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]
When: Friday, May 31; 6–8 p.m.
Where: BARC, 3300 Carr St.
What: Like all proms, there will be music, refreshments, dancing, official prom portraits (courtesy of Nature Dog Photography), and someone a little too old to be there: This is a party for BARC's resident senior shelter pets—like 12-year-old pooch Roxy—in search of forever homes for their golden years. Human revelers are invited to bring their own furry friends of a certain age, and all are encouraged (though not required) to dress up—there are costume contests for both species. And, if meeting (and snuggling) adoptable animals wasn't enough of a draw, it's also free.
When: Friday, May 31; 6–10 p.m.
Where: Navigation Esplanade, 2800 Navigation Blvd.
What: TGIF! Shop local goods after-dark in monthly market on the historic Navigation Esplanade. Hosted by East End Farmers Market, expect crafts, artisan vendors, food, and music as the sun goes down. Sorry that the Katy Perry song is definitely stuck in your head now.
When: Saturday, June 1
Where: Main Street Square
What: More than 70 Texas artists set up shop downtown at the intersection of Main and McKinney for this spring market, rescheduled after a washout forced postponement last month. Music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities are all on tap; free admission.
When: Saturday, June 1
Where: 908 Live Oak
What: Houston's nonprofit design house Magpies & Peacocks—which turns trash to treasure with its upcycled collections from scrap textiles, meant to promote sustainability in the fashion industry—is opening a retail store in its EaDo warehouse. Shop luxury goods from the brand and others, including sustainable partners like Kimono Zulu and Alice d'Italia, and donate your own closet rejects to the cause. Free; drinks and light bites included.
When: Sunday, June 2; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 1915 Westheimer
What: Complete the Sunday morning liturgy of brunch and shopping all in one locale when this weekly morning market takes over the parking lot at The Phoenix, where you'll find wares from local artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs plus live music.