August 31, 2007 6:15 PM   Subscribe

date things to due in Houston the weekend of September 14.

hey everyone.
i've started a long distance relationship wih a girl in Houston and ai am going to visit the weekend of September 14. I've seen a bunch of the posts about Houston but I want to know if anything we can't miss is going on this weekend. If you have any good ideas for that weekend feel free to post.
posted by swhitt to Society & Culture (2 answers total)
Here's a link to the local entertainment listings starting the 14th.
The Houston Chronicle
posted by Mamapotomus at 6:24 PM on August 31, 2007

Sites I'd watch:
Arts Hound
the Houston Press
The Houstonist
The Houston Chronicle (Mamapotomus's suggestion)

Previous H-town threads have a lot of what's good in this town. Don't listen to all the haters, you just have to dig around a little here and you can find wonderful places and things to do. So look through those threads.

That weekend I'd recommend:

Aurora Picture Show is having a show that weekend. This place is a must if you're into visual arts at all.

The Astros are playing the Pirates if you both love ball games.

Domy Books is having an art show open 9/14. This place is really neat and worth checking out. Also that block of Westheimer is a fun area to walk and bar/coffee house hop a little: Brazil on the corner of Dunlavy, [some place across the street from Domy I'm blanking out on the name], Empire, and Poison Girl on the next block. Great places to people watch.

For live music:
McGonigel's Mucky Duck Friday, Carolyn Wonderland is playing if you like kicking back in a nice pub atmosphere where you can sit down and listen to the blues from a local.

The Houston Symphony is playing Beethoven. Have dinner downtown at one of my favorite places, Mia Bella on Main St. Very romantic place to dine. Afterwards have a drink at La Carafe or Warrens on Market Square.

The Continental Club has the Resin Valley Boys on Friday and The Flaming Hellcats on Saturday. Disclaimer: I go out with one of the Resin Valley Boys, but if you like Hank Williams -ish danceable country music they are good fun. The Hellcats are very fun rockabilly. Hit Tacos a Go-Go and Sig's Lagoon next door.

For free Saturday, you can listen to world music at the Te House - it's nice, small, could be romantic low-key fun.

If the weather is nice, go to Herman Park. Miller Outdoor Theater is having a Mexicano festival that Saturday late afternoon/evening. Fun free, nice to walk around and people watch. The park has nice manicured paths to stroll along together.

Have a great weekend together!
posted by dog food sugar at 3:46 PM on September 1, 2007

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