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, July 24-26:

Discovery Green

FRIDAY

Listen to Shakespeare’s best — Brazos Bookstore and Houston Shakespeare Festival present Summer of Shakespeare, some of the greatest hits of Shakespeare’s speeches. Fans will recognize the famous soliloquies, the most powerful moments, and discover some under-appreciated monologues, performed by members of the Houston Shakespeare Festival. Located at 2421 Bissonnet.

Watch a movie under the moon1) Downtown: Catch a free screening of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Friday, 9 pm, at GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin. 2) Messiah Lutheran Church: Enjoy The Avengers Friday, 7 pm, at Cypress’ Messiah Lutheran Church. Arrive early to see characters from The Avengers. The Sunday sermon is drawn from the Friday screening with movie clips. Bring your own chair! Located at 11522 Telge.

Learn to salsa dance — Enjoy free salsa dance lessons at Latin Beats every Friday night at the Downtown Aquarium. From 7 pm – 11 pm you can learn salsa dancing from professional dance instructors. The Aquarium is located at 410 Bagby at Memorial.

Dance under the stars — It’s another edition of Dancing Under the Stars Friday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, at Sugar Land Town Square. Free classes are offered by Fred Astaire Dance.

SATURDAY

Relax outdoors — Attend a free session of Hatha Yoga each Saturday, 9 am – 10 am, at Discovery Green. Attendees will discover the basics of vinyasa yoga, breath and fluidity, plus the movement of energy. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Tour a museum — Join in Houston’s Museum Experience Day Saturday with free admission to the Zone 3 museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and The Jung Center of Houston. Programming includes family art-making activities, intro to meditation, food trucks! Hours are 10 am – 7 pm. The next quarterly Museum Experience Day is September 26.

Watch science in action — Kids will love seeing physical and chemical changes at Mad Science’s Fire & Ice Saturday session as part of Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program. The fun begins at 12:30 pm at HPL Express, a building onsite at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

Play outdoorsNFL Play 60 returns to WWFD’s Central Green Park. Sign up begins at 9 am with play beginning at 10 am. Located at Central Green Park in Katy.

Sneak peek of Don Quixote — Enjoy a sneak peek of The Man from La Mancha Saturday, 3 pm, at CityCentre. Queensbury Theatre will present songs and scenes from this production held July 30 – August 23 at Queensbury Theatre, around the corner from the venue.

Play at summer camp — Last weekend! Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops offers free activities for kids Saturdays and Sundays (& Tuesday/Thursday) plus family workshops and more. Family Summer Camp lasts from noon to 5 pm through July 27. Engage in activities such as casting challenge, BB shooting range, weekly crafts, shooting arcade, free workshops, catch and release pond. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston-area locations in Katy (5000 Katy Mills Circle) and Pearland (1000 Basspro Drive).

Listen to NOLA jazz — Head to Sugar Land Town Square Saturday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, for NOLA Nights. This music event features The Zydeco Dots, Houston’s most popular Zydeco band.

SUNDAY

Watch Gold Cup on jumbo screen — Catch a free outdoor screening of the Soccer Viewing Party Gold Cup at Discovery Green, Sunday, 2 pm – 6 pm. The event is presented by Univision Houston Family with games, prize and fun for the whole family. Located at 1500 McKinney downtown.

Play at summer camp — Last weekend! Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops offers free activities for kids Saturdays and Sundays (& Tuesday/Thursday) plus family workshops and more. Family Summer Camp lasts from noon to 5 pm through July 27. Engage in activities such as casting challenge, BB shooting range, weekly crafts, shooting arcade, free workshops, catch and release pond. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston-area locations in Katy (5000 Katy Mills Circle) and Pearland (1000 Basspro Drive).