September 2018 Calendar
SEPTEMBER 8-9: Fall House Beautiful Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday
Get expert tips from pro speakers on cabinetry, custom homes, design and more. Plus, the 16th Annual Home and Garden Show has just been rebranded, adding a Hot Tub and Swim Spa Expo by Primo Spas to its existing line-up of exhibitors for outdoor kitchens, landscaping and dream house updates.
Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, www.woodlandsshows.com
SEPTEMBER 8-9: Fall Katy Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-
5 p.m. Sunday
Chat with hundreds of experts to get inspiration for your next renovation project, room makeover or backyard upgrade. This biannual show also features a Vintage Market with creative furnishings and décor, a kitchen and bath idea center, seminars, exhibitors, and food trucks for midday refueling.
Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, www.fallkatyhomeandgardenshow.com
SEPTEMBER 8: Architecture Tour and Art Tour, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Explore the architectural marriage of East and West in the stunning, Yoshio Taniguchi-designed Asia Society Texas Center building. Then stay after for a docent-led art tour of the fall exhibit, “New Cartographies: Artists and the Changing Maps of Asia.”
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore, 713-496-9901, www.asiasociety.org/texas
THROUGH FEBRUARY 3: “Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia,” closed Mondays
The suburbs serve as inspiration for this witty exhibit that draws on selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s collection. Mark Bennett drew up house plans based on television’s My Three Sons, Cindy Sherman photographed a vignette from the late ‘70s, and Robert Rauschenberg has woven together a patriotic collage of iconic Americana.
MFAH, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
SEPTEMBER 6: Fresh Arts Cultured Cocktails, 5-8 p.m.
It’s always five o’clock somewhere, but this time the cocktails benefit Art Colony Association, the same folks who bring us the biannual Bayou City Art Festival. So come meet the Art Colony team and raise a glass to art in the Bayou City. Salud!
Boheme, 307 Fairview, 713-868-1839, www.fresharts.org
SEPTEMBER 7-9: Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday
Vincent Cassel portrays French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in this new biopic by Director Edouard Deluc. In French with English subtitles.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films
SEPTEMBER 15-NOVEMBER 11: “The Big Show 2018,” closed Mondays and Tuesdays
There’s much to love about Lawndale’s annual showcase. The art is always new to this show and has been created by artists within a 100-mile radius. It’s a great way to spot emerging talents, touch base with established artists to see where their careers are taking them, and really fine-tune your personal style as a collector. Enjoy the opening night excitement from 7-9 p.m.; then return midweek to really appreciate the juried selections chosen by Evelyn C. Hankins, Ph.D.
Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main, 713-528-5858, www.lawndaleartcenter.org
SEPTEMBER 27-30: Kusama – Infinity, 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday
Instagram darling Yayoi Kusama is the focus of this new film that profiles the octogenarian’s life and career, coming from a conservative Japanese family to the wild party scene of ‘60s New York and taking the art world by storm. The 80-minute movie includes interviews, archival films and glimpses of her extraordinary art.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films
SEPTEMBER 29-JANUARY 6, “CraftTexas 2018,” closed Mondays and Tuesdays
This will be the tenth iteration of this biennial juried exhibition that showcases the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Fifty objects by 36 artists made the cut and we’ll view unique takes on jewelry, furniture, sculpture and more than a few collaborations with nature. Insider tip: Resident artist studios will be open during the exhibition reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on September 28.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main, 713-529-4848, www.crafthouston.org
OUT OF TOWN
SEPTEMBER 8-29: September Gardening Classes at The Arbor Gate
The Arbor Gate kicks off a month of classes to help every gardener achieve the coveted green thumb award.
• September 8, New and Improved Vertical Gradens, 10 a.m.
• September 11, 18 and 25, East Meets West in the Practice of Qigong, 10 a.m.
• September 12 and 26, Lunch with the Experts, noon
• September 15, Fall — Our Forgotten “Spring,” 10 a.m.
• September 22, Fall Vegetable Garden, 10 a.m.
• September 29, Perennial Companions to Heirloom Bulbs, 10 a.m.
15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
SEPTEMBER 7: First Friday Art Walk, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
See, be seen and shop the night away at this popular monthly event in downtown Bastrop.
SEPTEMBER 8-9: STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
More than 200 creators will be on hand for this family-friendly expo that showcases comics, zines, art and games.
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave, Austin, www.staple-austin.org
SEPTEMBER 15: Montgomery Wine and Music Fest, 10 a.m.-9 pm.
They’ve got the formula down: Texas wines, Texas music and a rollicking good time in historic downtown Montgomery.
SEPTEMBER 22-NOVEMBER 25: “Textiles from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art,” open daily until 5 p.m.
This exhibition of contemporary and historic textiles, made by artisans and artists in Oaxaca, features vibrantly colored costumes, clothing, blankets and more.
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main, Beaumont, 409-832-3432, www.amset.org
SEPTEMBER 29-NOVEMBER 25: Texas Renaissance Festival, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and November 23
Everybody thinks of chain mail and turkey legs, but the true hidden gems of TexRenFest are the craftspeople and artists who sell their wares in the English village throwback shops. Huzzah!
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, 800-458-3435, www.texrenfest.com
OCTOBER 2-27: October Gardening Classes
The Arbor Gate continues its fall program of classes.
• October 2, 9, 16 and 23, East Meets West in the Practice of Qigong, 10 a.m.
• October 6, Heirloom Bulbs, 10 a.m.
Visit The Arbor Gate’s website for more October classes.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
OCTOBER 4-7: Texas Contemporary, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
And then there was one. The “two art fairs, one city” battle is over, at least for this year, and Art Market Productions’ presentation of Texas Contemporary 2018 brings 65 exhibitors, special projects and public installations. It’s a great time to touch base with favorite gallerists and discover something new.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.txcontemporary.com
OCTOBER 4-DECEMBER 6: Richard Stout “Sense of Home,” closed Sundays
Beaumont born and Texas proud, contemporary artist Richard Stout is still gifting our region with new works. The former educator (he was an instructor at MFAH’s Museum School and at the University of Houston) is returning home with this exhibition at UHD’s O’Kane Gallery.
University of Houston-Downtown, One Main, 713-221-8042, www.uhd.edu
OCTOBER 6-7: Pearland Arts & Crafts on the Pavilion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discover abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, pottery and much more at this juried showcase of work by local artists and artisans.
Pearland Town Center, Highway 288 and FM 518, Pearland, www.visitpearland.com/artshow2018
OCTOBER 6: Houston Weird Homes Tour™, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Houston Weird Homes Tour is bringing back some favorites, introducing us to new weirdness, and is the go-to place for the extraordinary, eccentric and magically strange.
OCTOBER 12-13: Bulb & Plant Mart, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Stock up on bulbs, hear talks about native plants and bees, and enjoy tax-free shopping.
Garden Club of Houston at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, www.gchouston.org