Benefit concerts, beer and a Quidditch tournament: 5 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 7-10

With Harvey relief still weighting on Houstonians' minds, here are some events to enjoy while benefiting those in need this weekend, Sept. 7-10.

Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips
Sept. 7
The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips will perform in The Woodlands while simultaneously hosting a donation drive to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Donors can drop items off at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s front gates from 3-7:30 p.m. The performing musicians will be outside to assists with donation collections from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All donations and 100 percent of merchandise sales will go to the Houston Food Bank. The venue cannot accept baby food, clothing or household items, but will accept food, toiletries, diapers and cleaning supplies. Donors will be presented with a voucher for a $20 ticket for the show, and first responders and their families can attend the concert for free. 7:30 p.m. (concert starts). $39.50-$89.50 (regular ticket prices). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org

#ReliefBeers
Sept. 8

St. Arnold is teaming up with craft breweries around the country for Hurricane Harvey relief. Participating breweries will donate $1 per tint of beer sold throughout the day to the Houston Food Bank. To see all participating breweries, visit www.saintarnold.com/reliefbeers. All day. Free admission. Locations vary.

The Sweet Silver Song: A Benefit Concert for Victims of Harvey
Sept. 9
Opera in the Heights will present a free concert to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims. The opera is partnering with the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Baker Ripley, the Houston-based nonprofit coordinating volunteer efforts at NRG Stadium. 3 p.m. Free. Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd., Houston. 713-861-5303. www.operaintheheights.org

Oktoberfest Houston Kickoff Party
Sept. 10
Get a head start on Oktoberfest at this event catered by King’s BierHaus. Profits from ticket sales will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. 4 p.m. Free (RSVP Ticket), $18.21 (Beer Pong Team ticket). King’s BierHaus, 2044 E. TC Jester Blvd., Houston. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-houston-kickoff-party-kings-bierhaus-free-with-rsvp-tickets-36931501114?aff=efbeventtix

Sandra McCracken and Friends Benefit Concert
Sept. 10
Although this event is free to the public, attendees are highly encouraged to bring monetary or item donations. Items most needed include peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, instant potatoes, pancake mix, syrup, boxed meals and sides, canned meals, toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, shampoo and razors. 6 p.m. Free. Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd., Houston. 281-488-6731. www.clpc.org
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.