Don’t miss 7 options for free fun in Houston April 17-21 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Monday (4/17) — Get ready for lots of fun at Bollywood Fun and Fit Mondays, 6:30 pm, at Discovery Green. This free one-hour class repeats each Monday through the end of June. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Tuesday (4/18) — Cancelled due to weather. One of Houston’s local artists Jumper Maybach will create art before your eyes at Avenida Living Art Tuesday, 7 pm – 9 pm. Maybach will paint four canvases during the event of original art. The performance serves as a platform for him to spread his message of love, peace, and tolerance. Located at Avenida Plaza by George R. Brown Convention Center.

Wednesday (4/19) —  Wellness Wednesday continues at GreenStreet downtown each Wednesday, 6:30 am – 7 am. This challenging boot camp is for all skill levels — and no equipment required. Participants can get $1 off their next wrap or salad at Salata. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Wednesday (4/19) — A.D. Players presents a free performance of Charlotte’s Web Wednesday, 11 am, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This repeats again Thursday, April 20, 11 am.

Wednesday (4/19) — Engage in conversations over lunch this week as part of CounterCurrent Festival: Current Conversations. This year’s festival features works that are compelling statements that reach beyond an artistic community and demand a conversation with those from diverse backgrounds and interests. Each conversation this week features short presentations by the panelists, followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A. This is curated by Carrie Schneider. This is repeated Thursday, Friday and Saturday. No ticket required. Guests are invited to bring a lunch during the presentation. Located in the Gallery at MATCH, 3400 Main.

Thursday (4/20) — Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — 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 (4/20) — Enjoy a free screening of Finding Neverland at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Thursday, 7:30 pm, at Mason Park. This is in anticipation of the Broadway production next week at Hobby Center. Free tickets can be picked up in advance at the theater box office, 531 S. Mason Rd. Children under six are not allowed due to theater rules. {Reserve a seat online for $5 fee that goes to concessions.}