Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 22, 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
- Karbachtoberfest 2019 at Karbach Brewery | Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, October 22 | No Cover – Karbach Brewing Co. hosts their 3-weekend Karbachtoberfest filled with stein-hoisting competitions, oompah bands, wiener dog races, live music, German-inspired food, and of course, beer. Times vary.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
- 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.
- Pupusa Lab Cooking Class at Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory – Learn the process of making Chef Evelyn Garcia’s famous pupusas at Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory. This month’s cooking class will be focused on the delicious Salvadorian dish filled with both traditional and South East Asian ingredients. Tickets are $50 per person. 7pm to 9pm.
- Bourbon Women Texas Night at The Cottonmouth Club – Enjoy tastings from distilleries including Garrison Brothers Distillers, Gulf Coast Distillers, Nine Banded Distillery, and Yellow Rose Distillery for the Bourbon Women Texas Night event. Light bites will be included. Tickets are $30 per person. 7pm to 9pm.
- Half Alive in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The alternative rock band from Long Beach, California, Half Alive, performs live at White Oak Music Hall. Sure Sure opens the show. Tickets start at $22. 7pm.
- Squeeze in Concert at Warehouse Live – Hear songs like “Tempted” and “Up in the Junction” when the British rock band, Squeeze performs live at Warehouse Live. Punk band X opens the show. Tickets start at $49.50. 7pm.
- Secret Silent Disco at Henke & Pillot – Grab your headphones and get on the dancefloor as BASE Houston hosts their underground silent disco at Henke & Pillot in Downtown. Free with RSVP. 10pm.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
- 19th Street Wine Walk in the Heights | No Cover – Stroll down the Heights’ historic 19th Street while stepping into its notable shops and sipping select wines from a signature glass during this annual event. Participating shops include Decant Urban Winery, Emerson Rose, Jubilee, Vinal Edge Records, AG Antiques and more. 5pm to 9pm.
- Whiskies of the World Houston 2019 at Houston Chronicle Building – Take part in one of the largest whiskey tastings in the nation as enthusiasts flock to the Houston Chronicle building for the Whiskies of the World Expo. At the event, you can taste a curated collection of scotch, bourbon, Irish, Japanese, and other international whiskeys; attend seminars; hear from whiskey makers and ambassadors; and indulge in both food and cigar pairings. Tickets start at $100. 6pm to 9pm.
- Tequila Tasting featuring Tequila Ocho at Goode Company Armadillo Palace – Goode Company Armadillo Palace hosts a sip and stroll event featuring live music by Nick Gaitan, food, and 6 tequila tastings. Food stations will be serving Goode Company favorites such as their signature carnitas tacos, mesquite-grilled oysters with chili butter, wood-fired paella and more. Tickets start at $70. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- 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. There will be $4 happy hour pints preceding the event, from 4pm to 7pm. 7pm.
- Ceremony in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The California-based punk rock band, Ceremony, performs live at White Oak Music Hall. Glitterer and Narrow Head open the show. Tickets start at $14. 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.
Friday, September 20, 2019
- Opening Reception: Moon Shot at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University – Join the Moody Center for the Arts for the opening of Moon Shot, featuring works by artists Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armajani, Nancy Graves, Rachel Rose, Katy Schimert, and Michelle Stuart. 6pm to 8pm.
- Barns Courtney in Concert at House of Blues – The pop-folk singer-songwriter, Barns Courtney, performs live at House of Blues for his “404 Tour.” Tickets start $20. Doors at 7pm.
- Gospel Comedy Show at India House – Get ready for the Gospel Comedy Show, celebrating how “Laughter is good for the pain” at India House. September is National Pain Awareness Month, so wash the pain away with the whole family during a fun night of laughter, fellowship, food, drinks and more. Tickets start at $35, but limited, discounted $17.50 tickets are available. 8pm to 11pm.
- Texas Reggae Fest at Last Concert Cafe – Jam out to a full lineup of reggae musicians when Downtown’s Last Concert Cafe presents the Texas Reggae Fest. Performers include idiginis, InDaSkies, Roots From The Clay, and Bum Lucky. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 the day of the show. 8pm.
- Near Dark: Black Light Art Show at Insomnia Gallery | FREE – Immersive yourself in an art show featuring local artists creating work that will all be black light-sensitive at Insomnia Gallery. Guests are encouraged to wear neon colors to be a part of the blacklight experience. 8pm.
- Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra in Concert at Jones Hall – Catch a live performance by actor Jeff Goldblum when he and his jazz band bring their tour to Jones Hall. Expect to hear a slew of songs from his 2018 album, including “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Nostalgia in Times Square,” and “Cantaloupe Island.” Tickets start at $29, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 9pm.
- The James Brown Dance Party at Warehouse Live – Get funky and dance to the music of James Brown with an all star tribute band featuring members of the James Brown Band, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and more at Warehouse Live. Tickets start at $25. 9pm.
- What So Not at Clé Houston – The DJ and producer from Sydney, Australia, What So Not, spins dance music at Clé Houston lounge in Midtown. Tickets are $15. 10pm.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
- Noodles & Zines: A Pop-up Event & Fundraiser at Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory – Join Zine Fest Houston and The Noodist for a Saturday afternoon pop-up event and fundraiser featuring hand-pulled noodles by Chef Chris Micsak. A portion of the proceeds will go toward supporting Zine Fest Houston. There is no cover, but guests are encouraged to RSVP. Noodle dishes range from $10 to $15. 2pm to 7pm.
- Oktoberfest! at Last Concert Cafe – Celebrate Oktoberfest at Last Concert Cafe with tasty new craft beers from local favorites like 8th Wonder, Saint Arnold’s, 11 Below, Under The Radar, and Texas Leaguer. You’ll also find a festival lineup of live music from Manic Focus, Heart Byrne, Josh Pearson, and Voodoo Visionary. Tickets include two beer tokens and are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 4pm to 11:30pm.
- The Abstract Art Show 2019 at The Hardy & Nance Studios – Hardy & Nance Studios presents The Abstract Art Show curated by Debra Chronister and featuring abstract work by local artists. There will be beverages provided by Karbach Brewing Co. and Bravado Spice and a food truck on site. 5pm to 9pm.
- Morrissey with Interpol in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The frontman for The Smiths, Morrissey arrives in Houston for a long-awaited concert with indie-rock group Interpol. This comes following the May release of his twelfth studio album, California Son. Tickets range from $59.50 to $125, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
- Queer Queens of Qomedy Show at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon – Laugh it up at the LGBTQ-friendly dancehall, Neon Boots, with performances from comedians, Poppy Champlin, Sandra Valls, and Vickie Shaw. Tickets start at $30. 6pm to 9pm.
- Bill Maher: Live Stand Up Tour at Smart Financial Centre – Comedian and host of Real Time on HBO, Bill Maher performs for one night at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Tickets range from $21 to $125, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Opry on the Square at Sugar Land Town Square | No Cover – Sugar Land Town Square presents live music from Country Now and Then, featuring country favorites that will appeal to all generations of country music fans. 7:30pm.
- Peter Frampton in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion – The English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Peter Frampton, performs live for “Finale: The Farewell Tour” at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Frampton is known for being in the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Tickets start at $22. 7:30pm.
- Candlebox in Concert at House of Blues – House of Blues hosts the American rock band, Candlebox, known for its hit songs “Far Behind” and “You”. Since its founding in Seattle in 1990, Candlebox has released six studio albums, which have achieved multi-platinum and gold certification, as well as numerous charting singles, a compilation and more. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted tickets are available. 8pm.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
- Louis XIII Classic at Houston Polo Club – Feel the thundering hooves of the thoroughbreds as the players compete at the Louis XIII Classic at Houston Polo Club. Enjoy live flamenco guitar music, a champagne divot stomp at halftime, and meet the pros after the game. 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.
- Black Label Society in Concert at House of Blues – The LA-based heavy metal band, Black Label Society, performs live at House of Blues in Downtown. Black Dahlia Murder and Alien Weaponry open the show. Tickets start at $30. 6:30pm.
- UB40 and Shaggy in Concert at Revention Music Center – Sing along to iconic hits like “Red Red Wine” and “Wasn’t Me” when UB40 joins Shaggy for their 40th anniversary tour at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
- Robert Cray in Concert at The Heights Theater – The Grammy award-winning soul and R&B guitarist and singer, Robert Cray, performs live at The Heights Theater. Special guest Zach Person opens the show. Tickets are $44. 7pm.
- Alejandro Sanz in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Alejandro Sanz, the Spanish artist who has earned some of music’s most important awards, will bring his “La GIra Tour” to Smart Financial Centre. Tickets range from $39.50 to $250, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Comedian Jenny Zigrino at The Secret Group – From her debut on Conan to her very own special on Comedy Central, Jenny Zigrino has delighted audiences around the country with her fearless brand of laugh-out-loud humor, delivered with a Midwest twist. Tickets are $10 in advance; $13 day of the show. 8pm.
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