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

Plan your week of April 8 – 11, 2024
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Get ready for a whirlwind of excitement with these fantastic events in North Texas! Dive into nostalgia with a 70s-themed bash at Chestnut Square, witness the brilliance of Herbie Hancock at the Winspear Opera House, indulge in a solar eclipse brunch or dance the night away with Satisfaction's Rolling Stones tribute.

Also, explore exhibits at the Holocaust Museum and the Perot Museum, or enjoy comedy and live music across the metropolitan area. Join the fun this early spring week.

Don't forget to scroll all the way down to see our local picks for must-go upcoming events and our weekly recommendations for where to eat and drink this week.

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

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Eclipse & Sip At Southfork Ranch

When: April 8, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Southfork Ranch Lawn | 3700 Hogge Dr., Parker
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It is time for an eclipse & sip at Southfork Ranch on April 8, 2024. Witness the solar eclipse from the scenic grounds totality for free! During the event, enjoy boxed lunches, specialty cocktails and a full cash bar that is available for purchase. Complimentary eclipse glasses will be available while supplies last. Plus, discounted tours of Southfork Ranch for $14 are available on the day of the eclipse.

Herbie Hancock At The Margot And Bill Winspear Opera House

When: April 8, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora Street, Dallas

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will play at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, where you can experience the pioneering pianist and composer's innovative blend of jazz, funk, rock and electronic dance sounds. With a career spanning six decades, Herbie Hancock continues to shape contemporary music. Devin Daniels is on saxophone, James Genus is on bass, Trevor Lawrence Jr. is on drums and Grammy-nominated guitarist Lionel Loueke is also joining.

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2024 Solar Eclipse Brunch And Beer Garden

When: April 8, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh | 2927 Maple Ave, Dallas

Experience the 2024 solar eclipse in style at Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh, on April 8th, 2024. Enjoy a three-course wine-paired lunch followed by a solar eclipse beer garden featuring local breweries and indulge in specialties like the solar glow salad and moon chocolate pie. Guests can opt for lunch and the beer garden or just the beer garden. Discounted valet parking is available. Enjoy this celestial celebration!

Eisemann Center Presents: Bedtime Stories

When: April 10, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson

The enchanting world of Bedtime Stories comes to life at Eisemann Center on April 10, 2024. Actor Thomas Dudkiewicz leads you into a dark yet brilliantly immersive universe with captivating narration and sound effects. Conceived by Dutch collective URLAND, this performance brings Lilly, Max and George to life in a fantastical tale. Laugh, squirm and dream along as the story unfolds. Suitable for ages 13+. Tickets are available now!

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Leadership Plano 40th Celebration With Keynote Speaker Chris Howard

When: April 10, 2024 | 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Center | 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano

Save the date to join the celebration of four decades of leadership excellence at the 40th anniversary of Leadership Plano luncheon on April 10, 2024, at the Plano Event Center, where you can honor the program's esteemed contributors and gain insights into leadership from keynote speaker Dr. Chris Howard, Plano senior graduate and executive vice president of Arizona State University. 

Satisfaction - The Tribute To The Rolling Stones

When: April 11, 2024 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Experience the ultimate tribute to The Rolling Stones with Satisfaction at the Dallas Arboretum, as part of the Cool Thursdays concert series. During the show, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset over White Rock Lake while grooving to the sounds of an iconic band. Bring your friends, pack a picnic and dance the night away on the open dance floor. Tickets start at $31 for members and $41 for non-members.

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A Taste Of Augusta At PGA Frisco

When: April 11 to April 14, 2024
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Get ready for A Taste of Augusta at PGA Frisco at The Monument Realty PGA District, where you can indulge in fan-favorite pimento cheese sandwiches and dishes honoring past champions while watching live tournament coverage on a 900 sq. ft. video wall. Enjoy specialty cocktails and snacks from Ice House, Lounge by Topgolf and Ryder Cup Grille, practice your swing in simulators and savor champion-inspired dishes like the Rahm paella.

Cheap Trick Tribute | Chap Stick

When: April 11, 2023 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano

Don't miss the Cheap Trick tribute by Chap Stick on April 11 at Lexus Box Garden in Legacy Hall, Plano! Experience the music of the legendary band from Rockford, Illinois, with Chap Stick's electrifying performance. Tickets are available now! Elevate your experience with a balcony VIP lounge [21+], and arrive early to enjoy dinner from 20 eateries and craft cocktails from 5+ bars.

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Walk This Way Exhibit

When: April 8 to July 14, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum | 300 N. Houston, Dallas

The captivating Walk this Way exhibit is on display at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum from April 8 to July 14, 2024. Delve into the stories behind over 100 pairs of shoes, spanning nearly two centuries, from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman. Discover how footwear reflects women's activism, suffrage and societal changes, showcasing their pivotal role in history.

T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator At The Perot Museum

When: April 8 to September 22, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Tue, opens at 11:00 a.m. on Sun)
Where: Perot Museum | 2201 N Field St, Dallas

From April 8 to September 22, 2024, take a journey to the Perot Museum in Dallas for an unparalleled experience with T. rex. Explore the latest discoveries, marvel at life-sized models and dive into the fascinating story of this iconic dinosaur. Uncover the secrets of the ultimate predator, its senses, social behaviors and its evolutionary journey. Get your tickets now!

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

Solar Eclipse Watch Party At Mexican Sugar
When: April 8, 2024 | 1:00 p.m.
Where: Mexican Sugar | 7501 Lone Star Drive, Plano

Top Dog Poker At The Brass Tap
When: April 10, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Brass Tap | 1251 State St Suite 650, Richardson
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One Hallelujah
When: April 11, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory | 300 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving

Claws Out Comedy and The Comedy Arena Present: MONNA
When: April 11, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 E. Virgina St. #104, McKinney

Calaboose Singer Songwriter Series - Joint Custody
When: April 11, 2024 | 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Frisco Heritage Museum | 6455 Page St, Frisco
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TUPPS Brewery Benefit Concert

When: April 12, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: TUPPS Brewery | 721 Anderson St, McKinney

Save the date for the Tupps Brewery benefit concert on April 12, 2024, featuring the Emerald City Band. Held at the brand new Tupps Brewery outdoor venue, this event supports survivors of sex trafficking. Enjoy live music, dancing, food, a wine and whiskey pull, local retail vendors and more! Make sure to grab your tickets now for an unforgettable evening.

Boogie Wonderland - 50 Years Of Chestnut Square

When: May 7 to 10, 2024 | 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Chestnut Square Historic Village | 315 S Chestnut St, McKinney
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Join the celebration of 50 years at Chestnut Square Historic Village with Boogie Wonderland - 50 Years of Chestnut Square from May 7 to 10, 2024. Don your grooviest 70s attire and dance to live music by the Maylee Thomas Band. Also, enjoy a special 70s menu by Chef Jeff Qualls, complimentary beverages, historic home tours, raffles and limited edition 50th anniversary swag.

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6th Annual Golf Classic

When: Juni 4, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills | 6600 Columbine Way, Plano

Write in your agenda to join the excitement at the 6th annual golf classic on June 4, 2024, at The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills in Plano. With a four-person scramble format, thrilling on-course contests and fantastic raffle prizes, it promises a day of fun while supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Register to secure a spot for this golf event!