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May 30
Weekend events with METRO: May 31-June 2


Expand your cultural horizons, get off the couch and sample the diversity H-town offers with activities and attractions, including:

  • A hilarious murder mystery
  • An evening of roots music
  • A room-sized art installation


Two of these events are free, so it's a wonderful opportunity to take the whole family on a cultural adventure without breaking the household budget. Wherever you go this weekend, ride METRO. You'll get to relax and not worry about traffic gridlock or parking fees. Download our METRO TRIP app to see exactly which bus you need and when it will arrive.

Event: "Murder for Two." This musical comedy is a murder mystery with a twist, using only two actors. One actor investigates the dinner party murder of a popular novelist; the other performer portrays all 12 suspects. Both play the piano throughout in this zany whodunit packed with lots of laughs. Family-friendly.

When: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway

Getting there*:

Bus: 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk

Event: The 30th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens. Texas Folklife presents this evening of dancing and roots music, featuring Texas accordion music genres, including conjunto, zydeco, Cajun and more. Hear the 2019 winners of Texas Folklife's "Big Squeeze" statewide youth accordion competition. This is a ticketed event for covered seating. Up to four free tickets are available at the box office the day of the performance, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free open seating on the hill.

When: Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line – exit Hermann Park/Rice U

Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose

Event: Contemporary Focus: Mineko Grimmer. Japanese-American artist Mineko Grimmer has concentrated on space, time, movement and sound, creating what she dubs "sound-producing kinetic sculptures." In her room-sized installation called "Remembering Plato," pyramid-shaped ice blocks embedded with small pebbles hang from the ceiling. As the ice melts, the tiny rocks strike brass rods and piano wires stretched over basins below, resulting in a random musical performance. Free.

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (through July 14)

Where: The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Getting there*:

Bus: 25 Richmond, 82 Westheimer, 56 Airline/Montrose




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