Here are 7 virtual and in-person events for Richardson residents to enjoy

The drive-in variety show CarBaret is happening every Friday and Saturday night in Richardson. (Courtesy Reid Robinson)
The drive-in variety show CarBaret is happening every Friday and Saturday night in Richardson. (Courtesy Reid Robinson)

The drive-in variety show CarBaret is happening every Friday and Saturday night in Richardson. (Courtesy Reid Robinson)

Businesses in Richardson and beyond are offering virtual events to keep individuals entertained at home. Some are also offering in-person events in socially distanced settings.

July 29


We're Not All in This Together: A Sociological Look at the Coronavirus

The University of Texas at Dallas presents a look into the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of the social sciences. Dr. John Malek-Ahmadi, assistant professor of instruction of sociology at the university, will examine the spread of the virus and confirmation bias. Free. 2-3 p.m. 972-883-2935. https://utd.link/pandemic

July 30


Burn Boot Camp: Pop-Up Camp

Burn Boot Camp holds a free workout in the Plaza at CityLine. Only 23 people are allowed per class to ensure social distancing. 6-6:45 p.m. Free. 1150 State St., Richardson. 214-396-6570. Details on how to sign up can be found at www.facebook.com/burnbootcamprichardsontx.

Aug. 1


Paint & Sip

During this virtual event hosted by the Christ Community church in Richardson, participants can follow along with an instructor to create their own masterpiece. Guests can choose between 40 different design options. Materials will be available via no-contact pickup. $18. 7-9 p.m. 972-991-0200. Search ‘Christ Community virtual paint and sip” on www.eventbrite.com to register.

Aug. 4


Annual National Night Out Planning and NCW Leadership Event

Watch a virtual presentation on planning for National Night Out, which takes place in October. National Night Out is a yearlong community-building campaign aimed at heightening crime prevention awareness and generating support for local anti-crime programs, among other items. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. 972-744-49555. www.richardsonpolice.net/services/community-engagement/national-night-out

RECURRING EVENTS


Theatre of the Imagination


Richardson Theatre Centre is posting weekly shows online to keep fans entertained. Each show includes a musical selection followed by a 10- to 20-minute mini-production, which range from classic radio shows to original dramas. Free. 972-699-1130. www.richardsontheatrecentre.net

Storytime Stars

Join the Richardson Public Library for a virtual storytime for preschool-aged children. A staff member will read a different story each Wednesday via the library’s Facebook page. Free. 10:30-11 a.m. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net/departments/public-library

Free, live online art class

Enjoy a free watercolor demonstration, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Modifications will be shown for colored pencils, markers and crayons. Plano Arts & Events will host a new class every Monday. Free. 12-12:45 p.m. 972-941-5600. www.plano.gov/arts

CarBaret

Enjoy live music, classic movies and performing artists from the safety of your car at this event hosted by Brizo every Friday and Saturday night. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $20 per car. 469-571-7350. Brizo, 300 N. Coit Road, Richardson. www.facebook.com/driveintx
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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