Jan. 26-28 | See a Vegas comedy
Rover Dramawerks is showing “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” a stage play written by Nancy Frick and directed by Sara Jones. The two-hour comedy takes place inside a Las Vegas chapel and features multiple acts, including a revenge plot by the King himself, aging stars tying the knot as a publicity stunt and the nuptials of the wedding chapel owner herself, according to the play description. The show is rated PG for parental guidance.
- 8 p.m. (Jan. 26-28), 3 p.m. (Jan. 28).
- Rover Dramawerks, 1517 H Ave., Plano.
- 972-849-0358. https://roverdramawerks.thundertix.com/events/202112.
The Art Centre Theatre is presenting “How to Eat Like a Child,” a musical based on the book by Delia Ephron, John Forster and Judith Kahan. The play takes audiences through the joys and sorrows of being a child, and children will give lessons such as “how to beg for a dog,” “how to torture your sister” and “how to act after being sent your room,” acccording to the play description. Due to some material parents may not like for their young children, the play is rated PG for parental guidance. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
- 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4); 3:30 p.m. (Jan. 29).
- The Art Centre Theatre, 1400 Summit Ave., Ste. E, Plano.
- 972-881-3228. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=143004.
Feb. 2-6 | See a killer musical
The Willow Bend Center for the Arts presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” a musical comedy based on the book by Robert Freedman. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out he is eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off a far more ghoulish path, according to the play description. The suggested audience age is 10 and older. 7:15 p.m. (Feb. 2-4); 2:15 p.m. (Feb. 4); 1:15 p.m. (Feb. 5); 6:15 p.m. (Feb. 6).
- $12 (advance tickets), $14 (starting Jan. 30), $25 (premium tickets).
- 972-422-2575. https://ntpa.org/event/gentlemens-guide/.
Musician Mike Massé is putting on a rock and roll show at the Courtyard Theatre. Massé performs classic rock songs spanning multiple eras in his acoustic style. The setlist includes acoustic versions of hits from the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, U2, Elton John and more. All ages are welcome to attend.
- 6:30 p.m. (doors open), 7:30 p.m. (show).
- $40 (general admission, plus a $3.45 service fee).
- Courtyard Theatre, 1509 H Ave., Plano.
In partnership with Creation Entertainment, Plano Event Center hosts the official “Supernatural” convention, which features stars from the popular television series, including Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. The three-day event offers fan experiences such as autographs, photo ops, karaoke, cosplay and VIP experiences. The convention is intended for adults; however, children are welcome to attend if an adult accompanies them.
- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Feb. 3-5).
- Free (children age 6 and under), $79-$1,850 (multiple packages offered).
- Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.
The Haggard Library is hosting a Lego engineering event for all ages. Participants will be tasked with testing their engineering skills by using Lego bricks to build a functional bridge across a river.
- 3-4 p.m. Free.
- Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road.
- 972-769-4250. https://plano-cep.bc.sirsidynix.net/event/lego-engineering-all-ages/.
Put on some pajamas and join the Plano Symphony Orchestra for a family concert at Christ United Methodist Church. The slumber party-themed concert features a quintet, cello and piano along with young actors and dancers performing songs from popular Disney films, such as “Frozen” and “Encanto.” In addition to the concert, kids can learn about classical music and instruments.
- 3 p.m. $12.
- CUMC Underwood Hall, 3101 Coit Road, Plano.
- 972-473-7262. https://planosymphony.org/slumber-party/.
Courtyard Theater brings the critically acclaimed musical “Hairspray” to Plano for six showings over four days. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hairspray” takes place in Baltimore during the 1960s and focuses on Tracy Turnblad, a teenager whose dream is to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” Due to mild language and negative depictions of people or cultures, the suggested audience age is 10 and up. 7:15 p.m. (Feb. 9-11), 2:15 p.m. (Feb. 11-12), 6:15 p.m. (Feb. 12).
- $12 (advance tickets), $15 (starting Feb. 6).
- Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave., Plano.
- 972-422-2575. https://ntpa.org/event/hairspray-plano/.
The Davis Library is hosting a water bottle membranophone crafting event. Children from third to fifth grades are invited to learn how to create a handcrafted musical instrument from a plastic water bottle.
- 2-3 p.m. Free.
- 7501-B Independence Parkway, Plano.
- 972-208-800. https://plano-cep.bc.sirsidynix.net/event/water-bottle-membranophone-grades-3-5.
The Eisemann Center will host mariachi band Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, performing for one night with the Plano Symphony Orchestra. The band is conducted by Hector Guzman and plays Mexico’s classic sound.
- 8 p.m. $37-$103 (price dependent upon seating option).
- Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Plano.
- 972-744-4650. https://planosymphony.org/fiesta-mariachi-vargas-and-the-plano-symphony-orchestra.