things to do in houston this week

Are you ready for a new week? Not until we’ve helped you plan it! Houston is one of the largest and most diverse cities in the country and there are always things to see and do! Get the best of what Houston has to offer without paying full price.

Free and cheap activities in Houston this week include Cutthroat Comedy, A Taste of Laughter, Winery Comedy Tour, 2019: A Year in Review, Free Family Day at Camp Cullen YMCA, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, Open House at MATCH, free workouts, story times, and much more.

Keep reading for this week’s edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:



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Visit Sugar Land

The fun in Sugar Land continues this week! Take the kids to Brick by Brick Wonderweek at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Enjoy a talk with an artist at An Evening with the Artist at Vino & Vinyl. Admission is free! Seventeen: An Ode to You Tour is coming to the Smart Financial Centre. Sugar Land Town Square is hosting an array of events, including free workouts and F45’s anniversary party. Find more about these events and others here.

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is one of the biggest and best attractions! See samples of moon rock, tour a replica of Mission Control, and see more than 400 space artifacts. Admission is regularly $29.95 for adults and kids over age 11. For a limited time, they’re offering $5 off of admission! Now you’re saving $5 and getting in for just $24.95!

Kanga’s Indoor Play Center

This huge, multi-level indoor playground is a perfect way to entertain the kids and get their wiggles out! General admission is $13.90 for kids aged 3 and older. Adults are $3.50. Those ticket prices can really add up! Don’t let those fees get the best of you, we have your tickets at a discount for a limited time. For now, you can get in for just $8 for one child!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the best museums in all of Texas! There are so many things to see and do, you could get lost for an entire day and still not see it all. We want you to be able to return time and again but those ticket prices add up. We’re all about keeping it cheap!  For a limited time, they’re offering General Admission for just $11.10 per person! Go for the Butterfly Exhibit for 50% off and stay for the Planetarium at just $19 per person {regularly $36!}.

Lone Star Flight Museum

This local museum is a dream destination for aircraft lovers across the State. They have hundreds of thousands of square feet to explore, complete with interactive exhibits, the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, and 40 historically significant and restores planes! Admission is $20 per person for adults but for a limited time, we’re getting you in for just $10!



Cutthroat Comedy
What: Held at PJs Sports Bar, this local comedy show has an awesome open mic night every Monday. There will be food and drink specials, plus free admission!
When: January 13, 8 pm
Where:  614 West Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
How much: Free

Mondays in the Garden
What: Every Monday evening, Avant Garden hosts live music and local food trucks and caterers. There is no cover charge, plus they’ll have drink specials and beer on tap. This week, enjoy pizza by Pizza Sisters HTX.
When: January 13, 8 pm
Where:  411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
How much: Free Entry

Joke Trivia at The Secret Group
What: Joke Trivia isn’t about being right, it’s about being funny! This trivia night happens every other Monday! Admission is free, plus there will be drink specials and prizes for winners.
When: January 13, 8 pm
Where:  2101 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
How much: No Cover



Yoga at Levy Park
What: Levy Park hosts free workout classes all week long. On Tuesday evenings, get a free yoga class in the park! No registration is necessary, just bring your own yoga mat.
When: January 14, 6 pm
Where:  3801 Eastside Dr, Houston, TX 77098
How much: Free

Story Time at Chick-Fil-A
What: Chick-Fil-A at Highway 6 and Bellaire is hosting a free story time for kids and caregivers. No admission fee, just pay for your dinner!
When: January 14, 5 pm
Where:  6895 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77083
How much: Free

Debate Watch Party at Axelrad
What: Come watch the debate on a big screen. Under 21 is allowed until 9 pm. No Cover.
When: January 14, 6:30 pm
Where:  1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
How much: Free



Nature Story Time
What: The Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire is hosting this free, drop-in program for children and caregivers. There is no registration fee. You’ll read stories, go on a nature walk, and make crafts. The stories and activities change each week!
When: January 15, 4 pm
Where:  7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire, TX 77401
How much: Free

Star Wars Trivia
What: Little Woodrow’s in EaDo is hosting this free evening of Star Wars-themed trivia! No cove, just pay your tab!
When: January 15, 7 pm
Where:  1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
How much: Free Admission

Dance Lessons at DD Sky Club
What: DD Sky Club hosts a weekly Salsa and Bachata class. Grab a drink for the meet & greet, stick around for the free party after the class! The class is just $10.
When: January 15, 7:30 pm
Where:  2117 Chenevert St, Suite N, Houston, TX 77003
How much: Free Entry



A Taste of Laughter
What: This Thursday, head out to Taste Bar + Kitchen for a live show by Teddy Ray! This weekly comedy night is courtesy of B Smooth Ent at one of Houston’s best places to dine. Best of all, admission is free! Just pay for your dinner, tickets with our link are complimentary.
When: January 16, 9 pm
Where:  3015 Bagby St, Houston TX 77006
How much: Free Entry

Winery Comedy Tour
What: Nationally recognized comedians are traversing the country, sampling wine and making you laugh! This comedy tour is stopping by local wineries for jokes and wine! Admission is $20 per person but we’re getting you in at just $10 per person.
When: January 16, 7:30 pm
Where:  2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006
How much: $10

Screen on the Green 
What: Discovery Green will be showing Sixteen Candles on the big screen! There is no admission fee and you can bring your own picnic blanket. Just leave the glass and alcohol at home!
When: January 16, 7 pm
Where:  1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How much: Free



2019: A Year in Review
What: This sketch comedy show pokes fun at the old year, to ring in the new! There will be impersonations by John Gremillion who will also be joined by The Music Box cast. Admission starts at $33 but we have tickets for a limited time at just $16.50! Several shows are already sold out so get your tickets now!
When: January 17, 7:30 pm
Where:  2623 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
How much: $16.50

3rd Annual Turkish Music Festival 
What: The Turkish Music Festival is going on now and this Friday is your chance to see the musicians, live! There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 pm. The music starts at 7:30 pm. This week, enjoy the Carpe Diem String Quartet and others. Admission is $30 per person for non members.
When: January 17, 7 pm
Where:  1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
How much: $30

Hello Kitty + Friends Art Show
What: Insomnia Gallery is hosting this free, all-ages show! Pets are also welcomed. There will be food trucks and drinks available for purchase.
When: January 17, 7 pm
Where:  708 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77023
How much: Free



A Day at the Park
What: This Saturday, Levy Park has a whole slew of activities for kids, adults, and families. Check out the photography workshop at 9 am, yoga at 10, Goodies from the Garden workshop at 10:30 am, Young Audiences of Houston at 1 pm, and the Prelude Concert at 4:30 pm. All activities are free and open to the public!
When: January 18, 9 am – 5:15 pm
Where:  3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098
How much: Free

HTX Market at 11 Below Brewing 
What: This local brewery is hosting the HTX Market with local artists and artisans. The event is free and dog-friendly.
When: January 18, 12 noon – 5 pm
Where:  6820 Bourgeois Rd, Houston, TX 77066
How much: Free Admission

Mini Water Color Painting Class
What: This class is going on at Honey Art Cafe. They support local artists while also serving delicious drinks and desserts. Admission to the class is just $35.
When: January 18, 7 pm
Where:  3516 S Shepherd, Houston, TX 77098
How much: $35



ymca camp cullen

Free Family Day at Camp Cullen YMCA
What: The Camp Cullen YMCA is hosting a free family day for the community. Admission is totally free! Kids and families will have the chance to see camp-like activities including the jumping pillow, canoeing, horseback riding, zip line riding, and more. All activities are free but you must RSVP. Click here for all the details.
When: January 19, 1 – 5 pm
Where:  460 Cullen Loop, Trinity, TX 75862
How much: Free

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville
What: At Stageworks Theatre, this comedic genius will be giving new life to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hounds of Baskerville. This Sherlock-inspired show is happening weekends in January, with some shows already sold out! For a limited time, we’re getting you in for just $13.25 {regularly $26.50}!
When: January 19, 3 pm
Where:  10760 Grant Rd, Houston, TX 77070
How much: $13.25

MATCH Family Fun Day
What: The Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston is hosting this open house for kids and families! Admission is free and the event includes bounce houses, face painters, live performances, workshops, and more.
When: January 19, 1 – 5 pm
Where:  3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
How much: Free


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