Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2016

City Hall from JP Morgan Chaser Tower
Celebrate Earth Day!  Head to the Nature Discovery Center for guided nature hikes, interactive kids crafts and activities, live music and food!  Then go to the Houston Arboretum for scavenger hunts, games, nature hikes,  face painting and more!

On Saturday and Sunday, go Downtown for the annual Houston Children’s Festival!  This giant event will have activities all over the streets surrounding City Hall.  Also, Dove Cameron from the Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie will make an appearance!

All weekend, take your dancers to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Jones Hall.  For discount tickets, check affiliate Goldstar!

On Sunday, see Harriet the Spy at Main Street Theater.  This professional production is meant for families!

Then, on Tuesday, head to Discovery Green for the weekly storytime and activity.  This week’s Toddler Tuesday theme is Peppa Pig and the Treasure Hunt!

On Wednesday, join BigKidSmallCity for the Spring Party as Unique as Houston! Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.  Those that attend will get to meet the monkeys and exotic birds, make crafts, race down the giant slides, jump on mattresses and eat as much dinner, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow! And it’s all FREE… you just need to reserve a spot!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Affiliate links included.  Also, if you are planning for Summer Break 2016, go HERE for all the resources you need to make it the best one yet!

Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  

Things to Do Any Day:
Visit a new Houston Park
Try Out 20 “Not Your Usual” Things to Do
Find over 40 Free Things to Do around town
Find things to do in the Rain
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, April 21, 2016:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green: Trumpet and Strings – 6:30-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, April 22, 2016:
Make a Splash Townhall (Drowning Prevention) – 5:00pm – Tompkins High School Katy
Lamar FFA Livestock Show and Auction – 5:00pm – Lamar High School
“Thala” – Drums and Dances of Sri Lanka by Channa-Upuli Performing Arts Foundation – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, April 23, 2016:
[Click HERE… For Things to do, with kids, Saturday through Wednesday!]



Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – April 18-24, 2016

Houston Museum of Natural Science Paleo Hall Bugs
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, April 18-24, 2016.  And for the full list of Spring Break activities in Houston, go HERE!  Affiliate links included.

1. On Tuesday, ride a unicorn at Toddler Tuesday: Unicorns and Dragons at Discovery Green!  UPDATE:  Toddler Tuesday has been CANCELLED!  

2.  On Tuesday, head to Miller Outdoor Theatre for Hot Peas ‘N Butter!

3.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!

4.  On Friday, stay up late for “Thala” – Drums and Dances of Sri Lanka by Channa-Upuli Performing Arts Foundation at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

5.  On Saturday, head to the Nature Discovery Center for guided nature hikes, interactive kids crafts and activities, live music and food!

6.  On Saturday, go to the Houston Arboretum for scavenger hunts, games, nature hikes,  face painting and more!

7.  On Saturday and Sunday, take your dancers to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Jones Hall.  For discount tickets, check affiliate Goldstar!

8.  On Saturday and Sunday, go Downtown for the annual Houston Children’s Festival!  This giant event will have activities all over the streets surrounding City Hall.  Also, Dove Cameron from the Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie will make an appearance!

9.  On Sunday, see Harriet the Spy at Main Street Theater.  This professional production is meant for families!

 



Do Not Miss a Thing! Posts on BigKidSmallCity for April 9-15, 2016!

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens Bench
There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from April 9-15, 2016!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

If you want all this emailed to you each week, go HERE!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): April 14-20, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of April 14, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 14-20, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 14-20!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! April 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens
It must be Spring because there are a lot of festivals and shows this week and weekend!

On Saturday and Sunday, head to Hermann Park for the Japan Festival!  This free cultural activity is very popular… so take METRORail or park by the museums and walk in to beat the traffic!

Also on Saturday, party at Art Blocks: The Big Bash at Main Street Square Downtown!  The afternoon will include Heartmade Art MaFinrket featuring some of the city’s most talented local artists, history and architecture tours, food trucks, kids crafts and more. The Suffers will headline an afternoon of music.

If you are looking for a show, check out Harriet the Spy at Main Street Theatre, Houston Symphony: Disney in Concert at Jones Hall, Big Hero 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre or Oliver at Hobby Center.  For Oliver, check affiliate Goldstar for discount tickets.

Finally, have the kids work on their writing with Young Writers Workshop at Discovery Green and WITS: “Love, the Planet” at IKEA Houston!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Affiliate links included.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  

Things to Do Any Day:
Find fun all over the city with this Interactive Map
Visit a new Houston Park
Try Out 20 “Not Your Usual” Things to Do
Find over 40 Free Things to Do around town
Find things to do in the Rain
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, April 14, 2016:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
The Snow Queen – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
STEM Career Night – 6:00pm – Lone Star College Kingwood

Friday, April 15, 2016:
The Snow Queen – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galexy – 5:45pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green: Helen Sung – 6:30-9:00pm – Discovery Green
Houston Symphony: Disney in Concert – 7:30pm – Jones Hall
Movies at Miller – Big Hero 6 – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Oliver – 8:00pm – Hobby Center (Full Price is 37.75 – $89.50, Check Goldstar for $27.78 – $64.00)

[Read more… Things to do Saturday through Wednesday in Houston]



Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – April 11-17, 2016

Hermann Park Centennial Garden View of Miller Outdoor Theatre
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, April 11-17, 2016.  And for the full list of Spring Break activities in Houston, go HERE!  Affiliate links included.

1. On Tuesday, kick off the Toddler Tuesday season at Discovery Green!  The event usually starts at 10:30am, but for this week only, the event starts at 9:30am and the Houston Public Library is hosting Dia at Discovery with several storytimes and cultural activites!

2.  On Tuesday through Sunday, see Oliver at Hobby Center.  (Check Goldstar for discount tickets.)

3.  On Wednesday, Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

4.  On Thursday, take your bigger girls to STEM Career Night at Lone Star College Kingwood.  You will get free dinner and to meet women with STEM careers!

5.  On Friday, see Big Hero 6 at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

6.  On Friday, listen to the Houston Symphony’s Disney in Concert at Jones Hall.

7.  On Saturday, party at Art Blocks: The Big Bash at Main Street Square Downtown!  The afternoon will include Heartmade Art MaFinrket featuring some of the city’s most talented local artists, history and architecture tours, food trucks, kids crafts and more. The Suffers will headline an afternoon of music.

8.  On Saturday, have the kids work on their writing with Young Writers Workshop at Discovery Green.

9.  On Saturday, attend WITS: “Love, the Planet” at IKEA Houston!

10.  On Saturday and Sunday, head to Hermann Park for the Japan Festival!  This free cultural activity is very popular… so take METRORail or park by the museums and walk in to beat the traffic!

11.  On Sunday, watch Harriet the Spy at Main Street Theatre.

 



Do Not Miss a Thing! Posts on BigKidSmallCity for April 2-8, 2016!

Gish Picks Art Car
There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from April 2-8, 2016!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do in Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

More Resources:

If you want all this emailed to you each week, go HERE!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): April 7-13, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of April 7, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 7-13, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 7-13!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



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