Nutcracker Market, Vintage Market and 7 other events to attend this weekend in Houston, Nov. 10-12


Holiday events and opportunities to give back are all around Houston this weekend.

Nov. 10-12: Get into the holiday spirit at the Nutcracker Market

The fundraising and shopping event will feature more than 280 merchants selling a variety of craft items including clothing, food and home decor. Events include the Saks and Fifth Avenue fashion show and the Wells Fargo Preview Party. Ten percent of proceeds from each ticket will go towards the Houston Ballet Foundation. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday). $20 (General admission, 10 a.m.), $50 (Early bird admission, 8:30 a.m.), event prices vary. Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, NRG Stadium Kirby Drive, Houston.

Nov. 10: Rock and roll legends Guns N’ Roses come to the Toyota Center

The classic rock group is coming to the Houston Toyota Center for their “Not in This Lifetime” tour, performing classic songs from their decades-long career. 7:30 p.m. $59-$250. Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St., Houston.

Nov. 10-12: Houston Cinema Arts Festival shows off local talent

This festival will feature films from local Houston filmmakers, including world premieres of documentaries and original films shown around the city. Times vary. $99 (all-film pass), $10-$15 (individual films). Locations vary. 713-429-0420.

Nov. 11: Houston Strong Open Golf Tournament raises money for community

The charity tournament will donate a portion of its fees to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Prizes include $10,000, Callaway golf clubs, a roundtrip flight to two in the United States. 12:30 p.m. $54.95 (green fees), $40 (tournament fee). Tour 18 Houston, 3102 FM 1960 Road E, Humble.

Nov. 10-11: Houston Vintage Market and Festival celebrates the 1940s

The festival will celebrate the 1940s and the USO with a Ms. Houston Vintage pageant, food trucks, a fashion show, classic cars, a plane display and entertainment. 7 p.m. (Nov. 10), 6 p.m. (Nov. 11). $25 (fashion show and festival), $10, free for veterans with military identification. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum, 8325 Travelair St., Houston. 713-459-9210.

Nov. 11: A Taste of Cy-Fair supports Cy-Hope disaster relief

Local restaurants, beer and wine vendors offer samples. A silent auction and live music are on-site. Proceeds benefit Cy-Hope. 5-8 p.m. $15 (children), $30 (adults). Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Road, Cypress.

Nov. 11-12: Two-day Native American Championship Pow Wow at Traders Village

The 28th annual Native American Pow Wow brings hundreds of Native Americans to Houston to celebrate their culture and heritage with a dance competition for prizes. Artists, craftsmen, food booths and entertainment will take place during the competition. 10 a.m. Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500.

Nov. 11: Houston Buddy Walk advocates for Down syndrome

The walk will feature live music, rides, food and vendors to raise awareness and funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Houston. Money raised will go towards new baby gift baskets, educational resources and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (Donations accepted). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W., Houston.

Nov. 12: Cypress Half Marathon brings families out for healthy fun

The marathon caters to several levels of runners, including children, half marathon runners, 5K runners and wheelchair divisions. The rain or shine event offers T-shirts and hats for each runner. 7 a.m-1 p.m. $30-$140. Cypress Woods High School, 13550 Woods-Spillane Blvd, Cypress.

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