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Weekend Fun with METRO: May 19-May 21
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Montage of events


This is a guest post by Darla Bell, manager of Strategic Analysis in Communications & Marketing. 


It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like summer, with free outdoor festivals sprouting up all over the place.  I’ve chosen just two of these for you: the annual Bayou Jamboree & Crawfish Boil downtown and Cigna Sunday Streets in Brays Oaks.  For those who prefer air-conditioned entertainment, you can enjoy a classic theater experience at the Alley Theatre.  I know we need rain, but this weekend is supposed to have great weather for outdoor activities, so let’s get out there.  Don’t forget the sunscreen.


Don’t forget your METRO Q® Fare Card, either.  After you’ve enjoyed all the fun in the sun this weekend, you’ll be happy to sit back in one of our vehicles, relax, and let METRO drive you home.  This and every weekend, choose your destinations and plan your trips with our Trip Planner.  Did you know that you can buy bus/rail fares from your smartphone, and just show the phone to the driver?  Check out the Q Mobile Ticketing app on our website – and have a great weekend.


Event:  A View from the Bridge.”  Sunday’s matinee is your last chance to see this production of Arthur Miller’s dark, intense 1955 play about desperation and self-destruction.  There’s a behind-the-scenes tour at 10 a.m. on Saturday and, after the Saturday matinee, Josie de Guzman and Gregory Boyd will discuss the play’s themes and relevance to today’s world (see the website for details).  Tickets are available online.


When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


Where: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave.


Getting there*:

Bus – 11 Almeda/Lyons, 20 Canal/Memorial, 30 Clinton/Ella, 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 41 Kirby/Polk, 44 Acres Homes, 51 Hardy-Kelley, 52 Hardy-Ley , 82 Westheimer, 85 Antoine/Washington, 102 Bush IAH Express, 137 Northshore Express, 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 162 Memorial Express


METRORail – Green Line or Purple Line (exit Theater District Station)


Event:  4th Annual Bayou Jamboree & Crawfish Boil.  Save yourself a trip to New Orleans and come downtown on Saturday to enjoy the tastes and sounds of that city.  There will be music and dancing, crawfish, Cajun food, and a family fun zone for the little ones.  It sounds like a good time is going to be had by all.  Admission is free.


When: Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.


Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St.


Getting there*:

Bus – 32 Renwick/San Felipe, 44 Acres Homes (exit Capitol & Smith), 85 Antoine/Washington (exit Louisiana & Texas), 102 Bush IAH Express (exit Travis & Texas), 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express and 162 Memorial Express (exit Louisiana & Capitol) 


METRORail – Red Line (exit Central Station), Green and Purple Lines (exit Theater District Station)


Event:  Cigna Sunday Streets – Brays Oaks.  Fondren Road will become a pedestrian promenade this Sunday afternoon to allow neighbors to enjoy walking, running, dancing, cycling and meeting each other.  It’s a great chance to explore the Brays Oaks community without the hassle of car traffic.  Stores and restaurants along Fondren will be open and awaiting your visit.  The Mayor’s Office of Special Events organizes these street closings to encourage residents to enjoy physical activity outdoors. 


When: Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.


Where: Fondren Rd. between S. Braeswood Blvd. and W. Bellfort Ave.


Getting there*:

Bus – 63 Fondren


*Suggested connections as provided by our Customer Care Center; more convenient routes may vary per individual needs.





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