Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston: October 7 to 13, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 15 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, October 7 to Sunday, October 13, 2019.

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Chow down on Cajun eats in Conroe; browse through an immersive, contemporary art experience in Downtown; and take your mark and get set for the Houston Texans’ annual Running of the Bulls race; hear Billie Eilish perform live in concert; take the kids to a family-friendly outdoor festival more.

Top 15 Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • “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 | Monday, October 7 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.
  • The Epicurean Project at The Revaire | Monday, October 7 – Witness culinary innovation in action as more than 25 local chefs come together for one night to compete in the Epicurean Project at The Revaire. Competition categories include exotic meats, Texas local, Asian Pacific inspiration, and flavors of South America. You must register for this event. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Mumford & Sons in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, October 8 – Enjoy a powerful performance by the Grammy-winning folk-rock group, Mumford & Sons, as they tour in support of their late 2018 album, Delta. Tickets start at $29 and might sell out, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
  • 41st Annual Houston Italian Festival | Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13 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. Tickets range from free to $8. Times vary.
  • The Catastrophic Theatre presents Tragedy: a Tragedy at MATCH | Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13Catch 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 and range from $5 to $75. $40 is the suggested price. Showtimes vary.
  • Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca at MATCH | Thursday, October 10, Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13 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.
  • 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 cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
  • 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.
  • Salt, Root & Roe at Stages Repertory Theatre | Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13 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.
  • stARTup Art Fair at Hotel Icon | Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13 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. Tickets for one-day passes 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; $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $100. 7pm to 10pm nightly.
  • Lil Duval at House of Blues | Friday, October 11 – Crack up at a live set by comic and rapper Lil Duval (aka Roland Powell), known for his role on MTV2’s Guy Code, as well as his recurring appearances on VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. Tickets start at $39.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
  • Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas at Northshore Park | Saturday, October 12 Race through a 5K or 10-mile course at the thirteenth annual Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas run. Kiddos can join the One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run, and all runs are followed by a post-race party with food, music, and family-friendly fun. Registration starts at $70. 7am.
  • 2019 KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park | Saturday, October 12 | FREE Treat the kids to a fun-filled day of hands-on activities during the twelfth annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park. In partnership with 20 non-profit organizations, the event will offer pontoon boat tours, local entertainment and performers, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock-climbing wall, and a Halloween parade. 11am to 3pm.
  • Running of the Bulls at NRG Stadium | Sunday, October 13 Run or walk a 5K-course alongside Toro, Texans cheerleaders, and the Deep Steel Thunder band at the eighth annual Running of the Bulls, benefitting the Houston Texans Foundation. After crossing the finish line, participants can head to the post-race party for refreshments, giveaways, music, cheerleader autographs, and a kids zone. Tickets cost $40 for the competitive 5K; $35 for the non-competitive 5K; and $30 for the 1K Kids Run. 8am.

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