Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend at Home: May 21 to 25, 2020

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Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2020; 10pm

Find the perfect things to do at home in Houston this weekend with our At Home Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 21 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020. 

Given instructions from the CDC, City of Houston, and health professionals, all official public gatherings have been effectively canceled or postponed, in order to hopefully slow the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

With the shutdowns and cancelations in response to Coronavirus/COVID-19, the recent influx of virtual events means there are still a number of community events that you can join in from home.

Check back in the coming days, as more events get added. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Click here for health guidelines, recommended actions, ways to help, restaurants offering curbside service, things to do at home with the kiddos, and more.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Pearland Library presents Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live | FREE – Bring your favorite kiddos around the screen for a live reading from Pearland Library. 11am to 11:30pm.
  • Children’s Museum of Houston presents Virtual Workshop: Coding Aliens | FREE – Work with Children’s Museum Houston’s own Maker Education Manager, Jacob Breier, to use block coding to create complex shapes, including imaginary alien life-forms, using the browser-based TinkerCAD software. You’ll learn all about the basics of Tinkercad’s Code Blocks as you work. This workshop is great for kids 8 and older. You must register for this event. 4pm to 5pm.
  • Market Square Park presents Virtual Blanket Bingo on BingoMaker.com | FREE – Market Square Park brings back a virtual edition of one of its most popular seasonal events,  Blanket Bingo, hosted by Mills McCoin. There will be fun surprises and the chance to win $50 gift cards to popular restaurants in Downtown Houston. There is no in-person event at Market Square Park or in Downtown. It’s free to players, but donations to Houston Shift Meal that help those impacted by COVID-19. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Virtual Author Event with Alan Zweibel | FREE – Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston hosts a virtual talk with Alan Zweibel, the author of the memoir Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier. This event will be held on Facebook Live. Admission Free. Register in advance to receive the Facebook Live link. 6pm.
  • Discovery Green Stream Concert: Say Girl Say on Facebook Live | FREE – Discovery Green presents a streaming concert on Facebook Live, featuring some of Houston’s most eclectic singer-songwriters, Say Girl Say. The duo, made up of Brigette Yawn and Suad Ihsan, are bringing their indie-pop to the park in a socially-distanced and highly danceable manner. The performance will premiere on Discovery Green’s Facebook page. 7pm to 7:30pm.
  • NAMI Greater Houston presents Sounds of Hope Virtual Concert | FREE – After witnessing an increased demand for mental health services, some Houston community members have come together to host Sounds of Hope, a virtual concert benefiting the NAMIWalks Your Way Greater Houston event. The live concert stream will feature host and Grammy-winning singer, Billy Dorsey, co-host David Settle of Radio One, and includes artists Fox26 anchor Ivory Hecker and former American Idol contestant, Vincent Powell. Tickets are $12. 7pm to 10pm.

Friday, May 22, 2020

  • #HoustonforHouston Online Boutique Shopping Event TurnTurn presents an online shopping offer featuring discounts at 17 popular Houston boutiques. Buy online, with a special promo code from the #HoustonforHouston web page, on Friday, May 22, 2020, and get $30 off orders of $150 and up, or $50 off orders of $250 and up. All Day.
  • Children’s Museum of Houston’s Virtual Workshop: Pokémon | FREE  Work with Children’s Museum Houston’s own Maker Education Manager, Jacob Breier, to digitally design your own Pokémon and trainer gear using the browser-based Tinkercad software. You’ll learn all about the basics of Tinkercad as you work. This workshop is great for kids 8 and older. You must register in advance for this online event. 9am to 10am.
  • Goethe Pop Up Houston presents a Virtual Lunchtime Concert with Portrait XO | FREE – Turn your lunch hour into an at-home listening session with Goethe Pop Up Houston’s virtual Lunchtime Concert with Portrait XO, live from Factory Berlin. This event will be held on Goethe Pop Up Houston’s Facebook Live. Noon to 1pm.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation presents The Republic of Texas Talk on Facebook Live | FREE Tune in for a live talk about the fascinating events that forced the new nation of Texas to join the United States in 1845, and how the American South expanded into the West. 2pm to 3pm.
  • Space Center Houston’s Virtual Campout Honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in military service during Space Center Houston’s Virtual Campout. Hear from NASA astronaut Fred Haise as he shares his mission experiences and participates in engaging STEM activities, stargaze and more. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Guests must register at least 24 hours before the event. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Living Room Concert Series with Joan DerHovsepian For this installment of the Houston Symphony’s Living Room concert series, Joan DerHovsepian, associate principal viola, is joined by her husband, Erik Gronfor, a double bassist with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and their daughter, Clara, a violinist. Tickets are $10. On the day of the concert, attendees will receive a new email with a link to the video. 8pm.
  • Discovery Green presents Drumming up Hope Live Streaming Concert on Facebook Live & YouTube | FREE – Discovery Green and Asia Society Texas Center present a streaming concert on Facebook Live, featuring Cross Metal Band and Ten Drum Art Percussion Group. During the time facing the challenge of darkness, this drum group from Taiwan will play a dual role to interpret darkness (Cross Metal) and brightness (Ten Drum) at the same time and bring you through the dark night to the mysterious and hopeful Formosa. 9pm to 10:15pm.
  • Virtual DJ Set with DJ Dayta on Twitch | FREE – Known for spinning everything from hip-hop to house to disco, the local DJ, Dayta live streams a set on Twitch. This event will be held online on DJ Dayta’s Twitch account. 8pm to 11pm.

Things to Do at Home on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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