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Sep 28
Weekend Fun with METRO: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017


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


Music, music, music! This weekend I'm recommending an outdoor movie musical for the kids, an evening of cabaret for the grown-ups, and a parade with music and dance for everyone. Everyone needs some music in their lives. I read that the weather might be a little cooler this weekend, so that might put a song in our hearts, too. Also - don't forget that Houston Restaurant Weeks has been extended through this Saturday, so you can still enjoy a meal at one of our town's great restaurants while helping to raise funds for the Houston Food Bank (click on the link above for more information).

Wherever you roam, first visit METRO's Trip Planner to find out how we can get you there on bus or rail. No traffic woes, no paying for parking…now that's the way to travel. Let's hear everybody sing! "The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round…." Have a spectacular weekend.

Event: Movies at Miller – "Sing." How about a bunch of singing animals to end your week? The whole family will love "Sing," the animated tale of a koala who stages a singing competition to save his theater. Contestants include a gorilla, pig, elephant and a porcupine. No tickets are needed, just show up and enjoy a fun, free, outdoor movie night. It's rated PG.

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*
Bus – 5 Southmore, 56 Airline/Montrose
METRORail – Red Line (exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station)

Event: "High Heels & Low Notes." Here's an evening out for you – without the kids. Lone Star Lyric opens its 2017-18 cabaret series this weekend with three performances. Be prepared for a fun mix of comedy and seriously wonderful classic tunes from George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and others. Tickets can be purchased online. Lucky students (Friday) and seniors (Sunday) pay just $15.

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Where: MATCH, 3400 Main St.

Getting there*
Bus – 9 Gulfton/Holman
METRORail – Red Line (exit Ensemble/HCC Station)

Event: Nigeria Cultural Parade. Did you know that Houston is home to the largest population of Nigerians outside of Nigeria? I didn't, and this parade is a neat way to learn more. It's a celebration of the county's 57th Independence Day, and promises to be a colorful spectacle of music and dance that will enhance our awareness of Nigerian culture. It's free to enjoy.

When: Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Starts at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St.

Getting there*:
Bus – 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk, 51 Hardy-Kelley, 52 Hardy-Ley, 137 Northshore Express, 413 Greenlink Orange

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


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