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Oct 20
Weekend Fun with METRO: Oct. 20-22

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This weekend, you can indulge in fun activities that will appeal to every age group in your family – from monster truck races to the latest trends in homes and gardens. If Harvey destroyed much of your landscaping, this could be a good opportunity to replant and redesign your garden – and the Texas Home & Garden Show is chockful of ideas.

Feeling restless and want to escape H-town?  Take a trip to Discovery Green where you can taste, touch and see the best of Korean culture at this annual free festival. Let METRO take you to all these activities while you avoid traffic gridlock and the search for parking. Simply use the Google-powered Trip Planner to find the best bus or train from your location.

Event: Monster Jam. With trucks named Big Kahuna, EarthShake and El Toro Loco, Monster Jam promises to be an exciting event in which trucks on steroids perform acts of courage and craziness in the world's biggest truck tour. The whole family can enjoy the racing and freestyle competitions.

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: NRG Stadium

Getting there:

Bus:  84 Buffalo Speedway, exit Kirby & Westridge; 14 Hiram Clark, exit Main & McKee

METRORail: Red Line, exit Stadium Park/Astrodome Station

Event: Houston Korean Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates the Korean culture through food, fun activities and live dance, music and martial arts demonstrations. Experience the richness of Korean culture and this event that's free and open to the public. Bring the whole family and travel to the other side of the world – right here in downtown Houston.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney

Getting there:

Bus: 40 Telephone/ Heights or 41 Kirby Polk exit McKinney & Austin.

METRORail: Purple Line or Green Line, exit at Convention District Station

Event: Texas Home & Garden Show. For almost four decades, this show has highlighted the best in home and garden trends, tips and tools for garden lovers. Meet with industry pros, participate in hands-on workshops, discover the latest products and save money with show-only specials. Keep the kids entertained at the free KidsZone with inflatables.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: NRG Center, One NRG Park West

Getting there:

Bus:  60 Cambridge exit Fannin & Holly Hall

METRORail: Red Line, exit Stadium Park/Astrodome Station

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

 

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