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Top 15 Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your weekend of April 12 – 14, 2024
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Get your family and friends ready for an adventure-packed weekend with diverse events in and around North Texas! Save the date for the Tupps Brewery benefit concert featuring the Emerald City Band, or catch Tim McGraw's Standing Room Only Tour '24 at Dickies Arena. Also, visit the CityLine night market, Pop Punk Nite, the Neon Fest 2.0 glow party and more!

Scroll all the way down to find our weekly recommendations for places to eat, and get everything planned for an amazing three-day break from the daily routine.

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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.

Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour 2024

When: April 12, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth

Don't miss Tim McGraw's Standing Room Only Tour '24 at Dickies Arena on April 12, 2024, featuring special guest Carly Pearce and Track45. Tickets are available via Produced by Live Nation, the tour promises high-energy performances from McGraw, featuring hits from his recent album Standing Room Only. Carly Pearce, known for her chart-topping hits, will join McGraw on all dates.

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CityLine Night Market + Live Music

When: April 12, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State St, Richardson
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Hosted by The Boho Market, this event features over 45 booths showcasing handmade and vintage goods, complemented by live music from John Herbert. Bring your friends, family and furry companions for a fun-filled evening of shopping, dining and live entertainment, and enjoy dinner from one of the 30+ dining options, or pick up dinner and drinks to-go while shopping and listening to live music under the stars.

Pop Punk Nite: Plano, TX by: Van Full of Nuns

When: April 12, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

It is time for Pop Punk Nite by Van Full of Nuns! This is an opportunity to rock out to hits from Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and more at Lexus Box Garden. Tickets are available now. Upgrade to a balcony VIP lounge for an exclusive experience, and stick around for Late Night with DJ [21+] in the UABC Taproom.

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Neon Fest 2.0 2024 Glow Party

When: April 12 to 13, 2024 | 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Where: Sambuca 360 | 7200 Bishop Rd Suite # 270, Plano

Experience the vibrant Neon Fest 2.0 2024 glow party from April 12 to 13, 2024, at Sambuca 360 in Plano. Join this glow in the dark 2024 celebration with a unique twist and unite in a kaleidoscope of colors, celebrating life, love, friendship and unity. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this colorful and inclusive glow party event.

Def Leppard Tribute | Def Leggend

When: April 13, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Don't miss Def Leggend's tribute to Def Leppard at Lexus Box Garden! Sing along to classics like Pour Some Sugar On Me and rock out all night. Also, consider upgrading to a balcony VIP lounge [21+] for a premium experience, and stick around for the Late Night with DJ [21+] in Legacy Hall. Note: Outdoor venue, no refunds for inclement weather. No outside food/drinks allowed.

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2024 Texas Big Star Half & 5K

When: April 13, 2024 | 6:35 to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Collin College Frisco Campus | 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco
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Prepare to participate in the 2024 Texas Big Star Half & 5K, North Texas' premier charity running event, presented by the Frisco Chamber Foundation. Join the tradition of giving back as proceeds support local non-profit organizations. Lace-up your shoes and register for a memorable race experience at Collin College Frisco Campus. Whether you're a seasoned runner or new to the scene, this event offers something for everyone.

Vocal Majority & Friends: Together We Sing Spring Concert

When: April 13, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson
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This weekend, gather friends and family to join the Vocal Majority and guest performers for an unforgettable afternoon of beautiful music and collaboration. Take advantage of this opportunity to witness the VM at their absolute best, spreading harmony in a world that needs it most. Tickets are on sale now for this uplifting event at The Eisemann Center in Richardson.

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24 In 24: Last Chef Standing Watch Party At FANZO

When: April 14, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fanzo Sports Bar | 5977 Preston Rd, Frisco

Join the watch party for the premiere of Food Network’s 24 in 24: Last Chef Standing at Fanzo Sports Bar on April 14, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. Cheer on local chefs, including Fanzo’s executive chef Vijay Sadhu and chef Kess Eshun, as they compete for the title. Tickets are $100 per person, including a three-course meal with signature dishes and cocktails. Reserve your spot for this culinary experience.

Eisemann Center Presents: 123 Andrés

When: April 13, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson
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Don't miss the Grammy-winning duo 123 Andrés at the Eisemann Center for a lively performance celebrating the Latinx experience with catchy songs and interactive fun. Perfect for families and students, their high-energy shows incorporate Spanish, English and ASL languages, ensuring everyone can join in the excitement. Get ready to dance, sing and learn at this joyful event. Tickets are on sale now.

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Cyrille Aimée With The Texins Jazz Band 

When: April 14, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson
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Don't miss Cyrille Aimée with the Texins Jazz Band at the Eisemann Center! Experience the international talent of Aimée, whose upbringing in a music-filled home shaped her passion for jazz. With accolades like winning the Montreux Jazz festival's vocal competition and performing worldwide, Aimée promises an unforgettable evening of music. Opening the show is the Plano East High School Jazz Band. 

Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour

When: April 13 to 14, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Texas Trust CU Theatre | 1001 Texas Trust Way, Grand Prairie
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Bring your children to enjoy Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour at Texas Trust CU Theatre from April 13 to 14, 2024. Check the full schedule for showtimes, and please note that children who have celebrated their first birthday require a paid ticket. Prices may vary based on demand, and you can enhance your experience with the Baby Shark's Fintastic photo op!, available as an add-on.

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Funbox, The World's Biggest Bounce Park

When: April 12 to June 3, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Stonebriar Mall | 2601 Preston Road, Frisco
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Discover Funbox, the world's biggest bounce park, at Stonebriar Mall from April 12 to June 3, 2024. This bounce park boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of continuous jumping zones across ten play areas. It is a kid-centric space that prioritizes fun over social media. With plenty of photo opportunities, it's an adventure for kids and adults alike. Enjoy this exciting experience!

Walk This Way Exhibit

When: April 12 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 12 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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T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator At The Perot Museum

When: April 12 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 12 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 Weekend In Dallas & Collin County

Eisemann Center Presents: Bedtime Stories
When: April 12, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson

Friday Night Movies
When: April 12, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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You're Halfway There Happy Hour At Aloft
When: April 12, 2024 | 6:00 to 8:00 a.m.
Where: Aloft | 1160 State St, Richardson
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Club Culture | Late Night DJ
When: April 13, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano
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Flamingo Preschool Story Time At Whole Foods Market
When: April 13, 2024 | 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Whole Foods Market | 1411 E Renner Rd, Richardson
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Movie Institute Gala: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

When: May 4, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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Join the galactic extravaganza on May 4, 2024 where you can experience a night of glamour and excitement, celebrating the magic of cinema and the iconic legacy of Star Wars while supporting the youth-focused nonprofit organization, the Movie Institute. Also, indulge in cocktails, dinner, auctions and dancing, all in the spirit of Star Wars. May the 4th be with you!

Judy Drotman Mother's Day Garden Party

When: May 4, 2024 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Health Plano, Tower C Lobby | 6200 West Parker Road, Plano

Gather friends and family to visit the annual Judy Drotman Mother's Day garden party on May 4, 2024, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Drotman Family, the event will occur at Texas Health Plano, Tower C lobby. Enjoy delicious treats, entertainment and a fantastic raffle. Register now to secure your seat for this beloved celebration of mothers and families.

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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!