Families and friends can look forward to several events beginning Friday, from going back in time to a 1950s sock hop to seeing an award-winning musician perform live. Here’s what’s happening in Sugar Land and Missouri City this weekend:


"How Does It Work?" with Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services
Residents can sign up for a free tour of Missouri City Fire Station 1 and speak to firefighters about their responsibilities, learn about the equipment, and get a glimpse of the station’s daily operations. Due to limited spots, attendees must RSVP through the city’s Recreation and Tennis Center. 10-11 a.m. 3849 Cartwright Road, Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov/calendar.aspx

‘50s Sock Hop
Sugar Land Town Square hosts a classic sock hop with instructors from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio to teach participants the most popular dance steps of the time. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best ‘50s attire, including poodle skirts, leather jackets, and suspenders. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com


Sturgill Simpson
Fans can see Grammy-winning artist Sturgill Simpson perform at the Smart Financial Centre, featuring popular songs from his album "A Sailor’s Guide to Earth." The singer-songwriter’s sound is rooted in blues, rock, and country music.8 p.m. $29.50 and up. 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. www.smartfinancialcentre.net/event/sturgill-simpson

The BIG 5 Conference

Christian ministry The BIG 5 Ministries is hosting a festival-style event to help affected families recover from Tropical Storm Harvey. Attendees can enjoy games and activities, children performances, local art, and gospel presentations. Donations of books and toys for children are also welcome. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.thebig5conference.com


Lacrosse Fall Ball
Lacrosse fans and players of all ages can come to Ridgeview Park in Missouri City to participate in an off-seasoned workout and practice game to hone their skills.1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. $25. 3902 Ridgeview Drive, Missouri City. www.missouricitytx.gov/calendar.aspx