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Weekly Happenings Around Houston – Oct. 10th-16th

We made it to the moonGARDEN exhibit at Discovery Green this past weekend. It was a really great exhibit. We enjoyed the music, the lights, and the globes. My girls especially loved the large globe where you could draw with light using your phone. It was definitely worth seeing. We’re hoping to make it to more events this weekend. Smither Park has been on my list of places to go for awhile now, but we haven’t made it there yet between the weather and our schedules. Maybe this will be the weekend?

Wednesday, October 10th

City Hall Farmers Market | 11AM-1:30PM
City Hall/Hermann Square | 901 Bagby, Houston
“It’s a food-lovers delight at Urban Harvest’s City Hall Farmers Market. The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared, ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amid Houston’s dramatic Downtown urban setting. The farmers market features more than 30 vendors including fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.”
Click here for more info.

Lego Mania | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Bring the little ones out to Houston Public Library- Central Location for playtime with Legos!”
Click here for more info.

Storytime | 10:30AM-1:30PM
Manvel Public Library | 20514 Highway 6, Manvel, Texas 77578
Stories, Songs, & Crafts for Preschoolers
Click here for more info.

 Children’s Bingo | 4:30-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
Ages 4-12
Click here for more info.

Kidtastic on the Square: Gymboree | 10-11:30AM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Stop by The Square every Wednesday for Memorial City’s interactive children’s-focused event series!
Join Gymboree Play & Music for a morning of fun. This popular event is for children ages 1 to 4 years old.”
Click here for more info.

Thursday, October 11th

Family Storytime | 10-11AM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Join the Houston Public Library for a cross-generational literacy experience. Family Storytime, held in the Children’s Pavilion, is followed by a facilitated activity or craft for the whole family to enjoy.”
Click here for more info.

Circus Night featuring Cirque La Vie| 7-8:30PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Be amazed and delighted by Houston’s premier circus group, Cirque La Vie, with their high-flying, spectacular family-friendly performance.”
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Mini Musicians | 10:30-11AM
Manvel Public Library | 20514 Highway 6, Manvel, Texas 77578
Music and movement with stories for toddlers.
Click here for more info.

Gardening with Children | 7-8PM
Pearland Parks and Recreation | 4141 Bailey Rd, Pearland, Texas 775848
“Keep Pearland Beautiful and Brazoria County Master Gardener Association invite you to a free lecture entitled “Gardening with Children”.
Learn first hand from Master Gardener Cynthia Finney how to stimulate children’s curiosity through gardening.
The lectures are on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m..
The lecture will be in the “Multipurpose Room” of the Pearland Recreation Center, 4141 Bailey Rd. Pearland, Texas.
There is no charge for these educational garden lectures. Come when the doors open at 6:45 p.m., enjoy dessert and coffee, and visit with other attendees. Keep Pearland Beautiful will provide coffee and dessert for participants. For more information about the Garden Lecture series and other Keep Pearland Beautiful Programs visit our website www.mykpb.org or call 281-489-2795.”
Click here for more info.

Friday, October 12th  

School’s Out Art Workshop |9AM-12PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Drive #137, Pearland
Let your child explore their creativity when school is out! Children will enjoy many fun activities including arts and crafts, creative play, games, snacks, story time and more! These sessions are perfect for kids ages 4-14 and offer kids the opportunity to play, socialize, and enhance their artistic side. Each day will be a different theme with various activities.
Click here for more info.

Punch Party at Rienzi | 7-9PM
MFAH | 1406 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019
“Travel back in time at Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts & paintings!
Sample 18th-century cocktails and modern punches while you socialize on Rienzi’s terrace to the sounds of AMP’D, the quartet from Divisi Strings. Cocktails provided by Mongoose vs. Cobra. Pompadours welcome!
Tickets include punch, light bites & valet parking. Open to guests 21 & older”
Tickets $35 MFAH members | $40 Nonmembers
Click here for more info.

Family Movie Night: Coco | 7-9PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
Click here for more info.

Saturday, October 13th

Pearland Farmers Market | 9AM-1PM
Pearland Town Center | 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Come shop the Pearland Farmer’s Market for locally grown and made items, including produce, breads, baked goods, sweets, soaps, beauty products, crafts, and variety of other unique items.”
Click here for more info.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown | 10AM-6PM
Downtown Houston | 901 Bagby, Houston, TX
Celebrate 47 years of Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, benefiting Houston non-profits, as we host 300 artists in 19 different disciplines. The weekend festival is a sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets into artistic avenues bursting with color. Patrons can enjoy music, entertainment, food trucks and the Children’s Creative Zone.
Tickets $5-$30
Click for more info.

Bilingual Storytime! | 10-11AM
The Goddard School (Pearland – Shadow Creek Ranch) | 2151 Kingsley Drive, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Come join us for FREE monthly bilingual storytime, hosted by the Booklandia Bilingual Kids Club and the Goddard School!
Izzie Chea, from Booklandia Books, will be providing an engaging and dynamic storytime event, reading two books, leading movement and dance to bilingual music, and a fun craft to end the session!
This event is perfect for ages 2-8, and families are definitely welcome! Parents must stay with their children.
The event is FREE, but donations are encouraged to help keep these events sustainable.”
Click here for more info.

Train Rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum| 11AM-1:45PM
Galveston Railroad Museum | 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Texas 77550
“The “Harborside Express” is an open air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11:00 am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45 pm. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.
Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum, and must be purchased at the museum.”
Click here for more info.

Second Saturday Boat Rides | 10AM
Sabine Promenade on Buffalo Bayou | 150 Sabine, Houston
“These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even an occasional alligator sunning on the banks.”
Adults $7, Children (age 4-12) $5. Cash Only.
Click here for more info.

Young Writers Workshop | 10:30-11:30AM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
Kids learn to express their thoughts and develop language skills, thanks to Writers in the Schools (WITS), HPL Express and Discovery Green in Houston’s only free and open writing workshop for kids. Limited to 25 students, first come first serve.
Click here for more info.

STEM Saturdays | 12:30-1:30PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
K Girls, Inc. hosts a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Limited to 40 students, first come first serve.
Click here for more info.

Family Movie on the Lawn: Coco | 11AM-1PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
Click here for more info.

The Lights Festival Houston | 3-8:30PM
Houston Raceway | 2525 S FM 565 Rd, Baytown, Texas 77523
“This is an awesome family event benefiting Be The Match Houston. It is $55 per person, however if you use our promo code “besomeonescure” you will receive an $8 discount. Each person receives a lantern that most people leave a memorial note on. When it is dark enough, they are lit up and floated off into the distance. There were between 2,000-3,000 participants in the last event! This is truly amazing to behold!
Your ticket includes a packet to be picked up at the event. The packet contains a lantern, marker. Come enjoy a magical night and memories to last a lifetime.
Any child under three years old is free to the event. Children ages 4 – 12  need to purchase our kids ticket. Lanterns are not included with a child’s ticket. 13 years and older will be charged an adult ticket.”
Click here for more info.

Korean Festival Houston | 10AM-7PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“The Houston Korean Festival celebrates the Korean culture through a day filled with delicious Korean and Korean-inspired festival fare, interactive arts, crafts & games, and dazzling performances for all ages.”
Click here for more info.

KBR Kids Day | 11AM-3PM
Guadalupe Plaza Park | 3211 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston
“Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and KBR for the 12th Annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park. Children and adults will be delighted by hands-on nature and learning activities, live music and entertainment, food trucks, birds of prey shows, pontoon boat tours on the bayou, and a Halloween costume parade!”
Click here for more info.

Ninja Fun Day with Life Time Athletic | 11AM-1PM
CityCentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
“Life Time Kids is calling all ninjas who want to put their ninja skills to the test on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM – 1 PM in the Life Time Athletic Kid’s Gym. Activities include ninja games, crafts, and contests with prizes—costumes are encouraged. There will also be a basic anti-bullying and stranger danger curriculum. The event is free to attend and open to non-members ages 5 and older; reserve a free ticket by calling the Life Time Activity Desk at 713.464.1200.”
Click here for more info.

The Great Texas Mac & Cheese Festival | 12-4PM
The Great Texas Mac and Cheese Festival | 2314 Strand, Galveston, Texas 77550
“Presented by Yaga’s Kidz Klub!
The inaugural Great Texas Mac & Cheese Festival kicks off in Saengerfest Park in Galveston, Texas on October 13th from 12pm-4pm!
One Ticket = 6 (4oz.) Mac n Cheese Restaurant Samples
A portion of proceeds benefits the teams made up of any Galveston school classroom or GISD school-affiliated organizations, i.e. Key Club, Drama Club, Debate team, Sports team, etc.”
Tickets $12. Visit link below for schedule of events and activities.
Click here for more info.

Sunday, October 14th

Macaroni Kid LC & Elite Care 24HR ER Halloween Bash | 1-4PM
Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room – League City | 2530 Gulf Freeway, League City, Texas 77573
“Dress your little ones in their Halloween Costume and join us for our annual Halloween Bash!
The first 200 kids will receive free cotton candy and the first 200 families will receive a swag bag filled with goodies!
Each of our vendors will have candy for trick or treating!
Costume contest will start at 2:00pm – We will have three age categories – 0-3, 4-6, and 7-10. 1st place in each category will get a $75 Target Gift Card, 2nd place a $50 Target Gift Card, and 3rd place a $25 Target Gift Card.
Register for the Costume Contest here.
We also will have games with prizes, jump houses, and petting zoo by Jim’s Jungle Exotic Petting Zoo!
Finally bring your Teddy Bear so they can be checked out at our Teddy Bear Clinic inside Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency Room – League City!”
Click here for more info.

1000 Lights for Peace | 6-8:30PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“Join Mahatma Gandhi Library to celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi with a multi cultural stage show, a walk for peace through Hermann Park, and a historic photo exhibit of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.”
Click here for more info.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown | 10AM-6PM
Downtown Houston | 901 Bagby, Houston, TX
Celebrate 47 years of Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, benefiting Houston non-profits, as we host 300 artists in 19 different disciplines. The weekend festival is a sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets into artistic avenues bursting with color. Patrons can enjoy music, entertainment, food trucks and the Children’s Creative Zone.
Tickets $5-$30
Click for more info.

Pawsitive Pups | 1-2PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Pawsitive Pups, presented by the Houston Public Library, offers an opportunity for children to practice their reading skills alongside comforting canine companions. Young readers can bring their own books or borrow from Levy Park’s Reading Room and read aloud to trained therapy dogs for some paws-itive encouragement.”
Click here for more info.

Monday, October 15th

School’s Out Art Workshop |9AM-12PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Drive #137, Pearland
Let your child explore their creativity when school is out! Children will enjoy many fun activities including arts and crafts, creative play, games, snacks, story time and more! These sessions are perfect for kids ages 4-14 and offer kids the opportunity to play, socialize, and enhance their artistic side. Each day will be a different theme with various activities.
Click here for more info.

Baby Storytime | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 6-18 Months
Click here for more info.

Toddler Storytime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
Click here for more info.

Storytime at the Square | 10-11:30AM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Join Ms. Jana Banana as she reads and acts out some of her favorite stories.  This fun and interactive event is aimed to spark the love of reading for listeners both young and old!”
Click here for more info. 

Tuesday, October 16th

Toddler Yoga | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Toddler Yoga is a fun, active way to engage with your child as they become more mobile.”
Click here for more info.

Toddler Tuesdays | 10:30AM-12:30PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Houston Public Library (HPL) teams up with Discovery Green for a morning of fun with story time, activities and crafts for toddlers.”
Click here for more info.

Live Music in Pearland! | 7-9PM
Taco Cabana | 11111 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
“Join us in Pearland for tunes and tacos! Enjoy live music at Taco Cabana in Pearland every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM along with our #TCTuesday specials! These are free events and family friendly.”
Click here for more info.

Ongoing Events:

Saturdays in the Park
Smither Park 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023
See artists in action, as they cover more of the park’s surfaces in beautiful mosaics.
Click here for more info.
 
The Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
Rice University
Every Wednesday-Monday (Closed Tuesdays) 6AM-10PM
Check schedule for sunset time on the day you plan to visit
Reservations Recommended
Click here for more info.

Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern | 105 Sabine, Houston
Wednesday-Friday | 3:30-6PM, Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-6PM
Tickets $8-10. Free admission on Thursdays however, reservations are still required. Children under 9 not permitted in Cistern.
Click here for more info.

Minute Maid Park Tours | 10AM and Noon
Minute Maid Park Tour | 501 Crawford, Houston
Tuesday-Saturday – Ongoing through August 11th
Tickets $5-9
Click here for more info. 

Open House | Daily from dawn until dusk through February 2019
Sam Houston Park| 1000 Bagby Street, Houston
Open House is an interactive temporary public sculpture created by local artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Sourced from Cherry House Moving Company, the 1940s-era house has circular holes into the walls creating a “Swiss cheese” appearance, and collaged interior walls with vintage images sourced from family, friends and local resale shops that represent the city’s people, places and past. Visitors can walk through Open House, soaking in some of Houston’s history while viewing both the modern skyscrapers of Downtown Houston and the landscape of Sam Houston Park through the holes that have been carved out of the house.
Click here for more info.

South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston
Heritage Society | 1100 Bagby Street
Houston 10AM-4M | Mon.-Sun. through Oct. 28th
The Houston paints exhibit brings together more than 60 works created over more than 130 years that can help present-day Houstonians better understand how the vision of the city evolved and helped create the modern city in which we live.
Click here for more info.

On Exhibit:

Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Click Exhibit title for more information)

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through January 27, 2019

Contemporary Dutch Design: Selections from the Museum’s Collection 
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through November 25, 2018

The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection 
Reinzi | 1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019
Through January 13, 2019

Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through January 27, 2019

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Audrey Jones Beck Building | 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through February 24, 2019

Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection 
Audrey Jones Beck Building | 5601 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through September 15, 2019

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Caroline Weiss Law Building | 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Through December 29, 2019

Free Museum times:

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