This weekend is filled with awesome music events and screenings of many classic films, but if you’re a football fan you know that this weekend also marks the return of the college season. Thank goodness it’s a long weekend, because we don’t know how you’re going to make time for all these fun events!
College Football: We don’t care which team you support, we can all be excited that college football is back! Tonight, August 28, marks a big kick-off to a weekend filled with the season’s first games. Texas A&M will face off against South Carolina beginning at 5pm. The fun continues with tons of huge games Saturday and then a Sunday match up between SMU and Baylor. You’re sure to find fans cheering on teams from every state at just about any venue in DFW with a TV.
Mockingbird Station Drive-In Movie: The last film screening of the summer at The Lofts pool at Mockingbird Station is tonight. The final (free) feature will be Wet Hot American Summer, a classic featuring big names like Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, and Janeane Garofalo.
Decks in the Park: This monthly event has caught on like wild fire. Tonight’s show features some of Dallas’ top DJs including, Jus-Stone, Tony Schwa, Jonene, Jeff Mitchell, and Phooka with MC S.O.U.L.JAH & Daddy J.
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: Friday night, August 29, at Gexa is bound to be a blast for fans of “R&B, Soul, and Funk Awesomeness,” as this band takes the stage with Patti Labelle and Ruben Studdard.
LEGO KidsFest: If you or anyone in your family is a LEGO fan, head to this three-day event featuring a Challenge Zone, a LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Club & Master Builder Academy, a screening of The LEGO Movie and much more. It’s being held at the Dallas Convention Center and promises to be fun for builders of all ages.
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock: The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW joins the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in two series this August, the second of which runs throughout this weekend. In celebration of Alfred Hitchcock, there will be a screening of six of his pivotal films, including two silent features with live music accompaniment. All screenings will be held in the Modern Art Museum’s auditorium.
Dallas DanceFest: This will be the inaugural year of a three-day event filled with the art of dance. Taking place at Dallas City Performance Hall, you can see some of the area’s finest groups including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, and Dallas Black Dance Theater.
Clearfork Music Festival: If you like craft beer, live music, food trucks, art, and time by the water, you need to be at Panther Island Pavillion Saturday, August 30. Set on 40 acres on the Trinity River right near downtown Fort Worth, this festival is family and party friendly.
Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: Indiana Jones fans rejoice, the popular inflatable screen is back on Saturday with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This special showing, which celebrated the opening of the next Alamo Drafthouse, will be held outside Irving Convention Center. It will also feature live whip demonstrations, live snakes, food trucks, and more.
Mad Decent Block Party: Sunday, August 31, Zouk is hosting a wild outdoor party and concert. Headliners include Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, Bro Safari, Waka Flocka Flame and more.
Summer Dollar Days: The Trinity River Audubon Center is offering $1 admission while summer lasts. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore this thriving part of Dallas and spend a day in the great outdoors.
August Dollar Days: Admission is just $1 at the Dallas Arboretum all month long. It may be hot, but the gardens and water pads help keep temperatures down.
Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.
Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the many farmer’s markets over the long weekend.