Few cities in the world offer Houston's range of entertainment and cultural experiences. Downtown offers world-class performing arts, the 130,000 square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, world-renowned restaurants, movie theaters, shopping plazas and parks such as Discovery Green, a 12-acre park that hosts hundreds of events each year.
Houston is one of only four cities in the nation with permanent companies in all four performing arts: opera, theatre, symphony and dance, all of which are ranked among the top five in the nation - and you can get great seats for $20 to $40/ ticket. Or you can attend a free performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre, which is a 10-minute walk from Baylor College of Medicine, where music, mime and even Shakespeare are presented under the stars all summer long.
Houston's East End neighborhood prides itself on becoming up and coming and having a young and vibrant atmosphere. With this, there are new and fresh activities always being planned in this area.
Need help planning your weekend? 365 things to do in Houston lists events that take place around the city Thursday through Sunday. For smaller venues within the arts, HoustonPress has some great information too!
There are always a diverse variety of events - arts, concerts, culinary, family-oriented, sports, musical, theatrical, literary - happening in Houston on any given day or night. And, of course, you can’t miss the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during February and March.
No matter what your interest, you’ll find it in Houston! Check out:
"Coming to Houston marked my first time living outside of California. It took some time to adjust to life in a large city, but now I love it. The city offers great, cheap entertainment options like the Miller theater and no matter what activity you are interested in you can find it here."
- Amanda Minogue, Graduate Student
Be sure to check out the Museum District site to find out information about Houston museums. Keep in mind that we’ve got many museums that are free to explore, such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Holocaust Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Menil Collection, Houston Center for Photography, The Jung Center of Houston, Lawndale Art Center and the Rothko Chapel.
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