• Saturday, October 1, 11 am to 4 pm – Hands-On Family Festival at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft• Sunday, October 2 – Wood Family Dances Celtic Spring Concert at 2 pm
• Sunday, October 2 – Dubbed Target First Sunday of the Month. It’s a year round event. On the first Sunday of every month, entrance to all museums is free.
• Sunday, October 2 – The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary live broadcast from Albert Hall.
• Tuesday, October 4 – On the first Tuesday of every month, entrance to the Houston Zoo is free from 2 p.m. to closing time. For a family of 4, that’s a saving of $40. Check out the zoo’s new African forest.
• Thursday, October 6 – Entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts is free today and all Thursdays from 6 p.m. to closing time.
• Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9 – Greek Festival
• Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 3 p.m. Red Cat Jazz Festival.
• Saturday, October 8 to November 27 – Texas Renaissance Festival
• Sunday, October 9, 2011 – Bayou City Art Festival
• Sunday, October 9, 2011 – Bach Society of Houston performance.
• Friday, October 14 to Saturday, October 15 – Cajun Catfish Festival in Conroe
• Friday, October 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. – Ballunar Liftoff (great photo opportunities)
• Saturday, October 22 at 5 – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Concert
All month long
• The Shepherd School of Music at Rice. Pick a day and time most convenient to you and enjoy a relaxing evening of classical music for free by premier students and faculty.
• Miller Outdoor Theater
Support local theaters – these theater settings are more intimate. The costs are relatively more affordable. I have enjoyed many laughs at these small but awesome venues
o Talento Bilingue de Houston
o Main Street Theater