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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Things to Do All Weekend Long
- Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Salt Lake Bees at Constellation Field | Daily – The Space Cowboys take the diamond for one of their final home series of the season, wrapping up a six-gamer against the Bees. $7 and up. Times vary.
- Comedian Mo Amer at Houston Improv | Thursday & Friday – Fresh off the brand new release of his Netflix series, Mo, the Houston comic spends three nights at the Improv, offering his takes on growing up as an Arab American and living in H-Town. Remaining tickets start at $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Thursday to Sunday – This four-game series opens with Teacher Appreciation Night, followed by Hispanic Heritage Weekend with special jersey giveaways, fireworks, a sugar skull bobblehead, a street fest, and more. $23 and up. Times vary.
- Autumn Acres Gift Market at the Robinson Pavilion in Katy | Friday & Saturday – Get a leg up on the holiday shopping and decorating season at the return of this annual market that showcases items for fall and Christmas from local vendors. $5, good for both days. 10am to 6pm.
- Smashtoberfest 2022 at New Magnolia Brewing | Friday & Saturday – One of the largest Super Smash Bros. tournaments in North America lands at the Heights brewery for two days of competition with local vendors and ice cold brews. $10 to compete; free for non-contestants. Times vary.
- Comedian Frank Castillo at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – With appearances on Comedy Central, Showtime and as podcast co-host of Peak’d and Buddies, the comedian who recently released his debut comedy album Lupe in late 2021 comes to Montrose for back-to-back nights of hilarity. $17 and up. Times vary.
- The Conjurer: An Intimate Magical Experience with Master Magician Curt Miller in Downtown | Friday & Saturday – Through a combination of close-up magic, side-splitting clean comedy and audience interaction, Magician Curt Miller dazzles crowds on back-to-back nights at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown. $85 and up. 8pm.
- Texas GatorFest at Historic Fort Anahuac Park | Friday to Sunday – Get up close to gators for a weekend of educational activities and family-friendly entertainment with carnival rides, local vendors, airboat rides, tasty eats and more. $20; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
- Houston Home & Garden Show at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday – Gather everything you need for your next home improvement project, from products and consultations with industry experts to local vendors and informative panels. $8; free for ages 16 and under. Times vary.
- Fall Art Gallery Celebration 2022 at Multiple Locations | Friday to Sunday | FREE – Nearly two dozen galleries around Houston host their own evening of art programming, offering visitors a chance to stop by multiple spots and explore the visual arts of the city. Times vary.
- Juraj Valčuha Inaugural Weekend: Verdi’s Requiem at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Houston Symphony’s new music director, Juraj Valčuha leads the Symphony in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem for his first weekend leading the orchestra. $29 and up. Times vary.
- Fall Festival Opening Weekend at Blessington Farms | Saturday & Sunday – Welcome the fall season in the best way at the west-of-Katy acreage known as Blessington Farms. In addition to Teacher Appreciation Weekend, the farm will open up fall activities from pumpkin patch picking to hay rides, bounce pads and much more. $24 for ages 2 and up. 9am to 4pm.
- Houston Blues & Jazz Festival at Multiple Locations | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – The first of two weekends in September sees world-renown names in jazz come to Houston venues, including hard bop greats Nellie McKay and the Cookers at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and Frank Lacy and Bayou City Funk at Axelrad. Both shows are free. Times vary.
- George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Take in the arrangements and mementos of a President’s passing at the George H.W. Bush Memorial exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH). $10. Times vary.
Visit Worthy Gift Shops, Markets & More Destinations
- Top Gift & Specialty Stores Around Houston – Find original goods and goodies in original places around H-Town, including All the Feels in Midtown, the Flora Cultura in Uptown, Kaboom Books in the Heights, Kinokuniya in Katy Asian Town, and more.
- Summer Markets in Greater Houston – Shop local and fresh from the farm with our guide to weekly and monthly markets taking place in all corners of Greater Houston.
- Limited Time Museum Exhibits & Art Installations 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.
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.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Astros Home Games at Minute Maid Park | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Astros games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo Home Games at PNC Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Dynamo games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Texans Home Games at NRG Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored – Save on 2022 Texans games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
- Kendra Scott Book Signing at CityCentre – The legendary jewelry designer and entrepreneur is in town to celebrate the release of her memoir, Born to Shine. This event takes place at the Kendra Scott Store in CityCentre. Tickets include a copy of the book, entry to the signing, and a meet-and-greet photo with Kendra Scott. $35. 4pm to 6pm.
- Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | FREE – Ideal for ages 4 to 12, this half hour bingo game helps kids practice letters and numbers while earning prizes. Cards and markers are supplied. 4:30pm.
- United We Dine at GSH Event Center – This dining event brings together the food and culture of the international community to celebrate Houston’s diversity while raising money for the work that The Alliance does to help refugees and underserved individuals in the city. $150 and up. 6pm.
- Holocaust Museum Houston presents Book Talk with Author Julissa Arce | Virtual – HMH welcomes author Julissa Arce to kick off Latinx Heritage Month with a discussion of her new book, You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation. Free; suggested donation starts at $18. 6pm to 7pm.
- Artist Talk: Nancy Grossman at the Menil Collection | FREE – Artist Nancy Grossman and the Menil’s Senior Curator Michelle White discuss the artist’s practice of more than fifty years, including the provocative works—Gunhead and Head—which are both on display in the museum’s galleries. 6pm.
- Retired South Korea General In-Bum Chun on North Korea, China & U.S. at Asia Society Texas Center – General Chun arrives at Asia Society Texas to discuss the role of alliances, China’s power, and the realities of North Korea. $30. 6pm.
- Arte Público Press presents Latino Arts Showcase at Moores Opera House – Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Art Público Press presents a showcase of Latino performing arts showcase of UH’s Mariachi Puma, Brazilian dance and drum group Sambabom, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra unveiling a piece based on Sandra Cisneros’ The House of Mango Street, and more. $250 and up. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
- El Grito featuring Son Rompe Pera at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Fiestas Patrias kicks off with the annual Grito ceremony at Miller Outdoor, featuring Mexico City’s Son Rompe Pera performing contemporary cumbia centered on the sounds of the marimba. 7pm.
- Clay Melton in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The young Texas-based blues rocker takes to the upstairs stage at White Oak, joined by Rental Space and Pearl Z. $12 and up. 7pm.
- Salsa Night at Post Houston | FREE – All levels of dancers are welcome to this Third Thursday event at Post’s criss-crossed staircase where Love Dance HTX hosts a night of Latin dance lessons, performances, social dancing and tasty beverages. 7:30pm to 9pm.
- The NPR Politics Podcast Live at Hobby Center – After a 2-year hiatus, the NPR Politics Podcast returns to the stage at the Hobby Center, featuring a panel of your NPR voices—Ashley Lopez, Asma Khalid, Domenico Montanaro, Susan Davis and Tamara Keith. $40.25 and up. 8pm.
- Sueco in Concert at Warehouse Live – The LA-based alt rapper brings his latest album, It Was Fun While It Lasted, to the EaDo music venue. $23. 8pm.
- Winona Forever in Concert at the Secret Group – The indie four-piece stops by Secret Group to perform songs from their new release, Butterflies. $13. 8pm.
- Daddy Yankee in Concert at Toyota Center – El Rey de Reggaeton prepares to say “Adios por la última vez,” as he is retiring from music, when he comes through Houston on his La Última Vuelta Tour. $61 and up. 8pm.
- Two Tons of Steel in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The rockabilly and Texas country band heads to the Woodlands for a twangy night of tunes. $18 and up. 8:30pm.
- Play N Skillz in Concert at Rise Rooftop – The Grammy Award–winning DJ duo takes over the rooftop stage in Midtown for a night of remixes and good vibes. $20 and up. 10pm.
- 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.
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