9 events coming to Cy-Fair this weekend, Jan. 27-29, including dance parties, bike rides and a chili cook off

Mo's Irish Pub and other Cy-Fair venues will be hosting events this weekend.

Mo's Irish Pub and other Cy-Fair venues will be hosting events this weekend.

Jan. 26: Special Needs Expo


Informational vendors such as therapy schools, transition services and attorneys will be on site. Childcare is available for a small fee, and the venue’s cafe will be open for food purchases. 6:30-9 p.m. Free (admission). Community of Faith, 16124 Becker Road, Hockley. 832-779-8325

Jan. 27: Steppin’ Time Dance Company Showcase


Steppin’ Time Performing Arts Center, a local dance studio with classes for ages 2 and older, hosts a showcase. Proceeds from the show will benefit dance company members. 7 p.m. $10 (advanced purchase), $12 (at the door). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-256-7888. www.steppintimepac.com

Jan. 27: 21st annual IIAH Charity Chili Cookoff


The annual cookoff hosted by the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The even also includes a silent suction and liquor wagon raffle. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (admission), $50 (cookoff entry). The Bayou Sports Bar, 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston. 281-855-7771 www.facebook.com/events/373261853017858

Jan. 27-28: Mo’s Irish Pub 2nd Anniversary


Guests can expect live music and food and drink specials as this local pub celebrates two years of business in Vintage Park. The Fantastics perform Friday, and City Nights performs Saturday. 8:30 p.m. (live music starts). Free (admission). Mo’s Irish Pub, 138 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston. 281-251-0715. www.mosirishpub.com 

Jan. 27-29: ‘The Odd Couple’


Neil Simon’s play tells the story of two suddenly single friends that strain their friendship by becoming roommates. Stageworks Theatre presents two versions—one with a male cast (Friday and Sunday) and one with a female cast (Saturday). 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday). $17 (students), $22 (seniors), $25 (adults). Stageworks Theatre Garza Mainstage, 10760 Grant Road, Houston. 281-587-6100. www.stageworkshouston.org

Jan. 28: Kiddie Academy Dance Party


Kiddie Academy Cypress celebrates its grand opening with a dance party event. Kiddie Academy at Longenbaugh also hosts a dance party to celebrate it's second year. This event is designed to encourage children and parents to explore the physical and mental health benefits of dance while also highlighting the ways in which Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum builds on the young child’s natural love of music, stories, movement and pretend play. 10 a.m. Free. Kiddie Academy of Cypress, 14918 Mueschke Road, Cypress. Kiddie Academy of Longenbaugh, 17909 Longenbaugh Road, Cypress. www.kiddieacademy.com/danceparty

Jan. 28: Cypress Kids Bike Ride


Adults and children of all ages are invited to bike the 3.45-mile or 6.55-mile path in the Lakewood Crossing neighborhood. Participants are encouraged to bring air pumps, helmets and safety pads for all riders. After the ride, the group will visit The Shack Burger Resort for lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lakewood Crossing Park, 11502 Cypresswood Drive, Houston. www.facebook.com/events/622830107925146

Jan. 28-29: Chinese New Year celebration


Houston Premium Outlets rings in the Year of the Rooster with traditional lion dance performances. Complimentary treats and extra discounts are available at Guest Services. 11:30 a.m. (Saturday), 1 p.m. (Sunday). Free (admission). Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Road, Cypress. 281-304-5820

Feb. 1: Cy-Fair ISD Spelling Bee


Fifty-three students compete for the District Spelling Bee Champion title. 4:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-897-4148
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.