To-Do List: Home tours, arts, comedy and more events in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area in December

Houston Heights Association
The Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour takes place Dec. 6-7. (Courtesy Houston Heights Association)

The Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour takes place Dec. 6-7. (Courtesy Houston Heights Association)

Looking for more holiday events? Check out the Heights/River Oaks/Montrose Holiday To-Do List.

DECEMBER


6-7 Tour historic homes

The 30th annual Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour will feature five homes decked out in antique Christmas decorations, including a restored Victorian, an original cottage bungalow and three renovated craftsman bungalows. 6-9 p.m. (Fri.), 3-9 p.m. (Sat.) $25. 107 W. 12th St., Houston. 713-861-4002. www.houstonheights.org

7 Begin to master those manual camera settings

The Houston Center for Photography hosts a course on camera basics as part of its continuing education opportunities. Participants will learn to use shutter speed, aperture, focal length, ISO and white balance to have more control over their photography. Noon-6 p.m. $145. 1441 W. Alabama St., Houston. 713-529-4755. www.hcponline.com

12 Attend a talk about social justice movements


Project Curate, a local collaborative bringing attention to social justice issues in Houston, hosts the last event of its speaker series called “A People’s History of Houston,” with a talk at the Jung Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30. 5200 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-528-0527. www.projectcurate.org

15 Catch a standup comedy act at Rudyard’s

YouTube performer, TV host and stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter will have a show at Rudyard’s. The show is for adults 18 and up. 9 p.m. $20. 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston. 713-521-0521. www.rudyardspub.com

15 Shop around the world at Wanderlust Market

Wanderlust Market offers shoppers the opportunity to find crafts, food and other items representing cultures from around the world. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 2120 Ella Blvd., Houston. www.wanderlusthtx.com

18 Discover the work of a New Orleans artist

The Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston hosts an opening reception for New Orleans-based artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley. The exhibition includes a selection of films addressing race, class, familial relationships, social justice, Southern culture, and the history of film. 6:30-9 p.m. Free, with free drinks for museum members. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250. www.camh.org

21 Take a walk around the Montrose neighborhood

The Architecture Center Houston presents a walking tour offering an overview of the architectural and social history of the Montrose area as well as a look inside the Fondren Mansion (La Colombe d’Or), the Rothko Chapel, the Cy Twombly Gallery and other notable buildings. 10 a.m.-noon. $10. 1520 Sul Ross St., Houston. 713-520-0155. www.aiahouston.org
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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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