Houston Events this Weekend
It’s festival season! Come out this weekend and check out the awesome festivals happening all around town, whether you’re looking for something more local (Italian Festival – Downtown Houston) or something a little more adventurous (Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, TX) there’s something for every audience to enjoy! Take a peak!
Date Event Details
Oct. 13th - 16th National Museum of Funeral History presents 5th Annual Haunted House
WHEN: Everyday, various times
WHERE: 415 Barren Springs Dr. Houston, TX 77090-5918
DETAILS: All October long people can get into the Halloween spirit and be scared to death at this family-friendly haunted house. Explore different scenes designed to give goose bumps to young and old alike while taking a light-hearted view of a usually very serious subject. The house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to go through the haunted house in advance of the rest of the family to make sure it is suitable for their youngsters.
Oct. 14th & 15th River Oaks Garden Club presents 65th Annual Pink Elephant Sale
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: Bayou City Event Center - 9401 Knight Rd. Houston, TX 77045
DETAILS: The 65th Annual Pink Elephant Sale will feature priceless treasures, designer clothing, jewelry, furniture, antiques, plants, books and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Houston community through education, conservation, environmental programs, beautification projects and scholarships.
INFO: http://www.riveroaksgardenclub.org/site/ - 713-523-2483
Oct. 13th - 16th The Italian Cultural & Community Center presents 38th Houston Italian Festival
WHEN: Thursday 5:00pm, Friday - Sunday 11:00am
WHERE: University of St. Thomas - 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
ADMISSION: Free - $8
DETAILS: The Italian Cultural & Community Center will host the 38th Houston Italian Festival, an annual festival founded with the scope of celebrating Italian culture and heritage in the city of Houston and recognized as a significant cultural event in the city, Festa Italiana has numerous activities to offer its guests. From the Italian bowling game of bocce ball; Italian performers and bands from the Houston area and other cities; food booths from Italian restaurants in Houston, serving authentic and irresistible recipes they brought to this country or inherited from their Italian families; activities and rides for children; and traditional events such as the grape stomping contest, the pasta eating contest, the Italian Auto Show and more.
INFO: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/38th-houston-italian-festival-tickets-26401143531?aff=CultureMapCalendar - 713-524-4222
Oct. 14th Bridgeland presents 10-year Anniversary Bash
WHEN: Friday 6:00pm
WHERE: Bridgeland - 16919 N. Bridgeland Lake Pkwy. Houston, TX
DETAILS: With food from five, famous local food trucks, fun for the kids with bouncy houses, rock-wall climbing and racing through obstacle courses, photos with Puffy Pine Cone and Bridgeland Bill, and a live concert with Houston favorite The Molly Ringwalds, the 10-year anniversary bash is Bridgelands event for everyone. Those who attend will experience a night of revelry at Bridgelands Festival Park with a fireworks show, giveaways for the first 1,000 visitors, and a chance to win the grand prize giveaway, an iPhone 7. The celebration includes adults-only access to an elegant beer and wine garden and the opportunity to experience the lifestyle thats available at Bridgeland.
INFO: http://bridgeland.com/playing-in-bridgeland/events/tenth-anniversary-celebration/?cid=10anniversary:mixed:conv:events:res - 281-304-5588
Oct. 14th Sienna Plantation presents Truck N Munch Food Truck Fest
WHEN: Friday 6:00pm
WHERE: Club Sienna 9600 Scanlan Trace Missouri City, TX
DETAILS: At Truck N Munch, more than 20 Houston-area food trucks will gather to serve up lobster rolls, burgers, sushi, tacos, ice cream sandwiches, old-fashioned sundaes, and more. While dining al fresco and supporting the smallest of small businesses, mobile food enthusiasts can rock out to classic tunes from the '80s, '90s and today performed by Houstons variety cover band, The Fuse. Other food trucks to watch for include Frosted Betty, The Cuban Spot, Casian King, Savor the Bites, Craft Burger, Muisshi Makarritos, DLish, Ripe Cuisine, The Grove Donuts, Skratch, Friohana, Off Beatz, Cousins Lobster, Buttz BBQ and Lucas.
Oct. 14th & 15th Rice University presents The 54th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 7:00pm
WHERE: Rice Media Center - 6100 Main St. Houston, TX 77005
DETAILS: Rice Cinema will host the 54th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the longest running film festival in America featuring independent and experimental works. The tour offers several distinct programs of recent independent and experimental short films across all genres: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, and hybrids. October 14: 16mm Program - Ten new 16mm films from some of the festivals favorite filmmaking talent including Australian Paper by Minjung Kim, winner of the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker, and the two winning selections of the Kodak Best Cinematography Award: Pablo Mazzolos Fish Point and Antoinette Zwirchmayers House and Universe. The program also features First Rodeo (Vera Brunner Sung), Gasometers 3 (Nicky Hamlyn), Pixel Jungle (Klara Ravat), A Mystery Inside of a Fact (Jonathan Schwartz), Film for Rewinds Vol 1 (Andrew Busti), and Dingbats Revenge (Scott Fitzpatrick).
INFO: http://film.rice.edu/events.aspx - 713-348-4882
Oct. 13th- 16th ScreamWorld
WHEN: Thurs, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00pm
WHERE: 2225 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. Houston, TX 77038
DETAILS: With more than 120 professional haunt actors, the scares are at an all time high with attention paid to every devious detail. ScreamWorlds five haunted attractions are designed with a seamless, yet obvious transition point from one scene to the next.
Oct. 14th Aymee Nuviola in concert
WHEN: Friday 7:00PM
WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030
DETAILS: Born in Havana, Cuba, Aymee Nuviola is a multi-genre artist who boasts a wide range of styles, from the most intense, Cuban timba dance music to soulful, delicately crafted ballads. An incredibly gifted real-time improviser (sonera), her deep, rich voice is evocative of Sarah Vaughn and has been compared to the nimble freshness of Billie Holiday. Her versatile talents allow her to perform across genres ranging from upbeat salsas, bachata, jazz, and boleros to bossa nova, nueva trova, and sultry baladas.
INFO: http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/ - 281-373-3386
Oct. 14th & 15th Old West Melodrama presents Murder on the Oriental Rug
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 8:00pm
WHERE: Puffabellys Restaurant - 100 Main St. Spring, TX 77373
DETAILS: Dr. Charles Ovary, a renowned hot flash specialist, is secretly treating a famous actress, trying to regain her youth. The doctors wife also makes an appearance, as well as his female protégé, the actress hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shift handyman, and an inspector. Included in the cast of characters of the Murder on the Oriental Rug are a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory and a hapless costumer who finds herself onstage playing a man.
INFO: http://www.oldwestmelodrama.com/ - 713-364-9190
Oct. 14th Elvis Costello in concert with Larkin Poe
WHEN: Friday 7:00pm
WHERE: Revention Music Center - 520 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION: $20 - $100
DETAILS: Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 19671987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single "Oliver's Army". His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Oct. 14th Kansas in concert
WHEN: Friday 8:00pm
WHERE: Cullen Performance Hall - University of Houston
DETAILS: Kansas has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. Members of both the Kansas Hall of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2015.October 8-9: Oktoberfest sponsored by Bud Light.
Oct. 14th Marc Anthony in concert
WHEN: Friday 8:00pm
WHERE: Toyota Center 1510 Polk St. Houston, TX 77002
ADMISSION: See on Website
DETAILS: Marc Anthony comes back to Houston as part of his 2016 US Tour titled Marc Anthony Live!.
INFO: http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/events/detail/marcanthonylive2016 -- 866-446-8849
Oct. 15th Hermann Park Conservancy presents Park to Port Bike Ride
WHEN: Saturday 8:00am
WHERE: Hermann Park - 6100 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030
DETAILS: The 3rd annual Park to Port Bike Ride is a 20-mile ride that will start in Hermann Park and travel east along Brays Bayou to the Port of Houston, where there will be a turn-around party, sponsored by the Port of Houston Authority, with snacks, music and activities at Bradys Landing. Riders will then return along the same path, heading west, to Hermann Park for a post-ride celebration where there will be music, food, partnerships with local organizations, and more.
INFO: http://hermannpark.org/bikeride - 713-524-5876
Oct. 15th Child Advocates Superhero Run
WHEN: Saturday 8:00am
WHERE: Cyclone Anaya's CityCentre - 800 Town and Country Blvd. Houston, TX 77024
DETAILS: Child Advocates Superhero Run is designed as a family fun event and includes 5K and 1K courses to participate in. Participants are encouraged to become a superhero for the day by wearing their favorite superhero costumes to the run.
INFO: http://www.childadvocates.org/superhero - 713-529-1396
Oct. 15th 2016 Texas Renaissance Festival
WHEN: Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: 21778 FM 1774 Todd Mission, TX 77363
ADMISSION: Free-$79.95 (2 Tickets for $35.00)
DETAILS: Established in 1974, the Texas Renaissance Festival attracts over half a million visitors each year to its nearly 60-acre New Market Village and 200-acre Fields of New Market Campground in Todd Mission, Texas, just one hour north of Houston. The Festivals immersive experience features world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artisans and craftspeople, award-winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters throughout the season.
October 15-16: 1001 Dreams sponsored by Dennys
Oct. 15th The National MS Society presents MuckFest MS Houston
WHEN: Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: Royal Purple Raceway - 2525 S. Farm to Market Road 565 Baytown, TX 77523
DETAILS: MuckFest® MS is the fun mud run with the best obstacles. No special training or equipment required: just bring a pair of sneakers and your sense of humor. We run on a well-designed 5K course, featuring awesome, super-sized obstacles and mud from start to finish. This event is built for laughs, but were also on a serious mission to support people living with multiple sclerosis and to bring us closer to a world free of MS. 100 percent of fundraising dollars go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
INFO: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_MUCK_MuckFest_info_Houston - 773-247-5360
Oct. 15th The Health Museum presents Siege of the Skeletons Art Competition
WHEN: Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: Health Museum - 1515 Hermann Dr. Houston, TX 77004
ADMISSION: Free - $9.00
DETAILS: The Health Museum, John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science is in search of a few good skeletons in the local region. The city of Houstons most interactive learning center will host their annual Siege of the Skeletons Art Competition.
Artists and groups of all ages are invited to enter their best rendition of a life-sized human skeleton in order to participate in this fun and unique creative competition.
INFO: http://thehealthmuseum.org/ - 713-337-8457
Oct. 15th Huntingtons Disease Society of America presents Sugar Land Team Hope Walk and 5K
WHEN: Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: Cullinan Oyster Creek Park - 12300 Hwy. 6 S. Sugar Land, TX 77498
DETAILS: The Texas Affiliate of the Huntingtons Disease Society of America (HDSA) presents volunteers raising awareness of this devastating genetic neurological disease through their community Team Hope Walk and 5K Run.
Join the Texas Affiliate of HDSA at the Sugar Land Team Hope Walk and 5K. All proceeds support HDSAs mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. The Sugar Land Team Hope Walk committee is asking for support from the community to become a sponsor, form a team, walk as an individual, donate products or volunteer to coordinate the event activities.
INFO: http://hdsa.org/thwsugarland - 832-758-7298
Oct. 15th Revolution Studio presents Yoga on the Avenue
WHEN: Saturday 9:00am
WHERE: West Avenue River Oaks Shopping Center - 2800 Kirby Dr. Houston, TX
DETAILS: Nearly 200 Houstonians will participate in a 45-minute, donation-based outdoor yoga class in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 100 percent of the proceeds from the class will go to supporting the mission of The Rose, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality and affordable breast health care to Houston-area women. Following the yoga class set to the live music of DJ Kung Fu, stick around to enjoy a post-flow block party with sips, snacks and prizes courtesy of Revolution Studios West Ave. neighbors and partners including Del Friscos, Milk + Honey, KICpops, Stash Co, Tootsies, Revolucion, Pondicheri and more.
INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177949958945804/ - 713-942-0082
Oct. 15th Houston Fire Department presents Houston Fire Fest 2016
WHEN: Saturday 10:00 am
WHERE: The Val Jahnke Training Facility - 8030 Braniff St. Houston, TX 77061
DETAILS: The 11th Annual Houston Fire Fest aims to educate the community on fire safety and the history of the Houston Fire Department.
Activities include live fire demonstrations, a parade, antique fire trucks, food, vendors, and a Kid Zone complete with bouncy houses, obstacle courses and fun for all ages.
INFO: http://www.houstonfirefest.com/ - 832-394-7030
Oct. 15th & 16th Friendswood Fine Arts presents Friendswood Art in the Park
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am
WHERE: Stevenson Park - 1100 Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX 77546
DETAILS: Friendswood Art in the Park returns as a celebration of work from across multiple creative industries, including fine art, fashion, music, and performance. Friendswood Art in the Park is a community event with live music, art performances, and family art activities.
INFO: http://www.aitpfestival.com/ - 281-770-5436
Oct. 15th Consumer Energy Alliance presents Energy Day 2016
WHEN: Saturday 11:00am
WHERE: Sam Houston Park - 1100 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002
DETAILS: An official City of Houston event, Energy Day 2016 is a family-friendly festival that celebrates and highlights the importance of energy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in people's daily lives. There will be a variety of interactive energy exhibits and booths, live music, food, contests and fun for all ages. Geared toward K-12 students, Energy Day's mission is to highlight and demonstrate innovation in energy and to spark the interests of our next generation in energy-related careers.
INFO: http://energydayfestival.org/ - 713-337-8802
Oct. 15th & 16thq Bellaire Fall New Home Showcase
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am
WHERE: Frankel Building Group House - 4931 Willow St. Bellaire, TX 77401
DETAILS: The 11th annual Bellaire Fall New Home Showcase will highlight some of Houstons premier homes and featuring the latest trends in architectural design and residential furnishings. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the homes, meet the builders, and will be encouraged to vote for their favorite builder in various categories.
Two-time Best in Show winner Frankel Building Group will feature one of its beautiful LEED certified homes, located at 4931 Willow, in the showcase. Frankel Building Group is a family operated, full service design-build firm that has built exceptional custom homes in the finest neighborhoods of Houston for almost 30 years.
INFO: http://www.hccchambermusicseries.com/ - 713-224-9115
Oct. 15th Korean-American Society of Houston presents Korean Festival
WHEN: Saturday 11:00am
WHERE: Discovery Green 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010
DETAILS: The Korean Festival (K-Fest) was created with the idea of showcasing Korean culture to the Greater Houston area, while uniting the Korean Community.
The 2016 K-Fest will provide a fair-like atmosphere for diverse groups and performers such as traditional Korean dancers, Korean folk musicians, TaeKwonDo masters, and Korean American musicians who will conduct demonstrations and exhibit their unique talents.
INFO: http://www.koreanfestivalhouston.com/ - 713-400-7336
Oct. 15th Cross Creek Ranch presents 2016 Fulshear Scarecrow Festival
WHEN: Saturday 11:00am
WHERE: Cross Creek Ranch - 6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln.
Fulshear, TX 77441
DETAILS: The 2016 Fulshear Scarecrow Festival will allow registrants to receive $100 toward their creations, with the scarecrow that best reflects the theme of Scarecrows: The Next Generation winning the $1,000 grand prize. Second place will win $500 and third place receives $250. This years theme was selected to honor the 50th anniversary of the iconic Star Trek television show.
While the scarecrows will be a star attraction, the festival also will include a carnival, live music, pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, face painting, bobbing for apples, jugglers, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit Arts Fulshear and the Texana Center.
Oct. 15th 14th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival
WHEN: Saturday 11:30am
WHERE: Sam Houston Race Park - 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. Houston, TX 77064
DETAILS: The 14th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival will feature the following artists: Josh Abbott Band, Cody Johnson, Casey Donahew Band, Roger Creager, Aaron Lewis, William Clark Green, Mike Ryan, Kevin Fowler, Jaida Dreyer, Jarrodd Sterrett & The Hired Guns, Josh Fuller Band, Buck Yeager Band, The Little Outfit, Charles P & The Scoundrels 3, and more.
INFO: https://www.shrp.com/events/detail/ziegenbock-music-festival - 281-807-8700
Oct. 15th Memorial City presents Frolic's 2nd Birthday Bash
WHEN: Saturday 12:00pm
WHERE: Memorial City Mall - 303 Memorial City Houston, TX 77024
DETAILS: Wish Frolic the friendly green dragon a happy second birthday. Frolics birthday bash will feature crafts, music, treats, and more.
Oct. 15th Houstons East End Street Fest
WHEN: Saturday 12:30am
WHERE: Navigation Esplanade - 2600 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
DETAILS: Houstons East End Street Fest, founded in 2011, will once again celebrate the legacy of Houstons historic East End, expand its boundaries, and provide opportunities to experience culture through the creative production of diverse performances and educational programs. The music festival will feature various activities in Talento Bilingue Houston. The diverse and multi-generational programming will be relevant to students interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry or the arts.
INFO: http://www.eecoc.org/ - 713-926-3305
Oct. 15th Alamo Beer Company and Untapped Fest present Alamo Beer Live
WHEN: Saturday 7:00pm
WHERE: Axelrad Beer Garden - 3700 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77004
ADMISSION: Admission is free with RSVP.
DETAILS: Alamo Beer Live is an Americana-inspired concert series presented by Alamo Beer Company and produced by Untapped Fest focusing on cities where Untapped hosts its popular craft beer and music festivals. The headlining performer will be announced at a later date.
Oct. 16th Shake Shack Pop-Up at The Pass & Provisions
WHEN: Sunday 1:00pm
WHERE: The Pass & Provisions - 807 Taft St. Houston, TX 77019
DETAILS: In anticipation of the Houston Galleria Shake Shack opening, Shake Shack is teaming up with chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner & Terrence Gallivan on a one-day pop-up.
Shack classics alongside signature dishes from The Pass & Provions and brews from the sudsy buds at Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 8th Wonder Brewery will be served.
INFO: https://shakeshackhouston.splashthat.com/ - 713-628-9020
Check out these venues and websites for theater performances, concerts, exhibits, festivals, and happenings:
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 Theater Company: http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665
Stages Reperatory Theater: 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/