Get a Nightlife: October 16 to 20, 2019

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Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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The only thing we have to fear is the fear of missing out itself.

Fear no more, we’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening around Houston, from Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • National Pasta Day at Your Pie | Thursday to Sunday – Treat yourself with four delicious signature pasta dishes paired with Saint Arnold beer as Your Pie celebrates National Pasta Day. Pasta dishes include The Nat Bake, Cheesy Alfredo, Zia’s Meatball and the Penne Rosa. Each pasta will be paired with their own 4-ounce pour of Saint Arnold, all for just $20. Times vary.
  • Comedian Bill Bellamy at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Def Jam comic and aspiring chef-to-be on reality game show Comedy Kitchen, Bill Bellamy arrives in Houston for a weekend of laugh-out-loud observations at Houston Improv. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Showtimes vary.
  • Midnight Madness: Halloween Movie Screening at River Oaks Theatre | Friday and Saturday – Watch a special midnight screening of the 1978 John Carpenter immortal classic, Halloween, at River Oaks Theatre. Tickets are $11.25. Midnight both nights.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • East End Street Fest on Navigation Esplanade | FREE – Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Houston’s historic East End with live music, art, food, and interactive fun at the annual East End Street Fest. Taking place along Navigation Boulevard, the family-friendly festival is free and open to the public, with food, beverage, and merchant items available for purchase. 2pm to 9:30pm.
  • Houston Press: Tacolandia at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park Houston Press presents its fifth annual Tacolandia, an outdoor taco-sampling event and festival that features some of Houston’s best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style. You’ll also find music, cash bars with beer, wine, and cocktails, plus the chance to vote for your favorite tacos. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $35 general advanced with unlimited taco samples; $75 VIP with early access and three drink tickets before ticketing fees, but a limited number of $35 advanced tickets are discounted to $25. 4pm to 7pm.
  • ROCO Unchambered: Flair at MATCH Clarinetists Nathan Williams and Maiko Sasaki will play classical favorites and modern commissions at ROCO’s first edition of this year’s Unchambered series, Flair.  The concert at MATCH will feature works by Igor Stravinsky, Michael Tenzer, Marcus Maroney, Bela Kovacs, Felix Mendelssohn, Theresa Martin, and Amilcare Ponchielli. Tickets are $25; $15 for students. 5pm.
  • Opening Reception: Paul Mpagi Sepuya & Jacqueline Nova at Blaffer Art Museum | FREE – Celebrate the art exhibition openings of Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra at the Blaffer Art Museum located at the University of Houston. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Silent Disco: Halloween Edition at Revention Music CenterEnjoy a one of a kind special Halloween Silent Disco party with six live DJ’s spinning all night at the 40 Below lounge at Revention Music Center. Tickets are $18. 9pm.
  • The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub – Step into the Roaring ’20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant Theatre Company’s immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. Tickets are $20 for standing; $35 for seated, but limited, discounted $10 standing tickets are available for most shows. 11:30pm.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • 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 Now that Revival has a liquor license, it’s hosting its first annual Beer Fest, offering a taste of six local breweries and cheeses from Houston Dairymaids. Guests can also expect bites like pork schnitzel, raclette cheeses, hot dogs, and fruit streusels for sale, plus live polka music and kids’ face painting. Tickets for beer tasting wristbands are $25. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Tito’s Vodka Challenge at Houston Polo Club Watch two teams go head-to-head and pony-to-pony at Tito’s Vodka Challenge at Houston Polo Club. Enjoy 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.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Screening at Axelrad | No Cover – Axelrad beer garden hosts a spooky movie night with a screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the classic slasher film where several teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger in their dreams. 9pm.
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