Fall is inching closer with the arrival of September and Houston has plenty of exciting happenings to keep you entertained. 


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Zaza Tasting Series
Sept. 1 and Sept. 15 

This September, indulge at Hotel Zaza’s Tasting Series. Each night will focus on a different libation, with white wine taking center stage on Sept. 1 and whiskey and bourbon on Sept. 15. The tasting will take place at the Monarch Bistro in the Museum District and the Tipping Point Restaurant and Terrace at the Memorial City location. Both locations will walk patrons through a curated evening of drinks accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and tasting notes. While you’re thinking about the tasting series, go ahead and book a night at Hotel Zaza for a luxurious evening.

Houston Ballet Presents Peter Pan
Sept. 9 – 11, Sept. 16 – 18

Escape to Neverland with Wendy, John, Michael, Peter and the Houston Ballet on the daring adventures of Trey McIntyre’s “Peter Pan!” This reinterpretation of Sir James M. Barrie’s classic tale is told through the eyes of a child, with spectacular flying sequences, swashbuckling sword fights, giant puppets and of course, a little pixie dust! Set to a soaring score by Sir Edward Elgar, arranged by Niel DePonte, with elaborate sets by Thomas Boyd and colorful, punk-fashion inspired costumes from Broadway great Jeanne Button, this magical ballet is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages! Get your tickets before the shows sell out.


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Rice University Spelfie – JFK To the Moon Speech 60th Anniversary
Sept. 10

On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy gave a historic speech at Rice Stadium publicly committing the nation to sending a human to the Moon and bringing them back safely. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this momentous occasion, Rice University, in partnership with NASA, is hosting a series of events to commemorate the occasion. At precisely, 12:06 pm, clouds permitting, a selfie will be taken from space courtesy of Spelfie.com and Airbus. You can be a part of the human image that will make the number 60 on the Rice football field. What a historic Saturday!

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Sept. 11

Are you ready for some football? If so, head to the Texans only home game in the month of September. It’s early in the season, so the Texans have a lot to prove with their young squad. Keep your eye on first-round draft pick out of LSU, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who will be tasked with improving the team’s secondary. Meanwhile, the Colts have brought in 15-year veteran quarterback Matt Ryan to replace Carson Wentz. Ready or not, ‘tis the season!

Los Angeles Football Club vs. Houston Dynamo
Sept. 18

This is one of your last opportunities to check out the Dynamo before the end of the regular season. The Los Angeles Football Club is coming to town and the Dynamo are looking to defeat the current MLS western conference’s top team. You can expect the Dynamo faithful to be loud, proud and full of cheers as this would be a huge win for the Houston team. Anything can happen with forward Sebas Ferreira working hard and potentially winning the team golden boot, becoming only the second player to do so in their first season with the team. Vamos!

The Woodlands Renaissance Faire
Sept. 24

There's much to do and see at the first-ever The Woodlands Renaissance Faire. This totally free event is hosted by The Woodlands Symphony, The Woodlands Township, Parks and Recreation Arts in the Park and The Howard Hughes Corporation. There will be lots of food and drink trucks throughout with plenty of visiting vendors and artists. Dress in your renaissance best, bring picnic lunches, chairs and enjoy some wonderful music and crafts. There’s fun for everyone, from the littlest court jesters to the most seasoned kings and queens.

The Devon Allman Project
Sept. 30

The Devon Allman Project is a six-piece world-class band that has previously toured almost 20 countries. The band is led by Blues Music Award winning Devon Allman and features the two Allman Betts Band drummers, bass, Hammond B3 organ and piano and another guitarist. They will be playing songs of The Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman in their set as well as Devon’s fan favorite originals and surprise covers. It’s an exceptionally entertaining show and of course, at Miller Outdoor Theatre, this amazing concert is free!


Where to Stay

Hotel Icon

Authentic Texas charm meets contemporary luxury at Hotel Icon in the heart of downtown Houston. Plus, it’s proximal to a lot of our September events! This award-winning hotel boasts a storied past and glamorous present with an unforgettable guest experience. Plus, there are typically lots of special offers when you stay at Hotel Icon, including the Astros Home Game Package. This amazing package includes a buffet breakfast for two, complimentary snacks, two free beers at Line & Lariat, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary car service to Minute Maid Park!

The Whitehall

The Whitehall is one of the most charming restaurants in Houston. The hotel shines with mid-century architecture, gracious Southern hospitality, and award-winning cuisine. Adorning the city’s skyline since 1963, The Whitehall delivers sophisticated Texas style with each and every experience.