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Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper Hang Out in Sugar Land, a Legendary Band Hits Houston and Summer is Here

6 Best Things to do in H-Town This Weekend

BY // 10.25.19

Houston weekends are packed full of events, but how many of them are truly worthy of your time? PaperCity’s new events calendar offers a curated look at all the best things to do in the area. But everyone can still use a guru — or two.

PaperCity Weekend Gurus Matthew Ramirez and Virginia Reynolds cull our calendar for your weekend must dos in this weekly series.

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

Is it fate or happenstance that longtime friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen share the same initials? Their friendship was surely meant to be. Either way, the dynamic due will be dropping by Sugar Land this weekend for AC²: Deeper Talk and More Shallow Tales.

This isn’t the first time the two friends have decided to travel the country to talk world events and pop culture. Their first round of tours, aptly named Deep Talk and Shallow Tales, kicked off a couple years ago – but they’re back for more. Expect a fun, interactive, and engaging conversation as the two interview each other on stage, and welcome questions from you, the audience.

Hang out with both AC’s this Friday, October 25 at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $70.

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

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Monster Mash 5k and 10k

Nothing says “fun Halloween activities”  like racing down Karbach Street to grab a cool glass of beer, all while dressed in a ridiculous costume. Honestly, racing down Karbach Street is probably normal for most of us, so why not go the extra mile and do it in costume?

On Saturday, October 26, you’re invited to embrace your love for Karbach, your obsession with Halloween, and your love/hate relationship with running by participating in the Monster Mash 5k and 10k run. The race, which starts and ends at Karbach, is open to adults and kids alike, so bring the whole fam. There will be a costume contest, complimentary beer, goodies for participants, and a trick-or-treat station (just for the Kids K race, sadly).

But the fun doesn’t end there. Hang out at the brewery once you’ve crossed the finish line for some post-race fun, complete with food, drink, music and more.

Registration for the 10k is $50, 5k is $45, and the Kids K is $20.

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

Zac Brown Band: The Owl Tour

Zac Brown Band has taken things to another level with their most recent album The Owl. If you still envision the Georgian band sitting on a beach, rolling a big fat one, and eating fried chicken, it’s time to do some reevaluating. The southern rock group has crossed into some unfamiliar territory and they’re excited about this new chapter (even if their longstanding fans aren’t).

The album was released back in the summer, and features a wide range of musical styles and compositions that’ll make your head spin. Listening to “The Woods,” “OMW,” and “Leaving Love Behind” back-to-back is like listening to three different albums. It’s strange, yet extremely entertaining.

Whether you’re into their new sounds or prefer their old-school vibe, there’s no denying that Zac Brown Band still has mad talent. Catch them in The Woodlands this Sunday, October 27 for The Owl Tour. Tickets start at $23.

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band will be at Dos Equis Pavilion this Saturday. Courtesy of @zacbrownband

Wilco

Wilco is a legendary band who started life as alt-country adjacent before flirting with light psychedelia, then emerged in the albums after 2002’s landmark prog-epic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as something like the midway point between the Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac.

Band-leader Jeff Tweedy has also accomplished a rare feat – a songwriter who’s gotten better as he’s gotten older, as his two excellent solo records attest to. As Wilco has aged, so has their music, and it’s exactly what you want from aging rockstars. They’re wiser, mature and more direct.

Catch anAmerican institution at Revention Music Center, Friday, October 25, seeing Wilco. Tickets $39.50; doors at 6:30 pm; show starts 7:30 pm. – Matthew Ramirez

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

Tyler, the Creator with Blood Orange and Goldlink

After Tyler, the Creator ascended to a new plane with 2017’s lush Flower Boy, and Goldlink owned 2017 with a contender for song of the decade with “Crew,” and Dev Hynes (the man behind Blood Orange) followed 2018’s murky Negro Swan with this summer’s Angel’s Pulse, the three of them linking up and touring together makes a lot of sense. They’re artists who are peaking at the same time, releasing music truest to themselves, in a world that’s uniquely their own.

Tyler has mostly eschewed rapping for jazzy, Pharrell-influenced music, Goldlink brought back go-go and other forms of black dance music on his underrated Diaspora from this year, and Hynes has firmly established his lane as the go-to guy for nostalgic soft rock. They collide Saturday, October 26, at NRG Park. Doors 7 pm; tickets $39.50. -Matthew Ramirez

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

Summer Walker

It’s been a few good years for confessional R&B. SZA perfected the blueprint with 2017’s CTRL, but plenty of fresh voices have created a surfeit of deeply felt, first-person R&B that takes its cues from lush ’90s/early ’00s pop but with a 2019 flavor. However, perhaps none have perfected this throwback sound as well as Summer Walker, whose recently released Over It is truly remarkable. It’s lush, full of slow jams, gorgeously produced, and with a writerly eye for detail and emotion.

Summer Walker lands in Houston at Revention Music Center next Wednesday, October 30.
Summer Walker lands in Houston at Revention Music Center next Wednesday, October 30.

Walker excels at what so many others fail at – communicating true lust, jealousy and real feelings instead of simply nailing all the details right but missing the heart. She’ll be at Revention Music Center Wednesday, October 30. Doors 7 pm; tickets $39.95.– Matthew Ramirez

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

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