November 2017 Calendar
NOV. 2: DASH FALL MARKET, 6-9 p.m. preview party
Design • Art • Style • Home starts this event with a spirited preview party at $25 per person. The show continues through Nov. 5 for plenty of shopping, and admission at $10 per person is good for the remaining market days. Enjoy workshops such as “Make It and Take It” succulent arrangement conducted by members of Hahn Gallery, as well as food, music and free parking.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., www.dashhouston.com
NOV. 2-4: SUGAR PLUM MARKET, preview 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 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. 3-4: ART@DISCOVERY GREEN,10 a.m. opening both days
The second annual show promises more than 80 fine art and contemporary craft artists selling everything from jewelry to furniture to paintings to sculptures.
1500 McKinney St., 713-400-7336, www.discoverygreen.com
NOV. 9-12: 37TH ANNUAL HOUSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER MARKET, open 10 a.m. daily
The signature holiday fundraising event, following this year’s theme of “Rockin’ and Shoppin’,” is a giant, one-stop pop-up shop featuring more than 280 merchants offering home decor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more.
NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Drive, 713-629-3700, www.houstonballet.org
NOV. 17-19: JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE WOODLANDS HOLIDAY MARKET, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
From flower arrangements to personalized gifts to ornaments, begin your holiday shopping early…and leave time to buy yourself something special at this winter wonderland extravaganza.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, 888-746-7455, www.jlthewoodlands.org
NOV. 11: THE TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION’S 9/11 HEROES RUN
The fundraising event, moved from 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 continuing its mission to serve veterans, first responders and the military.
NOV. 18-19: 12TH ANNUAL HOUSTON VIA COLORI® STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL, starting at 10 a.m. both days
Watch as more than 200 local and international artists converge on the streets of downtown Houston to create street paintings. Take in live music performed by local bands and entertainers on three stages, family-friendly activities and delicious local food and beverages. Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech, a nonprofit organization that teaches children with hearing loss to listen, speak and read.
900 Smith St., 713-523-3633, www.centerhearingandspeech.org
NOV. 19: "BESTOWING BEAUTY: MASTERPIECES FROM PERSIAN LANDS”
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents this exhibition of more than 100 works drawn from one of the most significant collections of Persian art held in private hands and rarely publicly displayed. The show highlights the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iranian civilization from the 6th to the 19th centuries through carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, scientific instruments and jeweled objects. The exhibit remains on view through Feb. 11, 2018.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
OUT OF TOWN
NOV. 4: 18TH ANNUAL TEXAS FURNITURE MAKERS SHOW, 5:30-8 p.m. reception and awards ceremony
Meet the artists and see their winning works at this event presented by Woodcraft, Texas Commission on the Arts and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. The juried exhibit featuring creations by the top furniture makers in Texas remains on view through Dec. 1.
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerville.com
NOV. 11: SMITHVILLE’S “AIRING OF THE QUILTS,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate the innovative spirit of the women who created this cultural heritage with quilts on display in the Historic District of downtown Smithville. Some quilts are for sale during this free event. Also, the Smithville Tour of Homes, hosted by the Smithville Garden Club, opens doors to four historic homes and a beautiful church. Cost of the tour is $10 per person.
NOV. 18-19: ANGLETON MARKET DAYS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Market Days at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds features 200 diverse vendors from across the state in indoor and outdoor settings. Parking is abundant, making the grounds a perfect location for accessibility.
THROUGH NOVEMBER: “JACK UNRUH: THE TEXANIST” EXHIBIT
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
DEC. 1-3: 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA IN CONROE
Cleverly dubbed “2 Girls, a Guy and a Trailer,” the event includes works by 15 talented Montgomery County artists. Check it out at three locations: Conroe Central Market Fine Art Gallery, Hillson’s Design Services and the Conroe Art League.
www.facebook.com/pg/2girlsaguyandatrailer/ or www.cornerstoneframing.com
DEC. 1-3: POP SHOP HOUSTON FESTIVAL, preview party 6-10 p.m. Friday, shopping 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Shop for curated handmade crafts, art, fashion and indie products as you sample bite-sized tastings from area eateries and take in workshops, demonstrations and live music. The first 50 fest-goers in line Friday and Saturday get goodie bags filled with lots of handmade items by local designers.
1201 Main St., www.popshopamerica.com
DEC. 2-3, 8-9: GONZALES WINTERFEST CELEBRATION
The city of Gonzales invites you to join the celebration with breakfast with Santa, a lighted Christmas parade and historic home tours, the latter Dec. 2-3.
DEC. 2-3: CHESTNUT SQUARE 44TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES & HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Step back in time with a visit to Chestnut Square Historic Village in McKinney. Sitting on 2.5 shaded acres just two blocks south of historic downtown McKinney, Chestnut Square includes 10 structures dating from 1854 to 1930 with docent-led tours, facility rentals, a wedding venue, living history demonstrations and more. Stop by The Pantry Restaurant for tea luncheons 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3.
DEC. 3: FIRST HISTORIC RIVERSIDE TERRACE HOME TOUR, noon-5 p.m.
Visit this historic neighborhood to see five homes never open to the public before, including former Houston mayor Otis Massey’s house. Hop on board a convertible school bus for additional touring of Riverside’s most historic streets. The Historic Riverside Terrace Civic Association presents the event.
DEC. 5-8: THE HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER’S 10TH ANNUAL DECK THE TABLES & HOLIDAY TABLETOP TOUR
Experience the exquisite holiday tabletop decor created by some of Houston’s best design professionals. Come celebrate the season! The popular event benefits the MAM holiday toy drive
The Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road, 713-864-2660, www.thehoustondesigncenter.com
DEC. 8-10: TOMBALL GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
It’s Weihnachtsmarkt, Texas-style, in Tomball with 200 merchants, four music stages, a walking parade, street performers, carnival and rides and your fill of German food, beer and wine. Also enjoy the free admission, parking and shuttles.
FREDERICKSBURG DECKS THE HALLS
Head to the hills for these 60th annual events on Dec. 2 in this charming Hill Country town. You’ll find the festive day a great way to shop for one-of-a-kind items, visit homes decorated for the season and, of course, get into the holiday spirit.
This year’s self-guided home tour, set 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and sponsored by Latigo, features two 1800s historic houses built by German stonemasons, plus five homes reflective of the Hill Country style of architecture. All are decorated for the season, with one house showcasing German Christmas ornaments and another with a tree adorned with more than 1,300 ornaments! Musicians provide entertainment at several of the tour sites.
A booklet with a map and full descriptions of each home is provided to tour participants. Tour tickets are $30 per person (after Nov. 26, tickets are $35 per person). These passes also admit you into the market.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 830-990-8441 or visiting www.pioneermuseum.net
The market features 22 boutique vendors offering jewelry, Christmas decor, specialty foods, ladies’ and children's fashions, herbal products and home decor, to name a few. Enjoy the coffee bar complete with home-baked goods, as well as a lineup of musicians for your entertainment.
The gift market, sponsored by Fickle International LLC, runs 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Gillespie County Historical Society’s Sanctuary & Social Hall, 312 W. San Antonio St. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per person.
All gift market purchases benefit the Gillespie County Historical Society and its efforts at the Pioneer Museum and 3.5 acres of grounds to preserve and tell early German settlers’ stories with hundreds of artifacts in 10 buildings. The museum is located at 325 W. Main St.
The Vereins Kirche ("Society Church") is located in the middle of the town square at Marktplatz. This replica of the first public building constructed in Fredericksburg in 1847 by German pioneers was built in 1935, the project that launched the county’s historical society.
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