Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! Here are some events to look forward to this weekend:
Start your holiday shopping at the annual Nutcracker Market this weekend. You’ll find more than 270 merchants showcasing unique gift items. The Nutcracker is an annual fundraiser that gives back to the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Academy and its scholarship programs.
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a five-day film and arts festival happening in multiple venues across town, continues this weekend. Events include narrative and documentary features, video installation exhibitions, multimedia performances, panel discussions, workshops and more.
There will be a book signing for The Texas Hill Country, A Photographic Adventure at The Houston Center For Photography on Friday evening. Author and photographer Mike Marvins will give a short talk about it at 6:15 p.m. and there will be some Hill Country beverages for adults. The book includes hundreds of beautiful Hill Country photos, and one hundred percent of the author's royalties will benefit The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Read Lens on the Hill Country by Tracy L. Barnett for more on Mike Marvins' book.
The 20th annual Bellaire High School and Community Fun Run takes place this Saturday with a Kids K and 5K. Funds raised from the event benefit Bellaire High School PTO and $5 will be given back to your choice of a Bellaire High School feeder school.
Rover Oaks Pet Resort is hosting Doggie Pictures with Santa on Saturday benefiting Shaggy Dog Rescue. Bring your furry BFF for photos with Santa. A $20 donation to Shaggy Dog Rescue includes a digital copy of your best photo and a print out in a photo sleeve.
Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of The Galleria’s 55-foot Christmas tree. The 45-minute tree-lighting show will feature a performance by Angelica Hale, runner-up from Season 12 of America’s Got Talent, and will culminate with the lighting of the tree by Skating Santa and a fireworks display.
Celebrate Diwali at Evelyn’s Park with delicious Indian food, henna, vendors, classical Bollywood dance performances and more.
Pay tribute to our men and women in the military by attending the “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration” on Sunday morning at the reflection pool in Hermann Square at City Hall. The traditional Veterans Day Ceremony will begin with a 21 Gun Salute followed by a Moment of Silence in memory of the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the WWI Armistice. The American Heroes Parade, will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Dallas and Bagby.
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