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The To-Doux List: April 12-14

This weekend brings watch-making, yoga, and the return of the Nutcracker Market.

By Abby Ledoux April 11, 2019

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]

The NRG Center will be packed to the gills once more, this time with springtime goods.

The Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular

When: Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: NRG Center
What: It's baaaack: The inimitable Nutcracker Market debuts a spring iteration of the popular shopping extravaganza you know and love featuring more than 150 vendors of everything from French espadrilles to pickle juice. Eleven percent of merchandise sales and proceeds from tickets (general admission is $15) will benefit the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs.

Yoga at Arrive

When: Saturday, April 14; 9–10 a.m.
Where: Shops at Arrive, 2800 Kirby Drive
What: Start your Saturday with savasana, sips, and shopping at the luxury retail district home to Tootsies when Revolution Studio leads a free, outdoor, 45-minute power flow with live music from DJ John Tran.  

Elijah Rising Store Grand Opening

When: Saturday, April 14; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Elijah Rising Store, 1135 E. 11th St.
What: The non-profit working to end sex trafficking in Houston cuts the ribbon on a new storefront, selling hand-made goods from survivors to benefit the organization's mission. Candle- and soap-making demos follow, plus free coffee and refreshments. 

Watch-Making Classes

When: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
Where: Chopard, River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Road
What: The Horological Society of New York—America's oldest watch-making guild, circa 1866—travels to Houston for a two-day series of watch-making classes hosted at luxury jeweler Chopard. Each hands-on is four hours, and small groups will learn what makes a timepiece tick by disassembling and reassembling a complete mechanical watch movement. Tickets are $500. 

Vino Vinyasa

When: Sunday, April 14; 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Alessandra, 1070 Dallas St.
What: Soak up the sun on Hotel Alessandra's rooftop pool deck with an hour-long vinyasa-based yoga class followed by a comparative wine tasting with Texas's William Chris Vineyards. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day-of; a portion of proceeds benefit The Women's Home. Bring your own mat and—it should go without saying—be of legal drinking age to partake.

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