Long Weekend

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Aug. 31–Sept. 2

There's baseball to watch!

By Morgan Kinney August 30, 2018

Final Weekend: Big Bambú

Thru Sept. 3 | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

If you have somehow avoided the towering tangle of bamboo that's taken over Cullinan Hall, this weekend's your last chance to wander and explore the 3-D labyrinth executed by art brothers Mike and Doug Starn. Just be sure to arrive early—lines have been accordingly epic.

Tickets $18. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7300. More info and tickets at mfah.org.

Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

Aug. 31–Sept. 2 | Minute Maid Park

A Labor Day baseball outing seems like a natural fit, but the Astros are sweetening the series. Friday hosts the usual post-game Friday fireworks, and Saturday's game brings a Alex Bregman "Walk-Off Hit" bobblehead for the first 10,000 fans. Sunday, however, is the main event: dog day, in which you may bring your party pooch out to Minute Maid (given you meet a healthy list of requirements).

Tickets from $20. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St. 713-259-8000. More info and tickets at mlb.com.

The Moors

Aug. 30–Sept. 15 | Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company

Take touchstones of English literature such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and layer on plenty of dark comedy trappings, and you'll get Jen Silverman's The Moors. Says MU Artistic Director Jennifer Decker: "I was sold as soon as I realized there was a side story with an ill-fated love affair between a pet Mastiff and a lost moor hen, a rock power ballad, a murder plan involving an ax, and a brother who may or may not be imprisoned in the attic. That kind of weirdness is right up Mildred’s Umbrella’s alley.” 

Tickets pay-what-you-can. Mildred’s Umbrella at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. 832-463-0409. More info and tickets at mildredumbrella.com.

World of Dance Regionals

Sept. 1 | Warehouse Live

JLo's America's Got Talent spinoff comes to Houston to size up dance talents from solo acts, huge crews, and everything in between. The ultimate prize? $1 million, of course.

Tickets $40. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emmanuel St. 713-225-5483. More info and tickets at worldofdance.com.

Tai Chi

Sept. 2 | Discovery Green

Veteran Tai Chi instructor Trey Dick leads the park's first Sunday Tai Chi class—a rhythmic martial art known to improve balance, health, "and harmony with the universe." 

Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. 713-400-7336. More info at discoverygreen.com.

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