Labor Day is just around the corner and we’ve put together a list of events especially for the long weekend. But this is Houston where things keep popping up, so expect even more fun deals this weekend.
Be on the lookout for a hot downtown block party, a dazzling magic show, DJ bash, fine symphony and theater goodies, haute fashion show, and more. Here are your best bets for the weekend.
Thursday, September 2nd
First Thursday on Mid Main
Mid Main companies, along with Mid Main Lofts, are celebrating the return of the First Thursday block party series with a new venue. This event benefits the American Festival for the Arts (AFA) while highlighting the amazing locally owned companies on the block. Take one last look at the popular Full Metal Jaschke art exhibit, which is closing its shop on Thursday and showing a collection of photos taken by frequent CultureMap associate Emily Jaschke of the Houston Art Car Parade. 6 p.m.
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino presents “Alfredo Volpi and Eleonore Koch” opening reception and Carlos Cruz-Diez: “Chromointerferent Environment” opening reception
Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino presents the first international exhibition that brings together the work of Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988, Italy / Brazil) and Eleonore Koch (1926-2018, Germany / Brazil) in partnership with Cecilia Brunson Projects, London. The exhibition is accompanied by a text by curator Cecilia Brunson. The gallery also shows the work of Cruz-Diez, which “creates a situation in space that includes the dematerialization, transfiguration and ambiguity of color through movement”. Both can be seen until Saturday. October 16, 6 p.m.
Friday 3rd September
Closing party of the Antiquarium studio
Unfortunately, the Antiquarium Gallery is closing its annex, the Antiquarium Studio, with a closing event. This event will feature Tracy Anne Hart’s framed prints by Stevie Ray Vaughan from her 2020 book Seeing Stevie Ray. Hart will be on hand to sign copies of their book, and all prints are 25 percent cheaper. For those of you who think Vaughan is a guitar god and not another Jimi Hendrix rip-off, this event is for you. (We wonder if Stevie Ray Vaughan’s art car will be there.) 10 o’clock.
Magic, music and mayhem at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Experience a 90-minute performance by Houston native Ben Jackson, winner of the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. Expect inexplicable sleight of hand, masterpieces and dazzling piano playing. Seats are limited; Participants must be 12 years or older. The shows start on Friday at 7pm and 9pm and on September 4th at 7pm. Tickets start at $ 55.
Houston Symphony presents Once Upon a Time: Alan Menkens Broadway
From “Under the Sea” to “Friend Like Me” legendary Tony / Grammy / Academy Award winner Alan Menken voiced many of Disney’s favorite moments and created some of the most enduring songs of all time. This concert features unforgettable, nostalgic hits from musicals like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Little Horror Shop, Aladdin and more, performed by talented Broadway actors including Matt Doyle (star of Spring Awakening and The Book of Mormon). The performance on Saturday will be available as a livestream. 8 p.m. (2.30 p.m. Sunday).
Texas Repertory Theater presents Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
This musical (which will be played on MATCH this weekend) offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality have made her an American musical legend. Clooney’s journey begins with her simple childhood in Kentucky and follows her rise to become a Hollywood star. With her signature songs woven in and out, audiences will learn the story of her successes in film, radio, and television as well as the struggles in their personal life – with a career that faded with the advent of rock and roll and you . struggles with romantic relationships and depression. 8 p.m.
Saturday 4th September
KDA Markets presents a market in a stall
Apparently, slime is still a big deal for kids. That would explain what’s going on in this monthly market that is popping up this weekend. The event will feature a slime station for the kids and a local kidpreneur will help the little ones discover the art of making their own slime. (We old people wonder how these kids would have lived on TV during the era of Nickelodeon’s slimy sketch festival You Can’t Do That.) There will also be food, music, and good vibes as you visit and support local small businesses. 10 am.
Mad Nice presents What A Vibe & WAV
Over at Henke & Pillot, local party organizers will be highlighting Mad Nice music by favorite up-and-coming artists. Guests can submit two music artists when purchasing tickets to hear during the party. At the party, guests can then take part in polls where they can vote on which artist they want to hear next in the DJ’s mix. Come to the music you would love to hear at parties from your favorite emerging artists to your favorite favorite artists. The event will be a unique funday full of drink specialties, dance, great music and good energy. 4 p.m.
Millennial merch fashion show
This fashion show is an annual, prestigious fashion event that highlights independent fashion designers and connects millennial entrepreneurship through a night of fashion and networking. It will showcase designers such as Eon Leo, Royal Tribe Clothing, Petra Stellam, Feign Boutique, Tina Summers Label and others. Drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and starters are available for purchase. Cocktail attire is preferred, but anything creative and fashionable is acceptable. 19 o’clock.
Sunday 5th September
Brunch behavior with pouring behavior
If you and your friends are looking for a nice place to meet for Sunday brunch, let us take you to Houston’s hottest Sunday party. It’s an extraordinary brunch experience right in the heart of Midtown. Filled with the famous “Best Damn Pancakes” to quench your appetite, thirst-quenching Mimosa & Mojito Towers for you and your friends and soundtracks curated by DJs from 12 noon, Brunch Behavior will offer an experience like no other. 11 clock.
No more time in the Buffalo Bayou cistern
The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern’s newest immersive installation is on view to the public until December 12, 2021. Time No Longer, newly commissioned by multimedia artist Anri Sala, offers an unearthly experience of film and sound (a record player floating in a space station). is projected onto a huge screen) within this huge underground reservoir on the edge of the city center. Tickets start at $ 12. 11:30 a.m.
Bay Area Whiskey and Wine Festival
Put your passports aside and experience this gulp-heavy festival at the Morgan Falls Event Center in Alvin. Whiskey connoisseurs are welcome to purchase a VIP ticket that includes early admission to the event at 3 p.m. In addition, VIP guests have the opportunity to try all of the products while having a personal chat with the spirits experts and chefs. Let’s help the economy recover quickly and support your local and small businesses at this event. 4 p.m.