Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023, include Cirque Italia Presents Water Circus, Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled Tour, The Market at Sawyer Yards, and more!
Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!
Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Also, remember to also check out our recent posts on Houston Chinatown Restaurants, Land Bridge at Memorial Park Opening, and Downtown Houston Tunnel System
YMCA of Greater Houston – No Joining Fees, No Contracts & 30-day money-back guarantee!
If you are like millions of our fellow Americans, you will be thinking about setting health-related goals for 2023, whether you call it a New Year’s Resolution or not! The YMCA of Greater Houston is the perfect place to ACHIEVE your goals and CONNECT to the community at a place where you BELONG.
The Y membership continues to be very affordable in 2023 and there are financial assistance options to make the membership accessible to all.
The Y has removed all the barriers to joining. There are no contracts and there is no joining or enrollment fee! Additionally, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee!
Get more information about the various programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Houston and start your fitness journey TODAY!!!
Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Monday
When: Monday, January 9, 2023, 12 pm
Where: The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
How much: $20 – $28 ; Free for children 3 and under
When: Monday, January 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
How much: $10 – $50
Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Tuesday
Discover how nature is interconnected in a delicate balance with the award-winning exhibit “Nature Connects!” It features various sculptures and scenes made out of LEGO bricks. And with each display is a narrative that explores the importance of conservation, the balance of ecosystems, and the relationships between humankind and the natural world. Explore the exhibit today!
When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 9 am
Where: Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
How Much: $8 – $15
Glide under the beautiful glittering lights of downtown Houston at the city’s only outdoor ice skating rink and make the most of the cold winter months with friends and family. Take note, all skaters must have a pre-purchase ticket to enter the venue. And skaters under the age of 12 can have one adult accompanying them.
When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $17
Deal Alert – Lowest price on Houston City Tour & Downtown Aquarium All Ride Pass
Find out what the largest city in Texas has to offer during a sightseeing tour by bus, and a visit to the Houston Aquarium. Includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.
Find out more details and book your Houston City Tour and Downtown Aquarium Pass TODAY!!!
Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Wednesday
Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled Tour
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a master comedy superstar who has delighted all kinds of people all over the world with his band of unique characters and witty comedy. His career includes global tours, broadcast specials, and a best-selling autobiography. His new Comedy Central Special “Me the People” also premiered in November of 2022.
Now, he’s coming to Houston to delight everyone with this “Still Not Canceled” North America Tour. Grab your tickets now and watch him breathe life into his band of characters unlike any other.
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7 pm
Where: NRG Arena, 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
How Much: $49.50 – $350
Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Thursday
Screen on the Green: The Goonies
If you’re a lover of classic Halloween films like “Ghostbusters” “Beetlejuice,” or “Clues,” then you’ll love this Thursday’s showing at Discovery Green! In the film, a group of teenagers finds a map leading to hidden treasure. However, to get that treasure, they have to get through natural obstructions, booby traps, and a gang of thieves racing for the same treasure.
Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or lawn blankets as well as your favorite snacks to enjoy with the film.
When: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free
Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Friday
Drunk Shakespeare by Brass Jar Productions
Sometimes, people need a little oomph to get them up on stage but what happens if they get a little too much of that oomph? Find out with Brass Jar Productions’ “Drunk Shakespeare.”
The production begins with an actor downing five shots of liquor before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play. With that, expect liberal departures from the text, pop culture references, audience games, improvisations, and so many surprises.
When: Friday, January 13, 2023, 7 pm
Where: One Market Square Garage, 800 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $39 – $79
Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston
Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.
The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group.
Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, January 14, 2023
The Market at Sawyer Yards
Get ready to feast your eyes and your stomachs at The Market at Sawyer Yards! The curated market will host a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art and artisan crafts which include specialty foods. There will be over 60 exhibitors, live original music performances, food trucks, beer, wine, and cocktails for you to enjoy and explore.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 11 am
Where: The Silos on Sawyer, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free
Lunar New Year 2023 Celebration at the Houston Library
Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023, the year of the rabbit, with all things art, culture, and food at the Houston Public Library! There will be a big and loud lion dance, a vocal performance by a Chinese opera singer, a special bilingual storytime, a demo of Tai Chi, and other fun family activities. There will also be food from Foreign Policy Food Truck which serves gourmet fusion food inspired by Korean, Mexican, Greek, and American cuisine.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX 77004
Things to do in Houston this week of January 9, 2023 – Sunday
Fantasia in Concert with Joe
Ever since her win from American Idol, Fantasia has released wonderful album after album. And now, she’s bringing her most recent 2019’s “Sketchbook” album to Houston. She’ll be joined by special guest Joe. So book your tickets now!
When: Sunday, January 15, 2023 |7 pm
Where: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: $52.75 – $292.75
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Deal Alert: The Escape Game Houston – The Galleria: 60-Minute Adventures starting at $41.12 !!!
Try and escape from one of five chosen adventures in this Houston escape room experience located in The Galleria. You’ll have to solve clues and puzzles in order to get your way out of here. Groups are small- 12 max- so use all your brain power to have fun and get out in time. This takes about an hour, and you have five games/ challenges to choose from.
Get more information about The Escape Game Houston!
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