D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/18-9/21)


Your Weekend Round Up (9/18-9/21)

This weekend is a big one for the arts! We have everything from the Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk to the Funny or Die Comedy Tour to Shakespeare in the Park. If you’re looking for daytime activities or live music, there are plenty of options for those, too!

 

North Texas Giving Day: Today is North Texas Giving Day! Donate to your favorite local non-profit before midnight to help raise money. All donations over $25 will be matched.

 

Music Thursday and Klyde Warren Park: This week’s event features a JazzMasters Set with the Mark Lettieri Group (Grammy Award Member of Snarky Puppy). Grab a blanket and a friend and enjoy the nice, cooler weather.

 

Shakespeare in the Park: Shakespeare Dallas begins the fall season with Antony and Cleopatra, a great story of love, loyalty and power. The show will play at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater through Sept. 27 and then at Addison Circle Park October 1-12.

 

35th Annual Plano Balloon Festival: The festival in the Balloon Capital of Texas is back from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21. Saturday is the day to be there, with live music, activities for kids, and a balloon glow and fireworks at night.

 

Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Some of comedy’s biggest names, including Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, will perform stand up at Gexa on Friday night.

 

Limp Bizkit: Though the band hit their peak in the early 2000’s, they’re still producing new music. Friday, they’ll be at the South Side Ballroom promoting their new album with Machine Gun Kelly as their opening act.

 

Til Midnight at the Nasher: Friday’s free event features a 7 o’clock live outdoor concert by Goodnight Ned and a screening of The Great Gatsby in the Garden at 9pm.

 

16th annual Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2-8pm, experience all your favorite galleries in Deep Ellum and Expo Park. This event is free and open to the public and provides the perfect break from the Salsa Fest nearby at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. This year’s galleries include 500x Gallery, Barry Whistler Gallery, Beefhaus, CentralTrak, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Kettle Art Gallery, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Mokah Gallery, The Power Station, The Public Trust, Rachel Nash Gallery, and WAAS Gallery.

 

Luke Bryan: Country music sensation, Luke Bryan makes his stop in Dallas on Saturday at Gexa with openers Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, each of whom are stars in their own right.

 

Autumn at the Arboretum: Pumpkins, gourds, squash, and fall flowers will cover the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum on Sunday in celebration of the beginning of Fall. There will also be a hay bale maze and scavenger hunts. You can enjoy all this fun through November 26.

 

Cowboys at Rams: In week three, the ‘boys will take on the St. Louis Rams in an away game at 12pm CDT on Sunday. Grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

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.

 

State Fair of Texas: only 8 days left! See how to get the best tickets deals for this year’s Fair before it starts next Friday.

 

If you’re looking for events that are more food-and-drink-centric, click here for this week’s list!

 

Image via Dallas Arboretum

D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/14-8/17)


Weekend Round Up (8/14-8/17)

It’s all about live music this weekend in D-FW. From hip hop to The Beatles, there’s a show for you to move to. Of course if a play or a day outdoors is more you speed, you have those options, too!

 

Under The Influence Music Tour: Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, and an long list artists are taking over Gexa tonight, Thursday, August 14, for a night of rap and hip hop.

 

Music Thursday: Check out this week’s local artist showcase at Klyde Warren Park, which includes Darrin Kobetich, Madi Anne Davis, and Northern National.

 

None of The Above: Looking to indulge in a live Rom-Com? Tonight, Pegasus Theatre presents None of the Above, a play about an evolving relationship between a girl and her SAT tutor.

 

2014 KXT Summer Cut: Join indie music fans at Gexa on Friday, August 15, for KXT’s annual festival. This year, The Happy Funtime Fest line up includes Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, The Hold Steady, and more. Handmade goods and food trucks will also be on hand.

 

’til Midnight at Nasher Sculpture Center: As with the third Friday of every month, the Nasher is hosting music and a movie with free admission. The week’s headliners are the Whiskey Fold Ramblers, who will be followed by a screening of Where the Wild Things Are.

 

Edwin McCain: If you were alive and near a radio in 1997 you probably remember McCain’s huge hit single “I’ll Be.” Go on a nostalgic trip with him Friday night when he plays at Granada. The show begins at 7pm.

 

Trevor Douglas: Just listen to this kid’s bio, “Trevor Douglas is a 16 yr old singer, songwriter, musician, composer, beat boxer, loop pedal pro, actor, dancer, and science enthusiast from Fort Worth.” Yeah, you’re going to want to see that Friday night at the House of Blues.

 

1964: The Tribute: You won’t want to miss the show Saturday, August 16 at Bass Performance Hall. 1964: The Tribute is said to be one of the most authentic Beatles tribute bands around, plus this show will feature the Debbie Brooks Orchestra.

 

2014 Dallas One-Minute Play Festival: Have you ever heard the Mark Twain quote “If you want me to give you a two-hour presentation, I am ready today. If you want only a five-minute speech, it will take me two weeks to prepare”? Now imagine the work it must take to write a one minute play. That’s what’s happening at Kitchen Dog Theater this weekend. Through Monday, August 18, there will be three, 60 minute shows during which more than 30 playwrights will showcase their one-minute plays.

 

Dogfight: Addison Theatre Centre is holding the first performances of Dogfight outside of New York until this Saturday. The story is set on the eve of the Kennedy assassination and follows a newly inducted marine before he’s set to ship off to Vietnam.

 

The Phantom of The Opera: Through August 24, experience one of the most famous Broadway plays at the Winspear Opera House. With a cast and orchestra of 52 people, this is one of the largest shows currently on tour.

 

Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic: The Irving Arts Center is currently exhibiting more than 50 images that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photography from the publication’s impressive archive. They will be on display through November 16.

 

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.

 

Family-friendly Summer Movie Series: Five theaters around D-FW are featuring special series that are fun for the whole family. Ticket prices range from free to just $2.

 

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 multitude of farmer’s markets during this rare summer cool front.

D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/31-8/3)


Your Weekend Round Up (7/31-8/3): Lakewood Brewing Co. turns 2

You guessed it, there’s a ton of incredible fun to be had in D-FW this weekend. Concerts, craft beer, and the circus are just a few of the many wonderful events kicking off the first weekend in August!

 

311: Loyal 90’s fans rejoice, 311 is playing tonight, July 31, at South Side Ballroom to showcase their most recent album and give you a taste of nostalgia.

 

Music Thursday: This week’s feature at Klyde Warren Park is Carl Sullivan and Friends. Their songs originate from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, so grab a spot on the lawn and prepare for a good time.

 

Steve Martin feat. Edie Brickell: Actor/musician/comedian Steve Martin and Dallas-resident Edie Brickell will have you laughing and singing along all night on Friday, August 1 at the Winspear Opera House. The set will also include Martin’s band the Steep Canyon Rangers.

 

Asleep At The Wheel: The group that opened for George Strait’s last concert in Dallas will play at The Kessler Theater Friday night. They’ve been in the business for nearly 40 years, producing many western-swing favorites.

 

Ringling Bro’s and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Have you heard the word? The circus is in town! Now through August 10 get your seats to see clowns, tigers, a human canon and all the circus classics at American Airlines Center.

 

Bachendorf’s Sale: Been thinking about investing in a new piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one? Now through Saturday, August 2, one of biggest names in Dallas fine jewelry is holding a 30% off sale on all Konstantino jewels.

 

L. Bartlett Spring Sale: Now through Saturday, swing by L. Barlett on McKinney for their spring clearance, which includes discounts from 50-75% off.

 

Local Brews and Local Grooves: Saturday, August 2, House of Blues Dallas is hosting 12 local breweries and 10 local bands and eateries for a night that’s being called “the ultimate music and craft beer festival.” Doors open at 4pm.

 

Target First Saturdays: The Nasher has teamed up with Target to present a day of family fun the first Saturday of every month. Activities run from 10am-2pm and admission is free.

 

Sarah McLachlan: With more than 25 years in the recording industry, McLachlan is a household name thanks to songs like “Angel” and “I Will Always Love You.” Sunday, August 3 you have the chance to experience some of her new material when she performs at the Winspear.

 

Lakewood Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Bash: Sunday, celebrate this local brewery turning two at one of Lakewood’s hottest spots, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, where Lakewood Brewing sold it’s very first kegs. There will be commemorative glasses, t-shirts, and a brand new wine-barrel-aged brew to try.

 

Ansel Adams: Masterworks: The Arlington Museum of Art currently has on display 48 photographs that the artist considered to be his best work. They’re printed by Adams himself and Sunday marks the final day you can see them.

 

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.

 

Dallas Arboretum: This weekend will be perfect to take advantage of the plethora of children’s activities taking place at the Arboretum. From water-filled fun to animal habitats, there’s something for everyone to love. Plus, general garden admission is $1 during the month of August!

 

Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the multitude of farmer’s markets during this rare summer cool front.

 

Image via Lakewood Brewing Co.

D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/24-7/27)


It’s going to be another hot weekend in D-FW! While there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of summertime, allow us to suggest a few that you should do while you can!

 

Matthew Sontheimer: The Talley Dunn Gallery is featuring works by Sontheimer, which include collages of text, drawing, sketches, and photographs. They will be on display until August 27.

 

National Tequila Day: Today’s the day, everyone. Get your limes and salt ready because restaurants all over DFW are offering specials. Blue Mesa GrillEl Fenix, On The Border, Cantina Loredo, Urban Taco, and Wild Salsa are all getting in on the fun.

 

Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe: The famous bunny installation on the road to Marfa has been relocated to the Dallas Contemporary along with an indoor exhibit of Phillips’ pop culture inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed media work. This will all be on display through August 10.

 

Milk & Honey Girl’s Night Out: This beloved Dallas boutique is throwing a ladies night Thursday, July 24 with champagne, tutorials, and a 20% off discount.

 

CultureMap Summer Social: Celebrate the weekend a night early with the brains behind CultureMap Dallas. Thursday, head to Winston’s Supperclub in Uptown for tequila tastings, good from Urban Taco, live music by DJ Adam Cleland and more. Take an Uber there and get 20% off your ride using a special promo code.

 

Decks in the Park: Every fourth Thursday of the month head to Klyde Warren Park for live music, food trucks, and dancing. This week you’ll hear Red Eye, Rob Vaughan, DJ Love, EZ Eddie D, and Zach Witness.

 

Rangers vs. Oakland A’s: Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, our Rangers will take on the Athletics at Globe Life Park.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launch Party: Celebrate the launch of this local brewery’s newest beer, Weizenbock, at The Rustic on Friday with musical guest Shane Smith & The Saints.

 

Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.

 

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, this tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. Catch the show Friday and Saturday at American Airlines Center.

 

The Best Movie Fest Ever: The Cinemark in West Plano presents three classic films on Saturday, July 26. “Hello Dolly!” plays at 11:15am, “Moulin Rouge” at 2:20pm, and “Oklahoma!” at 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch three great films for one great price.

 

Cooking Classes at the Dallas Farmer’s Market: The third installation of Saturday chef demonstrations is hosted by Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolf Gang Puck (the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower). This week’s theme is Korean Style Summer Grilling.

 

National Dance Day: Get your boogie on in celebration of National Dance Day at Klyde Warren Park. The fun begins Saturday with African Dance at 1:30pm.

 

Alpha Rev: Saturday night, this Austin-based band will play at the Granada Theater following the Rocketboys, Dovetail, and Levi Weaver. If you’re a fan of Coldplay and/or Imagine Dragons you should check out the show. Doors open at 7pm.

 

Austin Mahone: Named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, this 18-year-old San Antonio native is climbing his way up the music charts. Austin Mahone has opened for Taylor Swift in the past and now he’ll headline a concert on Sunday, July 27, that will also include The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes.

 

WWE Live: WWE returns to Dallas with a special Sunday afternoon matinee at American Airlines Center.

 

Find Your Excuse: If you’re just looking to get out and try a Dallas favorite, check out this list of great places and reasons to celebrate in Dallas.

 

Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up


If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times, there’s never a shortage of new fun things to do in D-FW. This weekend, get your dose of live music, fashion, art, salsa classes and more! If you’re looking for food & beverage related events to fill your time, click here.

 

Lady Gaga: Tonight, July 17, Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters will take over American Airlines Center for the night during Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball. Opening acts include Lady Starlight and Crayon Pop.

 

Asian Film Festival: Today is the last night to catch the Asian Film Festival at the Angelika Dallas. Shows begin at noon and go until midnight, but the closing night film, As The Lights Go Out, a firefighter flick, plays at 7:30p.m.

 

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Friday, July 18, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Swan Song will fill the Granda Theater with the best of Led Zeppelin.

 

’till Midnight presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center: Friday, be serenaded by Fort Worth’s blues and rock band Foxtrot Uniform before seeing a screening of Bringing Up Baby, starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Plus, if you join or renew your Nasher membership, you’ll be able to enjoy a craft beer tasting featuring 903 Brewers.

 

Improv: Friday is the last night in the improv series to get your share of laughs at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.

 

Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.

 

The Mavericks: Catch this Nashville-based country/americana band and the Granda Theater Saturday, July 19.

 

Poolside Fashion Show: Dallas Red Foundation, a nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, is hosting its 2nd annual poolside fashion show at the Ilume Cedar Springs Apartments. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and food from Mi Cocina with their ticket purchase.

 

Moon Day: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing a day early at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Saturday, you’ll experience a full day of family-friendly space exploration, exhibits, and classes.

 

CADD Bus Tour: Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas hosts bus tours that allow participants to gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, and art installations. This Saturday, the itinerary includes Circuit 12 Contemporary. Deadbolt Studios, Galleri Urbane, and more.

 

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit beginning Sunday, July 20 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.

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This week in DFW food & beverage news

Looking for the latest events and gossip surrounding the D-FW restaurant scene? Look no further. This week enjoy art, outdoor celebrations, and welcome new restaurant hires and locations. Plus, a Fort Worth chef will be hosting an all-new reality TV series.

 

Events:

Komali Food & Art: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served Wednesday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the first in a series of art exhibits displayed at Komali.

 

Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner: The second of three dinners in this series takes place this Friday, July 11. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. and will include five courses served family-style with wine and cocktails.

 

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park: This weekend, Fri. July 11 to Sun. July 13, dine on some of the best food that Dallas-area restaurants have to offer. There will be more than 70 restaurants represented, with 20 of them set up inside so you can beat the heat. There will also be live music, food trucks, and dancing.

 

Grace Clam Bake: The Fort Worth restaurant will host its first-ever clam bake featuring Chef Blain’s all-seafood summer menu on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tei-An Rooftop Celebration: Celebrate Asahi Brewery’s Gold Award in the 2014 World Beer Cup with brews, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and a view of Downtown Dallas from the rooftop on Saturday, July 2, from 9 to 11 p.m.

 

Weekly Food Truck Schedule: See where you favorite mobile bites will be every day this week.

 

News:

New Pastry Chef at LARK on the Park: Ann Parravano has taken a new job recreating the dessert menu at the popular restaurant near Klyde Warren Park after three years with Stephan Pyles and Stampede 66. New dishes include her signature Avocado White Chocolate Bavarian as well as the Sweet Corn Ice Cream Cake, Valrhona Dark Chocolate Frozen Soufflé (pictured above), and Butterscotch Blondie Coup.

 

New Alamo Drafthouse Location: This time next year Downtown Dallas will have its very own, two-story movie theater on the southwest corner of Cadiz St. and S. Lamar St. Get ready to enjoy great beer, great food, and great movies on eight screens in the heart of Dallas.

 

Fort Worth Chef on Reality TV: Chef and restaurant operator Tim Love has landed a hosting position on the new show “Restaurant Startup,” a reality series that pairs restaurant innovators with investors. Pitches will be made, test restaurants will be opened, and, hopefully, all of someone’s dream will come true starting tonight, July 8 at 9 p.m.

 

US Open Beer Championship: Last week, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Peticolas Brewing, and Lakewood Brewing were named to the list of Top 10 Breweries in 2014. These three D-FW breweries, along with Community Beer Company, also took home various other awards for their Texas-made creations.

 

Photo via LARK on the Park Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up


Your D-FW Weekend Round Up

This weekend in D-FW is dominated by great art in all forms, from rock music and the symphony to improv and gallery openings. Check out where you can get your fix of great entertainment below:

 

Patio Sessions: Tonight, Thursday, May 29, is one of the last nights to enjoy an evening in the Dallas Arts District listening to live music from 5:30-7:30 p.m. brought to you by the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

 

Music Thursdays at Klyde Warren Park: Enjoy this week’s performance by The Quebe Sisters and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra tonight at 8 p.m.

 

New Works Festival: Presented by Kitchen Dog Theater, you can expect this festival to include kitschy art, rowdy partying, and raw talent. Plays, readings, and other events vary by day and go on through June 21.

 

Swan Lake: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will bring Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet to life alongside the Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall from Friday, May 30, to Sunday, June 1.

 

Improv: Get your share of laughs every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. through July 18 at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.

 

Classics at Klyde Warren Park: This Saturday, May 31, grab your blanket for the last installment of the park’s latest film series, Hollywood classics.

 

Home Coffee Brewing Classes: The first Sunday of every month, including this Sunday, June 1, you’re invited to a free class from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to learn how to become a bro barista at home.

 

Art Gallery Openings and Events: Click to see the latest gallery openings and art events going on around town this weekend.

 

Rob Schneider: Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1, Improv Addison will host the former Saturday Night Live cast member with shows starting at 8 p.m.

 

Front Porch Showdown: There’s no better place to listen to bluegrass music than this Saturday, May 31, at Dallas Heritage Village. There will be ten bands as well as food trucks and arts and crafts.

 

BFD 2014: If you love rock and roll and lots of it, head to Gexa Energy Pavilion on Sunday, June 1, for headliner Five Finger Death Punch along with Steel Panther, The Pretty Reckless, Theory of a Deadman, and more.

Dallas Continues to Add Art


We’ve got two exciting new things to tell you about the art scene in Dallas today!

Rachel Nash Gallery Opening- Deep Ellum

1. On February 8, Deep Ellum steps it up by adding a brand new art gallery to its scene. The Rachel Nash Gallery will host its grand opening party from 8-10 p.m. at its location at 2646 Main St. in Deep Ellum. This space will be “dedicated to connecting emerging artists with the local Dallas community.” Deep Ellum, probably due to it’s dedicated support of local breweries and business owners, has seen major growth over the past few years. We feel it’s safe to assume that the addition of an art gallery will only further this positive growth. To learn more about the Rachel Nash Gallery, click here.

 

self_portrait_winter_webDavid Bates, Self Portrait, Winter

manwithsnake_webDavid Bates, Man With Snake

2. The Nasher Sculpture Center has 18 new works of art! We talked recently about the Eye, and we’re sure everyone’s heard about the Nasher’s big Xchange program. These were two big ventures for the center in 2013, but they’re not the only newsworthy things that happened last year. The Nasher was also the recipient of 18 pieces of art by various artists that are now part of the permanent collection. We feel that it’s a true gift to live in a city with such a love for art, and we can’t wait to see what the center has  planned for these recent acquisitions. We know for certain that two of the new pieces will be included at an overview of David Bates’ career at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth that begins next week.

 

Have you heard any other art news or experienced some of our art scene for yourself recently? We’d love to hear your comments!