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5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, September 10-12

Enjoy the sounds of classical music and learn more about Houston's history.

By Shelby Stewart September 10, 2021


Renée Fleming will perform at Jones Hall this weekend to open the Houston Symphony's 2021 season. 

The Bayou City is packed with things to do every weekend, that seemingly, can adapt to the many personalities in Houston. As residents steadily get vaccinated, events are continuing to go as planned with new announcements popping up each and every day. Whether you want to rock out at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion or simply enjoy a sci-fi flick, there's never a shortage of happenings to attend. 

Below are five things to do in Houston this weekend. 

Renée Fleming with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall

Experience Jones Hall opening night with superstar soprano Renée Fleming and the Houston Symphony. Fleming will perform opera arias and musical theater showstoppers for the one-night-only special performance.

Houston Symphony at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. Suite 102. Saturday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. For tickets, visit the Houston Symphony website

Third Ward Special Exhibition at Community Arts Collective

Take a journey through Houston's historic Third Ward area through the lenses of six local artists this weekend featuring Marc Furi, Flash Gordon Parks, Rabéa Ballin, Risky Cereal, Brian Ellison, and Derrell Boson, all of whom have significant ties to the Third Ward community. The exhibit continues through September 25.

Community Arts Collective, 4101 San Jacinto Street, Suite 116. Friday, September 10 - Saturday, September 11. Admission is free, but appointments are required. To register, visit their Eventbrite

The Man Who Fell From Earth movie screening at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Enjoy a movie break at MFAH with a screening of the 1976 science fiction film starring rock legend David Bowie. Masks are required during films and programs inside the museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited, and advance tickets are recommended.

Museum of Fine Art, 1001 Bissonnet Street. Sunday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors. For tickets, visit MFAH online. 

Pitbull and Iggy Azalea in Concert

Mr. 305, better known as Pitbull, is making a stop in Houston this weekend on his I Feel Good Tour. The tour aligns with his latest single, "I Feel Good," which enlists Anthony Watts and DJ White Shadow. Pitbull is joined by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for the show. 

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. Friday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets, start at $29.50. To purchase, visit LiveNation.

The Rice Owls take on the Houston Cougars at Rice Stadium

These two Houston schools are going head to head this weekend for the 40th annual Bayou Bucket Classic at Rice Stadium. The match marks one of the few NCAA crosstown rivalries. Last year's game was postponed due to COVID-19. 

Rice Stadium, 6100 Main Street. Saturday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. To purchase, visit Ticketmaster.

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