Don’t miss these 8 options for free and cheap fun in Houston May 8-12 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

Tuesday (5/9) — Toddler Tuesday features a morning of story time, activities, and more from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This week features the book, Guess How Much I Love You. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

Tuesday (5/9) — Don’t miss the special hiring event for military veterans Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm at Texas Medical Center. Hiring Red, White & You helps veterans understand the application process and make connections with participating organizations in the medical field. Free parking will be available at the Texas Medical Center. Located at TMC Innovation Institute, Texas Medical Center, 2450 Holcombe Blvd.

Tuesday (5/9) — Children are invited to bring their blanket, favorite book and their imagination at Reading Camp on the Green! Beginning at 10 am, kids can read in a teepee or around the campfire! This is geared to toddlers to elementary-aged children. It’s held the second Tuesday each month at WFDD’s Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

Wednesday (5/10) — Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow presents free outdoor movie, Office Space, at Market Square Park. The movie begins at 8 pm. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Located at 301 Milam.

Thursday (5/11) — Sneak out for a lunch-time book club each month at Houston’s Central Library. Dubbed The Year of Reading Dangerously, the group reads about and discusses environmental issues and what makes people tick. This month’s book is about JFK assassination, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film from noon to 1 pm. Located at 500 McKinney.

Thursday (5/11) — Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — free Thursday 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — free Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — free Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — free Thursday 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

{Don’t forget Houston’s 10 museums that are free every day.}

Thursday (5/11) — Don’t miss Astros Game Night Thursday with the game showing on the jumbo screen at The Square at Memorial City beginning at 6 pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to cheer on our home team! Located at 303 Memorial Way.

Thursday (5/11) — Joe Ely performs at this week’s Thursday Concert Presented by UHD. Music is from 7 pm – 9:30 pm at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.