8 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Jan. 4-6


From concerts to axe-throwing to grand openings, Houstonians have plenty of events to attend this weekend. Start out the new year with these eight events across the Greater Houston area.

Sam Riggs plays at Big Texas Spring on Jan. 4. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Friday, Jan. 4

Enjoy live music

Country singer-songwriter Sam Riggs brings his Love & Panic tour to Spring, featuring The Powell Brothers. Must be 18 or older to enter. 10 p.m. $10-$20. Big Texas Spring, 19959 Holzwarth Road, Spring. 281-353-8898. www.bigtexassaloon.com

Cousins Maine Lobster

Cousins Maine Lobster food truck returns to Humble on Jan. 4. (via Courtesy Cousins Maine Lobster)

Friday, Jan. 4

Visit Cousins Maine Lobster to celebrate its return to Houston

After an almost year-long wait, Cousins Maine Lobster food truck returns to Humble. The food truck features various seafood items, including Maine and Connecticut style lobster rolls, loaded lobster tots and lobster bisque. Ingenious Brewing Company, 1986 S. Houston Ave., Humble. 832-412-2142. www.cousinsmainelobster.com

Friday, Jan. 4-Sunday, Jan. 6

See Glade Arts Foundation’s holiday show

The Enchanted Forest, a Glade Arts Foundation holiday show, enters its final performances this weekend. The multi-sensory light, dance and theater production is family-friendly and also offers sensory-friendly performances. All proceeds go back to the Glade Arts Foundation. Times vary. $35. 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeartsfoundation.org

Enjoy a twilight walk at Jesse H. Jones Park. (via Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Friday, Jan. 4

Go on a nature walk at night

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center hosts a Twilight Walk, a dusk-to-dark forest walk to discover the wildlife that becomes active when the sun goes down. Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toe shoes. Ages 8 and older. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 281-446-8588.

MOD Pizza opens in the Riverstone area of Sugar Land this weekend. (via Courtesy MOD Pizza)

Saturday, Jan. 5

Try and score some free pizza

Celebrate the grand opening of MOD Pizza in the Riverstone area of Sugar Land. Free pizza or salad for the first 52 customers in line. All proceeds made that day will be donated to The Arc of Fort Bend County. 10:30 a.m. Free. 18931 University Blvd., Ste. 1000, Sugar Land. 281-843-4009. www.modpizza.com  

Saturday, Jan.  5

Dress as a superhero for a cause

The Super Run, a national series of 5K running events that partner with nonprofit organizations, is coming to Sugar Land this weekend. 8-11 a.m. $24.99-$60. Brazos River Park, 18427 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land. 856-777-8737. www.thesuperrun.com

Saturday, Jan. 5

See the Butler Longhorn Museum re-opening

After closing down following Hurricane Harvey, the Butler Longhorn Museum hosts its re-grand opening ceremony this Saturday, featuring music, vendors, food trucks and other activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1220 Coryell St., League City. 281-332-1393. www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

Brew:30 Taphouse and Epic Axe Houston team up for Beer & Axes. (via Courtesy Fotolia)

Sunday, Jan. 6

Drink beer and throw axes

Epic Axe Houston is coming to Brew:30 Taphouse for an afternoon of beer and axe throwing. Epic Axe trophy and prizes available for tournament winners. 1-5 p.m. $5 (five throws), $20 (tournament entry). 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315.

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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