Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23, 2018.
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 Friday, September 21 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. 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.
Friday, September 21, 2018
- Friday Market at FM Kitchen and Bar | No Cover – Discover your new favorite source of local art, jewelry, beauty products, and produce in this daytime market at FM Kitchen and Bar. 11am to 2pm.
- Dierks Bentley in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion –Dust off your cowboy boots for a country concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Headliner Dierks Bentley is joined by supporting acts Brothers Osborne and Lanco. Tickets start at $30. 7pm.
- Lyrics & Lawn Games at Sugar Land Town Square –Play lawn games while listening to live country music and sipping $5 wine and beer at Sugar Land Town Square’s backyard party. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- La Fille du Régiment at Lambert Hall –Kick off the new season of Opera in the Heights with a dazzling performance of the French romantic comedy, La Fille du Régiment. Tickets start at $40. 7:30pm.
- Checkmate at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Follow along as guest conductor Paul Watkins joins Canadian composer Maxime Goulet to present a visual and auditory game of chess between an orchestra and a pianist. 8pm.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
- 30th Annual B-17 Gathering & BB Weber Memorial Fly-In at Bomber Field – Watch multi-engine bombers, warbirds, and giant-scale aircraft replicas soar across the sky at the 30th Annual B-17 Gathering & BB Weber Memorial Fly-In at Bomber Field in Monaville, Texas. $5. 9am to 5:30pm.
- Goat Yoga Houston at NettBar – Challenge your strength and stability during a 45-minute session of goat yoga at NettBar Houston. As the name suggests, yogis will practice with assistance from adorable baby goats, followed by 15 minutes of play time. Tickets start at $35. 9am, 10:15am, and 11:30am.
- Take Me Outdoors Houston at Discovery Green | FREE – Connect with nature during Take Me Outdoors Houston, a family-friendly session of hands-on activities and educational exhibits presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife at Discovery Green. 10am to 3pm.
- Beer Run 5K-ish in Montgomery – Race through Christine Allen Nature Park, then reward your efforts with an ice-cold beer during this event that kicks off the Woodforest Craft Fest in Montgomery. Runners will receive a T-shirt and medal, as well as a finisher pint and beer. $35. 10:30am.
- Texas Hot Sauce Festival at Bayou City Event Center – Spice up your Saturday at the Texas Hot Sauce Festival in the Bayou City Event Center. If you can handle the heat, sample hundreds of hot sauces, salsas, dips, spices, marinades, wing sauces, and jams while shopping festival merchandise and enjoying live music throughout the day.$10. 11am to 6pm.
- Menil Collection Reopening Celebration| FREE – Celebrate the Menil Collection’s grand reopening, following a seven-month hiatus to reinstall its permanent collection. Along with plenty of artistic eye candy, you’ll find food trucks, live music, and as always, free admission. 11am to 7pm.
- Woodforest Craft Fest in Montgomery | No Cover – Taste craft beer from 20 local and regional breweries, including Saint Arnold, 8th Wonder, and Karbach, throughout Woodforest Craft Fest in Montgomery. Along with free beer samples, the festival will offer children’s activities, food trucks, live music, and full-sized beers and margaritas for purchase. Noon to 6pm.
- Checkmate at The Church of St. John the Divine – Follow along as guest conductor Paul Watkins joins Canadian composer Maxime Goulet to present a visual and auditory game of chess between an orchestra and a pianist. Tickets are $35; $25 for seniors and $15 for students. 5pm.
- Whiskies of the World at Silver Street Studios – Take part in one of the largest whiskey tastings in the nation as enthusiasts flock to Silver Street Studios for the Whiskies of the World Expo.At the event, you can taste a curated collection of scotch, bourbon, Irish, Japanese, and other international whiskeys; attend seminars; hear from whiskey makers and ambassadors; and indulge in both food and cigar pairings. Tickets start at $120. 5pm to 9pm.
- PAWS Gala: Cruisin’ the Paw-ribbean at Galveston Island Convention Center – Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing at the annual PAWS Gala, which benefits the Galveston Humane Society. Guests can dress up in themed, Caribbean clothing for the cocktail reception, seated dinner, entertainment, and auctions. Tickets start at $175. 6:30pm to 11pm.
- Childish Gambino in Concert at Toyota Center – Hear powerful beats and thought-provoking rhymes at a concert from the Grammy-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe-winning artist, Donald Glover, also known in the hip-hop world as Childish Gambino.Tickets start at $49.50. 7pm.
- Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends at Revention Music Center – Get to know the man behind the curtain when TV star Rob Lowe shares tales of Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, and marriage in his one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $59.6pm.
- University of Houston Cougars vs. Texas Southern University at TDECU Stadium– Watch as the Cougars take the field to play Texas Southern University at TDECU. Tickets start at $24. 7pm.
- Tim Allen at Smart Financial Centre –Laugh out loud when Golden Globe winner and Home Improvement star Tim Allen brings his adults-only stand-up show to Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $70. 8pm.
- Yo La Tengo in Concert at White Oak Music Hall –Catch a concert by the band who spurred the indie rock movement, Yo La Tengo, when they tour in support of their fifteenth studio album, There’s a Riot Going On. Tickets start at $22. 8pm.
- Salsa y Salud! At Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE –Lace up your dancing shoes and heat things up at Salsa y Salud!, an original production that features international, regional, and local artists at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8pm.
- Wall-E Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Bring the family to a free, outdoor screening of Disney-Pixar’s animated film, Wall-E, on the lawn at Discovery Green. 8pm to 10pm.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
- Gulf Coast Volleyball Association Season Closer on Galveston’s East Beach –Get off your beach bum and play in the Galveston Coast Volleyball Association’s final tournament of the season. Divisions include men’s, women’s, junior, and coed doubles, and the first 100 players receive a free T-shirt. $25. 9am to 9pm.
- Chilaquiles & Cafe: Pop Up Brunch at Campesino Coffee House | No Cover –Dive into a plate of delicious chilaquiles paired with piping hot coffee during this pop-up brunch event at Campesino Coffee House. 10am.
- Houston Texans vs. New York Giants at NRG Stadium –Prepare to tailgate and cheer on the Houston Texans when they play the New York Giants in their first home game of the season at NRG. Tickets start at $71. Noon.
- Houston Jerk Fest at India House– Embrace Caribbean culture through traditional food and music at the Houston Jerk Fest in India House. The fest boasts a jerk cook-off competition, music from Grammy-nominated artist Mr. Vegas, food and drink vendors, a kid’s zone, and other family-friendly activities. Tickets start at $20. 2pm to 10pm.
- Kidz Bop in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion –Treat the kiddos to an age-appropriate concert, as the Kidz Bop crew puts a family-friendly spin on all of your favorite pop songs at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $35. 4pm.
- The Intercontinental Cup at Houston Polo Club –Cheer on your favorite team as the Houston Polo Club hosts the Intercontinental Cup match. There will also be a best ladies hat contest, a champagne divot stomp, a McDugald Steele pony hop at halftime, and a player parade. Grandstand seats range from $15 to $695 and tickets to the Red Oak Lawn are $30 online ($35 at the gate) and $15 for ages 12 and under. 5pm.
- Bayou City Music Series: Soundtrack of the Gulf at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | FREE – Kick off this year’s Bayou City Music Series with a free concert from zydeco accordionist C.J. Chenier, the son of the “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier. You’ll also hear from opening vocalists Annika Chambers and Archie Bell. This was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 15, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. 6pm to 9:30pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park –Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Los Angeles Angels in their final home game of the regular season, as well as Fan Appreciation Day, at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $16. 8pm.