A Greek festival, live rodeos: 11 Bay Area events to attend in September, October


September 6

Check out live Reggae music

Scout Bar will host Summer Brewhaha ’19, featuring live music from bands Ballyhoo, Passafire and Kash’d Out. Ballyhoo, which mixes reggae with punk and pop, has released five albums and toured coast to coast. Passafire blends rock and reggae and has six studio albums and live music collections. The band has toured with 311, The Wailers and many more, playing hundreds of shows a year. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. $15 (advance), $19 (at the door), $50 (VIP table). Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. 281-335-0002.

September 11

Attend a Houston Symphony League performance

Houston Symphony League Bay Area will have a kickoff meeting for its 2019-20 season with a featured performance from Rob Landes. Landes, who began playing at age 3, made his musical debut at age 4 by playing live on “Art Linkletter’s House Party.” Landes later joined rock group Fever Tree. He has been an organist at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston since 1996. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. Free. St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road, Houston.

September 13 through 15

Explore a Greek festival

The 26th annual Clear Lake Greek Festival was originally scheduled to run May 10-12 but was postponed to September due to heavy rainfall. The event includes live music, dance performances, authentic Greek food, activities for children and plenty of Hellenic pride. The event is a fundraiser for St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, with proceeds going toward the church’s local ministries. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $3 (adults), free (Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., children 12 and under). Clear Lake Park, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook.

September 20 through 28

Attend the Pasadena Rodeo, Livestock show

The annual, weeklong Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo returns. The event includes barbecues and other cooking competitions, parades, live music performances and, of course, livestock shows and traditional rodeos. The event benefits the community by promoting student education and preserving cowboy heritage. All ages welcome. Hours and cost vary by day and event. 7601 Red Bluff Road, Pasadena. 281-487-0240. www.pasadenarodeo.com

September 21

Christian-based family events

Christian radio station KSBJ will host special events this fall. One is designed for mothers and daughters and will feature live music, games and more. There will be a male-focused event for fathers and sons at the same time. 7-10 p.m. $31.25-$49.50 (general admission), $66.50-$90 (VIP). 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston. 281-319-6900. www.ticketservant.com

September 27 Party at Butler’s Courtyard

Local event venue Butler’s Courtyard will host its third annual family block party. The event will feature a live DJ, several food trucks and a cash bar. Residents can bring their children and pets. All ages welcome. 6-9 p.m. Free (attendance), food truck prices vary. Butler’s Courtyard, 122 N. Michigan Ave., League City. 281-557-5551. www.butlerscourtyard.com

September 28-29

Race radio sailboats

Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2019 DragonFlite 95 Championship, a race of radio-controlled sailboats. The club expects 40 or more boats to participate. Cabo, 2513 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, will also host a welcome party Sept. 27 from 7-9 p.m. 10 a.m. $55. 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook. 832-314-5462. www.df95championship.com

September 29

Attend a bridal show

The second annual Bay Area Bridal Show will be held in the ballroom of Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake. The event features Bay Area-based wedding vendors to help brides relax while planning their weddings. The event includes a fashion show and cocktail hour to highlight wedding attire and offer guests drinks. There will be a drawing for a wedding shower giveaway, and entry in the drawing is included in the event price. All ages welcome. 1-5 p.m. $10.

October 04

Sip some complementary wine

The first Wednesday of each month, The Boldthouse in Seabrook hosts a complimentary wine-tasting event. It will include snacks and live music on the patio from jazz band Diminished Capacity. The business will hold happy hour specials all day. Age 21 and up. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Boldthouse, 2234 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook.
281-942-9776. www.theboldthouse.com

October 4

Have a ball at the Space Center

The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 57th annual Chairman’s Ball, this time honoring board Chairman Brian Freedman of The Boeing Co. The event will welcome new incoming Chairman Shawn Bailey of AMOCO Federal Credit Union and will allow the chamber to cap off its year. Black tie attire is encouraged. 6-10 p.m. $100 (per person), $600-$3,000 (member sponsorships). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-488-7676. www.clearlakearea.com

October 7

Dine out for education

Over 50 Bay Area restaurants will participate in the Clear Creek Education Foundation’s Dine Out to Donate event. A portion of proceeds from participating restaurants will be donated to the foundation, which exists to support Clear Creek ISD’s 42,000 students with grants and other benefits. Last year, the event raised over $30,000. All day. Prices and locations vary. 281-284-0174.

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Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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