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Are you looking to plan a vacation but need to do so on a budget? Well living in the Houston area makes it a lot easier. Try planning a Houston Staycation this time. These are little mini vacations that just involve short little drives for day trips or even over night stays. There is actually a ton of things to do and living in the greater Houston area you sometimes become blind to what all is there. It's increasingly becoming more and more expensive to have a vacation because of the increased cost in travel. A staycation makes it a lot more affordable and you can still have just as much fun. Follow along and we will help you plan your next Houston Staycation, while pointing out even more ways to save money as well! Get tips on discounts, packages, when to go, coupons, and more for your staycation in Houston.

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Texas Crawfish and Music Festival 2015

2015 January 28

The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival has been around since 1986. People from all over come to Old Town Spring for great crawfish and fantastic live musical entertainment. This year’s event dates are Friday April 24th, Saturday April 25th, Sunday April 26th Friday May 1st, Saturday May 2nd, and Sunday May 3rd. Gates open at 6 pm on Fridays and at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays the festival stays open til midnight and closes at 6 pm on Sundays. Admission is $10 per person and there is also a $10 fee per vehicle for parking at the festival. Kids 12 years and under get free admission. Just be sure to check the calendar of events beforehand to make sure that you do not miss out on any of the live events at the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival.

Get 40% Off Tickets to the 2015 Texas Crawfish and Music Festival

Tickets can be purchased both online and at the festival gate. They are the same price but if you purchase online you may be able to save a little extra money with coupons. Check with some of the vendors as they sometimes will have coupon codes for you to use on your ticket purchase online. You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest promotions. Attend the festival on Fridays for Zydeco Fridays and get admission for just $2 and $2 draft beers.

Want to make a weekend out of it? There are several hotels in the area which offer great rates and accommodations while you enjoy the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival. Check out the Comfort Suites in Spring, Texas. Rates for the weekends are currently $149 but if you go ahead and pre-pay for your room then you can save as much as $30 off the cost of each night’s stay at the Comfort Suites hotel.


Baseball Fun: Sugar Land Skeeters Take on Their Atlantic League Rivals

at Constellation Field, Sugar Land
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Watch an incredible mix of Major League prospects and veterans play Atlantic League professional baseball right in your backyard as the Sugar Land Skeeters face off against their toughest foes from So... [more+]

Watch an incredible mix of Major League prospects and veterans play Atlantic League professional baseball right in your backyard as the Sugar Land Skeeters face off against their toughest foes from Southern Maryland, Somerset, Camden, Lancaster and Bridgeport. Constellation Field, the Skeeters' home turf, is more than just a ballpark -- it's filled with fun activities for the whole family, including an interactive inflatable zone, splash pad, playground and carousel. And along with the exciting games, there're plenty of promotions to keep things festive, with $2 Margarita Mondays, $2 beer and soda Thirsty Thursdays, Friday night fireworks and a Sunday Funday pregame team autograph session, game of catch on Constellation Field and even a chance for the little ones to run the bases after the game. [less-]

"Godspell": Rock Musical Retells Story of Jesus

at The Music Box Theater, Houston
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Thu, April 30
Fri, May 01
FULL PRICE: $45.00
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

In this beloved Broadway favorite, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden") adapts the Gospel of Matthew and adds an eclectic pop-rock score to retell th... [more+]

In this beloved Broadway favorite, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden") adapts the Gospel of Matthew and adds an eclectic pop-rock score to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming and hilarious vignettes. A timeless tale of love, loyalty and the triumph of faith over fear, "Godspell" has spread joy to countless theatergoers all over the world with a Tony-nominated score that features songs like "Day by Day," "Light of the World," "Learn Your Lessons Well" and "'Prepare Ye the Way." Now you can see this hauntingly beautiful story at The Music Box Theater in Houston. [less-]

Extortion and Mystery in "The Book of Murder"

at Purple Box Theater, Friendswood
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Henry T. Aythecliff was once a successful writer. Now his book sales have dried up and he's heavily in debt. So he hatches a plan to extort a sizable sum of money from each of his ex-wives in secret o... [more+]

Henry T. Aythecliff was once a successful writer. Now his book sales have dried up and he's heavily in debt. So he hatches a plan to extort a sizable sum of money from each of his ex-wives in secret one-on-one meetings during which he reveals a new manuscript containing terrible secrets that could destroy them if published. When his murdered body is later discovered, all signs point to one of the three exes or even his current wife. But which woman did it? Each certainly had her own motives. It takes a patient and resourceful detective to sift through the evidence and arrive at the truth. This clever and suspenseful play by Ron Cowen comes to Houston's Purple Box Theater. [less-]

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" Pokes Fun at the Politics of Fear

at Studio 101, Houston
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
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The year is 1956, and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is having its annual quiche breakfast. Daily life is calm and quiet, and excitement is kept to a minimum. However, ... [more+]

The year is 1956, and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is having its annual quiche breakfast. Daily life is calm and quiet, and excitement is kept to a minimum. However, there's an unexpected item on the agenda this year: the very real threat of atom bombs being dropped on their idyllic town. As the meeting adjourns to the bomb shelter, things take a turn for the worse. Cramped in a small space with the last quiche on Earth and the future uncertain, scandalous secrets come out and tensions -- sexual and otherwise -- rise among the women. Following this Boiling Point Players production of "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche", there will be a brief intermission and then some special performances from local improv troupes and some cabaret-style songs. [less-]

"Things My Mother Taught Me": A Funny Look at Love & Family

at The Company OnStage Theater , Houston
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Fri, May 01
Sat, May 02
FULL PRICE: $18.00
OFFER PRICE: $9.00

Olivia and Gabe are all set to start their new life together. Moving into their first shared apartment, they've packed up all their belongings and driven halfway across the country to Chicago. But wha... [more+]

Olivia and Gabe are all set to start their new life together. Moving into their first shared apartment, they've packed up all their belongings and driven halfway across the country to Chicago. But what was meant to be a simple two-person job of moving into their two-bedroom home quickly becomes much more than they bargained for when their parents unexpectedly show up. This Company Onstage production of "Things My Mother Taught Me" offers a look at relationships that's filled with touching sentiment and laugh-out-loud wit -- reminding us that sometimes the lessons we're least interested in learning can have the most lasting impact on our lives. [less-]

High-Flying Drama and Stunning Acrobatics in Kneehigh's "Tristan & Yseult"

at Alley Theatre @ UH on the University of Houston main campus, Houston
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Fri, May 01
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FULL PRICE: $44.00
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Combining the music of Bob Marley, Nick Cave, Irving Berlin and Richard Wagner, this theatrical experience is unlike anything you've even seen -- unless you're such a fan you're coming back for the se... [more+]

Combining the music of Bob Marley, Nick Cave, Irving Berlin and Richard Wagner, this theatrical experience is unlike anything you've even seen -- unless you're such a fan you're coming back for the second time. "Tristan & Yseult" features stunning acrobatics and high-flying drama, reworking the legendary love triangle between a king, his enemy's sister and a warrior into a modern spectacle. According to "The Guardian", "If this show doesn't make you fall in love with theater, there's no potion on Earth that can help you." Be prepared for hilarity and heartfelt emotion at Alley Theatre on the University of Houston Main Campus. [less-]

ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

at Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor, Houston
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If you like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make u... [more+]

If you like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike. [less-]

"Alice in Wonderland": All-Ages Adventure

at The Company OnStage Theater , Houston
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Sat, May 02
FULL PRICE: $10.00
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In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's always enchanting "Alice in Wonderland", Alice and her sister are relaxing in a meadow when a certain white rabbit interrupts them, looking for his missing gloves... [more+]

In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's always enchanting "Alice in Wonderland", Alice and her sister are relaxing in a meadow when a certain white rabbit interrupts them, looking for his missing gloves. The adventurous Alice hops to and follows the creature down a hole to a magical place, where she meets a few famous characters, searches for some missing tarts and tries to avoid bumping into the altogether intimidating Queen of Hearts. The Company OnStage Theater in Houston stages this production, designed for all ages to enjoy. [less-]

"Assisted Living": Comedy About Life-Changing Love

at Theatre Suburbia, Houston
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The stresses of life get to us all. But those pressures are magnified when you have the responsibility of caring for an aging parent. Theatre Suburbia charms audiences with a new production of Deirdre... [more+]

The stresses of life get to us all. But those pressures are magnified when you have the responsibility of caring for an aging parent. Theatre Suburbia charms audiences with a new production of Deirdre O'Connor's comedy, "Assisted Living". Anne Kelly's pushing 40, her mother lives with her and her deadbeat brother won't even return her calls. She's a woman in need of a little relief. When Levi, a sweet but dim-witted younger man, comes into her life, Anne begins to see the upside of not always being the grown-up. [less-]

"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing": Children's Theater Adapts Judy Blume's Fudge-Filled Classic

at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Houston
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The only time fed-up fourth grader Peter Hatcher really likes his mischievous little brother Fudge is when the 2-year-old is sleeping. In this stage adaption of Judy Blume's beloved book "Tales of a F... [more+]

The only time fed-up fourth grader Peter Hatcher really likes his mischievous little brother Fudge is when the 2-year-old is sleeping. In this stage adaption of Judy Blume's beloved book "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" -- the first in the classic Fudge series -- Peter's had it up to "here" with terrible toddler Fudge getting away with everything. Main Street Theater brings this lovingly comical look at family life to Talento Bilingüe de Houston, where plenty of onstage temper tantrums and turtle-swiping hijinks will ensue. Kids and grown-ups alike are sure to revel in the hilarious sibling rivalry. [less-]

"The Music Man": Family Favorite Musical

at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Sarofim Hall, Houston
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There's trouble in River City! Theatre Under The Stars presents the heartwarming family favorite "The Music Man". Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of Ri... [more+]

There's trouble in River City! Theatre Under The Stars presents the heartwarming family favorite "The Music Man". Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." [less-]

Johnny Gill and Dru Hill: R&B at Its Best for Ladies Choice Concert Series

at Arena Theatre, Houston
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Fri, May 08
FULL PRICE: $52.00
OFFER PRICE: $26.00

There aren't many of them left these days -- those old-school R&B singers who could woo a woman with just one word. Luckily, R&B favorites Johnny Gill and the members of Dru Hill are still making hear... [more+]

There aren't many of them left these days -- those old-school R&B singers who could woo a woman with just one word. Luckily, R&B favorites Johnny Gill and the members of Dru Hill are still making hearts flutter. From his days in New Edition to his solo success and more recent collaboration with Gerald Levert and Keith Sweat (LSG), Gill's ballads always "Rub You the Right Way." And Dru Hill's jams are insanely catchy: "We're Not Making Love No More," "In My Bed" and Sisqó's international sensation, "Thong Song." They'll be ladies screaming, roses exchanging hands and kisses blowing in the wind when these R&B giants strut into Houston on Gill's "Game Changer Tour", as part of Arena Theatre's Ladies Choice Concert Series. [less-]

Children's Classic "Winnie the Pooh" On Stage: Youth Production

at Pearland Community Center , Pearland
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Everyone's favorite "silly old bear" comes to the stage in this youth production of A.A. Milne's children's classic "Winnie the Pooh". A perfect introduction to the world of theater, this Kids' Backpo... [more+]

Everyone's favorite "silly old bear" comes to the stage in this youth production of A.A. Milne's children's classic "Winnie the Pooh". A perfect introduction to the world of theater, this Kids' Backporch production will thrill young viewers as they watch their peers on stage, acting out this beloved tale. Join Christopher Robin in his adventures through the Hundred Acre Wood with his friends Pooh Bear, Piglet, Eeyore and the bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Tigger! Milne's books have been delighting readers since 1926, and they'll be just as fun brought to life on stage in Kids' Backporch Productions' 10th anniversary celebration at the Pearland Community Center. [less-]

Armando Manzanero & Francisco Cespedes at the Arena Theatre

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 09
FULL PRICE: $77.50
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When one of the most successful bolero composers in Latin America teams up with a renowned balladeer, you get a winning duo that can melt hearts. Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero began composing a... [more+]

When one of the most successful bolero composers in Latin America teams up with a renowned balladeer, you get a winning duo that can melt hearts. Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero began composing as a teenager and has over 400 songs to his name. They've been sung by an impressive list of star musicians including Tito Rodriguez, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Raquel Bitton, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley and many more. He's paired up with Cuban-born singer Francisco Céspedes, known for his moving ballad "Vida Loca." See them perform together at the Arena Theatre in Houston. [less-]

Celebrate the Lone Star State: Music, Food, Drink & Culture at "TxFest"

at Hermann Square, Houston
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Sat, May 09
FULL PRICE: $25.00 - $80.00
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The first-ever "TxFest" debuts at Houston's Hermann Square celebrating everything that's awesome about the Lone Star State, including the best Texas music, cuisine and culture. Country star Kevin Fowl... [more+]

The first-ever "TxFest" debuts at Houston's Hermann Square celebrating everything that's awesome about the Lone Star State, including the best Texas music, cuisine and culture. Country star Kevin Fowler headlines this inaugural festival, with more than 25 Texas bands rockin' on three stages. Plus, you can shop from local vendors and artisans and sample more than 100 brands of Texas food, beer, wine and spirits. Join thousands of proud Texans at "TxFest" -- and bring the family because kids age 10 or younger will be admitted for free! [less-]

"Mo'Nique and Friends": Original Queen of Comedy Hosts Mother's Day Stand-Up Comedy Show

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 10
FULL PRICE: $67.50
OFFER PRICE: $33.75

From the moment her brother dared her to take the stage at a local comedy club, Mo'Nique has been making people laugh with her unwavering confidence, sassy delivery and hilarious observations that tel... [more+]

From the moment her brother dared her to take the stage at a local comedy club, Mo'Nique has been making people laugh with her unwavering confidence, sassy delivery and hilarious observations that tell everything just like it is. An accomplished stand-up comedian and actress, Mo'Nique has appeared on multiple TV shows -- from hosting NBC's "Showtime at the Apollo" to starring in the hit UPN sitcom "The Parkers" -- and dozens of films, from comedies ("Soul Plane") to award-winning dramas ("Precious"). For two years, she hosted "The Mo'Nique Show", BET's late-night talk show, and was one of the original comedians featured in the hit movie "The Queens of Comedy". She continues to hold it down for all the ladies this Mother's Day, when she and her friends perform at the Arena Theatre in Houston. [less-]

Asia Society Texas Center: Explore the People, Cultures and Traditions of Asia

at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston
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Thu, May 14
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Featuring everything from the performing arts to architecture, language-learning crash courses to sake-tasting sessions, Asia Society Texas Center forges closer ties between Houston and the peoples an... [more+]

Featuring everything from the performing arts to architecture, language-learning crash courses to sake-tasting sessions, Asia Society Texas Center forges closer ties between Houston and the peoples and institutions of Asia. Since it opened in 1979, the center has enriched and engaged Houstonians through innovative programs in arts and culture, business education and community outreach. Asia Society Texas Center's eclectic programming includes a forum on Asian wildlife conservation and extinction, as well as a performance of "Wayang Kulit", a traditional form of Malaysian shadow puppet theater. You can explore the latest in Asian cinema through the "Screen Asia" film series and even learn more about the ancient mind-body practice of meditation. [less-]

Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" Becomes a Vibrant New Ballet

at Wortham Theater Center - Brown Theater, Houston
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Fri, May 15
FULL PRICE: $28.00 - $95.00
OFFER PRICE: $14.00 - $47.50

Originally produced on Broadway, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Three years later, the movie adaptation won four Academy Awards. People can't ... [more+]

Originally produced on Broadway, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Three years later, the movie adaptation won four Academy Awards. People can't get enough of the story set during a steamy summer in New Orleans' French Quarter, where a vulnerable Blanche DuBois seeks shelter at the apartment of her pregnant sister Stella and Stella's husband Stanley. Now you can see the drama unfold in a vibrant new take from the Scottish Ballet at Houston's Brown Theater. With a jazz-inspired score and vintage-style costumes, this production uses 30 dancers to tell the story of fragile Blanche and brutish Stanley -- and the tensions that escalate when the two are left alone in the house after Stella heads to the hospital to give birth. [less-]

ABBA The Concert: Tribute in the Round

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 15
FULL PRICE: $47.50
OFFER PRICE: $23.75

Featuring at least one original member of ABBA's backing band, along with a talented group of look- and sound-alike singers and musicians, ABBA The Concert has toured the globe since 1996, performing ... [more+]

Featuring at least one original member of ABBA's backing band, along with a talented group of look- and sound-alike singers and musicians, ABBA The Concert has toured the globe since 1996, performing the smash hits of the Swedish pop giants. And now they're bringing their two-hour spectacular to the circular stage at Houston's Arena Theatre. You'll get a great view as they take on more than 20 classic songs, including "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "SOS," "Take a Chance on Me" and many more. [less-]

Mexican Comedian Omar Chaparro Brings His Characters and Talents to the Stage

at Arena Theatre, Houston
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Sat, May 16
FULL PRICE: $57.50
OFFER PRICE: $28.00

Mexican comedian and all-around media personality Omar Chaparro is a man of many talents. When he's not creating hilarious comedic personalities like La Licenciada, Chole Ramos and La Yuyis Montanegra... [more+]

Mexican comedian and all-around media personality Omar Chaparro is a man of many talents. When he's not creating hilarious comedic personalities like La Licenciada, Chole Ramos and La Yuyis Montanegra, he's voicing a character in the Spanish-language dub of "The Incredibles" or winning reality TV shows. He was the host of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 2010, and most recently he made waves with "Superfast!", his parody of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. Experience the man's many facets when he takes the stage at Houston's Arena Theatre. [less-]