October has come and gone, and November has arrived. The new month took us from the fall harvest to cooler temperatures, making way for the holidays. November is a fertile monthiIt doesn’t mark the start of daylight saving time (where we gain an extra hour) and time to spend with family and friends for Thanksgiving, and Houston is bringing the season in just the right way.
Whether you decide to celebrate Diwali, shop till you drop at Heartmade Harvest Art Market, or get active and participate in the Amazing Race at the Arboretum, November is set to be a festive month in Bayou Town.
Scroll below for five things to do this weekend.
Diwali celebrations in Pondicherry
Pondicheri will be celebrating Diwali all week. The restaurant will be offering a luxurious Araam Thali special until November 7th. The Thali will offer curry of vegetables from the market, Pooris herbs, Sindhi Dal, okra and a sweet rose laddu. In addition, there will be a Sweet Box Diwali containing classic Indian goodies like Besan Mithai, Chocolate Peanut Mithai, Sindhi Laddu available for purchase.
Pondicherry, 2800 Kirby Dr b132. Until Sunday November 7. Prices may vary. For more information, visit https://www.pondicheri.com.
Heartmade Harvest Art Market
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this year’s Heartmade Harvest. The organized market presents works of more than 40 regional artisans. When you need a break from shopping, stop by the mimosa bar or enjoy live music and other interactive activities.
Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street. Saturday November 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.heartmadehouston.com.
Amazing run at Houston Arboretum
Explore the Houston Arboretum through the Amazing Race. The family event offers groups a series of games and challenges where you must find clues to move forward.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive. Sunday, November 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $ 20 for members and $ 30 for non-members. For more information, visit https://houstonarboretum.org/.
Chris Stapleton in concert
Enjoy the sounds of country music this weekend with Chris Stapleton. The country crooner is bringing his All-American Roadshow tour to Houston this weekend, with opening acts Jamey Johnson and Yola.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Saturday November 6 at 7 pm. Tickets start at $ 100. For more information, visit Live Nation.
7th anniversary celebration in Julep
Alba Huerta and the Julep Team will celebrate the Cocktail Bar’s 7th anniversary benefiting the Southern Smoke Foundation with a range of guest bartenders from across the country. The celebration also includes a pop-up from Licoreria Limantour, a Mexico City bar currently ranked No. 17 in the world.
Julep, 1919 Washington Avenue. Sunday, November 7, from 4 p.m. Free entry. For more information, visit Julep’s Instagram.