To-Do List: 12 events around the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose in October and November

Over 80 vendors will offer decor, gifts, fashion and other goods at DASHu2014design, art, style and homeu2014at Silver Street Studios.

Over 80 vendors will offer decor, gifts, fashion and other goods at DASHu2014design, art, style and homeu2014at Silver Street Studios.

Mark your calendar with these community events around the Heights, River Oaks, Montrose area in October and November.


Oct. 8-20: Watch a play at Stages Repertory Theatre
“Salt, Root and Roe,” a drama by Tim Price that follows 80-year-old Welsh twins navigating their twilight years, will be performed through Oct. 20. “Sister’s Back to School Catechism,” a blend of scripted and improvisational humor, will be on through Oct. 13. Showtimes vary. $25-$65. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Ste. 101, Houston. 713-527-0123. www.stagestheatre.com





Oct. 12: Celebrate a school building’s centennial
Hamilton Middle School will host a community fair to celebrate the 100th year of its school building, originally built to house Heights High School. The fair will include vendors, activities and a program to recognize former teachers, principals and alumni. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 139 E. 20th St., Houston. 713-802-4725.
www.houstonisd.org/hamiltonms





Oct. 12: Take the family to the Printing Museum
The Printing Museum offers family-friendly activities every second Saturday, including origami, printmaking and handmade booklets. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8 (children under 13), $10 (adults), $5 (members). 1324 W. Clay St., Houston. 713-522-4652. www.printingmuseum.org





Oct. 15: Run or walk a 5k for the United Way
Energy company Williams will host a 5K Fun Run to raise money for the United Way of Greater Houston. Participants are invited to dress in costumes representing a decade of their choice. Register in advance at www.runsignup.com or on site the day of. 9 a.m.-noon. $30. Buffalo Bayou Park Water Works, 105 Sabine St., Houston.
www.unitedwayhouston.org





Oct. 15: Support women’s refugee programs
Interfaith Ministries’ For All Humanity Luncheon, in partnership with Islamic Relief USA, will support efforts to help women refugees. The event will include a keynote address from the founder of the nonprofit Indrani’s Light, Indrani Goradia. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $200. Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston.
713-533-4925. www.imgh.org





Oct. 19: Check out the Czech Fest
SPJST Lodge 88 will host its annual Czech Fest, with beer, food, musical performances and family-friendly games all paying homage to the culture. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5-$10. 1435 Beall St., Houston. 713-869-5767. www.lodge88.org





Oct. 19-20: Admire high-end residential architecture
The Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host its annual home tour fundraiser, featuring eight jury-selected, architect-designed homes across the city. Noon-6 p.m. $10-$35, with single home and full tour options available; discounts are given to bike riders. Multiple locations. 713-520-0155. www.aiahouston.org





Oct. 20: Sample River Oaks restaurants, retailers
At the Taste of the District event, restaurants and shops based in the River Oaks District will join local chefs and artisans in an open-air market. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Recipe For Success, which fights childhood obesity. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston. 713-904-1310. www.riveroaksdistrict.com





Oct. 24-27: DASH on over to this market
Over 80 vendors will offer decor, gifts, fashion and other goods at DASH—design, art, style and home—at Silver Street Studios. $10 (general admission); $35 (Thursday preview party and market admission). 2000 Edwards St., Houston. 713-522-7752. www.dashhouston.com





Oct. 26: Bring the dogs out to the Heights
Neue Creative, organizer of the annual Puppies for Breakfast festival, will host DogPop, a dog-friendly market at Bird’s Barbershop, featuring artisans and pop-up businesses catering to dog owners. Ticket proceeds will support a fence-building project for low-income dog owners. 5-9 p.m. $10 donation suggested. 420 E. 20th St., Houston. www.houstondogpop.com





Nov. 2: Explore the independent comics community
Comic Indie Con will showcase local, independent artists, filmmakers and game designers with panel presentations as well as games, food, music and contests. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5. Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St., Houston. www.comicindie.com





Nov. 2-3: Pay tribute on Dia de los Muertos
Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts will celebrate the Latin American tradition of Dia de los Muertos at its Dow School campus. The festival will include an ofrenda exhibition, foods, vendors and artisans. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 713-802-9370. www.meca-houston.org


By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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