5 things to do in the Sugar Land area this weekend, Oct. 21-22

Texian Market Days starts Friday.

Texian Market Days starts Friday.

Sugar Land area locals have the option to attend two festivals this weekend. Texian Market Days lets festival goers enjoy history while Diwali Mela, a festival of lights, celebrates Indian culture. Here is what will be going on this weekend.

Oct. 21: Sugar Shindig

Benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation, the event includes a fajita dinner, music from Password and a cake auction. The Fort Bend ISD school or department with the most attendees wins lunch with the board of trustees. 6:30-11 p.m. $25. Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-634-1110. www.fortbendisd.com/foundation

Oct. 21 through 22: 33rd annual Texian Market Days Festival

The whole family is invited to the event, which is hosted by the Fort Bend County Museum Association. Discover more than 150 years of Texas history with hands-on activities for the family, battle re-enactments, live entertainment and costumed interpreters. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (ages 4 and younger), $10 (ages 5-15), $15 (adults). George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. 281-343-0218. www.texianmarketdays.com

Oct. 21 through 30: ‘James & the Giant Peach Jr.’

Based on Roald Dahl’s story, Inspiration Stage takes on the tale of “James and the Giant Peach.” James discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches his journey. 7:30 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 3:30 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.). $12-$25 (depending on seats). Inspiration Stage, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. 713-302-5329. www.inspirationstage.com

Oct. 22: Movie Under the Moon

"Hotel Transylvania 2" plays at Sugar Land Square during Movie Under the Moon. The event is sponsored by First Colony Church of Christ. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the movie. 7:15-9:30 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-276-6000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com

Oct. 22: Diwali Mela, Festival of Lights 2016

Festivalgoers enjoy Indian food, performances by local dance schools, comedy, a visit from Las Vegas’ Michael Jackson and a live concert. 5-11 p.m. (full event), 5 p.m. (bazaar opens), 6 p.m. (food court opens), 7 p.m. (stage opens), 8 p.m. (Maha Arti candle ceremony), 9 p.m. (concert), 10 p.m. (fireworks). $10 (general admission), $25 (VIP), prices increase day of the event. Constellation Field, Sugar Land Skeeters Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. 281-277-6874. www.houstondiwali.com


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