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Houston on the Cheap: May 18-24, 2017

Strapped for cash or just like a deal? Find fun things to do in the Houston for not a lot of dough!

 

Seven Free Museums on Thursdays

When Thu, May 18, 10 am – 9 pm

Where Museum District, Houston, TX

Seven museums are free each Thursday, while a number are free every day. {The 8th museum, The Weather Museum, is relocating and not open now.} Here is the free Thursday schedule: Houston Museum of Natural Science — 2 pm – 5 pm Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 pm – 8 pm The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — 10 am – 9 pm The Health Museum — 2 pm – 7 pm Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 pm – 8 pm Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 pm – 5 pm Holocaust Museum Houston — 2 pm – 5 pm For more information visit houstonmuseumdistrict.org/free-admission-times/.

Parachute Play Time

When Fri, May 19, 10 am – 12 pm

Where Citycentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024

Toddlers will love Parachute Play Time with Gymboree Play & Music. For more information visit citycentrehouston.com/events/detail/memorial-day-concert.

 

The Elixir of Love {Free: Houston Grand Opera}

When Fri, May 19, 8 pm – 10 pm

Where Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Houston Grand Opera performance will be sung in Italian with projected English translation. In one of the most beloved comic operas of all time, a love-struck young man is determined to win the affections of the village beauty. Knowing she is also being wooed by a boastful stranger, he purchases a love potion from a scheming traveling salesman that gives him the extra dose of confidence he needs to thwart a rival and win the woman of his dreams. Beautiful music abounds as the elixir creates just as many problems as it solves. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto by Felice Romani. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. For more information visit milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/922/.

 

Bat Chats

When Fri, May 19, 8 pm – 9 pm

Where 401 S Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

Arrive 30 minutes before sunset to hear a brief presentation on Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. Watch bats emerge under the Waugh Bridge. Meet on the platform at Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway. Free public parking at Spotts Park. For more information visit www.houstontx.gov/parks/bats.html.

 

STEM Saturdays by Occidental Petroleum

When Sat, May 20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Girlstart Inc. leads a fun hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Space is limited to 60 on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information visit www.discoverygreen.com/1360707.

 

Bollywood Fun & Fit

When Mon, May 15, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Get ready for lots of fun at Bollywood Fun and Fit Mondays, 6:30 pm, at Discovery Green. This free one-hour class repeats each Monday through the end of June. Located at 1500 McKinney. For more information visit www.discoverygreen.com/1379317.

 

City Hall Farmers Market

When Wed, May 17, 11:00am – 1:30pm

Where Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Shop from more than 30 vendors around the City Hall. Buy a fresh lunch, watch chef demos and more. For more information visit http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/farmersmarket.html.

 

 

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Lauren Preston

Lauren is is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Greensheet Media and is the administrator for all of Greensheet Media's social media pages and external partnerships. She is a native Houstonian who loves travel, social media, blogging, and all things beauty.