Houston’s Weekend Happenings September 23rd – 25th


Houston Events this Weekend

WOOP WOOP! Another work week down, and another beautiful weekend ahead! Take a look at yet again another wonderful weekend full of wonderful events in the Houston Area!!!!

Sept. 23rd National Beer Mile
WHEN:             Friday 11:00am
WHERE:            Minute Maid Park - 501 Crawford St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:    $30-$75
DETAILS:          Now in its second year, National Beer Mile will come to Houston. The one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers, and party-goers is capped off by an after party featuring food, games, and live music.
INFO:  https://secure.nationalbeermile.com/event/NationalBeerMile-HOUSTON?_ga=1.30420791.922884306.1453750579
Sept 23rdFall 2016 South West International Boat Show
WHEN:            Friday 12:00pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am  
WHERE:           2551 South Shore Blvd. League City, TX
DETAILS:        The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, will hold its inaugural fall event which features 400 boats ranging in size from 10 feet to more than 100 feet, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with end of season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models.
INFO:  http://southwestinternationalboatshow.com/
Sept 23rdKick Pleat x Lizzie Fortunato Trunk Show and Meet & Greet
WHEN:            Friday 2:00 pm
WHERE:         2565 Kirby Dr. Houston, TX 77019
DETAILS:        Kick Pleat will host a special trunk show and meet & greet with Lizzie Fortunato designers, twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato. Guests will get to shop the fall collection and chatting with the designer/sister duo about their New York-based jewelry and accessories line influenced by fine art, travel, and artisanal craftwork.
INFO: 713-978-5050
Sept 23rdSienna 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 23rd - – 25th7th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
WHEN:            Friday 5:00pm, Sat. 9:00am & Sun 10:00am
WHERE:           23rd and Strand Galveston, TX
DETAILS:         Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival.
New concepts for the 2017 event include expanding the free Boat Show into a free Outdoors Show. The Outdoors Show will include not only boats this year, but also fishing, hunting and sporting related vendors.
In addition, the former Shrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run has transformed into an Official 5K with a timing feature and route in Galveston’s downtown Strand Historic District.
INFO:  http://www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com/ - 409-770-0999
Sept 23rdSienna Plantation presents Mango Punch
WHEN:              Friday 7:00PM
WHERE:           3777 Sienna Parkway Missouri City, TX 77459
DETAILS:          Mango Punch’s blend of Top 40, salsa, and rock will serenade the audience as they have dinner and go dancing under the stars. Food will be available for purchase and concert goers are free to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
INFO:  http://www.siennaplantation.com/ - 281-778-7777
Sept 23rd & 25th 2016 Manhattan Short Film Festival
WHEN:             Friday 7:00pm & Sunday 5:00pm
WHERE:            MFAH - 1001 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005
DETAILS:          Filmgoers in Houston will unite with over 100,000 film lovers across the world to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers at the 2016 Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Manhattan Short’s unique feature is that it offers cinema goers a chance to become film critics, filling out a ballot after the screening that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor.  Votes will be sent to Manhattan Short HQ, and winners announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 3.
INFO: https://www.mfah.org/calendar/manhattan-short-film-festival-2016 - 713-639-7300
Sept 23rd – 25thBen Jackson: Live at La Colombe d'Or
WHEN:            Friday, Saturday & Sunday various times
WHERE:          3410 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
ADMISSION:   $50-$65
DETAILS:         As seen on NBC's Today with David Copperfield, as the hands of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and as America's magician in disguise on Candid Camera, Ben Jackson is bringing his intimate show, Conjuring in the Gallery, to La Colombe d'Or.
This 90-minute theatrical experience allows guests to witness magic up-close and personal. Flashy props and leather pants have been replaced with quick wit and digital dexterity. Jackson mixes comedy, international award-winning sleight-of-hand, feats of the mind, and dazzling piano playing.
INFO: http://www.benjacksonmagic.com/live/ - 281-745-7087
Sept 23rdAlley Theatre Scene's Opening Act
WHEN:            Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:          Alley Theatre - 615 Texas St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:   $50 - 75
DETAILS:         Alley Theatre Young Supporters will host a '70s themed party in celebration of the 70th Season of the Alley. The event includes an insider look at the Alley Theatre, open bar with signature cocktails, food by Underbelly, silent auction, photo booth, DJ, and dancing.
INFO: http://www.alleytheatre.org/sceneparty
Sept 23rd- 25thRiver Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents Timeless
WHEN:            Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:          Miller Outdoor Theater
DETAILS:         Witness the Texas premiere of a co-commissioned piece between the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco chamber orchestra New Century by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Called “Dance Card,” this string orchestra work is based on the baroque dance suite form and has five movements, each conceived as a stand-alone work.
Raucous Rumpus (A Fanfare), Breeze Serenade, Jumble Dance, Celestial Blue?, Machina Rochus
INFO: http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/859/
Sept. 23rdRay LaMontagne in concert
WHEN:             Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:           Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
ADMISSION:    $29.50-$69.50
DETAILS:          Ray LaMontagne comes to Houston in support of his sixth studio album, Ouroboros. He'll be joined by members of My Morning Jacket as his backing band.
INFO: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/3A00503F7EC31595 - 281-363-3300
Sept 23rdStation Theater presents Supernova with Lotería
WHEN:             Friday 8:30
WHERE:            Station Theater - 1230 Houston Ave. Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:    $6-$8
DETAILS:         The Supernova is Station Theater's signature improv form in which stories and discussion are molded and reshaped into original improvised content. The Supernova cast invites a special guest each week to tell true, personal stories in a one-on-one interview format. Guests vary week-to-week, ranging from traveling comedians, local celebrities, or even selected audience volunteers.
INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supernova-with-loteria-tickets-27424836424 - 832-786-0413
Sept. 24thHouston Maritime Museum presents Houston's Story: From Bayou to Ship Channel
WHEN:            Saturday 10:00am
WHERE:           Houston Maritime Museum - 2204 Dorrington St. Houston 77030
DETAILS:         How did Houston's origins on a narrow, fauna and magnolia-canopied stream evolve into today's world-class city, home of a world-class port? This new exhibit is designed to trace the growth from its beginnings to the significant impact that people make on the world today. The maritime component is the basis for why people are all here.
INFO: http://houstonmaritime.org/learn/the-anchor?id=173 - 713-666-1910
Sept. 24th6th Annual Houston Modern Architecture + Design Society Home Tour
WHEN:            Saturday 10:00am
WHERE:           4912 Main St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:   $35-$40
DETAILS:         The 6th Annual Houston Modern Architecture + Design Society Home Tour will feature a selection of local homes that will open their doors for a day of modern architecture exploration. From museum park to Hedwig Village to Bellaire, participants will get to see the inside and out of some of Houston’s most unique and awe-inspiring modern homes, designed by top creative architects and designers.
INFO: http://mads.media/mads-houston2016/
Sept 23rd –- 25thFall 2016 South West International Boat Show
WHEN:             Fri. 12:00pm, Sat & Sun. 10:00am
WHERE:           2551 South Shore Blvd. League City, TX
DETAILS:         The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, will hold its inaugural fall event which features 400 boats ranging in size from 10 feet to more than 100 feet, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with end of season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models.
INFO: http://southwestinternationalboatshow.com/
Sept 24thAIA Houston presents Montrose Walking Tour
WHEN:            Saturday 10:00am
WHERE:          1520 Sul Ross St. Houston, TX 77006
ADMISSION:   $5-$10
DETAILS:         Montrose is one of the most diverse and interesting neighborhoods in Houston with some of the city's best architecture including spectacular mansions, charming bungalows, the campus of the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil Collection. ArCH tour guides will present an overview of the architectural and social history of the area and offer guests a look inside of the Fondren Mansion (now La Colombe d'Or), Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chapel of St. Basil, Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, and the Menil Collection. On this two-hour walking tour you will get a flavor of this special district and be encouraged to widen your path after the tour is over.
INFO: https://aiahouston.org/v/site-page/ArCH-WalkingTours/Montrose/41/
Sept 24th Dew NBA 3X Tip-Off
WHEN:              Saturday & Sunday 10:00am
WHERE:           520 Texas Ave. Houston, TX
DETAILS:         In their first-ever U.S 3x3 basketball competition tour, the NBA and Mountain Dew are bringing over 30 preselected men’s and women’s teams to participate in a 3x3 tournament. Each two-day event will begin with pool play, followed by a single-elimination playoff bracket, resulting in city champions. The winning teams in each city will qualify for the championship event in Los Angeles.
INFO:  http://dewnba3x.com/ - 713-230-1600
Sept. 24th & 25th Houston Open Air
WHEN:              Saturday 11:00am & Sunday 12:00pm
WHERE:           1 NRG Park Houston, TX 77054
ADMISSION:    $69.50-$129.50 for single day tickets. $109.50-$234.50 for weekend tickets.
DETAILS:         Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains top a lineup of over 35 bands for the first-ever Houston Open Air. The biggest rock experience in Texas, produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, will also feature performances from Deftones, Chevelle, Slayer, and many more on three stages, plus Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and Gourmet Man Food.
INFO: http://houstonopenair.com/ - 713-629-3700
Sept 24thOktoberfest Houston
WHEN:              Saturday 12:30 pm
WHERE:           105 Sabine St. Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:    $25-$80
DETAILS:          Oktoberfest Houston will allow participating guests to experience German and Texas culture in one day. Participants will get a taste of a traditional Oktoberfest while enjoying what they love about Texas. This event will feature a lot of games, food, drinks, activities, and more.
INFO:  http://www.oktoberfesthouston.com/ - 832-930-4743
Sept 24thWoodforest Crafts Texas Brewed Beer Fest
WHEN:             Saturday 1:00pm
WHERE:            5831 Woodforest Pkwy S. Montgomery, TX 77316
DETAILS:         Texas-brewed ales, stouts and lagers will be on tap at the Woodforest Craft Fest. The free brew fest will allow craft beer aficionados to sample a range of local, artisanally produced creations while enjoying live country music by the Cody Bryan Band and Josh Fuller. Food trucks, Texas barbecue, and family-friendly activities such as a mechanical bull, inflatable jousting and face painting add appeal for all ages. 
INFO:  http://www.woodforesttx.com/
Sept 24thKemah Boardwalk presents Craft Beer Fest
WHEN:              Saturday 2:00pm
WHERE:           Kemah Boardwalk - 215 Kipp Ave. Kemah, TX 77565
ADMISSION:    $40-$45
DETAILS:          Kemah Boardwalk invites beer enthusiasts to its Craft Beer Fest, an afternoon that will feature over 70 hand-crafted beers from 24 craft breweries as well as live music.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds will take the stage from 3-4:30 pm and The Slags will rock the house from 5:30-9:30 pm. Live entertainment will also perform between the headline acts.
INFO:  http://www.kemahbeerfest.com/
Sept 24th4th Annual Ready Houston Preparedness Kit Chef’s Challenge
WHEN:              Saturday 3:00pm
WHERE:           Market Square Park - 301 Milam St. Houston, TX 77002
DETAILS:         The 4th Annual Ready Houston Preparedness Kit Chef’s Challenge will feature five of Houston's top culinary talents who will compete on-site to create the best dish from non-perishable food items typically found in a disaster preparedness kit. There will be several giveaways including restaurant gift certificates, first aid kits and other preparedness items. Information on disaster preparedness will be available, and families can tour emergency response equipment and talk to fire and EMS staff.
INFO:  http://www.houstonchefchallenge.com/
Sept 24th & 25thOff The Wall Gallery presents Peter Max: The Retrospective: 1960-2016
WHEN:              Saturday 6:00pm & Sunday 1:00pm
WHERE:           5015 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77056
DETAILS:          A newly-curated collection of artist legend Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required.
Previews begin Saturday, September 17 with a Preview Event from 6-8 pm. There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions: Saturday, September 24, from 6-8 pm and Sunday, September 25 from 1-4 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition.
INFO:  http://offthewallgallery.com/exhibits/peter-max-a-retrospective-1960-2015/ - 713-871-0940
Sept 24thTIRR Foundation presents Two Steppin'
WHEN:              Saturday 6:00pm
WHERE:            2500 Summer St. Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:    $200
DETAILS:          TIRR Foundation presents Two Steppin', an evening of dinner and dancing featuring country superstar Tracy Lawrence.
TIRR Foundation has created and sustained numerous initiatives responding to the needs of those with brain and spinal cord injuries. To achieve this goal, TIRR Foundation created, directs, and maintains Moran Camp Xtreme, a barrier-free adaptive sports camp designed for children living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries (SCI), or other medical conditions that compromise mobility. This camp is based on the belief that every child, despite mobility impairment, has a right to physical recreation, wellness, and the camaraderie of camp.
INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/150554658712946/
Sept 24thOpera in the Heights presents Die Fledermaus
WHEN:               Saturday 7:30pm
WHERE:             Lambert Hall - 1703 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008
ADMISSION:     $50-$250
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/2016/8/14/8r7q5grf12k5b1fgcnh89uman2a3ym
Sept 24thSTARWARS: Bank of America presents Screen on the Green
WHEN:              Saturday 8:00pm
WHERE:           1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
DETAILS:          Catch a free flick in the shadow of Houston's skyline. Arrive one hour early for contests and activities.
Screenings will include: September 24: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, October 1: Lilo & Stitch?, October 28: Little Shop of Horrors, November 12: Grease Sing-a-Long
INFO:  http://www.discoverygreen.com/1303445 - 713-400-7336
Sept 25thBe the Difference Foundation presents Wheel to Survive Houston
WHEN:             Sunday 9:00am
WHERE:           5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston, TX 77096
ADMISSION:   $40-$50
DETAILS:         Wheel to Survive is an inspirational indoor cycling fundraiser where 100 percent of the dollars raised directly fund programs for women currently battling ovarian cancer and provide research dollars for a cure. Be the Difference Foundation was formed in 2012 by four ovarian cancer survivors with a common goal to “Be the Difference” in the fight against ovarian cancer. One can be a team captain and start a relay team or register for a team. Those who are interested can also register as individual riders and choose when to ride. The event is six hours with six 45 minute back-to-back rides. Team members ride relay style sharing a bike.
INFO:               http://www.bethedifferencefoundation.org/wheel-to-survive/wheel-to-survive-houston-2016/ - 214-466-1561
Sept 25th2nd Annual Run Houston! Race Series
WHEN:              Sunday 9:00am
WHERE:           University of Houston (Main Campus)
ADMISSION:    $30 - $45
DETAILS:         Run Houston! Race Series will present the 2nd Annual Run Houston! Race Series kickoff at Sam Houston Race Park. Last year over 8,200 runners attended all five races and this year is pacing to double that attendance. Participants will be treated with food from new Houston restaurant Pollo Tropical, music from media sponsor 104.1 KRBE, activities for kids, finisher’s medals and an award ceremony for top finishers.
INFO:                  https://www.athletepath.com/run-houston-sam-houston-race-park/2016-01-01
Sept 25thThe Graffiti Run, The Colorful 5K
WHEN:              Sunday 9:00am
WHERE:           Sam Houston Race Park
ADMISSION:    $15.00 - $35.00
DETAILS:         The Graffiti Run, The Colorful 5K will feature runners who will arrive at the starting line in all the white clothing that they have in their respective closets: white shirts (mandatory), white shorts (not mandatory, yet encouraged), white socks, white capes, and white tuxedos. In their white duds they take off from the starting line like a pristine canvas, ready to become a beautiful, jogging piece of art.
INFO:                  http://www.thegraffitirun.com/events/houston-2016/ - 832-731-9644
Sept 25thCounting Crows and Rob Thomas in concert
WHEN:              Sunday 6:45 pm
WHERE:           Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
ADMISSION:    $25.00 – 80.00
DETAILS:         Two of music’s most captivating live performers will unite for their first time touring together this summer. Multi-platinum-selling band Counting Crows and multiple Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Rob Thomas will be co-headlining a tour in support of their most recent albums: Counting Crows' Somewhere Under Wonderland and Thomas' The Great Unknown?.
NFO:               http://concerts.livenation.com/event/3A005089C32A3E2D - $26-$80.50

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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