Virtual Events, Staying Connected and Saving Money in Midtown Houston


During this time, most of us are witnessing COVID-19 unfolding from our homes– which is where we should be. Staying connected and informed is critically important, and we’ve got some tips to help you do both. Here are some ways to stay connected, healthy, and to save money while you stay home.

Midtown Virtual Programming

Are you missing Midtown Houston events? We miss them too! Fortunately, our team has taken them online to help us feel close while we practice social distancing. Here are our virtual events hosted on our Facebook page.

  • Chalk on Block – Video premieres on the first Saturday of the month at 10am.
  • Brunch and Books – Video premieres on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am.
  • Teach You Tuesday – Video premieres on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm.
  • Beats & Eats: LIVE on Facebook on the second Friday of the month at 6:30pm – 7:30pm (Live artist or DJ)
  • Children’s Storytime: Video premieres on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30am.


Free or Budget-Friendly Grocery and Food Delivery

If you can avoid heading out into public, you definitely should. These services make it possible to eat and grocery shop at a distance. Just don’t forget to tip!

  • Shipt–– Get groceries delivered directly to your doorstep in as little as one hour. Pay for a subscription service and delivery is free for orders over $35.
  • Favor–– You can get anything from your favorite pizza to groceries delivered, with varying fees starting at $1, in under an hour.
  • Curbside Pickup–– As restaurants and grocery stores adapt to our current situation, many have added or expanded curbside pickup.
  • Uber Eats–– From KFC to meals from your favorite taco joint, Uber Eats will bring your food straight to your front door.


Free Entertainment and Education Online

  • Houston Public Media– Enjoy expanded offerings of at-home learning programs for children of all ages, 24/7 children’s programming on PBS Kids Channel 8.3, and the same quality content you can always expect from PBS.
  • HBO– If you’ve always wanted to watch The Wire or other iconic HBO shows, but never had the time, now is your chance! HBO is offering free programming to help keep you at home.
  • Coursera– Now is your chance to take advantage of Coursera’s offerings of courses from top universities for free!
  • Make sure to check with your TV or internet provider for other offers and programming offers.


Virtual Arts Programming

If you’d like to take this time to get crafty, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has you covered. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm for fun art-related activities you can do at home.

For theater lovers, The Ensemble Theatre will soon unveil a new virtual program schedule. On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 12pm you can explore theater-related content and performances from home.

Hopefully you can use this time to connect, learn, and relax. While we can’t wait to see you in person again, we hope that these resources help you to stay safe, stay home, and stay in the know.