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Jan 19
Weekend Fun with METRO: Jan. 19–21

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

It's been a strange week in Houston with the ice and snow that we normally don't experience.  I hope everyone was safe and warm during this period.  All of you are probably eager to get out of the house, so here are some possibilities for your weekend pleasure. 

 I'm recommending a lively Broadway musical performance, a free park grand opening celebration, and the very last chance to skate with "Storybook Stars" at Discovery Green before the ice rink season ends on Sunday.

Like all of us, METRO had its problems with the weather this week, but everything is back to normal, and the buses and trains are waiting to whisk you off to weekend outings.  Just visit the Trip Planner to find the routes and schedules that will take you to your destination and back again.  We don't appreciate how easy it is to travel around until we have a couple of days when that's difficult to do!

Event: Kinky Boots.  We should be very familiar with boots after the frigid weather we just experienced, but Kinky Boots isn't exactly about snow boots.  The music is by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography are by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde," "Hairspray"), and the book was written by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein ("La Cage Aux Folles") – wow, what credentials!  "Kinky Boots" is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.  Friends tell me that this is a must-see production.  Buy your tickets online.

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 20 Canal/Memorial, 30 Clinton/Ella, 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 44 Acres Homes, 48 Market, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express

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

Event: Midtown Park Grand Opening.  Midtown Park is throwing a big party to celebrate its grand opening, and you're invited.  The free, all-day event will feature food trucks, live music, family-friendly fun like face painting, and a preview of activities the park will offer, such as fitness classes.  There will also be park tours, games, a photo booth, and music with DJ Sun.  A free party – what's not to like about that?

When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 82 Westheimer

METRORail – Red Line (exit McGowen Station – walk about 3 blocks south on Main)

Event: Skate with Storybook Stars.  Children of all ages are invited to skate with storybook characters on The ICE at Discovery Green.  The characters vary from week to week – the website shows a photo of Snow White and her Prince - and it's a great photo opp.  This Sunday is the last day for skating, so do it now or it will be gone until next year.  Tickets are $14 at the park and $17 if you purchase online.

When: Saturday from 5 to 6 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)

 

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

 

 

 

 

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