Plan Your Weekend: October 10 to 13, 2019

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13, 2019. 

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Honor your loved ones at a Dia de los Muertos-themed event, enjoy all things Italian during an annual cultural festival, admire contemporary artwork by more than 75 exhibitors, head to the zoo for a Brazilian-inspired gala, hear from an expert on the climate crisis, scope out a selection of luxury cars and motorcycles and more.

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13, 2019.

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • Fall Festivals Happening Around Houston | Daily With Autumn in full swing comes a lengthy list of seasonal festivals, including everything from Oktoberfests and culinary events to Halloween festivities and cultural celebrations. Times, prices, and locations vary.
  • 41st Annual Houston Italian Festival | Daily Spend all weekend long stuffing your face with lasagne, spaghetti, and pizza at the forty-first 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 Hangover Sandwich” by Whitney Mercilus at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys | Daily – Cure your booze-induced ailments with the Houston Texans’ Whitney Mercilus and Chef Alex Padilla’s “The Hangover Sandwich,” a hearty addition to the menu at Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys Galleria and North Loop locations, available through the end of the month.
  • Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston | Daily – Kick off the 2020 PGA season at the Golf Club of Houston, which will host the annual Houston Open for the last time before it moves to the Memorial Park Golf Course next year. Tickets start at $44. 7am daily.
  • The Catastrophic Theatre presents Tragedy: a Tragedy at MATCH | Daily – Catch a performance of the Catastrophic Theatre’s latest production, Tragedy: a Tragedy, a timely comedy written by Pulitzer-prize nominee Will Eno, at MATCH. The play follows a team of reporters working on the scene of an unfolding crisis—an event that reveals a slew of universal truths and toes the line between fact and fiction. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, ranging from $5 to $75. $40 is the suggested price. Showtimes vary.
  • Comedian Dusty Slay at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday Catch the hilariously wry, optimistic observations of trailer park-born and bred comedian Dusty Slay when he brings his act to the Improv stage. $15 to $25. Showtimes vary.
  • Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca at MATCH | Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – Discover the colorful history of Dolores in Empanada Loca, a stage play that’s loosely inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd and presented by Obsidian Theater at MATCH. Tickets are $25; $20 for ages 65 and up; $15 for students with valid ID, but limited discounted $18 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • 14th Annual Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday | FREE Experience an evening of Chinese song and dance when some of China’s top dance companies team up with Houston’s Dance of Asian America in Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 7:30pm both nights.
  • Keep It Brassy 3 at Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – 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 three-piece horn section for extra, brassy flair. Tickets are $31 for general admission; $41 for reserved seating, but limited discounted $15.50 general admission tickets are available for select shows. 7:30pm both nights.
  • Opera in the Heights presents Tosca at Lambert Hall | Friday and Saturday – Take a seat for Opera in the Heights’ production of Puccini’s legendary tragedy, Tosca, at Lambert Hall on Heights Boulevard. They’ll perform the opera in Italian, supplemented with English subtitles. Tickets start at $39. Discounts are available for full-time students, ages 16 and under, and ages 65 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Obsidian Theater presents The Feast at MATCH | Friday to Sunday – Get in the Halloween spirit with a creepy performance of The Feast at MATCH. In the play, a couple discovers that the sewers near their apartment are able to speak, paintings take an eerie twist, and other spooky occurrences. Tickets are $25; $20 for ages 65 and up; $15 for students with valid ID, but limited discounted $18 tickets are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in Downtown Conroe | Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13 – Chow down on catfish and Cajun eats at this annual festival in historic Downtown Conroe. Aside from food and drinks, they’ll offer live music, arts and crafts, a carnival, KidZone area, and annual Catfish Pageant. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate; $20 for a three-day pass, with VIP passes available. Times vary.
  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday to Sunday Browse modern artwork from 75 exhibitors throughout the eighth edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in George R. Brown Convention Center. Tickets start at $25. Times vary.
  • stARTup Art Fair at Hotel Icon | Friday to Sunday Enter the third and fourth floors of Hotel Icon for an immersive, contemporary art experience created by a diverse group of independent artists at stARTup Art Fair. Expect local art nonprofits, artist performances, installations, and panel discussions, plus wine and artwork available for purchase. One-day tickets cost $15 in advance ($20 at the door); $10 ($15 at the door) for students with valid ID and ages 65 and up. Three-day passes cost $30 in advance  and $40 at the door. VIP tickets are $100. 7pm to 10pm nightly.
  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Friday to Sunday Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Houston Zoo for a festive celebration of all things Halloween. Take a stroll through a pumpkin patch, admire the monster mural, snap some photos, and chat with zoo keepers throughout the day. Included with zoo admission. Times vary
  • Salt, Root & Roe at Stages Repertory Theatre | Friday to Sunday Follow the story of two elderly, twin sisters as they determine the path of their final years in Salt, Root and Roe at Stages Repertory Theatre in Montrose. Tickets start at $25, but limited discounted $20 tickets (for $40 seats) are available for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • Bike Around the Bay at Plantgistix | Saturday and Sunday – Hop on a bike and cruise around Galveston Bay in this two-day, 170-mile ride around the largest estuary in Texas. Bikers can instead participate in a one-day, 97-mile ride if desired. $175 for one-day cyclists, $250 for two-day cyclists. 7:30am both days.
  • Galveston ArtWalk on Galveston Island | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – Enjoy a wide selection of visual art in galleries, non-profit art spaces, restaurants, and retail shops throughout the island during one of the Galveston Arts Center’s largest programs, Galveston ArtWalk. 6pm to 9pm both evenings.

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