things to do in houston this week

Get ready for a new week in Houston and plan to have a great time! There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the best of what Houston has to offer and support your local businesses and artists. We keep up to date with freebies, deals, and discounts, so you can enjoy your free time year-round.

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Here is your weekly guide to Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:

 

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MONDAY

Bao Bao Boba
What: Houston’s best and newest Boba shop is opening up on Memorial this week! Monday and Tuesday, you can get Buy One, Get One boba drinks!
When: Monday, July 6, 11 am – 9 pm
Where: 14771 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
How Much: Free Entry

Jonah Miles Live
What: Jonah Miles is a young, local musician looking to keep busy and keep you entertained, from the comfort of your own home. Tune in for free via Twitch, donations and tips are much appreciated. He’s also taking song requests!
When: Monday, July 6, 5 – 8 pm
Where: Twitch
How Much: Free

Online Hip Hop Yoga
What: Alicia Dugar Stephenson from Apprentice Yoga School is hosting this fun class! You will unwind and relax with a fun and playful yoga session. Admission is free, you’ll tune in through Discovery Green’s Facebook Page.
When: Monday, July 6, 6:30 pm
Where: Facebook
How Much: Free

 

TUESDAY

Nutty Scientists Present: Castaway
What: The Harris County Public Library is hosting this fun and educational class online! How can you use science to survive in nature? These funny ladies {excuse us, Scientists!} will show you how. Tune in on Facebook for an adventure as a castaway.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2 pm
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free

Summer Music Series: Jaume Plensa’s “Mirror”
What: The Moody Center is still hosting their annual music series- but now you can tune in from home! Stay home, stay safe, and let The Shepherd School of Music entertain you. Jaume Plensa will be performing his own work,  in front of the art which inspired it! Find them on Facebook so you can tune in live on Youtube.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 12 noon
Where: Youtube
How Much: Free

Katy Tuesdays Farmers Market
What: Find fresh, organic produce, local seafood, pasture-raised eggs, farm-fresh honey, salsa, jams, and much more. There’s no entrance fee, just wear a mask and bring your reusable bags.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 3 – 7 pm
Where: 1703 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449
How Much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Camp Zoofari
What: The Houston Zoo knows you can’t get out to see them right now but they’re still hosting little campers online! Tune in on My20-Houston to learn about their animals each week. If you can’t tune in live, join them at HoustonZoo.org to see the recorded live video play each week.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 11:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Nearing 90: And Other Comedies of Late Life
What: Judith Viorst is the author of this collection of poetry to keep you laughing as you sail through life. She’ll discuss her life, and some of the funniest times she’s had, focusing on her book. You can purchase the book online then attend this Q&A for free! No tickets are necessary but you must RSVP for the link.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 1 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

InSIDEs Wednesdays
What: DJ Wes Wallace is exploring his lesser-used vinyl collection, live each Wednesday night. Tune in on Twitch for two hours of live music from a Houston-based DJ!
When: Wednesday, July 8, 8 pm
Where: Twitch
How Much: Free

 

THURSDAY

Tai Chi Thursdays 
What: Increase your energy, develop better balance, and improve your health with this free, weekly exercise class. Enjoy all the benefits of a low impact workout for free, via the AARP Texas live video webcast on their site.
When: Thursday, July 9, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Live: School Life in Japan
What: HCPL is hosting this live event online for you to learn about what life is like in Japan for school-aged children. You’ll learn some Japanese greetings and Radio Taiso.
When: Thursday, July 9, 4 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

LoFi Films 
What: Media Center Family is hosting this free event to watch a documentary of graphic novelist Jack Jackson. This event happens each Thursday, excluding holidays. The show is free and open to the public on Vimeo.
When: Thursday, July 9, 7 pm
Where: Vimeo
How Much: Free

 

FRIDAY

Houston Half Challenge
What: This virtual challenge is friendly and great preparation for the Boston marathon or any other! All you do is join a team, log your times and activities, and you could even win a prize!
When: Friday, July 10, any time
Where: 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free

Earth Science on Wheels
What: Join the library online for a live Q&A and Show & Tell! This popular program happens weekly and explores fossils from dinosaurs and how they hunted, ate, and lived. Tune in live online at the Harris County Public Library Facebook page.
When: Friday, July 10, 2 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Craft & Vendor Days at Rosehill
What: Head to Cypress Rosehill for an afternoon of crafters, local artists, and other entrepreneurs. There will be food trucks on site. No admission fee, just wear a mask, bring your shopping bags, and try to social distance!
When: Friday, July 10, 6 pm
Where: 14540 Cypress Rosehill Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
How Much: Free

 

SATURDAY

11th Street Market
What: Join A 2nd Cup Cafe for a market on the 11th on 11th street! There’s no admission fee, just wear a mask. Bring your reusable shopping bags!
When: Saturday, July 11, 8:30 am
Where: 1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009
How Much: Free

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
What: The Musem of Fine Arts Houston is open right now and they’re hosting all new exhibitions. Admission is $19 for adults, free for kids 12 and under. This particular exhibition is open through August 30.
When: Saturday, July 11, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: Free

Hillerbrand & Magsamen Virtual Home Tour
What: Enjoy this virtual and offbeat programming from the Houston Cinema Arts Society. The home tour is an interactive presentation of their latest short films, plus a live Q&A afterward.
When: Saturday, July 11 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Whole Life Series: Reservations Required
What: John Ross Palmer is hosting a new exhibition at his gallery and studio. Admission is free and all proceeds from art sales will go to support The Women’s Home. You’ll need to wear a mask and make an appointment.
When: Sunday, July 12, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: 1218 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
How Much: Free Admission

Kingwood Sunday Market 
What: Take a small drive out to Kingwood for a free, family and pet-friendly market on the square. Parking is also free, just wear a mask and bring your shopping bags!
When: Sunday, July 12, 12 – 4 pm
Where: 8 N Main St, Kingwood, TX 77339
How Much: Free

Sunday Nights at Freddy’s
What: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is hosting this free car meet! See hot rods and classics among great people, music, and more.
When: Sunday, July 12, 5 – 9 pm
Where: 12407 FM1960 W, Houston, TX 77065
How Much: Free

 

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