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Weekly Happenings Around Houston – Sept 26th – Oct 2nd

Fall has officially arrived! Hopefully the weather will get the memo and will start cooling off soon! I know several pumpkin patches have already opened in the area, and next week I’ll add those locations to this post, so you’ll know where to go to get some great pumpkin patch pictures with the kids- and pick out the perfect pumpkins to carve or decorate. In the meantime, there are some great events occurring this weekend. Two that I am really excited about are the moonGARDEN opening downtown and the Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez at the Miller Outdoor Theater.

Wednesday, September 26th

Evening Meeting Tween Book Club | 12-1P
Pearland Library | 3522 Liberty Dr, Pearland, Texas 77581
“Tweens, come to discuss “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle.”
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.”
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Lego Mania | 3PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“Bring the little ones out to Houston Public Library- Central Location for playtime with Legos!”
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Children’s Bingo | 4:30-5PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
Ages 4-12
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Thursday, September 27th

Free Family Night | 5-8PM
Children’s Museum of Houston | 1500 Binz St, Houston, Texas 77004
“Join us each Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. as we host Free Family Night. Experience everything the Museum has to offer including hands-on exhibits and Super Powered Summer programming!”
Click here for more info.

No Bully Here Celebration Concert | 11AM-12PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“Celebrities and student artists use inspirational performance as a way of positively influencing youth in the area of non-violence, demonstrating that art provides a healthy and engaging outlet for expression.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Friday, September 28th

Classic Journey Live | 8-11PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“Classic Journey Live is a tribute to Journey unlike any other. Take a ride with Journey as they rise from their San Francisco roots to superstardom and international fame.”
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Family Movie Night: Annie | 7:30-9PM
Levy Park | 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098
“Come on out for some fall fun on September 28 to see the 2014 musical Annie, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital. No outside furniture is allowed, but blankets or park chairs can be used.”
Click here for more info.

Saturday, September 29th 

PUPapalooza | 12-4PM
Pearland Town Center | 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, Texas 77584
Bring your pup to PUPapalooza! There will be a Pet Vendor Market, pet contests and demonstrations, music, special appearances by Paw Patrol’s Marshall & Skye, and more.
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.

Rhythm & Wind | 8-11PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“WindSync is a band of five virtuoso players of the flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, and bassoon who have developed a national reputation for their “savvy, smarts, and sass,” and Ivan Trevino is an award-winning composer, percussionist, and drummer with the band Break of Reality.”
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Family Movie on the Lawn: LEAP | 11AM-1PM
Baybrook Mall | 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
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OPENING NIGHT: moonGARDEN |6AM-11:59PM
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston
“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.
SPECIAL EVENT: Opening night activities include a performance by Cirque la Vie, a screening of Moonstruck (1988) and other performances throughout the park.
Visible during all park hours and activated nightly from 6 pm to midnight.”
Click here for more info.

Nigeria Cultural Parade | 8:30AM-1PM
Toyota Center | 1510 Polk Street, Houston
“Celebrate Nigeria’s 58th year of independence in the heart of Downtown. Attendees will witness a rich cultural experience through the street-wide celebration.”
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“Looking Back” History Boat Tour | 10AM
Allen’s Landing on Buffalo Bayou | 1001 Commerce Street, Houston
“Take a look back with local historian and author Louis Aulbach to the late 1800s when Houston was founded. He will share stories about the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events that helped shape our city.”
Tickets $40
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Summer Saturday Nights at The Blue Field Market | 6-10PM
Blue Field Market | 2619 Polk Street, Houston, Texas 77003
“Join us every Saturday night on the Blue Field with our beautiful Houston skyline as the backdrop! We have a variety of local vendors ranging from handmade jewelry, clothing, home goods, and gourmet foods, food trucks, live entertainment, yard games, free open play sand volleyball, and free yoga! Fun for all ages!”
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LibroFEST | 12PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
“A celebration of books, art and culture with a focus on highlighting Hispanic history and heritage through library presentations, activities, performances and more. Audiences of all ages can take in the sights and sounds of bilingual storytelling, craft-making, poetry readings and live music featured throughout the Central Library, the outdoor plaza and Hermann Square at City Hall.”
Click here for more info.

Sunday, September 30th

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez | 7:30-10:30PM
Miller Outdoor Theatre | 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, Texas 77030
“The premier folkloric dance company of Mexico, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez, makes its long-awaited return to Miller Outdoor Theatre, presented by Wells Fargo.”
Click here for more info.

Monday, October 1st

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?”
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Baby Storytime | 10:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 6-18 Months
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Toddler Storytime | 11:30AM
Central Library | 500 McKinney, Houston
Ages 18-36 Months
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Tuesday, October 2nd

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.

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 Sept. 23rd
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.”
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