Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! This weekend is chock full of fun for the whole family, including:
West U’s Full Moon Festival
This annual West U Halloween celebration features pumpkin decorating, face painting and costume contests, 5:30-7 p.m. Top off this celebration by staying for a spooky movie screening in the park, 7-9 p.m. Free.
Frankie Avalon at Miller Outdoor Theatre
The legendary performer takes the stage at Miller on Friday, 7:30 p.m. Frankie Avalon’s career spans three generations of music, TV, and movies. Free.
Game 3 and 4 of the ALCS: Astros vs. Yankees
Cheer on the ‘Stros in Game 3 of the ALCS as they continue to play the Yankees, Saturday, 4:07 p.m. and Sunday, 6:07 p.m., in New York. Find out where to watch the game here. Get in the Astros spirit by reading this past story about Barbara Moon, a.k.a the Astros Sign Lady.
Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The Houston Rockets play their first regular home game of the season, Friday, 7 p.m., versus the Grizzlies at Toyota Center.
The Korean Festival takes place at Discovery Green on Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival includes vibrant, free performances, including folk musicians, TaeKwonDo masters, traditional Korean dancers, and delicious food. Entry is free.
KBR Kids Day
KBR Kids Day is one of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s signature events, with thousands of children and their families in attendance each year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Tony Marron Park. Activity stations will include numerous hands-on activities, local entertainment, performances on the stage, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, and a rock-climbing wall. Costumes encouraged. Free to attend.
Spooky Fun at Children’s Museum Houston
Children’s Museum Houston is offering a wide variety of sweet and spooky fun this Halloween season, including daily trick-or-treating and creepy concoctions (mad science experiments). On Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Spook-tacular Saturday events include a magic show, mad science workshops, creepy crafts, and more.
Sip & Stroll at Bayou Bend: Historic Halloween Sip & Stroll
Stroll through the historic estate at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of live music, storytelling, magic performances, and art, geared toward an adult audience. Enjoy beverages on the Diana Terrace, and venture inside the house for a spirited, spooky audio tour. This event, which takes place on Saturday, 4-7 p.m., is for ages 21+ and is $35 for non-members.
Bellaire Business Association's 2022 Foodie Fest
Calling all foodies: The Bellaire Business Association's Bellaire Foodie Fest returns on Saturday, 5-8 p.m., after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Area restaurants that will donate their culinary talents to Bellaire Foodie Fest ’22 include: Casa Dominguez, Dandelion Cake, Enoteca Rossa, Jax Grill, Lankfords, Lemongrass Café, New York Eatery, Southern Sweets Bakehouse, The ’401 as well as Boar’s Head Deli, Sushiya, and a live cooking demonstration from event sponsor HEB. Tents and cocktail tables will dot the Great Lawn at Bellaire Town Square. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wilbern Heritage Scholarship Foundation. $60/person at the door.
Asia To The World Produced By Dance Of Asian America
Experience Asian American Dance with mesmerizing music, costumes, and cultural influences from across Asia. The free, family-friendly performance takes place at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
50th Ann & Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival
The 50th annual festival kicks off on Saturday with its opening night event with Dan Grunfeld, author of By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, A Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream, 8 p.m. Sunday is Oliver Lapin Family Day, which provides families an opportunity to enjoy multiple cultural experiences and activities to better the world through good deeds. See the full lineup and ticket options here.
Walk & Roll for SCI
The fourth annual Walk & Roll for SCI, presented by Riverbend Energy Group, takes place around Bellaire Town Square on Sunday starting at 9 a.m. Walk, roll, scoot, slide, skate - whatever your heart desires – to benefit Houstonians living with spinal cord injuries. The walk takes participants of all ages through a one-mile path around Bellaire with fun activities at the end of the route. $18/person.
Oktober on the Boulevard
Oktober on the Boulevard hosted by The Church of St. John the Divine is a free, family-friendly, fall celebration, Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Enjoy German polka music, the sounds of Houston Saengerbund's Gemischter Chor, Bavarian Flowers, pretzels, brats, local vendors, kids’ games, cake walks, pumpkin decorating, and more. Adults 21+ are welcome to enjoy beer and wine tastings at “Cramner's Head,” an Episcopropriate Pub, with proof of ID. Free to attend.
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