What To Do in Houston This September

Miranda Proctor | September 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

Ten things to do to kick off fall in Houston this September.


Through 9/21
Particles of Light
Katsumi Hayakawa’s two-dimensional paper works and installations make visual connections between the complex and unseen substructure of the information age and the increasingly dense landscape of modern cities. Free admission, McClain Gallery, mcclaingallery.com


Common With the Houston Symphony
The award-winning singer, actor, producer and activist teams up with the Houston Symphony for what will surely be an unforgettable evening of his hit songs such as “Love of My Life” and Selma’s “Glory.” 7:30pm, best tickets $129, Jones Hall, houstonsymphony.org


Houston Ballet Opening Night Onstage Dinner
Houston Ballet is celebrating 50 years of creativity with an onstage dinner, allowing guests to dine with the company stars following a performance of the 19th-century Romantic ballet Giselle. 7pm, tickets from $800, Wortham Theater, houstonballet.org


Prisoner of Love
Italian artist Andrea Bianconi returns to Houston for his eighth exhibition at the Barbara Davis Gallery. His oeuvre is composed of drawings, paintings, sculpture, and video and public performance, often evoking dreamlike yet practical reconstruction of the world through his work. Free admission, barbaradavisgallery.com


It’s the “End of the Road” for these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, as the second leg of their final tour makes a stop at Toyota Center. Check this one off your bucket list. 7:30pm, VIP packages from $1,940, toyotacenter.com


The Greatest Love Of All Tribute to Whitney Houston
Belinda Davids stars in a beautiful tribute to one of the world’s greatest voices, Whitney Houston. 8pm, tickets from $90, Miller Outdoor Theatre, milleroutdoortheatre.‌com

Houston Symphony Opening Night Concert and Gala
A performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 by pianist Yefim Bronfman followed by a black-tie gala and multicourse dinner at The Ballroom at Bayou Place—the Houston Symphony is pulling out all the stops to debut their 2019-20 season. 7:30pm, underwriter individual tickets $5,000, Jones Hall and The Ballroom at Bayou Place, houstonsymphony.org

Dancing at the Palais
Ars Lyrica kicks off its season with a Baroque orchestra of strings and winds alongside the New York Baroque Dance Company in a program of instrumental suites from two French Baroque operas, both first seen at the Palais-Royal in Paris. 8pm, tickets $75, The Hobby Center, arslyricahouston.org


Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Jeff Goldblum dazzles us off-screen alongside his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with an evening of jazz. 8pm, best tickets $124, Society for the Performing Arts, spahouston.org

The Who
It’s been 13 years since this English rock band released new music. This month, they are crossing the pond to electrify Houston with their latest. 7:30pm, best tickets $850, Toyota Center, toyotacenter.com

Photography by: the Artist/McClain Gallery; by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/GettyImages; by Pari Dukovic; by Jen Rosenstein; by Enrico Amici; by Amitava Sarkar (2016)/Houston Ballet; by Jalan and Jibril