Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! It’s starting to feel like fall – well, at least with the amount of fall festivals taking place. Stay cool and enjoy all the weekend festivities! Highlights include:
Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals
The 'Stros take on Kansas City at Minute Maid in a three-game series, the final home games in the regular 2023 season. Games take place Friday, 7:10 p.m., Saturday, 6:10 p.m., and Sunday, 1:10 p.m.
Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. El Paso Chihuahuas
The final series of the season includes the Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. the Chihuahuas at Constellation Field. Games take place Friday, 7:05 p.m., Saturday, 6:05 p.m., and Sunday, 2:05 p.m. Fans will enjoy a special Día de los Muertos jersey giveaway on Friday, a Jeremy Peña bobblehead giveaway on Saturday, Orion's Kids Day on Sunday. Tickets start at $12.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents “Going Batty,” a fun evening event geared toward adults on Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Did you know that bats are the pollinators of the tequila agave? At “Going Batty,” adults 21 and over can enjoy a delicious tequila popsicle from KICPOPS as they listen to bat expert DeAndra Ramsey, who will discuss the important role of bats in our ecosystem as pest control, seed dispersers, and pollinators. The group will then go on a bat hike using special detectors to listen to bat sonar over the Arboretum. 21+. $50/non-members.
This weekend kicks off Karbachtoberfest 2023. Karbach Brewing Co. is hosting three family-friendly weekends of Karbachtoberfest, packed with live music, Stein Hoisting, wiener dog races, and more. The festivities begin this Friday, 7 p.m.
Shinyribs at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Shinyribs, the Austin-based nine-piece (sometimes 10-piece) group will perform at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, 8 p.m.
Take Me Outdoors Houston
Get back to nature and celebrate the great outdoors with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The festival takes place at Discovery Green, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to attend.
Houston Arboretum’s “Bat Fest” is returning for a second year this Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Though often misunderstood, bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Learn more about local bat species and current conservation efforts. There will be fun bat-themed activities and crafts for the kids, story time, food trucks, and a blood drive with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
27th Houston Turkish Festival
Enjoy a two-day celebration of Turkish culture at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The festival features delicious foods like simit sandwiches and falafel wraps, a local bazaar of art and unique finds, folk dancing and music performances, and more. The festival takes place Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Pre-purchased tickets are $10; at the gate: $12. Valid both days of the festival. Kids under 13 are free.
The award-winning Texas Medical Center Orchestra performs at Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday, 8 p.m. The lineup is filled with romantic music in honor of Miller’s 100th season. Established in 2000, the Texas Medical Center Orchestra (TMCO) is one of the very few orchestras with its origin in the health professions. Most of the members are health professionals who also have a dedication to music.
Native Houstonian Beyoncé returns to her hometown for her newest album, Renaissance. She is performing at NRG on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. If you’re one of the lucky ticketholders, we’d love to see your pics. Tag us on social or email [email protected].
Bellaire Open Air Market
Browse goods from local artisans and small businesses outdoors at Evelyn's Park on Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Free to attend.
Festival de la Salsa
Discovery Green hosts a full day of salsa celebration, infused with Latin culture. Enjoy live music, folklorico and cultural performances, food vendors and more during an event that promotes unity and cultural diversity. The festival takes place Sunday, 1-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; free for ages 12 and under.
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