Stills from the Open Dance Project.

The first hint of a fall breeze arrived this week, so we're gearing up for a refreshing season of events. Now that the hot and humid past is behind us, we can come out of our heat-protective shells and enjoy all that autumn has to offer. Can't you feel the excitement in the Houston air?

Here are five things to do in Houston this weekend. 

Open Dance Project & Musiqa present “Still We Tend” at the Houston Botanic Garden

To help celebrate the Houston Botanic Garden’s one-year anniversary this month, Open Dance Project and Musiqa will present, "Still We Tend," a dance performance birthed from pandemic isolation.

Houston Botanic Garden, 8210 Park Place Blvd. Saturday, September 25, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m, and Sunday, September 26, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit the website.

Wines Under the Sea at the Downtown Aquarium

Enjoy wine from all over the world, and gaze at our amphibious friends at Wines Under the Sea at the Downtown Aquarium this weekend. Those who attend will receive a commemorative wine glass, lite bites, and an aquarium exhibition ticket. 

Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby St. Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

Hocus Pocus Movie Screening at Discovery Green

October is around the corner and that means that spooky season is almost here. Get spellbound and enjoy the fan-favorite Halloween classic Hocus Pocus at Discovery Green on the lawn. 

Discovery Green, 1500 Mckinney Street. Friday, September 24, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free. For more information visit the website.

An Evening in the Park at White Oak 

Take in the city's downtown skyline at night during an Evening in the Park. Hosted by A Bayou City Picnic, guests can enjoy a full picnic basket filled with an array of meats and cheeses, and hear the sounds of smooth jazz music from Raquel Cepeda. 

White Oak Park/White Oak Parkway, 1513 White Oak Drive. Saturday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $85. For more information, visit the website.

Third Annual South Houston Food Fest at Edgebrook Plaza

Make sure your stomach is empty before you head into the South Houston Food Fest. The family-friendly event will feature vendors, food trucks and more. Guests who attend enter a chase to win a free vacation. 

South Houston Food Fest, 10709 Gulf Freeway. Sunday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Eventbrite. 

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