Plan Your Weekend: September 16 to 19, 2021

"My Fair Lady" takes the stage at Hobby Center this week | Photo: Joan Marcus

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

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

Things to Do on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2021.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.