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The Top 10 Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your week of September 4 – 7, 2023
Labor Day brunch at Mexican Sugar. Photo courtesy of FB Society

Kick-off this week of things to do strong with a tasty Labor Day brunch at any of the many restaurants organizing them, and keep the fun and entertainment going for the rest of the week of September 4 to 7 with exciting events and happenings like for example a Sam Smith concert, a happy hour hike and an animatronic dinosaurs exhibition.

Take a look at our selection of the must-go events. Scroll all the way down to see our local picks for where to eat and drink this week.

Come right in, because here’s the only list you need!

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Labor Day Brunch At Whiskey Cake

When: September 4, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Whiskey Cake | Multiple locations
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Experience an exciting Labor Day brunch celebration at Whiskey Cake on September 4, 2023, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Delight in signature dishes and elevate your brunch experience with cocktails. Secure your spot for this delectable brunch event by visiting or calling your local restaurant. Take the chance to savor exceptional flavors on this special day!

Mexican Sugar Labor Day Brunch: A Taste Of Mexico

When: September 4, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Mexican Sugar |
 Multiple locations
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Celebrate Labor Day with a vibrant and flavorful experience at Mexican Sugar. From September 2 to 4, 2023, indulge in a brunch that captures the essence of Mexico. You can go from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Plano and from 11:00 a.m. up until 4:00 p.m. in Las Colinas and Uptown to immerse yourself in bold and authentic brunch selections that bring rich flavors of Mexico to your plate.

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Half-Priced Martinis During Labor Day At Bar Louie

When: September 4, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Bar Louie | Multiple locations
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On Labor Day, Bar Louie invites you to celebrate the close of summer with a toast. Enjoy half-priced martinis all day at multiple Bar Louie locations. Furthermore, the weekend brunch menu will be available on Monday, and you can accompany it with delectable brunch options and mimosas specials. Experience this promotion and delightful brunch served from 10:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m., including $2 mimosas and $10 pitchers.

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: September 4 to 7, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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Experience the Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit from September 2, 2023, to February 19, 2024, at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney. Travel back along a half-mile trail with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs. They come alive, moving and roaring, offering an enthralling experience and fascinating facts about herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Enjoy interactive elements, a photo-op with a tyrannosaurus rex and an outdoor fossil dig.

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Kids Putt Around In the PGA District

When: September 6, 2023 | 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District |
3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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This event is part of PGA Frisco's commitment to growing the game of golf. The dance floor features a 9-hole-themed course every Wednesday to encourage children of all ages and skill levels to grab a putter and learn to play. It's free, and children can bring their own putter and golf balls or rent equipment for $5 from the starter shack. No pre-registration is required.

Pentatonix - The World Tour With Special Guest Lauren Alaina

When: September 6, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dos Equis Pavilion | 3839 S Fitzhugh, Dallas

Prepare for an unforgettable night with friends and family as Pentatonix embarks on The World Tour with special guest Lauren Alaina. Catch them on September 6, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. This week, it is your chance to experience the incredible harmonies and performances of Pentatonix, along with the captivating voice of Lauren Alaina.

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Mapping The Journey: Navigating The Challenges Of Dementia

When: September 7, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Christ United Methodist Church-Plano | 3101 Coit Rd, Plano

Discover insights and strategies for navigating the challenges of dementia on September 7, 2023, at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. You can learn about Alzheimer's disease, differentiating it from dementia, stages, risk factors, research, treatments and Alzheimer's Association resources. Gain practical advice from experts, which includes discussions on memory concerns with doctors, preparing for the future, confidence-building through improv and care transition navigation.

Sam Smith: Gloria The Tour

When: September 7, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth

Sam Smith's Gloria The Tour is coming to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth this week on September 7, 2023, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. This 27-city headline tour marks Sam Smith's first North American run since 2018 and features special guest Jessie Reyez. Take advantage of this unforgettable night of music by a multi-award-winning artist with friends and family members.

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Happy Hour Hike With Legacy West

When: September 7, 2023 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy West | 7600 Windrose Ave, Plano

Join a happy hour hike with Legacy West on September 7, 2023. This extravaganza offers drink and food sampling, exclusive shop and restaurant deals and a chance to win a $300 gift basket. Check-in near VisitPlano, receive a collectible tasting glass and map, savor wine, beer and cocktails at participating venues, and enjoy entertainment, photo ops and local artisans.

Low Score Putting Challenge On The Dance Floor

When: September 7, 2023 | 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District |
3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Located at The Monument Realty PGA District on 3255 PGA Parkway in Frisco, this contest is open to golf enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Bring your putter and golf balls, or rent equipment for $5. Drop your scorecard in the collection box after your round, and live scores will be displayed on the video wall every 30 minutes.

Even More Great Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Labor Day Pool Party
When: September 4, 2023 | 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Texas Pool | 901 Springbrook Dr, Plano
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Blackland Triathlon & Blackland Youth Triathlon: A Labor Day Tradition
When: September 4, 2023 | 6:45 a.m.
Where: Oak Point Recreation Center | 6000 Jupiter Road, Plano

When: September 6, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
The Echo Lounge & Music Hall | 1323 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas

Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: September 7, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Sin Bandera - Frecuencia US Tour 2023
When: September 7, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory | 300 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving

Save The Date!

Local Profile's 22nd Annual Women In Business Summit

When: September 8, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | 6007 Legacy Drive, Plano
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Local Profile's 22nd Annual Women in Business Summit, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, takes place on September 8, 2023, at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel. The summit gathers over 600 influential women from various industries, celebrating their achievements and empowering them in North Texas. This event is sold out. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

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Dallas Chocolate Festival

When: September 8 to 10, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery | 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas

This chocolate festival in Dallas showcases many exhibitors offering unique chocolates to sample and purchase. Delve into the tasty world of chocolate with informative demos and classes, exploring everything from tree to bar to bonbon and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome to savor the delightful chocolate experience. Secure your tickets early to avoid congestion during the staggered entry times.

Addison Oktoberfest

When: September 14 to 17, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Addison Circle Park | 4970 Addison Circle, Addison
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Join the fun at the Addison Oktoberfest from September 14 to 17, 2023. You can experience the authentic Bavarian celebration with a Texan twist, where visitors don dirndls and lederhosen for four days of revelry in German culture, food, music and bier. Enjoy traditional entertainment on multiple stages and games for beer lovers, kids and dachshunds. Raise your German stein and say: prost!

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Plano Balloon Festival

When: September 21 to 24, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Oak Point Park | 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

Celebrate 42 years of ballooning festivities in Plano and Collin County! The excitement takes place from September 21 to 24, 2023. This remarkable four-day festival offers an array of attractions, including entertainment on the main stage, exciting kids’ activities, skydiving displays, a wide variety of delectable foods, a diverse range of merchandise and handmade products and, of course, the awe-inspiring hot air balloons.

Mexican Sugar Presents Sugar Fest: The Ultimate Agave Experience

When: September 23 to 24, 2023 | 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mexican Sugar | Multiple locations

This tequila festival at Mexican Sugar’s restaurants offers complimentary tastings of over 20 agave-based spirits, including tequilas, mezcals and sotols, along with elevated Mexican cuisine, innovative cocktails and cultural experiences. General Admission tickets are complimentary, providing access to agave samplings and more. VIP tickets offer an exclusive experience. Take advantage of enjoying this sensory journey into the heart of Mexican culture.

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Texas Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon With Storm Reid

When: September 26, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Anatole |  2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas

Join the Texas Women’s Foundation on September 26th for the 38th during its annual luncheon, featuring Emmy-nominated actress and producer Storm Reid as the keynote speaker. The theme of this year’s event, #TXWomenNow, highlights the foundation’s commitment to advancing the lives of women and girls. This luncheon emphasizes collective support and voices to drive positive change in homes and communities. Take advantage of this extraordinary experience of inspiration and empowerment.

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Eisemann Center Presents Ranky Tanky With Special Guest Lisa Fischer

When: October 13, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Experience the vibrant melodies of Gullah culture through Ranky Tanky, a group of native South Carolinians who infuse jazz, gospel, funk and R&B into their soulful songs. This musical night also features the Grammy-winning powerhouse vocalist Lisa Fischer. She is renowned for her remarkable appearances with the Rolling Stones and her role in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Don’t miss this captivating blend of talent and culture.