Here are 7 in-person and virtual events to attend in and around Richardson

Viewers can enjoy live music from their car at the Tupps Brewery drive-in concert in McKinney. (Courtesy Tupps Brewery)
Viewers can enjoy live music from their car at the Tupps Brewery drive-in concert in McKinney. (Courtesy Tupps Brewery)

Viewers can enjoy live music from their car at the Tupps Brewery drive-in concert in McKinney. (Courtesy Tupps Brewery)

Editor’s note: These events were still on as of this article's publication but may change due to coronavirus concerns. Check the website or call before attending.

Aug. 29

Dallas Songwriters Association Songwriters Spotlight

Listen to live music by a variety of artists at the CityLine Plaza. Members of the Dallas Songwriters Association will showcase their original music at this event. 6-9 p.m. Free. CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. 214-302-9502. www.dallassongwriters.org

Sept. 10


Droids & Druids Book Club

Join the Richardson Library and sci-fi book fans as they explore September’s theme: nonhuman characters. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free (registration required). 970-744-4350. The event has been moved online; visit www.cor.net for more details.

Sept. 18

Anomaly: The Magic of Robby Bennett


Robby Bennett will combine magic, comedy and acrobatics for this show at the Eisemann Center. The family-friendly event features a variety of illusions and tricks. 7 p.m. $29-$70. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com

Sept. 19-20

Virtual Plano Balloon Festival Races


Take on a half-marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K in this race. Each participant will receive a commemorative finisher medal and a shirt. Race packets will be mailed to participants the week of Sept. 7. $30-$60. 972-867-7566. www.planoballoonfest.org/p/about/runs

Worth the Trip: Drive-in Concert

Sept. 4

Listen to a socially distanced concert from the comfort of your vehicle. Cody Canada and The Departed will perform, and guests can listen from their vehicle or from lawn chairs in a designated area by their vehicle. 7:30-10 p.m. $45 per vehicle. Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St., McKinney. 972-547-2650. www.tuppsbrewery.com/events/sept-4-summer-drive-in

Recurring events

Theatre of the Imagination


Richardson Theatre Centre is posting online shows featuring a musical selection followed by a 10- to 20-minute mini-production. Free. 972-699-1130. www.richardsontheatrecentre.net

Richardson Art Walk

This self-guided, self-paced tour aligns with the northern part of the city’s Central Trail, which runs along US 75. The tour can be done at the guest’s leisure and features eight pieces of public art ranging from colorful sculptures to fountains. Visit www.cor.net for a walking tour map.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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