Don your favorite costume and enter the contest on Oct. 30 at Discovery Green


Oct. 8

The Energy Corridor District® Board of Directors meet every second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Meetings are held at 777 North Eldridge Parkway, Suite 270, in Houston. Board of Directors meeting dates and times are subject to change. Call 281-759-3800 to confirm meeting schedules.

Oct. 8

Women Driving Business luncheon and forum

On Friday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Houston West Chamber of Commerce presents Women Driving Business: Luncheon and Afternoon Forum – Recharge YOUR Energy. The all-day event will be held at Norris Conference Centers at CityCentre. A key highlight of the luncheon will be keynote speaker Holly Clapham, chief marketing officer of Houston First Corporation. After the luncheon and keynote address, registrants can choose three of the four break-out sessions to attend based on their personal interests. Each break-out session features a moderated panel of executives in key interest areas. Wrap up the day with “Recharge Your Energy” Social with plenty of great connections and laughter. Register at

Oct. 11

Conversations with Artists, MFAH

The Virtual lecture series continues with Ellen Lesperance and Teresa Margolles

Live via Zoom on Monday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. discussing contemporary art. Artist Ellen Lesperance talks with prints and drawings curator Dena Woodall, followed by artist Teresa Margolles with Latin American art assistant curator Rachel Mohl. These works can be seen in the Collectivity installation on the third floor of the Kinder Building.

Oct. 11

Explore Abilities Day—Halloween

The Children’s Museum Houston hosts an exclusive Halloween-themed event featuring the Houston Ballet, therapy dogs and more on Monday, Oct. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. The exclusive event is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and special learning needs to explore the Museum. Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

Registration is required.

Oct. 12

Halloween “Grosstopia”

The Children’s Museum of Houston transforms into the goopiest and slimiest Halloween hub for safe trick-or-treating daily from Oct. 12 to Oct. 30. Set out on a trick-or-treat quest every day from 4 to 6 p.m. on weekdays; 4 to 8 p.m. during Free Family Night Thursdays; and all day on Saturdays! Move your bones to funky tunes at our spooktacular Halloween Happy House on Oct. 28 (FREE admission from 5 to 8 p.m.) Get slime-soaked during our 4th Annual Slime-Off! on Oct. 30 – Space is limited and onsite registration is required.

Oct. 13

Re-design of the Energy Corridor

The Energy Corridor District will host a Vision Workshop for the Design and Streetscape guidelines project on Thursday, October 13. The is the second and last public workshop where residents will be able to provide feedback on the brand and identity of the Energy Corridor’s important streetscapes and public realm features – sidewalks, lighting, bikeways, green spaces, etc. The event will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Watson Grisby Square’s outdoor covered patio. For more information, visit or contact Elizabeth Whitton,

at 281-759-3800 or with any questions.

Oct. 14

Houston ISD board of trustees meeting

The Houston ISD board of trustees regular meeting will meet in the Board Auditorium, 4400 West 18th Street, in Houston at 5 p.m. Board of Education meetings are broadcast live on Comcast 18 and Uverse 99 and also streamed live at Meetings are rebroadcast Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays at noon.

Oct. 18

Spring Branch ISD board of trustees meeting

The Spring Branch ISD board of trustees regular meeting will meet in the Board Room of the Wayne F. Schaper, Sr. Leadership Center at 955 Campbell Road at 7 p.m.

Oct. 22-23

Houston Symphony and macabre music for Halloween

The Houston Symphony is observing Halloween this year with a weekend of performances of Hector Berlioz’s masterpiece of the macabre, Symphonie fantastique. This month’s classical subscription concerts feature the famed Berlioz symphonic wild ride, as well as Dame Jane Glover’s and Italian conductor Jader Bignamini’s return to the Jones Hall podium, and Symphony Principal Flute Aralee Dorough and Principal Bassoon Rian Craypo stepping forward to perform soloist roles. For tickets and more information, please call 713-224-7575 or visit

Oct. 23

Trick or Treat in nature’s neighborhood at the Houston ArBOOretum & Nature Center

Grab the costumes and round up the kids for the Houston Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year, ArBOOretum, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and featuring fun activities for all ages. Among these are a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Activities include train rides, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, pony rides, Halloween market, pumpkin patch, and a rock wall. Food trucks will also be on hand to keep guests well-fed and hydrated. Tickets are free for members and children under three; $15 for non-members with online purchase by Oct. 23; $20 day of event (ages 3 and up). Tickets can be purchased in advance online at The Arboretum is located at 4501 Woodway Drive, in Houston.

Oct. 29-30

Houston Arboretum hosts annual Fall Plant Sale

The Arboretum hosts their annual Fall Plant Sale with a number of Texas natives that will be featured, including perennial and annual wildflowers (including milkweed), grasses, shrubs and trees. Some of the plants offered this year include Scarlet Sage, Swamp Sunflower, and Goldenrod. The sale begins Friday at 9 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. The Saturday schedule is the same from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit their website at the week before the Plant Sale for a full list of available plants. All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the Arboretum’s conservation and education efforts. The Arboretum is located at 120 West Loop North in Houston (between Post Oak Blvd. and Woodway Drive). Admission is free. Call 713-681-8433 for more info.

Oct. 29-31

Houston Symphony Halloween music

Halloween weekend finds the newly-minted Detroit Symphony Music Director Jader Bignamini on the Jones Hall stage to lead the Houston Symphony in Berlioz’s phantasmagorical favorite Symphonie fantastique (1830), October 29, 30 (this performance is also livestreamed), and a matinee on Halloween itself, October 31. For tickets and more information, please call 713-224-7575 or visit

Oct. 30

Scream on the Green at Discovery…


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