Updated Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5:07pm.
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, 2021.
This weekend, find that perfect pumpkin at one of many fall-forward events taking place around the city, bite the dust while listening to the Houston Symphony’s take on Queen in the Woodlands, spend a few days watching the Astros end their regular season at Minute Maid Park, enter a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed world while downing delicious local brew, and much more.
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Things to Do All Weekend
- Houston Ballet presents Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance at Wortham Theater Center | Daily – Houston’s premier dance company is back on its home stage at the Wortham Center with these closing performances that feature a collection of solos, ensemble pieces, and pas de deux designed to highlight the talents of the full Ballet company. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
- Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Daily – The Skeeters tee up for a weekend of games during a five-game series that will mark the end of their regular season. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
- Houston Scream Fest at H-Town Paintball | Friday & Saturday – Start off spooky season at a Houston haunt that offers up frights like a tour through a sanitarium, a graveyard and a Texas Chainsaw maze, then calm down with free drinks (including beer and margaritas), a carnival-style midway, live music and more. $10 to $40. 8pm to 11pm.
- Houston Polish Harvest Festival at Polish Roman Catholic Church Our Lady of Czestochowa | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Dig in for 3 days of Polish food, drink, dance performances, craft vendors, and more as the Fall edition of the Houston Polish Festival returns in person. Times vary.
- 2021 Oktoberfest Events & Celebrations in Houston | Friday to Sunday – Strap on your Lederhosen and toast your favorite brews at one (or more) of our picks for 2021 Oktoberfest celebrations, parties and events taking place around Houston. Times, locations and prices vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Catch the ‘Stros in their final home series of the regular season as they face the Oakland Athletics, who are desperate to catch them in the division standings. $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Diva Royale: Drag Queen Show at Buddy’s | Friday to Sunday – Experience incredible impersonations of household names like Madonna, Beyoncé, Dolly Parton and more, while enjoying a drag and dinner (or brunch) show in Montrose. $20. Showtimes vary.
- Karbachtoberfest 2021 at Karbach Brewing Co. | Friday to Sunday | No Cover – Karbach Brewing Co. invites beer lovers to enjoy three full weekends of Oktoberfest fun, featuring flowing brews, live music, and fun like Saturday Stein Hoisting Competitions and Sunday Wiener Dog Racing. Times vary.
- P-6 Farms Fall Festival in Montgomery | Saturday & Sunday – This massive farm complex near the Woodlands offers a ton of family-friendly fun at their Fall Festival, including patches of pumpkins and flowers for picking, plus a bevy of farm attractions like playgrounds, carnival rides, pig races, a corn field maze, and much more. $19.95 per person; free for ages 2 and under. Pumpkins and flowers are an additional cost. 10am to 6pm both days.
- Fall Festival at Dewberry Farm in Brookshire | Saturday & Sunday – Northwest of Katy, visitors to this sprawling farm complex can meander through an 8-acre cornfield maze, pluck from heaps of pumpkins, and take a step into the all-new Spooky Hollow attraction, which offers guests three ways—friendly, freaky or frightful—to explore the eerie nearby woods. Some attractions may not be available on Sunday. $19.95, with season passes available. Hours vary.
- 85th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds | Daily – Catch the final week of fair and rodeo fun at this annual event featuring carnival rides, BBQ competitions, concerts, a farmer’s market, a crawfish boil, a fishing tournament and more. Season passes are available for $40; single day admission is $15 at the gate; $5 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
- 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 PNC 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 30, 2021
- National Literacy Month Book Giveaway at Children’s Museum Houston | FREE – Head to the Museum District where kids in pre-K through 5th grade will receive one free book donated by the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation while supplies last at Children’s Museum Houston. 5pm to 6:30pm.
- Fall Concert Series: Danny Ray & Acoustic Production at Market Street | FREE – Head to Market Street in the Woodlands to catch a high-energy set when Danny Ray & Acoustic Production takes to the stage for an evening show as part of the Fall Concert Series. 6pm to 8pm.
- Citizen Illegal: An Evening with Poet José Olivarez at Holocaust Museum Houston | FREE – The son of Mexican immigrants, Poet José Olivarez with join HMH for a special reading from his critically acclaimed debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal. 6pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park – In their second-to-last series of the season, the Astros host Tampa Bay in a three-game showdown that recalls the 2020 ALCS matchup. $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 6:10pm.
- Liz Longley in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Virtual Option – Stop through Upper Kirby to check out a set from Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Liz Longley, when she takes the stage at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck. $30 to $180. 7pm.
- Drag Bingo Night at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | No Cover – Join host and fabulous drag queen Dessie Love-Blake for Drag Bingo and tasty suds at Eureka Heights Brew Co. This event is BYOD (bring your own dauber). 7pm.
- Willow at White Oak Music Hall – The “Whip My Hair” singer and co-host of Red Table Talk with her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow arrives to perform her latest album, Lately I Feel Everything, which serves as a departure from her R&B-infused sounds into pop punk. This show is sold out through the venue, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Selena Movie Screening at Regent Square | FREE – Honor the Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla, for National Hispanic Heritage Month while watching an outdoor screening of the 1997 movie, Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez at Regent Square in Montrose. 7pm to 10pm.
- The Hu at House of Blues – The Mongolian folk and heavy metal band comes to Houston while on The Hun Tour, bringing their unique style of metal-infused Mongolian throat singing that has topped Billboard charts and garnered a global following. $25, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Gregory Porter & Dominique Hammons in Concert at Arena Theatre – Prepare for an evening of Grammy-winning jazz vocals from Gregory Porter, who brings songs from his sixth studio album, All Rise, alongside the jazz violin stylings of Dominique Hammons. $49 to more than $70, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Rickie Lee Jones in Concert at the Heights Theater – Sway to the rock and R&B tunes of singer and guitarist, Rickie Lee Jones, when he takes to the stage at the Heights Theater. $32 to $592. 8pm.
- Angélica Rahe in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Hear the soulful sounds of Latin singer Angélica Rahe when she performs live at White Oak Music Hall near the Heights. $15 in advance; $17 at the door. 8pm.
- Houston Symphony presents The Music of Queen at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Find somebody to love while hearing all your favorite hits when the Houston Symphony pays tribute to the music of legendary rock band, Queen, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands. $20 to $118. 8pm.
- Davy Knowles Band in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Get your blues rock fix when Dosey Doe: the Big Barn hosts guitarist and singer, Davy Knowles and his band, for a live performance in the Woodlands. $25 to $30. 8:30pm.
Friday, October 1, 2021
- Extreme Bull Riding & Kevin Fowler in Concert at Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo – Get yourself to Pasa Get-Down Dena for an evening filled with Extreme Bull Riding, as well as a concert by beloved country music artist, Kevin Fowler. $20. 5pm.
- Boo on the Boardwalk: Freaky Friday at Kemah Boardwalk | No Cover – Bring the kiddos out to Kemah Boardwalk for a live concert from Boogie Man Band and Radio Frequency along with a movie screening of the 1998 family-friendly film, Halloweentown. Tickets to rides are sold separately. 6pm to 10pm; the movie begins at 7:30pm.
- Artist Talk: Marcia Kure at Menil Collection | FREE – Witness an engaging conversation when artist Marcia Kure joins Assistant Curator of the Menil Collection, Kelly Montana, for a conversation in conjunction with the unveiling of her work commissioned by the museum. 7pm.
- Cosmic Outlaws at 4J Brewing Company | No Cover – Throw back a few cold ones while watching a live performance from the local rock band, Cosmic Outlaws, at 4J Brewing Company in the Heights. 7pm to 10pm.
- Nella in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE | Virtual Option – Witness traditional Venezuelan songs like as “La Negra Atilia” and “Tonada de Luna Llena,” as well as contemporary hits, when 2019 Latin Grammy winner Nella brings her country’s folklore roots center stage for her first North American tour. This performance will also be livestreamed. 7:30pm.
- Fall Festival at Front Porch Pub | No Cover – Head to the Front Porch Pub to celebrate the beginning of fall with a pumpkin carving competition, fall-themed drinks, games and more near Midtown. 7:30pm.
- Princess Nokia in Concert at House of Blues – Sing along if you know the words when New York hip-hop sensation, Princess Nokia, takes the stage for her Bloom Tour at House of Blues in Downtown. $30. 8pm.
- Diego El Cigala in Concert at Arena Theatre – Head to Sharpstown to catch a live set from the Spanish Romani Flamenco gypsy singer, Diego El Cigala at Arena Theatre. $59. 8pm.
- Gabriel & Dresden at Stereo Live Houston – Catch an energetic from electronic music duo, Gabriel & Dresden when they hit the stage at Stereo Live nightclub on Richmond for a live set. $10 to $14. 10pm.
- Honest Mistake: 2000s Indie DJ Dance Party at the Secret Group | No Cover – Get yourself to the dance floor and let loose to music by the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT and more, when the Secret Group in EaDo hosts their Honest Mistake dance party. 10pm.
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