things to do in houston this weekend

While you’re #socialdistancing at home, we know you’re probably feeling pretty stuffy. If neighborhood walks and youtube videos aren’t enough to get you through the day, we’re here for you!

We’re putting out a fresh list of free and cheap things you can do in the comfort of your own home or yard! Beat the boredom and put down the video games. This weekend, we have cool coloring pages, escape games, science experiments, recipes, and more.

Here is our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:

TOP PICK

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Vidgo — Watch TV Free with Your Friends

You’re stuck indoors and trying to binge all of your favorite shows, but wouldn’t it be great if you could watch with friends? This live streaming service lets you chat with your friends while streaming your favorite shows as a group, and it has all of your favorite channels without the expense of cable! Channels include the ESPN, Disney Channel, FOX News, History Channel, Food Network, HGTV, A&E, TLC, Fox, the Hallmark Channel, FX, National Geographic, Nick, Jr., and many more! They offer a free trial, plus $10 off for a limited time! Best of all, there’s no contract, no commitment, and no hidden fees. Learn more and try it free here.

 

CHEAP ACTIVITIES

The Escape Game

No reason to go out- escape games have come home! Get the whole family in on the fun with a mission kit online. Download this digital version for just $10 and see if you can beat the clock. In this version, you’re stopping a suspected art thief before a masterpiece goes missing!

Mark Fisher Fitness

Expert trainer Mark Fisher knows that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. The Creator of My Broadway Body is bringing home workouts to a whole new level. These online workouts are meant to be one from home, with video guidance and easy-to-follow PDFs. Regularly priced, a Mark Fisher Fitness membership is $99 per person but now you can use our link and stream any time for just $69!

Online Stand Up Comedy Nights

Brought to you by Mixer Stream, this online stand up showcase features a mix of seasoned veterans and the most trending up-and-comers. Michael Wirtz is your host every Saturday evening at 8 pm, with a unique blend of stand up comedy, inspirational messages, and voice acting. The show is regularly $15 per person but now you can stream it for just $7.50!

Order Out in Sugar Land

Restaurants may be closed for dine-in but take out services still hit the spot! Browse the many take-out options and delivery services available on Sugar Land’s website. Don’t forget- if you can’t order out right now {or just don’t want to} you can still support local business by purchasing gift cards for future use!

 

TOTAL FREEBIES

Enjoy Galveston “From a Distance”

We can’t go to the beach but that doesn’t mean you can’t see all that Galveston has to offer! Use proper social distancing techniques and you can still walk the Island, enjoy local cuisine to-go, and even shop online! Many local Galveston boutiques are still offering gift cards and online shopping. Don’t forget to check out Galveston Island’s art galleries- many of which have online exhibitions!

Get Emo with Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional was the quintessential emo band in the early 2000’s. Well, you may or may not know that Chris Carrabba is still performing music. In fact, he just recorded a solo presentation of the So Impossible EP. So click the video below and singalong like the old days!

Coloring with HOU

Some of our best Houston-based artists have turned their awesome murals into interactive activities! Print out these great coloring pages and get the whole family in on the fun! When you’re finished coloring, share on social media with the hashtag #MissingHOU so your artists and neighbors can see!

The Museum of Interesting Things

This unique museum is playing a 16mm film on Facebook Live every evening! The museum is requesting donations but all videos are free for the public on Facebook. You can also browse their regular postings for historical relics including 45s, memorabilia, storytelling events, virtual exhibitions, and more.

Recipes from an Executive Chef

The Westin Houston Medical Center’s Executive Chef Pete Cox is sharing with us some of his best recipes. Learn to make this amazing dish at home with just cauliflower and some delicious sauces! His famous fried cauliflower recipe can be found here. You may not be able to make it out to the Westin any time soon but you can bring their delicious cuisine home!

Stuck At Home Science

From the California Science Center, these home experiments and activities can be completed with every day household objects and supplies. They livestream each Thursday at 10 am but can you find plenty of other activities on their site. Learn how to make Straw Rockets, a pom pom launcher, dissect a flower, and much more.

 

How are you holding up? Tell us what you’re doing at home to keep active, keep your spirits up, and keep flattening the curve! Leave a comment below: