things to do in houston this week

In a city this large and diverse, there is always some fun to be found on the cheap. Houston events this week include baseball fun, shows at the Miller Outdoor, Harvey anniversary parties,  more. You can always count on us for an idea of free and cheap things to do in Houston this week.

Read more below for our run down of free and cheap things to do in Houston this week:



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Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit at The Corinthian Houston
What: It’s the exhibit everyone is talking about — Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel come to life. Experience 34 true-size reproductions from the Sistine Chapel in the beautiful marble hall of The Corinthian. This has never before been seen in the Houston area, and now is your chance to enjoy this once in a lifetime exhibit at a great discounted rate! This is your last chance to see the exhibition on the cheap as the discounted tickets deal runs now through the 15th!
When: Open daily 10 am – 8 pm
Where: 202 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002
How much: $12 (regularly $20)


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

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Get tickets to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for only $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, including Life in Stone, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and more. (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

Space Center Houston

Spend a day learning about Science and aerospace flight and engineering at Houston’s favorite, Space Center Houston. Some tours are included in the price of admission so you can easily spend a day and still have more to see! If you haven’t been in a while, it may be time for a return trip. For a limited time, get $5 off of regular price!

Houston Zoo

A great place to get outside and take the family, The Houston Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the whole country. You can easily spend a whole day there (pro tip: pack a lunch and save money!). Just be sure to bring a towel and plenty of water. Groupon is currently running a great deal on tickets.



Dollar Dog and Margarita Monday at Constellation Field
What: Watch the Sugar Land Skeeters face off against the Somerset Patriots at one of the best fields in Texas. There are plenty of things to do packed into this awesome stadium, plus you get hot dogs for just $1 and ritas for just $2! Plus, for a limited time, tickets are $3.50 off!
When: August 13, 7:05 pm
Where: 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land TX 77498
How much: $8.50
Find Ticket Information Here.

Kayak on Discovery Green
What: A great way to get some exercise while trying something new! Head down to Discovery Green for 15 minutes of kayaking for just $5 per person. No reservations are needed- just wear something comfortable.
When: August 13, 11 am
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: $5

Movie Night at Axelrad: Ladybird 
What: Join Axelrad and Dogfish Head Brewery for a coming- of- age film about a high school student and her turbulent relationship with her mother. There’s never a cover at Axelrad, plus you can visit the BEERSTREAM BAR and check out their garden!
When: August 13, 8- 11 pm
Where: 1517 Alabama St, Houston TX 77004
How much: No Cover



Journey Through China at Miller Outdoor Theatre
What: A fun, interactive series where you can learn about the culture, traditions, and history of China. Authentic Chinese dance and real facts about the empire will also be part of the show! Tickets at the Miller Outdoor are always free but if you want covered seating, you’ll have to show up early at the box office on the morning of the event. Don’t forget your blankets and picnic baskets!
When: August 14, 11 am- 2 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston TX 77030
How much: Free

Body by Broadway at Historic Market Square Park
What: Join Theatre Under the Stars and Define Mind & Body for a workout you won’t forget. Sing, squat, and plank along to some of Broadway’s greatest hits. The one- hour class is totally free every second and last Tuesday of the month. Bring a towel and plenty of water!
When: August 14, 6:30 pm
Where: 301 Milam St, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

Bingo Night at Hank’s Crawfish
What: Every Tuesday night, get a free game of Bingo with you eat your mudbugs! THey’ll provide everything you need, just bring your appetite. There will be Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour specials, including 5 lbs of crawfish and 5 buds for just $50!
When: August 14, 7 pm
Where: 11660 Westheimer Rd #101, Houston TX 77007
How much: No Cover



Movies at Miller: Jurassic Park
What: Bring your lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets for an evening screening of the cult classic Jurassic Park. Events at the Miller Outdoor Theatre are always free but if you want covered seating, you’ll have to stop by the box office the morning of the event.
When: August 15, 8:30 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston TX 77030
How much: Free

Free Breakfast Wednesdays at Chick- Fil- A
What: This week, get a free spicy chicken biscuit when you visit Chick- Fil- A! This is valid for the Chick-Fil-A 45 at Wayside only and will only last until supplies run out.
When: August 15, 6 am
Where: 5940 Gulf Fwy, Houston TX 77023
How much: Free

Ferragosto Con Gelato at Fellini Gelato & Cafe
What: Enjoy drink specials, delicious Gelato and complimentary appetizers at this weekly happy hour! The bar is cash- only. There’s no cover to get in but RSVP to let them know you’re coming!
When: August 15, 6- 10 pm
Where: 794 Sorella Ct, Houston TX 77024
How much: Free admission



$2 Beer and Sodas at Sugar Land’s Constellation Field
What: Watch the Sugar Land Skeeters against the Somerset Patriots, take the kids down to the splash pad, and play at the park. Beer and sodas are just $2 on Thursdays. For a limited time, tickets to the game are also $3.50 off!
When: August 16, 7:05 pm
Where: 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land TX 77498
How much: $8.50
Find Ticket Information Here.

The Eado Comedy Show: Edgy Long- Form Improv
What: ComedySportz Houston is one of our best improve performances featuring local comics and fast- paced antics. This is an edgier, late night, adult version of their weekly showcase. Tickets are regularly $10 but you can get them now for just $5!
When: August 16, 8 pm
Where: 2201 Preston St, Houston TX 77003
How much: $5
Find Discounted Tickets Here.

Summer Tango at Discovery Green
What: Learn Argentine Tango fundamentals for beginners at Discovery Green. Spend an evening learning to dance the basic tango steps, emphasizing connection and musicality. No partner or experience is necessary and the class is totally free!
When: August 16, 6:30- 7:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free



Second Annual Album Art Show at Insomnia Gallery
What: Check out new interpretations of classic album art from some of the most famous LPs in history. The show is always free and there will be complimentary beverages and live music. Bohemeo’s is also right next door for food and coffee. Shop local, support the arts!
When: August 17, 7- 11 pm
Where: 708 Telephone Rd, Houston TX 77023
How much: Free Admission

Grand Central Nights at Grand Central Park
What: Join the community at Grand Central Park for live music, food trucks, and a Scavenger Hunt. The event is totally free and open to the public!
When: August 17, 6 pm
Where: 106 Red Petal Way, Conroe TX 77304
How much: Free

We Survived Harvey Anniversary Party 
What: City Acre Brewing Co. celebrates the one- year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey with a benefit and party. Sign your name or doodle on the last wall to be repainted, try their Houston- inspired brews, eat a plate of Hurricane Fries, and take part in the raffle and silent auction. A portion of each beer sale will benefit those still struggling courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.
When: August 17, 11 am- 11 pm
Where: 3418 Topping St, Houston TX 77093
How much: No Cover



Certified Funny Saturdays with Celebrity The Comedian
What: Grooves of Houston is putting on a show with Chicago’s own Marcus Combs and Comedian AO from Baton Rouge. Hosted by DatDamnmonty and Lil Darrel, the show is sure to be “certifiably funny”. Have dinner and drinks while you laugh out loud! Tickets are regularly priced $22 but you can get them now for just $9!
When: August 18, 7 pm
Where: 2300 Pierce, Houston TX 77003
How much: $9
Find Tickets Here.

2018 Houston Food Fest
What: Head down to Hermann Square at City Hall and get your grub on! $5 gets you in the door to one of the best Houston foodie events all year! From tacos to gumbo to vegan delights to ice cream, you’ll find everything you’re craving and more. Local bands will also be on hand to help you rock out with your forks out!
When: August 18, 12 noon- 10 pm
Where: 900 Smith St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $5
Find Ticket Information Here.

Young Audiences of Houston at Levy Park
What: Head to the Event Pavilion for a family- friendly live art experience for all ages. The performances are 60 to 90 minutes long and involve young artists and ensebles performing a variety of dance, visual arts, theatre arts, music, and more.
When: August 18, 1- 2:30 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free



Reebock Classics Presents Dance House Fitness
What: Join Spire Night Club to learn choreography and hang out with DHF instructors. THere will be giveaways, raffle prizes, and a gift with purchase for those who buy footwear.
When: August 12, 11 am- 2 pm
Where: 1720 South Main St, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

Pups on the Patio at Cellar 7
What: Bring the pups and head down to Cellar 7 Wine & Bar Bites. There will be drinks and food as well as treats for the dogs!
When: August 19, 11 am- 11 pm
Where: 610 S Main St Suite A, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free Cover

West Alamarket Sundays at West Alabama Ice House
What: Get your shopping done and support local small businesses at this weekly Sunday farmers and artisans market. West Alabama Ice House will host vendors selling fresh produce, honey, and hand made items. The market is kid- and pet-friendly and there’s no cover!
When: August 19, 12 noon-  6 pm
Where: 1919 West Alabama St, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free


What cheap and free Houston events are you looking forward to this week? Let us know in the comments below: