This Week in Allen      
 July 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

Exhibit open until July 29
Free Event

The exhibit will showcase the talent of our local art teachers from Allen ISD, Lovejoy ISD and also Collin College.

Friends of the Library presents
@ Allen Public Library
Free Events

Homo Naledi
Thursday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Learn about the discovery of our newly unearthed human relative Homo naledi with National Geographic blogger and nature photographer John S. Mead. Cavers first found the Homo naledi within a narrow chamber in a cave in South Africa in 2013.  Since the announcement, John has been teaching, displaying photographs, and offering virtual tours about Homo naledi to interested students and enthusiasts of all ages .  

Austin Lounge Lizards
Friday, July 13, 7:30 pm

Ever contemplated hearing the music of Frank Zappa combined with bluegrass or perhaps a fusion of Homer & Jethro and the Rolling Stones?   Become a reptilian and enjoy the music of the Austin Lounge Lizards.
The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown's slogan, "Live Music Capital of the World," and its unofficial motto, "Keep Austin Weird."   Since 1980, the group has been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at family gatherings-subjects like politics, religion, romance, and themselves.  With unique harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary

Summer Camp Registration
July 30-Aug 3: Dinosaur Animatronics Camp
@ Allen Heritage Depot Museum, 9 am - noon
Fee $75

L earn how to operate a life-sized dinosaur animatronic unit and get a glimpse into how animatronic dinosaur exhibits are created for museums and zoos. More Information and Registration

Save the Date: Auditions for the Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, August 18 & Saturday, August 25
@ Allen Civic Ballet, 602 East Main Street 

The Allen Civic Ballet will hold auditions for its production of the "Nutcracker" ballet to be presented at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School on December 15 and 16, 2018.  The production features professional costumes, scenery and guest artists, as well as live orchestral accompaniment provided by the  Allen Philharmonic.  The ballet is seeking dancers ages 5-12 for a variety of roles.  Please call 972-727-5959 .

Upcoming Events

Beauty and the Beast by Allen's Community Theatre, August 10-26

Oktoberfest: Crafts & Drafts at Watters Creek, September 14-16

Check out all the Summer Programs and Events at

Regular Event - open to public

How to Support Us

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Donations in any amount are always appreciated and used to nurture arts, culture, heritage and enrichment programs in our community! Donate online at
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