Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 19 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, August 18-20:
Learn improv — Take a free Improv class, thanks to Station Theater’s Intro to Improv every Friday, 7:30 pm. All Intro students are then invited to stay to watch Supernova Armando show for free ($6 value), a fast-paced comedy show with a guest monologist. Register your free spot online.
Screen a free documentary — Don’t miss a free screening of the documentary “Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age.” This begins at 7:30 pm at West Houston Chinese Church, 10638 Hammerly Blvd. Please RSVP so the venue can plan for the number attending. Free to attend.
Visit Arcade art installation — Head downtown to Discovery Green to browse the new art installation onsite through mid-November (pictured above). Arcade is a playful, colorful collection of one million streamers around Avenida Houston and Discovery Green with names of childhood games such as Double Dutch, Hopscotch and Red Rover. The vision is by two Texas artists collaborating in @TheColorCondition. If you catch it at night, it will have a whole different feel with LED lights. Located between George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.
Enjoy Classic Albums Live — Miller Outdoor Theatre presents its series Classic Albums Live Friday, 8:30 pm. This month features Creedence Clearwater Revival and their album Chronicles, which has sold more than 6 million copies since 1991. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Watch a movie under the moon — Get ready for more free outdoor movies this weekend! 1) Collins Park: Beauty & the Beast (2017) beginning at 8 pm. Located at 6737 Cypresswood. 2) The Square at Memorial City: It’s another Flashback Friday! This week features Finding Nemo beginning at 8 pm. 3) GreenStreet: Head downtown for a free screening of The Internship for Friday Flicks on the Lawn. Begins at 9 pm. Located at 1201 Fannin.
Listen to live music — Head to WFDD’s Central Green Park in Katy for live music with Point Blank Society. The show kicks off at 7 pm. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Watch the bats — It’s another Bat Chat this Friday! Arrive 30 minutes before sunset to hear a brief presentation on Waugh Bridge Bat Colony from volunteers. Then stick around to watch bats emerge under the Waugh Bridge. Meet on the platform at Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway. Free public parking at Spotts Park. Bat Chats happen the first and third Friday each month.
Relax with Tai Chi — Engage in Tai Chi Saturday mornings in Katy at 8:30 am. This slow and gentle exercise — perfect for all levels — is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow body movements to achieve a state of relaxation. Located at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Free yoga in the park — The summer series, Savasana into Summer, continues Saturdays at Hermann Park, thanks to Namitzi Yoga. The free weekly Yoga in the Park is open to all skill levels. Meditation is 8:15 am – 8:25 am with yoga from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. This is located on the east side of the Jones Reflection Pond at Hermann Park. No prior experience needed.
Learn about reptiles — Learn about the most common reptiles and amphibians that live in Harris County, how to identify them and the benefits they provide at Reptiles and Amphibians Saturday at 10 am. Then stick around for Reptile Open House both Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm. From the largest pythons to the smallest frogs, the Nature Center is packed with live reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Learn about these fascinating creatures and their natural history. Located at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, in Humble.
See WWII planes — Tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. Located at West Houston Airport, 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.
Visit the Little Golden Books bus tour — Help celebrate 75 years of Little Golden Books! If you love the Little Golden Books series, don’t miss this special Little Golden Books Bus Tour Saturday at 1 pm! Random House is celebrating 75 years of Little Golden Books with a pop-up bookstore on wheels. It features kid-friendly activities, interactive experience and history of the brand, plus visit and take a pic with Poky Little Puppy. This is located at Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr.
See movies under the moon — Two more free outdoor movies Saturday night! 1) Central Green Park: Watch Thor at WFDD’s Central Green Park Saturday beginning at dusk. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 2) Main Street Square: Don’t miss the original Ghostbusters Saturday, 8 pm. Located at McKinney and Main.
Watch dances from India — Don’t miss Incredible India: Unity in Diversity Saturday, 8:15 pm, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This features classic, folk and contemporary dances of India. This is produced by Indian Performing Arts–Samskriti. Free reserved seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box Office, 10:30 am – 1 pm.
Engage with reptiles — Reptile Open House returns Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm, at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center. From the largest pythons to the smallest frogs, the Nature Center is packed with live reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Learn about these fascinating creatures and their natural history. Located at 20634 Kenswick in Humble.
Visit nature — The first and third Sundays are free at Armand Bayou Nature Center, thanks to Dow. This week’s Sunday in Nature theme is alligators. Free admission is offered anytime between noon and 4 pm with the special program from 1-4 pm. Front gates lock at 5pm. This is offered the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month. Located at 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena.