things to do in DFW this week

Staying home and staying safe doesn’t mean you have to stay bored. Whether you’re looking for old fashioned fun, DIY activities, or free streaming services, DFW On The Cheap has you covered.

This week, take advantage of free trials from Disney+, streaming performances by orchestras and workout studios, NaNoWriMo write-ins, and more.

Here is your weekly guide to Free and Cheap Things to Do in DFW:




Enjoy a Family Movie Night with Disney+

Now is a great time to take advantage of Disney+ 7 Day Free Trial! Disney has released the new movie Onward as well as Frozen 2 months in advance so now is a great time for family movie night! The service is also loaded with hundreds of other great TV shows and movies, including the Marvel movies, Star Wars, your favorite Pixar films, classic Disney movies from the vault, and so much more. You can stream unlimited for free for one week; after that, it’s just $6.99 a month. Or, you can upgrade to three channels- Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99 per month. Click here to try Disney+ free for a week.

Curiosity Stream

This streaming documentary service is the perfect way to quell your boredom and learn something new! For a limited time, you can get 40% off for 12 whole months! Browse thousands of documentaries like Sacred Spaces, Deep Time History, Classic Cars, and Storm Chaser’s Guide! Annual Memberships regularly start at $20 per month but for a limited time, yours is just $12! They’re also offering monthly subscriptions and discounts on their 4K! Find out more information here.



Phantom of the Opera

Not only can you stream the works of Andrew Lloyd Weber for free, you can also see his videos live from home. The London Opera has posted their own production in salute.

Los Hermanos Ukulele Orchestra

This production is going virtual and has already uploaded several videos to Youtube so you can enjoy their work from home. Expect Argentinian hits from some of their best performances.

Participate in a Write- In

NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month in November but they host their site and various chapter memberships all year long. Check Facebook or MeetUp for local chapters and take advantage of their frequent livestreams and virtual write-ins. Membership is always free.


Locast is a non profit television broadcasting company specializing in local broadcasts. They are donation-based and support local creators including news, music, talk shows, and more. You need an internet connection and an internet-enabled compatible device. Free your TV from cable!

Cooped Up With Carter

The Amon Carter Museum of Art in Dallas has launched a new, weekly Facebook series titled, “Cooped Up With Carter”. A docent will take you on a tour of the features and works of the museum, explaining how each and every feature of the museum is meaningful and intentional.

Vybe Now

Vybe Now is a local DFW yoga studio and they’re giving back to the community with free workouts! Enjoy a variety of free Youtube videos exploring a variety of yoga poses, HIIT mini sessions, balance challenges, and more. Support their Youtube Channel and hope they can re open soon!

Memorize the Texas Pledge

We know it’s easy to spend all day sitting down, chilling out, and using electronics 24/7. Keep things interesting, challenging, and fun by memorizing a pledge! Learn the U.S. Pledge, the Texas Pledge, and any other by printing out copies for the whole family. Recite them, sing them as lyrics, and act them out.