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Houston — By Christina Uticone on April 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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Weekend Roundup: April 9-April 11

Here are some of my top picks for this weekend, April 9-11, in Houston.

At The Ballpark

This weekend the Houston Astros celebrate their 45th anniversary with a three-day series against the Philadelphia Phillys.  I’ll be at the game this evening - tonight is “Cap Night”, with the first 10,000 fans receiving anniversary-themed baseball caps.  As a matter of fact, all Friday night games are “capped off” (get it?) with a fireworks display – I can’t wait!  Saturday is Throwback Night with both the Astros and the Phillys donning their 1965 jerseys.  Sunday at Minute Maid Park there are three separate promotions: Price Matters Day ($10 for a View Deck II ticket, hot dog, soda, & chips); Family Sundays (entertainment for children at the Union Station lobby); and Dog Day (one dog, up to 100 lbs, per person welcome with Dog Day Ticket).

Where: Minute Maid Park (map)

When: Friday 7:-5 PM; Saturday 6:05 PM; Sunday 1:05 PM

Cost: Ticket prices vary by seating and promotion; approximately $10-$55

In Theaters

The Landmark River Oaks Theater is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday night at midnight.  Jim Sharman’s camp classic starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Meat Loaf is a must-see for any serious movie-goer.  The Landmark will bring you back to the days before the 15-screen cineplex.  Bonus: they have the  most delicious cookies at the concession stand!

Where: Landmark River Oaks Theater (map)

When: Saturday, April 10

Cost: General admission, $9.75; $7.00 senior/child/student

For something even more offbeat than a midnight showing of Rocky Horror, try DiverseWorks‘ Flickerlounge presentation, Twilight Avenger by Kelly Richardson.  The DW website describes the film as “equal parts sci-fi myth and forest fable.”

Where: DiverseWorks (map)

When: Now through April 17th

Cost: Free admission

See A Show

Don’t miss the 2008 Tony award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights at Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center.  In addition to “Best Musical” In The Heights won a Tony for Best Original Score, Choreography, and Orchestrations.  A treat for the eyes and the ears!

Where: The Hobby Center, Sarofim Hall (map)

When: Friday 8 PM; Saturday 2 PM, 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM, 7:30 PM Cost: Ticket prices range from $24-$64

Photo Credit: Joshua Payne

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