There’s plenty of fun to be had around the Emerald City this weekend. Consider: a production based on an award-winning film, a rockin’ concert, a hilarious magic show and an out-of-this-world activity. If you’ve got a crew of monster truck fans, head down to the T Dome for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series (pictured). This family-friendly show will feature lots of car-crushin’, dirt-flying action along with big trucks and big fun. Keep reading to learn more.

Grave Digger Monster Jam

photo: Feld Entertainment


Aladdin Jr.
This latest production from the Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the diamond in the rough street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Follow Aladdin and his three friends who are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Fri.-Sun. (also Jan. 17-19 & 24-26). Event details.

Daffy Dave’s Comedy, Magic & Juggling
Get ready to LOL at UHeights this weekend. Part magician, part juggler, part trickster, part minstrel, Daffy Dave is all wrapped up in a lovable, hysterical clown character who tries to act tough, in control and smart, only to be constantly embarrassed by his own foibles and mistakes. Sat. Event details.

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse Kindie West Music Series
Looking for a fun morning activity? Boogie over to the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse to dance, sing and get the wiggles out before nap time with The Harmonica Pocket. Sun. Event details.


Guys & Dolls
We know this show isn’t exactly on the Eastside, but it’s too good not to include. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this beloved performance is a non-stop treat full of romance, hilarity and irresistible charm. Watch as infamous gamblers, woebegone yet determined missionaries, a troupe of dancing showgirls and one momentous craps game come together on the streets (and in the sewers) of New York City. Wed.-Sun. (through Feb. 2). Event details.

Winter Wings
Bundle up the kids and head over to the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station to take a ranger-led walk. During your excursion, look for the birds who call the Greenbelt home and learn how migration works and which species to look for during the winter months. Then, back at the Ranger Station, use your creative side to make a craft to take home. Fri. Event details.

Free Family Day: Out of This World
Houston, we’re having fun! Take the whole fam to BAM for an afternoon of aliens, spaceships, activities about outer space and live performances. Everyone is sure to have an out-of-this-world time. Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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