Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: September 12 to 18, 2022

Numbers Nightclub celebrates 44 years this weekend | Courtesy of Numbers Nightclub

Updated Saturday, September 10 at 2:30pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Lady Gaga in Concert at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday, September 13 – Mother Monster comes to Houston in support of her cyberpunk and house music–infused smash 2020 release, Chromatica. $56 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Alicia Keys in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Tuesday, September 13 – American activist, singer, actor and songwriter, Alicia Keys is in town to share music from her two most recent albums, Alicia and Keys in her first live tour in almost ten years. $39 and up. 8pm.
  • Kendra Scott Book Signing at CityCentre | Thursday, September 13 – The 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.
  • El Grito featuring Son Rompe Pera at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday, September 15 | 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.
  • Daddy Yankee in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, September 15 – El Rey de Reggaeton prepares to sing “Adios” por la última vez as he retires from music, with a stop in Houston on his La Última Vuelta Tour. $61 and up. 8pm.
  • The NPR Politics Podcast Live at Hobby Center | Thursday, September 15 – 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.
  • Comedian Mo Amer at Houston Improv | Thursday, September 15 & Friday, September 16 – 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, September 15 to Sunday, September 18 – 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.
  • Cookbook Launch: Anita Jaisinghani of Pondicheri at MFA Shop | Friday, September 16 | 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.
  • Mexican Independence Day at Clay Family Eastern Glades | Friday, September 16 | 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.
  • Juraj Valčuha Inaugural Weekend: Verdi’s Requiem at Jones Hall | Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 – 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.
  • End of Summer Wine Tasting at Bodega Bellaire | Saturday, September 17 | FREE – Natural wine guru Steve Buechner of Light Years Wines will be on hand for a tasting that also features a CBD bar, a Houston Dairymaids cheese tasting station, and fresh baked goods from Magnol Bakery. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Numbers’ 44th Anniversary Party at Numbers Nightclub | Saturday, September 17 – The iconic—and always eclectic—Numbers Nightclub in Montrose celebrates its 44th birthday with drink specials, big prizes and all-night dancing. Cover charge ranges from $5 to $15. 9pm.
  • Family Day: Our Classical Past at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens | Sunday, September 18 | FREE – The American Decorative Arts museum hosts an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun that explores the influences of the ancient world on early American art and design. Take in a performance of From India, with Love by Anjali Dance Theater, a musical program creating ekphrastic poetry with author and artist Hal Evans, giant puppets of figures from Greek mythology and more. 1pm to 5pm.
  • H. Ben Taub Memorial Cup at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, September 18 – The new polo season kicks off for the fall, featuring a world class polo match with player parade, live music, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and a Best Dressed Contest. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5pm.

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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.