Are you ready for some football?
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. the streets of Houston should resemble a ghost town. There will be no traffic and the only places you will find life will be at sports bars as the Texans will face the Patriots in the playoffs. If you aren't hard core enough to make the trek to New England, then plenty of bars around town will be showing the game and hosting watch parties. Put on your Watt and Foster jerseys and let's go!
Read : Where to watch the big game
Beware of monsters
Reliant Stadium will be vacated since the Texans are on the road, but you will still have the chance to see big things smash against each other. Monster trucks will meet at Monster Jam at 7 p.m. Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Tickets are available with seats starting at $20 for adults and $5 for kids.
Runners, start your engines
This year’s Chevron Houston Marathon will take place on Sunday and if you aren't running or planning to watch, you may have to plan around this huge event. The start line for the marathon is in the front of Minute Maid Park, just north of the George R. Brown Convention Center.From downtown, participants will run through the Heights and Montrose neighborhoods. At about mile 9, half marathoners split off from the marathon course and return to finish at the convention center.
Read : Intersections that will close for marathon
I'm on a boat!
Ever wanted to buy a boat? The boating industry will continue its strong rebound as long as the economy follows suit organizers say. The 57th Annual Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show runs now through Sunday at Reliant Center.
A little bit country
Not many shows are in town this weekend unless you like country music. Jon Wolfe plays at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Firehouse Saloon while Curtis Grimes (who was once on "The Voice") performs at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dosey Doe Music Cafe.
Read : The weekend's best shows
Gangsters, ghosts and terrorists
Some big movies hit theaters this week. Here is what is playing:
Not another scary movie, “A Haunted House” spoofs the likes of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Devil Inside.”
In “Zero Dark Thirty,” director Kathryn Bigelow retraces the U.S. Intelligence Community’s pursuit and capture of Osama bin Laden.
See : Moving listings
Finally The Rock has come back...
If you want to expand your weekend by one day, WWE Raw will celebrate with its 20th anniversary show at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Toyota Center. The Rock, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, WWE champ CM Punk are just some of the big names who will be there. Expect some big surprises too.