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Plan Your Weekend: September 20 to 23, 2018

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2018. 

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Crank up the heat at a hot sauce festival, enjoy Opera in the Heights’ opening show, try out the latest trend in animal-friendly fitness, laugh it up at Tim Allen’s comedy tour, close out another season of beach volleyball and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • Oklahoma! at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Daily – Kick off TUTS’ 50th anniversary season while celebrating the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma! at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Together with the Houston Ballet, TUTS brings the Roger and Hammerstein classic to life through show-stopping dancing, acting, and musical numbers. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
  • Jesus Hopped the A Train at Studio 101 | Daily – Take a seat for a stirring performance of Jesus Hopped the A Train, which follows a New York bike messenger who is charged for shooting the leader of a religious cult. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary. Recommended for audiences ages 17 and older.
  • Around the World in 80 Days at The George Theatre | Daily – Marvel at five actors who transform into 39 different characters—think stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains—in a classic story of adventure, Around the World in 80 Days. Tickets start at $15. Showtimes vary.
  • Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing | Daily – Gulp down Karbach brews, listen to live music from local musicians, and embrace the spirit of Karbachtoberfest throughout the brewery’s three-week celebration. This weekend’s musical acts include Two Tons of Steel, Los Skarnales, and Misterwives. Times vary.
  • The History of Cremation at the National Museum of Funeral History | Friday to Sunday – Journey through time and learn how The History of Cremation unfolded at a new permanent exhibit now on display at the National Museum of Funeral History in North Houston. $10 for ages 12+; $9 for ages 65+ and veterans; $7 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Friday 10am to 4pm; 10am to 5pm on Saturday; noon to 5pm on Sunday.
  • Violet at Queensbury Theatre | Daily – Follow a troubled woman who journeys across the country in search of hope and healing in Violet, the opening show of Queensbury Theatre’s 2018 to 2019 season. Tickets start at $21. Showtimes vary.
  • 2018 Houston Armenian Festival | Friday to Sunday – Discover and celebrate Armenian culture through food, fashion, music, and entertainment at the 2018 Houston Armenian Festival in the Armenian Church of St. Kevork. Times vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play Los Angeles in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $20, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
  • Opera in the Heights presents La Fille Du Régiment at Lambert Hall | Friday and Sunday Donizetti’s comedic, French masterpiece (Daughter of the Regiment in English) comes to life on stage in this local production about a military brat, her aristocratic heritage, and her hilarious trials of love. Tickets start at $40.50, with discounts available for ages 16 and under, 65 and up, and full-time students. Showtimes vary.
  • Love & Makes Candle-Making Workshop in Rice Village | Saturday and Sunday – Design and create a personalized wax candle with help from the team at Love & Makes in Rice Village. The BYOB workshop also features handmade goods from local artisans to shop while your candles set. $45. Times vary daily.
  • Southern Living Showcase: Beyond the Storm in Braes Heights | Saturday and Sunday – Browse a selection of culinary, gardening, and interior design demos at the 2018 Southern Living “Beyond the Storm” Showcase Home event. The 6,076-square-foot, three-story home includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a media room, a game room, a dining room, and a breakfast area along with a gourmet kitchen. $15. 1pm and 3pm each day.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • 19th Street Third Thursdays Sip & Stroll | No Cover – Browse boutique shops along 19th Street in The Heights and enjoy complimentary beverages and special discounts on the third Thursday of every month. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Come to the Table at The Beacon Dine in style and contribute to a good cause, as celebrated Houston chefs Kathy Elkins, Anita Jaisinghani, and Ryan Lachaine prepare a four-course meal preceded by a garden party reception. Come to the Table proceeds benefit The Beacon and its programs that serve Houston’s homeless community. Tickets start at $500. 6pm.
  • Blanket Bingo at Market Square ParkLounge out on lawn chairs or blankets while enjoying a historic night out filled with music, fun, and bingo. Admission includes a packet of bingo cards, which are good for about ten games. $10. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Wild ‘N Out Live Concert Experience at Toyota CenterWatch the successful MTV series, Wild N’ Out, come to life on the stage at Toyota Center in Downtown. Along with an appearance from the show’s host, Nick Cannon, you can expect stand-up bits by the show’s cast, interactive game segments, and musical numbers by featured guest Trippie Redd. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
  • David Lee Garza in Concert at Discovery Green | FREE – Pack a blanket, a few lawn chairs, and a picnic, and settle in for a family-friendly concert on the lawn at Discovery Green. This week, you’ll hear from Texas Tejano legend David Lee Garza. 7pm to 10pm.
  • ‘Da Kink in my Hair at the Ensemble TheatreExplore the stories of eight Black women in ‘Da Kink in my Hair, a musical stage play set in a Caribbean hair salon that’s owned by a West Indian hair stylist living in Toronto. Tickets start at $30. 7:30pm.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Things to Do on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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