One of the best things to do in Houston occurs from March through October, when you can enjoy free performances of everything from the Houston Symphony to CATS, and the Harlem Gospel Choir to Indian Folk Dance on the lawn of the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Every Saturday evening throughout the summer, a different performing art company presents their work to the public on this outdoor stage, and there are other performances on the weekdays as well. Come early (check the website for showtimes and plan on arriving about an hour beforehand) and grab a free spot on the lawn (or pay for covered seats). Bring a blanket from your hotel and perhaps a picnic meal and enjoy a free performance that could cost upwards of $100 at the Alley or Wortham.
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