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

Plan your week of May 13 to 16, 2024
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Amidst the vibrant cityscape of Dallas and Collin County, a week of excitement unfolds. 

On May 14, 2024, Urban Rio Cantina & Grill invites you to the Brunchin' & Boozin' cocktail dinner, offering a fusion of evening indulgence with brunch delights. Later, experience Jelly Roll's soulful melodies at Billy Bob's Texas. 

Then, from May 14 to 15, immerse yourself in the ACM Country Kickoff at Tostitos Championship Plaza, enhance your mixology skills at Tricky Fish's cocktail class with Bacardi on May 15 and save the date for the 59th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and the Hayes & Heathens collaboration on May 16. Also, keep your agenda at hand for many more events and experiences that cater to all senses.

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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Brunchin' & Boozin' Cocktail Dinner

When: May 14, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Rio Cantina & Grill | 1000 14th St #100, Plano

Indulge in a midweek brunch experience at Urban Rio Cantina & Grill on May 14, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. During this experience, you can savor a twist on brunch favorites with four courses paired perfectly with four cocktails. This event's ticket is $70 per person, including tax and gratuity. It will be an opportunity to taste brunch flavors during the evening!

Jelly Roll & Tunnels To Towers Foundation At Billy Bob’s Texas

When: May 14, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth

Come to visit Billy Bob's Texas on May 14, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. for a Jelly Roll & Tunnels To Towers Foundation concert. Experience a unique evening with Jelly Roll's captivating performance at the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Also, don't miss out on the Honky Tonk Kitchen, Billy Bob's gift store and other forms of live entertainment. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. 

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ACM Country Kickoff At The Star

When: May 14 to 15, 2024 | 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Tostitos Championship Plaza | 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco
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It is time for the ACM Country Kickoff at Tostitos Championship Plaza on May 14 and 15! Enjoy two days of live music, pop-up shops, food trucks, a beer garden and more as we celebrate the return of the ACM Awards to North Texas. It features exciting up-and-coming country music artists on the Carhartt stage, a Coors Light beer garden and exclusive VIP experiences. Admission is free!

Class Series: Cocktail Class With Bacardi At Tricky Fish

When: May 15, 2024 | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tricky Fish | 1251 State St #750, Richardson

Discover the art of mixology at Tricky Fish's cocktail class with Bacardi on May 15, 2024, where you learn to craft two signature Bacardi cocktails, the Mai Tai and birds of paradise, alongside exclusive Tricky Fish Bacardi blends. Also, indulge in fresh Third Coast Seafood bites while honing your bartending skills. Tickets are $40 per person. Limited space is available, so reserve your spot for this unique experience now!

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59th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

When: May 16, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Ford Center | 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco

Come experience the 59th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Ford Center on May 16, 2024, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Join country music's party of the year with unforgettable live performances and collaborations featuring the biggest stars in music. Hosted by Reba McEntire, this year's event promises excitement and brand-new music. Top nominees include Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson!

Hayes & Heathens

When: May 16, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Visit the Lexus Box Garden on May 16, 2024 to experience the electrifying collaboration of Hayes Carll, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, backed by The Band of Heathens. This genre-defying collective delivers an unforgettable musical journey from rock to folk, country to blues. Also, elevate your experience with a balcony VIP lounge reservation, and after the show, join the Late Night with DJ party at the UABC Taproom.

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Specialty Cinco De Mayo Tequila Drinks At Malai Kitchen

When: May 13 to 31, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Malai Kitchen | Multiple locations

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all month at Malai Kitchen with specialty tequila drinks! Enjoy a watermelon rosé margarita, lychee guava mezcal cooler, blood orange tequila old fashioned and mezcal mule throughout May. Prices vary. Visit their Dallas, Southlake or Fort Worth locations or call 972-373-4434 (Dallas – Preston Center), 214-599-7857 (Dallas – Uptown), 817-251-9141 (Southlake) or 682-707-3959 (Fort Worth) for reservations.

Walk This Way Exhibit

When: May 13 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 May 13 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.

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Destination: Dinosaurs, Presented By Reliant

When: May 13 to September 30, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Zoo | 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas

Embark on an adventure at the Dallas Zoo with Destination: Dinosaurs, Presented by Reliant, running from May 13 to September 30, 2024. Every day, you can witness over 100 life-sized dinosaurs, hear their mighty roars and feel the chills of their hisses. It is one of the country's most extensive immersive dinosaur exhibits that lets you uncover the secrets of these ancient creatures.

IRON MEN: The Artistry Of Iron In Samurai Armor

When: May 13 to October 6, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum | 2501 N. Harwood St. Harwood, Dallas

The artistry of iron in samurai armor is on display at the IRON MEN exhibition from May 13 to October 6, 2024, located at The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas. This exhibition lets you delve into the pageantry, violence, beauty and honor of Samurai culture through their intricately crafted armor. Explore one of the world's largest collections of samurai artifacts, meticulously curated by the Barbier-Mueller family.

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

Happy Hour At Edoko
When: May 13, 2024 | 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Edoko Sushi and Robata | 1250 State St #600, Richardson
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National BBQ Day At Legacy Hall
When: May 16, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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National Mimosa Day At Legacy Hall
When: May 16, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Asian Art Exhibition 2024 At The Courtyard Theater
When: May 13 to 16, 2024
Where: The Courtyard Theater | 1509 H Ave, Plano
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T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator At The Perot Museum
When: May 13 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

Save The Date!

HASDA PUNJAB Vaisakhi Mela 2024

When: May 25, 2024 | 5:00 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Centre | 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
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Save the date and gather friends and family to join the Punjabi Association for Hasda Punjab Vaisakhi 2024 on May 25 at the Plano Event Centre in Plano from 5:00 to 11:30 p.m. During this cultural event, you can experience and enjoy bhangra, gidha, folk dance, singing, food and shopping. Entry is only allowed before 10:00 p.m., so arrive on time.

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Taste Addison

When: May 31 to June 2, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Addison Circle Park | 4970 Addison Circle, Addison

Save the date to experience the fusion of culinary delights, live performances and immersive art at Taste Addison from May 31 to June 2, 2024. Celebrating its legacy since 1993, this iconic festival showcases top-notch restaurants, national headliners and creative visual arts. From delectable eats to captivating beats and artistic treats, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this family-friendly weekend extravaganza.

Little Elm Craft Brew & Que 2024

When: June 1 to 4, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 West Eldorado Parkway Little Elm

Save the date to join the 9th annual Little Elm Craft Brew & Que festival at Little Elm Park, where you can delight in beer and wine tastings, barbecue from Texas pitmasters, live music featuring Treaty Oak Revival, VIP passes, contests, vendors and a fireworks show. VIP tickets include exclusive perks like access to the VIP tent and dedicated amenities.

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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 it 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!

An Evening With Lee Asher

When: June 7, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson

Lee Asher, a passionate animal rescue advocate, and star of Animal Planet's My Pack Life, shares his journey of rescuing animals and promoting positivity. Learn how Lee quit his job in a converted school bus to travel the country, spreading joy and awareness about animal adoption through social media. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and uplifted by Lee's incredible story.

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Local Profile's Inaugural Women In Business Symposium

When: June 13, 2024 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park | 5805 Granite Parkway, Plano

Join Local Profile's inaugural Women in Business Symposium, presented by Bank of America, at the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park on June 13, 2024. This empowering event features networking, cocktails and a powerhouse discussion on Lessons Learned from Successful Women in Business. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to gain practical insights, forge connections and engage with influential speakers. Tickets are available for $45, with combo options also offered.