Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Monday, September 20 to Sunday, September 26, 2021.
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Here are our picks for Day & Nightlife in Houston from Monday, September 20 to Sunday, September 26, 2021:
Day + Nightlife Guide in Houston: September 20 to 26, 2021
- Galveston Island Shrimp Festival at Historic Strand District | Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25 – If you’re in the mood for a seafood–filled weekend, Galveston has you covered. The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will be packed with events such as boat shows, vendor exhibits, a parade, and a shrimp gumbo cook-off. Gumbo Stroll tickets start at $14; other events, including Friday’s VIP Party, require separate admission. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday noon to 4pm.
- A Golden Girls Murder Mystery Dinner at Creative Learning Society | Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25 – Join Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia as they solve a murder mystery at this weekly event in Rosenberg. This interactive dinner theatre show invites the audience to complete challenges, find clues and become part of the show. General admission is $35; dinner tickets are $59. 7pm.
- Karbachtoberfest 2021 at Karbach Brewing Co. | Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26 | No Cover – This Spring Branch brewery is kicking off Oktoberfest with a jam-packed weekend event featuring a stein hoisting competition, live music, plenty of brews, and more. Times vary.
- Comedian Dave Attell at Houston Improv | Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25 – The Comedy Central comic makes an appearance in West Houston for two nights. The New York native will bring laugh-out-loud comedy with his signature dry style and rapid fire delivery. Tickets are sold by the table and range from $50 for two people to $150 for six people. Times vary.
- Kanzi Fest 2021 at Southdown Park | Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25 | FREE – Tap into Pearland’s art and culture scene at Kanzi Fest, which brings people together to learn about the African diaspora. This two-day event will include live music (headlined by a Luther Vandross tribute), a Friday night mixer, trap yoga class and vendor marketplace. Times vary.
- Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser in Concert at the Heights Theater | Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, September 26 – The Heights Theater welcomes the country music duo for two nights of live performances. Kentucky native Abby Hamilton will also perform as a special guest. Tickets range from $55 to $75. 7pm.
Monday, September 20, 2021
- Free Smoke Mondays at Bar 2200 | No Cover – This Upper Kirby bar and lounge gives you a reason to look forward to Mondays with free hookah, happy hour drink specials and a turkey leg menu for dinner. 5pm.
- Punchline Mondays at Axelrad Beer Garden | No Cover – If you’re in need of a late night laugh, head to Axelrad in Midtown for their weekly standup show. The outdoor garden bar has over 25 beers on tap for you to enjoy during the show. 8pm.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
- Yung Bleu in Concert at Warehouse Live – The Southern rapper out of Alabama swings through Houston while touring his Billboard-charted debut album, Moon Boy. Tickets are $25.50 in advance; $35 day of the show, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Cutthroat: Comedy Open Mic Night at PJ’s Sports Bar – Only the toughest and funniest comedians survive at PJ’s in Montrose. Be a part of the unrelenting crowd and take advantage of happy hour drink specials. 8pm.
- Bachata Tuesday at Sable Gate Winery – Spice up your week with Bachata Tuesday at this Midtown winery. Learn the foundations of this Dominican dance and enjoy a glass of wine while you’re there. Tickets are $15 for the class and social; $5 for the post-class social only. Class at 7pm; social at 9pm.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
- Silver Linings Playbook Movie Screening at Market Square Park | FREE – Grab a blanket and a buddy to watch an outdoor screening of the 2013 romantic comedy, Silver Linings Playbook. Guests are allowed to bring their own outside food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks and food can be purchased nearby at Niko Niko’s. 6pm.
- Trippie Redd with SoFayGo at Smart Financial Centre – Trippie Redd stops by Sugar Land while touring his latest summer release, the chart-topping Trip at Knight. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
- Brothers Osborne in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Grammy–nominated country duo Brothers Osborne take the stage at White Oak Music Hall for the We’re Not for Everyone Tour. Special guests Travis Denning and Tenille Townes will also be performing. Tickets are $49.50 in advance; $79.50 day of the show, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 5:30pm.
- Chad Ware in Concert at Market Street | FREE – This week’s Fall Concert Series in the Woodlands features country rock guitarist, Chad Ware. For a cozy concert experience, bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers along with you. 6pm to 9pm.
- Gratitude: A Vegan Happy Hour at Mantra | No Cover – Gluten-free and vegan restaurant and bar Mantra hosts a happy hour with food and drink specials. Houston-based DJ duo, Soul Control, will curate the playlist to set the mood at this weekly Midtown event. 7pm to 10pm.
- Zoé in Concert at House of Blues – Psychedelic Mexican rock band Zoé makes a tour stop in Houston to promote their latest project, Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia. Tickets range from $49.50 to $89.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Laughs & Liquor: Brass Tap After Dark Comedy Show | No Cover – Watch up-and-coming comedians every Thursday night at this popular Midtown bar. During the show, enjoy $1 wings and select drink specials. 8pm to 11pm.
- Lee Dewyze in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The Woodlands venue hosts American Idol winner and country artist, Lee Dewyze, for the Ghost Stories Tour 2021. Head to the venue early to grab dinner before the show. Tickets range from $18 to $24. 8:30pm.
- K-pop at the Garden at Social Beer Garden HTX | No Cover – Get ready to dance to top K-pop artists like BTS and Blackpink at the Midtown beer garden. DJ Hydeheart will also pump up the crowd with Korean hip-hop and Top 40 hits. 9pm.
Friday, September 24, 2021
- Brew at the Zoo at Houston Zoo – Animal lovers and craft brew connoisseurs can unite at the Houston Zoo’s annual event. There will be beer tastings from local Houston breweries, live music and games. Tickets are $35. 6pm to 10pm.
- Tony Kamel in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Frontman of the bluegrass quartet, Wood & Wire, Tony Kamel will perform back-to-back shows for his latest record release. This event will also be livestreamed. Tickets range from $30 to $240. 7pm and 9:30.
- Wines Under the Sea at Downtown Aquarium – Take a stroll through the aquarium and enjoy wines from around the world. Attendees will also receive a commemorative wine glass, light appetizers and an aquarium exhibit ticket. Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at the door. 7pm to 10pm.
- Thrice in Concert at Warehouse Live – Catch a set from California-based rock band, Thrice. Special guests Jim Ward and Self Defense Family will open the show. Tickets are $28 in advance; $32 at the door. 7pm.
- Brooks & Dunn in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to do the boot scootin’ boogie when the country duo returns to touring after a 10-year hiatus. Tickets range from $35 to $350, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – This Heights brewery is bringing comedy to their taproom with an all-new local comedian series, plus you can treat yourself to one of their 18 beers on tap. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Alejandro Fernández in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Affectionately known as “El Potrillo”, the Mexican Mariachi singer is stopping in Sugar Land to promote his latest album, Hecho En México. Tickets range from $20 to $200.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
- Audien in Concert at Stereo Live – Audien brings his crowd-pumping EDM tracks to the venue on Richmond Ave. Tickets range from $18 to $20. 10pm.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
- True Anomaly Brewing Anniversary Party in EaDo | No Cover – Delayed from spring 2020 due to obvious circumstances, the national, state, and local award-winning brewery founded by 4 NASA guys finally throws its much delayed anniversary celebration 2.5-ish years after its actual opening. Expect a special brunch, live music all-day, bottle releases, a tasty boozy ice cream, a silent auction, and. more. 11am to 1am.
- B-52 Oktoberfest at B-52 Brewing | No Cover – The Conroe brewery is celebrating Oktoberfest with a host of food trucks, activities, and the release of their most anticipated beer of the season, Dopplebock. Noon to 10pm.
- Tejano Night at Southern Star Brewing – Southern Star in Conroe will be transforming their taproom into a dance floor for their Tejano Night event. There will be drink specials on all craft beers and tacos will be served downstairs. Admission is $10. 5pm to 10pm.
- Twilight Market near NRG Park | No Cover – For some late night shopping, head over to this pop-up shop hosted by CreativeCo.Lab. The event will feature local small businesses, food trucks, DJ music and all attendees will receive a free shopping tote. 6pm to 10 pm.
- An Evening in the Park at White Oak Park – Head to the Heights for a fully prepared picnic basket equipped with your choice of charcuterie or sandwiches and sweet treats. Utensils, plates, napkins, and a classic picnic blanket are also provided. Baskets for 2 to 3 people are $85. Additional sides available. 6pm to 7:30pm.
- Town Square Tribute: Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Cover | FREE – Nightbird, a Fleetwood Mac cover band, heads to Sugar Land for a tribute performance to the group and their frontwoman, Stevie Nicks. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Liven up your Saturday with a high-energy theatrical performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The cast of over 50 local, regional, and international artists will perform original choreography to top salsa hits and world premieres. A livestream of the performance will also be available. 8pm.
- Comedian Francisco Ramos at Rudyard’s British Pub – Most notably known for his role in Netflix’s Gentefied, Francisco Ramos heads to Montrose for back-to-back stand-up shows. Single tickets start at $15; VIP tables start at $45. 8:30pm and 10:30pm.
- Dial Up: ‘90s and Y2K Dance Party at the Secret Group | No Cover – Take a night to time travel back to the ‘90s and early 2000s at the EaDo bar. Get ready to dance and sing along to Top 40 songs from decades past. 10pm to 2am.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
- South Houston Food Fest at Edgebrook Plaza – Make sure you have an empty stomach before attending the third annual South Houston Food Fest. Held right off Gulf Freeway, there will be plenty of food trucks, daiquiris and live music for attendees to enjoy. Entry is free before 11am, $10 after. Noon to 7pm.
- Houston Latin Fest 2021 at Midtown Park – Get a dose of Latin culture when Midtown Park hosts the Houston Latin Fest, featuring live entertainment and performances from countries across the North, Central, and South American regions, including the Caribbean. Plus, enjoy shopping from local vendors, tasty bites, and more. Advance tickets start at $10 and include a complimentary Old Parr drink; free for ages 12 and under. 1pm to 10pm.
- Cornhole Tournament at Little Woodrow’s EaDo | No Cover – Bring out your competitive side for a cornhole tournament at this EaDo bar and grill. First and second place winners will receive prizes. Entry to the tournament is free. 3pm.
- Swan Song Movie Screening at Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Presented in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of QFest, Houston’s LGBTQ film festival, catch this screening of the brand new film, Swan Song, featuring German character actor Udo Kier, as well as Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, and Michael Urie. Tickets are $10. 5pm.
- Daryl Hall & John Oates with Squeeze at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Hear a set filled with timeless hits like “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” “Maneater,” and “She’s Gone” when ’70s pop duo Daryl Hall & John Oates take the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands. Tickets start at $29.50. 7pm.
- Tapestry in Concert at Main Street Crossing – Tapestry pays tribute to the one of the most revered singer-songwriters in the country, Carole King. The Tomball venue will also have kitchen and table beverage service available during the performance. Tickets are $38. 7pm.
- The Gumbo Jam at Darwin’s Pub | No Cover – Treat yourself to a Cajun-style celebration at Darwin’s Pub near Buffalo Bayou. Chow down on some gumbo and watch rappers, singers, poets and musicians showcase their talents. Admission is free, but private tables range from $25 to $50. 8pm to 1am.
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