Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during October 2019.
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October is here, and with it comes holidays, festivals, sporting events, and fall concerts galore. To help you sort through so many events, we’ve rounded up our top 15 things to do throughout the month.
Break it down at Lizzo’s live concert; eat all the tacos during Houston Press’ annual food fest; meet your favorite Marvel, TV, or WWE stars headlining Fandemic 2019; closeout Oktoberfest with German music, beers, and brats; scope out the artwork of more than 300 artists, and more.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of October.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: October 2019
- Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Daily – Shout “Opa!” while chowing down on authentic Greek cuisine, watching traditional music and dance performances, and shopping from a variety of vendors at The Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Tickets are $5 at the gate; kids 12 and under are admitted free; everyone is admitted free on Friday from 11am to 3pm. Times vary.
- Lizzo in Concert at Revention Music Center | Friday, October 4 – Belt out the lyrics to “Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell,” and “Tempo” when the Houston-based, multi-talented breakout star, Lizzo, takes the stage at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $208, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- 11th Annual Korean Festival Houston at Discovery Green | Saturday, October 5 | FREE – Celebrate Korean culture as the Korean-American Society of Houston hosts the 11th Annual 2019 Korean Festival Houston at Discovery Green in Downtown. Drawing tens of thousands of visitors in the past, this outdoor festival will feature cultural presentations and live performances, traditional cuisine from Korean food vendors, interactive games, art and more. 10am to 10pm.
- Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston | Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13 – 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.
- Billie Eilish in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, October 10 – Sing along to edgy hits like “Bad Guy,” “Lovely,” and “Bury a Friend” when teenage singer-songwriter Billie Eilish performs live at Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Fandemic Tour 2019 at NRG Center | Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20 – See and hear from your favorite TV and WWE stars at Fandemic Houston 2019, the newest comic con to stop in the Bayou City. Celebrity guests include Sebastian Stan of Captain America, Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead and Punisher, The Phelps Twins from Harry Potter, and Milo Ventimiglia of This is Us. Tickets start at $40. Times vary.
- Tacolandia at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, October 19 – Stuff your face with tacos at Houston Press‘ fifth annual Tacolandia event in The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou. Participating restaurants include La Fisheria, Chilosos, La Calle, Peli Peli, Caliente and more. Tickets start at $35 in advance. 4pm to 7pm.
- The Catastrophic Theatre presents Tragedy: a Tragedy at MATCH | Through Sunday, October 20 – 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.
- King’s Oktoberfest 2019 at King’s BierHaus – The Heights | Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20 – Clink pints and shout “prost!” at King’s annual Oktoberfest celebration in the Heights. They’ll have live German music, carnival games, and strongman competitions, plus plenty of German biers and brats. You can also enter to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Oktoberfest 2020 in Munich, Germany. Tickets start at $12. 11am each day.
- Cats at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, October 22 to Sunday, October 27 – Take a seat for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the famous musical based on T.S. Eliott’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, when the touring cast stops in Houston’s Hobby Center for a five-night stretch. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. Showtimes vary.
- Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Thursday, October 24 – Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Bucks at Toyota Center. Tickets start at TBD, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- Buzzfest at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, October 26 – Jam out to a full lineup of rock groups, including Godsmack, Bush, Our Lady Peace, Atlas Genius and Meg Myers, when Houston’s own 94.5 The Buzz hosts its annual musical festival at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $22, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 3:30pm.
- Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium | Sunday, October 27 – Watch the Houston Texans take on the Oakland Raiders on their home turf at NRG. Tickets start at $59, but you might find cheaper, better, hard-to-find tickets available on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. Noon.
- Halloween Events and Parties Around Houston | Through Halloween, Thursday, October 31 – Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween at events all month long with trick-or-treating in CityCentre, plenty of haunted houses, or a creepy showing of Obsidian Theater’s The Feast, plus the family-friendly Zoo Boo and Scream on the Green and more. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Around Houston | Through Saturday, November 2 – Spend time with loved ones and honor the deceased with visual arts performances, community altars, sugar skull face-painting, live music and more, all in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Prices, times, and locations vary.
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