Upcoming: Five Free Events This Week

They say the best things in life are free. When it comes to free entertainment, though, you can only spend so many days sitting on your couch watching your cat chase one of those laser pointer things. Is that really the best thing in life you could be doing to entertain yourself?

So we've scoured our events calendar for the best free events happening in Houston this week. Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments.

Tonight, 8 p.m.: Jaws at Market Square Park, 301 Milam. All you need to bring is a beach blanket.

Tomorrow, July 14, 6:30 p.m.: Cole Porter: Famous and Forgotten. Learn about the saucier side of songwriter Cole Porter at this month's Artful Thursday. Museum of Fine Arts Houston Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet.

Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: "Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War." The Holocaust Museum's newest exhibit opens. This runs through December, so save it for a rainy (or unbearably hot) day if you can't make it Friday.

Saturday, July 16, 3 p.m.: Author John Stancik, in whose futuristic novel Hydra's Secret Galveston features prominently, will sign the book at Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market Street.

Monday, July 18, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.: "Faces of History -- Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru." Yeah, it's a weekday, but who says you can't get cultured before you head to work or on your way to happy hour? Consider checking out out this exhibit of historical photography from Latin America. This runs weekdays through August 5 at Allen Center One, 500 Dallas and Allen Center Two, 1200 Smith.

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