Relax, the weekend is on its way. Take a look at all the things you can find in Collin County and beyond. From dinosaurs to concerts to art exhibits, there’s something for everyone around here.

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

Dinosaurs Live!

When: September 3, 2022, through February 20, 2023 | See full schedule
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary | 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
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Do you have an inquisitive and imaginative child? Is that your inner child? Then now is the time to head to the Heard Museum and let your imagination run wild with the return of Dinosaurs Live! In addition to a new outdoor fossil dig, the animatronic exhibit will feature its famous 46-foot T-Rex and ten brand new life-size dinosaurs.

Market at The Star

When: September 10, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Star in Frisco | 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson
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Flea Style is preparing a free outdoor market at The Star this Saturday at the Tostitos Championship Plaza. Stroll through the 40-plus booths offering art and fashion items, home décor, lighting, textiles, paper goods and much, much more. Stay a while to enjoy DJ spins.

Paws in the Pool

When: September 10, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Frisco Water Park | 5828 Nancy Jane Ln, Frisco

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Frisco Water Park might be closed for humans, but furry friends are welcome! Take your dog to a different dog park this Saturday and participate in the photo/video contest for a bag of doggy swag. Which title do you think your dog will get? Best doggy paddle, best ball retriever or best doggone summer style?

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The midtown men will perform at the eisemann center as part of the eisemann center’s 20th anniversary celebration. Image courtesy of eisemann center.

The Midtown Men at the Eisemann Center

When: September 10, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisemann Center | 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson
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The Eisemann Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a sensational production that reunited four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, the high-octane musical that brings to life the greatest hits of the sixties. While you are at it, take the opportunity to stop by the immersive projection experience 20 Years in 20 Minutes highlighting the 20 years of the Eisemann Center.

Rent

When: September 9 through 18, 2022 | See full schedule
Where: Willow Bend Center for the Arts | 6121 W Park Blvd, B216, Plano
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NTPA Repertory Theatre presents the pop cultural phenomenon, Rent, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Puccini’s La Boheme. Follow a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians falling in love, struggling to find their voice and live for today.

Helbing Jazz Initiative

When: September 10, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theater at Frisco Discovery Center| 8004 N Dallas Pkwy, Frisco
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Renowned percussionist and instructor, Stockton Helbing will lead the new fall program presented by Play Frisco’s Cultural Affairs Division. The initiative hopes to encourage, educate and embolden people of all ages to jump into jazz through performances and by telling stories of the diverse people that created it.

CityLine Live Fall Concert Series

When: Every Friday and Saturday from September 2 through October 29, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CityLine Plaza | 1150 State Street, Richardson
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Get your lawn chair ready because live music returns to the outdoor CityLine plaza this fall. This weekend Griffin Holtby will take the stage with some rock tunes, followed by Jade Nickol on Saturday. Enjoy the music from one of the restaurant patios on State Street or make a picnic out of your to-go order and take a spot at the plaza.

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AC/DC Tribute: Back in Black

When: September 9, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Box Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Get back in time to the ’70s by the hand of AC/DC’s tribute band Back in Black this Friday at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall and enjoy a performance of hard rock, beer in hand, from a VIP Balcony Lounge for the best view of the stage.

Bridges ’22

When: September 10, 2022 | 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
WhereArtCentre of Plano | 902 E 16th Street, Plano
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Bridges is an outdoor performing arts collaboration festival presented by the Garage Arts Project. The festival will feature four commissioned performances, each one will be a multidisciplinary collaboration between Texas-based artists.

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Cowboys Kickoff Watch Party at Legacy Hall

When: September 11, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
WhereBox Garden at Legacy Hall | 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
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Cheer to your favorite team this weekend as the Cowboys kick off the season in a match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Enjoy the game next to fellow fans on Legacy Hall’s giant 24-ft screen and check the special prices on Miller Lite buckets.

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

Cabaret
When: September 2 through 18, 2022 | See full schedule
WhereArt Centre Theatre | 1400 Summit Ave Suite E, Plano
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Frisco StarFest
When: September 10, 2022 | 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Frisco Commons Park | 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco
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Parent’s Night Out at Jump into Art Studios
When: September 10, 2022 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Jump into Art Studios | 404 N Church St, McKinney
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Psychedelic Robot
When: Thurs to Sat, 3:00 – 9:00 P.M. | Sundays 12:00 – 9:00 P.M.
WhereThe Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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Jurassic Skate
When: September 10, 2022 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Allen Community Ice Rink | 200 E. Stacy Road, #1350, Allen
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Roll with the Council
When: September 10, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: B.F. Phillips Community Park | B.F. Phillips Community Park, Frisco
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Willow Bend Kid’s Club
When: September 10, 2022 | 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
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