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Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

Coldplay, Chris Martin, Toyota Center, June 2012
Coldplay returns to Houston for a performance at NRG Stadium. Photo by Chinh Phan
Houston, Amorino gelato, August 2017, three scoops
Amorino at River Oaks District celebrates its first year of business with a special on Italian gelatos.  Courtesy photo
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige brings her Strength of a Woman Tour to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.  Photo courtesy of LiveNation
Houston, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, August 2017
Don’t miss the super-fight between undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Courtesy of bleacherreport.com
Houston, Blue Bird Circle Gala with Lyle Lovett, April 2017, Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett takes over the stage at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, along with His Big Band.  Photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum plays in concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Photo by Eric Ray Davidson Photography
Theater District Houston presents 24th Annual Transcanada Theater District Open House
Experience live performances, meet performers, and go backstage at the Theater District Open House. Photo by Joan Marcus
Coldplay, Chris Martin, Toyota Center, June 2012
Houston, Amorino gelato, August 2017, three scoops
Mary J. Blige
Houston, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, August 2017
Houston, Blue Bird Circle Gala with Lyle Lovett, April 2017, Lyle Lovett
Lady Antebellum
Theater District Houston presents 24th Annual Transcanada Theater District Open House

UPDATED: The weekend is almost here, and we’re ready to hit the town. Music to our ears, the lineup this week includes five amazing concerts. There’s also a fun-filled theater district kick-off, festive gelato celebration, can’t-miss market, and an epic fighting match. Read on for the nine best things to do in Houston this weekend.

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Chill out
Thursday, August 24
Amorino at River Oaks District celebrates its first year of business with a special on its eye-catching Italian gelatos. Small-sized orders ($5.05) get upgraded to classic (medium), and classics ($6.25) get upgraded to large. The festivities also include a photo booth, tote bags, drawings for gift cards, and free balloons for the little ones. (4-10 pm; tickets: free entry)
4444 Westheimer Rd.; 346-319-2194

Cowboy man
Thursday, August 24
Grammy Award winner and Houston hometown favorite Lyle Lovett takes over the stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, along with His Big Band. Coupled with a gift for storytelling, Lovett fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues into his music. (8 pm; tickets: $42-$93 per person)
800 Bagby St.; 713-315-2525

Rock on
Thursday, August 24
Austin-based alt-rock band Culture Wars performs songs from their new EP at White Oak Music Hall. Houston's Deep Cuts band and Austin’s DJ Charles Mxxn will also perform. (8 pm; tickets:$10 per person)
2915 N Main St.; 713-237-0370

Magic — UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to expected severe weather. 
Friday, August 25
Coldplay returns to Houston for a performance at NRG Stadium. Songs from the British band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams, include "Adventure of a Lifetime," "Hymn for the Weekend," and "Up & Up." (7 pm; tickets: $67.50-$688 per person)
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-629-3700

Glow up — UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to expected severe weather. 
Friday, August 25
Mary J. Blige brings her Strength of a Woman Tour to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Opening act Lalah Hathaway shares the bill. (8 pm; tickets: $40.50-$333 per person)
18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land; 281-207-6278

Shop ‘til you drop — UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to expected severe weather. 
Saturday, August 26
Shop it up at the Presidio Market in the Heights. The roster of vendors rotates, but previous vendors include Houston Gardening Market, tin Cup Farms, and Anvil Cards. (9 am-1 pm; tickets: free entry)
911 W 11th St.; 832-740-4574

Knockout
Saturday, August 26

Don’t miss the super-fight between undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. The epic match airs on the big screen at three area movie theaters: Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Memorial City Mall, and Willowbrook 24. (8 pm; tickets: $40-$45 per person)
Multiple locations.

Need you now — UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to expected severe weather. 
Sunday, August 27
Lady Antebellum performs at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. Songs from Lady Antebellum’s 2017 album, Heart Break, include "You Look Good,”Somebody Else's Heart,” and the title track. (7:30 pm; tickets: $30.75-$178 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300

Raise the curtain — UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to expected severe weather. 
Sunday, August 27
Experience live performances, meet performers, and go backstage at several downtown performing arts spaces at the Theater District Open House. The annual event marks the kick-off of the fall performing arts season in Houston. (Noon-5 pm; tickets: free entry)
912 Prairie St.; 713-658-8938