6 weekend events happening in Frisco from comedy to 80s music to Hades

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Find something fun to do this weekend in Frisco whether you prefer painting on a canvas or raving on the dance floor.

Jan. 29: A night of improv comedy

For a night of clean, family-friendly comedy, see Frisco Improv Players perform. Frisco Improv Players’ comedy style is similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” and the eight-person comedy troupe performs a fast-paced, interactive show that is appropriate for all ages. 8 p.m. $12-$15. 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Ste. 200, Frisco. 214-450-8596. https://friscoimprovplayers.com/, https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/theatrefrisco/268/event/1238078.

Jan. 29: Texas Legends vs. South Bay Lakers

NBA G League Team the Texas Legends will play the South Bay Lakers. The Texas Legends are the minor league affiliate of The Dallas Mavericks, and their official mascot is Dunker, a big blue dog who loves basketball. 7:30 p.m. $10-$28. Comerica Center, 2601 Ave. of the Stars, Frisco. https://texas.gleague.nba.com/


Jan. 29: Paint your pet for operation kindness

Paint your furry friend this weekend at Painting with a Twist for Operation Kindness. This event is a fundraiser and part of the Painting with a Purpose organization. According to the website, the majority of funds paid for event tickets will be donated. For this reason, refunds for this event are not available. Attendees can bring their own beverages; guests must be at least age 21 to consume alcohol. 2-5 p.m. $65. 4112 Legacy Drive, Ste. 306, Frisco. 214-906-2918. https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/frisco/event/2892651/

Jan. 29: Dog adoption

Lost Paws Rescue of Texas is hosting an adoption event. The nonprofit organization serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties. Lost Paws Rescue of Texas will have adoptable dogs as well as adoption paperwork at the event. To be considered for pet adoption, applicants must be at least age 21 and have a form of identification showing their address. Applicants should bring cash for the adoption fee or show their valid Texas ID and write a check. The adoption fee is typically $275-$300, which helps to pay for housing and necessary medical care for the dogs. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PetSmart, 3333 Preston Road, Ste. 1100, Frisco. 972-668-4311. https://lostpawsrescueoftexas.org/adoption-event/dog-adoption-1-29-2022-by-lost-paws-rescue-of-texas-at-petsmart-frisco/

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Jan. 29: Back to the 80s Day Party


Throw it back a few years at Citizen and celebrate big hair, bright colors and leg warmers. Attendees can bust out their hairspray, neon spandex and side ponytails for this weekend’s day party. This 80’s Day Party by Clubtab events will pay homage to the era of Madonna, Hall & Oates and Def Leppard. 3-8 p.m. $30. 2511 Swiss Ave., Ste. 150, Dallas. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-the-80s-day-party-tickets-244794184997

Jan. 30: 'Hadestown'

This weekend, travel back in time through a modern retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice. Author Anaïs Mitchell uses "Hadestown" to write about love, nature and opposites. This show was rescheduled from May 30 and is showing multiple times this weekend. 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 28); 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 29); 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 30). $66-$911. 2403 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202. https://www.vividseats.com/hadestown-tickets-dallas-winspear-opera-house-1-30-2022/production/3407993
By Summer El-Shahawy
Summer El-Shahawy joined Community Impact Newspaper as the Frisco/McKinney Multi-Platform Journalist in January 2022. Her experience includes working as a Features Writer with The Idle Class Magazine and as a News Reporter with The Arkansas Traveler. She is a Plano native and 2020 graduate of The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.