Hot sauce, baseball and video games: 10 events happening in Houston this weekend, Sept. 22-24


From live music benefitting Hurricane Harvey victims to the Houston Astros’ last home series of the regular season, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy in Houston this weekend.

Sept. 22: Outdoor movie at Discovery Green
Three female NASA employees help launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit in Hidden Figures, a film based on a true story. 8-10 p.m. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston.

Sept. 22-23: Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing Co.
The four-week event continues with performances from Grupo Fantasma, Los Skarnales and Pachuco Boogie Sound System on Friday and The Bright Light Social Hour and Gio Chamba on Saturday. 6 p.m. Free (admission). Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St., Houston. 713-680-2739.

Sept. 22-24: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park
In the team’s last home series of the regular season, the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels with various promotional events throughout the weekend. 7:10 p.m. (Friday), 12:05 p.m. (Saturday), 7:05 p.m. (Sunday). $11-$240. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston. 713-259-8000.

Sept. 22-24: Houston Restaurant Weeks
Originally scheduled to end in early September, the annual fundraising event in which local restaurants serve special menus for lunch, brunch and dinner, has been extended through Sept. 30. A portion of proceeds supports the Houston Food Bank.

Sept. 23: A Taste of Lake Houston Festival at Kingwood Town Center
More than 100 local eateries, vendors, artists and boutiques showcase what the Lake Houston area has to offer. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (admission). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Houston.

Sept. 23: MA+DS Houston Modern Home Tour
Eight modern homes are featured on the self-guided tour. Participants visit each stop at their own pace to view modern architecture around the city. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $40 (general admission), Free (children ages 9 and under).

Sept. 23: Friendswood Strong: Harvey benefit concert
Friendswood hosts a concert featuring Funksion and Aric Harding, food vendors and bounce houses for children. Proceeds from $20 T-shirts will benefit recovery efforts. 3-7 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood.

Sept. 23: Hurricane Harvey fundraiser at The Rec Room
Local artists have an opportunity to express themselves through short plays, poems, stories, songs and videos following Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds raised will go toward the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. 8-10 p.m. Donations accepted. The Rec Room, 100 Jackson St., Houston.

Sept. 23-24: Texas Hot Sauce Festival at Bayou City Event Center
In addition to an extensive selection of hot sauce, salsa, chips, dips, peppers, spices, marinades, jams, pickled products, chili mixes and wing sauces, the event also features live music, giveaways and children’s activities. Proceeds from the event benefit the Snowdrop Foundation, a group supporting pediatric cancer patients. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). $10 (adults), Free (children 12 and under). Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston.

Sept. 24: Super Smash Bros Tournament at Eureka Heights Brewing Co.
The brewery hosts a tournament on a 20-foot jumbotron, and the winner receives free beer. 2-6 p.m. Free (admission and play). Eureka Heights Brewing Co., 941 W. 18th St., Houston.

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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