Things To Do

Ten Things to Do in Houston for $10 or Less (Seven Free), November 10-16

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EastEndBikeRide: Houston Graffiti Ride #4
D&W Lounge
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, free
Hop on your bike and let's explore some of the ever-growing public art popping up in our Houston neighborhoods. Gather at D&W Lounge at noon; the pack will roll out at 12:30 p.m. The graffiti ride has four scheduled stops, including Art Wall 2016, Meeting of Styles and HUE Fest. This will be a 20-miler, and we love the "social pace" of this ride. After the ride, enjoy Topo Chico Agua Mineral drinks and $2 cold Lone Stars back at D&W. DJ Abrahán Garza (and a Houston Press employee) will be there spinning tunes for the post-ride party.

Grand Opening of the Square at Memorial City Lights
The Square at Memorial City
Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, free
This daylong and into the night event is packed, and we mean packed with activities. This is the grand opening of The Square at Memorial City, a 4,000-square-foot outdoor event green space. The afternoon will begin with a drumline battle, dance troupes and a host of theatrical performances. Guest performers include New York’s XPOGO Stunt Team, Houston’s Cirque La Vie, Bayou Brass Band, Lipan Urban West African Drummers and The Mockingbirds, who will also be at the after-party. Activities for the smaller set include a Theatre Under The Stars Into The Woods photo booth, character appearances by several famous superheroes, and costumed characters from Ice Skate USA’s Nutcracker on Ice. As the sun sets, Santa will arrive and flip the switch to illuminate Houston's tallest Christmas tree, plus more than a million lights throughout Memorial City. And if that's not enough, an after-party on The Square will have sweet treats and live music.

Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards
Sawyer Yards
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, free
The artists of Sawyer Yards – as well as The Silos, Silver Street, Spring Street and Winter Street Studios –open their spaces to the public on the first Saturday of each month. Come see what the Washington Avenue Arts District has to offer as you meet the artists and enjoy a comprehensive collection of artwork. The Silos will host artist talks from 2 to 3 p.m.; meet inside the front doorway facing Sawyer. If you only get to one location this Saturday, you can catch the others on subsequent Saturdays in this monthly event.

Bank of America Screen on the Green: Grease Sing-a-Long
Discovery Green
7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, free
We all know and love the songs from Grease, and if we're all singing, maybe no one will notice or care if we're a little off-key. Fall in love with Sandy and Danny all over again against the downtown Houston skyline. If you haven't been to an event at Discovery Green yet, you should know that blankets, pets and picnics are welcome, but no glass containers or outside alcohol. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.


27th Annual Native American Pow Wow
Traders Village
9 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $4 (for parking, event is free)
Traders Village will host the 27th Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow this weekend. Dozens of American tribes will be represented, celebrating their culture and heritage. Don't miss the dance competitions from 12:30 to 5 p.m. each day. Dancers of all ages will show off their colorful costumes and ceremonial dances. There will be Indian foods (the Native American fry bread alone is worth the visit), and authentic Native American arts and crafts. Get an up close look at the portable shelters in the tipi village.

2nd Annual ACAcon: A Cappella Music Festival
Last Concert Cafe
7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, free (donations accepted)
ACAcon is back for its second annual event and it promises to be bigger and better than the first. The festival will be filled with local a cappella choirs, including Rice University's Philharmonics and Nocturnals, the University of Houston's Rhapsody and Dhun A Cappella, and McGovern School of Medicine's A Cappella Choir. We'd throw in an aca-pun here, but two Pitch Perfect movies full of those is enough.
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