Sept. 29 | Private Eye Gallery
When we sized up Private Eye's inaugural show in August, we liked what we saw. This new show features all new work "you should touch and feel" alongside recycled sounds from four musical artists. And yes—the title is a nod to the D'Angleo song.
Free. Private Eye Gallery, 1540 Telephone Rd. 423-443-0923. More info via Facebook.
Sept. 29 | Barbarella Houston
Yes, you could fork over the doll hairs to see Mac DeMarco open for the Flaming Lips Friday at Revention, but we recommend catching him later that night for a DJ set at Barbarella. You won't look weird for dancing, there will be no high schoolers, and the bar won't fleece you for a Bud Light. Plus, your chances of meeting your gap-toothed Canadian hero are that much higher.
Cover $5 before 10:30 p.m. / $10 after. Barbarella, 2404 San Jacinto St. 281-501-2561. More info via Facebook.
Sept. 30 | Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
It's festival season, and Oktoberfest is a big 'un. Now in its sixth year, the Houston iteration attracts something like 2,500 visitors, half of which amazingly don their finest dirndls and lederhosen. So grab a Hofbrau, drink up, and don't be the person who makes an annoying comment about Oktoberfest being held in September (it's supposed to be that way).
From $20. Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St. More info via Facebook.
Sept. 30 | Warehouse Live
Queer comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are currently crisscrossing the country in a bus for their Back to Back comedy tour, and their Houston show just happens to be free. Whether you're a fan of their podcast (Queery), their TV show (Take My Wife), their stand-up showcase (Put Your Hands Together) or just their amazing bone structure, you don't really have an excuse to miss this one.
Free. Warehouse Live, Warehouse Live, 813 Saint Emanuel St. RSVP for tickets here.
Oct. 1 | Marmion Park
In either a 5-mile or 20-mile route, explore the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods at your own pace. Really, it's not a race—the event kicks off at 8 a.m. and you just have to finish by 4 p.m. There is an after party that starts at 3:30 p.m., though, so you might want to hustle to make it in time for picnic fare and "fabulous door prizes."
From $10. Marmion Park, 1802 Heights Blvd, More info and tickets at bikesignup.com.