The Houston Insider: October 2011

We have a great, new monthly feature on the Do Houston blog…The Houstonian Insider.  The Houstonian Insider is a quick rundown of some of the best events going on in Houston each month (some we feature on this blog in more detail) including links to get more information.  We want to thank our guest contributor, Shawn Manderscheid for putting it all together!  You can find out more about Shawn on our “About” page.

October To Do’s
Navigate Houston’s October spooky scene with these fun events…
It’s Fall again and finally a break in the weather! There’s plenty to all month long so hope you get out and enjoy our city. // Swing by the Contemporary Arts Museum for their “Champagne and Ribs” on Wednesday Oct. 5th from 6:30-9pm for an evening of crisp bubbles, delicious barbeque, and saucy live jazz on their terrace. Tickets range from $15-$40. // Come out to Southern Star Brewery Co.’s “Open the Taps”, Saturday Oct. 8th from 1-3 pm to drink some awesome, local craft beer and chat with them about the movement to make Texas more craft beer friendly! // The 40th Annual Bayou City Arts Festival hits Houston Saturday and Sunday Oct. 8-9th and opens its gates at 10 am each day. // Some tickets are still left for the Bayou City Art Festival’s “Houdini’s Heist” after party on the steps of City Hall, Saturday Oct. 8th featuring magical delectables, spell-casting cocktails, enchanted works of art and supernatural entertainment. // The 45th Annual Original Greek Festival runs from Thursday Oct. 6th through Sunday Oct. 9th at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral and includes food, shopping, dancing and entertainment for the entire family. // Looking for something different to do outdoors? Then join CultureMap for happy hour and “Painting in the Park” on Oct. 11th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Discovery Green. Be inspired by the lush gardens as you create your own painted masterpiece on canvases provided by Pinot’s Palette, sip on libations and nibble on bites. Tickets are $10. // Join Houston Pavilions and Pup Squad Rescue for Barkitecture 2011 Oct. 14-15th. Houston’s best architects, designers, builders and artists have been selected to create dog houses to be auctioned off to benefit Pup Squad. // Explore historic downtown by joining your friends and neighbors and sampling bites and beverages from the area’s diverse assortment of eclectic bars and restaurants at “A Night at Market Square”, Saturday Oct. 15th from 6 pm to 10 pm. Enjoy Saint Arnold brew plus live music at Market Square Park from swing/rock band, The Jitterbug Vipers. Blankets, chairs and picnics welcome. // Houston Arboretum’s “Night Woods Mystery” is Oct. 28th at 7 pm. Learn about night animals as you work your way through a scavenger hunt and then wind down with a relaxed wine and cheese mixer. // Catch one of Houston’s many Halloween festivities including the Annual Emerging Leaders “Reds Whites and Boos!” on Oct. 22nd at Advantage BMW Midtown , the Annual Halloween Party benefiting Bering Omega Community Services on Oct. 22nd at 2212 Woodhead, Discovery Green Park’s annual family-friendly “Scream on the Green” is Saturday Oct. 29th from 6-10 pm//

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