Plan Your Weekend: September 15 to 18, 2022

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Updated Friday, September 16 at 8pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

  • Lend Me A Soprano at Alley Theatre | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – In this world premiere by Ken Ludwig, the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company is ready to welcome a preeminent soprano to town for a single show of Carmen. The soprano turns up late, her husband is jealous, and it falls to the manager’s assistant to figure out how the show can go on. Ludwig based the show on his own smash hit Lend Me A Tenor. $26 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Karen Stokes Dance presents Mapping & Glaciers at MATCH | Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – With choreography, film and direction by Karen Stokes, and original music by Samuel Lipman, Mapping & Glaciers merges film, dance, and music to explore human concepts of territory and connection in a world of melting glaciers. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Trouble in Mind at Main Street Theater | Saturday & Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Rice Village theater opens the 2022-23 season with this regional premiere, the story of a gifted Black actress on the cusp of having all she’s dreamed of—but what principles will she have to sacrifice to get it? $44 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Stages presents Dream: The Music of the Everly Brothers at the Gordy | Daily | Ongoing – With their tight harmonies and songs that unmistakably captured the innocence of young love, the Everly Brothers left an enduring legacy on music, which DREAM explores through their story and 25 of their songs. $30 and up. Showtimes vary
  • The Moonlit Princess at Rec Room Arts | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – This world premiere is based on a Persian fairy tale that is a universal story. Little Mah loses her parents and endures a string of hardships, but through her challenges, she strives to choose kindness. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $40. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents Peter Pan at Wortham Center | Friday to Sunday | Final Weekend – Houston Ballet presents a reinterpretation of Sir James M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, featuring flying sequences, swashbuckling sword fights, giant puppets, and more. $25 and up. Times vary.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • Cookbook Launch: Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri at MFA Shop | FREE – Houston chef Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri restaurant visits Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the debut launch of her cookbook, Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices. Meet the chef, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, and purchase a signed copy of the book. 4pm to 6pm.
  • 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. 5pm.
  • Mexican Independence Day at Clay Family Eastern Glades | FREE – Sprawl out at Memorial Park’s Eastern Glades with an evening of delicious food, dancing from Mixteco Ballet Folklorico and music by Mariachi Tradicion de Jalisco. 5:30pm to 9pm.
  • Urban Impressions Opening Reception at Moody Center for the Arts | FREE – The Rice University gallery space opens this exhibition featuring an international selection of artists who focus on the overarching and shared aspects of urban life. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Fall 2022 Exhibitions Opening Reception at Lawndale Art Center | FREE – Swing by the Museum District for a trio of new exhibitions opening for the season; Love is a House That Even Death Can’t Knock Down, a group exhibition; Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me), a curated exhibit; and the latest addition to The Sankofa Project, featuring Lovie Olivia. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Forbidden Garden Opening Reception at the Grogan Gallery | FREE – Artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco will be on hand to unveil a series of new painted works, along with a meet-and-greet opportunity, complimentary bites, and music from DJ Hiram. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Brew at the Houston Zoo This 21-and-up night at the Zoo returns, offering beer tastings from eight popular Texas breweries—with over 30 beers to choose from, including gluten-free options—plus live music, arcade games, evening animal viewings and more. $45 includes admission, an 8-ounce commemorative souvenir cup and six 4-ounce beer samplings from any of the breweries; $35 for event access only. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Dia de la Independencia at East End Backyard | No Cover – EaDo’s massive 16,000 square foot patio welcomes a Dies y Sies celebration, complete with a live DJ, loteria games, drink specials, an open jam session, and more. 6pm to 2am.
  • Silverstein and the Amity Affliction in Concert at Warehouse Live – The early 2000s emo group comes to town in support of their latest release, Misery Made Me, joined by metalcore group the Amity Affliction. $29.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Burlesque Birthday Bash at Social Beer Garden HTX | FREE – Celebrating its first anniversary, the Social Beer Garden burlesque show welcomes performers from around the area for an 11pm show, preceded by an all-female vendors market and female DJs. 7pm.
  • Oliver Penn in Concert at No Label Brewing Co. | No Cover – The Katy brewery welcomes Texas singer-songwriter Oliver Penn, who brings songs from his latest EP, Ollie Sings the Blues. 7pm to 10pm.
  • All Access Art Show at the Ballroom at Bayou Place – The monthly art show returns to Downtown with a Studio 54 theme featuring local art, vendors, performances and more. $15 and up. 7pm to midnight.
  • Sammy Hagar & the Circle in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Red Rocker himself along with his rock royalty band, The Circle, comes to town touting his newest release, Crazy Times. “Bad to the Bone” rocker George Thorogood will support. $18 and up. 7:30pm.
  • The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Rainere Martin assumes the persona of the original disco queen when she takes the Hermann Park stage for a night of Donna Summer hits like “Hot Stuff,” “Last Dance,” and many others. 8pm.
  • DPR in Concert at Bayou Music Center – The Downtown venue hosts the South Korea-based multi-genre music and video group for a unique concert experience while on the Regime World Tour. $75 and up. 8pm.
  • John Moreland in Concert at the Heights Theater – Fresh after releasing his summer album, Birds in the Ceiling, the Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter spends a night at the Heights Theater. $24 and up. 8pm.
  • ’90s By Nature: Throwback Jam at ReBar – DJ Rocabye and a special guest will be on hand, spinning tunes from boy bands, girl groups, one-hit wonders and dance artists of the ’90s at the LGBTQ+ dance night organized by Lesbians of Color Entertainment. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 9pm to 2am.
  • S!ck!ck DJ Set at Stereo Live Houston – The masked Canadian EDM artist and DJ brings it to West Houston for a Friday night set. $23. 10pm to 2am.
  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.