Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Treat your grandparents to Sunday brunch, learn how to cook and prepare the perfect smoked brisket, dress the part for a ’90s-themed bar crawl, drink wine and shop shoes for a good cause, jam out to a live show by country music star Luke Bryan, catch a free screening of Marvel’s Black Panther and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Things to Do All Weekend
- Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH| Daily – Experience a series of empowering and transformative dance, theatre, and visual art performances throughout Houston Fringe Festival, presented by Pilot Dance Project at MATCH. $15. Showtimes vary.
- The Mousetrapat the Alley Theatre | Daily – Take a seat for one of the longest-running shows in the world, Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery, The Mousetrap. In the beloved British play, a group of visitors takes shelter from a snowstorm in a boarding house, only to find that one of their new companions is a murderer. Tickets start at $26. Showtimes vary.
- Comedian Whitney Cummings at Houston Improv| Friday and Saturday – Crack up at gender roles and the face palms of dating when the hilarious comedian, writer, and actress Whitney Cummings plays four Houston shows. Showtimes vary. Tickets start at $30.
- 30th Anniversary Production of Always…Patsy Clineat Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday | FREE – See a performance of one of Stages Repertory Theatre’s most popular shows, Always… Patsy Cline, as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The play follows a surprising friendship between country singer Patsy Cline and a devoted Houston fan. 8pm both nights.
- 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. Times vary daily.
Friday, September 7, 2018
- Friday Market at FM Kitchen and Bar| No Cover – Experience a uniquely Houston market that showcases local artists and food vendors at FM Kitchen and Bar’s weekly Friday Market. The daytime market will bring together the best in artisanal items including art, jewelry and beauty products as well as fresh local produce from regional farmers. 11am to 2pm.
- Luke Bryan in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion– Head to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a concert by Luke Bryan, singer of hit songs like “Play It Again,” “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” and “Do I.” Fellow country singers Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce will open the show. Tickets start at $29. 7pm.
- 2nd Annual Summer Music Festival at Four Seasons Hotel| No Cover – Live it up on the Four Seasons pool deck with a free concert by DJ Baby Roo, $5 beers, and poolside games at the 2nd Annual Summer Music Festival. 7pm.
- Alice in Chains in Concert at Revention Music Center– Rock out at a concert by heavy metal group Alice in Chains when they head to Houston’s Revention Music Center.Tickets are.7pm.
- 2018 Fierce & Fabulous Soiree at The Post Oak Hotel– Support PetSet Houston and their efforts to protect and serve our animals at the Fierce & Fabulous Soiree in the Post Oak Hotel. You can enter to win a Rolex watch or bid on items of your choice in an auction. Tickets start at $350. 7pm to 11pm.
- Giving Spirits Concert at Sugar Land Town Square– Enjoy a free concert by Latin/jazz group The Pete Simple Band when they perform at the Giving Spirits Concert in Sugar Land Town Square. During the show, take some time to learn about the featured local non-profit, Asians Against Domestic Abuse. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Mini Watercolor Painting Class at Honey Art Cafe– Learn how to paint abstract, modern, and minimalist aesthetics in this mini-watercolor painting class at Honey Art Cafe. Succulents are the subject of this week’s class. $35. 8pm to 10pm.
- Mexico vs. Uruguay at NRG Stadium– Root for the Mexican National or Uruguayan soccer team when the two go head to head in a game at NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $36. 8:30pm.
- Zedd in Concert at Stereo Live– Dance the night away to top hits like “Stay” and “Clarity” when Grammy Award-winning DJ Zedd takes the stage at Stereo Live. Ticketsstart at $70. 10pm to 2am.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
- Farmers Market at Baldwin Park| No Cover – Browse an assortment of fresh produce and prepared foods from a curated selection of Houston’s farmers, bakers, and chefs in Midtown. 10am.
- BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class at Eureka Heights Brewing Co– Discover best practices for smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork and fowl during this hands-on workshop taught by experienced pitmasters at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. You’ll learn how to choose the right meat, trim it, rub it, smoke it, cut it, serve it, and eat it. $74. 10am to 1pm.
- University of Houston Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats at TDECU Stadium– Watch as the Cougars take the field to play Arizona at TDECU. Tickets start at $24. 11am.
- The Market at Sawyer Yards| FREE – The Market at Sawyer Yards is a curated market featuring a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, “maker is the seller,” and artisan crafts, including packaged specialty foods. 11am to 5pm.
- The Texas Taco, Tequila, and Margarita Festival at Heritage Park in Conroe– Indulge in seemingly endless tacos, tequila, and margaritas at this annual festival in Conroe’s Heritage Park. Featuring live music from local bands Los Skarnales, Piñata Protest, and Selena Tribute, The Texas Taco, Tequila, and Margarita Festival also offers a kids’ zone for family-friendly fun. Tickets start at $10. Noon to midnight.
- Radiationfest 2018 at White Oak Music Hall– Head to White Oak Music Hall for a full day of live music at Radiationfest, presented by Radiation Productions. You’ll hear from more than 15 bands, such as Impending Doom, Kublai Khan, and Through The Eyes Of The Dead. $30. 1pm to 11pm.
- Expecto Bar Crawl in Downtown– Gather your wands, owls, and broomsticks, and fly Downtown to this Harry Potter-themed bar crawl. All participating witches and wizards will receive access to themed drink specials, a souvenir cup, a lanyard, and a magic wand, along with other surprise gifts. Tickets start at $25. 3pm to 9pm.
- ’90s Bar Crawl on Washington Ave.– Whip out your Doc Martens, butterfly clips, and Furbies for the ‘90s Bar Crawl along Washington Avenue. Participating bars include Fuego’s Saloon, Handlebar, Revolver Houston, Sammy’s Wild Game Grill, and Lincoln Bar. Tickets start at $30. 3pm to 10pm.
- World’s Largest Paul Walker Birthday Meet/Tribute/Celebration 2.0 at Houston Raceway– Fast and the Furious enthusiasts unite at the world’s largest Paul Walker birthday celebration, held this year at Houston Raceway. At the event, you can check out a car show, burnout pit, grudge racing, test and tune, RC car racing, and of course, watch the Fast and the Furious movie. Tickets start at $15. 4pm to 11pm.
- Arboretum at Night: Bats at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center– Learn all about bats during a relaxed discussion with Join Dr. Cullen Geiselman at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Kick back and grab a Saint Arnold beer, Katz coffee, and light snacks while you hear about bats’ contribution to pest control, seed dispersal, and pollination. $45. 6pm to 8pm.
- Beach Bash 4v4 Sand Volleyball Night Tournament at Sideout Volleybar– Gather your teammates and get ready to bump, set, and spike in a four-on-four volleyball tournament at Sideout Volleybar. Registrants will receive three guaranteed games, a T-shirt, and access to drink specials. Tickets start at $25. 7pm to 11pm.
- Black PantherMovie Screening at Midtown Park | FREE – Travel to the mythical country of Wakanda at a free, Saturday-night screening of Marvel’s Black Panther in Midtown Park. 7pm to 10pm.
- Hip-Hop Orchestra in Houston at Stude Concert Hall– Take a seat for Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra in Hip-Hop Orchestra, a unique concert that joins strings, horns, a pianist, a female soul vocalist, a DJ, and a Maestro/MC for a sound like no other. $20. 7pm to 9pm.
- Star Wars: The Last JediMovie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Treat the family to a Saturday-night movie in Sugar Land Town Square, where you can kick back and watch a free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
- Tributo a Maná in Concert at The Pub Galleria– Sing and dance to the songs of Maná, the Mexican rock group based in Guadalajara, when a tribute band performs their music at The Pub Galleria. Tickets start at $10. 10pm to 2pm.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
- Topgolf Tour Houston Tournament– Prove your golfing skills for the chance to win $50,000 in the Topgolf Tour Houston Tournament. The winning two-person team will advance to the championship game, which includes a free trip to Las Vegas with VIP treatment. $85. 8am.
- Grandparents Day Breakfast at Hermann Park| No Cover – Thank your grandparents by treating them to a morning brunch at Hermann Park’s Pinewood Cafe, followed by fun activities. Tickets include breakfast, a craft project, a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, and a pedal boat ride on McGovern Lake. 8:30am to 10am.
- Sundays in the Park at Discovery Green| FREE – Play outdoor games and picnic with your loved ones during Sundays in the Park at Discovery Green. You can also visit the onsite Rocket Dog art cart to rent family-friendly activities for the day. 2pm to 5pm.
- Beer & Cheese Tasting at Saint Arnold Brewing– Do Sunday right with handcrafted beers and Texas-made cheeses from the Houston Dairymaids at Saint Arnold Brewing. As you taste, you’ll learn about the cheeses and beers straight from the source. $30. 2pm to 4pm.
- Woke (But Needing a Nap) Comedy Show at Firehouse Saloon– Laugh it up at a comedic showcase featuring three stand-up comedians: one from the Deep South, one from the East Coast, one from the West. $12. 7pm to 10pm.
- Shawn Colvin: Acoustic Concert at The Heights Theater– See an acoustic show by the beloved, Grammy-Award-winning musician, Shawn Colvin, at The Heights Theater. Arrive early to see Austin-based opener Amy Cook. 8pm to 10pm.