One last (please?) cold spell behind us, spring has sprung in Houston and brings with it pop-ups, fashion shows, and outdoor markets galore. Here's what's going down this weekend.
à bientôt Spring Trunk Show
When: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14; 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Where: à bientôt, 2501 River Oaks Blvd.
What: Originally planned for last September, the River Oaks boutique's spring trunk show was rescheduled when Harvey drastically changed everyone's plans. This weekend, it brings Fort Worth designer Brooke Wright and New York City jewelry designer Julie Vos to town to showcase their spring/summer 2018 collections. For Wright, that's flirty and feminine spring dresses and separates; for Vos, an à bientöt best-seller, classically inspired stone jewelry in the colors of the season.
Second Saturdays at Sawyer Yards
When: Saturday, April 14; noon–7 p.m.
Where: Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St.
What: Pop-up shopping for art, jewelry, apparel, photography, and more in five repurposed warehouses in the Washington Avenue Arts District on, as the name suggests, the second Saturday of each month. Free.
Rock the Block
When: Saturday, April 14; 5–9 p.m.
Where: Art Square Studios, 2315 Commerce St.
What: Celebrate spring with fashion, art, food trucks, cocktails, spoken word, and more at this free, pet-friendly block party from Houston designer KisaKisa and other local vendors.
When: Saturday, April 14; 7–11 p.m.
Where: The Farmhouse at Harvest Green, 3400 Harvest Corner Dr., Richmond
What: The ACS also postponed its fundraising event, originally scheduled for October 14, when Harvey hit. Now, the show goes on in the form of a "Garden Glitz" themed evening of food, auctions and raffles (including a Kendra Scott jewelry pull), special tributes to victims and survivors, entertainment, and more. The big draw, of course, is the pool-side couture fashion show, which features models whose lives have been touched by cancer. Tickets: $125.