Yes, we’ve already blown through January like a Texas Twister, and this week you need to get ready for more high school theater, casino night, VIP time with the Texas Rangers, and Saturdays at the Museum are back! Plenty of fun things to do in Frisco!
Featured this week:
5th Street Patio Cafe is one of the best breakfast joints in Frisco. Of course we’ve known that for years now, but they were also recently recognized as one of the best in the Dallas area by DMagazine! Way to go guys! If you haven’t been out in a while this weekend might be a good time to grab some grub but after all the notoriety, expect it to be a little busy.
Friday, January 29
“Cedar Creek ‘Wobbly’ Pint Night” – Join us at Espiritu Fine Wine, Ale, & Spirits for the 2016 release from Cedar Creek . Limited glasses for this beer so get here early! 6142 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, 75034
“Mary Poppins” by Wakeland High School Fine Arts” – Starting at 7pm, it’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary! The classic Disney film turned hit musical lands on the Wakeland Theatre stage, 10700 Legacy Drive. Join the adventures of Jane and Michael Banks as the mysterious Mary Poppins arrives at their doorstep on Cherry Tree Lane. Don’t miss the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers in this “practically perfect” musical! $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $1 5 years & under
“Wee Readers” Story Time for 0-23 Months” – Every Friday at 10am, the Wee Readers class meets weekly in the Frisco Public Library. Tickets will be available on class days at the second floor “Ask Us!” desk, when the Library opens. Find information about this and other early literacy classes at http://friscolibrary.com/youth
Saturday, January 30
ARTIST DEADLINE for “Arts in the Square 2016” – This seventh-annual festival is presented by Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square hosts and presents events throughout the year and has a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd. Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue for enhancing the artist’s visibility in the community. Entry deadline is Saturday, January 30th at 5pm!
“Mary Poppins” by Wakeland High School Fine Arts – Starting at 7pm, it’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary!” The classic Disney film turned hit musical lands on the Wakeland Theatre stage, 10700 Legacy Drive. Join the adventures of Jane and Michael Banks as the mysterious Mary Poppins arrives at their doorstep on Cherry Tree Lane. Don’t miss the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers in this “practically perfect” musical! $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $1 5 years & under
“Saturdays at the Museum” – Saturdays at the Frisco Heritage Museum resumes on January 30 with its first free lecture of the new year: “How Mexico’s Far North Became the American Southwest.” Join us at the Frisco Heritage Museum’s second floor theater to hear speaker/author Andrew J. Torget tell the remarkable story of Texas’ transformation from Comanche hinterland into the western edge of the United States. Mr. Torget is a historian of nineteenth-century North America at the University of North Texas. http://friscomuseum.com/
“Mardi Gras and Casino Night” – At 7pm, the St. Francis of Assisi Frisco Knights of Columbus Council #12480 would like to invite you to a Mardi Gras / Casino Night party! Proceeds from this night of fellowship will benefit all of the Knights’ charitable funds in the local community and within the parish. Tickets: $40 each (ticket & chip package), $70 for 2 tickets & chip package, $100 for Premier Package (2 tickets, chip package, Mardi Gras party pack (mask & beads)). St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center, 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, TX 75033
“Texas Rangers Winter Caravan” – From 10:30 a.m.–1:00pm in Dr Pepper Ballpark, come out for a VIP Autograph Session & Brunch (must purchase tickets). Media availability with Rangers Players/coaches, RoughRiders execs, plus FanFest on the field and in the concourse (free and open to public). Get autographs from select Rangers players (free and open to the public). Season ticket packages and group and hospitality offerings for the 2016 season can be reserved by calling (972) 731-9200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public in March.
Sunday, January 31
“Mary Poppins” by Wakeland High School Fine Arts – Starting at 2pm, it’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary!” The classic Disney film turned hit musical lands on the Wakeland Theatre stage, 10700 Legacy Drive. Join the adventures of Jane and Michael Banks as the mysterious Mary Poppins arrives at their doorstep on Cherry Tree Lane. Don’t miss the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers in this “practically perfect” musical! $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $1 5 years & under
Tuesday, February 2
“Frisco City Council Meeting” – The Frisco City Council typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month inside the City Council Chamber at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Citizens are welcome to attend the open meeting, which generally begins at 6:30 p.m. Citizens’ input is heard at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3
“Texas Legends vs. Iowa Energy” – Tipoff at 7pm in Dr. Pepper Arena. Get your Texas Legends tickets!
GET READY FOR:
“RED the Exhibition – Artist Reception” – On Friday, February 5, at 7pm in thegallery8680, 8680 Main Street, Suite 1E. Celebrating Women’s Heart Week, RED features the art work of thirty artists communicating in paint and photography their interpretation of Red. Come meet the artists at the reception on February 5th and enjoy appetizers and wine with other arts enthusiasts.
“20th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance” – Get your tickets now for the Dance on Saturday, February 6, in the Frisco Conference Center! Tickets are on sale for the 20th annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department. The dance will be held Feb. 6 at the Frisco Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Sandcastles, Pearls and Glamorous Girls!” Four times have been set up to accommodate the interest. For tickets, visit friscofun.org, go to “Special Events” and click on “Daddy Daughter Dance.”
“Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish” – On Saturday, February 13, the City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department hosts annual Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish at Frisco Commons, located at 8000 McKinney Road on February 13, 2016. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 11:00 a.m. 3,000 Rainbow Trout are released in the Commons pond which is located north of the main pavilion. The Trick-A-Trout Kid Fish is a great opportunity for first time anglers to come out and try the sport of fishing. Since only kids up through age 16 will be allowed to fish for the first three hours, they will have a chance to really hone their fishing skills. The average size of the fish will be eight to ten inches and the daily bag limit is five per child. Please bring your own fishing gear and bait. There will be no concessions at the park, so bring your own drinks and snacks. Everyone is encouraged to keep what they catch since trout cannot survive when water temperatures rise in the spring. This event is rain or shine so everyone is encouraged to be prepared for the weather. For more information, call 972-292-6500
“Frisco Family Services Gala ONE 2016” – One community. One purpose. One impact. Presented by Advanced Fixtures Inc. on Saturday, April 16, at 6pm. This year’s event will be “under the stars” where guests can take in an awe-inspiring, panoramic rooftop view of this great community, from seven stories up! We are pulling out all the stops to ensure our 22nd annual gala is an experience like no other – and we want YOU to be a part of it! The evening will include an elegant, seated, six-course dinner presented by local restaurants, spectacular live and silent auctions, and dancing under the stars to the fabulous Emerald City Band! Gala 2016 will conclude with the announcement of the winner of a Luxurious Italian Getaway along with the winner of a $10,000 VISA gift card. Every day, Frisco Family Services remains committed to helping our neighbors in need – those facing hunger, homelessness or another life crisis – but we cannot do so without YOU. We invite you to make an impact in our community by supporting us as a sponsor, program advertiser and/or distinguished guest. COMMUNITY begins with CARING. Additional information on this event will be coming soon!