October 2017 Calendar
OCT. 6: “EMBRACED BY THE VOID,” opening reception with artist talk 5-8 p.m.
Archway Gallery presents works by Cecilia Villanueva reflecting upon open spaces using few lines and very few architectural structures, creating compositions that verge on the void. The show is on view through Nov. 2.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St., 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
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 and rare art, performance artists, painters, sculptors and architects.
OCT. 8: POP SHOP AMERICA DREAM CATCHER CRAFT CLASS, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Use leather, twine, feathers, beads and more materials to make a dream catcher, the perfect magical craft before Halloween. All’s fun for beginning and experienced crafters, with the $36 fee including the top-notch supplies.
321 A W. 19th St., www.popshopamerica.com
OCT. 21-22: ANNUAL AIA HOUSTON HOME TOUR, noon-6 p.m. both days
Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour highlights the finest residential architecture in the Houston area. This year’s popular event includes 10 AIA architect-designed houses selected by a jury of industry experts and completed within the last five years. For this self-driving event, full-tour tickets are $20-$25 and $10 for a single house visit and are available online or at any of the participating houses during the tour.
THROUGH 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 house with views of the second fairway on Tiger Woods’ first U.S. golf course, 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
THROUGH NOV. 4: TEXAS ARTIST OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION
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
OCT. 12-14: THE GARDEN CLUB OF HOUSTON’S 75th ANNUAL BULB AND PLANT MART, 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday early 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, day lilies, gingers, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and citrus plants, as well as 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: Cilantro: 2017 Herb of the Year, 10 a.m.
Henry Flowers of Festival Hill Gardens leads the class on this culinary herb. Flowers discusses growing conditions, harvesting, usage and how cilantro differs from coriander.
The Arbor Gate, 281-351-8851, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, www.arborgate.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. both days
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.
THROUGH 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.
OUT OF TOWN
OCT. 13-15: HILL COUNTRY BUILDERS ASSOCIATION’S 2017 PARADE OF HOMES
From modern country cottages to lakeside retreats, these homes redefine the possibilities for homeowners in beauty and functionality. Experience the latest in new home designs and technologies among Texas’ most picturesque backdrops. Make plans now for a fun weekend in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay and Kingsland.
OCT. 14: 16TH ANNUAL TEXAS MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-7 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
“JACK UNRUH: THE TEXANIST EXHIBIT," opening reception 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. 20-21: HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM’S 29TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Bring the entire family to this pioneer crafts demonstration featuring potting, spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, quilting, soap making and more. Everyone enjoys bluegrass and gospel music, as well as square dancing.
Woodville, 409-283-2272, www.heritage-village.org
NOV. 2-4: SUGAR PLUM MARKET, preview
6-10 p.m. Thursday, market 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
“Believe in the Magic” is this year’s theme of the Sugar Plum Market presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League and Memorial Hermann. More than 100 vendors are on hand with a variety of merchandise, including apparel, jewelry and accessories, home interiors, children’s items and holiday gifts and decor.
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, www.sugarplummarket.com
NOV. 9-12: HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER MARKET
This signature holiday fundraising event is a giant, one-stop pop-up shop featuring more than 280 merchants and offering unique items for everyone, including home decor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more. Special event and general admission tickets go on sale Oct. 17.
NOV. 11: THE TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION’S 9/11 HEROES RUN
The fundraising event, postponed in September due to Hurricane Harvey, is rescheduled for Veteran’s Day. The organization is launching a TMF Service Expedition to assist in Houston’s recovery efforts, in addition to its continuing mission to serve veterans, first responders and the military.
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