Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, Oct 6th – Oct 8th, 2017

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W Panther Creek, The Woodlands.

Email: museum@woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Phone: (281) 465-0955

Have you ever fancied a zany tea party with the likes of the Mad Hatter himself as your host? Enjoy high tea and decorate cookies with the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts at The Woodlands Children’s Museum in a room filled with Alice in Wonderland’s whimsy! Activities include art projects, a photo booth, face painting and more. This event is included with general admission to the museum, which is: $6.00 per person; 1 and under are free.

The Original Greek Festival

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd, Houston.

Email: festival@agoc.org

Phone: (713) 526-5377

There’s just not a cuisine more delicious than Greek food – trust us. Eat all the delicious treats you can as you learn about Greek culture at the 51st Annual Original Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Montrose. This family-friendly event will feature the finest in Greek cuisine, kids activities, music and more! Tickets start at $5.00 per person and children under 12 get in free.

King’s Oktoberfest Weekend

Friday, October 6th, 2017 through Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 11:55 pm at King’s Biergarten, 1329 E Broadway Street, Pearland.

Email: info@kingsoktoberfest.com

Phone: (281) 979-4140

It’s Oktoberfest over at King’s Biergarten and you won’t find a finer assortment of Bavarian debauchery than at this venue! King’s annual Oktoberfest celebration is back with more live German music, more biers, more brats, and more fun. Activities include a Ceremonial Keg Tapping, Bier Pong Tournament, Bavarian Strongman Competition, and Munich Oktoberfest 2018 giveaway. Tickets start at $12.00 per person.

Frightening Forest Tours

Friday, October 6th, 2017 through Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Aunique Gypsy Horse Ranch, FM 1375 Rd East, Huntsville.

Form: https://auniqueranch.com/frightening-forest/

Phone: (713) 203-0683

This Friday and Saturday evenings, A unique Gypsy Horse Ranch will be hosting tours of the Frightening Forest. At dusk, take a ride on the Magical Wizard Wagon or the Conjuring Caravan to visit the Frightening Forest. Witches, ghosts, skeletons, and fearful woodland creatures will be waiting for your tour. Before and after the tour, guests can stop by the Tent of Terror for a round of Pumpkin Putt Putt, wander through the Monstrous Maze, and try their hands at the Evil Eye bounce. Reservations must be made in advance. Magical Wizard Wagon rides are $40.00 per adult; $30.00 for ages 8 to 18 and seniors; $25.00 for ages 7 and under. Conjuring Caravan rides on a horse-drawn wagon are $25.00 per adult; $20.00 for ages 8 to 18 and seniors; and $15.00 for ages 7 and under.

38th Annual Festival Chicano

Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston.

Email: Lydia@ltbaehr.com

Phone: (281) 373-3386

Head to the 38th Annual Festival Chicano, a cultural celebration of Chicano music from Tejano and Conjunto, to Mariachi and Orchestra at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The Annual Festival Chicano is a reflection of the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience after centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europeans, and the U.S.A. Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others. The festival is a celebration of culture through the music of countless generations of artists. It is truly a unique, original American sound. This event is free to attend.

Pearland Arts & Crafts

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland.

Form: http://www.pearlandtowncenter.com/contact-us

Phone: (713) 340-0712

Experience a 2-day juried art show that will feature a variety of fine art and unique works for sale at the Pearland Arts & Crafts on the Pavilion. Spend the day outdoors strolling through the aisle filled with art while enjoying a food truck court, sipping wine at their wine bistro, taking the little ones to the kids’ interactive station, and watching a live performance from the Spinsations on Saturday night. You can also show off your artistic side by taking part in a pop-up paint studio from Art & Kustom Kreations. This event is free to attend, but food and drinks are on you.

KBR Kids Day

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Guadalupe Plaza Park, 2311 Runnels Street, Houston.

Email: info@buffalobayou.org

Phone: (713) 752-0314

Buffalo Bayou Partnership hosts the 11th annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park! Activity stations will include numerous hands-on activities from over 20 Houston non-profit organization partners, pontoon boat tours, local entertainment and performers, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, the Sports Zone, and more. This event is free to attend.

Fifth Ward Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 3215 Lyons Ave, Houston.

Email: fifthwardfallfestival@gmail.com

Phone: (713) 515-1364

Fall’s just not fall without a great festival to herald in the cooler, crisp air, seasonal treats, and general sense of relief from the boiling summer. Bring the whole family for this Fall-themed festival with the Fifth Ward community and enjoy kids activities, vendors and more. Don’t miss out on this chance to relax and enjoy one of the most beloved seasons of the year! This event is free to attend.

International Bacon Fest

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at HTX Sports Creek, 2619 Polk St, Houston.

Email: contact@htxsportscreek.com

Phone: (713) 309-6604

C’mon guys – it’s bacon! The International Bacon Fest, or Bacon iFest for short, will feature bacon and pork-inspired dishes from around the world. There’ll be dishes from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. Expect plenty of tastings, as well as carnival rides, live music, a bacon-eating competition, games, crafts, a pig pen, and more. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Texas Lion Camp, a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, Type 1 Diabetes, and Cancer. Tickets start at $10.00 each.

Superhero Soundtrack

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, Houston.

Email: patronservices@houstonsymphony.org

Phone: (713) 224-7575

Get ready to say, “Holy Houston Symphony, Batman!” as the Houston Symphony brings you some of the most memorable superhero themes from blockbusters like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Supergirl, and X-Men: The Last Stand. This concert will thrill the kids when they get to hear their favorite superhero themes being played live, and you can appreciate the talent of the symphony as they play! Tickets start at $26.00 per person.

Woodlands BBQ Festival

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands.

Form: https://www.thewoodlandsbbq.com/

Phone: (281) 323-6035

From bacon to barbecue – this weekend is going to be chock full of delicious happenings in the city! The 2nd Annual Woodlands BBQ Festival will feature celebrated BBQ pitmasters from the Houston area. Enjoy an afternoon filled with the finest BBQ around, activities for the kids, live music, cold beer and the chance to bring awareness to Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Tickets are $37.50 per person; $75.00 for VIP access.

Edible Plants

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston.

Form: https://houstonarboretum.org/contact/

Phone: (713) 681-8433

Are you afraid that you’ll be that one person who survives the Apocalypse only to eat those forbidden berries and meet your ironic demise? Worry no more![ In this class, you’ll learn where to find, how to identify, and how to properly prepare a seasonal selection of local edible plant species. This class is for ages 12 and up. Tickets are $40.00 for members and $70.00 for nonmembers.

My First Music Lesson

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Discovery Green, 1500 Mckinney St, Houston.

Form: http://www.discoverygreen.com/about

Phone: (713) 400-7336

Do you have a budding musician at home? Children in grades 1st through 8th can take part in My First Music Lesson, a hands-on experience that brings young, professional musicians to teach the basics of music in a fun and friendly environment where, by the end of class, everyone will be performing a song together! This class is super fun for both kids and parents as you both make memories together at this cute event. This event is free to attend.

Park to Port Bike Ride

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 7:00 am at Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin Street, Houston.

Email: info@hermannpark.org

Phone: (713) 524-5876

Calling all bikers! The fourth annual edition of this 20-mile round-trip bike ride takes cyclists along the Bayou Greenway to the Port of Houston and back. While at the Port, enjoy a turnaround party with snacks, drinks, and music before heading back to Hermann Park for another celebration under the Bill Coats Bridge. The ride is open to all skill levels, 10-years and older. Get out and enjoy the cooling air of fall! Registration is $35.00 per person.

Nature Revealed – Monarchs

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston

Email: arbor@houstonarboretum.org

Phone: (713) 681-8433

We’re in that season where the incredible great monarch migration happens! In this class, you’ll learn about the monarch butterflies complex relationship to milkweed, their multi-generational migration, and what you can do to help monarchs at home and on a global scale. Butterfly lovers will especially love this fun and informative class. Tickets are $20.00 for members and $35.00 for nonmembers.


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