Plan Your Weekend: November 12 to 15, 2015

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15, 2015.


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There’s a lot of pre-holiday excitement happening this weekend. Catch a film, or ten, at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, get your holiday shopping started at Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market, stuff your face at Tacolandia, go for a run at Hermann Park, entertain the kiddos at the 20th annual Children’s Festival in the Woodlands, take a cooking class at Central Market and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15, 2015.

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  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival at Venues Around Houston | Daily – The Houston Cinema Arts Festival brings more than 50 films along with filmmakers and directors to Houston for one week of screenings at venues like Sundance Cinemas, MFAH, Project Row Houses, the Menil and more. $8 to $25 single film ticket; $80 Saturday or Sunday day pass; $150 three-day weekend pass; $600 all-access pass. Times and locations vary.
  • The Nutcracker Market at NRG Center | Daily – Take care of all your holiday shopping by visiting the on by the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market. $20 per day; $50 four day pass. 10am to 8pm Thursday and Friday; 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove at NRG Stadium | Daily – Experience your favorite Disney characters like never before as they take the ice for Treasure Trove at NRG. Expect to see Rapunzel, the princesses and several characters from The Lion King, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
  • Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany at MATCH | Daily – Marvel at the real life experiences of Eleanor Ramrath Garner, whose acclaimed autobiography gets a riveting stage adaptation in this one-woman show from Theater LaB Houston. $30; limited discounted $15 tickets available. Thursday to Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • The Fantasticks at The Kaleidoscope | Friday to Sunday – Bayou City Theatrics stages the modern-day Romeo and Juliet, with plenty of comedy, drama and music. The original off-Broadway run of this show lasted for a record-setting 42 years. $35; limited discounted $17.50 tickets available. Friday and Saturday 8pm; Sunday 5pm.
  • Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens | Starts Saturday – See the impressive 1 million light display at Moody Gardens complete with animation and sound-enhancement during the annual Festival of Lights. While you’re there, take a spin on the ice at the outdoor skating rink. $10.95. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Turkishfest at Jones Plaza in Downtown | Saturday and Sunday – Experience Turkish culture through food, music, dance, art and handmade goods during Turkishfest in Downtown Houston. Kids can get their face painted, make crafts and enjoy storytime in the designated children’s area. 11am to 11pm Saturday; 11am to 9pm Sunday.
  • Children’s Festival in The Woodlands | Saturday and Sunday – Fun for kids of all ages, the 20th Annual Children’s Festival brings kid-friendly performing and visual arts to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a full weekend of fun. $8 in advance; $10 at the door; free for children under 2. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Scavenger Hunt Safari at the Houston Zoo – The Houston Zoo invites home schooled students and their families to the Scavenger Hunt Safari. Follow clues and complete fun activities to crack the code. $15; $12 for Zoo members; included with Club H.S. membership. 10am to 1:15pm.
  • HCAF15’s CineSpace Day at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston | Some Events Free – Enjoy one or more showings and exhibitions celebrating space exploration, including a screening of Apollo 13, Luke and Andrew Wilson’s documentary Satellite Beach, and many more. Tickets range from free to $12. 10am to 10pm.
  • Flavors of Fall Cooking Class at Central Market – Learn to make delicious fall dishes like Thanksgiving leftover casserole, chorizo stuffed squash and banana walnut pie during the flavors of fall cooking class at Central Market. $60. 6:30pm.
  • Psyche and Art in the Swamplands at the Jung Center – Journey into the world of artist Kelli Scott as you view her works on view at The Jung Center. $20; $15 for members. 7pm.
  • Elias String Quartet in Concert at Wortham Center – Hear London-based Elias String Quartet play a program comprised entirely of Beethoven pieces during a concert at the Wortham Center. This event is part of Da Camera’s Beethoven Perspectives Series. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.
  • Chance the Rapper in Concert at Revention Music Center – Get down to Hip-Hop beats from Chance the Rapper during a concert at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Things to do on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, 2015.

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