November in Houston is filled with cool weather (finally!), festivals galore, holiday traveling, prepping for Turkey Day and of course the famous Nutcracker Market. Before your calendar gets all booked up, here’s a list of the top 11 events happening in Houston.
- Opera in the Heights presents the Medium and The Telephone
11/1-11/7, 7:30 p.m.
1703 Heights Blvd
In The Medium, Madame Flora holds a seance and invites her guests’ dear departed children to speak to them, and they do! But, it’s all a sham. Add too much alcohol to this situation and in true operatic fashion, someone has to die before the curtain falls.
- Texas Children’s Cancer Center Casino Night
11/5, 7 p.m.
The Bell Tower on 34th St
Tickets $500 and up
Head over to The Bell Tower for their seventh annual Casino Night benefiting Texas Children’s Cancer Center to enjoy blackjack, roulette, poker and so much more and all for a good cause!
- Houston Galveston Institute presents The 11th Annual Chocolate, Champagne & Charity
11/6, 6:30 p.m.
HGI Counseling Center, 2990 Richmond Ave
Tickets $150 and up
Enjoy a champagne and wine reception with hors d’oeuvres and a seated dinner honoring Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski and will be introduced by her father Jim “Mattress Mac” McIngvale.
- The Tasting Room Houston Cellar Classic
11/7, 1-5 p.m.
General Admission $75, VIP $200
Benefiting Dress for Success Houston
On Saturday, the 9,000 sq foot, European-style digs of TTR will host their 12th annual Houston Cellar Classic Grand Tasting. Enjoy 100 different wines that will be poured alongside culinary creations from local restaurants.
- First Saturday Arts Market 2015
11/7-12/5, 11 a.m.
In the Heights, 548 W. 19th St.
Admission is free.
First Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event that features the works of dozens of visuals artists and showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items.
- Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
Thursday, 11/12 – Sunday, 11/15
Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come experience a holiday shopping wonderland. Houston Ballet’s largest fundraiser and holiday shopping extravaganza will feature 300 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping!
- Houston Press’ Tacolandia
Saturday, 11/14 4-7 p.m.
The Water Works – Buffalo Bayou Park
Tickets start at $30-50 and can be purchased here.
Originally set for Saturday, Oct 24 as we previously mentioned in our Top 11 Events in October, this event is now rescheduled to Saturday 11/14. Tacolandia is an outdoor taco-sampling event and festival that will feature Houston’s best tacos, complete with live music, cash bar with beer and cocktails.
- Under The Boardwalk Benefiting Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
11/14, 7 p.m.
Royal Sonesta Houston
All benefiting Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, games and a Rolex Raffle.
- The Phantom of the Opera
Wednesday, 11/18 – Sunday, 11/29
The Hobby Center
Andrew Lloyd Weber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to Houston as part of the brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting effects including the shows legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs and so much more.
- Fresh Arts Presents Winter Holiday Arts Market
Friday, 11/20 – Sunday, 11/21, various times
2101 Winter St.
Tickets are $10 for the Friday Preview Party and Admission is Free on Saturday and Sunday
Enjoy this three-day juried art sale and city wide celebration of Houston artists. including paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more.
- Glisten Holiday Lighting
Saturday, 11/21, 7-9 p.m.
Share in the fun of City Centre’s annual snowflake lighting in the plaza. Enjoy a DJ, ice carving demonstrations, lighting ceremony and so much more.
Getting to these events from your Inner Loop Camden apartments is also incredibly easy. Just hop on the METRORail, grab an Uber, or drive yourself – either way you’ll definitely get there before your friends in the ‘burbs!
Let us know which events you’ll be attending and come back here next month to see what’s on the agenda for December.