It’s a big weekend of family fun in the Plano area! If you’re looking for more options check the PAM Calendar. And two fall openings – the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit at the Heard Museum opens Saturday, and Autumn at the Arboretum opens Sunday.

HellaShrine

Hella Shrine Circus
Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! You can expect smiles and excitements with our riveting show featuring exotic animals, hilarious clowns, and many other talented performers and attractions! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is designed to excite, delight and captivate children of all ages! Don’t forget to come early to experience a variety of fun-filled, pre-show activities. Half-price Thursday 9/15, otherwise $20 admission.

Plano ArtFest
Saturday 10am-6pm
Downtown Plano
A free community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection. Our inaugural year will include a week of community art programming that culminates in a one day festival in the Downtown Arts District. The festival will include live music, performances from local arts groups, an artist village of craftsman and makers, family chalk art, film screenings, a young artists’ learning lab, food trucks, and so much more.

Raptors of Texas
Parr Library
Saturday 3pm
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center brings live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn what makes them top predators and why they are so important to our environment. All ages

Charlotte’s Web
Frisco Discovery Center
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. All ages.
Frisco Youth Theatre is partnering with Frisco Family Services by hosting a food drive for their food pantry. In the spirit of harvest and abundance, we would like to invite our audiences for Charlotte’s Web to bring an item from the list on their website to the show to donate to the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry.

Les Miserables
Friday & Saturday
Courtyard Theater
In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. Ages 13+

The Star Community Day
The Star, Frisco
Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm
The Star Community Day, presented by Tostitos, is open to the public, free of charge and will showcase the new home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Those familiar with Dallas Cowboys Rally Days at AT&T Stadium can expect a similar feel at The Star Community Day, including: family-friendly activities, Rowdy and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys alumni and more.