. $30. 2pm to 8pm.
  • Sour Bridges in Concert at Cactus Music | FREE – The Austin based rock band, Sour Bridges, performs live for their new album, Neon Headed Fool, at the Cactus Music record store. There will be complimentary beverages from Saint Arnold Brewing Co. 3pm to 4pm.
  • Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival: BrewHaHa Grand Tasting Sample a variety of domestic, international and Texas-based craft beers at BrewMasters’ BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, the main event of their Craft Beer Festival at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. While you sip, check out the onsite beer seminars, industry experts, wine tastings, and entertainment. Tickets are $40 at the door; designated driver tickets are $20 at the door. 3pm to 6:30pm.
  • Tree House Happy Hour at The Grove | No Cover Take in the views of Discovery Green while pairing discounted drinks with tasty apps (think shrimp corn dogs, red pepper hummus, and truffle fries) during The Grove’s Tree House Happy Hour series. 4pm to 7pm.
  • Stranger Things Night at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover Embrace the ‘80s nostalgia of Netflix’s Stranger Things at this themed event presented by Social Beer Garden HTX. They’ll have costumes, retro music, novelties, art and more. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Waugh Bat Colony Boat ToursWatch 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Waugh Bridge at dusk while sitting comfortably on a boat during this tour offered by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. $30. 7pm to 8:30pm
  • TableOne Dinner Series at Royal Sonesta Houston Indulge in an intimate, seven-course meal and wine pairing prepared by Chef Robert Graham as part of the TableOne Dinner Series at Royal Sonesta. This month’s menu features a sequence of dishes fusing Floridian and Caribbean fare. Tickets are $150. For those looking to make a night of it, Royal Sonesta Houston is offering a hotel guest room package starting at $193, which you can book using promo code TABLE 1. 7pm to 10:30pm.
  • Sugar Land Sing-A-Long Karaoke at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Belt out your favorite tunes when Sugar Land Town Square hosts a family-friendly evening of karaoke in the plaza. Liquid courage from Jupiter Pizza will be available on site. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Why? in Concert at White Oak Music Hall Catch a live show by the alternative hip hop and indie group, Why?, performing alongside dream-pop band Barrie at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets are $15 in advance; $17 at the door. 8pm.
  • Backstreet Boys in Concert at Toyota Center Channel your inner ‘90s fangirl and scream “Backstreet’s back!” when the iconic boy band returns to the stage for a world tour that stops in Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $45, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019

  • Labor Day Events Around Houston – Take a load off and honor the U.S. workforce this Labor Day with plenty of parties, parades, and celebrations in and around Houston. Prices, times, and locations vary.
  • Katy Back to School 5K at Villagio Town Center Lace up your running shoes and race a 5K through the tree-lined Villagio Town Center to raise funds for Ainsley’s Angels of America. Stick around for a post-race party in The Villagio courtyard for food, vendors, and an awards presentation. Tickets start at $30 and will increase August 18. 7:30am to 10am.
  • Labor Day at Lone Star Flight Museum Dig into a celebration offering free hot dogs, talks, vintage planes, kids activities, and more. $5; free for museum members.9am to 5pm.
  • Labor Day Party at Lincoln Bar Take advantage of your Monday off during Lincoln Bar’s Labor Day party on Washington Ave. You and your friends can celebrate the holiday with a photo booth, live music, a shot block, barbecue, a dunk tank, body paint, drink specials and more. Tickets for early birds are free; general admission costs $10. 4pm.
  • $1 Oysters at Julep | No Cover Dig into a refreshing plate of $1 Gulf oysters every Monday evening at Julep on Washington Avenue. 4pm.
  • Bingo in the Biergarten at Karbach Brewery | No Cover Try your luck at a round of bingo while sipping craft brews on the patio at the family-friendly Karbach Brewing Co. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Trivia at Little Woodrows in EaDo | No Cover Show off your smarts and discover whether you’re smarter than a fifth grader at Little Woodrows’ trivia night. They’ll offer drink specials and other excitement throughout the night. 7pm.

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