To-do list: 7 events to check out in Bellaire, Meyerland, West University in October

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October 11-12
Hear live music at the park

Evelyn’s Park Conservancy will host its second annual Local Music Festival, a two-day event that will feature live musicians and bands from all over the Houston area. 5:30- 10 p.m. (Oct. 11), noon-10 p.m. (Oct. 12). The event is free to the public with VIP tickets available for $100. 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. 281-946-9372. www.evelynspark.org

October 12
Run through clouds of color

Participants in the fourth annual Southside Place Color Dash will have the opportunity to run through the streets while dodging colorful clouds of different hues and can clean up after the event with the city’s fire truck hoses. Registration fees will benefit the Fire Truck Park facilities. 8:30 a.m.-noon. $25. 713-668-2341. www.ci.southside-place.tx.us

October 16
Watch a magic show

The Texas Wall Street Women Houston Philanthropy Committee will host award-winning magician Ben Jackson. Proceeds will benefit girls’ education through the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $90 (members), $100 (nonmembers), $75 (students). 6100 Main St., Houston. www.txwsw.com

October 19
Pull a Bellaire fire truck

The Bellaire Police Officer’s Association will host a car show and fire truck pulling event to help raise funds for Special Olympics Texas. Registered teams of 12 can play tug-of-war against a 55,000 lb. fire truck. 7 a.m.-noon. $300 (full team), $25 (individual looking for a team). 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire. www.facebook.com/bellairepoa

October 19
Feast at the Foodie Fest

The Bellaire Business Association will sponsor the Bellaire Foodie Fest at the new Bellaire City Civic Center. The festival will feature live music, interactive cooking demonstrations, a variety of foods and beverages and more. 5-8 p.m. $40 (until Oct. 17). 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire. 713-660-3128. www.bellairebiz.org

October 25
Listen to a live musical performance at Rice

Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts will host a live performance of “Solos and Encounters,” a musical composition by Shih-Hui Chen and Kurt Stallmann, at the Skyspace. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. 6100 Main St., Houston. 713-348-2787. www.moody.rice.edu

November 2 – 3
Camp out in Bellaire Town Square

Patrons for Bellaire Parks will host its 10th annual Tents in Town Ultimate Urban Campout. The event will feature bounce houses, face painting and s’mores. Registration will cover T-shirts, dinner, breakfast and a goody bag. 3 p.m.-9 a.m. $150 (campsite up to 4). 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire. www.bellaireparks.org

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