Happy Father’s Day weekend to all the dads out there! Here are just some of the family-oriented events happening in Plano and beyond this weekend. For more ideas visit the PAM Calendar.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Courtyard Theater, Plano
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious”.

Let’s Play Gaming Expo
Plano Centre
Saturday & Sunday
Inspired by the YouTube “Let’s Play” videos, the Let’s Play Gaming Expo celebrates everything that is gaming. Our second year will feature all the things you loved from last year, only bigger and better! 85+ vendors, more indie developers, 90+ Arcade cabinets, a National Smash Bros Tournament, the only Regional Classic Tetris World Championship Qualifier, Retro Game Tournaments, including one for a brand new exclusive Nintendo Power Pad homebrew, the return of our two player, projected Virtual Boy, a Minecraft tournament hosted by Microsoft, Video Game Panels, and of course Special Guests. Discounts if you purchase tickets ahead online.

Trains! Trains! Trains!
Harrington Library
Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 1-5pm
Bring your favorite train lover to see the Narrow Gauge model train exhibit provided by Spring Creek Model Railroad Club. All ages

Star Warp
Geppetto’s Marionette Theater, Dallas
Friday 6:30 & 8pm
May the Farce Be With You. Variety show featuring several marionettes, including a Salute to Star Wars. Recommended min ages: 6+. $18 admission.

Sci-Tech WOW Show
Haggard Library
Saturday 3-4pm
Get excited about the wonders of science! Fun tricks, experiments, and demonstrations using everything from liquid nitrogen to leaf blowers and soda pop will teach you about the effects of temperature change, phases of matter, pressure, and Bernoulli’s Principle. All ages.

Family Connection Night
Saturday 6-8pm
Chase Oaks Family Center
A Father’s Day-Focused Bingo Night PLUS a Ben & Jerry’s Build Your Own Brownie Sundae Bar! Each family leaves with a family gift to kick off a Summer of Service! … and a special gift for each Dad, too! Bring your own dinner or snacks (optional).