Texas Repertory Theatre to stage ‘Red Ryder’The Texas Repertory Theatre Co. will present the play “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?” from Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at Northwoods Plaza in Houston. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission for the preview show Thursday, Oct. 11, is $25; $45 for the opening night gala Friday, Oct. 12; and $35 for all other performances. Northwoods Plaza is at 14243 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston. For more information, call 281-583-7573 or visit www.texreptheatre.org. Grammy winner to lead Soaring Leap workshop Eric Whitacre, Grammy winner for Best Choral Performance in 2012 and creator of the Internet choral group Lux Aurumque, will hold the Soaring Leap workshop at the Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The workshop is designed for singers, conductors and composers and includes reading, exploring, rehearsing and performing several of Whitacre’s works for chorus. Admission costs $199 per person, $169 per person for groups of 10 to 19 people and $149 per person for groups of 20 or more. Lone Star College-Tomball is at 30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball. For more information, call 281-351-3300 or visit dciny.org/soaringleap. ‘Polter-Heist’ haunting Spring this month Old West Melodrama will present “Polter-Heist” at 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant in Spring. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. The event is open to the public. Admission is $12 for children, $14 for adults, $11 for groups of 20-plus, $16 or $17 for VIPs and free for children younger than 4. Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant is at 100 Main St. For more information, call 713-364-9190 or visit www.oldwestmelodrama.com. Pumpkin Fest to benefit local food bank The North Houston Community Pumpkin Fest will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Harmony, the newest community of Johnson Development Corporation, will present a pumpkin patch along with hay rides, a petting zoo and more. Pumpkins will be on sale for $5 with proceeds benefiting the Montgomery Food Bank. Admission is free. Harmony is located near the intersection of Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzell Road two miles east of the Sam Houston Toll Road. For more information, visit www.harmony-tx.com. Art, wine festival on tap this weekend The Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at the entrance to Old Town Spring. The event features Texas-based wineries along with local art and artisans. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Food and drinks will be available. The event is open to all ages. Admission is free, but a wine-tasting admission ticket is $20. The entrance to Old Town Spring is located at 427 Gentry St. in Spring. For more information, call 281-682-1403, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winefesttexas.com. Poetry workshop to include contest Oct. 13 A poetry workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Clementine’s Restaurant. Three presentations will be given focusing on poetry and photography, lyric poetry and musical rhythm in poetry. A $25 first-place poetry contest will also be held for poems of 28 lines or fewer with open subject and form. Food and drinks will be available. Admission is $45. Clementine’s Restaurant is located at 6448 W. FM 1960. For more information or to register, call 281-257-4453 or email email@example.com.
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