Attend a monster truck show, watch stand-up comedy: 8 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Jan. 25-27

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There’s plenty of activities to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, from comedy shows to monster truck shows. Here are eight things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Jan. 25-27:

  1. Attend the Houston Iranian Film Festival
    Jan. 25-27

This is the last weekend to catch the Houston Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibit showcases films by internationally acclaimed directors. $10 (admission). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-639-7300. www.mfah.org/calendar/series/houston-iranian-film-festival

2. Meet the Houston Astros at FanFest
Jan. 26

Houston Astros fans will have a chance to meet players, alumni and sports broadcasters at Minute Maid Park on Saturday at the annual FanFest event. While online vouchers for the event have all been claimed, limited vouchers will be available at the park on the day of the event, according to the event website. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston. 713-259-8000. www.mlb.com/astros/fans/fanfestattend

3. Catch a pop-up performance of Cirque du Soleil LUZIA
Jan. 26

The Cirque du Soleil LUZIA cast takes a break from performances at Sam Houston Race Park to put on a pop-up performance at Discovery Green on Saturday. 1-2 p.m. Free. Anheuser-Busch Stage at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston.  www.discoverygreen.com/1582400

4. Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company’s anniversary
Jan. 26

Houston-based craft brewery Buffalo Bayou Brew celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday. Ticket price includes entry to the event, a commemorative 7th anniversary tulip glass and access to 40 different beers. 6-9 p.m. $30-$40. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, 5301 Nolda St., Houston. 713-750-9795. www.facebook.com/events/2418956284844772/

5. Go to a monster truck show
Jan. 26

Monster Jam will be at NRG Stadium on Saturday, featuring a showcase of monster truck displays such as races, tricks and more. Monster Jam will also have shows on Feb. 9-10. 7 p.m. $15. NRG Stadium, One Reliant Park, Houston. www.monsterjam.com

6. Watch a comedy show
Jan. 26

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger will perform a stand-up show at Revention Music Center on Saturday as part of her “Elder Millennial” tour. 7 p.m. $38.25. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas St., Houston. www.facebook.com/events/631111247288171

7. Last chance to skate with the stars
Jan. 27

This is the last weekend Discovery Green’s ice rink will be open. To close out the season, the park will host its last Skating with the Stars event, where Houston’s top figure skaters perform demonstrations on the rink. 6:30 p.m. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. 713-434-7465. www.discoverygreen.com/1552961

8. Listen to Toni Braxton
Jan. 27

Singer Toni Braxton performs at Smart Financial Center on Sunday as part of her “As Long As I Live Tour.” Special guests includes vocal trio SWV. 8 p.m. $69.50-$134.50. Smart Financial Center, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278. www.smartfinancialcentre.net/event/toni-braxton

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is a reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition of Community Impact, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she joined Community Impact as a full-time reporter in June 2017, Kelly wrote business and dining features for CI as a freelance journalist.
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