FREE WEEKEND FUN

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 13 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, May 27-29:

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Houston Grand Opera, photo: Lynn Lane

FRIDAY

Engage in opera — Don’t miss Houston Grand Opera’s Tosca at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Friday, 8 p.m. Enjoy free mezzanine and lawn seating. This will be a full production with English subtitles. Free tickets must be picked up at the box office. This is located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands.

Watch a free outdoor classic movieFriday Flicks on the Lawn returns to downtown GreenStreet Friday with When Harry Met Sally at 8 p.m. GreenStreet is located at 1201 Fannin.

Love that MotownDancin’ in the Street: Motown & More returns this weekend to Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday – Sunday. Enjoy a Stevie Wonder Tribute and other soul favorites. This music kicks off at 8:15 p.m.

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 27 features a Classic Rock tribute from the ’60s and ’70s with Legendary Rhythm Bandits from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

SATURDAY

Chill with some pups — Head to GreenStreet Saturday for its Mutts and Melodies, a fun adoption event offered the first and fourth Saturday each month by PupSquad. Play with some puppies on the Lawn and listen to music by The Matchsticks. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Sample some chili — The Memorial Day Chili Challenge hits downtown Tomball May 28, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., to benefit veterans. Enjoy live music plus a kids zone and more. Pro cookers from Texas, local businesses and kids’ teams will battle it out for “Best Chili in Tomball.” Free admission and free parking. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Create your own patriotic hat — Lakeshore Learning continues its free crafting each Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at all stores. This Saturday, kids can create their own patriotic hat out of a paper plate. Lakeshore Learning has locations near the Galleria, in Friendswood and Conroe.

Kick off summer — Kick off summer at the Big Summer Fun event at Cypress Creek Lakes Saturday, 4 pm – 9:30 pm. The free afternoon features live ’80s cover band, bungee trampolines, bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, with a fireworks finale around 9:10 p.m. Don’t miss out on free food from 15 food trucks! Cypress Creek Lakes is located in NW Houston at 10080 Cypress Creek Bend Lane.

Watch a movie under the stars — Central Green Park shares another free outdoor movie Saturday at dusk featuring Wreck It Ralph. Central Green Park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

fireworks in HoustonBe patriotic – Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, kid fun, and fireworks in The Woodlands Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Don’t miss the nightly live music kicking off at 6 p.m. Plenty of kid-friendly fun including children’s activities, strolling entertainers and more. A special fireworks show begins around 8:55 p.m. Located at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Road.

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 28 features a ZZ Top tribute band with ZZ Roxx from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

SUNDAY

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 29 features a Drew Essen and Friends (Inspirational) from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

Be patriotic – Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, kid fun, and fireworks in The Woodlands Sunday, May 29. Live music kicks off at 6 p.m. Plenty of kid-friendly fun including children’s activities, strolling entertainers and more. A special fireworks show begins around 8:55 p.m. Located at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Road.