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Sep 14
​Weekend fun with METRO - Sept. 14 - 16


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

There's a wide range of entertainment available this weekend in our fair city, and here are just a few of the choices.  You can immerse yourself in pop culture at a new-to-Houston comic con event, visiting with your favorite sci-fi and comic characters.  If that's not your idea of entertainment, enjoy a production of a favorite Broadway and movie hit musical, or treat the family to a free sampling of classic ballet performances.  Weekends in Houston don't ever need to be boring.

We'll get you there on METRO, to these events and many others.  Use the Trip Plannerto guide you with route and schedule information, then sit back and relax while you're transported to your destination.  It's easy to enjoy our city when you aren't concerned with traffic and parking.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Event:  Fandemic Comic Con Tour.  For those of you who can't get enough of comic pop culture, here's a convention that's new to Houston.  Featured celebrity guests include Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and others from The Walking Dead, Tom Welling of Smallville, and a host of others from TV and movies.  You'll find cosplay, artists, creators, things to buy, speakers and workshops, and the opportunity for photo ops and autographs.  Tickets can be purchased online, and kids 10 and younger get in free.

When: Friday from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: NRG Center, One NRG Park

Getting there*:

Bus – 84 Buffalo Speedway

METRORail – Red Line (exit Stadium Park/Astrodome Station)

Event: Oklahoma! It's the 75th anniversary of this beloved musical theater production, the story of Laurey and Curly and love on the Oklahoma range at the turn of the 20th century.  It's also the opening of Theatre Under the Stars 50th Anniversary Season.  This Rodgers and Hammerstein show has some of the most memorable songs and dance numbers I've ever seen.  See for yourself; I think you'll love it.  Tickets can be purchased online starting at $30, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork's resale marketplace.

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

Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 20 Canal/Memorial, 30 Clinton/Ella, 32 Renwick, 44 Acres Homes, 82 Westheimer, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush/IAH Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express, 413 Greenlink Circulator Orange

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

Event: "Houston Ballet Presents an Evening of Stars." Did you ever want to introduce the family to ballet, but didn't want to pay the ticket prices?  Here's your chance to enjoy some classic ballet at a less-than-classic price.  Houston Ballet's highest-ranking dancers will participate in this program of excerpts and grand pas de deux selections from some of the most recognizable ballets – like Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote – along with newer works.  Admission is free, but tickets are required for covered seating.  See the website for details.

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*:

Bus – 56 Airline/Montrose

METRORail – Red Line (exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station)

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



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