It’s the hap- hap- happiest time of the year but it’s not always easy on the wallet. With a city as large and diverse as Houston, you can always find fun things to do which won’t break the bank. Free and cheap activities in Houston this weekend include Pride and Prejudice at Studio 101Funny Girl at Art FactorySherlock Holmes and the Christmas CarolPeter Pan Takes Flight On Stage, The Potted Potterand more.

Read more below for our roundup of the best free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend:

 

TOP PICK

Pride and Prejudice at Studio 101
What: Kate Hamill’s raucous award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is coming to Studio 101. Watch as Elizabeth Bennet and the Dashing Mr. Darcy meet at every turn. Tickets are regularly $32 but now’s your chance to get them FREE (just handle processing fees)! That’s right- this Thursday’s showing is on the house! Other showings are 50% off!
When: December 14, 7:30 pm
Where: 1824 Spring St, Houston TX 77007
How much: Comp-$16

 

EVERYDAY FUN

Here are a few cheap things to do in Houston any day of the week!

Death by Natural Causes at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Think you know what dangers to avoid? Think again! The Death by Natural Causes exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science explores a collection of animals, plants, and everyday items which can actually kill you. Explore the specimens and learn which old wives tales are myths and which ones are true! The exhibit is not included in general admission. Tickets are regularly $30 per person but now, you can get them for just $17 each!

Go-Kart Racing at K1 Speed

Race your kids, family, and friends and try to beat the clock! Experience competition, thrills, adrenaline, and more. Compare your times and ranks- all in a family-friendly environment. Right now, you can get packages ranging from  $17- $38 and tickets are good at any K1 Speed facility.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Whether you’re going for the first time or to get to know the place again, Lone Star Flight Museum has treasures awaiting. The 130,000 square foot museum and warehouse offers 40 vintage and historically significant aircraft. The planes have been restored to flying condition and are available for tours. Don’t miss the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and their other carefully curated exhibits. Best of all, tickets are now half- off! Just $10 gets you in the door so take advantage now!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Get General Admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for only $10 (regularly $25!)Other HMNS discounts are available, like 50% off tickets to the butterfly habitat & exhibitplanetarium show, and other special exhibits. The museum has several great exhibits on display at the moment as well. (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

Space Center Houston

Spend a day learning about Science and aerospace flight and engineering at Houston’s favorite, Space Center Houston. Some tours are included in the price of admission so you can easily spend a day and still have more to see! If you haven’t been in a while, it may be time for a return trip. For a limited time, get $5 off of regular price!

 

FRIDAY

Potted Potter

The Potted Potter at Zilkha Hall
What: This smash- hit comedy is a parody of Harry Potter covering all 7 books in 70 hilarious minutes. It’s a must-see show for Potters and Muggles of all ages. There are multiple showings going on now through January 6th at The Hobby Center.
When: December 14, 7:30 pm
Where: 800 Bagby St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $39.99- $99.99

Public Piano Play at Levy Park
What: Try your hand at piano or hope some professionals show up. This weekly free event at Levy Park allows folks to play all day on a solar powered piano.
When: December 14, 10 am – 7 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77008
How much: Free

Funny Girl at Art Factory
What: Watch the musical that made Barbara Streisand a star. It’s the true story of a legendary comedienne and vaudeville star Fanny Brice. Tickets are regularly $25 but you can get them now for just $12.50- $14.50. That’s half- off!
When: December 14, 8 pm
Where: 1125 Providence St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $12.50- 14.50

 

SATURDAY

Peter Pan Takes Flight On Stage
What: The Boy Who Never Grows Up and his pals The Lost Boys embark on an adventure to Never Never Land. See this rendition of Peter Pan at Prohibition Theatre every weekend through March. Get your tickets now because they’re selling out fast! Tickets are regularly $20 each but you can get them now for just $10- that’s half- off!
When: December 15, 12 noon
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $10

Flea by Night at Discovery Green
What: This monthly, one of a kind Farmers Market along Avenida de las Americas is the perfect spot for Christmas shopping. The event is free and open to the public.
When: December 15, 6- 10 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Carol
What: Enjoy two Victorian classics, combined into one! On Christmas Eve, what else would Sherlock Holmes be doing but solving crimes? Watch as he comes across the ghost specter of his greatest enemy, Professor Moriarty, and learn all about Holmes’ early life. The family-friendly play is at The Company OnStage, and right now, tickets are just $9- that’s half off!
When: December 15, 8 pm
Where: 4930 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston TX 77035
How much: $9

 

SUNDAY

Yoga & Zumba at Levy Park
What: Two free workouts are available at Levy Park every Sunday. Yoga begins at 10 am, followed by Zumba at 11. You can attend one session or both! Just bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: December 16, 10 am- 12 noon
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77008
How much: Free

Winter Car Meet at Top Speed Auto Care
What: This family-friendly car meet will have snacks and drinks on hand, plus a donation box to help Santa help the less fortunate. Santa will be there from 2-5 for pictures, just bring your own camera.
When: December 16, 1- 6:30 pm
Where: 6830 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Suite 202, Houston TX 77041
How much: Free

Yoga Zen at Memorial Park
What: Go for a hike, then get a free session of Yoga in the great outdoors. HTX Outdoors is hosting this free class, open to the public. It’s a great way to recharge and get ready for the week ahead.
When: December 16, 1:45- 3:30 pm
Where: North Picnic Lane, Houston TX 77007
How much: Free

What free and cheap things to do are you looking forward to this weekend? Let us know in the comments: