Like to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science for free? Bank of America cardholders can take advantage of “Museums on Us“–a national program that provides free museum admission the first weekend of the month to more than 70 participating museums through April 2009. In Houston, that free museum equals the Houston Museum of Natural Science on March 7-8 and April 4-5. (Free admission is limited only to the cardholder, according to the official B of A site.)
Re-live the good-ole days at Houston’s newest drive-in theater. Showboat Drive-In provides great entertainment for those on a budget with double features $5 for adults and $4 for kids. Customers wearing a Showboat Drive-In t-shirt or hat can get free popcorn all month as part of their Valentine’s Day special.
Drive-In gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sunday movies begin at dusk while Friday and Saturday movies begin at 7 p.m. Showboat Drive-In is located on FM2920 just 5 minutes east of Hwy. 290 or 10 minutes west of Tomball. 281-351-5224
Donate your gently used jeans from now until February 22 to area locations of Aeropostale as part of its national Teens for Jeans campaign. You’ll not only feel good about helping others — but also receive a coupon for 25 percent off a new pair of jeans.
Teens for Jeans campaign, launched by Aeropostale and DoSomething.org, hopes to collect 250,000 jeans—more than twice that of last year’s results. Jeans are donated to local homeless shelters or charity.
Participating locations include:
- Willowbrook Mall, 2000 Willowbrook Mall (near FM 1960 near Hwy. 249)
- West Oaks Mall, 1000 West Oaks Mall (near Hwy. 6 and Westheimer Road)
- Houston Premium Outlets, (29300 Hempstead Road, Hwy 290 near Fry Road)
Check out the “Teens for Jeans Action Guide” for more ideas on how to help.
Have some hyper kids on your hands? Take advantage of Pump-It Up‘s” Buy One, Get Two Free” admission to Pop-In Playtime. Kids can jump, bounce, climb and slide on indoor inflatables to their hearts’ content. This special offer, thanks to GoCityKids exclusive coupon, expires March 1. Click here to print your coupon. Dates and times vary by Pump-It Up location.
Cy-Fair–10910 W. Sam Houston Parkway, 281-469-4205
Bellaire–6030 S. Rice Avenue, 713-668-7867
Central Houston–7620 Katy Freeway, 713-686-7867
Wanna spend some quality time with your puppy? Here’s a last-minute idea… Urban Tails in Midtown offers free puppy swim lessons the first Thursday of each month at their Bow Wow Beach Club, a climate-controlled dog park and pool. Puppies under six months are invited tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Swim instructors, treats, and life jackets are all provided FREE! Urban Tails is located at 1618 Webster (near I-45 and 288). Contact: 713-658-0900 for more info and to register.
For a limited time, McDonald’s is offering two-for-one drinks from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday as part of its campaign, Refreshment Recess. This includes not only your favorite soft drinks but also McCafe Mochas, lattes, and cappuccinos. Grab a friend and head to McDonald’s before it expires Thursday, February 12.
Wanna catch the five Oscar-nominated films for “Best Picture” before the big awards show? AMC Entertainment is offering its third-annual AMC Best Picture Showcase on February 21 at two of its Houston area theaters. The All-Day pass for $30 provides admission to the five best-picture nominees — along with a large popcorn and free unlimited refills the whole day. This $50 value provides guests the opportunity to come and go throughout the event as they please…
- Milk — 10:30 a.m.
- The Reader–1:05 p.m.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button–3:45 p.m.
- Slumdog Millionaire–7:15 p.m.
- Frost/Nixon–9:45 p.m.
Tickets are already on sale in advance–first-come, first serve–online at www.amctheaters.com or at the participating box offices.
Participating AMC theaters in Houston include:
- AMC Willowbrook 24–17145 Tomball Parkway (near Hwy. 249 and N. Gessner) 281-970-9604
- AMC Dunvale 30–2949 Dunvale (off Westheimer) 713-977-4431
This offer is available at 97 participating AMC Theaters around the country, so share with friends and family. Check for specific locations online at AMC Theaters.
What a deal! The Apple retail store at the Houston Galleria offers free workshops to learn all-things Apple. Need help with your iPod and iTunes, iMovie and iDVD? Keep an eye on these rotating classes each week.
Thursday, February 5–iMovie and iDVD Hands-on Workshop–(8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Learn how to store, organize, and browse your videos as well as how to quickly create amazing home movies to share with family and friends. iMovie makes it easy to create new movies and iDVD turns your movies into awesome DVDs. Sign up required.
Saturday, February 7–Mac “Getting Started” Hands-on Workshop–(8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) This is a great basic hands-on workshop for anyone with a new Mac — or thinking of getting one. Learn how to set up your new Mac, connect to the Web, send e-mail, import and share photos, sync music to your iPod, and search/organize files. Sign up required.
Sunday, February 8–Mac “Getting Started” Hands-on Workshop–(10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) Repeat workshop from Saturday…
Sunday, February 8–iPhone Workshop–(2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of the new iPhone 3G in this workshop. See how easy it is to make calls, send e-mail, browse the Web with Safari and more. Sign up required.
Monday, February 9–iPhoto Workshop–(8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Discover how iPhoto makes it easy to organize, enhance, and share your digital photos. Skills cover editing and retouching photos as well as learning how to create impressive prints, calendars, and photo books. Sign up required.
Wednesday, February 11—Jam Music Workshop–(5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) As part of the Apple Youth Workshops, this series helps families learn how to compose a song with vocals using GarageBand. Sign up required.