Weekender guide: Oct. 10 through 12
Five Things to Do at UH This Weekend:
Metropolitan Volunteer Program’s Rock the Campus
Volunteer with MVP Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Butler Plaza and help them with projects involving cleaning, landscaping and gardening the campus community. There will be music, food, free shirts and a pumpkin carving competition hosted by the UH chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
UH Student Program Board presents The Fault in Our Stars
Enjoy a picnic with SPB and get pizza, popcorn and drinks delivered to you during the screening of The Fault in Our Stars at 8 p.m. tonight in Lynn Eusan Park
Lions Club at UH presents Marathon for Kids
Come out to the Tom Tellez Track Stadium from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday at 3100 Cullen Blvd. to help kick off the Marathon Kids 26.2 Mile Challenge and cheer on the kids beginning their journey to a healthier and happier life with a lap around the track.
Campus Community Garden
MVP will plant, water, pull weeds and maintain the UH Community Garden from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The garden produces food that is later donated to pantries in the Third Ward. Refreshments will be provided.
The Playboy of the Western World
There is more to the handsome young stranger that pops into a pub in rural Ireland and wins over its occupants with stories of daring deeds and bravado than just fantastical storytelling in this play presented by and in the School of Theatre & Dance. The play shows from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight and 11 and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Price $10 for students
Five Things to Do in Houston This Weekend:
Bring the family, especially younger siblings if you have them, to Zoo Boo, the Houston Zoo’s annual Halloween-themed event. The first day was Friday, and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Activities include a pumpkin patch, the Candy Corner, the Candy Cave and the Monster Mash.
Price: free with UH ID; regular zoo admission prices otherwise
Houston Italian Festival
The Houston Italian festival promises fun, food and entertainment this weekend at the University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., as they celebrate their 36th year. Activities include a pasta eating contest, a grape stomping contest, a Bocce tournament and, of course, trying all the Italian dishes and wines.
Price: Free 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, $8 after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday; $2 parking in the garage
Miller Outdoor Theatre: Lunada
Join the Houston Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as Latin American favorites are performed under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theater.
Dario Robleto’s installation exhibit, “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed,” features various forms of artwork that demonstrate how the heartbeat and pulse do more than just beat inside the human heart. The exhibit is on display until Jan. 4, 2015.
Bring your bathing suit and towel to Discovery Green to try out Stand Up Paddleboarding from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Paddle around Kinder Lake with the option of professional instruction and enjoy the surrounding area, if you can manage to stay upright. You must be 18 years or older. More information can be found at http://www.bayoucityadventures.org/.
Price: $10 for 20 minutes