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

Plan your week of September 25 – 28, 2023
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This week's calendar is packed with excitement! From grooving to NE-YO's music and marveling at animatronic dinosaurs to celebrating National Lobster Day at Legacy Hall and sipping on La Sandia cocktails at Mexican Bar Co., it's all about fun with friends and family!

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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Pints & Pies Beer Dinner At Urban Seafood Co.

When: September 25, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Seafood Co. | 1104 E. 14th St, Plano

Join Urban Seafood Co. on September 25, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. for this delectable event that offers four courses of savory and sweet pies expertly paired with refreshing ales, all for just $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. It's a culinary experience you will want to experience, so reserve your spot for a delightful evening at Urban Seafood Co.

Journey to Fortune - Mid-Autumn Moon Festival At Grandscape

When: September 25 to 29, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Grandscape | 5752 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony
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Experience the Journey to Good Fortune Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at Grandscape in The Colony from September 22 to 29, 2023. A captivating tunnel of lights will illuminate the path, creating a magical atmosphere. Guests strolling through the Moon Festival Light display can take part in a sweepstake to win a one-night stay at the resort, dinner at 1832 Steakhouse and free play. Take advantage of this enchanting event!

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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.

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

When: September 26, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Join Tiny Tot Tuesdays at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on September 26, 2023. This family-friendly event, held at the Pecan Grove in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, offers a range of children's activities. Country Critters Petting Zoo brings farm animals, there's story time featuring international versions of classic tales and Kindermusik enhances children's minds through song. Plus, you can enjoy bubble picnics.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: September 26, 2023, to February 19, 2024 | 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.

Kids Putt Around In The PGA District

When: September 27, 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.

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Omni Frisco Hotel At The Star Kicks Off 2023 Dallas Cowboys Season

When: September 28, 2023 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star | 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco

Join the ultimate kickoff celebration for the 2023 Dallas Cowboys season at the Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star! This event, on September 28, 2023, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., will immerse you in the excitement of America's team. Highlights include live music, special appearances and the chance to meet the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Admission is complimentary for overnight guests staying on September 28, with two guests per room.

Treasure Street 2023 At Scottish Rite For Children

When: September 28, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Scottish Rite for Children | 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas

This fundraising gala at the Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic Hospital in Dallas features live music, delectable cuisine, an extravagant auction, drinks and dancing. Tickets are $100 per person, including dinner and drinks. Proceeds support Scottish Rite's mission to help children reclaim their childhood. Since its inception, Treasure Street has raised over $17 million for Scottish Rite patients. Don't miss this lively evening for a great cause!

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Summer Sail Away With Malfy Gin At Legacy Hall

When: September 28, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Legacy Hall hosts the Mediterranean Summer Sail Away party with Malfy Gin this week on September 28, 2023, starting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and savor the vibrant flavors of the Italian coast at the Tonic Bar and Patio. This event is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee seating or venue access.

Mexican Bar Co. Introduces La Sandia Cocktail For September

When: September, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Mexican Bar Co. | 6121 West Park Boulevard Ste RS-10, Plano

Mexican Bar Co. is offering a special cocktail for September called La Sandia. This delightful drink features Lalo Blanco tequila blended with fresh watermelon, lemon and lime juice and can be on the rocks or martini-style for $17.50. It's the perfect way to beat the Texas heat. To enjoy "La Sandia," make reservations or place a to-go order at Mexican Bar Co. in Plano.

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

National Lobster Day At Legacy Hall
When: September 25, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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The Swing Closest To The Pin Challenge
When: September 25, 2023 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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NE-YO: Champagne And Roses Tour With Mario and Pleasure P
When: September 27, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dos Equis Pavilion | 3839 S Fitzhugh, Dallas

Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: September 28, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Low Score Putting Challenge On The Dance Floor
When: September 28, 2023 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Depeche Mode: Memento Mori Tour

When: October 1, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Ave, Dallas

Depeche Mode is back with their Memento Mori Tour, and they're hitting the stage at the American Airlines Center in Dallas this weekend on October 1, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m. Special guest DIIV will be joining them for what promises to be an incredible night of music. Enjoy this opportunity to see one of the iconic bands of our time in action.

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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.

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McKinney Monster Dash 5k At Tupps Brewery

When: October 25, 2023 | 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: TUPPS Brewery | 721 Anderson Street, McKinney

Join the McKinney Monster Dash 5k on October 25, 2023. This 5k starts and finishes at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney. Participants will run or walk around the Historic McKinney Cotton Mill, followed by festivities with local vendors, cold beer and delicious food. Each participant receives a Monster Dash event t-shirt, custom bib and finisher's medal. There will be prizes for top finishers and a costume contest with fantastic gifts.