weekend event planner
If you want to start off your weekend with a nice jolt, Thursday marks National Cappuccino Day. And we're sure several places around Houston will be serving steaming, frothy cups of classy java all day (order-app Ritual has a $1 cappuccino promotion, where several Houston spots will have the beverage for the low-low).
After you're done guzzling all that coffee, you can check out all these other things happening this weekend:
Thursday, November 8
Check out an exciting new art studio
Glassell Block XIX is a studio intensive program for emerging Houston artists with independent art practices in a wide array of media. All the artists in this program — 15 in total — will be showing off their work at a reception, located across the street from the Glassell School of Art. That's where the artists' studios will be, which will be open to the public for the first time. Light bites and refreshments will also be served. 6-8 pm.
Friday, November 9
The Animaniacs return
Remember Animaniacs? If you were a kid who grew up in the '90s, you gotta remember Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, the trio of zany cartoon characters who wreaked havoc wherever they went, all for your weekday-afternoon amusement. The show is making a comeback, as new episodes will hit streaming-video service Hulu in 2020. Until then, you can check out a concert where cast members will vocally recreate the characters and perform some memorable tunes. 7:30 pm.
Enjoy the music of Korea in a cross-cultural concert
For the fourth year in a row, Asia Society Texas Center will be hitting audiences with a cross-cultural, Asian music collaboration with Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. This year, it's about the musical traditions of Korea with a concert featuring two distinguished performers: Chan E. Park, who will present pansori, a genre of story-singing performed by a singer and drummer; and Sanghun Kim, who will be performing traditional and newly composed pieces on the ajaeng, or "elegant zither." 7:30 pm.
Saturday, November 10
Doggie Pictures with Santa gets you in the spirit
People looking for a cute photo for their annual Christmas card will most likely flock to Doggie Pictures with Santa, where your beloved pet can get the chance to take a pic with Kris Kringle (or someone who looks like ol' playa). It'll be held over at Rover Oaks Houston. There's no appointment necessary, as walk-ins will only be accepted, and they'll be accepting $20 donations. And please, do your best not to put an ugly sweater on your dog. 11 am-3 pm.
Dig into the Texas Taco Music Fest
So, there's this event called the Texas Taco Music Fest and — we had you at taco, didn't we? This street-taco free-for-all will have over a dozen vendors (Black Market Burrito, Taquera Licha, Korean St. Tacos, and La Catrina!) covering up those tortillas with beef, chicken, beans, cheddar, pico de gallo, etc. But, of course, there is also the other component, which is live music from such acts as El 43, DeSangre, Jessie Marie, Rebel Crew Music, and others. Noon-9:30 pm.
Salute local veterans with this unique show
For those who missed last weekend's Doomsday Wrestling anniversary show, Project Row Houses will be presenting some wrestling action during Third Ward Veterans Appreciation Day (TWVAD). In conjunction with the Houston Residency Artist Program, artist Phillip Pyle II is honoring veterans with the recreation of a 1944 wrestling match. The event is based on the 1944 war bond fundraiser held at the Houston City Auditorium, which featured Houston City Wrestling and the Houston Symphony. 1-3 pm.
Groove to alternative soul at The Lo Fi Music Fest
Now in its second year, the Lo Fi Music Fest will be bringing in alternative R&B/hip-hop acts for a day of progressive black music. Organized by local space-hop group The Hue (who will also be performing), this concert will also feature music from headliner Sy Smith (best known for her work with North Carolina band The Foreign Exchange), Tresa Jerell, The Afroknotts, Izzar Thomas, and others. DJ Nimbus will be manning the turntables. 3 pm.
Celebrate H-Town music with The Bayou Music Series
The Bayou City Music Series closes its collection of fall concerts — which have been at Buffalo Bayou Park and Emancipation Park — with a show at Discovery Green that celebrates Houston's blues, jazz, and soul heritage. Blues singer/songwriter Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Note jazz pianist James Francies, both Houston-born, will be providing the tunes. Just add some Crown Royal you and you'll be ready to groove. 7 pm.
Sunday, November 11
Fashion in the Fields Brunch & Fashion Show is your Sunday Funday
If you adore brunch and fashion, the Fashion in the Fields Brunch & Fashion Show is here to satisfy both your appetite and your sense of style. Happening at seven-acre urban farm Hope Farms, this event will kick off with craft cocktails and a Neiman Marcus fashion show in the farm's Gathering Barn. Throughout the event, the farm's Market Stand will have finds straight from Neiman Marcus racks, along with cookbooks, produce, and handmade foods. 12:30 pm.