1. Kroger Marketplace grand opening
Kroger Marketplace debuts in 336 Marketplace on Friday as the first tenant to open in the retail center. 336 Marketplace is located in Johnson Development Corp.’s master-planned community, Grand Central Park. The store offers natural and organic foods, a pharmacy, a fuel center, Murray’s Cheese Shop and a Starbucks. 9 a.m.-noon (celebration). Free. Kroger Marketplace, 341 S. Loop 336, Conroe.
2. Eat pancakes to help fight PTSD
Pacific Hard House has partnered with the Conroe Professional Firefighters Association to host a pancake breakfast and book signing on Saturday morning to benefit the association's post-traumatic stress disorder programs. One breakfast ticket allows patrons to be served pancakes and sausage. 9-11 a.m. $10. Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447. www.facebook.com/events/290917418098840/
3. Elvis and The Legends Show
The Montgomery County Fair Association presents a star-studded show featuring tribute performances of music legends Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain and Priscilla Presley. The evening benefits the MCFA Scholarship Program and includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. 5:30 p.m. $50-$300. Montgomery County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-760-3631. www.mcfa.org
4. Reptile expo returns to Conroe
The largest reptile expo in the Greater Houston area returns to the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. The two-day event features an array of venomous reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Supplies for pet owners can be purchased from vendors, and visitors can participate in educational games and win prizes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 27), 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Jan. 28). $10 (adult single-day admission), $5 (single-day admission for children 5 to 12 years old), free (children age 4 and younger). The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.herpshow.net
5. Great Benjamins Circus is in town
The Great Benjamins Circus comes to Conroe for a two-day event. Included in the 90-minute circus are performances by clowns, acrobats and daredevils. Family passes and seating in the ringside box are also available for purchase. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27), 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Jan. 28). $18 (adult online), $26 (adult gate), $12 (children online), $18 (children gate). Lone Star Convention and Expo Center (festival area), 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.facebook.com/greatbenjaminscircus/
6. Enjoy live music this weekend
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe
Jan. 26 | Patric Johnston | 9 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Charlie and The Regrets | 9 p.m.
Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe
Jan. 26 | Aaron Copeland | 9 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Carson McHone | 8:30 p.m.
The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe
Jan. 26 | RAE Acoustic with Kelly and Christian | 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Little Outfit | 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m.
7. Check out a live theater production
225 Metcalf St., Conroe
Jan. 26-27 | “Steel Magnolias” | 8 p.m.