Conference USA, Paddy Dash and cooking workshops: 7 things to do in Frisco this weekend, March 9-11


Check out what events are taking place in Frisco this weekend.


Conference USA comes to The Star in Frisco

Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star sponsor the 2018 C USA Basketball Championships. All 22 games—11 men’s and 11 women’s—are held at the Ford Center at The Star. The conference champions receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. For times and prices, visit


“Drawn to Nature” solo art exhibit

Artist Amanda Hay showcases her artwork focusing on nature at the Frisco Art Gallery for the month of March. In her artwork, Hay explores nature and how it connects to her life. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Frisco Art Gallery, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco.


Paddy Dash celebrates 10 years in Frisco

In its 10th year, the Paddy Dash is a tradition in Frisco. The event has different options, including a timed 5K, 1-mile fun run and a 50-yard dash for children age and younger. After the races, finishers are give medals and can enjoy food trucks, bounce houses and other activities. First race begins at 8 a.m. $15-$35. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco.

Learn to cook Irish meals and decorate cookies

Young Chefs Academy of Frisco host two workshops this weekend that will get children cooking in the kitchen. The first workshop teaches participants to make authentic Irish dishes in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The second workshop instructs participants on making icing from scratch, coloring it and using it to decorate cookies. Noon-3:30 p.m. $40. Young Chefs Academy of Frisco, 8855 Preston Trace Blvd., Ste. 100, Frisco.

Girls in coding

Microsoft hosts a two-hour DigiGirlz workshop at Stonebriar Centre mall as an engaging interactive way for girls age 11-18 to understand computer science and coding. Participants meet engineering Professor Gayatri Mehta from the University of North Texas and learn about successful careers in technologies. Participants also create their own coding project. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Stonebriar Centre mall, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. For more information, click here.

Explore the night sky at Frisco Starfest

The Texas Astronomical Society hosts its monthly Frisco Starfest at Frisco Commons Park. This event brings guests together to observe and educate others about the night sky. 6 p.m. Free Frisco Commons Park, 800 McKinney Road, Frisco. For more information, visit

A Night of Improv

Laugh the night away with the Frisco Improv Players. The improvisational comedy troupe specializes in family-friendly, game-based comedic performances. 8 p.m. $12. Black Box Theatre, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway.

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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.
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