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This Month’s Events
This 45-minute performance features string quartet, flute and harp trio, and student actors exploring how music sets the mood and brings characters to life. Selections will include Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Peter and the Wolf to teach kids about the woodwind and string families of the orchestra. Families with children aged 2-12 are sure to enjoy this engaging program!
When: May 2 & 16, 3 pm – 3.45 pm
Where: Plano North Texas Performing Arts
The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of ZimSculpt
Summer at the Arboretum Features the Popular ZimSculpt, an Exhibition of Contemporary Zimbabwean Stone Sculptures.
When: May 1 – August 8
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Concerts by the Creek
When: May 1, 15, 22 & 29, 7 – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Run for the Rosé 5K
The 5k route will guide you through the charming streets of McKinney, and alongside the beautiful Towne Lake! You’ll finish the 5K at Towne Lake Park.
When: May 8, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Towne Lake Recreation Area, McKinney
Cost: $35 – $40
Students will learn numerous ways to keep safe in college, in their dorms, apartments, classes and other locations. Taught by 8th Degree Black Belt Diane Reeve, the students will be empowered, more aware and more confident after participating in this fun class.
When: May 16, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Vision Martial Arts Center Plano
First Monday Canton
During Easter weekend you can shop the World’s Largest Outdoor Market with some of the best shopping you’ll ever find. Seasonal decor, holiday shopping, antique and thrift finds and more!
When: April 29 – May 2
Where: Canton marketplace
Wellness Wednesdays Yoga
When: every Wednesday in May and June, 6 pm – 7 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Happy Hour Hike
A monthly sip-and-shop event where guests enjoy wine, beer and cocktails while discovering new shops, restaurants and experiences throughout the Legacy West neighborhood. We’ll also have a photo op, live music and shopping discounts.
When: May 6, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
TangoTab’s Feed The City Plano
When: May 1, 8.30 am – 10.30 am
Where: Grace Church Plano
Cost: Free (Bring supplies)
Allen Food & Wine Walk
When: May 1, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop
When: May 21,22 & 23
Where: Frisco Rail District
Cost: MORE INFO
9th Annual Frisco StrEATs Food Truck & Music Festival
Celina Cajun Fest
Cajun Fest is a spicy event that celebrates all things Louisiana: Crawfish, Zydeco music, shopping, and cold drinks to wash it all down. This free-to-attend street festival in historic Downtown Celina is family-friendly and has something for everyone.
When: May 8, 12 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Up, Up & Away Festival of Flight
Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature all kinds of fun flying activities!
When: May 8, 4 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Tribute Community
JBF Plano Spring Kids Sale
When: May 14 – 16
Where: Net Results Sports Center, Plano
Cost: FREE – $10
May Drive In Movie
When: May 21, 8.30 pm
Where: Cathy’s Critters
Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden
When: May 29 – October 3
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: Included with general admission
Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas
Plano Farmers/Artisan Market, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend
McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square
Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson
Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton