Houston’s Weekend Happenings October 18th, 19th, 20th




October 18th





River Oaks Garden Club presents 68th Annual Pink Elephant Sale

WHEN:  Friday 9:00am

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

DETAILS:  Attendees of The Pink Elephant Sale of River Oaks Garden Club will have the opportunity to browse through designer fashions, antiques and collectibles, home décor and linens, furniture, shoes, accessories and new and gently used women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing.

INFO:  713-523-2483, http://www.riveroaksgc.org/


October 18th, 19th, 20th





National Museum of Funeral History presents Haunted House

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

WHERE:  National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918, Get Directions >

COST:  $3-$5

DETAILS:  The National Museum of Funeral History is celebrating everyone’s favorite spooky holiday during the full month of October (and into the beginning of November). Get in to the Halloween spirit all month long and be “scared to death” at this family-friendly haunted house.

The Haunted 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.

INFO:  http://www.nmfh.org/


October 18th, 19th, 20th






Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival

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

WHERE:  Blessington Farms, 510 Chisholm Rd, Simonton, TX 77476, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$20; free for children 24 months and under

DETAILS:  The Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms will feature hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars, and hands-on animal encounters with chickens, Baby Doll sheep, goats, and more. Guests can feed the camels and a variety of birds, as well as experience the addition of the Gem Mining experience and Fossil Dig.

INFO:  832-444-8717, http://www.blessingtonfarms.com/


October 18th, 19th, 20th 





Fandemic Comic Con Tour

WHEN:  Friday 3:00pm, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

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

COST:  $40-$125

DETAILS:  Fandemic Tour is a three-day entertainment extravaganza celebrating all things pop culture. The Fandemic Tour gathers pop culture celebrities, artists, illustrators, professional and amateur cosplayers, vendors and exhibitors with programming and panel discussions.

Special guests will include Sebastian Stan, Milo Ventimiglia, The Phelps Twins, Sean Astin, Jon Bernthal, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Tom Hopper, a Buffy reunion, stars from Game of Thrones, The Umbrella Academy, and stars from many other popular television series.

INFO:  713-629-3700, http://www.fandemictour.com/houston


October 18th, 19th





17th Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W, Houston, TX 77064, Get Directions >

COST:  $15 and up

DETAILS:  The ZiegenBock Music Festival is a two-day event that will feature headliner Josh Abbott Band. Other performers will include Kolby Cooper, Buck Yeager Band, Jacob Bryant, Chris Colston, Jesse Raub, Jr., Jason Cassidy, Kody West, and others.

INFO:  https://www.shrp.com/events/detail/17th-annual-ziegenbock-music-festival


October 18th, 19th, 20th



Creepy Hollow Haunted House

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

WHERE: Creepy Hollow Haunted House, 12872 Valley Vista Dr, Rosharon, TX 77583, Get Directions >

COST:  $35; $10 extra for Speed Pass

DETAILS:  Creepy Hollow Haunted House features three haunted attractions – 288 Scare Factory, Dark Woods, and Pitch Black – as well as escape rooms and more. Halloween night will feature trick-or-treating from 6-7 pm prior to opening, and November 1 and 2 will be Lights Out nights.

288 Scare Factory: The 288 Scare Factory is the mobile viral genetic research facility of Nouveau Genesis Corporation gone awry. The facility is based at a location known as Creepy Hollow and was developed to experiment on the ample feral hog population in the area. The corporation is going to cure all of mans afflictions by introducing genetic manipulating viruses, but there has been an accident.  If  the virus gets out it could be the end of life as we know it.

Dark Woods: The Dark Woods is an area of dense forest located behind the Nouveau Genesis Corporation. Over the years The Caretaker for the factory had the job of disposing of the factory’s waste. Slowly the inhabitants of the Dark Woods began to change. Once the mutation took over their body, they began to hunger for the taste of human flesh. Now with scarred eyes, burned skin, and his rusty shovel, the caretaker travels the grounds of Creepy Hollow looking for fresh skin to replace his burned flesh.

Pitch Black: Pitch Black is a holding facility adjacent to Nouveau Genesis located at Creepy Hollow. Once the factory started experimenting on humans, strange and uncontrollable side affects started to appear with some of the subjects. The scientists found they could control the state of the subjects depending on the light they were exposed to. They created an area called Pitch Black with both crazy lights and complete darkness to harness the pure killing power of the rejected subjects to provide added security measures.

INFO:  https://creepyhollowhauntedhouse.com/


October 18th, 19th, 20th







WHEN:  Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 7:30pm

WHERE: ScreamWorld, 2225 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W, Houston, TX 77038, Get Directions >

COST:  $19-$34

DETAILS:  ScreamWorld is a 4.5-acre fright factory that boasts three haunted houses, an outdoor maze, graveyard, and the Vortex Tunnel, designed with a seamless, yet obvious transition point from one haunt to the next.

INFO:  https://screamworld.com/


October 18th, 19th, 20th





Houston Terror Dome

WHEN:  Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Houston Terror Dome, 16030 East Freeway, Channelview, TX 77530, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$42

DETAILS:  Houston Terror Dome is the most terrifying of all Houston haunted houses. They will have improved rooms, new effects, and new characters. The Houston Terror Dome will grab you by the guts and won’t let you go, till you run screaming out the other end – if you make it that far.

The haunted attraction also features Sicko & Freako’s Paint Ball Massacre, a paintball shooting gallery full of Halloween-themed targets and animatronics, plus a live clown.

INFO:  https://houstonterrordome.com/


October 18th, 19th, 20th 





Houston Scream Fest

WHEN: Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Houston Scream Fest, 1500 Elton St, Houston, TX 77034, Get Directions >

COST:  $40

DETAILS:  The Houston Scream Fest is more than a haunted house, it’s a month-long festival. Guests can enjoy adult beverages and get the fright scared out of them at the haunted attraction. There will be live concerts each night, and guests can visit the midway and play carnival games or have some food from vendors. There will also be watch horror films on the big screen and guests can shoot at walking dead zombies.

INFO:  http://www.houstonhauntedhouses.com/


October 19th




SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship presents Saddle Up for SIRE Benefit Trail Ride

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00am

WHERE: 7iL Trails and Ranch, 5389 Mill Creek Rd, Cat Spring, TX 78933, Get Directions >

COST:  $75

DETAILS:  The Saddle Up for SIRE Benefit Trail Ride event funds weekly interactive horsemanship programs for nearly 300 children and adults with special needs and underwrites health and nutritional support for SIRE’s more than 30 specially trained therapy horses. Trail riders will meander over 7IL Ranch’s 40 miles of gently rolling, sandy trails – some leading through the woods and across shallow creek crossings – and compete for prizes in the “Most Outrageous Costume Contest.” Non-rider enthusiasts can also help SIRE by participating as a Virtual Rider and creating their own fundraising page or donating via a SIRE client rider’s page. Everyone will enjoy a barbecue lunch catered by Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, mingling with the horses, riders and their families; shopping at the silent auction; face painting; pumpkin painting; other games and learning more about how therapeutic riding benefits people with special needs.

INFO:  281-356-7588, http://www.sirehouston.org/


October 19th





2019 Child Advocates Superhero Run

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

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

COST:  $20-$35

DETAILS:  Participants of the annual Child Advocates Superhero Run can come dressed as their favorite superheroes and experience a family friendly day of racing and fun, all to raise funds and awareness for Child Advocates and their fight against child abuse. A post-race party will follow the 5K and 1K events, with food and plenty of fun for all big and little Superheroes. Race and costume contest awards ceremony to follow the 1K event.

INFO:  713-529-1396, https://www.superherorunhouston.com/


October 19th 





Team National Psoriasis Foundation Walk

WHEN: Saturday 8:00am

WHERE: S. Picnic Lane Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Team National Psoriasis Foundation Walk will be a stroll with hundreds of people putting one foot in front of the other to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This walk is a family (and dog) friendly celebration of their community’s commitment to a cure.

INFO:  503-546-5568, http://teamnpf.org/houstonwalk


October 19th






Houston Autism Speaks Walk

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  Lynn Eusan Park, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead “their best lives.”

INFO:  713-724-5092, http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR/Walk/Texas?fr_id=4407&pg=entry


October 19th





Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes

WHEN: Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  Lakeland Activity Center at Bridgeland, 16902 Bridgeland Landin, Cypress, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  $20-$35

DETAILS:  Bridgeland will play host to the Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes, an annual 5k timed run and walk accompanied by a 1k run/walk. Held at Bridgeland’s Festival Park, the event will raise funds for The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc., an organization dedicated to honoring veterans in Bridgeland and its surrounding community in Cypress. It will be fun for the whole family, with additional vendors, entertainment, and food trucks present; all runners will receive both a commemorative shirt and hand towel. Registration fees will be used to help fund a memorial for veterans in the area.

INFO:  713-447-7740, http://www.bit.ly/heroesfunrun2019


October 19th, 20th



Texas Renaissance Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 9:00am

WHERE:  Texas Renaissance Festival, 21778 FM 177, Todd Mission, TX 77363, Get Directions >

COST:  $17-$34; kids 4 and under are free; kids 12 and under are free on Sundays

DETAILS:  The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, returns for the 44th season. The magic of the Festival transports patrons to the 16th century offering enchanting experiences featuring world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters.
The King and Queen open the festival with Oktoberfest, a celebration of the sausage and beer. Themed weekends will include:

October 19-20: Pirate Adventure

October 26-28: All Hallows Eve

November 2-3: Return to the Renaissance

November 9-10: Heroes and Villains

November 16-17: Barbarian Invasion

November 23-24: Highland Fling

November 29-December 1: Celtic Christmas

INFO: https://www.texrenfest.com/


October 19th 





International Smoke presents Fashion Fights Trafficking Benefit

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

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

COST:  $25-$60

DETAILS:  International Smoke is sponsoring a VIP Brunch for the Fourth Annual Fashion Fights Trafficking Benefit. The VIP Brunch is a new addition to the all-day charity event and will feature food pairings from Executive Chef EJ Miller and a special Bloody Mary Bar hosted by Diane Mina, CEO of Diane Mina’s Bloody Mary Mix, along with signature cocktails, fashion, music and panel discussions with Conscious Couture’s 2019 Style Bosses. Ticket-holders at the event will also have the rare opportunity to shop deeply-discounted high-fashion pieces from New York Fashion Week designers and the personal closets of some of Houston’s biggest style icons.

INFO: 713-463-4692https://www.consciouscouture.net/new-events


October 19th, 20th  








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

WHERE:  The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  $5

DETAILS:  ARToberFEST, Galveston’s premier juried fine arts festival, featuring over 100 artists, food, and fun in a beautiful historic setting. There will be a variety of live music performances, a farmers market, a kids zone with interactive art opportunities, and more.

INFO:  409-765-1894, https://www.artoberfest.com/

October 19th 






Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary presents Festival of the Wolves

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE: Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary, 2757 St. Beulah Chapel Rd, Montgomery, TX 77316, Get Directions >

COST:  $7-$10; Free for kids 5 and under

DETAILS:  Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary will present their annual Festival of the Wolves. The event will feature curator chats, vendors, a silent auction, food, and more.

INFO:  936-597-9653, https://saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org/open-day-festival-of-the-wolves/


October 19th





Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents ArBOOretum Fall Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$20; free for members

DETAILS:  Grab the costumes, and round up the kids for the Houston Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year, ArBOOretum, featuring fun activities for all ages. These include live animals, pumpkin decorating and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. At ArBOOretum, the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail will lead kids on an adventure of discovery where they will learn about creatures that live at the Arboretum, while collecting candy along the way. Other favorite ArBOOretum activities throughout the day include train rides, live reptiles, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo & pony rides, and face painting.

INFO:  713-681-8433, https://houstonarboretum.org/events/arbooretum-2019/


October 19th 





Consumer Energy Education Foundation presents Energy Day Houston

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Energy Day, Houston’s largest annual free family festival, showcases science, technology, engineering and mathematics through entertaining, hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive exhibits to help teachers, students and their families discover new things about energy, conservation, efficiency and many other real-world STEM applications and career opportunities.

INFO:  713-655-1912, https://energydayfestival.org/houston/


October 19th, 20th 





Discovery Green presents Kayak Rides and R/C Boats on Kinder Lake

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

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

COST:  $5 per person

DETAILS:  Visitors can go for a leisurely kayak ride or navigate a radio-controlled boat around Kinder Lake. Rentals are provided by Bayou City Adventures and are subject to weather conditions. Rentals are available from 11 am-6 pm every Saturday and Sunday through November 17.

INFO:  832-930-4065, http://www.discoverygreen.com/


October 19th





Balmoral Last Splash Beach Party

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE: Balmoral Clubhouse, 15808 Crystal Terrace Dr, Humble, TX 77346, Get Directions >

COST: $10

DETAILS:  Balmoral will bid summer adieu with a Last Splash Beach Party. This day of family-friendly activities including an inflatable slide, a Wibit water sports park, aqua volleyball, an obstacle course, and more.

INFO:  919-623-2567, https://balmoralhouston.com/last-splash-beach-party/


October 19th 





East End Improvement Corporation Street Fest

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  The Esplanade at Navigation, 2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Join East End Improvement Corporation during their 8th annual festival for a day-to-evening street party with two stages packed with live music and cultural performances. This annual festival, which drew over 13,000 registered attendees last year, celebrates the vibrant community in historic East End Houston.

Throughout the day and in the three-block area of the Navigation Esplanade, festival goers will experience an array of artisan and craft vendors as well as a Cultural Food Kitchen representing the plethora of cuisines available in the East End.

INFO:  713-928-9916, http://www.eastendstreetfest.com/


October 19th 






The VanRoss Foundation presents Pet Parade & Pet Costume Contest

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE: Raveneaux Country Club, 9415 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379, Get Directions >

COST:  $10

DETAILS:  Guests who enter their pet dogs, cats or birds in the 2nd Annual Pet Parade Costume Contest will get a chance to win prizes and donations will help the community. All proceeds go towards providing scholarships to high school seniors throughout Texas.

INFO:  713-416-1934, http://tvfpetparade.eventbrite.com/


October 19th 





Woodforest presents Craft Fest

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Christine Allen Nature Park, 5831 Woodforest Pkwy S, Montgomery, TX 77316, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$25; free for firefighters

DETAILS:  Samples from more than 20 breweries and a whole lot of fun is on tap for the annual Woodforest Craft Fest. Guests age 21 and older will be able to enjoy samples, as well as purchase full glasses of beer and margaritas. Guests also will enjoy live music by Curtis Grimes and Chubby Knuckle Choir. A giant slide, inflatables, face painting, and vendors will add to the fun.

INFO:  https://www.woodforestcraftfest.com/


October 19th 





Lawndale Art Center presents Silicon Valley: The Seduction of Racial & Surveillance Capitalism

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Lawndale and exhibiting artist Michael Menchaca will present Silicon Valley: The Seduction of Radical & Surveillance Capitalism. During this public program, Menchaca will lecture on his research for his National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts grant project, The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex). Topics explored include how Silicon Valley tech giants have impacts the social fabric of Latinx families in the United States and how Silicon Valley corporations utilize Surveillance Capitalism and Radical Capitalism to monopolize human behavior in the 21st century.

INFO:  713-528-5858, https://lawndaleartcenter.org/event/silicon-valley-the-seduction-of-racial-surveillance-capitalism/


October 19th 






Dellrose presents Autumn Harvest

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Dellrose Clubhouse, 17312 Springfield Meadow Dr, Hockley, TX 77447, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The public is invited to pick the perfect pumpkin from the Dellrose pumpkin patch and shop more than 20 vendors at the Dellrose Clubhouse. Merchants will tempt attendees with a range of handcrafted items including wood and leather gifts, jewelry, teas, candles, and more. Additional activities will include music, a costume contest, face painting, and other fall-themed activities.

INFO:  713-896-8542, https://www.dellroseliving.com/autumnharvest/


October 19th





Brenner’s on the Bayou presents Fall Wine Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE: Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou, 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $89-$150

DETAILS:  Wine aficionados are invited to stop and smell the rosé at Brenner’s on the Bayou’s annual fall Wine Fest. During the event, guests can sip the collection from 18 exclusive wineries and strolling around the naturally scenic grounds. Live music will bring the famed nightlife scene to the stage at the new Blue Bar for an alfresco concert featuring a wide range of current pop hits and classic favorites.

INFO:  713-868-4444, https://www.brennersfest.com/default.asp


October 19th 





Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts presents “SanTana’s Fairy Tales”

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts presents the regional premiere of KGMCA-PRH Fellow Sarah Raphael Garcia’s “SanTana’s Fairy Tales,” a visual art installation, oral history, and storytelling project. The project integrates community-based narratives to create contemporary fairy tales and fables that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana.

INFO:  713-743-4281, http://www.uh.edu/kgmca/box-office/?view=e&id=14017#event


October 19th





Water Lantern Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  Magnolia Garden Park, 12044 Beach St, Houston, TX 77044, Get Directions >

COST:  Free-$40

DETAILS: The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. The event includes food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams reflect upon the water.

As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as guests Light The Water together. They can then watch their unique lanterns drift out into the water as they joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection.

INFO:  https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/houston.php


October 19th





Moody Gallery presents Dornith Doherty: “Atlas of the Invisible” 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 “Atlas of the Invisible,” an exhibition of new work by Dornith Doherty.  This will be her first solo exhibition at the gallery and she will present large-scale black and white photographs of the feathers of migratory birds along with a video projection.  This body of work explores the subject of air as well as the effect of air pollution on migratory birds.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 27.

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


October 19th





Gray Contemporary presents “Colorful Ribs and Guts of Adam” and “Tending Shapes – Bending Colors” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  At Gray Contemporary, Neil Fortune exhibits a series of sculptures suspended in a liminal space between painting and sculpture. Fortune presents a compelling series of works that he describes as hybrid sculpture. The works are sewn on a machine, made of textile, polyester-fiber, isolation foam and a variable mixture of paints, varnish, wood-glue, many of the material he would use to construct paintings and sculpture. Building on the history of Formalism and Minimalism, Aimee Terburg’s subjective setting with color and composition transcends in a reflective, defining process she wants to transfer to the viewer. The skies in the comic series ‘Lucky Luke’ (Morris, 1923 – 2001, Belgium), actual skygazing, gradients of digital color pickers, different meanings of the chevron sign, art genres Color Field or Hard Edge: they all exist parallel in the dynamic of Aimée Terburg’s painting process. It is her encounter of ‘maker – surface – object’ where it leads to a simplicity that catches this.

Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display until November 30.

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


October 19th





Alt Projects presents “Alternate Pathways” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Alt Projects presents “Alternate Pathways,” an artist-centered and driven group exhibition that highlights the diversity of both Houston and the artists involved. The show will feature the works of visual artist Luisa Duarte, mixed media artist Celan Bouillet, fine art photographer Karen Navarro, painter of sculptural shaped canvases Eduardo Portillo, and artist and illustrator Hedwige Jacobs. There will also be an artist talk and brunch on October 27.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 22.

INFO:  832-594-2670, https://www.facebook.com/events/415030902452742/


October 19th




Laura Rathe Fine Art presents Nicola Parente and Michael Schultheis” Untangling the Chaos” 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 a body of work marked by urban-inspired gestural fluidity, Houston favorite Nicola Parente explores the interplay between fluid and static elements in today’s urban tapestry. Parente’s paintings and new body of photographic work engage the viewer in an unspoken dialogue that struggles to untangle our chaotic encounters within the urban environment and explore the aspects of life that our eyes cannot readily process. Similar in complexity, Michael Schultheis uses intricate mathematical mark making to create mindscapes that transport the eye across the canvas in a style that he calls “analytical expressionism”. His sculptural work finds itself equally intriguing, highlighting the balance and form that provide the underlying basis of mathematics. Schultheis’ expressive works reflect the abstract world of numbers and boldly invite the viewer to consider the relationships between geometric models and the human experience. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 29.

INFO:  http://www.laurarathe.com/


October 19th 





Monster Jam

WHEN: Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE:  NRG Stadium, 2 NRG Par, Houston, TX 7705, ,

COST:  $15-$100, BOX OFFICE HOURS, Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 2pm

DETAILS: Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.

INFO:  713-629-3700, https://www.nrgpark.com/event-calendar/


October 20th 





River Oaks District presents Taste of the District

WHEN:  Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  River Oaks District will present a celebration of harvest time in Houston. An open air market, Taste of the District features the district’s restaurants and retailers, as well as local chefs, makers and artists. Guests will experience the city’s flavors, stock up on farm fresh produce from Hope Farms, see chef demos in action, get hands on with DIY eco-conscious workshops, tone up with an Equinox class, and shop locally made goods.

This event will benefit Recipe For Success who combat childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food and educate and mobilize the community to provide them with healthier diets.

INFO:  713-524-2800, https://www.riveroaksdistrict.com/totd


October 20th





PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – $517,500 – MLS#65671503

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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October 20th 




She’s Happy Hair & The She’s Happy Foundation present Celebration of Love, Hope & Life Breast Cancer Brunch

WHEN:  Sunday 2:00pm

WHERE: McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77004, Get Directions >

COST:  $75

DETAILS:  October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and She’s Happy Hair and The She’s Happy Foundation have taken a vow to stand behind the individuals that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  The power of a cancer survivor’s smile is a power like no other.  They exemplify the power to be an icon of Love, Life & Hope for other cancer patients and a source of inspiration for everyone who thought that their lives were tough. This event will have catered food, live music, awards ceremony and a Celebration of Love, Life & Hope.

INFO:  832-814-5346, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-shes-happy-foundation-presents-breast-cancer-awareness-brunch-tickets-71165488893


October 20th 





Houston Symphony presents Symphonic Spooktacular

WHEN:  Sunday 7:00pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Dress in a costume and experience Halloween chills with an evening of creepy classics from the Houston Symphony as they haunt the night with spine-tingling symphonic selections. Symphonic Spooktacular is spooky good fun for Daddies, mummies, spooks, and even little spirits.

INFO:  281-373-3386, https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/symphonic-spooktacular/


October 20th 





Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons in concert

WHEN:  Sunday 7:30pm

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

COST:  $45-$85

DETAILS: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will perform a collection of songs from throughout their career. Recognized for classic hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are considered one of the biggest music sensations of all time, captivating audiences since the early 1960s. The group made their musical debut in 1962 on the popular television show American Bandstand with the now famous song “Sherry.” Unlike other performers at the time, Valli capitalized on his remarkable vocal range and successfully brought the falsetto to the forefront of The Four Seasons’ harmonies.

INFO:  281-207-6278, https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/3A0056C375D51526





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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