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Apr 06
Weekend Fun with METRO - April 6 - 8


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

Spring break is over, Easter weekend has flown (or hopped) by, and we're back to whatever passes as normal in our lives.  However, our town is anything but typical in the number of entertainment opportunities available to us any given weekend.  This week, I'm presenting for your consideration a performance by a world-famous choir (exceptional), a theater presentation (humorous and thought-provoking), and a family event at one of Houston's most historic parks (free!).  And if these events aren't exactly what you had in mind, there are dozens of other things to do this weekend.

The events and attractions may change from weekend to weekend, but METRO is consistent in offering you ways to get around with the least stress and the least expense.  The Trip Planner is an always-dependable source of the route and schedule information you need to access your destinations.  Forget the yard work – it's not going anywhere.  But you are.  It's the weekend! 

Event: Canterbury Cathedral Choir Concert. Here's an opportunity to enjoy a live performance that you normally would have to buy an overseas airline ticket to hear.  Just short of 600 years ago, England's Canterbury Cathedral choir was founded, and from time to time the group goes on tour.  It consists of 25 boy singers, 8 to 13 years of age, plus twelve adult professional singers, and once you hear them, you'll never forget them.  Tickets are available online through the church website.

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd.

Getting there*:

Bus – 82 Westheimer

Event: Eighth Day of the Week. This regional premiere production explores the struggles and triumphs of an African-American family as they come to terms with their mother's memory loss.  The play uses humor to bring awareness to a condition that affects many families by depicting the stages of discovering, accepting, and learning how to cope with Alzheimer's.  It's rated a PG drama/comedy, and tickets can be purchased online.

When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 9 Gulfton/Holman

METRORail – Red Line (exit Ensemble/HCC Station)

Event:  "Midtown Art in the Park."  Art in the Park is a free, family event that brings together art and entertainment.  You can view and purchase fine art by local and regional artists, listen to live music, and snack on delicious treats from gourmet food trucks and in the Beer Garden.  The park is worth a look on its own merits; it features century-old live oak trees and a stone fountain from 1912.

When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Elizabeth Baldwin Park, 1701 Elgin St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 9 Gulfton/Holman, 11 Almeda/Lyons


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


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