Houston has plenty of things to see and do but many activities come with a high price tag. Don’t get stuck paying for subscriptions, entry fees, and high ticket prices. We keep your social calendar full as well as your wallet!

Free and fun activities in Houston this weekend include The Annual Village Art Car Show at Traders Village Houston, forest walks, free workouts, virtual storytimes, streaming concerts, and much more.

Here is your update of free and cheap things to do in Houston this week:

 

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The Annual Village Art Car Show at Traders Village Houston
What: The Annual Village Art Car Show hosted by the Houston Art Car Klub (HACK) will feature some of the most creative, eye-catching vehicles with unique paint jobs, build-outs, and themes. Art Cars are a relatively new art form only coming to the forefront in the past 20 years. They all have one thing in common, to take a factory-made automobile or truck and transform it into a personal statement or expression. Everyone will love the feeling of family and community, plus the color and pageantry of the art car displays, so bring your camera. The Art Car Show takes place Sunday, October 4th from 10 am to 4 pm under the Gray Expo. Entry is free to the public, but you do have to pay $5 for parking. Learn more about the event here.
When: Sunday, October 4, 10 am-4 pm
Where: 7979 N. Eldridge Rd., Houston, Texas 77041
How Much: Free Admission ($5 parking)

 

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Here are a few ways you can have fun on the cheap every day!

 

MONDAY

Mindful Mondays in the Forest
What: The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary by the Houston Audobon Society is hosting a class to re-discover your connection to Nature. You can sign up for in-person or online classes at just $10 per class. If you sign in from home, make sure you are in the backyard or can go outside shortly to practice what you learn.
When: Monday, September 28, 9:15 am
Where: 440 Wilchester Blvd, Houston, TX 77079
How Much: $10

Uncle Jumbo Dance-Along
What: Follow Discovery Green on Facebook for virtual events and weekly updates about the park! this class is held via Facebook Live and invites kids and families to have a dance party in their living room!
When: Monday, September 28, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Writers in the Schools
What: Discovery Green’s annual programming is back, both in-person and online. This free class is being held virtually and allows kids of all ages to write, create, and workshop with professionals and instructors. You’ll need to RSVP in order to receive the Zoom link.
When: Monday, September 28, 5:30 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

 

TUESDAY

Levy Park On Demand
What: This weekly program at Levy Park includes a storytime for kids and mini craft-making session each week! This week, make a pumpkin decoration after reading the story Roll Away Pumpkin. You will tune in virtually from home, so be sure to have your supplies ready.
When: Tuesday, September 29, 10 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Core Focused Yoga at Discovery Green 
What: Bring your yoga mat and head to the lawn at Discovery Green! This free yoga class focuses on core strength by practicing repetitive strength training flows. Don’t forget your mask, a hand towel for sweat, and bottled water.
When: Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free

Sara Van Buskirk
What: Bank of America and Discovery Green are bringing back their concert series, this time streaming from Facebook. Enjoy the tunes of Sara Van Buskirk, singer-songwriter.
When: Tuesday, September 29, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

National Coffee Day 
What: Celebrate National Coffee Day with a free drip-coffee! Enjoy any of their regularly brewed, drip coffee for free when you stop by for a quick and gourmet breakfast.
When: Wednesday, September 30, 7 am – 3 pm
Where: 2042 East TC Jester, Houston, TX 77008
How Much: Free Entry

Poetry & Prose
What: This reading includes students and staff of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program as well as professionals and other well known writers. Admission is free and the reading is held virtually for now. Sign up on Eventbrite.
When: Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Fusion Belly Dance with Discovery Green 
What: Learn to dance Belly Dance with the instructors at Discovery Green! This free class is open to the public and all fitness levels. All you need is a towel, a bottle of water, and your best attitude! Admission is totally free
When: Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free

 

THURSDAY

Virtual Story Time with Pearland Library 
What: The Pearland Library is hosting this fun, free reading class for kids and families. Enjoy a story read aloud, plus other fun literary activities. Follow the library on Facebook for the Live and other updates.
When: Thursday, October 1, 11 am
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free

Virtual Discovery Dome
What: Team up with the staff from the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s astronomers to practice locating stars and constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more. Admission is free, this class is held via Microsoft Teams.
When: Thursday, October 1, 3 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Houston Ensemble at 8th Wonder
What: 8th Wonder Brewery is hosting this awesome, local band for an evening of  live music. Enjoy the famous Beatles statues and indie music. No cover, just be sure to wear a mask and tip your servers.
When: Thursday, October 1, 5 pm
Where: 2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: No Cover

 

FRIDAY

Hot Pilates Live
What: This HIIT workout can be done from the comfort of your own home. All you need is to tune in to the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy on Facebook, then watch out for their live stream! Be sure to have a bottle of water and a handtowel nearby.
When: Friday, October 2, 5 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Karaoke Night Online
What: The Cottonmouth Club is hosting this virtual event by Trivia Pursuits. There is no admission fee, just tube in on Instagram for a live-streaming session. You’ll need to message Trivia Pursuits to get signed up to sing.
When: Friday, October 2, 8 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Tai Chi at Discovery Green 
What: Each Saturday, you can get an awesome workout that teaches you patience, resiliency, compassion, and strength! Learn the ancient, meditative art of Tai Chi with Li Fu. This class is held virtually, just tune in on Facebook.
When: Saturday, October 3, 10:15 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Doggy Party on the Plaza
What: City Centre Houston is hosting this free event for all dog lovers! Bring your furry friend for over 80 local pet-centered businesses! You can shop, play games, enter a doggy costume contest, and more.
When: Saturday, October 3, 12 noon – 5 pm
Where: 800 Town & Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: Free

Young Audiences of Houston
What: This local group for literacy and literary performance meets every week at Levy park. Now, you can tune in online! Let children practice their slam and spoken word poetry, or read aloud their work. Admission is free, just follow the park on Facebook.
When: Saturday, October 3, 1 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Namaste Sundays
What: The West End Public House is hosting this weekly yoga class for free online! Have your own yoga mat, wear a mask, and be sure to tune in online.
When: Sunday, October 4, 10 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Beethoven in 4 Parts
What:  The Axiom Quartet is performing live on Facebook this Sunday evening! Enjoy this performance in a series of shows dedicated to exploring Beethoven’s fifth strings. The concert is totally free, just follow the Quartet on Facebook for updates.
When: Sunday, October 4, 5 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Virtual Chocolate Sundaes Comedy
What: This virtual comedy show is one of the hottest in Hollywood and, now, you can tune in from home! This event is donation-based and goes to support the artists and staff. Tune in on the Chocolate Sundaes website.
When: Sunday, October 4, 9 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Donation-Based

 

Are you ready for the new week? If our events are helping you keep active on the cheap, let us know! You can also send us questions and concerns by leaving a comment in the section below: