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Apr 04
Weekend fun with METRO: April 5-7


This weekend, we have some fun events for the whole family, or for date night. They range from jazz to jewelry – with a little Cole Porter thrown in. And the best part: All these are free. You can enjoy first-class entertainment without spending a dime, and instead, use the savings to try out a new restaurant.  Check out our Rider Rewards partners – most offer 10 percent off the menu simply by showing your METRO Q® Fare Card.

Take METRO to get to these events and avoid the anxiety and expense of driving through traffic and parking. Find your specific bus or train by downloading our METRO TRIP app. You'll have schedules and next-bus arrivals right on your smartphone.

Event: Da Camera Jazz Jam. Discovery Green and Da Camera of Houston are presenting a series of free concerts in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. Talented students open with a preshow, followed by back-to-back concerts. The 7 p.m. concert features the Thomas Helton Quartet, a staple of H-town's jazz scene. He's followed at 8 p.m. by Jose-Miguel Yamal and Friends. The Chilean-American jazz pianist leads an energetic set of Latin tunes. Free.

When: Friday, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney

Getting there*:

METRORail: Green and Purple Lines – exit Convention District Station

Bus: 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk

Event: "Anything Goes." Cole Porter's musical comedy is set on the S.S. American where music, dance, laughs and a love triangle keeps the audience thoroughly entertained. Nightclub singer and evangelist Reno Sweeney is enroute to England with her friend Billy Crocker, who has stowed away on board to be near his love, Hope. There's one hitch: She's engaged to a wealthy lord. Watch how this unfolds as talented students from HITS Theatre presents this Broadway-style musical. Free.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 8 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, Hermann Park, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station

Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose

Event: Statecraft: Selections from the Jewelry Collection of the Danish Arts Foundation. Check out this collection of contemporary jewelry from the collection of the Danish Arts Foundation. These 80 important pieces feature trends from Denmark's most innovative and prominent designers over the past five decades. You'll see fine silversmithing from the late 1970s, along with new materials and forms used today. Free.

When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Wheeler Station.

Bus: 65 Bissonnet, 5 Southmore, 25 Richmond, 153 Harwin Express, 56 Airline/Montrose

*Routes suggested by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.




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