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Apr 18
Weekend fun with METRO: April 19-21


This is Easter weekend, and if you want some fun activities, we've got free events for the kids – and the four-footed kids, too. From a huge dog festival to an art day for families to awesome performances from international dance companies, this weekend is full of choices.

However you choose to relax, take METRO to your destination. Check out our METRO TRIP app to find the exact bus to your location, and find schedules and next-bus arrivals on your smartphone.

Event: Puppies for Breakfast. Nobody's eating puppies at this unique festival that brings together all things dog-related, with more than 50 vendors and artists. See the world's largest canine pinata, enjoy a costume contest for four-legged friends and watch Rover roam at a park-wide egg hunt. Free, but a $5 donation to help a local dog rescue group is appreciated. Food and drinks available for purchase.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Preston Station

Bus: 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 48 Navigation, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes

Event: Dance Salad Festival 2019. The Houston International Dance Coalition presents its 24th annual program of world-class performers. See dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet, New York City Ballet and Donlon Dance Collective Berlin.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Green or Purple Lines – exit Theater District Station

Bus: 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express, 85 Antoine/Washington, 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 20 Canal/Memorial, 102 Bush IAH Express, 82 Westheimer

Event: Sunday Family Zone. Drop in and enjoy games, activities, books and mini-tours of the galleries. This event launches Sunday family days, focusing on a different work of art or exhibition every month. Two storybook circles (1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.) use exciting tales to connect art with fiction. Free with general admission. MFAH members and children 12 and younger are always free. Recommended for ages 3 plus.

When: Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5601 Main St.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Museum District Station

Bus: 65 Bissonnet, 56 Airline/ Montrose, 5 Southmore

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



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I think this Easter weekend will be a good time to explore the Houston area by first buying an all-day pass and exploring the city by train and bus.  The first  place is the Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park in Post Oak near the Galleria, and then journey by train to explore the zoo  and take a journey  up and down the METRORail line to Discovery Green and end your adventure with a great meal, with an eatery on the rail line.
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