Valentine's Day is Thursday – but you can observe this special day throughout the weekend with a free film festival that highlights amazing stories of courage – or a concert of traditional romantic standards from the Queen of Jazz. If you're over the hearts and arrows, take in a basketball game instead.
Wherever you go this weekend to have fun, ride METRO. Our Google-powered Trip Planner will tell you the exact bus or train to take. Hop on, leave the driving to us and text to your heart's content. Plus, no parking worries when you arrive.
Event: ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival. This city-wide film and arts festival is dedicated to presenting films, art exhibits, performances and speakers that celebrate the lives and stories of people with disabilities and enrich Houston's culture, diversity and inclusion efforts. Free.
When: Sunday (through Thursday, Feb. 20)
Where: Edwards Greenway, 3839 Weslayan St.
Bus: 25 Richmond, 84 Buffalo Speedway, 9 Gulfton/Holman
Event: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook. Keep the romance alive by tapping your toes to romantic standards that never go out of style. "Our Love is Here to Stay," "Come Rain or Come Shine" and many more will be song by vocalists Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and N'Kenge with conducting by Steven Reineke.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Theater District Station
Bus: 160 Memorial City Express, 162 Memorial Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 82 Westheimer; 102 Bush IAH Express, 32 Renwick/San Felipe
Event: Rice University Owls vs. Rhode Island at Reckling Park. Watch as the Owls Men's Baseball play Rhode Island Men's Baseball. Tickets start at $15.
When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: Reckling Park, 6100 Main St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Hermann Park/Houston Zoo Station
Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose, 65 Bissonnet, 5 Southmore
*Routes suggested by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.
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