Houston’s Weekend Happenings October 11th, 12th, 13th


October 11th



Second Annual oktoBrew Festival

WHEN:  Friday 9:00am

WHERE: Fifth Ward Jam, 3705 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Council Member Jerry Davis hosts the second annual oktoBrew festival in the historic Fifth Ward. With 100 percent of the event proceeds benefitting after-school programming in northeast Houston, this festival features live music performances from local acts Joe Carmouche, Adrenaline, DJ Monstaa, and Emcee Chicken Mike.

Guests can enter a raffle for the chance to win travel packages from United Airlines, Houston sports memorabilia and restaurant gift cards. Turkey legs, kabobs and locally brewed beer from Anheuser-Busch, Saint Arnold and Spindletap breweries will be available for purchase. Guests can screen-print their own tote or t-shirt at TXRX’s vendor booth and experience some of the same hands-on activities that will be offered to local students in after-school programs. RSVP is not required to attend this event.

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October 11th, 12th, 13th





41st Houston Italian Festival

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

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

COST:  $5 – $25

DETAILS:  The Italian Cultural & Community Center will host the 41st Houston Italian Festival, which was founded with the mission of celebrating Italian culture and heritage in the city of Houston. The festival welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life to join together for a weekend connected by a love for Italian culture, traditions, food and maybe a few glasses of wine. Proceeds from the Houston Italian Festival benefit several local non-profits including the Italian Cultural & Community Center (which provides numerous educational programs, scholarship and events throughout the year for all Houstonians to enjoy).

Admission is free on Thursday and until 4 pm on Friday.

INFO:  http://houstonitalianfestival.com/




October 11th






a’Bouzy presents Veuve Clicquot Rich Release Party

WHEN: Friday 11:00am

WHERE:  a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  a’Bouzy will celebrate the release of Veuve Clicquot Rich & Rich Rosé with complimentary snacks including popcorn, popsicles, and pop-rocks. Veuve Clicquot Rich

was the first champagne designed for mixology, so they will have specialty cocktails with pop-rocks on the rims of the champagne flutes. Reservations are required.

INFO:  713-722-6899, https://www.abouzy.com/reservations/




October 11th, 12th





Baby Shark Live!

WHEN:  Friday 2:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm

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

COST:  $39.50-$57.00

DETAILS:  Baby Shark Live!, a brand new live show from the creators of PJ Masks, will feature Baby Shark and his friend, the young fox Pinkfong, singing and dancing along to their signature hit as well as a many other new and classic songs, including “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels on the Bus,” “Jungle Boogie,” and “Monkey Banana Dance.”

Baby Shark Live! will take kids on an adventure to find new friends, both by land and by sea, taking families in the audience on that journey with them. The show is aimed at preschool age kids as young as two years old and will feature a 10-person cast, large video component with an educational theme that includes counting, colors, and the ABCs as well as a lot of singing and dancing with kids having a great time.

INFO:  281-207-6278, https://www.ticketmaster.com/baby-shark-live-tickets/artist/2655953


October 11th, 12th






Evelyn’s Park presents Local Music Festival

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 12:00pm

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

COST:  General admission is free; VIP ticket is $100

DETAILS: Evelyn’s Park will host Local Music Festival, an event that will gather local Houston musicians for a two-day live concert. This family-friendly event will showcase a variety

of local Houston bands, emerging artists, and even student musicians. More experienced acts returning to the stage this year include Bayou City Swing, The Over-Commitments,

Vital Signs, Acoustic Trails Band, and Mathias.

INFO:  281-946-9372, https://evelynspark.org/local-music-festival


October 11th





Riverstone presents Bite Nite Fridays

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm

WHERE:  Riverstone Club, 18353 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Nibbles, noshes, and all manner of munchies are on the menu at Riverstone when Bite Nite Fridays returns to Riverstone. Music and children’s activities will add

to the event. Leashed dogs are allowed. While most food trucks accept credit cards, some may be cash only.

INFO:  https://www.riverstone.com/


October 11th





Adult Congenital Heart Association Houston Benefit

WHEN: Friday 6:30pm

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

COST: $150

DETAILS:  The Adult Congenital Heart Association Houston Benefit will celebrate the work of the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the future of congenital heart disease

across the country. The ACHA Houston Benefit will be attended by more than 250 individuals from Houston’s corporate, medical, pharmaceutical and social communities who care

about making a difference in the number one birth defect in the United States.

INFO:  917-971-2993, https://www.achaheart.org/get-involved/events/2019/acha-houston-benefit-2019/


October 11th, 12th, 13th 





stARTup Art Fair

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Hotel Icon, 220 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$100

DETAILS:  stARTup Art Fair is an immersive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local art nonprofits,

artist performances, installations and panel discussions. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects art buyers to highly curated up-and-coming artists.

The fair runs concurrently with Texas Contemporary taking place within just blocks of each other in downtown Houston.

INFO:  713-224-4266, https://www.startupartfair.com/?utm_term=0_b7a4763012-7184e305d7-373126107


October 12th, 13th





Galveston Bay Foundation presents Bike Around the Bay

WHEN:  Saturday 7:30am, Sunday 7:30am

WHERE: Plantgistix, AmeriPort Industrial Park, 717 Logistics Dr, Baytown, TX 77523, Get Directions >

COST:  $40-$75

DETAILS:  Galveston Bay Foundation will host its 13th Annual Bike Around the Bay, a two-day 170-mile fully supported ride around Galveston Bay. A one-day, 97-mile option is

available. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas. All proceeds from this signature fundraising ride directly benefit the

Galveston  Bay Foundation and its mission to preserve and protect the Bay. This ride is sponsored by Shell.

INFO:  281-332-3381, http://www.bikearoundthebay.org/


October 12th






Head for the Cure Foundation presents Head for the Cure 5K

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$40

DETAILS:  The 7th Annual Head for the Cure 5K- Houston run/walk aims to raise awareness, funds, and hope for the local brain cancer community.

INFO:  816-518-8695, http://www.headforthecure.org/houston


October 12th, 13th






Texas Dragon Boat Association presents Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

WHEN: Saturday 8:30am, Sunday 8:30am

WHERE:  Brooks Lake – Fluor Campus, 1 Flour Daniel Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  In addition to two days of dragon boat races, the Dragon Boat Regatta features pan-Asian cultural performances, arts and crafts, and cuisine.

INFO:  713-205-7373, http://texasdragonboat.com/


October 12th, 13th




Art Colony Association, Inc. presents Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

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

WHERE:  Downtown Houston, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$16; free for children under 5

DETAILS:  The Art Colony Association, Inc. will celebrate 48 years of art for all and giving back to local nonprofits as it spotlights 300 artists, representing 19 different disciplines, at

Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston. Houston’s largest art festival will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. The weekend

event will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art, prints, jewelry, sculptures and more. Bayou City Art Festival

Downtown will benefit local nonprofits and feature live music throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations, food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the

Children’s Creative Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.

INFO:  http://www.artcolonyassociation.org/


October 12th





Generation Park presents Redemption Square Pumpkin Patch

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Generation Park, 250 Assay St, Houston, TX 77044, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  At Generation Park’s Pumpkin Patch event, guests will have a chance to take home a free pumpkin (500 pumpkins available; limit one per child), enjoy a hayride around

Redemption Square, and meet favorite animals at the petting zoo.

INFO:  713-860-3100, https://www.facebook.com/events/429960120959052/


October 12th







Miradela & OSO Coffee Co. presents Sweet like Pan Dulce PopUp

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  The Union, 2315 Union St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Sweet like Pan Dulce PopUp is Houston’s first Pan Dulce event. This event will consist of a curated market with a mix of local brands and creatives that come together to

celebrate the joy and sweet taste of pan dulce. Guests will enjoy interactive Pan Dulce themed photo installations, coffee bar, pan dulce cart,music, food, drinks, shopping and of

course more pan dulce.

INFO:  832-607-0306, https://www.miradela.com/sweet-like-pan-dulce-popup


October 12th




Sawyer Yards presents “Excavations” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: “Excavations” at Gallery 200 of the Silos features the work of Ellen Ray and Erik Hagen. The two artists share an interest in human interaction with and impact on the Earth

and create work dealing with different aspects of that relationship. Though they speak to the same topic, their work is distinct from each other in a way that they hope presents a

compelling and visually exciting exhibition. Ray works on paper and specially prepared burlap. Layering both wet and dry media, she straddles the space between painting and drawing

and allows the viewer a glimpse at her process. The works in “Excavations” deal with Earth memory and Human memory, showing a shared history, and often reference strata on both a

physical and conscious level. Hagen references geologic processes like sedimentation, fossils, and erosion to evoke 4.5 billion years of earth-history. The ‘Fossils’ series represent artifacts

that might appear in some future epoch. Children’s toys become a broader metaphor for humanity’s relatively short tenure on planet Earth, while evoking the plastic-age of the 20th and

21st centuries. Weathered artifacts pulled from Houston’s bayous, post-Harvey, are a reminder of the transience and ephemerality of humanity itself. Following the opening reception, the

exhibit will be on display until January 4, 2020.

INFO:  832-303-1564, https://www.facebook.com/events/2327994760756631/


October 12th





Galveston Arts Center presents Gerardo Rosales: “Undercover” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender,

and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric

abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion.

His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to

exaggerate reality with irony.  Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 5, 2020.

INFO:  https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/exhibitions/gerardorosales/


October 12th




Sculpture Month Houston presents “Outta Space” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The sculpture and installation art festival, “Outta Space,” sponsored by Sculpture Month Houston, features 34 igloo-like art spaces in a defunct rice silo that will provide a dramatic backdrop for the unique installations.

The title, “Outta Space,” is inspired by a 2012 song from the heavy metal group Van Halen. Van Halen and his crew decided to leave Earth because of overpopulation, environmental degradation and intractable social problems. They put a bumper sticker, “Outta Space,” on their spacecraft and took off in search of a new habitat in the vastness of the cosmos. With the exploration of “Outta Space” through unique exhibitions, SMH joins in the celebratory year of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 30.

INFO:  http://sculpturemonthhouston.org/


October 12th






A Night at Market Square

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Historic Market Square Park’s annual block party returns with a traditional Día de los Muertos theme. Featuring live music from David Beck’s Tejano Weekend and El Tule, event-goers can enjoy art installations and community activities at the park. The evening will also include specials at neighborhood restaurants and bars.

INFO:  713-845-1000, http://www.marketsquarepark.com/


October 12th





Axis & Alibi presents Party in Pink

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE: Axis & Alibi, 5701 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST: $10-$25

DETAILS:  The Party in Pink is a social event featuring bites and cocktails, benefiting Susan G. Komen Houston.

INFO:  713-510-3127, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-in-pink-benefiting-susan-g-komen-houston-tickets-63390460574?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3t-x00joxKOZlR1oyn6DGuGa8U74IL8w2Q1spMd21hOptMmFsZNJDzhU4


October 13th





Aga Khan Foundation Walk | Run Houston

WHEN:  Sunday 7:00am

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

COST:  Walk is free; foam run is $20

DETAILS: The 2019 AKF Walk | Run will be a fun-filled day featuring live entertainment by Urban Music Awards recipient Raghav. Police Chief Art Acevedo will also make a special appearance.

The event includes a fun Foam Run for children under 18 years of age, a walk to celebrate AKF and its work, live entertainment, a pumpkin patch, face painting, mehndi/henna design, and a silent auction to raise critical funds for AKF.

Food vendors will donate 100 percent of proceeds to the Foundation, so attendees must bring cash.

INFO:  323-839-4368, https://www.akfusa.org/houstonwalk/


October 13th





Houston Texans presents Running of the Bulls 5k Run/Walk

WHEN:  Sunday 7:30am

WHERE:  NRG Stadium, 2 NRG Par, Houston, TX 77054, Get Directions >

COST:  $30, BOX OFFICE HOURS, Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 2pm

DETAILS:  The eighth annual Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B will have a route goes throughout NRG Park with water stops, presented by Cigna, featuring TORO, Cheerleaders, the Deep Steel Thunder band, and more. There will also be the TORO’S Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital for children 12 years and under. All race participants will cross the Finish Line on the floor of NRG Stadium and will receive a 2019 Running of the Bulls t-shirt.

INFO:  832-667-2004, https://www.houstontexans.com/community/foundation/rotb/about


October 13th






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/


October 13th






Sawyer Farm & Flea

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Sawyer Farm & Flea venue,2313 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Sawyer Flea is an outdoor market featuring artisan foods and goods.

INFO:  https://sawyerflea.com/


October 13th





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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