Oddball Comedy Fest
It’s a who’s-who of comedy all-stars at this annual stand-up event in The Woodlands, with comedians Aziz Ansari, TJ Miller and Nick Kroll showcasing their offbeat, observational humor in advance of hilarious headliner Amy Schumer taking the stage.
Oct 16. 6. $29–99. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands. 281-363-3300. oddballfest.com
When a performance group consisting of self-described “friendly aliens from the planet Voca” comes to town, you can’t not find out what that means. The a cappella singing crew, whose members dress up in identical white suits and face paint, injects comedy and beat boxing into a repertoire that ranges from Madonna to Mozart.
Oct 16. 8. $28–68. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
Enjoy all things Korean—including barbecue, traditional dance, folk musicians and tae kwon do demonstrations—at this popular and family-friendly annual event.
Oct 17. 11. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Ave. koreanfestivalhouston.com
The Color Run
Runners at this special 5K charity run take a tour through downtown and finish with a colorful celebration as bags and bags of chromatic powder douses them from all angles. Each runner gets special packs filled with a t-shirt, gold foil tattoo and, you guessed it, more colorful powder.
Oct 17. 8. $45-55. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St. thecolorrun.com.
The gap-toothed Canadian strummer certainly has a unique style sense—you may have seen him posing for the now-bankrupt American Apparel in some sort of white leotard—but never mind that. The man can croon. Dishing out a new record every year, DeMarco keeps crowds young and old happily entertained with his Harry Nilsson–meets–Bob Dylan sound.
Oct 18. 8. $25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel St. 713-225-54833. warehouselive.com