The first weekend in August has plenty to do in the Katy area. Here are some suggestions for avoiding the August heat:


Live music at Mo’s Irish Pub
Mo’s hosts cover band A Sure Thing on Friday, who plays everything from Hall and Oats to Gwen Stefani. Saturday night features the Fantastics for rock and pop classics. 9 p.m. Free. 23511 I-10, Katy. 281-665-3535.


Meet local authors at Katy Budget Books
Authors Tracy Goodwin and Lark Brennan sign copies of their latest novels, Cursed and Recklessly Yours. Free admission. Must pay for books to be signed. 2-4 p.m. 2450 Fry Road, Houston. 281-578-7770.

Taekwondo Demonstration and Seminar
Tigers Martial Arts hosts a demonstration of Taekwondo with a Korean folk band. Registration is required for the seminar. 10-11 a.m. (band), noon-2 p.m. (seminar), $8 (adult), $5 (ages 5 and older), free (ages 4 and younger). St. John XXIII College Preparatory, 1800 W. Grand Parkway North, Katy. 281-599-8000 .


Brunch and a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
The movie theater screens the 1989 classic "Steel Magnolias," starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine. Admission includes champagne and food. 11 a.m.$27.06. 531 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-492-6900.