THE TO-DOUX LIST is lifestyle editor Abby Ledoux’s weekly roundup of pop-ups, markets, and whatever else she feels like doing around Houston each Friday–Sunday (generally). To submit an event for consideration, email details to email@example.com.
Piercing Party & Designer Trunk Show
When: Friday, October 18 (10 a.m.–6 p.m. trunk show, noon–1:30 p.m. and 4:30–6 p.m. piercings) and Saturday, October 19 (10 a.m.–6 p.m. trunk show)
Where: Zadok Jewelers, 1749 Post Oak Blvd.
What: Try on the latest jewels from Zadok's newest designers whilst enjoying champagne and charcuterie, plus meet designer Yves Spinelli of Spinelli Kilcollin—the L.A.-based luxury brand best known for its linked galaxy rings—while he's in-store on Friday. Spend $250 or more on Friday afternoon or evening and get a free piercing from Dr. Roth's office. (If you hadn't heard, an earlobe of delicate jewelry is pretty much the chicest thing ever right now.)
When: Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19; noon–6 p.m.
Where: Various locations
What: Seize your annual opportunity to get inside some of Houston's nicest houses on this self-guided tour of eight homes selected by a jury of industry experts for their excellence in residential architecture. This year's participants range from an ultra-modern Montrose abode to a thoughtful renovation of a 110-year-old Colonial Revival. Tickets are $25 in advance (until today ay 4 p.m.) and $35 day-of; proceeds support AIA Houston's initiatives throughout the year.
When: Saturday, October 19; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Hotel Sorella at CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd.
What: Conscious Couture has assembled the ultimate shopping experience by granting guests rare access to the personal closets of local style icons, sample sales from designer runway collections, and vintage finds from luxury boutiques, all deeply discounted at a pop-up shop that supports the ongoing mission to end sex trafficking. General admission is $25 (doors open at 11 a.m.); access to the VIP brunch and "Style Boss" panel, which runs from 9–10:30 a.m., is $60.
When: Saturday, October 19; 2–4 p.m.
Where: Macy's First Colony, 16511 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land
What: Celebrate the Festival of Light, which marks the victory of light over darkness, with Bollywood dance performances, henna artists, raffles and giveaways, and Diwali-inspired gifting stations. Spend $35 or more in cosmetics and receive a henna-decorated candle; spend $50 or more in jewelry for a personalized henna tattoo and silk jewelry keepsake pouch.
When: Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20; noon–5 p.m.
Where: Various locations, Greater Eastwood
What: Explore one of Houston's first master-planned communities via six of its historic homes on this annual self-guided tour, which partners with Mr. McKinney's Historic Houston History Bus this year to offer a VIP experience. This year's event also features a special tour stop in The Storyhive—a media production company—as two of its founders will show their own home plus display the business's future East End headquarters, where local street artist Anat Ronen will be on-site live painting. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day-of; Sunday's VIP experience ($100, beginning at 11:30 a.m.) is limited to 20 guests and includes a three-hour tour with Mr. McKinney's, transportation to and from all tour properties, and dinner and drinks at the after-party.