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Aug 18
Weekend Fun with METRO: August 18 - August 20



This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

This week's recommendations involve thrills and chills.  We have a Broadway show with the plot of a heroine in danger, a free movie in which we're all saved from ghosts and other supernatural beings, and a peaceful bayou cruise that might possibly include the sight of a basking alligator or – oh, no – even a rogue turtle.  Okay, maybe I need a vacation.

Using METRO can help you avoid the thrills and chills of driving in Houston traffic (how's that for a segue?).  You never know what perils you'll discover in getting from one place to another and trying to park your car.  Feel secure in the knowledge that the Trip Planner will find the bus or rail route that you need, then sit back and enjoy the ride.  There are no alligators riding METRO.  Have a terrific weekend!

Event: "The Bodyguard."  This is the only weekend to experience the touring Broadway musical based on the hit film of the same name.  Romance, danger, and a lot of great songs ensue when a former Secret Service agent is hired to protect a superstar from a stalker.  The matinee performance on Saturday is open-captioned, and the Sunday matinee is audio-described.  Purchase your tickets online.

When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 30 Clinton/Ella (exit Capitol & Bagby), 40 Telephone/Heights (exit Bagby & McKinney), 44 Acres Homes (exit Capitol & Bagby), 85 Antoine/Washington (exit Smith & Rusk), 160 Memorial City Express (exit Smith & Rusk), 161 Wilcrest Express (exit Smith & Rusk), 162 Memorial Express (exit Smith & Rusk)

METRORail – Green Line (exit Theater District Station), Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

Event: Twilight Tour on Buffalo Bayou.  Take a 30-minute boat ride to escape from the city and enjoy the sights along Buffalo Bayou.  Ah…cool breezes, birds, fish, turtles, and you might even see an alligator enjoying the evening with you.   No reservations are taken for these tours; they're first come, first served.  Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12, and cash only payment is collected when you board.

When: Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m. (last tour departs at 8 p.m.)

Where: Sabine Promenade, 150 Sabine St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 30 Clinton/Ella (exit Memorial & Houston), 44 Acres Homes (exit Memorial & Houston)

Event: "Ghostbusters" Who doesn't love "Ghostbusters?"  I never tire of this movie.  See it again for free on the giant screen at Main Street Square, and spend the evening talking along with all the dialog you've heard a thousand times.  You can enjoy food truck refreshments, and the Downtown District even provides chairs. 

When:  Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where: Main Street Square, 1000 Main St.

Getting there*:
Bus – 6 Jensen/Greens (exit Fannin & Lamar), 11 Almeda/Lyons (exit Fannin & McKinney), 32 Renwick/San Felipe (exit Travis & Lamar), 40 Telephone/Heights (exit McKinney & Main), 41 Kirby/Polk (exit McKinney & Main), 52 Hardy-Ley (exit Fannin & McKinney), 82 Westheimer (exit Travis & Lamar), 102 Bush IAH Express (exit Milam & McKinney), 137 Northshore Express (exit Fannin & McKinney), 413 Greenlink Orange (exit Lamar & Main)

METRORail – Red Line (exit Main Street Square Station), Green Line (exit Central Station Rusk), Purple Line (exit Central Station Rusk)

*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.




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