Houston’s Weekend Happenings November 15th, 16th, 17th

November 15th, 16th




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/


November 15th, 16th, 17th 




Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

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

WHERE:  NRG Center, 1 NRG Par, Houston, TX 77054, Get Directions >

COST:  $18-$20; free for children 5 and under

DETAILS:  The 39th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is returning to usher in Houston’s holiday season with its shopping extravaganza. Shoppers will find the classic line-up of fan favorites, alongside more than 20 new, hand-selected merchants.

The four-day event will host more than 260 merchants from across the country, showcasing unique holiday items, gourmet food, apparel, jewelry, accessories, home décor and more. This year’s theme, “Clara’s Dream,” pays homage to the Market’s namesake – creating a scene reminiscent of the beautiful Nutcracker Ballet – and plenty of shopping.

INFO:  713-535-3231, http://www.nutcrackermarket.com/


November 15th, 16th





Community Artists’ Collective presents “Most Improved”

WHEN:  Friday 12:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Community Artists’ Collective – Bermac Arts Building, 4101 San Jacinto St. Suite 11, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “Most Improved,” Lance Flowers’ assembly of collages for his exhibition at the Community Artists’ Collective, addresses the philosophical concept of Anicca, the Buddhist doctrine of impermanence.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until November 30. The opening reception will happen on November 16 at 3 pm and the artist talk on November 23 at 4 pm.

INFO:  http://www.thecollective.org/


November 15th





Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts presents Gareth Long: “Kidnappers Foil” opening reception

WHEN: Friday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Blaffer Art Museum, 4173 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “Kidnappers Foil” is an immersive moving image installation by the Toronto-based artist Gareth Long that explores the social, cultural and media histories of amateur American filmmaking through the lens of the itinerant Texan filmmaker Melton Barker. Between 1936 and 1976, the Dallas-born Barker traveled from town to town across the American South and Midwest, using a single script to produce hundreds of unique iterations of the same film.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until March 14, 2020.

INFO:  http://www.uh.edu/kgmca/box-office/?view=e&id=8880#event


November 15th, 16th, 17th





Magical Winter Lights

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004 Rd, La Marque, TX 77568, Get Directions >

COST:  $13-$25; $76-$80 for family four pack

DETAILS: Magical Winter Lights will feature over 6 million lights, upgraded installations, interactive displays, and eight themed lantern sections. The multicultural festival will also feature the dinosaur exhibit with kid-friendly dinosaur rides, entertainment by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, the Ice Sisters, authentic arts and crafts created by skilled Chinese artisans, carnival rides & games, and food. They are introducing brand new nightly Chinese acrobatic shows included in the admission.

INFO:  888-560-5853, https://magicalwinterlights.com/


November 15th, 16th, 17th 





Galveston Railroad Museum presents The Polar Express Train Ride

WHEN: Friday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm

WHERE:  Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  $27-$75

DETAILS:  Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on The Polar Express. Once onboard, hot chocolate and treats are served as passengers read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to the museum.

INFO:  http://www.galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express


November 15th, 16th, 17th





Discovery Green presents The ICE

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 11:00am

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

COST:  $11

DETAILS:  The ICE is the largest outdoor ice skating surface in the Southwest. Discovery Green uses water from Kinder Lake to freeze the ice, and all equipment runs on Green Mountain Energy’s renewable energy, ensuring The ICE is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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


November 15th






Art League Houston presents Taja Lindley: “Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living” opening reception

WHEN: Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Art League of Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Art League Houston presents “Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living,” a multi-media, performance based site-specific installation by Brooklyn-based artist Taja Lindley. As a memory worker, Lindley explores what has been abandoned, erased, silenced or distorted in our individual and collective consciousness.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 4, 2020.

INFO:  713-523-9530, https://www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions


November 15th, 16th





Jumper Maybach Boutique Grand Opening Celebration

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Jumper Maybach Boutique, 1121 Uptown Park Blvd. Suite , Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Jumper Maybach boutique will celebrate its grand opening. The boutique features fine art, luxury items and curiosities by world-renowned fine artist Jumper Maybach. Two additional artist appearances are scheduled for November 15 and 16.

INFO:  832-523-4249, http://www.jumpermaybach.com/


November 15th





Memorial Park Conservancy presents Urban Wild Bridge Bash – Glow in the Park

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Memorial Park, 7575 N. Picnic Ln, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $60-$75

DETAILS:  Memorial Park Conservancy’s network of emerging leaders, Urban Wild, will present the fifth annual Bridge Bash. This event under the stars on Memorial Park’s Living Bridge supports the day-to-day care of Memorial Park and the work of the Conservancy. Attendees will enjoy great food, drinks, and music al fresco on Memorial Park’s Living Bridge that overlooks the urban wilderness with beautiful views of both Uptown and Downtown’s city lights in the distance.

INFO:  713-863-8403, https://www.memorialparkconservancy.org/support/benefit-events/bridge-bash/


November 15th





Discovery Green presents Full Moon Fridays

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: This new, family-friendly concert series showcases the best music of the Gulf Coast under the full moon. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Schedule of peformance

November 15: Ana Popovic

INFO: 713-400-7336https://www.discoverygreen.com/1598759


November 15th






The Italian Cultural & Community Center presents Come Wine with Us: Italy’s Island Wines

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

WHERE:  The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  $60-$65

DETAILS:  Though most of Italy’s wine comes from the mainland, lesser-known varieties can be found on its overlooked islands.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a tasting experience through the exploration of the cultural, environmental, historical and social context of these regional wines, paired with bites carefully selected to create a distinct and unique flavor. Come Wine with Us is a series of educational wine tastings to promote and encourage the Italian “Eno-gastronomic” tourism. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind tasting experience through the exploration of the cultural, environmental, historical

and social context of these regional wines, paired with bites carefully selected to create a distinct and unique flavor.

INFO:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-wine-with-us-italys-island-wines-tickets-74339293829?aff=PressRelease


November 16th






Prevent Blindness Texas presents 9th Annual Eye Stroll for Vision

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00am

WHERE: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions >

COST:  $12=$25; free for children under 2

DETAILS:  Prevent Blindness Texas will present their annual family fun stroll to support the preservation of sight and prevention of blindness. The event will include refreshments, goodie bags, entertainment, and a chance to win prizes.

INFO:  713-533-6500, https://texas.preventblindness.org/


November 16th 





Jordan Ranch presents Texana Trot 5K Fun Run

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  The Shed at Jordan Ranch, 30757 Jordan Crossing Blvd, Brookshire, TX 77423, Get Directions >

COST:  $25

DETAILS:  The race is on to help autistic children and adults with the return of the Texana Trot 5K Fun Run to Jordan Ranch. The race winds through the Fulshear community and will be followed by a carnival celebrating Texana’s 20th birthday.

INFO:  281-949-6413, https://www.jordanranchtexas.com/


November 16th





Michelob ULTRA and Keep America Beautiful present A World Worth Running

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Waterfront at Allen’s Landing, 1005 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Keep America Beautiful, Keep Houston Beautiful and Michelob ULTRA are joining forces to bring Michelob ULTRA’s initiative “A World Worth Running,” a 5K Plogging event for individuals 21 and older, to Houston. Plogging, the environmental fitness craze that combines “jogging” with picking up litter, seeks to eliminate litter from the streets before it ends up in the waterways. Equipment is provided for the plog (bag, gloves, and litter picker) bib and t-shirt.

INFO:  212-981-5191, https://act.kab.org/event/a-world-worth-running/e246638


November 16th, 17th





Moody Gardens presents Ice Land

WHEN: Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, Get Directions >

COST:  $14.95-$28.95

DETAILS:  Moody Gardens will present th 28,000-square-foot Ice Land attraction (made from two million pounds of ice) with an all-new “Christmas Around the World” theme. In this 28,000-square-foot ice wonderland, visitors can explore a chilling maze of majestic ice sculptures, decorated in elaborate colors and shapes, with some standing 30 feet tall. The event includes 30-foot ice slides and intricately carved sculptures, featuring holiday figures and­ scenes that will allow guests to “travel” from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see representations of how different cultures celebrate the holiday season.

INFO:  http://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/


November 16th






The 1st Hempston Bud-N-Brew Fest

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  $25; free for 21 and over

DETAILS: The 1st Hempston Bud-N-Brew Fest has partnered up with 8th Wonder Brewery for a full day of home town craft brew, food trucks, hemp and hemp-related (CBD) booths, entertainment, raffle prizes and more. Refunds are not possible.

INFO:  713-906-2499, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hempston-bud-n-brew-fest-tickets-75746861903


November 16th





Lone Star Flight Museum presents Hangar Bash

WHEN:  Saturday 2:00pm

WHERE:  Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034, Get Directions >

COST:  $25-$75

DETAILS:  The 2nd Annual Hangar Bash will celebrate all things Lone Star Flight Museum. It’s the history, it’s the science, and it’s the spectacle of flight. There will be barbecue, beer tastings, live music, games, tours, exhibits, pop-up shops, and more.

INFO:  http://www.lonestarflight.org/hangarbash


November 16th






Onion Creek Cafe presents White Oak Fall Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE:  Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The White Oak Fall Festival will feature a block party with fun for the whole family. There will be a local artist market, live music, food and drink specials, and more.

INFO:  512-517-0721, https://www.facebook.com/onioncreekhouston/


November 16th




Memorial City Lights Celebration

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  The Square at Memorial City, 303 Memorial Cit, Houston, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The 8th Annual Memorial City Lights, powered by ENGIE Resources, will usher in Memorial City’s holiday season with family-fun festivities, entertainment, and live performances. The event culminates as Santa emerges from the Xfinity Fireplace to magically illuminate 3.5 million lights across all 265-acres of Memorial City as snow falls inside the Mall.

The annual celebration will feature performances by the Memorial City Reindeer, Mosaic Hub, Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and Learning the Ropes jump rope team. Mosaic Hub will tell a story of a pair of North Pole elves who travel the world to find Santa the perfect gift and learn how other cultures celebrate the holiday season.

INFO:  http://memorialcity.com/events


November 16th, 17th





Moody Gardens presents Festival of Lights

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, Get Directions >

COST:  $8.95 – $18.95

DETAILS:  The 18th annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens is the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast. While visiting Moody Gardens, visitors can also take a ride on the Arctic Slide, go ice-skating, visit with Santa, go on a train ride, grab hot cocoa, and more.

At the opening ceremony on November 16, Santa will parachute in and flip the switch that turns on the mile-long Festival of Lights trail, showcasing more than 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays. The opening ceremony will also feature choirs and other free, live entertainment.

INFO:  http://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/


November 16th, 17th





Space Center Houston presents Galaxy Lights

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm, Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, Get Directions >

COST:  $15.95-$19.95

DETAILS:  Celebrate the holiday season while discovering science and space exploration with Houston’s newest holiday tradition, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. This all-new, technologically advanced experience will transform and illuminate Space Center Houston with space-themed installations via LED lights, 3-D projections, and interactive displays.

The self-guided festive experience includes a full range of interactive and immersive light displays inside the center, in Independence Plaza, and at Rocket Park.

INFO:  https://spacecenter.org/galaxy-lights/


November 16th





Off the Wall Gallery presents “Alexandra Nechita: Reimagined”

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Off The Wall Gallery, 5015 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Off the Wall Gallery presents “Alexandra Nechita: Reimagined” in its United States debut. The collection of new works will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The limited engagement exhibition will open in previews on November 16. Three artist appearances in the gallery will happen on November 23 at 11 am and 6 pm, and on November 24 at 1 pm. The event is open to the public; RSVPs are required.

INFO:  713-871-0940, http://www.offthewallgallery.com/


November 16th





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/


November 17th




Houston Archives Bazaar

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main St, Houston, TX 77009, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Archivists of the Houston Area will present the second biennial Houston Archives Bazaar. This family event is an opportunity for Houston communities to engage with historical collections and resources. Guests can discover local histories, share stories, and learn to preserve them. The event will feature interactive activities and exhibitors from over 20 Houston and Gulf-Coast area archives. Guests can also learn about the Bayou City’s diverse and extensive historical resources in the Resource Gallery; have a conversation and connect with knowledgeable archivists at the Ask-An-Archivist station; bring up to five personal items and gain hands-on experience digitizing family photographs, letters, documents, and other treasured personal materials at the Digital Memories Booth; and learn preservation and wet salvage techniques in demonstrations by TX-CERA. Visitors are encouraged to bring items to contribute to the Houston Time Capsule, which will be “buried” under a 30-year restriction in the AHA! records at the Woodson Research Center. Visitors are also encouraged to share a story about Houston in the Oral History Storytelling Booth, contributing to the growing collection of HAB oral histories that began in 2017.

INFO:  713-743-1815, http://www.houstonarchivesbazaar.org/


November 17th




Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Recipe for Success Foundation present Block to Block Community Garden Unveiling

WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE:  Hope Farms, 10401 Scott St, Houston, TX 77051, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Houston’s Recipe for Success Foundation, with the help of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, are teaming up to unveil a brand new community garden. Houston community members are invited to stop by for fresh food and Tito’s Handmade Vodka libations made with fresh local ingredients, as well as entertainment from legendary Houston rapper Bun B.

Tito’s and Recipe for Success Foundation are working together through the Love, Tito’s Block to Block Program to help make fresh, healthy food more accessible in food deserts while inspiring neighborhood togetherness, one block at a time.

INFO:  201-527-8872, https://www.titosvodka.com/love/





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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