Fun Events In Houston - May 2011

Houston weekend activities

Here's a sure shot guide to fun free things to do in Houston this weekend. We have several outdoor activities, what's happening at local theaters and a few exciting cultural events in Houston's Downtown District.

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Armand Bayou Nature Center - Saturday morning drift down the bayou on the "Bayou Ranger". This trip floats through the heart of the Nature Center . It presents an uncommon opportunity to observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee served while underway. The boat leaves from the Bay Area Park boat launch (NOT the nature center). Reservations required call 281-474-2551.

Ages: 5 - Adult (an adult must accompany children under 18) Fee: Members: $20 for adults $15 for children and seniors Nonmembers: $25 for adults $20 for children and seniors.

Jones Park
Open House At Pioneer Homestead in the park, where visitors can learn about Texas history and get a feeling of what life in the republic was like during the early 1800’s. You will visit Jones Park’s two unique historical pioneer exhibits Redbud Homestead and Aloskian Indian Village.

More things to do in Jones Park
Daily Bicycling - trails open daily

Live Theater In Houston, Texas

Je'Caryous Johnson's Cheaper To Keep Her
Hobby Center-downtown Houston
The eleventh play in a series of box office breaking, critically acclaimed stage plays from NAACP Award-winning writer and director Je'Caryous Johnson, Cheaper to Keep Her stars R&B sensation Brian McKnight and multi-faceted actress Vivica A. Fox.

Four Places
Familial scab-picking is a time-honored theatrical tradition. Joel Drake Johnson’s play takes it to a new level. The play received rave reviews in Variety’s review of the 2008 Chicago premiere. It praised it as “fully involving, frequently funny and ultimately disturbing.

Stages Repertory Theater
April 27-May 22, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through May 22.

Stages Repertory Theater continues its 2010-2011 season with the regional premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s new drama Four Places, playing April 27-May

Hi Hat Hattie

This is the last weekend to see the much talked about musical biography of Hattie Mc Daniel told from her perspective. In spite of her adversities, she carried on as a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority and served as Chairman of the Negro Division of the Hollywood Victory Committee that provided entertainment to troops during World War II.

Houston Ensemble Theater
May 1-8 Call 713-807-4309 for show times!

Downtown Houston Entertainment

2011 Houston International Festival
The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia
May 7 - 8 throughout 16 acres in Downtown Houston. Stages and vendors are spread out between both Sam Houston Park and Tranquility Park.
Sat 12 p.m. till 10 p.m. Sun 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free Event

Asian 2011 Heritage Festival: 11th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival
Featured event is the annual dragon boat race sponsored by the Texas Dragon Boat Association at Allen's Landing on Buffalo Bayou.
Saturday May 7, 2011

Buffalo Bayou
History Boat Tours
Local historian Louis Aulbach's popular Looking Back: History Boat shoves off this weekend May 7, 10 a.m. -12 p.m . Reservations are required, sign up as soon as possible they fill up fast.

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