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

Plan your week of April 1 – 4, 2024
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Get ready to spring into action with this lineup of events that'll make you want to dance, cheer and savor the beginning of April! Whether you're a basketball fanatic, a dance enthusiast or a lover of all things Disney, there's something here for everyone. It will be a week of excitement, from a magical ice show to a mouthwatering food festival and even a concert from the legendary Bob Dylan. So grab your calendar, gather your friends and get ready to make some unforgettable memories.

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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March Mayhem  I Sweet 16 At Legacy Hall

When: April 1 to April 8, 2024 | 12:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Don't miss March Mayhem at Legacy Hall from April 1 to April 8, 2024. Starting at noon, Legacy Hall offers the ultimate NCAA Madness watching experience with a big 24-foot TV, five bars and nearly twenty eateries. Catch every moment of the action on over two dozen TVs inside. Sound will play in the Lexus Box Garden and the 2nd and 3rd floors. Enjoy snacks and stay hydrated with Unlawful Assembly brewed onsite beers at the bars.

XJ Star Academy Annual Dance Performance

When: April 3, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson
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Experience the spectacular showcase of the 2024 XJ Star Academy annual dance performance at The Eisemann Center. From Chinese classical and ethnic folk dances to contemporary and pop dances like hip-hop and K-pop, this exhibition offers a diverse range of performances. Come witness solo, duet, trio and group performances and a special presentation by ballet master Ms. Alyssa, showcasing passion and skill.

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Disney On Ice: Magic In The Stars

When: April 3 to 7, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Comerica Center | 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco

Experience the enchantment of Disney On Ice: Magic in the Stars at Comerica Center in Frisco from April 3 to 7, 2024. Witness the on-ice debut of Asha from Disney's animated musical Wish, along with thrilling performances by beloved characters like Raya, Elsa, Anna, Moana, Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, Tiana, Aladdin, Cinderella and more. It will be a magical journey with cutting-edge figure skating, acrobatics, stunts and stunning visuals.

Stoney Larue, Michael Summers & 30 Miles East

When: April 4, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

This weekend, Red Dirt rocker Stoney LaRue and special guests Michael Summers and 30 Miles East will perform an electrifying performance. Secure your tickets now to immerse yourself in Stoney LaRue's legendary raw, rock-infused country sound. After the show, keep the party going with a no-cover Late Night with DJ [21+] in the UABC Taproom on the 3rd Floor of Legacy Hall!

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Cool Thursdays Concert Series: Emerald City Band

When: April 4, 2024 | 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Get ready to groove under the stars at the Dallas Arboretum's Cool Thursdays concert series featuring Emerald City Band on April 4. The series promises unforgettable nights with the area's top performers. Bring your picnic baskets, coolers and dancing shoes as you enjoy the stunning sunset over White Rock Lake. With on-site food trucks and free parking, it's the perfect Thursday night outing for friends and family!

Bob Dylan: Rough And Rowdy Ways Tour

When: April 4, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Music Hall At Fair Park | 909 1st Ave, Dallas

Be sure to attend Bob Dylan's Rough And Rowdy Ways tour at the Music Hall at Fair Park on April 4, 2024. With 125 million+ records sold worldwide, Bob Dylan is a groundbreaking artist whose influence spans decades. This phone-free experience, provided by YONDR, ensures an immersive performance by prohibiting cell phones, smart watches, cameras and recording devices during the show.

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2024 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

When: April 4 to 7, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | 5000 Clearfork Main St, Fort Worth

Discover culinary delights of North Texas at the 2024 Fort Worth Food + Wine festival, held from April 4 to 7 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork. This four-day event celebrates the vibrant culinary community with talented chefs, food artisans, craft brewers and vintners showcasing their skills and creations. Experience diverse tastes, styles and methods that reflect Fort Worth's culinary diversity.

Gianmarco Soresi: The Leaning In Tour

When: April 4 to 7, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: The Plano House of Comedy | 7301 Lone Star Drive, Plano

Catch Gianmarco Soresi live on The Leaning In tour at The Plano House of Comedy from April 4 to 7, 2024. With appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central and Netflix's Bonding, Gianmarco brings his unique comedy to the stage. Don't miss out on this hilarious performance filled with jokes, laughter and too much fun for some people.

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Walk This Way exhibit

When: April 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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

The Comedy Arena Presents: Open Mic Night
When: April 1, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Comedy Arena | 305 E Virginia St Suite 104, McKinney
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Angelika Classics: Stripes
When: April 1, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Angelika Plano | 7205 Bishop Rd, Plano
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Free Live Music At Aloft
When: April 2, 2024 | 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Aloft Hotel | 1160 State St, Richardson
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Prime Rib Thursday Special At Jasper's
April 4, 2024 | 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Jasper’s | 1251 State St #950, Richardson

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Chamber Works Networking Event
When: April 4, 2023 | 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Strikz Entertainment | 8789 Lebanon Rd, Frisco
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Save The Date!

Eisemann Center Presents Supercharged Urban Circus: 360 ALLSTARS

When: April 5, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson

Experience the electrifying energy of Supercharged Urban Circus: 360 ALLSTARS at The Eisemann Center on April 5, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. This international smash hit sold out in Broadway, Edinburgh and the Sydney Opera House, showcases BMX, basketball, breakdancing, acrobatics, drumming and more. Featuring a stellar cast of world champions and world record holders, along with a captivating live soundtrack and stunning visuals, 360 ALLSTARS promises a mind-blowing performance!

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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. 

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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.

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!