Houston’s Weekend Happenings September 16th – 18th


Houston Events this Weekend

HEY HEY HEY! IT’S THE WEEKEND YET AGAIN!!! Please take a look at some of the extraordinary events that are happening this weekend in the Houston Area! Some events this weekend include, food trucks, art shows, concerts, movies and more!

Sept. 16th Rice Design Alliance presents PARK(ing) Day 2016
WHEN:            Friday 9:00am
WHERE:          City Hall - 901 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002
DETAILS:        Since 2005, when it was begun by Rebar in San Francisco, PARK(ing) Day has become a global event wherein paid on-street parking spaces are occupied and temporarily transformed into free public spaces. It happens on the third Friday in September in cities all over the world.
Teams will install their parks along the 500 block of McKinney Street, beside City Hall, from 9 am to 3 pm. This event will feature conversations about urbanism, sustainability, land use, greenspaces, mobility, and more. 
INFO:  http://www.ricedesignalliance.org/ -   713-348-4876
Sept 16thSienna Plantation presents September Food Truck Fridays
WHEN:             Friday 4:00PM  
WHERE:           9815 Cameron Way Missouri City, TX
DETAILS:         Sienna Plantation’s Village of Sawmill Lake will be featuring some mobile eats and street treats during Food Truck Fridays in September. They will host Houston-area food trucks that will serve up a variety of sweet and savory menu items, with side helpings of music and family-friendly activities.
INFO:  http://www.siennaplantation.com/ - 281-410-8494
Sept 16th & 17th The Limited presents Private Styling Event with Eva Longoria
WHEN:            Friday 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00pm
WHERE:         Pearland Town Center - 11200 Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77584
ADMISSION:   $5.00 - $50.00
DETAILS:        The Pearland Foundation for the Performing and Visual Arts fourth annual Pearland International Festival offers a unique way to help raise funds and cultural awareness. Performances will include The Molly Ringwalds and The Galaxy Band.
All proceeds from the Pearland International Festival are dedicated to performing and visual arts scholarships for local Pearland students seeking to pursue higher education in the visual arts field.
INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-pearland-international-festival-with-70s-80s-r-e-w-i-n-d-dance-kickoff-party-featuring-tickets-24946646090
Sept 16thSamara Gallery presents Aron Williams: Common Thread Opening Reception
WHEN:             Friday 6:00pm
WHERE:          Samara Gallery - 3911 Main St. Houston, TX 77002
DETAILS:        Samara Gallery will present Common Thread, a solo exhibition of work by Aron Williams. Inspired by the connectedness inherent in all aspects of the world, Williams’ work involves visual and physical depth. His creative process allows him to visualize the “ties that bind,” elevating the viewing experience to a multi-dimensional encounter with the work.
Williams combines traditional and non-traditional materials to establish a relationship between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Twine, rope, and burlap hold metaphorical significance as binding elements. Layering over a substrate of construction debris and plywood, Williams creates tangible depth and texture by including latex caulking and paint. In the relief of his pieces, one notes the character of gravity; each material exists on a plane of weightlessness.
INFO: http://www.samaragallery.com/#!future/cee5
Sept 16th & 17th Houston Vintage Festival 2016
WHEN:             Friday 7:00pm & Saturday 11:00am
WHERE:           8325 Travelair Blvd. Houston, TX 77061
ADMISSION:   Free - $25.00
DETAILS:         Houston Vintage Festival 2016 will feature the '70s revival of vintage fashion. Glitter, satin, spandex, lame, feathers, rhinestones, sequins, scarves, soaring platforms, and various band performances are just some of the items that will be seen during the festival.
INFO: https://houstonvintagefestival2016.eventbrite.com/- 832-651-8909
Sept 16th & 18thOpera in the Heights presents Die Fledermaus
WHEN:             Friday & Sunday 7:30PM
WHERE:          Lambert Hall - 1703 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008
DETAILS:         Die Fledermaus is a comedic tour-de-force full of mischief, disguises and irresistible, bounce-in-your-seat tunes courtesy of Johann Strauss II, also known as "the Waltz King."
Maestro Eiki Isomura will lead the way as principal conductor for Opera in the Heights’ 21st season.
INFO:  http://www.operaintheheights.org/calendar - 713-861-5303
Sept 16th Brantley Gilbert in concert with Justin Moore and Colt Ford
WHEN:             Friday 7:30PM
WHERE:           Miller Outdoor Theater
DETAILS:          Brantley Gilbert comes back to Houston in support of his album, Read Me My Rights. He will be joined by Justin Moore and Colt Ford.  A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit; it’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, and kissed on by this world-class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass and the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns. Truly something not to be missed, Shinyribs is a unique musical experience and an original expression of our colorful musical heritage..        
INFO:  http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/853/
Sept 16th Tegan and Sara in Concert
WHEN:              Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:           Warehouse Live - 813 St. Emanuel St. Houston, TX 77003
ADMISSION:    $36-$40
DETAILS:         Tegan and Sara come back to Houston in support of their new album, Love You To Death.
INFO: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/ - 713-225-5483
Sept. 16thFriday Night Lights - GreenStreet Houston presents Friday Flicks on The Lawn
WHEN:            Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:          Frenetic Theater - 5102 Navigation Blvd. Houston, TX 77011
DETAILS:        Enjoy free movies each fourth Friday of the month. The movie will be projected on a large screen on The Lawn. Feel free to bring a blanket or towel.
INFO: http://greenstreetdowntown.com/happenings - 832-320-1201
ALL WEEK Theatre Under The Stars presents In The Heights
WHEN:            Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm; Sat-Sun 11am - 4pm
WHERE:          Theater Under the Star - 800 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:   $30 & up
DETAILS:         In the Heights, the first offering from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the game-changing Hamilton: An American Musical, won five Tony Awards® including Best Musical in 2008. In the Heights is a vibrant snapshot of three days in an eclectic Manhattan neighborhood as the residents face the changes and challenges of a world that is on the move.
INFO: https://www.tuts.com/shows/in-the-heights
Sept. 17thSienna Plantation presents Project Walk Fun Run and Roll
WHEN:             Saturday 7:00am
WHERE:           500 Waters Lake Blvd. Missouri City, TX
ADMISSION:    $20 - $40
DETAILS:         The second annual Project Walk Fun Run and Roll aims to benefit the Project Walk Foundation, which provides scholarships for a full year of treatment at Project Walk. After the run, finishers and supporters can enjoy food, music, and family activities at the post-race party.
INFO: https://raceroster.com/events/2016/9560/project-walk-fun-run-roll
Sept 17thBayou Preservation Association presents Cypress Creek Regatta
WHEN:           Saturday 9:00am
WHERE:           22306 Aldine Westfield Rd. Humble, TX 77338
DETAILS:         Bayou Preservation Association is hosting the third annual sanctioned Cypress Creek Regatta along one of Houston’s newest and longest paddling trails. The 7.5-mile stretch of beautiful water allows participants to be surrounded by wildlife and scenic landscapes whether they are competing in the Triple Crown Championship or looking to enjoy a family friendly day of paddling.
INFO: https://cypresscreekregatta.rallybound.com/
Sept. 17thSam Houston Race Park presents Food Truck Festival
WHEN:            Saturday 12:00pm
WHERE:          Sam Houston Race Park
ADMISSION:    $15-$50
DETAILS:         Sam Houston Race Park's first annual Food Truck Festival will have 14 food trucks in the pavilion area with varying cuisines, live music by Buck Yeager Band, various children's activities, and craft beer sampling from all the Houston breweries available.
INFO: https://www.shrp.com/events/detail/shrp-food-truck-festival
Sept. 17th 2nd Annual Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival
WHEN:             Saturday 4:00pm
WHERE:           Discovery Green
ADMISSION:    Free - $75
DETAILS:         The 2nd Annual Black Heritage Festival is a one day cultural event produced by the nonprofit 501c3 tax exempt organization, The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture. The festival features speakers, exhibits, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople locally and nationally. The festival promotes diversity and cultural solidarity and offers both children and adults with an opportunity to increase their awareness of African and African-American culture and history.
This year's headliner will be Grammy Award-winning singer Monica.
INFO: http://www.houstonblackheritagefestival.com/
Sept 17thMarkets Houston presents Yuppie Heights Night Market
WHEN:            Saturday 6:00pm
WHERE:           Yuppie Dog - 2203 Durham Dr. Houston, TX 77007
DETAILS:         MarketsHouston.com, Yuppie Dog and a number of vendors will be present during the Yuppie Heights Night Market. Wine will be available for sipping during the event.
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/281297055583469/ - 832-452-6177
Sept 17thGreen Mountain Energy presents Flea by Night
WHEN:              Saturday 10:30am
WHERE:           Discover Green – 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
DETAILS:         Flea by Night will allow guests to treasure hunt for all things vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and renewed. The event will include live local music, food trucks, and fun under the stars and twinkling lights.
INFO:  http://www.discoverygreen.com/flea - 713-400-7336
Sept 17thHouston Symphony Opening Night Concert and Gala
WHEN:              Saturday 7:00pm
WHERE:           Jones Hall - 615 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:    $29 and up.
DETAILS:         Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts an unforgettable performance of Prokofiev’s enduring classic, Peter and the Wolf, featuring Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Kingsley will serve as the narrator for Prokofiev’s musical tale about Peter, a boy who outsmarts a wolf with the help of a duck, a cat, and a bird.
A storytelling thread will weave the evening’s program together, as Rossini’s Overture to The Thieving Magpie and Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier will also be performed.
INFO: http://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/production/detail?id=7541
Sept 17th The Mosaic Hub presents Upscale Upcycle: Fashion Show
WHEN:             Saturday 7:30pm
WHERE:           Hub Studio – 1502 Sawyer St. #232 Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:    $25-$30
DETAILS:         The Mosaic Hub will present a special event fashion show of upcycled, upscale masterpieces from many of Houston's best fashion designers. The Mosaic Hub brings Houston's beautiful mosaic of art and entertainment under one umbrella, acting as a hub for artistic and creative expression, simultaneously enriching the lives of the community. 
Call 281-300-9656 or visit www.mosaic-hub.com for performance lineup and more info. 
INFO:  http://www.mosaic-hub.com/ - 281-300-9656
Sept 17th Cadillac Bar presents Viva El Tequila Festival
WHEN:             Saturday 8:00pm
WHERE:           Miller Outdoor Theater - 6000 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030
DETAILS:         Experience circus Cambodia-style as Phare artists bring their unique energy and passion to the stage. Fun, family entertainment delights with jaw-dropping acrobatics, hand-to-hand balance, partner contortion, juggling and other astonishing circus techniques accompanied by high-energy live music. An extraordinary take on ordinary Cambodian life where routine is transformed into remarkable.
INFO:  http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/854/
Sept 17thRyan Bingham in concert with Brian Fallon & the Crowes
WHEN:             Saturday 8:00pm
WHERE:           Revention Music Center - 520 Texas St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:    $30-$45
DETAILS:         Ryan Bingham comes back to Houston in support of his album, Fear and Saturday Night. He will be joined by Brian Fallon & the Crowes.
INFO:  http://concerts.livenation.com/event/ - 713-230-1600
Sept 17thJosh & Steph present The Blanket Fort Standup Party
WHEN:              Saturday 9:30 pm
WHERE:           4316 Feagan St. Houston, TX
DETAILS:         Josh & Steph's Blanket Fort Standup Party will feature Cass Tooke, Tessa Ehrman, and many more. Blanket Fort Zines will be for sale during the event.
INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1769813906573854/
Sept 18thThe Houston Heights Association presents Urban Forestry Gift of Trees Day
WHEN:              Sunday  9:00am
WHERE:           107 W. 12th St. Houston, TX 77008
DETAILS:          The Houston Heights Association will dedicate the Yale Green Corridor during its annual Urban Forestry Gift of Trees Day celebration. Trees for Houston and the Houston Heights Association will also distribute 150 to 300 three- and five-gallon containers of native trees for planting in Houston yards, businesses or right of ways.
INFO:                 832-860-6041
Sept 18th2016 Houston Autism Speaks Walk
WHEN:             Sunday 10:00AM
WHERE:           6767 Southwest Fwy. Houston, TX
ADMISSION:    Free - $25
DETAILS:         Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization, is hosting the 2016 Houston Autism Speaks Walk. Proceeds from Houston’s 12th annual walk will support the non-profit’s mission: To fund scientific research and family and adult services; and raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of people with autism and their families in Houston.
INFO:                https://www.facebook.com/events/150554658712946/
Sept 18th Houston Symphony presents Fiesta Sinfónica
WHEN:              Sunday 6:00pm
WHERE:           Jones Hall - 615 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002
DETAILS:         The Houston Symphony continues its tradition of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta Sinfónica, a free concert featuring colorful classics by Leonard Bernstein and Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, as well as a piece by acclaimed Peruvian composer Jimmy López. The program also includes Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue performed by special guest and Grammy-winning jazz pianist Michel Camilo.
INFO:                https://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/production/detail?id=7827
Sept 18th 5 Seconds of Summer in concert
WHEN:              Sunday 7:30pm
WHERE:            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
ADMISSION:     $25.00 – 80.00
DETAILS:          5 Seconds of Summer comes back to Houston in support of their 2015 album, Sounds Good Feels Good.
INFO:               http://concerts.livenation.com/event/3A004F50753019BC

Check out these venues and websites for theater performances, concerts, exhibits, festivals, and happenings:

Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet – http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theater Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Reperatory Theater:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site For Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

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