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

Plan your week of September 11 – 15, 2023
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What more could you wish for than a week of top entertainment spread over various categories that promise something suitable for everyone and every taste? 

This week's calendar gives you and your family music performances from Drake and Pearl Jam, golf fun at The Monument Realty PGA District, the kickoff of Octoberfest and many more joyful happenings you can add to your agenda.

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

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The Swing Closest To The Pin Challenge

When: September 11, 2023 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Golfers of all skill levels can undertake this closest to the pin challenge on each hole every Monday until October 30. No pre-registration is required if you want to show up for some golfing fun. The player with the most wins by the end of the season will receive a prize. Small weekly gifts will also be available for top performers. 

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: September 12 to 14, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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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City and Colour At The Majestic Theatre

When: September 12, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Majestic Theatre Dallas | 1925 Elm St, Dallas

City and Colour will perform at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas on September 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. This highly anticipated event promises an evening of captivating music and memorable performances. Tickets are available for purchase to witness this live performance by City and Colour, so don't miss the chance to experience this musician's talent in the heart of Dallas.

Bourbon & Banter Kicks Off Underground Comedy Club With Open-Mic Night

When: September 12 to 13, 2023 | 8:00 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Bourbon & Banter | 1914 Commerce St, Dallas


Bourbon & Banter is launching its Underground Comedy Club with an open mic night on September 12 and 13, 2023. The event will occur at Bourbon & Banter in Dallas. Comedians who wish to participate can register in person at 7:30 p.m. The spotlight will be on from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, allowing each comic a 5-minute performance slot. It promises to be a night filled with laughter and entertainment.

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Kids Putt Around In the PGA District

When: September 13, 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.

Pearl Jam At Dickies Arena

When: September 13 to 15, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Join Pearl Jam's electrifying performances at Dickies Arena on September 13 and 15, 2023. The doors for this concert open at 6:00 p.m., and the shows start at 7:30 p.m. Take advantage of this chance to see Pearl Jam live in action with support from Deep Sea Diver. Check Ticketmaster for pricing and secure your tickets to witness these iconic rock legends in Dallas.

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Thursday Night Football Watch Party: Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles

When: September 14, 2023 | 8:15 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Football season is back, and Legacy Hall is your ultimate watch-party destination for Thursday-night football! Catch all the big games and every Cowboys game on their massive screen in the Lexus Box Garden with sound. Gather your team, grab a cold beer bucket and some brisket nachos from Dry Rub, and secure the best seat in the house for a fantastic time!

Low Score Putting Challenge On The Dance Floor

When: September 14, 2023 | 6:00 to 9:00 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.

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Drake: It's All A Blur Tour

When: September 14 to 15, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Experience the influential rapper Drake's It's All A Blur Tour on September 14 and 15, 2023, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Join the crowd for a sensational night of music featuring Drake and special guest 21 Savage. The doors for this event open at 7:00 p.m., and Drake's show starts at 8:00 p.m. Secure your tickets for this unforgettable concert experience.

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!


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

The Comedy Arena Presents: Open Mic Night
When: September 11, 2023 | 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena's Laugh Out Lounge | 305 E. Virginia St. #104, McKinney

Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: September 14, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Bonnie Prince Billy At The Texas Theatre
When: September 14, 2023 | 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Texas Theatre | 231 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas


Gabby Barrett At Billy Bob's Texas
When: September 15, 2023 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

Birthdays Are Back At The Perot Museum
Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science | 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas
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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.

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.

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.

19th Plano International Festival

When: October 14, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Haggard Park |  901 E. 15th Street, Plano
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Explore diverse cultures and enhance your well-being at the 19th Plano International Festival. Held at Haggard Park, this is the area's most prominent cultural event. The festival offers a rich tapestry of experiences, including multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural exhibits and more. Kids can engage in free science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) activities and embark on a global journey with a festival passport.