things to do in houston this weekend

Be ready for the weekend in style, without paying full price! We keep up to date with the best things to see and do in Houston on the cheap.

Free and affordable activities in H-town this weekend include ROCO’s In Concert series, an outdoor family movie event at Constellation FieldAstros and Texans games streaming live on fuboTV, Nuestras Voces at Talento Bilingue, a free pilates workout, rooftop concerts, and more.

Check out our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:

 

EVERY DAY FUN

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Cheer on the Astros and Texans with Live Games on fuboTV

You can still support your favorite sports teams, even from home. And now, there is a better way to do it! Tune in to live sporting events, watch brand new episodes of your favorite TV shows, and see movies on-demand with fuboTV! This affordable streaming service offers over 100 live channels, including AT&T SportsNet Southwest (home of the Astros and Rockets!), ESPN, HGTV, CNN, Fox News, and so many more! Get a free Cloud DVR so you can watch later even when you can’t be at home. Plus, the service uploads brand new episodes each week, many just one day after they air on TV.  Stream fuboTV on any Smart TV or mobile device with this easy and affordable service! Plus, you can try out their service without a contract by starting a free fuboTV trial for 7 days!

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FRIDAY

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ROCO In Concert: Starburst (Live Stream)
What: ROCO’s In Concert series, which showcases the full 40-piece orchestra in free livestreamed performances, lifts off September 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm with “Starburst”, a program sparkling with musical light and energy, conducted by ROCO Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen. Richard Scofano, composer and soloist on the bandoneon (a Latin-American bellowed instrument), features in the world premiere of his new work La Tierra Sin Mal (The Land Without Evil), and additional works include Jessie Montgomery’s brilliant Starburst; Fauré’s Masques et bergamasques; Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus; Debussy’s Clair de Lune; and Kodály’s Dances of Marosszék. Watch live at ROCO.org, Facebook, or YouTube!

ROCOrooters In The Cloud, ROCO’s free virtual music education program, is also available in conjunction with all In Concert and Unchambered performances during the 2020-2021 season. The program includes free, downloadable materials and activities for the whole family to enjoy together while watching the livestreamed concert, with a 30-minute interactive follow-up lesson presented online by music teacher Keisha Twitchell on the following Saturday – October 3rd, at 10:00 am. All ages are welcome, though the program will be geared towards children ages 3-10. FREE with online registration!

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When: Friday, September 25, 5 pm
Where: Live Stream
How Much: Free Entry

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Center Field Cinema at Constellation Field
What: Baseball may be over but that doesn’t mean the fun has stopped here at Constellation Field! Bring the entire family and join us on Friday, September 25th for our Center Field Cinema event and enjoy Toy Story & Toy Story 2 on our Texas-sized video board right here in the outfield!
When: Friday, September 25, Gates at 6:30 pm, Movies start at 7 pm
Where: Constelllation Field
How Much: $10 General Admission (kids 3 and under are free)

Nuestras Voces Exhibit
What: Honor Hispanic Heritage Month in Houston with this awesome exhibit at Talento Bilingue de Houston! The exhibit is open for viewing with no admission fee or reservations required. You’re asked to wear a mask and keep at least 6 feet apart from other groups.
When: Friday, September 25, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: Free

ArtHop with Holler Brewing
What: Holler Brewing Company has teamed up with Sawyer Yards for an art-crawl! Rather than bar hopping, you can “crawl” from one studio to the next. The tours are self-guided so you can go at your own pace. Once you have “hopped” to all of the studios, meet back at Holler Brewing for your prize! Admission to the studios is completely free, just shop and enjoy your ice-cold beer!
When: Friday, September 25, 3 pm
Where: 2206 Edwards St, Suite A, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free

Hot Pilates with Christie
What: Pilates Instructor Christie Kercho will be hosting this Facebook Live workout! Admission is free, all you have to do is follow Evelyn’s Park Conservancy on Facebook for updates. Be sure to have a yoga mat, a hand towel for sweat, and a bottle of water.
When: Friday, September 25, 5 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Friday Nights Live
What: We Olive & Wine Bar is hosting live music each Friday evening! Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating fills up fast. Mr. Doug will be performing jazz on guitar! There is no cover or reservation fee, just be sure to wear a mask and tip your servers!
When: Friday, September 25, 6 pm
Where: 249 W 19th St, Suite B, Houston, TX 77008
How Much: No Cover

 

SATURDAY

Nassau Bay Farmer’s Market
What: Head to the parking lot behind Erma’s Nutrition for your fill of local produce and handmade goods! Enjoy freshly prepared foods, local art, handmade candles, and much more. Wear a mask and bring your reusable shopping bags. Admission is free.
When: Saturday, September 26, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: 2332 E Nasa Pkwy, Nassau Bay, TX 77058
How Much: Free Entry

Houston Creole Heritage Fest
What: Bring the whole family down to Midtown Park for delicious bites and live music! This festival features local vendors, a kid’s zone, crawfish by the pound, cold beer, and much more. Admission is just $10 for adults, free for kids aged 11 years and under.
When: Saturday, September 26, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: 2811 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: $10

Rooftop Drive-In at Axelrad
What: Houston’s favorite beer garden is open for business and hosting a socially-distanced drive-in concert! To-go drinks and food will be available in the parking lot. Admission is $15 – $25 for the nosebleed seats. Blushing and Goodgirl will be playing live.
When: Saturday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Where: 1517 Alabama, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $15+

Musical Duels with Ars Lyrica
What: Ars Lyrica Houston is hosting this concerto featuring Artistic Director Matthew Dirst and Sam Houston State professor Mario Aschauer playing Bach on the harpsichord. This is the opening concert in a series of performances by Ars Lyrica. Admission is $10 for a single event, or you can subscribe and save!
When: Saturday, September 26, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: $10

 

SUNDAY

Fall Daze & Corn Maze at P-6 Farms
What: P-6 Farms is hosting your favorite annual pumpkin patch, along with u-pick flowers, a glass funhouse, corn maze, photo ops, a rollercoaster, jumping pillow, and much more. Admission is $17.95 per person when you purchase online, in advance. Children aged 2 and under are free.
When: Sunday, September 27, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: 9963 Poole’s Rd, Montgomery, TX 77356
How Much: $17.95+

Social Distance Brunch Run 
What: The West End Run Club is meeting up for a free run and a delicious brunch! You must check-in with the runningfo club to be able to sit with them at brunch. There is no entry fee, just pay for your food and drinks. The restaurant will not be open before the run so be sure to use the restroom at home before you head out. All fitness levels are welcome.
When: Sunday, September 27, 10 am – 12 noon
Where: 5320 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
How Much: Free

Houstonlicious Fest
What: This free food festival is your chance to support local Houston restaurants and vendors during these socially-distanced times. Admission is free, just pay for your food, drinks, and shopping. Wear a mask and be ready for a live DJ!
When: Sunday, September 27, 12 noon
Where: 2202 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free Entry

Free Flow with Exchange to Change
What: This local resale shop hosts a regular open mic each Sunday! This event is free for kids, with family-friendly performances by local poets, musicians, dance, and more. The event will be held outdoors, so sunscreen and bug spray is suggested. Masks are required. Admission is $15 for adults or $20 for best friends!
When: Sunday, September 27, 7 pm
Where: 3801 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $15+

 

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