Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Friday! There are lots of fun events taking place around town this weekend, including:
Houston Home & Garden Show at NRG Center
Gain inspiration for your home and garden projects at the Fall Home Show at NRG Park. Browse vendors in the Made in Texas Marketplace and hear from experts on panels. The show is open Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 at the door; children 16 and under are free.
Astros in the ALCS
Game 5 of the ALCS takes place today, 4:07 p.m. The Official Astros Watch Party takes place at Minute Maid starting at 2 p.m. Watch the game on the big screen and enjoy festivities around the ballpark. Claim a voucher for $2, benefiting the Astros Foundation.
NBA Preseason: Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat
The Rockets close out the preseason with a matchup against the Miami Heat, tonight, 7 p.m. at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $9.
“Glass in Flight” at Houston Botanic Garden
New exhibit “Glass in Flight” kicks off at Houston Botanic Garden this weekend. View gigantic sculptures of butterflies, beetles, dragonflies, and bees – some as tall as 12 feet high. Created by Tucson-based artist Alex Heveri, this traveling art and science exhibit showcases 21 pieces made of steel and colorful hand-cut Dalle de Verre glass that capture the essence of flight and mimic the transparency and iridescence of insect wings in the sunlight. “Glass in Flight” will remain at the garden through April 19. Tickets are included in general admission to the garden, which is $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Run in the Park at Hermann Park
Run or walk to support Hermann Park Conservancy this Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. With 5K and 10K routes, as well as a 1K kids’ route, for the in-person events, exercise enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can come to explore the Park and enjoy the shaded trails. The event starts and ends at the Molly Ann Smith Plaza, near the Jones Reflection Pool, and includes a post-run party with food, drinks, music, and more. The Conservancy is also offering an at-home, virtual option, through Mon., Oct. 23. Registration varies from $20-35.
KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou
KBR Kids Day, a free annual event for the entire community, takes place at Tony Marron Park on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The festivities include hands-on nature activities, a birds of prey show, pumpkin painting, a rock-climbing wall, dance performances, face painting, balloon artists, a Halloween costume parade, nature and birding Walks, BBP’s Bayou-Vac trash vacuum boat, and a scavenger hunt.
AIA Houston Home Tour
The AIA Houston Home Tour, attracting 3000+ people each year, is a nonprofit fundraiser and supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year. Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. The tour is open Saturday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. both days. Tickets are $40 on the weekend of the tour; $15 single-house ticket.
College Football: UH Cougars vs. Texas Longhorns
The Coogs take on the Longhorns at TDECU Stadium. The last matchup between the two teams took place in 2002. Saturday is Heroes Night, honoring military and first responders. Tickets start at $125. Can't make it to the stadium? Watch live on FOX.
Tacolandia, Houston’s celebration of tacos, takes place at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou, Saturday, 4-7 p.m. The festival includes endless taco samples, a gaming zone, a DJ, live mariachi, a local vendor market, Instagrammable photo opps, and a pepper-eating contest. Tickets are $35 in advance.
Asia To The World Produced By Dance Of Asian America
Asia To The World Produced By Dance Of Asian America showcases the many diverse cultures, colors, and dance styles of Asia, featuring traditional and contemporary forms of dance. The poetic performances takes place at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and is free to attend.
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