A Special Giving Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017. 

Give back to those who’ve been affected by Harvey, catch a ‘Stros game, check out one of the many festivals, try a chocolate and cheese pairing, sample craft beer and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Things to Do All Weekend

·         Gorky’s Enemies at Main Street Theater in Rice Village | Daily – Catch a Maxim Gorky’s smart play about pre-revolutionary Russia and a society on the brink of collapse. Tickets start at $10. Previews Thursday and Friday. Official premiere on Saturday.

·         Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys’ 55th Anniversary | Daily – Score a po’ boy from Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys for only 55 cents in honor of the iconic Houston restaurant’s 55th anniversary. 1pm to 3pm daily.

·         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. He traveled to 137 countries, capturing the powerful forces that fuel hunger and poverty. Hours vary.

·         Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery Events Around Houston | Daily – Help fellow Houstonians by donating money, clothing, and food at various fundraisers and concerts benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief.

·         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.

·         Pearland International Festival at Pearland Town Center | Friday and Saturday – Soak up two days of international culture through food, activities, shopping, and entertainment at the annual Pearland International Festival. Tickets start at $10. Friday 5pm to 10pm; Saturday 11am to 10pm.

·         Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Mariners in a three game series at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

·         BBP’s Volunteer Workday on Buffalo Bayou | FREE – Bring a pair of work gloves and help beautify Buffalo Bayou Park. 8:30am to 11:30am.

·         Urban Homesteading: Grow Your Own Food at Finca Tres Robles – Learn the basic design principles that go into building a cost-efficient and productive urban garden at this workshop at Finca Tres Robles. $40. 9am to 11am.

·         49th Annual Houston Fiestas Patrias Parade in Downtown | FREE – Celebrate Mexican Independence Day, known as Fiestas Patrias, with dance performances, live music and more at this colorful parade through Downtown. 10am to noon.

·         Sawyer Flea Market – Shop a curated selection of goods from local craftsmen, artists, food vendors, collectors and more. 10am to 5pm.

·         3rd Annual Children’s Wellness Bash in Sugar Land | FREE – Bring the whole family out to Sugar Land Town Square for an afternoon featuring 7 interactive stations representing the 7 dimensions of wellness. 11am to 3pm.

·         Texas Taco Music Fest at Discovery Green – Stuff your face with tacos and watch the ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla while music of wandering mariachis and live bands fills the air. There’s fun for the kids too, with arts and crafts and a piñata. $12. Noon to 9pm.

·         Houston Daiquiri Festival at Jones Plaza – Try more than 20 flavors of the fruity rum cocktail while enjoying live music, DJs, and food trucks at the Houston Daiquiri Festival at Jones Plaza. 2pm to 10pm.

·         Index Fest at Post HTX – Sample beers from craft breweries across the country while you jam to live music, chow down on grub from food trucks, and check out art at Index Fest. Tickets start at $25. 4pm to 11pm.

·         Discovery Green Flea – Shop for everything from art to furniture and collectibles from a variety of vendors at Discovery Green Flea. 6pm to 10pm.

·         University of Houston Cougars vs. Rice University Owls at TDECU Stadium – College football is back and the Rice and UH teams will duke it out on the field to see who will come out on top. This will be both teams’ first game in Houston. Tickets are $30. 7pm.

·         Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Bring the whole family out to Sugar Land for a screening of Disney’s live action hit Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. 7pm to 9:30pm.

·         Disgraced Play at Studio 101 – Catch this 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 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 17, 2017

·         Yoga in the Park at Nature Discovery Center | FREE – Say namaste at this free one-hour yoga class at Nature Discovery Center. 8:30am.

·         Texas Flood Jam at Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon – Head to Spring to enjoy auctions, raffles, food, and music, while helping to raise funds for those affected by Harvey at The Big Texas Dance Hall. $10. Noon.

·         Ice Cream Social Sunday at Market Square Park | FREE – Enjoy this family-friendly bike ride at a social pace where you’ll stop for ice cream and sweets along the way. Meet at Market Square Park. Noon.

·         11th Annual Fiestas Patrias at Traders Village – Join Telemundo and Traders Village for their 11th annual celebration of Fiestas Patrias featuring dancing, live music, and a market for the whole family. Noon.

·         BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class at No Label Brewing Co. – Learn the art of smoking a brisket, including how to trim and serve it, in this three-hour class at No Label Brewery. $74. Noon to 3pm.

·         Songwriters For Hurricane Harvey at Firehouse Saloon – Join local songwriters to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey at Firehouse Saloon. Tickets are TBA. 1pm to 2pm.

·         Annie Movie Screening Party at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park – Sing along to songs like “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life” while you watch the musical Annie and play with props at Alamo Drafthouse. $10.83. 2:30pm.

·         Viet Wave Music 10th Anniversary Concert at Elsik High School – Enjoy a concert of traditional Vietnamese music from Viet Wave Musi, traditional Indian music from Chandrakantha and David Courtney, and a performance from Au Co Vietnamese cultural dance group at this 10th-anniversary concert. 4pm to 6pm.

·         Vérité in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Listen to the electro-pop tunes of artist Vérité when she performs live at White Oak Music Hall with opener Tigertown. Tickets start at $12. 7pm.


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