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Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • Beautiful Purpose Leadership Retreat at the Cypress Alamo – Join a panel of local thought leaders on health, wellness, self care, and spirituality at a day-long retreat in Cypress. $99; $25 students; $115 VIP. 7am to 5pm.
  • Child Advocates Superhero Run at CityCentre Bust out your spandex, mask, and cape as you run or walk a 5K at the annual Child Advocates Superhero Run, which raises funds to fight child abuse. Held at CityCentre, the race will be followed by a celebration with shopping, food, entertainment, inflatables, a costume contest, and family-friendly activities. Registration starts at $20. 8am.
  • Art on Wheels at The Water Works –  Hop on a bike and cruise around Buffalo Bayou Park while BBP tour guide Andrew Groocock points out various works of art along the waterway. Tickets are $10. 9am to 10:30am.
  • Conscious Couture at CityCentre Shop luxury brands like Gucci, Chloe, Louboutin, and Louis Vuitton at discounted prices of up to 80% off during Fashion Fights Trafficking, a Conscious Couture event that showcases the latest fashions to raise money to end human trafficking. Tickets start at $25. 9am to 5pm.
  • Halloween Grosstopia: Zombies, Ghouls & Goblins at Children’s Museum of Houston Bring the family for a day of spooky costumes, weird workshops, and dancing, at the Halloween Grosstopia event, Zombies, Ghouls, & Goblins. Make your own costume and then walk the runway for the Ghoulish Fashion Workshop, learn how to paint your face like a zombie, enjoy a magic show, and bust out your moves with Dance Houston for the Thriller and Monster Mash Dance workshop. General admission is $12 for adults and children; $11 for seniors; children under 1 get in free. 11am to 4pm. There will be trick or treating from 4pm to 6pm.
  • Art Market & Home Tour at Cross Creek Ranch | FREE – Artisans and artists from Houston’s longest-running outdoor market, First Saturday Arts Market we well as the Market at Sawyer Yards come to Cross Creek Ranch to showcase paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. Expect live music, local food trucks, and activities for kids. Make sure to stop by one of their 22 model homes to pick up the newest décor tips. 11am to 5pm.
  • YOUniverSOUL Fest 2019 at Midtown Park Live in the moment with a full day of yoga, art, spirituality, music, and community at the YOUniverSOUL Fest, which aims to promote the health and happiness of Houstonians, at Midtown Park. Tickets start at $55. 10am to 8pm.
  • Freight Train Food Truck Festival at Tomball Railroad Depot | FREE – Taste a variety of food truck eats from 20 mobile kitchens participating in the fourth annual Freight Train Food Truck Festival in Tomball. With musical performances from Folk Family Revival and Mambo Jazz Kings, the fest will also feature a “pour patio” with adult beverages available for purchase. 11am to 5pm.
  • QS MBA World Tour at Royal Sonesta Houston | FREE – The QS MBA World Tour returns to Houston presenting professionals with options for multiple freebies and a chance to meet face-to-face with admissions directors. Attendees can get a professional headshot for their LinkedIn profiles, a resume review, opportunities to access $7 million in scholarship funds, and a chance to explore their next academic and career moves. 1:15pm to 6pm.
  • Jason Nash at Houston Improv Catch a comedy show by Jason Nash of Last Comic Standing at the Improv. After gaining a massive audience on YouTube, Nash snagged his own Comedy Central series, Second Chances. Tickets range from $35 to $95. 2pm.
  • East End Street Fest on Navigation Esplanade | FREE – Experience the rich culture of Houston’s East End with live entertainment on multiple stages, a diverse selection of food, shopping, and art, all available at East End Street Fest on Navigation Esplanade. 2pm to 9:30pm.
  • Tacolandia at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park – 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, but a limited number of $35 tickets are discounted to $25. 4pm to 7pm.
  • Houston Water Lantern Festival at Magnolia Garden Park – Design and launch a floating, eco-friendly lantern onto the lake of Magnolia Garden Park, then step back and admire the view as thousands of lanterns illuminate the night at the family-friendly Houston Water Lantern Festival. You can enjoy live music and food trucks while awaiting the lantern launch. Tickets start at $30. 4pm to 10pm.
  • ROCO Unchambered: Flair at MATCH Clarinetists Nathan Williams and Maiko Sasaki will play both classical favorites and modern commissions at ROCO’s first edition of this year’s Unchambered series. Works include those of Stravinsky, Michael Tenzer, Gary Schocker, Marcus Maroney, Bela Kovacs, Felix Mendelssohn, Theresa Martin, and Amilcare Ponchielli. Tickets are $25. 5pm.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium Get revved up for a high-energy showcase of massive trucks crushing, ramming, crashing, and soaring through the air at NRG Center. Tickets range from $15 to over $145, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Cristela Alonzo at Wortham Theater CenterCrackup at the musings of Cristela Alonzo, who in 2014 became the first Latina to create, produce, and star in her own network sitcom on ABC. Since then, she’s starred in the Netflix stand-up special, Lower Classy, lent her voice to Cars 3, and wrote a memoir, Music to My Years. Tickets are $32. 7pm.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE Bring the family to a free screening of Hotel Transylvania 3 at this month’s edition of Movie Under the Moon in Sugar Land Town Square. 7:15pm to 9:30pm.
  • How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE Discovery Green presents a free showing of How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World for you and your family’s Saturday night enjoyment. 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Logic: The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour at Smart Financial Centre Head to Smart Financial Centre for multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated artist and rapper Logic’s “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour.” Special guests J.I.D and YBN Cordae will join him on stage. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50, but limited $30 discounted tickets are available.  7:30pm.
  • The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition SupperclubYou’re in for a sexy, booze-filled evening when the Moonlight Dolls take the stage for this 1920’s show at Prohibition Supperclub. Tickets start at $20, but limited, discounted $10 tickets are available. 11:30pm.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • The Moonlight Dolls present Bitches Who Brunch at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar Grab a girlfriend and head to Prohibition for brunch and a show from the Moonlight Dolls. Tickets for seatings range from $15 to $45 for the show, with an additional $30 minimum brunch purchase, payable after the show. Discounted premium seatings are available for $15 at select shows. 11am.
  • Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Silver Sycamore Pasadena’s charming “old west” western town event venue, Silver Sycamore, opens up its doors for a big Fall Festival featuring games, activities, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, live music, and more. Tickets are available at the gate and are $13; $9 for ages 11 and under. 11am to 4pm.
  • Boo Fest at Karbach Brewing Co. | No Cover Dress up in your spookiest (or funniest) Halloween costume for Karbach’s annual fall celebration, which boasts a trick-or-treat market, costume contest, costumed puppy portraits, prizes and more. Noon to 8pm.
  • 2019 Beer Fest at Revival Market – Sample a selection of local cheese from Houston Dairymaids, then wash it down with sips from six local breweries at Revival Market’s inaugural Beer Fest. Additional eats include pork schnitzel, raclette cheeses, hot dogs, and fruit streusels for sale, plus polka music and face painting. Tickets for beer tasting wristbands are $25. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Tito’s Vodka Challenge at Houston Polo ClubWatch two teams go head-to-head in Houston Polo Club’s Tito’s Vodka Challenge, which features live music, a best-dressed couple contest, a pony bounce, the champagne divot stomp at halftime, and the player parade. Tickets start at $30 for adults; $15 for children on the Red Oak Lawn; Grandstand seats for 2 to 20 people range from $79 to $695. 4pm.
  • Unplugged at Discovery Green | FREE Sit back and enjoy an evening of acoustic music by Los Guerreros De La Musica at Discovery Green. The Unplugged series challenges local bands to rearrange popular songs while using only acoustic instruments. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Concert at Smart Financial Centre Get nostalgic at a concert by the ‘60s crooner and his trusty band, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, when they stop for a show in Houston’s Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $45, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.

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