Live music, fall fun and more: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, Oct. 11-13

With temperatures dropping just in time for fall activities, the city of Houston offers events for the whole family this weekend.

Oct. 11: Attend a breast cancer awareness Zumba class
Cida Fitness hosts a community dance-fitness Zumba class for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink and to donate to the American Cancer Society. 7-8 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000.

Oct. 11-12: Catch live music in the park
Evelyn’s Park Conservancy will host its second annual Local Music Festival, a two-day event that features live musicians and bands from all over the Houston area. Fri. 5:30-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m. Free; $100 (VIP tickets). Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. 281-946-9372.

Oct. 11-13: Stop by the Houston Zoo for fall activities
The Houston Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo features a pumpkin patch, “Meet the Keeper” talks, a monster mural and other fall festivities. Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (with zoo admission cost). Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-555-6500.

Oct. 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.

Oct. 12: Run to support brain cancer research
Walkers, runners, teams and individuals are invited to participate in the Head for the Cure 5K and Fun Run. There is also a Fun Run 100-meter dash for children ages 10 and under. All proceeds go to raising awareness and funding programs for brain cancer patients, their families and other supporters. 8 a.m. $32 (individual), $27 (team member), $17 (10 and under). Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland.

Oct. 12: Watch a movie outdoors and trunk-or-treat in northwest Houston
Houston Northwest Church hosts a family-friendly movie on The Lawn, food, trunk-or-treat, stargazing and camp-style activities from the YMCA’s Camp Cullen team. 5-8 p.m. Free. Houston Northwest Church, 19911 Hwy. 249, Houston. 281-469-3389.

Oct. 12: Attend a fundraising dinner and live auction in Katy
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo invites locals to enjoy dinner and a live auction. A DJ will play music all night. 6-11 p.m. $50 (individual), $500 (table of 10). Cotton Ranch Katy, 5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy. 832-226-8698.

Oct. 13: Celebrate National Night Out in The Woodlands
Local residents interested in celebrating National Night Out, the crime prevention and law enforcement community-building campaign, can register for a neighborhood party and receive a visit from law enforcement personnel. Attendees can pick up event materials in advance. 3-6 p.m. Free. The Woodlands neighborhoods. 281-210-3800.

By Danica Smithwick

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.


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