Attend an art festival, grab a pint at Oktoberfest: 8 events to attend in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas in October 2021

Bayou City Art Festival makes its return. (Courtesy Art Colony Association)
Bayou City Art Festival makes its return. (Courtesy Art Colony Association)

Bayou City Art Festival makes its return. (Courtesy Art Colony Association)

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“A Doll’s House, Part 2” comes to the 4th Wall Theatre Co. (Courtesy 4th Wall Theatre Co.)
There are plenty of things happening in and around the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas in October—from attending an art festival to grabbing a pint at an Oktoberfest celebration.

Learn about green infrastructure at symposium Oct. 6-7

The annual event, hosted by the Bayou Preservation Association, features two days of discussion from Houston leaders, local agencies and experts on green infrastructure in the city and the path to a sustainable and resilient future. 8 a.m. (Oct. 6), Noon (Oct. 7). $50 ($10 with young professional or teacher discount). Virtual event. 713-529-6443. www.bayoupreservation.org

Visit an art festival Oct. 9-10

The Art Colony Association, the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, is welcoming back artists, patrons and supporters to the annual event. The festival will spotlight featured artist McKenzie Fisk while also providing patrons with the opportunity to meet artists, view original works and purchase artwork from 19 art disciplines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. •$18 (adults), $5 (ages 6-12), free (age 6 and under). Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., Houston. 713-521-0133. www.artcolonyassociation.org


Grab a pint at Oktoberfest Oct. 22-23

Guests can enjoy live Polka music, German food and beer vendors, and a variety of Olympiad games, including a stein race, barrel roll, stein hoisting and a bratwurst toss. 5-10 p.m. (Oct. 22), 1-10 p.m. (Oct. 23). $25 (in advance), $35 (at the door). Water Works at Buffalo Bayou, 105 Sabine St., Houston. www.oktoberfesthouston.com

Trick-or-treat at the Houston Arboretum on Oct. 23

Both members and the general public are invited to grab a costume and hit the trails at the Houston Arboretum’s annual ArBOOretum event, featuring train rides, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo with pony rides, a Halloween market, rock wall and trick-or-treating. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (members and children under 3), $15 (nonmembers). Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston. 713-681-8433. www.houstonarboretum.org

Party to support the Menil Collection on Oct. 28

The Menil Collection debuts its newest fundraiser, Party in the Park, to raise funds to support the free museum’s operation. The event, which will take place in the Menil Park, will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, multiple food stations and entertainment. 7-10 p.m. $500. Menil Park, 1423 Branard St., Houston. 713-535-3173. www.menil.org

Catch a show at a local theater

Stages

800 Rosine St., Houston

713-527-0123

www.stageshouston.com

“Hook’s Tale”

Dates: Oct. 1-17

Times: 8 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays), 2:30 p.m. (Sundays and select Saturdays), 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays and select Thursdays)

Cost: $25-$79

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Dates: Oct. 15-Nov. 14

Times: 8 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays), 2:30 p.m. (Sundays and select Saturdays), 7:30 p.m. (Wednesday and select Thursdays)

Cost: $25-$79

4th Wall Theatre Co.

1824 Spring St., Studio 101, Houston

832-767-4991

www.4thwalltheatreco.com

“A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Dates: Oct. 14-Nov. 6

Times: 7:30 p.m. (Thursdays-Saturdays), 3 p.m. (Sundays)

Cost: $17-$53
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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