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As we get our backpacks together for Back-to-School, it seems to be ART WEEK in Frisco. So get the kids out and get some end-of-summer culture!
Featured this week:
We’re welcoming back Friday Night Lights and kicking off high school football in Frisco so check out the season preview to see how your team will do. You can also listen to Tim’s 2015 preview on the Frisco Podcast or see how your teams ended the 2014 season.
Keep up with what’s happening in Frisco:
Thursday, August 20
“PLAY – The Exhibition: call deadline August 21” – thegallery8680: will open its doors at 7pm Friday September 11 2015 for PLAY. PLAY: spontaneous and joyful, subversive or amusing play can take many forms in daily life as well contemporary art. This is a call for artists to submit work for this show titled Identity this show is open for all medians and must be the artists original interpretation of Play our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. We aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the general public and the local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community. All artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration of this upcoming exhibit. all exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited; it is our preference to only exhibit original pieces. More Info
“The Little Mermaid Jr.” – Frisco Youth Theatre will be performing an adaptation of Disney’s musical six times in the Black Box Theater, August 20-23rd. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Added Matinee on Saturday, August 22nd. More Info
“Call for Artists!” – The City of Frisco Public Art Board is taking submissions from local artists to be considered for the Art in the Atrium 11 exhibit. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 3 through Sept. 6, 2015. The exhibit opens Oct 12 at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center.
“National Videogame History Museum is seeking Artist!” – NVH Museum is seeking an artist to paint a wall with a mural of a scene from the Super Mario Brothers game. If you are interested, or know someone with the talent and inclination for a project like this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 22
“2015 Frisco Farmers Market“ – Starting at 8am in Frisco Square, a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables creates a colorful welcome to those who appreciate the “buy fresh, buy local” idea. Seasonal fruits create a spectacular palette! The freshest vegetables in North Dallas will excite your culinary talents! Also available are pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, and the freshest eggs you’ll find. Buy pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey—all fresh!
“Museum of the American Railroad Walking Tours” – At 11am and 1pm, Frisco Heritage Museum—6455 Page Street. For info, call 214-428-0101 or visit www.historictrains.org
“Roughriders, City Of Frisco Team Up For ‘Play Ball, Frisco!’ Event” – The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have teamed up with the City of Frisco and Mayor Maher Maso to create a free community event for children 12 and under called “Play Ball, Frisco!” on Saturday, August 22 from 9-11 a.m. at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Parking and admission to the event are free. Pre-registration can be completed by visiting www.ridersbaseball.com/playballfrisco. “Play Ball, Frisco!” was created by the RoughRiders and Mayor Maso as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative, which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages widespread participation in related activities. As part of the August 22 event at Dr Pepper Ballpark, kids 12 and under and their parents/guardians are invited to play catch and run the bases on the field at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Attendees wishing to play catch should bring their own gloves. In addition, the McAfee Playground, Primrose Playground and State Fairway amusement games and inflatables will be open and free during the event. $1 breakfast tacos, $1 small Dr Pepper products and $1 coffee will be available for purchase at the Flashpoint Grille concession stand located behind home plate.
GET READY FOR:
“14th Annual Mother Son Dance” – With a theme of Saturday Night Fever, tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual dance to be held Saturday, September 12th, in the Frisco Conference Center. Sons aged 4-7 at 5:30 to 7pm and sons aged 8-12 at 7:30 to 9pm. $17 for Frisco residents and $20 for non-residents. For more information, see FriscoFun.org