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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

Depeche Mode
Catch Depeche Mode in concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Depeche Mode/Facebook
Blessington Farms' Pumpkin Patch and Fall Harvest Festival
Fall festivities at Blessington Farms include a pumpkin patch. Courtesy of Blessington Farms
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo
Country music star Luke Bryan hits the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Houston, Camerata wine bar, September 2017
Head to Camerata wine bar for the Wine Above Water event.  Courtesy photo
Apollo Chamber Players
Celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with a concert at Rothko Chapel Plaza featuring the Apollo Chamber Players. Photo courtesy of Cris Stephens Photography
Depeche Mode
Blessington Farms' Pumpkin Patch and Fall Harvest Festival
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo
Houston, Camerata wine bar, September 2017
Apollo Chamber Players

Don't have weekend plans yet? From spectacular concerts and haunted houses to a can’t-miss food event, we've got you covered. Here's are our top nine picks to get out and enjoy Houston this weekend.

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Peace of mind
Thursday, September 21

Celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace with a concert at Rothko Chapel Plaza featuring Houston-based string quartet, the Apollo Chamber Players. All proceeds go to Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston's efforts to help homebound seniors and refugee families affected by Hurricane Harvey. (6 pm; tickets: $20 per person)
3900 Yupon St.

Country concert 
Friday, September 22

Country music star Luke Bryan hits the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. His fifth studio album, Kill the Lights, includes such songs as “Kick the Dust Up," "Strip It Down," "Home Alone Tonight," and "Huntin' Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day.” Brett Eldredge and Granger Smith are set to open. Proceeds support the Houston Community Fund. (7 pm; tickets: $35-$309 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300

Fright fest
Friday, September 22-Saturday, November 4

Get ready for Halloween a little early at ScreamWorld’s 4.5-acre fright factory, which boasts three haunted houses, an outdoor maze, and a graveyard. (7:30 pm; tickets: $27-$42 per person)
2225 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W.

Lavish ballet 
Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24

Don’t miss the three-act narrative ballet Mayerling by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, which has been moved to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Houston Ballet is the first North American company to perform the lavish production about disastrous obsession and unrequited love, set to John Lanchbery’s powerful arrangement of Franz Liszt compositions. (Various times; tickets: $30-$90 per person)
800 Bagby St.; 713-315-2525

‘Tis the season
Saturday, September 23-Sunday, October 29

The roster of fall festivities at Blessington Farms includes a pumpkin patch, hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars, and more. (Various times; tickets: $18.48 per person)
510 Chisholm Rd., Simonton; 832-444-8717

Art exhibit
Saturday, September 23

The Museum of the Americas presents "A Tribute to Salvador Dali." Expect to see a trio of works by prominent Spanish surrealist artist as well as several pieces from local and international artists. (7 pm; tickets: free entry)
15404 FM Rd. 529; 281-856-8900

Classical opener
Saturday, September 23

The first performance of Da Camera’s 30th anniversary season, featuring the Harlem Quartet and Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López- Gavilán performing From Harlem to Havana, will go on as planned, but with a move to Christ Church Cathedral. (8 pm; tickets: $25 per person)
1117 Texas Ave.; 713-524-5050

Foodie fundraiser
Sunday, September 24

The folks behind Camerata wine bar and charity barbecue event Southern Smoke host Wine Above Water to support members of the hospitality industry impacted by Harvey. Attendees can sample multiple premium wines, from Chablis to Barolo, donated by the beverage community, plus food provided by several local Houston restaurants. (12-8 pm; tickets: $100 per person)
1834 Westheimer Rd.; 713-522-8466

'80s favorite
Sunday, September 24

Catch Depeche Mode in concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Hit songs by the English electronic band, which formed in 1980, include “Enjoy the Silence, “Personal Jesus,” “Just Can’t Get Enough,” and “Everything Counts.” (7:30 pm; tickets: $$49-$514 per person)
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands; 281-363-3300