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Jan 05
Weekend Fun with METRO: Jan. 5–7

MontageJan5-8.jpg This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

It's another year, and we're back with more events to keep you busy and entertained.  With the wintry weather we've been experiencing, I'm thinking warm and cozy for this weekend.  Heat it up with some free Latin music and dancing (yes, you can dance, too!) at Discovery Green, think warm and purr-y at the annual charity cat show, and then take in the midnight showing of Blade Runner: The Final Cut with Harrison Ford and lots of action to keep you pumped up.

No matter what the weather, METRO will take you to your destination without worries about warming up the car or walking from a faraway parking place.  The savings you'll accrue by using public transit versus driving will help you buy more of your favorite not-so-cheap coffee.  Our Trip Planner will provide all the information you need to catch the right bus or train for your outing.  Don't despair; this is Houston – it will be 80 degrees before you know it.

Event: Salsa in the Park.  This event will warm up a chilly winter night.  Enjoy an evening of Latin dance lessons and Latin music at Discovery Green.  This free event is an annual presentation of the Houston Salsa Dancers, and features giveaways, shows, and music.  Just put on your dancing shoes and show up.

When: Friday, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk

METRORail – Green Line and Purple Line (exit Convention District Station)

Event: 65th Annual Charity Cat Show. Do you love cats? You can see lots of them – pedigreed cats, household pets, breeds you never knew existed - at the Houston Cat Club's cat show this weekend. They'll have eight rings of judging, rescue group booths, agility contests, and fun shopping for pets and their people.  Admission is payable at the door, and children four and younger are admitted free.

When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Getting there*:

Bus – 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk,

51 Hardy-Kelley, 52 Hardy-Ley,

METRORail – Green Line and Purple Line (exit Convention District Station)

Event: Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Stay up late again this weekend and watch a special midnight screening of this Ridley Scott sci-fi noir thriller.  It's the story of a 21st century detective and his search for "fugitive, murderous replicants."  This version includes extended scenes and previously unseen special effects.  Tickets are $11. 

When: Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

Where: River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray

Getting there*:
Bus – 27 Shepherd, 32 Renwick/ San Felipe, 41 Kirby/Polk

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


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