DFW Weekend Round-Up (1/15-1/18)


DFW Weekend Round Up (1/15-1/18)

It’s all about the arts this weekend in DFW. From live music and tap dancing to broadway shows and comics, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

If you’re looking for activities that are more food & drink-centric, click here.

 

Thursday, Jan. 15:

Dallas Arboretum $5 Days: Through the end of the month, admittance to the wonderful world of the Dallas Arboretum is just $5.

 

Beauty and The Beast: All weekend long, head to Bass Performance Hall for a broadway production of “a tale as old as time” based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film.

 

The Marvel Experience: Experience Marvel comics and superheroes like never before with the world’s only 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic theater, a state-of-the-art 4-D motion ride, and more. All the fun will be at Fair Park through February 1.

 

Friday, Jan. 16:

Brett Eldredge: The country music star will take the stage at Billy Bob’s.

 

Bricks in the Wall: The Pink Floyd tribute band will play at the House of Blues.

 

Mavs: The Dallas Mavericks take on the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center at 7:30pm after a loss on Wednesday.

 

Rhythm in Fusion Festival: This four-day festival highlights tap dancing at its finest. Learn from top national dancers, choreographers, and industry professionals as they guide you through the world of tap at the Majestic Theater. Classes range from beginner to advanced and go through Monday.

 

Saturday, Jan. 17:

Artopia: The Dallas Observer’s annual event held at Centennial Hall in Fair Park focuses on emerging and undiscovered artists working in art, music, film, and fashion. Experience it all, plus food and drink, in one exciting night.

 

Have a Heart Benefit: Have A Heart is a benefit event built like a music festival, focusing on supporting local DFW families struggling with a diverse range of issues. This event will benefit John Bullard, a local man suffering from Cerebral Palsy, and promises to be a night of great music with 12 bands rocking the stage at Trees in Deep Ellum.

 

Hotcake Hustle: Runners, walkers, and pancake lovers unite in Addison for a day of exercise and indulgence. In addition to races and hotcakes, this event also features live music and a beer garden.

 

Sunday, Jan. 18:

Anjelah Johnson: Perhaps best known for her Nail Salon and Bon Qui Qui viral videos, the comedian will perform live at Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Panther Island Ice: This is the last weekend to experience the outdoor ice rink at the Coyote Drive-in in Fort Worth.

 

Travis Tritt: The country singer will play at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson.

 

Image via Bass Hall Facebook page; feature image

DFW Weekend Round Up (12/11-12/14)


DFW Weekend Round Up (12/11-12/14)

It’s a star-filled weekend as Andrea Bocelli, Amy Grant, the Old 97’s, the hosts of Mythbusters, Fleetwood Mac, and Dave Chappelle all take stages around DFW. We’re also reminding you that now is the time to take advantage of all of the wonderful holiday events going on before the season has come and gone.

 

Thursday, Dec. 11:

Andrea Bocelli: The Italian tenor will be at American Airlines Center mesmerizing fans with his world-renowned voice.

 

Doyle Bramhall II: The Austin-native, blues and rock singer will be at the Granada Theater with opener The TonTons.

 

Friday, Dec. 12:

2014 Dallas City Scape: Ever wonder what all of your favorite local landmarks would look like made of Legos? Head to the Galleria now through January 4th to find out. The annual event benefits Education Opens Doors.

 

Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant with Dallas POPs: Multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Christian musicians Smith and Grant will join Dallas POPs at American Airlines Center for a night that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

 

Saturday, Dec. 13:

Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rock Extravaganza: The Winspear Opera House will host Setzer and his orchestra as they play some of their biggest hits alongside holiday classics.

 

Old 97’s with Matt Hillyer: Matt Hillyer will open for the Dallas band as they throwback to their debut album, Hitchhike to Rhome, among their other hits. Enjoy both acts at the Majestic Theater.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Golden State Warriors at 1pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.

 

Mythbusters: The Behind the Myths Tour of the Discovery Channel show will be in town with its hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Their live performance at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie will feature onstage experiments, audience participation, and stories of how things work behind the scenes.

 

Stars: The Dallas Stars take on the New Jersey Devils at 7:30pm at American Airlines Center. Get out there and support our guys.

 

Sunday, Dec. 14:

Cowboys at Eagles: In week 15, the ‘boys will play away against the Philadelphia Eagles at 7:30pm. We’re 9 and 4 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Fleetwood Mac: Christine McVie has rejoined the acclaimed group for the first time in 16 years. Hear all of their classics in their purest form at American Airlines Center. If you have to miss out, they’ll be back in March.

 

MetroPCS Dallas Marathon: The annual races begin at 8am in downtown Dallas. If you’re not participating, there will be viewing points all over from which to watch the runners and cheer them on to the finish line. The primary beneficiary of the race will be Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

 

Monday, Dec. 15:

Dave Chappelle: In a last minute addition to the weekend, the comedian has scheduled two days of hilarity at House of Blues Dallas on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Ongoing Holiday Events:

A Christmas Carol: Be enchanted by the Dallas Theater Center’s version of the Dickens classic story featuring the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, now through December 27 at Wyly Theater.

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical: Laugh along with this holiday classic presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, now through December 14 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrate the holidays like never before with an exhibit featuring a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos each telling the story of one of the 12 days from the beloved Christmas carol. The exhibit runs through January 4.

 

DSO Christmas Pops: Join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a choir for a night of holiday songs. You can sing along to all of your favorites through December 21.

 

The Trains at NorthPark: The holiday favorite is back for its 27th year and its 16th at NorthPark. This wonderful tradition features model trains and famous U.S. landmarks on more than 1,600 feet of tracks. You can get in on the fun of this display through January 4.

 

Image via Fleetwood Mac Facebook

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.

 

Image via Partners Card Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/4-9/7)


Your Weekend Round Up (9/4-9/7)

This weekend in DFW is packed with live music, celebrations, and the first regular season Cowboys game! Check out where you can find Aretha Franklin, Dallas’ best 80’s tribute bands, and one of the most exciting airplane stunt shows in the US.

 

Ken Burns and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: He’s one of the most acclaimed documentary film makers whose subjects range from the Civil War to Frank Lloyd Wright. Join Ken Burns tonight, Thursday, Sept. 4, at Winspear Opera House to hear him speak about his latest project that focuses on the famous Roosevelt family.

 

First Thursday Late Night: The Perot Museum is introducing an all new series that will take place every first Thursday of the month. Tonight’s inaugural event will feature special guest Jeff Corwin and will explore the amazing islands of the Galapagos.

 

Let’s Dance: Tango, Waltz, and Cha-Cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7.

 

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham: These country stars will take the stage Friday at Gexa for an evening dedicated to their greatest hits and newest music.

 

Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars with special guest AFI will be at Gexa on Saturday, Sept. 6 to rock the night away.

 

Totally 80’s- A Night of Covers: Granada Theater is hosting a night of awesome 80’s cover bands on Saturday. Stop by to relive the decade with two of Dallas’ best tribute bands, Le Cure and Panic.

 

A Night to Remember feat. Aretha Franklin: This year’s fundraiser, hosted by anti-poverty organization CitySquare, takes place this Saturday and features “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. She just one of the many big names to grace the annual event, which has also hosted Steve Martin, B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, and others.

 

Meyerson Symphony Center 25th Anniversary Celebration: Though there is a full week of events celebrating the Dallas Arts District building, Saturday will feature a parade and marching band on Flora Street. After the main event, there will be family-friendly activities and performances.

 

The Most Good Music Festival: Panther Island Pavillion in Fort Worth is hosting another music festival this Saturday, but this one comes with a good cause. You’ll see Jack Ingram, Stoney LaRue and other Texas country singers while benefitting the Salvation Army and its goal of providing 1 million meals to the hungry people of DFW.

 

Target First Saturdays: This free event at the Nasher is design especially for preschool and elementary school children. The theme this month is “Legacy.” Activities are based around inspiring your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world.

 

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Head to Gexa on Sunday, Sept. 7, to see a friendly face-off between these two hip-hop/rap icons.

 

Cowboys vs. 49’s: The first regular season Cowboys game is finally here! See the ‘boys take on San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Stadium and celebrate the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. If you can’t make the game you could always watch it here.

 

Red Bull Air Race 2014: After a three-year hiatus, Red Bull will be back at Texas Motor Speedway with a show that features airplanes flying through incredible aerial racetracks.

 

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 CitySquare

 

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 (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.

Image via Dallas Cowboys Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up (8/7-8/10)


Weekend Round Up (8/7-8/10)

This weekend is big for live music, tax-free deals, and all forms of art and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a show to catch with friends or a way to spend time with the kids, we’ve got something on the list for you.

 

Tim McGraw: One of the most well-known artists in country music will be joined by up-and-comers Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope at Gexa on Friday, August 8. If you missed Tim when he was here for the March Madness Music Festival, be sure to catch him now.

 

Monte Montgomery: If you like Eric Clapton and/or John Mayer, check out Monte Montgomery at Granada on Friday. He’s an Austin native and is said to be one of the most energetic performers in Texas.

 

Frisco Rough Riders vs. Tulsa Drillers: From Friday to Sunday, the Rough Riders will be taking on the Drillers. Plus, Friday night is Craft Beer Night at Dr. Pepper Stadium. Get friends and family together to cheer on our team.

 

Oak Cliff Cultural Center Block Party: Saturday, August 9 , join in on the celebration of the Center’s fourth anniversary. The event will have live music, face painting, art booths, food, and dancing.

 

Family Yoga: Get the family together for some outdoor activity and zen on Saturday. The Crow Collection will host a class beginning at 10am at Klyde Warren Park.

 

2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: If you don’t make Friday night’s show at Gexa, you can still catch live music there on Saturday. 20 rock and metal bands, including Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, will play on four different stages.

 

Target Second Saturday: The Latin Cultural Center is offering up fun for the whole family Saturday with music by Grammy Award-winning artist Mr. Blue Shoes. Kids can enjoy Latin dance lessons, an early exposure to blues music, and a lesson in history.

 

Metalachi: Do you love metal? Do you love mariachi music? Then Metalachi is the band for you. This one-of-a-kind band will be singing classic hard rock songs while playing traditional mariachi instruments Sunday, August 10 at Trees in Deep Ellum.

 

Dogfight: Addison Theatre Centre is holding the first performance of Dogfight outside of New York through August 16. 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Tax-Free Weekend: The kiddos will be going back to school before we know it and it’s time to get them ready by taking advantage of tax-free weekend, which lasts from Friday to Sunday. Generally, clothing, footwear, and school supplies under $100 are all tax free.

 

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs: Have a kid who loves dinosaurs? Are you a dinosaur-buff yourself? Looking for a great indoor activity? Check all the boxes at the Perot Museum this weekend at this exhibit that displays Earth’s inhabitants as the were 140 million years ago.

 

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.

 

Water Parks: Take advantage of the free time your kids have during the summer to visit one of D-FW’s many water parks.