THIS WEEKEND IN HOUSTON: CINCO DE MAYO, 5/3/2018- 5/6/2018
December 7, 2020
INDIE CHEFS WEEK HOUSTON @ RIEL THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 – SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Indie Chefs Week is coming to Houston this weekend. The purpose of this event is to give young and upcoming chefs a venue to present their talents and cook dishes that inspire them. Each evening’s “roster” will feature 12 chefs and 12 courses, each with wine pairings. Menus are up on their website and it will certainly be a very memorable (and delicious) evening.
KOLACHE FACTORY CHALLENGE 5K @ ADDICKS PARK & RIDE SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 9 AM
A 5K is going on this weekend that involves a favorite Texan breakfast food – kolaches. There is a standard 5K with kolaches at the end OR you can partake in the challenge 5K, which involves eating three sausage and cheese kolaches at the 1.5 mile mark and then completing the rest of the race. There is also a “virtual run” option for those who prefer to sleep in. The event benefits Memorial Assistance Ministries.
CINCO IN THE CITY @ SILVER STREET STUDIOS SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 11 AM- 3 PM & 7 PM – MIDNIGHT
Start off your Cinco De Mayo right at Silver Street Studios, which will be transformed to resemble a Mexican town with string lights and papel picado. In the afternoon, you can shop with local Mexican American vendors, snack on authentic samplings from favorites such as Cuchara and Jarritos, or enjoy one of a many different musical acts that will be taking the main stage. In the evening, the real fiesta will start. Samplings from various regions of Mexico and top chefs, mescal tastings, salsa dancing, and margaritas will all be part of the experience. There will also be a live band and an adult piñata, stuffed with gift certificates and covetable prizes. (Note: the afternoon will be family friendly, and the evening celebration will be geared towards adults.)
CINCO DE MAYO @ MARKET SQUARE PARK SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 5 PM
Looking to celebrate downtown? Market Square Park is hosting a celebration and concert, complete with art vendors, snacks and treats from La Calle Tacos, and lawn games. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome if you want to stake out a spot on the lawn, or you can head to one of the many bars nearby for drink specials after. We suggest El Big Bad (who is hosting a Cinco De Mayo weekend-long party and pub crawl) and The Pastry War for your margarita fix.
SANTO DE MAYO FESTIVITIES @ ST. ARNOLD’S BREWERY SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 2 PM – 6 PM; SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018, 8:30 AM
On Saturday, head to Montrose for the Santo De Mayo Pub Crawl. Starting at Rudyard’s, you will receive a punch card and take a pub crawl route that ends at La Grange at 6 PM. On Sunday, you can continue to fiesta with the St. Arnold’s Crew with a 5K, after party, and beer. Drink responsibly and have fun, kids.