From live music to theater, this weekend in DFW is serving up something for everyone. You’re going to want to get in as many of these events as possible.
Thursday, Oct. 16:
Driving Miss Daisy: Tonight through Nov. 16, the Dallas Theater Center presents this iconic tale and Pulitzer Prize-wining play at Kalita Humphreys Theater.
Friday, Oct. 17:
American Authors Honda Civic Tour: The Mowgli’s and Echosmith will join the American Authors at Granda Theater. You’ll hear each group’s tops hits, like “Best Day of My Life” and “Cool Kids,” as well as their lesser-known singles from the past couple of years.
Dallas Comic Con Fan Days: Friday through Sunday, comic book, movie, and TV stars will be at the Irving Convention Center signing autographs and taking photos with fans. The Lord of The Rings stars Elijah Wood and Sean Astin will be there as well as Adam West and Burt Ward, the original Batman and Robin.
Social Science Cocktail Series: “Perception” is the last in the Social Science series offering educational fun for adults after hours at the Perot Museum. Grab a signature cocktail, test your digital savvy and dance the night away to the Whiskey Folk Ramblers.
Widespread Panic: Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie will host the group as they promote their latest album, “On The Dirty Side.” They will be joined by special guest Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue.
Saturday, Oct. 18:
Charli XCX: She’s one of pop music’s biggest rising stars this year, having been featured on Iggy Azalea’s, “Fancy,” and topping charts with her hit, “Boom Clap.” The concert will be held at Trees in Deep Ellum and Elliphant and Femme will open for her.
Mattress Firm Music Fest: Take in the State Fair and an incredible day of music in one trip with one ticket. This music fest is taking place inside the Cotton bowl and will feature the Randy Rogers Band, the Josh Abbott Band, Easton Corbin, and Jerrod Niemann, all Texas country music stars.
Sunday, Oct. 19:
Cowboys vs. Giants: In week seven, the ‘boys will take on the New York Giants at home on Sunday at 3:25pm. We’re 5 and 1 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV. If you’ve got a ticket, get out there and make some noise.
Autumn at the Arboretum: Pumpkins, gourds, squash, and fall flowers will cover the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum through November 26. There will also be a hay bale maze, scavenger hunts, Cinderella’s Carriage and more.
Dallas VideoFest: The 27th year of Dallas VideoFest is underway. It began Wednesday and runs through Sunday in various venues across DFW including Alamo Drafthouse and South Dallas Cultural Center. There will be approximately 125 screenings of local, regional and internationally produced media art programs this year.
Market After Dark: Every Thursday, experience The Shed at Dallas Farmers Market, which is open late for drinks and shopping from 6 to 9pm.
State Fair of Texas: The 2014 fair season is in full swing, but, sadly, this weekend will be the last. Check out all the fun including pig races, the auto show, fried foods, rides and more. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.
Thrift Studio: This “not-like-any-other-thrift-store thrift store” is having its kick-off party tonight. Thrift Studio is a bi-annual, 30-day, pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell With Dignity through selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories and high-end designer finds to the public.
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