Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 13-15

Leon Bridges in concert, Frank Huang returns to lead the Symphony, 26th Annual Native American Pow Wow, Houston Mini Maker Faire at George R. Brown and the annual Nutcracker Market.

By Nick Esquer November 11, 2015


Leon Bridges

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The Fort Worth-raised singer has gained a massive following this past year with his throwback 1960s R&B sound. His album Coming Home caught the ear of producer MICK, who interlaced rap verses from Houston artists like Slim Thug and Bun B in a new H-Town-themed mixtape available for download.

Nov 13. 7:30. $60-180. 1204 Caroline St. 888-402-5837. houseofblues.com


Dvořák’s Serenade For Strings

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The Symphony borrows back its former concertmaster, violinist Frank Huang, who assumed the same title for the New York Philharmonic in September. Huang plays the Czech composer’s melodic, aptly named “Romance for Violin and Orchestra” and brings Dvořák’s warm and sunny “Serenade for Strings” to life.

Nov 14 at 8; Nov 15 at 2:30. $33-83. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org


26th Annual Native American Championships Pow Wow

This two-day Pow Wow features colorful dances, arts and crafts, and traditional honoring ceremonies. Representatives of dozens of Native American tribes take part in the dance competition, in full regalia, for the top prize of $15,000.

Nov 14 & 15. Free. Traders Village, 7979 Eldridge Rd. 281-890-5500. tradersvillage.com


Houston Mini Maker Faire

The maker movement has seen a big push in the last few years, with the demand for everything artisanal and handcrafted, from candles to jerky to handbags, continuing to grow. This family-friendly event focuses on the tech side of the movement, showcasing inventions by young Houstonians.

Nov 14. $50. George R. Brown Convention Center, 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. houstonmakerfaire.com


Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

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It's already that time of year. There's no escaping the festival's spirited reach as hordes of antique lovers descend upon NRG Center to beg, barter and steal all things Nutcracker. More than 300 vendors set up shop at the 35th annual event featuring home decor, food, candles, jewelry and all sorts of Christmasy accessories.

Nov 13–15. $20. NRG Center, 1 Reliant Park. 713-535-2321. houstonballet.org

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