Who doesn’t love a weekend filled with jazz, timeless theater, and brisket? How about one with a music festival and our Mavs in the playoffs? Welcome to Dallas-Fort Worth, where you can experience all of these things in a few short days. See all the great events going on during the beautiful weekend ahead.
Sweeney Todd: From tonight, April 24, to Saturday, April 26, you can enjoy four presentations of Stephen Sondheim’s famed play at Dallas City Performance Hall. More than 150 actors and singers will bring the spectacle to life!
Pecan Lodge Brisket & Rhone Varietal Wines: On Friday, April 25, $30 will get you a half pound of brisket and 6 delicious Rhone Varietal Wines samples. From 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., “Brisket + Wine = Good Time.”
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival: This year’s festival, which is free, will take place Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27, in Quakertown Park. More than 2,000 musicians will preform on six different stages, with a heavy emphasis on jazz. You’ll also get a good dose of art, of course.
Sherlock Holmes: Various takes on this infamous character have been done on the big screen and TV for years. This Friday, April 25, see a play in which Holmes goes up against his nemesis, Moriarty, in a case surrounded by blackmail. Presented by the Dallas Theater Center, you can catch the show until May 25 at Wyly Theater.
Canines and Cadillacs: You read that right! If you’re a fan of pooches and parties, Saturday’s event is the one for you! It supports Duck Team 6, which is a 100% volunteer organization that has rescued over 400 dogs. It’s black-tie optional and there will be hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, cocktails, and live and silent auctions from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Edgefest 2014: Presented by 102.1 FM KDGE, this year’s Edgefest will showcase big names like Beck, The Avett Brothers, and Bastille. These three, and many others, will rock the festival, which takes place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.
Spring Gallery Walks: Feel going on a walk in this weekend’s nice weather and seeing some art while you’re at it? Head to Deep Ellum for the Spring Gallery Walk that showcases 17 different galleries in the area on Saturday, April 26. The Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk will also hold open galleries from the Design District to Denton, and there’s a Bike Swarm that begins at Oak Cliff Cultural Center.
Fort Worth AIA Home Tour: The Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting it’s 3rd annual home tour on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m. The tour will showcase outstanding residential properties in the area.
History with a Twist: Travel back in time this weekend as Dallas Heritage Village presents classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a performance by the Singapore Slingers. Attendees are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing vintage early 20th century attire.
Local Farmer’s Markets: Take advantage of the beautiful weather and support our local vendors by checking out one of the many farmer’s markets all over D-FW.