Free Events Thursday

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

December 19, 2013 – March 09, 2014

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the Arabian Peninsula, carrying precious frankincense and myrrh to Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world and allowing for a vibrant exchange of both objects and ideas. With the later rise of Islam, pilgrimage roads converged on Mecca and gradually replaced the well-traveled incense roads.

Price: MFAH Members: Free; Adults: $15 (online $14)

Friday Night Flicks at The ICE at Discovery Green

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  at 6:30 PM

Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie. The movie is free, skating fees apply. Smurfs 2 (PG) 2013, 105 mins.

Movies will be oriented towards the ICE rink. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs to view from the White Promenade and Lake House Deck. Food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please.

Price: Free and skating is $12

Tchaikovsky Serenade

January 11th at 8:00 pm.

Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Ave.
Houston,TX 77002

Mercury — The Orchestra Redefined performs one of the Romantic period’s most accomplished works on period instruments during today’s Tchaikovsky Serenade concert. The four-movement Serenade for Strings starts with a stirring and highly accented 36‑bar introduction reportedly meant to echo Mozart’s style. The motif is repeated at the end of the movement and again at the end of the work, tying it all together. Serenade’s second movement, Valse, is often performed alone. Valse should be familiar to the most casual music fan; it’s been used in several film and television soundtracks. Mozart’s Divertimento in D, K. 136, and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Strings complete the program. The concert features Antoine Plante, Mercury’s artistic director, at the podium and Jonathan Godfrey (seen above), one of the group’s co-founders, on violin.

call 713-533-0080 or visit

Price:  $10 to $65

Houston Happy Hikers 5k/10k January Walk in Galveston

Saturday January 11, 2014

Start anytime between 9 a.m.-noon; finish by 3 p.m.

Mosquito Cafe

628 14th St., Galveston, TX 77550

Event is non-competitive; walk, jog or run at your own pace. Trail leads participants along city streets displaying some magnificent turn of century architecture. After the event, enjoy fresh seafood and visit Galveston’s Strand Historic District.

Price: Free



Saturday January 11, 2014 at 11am-4pm

Join us for 3rd annual Winterfest! Hear live music from Katy Rocks. A variety of bands will be featured playing everything from rock to country to original songs ! Skeeters mascot will be there! Vendor booths will be set up for entertainment and shopping. All proceeds will go to Katy Rocks a non-profit that uses music to mentor kids.

Price: Free

Mini Pops!

Sunday January 12th 11 am to 5 pm

1657 Westheimer 77006 at the corner of Dunlavy

Hosted by Pavement Clothing and Leopard Lounge Vintage. Find awesome digs at the Pavement, Sole Purpose, and Leopard Lounge sidewalk sales. Participate in free craft activities, poems for sale or barter by Traci Lavois, Juice Girl fresh squeezed juices, and free Buff Brew beer tasting. This month we’ll be making mobiles and garlands with free paint chips collected from hardware stores. Don’t forget to stop by Space Boutique for even more handcrafted design.

Price: Free

Free Events Thursday

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