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Top 19 Things To Do This Week In Dallas & Collin County

Plan your week of July 8 to 11, 2024
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Looking for the best ways to spend your weekend in Dallas and Collin County? We've got you covered. Whether you're seeking family fun, cultural experiences, or outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy this week. 

Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities to have fun and connect with your community!

Here’s a curated roundup of the events happening from July 8 to 11:

Buy a Bag of Books

When: July 6 - 14, 2024  | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano
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Explore thousands of used books available for all ages at the expanded lobby book sales throughout the year. Books are sold by the bag for $10 each, cash only (exact change required, no checks or credit cards). Sales are open daily during library hours (the last bag sold 30 minutes before closing). All proceeds benefit Friends of the Plano Public Library and support our five Plano libraries.

JumpStart for Arts

When: July 8 - 19, 2024 | 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: First Christian Church Youth Buliding, 1520 15th St., Plano
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ArtCentre of Plano invites young artists aged 8-15 to join their free summer arts camp, now in its 21st year. Campers will enjoy visual art, musical theater, creative movement and more, guided by experienced instructors. Register now to reserve a spot and ignite your child's creativity

Teens: All About Chicken

When: July 9, 2024 | 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Market Cooking School Plano, 320 Coit Road, Plano
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Teens, ages 13-17, will learn to cut a whole chicken and create four delicious dishes: chicken in sundried tomato sauce, chicken piccata with capers and lemon, hoisin chicken lettuce wraps and boiled mustard chicken wings. Tickets are priced per person. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to sign a waiver before entering the cooking school.

Yoga By The Pool 2024

When: July 10, 2024 | 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Where: The Texas Pool, 901 Springbrook Drive, Plano, TX
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Yoga instructor Samantha Martin from The Mat Yoga Studio will teach 45-minute classes by the pool on Wednesdays. With pool admission, these sessions are free for Texas Pool members, guests and visitors. Participants should bring their own mat and water bottle. No RSVP is needed.

Midnight Reflection

When: July 8, 2024 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Painting with a Twist, 1713 Preston Rd., Ste B, Plano
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Enjoy a guided painting session and unleash your creativity! Enhance the experience with a $20 scented soy candle-making add-on. Arrive 30 minutes early for candles or 15-20 minutes early for painting. Bring your own beer, wine, or champagne and snacks are welcome. Adult classes are for 18 and over, with some exceptions. No toddlers or infants are allowed.


Legacy West On Tap

When: July 11, 2024 | 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy West, 7600 Windrose Ave., Plano
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Legacy West on Tap offers a monthly happy hour sip and shop experience every second Thursday. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy drink samples, culinary treats, exclusive shopping and live entertainment. Participants receive a souvenir tasting glass, a map of participating locations, specialty drink samples, restaurant bites, live music, cultural performances and seasonal photo opportunities. Ticket check-in begins at 4:45 p.m. Photo ID is required for alcohol sampling.

Children's Yoga Summer Series ~ With Alpa

When: Until Aug. 1, 2024 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Shala Yoga Loft, 1021 E 15th Street, Plano
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Shala Yoga Loft is partnering with Good for All Yoga to offer an in-studio summer series for kids ages 6 to 12. This program introduces yogic concepts through a curriculum taught by deeply conscious and highly qualified teachers. The focus is on building awareness, improving focus and developing a self-nourishing attitude.

2024 TMC Family Luau

When: Until July 11, 2024 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center Outdoor Pool, 5801 W Parker Rd, Plano
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For $5 per person, enjoy swimming and a meal including a burger, chips, drink and a frozen treat (served until 8 p.m.). Children under three are free but need registration by calling 972-769-4404. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be picked up at the TMC front desk from July 1 onwards or five minutes before the event. Registration closes at 1  p.m. on July 11.

Tom Sawyer For Kids

When: July 11 - 13, 2024 | 6:15 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Willow Bend Center For The Arts, Brodie Copeland Theatre, 6121 W Park Blvd, B216, Plano
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Mark Twain's timeless American tale comes alive this summer at NTPA, where audiences can experience the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher along the Mississippi River. Join NTPA for treasure hunts, cave explorations and theatrical stage combat lessons for young performers, bringing Twain's characters and stories to vibrant life on stage.

PGA High School Golf National Invitational: Girl's Event

When: July 8 - 10, 2024 | 6:15 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: PGA of America, 1916 PGA Pkwy., Frisco
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The 2024 PGA High School Golf National Invitational, presented by Titleist & FootJoy, returns to PGA Frisco. Over 500 of the nation’s top high school golfers will compete in this exclusive tournament at the "Modern Home of American Golf." This marks the event's sixth edition and its second consecutive year at PGA Frisco since its inception in 2019.

Middle School Backpack Drive

When: July 10 - 24, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Guitar Sanctuary (Love Life Market), 6633 Virginia ParkwayMcKinney
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Help ensure every child starts the school year equipped with essential supplies. Drop off your donations by July 24. Additional drop-off locations include TUPPS Brewery, Stix Icehouse and all McKinney Starbucks locations. Let's unite to give every student the tools they need to succeed.

JFK Food & Culture Tour

When: July 10 - 24, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: JFK Memorial, 646 Main Street, Dallas
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Discover the JFK Food & Culture Walking Tour in Dallas' West End district, blending history with culinary delights. Sample Latin empanadas and enjoy steaks at Y.O. Ranch, a chef-owned steakhouse. Explore the JFK assassination site: stand at the grassy knoll, see X's on Elm Street marking historic shots and visit John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dealey Plaza, Old Red Courthouse, Margaret Hill Hunt Bridge and John Neely Bryan's log cabin. Note: Entry to the 6th Floor Museum is not included.

Soja Summer Tour 2024

When: July 10 - 24, 2024 | 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Where: House of Blues Dallas, 2200 N Lamar St, Dallas
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Enjoy soulful performances and create unforgettable memories that will leave you wanting more. Before or after the show, elevate your experience in the Foundation Room — a luxurious space within House of Blues. 

DigiMarCon Dallas 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

When: July 11 - 12, 2024
Where: Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S Lamar St, Dallas
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DigiMarCon Dallas 2024 invites professionals to immerse themselves in the forefront of digital marketing, media and advertising. This conference offers two days of expert insights, innovative technologies and best practices aimed at advancing business strategies.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Cool Thursdays Concert Series

When: July 11, 2024  | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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Enjoy stunning sunset views over White Rock Lake while listening to bands nationwide. Gather friends, pack a picnic and make Thursday night the best ever. With returning favorites and exciting new acts, the dance floor awaits.

Thursdays on Tap

When: July 11, 2024  | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St, Dallas
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Experience the Museum after hours with live music, food trucks, drinks and outdoor games. Enjoy full access to all exhibit halls in a crowd-free environment. This program is for ages 21 and over, providing the perfect opportunity to explore the Museum without daytime crowds or children. 

Immigrants, Innovators and Icons: Jewish Americans and the Fashion Industry

When: July 11, 2024  | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, 300 N Houston St #100, Dallas
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Annette Becker, curator and director of the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, explores the significant contributions of Jewish Americans in twentieth-century dress history, particularly in Dallas. From pioneering retailer Carrie Marcus Neiman to custom dressmaker Lilli Wolff, these influential figures have left an indelible mark on the fashion industry. 

Vitruvian Nights Live

When: July 11, 2024  | 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Vitruvian Park, 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison
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Vitruvian Nights Live returns to the stunning Amphitheater at Vitruvian Park. Enjoy live music, food trucks and outdoor games every other Thursday from 7:00  p.m. to 9:30  p.m. through August 8, 2024. 

Late Nite Catechism

When: July 11 - 14, 2024  | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center - Bank of America Theatre, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson
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Late Nite Catechism is a hilarious theatrical production that humorously revisits the childhoods of its audience members. Sister, the irrepressible instructor, leads an adult catechism class where the audience becomes her "students." She starts as a kind teacher, rewarding correct answers with quirky prizes like glow-in-the-dark rosaries, but her demeanor shifts to that of an authoritative drill sergeant as the play unfolds.

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

Sea Voyage Craft Theme

When: Until Aug. 31, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Crayola Experience, 6121 W. Park Blvd., A100, Plano
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Shark Week

When: Until July 17, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Crayola Experience, 6121 W. Park Blvd., A100, Plano
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Texas Sculpts III

When: July 6 - Aug. 24, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E 16th Street, Plano
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Kid's Night Out - Parent's Night Off

When: July 5, 2024 | 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pipe & Palette Plano at The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W Park Blvd., Suite C118, Plano
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute | Pepper Theft

When: July 11, 2024 | 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano
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Tour of Argentina Wine Dinner

When: July 8, 2024 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Crust, 1006 E. 15th St., Plano
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Dallas Cowboys Youth Camps 2024

When: July 8, 2024 | 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Ford Center at The Star, 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco
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Yoga at Watters Creek Village

When: July 10, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Watters Creek Village, 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen
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Music Bingo & Cheeseburger Day

When: July 9 | 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: TUPPS Brewery, 402 E Louisiana St., Building 2, McKinney
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Mixology Mondays

When: July 8, 2024 | 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Parlor, 400 North Olive St, Dallas
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Twelfth Night

When: Until July 21, 2024 | 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas
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Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Loro

When: July 11, 2024 | 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Loro Dallas, 1812 N Haskell Ave, Dallas
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Movie Night at the HUB

When: July 11, 2024 | 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Where: The HUB, 1289 Johnson Road, Allen
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Local Profile's 23rd Annual Women In Business Summit

When: September 13, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | R6007 Legacy Drive, Plano

Join Local Profile's 23rd Annual Women in Business Summit on September 13, 2024, at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel. At the summit, connect with over 600 powerhouse women across various sectors to celebrate, unite and empower each other. Seize the opportunity to invest in yourself and your future while networking over mimosas, engaging in panel discussions and enjoying a post-event celebration at Bulla Gastrobar.

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