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Houston — By Christina Uticone on May 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Filed under: Memorial Day Weekend, things to do

Memorial Day Weekend Roundup

memorial day weekend, houston, texas, events¬†A long weekend in Houston means even more time to do even more stuff – and there is ALWAYS more stuff to do.¬† This week I’ll let you know the “what, when and where”, but it’s also important to remember and honor the men and women who died serving our country whom we honor on Memorial Day.

On Monday May 31 at 9:30 AM there will be a Memorial Day service held at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive (map).  Texas governor Rick Perry will be giving a speech and the U.S. Coast Guard will do a flyover to commemmorate the day.  Other ceremonial details include a riderless horse procession, the release of white doves, and a rifle salute.

Weekend Roundup: May 28-30

Friday May 28

The Bamboozle Road Show is at the¬†Verizon Wireless Theater.¬† Acts include Hanson, Third Eye Blind, and¬†Boys Like Girls.¬† Get your giggle on with some of your favorite ’90s acts.¬† The show starts at 3:30 PM; tickets are $37.50 and can be purchased online.¬† The Verizon Wireless Theater is located at 520 Texas St. (map).¬†¬† Call the theater at 713.230.1666.

Mel Brooks’ classic “Young Frankenstein” is showing now at the Hobby Center.¬† This show just started its Houston run on May 25 and will show through June 6.¬† Ticket prices range from $26-$69 and are available online, or by calling 800.745.3000.¬† The show is being performed in Serofim Hall of the Hobby Center, located at 800 Bagby St. (map).¬† Show time is 8 PM.

Photo by Joshua Payne

Downtown Houston Skyline at dawn

Saturday May 29

I have to give one more shout out to Flavors Fest, going on in Downtown Houston.¬† Check out my piece from earlier in the week for details on this day-long festival of food from many of Houston’s best restaurants.¬† Discovery Green Park (map) is in the heart of downtown Houston, giving you lots of options for before and after the festival.¬† The fest runs 9 AM-9PM and tickets are $15 day-of-event ($9 presale).

For a more formal evening, try Cirque de la Symphonie at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. (map).  Classical music plus aerial artists, handbalancers, strongmen and a Spanish Web will take the symphony experience to a whole new level.  Ticket prices range from $25-$115 and the  performance begins at 8 PM on Saturday.  Friday and Sunday shows are also available.  Tickets can be purchased through the Houston Symphony website. 

Sunday May 30

Take it easy on Sunday with a little breakfast at the Buffalo Grille on Buffalo Speedway & Bissonett (map).  Having the most important meal of the day here is an important rite of passage when in Houston.  Take a peek at the menu, but be warned Рthe  longer you look the harder it is to make a decision.  You can call the Buffalo Grille at 713.661.FOOD.  Afterwards you are  just a  hop, skip and a jump from the Museum District, or head over to Montrose for some antique shopping and people-watching.

BONUS: Monday May 31

Pools and picnics are what freebie days are all about.¬† Try one of these water parks in and around the Houston area, or grab a basket of sandwiches and head to¬†one of Houston’s beautiful public parks with friends and family,¬†and enjoy the (admittedly hot and humid) great outdoors.¬† Frisbees, baseball gloves, lawn bocce, and soccer balls are way more fun than another Law & Order marathon!¬† You can find a list of the city’s parks on the City of Houston official website.

Photo credit: Photo 1 SXC, Photo 2 courtesy of Joshua Payne

Related places:
  1. A
    US Houston Natl Cemetery
    10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
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  2. B
    verizon wireless theater
    520 texas street houston texas 77002
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  3. C
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    800 Bagby Street #300, Houston, TX
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  4. D
    McKinney Street
    McKinney Street, Houston, , US
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  5. E
    Jones Hall
    615 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX
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  6. F
    Buffalo Grille
    3116 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX, United States, 77005
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