With sweltering summer heat behind us, we’re eager to wrap up in soft sweaters and scarves, pull on our fall boots and enjoy exploring our beloved city again. Houston is always teeming with exciting events, from festivals and museum exhibitions to theater shows, concerts and new restaurant and shop openings. Here at Lucas/Eilers, our fall calendar is already booked up with weekend adventures.
Today we’re sharing a few of our favorites.
Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown | Saturday and Sunday, October 10 – 11
Sari studied art history in college and is eager to explore this biannual festival, which features artists of all sorts. From clay,glass and leather to wood, paint and metal, discover how these artists transform a variety of materials into objects of beauty.
Watch the video here.
TUTS Underground presents Bonnie & Clyde | Saturday and Sunday, October 10 – 11
“At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares.” Kate loves Theater under the Stars and hopes she can catch a show there soon.
Second Saturday Boat Ride | Saturday, October 10 |10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sarah, who loves gardening in her free time, was impressed by the recent grand opening of the newly transformed 160-acre park. Celebrate the cooler fall weather by gliding down the waters of Buffalo Bayou while admiring its new makeover.
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective | Now until January 24th, 2016
Art lovers rejoice! The Houston Museum of Fine Art is showcasing one of Abstract Expressionism’s best, and Sandy insists it’s a must-see.
Tarakaan | Opened in September
Calling all foodies: don’t miss Houston’s version of NYC’s well-loved Buddakan! Jill and Aileen say they’re eager to try the Asian-fusion lounge and restaurant.
The Original Jersey Boy – Frank Sinatra, Big Band to Vegas | Sunday, October 11
Grab your coziest blanket and your dancing shoes and head over to Miller Outdoor Theater. The Choir will sing all of your Sinatra favorites. Fun fact: Liz loves Frank Sinatra and once saw him perform live!
Theta Charity Antiques Show| November 13 – 15
Did you know that Lucas/Eilers was founded by two Theta sisters? Sari, our Marketing/Design Assistant, is also a Theta. We’re proud to be involved with one of the top three biggest antique shows in the country. What could be better than supporting a long list of philanthropies by shopping for beautiful antiques!
Texas Design Now | Now until November 29th
Kelly says this exciting exhibition featuring fashion, furniture and more at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston is a “don’t miss.”
State of Grace | Opening in October
If you’re familiar with Linley’s favorite Atlanta-based restaurant-god Ford Fry (The Optimist, King + Duke, St. Cecilia, JCT Kitchen…), then you’re going to want to make reservations for this brand new restaurant on Westheimer.
Georgia Brown Home | Opened in September
One of Kiley’s new favorite antique sources, Georgia Brown Home curates an awe-inspiring mix of European finds and is always worth a visit.
Sketching & Photography at the Collection at Bayou Bend | Tuesdays until November 24th
Every Tuesday from 1:30–4:30 pm, Bayou Bend provides sketch paper, clipboards and pencils for guests to sit down and admire the surrounding nature. Admission to the gardens is only $5. Melanie loves the gardens at Bayou Bend and says this would be a fun way to put her drawing skills to the test.
American Cancer Society’s Holiday Shopping Card | October 22 – November 2
If cancer has affected you or a loved one, don’t forget to order your Holiday Shopping Card. When you purchase the card (for a minimum contribution of $75), 100% of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, and you’ll receive a 20% discount at over 700 participating retailers in Houston. Laura Beth and Linley have already ordered theirs.
“She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” – Zelda Fitzgerald