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!

 

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D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/11-9/14)


Your Weekend Round Up (9/11-9/14)

Comedy shows, live music, and a balloon festival top this week’s events in DFW.

 

Rocky Horror Show: Four decades after its Broadway premiere, this hilarious show kicks off in Dallas tonight, Thursday September 11, at Dallas Theater Center. The production promises to be wickedly wayward and will run through October 19.

 

Celina BalloonFestival: Balloon festival season is back this weekend from Friday Sept. 12 to Sunday, Sept. 14. Head to Old Celina Park to see balloons take flight and enjoy carnival rides, games, human hamster balls, dog adoptions, and 100+ other vendors.

 

Kings of Leon: Friday, head to Gexa to rock out with the “Use Somebody” band who will be playing with Young the Giant and Kongos.

 

Jerusalem: Take a tour through all of the significant sites of this Israeli city in a new large-format film narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. It opens Friday at the Omni Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

 

Dia de los Toadies: The 7th annual music festival held by The Toadies will take place Friday and Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Headliners include Rhett Miller and other acoustic bands the first night and a full day of rock, including the Old 97’s and Ume, on Saturday.

 

Aziz Ansari: The Parks & Recreation star is stopping through Dallas on his Modern Romance Tour on Saturday at American Airlines Center. He’s a star on the rise and always fills his venues with laughter from start to finish.

 

Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza: Denton Main Street Association will host the 15th annual event on Saturday. You’ll get to see hot rods, motorcycles, trucks, classics, and custom cars. Plus, there will be “attic treasure appraisals” where you get verbal appraisals on the worth of your “stuff.” Live music and good food will also be available.

 

Cowboys at Titans: In week two, the ‘boys will take on the Tennessee Titans 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.

 

Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the many farmer’s markets over the long weekend.

 

If you’re looking for food & beverage events to fill your weekend, click here.

D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/21-8/24)


Weekend Round Up (8/21-8/24)

This weekend is ALL about live music with a little football sprinkled in. From Aerosmith to Nickel Creek and the SEC to the Cowboys, if you’re a music or football fan, you need to check out what’s going on.

 

6th Annual DFW SEC Kickoff Party: DFW SEC fans are hosting their annual party-of-the-year at Community Beer Co. tonight, Thursday, August 21, to celebrate the beginning of another great season of SEC Football.

 

Music Thursday: Check out this week’s local artist showcase at Klyde Warren Park, Rania Khoury and the Stone Wolves.

 

The Wizard of Oz: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of this ultimate classic at the Texas Theater on Friday, August 22 with a simultaneous showing of Dark Side of the Moon.

 

Aerosmith: American Airlines will host legends Aerosmith, Slash, and Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators all in one place on Friday.

 

Nickel Creek: Country/bluegrass fans of the 2000’s are invited to welcome back the band after a seven year break. On Friday, they’ll take the stage at the Majestic Theater to celebrate their new album.

 

Panic! At The Disco: The rock band will play Friday night at South Side Ballroom.

 

Design District Market Festival: Saturday, August 23, from noon-5pm, you’ll find jewelry, clothing, and art by local vendors at this indoor/outdoor market. There will also be food trucks, free drinks, live music, and the return of the Dallas Contemporary Dumpster Pool.

 

North Texas Fair & Rodeo: This event kicked off on the 15th and goes through Saturday. There’s live music, great food, stock shows, and more!

 

Sarah Jaffe: This Denton native has opened for Norah Jones and recorded a song with Eminem. Now she’s back to celebrate her third album, Don’t Disconnect, which dropped August 19, with a show on Saturday at the Majestic Theater.

 

One Direction: Sunday, August 24,  is a big day for pop music fans in Dallas. The British pop sensation band, also known as One D, will take over AT&T Stadium for their “Where We Are Tour.”

 

Judy Collins: She has vocals and acoustics that have inspired audiences for generations. Now you can see her live at the Granada on Sunday.

 

Hottest Half & 10k: Starting and finishing at Community Beer Co. in Dallas, this run through town most definitely will not lack refreshments. Join the crowd on Sunday and get your medal/beer opener at the finish line.

 

Cowboys: Don’t forget to tune-in to watch the Cowboys at Dolphins game on Sunday at 6pm!

 

The Phantom of The Opera: Through Sunday, 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.

 

Tango in the Park: Revel in the romance of Argentine tango music and dancing under the stars at Klyde Warren Park on Sunday. There will be Tango lessons with Dallas masters, a dance performance, and a DJ.

 

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.

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