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

Plan your week of February 26 – 29, 2024
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Get ready to laugh, dance and explore! This list of things to do has something for everyone, from hilarious comedy shows to electrifying music festivals and captivating exhibits. Discover Jas Mardis's artistic journey, groove to the Fort Worth Music Festival tunes, or indulge in bowl-friendly dishes at Empty Bowls 2024. Plus, you can enjoy exciting events like Monday night karaoke, open mic night and more.

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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Jas Mardis: First Squares and Old Crowns

When: February 26 to 29, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Multiple locations
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Explore the artistic journey of Jas Mardis at First Squares and Old Crowns this week across multiple locations, including the ArtCentre of Plano and the Plano African American Museum. You can discover Mardis's fabric art and leather pyrography portraits, showcasing his youth-inspired quilt piecework alongside modern creations. Take this opportunity to delve into the artist's profound insights into African American experiences.

Fort Worth Music Festival 2024

When: February 28 to March 2, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Multiple locations

The Fort Worth Music Festival 2024 happens from February 28 to March 2, 2024, at various locations. Gather to experience electrifying performances from rising stars to legendary acts across multiple stages. With an evolving lineup featuring artists like William Clark Green and more, this event promises an unforgettable celebration of music. Explore the vibrant entertainment scene at Billy Bob's Texas, the Cowboy Channel Studio and more venues.

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Piano Men: Generations

When: February 28, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

Witness the extraordinary father-son duo Terry and Nick Davies as they bring to life the timeless hits of Billy Joel and Elton John in Piano Men: Generations. This musical extravaganza celebrates the enduring power of music and the talent of two legendary entertainers. Join them for a night of unforgettable performances that will resonate long after the final music note.

Jazz Night Presents: A Night In Paris with La Pompe

When: February 29, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 E. Virgina St. #104 , McKinney

Experience A Night in Paris with La Pompe at The Comedy Arena in McKinney. Led by multi-lingual vocals, La Pompe brings the best of French classics, American jazz standards and gypsy instrumentals. Join them for a swinging night filled with music that will transport you to the nightlife of Paris. Special guest Anthony Nagid on piano and accordion adds to the enchanting atmosphere. 

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Chamber Works Networking Event

When: February 29, 2023 | 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Join the Chamber Works networking event on February 29, 2023, at Strikz Entertainment in Frisco. You can enjoy breakfast and networking starting at 7:00 a.m., followed by presentations from the breakfast sponsor and attendees' 30-second business commercials. Connect with 80-100 energetic business owners and expand your network. No registration is required; bring your business cards! Guests can attend twice before membership is required.

Ryan Long: Special Presentation

When: February 29, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Plano House of Comedy | 7301 Lone Star Dr Suite A-110, Plano

Put a mark on your calendar for Ryan Long's special presentation on February 29, 2024, at The Plano House of Comedy. With over 100 million views from his viral digital shorts and hosting The Boyscast podcast, Ryan promises an evening of laughter. Arrive early, as there's a 2-item minimum per person. Prepare for a hilarious night with one of NYC's most beloved comedians!

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Empty Bowls 2024

When: February 29, 2024 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: North Texas Food Bank | 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano
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Join Empty Bowls 2024 on February 29, 2024, at the North Texas Food Bank. Presented by Kroger, this cherished annual event combines food, art and community to combat hunger. Indulge in bowl-friendly dishes crafted by local chefs and select a unique pottery piece to symbolize solidarity with those facing food insecurity. Your participation supports the mission to provide meals for neighbors in need.

Prom Dress Drive At Legacy West!

When: February 26 to March 1, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Albion Fit | 7601 Windrose Ave. f120, Plano
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Project Beauty holds its fourth annual prom dress drive at Albion Fit in Legacy West in Plano from February 26 to March 1, 2024, allowing you to donate gently worn or new dresses, shoes, jewelry and clutches/evening bags to empower women and help build confidence. Project Beauty's mission is to provide support, encouragement and hope to women in the community.

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Walk this Way exhibit

When: February 26 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 February 26 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: February 26 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 February 26 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

Monday Night Karaoke
When: February 26, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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The Comedy Arena Presents: Open Mic Night
When: February 26 , 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 E Virginia St Suite 104, McKinney
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Order PJ’s Coffee King Cakes Online And At Selected Locations
When: February 26 to 29, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: PJ’s Coffee | Multiple locations
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Tuesday Baby Back Rib Special At Jasper's
When: February 27, 2024 | 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Jasper’s | 1251 State St #950, Richardson
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Them Dirty Roses At Billy Bob’s Texas
When: February 29, 2024 | 9:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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Taste 2024: Hidden Gems

When: March 7, 2024 | 6:30 to 9:00
Where: Mercedes-Benz of Plano | 6455 N Dallas Parkway, Plano

Join the Hendrick Scholarship Foundation for Taste 2024, a soirée to serve student success for life! Indulge in the tastes of Plano's premier chefs, and enjoy music, cocktails, auctions and more. VIP guests can arrive at 5:30 p.m. for an exclusive experience, including special drinks and a chance to meet Dallas Cowboy rookie kicker Brandon Aubrey. Dress in casual cocktail attire and join the quest for treasures.

Hank And My Honky Tonk Heroes Starring Jason Petty

When: March 15 to 16, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

It is time to experience the essence of Hank Williams Sr.'s life and music in Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes, starring Jason Petty, on March 15 to 16, 2024. Jason Petty, renowned for portraying Hank Williams in Lost Highway, brings an authentic and insightful story. Backed by a four-piece band, the show delves into the country singer's upbringing, rise to fame and influence on contemporary artists.

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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.