Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec. 25–27

Casablanca at River Oaks Theatre, Critical Mass rolls through downtown, kids can visit Santa and the Snow Queen, and Bullets Over Broadway opens at Hobby Center.

By Nick Esquer December 23, 2015



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An American club owner is torn between his own safety and sneaking a former lover and her new boyfriend out of Nazi-occupied Morocco. There are so many amazing one-liners in this classic B&W film starring Bogey and Bergman. Expect that one film fanatic next to you to be mouthing "Play it once, Sam; for old times' sake" and "Here's looking at you, kid" on cue.

Dec 25 & 26 at midnight. $10.50; $7.50, children and seniors. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray St. 713-524-2175. landmarktheatres.com


Critical Mass

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Burn off all that nog and ham and chocolate Santas at this group bike ride that meets the last Friday of every month. Cyclists are encouraged to wear their best festive outfits like ugly Christmas sweaters or any ugly sweater your aunt just sent you.

Dec 25 at 7. Free. Meet at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. criticalmasshouston.com


Snow Queen Visit

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Even though Christmas is all said and done doesn't mean the fam can't keep the spirits bright and enjoy the season. Kids can meet the Snow Queen as she keeps the cheer of the chilly season going. Prepare your ears for "Let It Go," just prepare yourself.

Dec 26 at 1. $10. Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St. 713-522-1138. cmhouston.org


Skate With Santa

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Kids can put on the ol' skates at Discovery Green and meet the jolly elf, who must have missed the turn-off on the 45.

Dec 26 at 4. $14. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. discoverygreen.com


Opening of Bullets Over Broadway at Hobby Center

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In this Broadway musical version of Woody Allen's Oscar-winning 1994 film, a playwright gets in over his head when he borrows money from a mobster to fund his latest production.

Dec 27–Jan 2. $25–100. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2525. houston.broadway.com