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Weekly Happenings Around Houston – Oct. 17th-23rd

It finally feels like fall out there! I love this time of year. Spending time outdoors with family, enjoying the weather, and participating in fall activities. There are so many things going on, the hard part is deciding which ones to do!

Wednesday, October 17th

CityCentre Farmers’ Market | 4:30-8PM
CityCentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
“Come experience a farm-tastic adventure in the plaza with Your Neighborhood Farmers’ Market. Shop an array of vendors offering local produce and homemade finds.”
Click here for more info.

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.

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

Kidtastic on the Square: Puppet Show & Workshop | 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!
This week your kids will be thrilled by our puppet show. They’ll also learn how to create their own puppets and make them come to life!”
Click here for more info.

Thursday, October 18th

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.

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.

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.”
Click here for more info.

Friday, October 19th

Friday Night Fun | 6-10PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Dr. #137, Pearland
Drop your kid(s) for a night of creative fun with us. They will enjoy arts and crafts, inventive games, pizza and story time and more! It’s a night away for you and the kids!
$35/child. 10% discount on multiple enrollments.
Click here for more info. 

Parachute Playtime | 10AM-2PM
CityCentre | 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
“Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus presents Parachute Play Time with Gymboree Play & Music on Friday, October 19from 10 AM – 12 PM for a morning of toddler-friendly fun. Young children are encouraged to learn and develop as they play movement games, participate in song and dance, and experience the famous 20-foot rainbow parachute.”
Click here for more info.

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

Saturday, October 20th

4th Annual 5K Creepy Crawl | 7:30-11:30AM
Pearland Town Center | 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Lace up your creepiest shoes and join us for our 4th Annual 5K Creepy Crawl benefiting SoléAna Stables.
This is a Halloween crawl, so scare up your family & friends, sport your best spooky costume and join us for a day of fun!
Registration includes Official 5K Creepy Crawl T-shirt, trick-or-treating along the course, music, food and refreshments, sponsor & vendor booths, pumpkin decorating, face painting, inflatable obstacle course and other children’s activities, individual, team and pet costume contest, a raffle, silent auction and much more! All proceeds go directly to the continued development of SoléAna Stables programs. To learn more about SoléAna Stables go to www.soleanastables.org.”
Click here for more info.

Movies on The Lawn at The Lawn: Hocus Pocus | 7-9PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
Click here for more info.

Movie Under the Moon: Despicable Me 3 | 7:15-9:30PM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
“Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to the Plaza to enjoy a free Movie Under the Moon brought to you by our friends at First Colony Church of Christ!”
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.

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.

Ecology Walking Tour | 10:30-11:30AM
The Water Works | 105 Sabine Street, Houston
“The tour will highlight how the landscape and ecology of 19th-century Texas created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all-but-vanished ecosystem.”
Click here for more info.

Flea By Night | 6-10PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Discovery Green’s eco-conscious Flea is irresistible to the avid shopper. Enjoy live local music, food trucks and shopping under the stars and twinkling lights.”
Click here for more info.

Port to Port Boat Tours | 10:00-12PM
Buffalo Bayou Park | One Main Street, Houston
“The Port to Port Tour is a cruise east of downtown on Buffalo Bayou from Allen’s Landing to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. Join Bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic significance of this industrial stretch and Houston, as you cruise the approximately seven miles from the old port of Houston to the new port of Houston.”
Tickets $45
Click here for more info.

Pumpkin Patch at the Lawn | 11AM-3PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Find your perfect pumpkin for the fall at the Pumpkin Patch at The Lawn!
We are filling our greenspace with hundreds of beautiful pumpkins for you to buy with the proceeds benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation Texas!
We’ll also have live music, seasonal food & drinks, arts and crafts and a pumpkin decoration station!”
Click here for more info.

Wings Over Houston Air Show | 8AM-3PM
Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base | 14657 Sneider, Houston, Texas 77034
“The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow is an IRC 501(c)(3) community event presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing, and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Collings Foundation-Houston based at Ellington Airport, and the Vietnam War Flight Museum. One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 34-year history.”
Tickets from $32.50
Click here for more info.

League City Harvest Festival | 9AM-2PM
League Park | 200 E Main St, League City, Texas 77573
“Our League City Harvest Festival is an annual tradition in League City. We will have music, food trucks, a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, face painting, a hay ride, games and activities for the family to enjoy all afternoon, and of course, VENDORS! Get ready to do some holiday shopping! This is a free event for the public to attend.”
Click here for more info.

ArBOOretum | 10AM-4PM
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, Texas 77024
“Grab your costumes and get the kids together for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year! ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!”
Free for Members, $20 for non-members
Click here for more info.

Halloween Event | 12-5PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Fall Plant Sale | 9AM-1PM
Stella Roberts Recycling Center | 5800 Magnolia St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Keep Pearland Beautiful will be hosting a Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center (5800 Magnolia, 77584). The plant sale will feature native and adaptive plants that require less water and maintenance in our unique climate. If you want to beat the crowd on Saturday, buy a ticket for the 15th Annual Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon (featuring GardenLine Radio Host, Randy Lemmon) to shop plants on Friday, October 19th!”
Click here for more info.

Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience | 10AM-5PM
NRG Center | 1 NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054
“LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain.
The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO® lovers (of all sizes) to roll up their sleeves and dive into over A MILLION LEGO® bricks!
Attraction Include:
The Glow Gallery: A dark, mysterious world of intricate and elaborate LEGO® creations you’ll see in a new light!
Brick Fest Speedway: Build and race your custom built LEGO® derby car down one of our 35-foot long tracks!
Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to Guinness World-Record Sized mystery floor mosaic.
Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized LEGO® builds and make them your own with more LEGO® than you’ve ever seen.
Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO® video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO® title head-to-head.
Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links.
Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 LEGO® bricks, create your own mosaic tile and be part of the show!
Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from one of the many merchants in attendance.”
Tickets starting at $18.88. Children under 2 free.
Click here for more info.

George Lewis: Remains of the Sky | 7:30-8:30PM
James Turrell Skyspace at Rice University | 6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005
“Join us for the debut of Remains of the Sky (2018), a sound and light installation commissioned specifically to be in dialogue with the James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University. A computer program (designed by Lewis and realized by Damon Holzborn) collects local weather data from the area around the Skyspace, then translates and compresses that information into a synaesthetic performance of color, multichannel sound, and rhythm. The work utilizes a combination of sampled and electronic sounds, LED lighting from the Skyspace, and the spatialized, refracted voices of Houston residents collected in 2015 for an installation by Lewis and multimedia artists Jean-Baptiste Barriere and Houston native Carroll Parrott Blue. The result is a space of spiritual contemplation about the power and fragility of climate, catalyzed by Houston and its natural surroundings.”
Click here for more info.

Sunday, October 21st

Bayou Bend Family Day: Autumn | 1-5PM
Explore fall and harvest traditions.
Admission is free! Enjoy:

  • Station-guided house tours of the first floor (children under 10 are welcome!)
  • Access to Bayou Bend’s remarkable historic gardens
  • Performances by fantastic musicians, puppeteers, dancers, storytellers, and more
  • Craft activities suited for young children
  • Educational themes related to aspects of Bayou Bend
  • Exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops centered around the day’s theme

Click here for more info.

Unplugged at Discovery Green | 5-9PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Unplugged at Discovery Green showcases the best musical acts in town performing in an unplugged concert series that challenges them to rethink, rearrange and deliver a unique performance of their songs using only acoustic instruments”
Click here for more info.

Houston Dynamo JR Academy | 4-6PM
The Square at Memorial City | 602 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024
“Back by popular demand!
The Houston Dynamo JR Academy has partnered with Memorial City to hold weekly Talent ID and training sessions for the Spring Branch / Memorial community!
Learn from the coaches who coach the best!
This free program for boys and girls ages 5 – 10 will allow participants the opportunity to experience a training focused on developing each player’s technical skill.
Join us every Sunday from 4pm – 6pm at The Square to experience training with the Dynamo JR Academy staff.
Please, no cleats!
The Houston Dynamo JR Academy is the initial step in the pathway into the Houston Dynamo Academy. For more information regarding the Houston Dynamo JR Academy please log on to: www.dynamoJRacademy.com.”
Click here for more info.

Wings Over Houston Air Show | 8AM-3PM
Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base | 14657 Sneider, Houston, Texas 77034
“The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow is an IRC 501(c)(3) community event presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing, and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Collings Foundation-Houston based at Ellington Airport, and the Vietnam War Flight Museum. One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 34-year history.”
Tickets from $32.50
Click here for more info.

Halloween Event | 12-5PM
Bass Pro Shops (Pearland, TX) | 1000 Bass Pro Dr, Houston, Texas 77047
“Its the GREAT PUMPKIN with the Peanut Gang at Bass Pro Shops! Come by in your Halloween costume and get a FREE 4×6 photo with the Peanuts!
There will be crafts and activities each night as well.”
Click here for more info.

Beers & Art at Saint Arnold’s Brewing Co. | 11AM-4PM
Saint Arnold Brewing Company | 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, Texas 77020
“Fall is upon us and the holiday season is in full swing. Come on out for an awesome day of local delicious Saint Arnold craft beers, talented local Houston artist & makers. Some of the best & coolest vintage selections from local curators! And of course some great jams to keep things going!!”
Click here for more info.

Pumpkins & Pints | 12PM
BAKFISH Brewing Company | 1231 E Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77581
“Bring your kiddos in to paint pumpkins- we’ll supply the pumpkins, paint, and memories! This event is free, but our pumpkin supply is limited so we will only supply one pumpkin for your pumpkin.
Our food truck will be Foreign Policy.”
Click here for more info.

Monday, October 22nd

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 23rd

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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