Nov. 17–19 | Winter Street Studios
If you missed last weekend's Nutcracker Market, rest assured: More than five dozen local vendors will be hawking their wares at Winter Street Studios for this year's 12th annual Winter Holiday Art Market. The event, put on by Fresh Arts, features local artists, jewelers, designers, and creatives of all types as they vie for a place on your holiday gift list.
Free (Friday party $25). Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. More info at fresharts.org.
Nov. 17 | Rudyard's British Pub
Gulf Coast, the literary journal published by UH's creative writing department, will host Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, and several others for a featured reading of poetry and fiction. You only have to glance at the daunting list of accolades to know you're in for a treat, but, on the off-chance everyone bombs, at least there are Rudyard's famous tater tots, yes?
Free. Rudyard's British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr. More info via Facebook.
Nov. 18 | Buffalo Bayou Water Works
Yeah, we could be humble and not mention our own event, but when you've curated 15+ local restaurants to face off to see who has the best burger in Houston, how could we resist giving it a plug? Add drinks, a petting zoo, caricatures and other family-friendly fun all beneath a breathtaking downtown view, and we dare you to find a better Saturday afternoon. There will even be veggie-friendly options, just so you won't have any excuses.
Tickets from $20. Buffalo Bayou Water Works, 105 Sabine St. More info and tickets via events.sagacity.com.
Thru Dec. 10 | MATCH
The Catastrophic Theatre revives Eugene Ionesco's 1959 anti-fascist comedy for a timely take on what actor Joel Sandel calls "Trump people" (and everyone else). Written in the aftermath of World War II, it’s the story of a town whose citizens slowly turn into rhinoceroses one by one, examining how individuals give in or stand up to the herd mentality.
Tickets pay-what-you can ($35 suggested). MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at matchouston.org.
Nov. 17–19 | Houston City Dance Studio
Blending a variety of musical and dance styles—from jazz to hip-hop to everything in between—Urban Dance explores the plight of black culture in 2017.
Tickets from $20. Houston City Dance Studio, 1301 W Clay St. 713-529-6100. More info and tickets at houstoncitydance.com.