7 events to check out this fall in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area

Nine chefs will compete in the Houston Risotto Festival to raise money for Second Servings of Houston. (Courtesy International Risotto Festival)
Nine chefs will compete in the Houston Risotto Festival to raise money for Second Servings of Houston. (Courtesy International Risotto Festival)

Nine chefs will compete in the Houston Risotto Festival to raise money for Second Servings of Houston. (Courtesy International Risotto Festival)

A number of events are set to take place in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas this fall, including some holiday celebrations.

Nov. 6: Give cancer the boot at annual walk

MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Boot Walk to End Cancer will be held virtually. Participants will walk in their own neighborhoods and are encouraged to wear boots on the 1.2-mile walk. Registration is free, and there is no fundraising minimum. 9 a.m. Free. www.mdanderson.org/bootwalk

Nov. 14: See an award-winning composer

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church invites composer Howard Goodall to conduct the premier of his new choral work “Unconditional Love.” 7 p.m. Free. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road, Houston. 713-622-5710. www.stlukesmethodist.org


Nov. 14: Enjoy Italian cuisine

Nine chefs will compete in the Houston Risotto Festival to raise money for Second Servings of Houston. The event also includes wine, music, exotic cars, a charity auction and children’s activities. 2-6 p.m. $100-$175. Houston Design Center, 7026 Old Katy Road, Houston. 713-864-2660. www.risottofestival.com

Worth The Trip—Nov. 11-14: Stop by Houston’s holiday market

The Nutcracker Market is back in person this year after going virtual in 2020. Highlights include a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show Nov. 11. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Nov. 11-12), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 13), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 14). $18 (in advance), $20 (at the door). NRG Center, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston. 713-535-3231. www.houstonballet.org

Nov. 19-21 Check out the inaugural Bayou City ComicCon

Comic fans are invited to the Bayou City ComicCon, featuring panels with film and voice actors, comic artists and publishers, among others. The event also features a cosplay contest and an art contest. 3-9 p.m. (Nov. 19), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Nov. 20), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Nov. 21). $20-$60 (daily admission). The Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 W. Alabama St., Houston. www.bayoucitycomiccon.com

Nov. 20: Join fellow dessert fans at Thanksgiving run

Hosted by Houston Running Co. and Karbach Brewing Co., the Great Houston Pie Run offers a timed race along with beer and pie at a post-event celebration. 7:30 a.m. (5K and 10K start), 9:30 a.m. (family walk start). $40 (5K and 10K), $20 (walk). King’s BierHaus, 2044 E. T C Jester Blvd., Houston. www.houstonrunningco.com

Nov. 26-Dec. 24: Create jewelry gifts for Christmas

The Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar will host its annual Holiday Sip, Shop, & Create workshops, which allow participants to shop for handcrafted jewelry and create customizable gifts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Handcrafted gift workshop starts at $25. The Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar, 1824 Spring St., Ste. 105, Houston. 713-814-5140. www.thejewelryinstructor.com


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