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Houston Events You Can’t Miss This September

Despite what Green Day says, don’t sleep on September. There’s tons of stuff to do during this pre-fall month. Sure, it’s still hot as hell outside, but we’re easing out shorts and bringing in the booties. No? Just me? I love booties.

OK but in all seriousness, I know September’s a good one for events. Hit us up in the comments or via email if you hear tale of fun upcoming events around town!

Rest of the month

  • Ciara at House of Blues: Tuesday, September 24, at 7 pm. This beat is automatic, super sonic, hypnotic… if you need to keep singling this song then you should probably get tickets to Ciara’s intimate show asap. 1, 2, STEP.
  • Central Market’s 25th Birthday: Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27 at all locations. Taste your way through the store — snack on some of Central Market’s legacy dishes and try new ones. Each store will also have an “Instagrammable” photo opportunity, an exclusive limited edition 25th Anniversary food item, PLUS a contest for an exclusive prize, valued at $2500.  LET’S GROCERY SHOP.
  • 2nd Annual Houston Wellness Day: Friday, September 27, at the United Way. This summit includes a day of workshops, expert-led talks, panel discussions, and opportunities to discover some of the amazing wellness services & products in the Houston area. HealthCorps is a Houston-based national non-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz. The organization believes that everyone should have the right to reach their full potential by learning and engaging in preventative health practices – to build a brighter future and healthier world! Houston Wellness Day was created to impact the whole community in order to create deep systemic change in the culture. WELL, WELL, WELL.
  • Sweat For Puppies: Saturday, September 28, at 10 am, at Fit Factor Houston. Work out to raise money for pups looking for their furever home. PAW YEAH.
  • Sex and the City Drag Diva Brunch at House of Blues: Saturday, September 28, at 10 am. Whether you’re a Miranda, Carrie, Charolette or Samantha, grab your girl squad for a brunch that’ll make you forget all about your Mr. Big problems. QUEUE THE CUTE SHOES.
  • Not just a closet sale: Sunday, September 29, from 11 am to 4 pm. A bunch of your fave fashion bloggers are teaming up for the ultimate shopping event. SHOP TIL YOU DROP.Cane Rosso Beer Dinner Featuring SpindleTap Brewery


  • The Winter’s Tale at the Alley Theatre: Sept. 13 through Oct. 13. Shakespeare, but set in Texas and told through the eyes of a Houston child. This one’s a can’t miss show for any proud Houstonian! HTOWN PROUD.
  • OKTOBERFEST! Despite the name indicating that Oktoberfest takes place in October, beer drinking STARTS NOW, Y’ALL! Here’s a guide to Oktoberfesting around town.
  • Heights Morning Market: Every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm in the Heights! SHOP TIL YOU DROP!
  • Third Thursday Bingo Nights at Market Square Park: Every 3rd Thursday from May to October. Do you feel lucky, punk? DO YOU?
  • Joystix freeplay Friday: First and last Fridays of the month from 9 pm to 2 am. It’s $15 cash to play allllll the arcade games you’ve ever wanted. More.

Darn, missed these…

  • Beyoncé’s Birthday: Wednesday, September 4. Just thought you should know…. Johnny’s Gold Brick is having a party, because obviously. HAPPY BEY-DAY!
  • Paint your Pet Night at Eureka Heights: Friday, September 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For $45, you can drink beer and paint a portrait of your beloved fur babies! GOOD BOY.
  • Megan Thee Stallion at Revention Music Center: Friday, September 6. Oh, you thought that since Labor Day happened, hot girl summer was over? Nah, bro. The Houston bombshell that invented hot girl summer is back in town, and she’s sure to bring some fire to the stage. FALL WHO?
  • The SCENE Opening Act Party at the Alley Theatre: Friday, September 6. Let’s flashback Friday to the 1980s for a great cause, open bar, and dancing all night!! WHERE’S MY TIME MACHINE?
  • John Mayer at Toyota Center: Sunday, September 8. If “Your Body is A Wonderland” was your ringtone for two years too long, this is your moment, y’all. Taylor Swift’s one that got away is coming into town. LOVE SONGS GALORE.
  • The Houston Ballet presents Giselle: Sept. 6-15. The tragic love story and classical ballet performance returns to downtown Houston for the 50th anniversary season. PLIÉ AWAY.
  • Finding the Perfect Match: Monday, September 9 at 6 pm at the Texas Wine School (2301 Portsmouth St.) Explore how the key components in food – acidity, salt and sweetness – impact the way we taste wine. Learn skills that can be applied to any menu or wine list. The class is $80 per person. CHEERS
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Artist Talk with Langston Hues: Saturday, September 14, 3 to 4 pm. Chat with Langston about his book and ongoing project, Modest Street Fashion, then catch his work in Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography at the museum. FA-SHUN.
  • Mastering Maturation: Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm at the Texas Wine School (2301 Portsmouth St.) Ever wondered why Riojas can taste so different? Or what makes your glass of Chardonnay taste buttery? Learn how ageing wines in barrels and bottles can impact the taste of the wine you drink. The class is $80 per person. SIP AND SAVOR
  • Movies on the Lawn at Tiny Boxwoods: Friday, September 13. Casablanca — a classic! — is playing for free for guests at Tiny Boxwoods. Plan for dinner and drinks — I love their mojito! HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID.
  • Mexico en el Corazón: Friday, September 13, in Discovery Green. This free, family-friendly evening immerses event-goers into the artistic world of Mariachi music, ballet folklorico and other representations of Mexican heritage. This showcase of traditional Mexican culture features more than 50 performers in a North American tour presented by NAIMA. Stop by The Grove before the event for happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring $6 classic and pomegranate margaritas, $8 pork belly nachos, $6 tuna tartare tacos and $5 chips and salsa. VAMOS.
  • Beyonce Drag Diva Brunch at House of Blues: Saturday, September 14, at 11 am. LADIES, let’s get in formation and make some lemonade. PRETTY HURTS.
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Artist Talk with Langston Hues: Saturday, September 14, 3 to 4 pm. Chat with Langston about his book and ongoing project, Modest Street Fashion, then catch his work in Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography at the museum. FA-SHUN.
  • Cane Rosso Beer Dinner Featuring SpindleTap Brewery: Tuesday, September 17, from 7 to 10 pm. Cane Rosso has launched a beer dinner series and first up is SpindleTap! Tickets are $50 per person (a portion of the proceeds go to a dog rescue!) and it comes with four courses. BARKS AND BREWS.
  • 19th Street Wine Walk: Thursday, September 19, from 5 to 9 pm. Stroll historic 19th Street, visit local shops and taste delicious wines out of signature 19th Street Wine Glasses. WINE AND WALKING.
  • Books and Brews at Astral Brewing: Thursday, September 19, from 6 to 9 pm. One part book club, one part socializing. This new Houston group is reading, drinking, and making friends. Come prepared to crush some brews and crush some books. (Specifically, Recursion by Blake Crouch for this first event!) BOOKS AND BEER.
  • Legendary Actor Jeff Goldblum Brings an Evening of Jazz to Jones Hall: Friday, September 20, at 8 pm. That guy from Jurassic Park who your mom thinks is handsome has a jazz band and its coming to town. HERE FOR IT.
  • Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre: Saturday, September 21, from 6 to 10 pm. Music, music, and more music! This two-day event is completely free! (PSA. Day 2, Sunday, Sept. 22, is at Axelrad!) TUNE IN.

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