Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15, 2019.
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Also in September 2019
The only thing we have to fear is the fear of missing out itself.
Fear no more, we’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening around Houston, from Wednesday through Sunday.
Day + Nightlife Guide
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- The National in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The indie-rock band originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, The National, perform live at White Oak Music Hall in support of their latest album, I Am Easy to Find. The indie-pop band, Alvvays, opens the show. Tickets are $52.50. 5:30pm.
- Singo Bingo at Cottonwood | No Cover – Play along during a game that is a little ‘name that song’ mixed with bingo for prizes at Cottonwood. 6:30pm.
- Irish Session & Game Night at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck hosts a weekly Wednesday evening celebration of traditional Irish and Celtic music. Patrons are invited to duke it out all evening, choosing from the Irish pub’s healthy selection of board games. 7:30pm.
- Comedian Nicole Byer at Houston Improv – Host of Netflix’s baking show Nailed It!, Nicole Byer has also been featured on Late Nite with Seth Myers, Adult Swim, and the new Netflix animated series, Tuca & Bertie. Well known for her bold and refreshing work, she continues to rise as a powerful voice in the comedy scene. Tickets are $20. 8pm.
- $2 Bill Two Dollar Comedy Show at the Secret Group – The Secret Group hosts the weekly $2 Bill Two Dollar Comedy Show every Wednesday in EaDo. There will be happy hour throughout the comedy show, and the karaoke afterwards, with $2 cans of Tecate beer and $5 shots of Espolòn Tequila. 8pm.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Wine, Women & Shoes at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – Network with philanthropic women as you enjoy wine and culinary tastings, shop designer pop-ups, partake in a live auction, watch a fashion show, and support a worthy cause at the annual Woodlands event, Wine, Women & Shoes. Tickets start at $100. 5:30pm to 9pm.
- In This Moment in Concert at House of Blues – The LA-based alternative metal band, In This Moment, performs live at House of Blues in Downtown. New Years Day, Hellsapoppin, and DED open the show. Tickets start at $35. 5:30pm.
- Bingo Night at Under the Radar Brewery | No Cover – Try your luck for a chance to win prizes in the beer garden at Under the Radar Brewery’s Bingo Night. 7pm.
- Webb Wilder in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – The rock and roll singer and guitarist, Webb Wilder, performs live at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. Tickets are $25 in advance; $28 at the door. 7pm.
- Phantogram in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The electronic pop duo, Phantogram headline at White Oak Music Hall with opener Bob Moses. Tickets start at $35, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- CSz presents The EaDo Comedy Show at CSz Arena – Catch plenty of high-energy characters, fast-paced scenes and personal absurdities in The Eado Comedy Show, CSz Houston’s long-form improv show that draws from the fun East Downtown neighborhood vibe. Full price tickets are $10, but limited, discounted $5 tickets available. 8pm.
- Comedian Kevin Farley at The Secret Group – Currently starring in the hit Netflix series, F is for Family, Kevin Farley takes his comedic presence to The Secret Group stage. The brother of the late, great Chris Farley, Kevin has landed guest roles from the small screen to the silver screen, and is a frequent guests on radio programs and podcasts. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 day of the show. 8pm.
- What Made Milwaukee Famous in Concert at The Continental Club – The indie-rock band originally from Austin, Texas, What Made Milwaukee Famous, performs live at The Continental Club on Mid Main. Tickets start at $18. 8pm.
- Sixties Dance Party with Motion Potion at Big Top Lounge | No Cover – Get groovy when the local ’60s-inspired band, Motion Potion performs live for the Sixties Dance Party at Big Top Lounge. 9:30pm.
Friday, September 13, 2019
- Opening Celebration: Mapa Wiya at The Menil Collection | FREE – Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale, in the Menil Collection main building. The evening will feature music and dance performances by David Williams, Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu, and Amrita Hepi. 6pm to 9pm.
- Fall Concert at Market Square Park | No Cover – Bring your blanket, lawn chair, and friends for a night of live music at Historic Market Square Park in Downtown. The evening opens with The Watters, an “Americana Soul” husband and wife duo and ends with the fan-favorite on NBC’s The Voice headliner, Nakia. 7pm to 10pm.
- Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in Concert at House of Blues – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, a rock band who plays mostly the music of the Grateful Dead, perform lives at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets are $39.50. 7pm.
- Sugar Land Tribute: Michael Jackson Cover at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Sugar Land Town Square’s tribute series presents Michael Jackson impersonator, Danny Dash Andrews. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Bounce and Turn at Axelrad | No Cover – Bounce and Turn, Houston’s own monthly rap party, hosts a dance night featuring tunes by DJ Kay Illah, MexStep and more at Axelrad. 8pm.
- Kiki Maroon’s BurlyQ Lounge at House of Blues – Watch a performance of Kiki Maroon’s BurlyQ Lounge show, Houston’s burlesque “varie-tease” that includes standup comedy, live music, and showgirls at House of Blues in Downtown. Tickets range from $15 to $35. 8pm.
- Flying Lotus in Concert at Warehouse Live – The experimental hip-hop artist, Flying Lotus, tours through Houston in support of his genre-bending sixth studio album, Flamagra, which features Solange, David Lynch, George Clinton and more. Tickets are $27.50 in advance; $30 day of the show, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
- Jerry Paper in Concert at Satellite Bar – The LA-based electronic producer and musician, Jerry Paper, performs live at Satellite Bar in the East End. Tickets are $12. 9pm.
- Keys N Krates DJ Set at Clé Houston Lounge – The Toronto-based electronic trio Keys N Krates, perform a DJ set at Clé Houston Lounge in Midtown. Tickets are $15. 10pm.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
- Drag Diva Brunch: Beyonce at House of Blues – Houston’s fiercest drag queens pay homage to Queen Bey by performing her biggest hits from “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love” at the Drag Diva Brunch at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar. Tickets are $40 and include seating, a meal, and a choice of mimosa or a bloody mary for ages 21 and up. 11am.
- 7th Annual Houston AfriFest – Houston AfriFest, a celebration of African arts, culture, and entertainment, returns to the Houston Baptist University campus for its seventh year. Thousands of people from across greater Houston area will come together to enjoy the sights, sounds, taste, and culture of countries from across Africa. Tickets are $5 in advance for general admission; $10 on the day of the event; free for ages 12 and under, students with valid IDs, and ages 60 and up. Noon to 8pm.
- FestEve! A Night for the Arts at Rice University – Celebrate local artists at FestEve A Night for the Arts at Rice University. Benefiting The Community Artists’ Collective, the annual event will feature local artwork, performing artists, silent auction, light bites, and refreshments. Tickets are $150. 6:30pm.
- The Roula and Ryan Road Show at Revention Music Center – Put a face to the voices of 104.1 KRBE’s morning radio show, Roula & Ryan, as they take the stage of Smart Financial Centre. Expect to see the show’s signature bits, including Roula & Ryan’s Roses, Special K’s Prank Calls, and The Mystery Box, throughout the adults-only evening. Tickets start at $25, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 6:30pm.
- Flor in Concert at House of Blues – The 4-piece indie rock band from Oregon, Flor, performs live at House of Blues with support from Joan and Lostboycrow. Tickets are $18. 7pm.
- The Rocket Summer in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Feel the love at a pop rock concert by The Rocket Summer, the solo-project of Bryce Avary who hails from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer has released six studio albums and is now touring in support of his latest, Sweet Shivers. Tickets start at $16, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Comedians Michael Blackson and Tony Roberts at Arena Theatre – The Ghanaian comedian and actor, Michael Blackson, has graced the stage of stand-up specials by Martin Lawrence to Shaquille O’Neal. Now, he embarks on a nationwide tour with former Def Jam comic, Tony Roberts. Tickets range from $39 to over $100. 8:30pm.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
- Super Villains & Brews at Karbach Brewing Co. | No Cover – Dress up as your favorite villainous character for this afternoon event in the Karbach biergarten. They’ll have themed art on display, as well as games, toys, a DJ, cosplay and more. Noon to 8pm.
- Unplugged: Heights Funk Collective in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Get down to an unplugged show by the Heights Funk Collective, a nine-piece fusion group that blends funk with R&B, Latin, and jam improvisations. 5pm to 9pm.
- International Cup at Houston Polo Club – May the best ponies and players win as the Houston Polo Club hosts their International Cup match. Enjoy live flamenco guitar music, a player parade, a champagne divot stomp at halftime and take a ride on a pony hop. You can also enter the drawing for a complimentary polo lesson. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for children on the Red Oak Lawn; Grandstand seats for 2 to 20 people range from $79 to $695. 5pm.
- Whitney in Concert at Satellite Bar – The indie-rock duo, Whitney, performs live at Satellite Bar in the East End. Hand Habits open the show. Tickets start at $25. 7pm.
- Lenny Kravitz: Raise Vibration Tour at Smart Financial Centre – Grammy award-winning performer and producer known for songs like “Are You Gonna Go My Way” and “Fly Away,” Lenny Kravitz brings his “Raise Vibration Tour” to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Tickets range from $45 to $125, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
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