FC Dallas, a classic movie, the Mother & Son Dance, and big balloons to boot! Make sure to take advantage of the Farmers’ Market, the Spelling Bee musical, and Sculptechular exhibition before they’re gone… This week, there’s a variety of fall fun in Frisco!
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Friday, September 19
Plano Balloon Festival This year mark’s 35 years of Ballooning in Plano, Texas. Join in the Celebration at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival, a spectacular three-day event beginning at 4:00pm Friday, September 19th at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074. This weekend event offers something for everyone; entertainment on the FOX 4 community stage and KLUV main stage, Saturday evening spectacular fireworks show, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products showcased, and of course the incredible hot air balloons. The balloons will launch Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 7:00am and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00am and 6:00pm (weather permitting). http://www.planoballoonfest.org/
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee-A Musical (This is the LAST WEEKEND… Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances until 09/21): Enjoy live performances of this musical production by Frisco Community Theatre in the Black Box Theater. Winner of two Tony awards, this is a tuneful, clever and uproarious show that follows the story of six overachieving and quirky adolescents in the throes of puberty who are pitted against each other in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. They are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. To raise the comical bar, four audience members get the opportunity to participate in this quirky musical as onstage bee contestants. Through the ups and downs of the bee, the youngsters learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Admission: Evening shows $21; Matinees $20; $2 discount for students, military, and seniors 60+ http://www.friscocommunitytheatre.com/TicketsDonations/Tickets/tabid/92/Default.aspx
Saturday, Sept 20
“13th Annual Mother Son Dance” on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive. $15 per person; $18 per person non-resident http://friscofun.org/News/Pages/MotherSonDance.aspx
Frisco FARMER’S MARKET: From 8am to sell-out, come and buy a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables for 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! http://www.friscosquare.com/farmersmarket
Sunday, Sept 21
Cinemark Classic Movie Series: “Dr Strangelove” at 2pm. http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series
Wednesday, Sept 24
FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC at 8pm in Toyota Stadium
Cinemark Classic Movie Series: “Dr Strangelove” at 2pm and 7pm. http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series
“Sculptechular 2014” Public exhibit featuring three dimensional artwork of all shapes, sizes and mediums in Frisco Discovery Center from Sept 2nd through October 3rd. See http://friscodiscoverycenter.com for more information
GET READY FOR…
11th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival Experience the magic of storytelling at the 11th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival, Sept. 26 and 27, the Frisco Public Library Foundation’s main fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the festival ticket sales benefit Frisco Public Library. Storytelling is best described as one-person theater. These imaginative award-winning tellers put a contemporary spin on an old art form. It’s a unique experience, and one not to be missed!
The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. with Favorite Stories. Festival performances are geared toward adults and children 9 years old and up, with a special Bedtime Stories performance for families with younger children on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Performances continue throughout the day Saturday. The festival grand finale is Laughing Night at 8 p.m. Saturday, where tellers will tickle your funny bone.
The Festival takes place at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Visit www.lonestarstories.org for the festival schedule and ticket information. Tickets may be purchased online, at Frisco Library or at the festival.