Events planned in Cy-Fair this month highlight student athletes as well as local musicians and businesses.

Jan. 6: Attend opening day at Sam Houston Race Park

Sam Houston Race Park kicks off its 28th year of live horse racing. Gates open at 2:30 p.m., and happy hour runs from 5-7 p.m. 4 p.m. Free (general admission). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8700.

Jan. 7-8: See student wrestlers compete

The largest boys’ and girls’ varsity wrestling invitational in the nation returns to Cy-Fair ISD. The 19th annual event features nearly 80 teams from Texas. 8:30 a.m. $5. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Jan. 7-23: Catch ‘The Foreigner’ at Playhouse 1960

“The Foreigner” is a two-act comedy that takes place in a rural Georgia fishing lodge. 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $20-$23. Playhouse 1960, 6814 Gant Road, Houston. 281-587-8243.

Jan. 12: Learn to cook outdoors

Attendees can learn different cooking techniques around the fire. Registration is required, and guests can bring their own seating. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston.

Jan. 14-23: See a musical performance of ‘Little Women’

Actors ages 13-18 perform “Little Women,” a musical that follows the adventures of sisters based on Louisa May Alcott’s life. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $15-$25. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100.

Jan. 17: Attend a parade downtown

The 44th annual Original MLK Day Parade and MLK Festival returns in 2022 featuring musical performances, craft vendors and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Downtown Houston, 901 Bagby St., Houston.

Jan. 19: Stop by the Student EdTech Expo

Cy-Fair ISD hosts a Student EdTech Expo to give the community a chance to learn more about educational technology. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Jan. 22: Bowl for the American Cancer Society

HP Relay for Life hosts a bowling tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration includes shoe rental, two games of bowling and drinks. 3-5 p.m. $35 (per person), $175 (per team of five). Tomball Bowl, 14435 FM 2920, Tomball. 512-319-0929.

Jan. 23: Celebrate Godfrey Hubert’s ministry

The Foundry Church hosts a concert and night of celebration to honor Godfrey Hubert’s 37 years of ministry. Hubert previously served as lead pastor at the church for 34 years. He also founded local nonprofits Cy-Hope and Hope Disaster Recovery Network. 5 p.m. Free. The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston.

Jan. 27: See high school dancers perform

Dance programs from Cy-Fair ISD high schools perform routines from throughout the past year and preview material for the upcoming contest season. 6-8 p.m. $10. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

Jan. 28: Celebrate local businesses

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce hosts Celebrate Cy-Fair, an annual event at which the Business of the Year finalists are announced. The event features light bites from local restaurants, wine tasting samples, a DJ and dancing. Attendees must be 21 or older. 7-10 p.m. $75 (per person). Lindsay Lakes, 16536 Mueschke Road, Cypress. 281-373-1390.

Jan. 29: Participate in a chili cookoff

ABWA Cy-Fair Express Network hosts its fifth annual Chili Challenge featuring blind judging, a people’s choice award and a team spirit award. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission), $5 (tasting). District 249, 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball.


Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress

Jan. 15: Mark Childres, 6 p.m.

Jan. 21: Brett Axelson, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 22: Danville Train, 6 p.m.

The Burger Ranch, 16702 House & Hahl Road, Cypress

Jan. 7: Tone Salinas, 6 p.m.

Jan. 8: Austin James, 6 p.m.

Jan. 14: Mangrove Mike, 6 p.m.

Jan. 15: Mike Gilbert, 6 p.m.

Jan. 21: Polecat Radio, 6 p.m.

Jan. 22: Steven Marshall, 6 p.m.

Jan. 28: Matt Sebastian, 6 p.m.

Creekwood Grill, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress

Jan. 7: Brian Anderson & Marcus Breidenthal, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 14: Randy Hulsey, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 21: Kendale Walker, 6:30 p.m.

Vintage Park, 110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston

Jan. 6: Yelba Heaton Band, 6 p.m.

Jan. 7: Anthony Pitt, 6 p.m.

Jan. 8: Dan Golvach, 6 p.m.

Jan. 13: Nick Swift, 6 p.m.

Jan. 14: Tone Posse Band, 6 p.m.

Jan. 15: Adrian Michael, 6 p.m.

Jan. 20: Gary Michael Dahl Band, 6 p.m.21 Danny Ray, 6 p.m.

Jan. 22: Louis Lamb Band, 6 p.m.

Jan. 27: Ryan Pinnick, 6 p.m.

Jan. 28: Take 2, 6 p.m.

Jan. 29: Roy Lee Band, 6 p.m.