Fall Festival season has started! There is so much going on in the area this weekend! Now I just need to figure out how to clone myself so I can be in multiple places at the same time so I don’t have to decide between all of these great things to do! If you need a chance to unwind after a stressful week, join us here at the studio on Friday evening for our Yoga Unwined event. Free Yoga and Wine- what more could you ask for?  And for those of you needing something for the kids to do Monday when they’re off of school (Pearland ISD), we are having an Art Workshop from 9-12.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a sunny, rain free weekend!

Wednesday, October 3rd  

 Cinderella in Spain | 11AM-12PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“When the King holds a fiesta to find a bride for his son, Prince Paulo, havoc breaks loose when two stepsisters crash the party. This doesn’t stop Paulo from falling in love with a mysterious señorita – but can he find her with no other clue than the glass slipper she leaves behind?”
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.

Artist Talk with Leslie Hewitt and Courtney J. Martin | 7-9PM
The Menil Collection | 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, Texas 77006
“American artist Leslie Hewitt (b. 1977) inaugurates the “Contemporary Focus” series at the Menil with her work “Where Paths Meet, Turn Away, Then Align Again (Distilled moment from over 72 hours of viewing the civil rights era archive at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas),” 2012. Hewitt will be in conversation with Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at Dia Art Foundation.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.”
Click here for more info.

Thursday, October 4th

Toddler Music with Sessions Music | 9:30-10:15AM
Sugar Land Town Square | 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
This class is recommended for ages newborn through 7 years.
Click here for more info.

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| 7:30-9PM
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 5th

Yoga Unwined | 7-9PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Drive #137, Pearland, TX 77584
Join us for an evening of Yoga and Wine. Yoga instructor, Celina Rangel, will lead you through an hour-long flow style yoga class designed to help you relax. The class is appropriate for all levels of experience- from those just beginning Yoga to the more experienced Yogi. After destressing with the class, we’ll enjoy a glass of wine while socializing.
This event is free, but in the spirit of breast cancer awareness month, we are asking for a cash or check donation (in any amount) to go towards breast cancer awareness. We will have several charities for you to select for your donation to go towards.
Click here for more info.

39th Annual Festival Chicano| 7-10PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“The 39th Annual Festival Chicano is one of the oldest, ongoing, free events of its type in the world. It is a cultural celebration of Chicano music — from Tejano and Conjunto, to Mariachi and Orchestra.”
Click here for more info.

MoonGARDEN: Goodnight, Moon | 7-9PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“Pajama party featuring milk and cookies (free to the first 100 children attending) and readings of the beloved children’s book in the languages of Houston, plus the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Discovery Dome Planetarium and more. Free!”
Click here for more info.

 Saturday, October 6th

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

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion | 10AM-5PM
Pearland Town Center| 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, pottery and wooden treasure boxes are just a few of the unique items you’ll find at this year’s Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center. The FREE, juried art show offers visitors an opportunity to shop for unique art and handcrafted pieces created by local artists and artisans. NEW: A singer/songwriter showcase featuring artists performing original music rounds out the live music stage.
Live music, a food truck court, pop-up paint studio and kid’s interactive art station are part of the family-friendly fun.”
Click here for more info.

Saturday Spotlight: Fall Round-Up| 11AM & 2PM
George Ranch Historical Park | 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX 77469
“Put on your best Stetson and join us for a cattle drive experience. The fall cattle drives of old generally kicked off in early-October, so in honor of this tradition, join us as we bring the cattle to “market” at our reproduction rail car at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.”
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.

Stop, Look and Listen! Jazz on the Lawn | 3-4PM
The Menil Collection | 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, Texas 77006
“Presented by Da Camera of Houston, local musicians will perform Latin jazz on the East Lawn of the Menil Collection.
José-Miguel Yamal, keyboards; David Caceres, saxophone/vocals; Adriano Santos, drums; Tim Ruiz, bass
Come enjoy an afternoon of fun music with the Menil neighborhood as the backdrop. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and be ready to dance!
About Stop, Look and Listen!
Stop, Look and Listen! is a family-friendly series of free chamber music and jazz concerts presented in the inspiring and stimulating environment of the world-renowned Menil Collection. These museum concerts feature unconventional, interactive concert formats and fun, adventurous musical selections. The programs are often designed to celebrate specific artworks on display in the museum.”
Click here for more info.

Fall Bi-Annual Art Stroll | 4-10PM
Sawyer Yards | 1502 Sawyer #102, Houston
“Join us for our biggest event of the year, the Fall Biannual Art Stroll! Art collectors, enthusiasts and even those looking to purchase their first piece of art shouldn’t miss the chance to view and shop thousands of original works by the artists at Sawyer Yards. The five studio buildings on Houston’s largest creative campus will be open – Silver Street, Spring Street Studios, Summer Street Studios, The Silos on Sawyer and Winter Street Studios – so you can meet the artists and shop a fantastic array of artwork. Guests will encounter many mediums including: painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mosaic, photography, mixed media, and jewelry. The event is FREE and all are invited to attend and go home as collectors.”
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Celebration Seabrook 2018 | 11AM-7:30PM
Celebration Seabrook | 2400 Hammer Street, 77586
“Join us Saturday, October 6th for the Celebration Seabrook! The best Music & Art Fest By The Bay.
Enjoy live music all day with performances by Cory Morrow, Brandon Rhyder and Bri Bagwell and more! Watch performance art and find unique gifts from our arts and crafts vendors. Indulge in delicious eats and treats from popular food trucks, plus a Texas-sized Kid zone with fun attractions, bounce houses and special shows.
It’s a day of live music, art, kid fun, food, beer and wine… It’s a Baytastic good time!
Celebration Seabrook, the Bigger… Better “Bay”festival. Tickets only $5 at the gate.
Learn more and buy tickets at www.celebrationseabrook.com.”

Houston Margarita Festival | 12-10PM
The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park | 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX
“The seventh annual Houston Margarita Festival returns as the #1 margarita festival in the USA. Come to enjoy the wide variety of tasty margaritas while listening to live bands outdoors at the beautiful Water Works Park in downtown Houston, Texas!”
Tickets starting at $21.99
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Mistletoe Market | 10AM
Mistletoe Market | 1548 North Riviera Circle, Pearland, Texas 77581
“Jump start your Christmas shopping. Over 70 vendors with fabulous items and a portion of the proceeds go to the Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria Co.”
Admission $3.00
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The 2nd Annual Greater Houston Food Truck Festival | 1-10PM
Pasadena Fairgrounds | 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77507
“The 2nd Annual Greater Houston Food Truck Festival Saturday Oct 6, 2018
Free Admission From 1pm to 4pm (with RSVP)
Kid Friendly: Kids 12 and under are free
Bring your kids to enjoy the water slides, bouncy house, face painting, snow cones, ice cream & great kids food in a variety of food trucks
Come enjoy a host of food, beverages and a lot of fun. Network while you mix and mingle. Take advantage of the different food trucks and vendors that will be there to serve you.
#TGHFTF is designed to showcase the diversity in Houston’s culinary community along with some of the cities amazing musical talent. Our focus is to highlight & celebrate our wonderful melting pot that we call home, and allow so many others to experience the real “H-TOWN” lifestyle.
The festival will feature some of the cities top rated Food Trucks, pop/country/ indy rock performers, & vendors showcasing their latest product lines to hit the market.!”
Click here for more info.

Fall Texas Wine & Art Festival | 10AM-6PM
Texas Wine and Art Festival | 435 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, Texas 77373
“Texas wineries will offer old favorites as well as new wines for sampling and purchasing. Talented Texas artists will showcase their creative art in photography, clothing, hand-made jewelry, paintings, and crafts. You will also enjoy gourmet foods and sauces.Two-day events are held at the west entrance to Old Town Spring.”
General admission to the festival is FREE on Saturday and open to all ages and is a family-friendly event. Wine tasting Admission Tickets are $25 online. This includes a commemorative wine glass and 15 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are available at the event for $1.00 each.
Click here for more info.

Hands-On Houston: Mixed-Media Sculptures | 11AM-3PM
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | 4848 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
“This month, join HCCC to create mixed-media sculptures inspired by the fall exhibition, Craft Texas 2018. Walk through the galleries to explore a variety of works, ranging from sculpture to jewelry and furniture, and discover how craft artists experiment with mixed media in their art practices. Play with form and color, as you experiment with pattern, texture, and proportion, to design your own small sculpture using a range of materials.
Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft.”
Click here for more info.

Sunday, October 7th  

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion | 10AM-5PM
Pearland Town Center| 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
“Abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, pottery and wooden treasure boxes are just a few of the unique items you’ll find at this year’s Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center. The FREE, juried art show offers visitors an opportunity to shop for unique art and handcrafted pieces created by local artists and artisans. NEW: A singer/songwriter showcase featuring artists performing original music rounds out the live music stage.
Live music, a food truck court, pop-up paint studio and kid’s interactive art station are part of the family-friendly fun.”
Click here for more info. 

Fall Texas Wine & Art Festival | 10AM-6PM
Texas Wine and Art Festival | 435 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, Texas 77373
“Texas wineries will offer old favorites as well as new wines for sampling and purchasing. Talented Texas artists will showcase their creative art in photography, clothing, hand-made jewelry, paintings, and crafts. You will also enjoy gourmet foods and sauces.Two-day events are held at the west entrance toOld Town Spring.”
General admission to the festival is FREE on Saturday and  open to all ages and is a family-friendly event. Wine tasting Admission Tickets are $25 online. This includes a commemorative wine glass and 15 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are available at the event for $1.00 each.
Click here for more info.

Books at BAKFISH | 3:30-6:30PM
BAKFISH Brewing Company | 1231 E Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77581
“Bring the family out to the Brewery for “Jungle” themed Stories, as well as Arts & Crafts! Kids will enjoy books, crafts, projects, and fun while parents enjoy our craft beer! BAKFISH Brewing is on the boarder of Pearland and Friendswood! All craft items will be provided. This event is fun and Foreign Policy Food Truck will be serving and Shaved Ice Hut
!!EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!
Books will be on display for anyone to read after the event. Books can also be purchased after the event.
www.mamakatsbookstore.com.”
Click here for more info.

Monday, October 8th

School’s Out Art Workshop | 9AM-12PM
Creative Edge Art Studio | 2975 Kingsley Drive #137, Pearland, TX 77584
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.

Tuesday, October 9th

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
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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.
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South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston
Heritage Society | 1100 Bagby Street
Houston 10AM-4M | Mon.-Sun. through Oct. 21st
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.

Fashion Fusion Exhibit
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“The exhibition features garments from the fourth annual Fashion Fusion, a  competition that challenged Houston Community College (HCC) fashion students and alumni to design original outfits inspired by The Museum of Fine  Arts, Houston’s recent exhibition, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.”
Click here for more info.

moonGARDEN | 6AM-11:59PM
Discovery Green | 1500 McKinney, Houston
Through Oct. 7th
“A series of 22 illuminated spheres will transform Discovery Green and Avenida Houston into a magical moonscape. Ranging in size from six to 30 feet in diameter, moonGARDEN features 11 shadow theaters that tell the diverse, dynamic story of Houston and Discovery Green, as well as interactive works that allow visitors to become part of the experience.
Visible during all park hours and activated nightly from 6 pm to midnight.”
Click here for more info. 

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