September 2017 Calendar
SEPT. 7: GIFTS FROM THE HERB GARDEN, 10 a.m.
Henry Flowers of Festival Hill Gardens instructs participants on how to make fresh herbal bouquets or fragrant herbal wreaths as great gifts for any occasion.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
SEPT. 8: TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION, opening reception at 6 p.m.
More than 50 works in a diverse range of media by Trenton Doyle Hancock are on show through Nov. 4 as Art League Houston presents its 2017 Artist of the Year exhibition, “Texas: 1997-2017.”
1953 Montrose Blvd., 713-523-9530, www.artleaguehouston.org
SEPT. 15-17: HOUSTON ANTIQUES + ART + DESIGN SHOW, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Visit the booths of 75 exhibitors from across the United States, Canada and Europe to find antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and introducing vintage 20th-century modern.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., 708-366-2710, www.fall.houstonantiquesartdesign.com
SEPT. 15-OCT. 29: “SOUTHERN LIVING” SHOWCASE HOME BY MORNING STAR BUILDERS, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Come experience this beautiful custom-built showcase home with views of the second fairway in Tiger Wood’s first Texas golf course community, Bluejack National in Montgomery. The home incorporates many of today’s popular design trends, including an attached guest casita and a spacious outdoor living area. From top to bottom, this home speaks to all that is “Southern Living.”
Bluejack National, 4430 S. FM 1486, Montgomery, www.homesbymorningstar.com
SEPT. 23: 7th ANNUAL HOUSTON MODERN HOME TOUR
Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society, the self-guided tour gives people a chance to view great examples of modern architecture right in their own city during this day of local sight-seeing and open house-style visits for lovers of architecture, design, real estate and, simply, cool homes.
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1: HISTORIC GLENBROOK VALLEY HOME TOUR, noon-4 p.m. both days
Rocket back to another time at this popular home tour, with six homes on view this year, along with the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport. See a split-level home, a rarity in flat Houston; a mid-1970s Spanish-style home with courtyard entry; and “The Sputnik House,” so dubbed for its original Sputnik-shaped porch light. Classic cars add to the throwback fun of the event.
SEPT. 2-3: THE WOODLANDS 15TH ANNUAL FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Transform your house into a dream home or create the custom home of your desires with the latest products and fresh ideas at this favorite show. Feature presenter Dr. Lori Verderame of Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings” is on hand to appraise your antiques, representatives of Cunningham Gas Products offer live cooking demos both days and popular gardening expert Randy Lemmon is ready to answer your questions.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, www.woodlandsshows.com
SEPT. 9-10: KATY FALL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
More than 200 industry experts in landscaping, lighting, flooring, paint, home automation and more are on hand with their products. The show also includes a Vintage Market and Kitchen & Bath Idea Center. Meet Melissa Cervantes, the mastermind behind Dumpster Diva Designs. Harold Kelly from Mélange Catering provides football and fall entertaining tips. Members of Brookwood Community host a fall plant sale. Everyone enjoys free parking at the site, Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy.
SEPT. 10: BULBS AND BUDDIES, 10 a.m.
Head to The Arbor Gate where Chris Wiesinger of Southern Bulb Co. and Heidi Sheesley of TreeSeach Farms help you create extraordinary gardens using treasured plants and bulbs.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
SEPT 22: “FOR HIRE: CONTEMPORARY SIGN PAINTING IN AMERICA,” opening reception 5:30-8 p.m.
Explore the history of hand-lettered signs with some of the pieces installed from the start of the show with others created in the gallery over the course of the exhibition. The show is on display through Jan. 7, 2018.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., 713-529-4848, www.crafthouston.org
SEPT. 23-24: TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Take advantage of this show for expert advice, money-saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features and everything you need for your home and garden. Attend workshops, comparison shop and learn about the latest products for your home. The show is promoted as “Texas homeowners’ best resource,” all under one roof.
NRG Center, Hall C, 1 NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
SEPT. 16-17: HUNTSVILLE ANTIQUE SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
With a $5 admission per person good for both days, it’s a deal! Plus, you’ll find your own personal deals on antiques, collectibles, yard and garden items, vintage holiday collectibles, furniture and sterling jewelry.
Walker County Fair & Rodeo grounds, 3925 Highway 30 West
SEPT. 20-30: ARBOR INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES AND INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW
Arbor Antiques has brought dealers to Round Top for more than 20 years. You’ll find everything from custom furniture, fine art and handcrafted jewelry to museum-quality antique pieces — and more.
SEPT. 23-OCT. 7: COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW
Held in Warrenton, just four miles from Round Top, Cole’s Antique Show hosts 250-plus dealers selling quality antiques, art and jewelry in the largest indoor venue in the area.
SEPT. 25-30: 50TH ORIGINAL ROUND TOP FALL ANTIQUES FAIR
Get ready for the golden anniversary of this antiques extravaganza! Following a theme of “50 Years of Fabulous,” the big event promises finds for festival-goers.
OCT 7: WEIRD HOMES TOUR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The tour showcases the weird, wonderful and whimsical places that make our world amazing. During the self-paced, self-driving day, visit the homes of collectors of oddities, rare art collectors, performance artists, painters, sculptors and architects.
OCT. 9-10: KINGWOOD WOMEN’S CLUB HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE, 6-9 p.m. Monday preview party, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
Vendors from all over the Gulf Coast and the nation offer a wide variety of merchandise including jewelry, food, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, holiday decorations, gift items and much more at this 21st annual fundraiser. All proceeds are donated to local charities.
Humble Civic Center, 3 Will Clayton Parkway, www.kingwoodwomensclub.org
OCT. 12-14: GARDEN CLUB OF HOUSTON’S 75TH ANNUAL BULB AND PLANT MART, 4:30-7 p.m. early bird shopping, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
More than 500,000 top-quality bulbs from domestic and international suppliers are available at this popular event. Experienced as well as beginning gardeners find an expanded collection of hard-to-find and unusual crinums, daylilies, gingers, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and citrus plants, including exclusive offerings from the gardens of GCH members grown specifically for the mart.
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., www.gchouston.org
OCT. 14: 16TH ANNUAL TEXAS MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Madisonville, the “Mushroom Capital of Texas,” once again hosts “Fiesta de Hongos” featuring 240 booths, food court, live entertainment, classic car show and Texas craft beers and wines. There’s also a Kids’ Zone, so it’s fun for the entire family.
Madisonville Visitor Center, 113 W. Trinity, 936-348-9333, www.visitmadisonville.org
OCT. 14: “JACK UNRUH: THE TEXANIST” EXHIBIT OPENING, 5-8 p.m.
Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville presents works for sale by the late artist, whose artwork illustrates Texans’ curiosity with their state. Shop online now for Unruh’s legendary drawings at www.jackunruhtexanist.com. The exhibit remains on view through November.
102 W. Main St., Fayetteville, www.redandwhitegallery.com
OCT. 14-15: 46th ANNIVERSARY BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days
Celebrate the big event around City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library and Sam Houston Park with 300 artists in 19 different disciplines. The festival is a sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming our streets into artistic avenues bursting with color. Patrons also enjoy music, entertainment, food trucks and the Children’s Creative Zone.
OCT. 20-21: RIVER OAKS GARDEN CLUB’S 66TH ANNUAL PINK ELEPHANT SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
The city’s oldest rummage sale offers all kinds of treasures, including clothing, collectibles, home decor, furniture and plants in the 21,000-square-foot Bayou City Event Center. Proceeds benefit the community through scholarships and education and conservation, environmental and beautification projects.
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