as fall activities make a comeback, this season is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the "cool" weather in Houston and bask in the endless event cycle. Whether you're simply enjoying a flick at the Rooftop Cinema Club, relishing in the sounds of The Motown Review, or dressed to impress at the Texas Renaissance Festival, this city has it all.
Scroll below to see five things to do in Houston this weekend.
Bayou City Arts Festival
Bayou City Arts Festival makes its grand return to Houston after being placed on pause since 2019. Founded by the Art Colony Association, the event will transform downtown Houston into an artistic avenue. The festival will feature 200 artists, all from various disciplines, food trucks, craft beer gardens, and more.
Bayou City Arts Festival, Downtown Houston, Sam Houston Park along Allen Parkway. Saturday, October 9, and Sunday, October 10. Tickets start a $20 for adults, $7 for children. For more information, visit the website.
Oktoberfest at Texas Renaissance Festival
It wouldn't be October in Houston without Oktoberfest. Texas Renaissance Festival is kicking off this weekend in Todd Mission. Known as the nation's largest Renaissance Festival, the Lone Star event spans across 70 acres of land, with over 20 stages and 400 shops. Participate in daily costume contests and try some of the best wurst and beer.
Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 Farm to Market 1774 Todd Mission, Texas. October 9 - November 28. Ticket prices may vary. For more information, visit Texas Renaissance Festival.
Rooftop Cinema Club
Take it easy this Sunday with Rooftop Cinema Club and their weekend showings. Journey into the land of Wakanda with Black Panther or get a blast from the past with Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood. Don't forget to come in character, as the Rooftop will be giving out candy to any guest who arrives in costume.
Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown, 1700 Post Oak Blvd. Sunday, October 10. Tickets start at $13,50. For more information, visit the website.
Mixed Messages at POST Houston
POST Houston will officially make its debut this weekend with a slew of performances. According to the website, the celebration honors World Post Day, and the opening show will feature performances by: Houston Contemporary Dance Company, Houston Poet Laureate Outspoken Bean, and ROCO String Quartet led by concertmaster Scott St. John.
Mixed Messages at POST Houston, 401 Franklin Street. Saturday, October 9. Tickets start at $45. For more information, visit Eventbrite.
The Annie Cafe & Bar Present Supper Club at The Annie: Motown Review
Enjoy the sounds of Motown at The Annie Café & Bar for the return of The Supper Club. The restaurant reimagines the concept of "dinner and a show," with Motown songs by the Richard Brown Orchestra featuring Kelley Peters & Bob Luna. Special guests include Shawn Sounds and Christina Wells, as well as guest and emcee for the evening, Deborah Duncan. Revel in Motown classics while also enjoying a delicious 3-course meal by Executive Chef Robert Del Grande and Chef de Cuisine, Jose Valencia.
Supper Club at The Annie, 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 6170. Sunday, October 10, seatings at 5:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $195. For more information, visit the website.