This weekend promises to be sunny and pleasant – perfect fall days to enjoy the great outdoors. Check out two events that take place alfresco – a free festival celebrating the Day of the Dead with an art market, complete with a stilt walker, a living statue and art cars. Or feast with the beasts at the Houston Zoo, sampling fare from dozens of local restaurants.
On Sunday, relax indoors at Jones Hall as Storm Large performs with the Houston Symphony in Seven Deadly Sins, part parody and part poetry.
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Event: Dia de los Muertos presented by Arandas Bakery. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday when family and friends remember those who have departed and prepare special food in their honor. At this free festival, you'll find a large artwork created by Gonzo247 and friends, plus hands-on art activities. There'll be a dance studio, a stilt walker, face painting and photo booth.
When: Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.
Bus: 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk
METRORail: Green or Purple Lines – exit Convention District Station
Event: 2018 Feast with the Beasts. This event, presented by Bank of America, is the Houston Zoo's annual food, beer and wine celebration featuring 60 of H-town's hottest restaurants. Enjoy the music of Everclear, an alt-rock band that will treat you to past hits and introduce you to new tunes. Nosh on samples in a naturally wild environment as you help this worthy cause. Leave the kids with a babysitter, and make this date night. It's for 21+ only.
When: Friday, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose, 28 OST /Wayside
METRORail: Red Line – exit Memorial Hermann/Zoo
Event: The Seven Deadly Sins at the Houston Symphony. Composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Bertolt Brecht teamed up to create this story that follows two personas (one sensible, one sultry) that travel to seven cities, pursuing the American dream. At each stop, there's a different sin. Storm Large, who has sung with Pink Martini, plays Anna in this riveting performance.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St.
Bus: 160 Memorial City Express; 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 82 Westheimer, 102 Bush IAH Express, 32 Renwick/San Felipe
METRORail: Red Line – exit Theater District Station
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