THE TO-DOUX LIST is lifestyle editor Abby Ledoux’s weekly roundup of pop-ups, markets, and whatever else she feels like doing around Houston each Friday–Sunday (generally). To submit an event for consideration, email details to [email protected]
When: Friday, October 25–Sunday, October 27; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.
What: This biannual curated home decor and gift market returns for the season to showcase the wares of more than 80 vendors from across the country. The goods span everything from antiques to jewelry to this handmade bag by Debbie Clemens that's perfect to tote around while celebrating our upcoming World Series win. Daily admission is $10.
Sip & Shop
When: Friday, October 25; 4–7 p.m.
Where: Boardwalk at Town Center, The Woodlands
What: Make it a GNO—light bites and bevvies provided—and shop a curated selection of clothing, jewelry, gifts, and more at the upscale apartment community. Participating retailers include Kendra Scott, Hemline, French Cuff Boutique, Switch2Pure, Cotidié, Vida Bella Boutique, and Cake and Confetti; each will donate a percentage of proceeds from the evening's sales to Breast Cancer Charities of America.
When: Friday, October 25; 7–9 p.m.
Where: Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Dr.
What: Don your 18th-century best—pompadours strongly encouraged—and get ready to party like it's 1799 at this annual masquerade. The Rienzi house museum opens its doors to masked revelers for 18th-century cocktails and modern punches from Mongoose vs. Cobra and music by Third Floor Strings. Admission ($55; $50 for MFAH members) is 21+ and gets you samples of all four punches, light bites, and valet parking.
Fait La Force Pop-Up
When: Saturday, October 26; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: KIND Collective, 1020 Studewood St.
What: To celebrate October being Fair Trade Month, this Heights boutique hosts its first-ever in-store pop-up with Fait La Force, which, along with sister brand Haiti Design Co., provides consistent employment, job training, and opportunities to artisans in vulnerable communities. Learn more about the brand, leave with an artisan-made bag crafted in Haiti, and shop to support Haiti Design Co.'s education and wellness programs.
When: Saturday, October 26; 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: Brasserie 19, 1926 W Gray
What: Feel like you were born in the wrong era? Now's your chance to pretend you're on the guest list for one of the Playboy Mansion's iconic Halloween parties in the '70s—no time machine or flight to L.A. required. Channel David Bowie, Diana Ross, or your favorite retro A-lister (there are prizes for best '70s celebrity-themed costumes) and head to this beloved BOO!-jee bar (see what we did there?) complete with festive decor, photobooth, DJ, and plenty of Tito's.