As we sundown on summer, make sure you take advantage of Tax Free Weekend for all your back-to-school needs. Once you break out of the mall, this coming week we’ve also got soccer, a Pulitzer Prize Winning play, the last Dive-In Movie of the season, and the best hockey players under the age of 17 from across the globe… Tons of fun things to do and see in Frisco!
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Thursday, August 4
“FC Dallas vs. Real Esteli FC” – Match starts at 7pm in Toyota Stadium. Get your FC Dallas tickets!
“Pub Theology” – Join the Conversation every 3rd Thursday @ 7PM in The British Lion, 5454 Main St #123, Frisco, TX 75033
Friday, August 5
“Metal Shop” – Metal Shop has been rocking stages and abusing roadies since 1982 back on the Sunset Strip. It all started when the band was living in Ratchett’s mom’s basement. Ginger claims “We saw a Def Leppard video on MTV (back when MTV was cool) and saw all the hot chicks that they were getting. We wanted hot chicks too, but the only way to get hot chicks is to be in a band, wear tons of makeup, cool clothes and have big hair, so we decided to start a band.” Don’t miss the party starting at 9pm at Rock 101 Grill, 2833 Eldorado Pkwy, 75033
“First Friday Breakfast Meeting: Frisco Area Creatives” – It’s time again for the Frisco Area Creatives First Friday get-together to network and discuss ways to build local production. If you’re in the arts, come have breakfast with us and meet other talented Musicians, actors, lighting, set design, painters, sound, camera, and more. Meeting at Starwood Cafe in McKinney, 470 Adriatic Pkwy. 7:30am.
“Dive-In Movies” – Tonight, see “The Good Dinosaur” by floating in the pool and lazy river while you watch a movie under the stars at the Frisco Water Park. Friday night family fun can’t get better than this! Frisco Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center. Gate opens at 8:00 p.m. $8 per person; children under 2 are free, but must have a ticket for entry. Under 2 years-old tickets are limited and must be picked up at the Frisco Athletic Center. Water features will remain on until the movie starts at sunset. Concessions stand will be open.
“Driving Miss Daisy” – A PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAY BY ALFRED UHRY. Play will be performed August 5th through the 21st. Directed by Evelyn Davis. Starring Fradonna Griffin, Jerry Barrax and Shane Beeson. Performed in the Black Box Theater in the Frisco Discovery Center. A warm hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging. crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft spoken black man. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Shows often sell out so make your reservations early!
Saturday, August 6
“Frisco Rotary FARMERS MARKET” – The Farmers Market is back in downtown Frisco with a new location! On 4th Street between Main and Elm, the Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm or Sell Out. 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, nuts, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey – all fresh! Check out the vendors page for information on all the vendors. Be sure to come by every Saturday starting in May for the best produce and homemade goods in Frisco.
Sunday, August 7
“Seascapes Exhibition | Life of the Sea” – From 2pm to 4pm in the gallery8680, join us for an art exhibition featuring 27 local artists showing us their works and interpretation of Life of the Sea. Exhibition sponsored by the partnership the gallery has with Frisco Arts.
Monday, August 8
“August 2016 Frisco Chamber Membership 101, sponsored by Vicini” – All new Frisco Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend our Membership 101. The luncheon will take place today at the chamber event room, beginning at 12:00 p.m. We will have a presentation on how to get the most value for your chamber membership and we will go over membership benefits as well. We will provide FREE lunch for all attendees!!! Make plans now to learn more about our great organization and make the most of your membership with us. Reservations must be made by Friday, August 5th at 5:30 p.m. To make a reservation, please register:
Tuesday, August 9
“U17 Five Nations Tournament” – From August 9th to Saturday, August 13th in the Dr. Pepper Arena, this annual tournament features many of the world’s best hockey players under the age of 17 including national teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and Switzerland in addition to the U.S.
“Italian Leather Mask Making with Leonard Buscemi” – Join Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) members at Expedition Frisco, 9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033, for the monthly meeting. Learn about Italian Techniques for creating leather masks for Comedia del Arte’ – an Italian street theater. Learn to create molds using Plaster-craft and then plaster to create each unique character form. Then the process of molding, sewing and dying the leather to complete a custom made mask. We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback. We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating artists. Come join in for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are welcome.
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Deals & Discounts
PogoPass: Get a $124.95 PogoPass for $49.98 when you use code: FRISCO. Get access to some of the most fun venues around town this summer including the Frisco RoughRiders, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Discovery Gardens, and many, many more.
GET READY FOR:
“Unveiling of CLOUDSCAPE” – On Friday August 12th, join us and the City of Frisco Public Art Collection for the unveiling of CLOUDSCAPE. CLOUDSCAPE is the newest work of Public Art coming soon to Harold Bacchus Community Park. 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco 75034. The unveiling ceremony will be followed by a presentation by the artist Joshua Weiner. Refreshments will be served, but you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Call for Art: ART IN THE ATRIUM 13” – Twice a year, the City of Frisco’s Public Art Program makes calls for artists’ work to be included in Art in the Atrium. This exhibition series features 2-Dimensional artwork from North Texas artists. Artwork is exhibited throughout the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center for approximately six months. This is an ideal opportunity for artists eager to share their works of art and vision with the community. Submissions are open for Art in the Atrium 13, a biannual exhibition of 2-Dimensional art open to artists of the North Texas Region. You may submit up to 5 images of current 2-Dimensional work (created within the past 18 months). The Exhibition will be on view in Frisco’s George A. Purefoy Municipal Center with an exclusive artist reception on Monday, October 17, 2016. Easy online submission process.
Submissions close Monday, August 22, 2016.