things to do in houston this week

Spring is almost here and festival season is coming up soon. You’ll want to save your cash for all of those tickets and crawfish so let us help you out with some free and cheap things to do. Free and cheap events in Houston this week include ROCO In Concert: Ticket to Ride Brew for Vision at Saint Arnold’s,  the Beijing Dance Theater, Peter Pan on Stage, Wizard of Oz, free workouts, free story time, and much more.

Read more below for things to do this week in Houston:

 

TOP PICK

Peter Pan Takes Flight on Stage
What: See the boy who never grew up at Prohibition Theater. This rendition by Playhouse on the Prairie explores the magic of Tinkerbell and all of her pals. Tickets usually start at $20 but you can get them today for just $10!
When: February 23, 12 noon
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $10

 

EVERYDAY FUN

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

Wild West Escape Room

At PanIQ Room, you’ll have to use your wits to get you out of jail. Props, design, and clues are used to help you piece together the mystery and escape the room. Tickets are usually $28- $32 per person- yikes! Now, you can get them for as little as $14- $17.50. Purchase your tickets now and they’re good through May 1st. Don’t panic, just escape the room!

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 $11.10 (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.)

 

MONDAY

Story Time in the Gardens
What: Each week, Mercer Botanic Gardens hosts a free Family Story time. They pick a different setting in the garden to sit and read to the kids. Bring a blanket for seating and an umbrella for the sun. After the story time, head to the park across the street and have a picnic!
When: February 18, 10:30 am
Where: 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble TX 77338
How much: Free

Zumba at Levy Park
What: Get your heart rate pumpin’ to the hot latin beats of Zumba. This choreographed dance classes are great for all levels of dancers and fitness- just bring a towel and plenty of water!
When: February 18, 6:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77095
How much: Free

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing
What: The General Public is teaming up with Karbach Brewing to bring you the best “flight” yet- Girl Scout Cookies and beer! $9.95 gets you four pairings while supplies last. The event repeats through March 3.
When: February 18,  11 am- midnight
Where: 797 Sorella Court #118, Houston TX 77024
How much: Free Admission

 

TUESDAY

Habitat Chat at Memorial Park
What: Meet by the Cullen Running Trails for an hour- long guided hike throughout the four ecosystems of the park.
When: February 19, 5- 6 pm
Where: 7575 N Picnic Ln, Houston TX 77007
How much: Free

Sam Houston Trail Ride Reception
What: Each year, the city of Tomball welcomes the Houston Trail Riders as they make their way to the rodeo. There will be live music, snacks, and real cowboys ready to shake your hand. The event is free and open to the public.
When: February 19, 12 noon- 2 pm
Where: 201 South Elm, Tomball TX 77373
How much: Free

Yoga & HIIT at Levy Park
What: Each Tuesday, Levy Park brings you a double- whammy of Yoga and HIIT. The fitness classes are totally free and open to the public. Attend one or both! Just be sure to bring a towel and plenty of water. Yoga starts at 6 and HIIT starts at 7.
When: February 19, 6 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Nature Story Time at the Nature Discovery Center
What: The Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire welcomes toddlers and preschoolers each week for a story time. Enjoy a variety of stories and fun activities such as singing songs, nature walks, coloring, and more.
When: February 20, 4- 4:30 pm
Where: 7112 Newcastle Dr, Bellaire TX 77401
How much: Free

Weekly Wednesday Market at Jones Hall
What: Each Wednesday in front of Jones Hall, you can find food trucks and small vendors setting you up for lunch! Be sure to drive by first to make sure the market was able to open.
When: February 20, 10 am- 1 pm
Where: 600 Louisiana, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

Children’s Bingo at Levy Park
What: Each Wednesday, weather permitting, Levy Park hosts a free half- hour of Children’s Bingo at the Event Pavilion. The game is totally free and it’s a great way to help preschoolers with their numbers and letters. They can even win prizes! The game is geared towards kids aged 4- 12.
When: February 20, 4:30- 5 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

 

THURSDAY

Brew for Vision at Saint Arnold’s
What: 
The Saint Arnold Brewing Company is hosting a charity fundraiser with Prevent Blindness Texas. There will be vision- inspired games, raffle prizes, and more. Tickets are regularly $35 but you can get them now for just $21!
When: February 21, 6:30 pm
Where: 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston TX 77020
How much: $21

Circus Night at The Square
What: Head down to The Square at Memorial City Mall for a unique and FREE live show! Cirque La Vie is on site every Thursday with their high-flying acts in a family- friendly atmosphere.
When: February 21, 7 pm
Where: 303 Memorial City Way, Houston TX 77024
How much: Free

Steak & Bingo Night at Little Woodrow’s
What: 
Little Woodrow’s Heights is hosting their weekly steak night on Bingo night! For $18, get a choice of steaks with two great sides, plus drink specials.
When: February 21, 6 pm
Where: 2631 White Oak Dr, Houston TX 77009
How much: Free Entry

 

FRIDAY

Beijing Dance Theater’s Hamlet
What: 
The Beijing Dance Theater is one of China’s most distinguished dance companies. They’re in Houston for a one- night show you don’t want to miss! This dance interpretation of Hamlet will leave you on the edge of your seat. Tickets are regularly $40.25- $74.50 but you can get them now for half- off!
When: February 22, 7:30 pm
Where: 615 Louisiana St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $24- $44.50

Family Movie Night at Levy Park
What: Trolls will be on the big screen at Levy Park so bring your blankets and picnic baskets for a fun, free, family night!
When: February 22, 6:30- 8:30 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

ROCO in Concert: Ticket to Ride
What:
Featuring the ROCOrooters kid-friendly music education program, this concert by ROCO is centered around a tribute to model trains. Parents can enjoy music by the chamber orchestra and a night out, while the kids are supervised by fully certified and bonded childcare professionals. The event is held at The Church of Saint John the Divine. Tickets are $35 per child for the ROCOrooters program – parents can drop and go, or stay for the concert, general admission is $35.
When: February 23, 5 pm
Where: 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston TX 77019
How much: $35

Peter Pan Takes Flight on Stage
What: See the boy who never grew up at Prohibition Theater. This rendition by Playhouse on the Prairie explores the magic of Tinkerbell and all of her pals. Tickets usually start at $20 but you can get them today for just $10!
When: February 23, 12 noon
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $10

HMNS at Levy Park
What: 
The Houston Museum of Natural Science makes a frequent apeparance at Levy Park. This week, they’re bringing you the basic science concepts of curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation. This event is best for kids and families.
When: February 23, 2- 4 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Wizard of Oz
What: 
The Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is hosting the fan- favorite, charming classic The Wizard of Oz. You’ll be dazzled at the sets, romanced by the music, and enthralled with the acting. Tickets usually range $86- $109 but you can get them now for as little as $36! Performances run Saturday and Sunday this weekend but get your tickets before they run out!
When: February 24, 1 pm
Where: 615 Louisiana St, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

A Latte Coffee Date
What:
Valentines Day is already past so this is a latte date…get it? There will be live music, poetry, art, and delicious coffees. Entrance and the show are free!
When: February 24, 2- 6 pm
Where: 2018 Rusk, Houston TX 77003
How much: Free Entry

Crawfish Boil at Henry Hudsons Pub
What: 
The first crawfish boil of the season is going down at Henry Hudson’s this Sunday. Bugs will be market rate.
When: February 24, 1 pm
Where: 13300 FM 1960 West, Houston TX 77065
How much: Free Entry

 

What cheap and free things to do in Houston are you headed to this week? Let us know in the comments: