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

Plan your week of November 13 – 16, 2023
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Dinosaur animatronics, Harry Potter magic, Wagyu beef dining, there are many things to do and flavors to pick from in the third week of November. Remember to also look at what is ahead for the weekend and in the coming weeks. Grab your agenda now and start to pen down your favorite upcoming events.

Take a look at our selection of must-go events, and 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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Wolfmother At The Factory in Deep Ellum

When: November 14, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Factory in Deep Ellum | 2713 Canton Street Deep Ellum, Dallas

On November 14, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., The Factory in Deep Ellum will pulsate with the rock vibes of Wolfmother. Led by vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother has enraptured audiences globally, from Coachella to Lollapalooza. Experience their powerhouse performance, including hits like Woman, which won a Grammy. With an extensive repertoire, including albums like Cosmic Egg and Victorious, Wolfmother continues to be a force in the rock scene.

Holiday Entertainment At Dallas Arboretum

When: November 15, 2023 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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On November 15, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., head to the Dallas Arboretum for an enchanting evening of live, seasonal performances. During the event, you can delight in the festive tunes presented by local schools, churches, community groups and talented professionals. Enjoy this opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit with heartwarming performances in the beautiful surroundings of Dallas Arboretum.

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Penelope Bourbon And Wagyu Dinner

When: November 16, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Knife Steakhouse - Plano | 6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano

Join the Penelope bourbon and Wagyu dinner, a unique collaboration with Cowboy Wagyu, to relish a four-course feast featuring Wagyu beef tartare, cacio e pepe with crispy Wagyu salami, Cowboy Wagyu New York strip with roast vegetables and a delectable dessert. Each course is paired with Penelope bourbon, enhancing the flavors. Secure your seat for this extraordinary evening at $195 per person.

Doja Cat - The Scarlet Tour

When: November 16, 2023 | I 7:30 p.m.
Where: American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

On November 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., witness the electrifying performance of Doja Cat at the American Airlines Center. Experience the dynamic energy of one of the music industry's rising stars as she takes the stage on The Scarlet Tour. Special guest Doechii will join the unforgettable night of music and entertainment. Enjoy this opportunity to be part of a fun live music experience. Get your tickets now!

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Community Lung Cancer Symposium

When: November 16, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano | 1100 Allied Drive, Plano
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On November 16, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., join the fight against lung cancer at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital in Plano. This symposium features multidisciplinary presentations on cutting-edge diagnosis, staging and treatment of lung cancer. Learn about the services available at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, and get hands-on with the da Vinci robot during this event.

Heritage Village At Chestnut Square Guided Tour

When: November 16, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Square Historic Village | 315 South Chestnut Street, McKinney

On November 16, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., explore the rich history of McKinney at Chestnut Square Historic Village. Engage in a guided walking tour led by knowledgeable docents who will share captivating stories of families and life in McKinney from the 1850s to the 1920s. Delve into the past and discover the heritage that shaped the community.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

When: November 13 to January 13, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm
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Little Elm Park hosts a spellbinding event: Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience. Enchanting lights and theatrical wonders bring the world of wizards to life. Visitors embark on a trail through a magical forest, encountering creatures like hippogriffs and unicorns. Armed with wands, attendees can cast spells and conjure patronuses, delight in Harry Potter-inspired food, capture memories with fun photos and immerse themselves in the enchantment of Harry Potter!

African American Museum: Exhibitions Commemorating Significance Of Deep Ellum, Central Track

When: November 13, 2023, to May 24, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: The African American Museum | 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas
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The African American Museum in Dallas invites you to explore the enduring significance of Deep Ellum and Central Track. The exhibition Central Track: Crossroads of Deep Ellum delves into the 1920s and 1930s, showcasing archival materials and recordings of the era's music. Seeing a World Blind Lemon Never Saw by Alan Govenar explores locations in Blind Lemon's songs. Join them in commemorating these cultural landmarks from November to May.

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Meadows Museum To Presents Spanish Light: Sorolla In American Collections Exhibition

When: November 14 to January 7, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: The Meadows Museum | 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas

From November 7 to January 7, 2023, immerse yourself in the luminous world of celebrated Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923) at the Meadows Museum, Dallas. The exhibition, curated by renowned scholar Blanca Pons-Sorolla, features 27 captivating and rarely-seen paintings from private collections in the United States. Delight in Sorolla's characteristic subjects, from sun-bleached sails to lively garden scenes, invites you into the painter's vivid realm. 

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: November 14, 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 October 5, 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.

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

Monday Night Karaoke
When: November 13, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Body, Mind, and Golf Yoga Class At PGA Frisco
When: November 15, 2023 | 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Chamber Works: Thursday Morning Networking Event
When: November 16, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Texas Tomahawk Tuesdays At The Saint
When: Tuesdays, 2023 | 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Saint | 2633 Gaston Ave, Dallas
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Ford's Garage Rolls Out New Brunch Menu
When: November, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Ford’s Garage | 3904 North Dallas Parkway, Plano
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Save The Date!

It’s A Wonderful Life – Deaf Theatre

When: November 17 to 19, 2023 | See the full schedule
Where: Willow Bend Center of the Arts, Egelston Akers Black Box | 6121 W Park Blvd, Ste. B216, Plano

From November 17 to 19, 2023, experience the magic of It's a Wonderful Life at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Transported to a live 1940s radio broadcast, the beloved American holiday classic takes on a new dimension. An ensemble of talented performers brings dozens of characters to life, telling the heartwarming story of George Bailey and his transformative Christmas Eve.

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John Paul II High School Christmas Bazaar

When: November 18, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: John Paul II High School | 900 Coit Road, Plano
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Discover a winter wonderland at the John Paul II High School Christmas Bazaar on November 18, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hosted by the Cardinal Women's Auxiliary, this event at John Paul II High School features over 150 vendors offering delightful holiday treasures. Your support helps raise funds for JPII and its students. Take the chance to find unique gifts and contribute to a great cause.

Vitruvian Lights

When: Nov. 18, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Vitruvian Park | 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison
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Get ready for a holiday extravaganza at Vitruvian Park in Addison! The annual Vitruvian Lights, North Texas' most magical free holiday event, begins on November 18, featuring 1.5 million sparkling LED lights adorning 555 trees. The festivities kick off with Santa Claus and a live performance by the Dallas-based men’s choir, Vocal Majority. Special event nights between November 18 and 25 will offer live concerts, gourmet food trucks, photos with Santa, reindeer, and more. Don't miss this enchanting holiday experience!