Mother-Son Dance and Culture Days: 5 things to do in Frisco this weekend, Sept. 22-24

Cultural Days will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Sept. 23. More than 20 countries will be represented there.

Cultural Days will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Sept. 23. More than 20 countries will be represented there.

A variety of events will be taking place this weekend in Frisco. Events range from the annual mother and son dance and an art exhibit. Keep an eye out for these Frisco events.


Friday
Art En Blanc art exhibit at thegallery8680
It’s the final day for thegallery8680's latest art exhibit, Art En Blanc. The exhibit presents artwork of all mediums from artists on their original interpretation of the meaning of “everything white.” The gallery allows artists of all disciplines to submit artwork for exhibit and sell to the general public.

Free but donations are accepted. 7-9 p.m. thegallery8680, 8680 Main St. 214-585-8175. www.thegallery8680.com





Friday-Sunday
Frisco Youth Theatre presents ‘Honk!, Jr.’
It’s the final weekend for the musical “Honk!, Jr.” presented by Frisco Youth Theatre. The musical follows Ugly, a duckling that looks quite different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, which leads Ugly to an adventure of self-discovery.

Tickets are $12 per person and $20 for the front row. 7:15 p.m. (Friday), 2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (Saturday), 2:15 p.m. (Sunday). Frisco Discover Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 200. www.northtexasperformingarts.com





Saturday
Shop fresh fruits and vegetables at Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
The farmers market returns this weekend. Local growers and vendors sell their fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pasture-fed beef, pork, lamb and eggs. Other food items include pasta, nuts and honey.

Prices vary from vendor to vendor. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Historic downtown Frisco, 8821 Fourth St. www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

Celebrate Mexican Culture at the 43rd annual Mexican Dinner & Cultural Days
Parishioners in Frisco started this cultural event in 1974 to raise funds for a starting parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and the event has been held every year since. What started out as a dinner has evolved into a communitywide event that serves more than 2,000 people every year in September. The event will include more than 20 cultural tables from different countries. This year, the event is including a “Hot Tamales” car show, a petting zoo, multicultural fashion show and a pet adoption.

Free admission and $8 for a full meal. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center, 8000 Eldorado Parkway. www.culturalday.org

Mothers and sons dance the night away as superheroes
The city of Frisco’s annual Mother Son Dance is superhero-themed this year. Two dances accommodate children ages 4-7 and 8-12. Photo packages are also available at the dance.

Tickets are $17 per resident and $20 per nonresident. 5:30-7 p.m. (ages 4-7), 7:30-9 p.m. (ages 8-12). Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive. www.friscofun.org.


By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.