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May 02
Weekend fun with METRO: May 3-5

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Life is never boring in H-town, and this weekend is no exception as we highlight events that bring you from Asia to Europe to Mexico. Enjoy the beautiful melodies of Mozart as you watch a serial philanderer make his moves across Europe or see a dance spectacle with 20 performers telling the tale of Cinco de Mayo. On Saturday, drag the kids out of bed and reward them with "dragons" skimming across the waters. Food, music and performances keep things entertaining on the banks as you cheer on your favorite dragon boat racers.

Wherever you go to enjoy your leisure time, take METRO. You can party hard, then climb aboard, relax and text without distraction. Download our METRO Trip app to get schedules and real-time bus arrivals.

Event: "Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo." Discover the history of Cinco de Mayo in a colorful performance by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Through folkloric and contemporary dance, live music and elaborate costuming, you'll see the story of an underdog fighting impossible odds as the French Army is defeated by a small group of Mexican soldiers on May 5, 1862.

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wortham Theater 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: 17th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival. Buffalo Bayou will be filled with "dragons," as Asian-themed dragon boats speed across the waterway. New races begin every 15 to 20 minutes as teams paddle their way through downtown Houston. On shore, you'll find food, live music and performances, celebrating Asian and Asian-American culture. Free.

When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Allen's Landing, 1001 Commerce St.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Preston Station; Green or Purple Line – exit Central Station

Bus: 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 20 Canal/Memorial, 30 Clinton/Ella, 48 Market, 51 Hardy-Kelley, 52 Hardy-Ley, 137 Northshore Express, 102 Bush IAH Express

Event: "Don Giovanni." Mozart's music remains sublime in this new production of one of his most famous operas. First-time Houston Grand Opera director Kasper Holten reshapes the story of the legendary womanizer and his adventures – and misadventures – across Europe. Es Devlin and Luke Halls, the visual designers who helped produce the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, bring to the stage an innovative, rotating set and cutting-edge projections.

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Wortham Theater 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

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

 

 

 


 

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