This Week in Allen    
 April 10-17          

Blue House Too
Art Space @ 934 Watters Creek Blvd
Hours: Wed - Fri: 5-9 pm;  Saturdays: 1-9 pm; and Sundays: 1-6 pm

Florescence: VALA Collective
Exhibit open March 29 - May 13
Reception on Friday, May 11, 6-9 pm
Free Event

VALA's Spring Collective Art Show is a celebration of works from 21 local artists spanning more than a dozen artistic styles and working in a variety of unique media.

Note-Ably North Texas Chorus presents:
Sweet Harmony Workshop Series
Mondays @ 7:00pm, April 9 - May 28
$35 registration fee

Sing and perform in the Spring chorus.

Friends of the Allen Public Library presents
@ Allen Public Library
Free events
Route 66
Thursday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Hear the fascinating story of Route 66, the highway that played a pivotal role in the social changes of the early twentieth century, from Susan Croce Kelly, author of Route 66, the Highway & its People . In her book, Susan shares the reminiscences of people who witnessed these developments, including those who drove the highway, cooked the hamburgers, created the pottery, and pumped the gas.

Butterflies are Coming
Saturday, April 14 @ 2:00pm
A Master Naturalist and Master Entomologist, Melanie Schuchart, will talk about how to attract butterflies to your garden and their critical role to the food web and ecosystems.  Melanie declares, "As the Blackland Prairie is disappearing in Collin County, I want everyone to know that by planting native plants in their yard, they help provide food for many of our local butterflies."

Allen Philharmonic Orchestra presents
Friday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
@First United Methodist Church of Allen
Tickets $15-$25
The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus is pleased to welcome Douglas Kwon, the 2016 Grand Prize Winner of the Young Texas Artist Competition, to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Other performance pieces include Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland, and Symphonic Metamorphosis by Paul Hindemith.

Allen High School Jazz Ensemble performs at
The Senior Show
Friday, April 13@ 7:30pm
@Greer Garson Theatre at SMU
Free Event
Allen High School Jazz Ensemble directed by Tony Daniels will perform with the Meadows Jazz Orchestra. 

Allen Heritage Guild
Depot Museum at 100 East Main Street
Open on Saturday, April 14 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
Free Event
The Allen Heritage Guild maintains the Depot Museum as a repository of historic materials associated with the development of Allen. The public is invited to see and use the printed materials while visiting the museum. 

Upcoming Events
Bravo!, Saturday, April 28, 7:00pm with the Allen Civic Ballet at Allen Performing Arts Center
Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens, April 27-May 13 at the Allen's Community Theatre
Registration open for Summer STEAM Camps for kids

Check out all the Spring Programs and Events at

Regular Events - open to public

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