Updated Friday, September 17, 2021 at 5pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, 2021.
This weekend, welcome the fall season with a bevy of outdoor markets and fun-filled shopping, delight in mouth-watering BBQ in Pasadena, say “Thank You, Next” at a dance night in honor of Ariana Grande, cheer the ‘Stros on to victory in the heart of Downtown, and much more.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- 2021 Guide to Pumpkin Patches Around Houston | Daily – Take your pick of pumpkins, flowers, and Fall Festival family fun with our guide to farms and pumpkin patches around Houston for the 2021 season. Times, prices and locations vary.
- Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Hobby Center | Daily – The beloved musical kicks off its US tour in Houston, bringing the story of a stuffy professor, Henry Higgins, who bets he can refine plucky flower seller Eliza Doolittle. With songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” this Lincoln Center production is sure to dazzle Houston audiences. Tickets start at $35. Showtimes vary.
- Comedian Ali Siddiq at Houston Improv | Daily – A frequent guest to the Improv, Houston native Ali Siddiq can recently be seen performing on The D.L. Hughley Show, and as a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s comedy competition, Bring the Funny. He’ll take the mic for a series of sets across four days at the Improv. $40 for two to $180 for six. Times vary.
- Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at Constellation Field | Daily – Catch one of the final home series of the Minor League season when the Skeeters host the Isotopes for a weekend full of baseball action. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
- Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at NRG Center | Thursday to Saturday – Geek out on amazing cars and raise your paddle for the chance to purchase awe-inspiring automobiles when NRG Park hosts America’s No. 1 Attraction for Car Lovers per USA Today‘s Readers’ Choice Contest. $30 for single day tickets. Three-day all event pass is $80; $60 for ages 65+, military and students with ID; parking is $15 per vehicle. 8am to 7pm daily.
- 2021 Pasadena BBQ Cook Off at Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo Grounds | Thursday to Saturday – The annual cook off event to kick off the Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo returns, featuring mouth-watering entries from nearly 90 teams across three days of smoked grilling goodness. $15 for single-day tickets. 5pm to midnight daily.
- Autumn Acres Gift Market at the Robinson Pavilion in Katy | Friday & Saturday – Get a leg up on all your fall and Christmas shopping at a market featuring unique, handcrafted items, photo booths, food and drinks for sale, and more goods from small businesses in Katy. $5 admission, valid for re-admission on both days. 10am to 6pm both days.
- Totally ’80s at Music Box Theater | Friday & Saturday – The house band and Music Box ensemble turn their talents to the totally tubular hits of the 1980s—nostalgic tunes that are guaranteed to have audiences singing along. $35; $48 for reserved seating. 7:30pm.
- The Crosby Zydeco Festival at Crosby Fairgrounds | Friday to Sunday – Fans of Zydeco music will have a ball at this festival at the Crosby Fairgrounds. This three-day event will feature more than 10 artists and bands, as well as food trucks and fun games with prizes. $25; $5 for ages under 13. Times vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Spend your weekend in the stands while cheering on the ‘Stros against Arizona in a three-game series in the heart of Downtown at Minute Maid Park. $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Gatsby: The World Premiere Musical at Art Factory | Friday to Sunday – Watch F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, come alive on stage at Art Factory, just north of Downtown. The story follows Midwesterner Nick Carraway as he navigates his new life in West Egg, an affluent community outside of New York City. $25. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 5pm.
- Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival at Blessington Farms | Saturday & Sunday – Kick off fall with a hayride, giant slides, barrel train rides, animal encounters and more activities that celebrate all-things-pumpkin at Blessington Farms, west of Fulshear. $20, and some activities require an additional cost. 9am to 4pm both days.
- Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
- Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
- Houston Astros Tickets at Minute Maid Park | Sponsored – Swing for the fences this baseball season. Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see the Houston Astros at home with the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Houston Dynamo FC Tickets at BBVA Stadium | Sponsored – Take to the pitch for a season of soccer. Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Dynamo FC at home, with the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Houston Texans Tickets at NRG Stadium | Sponsored – Hit the gridiron with seats to cheer on the Texans. Search for cheaper, better, or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Texans at home, with the TicketNetowork online marketplace.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
- Mindful Mornings at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Engage in mindfulness during this outdoors event inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan, where visitors will participate in a guided meditation before being given time alone on the trails to soak in the benefits of nature. $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. 9:30am to 10:30am.
- Mexican Independence Day at El Big Bad – Celebrate south-of-the-border style at El Big Bad in Downtown with tequila-tasting and award-winning margaritas. The tequila tasting seminar includes a cocktail, flight of tequila, and access to the taco bar. You can also skip the tequila tasting and join the general event. Tequila tasting ticket is $30. RSVP is encouraged. 4pm.
- Cultural Bridges with AARP: Mid-Autumn Festival Cooking Virtual Class | FREE | Virtual – Learn about traditional Chinese foods during a hands-on, online workshop featuring live demonstrations and take-home recipes. Free with registration. 5pm.
- Downtown Beach Party at Potente – Say goodbye to summer in the best way with a tiki party at Potente. Executive Chef Danny Trace and Bar Chef Emily Schmeltz combine forces to make fun island eats and tiki drinks. $75. 6pm.
- Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park – Shout “bingo!” while lounging out on lawn chairs or blankets and enjoying a night out filled with music, fun, and prizes. $10, includes a packet of bingo cards, which are good for nine games. 6pm.
- Flow Arts at Discovery Green | FREE – Play with toys and props in an effort to decrease stress and increase physical activity and coordination when Discovery Green in Downtown hosts Flow Arts. 6pm to 7pm.
- Tinashe in Concert at House of Blues – Vibe to the R&B tunes of singer-songwriter Tinashe when they hit the stage at House of Blues in Downtown for a live performance. $30 to $59.50. 7pm.
- Chris Renzema in Concert at Warehouse Live – Catch a set from Christian indie artist, Chris Renzema, on the Houston leg of his Hope or Nostalgia Fall Tour. $12 to $100. 7pm.
- The Goonies Movie Screening at Midtown Park – Embark on the adventure of a lifetime while watching an outdoor screening of the 1985 adventure comedy, The Goonies, at Midtown Park. 7pm.
- KBong in Concert at Scout Bar – Catch the rhythm of Reggae singer and multi-instrumentalist, KBong, when he performs live at Scout Bar in the Bay Area. Vana Liya, Th3rd Coast Roots, and Satadaze open the show. $15. 7:30pm.
- Lil Baby with Lil Durk at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Atlanta-born rapper, who topped the Billboard charts last summer with My Turn, arrives in the Woodlands with Lil Durk to perform songs from their 2021 collaborative album, The Voice of the Heroes, and more. $39.50 to $159.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
Friday, September 17, 2021
- Fiestas Patrias at Telomarket | FREE – In Greater Fifth Ward, the grocery store on Lyons Avenue carves out some space for a Fiestas Patrias celebration that features free food, folkloric dance performances, music and raffle prizes. 4pm to 7pm.
- BLOCK XXI Opening Reception at Glassell School of Art | FREE – Celebrate the opening of the BLOCK XXI exhibition featuring work from the Studio School’s BLOCK program students at the Glassell School of Art. 6pm.
- All Access Art Show at the Ballroom at Bayou Place – There will be no shortage of art, music, fashion and food at the All Access Art Show in Downtown Houston. This event will feature more than 25 local artists to showcase and sell their products. $25. 7pm.
- Big Thief in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Sway to the indie rock sounds of New York-based band, Big Thief, performing live at White Oak Music Hall in the Heights. Jimmy Stallings opens the show. $29.50 in advance; $35 at the door. 7pm.
- Eric Clapton with Jimmie Vaughan at Toyota Center – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer returns to Houston for a performance of some of his greatest hits, joined by Texas native Jimmie Vaughan. $65 to $350, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Comedian Danish Maqbool at the Secret Group – Laugh yourself silly watching Danish Maqbool, the Pakistani American stand-up comedian and actor known for his role on Hulu’s show Ramy, when he performs live at the Secret Group in EaDo. $8 in advance; $12 at the door. 8pm.
- DaCamera presents Pedrito Martinez Group at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Marvel at the rhythms of master percussionist and bandleader Pedrito Martinez, who has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and more, when the Cuban-born and New York-based musician performs at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. Livestream available. 8pm.
- The Spicolis in Concert at Main Street Crossing – Dance the night away to your favorite ’80s tunes when Main Street Crossing in Tomball welcomes the tribute band, the Spicolis, for a live performance. $18 to $48. 8pm.
- #HeelsOut Ladies’ Night Dance Class at Nia Moves – Grab a few girlfriends and tap into your inner sensuality with a Ladies’ Night dance class in the Heights. After class, enjoy some complimentary wine and shop at different vendors. Heels are encouraged but not required. $35. 8pm.
- Jeff Coffey in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Relive classic rock hits while checking out singer-songwriter Jeff Coffey, the former vocalist and bassist of the band Chicago, when he takes the stage at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn in the Woodlands. $20 to $25. 8:30pm.
- Anders Drerup in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Known for singing in Cuban supergroups and being a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, Anders Drerup takes the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. $30 to $240. 9:30pm.
- Matt Fax, with Dezza, Estiva at Stereo Live – Catch an energetic set from French DJ and record producer Matt Fax when he joins with Dezza and Estiva to hit the stage at Stereo Live nightclub on Richmond for a live set. $5. 10pm.
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