AIA Houston Home Tour @ Various locations
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.

The home tour is a nonprofit fundraiser and supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year.


Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon @ Willow Waterhole Greenway
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am

The Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon will be held on October 28 at Willow Waterhole Greenway. Admission and parking are free for all visitors. For those wishing to participate in the tournament, there will be a fee of $20 that allows them to compete in Fly Fishing and Conventional Divisions. Other activities include fishing clinics and and invasive species presentation. The event will be held with the cooperation of the The Texas Flyfishers, and starts at 8:00 am at Westbury Lake (5300 Dryad). For further details, please download the flyer.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala @ The Water Works
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership GalaSunset on the Bayou. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building.This event will be located at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on Thursday, November 2 with cocktails at 6:30 PM and a seated dinner proceeding at 8:00 PM. Click here to view the invitation. Tables of ten are $25,000; $15,000; $10,000 and $6,000. Individual tickets are $1,500; $1,000 and $600. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

Save the Date: Urban Wild Bridge Bash @ Memorial Park
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Urban Wild is a group of young professionals actively supporting the work of Memorial Park Conservancy through membership and service. In return, Urban Wild members are exposed to various professional networks, as well as opportunities to learn more about, and advocate for, a treasured Houston greenspace. Enjoy a lovely night underneath the stars on top of the Living Bridge with food, lights, and music at their annual Urban Wild Bridge Bash by registering as a member.


Artist Boat’s Float the Boat Annual Fundraiser @ Trolley Station
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Help Float the Boat

Artist Boat’s 14th annual fundraiser is on November 10th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Trolley Station at 2021 Strand, in Galveston, Texas. There will be live music, dinner, a bar, silent auctions, and an art auction.

Artist Boat is thrilled to have served over 100,000 participants and to have conserved 664 acres of land on Galveston Island. Join us on November 10th and help to continue to Float the Boat!


You can purchase tickets for the event and/or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Viking Profish GT Kayak.


  • Reserved Seating Tickets: $100
  • Standing Room Only Tickets: $80
  • Raffle Tickets: $10 for one ticket or $25 for three tickets

Tickets can be purchased over the phone, at the Artist Boat Office, or online.

To become a Sponsor, to donate to the Auction, or for more information, visit Artist Boat’s Float the Boat Annual Fundraiser event page.

14th Annual Run in the Park @ Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Hermann Park Conservancy is excited to host the 14th annual Run in the Park. The scenic 5K course will circle around Hermann Park’s historic live oaks. The run consists of a 5K run, 3K walk, a 1K kids’ fun run, and post-race party in Molly Ann Smith Plaza. There will be breakfast tacos, fruit, coffee, and so much more to enjoy!

Whether you are a weekend jogger, competitive runner, or just like to walk with friends and family, Run in the Park is an event you do not want to miss! Grab your friends and family and sign up now for a fun-filled morning in Hermann Park.

Course Description — The race begins and ends in Hermann Park at the Molly Ann Smith Plaza between McGovern Lake and the Jones Reflection Pool. For more information and to register, visit

Online registration closes at midnight Wednesday
November 8th for the 14th Annual Run in the Park!

White Oak Bayou Association Annual Meeting @ Historic Heights Fire Station
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please Join White Oak Bayou Association for its 2017 Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Historic Heights Fire Station – Street Level
107 West 12th Street, Houston, TX 77008

6:00 pm Social/Networking
7:00 pm Special Guest Introductions and Presentation
Presenter: Gary F. Zika* – Federal Projects Department Manager for Harris County Flood Control
Title: Review of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project
8:00 pm General Meeting

Pizza and other refreshments served
If you have any questions, Please contact Tom

BikeHouston’s Cranksgiving HTX @ Woodland Park
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Want to have fun and help people?! Come out and join the party: The Cranksgiving party!

Cranksgiving HTX is a scavenger hunt and food drive on bikes. The event started in New York and is now a nationwide pre-Thanksgiving tradition. We’ve done it in Houston for three years, and this year, we want to make it bigger and better!


  • Cranksgiving HTZ is a free event, where teams of 2 will scavenge for pre-selected items at predetermined grocery stores.
  • Each participant will be handed a manifest containing the list and point values for the items to be retrieved within the 2 hours allotted time.
  • Paniers, messenger bags, or backpacks are a must.
  • Receipts will be used to tally up the points.
  • There will also be a required roadblock stop where participants perform some fun feat before continuing.


  • Group with the most # of riders
  • Most Generous
  • Heaviest Haul
  • Fastest Team

The scavenger hunt participation is free but expects purchases between $12-$15 per participant. You are welcome to be as generous as possible. Everyone wins just by participating!

If you want to join us for the food drive and festivities, just show up! If you can, please bring some non-perishables from your pantry. All items will be donated to a non-profit organization. (Organization TBA)

Solar Business Festival @ Hilton Austin Hotel - Downtown
Nov 29 @ 7:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit

AIA Houston Holiday Party @ Cullinan Hall, Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm

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Honoring Nonya Grenader, FAIA

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston honors a Houston architect at its annual holiday party by donating an architect designed object to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This year’s holiday party will take place on December 12, in Cullinan Hall at the MFAH.

Download the pledge form or make your pledge online.




For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!