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By TONI SIMS, CBS Houston
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Always wondering what to do on the weekends? Well, normally we think of expensive choices like going to a concert, a ballgame, or on a quick vacation. However, those options may set you back financially. If you’re strapped for cash, here’s a list of fun things do this weekend without the risk of breaking your pockets.

1. Comedy Sportz: Unscripted

The Unscripted series mixes up Hollywood blockbusters and classic stories to create hilariously raunchy parodies you’ve never seen before. Because of adult-oriented language and graphic miming, Unscripted shows are limited to adults ages 17+. The event is April 13. Location: 901 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024. Adult Admission: $12. For more information  Visit Event Website

2. Chipotle Green Film Series

Enjoy the film and free tacos from Chipotle. Discovery Green and Chipotle Mexican Grill present films to educate and challenge us all to care for the earth. The event is Saturday, April at 7:30 p.m. Location: The Grace Event Lawn, which is located on the south side of Discovery Green, adjacent to the Wortham Foundation Gardens, The Grove restaurant, and Maconda’s Grove. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/grace-event-lawn

3. Stop The Silence

Stop the Silence National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk /Run. Sisters Network® Inc. will host Stop the Silence® National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk /Run in Houston Texas. Funds raised will benefit breast cancer survivors and mammography screenings.The event is Saturday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/611559

4. Kaval Boat Rides Kinder Lake

Each kayak will be piloted by one of our professional guides. Children must be signed in by a parent or guardian, no exceptions. Parents, you don’t have to ride if you do not want to. Our kayaks will take up to two children or one adult and one child at a time for a total of three people including the guide. Price: $5 per person. The event is  April, 13 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Lindsey Waterside Landi. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/792664

5. Blissful Warrior Yoga

Blissful Warrior Yoga, taught by Jerry and Michelle, will unwind and rehabilitate you as well as challenge and strengthen you. Blissful Warrior Yoga brings together elements of tai chi, kung fu, balance techniques, and energy building poses. No pre-registration required. The event is Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9 a.m. Located at Anheuser-Busch Stage. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/807030

6. Discovery Hoop Dance

Have a blast while burning calories! Bring an adult sized hula hoop. If you are having trouble locating one, please RSVP for a loaner hoop at http://www.discoverhooping.com. Our instructor can recommend local/online locations for hoop purchase so you can get yourself into a HOOP! No pre-registration. Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage; Sunday, April 13, 2013 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/790824

7. Main Event

Grab a group of friends or your kids and have a blast at Main Events. There’s bowling, laser tag, cafe & bar and much more! Get a Spring Break Fun Pass “all you can play” starting at $15.95 per person. Opens early at 9 a.m. For more information visit http://www.mainevent.com

8. Launch Off With Space Center Houston

Space Jam with one of Houston’s main attractions. Space Center has educational programs, attractions and exhibits. It offers entertainment that your entire family can enjoy;  NASA Tour, and Blast Off Theater, and Starship Gallery. Open daily, general admission by purchasing your ticket online. Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058. To learn more about Space Center Houston visit http://www.spacecenter.org/

9. Catch a Matinee at Studio Movie and Grill in CityCentre

A movie, food, and drinks, and paying for multiple people can get expensive. Save cash on movie, food and drinks by catching a movie before 6 p.m. General admission for matinée: Adults and students $7.75, children $ 6.75. Admission before noon is only $6! Food prices varies. For more movies details, visit http://www.studiomoviegrill.com/default.aspx

10. Movie Night at The Hay Merchant

Join The Hay Merchant for craft beer, Fatty Hour food specials, and cinematic classics lovingly hand-selected by The Hay Merchant staff. For the week’s picks, follow facebook.com/HayMerchant. The event is Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10 p.m. Location: 1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006.

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