One of the best things about living in the nation's fourth largest city is that you'll never run out of fun things to do. As spring break winds down for thousands, it's the beginning of spring break for thousands of other students. We've got live pirates for the youngsters to see. Any budding musicians in your family? Inspire them with Beethoven played by a world-famous violinist. And everybody loves a parade – St. Paddy's Day is this weekend.
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Event: "Paw Patrol Live." Round up the kids and take them to see live pirates on stage as the crew discovers a secret treasure map while on a rescue mission to save Cap'n Turbot form a strange cavern.
When: Friday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m., 4 p.m.
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.
METRORail: Green Line or Purple Line – exit Theater District Station
Bus: 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express, 85 Antoine/Washington, 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 48 Market, 82 Westheimer, 102 Bush IAH Express
Event: "Bell Plays Beethoven." Take your family to listen to music that's endured through the ages - Beethoven played by one of the world's greatest violinists. Joshua Bell plays and conducts this blockbuster all-Beethoven concert that ends with the joyous Fourth Symphony.
When: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Theater District Station
Bus: 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 82 Westheimer; 102 Bush IAH Express, 32 Renwick/San Felipe
Event: St. Patrick's Day Parade and Concert. Celebrate the luck of the Irish at this annual parade and concert hosted by the Houston Downtown Management District. After the parade, enjoy delicious bites, lawn games and free live music from local Celtic rock band, Murder the Stout.
After the concert, stay in Midtown and downtown and check out the many new eateries. Many are part of METRO's Rider Rewards program, which offers discounts to anyone with a METRO Q Fare Card.
When: Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. (Parade from noon to 1:30 p.m. Concert at 2 p.m.)
Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Preston Station
Bus: 102 Bush IAH Exp, 82 Westheimer, 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 48 Market, 85 Antoine/Washington, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes
*Routes provided by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.
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