Houston’s Weekend Happenings December 6th, 7th, 8th


December 6TH, 7TH, 8TH




Russian Cultural Center presents Russian Winter Bazaar

WHEN:  Friday 9:00am, Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 9:00am

WHERE:  Russian Cultural Center, 2337 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Exchanging gifts has been an essential part of this wonderful time of the year, and the Russian Cultural Center once again is offering unique ethnic souvenirs and gifts that are hard to find anywhere else. Each and every one of them is hand-made in accordance with centuries-old Russian traditions.

They have wooden figures of Father Frost and beautiful icons. Their collection of traditional blue-and-white porcelain – Gzhel – has been expanded recently, and includes many vintage items. They offer colorful handmade and hand painted wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.” They also have several beautiful Russian tea sets by the famous porcelain factories, such as Lomonosov (Imperial) Porcelain Factory, Dulevo porcelain factory, and others. There are famous Tula samovars on display. And of course, guests will find the famous Russian nesting dolls, or matryoshkas.

INFO:  713-395-3301, https://www.facebook.com/events/1228712563980142/


December 6th, 8th





Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston presents Handcrafted Holiday Market

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  At Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Handcrafted Holiday Market, over 20 vendors will offer unique handcrafted wares including fine art, mixed media, afghans, baby blankets, jewelry, Judaic art, wood workshop, and pottery.

INFO:  http://www.erjcchouston.org/holidaymarket


December 6th, 7th





The French Farm presents Winter Open Warehouse Sale

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  The French Farm, 916 W. 23rd St, Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The French Farm will open their doors to the public this holiday season. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine and cheese while they shop for imported gourmet food and housewares from Europe. The French Farm offers a wide selection of shelf-stable food products, including olive oil, honey, jam, sweets, spreads, and more, all imported from France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. All products are sale-priced at 15 percent off regular retail.

INFO:  https://thefrenchfarm.com/events-1/


December 6th, 7th





Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District presents Midtown Mistletoe Market

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Midtown Mistletoe Market is a high-energy NYC-style holiday-inspired market that features contemporary craft, makers, fine foods, lots of activities, DIY gift stations, live entertainment and artists selling original and series works.

INFO:  713-526-7577, https://www.facebook.com/events/445505876269486/


December 6th, 7th, 8th





46th Annual Dickens on The Strand

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Historic Downtown Galveston, 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  $7-$15

DETAILS:  The majestic iron-front buildings found in Galveston’s historic downtown district will make the perfect backdrop for the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand. This holiday street festival transforms the area, particularly Strand Street, into the Victorian London of Charles Dickens complete with costumed characters, street performers and vendors, parades, holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, and more. Each year, descendants of Charles Dickens travel from London to be a part of the festivities, and attendees are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing in period costumes.

INFO:  http://www.dickensonthestrand.org/


December 6th





30th Annual Historic East End Holiday Homes Tour

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm

WHERE: East End Historical District, 1501 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  $25

DETAILS:  With Galveston being home to one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the country, it’s not hard for the island to put people in a nostalgic state during the holidays – especially on the East End Historical District’s East End Holiday Homes Tour.  The 30th annual tour will feature five private homes that will open their doors to the public for one night. Each home will decked out in festive décor. The event will also include refreshments and holiday music at the East End Historical District Association cottage.

INFO:  http://www.eastendhistoricaldistrict.org/


December 6th





Disney Junior Holiday Party

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  $29.50-$49.50

DETAILS:  The Disney Junior Holiday Party is an interactive show that features favorite Disney Junior characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Vampirina, and Bingo and Rolly from Puppy Dog Pals performing live on stage to Disney Junior hits and other holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Deck The Halls.” The show also includes a special appearance by characters from Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series, T.O.T.S., and culminates with a special visit from Santa Claus.

INFO:  281-207-6278, https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/3A0056AA94AA2404


December 6th





19th Street in the Heights presents Holiday on 19th Street

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE: 19th Street in the Heights, 300 W. 19th St, Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  19th Street in the Heights will present their annual holiday event. Guests will be able to stroll Houston’s Historic 19th Street Shopping District and enjoy live music, in-store features, cocktails, Santa, holiday shopping, and real snow.

INFO:  713-869-5885, https://www.facebook.com/events/512888916173208/


December 6th





Anya Tish Gallery presents Dan Lam: “Center of Attention” opening reception

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Anya Tish Gallery presents a mini-solo exhibition of work by sculptor and installation artist Dan Lam, “Center of Attention.” Lam creates vibrant, multi-textural psychotropic objects that resemble enticing, yet hazardous organic matter from a different universe. Her alien-like sculptures trick the senses and entice a paradoxical sensation that both repels viewers and begs them to come closer.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 31.

INFO:  713-524-2299, http://www.anyatishgallery.com/content/dan-lam


December 6th





The Pablove Foundation presents Houston Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE: Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Houston Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show will feature a photography show by the graduates of Pablove Shutterbugs, the healing arts program for children and teens living with cancer. There will also be a silent auction with items to bid on, cocktail reception and powerful guest speakers.

INFO:  323-657-5557, http://pablove.org/houstonshow


December 7th





Run 365 LLC presents Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K

WHEN:  Saturday 8:30am

WHERE:  Addicks Park and Ride, 14230 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079, Get Directions >

COST:  $30-$50

DETAILS:  The 3rd Annual Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K, presented by BP, will benefit Memorial Assistance Ministries. The Kids 1K kicks off the event at 8:10 am and the 5K/10K fun run/walk will start at 8:30 am. Not only do participants receive a festive participant bib / performance tech t-shirt / finishers medal and jingle bell, but there will also be an appearance by Santa and Post-Race Refreshments.

INFO: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/JingleAllThe5K10K1K


December 7th






The Health Museum presents 15th Annual Teddy Bear Check-Up

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  $50; free for children under 2

DETAILS:  Families and children of all ages are invited to join Santa Claus and his merry troop of medical volunteers – along with their favorite stuffed animals or toys – for the 15th annual Teddy Bear Check-Up. Each child will receive a Teddy Bear and passport to take along their journey through the steps of a physical examination where they will learn about healthy habits, the importance of annual checkups, being active, and a nutritious diet.

There will be breakfast, festive arts and crafts, and even a chance to have a photo taken with Santa, while holiday music from the Houston Youth Symphony fills the air. Guests will enjoy face painting, balloon artists, candy cane characters, and snow as well as visiting various Teddy Bear Stations.

INFO:  713-521-1515, https://www.thehealthmuseum.org/teddybear


December 7th





Architecture Center Houston presents 11th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Hermann Square Park – City Hall, 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Open to the public and free for spectators

DETAILS:  The Architecture Center Houston will host the 11th annual Gingerbread Build-Off competition. This family-friendly event presents an epic, edible battle among dozens of teams, using entirely consumable building materials, as they compete for the coveted Grand Prix de Show, plus a variety of additional category awards. In honor of the Apollo moon landing, the Gingerbread Build-Off will have a special competition category – Gingerbread in Space.

INFO:  https://aiahouston.org/v/site-home/Gingerbread-Build-Off/39/


December 7th





Downtown District presents Holiday in the Park

WHEN: Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Market Square Park, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Pop Shop America and Downtown Houston are partnering up this holiday season to bring a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Guests can shop small in the heart of Downtown with stylish, locally designed goods from over 30 creators and make their own special item with Pop Shop America at a holiday crafting station. There will also be a photo booth, live music, food, and drinks.

INFO:  713-845-1000, http://bit.ly/HolidayinthePark


December 7th






Youth for Human Rights – USA presents 9th Annual Human Rights Walk and Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 10:30am

WHERE:  Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The 9th Annual Human Rights Walk and Festival will feature entertainment, educational speakers, and to walk with like-minded individuals supporting human rights around the world. Participation in this event will help make a difference in our community and across the world.

INFO:  http://www.humanrightswalk.org/


December 7th






Space City Toy Summit

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Sterrett Street Studios, 1401 Sterrett St,  Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  The inaugural Space City Toy Summit is a family friendly event showcasing an array of toys, comics, and collectibles.



December 7th






Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue presents Jingle Bell Bark and Brew

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Guests of the Jingle Bell Bark and Brew can bring their pups and sip on a brew as they shop a silent auction and bake sale. Photos with Santa will be taken by Nature Dog Photography. Guests can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. Proceeds support Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home over 100 German Shepherds a year.

INFO:  832-229-1378, https://www.facebook.com/events/527854747985401/


December 7th





Foltz Fine Art presents James Evans: “Borderlands” Artist Talk & Book Signing

WHEN:  Saturday 2:00pm

WHERE:  Foltz Fine Art, 2143 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Within the “Storied Lands” narrative is the exhibition, “James Evans: Borderlands,” featuring a powerful group of photographs of the people and places of our Southern Border taken by renowned photographer of the Big Bend region, James H. Evans. His work encompasses traditional landscapes, nightscapes, portraits of the unique inhabitants of the area, and defining subject matter.

INFO:  713-521-7500, https://www.facebook.com/events/1023148801361966/


December 7th





Archway Gallery presents Veronica Dyer: “Segments & Spaces” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Archway Gallery, 2305-A Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Archway Gallery presents “Segments & Spaces,” featuring new paintings and sculptures by Veronica Dyer. Dyer creates dynamic paintings and sculptures in a style that she refers to as, “abstract, with an industrial tendency.” In both her paintings and sculptures, areas of the composition are defined with geometric forms. The paintings incorporate the additional element of bold, and sometimes unconventional, color palettes.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 2, 2020.

INFO:  713-522-2409, http://www.archwaygallery.com/


December 7th





Moody Gallery presents Gael Stack: “Flu Shot and Other Considerations” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Moody Gallery, 2815 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Moody Gallery presents Gael Stack: “Flu Shot and Other Considerations.” Stack’s work evokes both memory and the “gaps, sinkholes, and other chasms” found in our experiences.  Her work uses fragments of words and images, often layered over one another like a palimpsest, to create a visual language which explores the past’s implacable hold on the present, and with what is unknown and unspoken occasionally poking through.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 11.

INFO:  713-526-9911, http://www.moodygallery.com/


December 7th





Green Mountain Energy® presents Winter Flea by Night

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Discovery Green’s night market expands to a weekly event during the holiday season. Flea by Night features works by local artisans, artful kitsch, vintage items, antiques and other treasures, plus live music, food trucks, lawn games, and more.

INFO:  713-400-7336, http://www.discoverygreen.com/


December 7th





Gray Contemporary presents Ryan Hawk: “others other” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Gray Contemporary, 3508 Lake St, Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Gray Contemporary presents “others other,” a solo exhibition of new work by Ryan Hawk. Hawk’s practice generates instances that signal deep cultural anxieties about the body and its assumed borders. Similar to the way that a horror movie often uses monsters to symbolize confrontation with the “Other,” Hawk’s projects exploit western culture’s history of fear and prejudice towards alterity. By positioning the gaze to the physicality of the body, to its weight of flesh and fluid, his work scrutinizes normative structures of representation and emphasizes a debilitating phobia of the periphery. In “others other,” Hawk’s first exhibition with the gallery, frameworks of social ordering are confronted through narratives of horror, tragedy, and dark humor. Spanning video, installation, and sculpture, the works in this exhibition aim to reverse processes of differentiation in order to destabilize phallic masculinity, whiteness, and heterocentric ideologies. The title, others other, is directly emblematic of this strategy: a doubling and reversal of the mirroring processes inherent to making a distinction, the basic act of introducing difference – or perhaps more simply put, a paradox. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 11, 2020.

INFO:  713-862-4425, http://www.graycontemporary.com/


December 7th





Laura Rathe Fine Art presents “Celebrating 20 Years” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Laura Rathe Fine Art, 2707 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  In celebrating a monumental 20th anniversary for the gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art will present a group exhibition featuring over 40 artists from their esteemed roster. For this exhibition, LRFA will release a limited edition coffee table book, coupling artwork identified by each artist as their most sacred paralleled by their own personal mantra. This book provides not only a look into LRFA’s stable of artists, but a glimpse into each of their mind’s motivation.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 12, 2020.

INFO:  https://www.laurarathe.com/


December 7th






Redbud Gallery presents Sam Hurt: “License to Dream” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Redbud Gallery, 303 E. 11th St, Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  Redbud Gallery presents Austin-based cartoonist and painter Sam Hurt in his exhibition, “License to Dream.” Hurt is fascinated by dreams (even other people’s) and their strange internal logic. For several decades he has made cartoons, many featuring surreal scenarios. One of his guideposts was trying to take advantage of what he likes to call “cartoon physics,” another system with its own internal logic, whenever he could find a good excuse.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 7, 2020.

INFO:  713-862-2532, https://www.redbudgallery.com/


December 8th





Brazilian Women Foundation presents Brazilian Christmas Festival

WHEN:  Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  The Wildcatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77494, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Brazilian Women Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the communities in Texas, will present their first Brazilian Christmas Festival. The festival will help the Brazilian community as well as local community by showing the work of different entrepreneurs in the three growing areas of culinary, arts, and music.

They will also be accepting new toy donations in honor of the 4th Toy Drive Campaign, in which children hospitals receive the same donations. The event will include live entertainment featured by live Brazilian bands, Brazilian food vendors, games, and photos with Santa Claus.

INFO:  346-901-1635, https://www.facebook.com/BrazilianWomenFoundation/


December 8th





Thorn & Moon and Avantgarden present Fascination Street Flea – Art + Vintage Market

WHEN:  Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Fascination Street Flea – Art & Vintage Market is a curated, recurring monthly event featuring some of the best local artists, artisan makers, and vintage vendors that Houston has to offer.

INFO:  832-519-1429, https://www.facebook.com/fascinationstreetflea/




Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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