Sept. 27 | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The acclaimed amphitheater tour returns fresh on the heels of the HBO juggernaut's strong performance at last weekend's Emmy Awards. Consider this your last chance to revel in Ramin Djawadi's epic score (before you buy the series on Blu-ray).
Tickets from $50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr. 281-364-3010. More info and tickets at woodlandscenter.org.
Sept. 27–29 | Second Ward
It's been a short month since the return of the Second Ward pool bar, but this weekend will be the last before it closes shop for the season. Entry is free for the whole weekend—grab a deck chair while they're empty.
Free. El Segundo Swim Club, 5180 Avenue L. More info at elsegundoswimclub.com.
Sept. 27–Oct. 20 | MATCH
This absurd, unhinged take on the news from Pulitzer winner Will Eno drops us in the studio with Frank as he and his team report on a mysterious unfolding crisis that defies logic, facts, and reason. Co-artistic Director Tamarie Cooper directs this show that, given the current news cycle, might be enough to drive you mad.
Tickets pay-what-you-can (Suggested $40). MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at catastrophictheatre.com.
Sept. 28 | Town Green Park
Last year, the inaugural Woodlands Pride celebration attracted more than 5,000 folks gathered to celebrate the LGBTQIA community. The second annual celebration will likely be even bigger, with special appearances by the Houston Pride Band, the H-Town Kings, Ondi, and more.
Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr. More info at thewoodlandstxpride.org.
Sept. 28-Jan. 5 | Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
This year marks half a century since the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s seminal OBJECTS: USA exhibition, which showcased the country’s foremost furniture designers, woodworkers, and glass artists. HCCC’s follow-up features some of the original objects from that show, along with an updated range of items highlighting innovative techniques while exploring the newfound emphasis on craft as a tool for social justice.
Free. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848. More info at crafthouston.org.