We know what football fans will be doing this weekend, as the Los Angeles Rams compete against the New England Patriots. But if you're ready to skip the annual national pastime this weekend, we have a variety of fun things for you to do. In fact, we offer two Sunday options. From baroque music to a Lunar Festival that celebrates the Year of the Pig to mid-century modernism at the MFA, you'll find something for everyone in your family.
Wherever you go to enjoy the weekend, ride METRO. We'll get you there for only $1.25 one way, plus save you parking woes and the stress of driving in traffic. Check out our Google-powered Trip Planner to find the exact bus or train from your starting point.
Event: Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams. Let music transport you into a Viennese music room where a solo pianist plays powerful music that takes the audience from dawn to dusk as reality, dream and memory merge in the mind of an obsessed lover. In this immersive Da Camera original production, the artwork of Gustav Klimt and Max Klinger help create a garden of dreams with the music of Brahms and Schoenberg.
When: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hobby Center, 800 Bagby
METRORail: Green and Purple Lines – exit Theater District Station
Bus: 160 Memorial City, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express, 85 Antoine, 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 20 Canal/Memorial, 102 Bus Express, 82 Westheimer, 48 Market
Event: 23nd Annual Texas International Lunar Festival. Ring in the Year of the Pig at this annual festival that includes performances from cultures around the world. Also known as the Spring Festival, this centuries-old celebration is a major holiday that traditionally lasts for two weeks. You'll see lion and dragon dances, kung fu demonstrations, a fashion show – and in the name of inclusivity, belly dancing, Indian dance and Russian short plays. Free.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 11122 Bellaire in front of Southern News Group Building.
Bus: 2 Bellaire, 161 Wilcrest Express
Event: Weddings and Quinceaneras Expo 2019. If you want to escape the Super Bowl madness, do a "girls' day out" by attending this giant exhibit, showcasing everything you'll ever need for the perfect wedding or quinceanera – all under one roof. This one-stop shopping expo will give you tons of ideas to make your own event a fairytale come true.
When: Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
METRORail: Green and Purple Lines – exit Convention District Station
Bus: 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk. The following routes require a bit more walking: 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 51 Hardy-Kelly, 52 Hardy-Ley, 137 Northshore Express
Event: "Kindred Spirits: Louise Nevelson & Dorothy Hood." These kindred spirits held an important MFAH connection: The museum exhibited a major survey of Nevelson's work in 1969, when Hood taught at what became the Glassell School of Art. This joint exhibit highlights the two women's contributions to mid-century modernism.
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m. - last day of exhibit.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 1001 Bissonnet St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Museum District Station
Bus: 56 Airline /Montrose, 65 Bissonnet, 5 Southmore.
*Suggested routes by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.
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