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

Plan your week of March 1 – 3, 2024
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Get ready for a prom-tastic adventure and a wild ride through the weekend! At Legacy West, donate those glam gowns for a noble cause at Project Beauty's prom dress drive. Then, groove to the soulful tunes of The Wilder Blue with Jon Stork at Lexus Box Garden.

Feeling artsy? Dive into Petals, Stones, Feathers and Bones at The Cove for a visual feast. Want some classical vibes? Join Richardson Symphony Orchestra's Stars of the Future at The Eisemann Center. And for a taste of Louisiana, head to Little Elm Park for The Big Easy bash! Let the fun begin!

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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Prom Dress Drive At Legacy West!

When: February 28 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 28 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.

The Wilder Blue With Special Guest: Jon Stork

When: March 1, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

Experience The Wilder Blue with special guest Jon Stork on March 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Lexus Box Garden, Legacy Hall in Plano. Let loose and enjoy soulful tunes with a touch of wildness. General admission tickets are available now, or upgrade to a balcony VIP lounge [21+] for an elevated experience, and stick around for the after-party with a DJ.

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Petals, Stones, Feathers And Bones

When: March 1 to 2, 2024 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney
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Explore the enchanting world of Petals, Stones, Feathers and Bones at The Cove in McKinney from March 1 to 2, 2024. Artist Renee Wrenwood showcases stunning watercolors inspired by nature, offering viewers a journey into beauty and imagination. Also, join the artist walk at 7:30 p.m. each evening to delve into Wrenwood's creative process and connect with her sources of inspiration.

The FWSO’s Jennifer Corning Lucio: Beethoven, Vaughan Williams And Carlos Simon

When: March 1 to 3, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: Bass Performance Hall | 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth

Gather friends and family to delve into Beethoven's acclaimed seventh symphony, described as the apotheosis of the dance by Wagner. You can witness principal oboist Jennifer Corning Lucio's mesmerizing performance of Vaughan Williams' haunting Oboe Concerto. Also, enjoy a captivating work by composer Carlos Simon, resident composer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Secure your tickets now!

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Texas Independence Day At PGA Frisco

When: March 2, 2024 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Celebrate Texas Independence Day at PGA Frisco with live entertainment, whiskey tastings and a custom hat bar! You can enjoy Unwound: A Tribute to George Strait with hit after hit from the king of country music, sample Garrison Brothers whiskey and meet Charlie Garrison himself. Also, get ready to design your custom hat at the Blue Lacy Mercantile pop-up hat bar. 

Giovannie & The Hired Guns | Texas Independence Day Celebration

When: March 2, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

It is time to celebrate Texas Independence Day with Giovannie & The Hired Guns on March 2 at Legacy Hall. There, you can experience the electrifying sounds of this Texas rock country band along with special guests Eddie & The Gateway. Enjoy this high-energy performance, and consider upgrading your experience with a balcony VIP lounge reservation for exclusive amenities. Also, stick around for the afterparty!

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Tacos, Tamales, Trivia y Mas benefitting Wellspring Counseling Center

When: March 2, 2024 | 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Wellspring Counseling Center | 3160 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
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Delight in a delicious Mexican dinner, challenge your wits with trivia and participate in additional games at the Wellspring Counseling Center in Plano on March 2, 2024, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. It is also your chance to bid on silent auction items. Your participation supports Wellspring's mission to provide affordable counseling, offering healing and hope to those in need.

Richardson Symphony Orchestra: Stars Of The Future

When: March 2, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra's performs Stars of the Future on March 2, 2024, at The Eisemann Center in Richardson. Experience the brilliance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, Mozart's Symphony No. 39, and Beethoven's Violin Concerto, featuring the talented violinist Eliane Menzel, winner of the 2024 Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists competition. Tickets for this Richardson Symphony Orchestra concert are on sale now!

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The Big Easy In Little Elm

When: March 2, 2024 | 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Little Elm Park | 701 West Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm

Experience The Big Easy in Little Elm on March 2, 2024, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Little Elm Park, where you can enjoy Cajun delights like a Mardi Gras-themed 5K, crawfish boil, live music by Le Freak, hot air balloon glow, contests, food trucks, art displays and more! Also, join themed games and contests like the King Cake eating contest and musical chairs.

Weekend Entertainment At The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

When: March 2 to 3, 2024 | 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas
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Weekend entertainment occurs at the Dallas Arboretum's Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn on March 2 to 3, 2024. Admission or membership includes access. Bring the family, pack a picnic, and unwind with beautiful lake views. On March 2, groove to hits from the 70s to today with Counterfeit Radio. On March 3, sway to the tunes of Elevation and Emerald City Band.

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You Are Beautiful Art Installation At Stonebriar Centre

When: February 28 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.

African American Museum: Exhibitions Commemorating Significance Of Deep Ellum, Central Track

When: February 28 to May 24, 2024 | See the full schedule
Where: The African American Museum | 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas
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The African American Museum in Dallas invites you to explore the enduring significance of Deep Ellum and Central Track. The exhibition Central Track: Crossroads of Deep Ellum delves into the 1920s and 1930s, showcasing archival materials and recordings of the era's music. Seeing a World Blind Lemon Never Saw by Alan Govenar explores locations in Blind Lemon's songs. Join them in commemorating these cultural landmarks from November to May.

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Walk This Way exhibit

When: February 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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!

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Sarah Carson: Vivid Memories Exhibit

When: March 1 to 30, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations
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Explore Sarah Carson's Vivid Memories exhibit, honoring Women's History Month from March 1 to 30, 2024, at the ArtCentre of Plano and the Courtyard Theater. Carson's internationally recognized photography features diverse subjects, from Texas Rodeo to New York Cityscapes. Her work, spanning both black, white and color, captures the essence of places worldwide, showcasing a unique connection to people, chairs, trees and beyond.

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

Friday Night Movie
When: March 1, 2024 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco
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Whitey Morgan And The 78’s At Billy Bob’s Texas
When: March 1, 2024 | 10:00 p.m.
Where: Billy Bob's Texas | 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
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Gregory Alan Isakov With Special Guest Leif Vollebekk
When: March 1, 2024 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Factory in Deep Ellum | 2713 Canton Street, Dallas
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Little Designers In The PGA District
When: March 2 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Monument Realty PGA District | 3255 PGA Parkway, Frisco

National Moscow Mule Day
When: March 3, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.
Where: Lexus Hall | 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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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.