Top 14 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: September 9 to 15, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 14 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 15, 2019. 

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Top 14 Things to Do with Kids This Week in Houston

  • Mondays with Mommy at LaCenterra Cinco Ranch | Monday, September 9 | FREE – Bring your little one out for some Monday morning fun. You’ll dance, play, and have fun under the direction of Gymboree Play & Music. This is an ideal event for children 5 and under. All mom’s that sign in at the check-in table will receive a free pancake card for Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. 10am to 11am.
  • Curious Kids StoryTime at Chinese Community Center of Houston | Wednesday, September 11 | FREE – Indulge in a technology-free afternoon during Curious Kids. 2nd and 3rd graders can take part in hands-on art, science, and games, as well as have some free reading time and make new friends. Children in grades 2 and 3 will dive into hands-on experiences in art, science, and games. 4pm to 5pm.
  • Death By Natural Causes at Houston Museum of Natural Science | Friday, September 13 – Fear not, Houston Museum of Natural Science has an exhibit sure to intrigue the family. The things you fear are the least of your worries, as the Death by Natural Causes exhibit demonstrates. It showcases the range of “animal, vegetable, and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas filled with rich graphics, compelling visuals, and surprising specimens. This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Full price tickets are $30 for ages 12 and up; $20 for ages 3 to 11; $20 for ages 62 and up; discounted $19 tickets are available for most dates. 9am to 5pm.
  • Friday Fun Dance Day at Evelyn’s Park | Friday, September 13 | FREE – Slip on your dancing shoes and head to Evelyn’s Park to learn a selection of modern line dances set to a variety of musical genres. 10:30am to 11:30pm.
  • México en el Corazón at Discovery Green | Friday, September 13 | FREE – Immerse yourself into the artistic world of Mariachi music, folkloric ballet, and other representations of Mexican heritage. The México en el Corazón showcase of traditional Mexican culture features more than 50 performers at Discovery Green. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land | Friday, September 13 – Dream big with Nickelodeon and YouTube star JoJo Siwa when she brings her show to Sugar Land. She brings her colorful music, dance, and kid-oriented brand of celebration to town for one night. Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Sugar Land Tribute: Michael Jackson Cover at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday, September 13 | FREE – Moonwalk along at Sugar Land Town Square’s tribute series presents Michael Jackson impersonator, Danny Dash Andrews. Bring your chairs and get ready to rock the night away. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium | Friday, September 13 – Score big as you watch the University of Houston Cougars take on the Washington State Cougars live at NRG Stadium. Catch all the excitement of college football in action with touchdowns, cheering, scoring and more. It will be a catfight to remember. Tickets start at $19. 8:15pm.
  • The Republic of Porkdom at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, September 14 – Learn about the early processes used for these dishes and why these two dishes were so important to the early Texians. George Ranch Historical Park hosts a celebration highlighting pork and cornbread, two main staples of early Texans’ diets. Admission is $15; $12 ages 65 and up; $10 ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • 7th Annual Houston AfriFest at Houston Baptist University | Saturday, September 14 – Join thousands of people from across greater Houston area as they come together to enjoy the sights, sounds, taste, and culture of countries from across Africa. There will be performances from international and local music acts, an Africa arena, a wide variety of ethnic cuisine from all corners of the continent, merchant craft, made-in-Africa accessories and fashion, and plenty of games, raffles, and fun for all ages. 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.
  • Houston Jerk Fest 2019 at Midtown Park | Saturday, September 14 – Keep September sizzlin’ at this fiery festival. It all goes down at Midtown Park, with the main event being a jerk seasoning cookout and competition, plus fun stuff like food trucks, live music, a kids zone, vendors and more. Tickets are $20 for general admission, with VIP tickets available. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Movie Under the Moon: Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, September 14 | FREE – Sugar Land Town Square hosts a free screening of Disney’s live-action 2019 film Mary Poppins Returns, in which the practically perfect nanny returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help a now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks. The movie is rated PG. 7:30pm.
  • The Incredibles 2 Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, September 14 | FREE – Bring the kids to a free screening of The Incredibles 2 this Saturday night at Discovery Green. In this action-packed sequel, Helen leaves Bob at home to navigate “normal” life with Violet and Dash. 8pm to 9:30pm.
  • International Cup at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, September 14 – 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. May the best ponies and players win as the Houston Polo Club hosts their International Cup match. 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.

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Shea Kummer
Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.