Houston’s Weekend Happenings November 8th, 9th, 10th


November 8th, 9th, 10th





Houston Gem & Mineral Society presents 67th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show

WHEN:  Friday 9:00am, Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338, Get Directions >

COST:  $8; free for children 10 and under

DETAILS:  The 67th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show will feature unique jewelry and other earthly treasures, minerals, and fossils for the collector or home decor, jewelry making, beading, and lapidary demonstrations, and expert ID of gemstones, minerals, and fossils.

INFO:  281-446-4140, http://www.hgms.org/


November 8th, 9th, 10th




The Big Bounce America

WHEN:  Friday 1:00pm, Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 9:00am

WHERE:  Aveva Stadium, 2055 Mowery Rd, Houston, TX 77045, Get Directions >

COST:  $16-$30

DETAILS:  Featuring the world’s largest bounce house, The Big Bounce America tour is the largest touring inflatable event in the entire world. The Big Bounce America introduces two brand new attractions: a 900+ foot long obstacle course and a unique, space-themed wonderland. The world’s largest bounce house, the featured attraction on the tour, is the planet’s preeminent bounce castle. It includes a basketball court, giant slide, and a massive ball pit. At the center of the fun is a world-class DJ playing a carefully selected soundtrack with nightclub quality sound and lights. Making its 2019 tour debut, The Giant is a 900+ foot long inflatable obstacle course that is ready for aspiring ninja warriors. Designed with all ages in mind, The Giant has age-appropriate challenges at every turn. Additionally, guests will be able to enjoy the brand new: airSPACE. This 25-foot-tall space-themed spectacle includes a five-person slide and a 50-foot-wide play space for younger bouncers. The inflatable is filled with friendly aliens, spaceships, giant planets, moon craters, and more.

INFO:  https://thebigbounceamerica.com/


November 8th, 9th





Houston Vintage Market & Festival 2019

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  1940 Air Terminal Museum, 8325 Travelair Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$40

DETAILS: Houston Vintage in partnership with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum present the 10th year anniversary celebration: From Deco to Disco, Come Fly Through the Decades With Us.

INFO:  713-309-6398, http://houstonvintage.com/


November 8th






Golden Path Studio presents Fourever

WHEN:  Friday 7:30pm

WHERE: Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $10

DETAILS:  Golden Path Studio will present Fourever, a show that combines live performance, dance, modeling, and video into one storyline that will lead the audience on a thrilling journey through the four elements into the promised land.

Fourever features original music by Sumni Boys, original choreography by Deeper Than Dance, and original costuming and models from MyImage Workshop.

INFO:  618-207-1680, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourever-tickets-68220556521


November 9th





American Cancer Society presents Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00am

WHERE:  CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  Join a team, form a team or just donate

DETAILS:  The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will help ignite the fight against breast cancer. Registration begins at 7:30 am, followed by a stage program at 8:30 am, and the 2-mile walk at 9 am.

Funds raised at this noncompetitive, family-friendly event enable the American Cancer Society to save lives from breast cancer by investing in groundbreaking research; providing free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by the disease; and helping people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

INFO:  713-706-5684, http://makingstrideswalk.org/HoustonTX


November 9th





JDRF One Walk The Woodlands

WHEN:  Saturday 7:30am

WHERE:  Lone Star College – Montgomery campus in The Woodlands, 3200 College Park Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77384 Get Directions >

COST:  Join a team, form a team or just donate

DETAILS:  JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Participants of the local JDRF One Walk will help in raising money to support life-changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. They will walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

INFO:  713-334-4400, https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/HoustonGulfCoastChapter4644?pg=entry&fr_id=7802


November 9th





Sugar Land Town Square presents Serious Wheels Open Car Show

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE: Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Serious Wheels Open Car Show is open to all cars – classics, exotics, hot rods, muscles, and originals. Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Rainbow Room for children and the Fort Bend County Saving Our Companion Animals.

INFO:  http://sugarlandtownsquare.com/


November 9th






Evelyn’s Park presents Bellaire Arts and Crafts Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  After a 10-year hiatus, the Bellaire Arts and Crafts Festival is back to feature over 50 local artists and artisans, live music, shopping, sips, and food.

INFO:  713-397-6964, https://evelynspark.org/events/art-park-3


November 9th, 10th






24th Annual Children’s Festival

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

WHERE:  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, Get Directions >

COST:  $10

DETAILS: The 24th Annual Children’s Festival returns with tons of surprises and a special visit from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. The Texas Children’s Adventure Depot will feature rock climbing, zip lines, bumper cars, and more. The festival will also feature parachute races, music performances, S.T.E.A.M stations, and much more.

INFO:  281-363-3300, https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events-performing-arts/featured/2019/childrens-festival-saturday


November 9th






Harvest Green presents Harvest Fest

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Harvest Green, 3400 Harvest Corner Dr, Richmond, TX 77406, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS: Autumn will bring crisp air, colorful leaves and family fun to Harvest Green when Harvest Fest. The fall festivities will offer the public a chance to enjoy farm animals, food trucks, a pie-eating contest, bouncy houses, a balloon artist, face painters, a farmers market, model home tours, and harvest-themed activities.

INFO:  281-949-6410, https://www.harvestgreentexas.com/harvest_fest


November 9th





Blackwood Educational Land Institute presents Blackwood Harvest Hoedown

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Blackwood Educational Land Institute, 27144 Rock Island Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$15; free for children 4 and under

DETAILS:  The second annual Blackwood Harvest Hoedown is a family-friendly fall festival and farm experience celebrating the bounty of our Gulf Coast region. Attendees will enjoy live music, a farmers market full of local vendors, farmers, and artisans, curated classes and demonstrations  ranging from fermentation and mixology to chicken and beekeeping, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, food, and more.

INFO:  888-741-7199, http://www.blackwoodland.org/hoedown


November 9th





Lawndale Art Center presents Only What the Wilderness Kept for Itself (Lo que la espesura conservó para sí misma)

WHEN: Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Lawndale will present a conversation with exhibiting artist Saúl Hernández-Vargas and Arden Decker, PhD, as they discuss Hernández-Vargas’ artistic practice and explorations of history’s construction, the spectrality of indigenous Mexico, making past as available time, and resurrection.

INFO:  713-528-5858, https://lawndaleartcenter.org/event/only-what-the-wilderness-kept-for-itself-lo-que-la-espesura-conservo-para-si-misma/


November 9th





Sawyer Yards presents “Our Authentic Selves” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE:  Sabine Street Studios, 1907 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “Our Authentic Selves” is an exhibition of works by Sabine Street Studios tenants. The show is based on the premise that every individual is made up of myriad facets and personas; at times coexisting harmoniously, and at other times contradictory, even painfully polarized and confusing.

The artists at Sabine are showcasing works that are inspired by the various parts of their true selves, the authentic self that might be exactly what they present to the world, or that may be quietly aching to be pushed to the surface.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until February 8, 2020.

INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/565898060882360/


November 9th





Gallery Sonja Roesch presents “Accrochage” openinng reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Gallery Sonja Roesch, 2309 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Gallery Sonja Roesch will present “Accrochage” featuring the work of 21 different artists. The work included in this exhibition exemplifies the vision of Gallery Sonja Roesch, which since 1991 has been devoted to spotlighting fine art that embodies a minimalist aesthetic and has a focus on conceptual content and geometric abstraction. Now, after an almost 30-year-long career as a gallerist, Sonja Roesch is considering to retire and spend more time with her family.

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

INFO:  http://www.gallerysonjaroesch.com/


November 9th






The Galleria presents 31st Annual Ice Spectacular and Tree Lighting

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE: The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The 31st Annual Ice Spectacular at The Galleria will kick off the holiday season with the lighting of its 55-foot Christmas tree, featuring 450,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 ornaments in a variety of colors and shapes. An iconic and time-honored holiday tradition, the 45-minute tree-lighting show will feature a performance by Gyth Rigdon, runner-up from Season 16 of The Voice. The event will culminate with the lighting of the tree by Skating Santa and a fireworks display.

INFO:  http://www.simon.com/mall/the-galleria


November 9th





Houston S.H.O.P presents Bayou Music Series Under the Stars

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE: Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045, Get Directions >

COST:  $12

DETAILS:  The Houston Creole Festival & Mardi Gras Parade presents the Bayou Music Series Under the Stars, featuring live music, dancing, bites, and cocktails. There will be a tribute to Jazz and Stanley Turrentine Legendary songs. Performers include Galaxy Boys, Platinum Players & Freddiekush-moe.

INFO:  713-256-5278, http://houstoncreolefest.com/


November 10th






Montrose Morning Market

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Montrose Morning Market, 1248 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The weekly Montrose Morning Market features gourmet foods, handmade goods, jewelry, arts & crafts, clothing, organic groceries, and more.

INFO:  832-827-4447, http://montrosemorningmarket.com/


November 10th






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/


November 10th





The 14th Annual International Risotto Festival

WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE:  The Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Rd, Houston, TX 77024-2154, Get Directions >

COST:  $75-$175

DETAILS:  The 14th Annual International Risotto Festival is an outdoor strolling event returns with Italian creations from top Houston chefs, wines, music, entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, designer showroom tours, and lively activities for kids.

This year’s festival will benefit BEAR… BE A Resource for CPS Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides hope and help for over 10,000 abused and neglected children along with the caseworkers who protect them within Harris County.

INFO:  713-864-2660, http://www.risottofestival.com/


November 10th 





WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: 1331 W Vistawood Court, Houston, TX 77077

DETAILS:  Spacious and well-maintained Lakeside Place home in a cul-de-sac featuring 3 Bedrooms, Master on 1st Floor which has two walk in closets, 3.5 Bath, Game Room (could be 4th Bedroom), Formal Living and Dining, Den/Family Room with soaring ceilings plus view of the private pool and gardens.  Floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light throughout this home.  The private Study/Office gives the homeowner the flexibility and functionality of working at home with minimal distractions.  The outside pool area has two patio/decks areas at either end of the pool that provide great space for entertaining guest.  Recent A/C and 2019 and appliances in 2017, among many other upgrades. Easy access to I-10, Beltway 8 and Westpark. This home is a must see.

Direction: South on Wilcrest, turn right heading west on Lakeside Place Dr., turn right onto Prairie Grove Dr., right on W. Brooklake Dr., left of Highland Springs Dr., straight into cul-de-sac of W. Vistawood Court.

INFO:  MLS#65671503

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November 10th





Unplugged at Discovery Green

WHEN:  Sunday 5:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Unplugged at Discovery Green presents the best musical acts in town in unplugged concerts on the park’s Transier Bandstand. This popular series challenges five bands to rethink and rearrange their songs using only acoustic instruments, resulting in a unique and intimate performances.

Schedule of event

November 10 – Uché, headliner

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


November 10th




Miller Outdoor Theatre presents National Dance Company of Siberia

WHEN:  Sunday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Inspired by the history and natural wonders of Siberia, this international dance company enchants audiences with fairytale-like performances of traditional folk dances accompanied by a melodic orchestra.

The National Dace Company of Siberia was founded in 1960 by Mikhail Godenko, an experienced and talented director and choreographer whose legacy has helped create modern twists to traditional dances such as “My Siberia,” “Krasnoyarsk Merry Tunes,” “Cossack’s Dance,” “Down the Street,” “By the Well,” “Men’s Dance,” and “Siberian Fun.” The secret of the Company’s success lies not only in the rich imagination of its director and the mastery of its dancers, but also its orchestra of traditional Siberian instruments. Godenko created dances in collaboration with the Company’s musical director, composer Vladimir Kornev, whose music is distinctive for its folk character and melodiousness.

INFO:  281-373-3386, https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/national-dance-company-of-siberia/


November 10th 





2nd Annual Oxtail Mash Up

WHEN:  Sunday 7:00pm

WHERE: Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  $65-$125

DETAILS: The Oxtail Mash Up returns for its second year of competitive international flavor and festivity. With more chefs on the all-star line-up and all of the flavorful cultural elements that made last year a smash, the event is poised for a big night of tasty excitement.

The Oxtail Mashup puts some of Houston’s most well known and highly respected chefs head-to-head in competition in celebration of a traditional dish rooted in rich and vast cultural flavors. Oxtail Mash Up attendees will revel and indulge in oxtail creations from the star-studded roster of chefs. Each chef will present their own interpretation of an oxtail dish to win in two categories: People’s Choice and/or Judge’s Choice. Guests will also enjoy an open bar of craft beer and cocktails and Hot Toddies (a smash hit from last year).  Renowned deejays DJ Big Reeks of the Waxaholics and DJ Sun will accompany the garden walk of PRH’s open studio art exhibits with lively sounds to round out a full evening of food, drink, music, and art.

The event benefits Texas Children’s Hospital’s Sickle Cell Program, the first of its kind in Houston.

INFO:  832-581-0516, https://www.oxtailmashup.com/



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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