THE TO-DOUX LIST is lifestyle editor Abby Ledoux’s weekly roundup of pop-ups, markets, and other design- and style-related events around Houston each Friday–Sunday. To submit an event for consideration, email details to [email protected]
Chic Boutique Showroom Sale
When: Friday, April 19; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 1131-08 Uptown Park Blvd.
What: Your annual chance to shop Houston's best closets (seriously, the clothing and accessory donors list is like a society column) and score unimaginably low designer deals ($150 Louboutins! $60 Tory Burch! $10 Diesel!) for a good cause—all sales benefit the local do-gooders of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.
Earth Day $1 Sale
When: Saturday, April 20; 10 a.m. until supplies last
Where: Buffalo Exchange, 2901 S Shepherd Drive
What: Is it any wonder this is the resale chain's most popular event of the year? Show up early—items go fast—with plenty of Washingtons in-hand, and be ready to thrift your heart out. The sale is cash-only, and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society's Animal Rescue Team, which rescues thousands of animals every year from natural disasters and abusive conditions. This is the 23rd year of the Earth Day Sale, which has raised over $665,000 for charities and environmental nonprofits.
When: Saturday, April 20; 10 am.–1 p.m.
Where: River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Road
What: Houston's female-only luxury car club revs into River Oaks District for its inaugural car gala, where women-owned exotic and ultra-luxury cars will be showcased throughout the district. Participating car sponsors include Bugatti, Bentley, and Ferrari, and racing champion Christina Nielsen will also make an appearance.
When: Saturday, April 20; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Market Square Park
What: Don't let the name of Houston's largest dog festival fool you—no puppies will be harmed in the making of this event. But with a 2,500-square-foot doggy play area, two on-site dog runs, and a dog costume contest (!!!), there's a strong chance you will see puppers cute enough to eat. The eighth annual downtown market celebrates all things pooch-centric with 50-plus vendors and artists, the world's largest dog piñata, food trucks, music from DJ Ill-Set, and a massive egg hunt. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to a local dog rescue is suggested.
ClayHouston Pop-Up Marketplace
When: Saturday, April 20; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E 10th St.
What: More than 20 local artists offer their wares to the public in this marketplace of sculptural and functional pieces produced by members of ClayHouston, the ceramic arts collective. Che's Lation Fusion food truck will be on-site, and admission and parking are both free.
When: Saturday, April 20; 6–10 p.m.
Where: Discovery Green
What: The one-of-a-kind monthly market (every third Saturday, weather permitting) returns to the southeast end of the downtown park for after-dark treasure hunting. Find vintage items, collectibles, crafts, mid-century modern furniture, and more from local artisans and designers, plus light bites and entertainment. Admission is free.