Fringe Is In

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 7–9

Fringe Fest, Patsy Cline, and—most of all—bats.

By Morgan Kinney September 6, 2018

These lil' guys don't get their due credit. 

Houston Fringe Festival 2018

Thru Sept. 16 | MATCH

New and familiar faces take over MATCH for two weeks of dance, theater, music, poetry, and more as part of Fringe Fest's 11th annual installment. This weekend, catch Houston-based Suchu Dance as they premiere Mkay (Everything’s going to be all right, or whatever), a postmodern exercise in claustrophobia where 14 dancers throw out the rulebook.

Tickets from $10. MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at

30th Anniversary Production of Always...Patsy Cline

Sept. 7–8 | Miller Outdoor Theatre

When country legend Patsy Cline passed through Houston and met superfan Louise Seger, a lifelong friendship ensued—one chronicled here in this enduring 1988 classic from Stages Repertory Theatre. This 30th anniversary performance treats audiences to 27 of Cline's greatest songs.

Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 832-487-7102. More info at

Arboretum at Night: Bats

Sept. 8 | Houston Arboretum

Chirping softly into the night, bats are found pretty much everywhere in Houston—in trees, under bridges, inside culverts. And they more than pull their weight around here as pest control and pollinators, collectively devouring several tons of insects. Learn all about the city's bats at this casual bat chat that includes snacks and Saint Arnold beers. If the weather holds up, a bat expert will take you into the wild to commune with our flying mammals.

Tickets $45 non-member, $30 member. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. 713-681-8433. More info and tickets at

Sawyer Yards Second Saturday

Sept. 8 | Sawyer Yards

The ever-expanding cultural district—which will soon add a brewery and a cidery, among other wonderful things—is back with its monthly arts market. Come out and peruse paintings, jewelry, clothing, and other goodies from the collection of resident artists.

Free. Multiple locations. More info via Facebook

Seeing Harvey: Personal Stories, Public Responses

Thru Nov. 3 | Silver Street Studios

This FotoFest exhibition combines works from photojournalists and the public to reframe the people, landscapes, and events shaped by last summer's devastating hurricane. Partner organizations include the Houston Chronicle and the newly established Houston Flood Museum

Free. FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. 713-223-5522. More info at

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