Bulls on Parade

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 21–23

You can't miss either of these big weekend openings—one sports, one arts.

By Morgan Kinney September 20, 2018

The season's back, baby.

Afro Caribbean Praise Jam

Sept. 21 | Stafford Civic Center

Gospel heavyweights from Africa, the Caribbean, and across the Americas converge on Houston for a high-energy evening of singing and dancing. 

Tickets $20. Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Ave. 832-489-2613. More info at freedom2praise.com.

The Book of Will

 Sept. 22–Oct. 21 | Main Street Theater

Shakespeare's dead and gone, and versions of his plays are being peddled across London as wretched, knockoff approximations. Enter his loyal friends, who intervene to preserve the Bard's life work by compiling the authoritative First Folio.

Tickets from $10. Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd. 713-524-6706. More info and tickets at mainstreettheater.com.

Menil Collection Reopening Celebration

Sept. 22 | The Menil Collection

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn't, but the Menil Collection's main building has been closed for renovations for most of 2018. As of Saturday, the beloved institution once again throws open its doors for visitors to explore its heartily revamped interior. You will encounter facilities upgrades, such as refinished floors, but the most exciting parts are the variety of works on display for the first time alongside mainstays from the Menil's extensive Surrealist and non-Western art holdings. Food trucks will be onsite, too, if you're hoping to linger and enjoy Menil Park after. 

FreeThe Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. 713-525-9400. More info at menil.org.

Childish Gambino

Sept. 22 | Toyota Center

When the video for "This is America" nearly broke the internet with its stinging critique of race and violence earlier this year, Donald Glover's musical alter ego arguably eclipsed the profile of his acting persona, known for his beloved role on Community and his FX show, Atlanta. Now is your chance to experience one the year's most controversial and important pieces of art live.

Tickets from $49.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 713-758-7200. More info and tickets at houstontoyotaceneter.com.

Houston Texans vs. New York Giants

Sept. 23 | NRG Stadium

It's finally time to cram the tailgating gear into the truck and roll into NRG for the Texans' regular season home opener. Not feeling like a parking lot party? Perhaps make it an occasion and upgrade to the luxury suite; from what our dining editor says, the new menu is pretty great.

Tickets from $78. NRG Stadium, 1 NRG Pkwy. 832-667-2002. More info and tickets at houstontexans.com.

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The Book of Will

Editor’s Pick From $10 Main Street Theater

Shakespeare’s been dead for three years, and cheap knockoffs of his work are being peddled all across London. Enter two of his buds, who decide to grapple wi...


Childish Gambino

Editor’s Pick From $49.50 Toyota Center

Arguably 2018’s most controversial and riveting single piece of art, the video for “This Is America” effortlessly vaulted Donald Glover’s Grammy-winning psyc...