Plan Your Weekend: October 11 to 14, 2018

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. 

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Attend a ritzy gala to raise funds for Texas’ animals and natural habitats, be a spectator during back-to-back polo matches, light a candle in honor of Mahatma Gandhi and his peaceful teachings, save room for pasta at the annual Italian Festival, spend quality time with the kiddos at KBR Kids Day and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Things to Do All Weekend

  • 40th Annual Houston Italian Festival | Daily Spend all weekend long stuffing your face with lasagne, spaghetti, and pizza at the fortieth annual Houston Italian Festival. Let your food settle while enjoying film screenings, kids’ cooking classes, Italian language classes, Carranza puppet shows, interactive sidewalk art, pasta-eating contests, grape stomps, and a bocce ball tournament. Admission ranges from free to $8. Times vary.
  • The Catastrophic Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class at MATCH | Daily – See the opening performance of Catastrophic Theatre’s 2018 to 2019 season as they present Curse of the Starving Class, a harrowing stage play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard, at MATCH. Tickets start at $10. Showtimes vary.
  • Gente de Teatro presents Cancún at MATCH | Daily – Catch a Spanish language comedy about two vacationing couples, whose tropical holiday doesn’t go as planned. English subtitles on Friday and Saturday only. $25, but limited, discounted $12.50 tickets are available for select shows. Times vary.
  • Exit Strategy at Rec Room | Thursday to Saturday – Take a seat for a comedic thriller that follows a group of students and teachers whose public high school will close at the end of the year. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
  • Annual Members Exhibit at The Watercolor Art Society-Houston | Thursday to Saturday | FREE – Explore an array of breathtaking watercolor art at the 49th Annual Members Exhibit at The Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H). The organization’s longest running event, the exhibit remains on view through October, showcasing the best-of-the-best from the organization’s ranks. 10am to 3pm each day.
  • Love and Make’s Candle Making Workshop in Rice Village | Friday and Saturday The popular candle making workshop continues into the fall and into the buildup to holiday season. It’s a good fit for dates, girls’ day out, and others. BYOB encouraged. $45. Times vary.
  • ComedySportz Match Family-Friendly Improv Show at CSz Arena | Friday and Saturday This family friendly, Whose Line Is It Anyway?-inspired improv show pits two teams against each other as they make up scenes, games, and songs based on audience input. $20, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available. 8pm both nights.
  • Turkish Film Festival at MFAH | Friday to Sunday Discover the world of Turkish cinema when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts its sixth Turkish Film Festival, featuring the winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Butterflies (Kelebekler,) along with five other notable films. $10. Showtimes vary.
  • 10th Annual Houston Polish Harvest Festival in West Houston | Friday to Sunday Experience Polish tradition mixed with modern entertainment during the three-day Polish Harvest Festival in West Houston. The festival will offer authentic Polish cuisine, Polish beer and wine, music and dance performances, a kids zone, shopping, and a silent auction. $5. Times vary.
  • Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in Downtown Conroe | Friday to Sunday – Roll up your sleeves and chow down on loads of Cajun-flavored crawfish and other eats at this annual, family-friendly festival in Conroe. You can also expect live music, arts and crafts, a carnival, KidZone area, and a catfish pageant. Tickets start at $10. Times vary.
  • Keep It Brassy 2 at Music Box Theater | Friday to Sunday – Tap your feet to a slew of classics from iconic bands, such as Chicago, Billy Joel, and Ray Charles, at this musical cabaret presented by Music Box Theatre. As the name suggests, the house band will be backed by a trumpet, saxophone, and trombone for extra, brassy flair. Tickets start at $29, but limited discounted $14.50 tickets are available for select shows. 7:30pm every night.
  • Mr. Booker T. at the Door at Midtown Art Center | Friday to Sunday – Experience Houston’s first theatrical performance focused on the historical figure and iconic African American educator, Booker T. Washington, in Vincent Victoria’s world premiere of Mr. Booker T. at the Door at Midtown Art Center. Tickets start at $20. Showtimes vary.
  • 47th Annual Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown | Saturday and Sunday Admire the work of artists from across the country at the forty-seventh annual Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston. The family-friendly festival attracts 20,000 visitors each year and features artwork from more than 300 artists in 19 mediums. $12. 10am to 6pm both days.
  • Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta | Saturday and Sunday | No Cover – Watch colorful dragon boats race across the water, propelled by teams of competitive paddlers at the Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta. In between races, you can enjoy cultural performances, food and drink vendors, and live music. 7am to 4pm both days.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Things to Do on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018.

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