Astros Caravan Jam, soccer, plays and classic movies: 10 things to do in Katy this weekend, Jan. 11-15


A long weekend is coming up and there are several options to choose from to get out of the house. Sports fans can enjoy a soccer tournament, a visit with Houston Astros players or yoga. Fans of the arts have a play, a chance to go dancing and a classic film to enjoy. Those are just some of the 10 events happening in the Katy area this long weekend:

Thursday through Saturday

2018 I-10 Shootout Soccer Tournament
The tournament will be held this weekend at various facilities in Katy, including finals at Katy Rhodes and Legacy stadiums. The girls’ high school tournament will include participation from more than 2,000 high school athletes which make up 56 varsity and 46 junior varsity teams from throughout Texas. See the event website for a full schedule and locations of more than 140 matches. 8 a.m. (each day until games finish). Admission $5, 3-day pass $13. Katy ISD athletics facilities.

‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’
The Theatre Arts Department of Katy High School presents a production by Katy Theatre of Clark Gesner’s classic musical inspired by the Charles Schulz comic strip. The play will be performed at the Katy High School Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. Students $12, adults $18. 6331 Hwy. Blvd., Katy. 281-237-6700.


Astros Caravan Jam
Meet Centerfielder Jake Marisnick and catcher Max Stassi this Friday as an ongoing celebration of the Houston Astros’ World Series win comes to Academy Sports + Outdoors and Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. The two players will sign autographs at Academy, then move to the park for a Q&A session. Festivities at the park will include an opportunity to see the World Series trophy, a live DJ, inflatables, food trucks, face painters, caricaturists and more. Parking with shuttle service is available behind Cinco Ranch High School. Autograph passes will be distributed two hours prior to the event. Autographs: 5-6 p.m. Q&A 6-7 p.m. Other features: 5-7 p.m. Free.

Arthur Murray Guest Night
The dance studio is holding a guest night this Friday for those interested in trying ballroom dancing. A 45-minute ballroom dancing class will begin the event, followed by a casual dance party. 7-8:30 p.m. 3750 S. Mason Road, Katy. 832-916-5500.


All Hat No Cattle-live at Serene Beans
The coffee shop hosts the country band this weekend to help get over any cabin fever from the rainy weather this week. 6-8 p.m. Free. 1933 East Ave., Katy. 832-437-5567.

2nd Katy No Kill Forum hosted by Fort Bend Pets Alive
Sit in on this informational session about how to move forward with no kill initiatives in the community. The event will be held at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are available on the website. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy.

Newborn Care Class
New parents can prepare for the first few hours after birth and into postpartum by taking this interactive course presented by the Katy Birth Center. Registration is available at the birth center’s website. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 per couple. 1002 Ave. A, Katy. 832-437-5876.


‘Vertigo’ – 60th Anniversary screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Celebrate the anniversary of this Alfred Hitchcock classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novac. Stewart stars as Scottie Ferguson, a detective who is afraid of heights as he digs into a mystery involving the wife of his oldest friend. 3 p.m. $9.74, plus taxes and fees. 531 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-492-6900.

Good Vibrations Flow yoga class
VIBE Fitness hosts this introductory yoga class taught by Shamron Owen. The 1-hour class will introduce beginners to full spectrum yoga, breath work and meditation. 11 a.m.-noon. Free for gym members. $20 guests. 1800 S. Mason Road, Ste. 220, Katy. 832-419-5397.

Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

MLK Day Skate
The Mason Road Skate Center hosts free skating the afternoon of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for children in the Katy area or adults who just want to act like a kid for a bit. Hot dog, chips and a small drink are included in the admission price. noon-7 p.m. Admission $8, skate rental $2. Inline skate rental $5. 535 Applewhite Drive, Katy. 281-392-9555.

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R. Hans Miller
R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.
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