Free bike fixing tips, cupcakes, art event

HOUSTON There are several free events this weekend at Discovery Green. On Friday night, enjoy the beautiful weather with two of Houston's best contemporary dance companies as they celebrate their birthdays. Performances will start at 7:30 and each company will present old favorites and recent creations.

On Saturday, for the cyclist, Discovery Green is hosting a bicycle repair workshop. Just bring your bike and get tips and tricks on how to fix it. The workshop is 10am until 2pm.

And finally at Discovery Green on Saturday night, it's Screen on the Green. The feature presentation is Planes, Trains & Automobiles, staring John Candy and Steve Martin. The movie starts at 7:30pm.

If you love video games, then you are going to want to stop by Katy Mills Mall this weekend for Game Play. Gamers will get a chance to play and watch several of the hottest new video games of the season before they become available in stores. This year's tour offers gamers demos, tournaments and giveaways from Gamestop, Sega and Disney Interactive, just to name a few. The free event is Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 9pm at the AMC court at Katy Mills.

For the artist in all of us, the Blaffer Art Museum presents Studio Saturday. It's the annual free art-making activity geared toward families and university students. Studio Saturday will feature guided tours of the museum's exhibitions, art activities, the Art21 screening, and a discussion led by a local guest artist. The event is Saturday from 1-4pm at the Fine Arts building on the University of Houston's central campus.

For those in Katy, Ooh La La is celebrating its third birthday Saturday, October 16 by giving away mini cupcakes to the first 500 visitors to their original location at 23920 Westheimer Parkway. If you can't stop by, check out their website. Visitors who sign up for Ooh La La's "Sweet Treats" e-news will receive a certificate for a complimentary signature cupcake and complimentary cupcakes during your birthday month.

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