Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! There are lots of fun events going on this weekend, including:
Color Factory Presents Haunted Hues
Celebrating all the colors and creatures of the season, this Halloween experience at the Color Factory features special treats, spellbinding photo opps, a monstrously fun scavenger hunt, and a unique pumpkin patch. Haunted Hues is open through Oct. 31. Tickets start at $36.49/adults and $28 for kids (ages 3-12).
Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Houston Farmers Market
The Houston Farmers Market will honor Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a special celebration today, 3-9 p.m. Enjoy a festive Shop Local Market pop-up, face painting, salsa class, and lively performances from groups like Houston Aztec Dance Calmecac, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, and Mariachi Calmecac Jalisciense. Tasty bites from some of the Houston Farmers Market’s vendors will be available for partygoers to indulge in.
El Grito At Miller Featuring Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the Grito ceremony followed by an exciting performance that encompasses the colorful heritage and culture of Mexico, tonight at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The free performance features the fabulous Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan. This event is presented in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Houston.
Fiestas Patrias at Children's Museum Houston
Join Children’s Museum Houston for fiesta, freedom, and ballet folklórico to commemorate Mexico’s “Fiestas Patrias.” There will be fun activities, such as a DIY piñata workshop, and performances. The fiesta takes place on Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $17/adults and children ages 1+.
Mexico’s Independence Day at Memorial Park
Join Memorial Park Conservancy on Saturday, 5-7 p.m., for an evening filled with culture and fun. Enjoy Ballet Folklórico, live Mariachi music, crafts, and savor authentic tacos and refreshments. This event is free and open to all.
The Houston Jazz Collective presents The American Masters Series featuring The Duke Ellington Orchestra, with special guest Paul Mercer Ellington and the artwork of acclaimed artist Jack Whitten. This special event takes place at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, 8 p.m. Paul Mercer Ellington, Duke Ellington’s grandson and Mercer Ellington’s son, hosts the free festivities.
H-E-B Movie Night: Tangled
Watch popular family-friendly movie Tangled (PG) under the stars at Discovery Green, Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m. Free to attend.
Houston Dynamo FC vs. St. Louis City SC
Cheer on the Dynamo as they take on St. Louis City at Shell Energy Stadium, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $21.
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts for the first home game of the regular 2023 season at NRG Stadium, Sunday, 12 p.m. Tickets start at $60.
Family Day at Bayou Bend: “Glass”
Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun. Highlights include an art demonstration by Glassblowing Houston, activity stations, and a performance by Tom’s Fun Band. The Family Day event is free to attend and takes place on Sunday, 1-5 p.m., at Bayou Bend.
Shofar in the Park
This weekend is Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the Jewish New Year. On Sunday, The Shul of Bellaire invites the community to join Shofar in the Park, 5-5:30 p.m., a family-friendly experience held at Nature Discovery Center. There will be shofar blowing, holiday prayers and songs, apples and honey, and more. Free to attend; RSVP required.
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