The Next Hulk Hogan?
Kids like to beat each other up. At the Stage Combat Workshop, they can learn how to slap each other around without the pain -- punching, wrestling and falling in a controlled environment. If this event makes you nervous, consider this: Pro wrestlers earn more than doctors and lawyers. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 12. Main Street Theater, 4617 Montrose. For more information, call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com. $75 -- Keith Plocek
Watch some real-life heroes play with fire at this weekend's Fire Fest, where firefighters will be battling actual blazes. In addition to the flames, the event features plenty of safety discussions and demonstrations, just to make sure the heroics don't create a new generation of pyromaniacs with delusions of grandeur. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 11. Val Jahnke Training Academy, 8030 Braniff at Hobby Airport. For information, call 713-524-2526 or visit www. houstonfiremuseum.org. Free. -- Keith Plocek