You’ve been working hard all week, and now that the weekend is near, it’s time to let loose. From a comic convention to amazing concerts, here are the top six things to do in Houston this weekend. For more options, check out the full CultureMap Events Calendar.
Can’t-miss sando deal
Thursday, September 14-Sunday, September 17
From now through Sunday (from 1-3 pm), in celebration of its 55th anniversary, Antone’s Famous Po’ Boy is offering iconic Houston sandwich, the Original Po’ Boy with ham, salami, provolone, Chow-Chow relish, mayo, and pickles, for a mere 55 cents. Also a deal are the Super Original, turkey, and tuna sandwiches, all priced at $1.55 each. This deal at limited to the following locations: 4520 San Felipe, 2724 W TC Jester, the grab-and-go kiosk at Greenway Plaza (weekend only), and the downtown tunnels at 811 Louisiana.
Let the music play
Thursday, September 14
Musician Ben Folds hits House of Blues to perform selections from his 2015 album So There, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Classical and Classical Crossover charts. (8 pm; tickets: $30-$70 per person)
1204 Caroline St.; 888-402-5837
Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17
The Fandemic Tour hits NRG Center. The three-day comic convention boasts celeb guests from Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead to Bruce Campbell of the “Evil Dead” series, along with artists and animators. (Various times; tickets: $35-$150 per person) Updated: This event has been postponed until next year due to Hurricane Harvey.
8400 Kirby Dr.; 713-978-5050
Friday, September 15
Head to Avenida Houston Friday evening to see performance group Cirque la Vie display awe-inspiring acrobatics. (7 pm; tickets: free)
1001 Avenida de las Americas; 713-853-8000
Saturday, September 16
The Zac Brown Band plays at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in support of their album, Welcome Home. They'll be joined by opening acts Darrell Scott and Caroline Jones. (7 pm; tickets: $29-$525 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300
Sunday, September 17
Camerata in Montrose says goodbye to chef Erin Smith with a special send-off celebration featuring platters of smoked hog with classic sides for $20. (4-8 pm; tickets: free entry).
1834 Westheimer Rd.; 713-522-8466