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Jun 16
Weekend Fun with METRO: June 16 - June 18



This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 

This weekend's calendar includes Father's Day and Juneteenth, so there's lots of celebrating going on.  Event-wise, we truly have an "embarrassment of riches" in Houston this weekend, so it was difficult to pick just a few things to do.  In addition to what I've suggested, the ballet and the symphony are performing, there are special Father's Day events at Bayou Bend and the Children's Museum of Houston, and the zoo has "Bowling for Rhinos" (I love that name).

METRO's much like this weekend, in terms of offering you lots of choices.  With so many bus routes and light-rail stations, you can explore the whole service area and find a myriad of things to do and places to go.  Choose a place of interest, then check out our Trip Planner to tell you the best way to get there.  It's all out there waiting for you – enjoy!

Event:  "The World According to Snoopy."  Here's a revised version of the musical "Snoopy!!!" based on the "PEANUTS" comic strip by Charles Schulz.  The whole family will enjoy watching the beloved gang singing and dancing their way through "witty philosophies about love and life."  Purchase your tickets online.

When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe (exit Travis & Rusk), 44 Acres Homes (exit Louisiana & Walker), 82 Westheimer (exit Travis & Rusk), 102 Bush IAH Express (exit Travis or Milam & Rusk), 160 Memorial City Express/161 Wilcrest Express/162 Memorial Express (exit Smith & Rusk)' 30 Clinton/Ella

METRORail – Red Line (exit Central Station), Green Line and Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)

Event:  Juneteenth Parade.  Start your Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Parade.  The parade, which is staged near the TSU gym, will march on Wheeler to Emancipation Ave. and on to Emancipation Park.  Expect to enjoy lots of music, marching bands, families and floats.  There will be an Emancipation Park Re-dedication Celebration following the parade from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with live music, vendors and other activities.

When: Saturday - Parade from 10 to 11 a.m., Re-dedication Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Starting at TSU, 3100 Cleburne St., and ending at Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave.

Getting there*:

To Emancipation Park

Bus - 9 Gulfton/Holman, 54 Scott 
To TSU -

Bus – 4 Beechnut

METRORail – Purple Line (exit Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU Station)

Event:  "Sgt. Pepper's at 50" It's been 50 years since the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album was released – my, how time flies.  Dad can sing along to musical group The Fab 40's free performance of that iconic music outdoors at Discovery Green.  If you're there earlier (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), you can bring electronics to recycle and the first 100 people to do so will win access to the VIP seating area for the performance.  The monthly Flea Market is also scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. also, so there's a lot going on at Discovery Green on Saturday.

When: Saturday, Flea Market 6-10 p.m., musical performance 8-10 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney St.

Getting there*:

Bus – 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons,  40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk, 52 Hardy-Ley, 413 Greenlink Orange

METRORail – Green Line and Purple Line (exit Convention District Station)

 *Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.










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