This Week in the Loop!

Art, Live Music, Local Markets, a Gumbo Cook-off, and more! Check out what’s happening This Week in the Loop!

Wednesday, December 11th

* Daisychain w/ Cactus Flowers and Darwins Finches at Dan Electros. $8 Cover. 7pm doors.

* Words & Pictures: Avijit Halder at Houston Center for Photography from 7-8pm.


Thursday, December 12th

* A More Perfect Union, He’s On Fire, Michael Sinclair at Axelrad UPSTAIRS

* An Evening of Conversation with Irvin Tepper at Station Museum of Contemporary Art from 6-9pm.

* Boomtown at MKT from 7-10pm.

* Burning Man Houston Holiday Party from 7-11pm. Hosted by Houston Art Collective.

* JSB series#3: Spiderwebs, Jawwaad Taylor at MECA Houston from 7:30-10:30pm. Suggested donation $5-$10. Beer & beverages will be available for donations.


Friday, December 13th

* Cheap Date #6: All Art Just $20 at Insomnia Gallery 7-11pm. $3 Entry // $5 Per Couple (CASH PREFERRED). Eureka Heights will be providing free beer while it lasts, plus there will be a small batch cocktails too. Food truck, DJ, and more!

* EYEmusic IX, X world premieres: Hsin-Jung Tsai, piano at Octavia Art Gallery Houston at 7pm.

* Full Moon Fridays: The Skatalites at Discovery Green 7-9:30pm. The Suspects open. Ska reggae. Free event.

* Fuska // Cactus Flowers at Darwin’s Pub

* Missed Connections at Flatland Gallery from 6-9pm.

* Nightmare Before Christmas Party at Pearl Bar Houston from 10-2. Dressing up is encouraged, but not required.

* Pretti.Cool Trunk Show at Menil Bookstore from 6-8pm. Free event with extended bookstore hours, light bites, drinks, and holiday shopping opportunities.

* The Cold Cabana – Presented by Swimwear Department at The Continental Club, Houston, TX, 9pm doors. “Suit up in your coolest poolside lounge-wear and join the festivities at this off-beat winter holiday party, featuring the music of Houston’s Free Radicals, BLAZE X BLACK and of course, Swimwear Department.” Tickets are $10.

* The Underground Art Market: Holiday Evening Edition

* “Yours, Mine, & the Truth” release + book signing at Kaboom Books from 7-9pm, a meditation on memory with photographs by Jessi Bowman & notes by Cris Skelton.


Saturday, December 14th

* Bounce and Turn 3 Year Anniversary at Wonky Power Live from 10pm-2am.

* Cactus Music
** Keeper of Atlantis – Album Release Show 1pm
** Space Kiddettes In-Store Performance at Cactus Music 3pm

* Carols on the Green: Celebrating the Season in Song at Discovery Green from 7-8pm.

* Dr. Nassos Papalexandrou on Art of the Ancient World at The Menil Collection from 3-4pm. Free and open to the public.

* Gumbo & Bean cook-off and Toy Drive at 4202 Screen Printing Gallery from 2-5:30pm. Free event to attend. Bring a toy and be a judge! Drinks will also be available.

* Horchata Art & Maker Free Holiday Market! at Insomnia Gallery from 5-10pm. FREE indoor/outdoor pop-up market featuring art, vintage clothing, music, handmade items, and lots more!

* Lights In The Heights

* Sawyer Yards Second Saturday open studios.


Sunday, December 15th

* KARBACH XMAS STORY MARKET from 12-7pm. Hosted by SHOP LOCAL MARKET.

* Thomas Helton/Greg Petito Duo at MKT BAR from 12-3pm.

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Outdoor Ice Skating at Discovery Green is an option every day! Check out our guide for more info as well as some vintage ice skating pics. Tis the season!
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* Please Note: Event details are always subject to change and I have even seen some canceled last minute, so you might want to check with the venue or the event page to make sure the event is still happening at the time and place stated prior to heading over.