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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

Houston, 5th annual JJ Watt Charity Classic, May 2017, J.J. Watt on the field
The Jacksonville Jaguars go head-to-head against the Houston Texans in the season opener. Photo courtesy of the Houston Texans
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson brings her State of the World tour to Toyota Center.  Photo courtesy of Live Nation
Public Services
Public Services celebrates its third anniversary.  Public Services/Facebook
ZZ Top at Houston Rodeo
ZZ Top plays at Smart Financial Centre as part of The Tonnage Tour. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLight Group
Camp For All presents Camp Culinary Challenge: A Taste of Texas
Enjoy bites by local chefs at the Camp Culinary Challenge: Taste of Texas event. Photo courtesy of Camp For All
Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls hit the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.  Photo by Bob Mussel
News_Apollo Chamber Players
Apollo Chamber Players, in partnership with Musiqa Houston and Jazz Forever present: A Harvey Relief Concert at MATCH.  
Charlie Robison
Head to the Thursday Night Concert series at Discovery Green for a performance by Charlie Robison.  Charlie Robison/Facebook
Houston, 5th annual JJ Watt Charity Classic, May 2017, J.J. Watt on the field
Janet Jackson
Public Services
ZZ Top at Houston Rodeo
Camp For All presents Camp Culinary Challenge: A Taste of Texas
Goo Goo Dolls
News_Apollo Chamber Players
Charlie Robison

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the city is starting to recover with a weekend full of events, including several hurricane relief fundraisers, some amazing concerts, an NFL game opener, and a can't-miss culinary throwdown.

There's also an extended charity dining extravaganza and a blowout bar celebration, with an incredible deal on drinks. Read on for the nine best things to do in Houston this weekend.

For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.

Dine out for a good cause
Thursday, September 7-Saturday, September 30

Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through September 30. A portion of the cost of each HRW menu goes to the Houston Food Bank. For the list of participating restaurants, head to the HRW website. (tickets: $20-$45 per HRW menu, per person)
Various locations

Shake up the camp scene
Thursday, September 7

Enjoy bites by local chefs and tunes by Max Flinn at the Camp Culinary Challenge: Taste of Texas, hosted by Camp For All Young Professionals at White Oak Music Hall. Funds raised go towards bringing campers with special needs to Camp For All. (VIP reception from 6-7 pm, main event from 7-10 pm; tickets: $65-$175 per person)
2915 N. Main St.; 713-686-5666

Music to our ears
Thursday, September 7

Head to the Thursday Night Concert series at Discovery Green for performances by Charlie Robison and opening band, Charlie and the Regrets. (7-9 pm; tickets: free cover with donations going to the Mayor's Relief Fund and Charlie Robison's Coastal Relief Fund)
1500 McKinney St.; 713-400-7336

The show will go on
Thursday, September 7

The Goo Goo Dolls hit the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in support of their 2016 album, Boxes. They’re joined by former American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips. (7:30 pm; tickets: $19.50-$89.50 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300

Hurricane relief concert
Friday, September 8

Apollo Chamber Players, in partnership with Musiqa Houston and Jazz Forever present: A Harvey Relief Concert, including a premiere by Houston-based composer Mark Buller, at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). All proceeds go the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for hurricane relief efforts. (7-9 pm; tickets: pay what you will to support the aforementioned charities)
3400 Main St.; 713-521-4533

Miss Jackson
Saturday, September 9

Janet Jackson brings her State of the World tour to Toyota Center. The playlist boasts songs from Jackson's 2015 album, Unbreakable, career smash hits, and soon-to-be released tracks. (8 pm; tickets: $150 per person)
1510 Polk St; 713-758-7200

We are Texans
Sunday, September 10
The Jacksonville Jaguars go head-to-head against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in the season opener. (12 pm; tickets: $49-$400 per person)
NRG Pkwy; 832-667-1400

Cheers
Sunday, September 10

Downtown watering hole Public Services celebrates its third anniversary with 25 percent off all spirits. What’s more, you’ll also save on rare, large-format wines served by the glass. Feast on Taiwanese-style steam buns and dress to impress. The event features a Blade Runner/Cyberpunk theme; feel free to dress the part. (4 pm-2 am; tickets: free entry)
202 Travis St, Ste. 100, 713-516-8897

Hometown favorites
Sunday, September 10

ZZ Top plays at Smart Financial Centre as part of The Tonnage Tour. Post-Harvey, the concert has been converted to a benefit show, set to raise $100,000 for hurricane relief. (8 pm; tickets: $144-$250 per person)
8111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land; 281-207-6278