Let’s Have Fun This Weekend!

See how much heat you can handle at the Texas Hot Sauce Festival, celebrate 5 years of Lucille’s food, continue giving back to Harvey relief, dance at a Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias concert, cheer on the ‘Stros and the Dash and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

·         Houston Restaurant Weeks at Participating Restaurants Around Houston | Daily – Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended to raise much-needed funds for the Houston Food Bank due to Hurricane Harvey. Dine out for a good cause all month as part of this annual city-wide fundraiser. Restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

·         The Great Taproom Challenge at 8th Wonder Brewery | Daily – Sip on craft beer at 8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo and they’ll donate $1 from each beer to Harvey relief. Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm.

·         40 Days of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World at The Health Museum| Daily – For every four non-perishable food items that you bring to The Health Museum, you’ll get free entry into the newest exhibit which documents photographer, philanthropist, and farmer Howard G. Buffet’s photography. Hours vary.

·         Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing Co. | Friday and Saturday – Head to Karbach Brewery for German food, live music, and beer in honor of Oktoberfest. Starts at noon both days.

·         Meeting of Styles Houston at the Harrisburg Arts Museum | Friday to Sunday – Head to the East End for this event that showcases graffiti and mural art with live paintings from Houston-based and international artists. 10am to 8:30pm daily.

·         Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Cheer on the ‘Stros as they take the field against the Angels in their last home series of the regular season. Tickets start at $10. Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:10pm; Sunday 1:10pm.

·         Mayerling at the Hobby Center | Friday to Sunday – The Houston Ballet has moved their performances of Mayerling to the Hobby Center and you won’t want to miss this dramatic three-act ballet based on the murder-suicide of the sole heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tickets start at $25. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 1:30pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm.

·         Texas Hot Sauce Festival at Bayou City Event Center | Saturday and Sunday –Get fired up at this festival that brings together flavorful and spicy hot sauces, salsas, dips, spices, marinades, and jams from all over the country. $10. Saturday 11am to 6pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

·         Take Me Outdoors Houston at Discovery Green – Go outside and enjoy the outdoors with your whole family at this festival featuring educational demonstrations, animal demos, activities and more at Discovery Green. 10am to 3pm.

·         A Taste of Lake Houston Festival at Kingwood Town Center – Head on out to the Kingwood Town Center for the best that the Lake Houston area has to offer. From craft beer, wine, and local restaurants to fine art, karaoke, music, and games there’s plenty to keep you busy all day long. 10am to 8pm.

·         2017 Houston Modern Home Tour – Explore eight stunning modern homes in West U, Briar Forest, Garden Oaks and other Houston neighborhoods in a self-guided tour. VIP ticket proceeds go to support local Harvey relief. $40; $75 VIP; Ages 9 and under free with parents. 11am to 5pm.

·         Sushi & Sake 101 at RA Sushi Bar – Learn how to roll your own sushi, enjoy sake flight pairings, nosh on edamame, miso soup and more at this introductory course to sushi and sake at RA Sushi. Tickets start at $35. Noon.

·         Saint Arnold Midtown Pub Crawl – Join the folks from Saint Arnold in Midtown where you’ll make your way to six bars, enjoy a couple drinks and end up at Little Woodrow’s for your prize. 2pm to 6pm.

·         ROCO’s To the Beat of a Different Drummer at The Church of St. John the Divine– Enjoy a concert from River Oaks Chamber Orchestra featuring works like the percussion concerto Five Views, Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Tickets start at $50. 5pm.

·         5-Year Anniversary Tiki Party & Pig Roast at Lucille’s – Join Lucille’s as their 5th-anniversary celebrations continue with a tiki party and pig roast with southern sides, live music, and a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit Harvey relief. $15. 5pm to 8pm.

·         Arboretum at Night: Bats at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Join the Houston Arboretum for an educational evening about bats and enjoy beer from Saint Arnold along with snacks and coffee. Tickets start at $30. 6pm to 8pm.

·         Impulsos at Ovations – Take your seat for an evening of dancing, drinks, and music with a Spanish flair at this show from The Houston Flamenco Collective. Tickets start at $25. 7pm and 9pm.

·         Keep it Brassy at Music Box Theatre – Enjoy music from multiple genres at this cabaret show at Music Box Theatre. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.

·         Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium – The Dash will close out their home games with this match against the Chicago Red Stars. Tickets start at $17. 7:30pm.

·         Gorky’s Enemies at Main Street Theater in Rice Village – Catch a Maxim Gorky’s smart play about pre-revolutionary Russia and a society on the brink of collapse. Tickets start at $10. 7:30pm.

·         Disgraced Play at Studio 101 – Catch the Houston premiere of Disgraced, a drama about a Pakistani-American lawyer that hosts a dinner party and dives into issues about race and religion, performed by 4th Wall Theatre Company at Studio 101. $32. 7:30pm.

·         The Comedy Get Down at NRG – Laugh all the way through The Comedy Get Down World Tour featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez at NRG. Tickets start at $49. 8pm.

·         Ricardo Arjona in Concert at Toyota Center – Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona will bring the Latin sound of his latest album Circo Soledad to the stage at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $56.50. 8pm.

·         The Late Show at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar – Go back to the 1920s when the Moonlight Dolls take the stage at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar for this tastefully suggestive performance. $40. 11:30pm.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

·         Farmers & Artisans Market and Dog Adoption Fair at Southern Star Brewery | FREE – Stop by Southern Star Brewery to shop their afternoon farmer’s market and enjoy a beer. Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas will be on site with adoptable dogs. Noon to 4pm.

·         Last Sundays at Rockstar Gallery | FREE – Enjoy complimentary bites and drinks while you browse the latest work from RockStar’s artists at an indoor art market. Proceeds from some donated pieces go to support artists adversely impacted by Harvey. 1pm to 5pm.

·         Harvey at A.D. Players Theater – Crack up at a performance of this comedic play staring a middle-aged man named Elwood and his best friend, a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey. Tickets start at $20. 2pm.

·         Super Smash Bros Tournament at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. – Show off your Nintendo 64 skills playing Super Smash Bros at this video game tournament at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. 2pm to 6pm.

·         Beethoven for All: Harlem Quartet at The Menil Collection | FREE – Enjoy a free concert from the Harlem Quartet featuring works from Beethoven at The Menil. 2pm.

·         Houston BBQ Throwdown at Saint Arnold Brewery – Sample finger lickin’ barbeque from restaurants like The Brisket House, Gatlin’s BBQ, The Pit Room, Pinkerton’s, and Feges BBQ and vote for your favorite at this event at Saint Arnold brewery. $65. 1pm to 4pm.

·         Prelude Music at Levy Park | FREE – Bring the whole family to Levy Park for a free concert of live music. 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

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