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

Plan your week of February 9 – 11, 2024
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There's something for everyone this weekend in North Texas, from the musical Singin' in the Rain to the ultimate Latin music extravaganza featuring global superstars Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. Also, dive into the art world with exhibits like Full Valence and You Are Beautiful, or join in on the fun at the big game watch party or a Green Day tribute concert. Explore, indulge and make memories!

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.

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

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NTPA Plano To Present Singin’ In The Rain

When: February 8 to 11, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Courtyard Theatre | 1509 H Ave, Plano

Step into the magical world of Singin’ in the Rain, presented by NTPA Plano from February 8 to 11, 2024, at the Courtyard Theatre in Plano. This enchanting musical, rated G for all audiences, is directed by Mike Mazur and features NTPA Plano students in grades 5-12. Enjoy matinees on Saturday and Sunday and evening performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Valentine's Bash 2024

When: February 9, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Elegance Ballroom Event Centre | 8740 Ohio Drive, Suite #C, Plano

This weekend, you can experience the ultimate celebration of love at Valentine's Bash 2024! Hosted by Funasia, Radio Caravan and Elegance Ballroom, this unforgettable evening on February 9th at Elegance Ballroom & Event Center in Plano, TX, promises top beats by DJ Moody & DJ JYC. Produced by Vaishali Thakkar & Moody Akhtar, the event perfectly blends romance, music and elegance.

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National Pizza Day

When: February 9, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Celebrate National Pizza Day at Legacy Hall on February 9, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy fantastic specials, including 10% off whole pizzas, $1 off cheese & pepperoni slices and an exclusive in-house brewery, UABC, beer pairing special with $4 Antagonist drafts and $15 Antagonist pitchers. Make your day a slice of heaven with these mouthwatering deals at Legacy Hall.

NMWHM Black History Month - Taylor Pace Tribute To Earth, Wind & Fire

When: February 9, 2024 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Warehouse | 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth

On February 9, 2024, join the captivating singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Taylor Pace at The Warehouse in Forth Worth. Immerse yourself in a live performance dedicated to paying homage to the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. It will be an evening that blends soul, jazz and R&B, showcasing Taylor's extraordinary vocal and keyboard skills. Grab your tickets for this soulful celebration of Black History Month.

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Disney Princess: The Concert

When: February 9 to 10, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Will Rogers Auditorium | 3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth

Experience the enchantment of Disney Princess: The Concert at Will Rogers Auditorium. Join acclaimed Broadway and television stars as they bring beloved princess songs to life alongside a symphony orchestra and stunning animation. It is a perfect opportunity to relive your favorite Disney moments and share the magic with loved ones. Songs include classics like A Whole New World and Let It Go. Note: no costumed characters will appear.

Full Valence Exhibit At The Cove

When: February 9 to 10, 2024 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Discover the artistic synergy of Full Valence at The Cove in McKinney. Immerse yourself in the collaborative brilliance of Lisa Temple and Nino Gordeladze as their artistry converges in six influential projects. This exhibit beautifully captures the essence of movement, emotion and the unique fusion of their artistic expressions. It provides an excellent opportunity to experience the captivating world these two talented artists created.

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The 2024 WOGA Classic And Valeri Liukin Invitational

When: February 9 to 11, 2024 | 7:00 a.m.
Where: The Ford Center at The Star | 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco

You can witness competitors from across the United States and beyond showcasing their incredible gymnastics skills at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. Enjoy the excitement under one roof at the renowned Dallas Cowboys home, and take advantage of the Saturday night competitions featuring women's Elite and men's Elite and the Naval, Air Force and West Point academies championship.

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ricky Martin: The Trilogy Tour

When: February 10, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dickies Arena | 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth

You can experience the ultimate Latin music extravaganza at Dickies Arena in Forth Worth on February 10, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. with the Trilogy Tour featuring Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. Get ready for an electrifying night of music as these global superstars deliver unforgettable performances with their biggest hits and energetic vibes. Purchase your tickets for this concert experience and set the date!

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Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner And Show

When: February 10, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's 81 Club | 2525 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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Experience an evening of mystery and intrigue at Billy Bob's Texas 81 Club for the Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner Show, where you can join Marshal Jim Courtright as he investigates the murder of Attorney Dewey Cheatumgood amidst a cast of suspicious characters. Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring braised beef short ribs, herbed brick chicken and more during the show. 

Plano Half Marathon

When: February 10, 2024 | 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Oak Point Nature Preserve | 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano

Join the Plano half marathon and choose from 5k, 10k, or half marathon races through the picturesque Oak Point Nature Preserve and Bob Woodruff Park system. Enjoy paved trails winding through woodland oaks, prairies and creeks. Start and finish at the Oak Point Amphitheater. Race briefings start 10 minutes before each race. Register now for a chance to set your record!

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Love, Jazz & Romance

When: February 10, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Music Hall At Fair Park | 909 1st Avenue, Dallas

Experience a night of smooth contemporary jazz at Love, Jazz & Romance on February 10, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. The event, hosted by Bishop Arts Theatre Center, will feature award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, along with supporting artists Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr and Aubrey Logan. Join them for an unforgettable evening at the Music Hall At Fair Park in Dallas.

Big Game Watch Party With Brews & BBQ

When: February 11, 2024
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Join the Monument Realty PGA District for an exciting big game watch party on February 11, 2023. Enjoy pigskin action, BBQ delights and drink specials while watching the game on a massive 900-square-foot video wall. The event extends to Ice House, Lounge by Topgolf, and Ryder Cup Grille. Families or groups can savor a special $55 menu featuring ribs, smoked sausage, brisket, chicken and more.

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T. Rex: The Ultimate Predator At The Perot Museum

When: February 7 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 7 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!

Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Exhibit

When: February 7 to 19, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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The Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, located at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, lets you travel back along a half-mile trail with lifelike animatronic dinosaurs that come alive, moving, and roaring, offering an enthralling experience and fascinating facts about herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Enjoy interactive elements, a photo-op with a Tyrannosaurus rex and an outdoor fossil dig.

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You Are Beautiful Art Installation At Stonebriar Centre

When: February 7 to March 4, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Stonebriar Centre | 2601 Preston Road, Frisco
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Experience artist Matthew Hoffman's uplifting You Are Beautiful installation at Stonebriar Centre. Back by popular demand, this inspirational exhibit invites you to celebrate love and positivity. Share your affirmations on the affirmation wall, acknowledging the unique and wonderful person you are or expressing love for others. Join this free, month-long celebration at Nordstrom Court and immerse yourself in a collective experience of beauty and positivity.

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

Friday Night Movie At PGA Frisco
When: February 9, 2024 / 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Green Day Tribute | Green Dazed
When: February 9, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Angelika Film Center: The Teachers' Lounge
When: February 9 to 13, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Angelika Film Center | 7205 Bishop Rd E-6, Plano
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Cody Canada And The Departed At Billy Bob’s Texas
When: February 9, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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Super Bowl Watch Party At The Brass Tap
When: February 11, 2024 | 11:00 to 12:00 a.m.
Where: The Brass Tap | 1251 State St Suite 650, Richardson
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Omakase At Kessaku

When: February 15, 2024 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Omakase at Kessaku | 1401 Elm St 50th Floor, Dallas

Elevate your Valentine's celebrations at Kessaku with a special omakase dinner on February 15th. You can indulge in a 9-12 course menu crafted by new sushi chef Jon Griffiths. The inventive menu may include dishes like scallop sashimi, oysters with ponzu sauce, flounder tiradito, nigiri selection, tableside temaki and more. Experience this unforgettable dining journey for $250 per person, including sake pairings and a short sake 101 session.

The Frisco Chamber Of Commerce 2024 Annual Awards Gala

When: February 23, 2024 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Omni PGA Frisco Resort | 4341 PGA Pkwy, Frisco

Join the Frisco business elite at the Annual Awards Gala on February 23, 2024, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Held at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, this prestigious event, attended by 600 influential leaders, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and citizens. Celebrate success, network with Frisco's movers and shakers and stay tuned for the nomination process, which will be your chance to shine in the vibrant Frisco business community!

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The Eisemann Center Presents Broadway Singer And Leading Man Brian Stokes

When: February 24, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

You can experience the enchanting performance of Broadway singer and leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell on February 24. The event takes place at The Eisemann Center. Brian Stokes Mitchell, a Tony Award winner, is celebrated as the last leading man by The New York Times. Enjoy this captivating evening of Broadway magic. Tickets are available for purchase, and the performance will be a memorable showcase of Mitchell's extraordinary talent.

4word Gala 2024: An Evening of Celebration Featuring Stephanie Chung

When: February 24, 2024 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Omni Frisco Hotel | 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco

Visit the 9th annual 4word Gala celebration, presented by Toyota, on February 24, 2024, at the Omni Frisco Hotel. This faith-based community event features Stephanie Chung, the first African-American president of an aviation brand, cancer survivor, mother and award-winning leadership speaker. With a mission to empower women in the workplace through mentoring and personal connections, 4word aims to inspire confidence and biblically informed decision-making.

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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.

This article was originally published on Feb. 7, 2024.