Thru Nov. 3 | Winter Street Studios
The city's largest silent art auction is back to hawk works from more than 250 artists as part of a bustling art party at Winter Street Studios. Good eats from top-notch local eateries including B&B Butchers, International Smoke, and more will be onsite to fill out the evening.
Tickets from $25. Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. More info and tickets at avenuecdc.org.
Nov. 3 | Menil Drawing Institute
Years in the making, the Menil Collection finally throws open the doors to the country's first standalone institution dedicated solely to the study of modern drawing. First up exhibition? A comprehensive exploration of the drawings of art star Jasper Johns. Get there early for remarks, performances from Da Camera and Wild Moccasins, and plenty of food trucks.
Free. Menil Drawing Institute, 1412 W Main St. 713-525-9400. More info at menil.org.
Nov. 4 | Rice Village
A rotating, ongoing program that converts different roadways across the city into bustling, walkable boulevards banished of cars, Sunday Streets comes to Rice Village for live music, art sales, and general pedestrian frivolity. The next installment will take place next month downtown.
Free. More info via Facebook.
Nov. 4 | Inprint
The self-avowed enemy of boring books swoops in to read from Lu, the final installment of his Track series focused on a team of elite middle school athletes.
Free. Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School, 10410 Manhattan Dr. 713-521-2016. More info and tickets at inprinthouston.org.
Nov. 4 | Karbach Brewing Co.
Bow down to the Hopadillo at yet another of the semi-local brewery's big-talent music festivals. This edition features rock talent from three continents including acts like Wolfmother, April Wine, and Texas Flood. There will be beer.
Tickets form $23. Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach St. 713-680-2739. More info and tickets at karbachbrewing.com.