21 Feb What’s Happening in Plano – Mardi Gras!
Friday, February 21st
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Friday through Sunday, featuring multiple performances at The Courtyard Theater, this warm and funny adaptation is great for adults and children. (1509 H Ave)
Friday through Saturday, Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket puts on this annual fan fest featuring appearances from Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys (Friday 6:30-8PM) and Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars (Saturday from 2-3:30PM). Hang out with other P1s, get autographs, play free classic video games provided by Free Play Arcade and enjoy food and music. Ticket Timewasters will take the stage Saturday at 6PM for a free concert. This event is from 12-8PM both days at the Plano Event Center (2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy)
Saturday, February 22nd
National Margarita Day
It’s a top 3 holiday behind Christmas and Thanksgiving for me. So many local restaurants will be offering margarita specials, including all of the following: Half Shells Seafood, Genghis Grill, Village Burger Bar, El Fenix, Chuy’s, Taverna Rossa, Urban Rio, Mi Dia from Scratch, Union Bear Brewing, Half Shells Seafood Grill, Mexican Sugar, and so many more!
Friday Night Fights at Sambuca 360
I love this band! Acoustic and high-energy, awesome beats. Come party at 9:30PM (7200 Bishop Rd)
Farmers/Artisan Market at The Shops at Willow Bend
Over 30 vendors offering locally grown produce, eggs, plants, handmade goods and more. Every Saturday from 9AM-2PM at Willow Bend in the parking lot at Chapel Hill and W Plano Pkwy.
Family Rock Climbing at Oak Point Recreation Center
12-2PM, designed for families who want to learn to climb together, this class teaches the skills necessary to climb safely. Price for one parent and child is $15 Register on activekids.com
Head to Legacy Hall from 4PM to midnight for just about everything you could want in a Mardi Gras party. Hurricanes, peel-and-eat shrimp, jesters and jugglers, jazz, king cakes, circus performers. At 8PM, the Terence Bradford Band takes the stage, then stay even later for the late-night DJ. (7800 Windrose Ave)
Plano libraries know how to have fun! Play oversized versions of some of your favorite games like Jenga, checkers, chess and more. Located at Schimelpfenig Library from 3-4PM (5024 Custer Road)
Sunday, February 23rd
The Gathering: Self Love Indulgence with Teresa Mallot and Lauren Margioles
Join this supportive and circle of women and learn how to love yourself openly and without apology through meditation, movement, sharing, ritual and ceremony at The Mat Yoga Studio. Space is limited, so reserve your seat on Meetup. (3136 Independence Pkwy)
Cooking Class at Seabreeze Fish Market & Grill
From 3-4:30PM, Cindy Kleckner is leading this month’s cooking class, where guests will learn to cook three seafood dishes and one dessert, while enjoying wine pairings as well. Spots are $65 per person and reservations are required. (4017 Preston Rd, Ste 530)
Swan Lake – Bolshoi Ballet
Come watch a live broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. Cast includes Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Rodin, Artemy Belyakov, Igor Tsvirko. Angelika Film Center & Café at 11:55AM (7205 Bishop Rd)
Tuesday, February 25th
National Pancake Day
Get a free short stack of pancakes from 7 AM-7 PM at IHOP (933 N Central Expy)
Fat Tuesday Bar Crawl at Watters Creek
Stop by the Concierge+ to receive your bar crawl card, masks and beads, then shop, drink, and walk to jazzy music along Watters Creek’s transformation into Bourbon Street. Get 3 stamps on your card to be entered to win a $200 Watters Creek gift card (970 Garden Park Dr, Allen)
Fat Tuesday Hall Parade
From D Magazine: Legacy Hall will feature a Fat Tuesday parade through the Hall starting around 5:30 p.m. with the Big D Marching Band and staff joining in on the fun. Then the talented musicians of the jazz band, The Bobby Falk Group, will take the stage in the Box Garden from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free face painting will be available from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. to entertain young party-goers.
Mardi Gras at Hub Streat
Hurricanes, beignets, cajun boil, and a featured beer from Great Raft Brewing in Louisiana. 11AM-11PM (1212 14th Street)
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil at The Shops at Legacy
Hosted by Ringo’s Pub and Scruffy Duffies 4 -11PM “Get your Mardi Gras on with us at The Shops at Legacy! We’ll have a Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil, Live Music, and Drink Specials All Day! Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (5865 Kincaid Rd, Ste E-8)
Thursday, February 27th
Empty Bowls benefitting North Texas Food Bank
Enjoy chef-prepared cuisine in a handcrafted bowl, a souvenir to remind us that not everyone’s bowl is full. Stations from restaurants all over Plano include Lockhart Smokehouse, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., Taco Deli, Blue Mesa, Celebration Restaurant and many more. Located at the North Texas Food Bank’s Perot Family Campus in Plano from 6-9PM. Proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Tickets available on eventbrite.com (3677 Mapleshade Ln)
Plano Wine Walk at Willow Bend
Avoid the cold, sample wines and shop your heart out. Purchase a ticket, get your collectible glass and use it to sample at least 15 wines from small, boutique wineries. There will also be pop-up vendors, a scavenger hunt, live music and a raffle. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 5:30-8:30PM at the Shops at Willow Bend (6121 W. Park Blvd.)
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