Houston’s Weekend Happenings September 30th – October 2nd

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Houston Events this Weekend

It’s starting to feel like FALL!!! As the cooler weather approaches, the Houston Area is getting ready for all the fun fall festivals! Take a look at some of the amazing events happening this weekend around the area, you might find something worth your while!

Sept. 30th    
Holocaust Museum Houston presents Genocide: Man’s Inhumanity to Humankind opening day
WHEN:             Friday 9:00am
WHERE:           Holocaust Museum Houston - 5401 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004
ADMISSION:    Free-$12
DETAILS:         Holocaust Museum Houston’s first contemporary juried exhibit, Genocide: Man’s Inhumanity to Humankind, includes 65 selections representing 2D and 3D media. Works featured are from the more than 600 submissions by Texas area artists, with the exception of film and video. This contemporary art exhibition explores the suffering humans are capable of bestowing on one another.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 31.
INFO:  http://hmh.org/ViewExhibits.aspx?ID=119&ExhibitType=UpcomingOngoing
Sept 30th – Oct. 2nd
2016 Texas Contemporary Art Fair
           WHEN:           Friday & Sat. 11:00am, Sunday 12:00pm
WHERE:           George R. Brown Convention Center
ADMISSION:  $25 for single day pass; $50-$350 for multi-day passes.
DETAILS:         Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings the country’s best galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Featuring a range of works and mediums, Texas Contemporary presents what is new in art as well as a focused representation of interests for this unique city. 2016 will continue the fair’s relationship with Mexico City's art scene and its notable partnerships with Texas’ finest institutions and museums. Texas Contemporary will welcome back the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as the fair’s Preview Beneficiary.
INFO:  http://txcontemporary.com/
Sept. 30thSienna Plantation presents September Food Truck Fridays
           WHEN:             Friday 4:00pm
WHERE:           9815 Cameron Way Missouri City, TX
ADMISSION:     Free
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 30th
Hotel Derek presents Float & Flick
           WHEN:              Friday 6:00pm
WHERE:           Derek Hotel - 2525 W. Loop South Fwy. Houston, TX 77027
ADMISSION:    $15
DETAILS:         Hotel Derek's Float & Flick pool party series shows movies on their three-story movie wall. Drinks and food from Revolve's summer menu, which will include fruit cocktails and local craft beers, will be served. Tickets will include gourmet popcorn, a drink ticket, self-parking, and access to Splash. The screening of movies will begin after sunset.
July 29: The Sandlot
INFO:  http://www.hotelderek.com/blog-post/float-and-flick-for-summer-2016
Sept 30th  
2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
WHEN:              Friday 7:30PM
WHERE:           Toyota Center
ADMISSION:    $31-$299
DETAILS:         Come see members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams at the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. This event promises to be unlike any gymnastics tour ever produced, providing fans with a high-flying, dynamic experience that will celebrate the sports' beauty and skill. Bigger and better than ever, the show's format pairs elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that pushes the boundaries of athleticism.
INFO:  http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/events/detail/usa-gymnastics
Sept 30th   
Fly Dance Company in concert
           WHEN:             Friday 8:00pm
WHERE:           Miller Outdoor Theatre
ADMISSION:    FREE
DETAILS:         The “Gentlemen of Hip Hop” bring a unique combination of entertainment and art – a high energy, non-stop mix of hip hop, classical, and modern dance with an added touch of Vaudeville. Choosing a wide variety of music, Fly Dance Company uses ensemble dancing to contrast dancers’ solos, adding classic choreography techniques, clever staging, acting skills, costuming, and comedy. Mix this with hip hop dancers’ raw movement – powerful, funky, graceful, and sometimes bordering on the impossible – and the result is Fly’s distinct style of “theatrical hip hop”.
INFO: http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/862/ - 281-373-3386
Sept 30th – Oct 30th  
ScreamWorld
           WHEN:             Thurs, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00pm
WHERE:           2225 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. Houston, TX 77038
ADMISSION:    $16-$42
DETAILS:         With more than 120 professional haunt actors, the scares are at an all time high with attention paid to every devious detail. ScreamWorld’s five haunted attractions are designed with a seamless, yet obvious transition point from one scene to the next.
           INFO: http://screamworld.com/
Sept 30th  
Three Dog Night and The Guess Who in concert
WHEN:            Friday 8:30pm
WHERE:          Arena Theater - 7326 Southwest Fwy. Houston, TX 77074
ADMISSION:   $39.50-$79.50
DETAILS:        Legendary bands Three Dog Night and The Guess Who will team up for this special co-headlining concert.
INFO: http://www.arenahouston.com/events/093016-threedognight-theguesswho-arenatheatre-houston-ticket/
Oct. 1st
Susan G. Komen® Houston presents 26th Annual Race for the Cure®
           WHEN:             Saturday 6:00am
WHERE:           Sam Houston Park - 1100 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:    $15-$40
DETAILS:         Susan G. Komen® Houston will hold the 26th Annual Susan G. Komen Houston Race for the Cure®, a family-friendly event that features fun and entertainment for everyone to get involved in the fight to end breast cancer, such as running in the 5k to Sleep in For the Cure®.  Race participants are encouraged to register to run (or walk) with their family and friends, create a race team, volunteer, fundraise, and become a corporate sponsor or even a community partner.
INFO: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/3A00503F7EC31595 - 281-363-3300
Oct. 1st
Music for All’s Bands of America Regional Championship
           WHEN:             Saturday 7:30am
WHERE:           Woodforest Bank Stadium
ADMISSION:    $18 per session or $27 for a day pass. Children 10 and under are free.
DETAILS:         The championship event, hosted by The Woodlands College Park High School Band and Boosters, will feature 29 high school marching bands in the preliminary competition, all of which will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 10 bands will advance to the evening finals competition, which will ultimately name the Regional Champion.
INFO: http://www.musicforall.org/ - 800-848-2263
Oct. 1st
ESCAPE Family Resource Center presents 2nd Annual Family Walk
           WHEN:             Saturday 8:00am
WHERE:           2410 Hamilton St. Houston, TX
ADMISSION:    $25-$5,000
DETAILS:         The 2nd Annual Family Walk aims to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Houston area. This is a 1.4 mile family walk from ESCAPE's building to Elizabeth Baldwin Park and then back to ESCAPE.
INFO: http://www.learntoparent.org/ - 713-942-9500
Oct. 1st
Children's Tumor Foundation presents Houston NF Walk
WHEN:             Saturday 9:00am
WHERE:           CrossPoint Community Church (Katy, Texas)
ADMISSION:    Free-$20
DETAILS:         The 2nd Annual Houston NF walk to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation is a day to raise awareness and a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic condition which affects 1 in 3,000 people. In addition to the walk, there will be a kid's hero dash, Soccer Shots clinic, Superheroes and Princesses, Superhero Training Academy, Firetrucks, pumpkin decorating, clowns, face painting and balloon animals, and much more. Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fee.
           INFO: http://nfwalk.org/houston
Oct. 1st & 2nd
Orange Show and The Menil Collection present Houston Visionary Art Bus Tours
           WHEN:           Saturday & Sunday 9:00am & 1:00pm
WHERE:         2441 Munger St. Houston, TX 77023
ADMISSION:  $75
DETAILS:         The Orange Show and The Menil Collection will host an exclusive tour of four Houston landmarks, showcasing different aspects of visionary and self-taught art. Board a luxury coach complete with drinks and snacks, and be transported throughout the city visiting the following locations: Smither Park , The Orange Show, The Beer Can House, The Menil Collection.
INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-visionary-art-bus-tour-tickets-27037292269
Oct. 1st & 2nd
Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival 2016
WHEN:              Saturday 10:00 & Sunday 12:00pm
WHERE:           427 Gentry St. Spring, TX 77373
ADMISSION:     Free
DETAILS:         The Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival features more than 10 local & regional wineries showcasing top award-winning Texas wines, original art work and exhibitions from local artists and local food products from Go Texans vendors. The bi-annual, two-day wine and art festival features a variety of Texas-based wineries showcasing local white, red & sweet wines and southern-style blends along with regional hand-crafted art, photography, crafts, fashion and more.
INFO:  http://mainstreetfestivals.com/ - 281-682-1403
Oct. 1st
AIA Houston presents Museum District Walking Tour
WHEN:              Saturday 10:00am
WHERE:           1001 Bissonnet St. Houston, TX 77005
ADMISSION:    $5-$10
DETAILS:         The Houston Museum District is one of the few areas in the country with such a dense population of museums, public art, contemporary architecture, and landscape design. On this two-hour walking tour participants will experience the quintessential Modernism of Mies van der Rohe, the structuralist view point of Gunnar Birkerts, the simplicity and craft of Isamu Noguchi, and the first free standing American structure designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.
INFO: https://aiahouston.org/v/site-page/ArCH-WalkingTours/Museum-District/42/ - 713-520-0155
Oct. 1st & 2nd
National Museum of Funeral History presents 5th Annual Haunted House
WHEN:              Saturday 10:00am & Sunday 12:00pm
WHERE:           415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston, TX 77090-5918
ADMISSION:    $3-$5
DETAILS:         All October long people can get into the Halloween spirit and be “scared to death” at this family-friendly haunted house. Explore different scenes designed to give goose bumps to young and old alike while taking a light-hearted view of a usually very serious subject. The house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to go through the haunted house in advance of the rest of the family to make sure it is suitable for their youngsters.
INFO:  http://www.oktoberfesthouston.com/ - 832-930-4743
O)ct. 1st  
Greater Heights First Saturday Arts Market 2016
WHEN:              Saturday 11:00am
WHERE:           Gen’s Antiques - 540 W. 19th St. Houston, TX
ADMISSION:     Free
DETAILS:          TFirst Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. The entire family is welcome to stroll and enjoy the outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks.exas-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://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/ - 832-273-4798
Sept 30th – Oct. 2nd
Houston Art Fair 2016
WHEN:              Fri. 6:00pm, Sat. & Sun 11:00am
WHERE:           Silver Street Studios - 2000 Edwards St. Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:     $20-$100
DETAILS:          Houston Art Fair, one of the country’s contemporary art fairs featuring galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media, returns with an exciting new direction and location at Silver Street Event Space, a recently-renovated 20,000 square-foot venue located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District, which is home to the largest concentration of working artist studios in the country.
INFO:  http://www.houstonartfair.com/tickets/ - 800-563-7632
Oct. 1st
Houston Press presents: The Morning After
WHEN:              Saturday 11:30 am
WHERE:           Bayou City Event Center- 9401 Knight Rd. Houston, TX 77045
ADMISSION:    $25-$75
DETAILS:         The Morning After is a brunch sampling event that will feature bites from local brunch hot spots, alongside drink samples and music.
INFO:  http://microapp.houstonpress.com/brunch-the-morning-after/2016/ - 713-280-2467
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents BeerFeast 2016
WHEN:              Saturday 2:00pm
WHERE:           Sugar Land Town Square - 15958 City Walk Sugar Land, TX
ADMISSION:  $15-$68
DETAILS:         Sugar Land Flying Saucer's annual BeerFeast will once again take place under the big tent on the plaza in front of City Hall at Sugar Land Town Square. It will feature over 70 breweries and 100 craft beers all carefully selected by Flying Saucer's resident beer gurus. In addition, very rare and limited release brews will be tapped one at a time throughout the fest. A variety of food options will be also available for sale from selected Town Square restaurants to complement and pair with the festival beers.
INFO:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beerfeast-sugar-land-tickets-26151747581 - 281-242-7468
Oct. 1st
Whiskies of the World
WHEN:              Saturday 3:00pm
WHERE:           1200 Louisiana St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION:     $140-$165
DETAILS:          Whiskies of the World gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a night of spirited fun. Indulge with whisky, food, cigars, and more. 
INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/150554658712946/ - 408-225-0446
Oct. 1st
Sawyer Yards Creative Campus presents Fall Biannual Art Opening
WHEN:              Saturday 5:00pm
WHERE:            The Silos on Sawyer - 1502 Sawyer St. Houston, TX 77007
ADMISSION:     Free
DETAILS:          The artists of Sawyer Yards and the Washington Avenue Arts District will present their biggest event of the year, the Fall Biannual Art Opening. It will feature new work from over 230 artists. Enjoy drinks, a range of gourmet treats, multiple free valet stations, and new this year, a 25 passenger air-conditioned shuttle bus to Spring Street Studios.
           INFO:  http://www.sawyeryards.com/
Oct 1st
KiKi Maroon presents Burly Q Lounge
WHEN:             Saturday 7:00pm
WHERE:           Warehouse Live - 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
ADMISSION:    $20-$25
DETAILS:         KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge is a classy, sexy, dirty, and funny show. This prohibition era, vaudevillian variety show will transport guests to the naughty speakeasy grandparents never told anyone about. 
INFO:  http://www.discoverygreen.com/1303445 - 713-400-7336
Oct. 1st
Halo Circus in concert with Arthur Yoria
WHEN:              Sat. 7:00pm & 9:30pm
WHERE:            McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk St. Houston, TX 77098
ADMISSION:     $15-$17
DETAILS:          Former American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta, together with her band Halo Circus, comes to Austin in support of their album, Bunny. They will be joined by Arthur Yoria.
INFO:               http://mcgonigels.com/Shows/Allison+Iraheta+-+Halo+Circus+-+October+1+2016+930p?month=October&year=2016 - 713-528-5999
Oct. 1st
Lilo & Stitch? – presented by Bank of America: Screen on the Green
WHERE:            Discovery Green - 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
ADMISSION:     Free
DETAILS:          Catch a free flick in the shadow of Houston's skyline. Arrive one hour early for contests and activities.
Screenings will include: October 1: Lilo & Stitch?, October 28: Little Shop of Horrors, November 12: Grease Sing-a-Long
INFO:               http://www.discoverygreen.com/1303445
2nd Annual Run Houston! Race Series
WHEN:              Sunday 8:00am
WHERE:           1802 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008
ADMISSION:     $10-$25
DETAILS:          The 11th Annual Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt is a 20-mile ride along a course winding through the Houston Heights and nearby neighborhoods. In addition, a shorter, 5-mile ride designed for kids and accompanying adults will be available.
Each entrant will receive a rally card, a rally map and a scavenger hunt clue list, which describes a sight or object that can be observed from the rally course. The entrant who locates the most mystery objects is the winner.
           INFO:                  https://www.athletepath.com/run-houston-sam-houston-race-park/2016-01-01
Oct. 2nd
Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion
WHEN:              Sunday 10:00am
WHERE:           Pearland Town Center - 11200 Broadway St. Pearland, TX 77584
ADMISSION:  Admission is free.
DETAILS:         Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion, presented by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a juried art show that offers visitors an opportunity to shop for unique art and handcrafted pieces created by local artists and artisans. The event will include a food truck court, wine bistro, sidewalk chalk art, live music, pop-up paint studio by Art & Kustom Kreations, and a kid’s interactive station. Courageous Band and featured guests will take the stage on Saturday. On Sunday, 4 Barrel Ramblers will play an acoustic set followed by Modulation Band.
           INFO:               http://visitpearland.com/ - 832-731-9644
Mayor's Office of Special Events presents Cigna Sunday Streets
WHEN:              Sunday 12:00pm
WHERE:            Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor; 112 Eldridge Pkwy. Houston, TX 77077
ADMISSION:     FREE
DETAILS:          The 2016 Fall Season of Cigna Sunday Streets kicks-off in a brand new location. All traffic will be re-routed to make way for area residents and businesses to enjoy the community and one another through activities - walking, running, dancing, skating, cycling and more - in the street. Part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party, Cigna Sunday Streets promotes outdoor activities and health with a friendly dose of community and offers new economic opportunities for different neighborhood commercial districts around Houston.
           INFO:                  https://www.facebook.com/sundaystreetshtx/ -  713-224-9115
Oct. 2nd
Mahatma Gandhi Library presents 1,000 Lights for Peace
WHEN:              Sunday 6:00 pm
WHERE:            Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030
ADMISSION:     FREE
DETAILS:          In collaboration with more than 75 organizations, Mahatma Gandhi Week (MG Week) is celebrated each year around October 2, his birthday. During this period of activities – including essay, speech, poster, and debate contests, field trips, storytelling, and other activities – the simple aim is involving youth in understanding the work of Mahatma Gandhi. MG Week concludes with an auspicious celebration called 1,000 Lights for Peace. 1,000 Lights for Peace starts with a 5K Walk for Peace, including an international cultural program with participants representing a broad cross section of nationalities. The finale and highlight of the evening is a candle lighting ceremony where all present have the opportunity to light a candle representing their pledge for peace.
           INFO:               https://www.facebook.com/sundaystreetshtx/ -  713-224-9115
Asia Society Texas Center presents Family Day: Mid-Autumn Festival
WHERE:           Asian Society Texas Center - 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 
ADMISSION:    FREE
DETAILS:         Also known in many Asian countries as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival welcomes the autumn harvest and full moon. Celebrate this festive holiday through Taiwanese art activities, storytelling, performances, mooncakes, and more.
           INFO:               http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/family-day-mid-autumn-festival -  713-496-9901

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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