DFW Weekend Round Up (2/12-2/15)


DFW Weekend Round Up (2/12-12/15)

 

Love is in the air this weekend. Love for the arts, love for sports, and love just for the sake of love. Take your pick from this list of events that will have you falling in love with your city all over again.

 

Thursday, Feb. 12:

Bob Seger: The artist known for hits like “Night Moves” and “Old Time Rock and Roll” with be at American Airlines Center promoting his latest album, Ride Out.

 

The Book of Mormon: If you didn’t make last year’s show, now is the time to catch the Tony Award-winning musical created by the people behind South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It will be at Winspear Opera House through Feb. 22.

 

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: This live, multi-media show at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie will take you on a musical journey through the life and times of one of the world’s most celebrated bands.

 

Stagger Lee: This musical travels through the 20th Century with mythical characters on their quest to achieve the American Dream. Its message promises to get you thinking and its music with have your feet moving. The show takes place at Wyly Theatre through Sunday.

 

Friday, Feb. 13:

A Hard Day’s Night: The internationally-renowned Beatles tribute band, that has its roots in Dallas, will play at Granda Theater with opener Run For You Life, also a Beatles tribute band.

 

Sarah Jaffe: The Texas-native is back in town with openers $1, Sam Lao and Blue, The Misfit. They will all play at Trees in Deep Ellum.

 

Stars vs. Panthers: The Dallas Stars will take on the Florida Panthers at 7:30 at American Airlines Center. Grab your jersey and cheer them to a win!

 

Saturday, Feb. 14:

11th-Annual Dallas Blues Festival: Whether you love the blues or you’re feelin’ the blues this Valentine’s, head to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie for a lineup that features Mel Waiters, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey and more.

 

Hearts in the Park 2015: Enjoy family-friendly actives from 12 to 4pm, followed by music and dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Klyde Warren Park. There will be a “Smooch-a-Pooch” event with White Rock Dog Rescue, a Valentine’s Story Time, a Magician, and more during the day. Then, at night, dance to live music from the Mad Men Swing Band.

 

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes: Through May 10, the Perot Museum will host an exhibit that asks you to tap into your inner detective. See how Sherlock Holmes used science to solve mysteries- then try it yourself.

 

Ricki Derek and Casablanca: Get in your Valentine’s Day dose of romance at the Granada Theater. Frank Sinatra-impressionist Ricki Dereck will take the stage for an unforgettable concert, followed by a screening of Casablanca, arguably one of Hollywood’s most romantic movies.

 

Sunday, Feb. 15:

John Waters: The director of films like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos and author of many books will be at Texas Theatre for his one-man show that will also promote his latest book.

 

Wayne Brady: Most famously known for his role in Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Wayne Brady will bring the laughs to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

 

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DFW Weekend Round-Up (10/23-10/26)


DFW Weekend Round Up (10/23-10/26)

Higher temperatures return this weekend just in time for outdoor concerts and celebrations. Check out all of your options for DFW fun this weekend below.

 

Thursday, Oct. 23:

Mavs 5K: Join the the Mavs Run This Town 5K at American Airlines Center for a fast, flat run through Victory Park and the Design District. Participants will receive a game ticket for a home game during the upcoming season and there will be a post-run party featuring a beer garden and music by the Old 97’s.

 

Open Classical Concert: Celebrate Halloween early with Open Classical at Klyde Warren Park featuring twists on classical musical masterpieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and more.

 

Patio Sessions: The series at Sammons Park continues tonight with Calhoun and opener Catamaran. The show is free and there will be food trucks from 6-9pm.

 

Friday, Oct. 24:

Dallas Opera Simulcast: The Dallas Opera and The Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, in partnership with the AT&T Performing Arts Center and Klyde Warren Park, present The Marriage of Figaro simulcast from the Winspear Opera House.

 

Partners Card: It’s that time of year again. Many of your favorite DFW stores will give you 20% off for participating in a 10-day event that benefits The Family Place and allows you to get some of your holiday shopping done early.

 

Saturday, Oct. 25:

Jason Aldean:  Country music mega-star, Jason Aldean will be at Gexa with openers Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.

 

Klyde Warren Park Anniversary Celebration: It’s been two years since the beloved park opened right on top of the highway, so they’re inviting everyone to celebrate! There will be activities like face painting, yoga, crafts, as well as live music featuring Michael Prysock, Eastwood with Nicholas Altobelli, and Home by Hovercraft.

 

Modern ’till Midnight- 80’s Edition: This event will take you back to the club scene and buzz of New York in the ’80s during the Modern’s extended, late-night hours. Don’t miss an eclectic array of live performances by local bands on the lawn featuring well-known sounds of the time.

 

North Oak Cliff Music Festival: The 3rd-annual festival is held at Lake Cliff Park and has an exciting line up in store. This year, take in music by Edie Brickell & The Bohemians, Meiko, Emily Elbert, Seryn, Kat Edmonson and more.

 

Preservation Dallas Fall Tour: The Preservation Dallas’ 2014 Fall Architectural Tour presents Grounds for Preservation, which highlights historic estates and their landscapes. This one is off the charts!

 

Sunday, Oct. 26:

AT&T Sunset Screenings- The Shining: Halloween is almost here and what better way to get in the mood than with this haunting movie? Grab your blanket and a picnic basket at Strauss Square.

 

Cowboys vs. Redskins: In week eight, the ‘boys will take on the Washington Redskins at home on Sunday at 7:30pm. We’re 6 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.

 

Howl-o-ween at Dallas Heritage Village: Bring your dog in a costume and participate in a pet costume contest, games, crafts, fun, food and more. Proceeds from this event benefit the animal program at Dallas Heritage Village and the SPCA of Texas.

 

All Weekend:

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.

 

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.

 

More? If you’re looking for weekend activities that focus more on food and drink, click here.

 

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D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/28-8/31)


Your Weekend Round Up (8/28-8/31)

This weekend is filled with awesome music events and screenings of many classic films, but if you’re a football fan you know that this weekend also marks the return of the college season. Thank goodness it’s a long weekend, because we don’t know how you’re going to make time for all these fun events!

 

College Football: We don’t care which team you support, we can all be excited that college football is back! Tonight, August 28, marks a big kick-off to a weekend filled with the season’s first games. Texas A&M will face off against South Carolina beginning at 5pm. The fun continues with tons of huge games Saturday and then a Sunday match up between SMU and Baylor. You’re sure to find fans cheering on teams from every state at just about any venue in DFW with a TV.

 

Mockingbird Station Drive-In Movie: The last film screening of the summer at The Lofts pool at Mockingbird Station is tonight. The final (free) feature will be Wet Hot American Summer, a classic featuring big names like Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, and Janeane Garofalo.

 

Decks in the Park: This monthly event has caught on like wild fire. Tonight’s show features some of Dallas’ top DJs including, Jus-Stone, Tony Schwa, Jonene, Jeff Mitchell, and Phooka with MC S.O.U.L.JAH & Daddy J.

 

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: Friday night, August 29, at Gexa is bound to be a blast for fans of “R&B, Soul, and Funk Awesomeness,” as this band takes the stage with Patti Labelle and Ruben Studdard.

 

LEGO KidsFest: If you or anyone in your family is a LEGO fan, head to this three-day event featuring a Challenge Zone, a LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Club & Master Builder Academy, a screening of The LEGO Movie and much more. It’s being held at the Dallas Convention Center and promises to be fun for builders of all ages.

 

Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock: The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW joins the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in two series this August, the second of which runs throughout this weekend. In celebration of Alfred Hitchcock, there will be a screening of six of his pivotal films, including two silent features with live music accompaniment. All screenings will be held in the Modern Art Museum’s auditorium.

 

Dallas DanceFest: This will be the inaugural year of a three-day event filled with the art of dance. Taking place at Dallas City Performance Hall, you can see some of the area’s finest groups including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, and Dallas Black Dance Theater.

 

Clearfork Music Festival: If you like craft beer, live music, food trucks, art, and time by the water, you need to be at Panther Island Pavillion Saturday, August 30. Set on 40 acres on the Trinity River right near downtown Fort Worth, this festival is family and party friendly.

 

Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: Indiana Jones fans rejoice, the popular inflatable screen is back on Saturday with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This special showing, which celebrated the opening of the next Alamo Drafthouse, will be held outside Irving Convention Center. It will also feature live whip demonstrations, live snakes, food trucks, and more.

 

Mad Decent Block Party: Sunday, August 31, Zouk is hosting a wild outdoor party and concert. Headliners include Big Gigantic, Flosstradamus, Bro Safari, Waka Flocka Flame and more.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Image via ClearFork Fest Facebook Page

D-FW Weekend Round Up


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Easter will be here Sunday, but what are you going to do until then? We’ve got some ideas, including a cheesy fondue night, live music, and more. Find out how you can take advantage of all that D-FW has to offer this weekend…

 

Neil Young: Tonight, Thursday April 17, and tomorrow night, Friday, April 18, this man, arguably one the most famous musicians, will put on two acoustic performances at The Meyerson.

 

Beauty and the Beast: This Disney Broadway production will play at the Winspear Opera House through April 27. After almost 20 years since its premiere, this show contains all the classic songs from the movie that you hold dear, plus seven more you can only hear and see on stage.

 

Patio Sessions: Every Thursday, continuing tonight, April 18, spend your 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.

 

Fondue Night at Scardello: Is a more detailed description even necessary? For $40 per person you’ll dip your way through an incredible dinner from start to finish.

 

Texas Rangers Games: Enjoy the great weather forecasted for this weekend and cheer on our team! Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, the Rangers will take on the White Sox. Friday and Saturday’s games are both at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday’s will start at 2:05 p.m.

 

Billy Joe Shaver: The Black Lillies will open for the country musician, who is well known for his original songs as well as his work with singers like Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels. The show will take place at The Kessler Friday, April 18.

 

Fort Worth Opera Festival: As with every April, it’s time for opera to take on Fort Worth. This year Bass Performance Hall will host The Pearl Fishers (playing three times Saturday, April 19, through May2), With Blood, With Ink (playing 10 times Sunday, April 20, through May 10), and Forte (a trio playing Sunday, April 20, only). For a full list of all the performances, click here.

 

Easter: Dine out at one of the area’s many restaurants with brunch specials or check out the activities going on at Easter in Lee Park and/or Omni Dallas presents Easter Fun.

 

Dallas Blooms: Take advantage of the lovely weather this weekend and stop by Dallas Blooms. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day and you can grab some food and drink at one of the many great local White Rock spots nearby.

 

Angelika Film Festival: Ok, so this isn’t happening this weekend, but we had to give you a heads up. The 44th annual Angelika Film Festival will run next week from April 22nd to the 27th. It will feature legendary stars and movie’s we’ll never forget. Check out all the details here.