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Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend

Alley Theatre presents Remote Houston
Houstonians get a new take on their city at the Alley Theatre's Remote Houston. Photo by dabfoto creative
Central Market presents Cheese Festival Store Stroll
Say "Cheese" at Central Market's Cheese Festival Store Stroll. Photo courtesy of Central Market
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo
Luke Bryan promises to rock The Woodlands. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
State of Grace exterior CROP
State of Grace celebrates its first anniversary with a big party. Photo by Julie Soefer
Asia Society Texas Center presents Night Market
The Asia Society's Night Market features plenty of local vendors providing products, food, clothing, and Asian-inspired activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center
Alley Theatre presents Remote Houston
Central Market presents Cheese Festival Store Stroll
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo
State of Grace exterior CROP
Asia Society Texas Center presents Night Market

At last, it's fall in Houston (we think), with the promise of cooler weather and plenty of happenings to choose from. Outdoor events, musical acts, and lots of festivals are on tap this weekend (with many brisker weekends to come).

We've come up with 10 favorite things to do this weekend, but there are a lot more options on the CultureMap Events Calendar

Thursday, October 20

Cheese Festival Store Stroll at Central Market

Rather than sit in Houston traffic, Central Market invites shoppers to stop by and say, "Cheese." Get your grocery shopping done for the weekend while you sample an array of cheeses, including Grana Padano, Les 3 Comtois Comte, One Year Aged Manchego, Camembert, and more.

Station Theater presents Trill Comedy

Houston’s most diverse comedy festival features 10 shows with more than 90 comedians performing improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, performance art, variety shows, and more over the next four nights. Headliners include stand-up comedian Michelle Wolf, a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and 3Peat, one of Chicago’s most exciting improv troupes, featuring Second City and iO Theater-based performers and instructors.

Luke Bryan at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Prepare to swoon as country music favorite Luke Bryan comes to The Woodlands. We're betting his concert will include tracks from his new album, Kill the Lights. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch are the opening acts.

Friday, October 21

Alley Theatre presents Remote Houston

This participatory, pedestrian-based live theater experience involves a group of 50 individuals who meet and discover Houston from a remote perspective. Armed with only a set of headphones, participants are guided by a computer generated synthetic voice as they amble through downtown, crafting their own interpretation and unique story of the sights, music, and surrounding environments they encounter.

Vintique Flea presents Eats at Silver Street

Houstonians dine out more than residents of any other city in the United States, we are also very charitable; so what's better than combining the two by "eating for a cause" with such local vendors as The Waffle Bus, Cousins Main Lobster, Pocket to Me, Grove Donutz, and Curbside Sliderz? Proceeds benefit the Washington Avenue Arts District, which is home to 300 creative studios. 

Asia Society Texas Center presents Night Market

The Asia Society's annual Night Market offers plenty of local vendors providing products, food, clothing, and Asian-inspired activities for all in the family to enjoy.

Saturday, October 22

10th Annual Puerto Rican and Cuban Festival

Get a taste of the Caribbean at this festival in downtown Houston. Salsa star Jerry Rivera will headline an homage to the musical, cultural, and culinary heritage of the Hispanic Caribbean. 

The Bamboo Bash

Bamboo on The Bayou wraps up its first annual Tiki Week with The Bamboo Bash at Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge. Guests are asked to dress in their finest vintage Tiki togs, with live music, DJs, an art market, Tiki-themed contest, and tropical cocktails at the Big Top bar, plus The Pachinko Hut out in the backyard.

Sunday, October 23

State of Grace First Anniversary Party

State of Grace celebrates its first anniversary with a big party. Chef Bobby Matos will serve up Tex-Mex bites and Ronnie Killen's BBQ and Raz Halili's Prestige Oysters are part of the lineup. Live music, specialty cocktails and Texas beers are also on tap. Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

Woostock 2nd Annual Music Fest

Wooster's Garden hosts its second annual Woostock Music Festival, with several great bands to rock the night away with. A dunk tank, photo both, live wood sculpting, great food, and tantalizing cocktails add to the fun. You may even run into someone who went to the namesake Woodstock!

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