Seafood, basketball and coding: 6 things to do this weekend in the Katy area, Feb. 23-25


The weather looks a bit gloomy this weekend, but that’s no reason to stay at home. Step out for some live music, seafood, a chance to learn about coding and more. Here are six Katy area events we think our readers will enjoy:


1. Blaggards at Mo’s Irish Pub—Katy

Grab a pint and rock out to what the band calls “stout Irish rock” music at the local pub located on the southeast corner of the intersection of I-10 and 99. The band plays traditional Irish songs with a rock twist, and doesn’t leave the fiddle behind. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 23511 I-10, Katy. 281-665-3535.

2. Lenten Fish Fry

The Knights Of Columbus Council 12955 hosts this event to bring those working toward the end of Lent together for a celebration that does not violate their dietary restrictions. 6-8:30 p.m. $10 all-you-can-eat fish. $11 shrimp plate. 3311 N. Fry Road, Katy.



3. Code Ninjas grand opening

The coding school hosts the grand opening celebration for their west Katy location. The business features a variety of programs to encourage Katy’s children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. The event will give families an opportunity to enjoy activities like Scratch, Roblox, Minecraft, robotics, circuit building and, of course, coding. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 2780 FM 1463, Ste. 201, Katy. 281-665-7412.

4. Texas vs. Oklahoma State Men’s Basketball Game

The Texas Exes Houston Chapter is hosting a watch party at Texas Mesquite Grill for this weekend’s hoops matchup between the University of Texas and Oklahoma State University. 12:30 p.m. Free. 20095 I-10, Katy. 281-829-0444.


5. GEST Foundation 1st Annual ROC WALK

Step out and help knock cancer off its feet at the first annual Katy area Reign Over Cancer walk. Participants are encouraged to register online ahead of time. The 1-mile walk is open to all ages and there will be activities including food and beverages after the event. 2-5 p.m. $33.05 (age 13 and older), $22.95 (age 4-12), free (age 3 and younger). 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy.

6. Crawfish On The Patio

The Public House hosts a crawfish boil to help cap off the weekend. Crawfish, shrimp, burgers and more will be available to enjoy as well as drink specials. 2-10 p.m. Crawfish $8 per pound (includes corn and potatoes). 22758 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 270, Katy. 281-395-3473.


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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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