November 2018 Calendar
NOVEMBER 10 and DECEMBER 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 fall exhibitions.
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore, 713-496-9901, www.asiasociety.org/texas
NOVEMBER 2-FEBRUARY 24: “Garden Paradise,” Closed Mondays
“Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow” includes the rarely displayed 17th century Wagner Garden Carpet.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1: 2018 Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 3-9 p.m. Saturday
Five pristinely decorated homes in the Houston Heights will come to life for the annual Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour. One home was built back in 1903 and it’s reported that a ghost named Emily still lives there; a newer home, constructed in 2005, also makes the tour.
Houston Heights Association, 713-861-4002, www.houstonheights.org/event/holiday-tour
DECEMBER 5-7: 11th Annual Deck the Tables — Holiday Tabletop Tour,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get fabulous entertaining ideas while touring exquisite tabletop décor from participating showrooms.
Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road, 713-864-2660, www.hdcholiday2018.eventbrite.com
NOVEMBER 15-18: 2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show, 7 p.m. Thursday, 9-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Learn what’s new from design style-makers Paloma Contreras, Randy Powers, Courtnay Elias, Courtney Hill Fertitta and Hallie Henley Sims, then stake your claim on the fine furniture and décor.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.thetacharityantiquesshow.org
NOVEMBER 7-11: International Quilt Festival/Houston, 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Catch the quilting fever at the largest show of its kind in the United States with more than 1,600 quilts and textile artworks on display, plus classes, lectures and shopping galore from nearly 1,000 vendors.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, 713-781-6864, www.quilts.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.
NRG Center, One NRG Park, www.houstonballet.org/about/nutcracker-market
NOVEMBER 16-18: 11th Anniversary Christmas Gift Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Home for the Holidays Gift Market is ready for you to check off your holiday shopping list with more than 200 vendors and offering unique gifts that can’t be found in local stores.
Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium, Katy, 281-788-4297, www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
NOVEMBER 16-18: Fresh Arts’ WHAM, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy people-watching and a festive atmosphere while selecting gifts for yourself or loved ones during Fresh Arts’ annual Winter Holiday Art Market. Don your ugliest sweater for the Friday night preview.
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter, 713-868-1839, www.fresharts.org/wham
NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1: 4th Annual Fine Art Christmas Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Don’t miss the opening reception from 5-9 p.m. Friday night; it benefits Special Friends, a program that teaches art to adults with special needs. Purchase works of art by featured artists including Karsten Lee Contemporary Designs.
Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands, 936-718-7009, www.facebook.com/2girlsaguyandatrailer
DECEMBER 1: The Arbor Gate Christmas Open House, 2-6 p.m.
Head out to The Arbor Gate and nosh on food from Every-Bellies, then enjoy fun and merriment with music by Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band before stocking up on winter plants.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
DECEMBER 8: Annual Candlelight Tour, 5-9 p.m.
Explore The Heritage Society’s festively decorated historic buildings at Sam Houston Park, including the 1874 Kellum-Noble House, the oldest surviving building constructed in Houston.
The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby, 713-655-1912, www.heritagesociety.org/annual-candlelight-tour
OUT OF TOWN
NOVEMBER 23-24: Home for the Holidays Gift Market, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Home for the Holidays Gift Market is heading out to Moody Gardens for its 10th anniversary show. Stroll the market and be sure to check out the Festival of Lights.
Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, 281-788-4297, www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
NOVEMBER 30: 29th Annual “A Victorian Christmas” Holiday Homes Tour, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Four of Galveston’s elegant historic homes have been decorated for the holiday season, adding a nice finishing touch to the architectural details from Galveston’s wealthy heyday. Stop by the East End Historical District Association cottage for light refreshments and enjoy holiday music at Darragh Park.
East End Cottage, 1501 Postoffice, Galveston, 1-800-821-1894, www.eastendhistoricaldistrict.org
NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1: Christkindlemarkt, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
Enjoy this German inspired open air Christmas market with food, craft beer, music, singing and dancing while shopping for Christmas ornaments, décor and handcrafted artisan gifts.
New Braunfels Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill, New Braunfels, 830-542-8448, www.christkindlmarktnbtx.org
DECEMBER 1: 61st Annual Holiday Home Tour and Market, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Christmas will be on display at seven fabulous homes in and around the Fredericksburg area. Wrap it up with some shopping from almost two dozen vendors at the GCHS Sanctuary & Social Hall at 312 West San Antonio.
Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main, Fredericksburg, 830-990-8441, www.pioneermuseum.net
DECEMBER 7-8: Christmas Home Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Explore the lavishly decorated homes in Fort Bend County by day or candlelight, and know that your support helps Child Advocates of Fort Bend better serve children who have been abused or neglected.
281-344-5100, Fort Bend County, www.cafb.org/events/home-tour
DECEMBER 8: Christmas in Historic Montgomery, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy the wonders of the holiday season with a parade, vendors, cookie walk and the 41st Annual Candlelight Home Tour (4-8 p.m.) in this historic downtown district.
Montgomery Community Center, 14420 Liberty, Montgomery, www.experiencemontgomery.com
DECEMBER 8: Holiday Homes Tour, noon-5 p.m.
Step across the threshold into Bastrop’s remarkable past and into some of its most beautiful homes, part of Bastrop’s four-day “Lost Pines Christmas” weekend.
Bastrop County Historical Society, 904 Main, Bastrop, 512-303-0057, www.bastropcountyhistoricalsociety.com/holiday-homes-tour , www.lostpineschristmas.com