Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Jan 27-28: Get help filing your taxes

The Children's Books on Wheels in partnership with the VITA Solutions for Communities is hosting a two-day super tax day kick-off event at two locations to help families with an annual income of $57,000 or less file their taxes. By appointment only.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free.
  • Jan. 27: Montgomery County Memorial Central Library, 104 I-45, Conroe; Jan. 28: Sleepy Hollow Multipurpose Building, 9845 Sleepy Hollow Road, Conroe.
  • 281-844-7596. www.childrensbooksonwheels.org
Jan 27-28: Watch a musical production

The Willis High School Fine Arts department is presenting its annual musical theatre production of “Big Fish.” The play is adapted from the novel by Daniel Wallace and later film by Tim Burton.
  • 7:30-9 p.m. (Jan. 27); 2-5 p.m., 7-10 p.m. (Jan. 28).
  • $10.
  • Willis ISD Performing Arts Center, 10005 Hwy. 75, Willis.
  • www.willisisd.org
Jan. 27-29: Sit in suspense

“Wait Until Dark” details the story of a blind woman who is being held hostage in her home.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27-28), 3 p.m. (Jan. 29).
  • $25-$31.
  • Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston.
  • 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org
Jan. 27-March 5: See Cirque du Soleil

“KOOZA” is a kid-friendly show that celebrates the origin of Cirque du Soleil and the celebration of two circus traditions: acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. Guests will see daredevil performances and bold slapstick comedy, under the Big Top at Sam Houston Race Park. Previously blue and yellow, the now white and gray Big Top has been redesigned to be eco-friendly.
  • Times vary.
  • $49-$69.
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston.
  • 877-924-7783. www.cirquedusoleil.com
Jan. 27-March 14: Enjoy an art show

The Woodlands Art Gallery and Woodlands Art League is hosting an art exhibition open to the public through March 14. The theme of the exhibit is “Shadows & Reflections,” and viewers will be allowed to purchase the artwork.Jan. 27: Win a cornhole tournament

The Shout House Sports Bar and Restaurant in Conroe is hosting a Friday night Cornhole Tournament. Guests of all ages can participate in the tournament and win prizes or watch as bystanders. Must bring your own bags.
  • Registration starts at 6 p.m. Live music will follow the games with James Sturrock starting at 8 p.m.
  • $20 per team.
  • The Shout House, 1355 N. Loop 336 E., Conroe.
  • 936-539-2400. www.theshouthouseconroe.com
Jan. 27: Attend a superhero-themed prom

Mothers and sons can save the date at The Woodlands’ second annual mother-son prom night. Participants are encouraged to dress up in superhero attire while dancing to music and enjoying refreshments. Grandmothers, aunts and even big sisters are welcome as well.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • $60 (per pair), $15 (additional per sibling).
  • Rob Fleming Recreation Center, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands.
  • 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Jan. 28: Go to a shoe sale

Cy-Fair Helping Hands has in storage over 100 pairs of high-end running shoes. Donated by an athletic store, these NIB shoes were originally valued from $90-$275. Sizes range from women's size 6 to size 11 and men's size 7.5 to size 15. They will be offering them at greatly reduced prices.Jan. 28: Celebrate Arbor Day by bringing home a tree

Residents can join the 47th annual tree giveaway in celebration of Arbor Day. Twelve different varieties of native tree seedlings will be available to choose from. Participants are encouraged to pick up a tree and plant at home or in a community green space.Jan. 28: Listen to the music of Sam Cooke

As part of the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment’s Star-Lit Series, musician Bradd Marquis will bring to life the iconic soul music of Sam Cooke with songs ranging from “You Send Me” and “(What A) Wonderful World.”Jan. 28: Practice photography

The Houston Center for Photography will be teaching a class on composition basics for all camera types at City Place. Reserve a spot in advance at www.hcponline.org.Jan. 28: Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Dragon Bowl C in downtown Conroe. The event will feature a lion dance performance, live DJ and dance party on the street. This year's Chinese New Year theme is the Year of The Rabbit.Jan. 28: Remember the Holocaust

In honor of Texas Holocaust Remembrance Week, Opera Leggera will present a special performance of “Janusz and Stefa,” a musical drama that recounts the true story of Dr. Janusz Korczak and Stefa Wilcynska and their efforts to care for Jewish orphans in the Warsaw ghetto.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $20-$25.
  • The Nathaniel Center, 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood.
  • 713-992-1696. www.operaleggera.com
Jan. 28: Learn to canoe

An adults-only canoe training course will be hosted by Harris County Precinct 3 through its parks program. Canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided.
  • 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Free.
  • Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston.
  • 713-274-4201. www.pct3.com
Jan. 28: Shop a plant sale

Montgomery County Master Gardeners is hosting a fruit and nut plant sale, where attendees will get to hear a presentation by horticulture agent Michael Potter and shop plants.
  • 9 a.m.-noon.
  • Free (admission).
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 9020 Airport Road, Conroe.
  • https://mcmga.com
Jan 28-29: Check out exotic reptiles

Herps is bringing the Exotic Reptile and Pet Show is coming to Conroe. Thousands of reptiles, amphibians and inverts such as snakes, frogs, turtles, lizards, tarantulas, and other exotic pets, feeders and supply will also be available for purchase.
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 28), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Jan. 29).
  • $5 (kids), $12 (adults).
  • Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe.
  • 979-595-7831. www.herpshow.net
Jan. 28-29: Visit an art show

The Ardest Gallery is hosting “Color Play,” a solo show by artist Krista Oberg, whose work is inspired by the ocean and the movement of water.Jan. 29: Learn about life in the ‘past’ lane

The Montgomery County Historical Commission is hosting its 10th annual History Road Rally in historical Montgomery. The event includes an exciting scavenger hunt for family and friends to learn about local community history. Teams of two to six have two hours to solve written clues of the history of East Montgomery County by driving to various historic sites in the area, writing down the answers to the clues found at each site, photographing the site to confirm they went to the site and then returning to the church within two hours.Jan. 29: Enjoy a small-business market

Paradigm Brewing Co.’s January small-business market will feature over 50 vendors and live music. The event is both kid and pet friendly.