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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

The cast of The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet
Houston Ballet premieres a new production of The Nutcracker Photo by Amitava Sarkar
Barbra Streisand
Barbara Streisand visits Houston for the first time.  Photo courtesy of Barbra Streisand
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Soulful blues singer Carolyn Wonderland in concert with John Egan. 
Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) in Sing
Universal Pictures presents Sing, an animated film. Photo courtesy of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
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Houston band Blue October comes home for a concert at featuring their new album "Home." Photo by Chris Barber
The cast of The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet
Barbra Streisand
News_Summer concert series_Carolyn Wonderland_musician
Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) in Sing
Blue October_band_older photo

With Thanksgiving out of the way, there are plenty of great events happening this weekend to continue enjoying your time with family and friends. These 9 events offer a great way to get out of the house and celebrate what Houston has to offer. 

Whether catching local band Blue October in concert or taking in the new Nutcracker at the Houston Ballet, there's plenty to enjoy. For a full list of what's happening around the city, check out our CultureMap Events Calendar.

Friday, November 25

Holiday Fashion Truck Festival

Take in shopping, craft beers, live music, brunch, and cocktails as you enjoy 12 fashion trucks from across Texas at the two-day festival at Onion Creek in the Heights.

Houston Ballet The Nutcracker

A holiday favorite is getting a new look as Houston Ballet premieres its updated version of The Nutcracker. The classic story of a little girl, Clara, and her magical nutcracker doll has been reimagined by Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch, with new sets and costumes. It continues through December 27. 

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Songs About Himself

The latest offering from the cutting-edge Houston theater company examines the role of social media in our lives, with a corrupted/fragmented version of the internet now called "the weed" and a woman who unlocks its secrets after joining a rogue social media site.

Blue October

The Houston alt-rock band brings it back to where it all started with a concert at Revention Music Center to support their new album Home.

Saturday, November 26 

Sing Saturday presented by Universal Pictures

Unwind with a movie after your busy Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday-hopping with a free advance screening of the new animated film Sing at select AMC Theaters. Sing tells the story of a koala named Buster Moon who has one final chance to revive his theater by producing the worlds greatest singing competition. The voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, and John C. Reilly round out the cast for this new animated film. 

Ice on Discovery Green

Discovery Green offers Houstonians a taste of winter by transforming the park's model boat basin into a outdoor ice rink, using renewable energy recycled water from Kinder Lake, all the while being kept at a frigid 22 degrees. The Houston skyline is the perfect backdrop for ice skating now through Super Bowl Sunday on February 5, 2017.

Carolyn Wonderland in Concert with John Egan

Carolyn Wonderland's soulful voice and instrumental talents are what her fans have come to love. This blues singer will be joined by John Egan, whose repertoire ranges from county blues to a more modern electric style. Wonderland's skillful, poetic approach to singing is often complemented by a whistling solo; it sounds like a must see show!

Sunday, November 27

Barbara Streisand in Concert

This will be the legendary singer's first-ever concert in Houston as she performs hits from each of the last six decades and other favorites, including songs from her latest number one album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The performance will be modeled after her first highly successful tour The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

The Sugar Land Skeeters present the 3rd Annual Sugar Land Holiday Lights featuring the largest inflatable snow globe in Texas, 2.5 million lights, and over 100 walkthrough displays at Constellation Field. Holiday lights will continue through December 23 and includes children's activities, movie nights, shopping, food trucks, and Santa Claus each night. 

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