Houston, Texas covering 627 square miles has plenty of things to do. Whether you’re looking for a concert, sporting event, or art showing, there is always plenty to do. Some events range anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a big name act like John Mayer to a free and maybe less noisy time at a local vineyard helping to pick grapes for the seasons fresh batch.
Here are a few events for this Friday:
One major event is John Mayer playing at the Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets range anywhere from $36 to $126.
The Texas Reperatory Theatre is also putting on a showing of Nunsense. Starting in 1985 and created by Dan Goggin, Nunsense, has is the second longest running Off-Broadway show.
If the outdoors is more of an interest the CLCCA Kermet H. Applewhite Sports and Recreation Center is hosting kayak polo and rolling practice.
There also happens to be bat tours along the Buffalo Bayou beginning at dusk. An estimated 250,000 bats will be flying from the Waugh Street Bridge. Seems a little early for Halloween, however, the tours continue into October if you want something to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Rice University is putting on a production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Johnny Depp may not be staring in this production but it still promises to be an excellent and thrilling show.
As for Saturdays this provide a good look at the many opportunities to have fun:
First thing in the morning there is a grape harvest occurring at Haak Vineyards and Winery. With free admission this is a great way to get before it’s too hot and enjoy the day in a vineyard.
At the Museum of Fine Arts the opening of Self, Model, and self as Other is taking place. You can view self portraits of artists, allowing you to gain insight into how the artist has viewed themselves through their own interpretation.
Main Street Theater will be presenting a musical version of Alice in Wonderland. An opportunity to see a classic in a different form. Alice in Wonderland has seen countless incarnations as books, movies, animations, plays, and musicals.
Taking place at the Brazos Bend State Park it’s Rocket Day. Meant as a family event, you can bring your kid and learn about rockets and how they work. During the course of the day they’ll even build their own launchable water rocket.
The Houston Symphony is putting on the Day of Music. The goal is to encompass many different genres of music. 30 various groups will be performing amongst 5 stages. This event is located at Jones Hall.
For the sports fan the Houston Astros provide a stadium tour of Minute Made Park. Tickets range from $10 to $14. The tours will last about one hour.
If guns happens to be amongst your interests Reliant Park will be hosting the High Caliber Gun and Knife Show. This will be continuing well into Sunday as well.
Sunday, winding down the week also provides many chances to have a good time and recuperate from the busy times Friday and Saturday. Here’s a few items to give you a picture of a Sunday afternoon of fun:
Early this Sunday the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center will be leading phenology hike. The hike will occur on one of four trails with each hike lasting approximately an hour.
Wicked will be presented at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Based off the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire the musical has received multiple awards.
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