Concerts, movies and murals: 8 things to do for cheap or free in the Greater Houston area, June 28-30


From watching “Grease” outside to learning about the benefits of community gardening, there are various weekend activities lined up in the Greater Houston area that cost less than $15 per person.

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Rice University (via Courtesy Rice University)

June 28
Listen to the tunes of young organists

The Houston chapter of the American Guild of Organists and 2019 Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced host a student recital at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. The event will feature musical performances by students ages 9-12. 12:30-6 p.m. Free. 6100 Main St., Houston. 713-743-7316.

June 29
Learn how to start a community garden

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites the adult gardening community to learn about the benefits of building a community garden. The event is part of Texas A&M’s Better Living for Texans program. 10:30 a.m. Free. R.B. Tullis Library-Montgomery County Memorial Library System, 21569 Hwy. 59, New Caney. 281-577-8968.

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June 29
Collaborate on a Stonewall memorial mural

As a part of commemorating the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, the Contemporary Arts Museum invites Houstonians to collaborate on a mural inspired by the museum’s “Stonewall 50” exhibition by creating a portrait or taking a photo and bringing it to the museum. 1-4 p.m. Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250.

June 29
Attend a family campout

Nature & Eclectic Outdoors is hosting a family-friendly, interactive campsite with tents, games, friendly competitions and a lawn fishing tournament. Guests can play life-size games of Jenga, KerPlunk, and Connect Four while enjoying live music. 5-8 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000.

June 29
Party island-style at the Park

Grand Central Park, Johnson Development’s master-planned community, is hosting an island vibes weekend concert featuring Bama Breeze Band, drinks, food and games. 5-8 p.m. Free (entry), $5-$12 (meal tickets). Grand Central Park, 11322 I-45 S., Conroe. 936-447-2820.

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See Cypress Symphonic Band perform (via Courtesy cypress symphonic band)

June 29
Take in a Cypress Symphonic Band concert

Cypress Symphonic Band presents its annual patriotic concert with a celebration of America’s history and a time to honor each branch of the U.S. military. 7 p.m. $8 (at the door), $6 (online). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

June 29
Enjoy a movie outdoors

The public is invited to come out to the lawn at the Montgomery County Community Center and sing along to the classic musical “Grease.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, FM 149 at College Street, Montgomery. 936-597-6434.

June 30
Listen to classical music

Lone Star Symphonic Band partners with the Katy Community Choir to play patriotic music and honor service members at a performance titled “Our America, Our Home.” 4 p.m. $7 (advance tickets), $11 (day-of-performance tickets). Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy. 281-769-5129.

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