México en el Corazón, the best choices for family fun during the Polish Harvest Festival


México en el Corazón at Discovery Green.

Photo: Johnny Que

Polish grape harvest festival

Based on the centuries-old Polish tradition of Dozynki, a harvest jubilee celebration, the Polish Harvest Festival features Polish cuisine, traditional dances, live music and activities for children.

When: 4-9 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, 1731 Blalock

Details: polishharvestfestival.com

Mexico in El Corazon

This showcase of traditional Mexican culture features over 50 performers in stunning traditional costumes as part of the second North American tour presented by NAIMA. Immerse yourself in the colors, art and music of Mexico with the HSPVA mariachi, the Nueva Luna Folklorico ballet and attend a live presentation of El Grito by Mexican Consul General Alicia Kerber Palma.

When: 7pm-10pm September 9

Where: Green Discovery, 1500 McKinney

Details: Free; decouvertevert.com

Houston Ballet: “Peter Pan”

Houston Ballet presents a reinterpretation of Sir James M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, complete with flight sequences, sword fights, giant puppets and of course, a little pixie dust.

When: September 9-18

Where: Wortham Center, Brown Theater, 501 Texas

Details: $25 to $220; houstonballet.org

Symphony Circus

Experience the breathtaking feats of Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, balancers and jugglers with music performed by the entire Houston Symphony Orchestra.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana

Details: $29 to $144; www.houstonsymphony.org

Fall ExtravaDance #YayDance

Featuring one of Houston’s newest dance companies, Social Movement Contemporary Dance, the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center is launching its new “Made In Houston” programming, designed to connect Houston dancers and support choreographic development. The evening will include special dance and music collaborations created specifically for the Miller Outdoor Theater.

When: 8 p.m. September 9

Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

mid-autumn festival

The Vietnam Culture and Science Association is teaming up with the Children’s Museum Houston to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with activities, storytelling, lion dancing, contests and more.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10

Where: Houston Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz

Details: $14-$15; cmhouston.org

The Brazilian Carnival Parade

Samba Houston, in partnership with the Brazilian Women’s Foundation and Houston Latin Fest and the support of the Consulate General of Brazil in Houston, will host a Brazilian Carnival Parade to celebrate 200 years of Brazilian independence.

When: 4 p.m. September 10

Where: PNC Stadium, 2200 Texas

Details: Free; sambahouston.org/carnivalparade


Miller Outdoor Theater and DaCamera feature award-winning jazz vocalist Somi.

When: 8 p.m. September 10

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

The Grito

The Miller Outdoor Theater celebrates Mexican Independence Day with its annual Grito Ceremony, followed by a performance of Son Rompe Pera, drawing on Mexico’s colorful heritage and culture.

When: 8 p.m. September 15

Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com


Disney Junior Live on tour! Palooza Costume

The show brings beloved Disney Junior Characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes to the stage for a concert-style show packed with song, dance and acrobatics.

When: 6:00 p.m. September 9

Smart Financial Center, 18111 Lexington Blvd

$39.50 to $59.50; smartfinancialcentre.net

  • Ana Khan

    Ana Khan is the Calendar Coordinator for the Houston Chronicle’s Articles Desk.

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