5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 5–7
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
Thru Oct. 7 | George R. Brown Convention Center
The city's biggest contemporary art event arrives just in time for anyone in need of the perfect piece to complement a Design Within Reach sectional. Participating galleries include a strong Houston contingent made up of Cindy Lisica Gallery, Moody Gallery, Guerrero-Projects, David Shelton Gallery, Off the Wall, and more; dozens of similar powerhouses from New York, Europe, and Asia will also gladly take your check.
Tickets from $25. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. More info and tickets at txcontemporary.com.
Weird Homes Tour
Oct. 6 | Multiple Locations
In a city where a mailman famously built a house out of beer cans, we shouldn't have to tell you that Houston hosts some bizarre architecture. This tour gets devoted lookyloos up close and personal with several such examples—including one abode cobbled together from shipping containers and another decked out with more hippo memorabilia than we thought possible.
Tickets from $30. More info and tickets at weirdhomestour.com.
Park to Port Bike Ride
Oct. 6 | Hermann Park
As Houston inches ever closer to the completion of the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative set to link and expand more than a hundred miles of trails, consider this 20-mile leisure ride an opportunity to appreciate what trails we already have. Riders will pedal from Hermann Park down to Hidalgo Park and back with plenty of snacks and revelry along the way.
Tickets $35. Leaves from Bill Coats Bridge at Hermann Park, 1700 Hermann Dr. 713-524-5876. More info and tickets at hermannpark.org.
Numbers 40th Anniversary Party
Oct. 6 | Numbers Nightclub
This Saturday, help usher Houston's oldest and weirdest nightclub into middle age and try your luck at one of 40 Classic Numbers Lifetime Passes. DJs will be spinning tracks from across four decades; expect obnoxious amounts of anniversary swag and door prizes. Just remember: Don't Walk.
Cover from $.40. Numbers Nightclub, 300 Westheimer Rd. More info via Facebook.
Alejandro Fernández and Los Tigres del Norte
Oct. 7 | Toyota Center
When we named Sunday's concert one of the season's can't-miss musical events, it was in recognition of Fernández's undeniable mariachi and ranchera bonafides. The fact that Los Tigres del Norte will tag along for a 50th anniversary victory lap only sweetens the deal.
Tickets from $61. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 713-758-7200. More info and tickets at houstontoyotacenter.com.