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.

What To Do in D-FW


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When you find time away from celebrating Valentine’s, or if you’re not a fan in the first place, take advantage of the great weather that’s forecasted and check out one or a few of these great events in D-FW this weekend!

 

Try a new Italian restaurant: Live in Addison and love Italian? Head to Arezzo. It’s casual, healthy, build-your-own, and quite tasty!

 

Go to an open house: Corelogic has reported that Dallas-Plano-Irving single-family housing price growth ranks No. 7 among the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, at 9.8%! Go take advantage of this thriving market by checking out some of the fabulous homes hosting open houses this weekend.

 

Buy tickets for Edgefest 2014: Tickets go on sale for Frisco’s annual music festival this Friday, Feb. 14. (hint, hint Valentine’s gift). This year’s line up will include the Avett Brothers, Bastille, Beck, and more.

 

Have a boozy coffee: Try out what CultureMap describes as an official trend, collaborations between local beer and coffee breweries resulting in coffee beer. It’s now offered by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company/Avoca Coffee, Deep Ellum Brewing Company/Oak Cliff Coffee, and Community Beer/Ascension.

 

Do a food truck taste test: D Magazine has produced a list of food truck vendors that will be at Truck Yard, in Lower Greenville, this week and weekend. On Friday, there will be an event promoting the new Pompeii Movie during which free movie passes will be given out and you can buy food from the Pompeii DFW Food Truck.

 

Snoop Dogg at HOB: Tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 12, “Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion” (aka Snoop Doggy Dog aka Snoop, etc.) is playing a show at the House Of Blues. Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9, and tickets are still available.

 

Death and the Powers: Showing at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House from Feb. 12-16, this original Dallas opera is a combination of science fiction and family drama. The sunday performance with be simulcast to locations around the world!

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: See the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play at Kalita Humphreys Theater, beginning Feb. 14 and going until Mar. 9, 2014. For tickets, click here.

 

Shop LAFCO and support a great cause: Sunday, Feb. 16, 15% of sales from LAFCO will go to support The Family Place. Treat yourself to some new stuff and give back to your community!