Happy almost weekend, moms!  Summer vacation is almost over.  Does that make you happy, or sad?  I’m getting happy! I’ve had enough mom-organized fun.  I’m ready for some alone time.  Below are some great options for family fun this weekend, in case you’re not going to be alone.


Let’s Place 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. We will feature 75+ arcade cabinets, 80+ tables of vendors, a Smash Bros tournament, a special Tetris World Championship Qualifier, tournaments, video game panels, and of course, special guests. Weekend passes are $25 ($30 at the door) and day passes are $15 ($20 at the door).

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Home Depot stores
Saturday 9am-noon
BANG BANG BANG. Build and paint stuff, for free. PAM Review

STEAM Saturday
Haggard & Harrington Libraries
Saturday 11am-1pm
Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games.  Free

Field Day
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Saturday 10am-2pm
As summer draws to a close and anticipation builds for the new school year, join in the fun of a unique art museum field day. With art, music, and games galore the Crow Collection is excited to prepare visitors for a year of wellness focusing on body, mind, heart and art. Free

First Saturday
Nasher Sculpture Center
Saturday 10am-5pm
Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” August Big Idea: Old and New  Art Project: Past and Future Puppets