Here are 6 events to enjoy in Richardson in April and May

Live music returns to CityLine Plaza in Richardson on April 2. (Courtesy CityLine)
Live music returns to CityLine Plaza in Richardson on April 2. (Courtesy CityLine)

Live music returns to CityLine Plaza in Richardson on April 2. (Courtesy CityLine)

Now through May 31: "A Celebration of Friendship"

This exhibit pays tribute to Maryann Wegloski, the late friend of Dallas artist Melanie M. Brannan and an Eisemann Center employee, who died in March after a battle with nodular melanoma. The exhibit includes more than 20 paintings that chronicle stories from Brannan and Wegloski’s friendship. Proceeds from the show and Eisemann Center commission on works sold will be donated in Wegloski’s name to AIM at Melanoma Foundation. The exhibit can be seen in person and on Brannan’s website at www.melaniembrannan.com. The Mezzanine Gallery is open Mon.-Fri. noon-5 p.m. and during all public events. Free. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com

April 2-May 28: CityLine Live

Live music is returning to the CityLine development. Each Friday and Saturday, a new artist performs from 6-9 p.m. Guests can enjoy music from nearby restaurant patios or from the plaza. Free (attendance). CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. www.citylinedfw.com/events

April 9: CityLine Night Market


CityLine is hosting the CityLine Night Market in partnership with The Boho Market every second Friday of the month from April to July. At each event, more than 25 local vendors will be on the plaza selling handmade, vintage and fair trade goods. Live music is featured at every event; the performer on April 9 is Chris Raspante. 6-10 p.m. Free to attend. CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. www.citylinedfw.com/events

April 16-25: “Broadway’s Best: Then And Now”

This celebration of musicals from Broadway’s Golden Age to today features two different casts of performers during its run in Richardson. Proceeds from the event support the theater’s planned summer programming, which includes “Camelot,” “Big Fish” and “The Wizard of Oz.” 7:30 p.m. (April 16-17, 23-24), 2 p.m. (April 18, 25). $35. Repertory Company Theatre, 770 N. Coit Road, Richardson. 972-690-5029. www.rcttheatre.com

April 17: Richardson Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Concert

This concert includes works by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky. Daniel Hsu, the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bronze medalist, is featured on piano. 8 p.m. $15-$60. Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com

April 24: Trash Bash

This year’s city of Richardson annual Trash Bash offers residential cooking oil and grease disposal as well as free compost, mulch and other recycling opportunities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is limited to drive-thru activities at City Hall and the Richardson Square Mall. The city is also providing supplies for small groups who choose to pick up litter. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (City Hall), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Richardson Square Mall). Free. City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Road; Richardson Square Mall, 501 S. Plano Road, Richardson. 972-744-4080. www.cor.net/trashbash
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.