October 2018 Calendar
OCTOBER 6: Houston Weird Homes Tour™, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The third annual tour of Houston’s wacky and eclectic is bringing back some favorites, introducing us to new weirdness, and is the go-to place for the extraordinary, eccentric and magically strange.
OCTOBER 9: Fall Market 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
This seasonal design event taps industry leaders for inspiration and insight.
The Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road, 713-864-2660, t www.thehoustondesigncenter.com
OCTOBER 15: ASIA Cabinetry Grand Opening, 2-6 p.m.
They’re pulling out all the stops over at ASIA Cabinetry, inviting designers and homeowners to the unveiling of their expanded offices and new showroom/warehouse space. Come for the ribbon cutting, tour the showroom and facility, and stay for the cake, speeches, lucky draws and prizes in a festive atmosphere with food, drinks and tunes.
ASIA Cabinetry Inc., 7875 Northcourt Road, Suite 100, 713-690-8885, www.asiacabinetry.com
OCTOBER 20-21: Texas Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Meet with industry professionals and experts, participate in hands-on workshops and learn about all the latest products for home and family at one of the largest home and garden shows in Texas.
NRG Center, One NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
OCTOBER 20-21: 2018 AIA Home Tour, Architecture Center Houston, 12-6 p.m.
Tour the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Bicycle riders get a discount on this self-guided tour and tickets are available for a single house or full tour.
1909 Gardenia, 2040A Arlington, 2171 University, 2326 Tangley, 2923 Drexel, 8725 Banzer, 8913 Friendship, www.aiahouston.org
OCTOBER 20-21: 22nd Annual Historic Home Tour, 12-5 p.m.
The Eastwood Civic Association hosts this annual event that showcases restored homes built between 1910 and 1930, balancing historic charm with modern amenities.
Pick up tickets at Bohemeo’s,
708 Telephone, www.eastwoodcivicassociation.org/2018-Eastwood-Home-Tour
OCTOBER 27-28: Good Brick Tour, 12-5 p.m.
Preservation Houston presents its fifth annual recognition of exceptional historic preservation, and has arranged for public tours of these historic buildings and family homes.
OCTOBER 27-28 and November 3-4: The Bellaire Fall New Home Showcase, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tour new construction by Bellaire Builders, Cason Graye Homes and Savannah Home Builders, Inc.
5416 Pocahontas, 5205 Spruce, 4515 Pine, www.bellaireshowcase.com
OCTOBER 14: Autumn Arts & Antiques Festival
Downtown Rosenberg comes alive, courtesy of the Art League of Fort Bend and arts and antiques vendors. Enjoy music by the Rosenberg Symphonic Band and the HSPVA mariachis.
OCTOBER 4-7: Texas Contemporary, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Texas Contemporary 2018 brings 65 exhibitors, special projects and public installations.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.txcontemporary.com
OCTOBER 6-27: October Gardening Classes
The Arbor Gate offers classes to help gardeners gain knowledge and inspiration.
October 6, Heirloom Bulbs, 10 a.m.; October 10 and 24, Lunch with the Experts,
12 p.m.; October 11, Edibles for Any Space, 10 a.m.;
October 13, Gunter’s Heirloom Vegetables, 9 a.m.; October 13, Spring’s Ahead - Plant Now and Enjoy Then, 10 a.m.; October 18, Attracting Bluebirds to the Garden, 10 a.m.; October 20, Crop Rotation, Succession Planting and Intercropping, 10 a.m.; October 21, Bee Forum, 11 a.m.; October 27, A New Year of Herbs - Starting Now!, 10 a.m.
281-351-8851, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, www.arborgate.com
OCTOBER 7-JANUARY 27: “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol,” closed Mondays
We all have family portraits and ancestral heirlooms, but the MFAH has done us one better with this stunning exhibit that features more than 150 objects from the British monarchy.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
OCTOBER 12-13: Bulb & Plant Mart, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
The Garden Club of Houston hosts this popular event with guest speakers and quality bulbs for sale including amaryllis, anemones, crocuses, daffodils, freesias, tulips and more.
The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, www.gchouston.org/bulb-plant-mart-info
OCTOBER 13-14: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The fun is in the exploration, but when you find that perfect piece of art for home or office, know that it’s all for a good cause benefiting Houston non-profits, courtesy of Art Colony Association, Inc.
901 Bagby, www.artcolonyassociation.org
OCTOBER 19: Night Market 2018, 6-9 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center hosts this evening of tasty treats, local vendors, crafts and a free look at “New Cartographies.”
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore, 713-496-9901, www.asiasociety.org
OCTOBER 28-JANUARY 21: “Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975,” closed Mondays
View objects from Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego and Jesús Rafael Soto in this new MFAH exhibit that draws from public and private collections.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
OUT OF TOWN
THROUGH OCTOBER 14: The Savannah Sipping Society, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays
Four Southern women are drawn together by fate in this spirited and spirit-filled comedy.
979-830-8358, Unity Theatre, 300 Church, Brenham, www.unitybrenham.org
OCTOBER 1-6: La Bahia Antiques Show & Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Head out to the historic 1879 La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall for antiques, collectibles, vintage and repurposed finds and treasures.
979-289-2684, 550 Highway 237, Burton, www.labahiaantiques.com
OCTOBER 6-7: Pearland Arts & Crafts on the Pavilion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discover art, handcrafted jewelry and pottery 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 13-14: Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Shop home décor, garden items, art and jewelry from 250+ juried exhibitors in this charming National Historic District.
979-836-6033, Main and surrounding streets, Chappell Hill, www.chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com
OCTOBER 19-21: Texas Arts & Music Festival
The fun kicks off Friday night with dining and music, followed by daylong events on Saturday with food trucks, an art village and live music. Come back Sunday for pop-up galleries and a film festival at the Simon Theater.
Historic Downtown Brenham, www.texasartsandmusicfestival.com
OCTOBER 20-21: 21st Annual ARToberFEST, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Shop from more than 100 artists while enjoying food and fun in historic Galveston.
Postoffice Street, Between 20th and 23rd Streets, Galveston, www.artoberfest.com
NOVEMBER 2-4: Fall Festival of Roses, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday
Attend two days of presentations by experts and horticulturists, followed by Sunday tours of the growing fields.
979-835-5548, The Antique Rose Emporium, 10,000 FM 50, Brenham, www.weareroses.com
NOVEMBER 2-4: Art @ Discovery Green®, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Head out to downtown’s green gem of a park to view work by 75+ fine and contemporary craft artists.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, www.discoverygreen.com/artfestival
NOVEMBER 3: Menil Drawing Institute Community Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fifth art building to join the Menil neighborhood finally opens to the public. Come see what’s new in this 30,000 square foot space and view the inaugural exhibition, “The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns.”
713-525-9400, 1533 Sul Ross, www.menil.org/drawing-institute
NOVEMBER 3-4: Christmas at the Mansion, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Giddings Stone Mansion has been decorated with different holiday themes and opens its doors for tours and lunch, courtesy of the Heritage Society of Washington County and Hermann Furniture.
979-836-1690, 2203 Century Circle, Brenham, www.giddingsstonemansion.com
NOVEMBER 8-11: The Nutcracker Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Shop ‘til you drop at the annual Nutcracker Market that benefits the Houston Ballet by supporting arts education, providing scholarships and introducing students to their first ballet. This year’s theme is “Cruising into Christmas.”
NRG Center, One NRG Park, www.houstonballet.org/about/nutcracker-market