DFW Weekend Round Up (7/23 – 7/26)


Reunion Lawn Party
Plenty of fun to get into this weekend — listen to live music at the Dallas Arboretum, Christmas shop in the Bishop Arts District or have fun at a free lawn party! Get the details for those events and more below.

 

Thursday, July 23

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, July 24

Garden Gigs: For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum will host a full-grounds musical event open to the general public. Local artists/musicians Salim Nourallah; duo John Lefler and Camille Cortinas; Kaela Sinclair; and Sudie perform intimate sets at sundown throughout the gardens. Guests can purchase dinner and snacks from popular DFW food trucks or bring their own picnics and beverages. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 25

Christmas in July: Head over to the Bishop Arts District for amazing deals on holiday and regular merchandise. Many restaurants will have special features and plenty of fun on the streets. This year promises tons of festive holiday fun for the whole family, plus there’s a 100 percent chance of snow in the forecast! 6 p.m.

 

Reunion Lawn Party: Have fun at a free lawn party near the base of Reunion Tower with food trucks, lawn games, and a beer garden featuring craft beers from local breweries. Enjoy live music from Prophets and Outlaws, taking the stage around 8:15 p.m. FREE. 6:30-10:30 p.m.

 

Shakespeare in the ParkShakespeare Dallas is back for another season of the wildly acclaimed Shakespeare in the Park. Catch the timeless classic — Romeo and Juliet — at the Samuel Grand Amphitheatre. Go early to set up your lawn chairs and lay your blanket down, and don’t forget the bug spray! Tickets start at $7. 8:15 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 26

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Basically Beethoven Festival: Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the 35th annual Basically Beethoven Festival Sunday afternoons in July. These free performances start at 2:30 p.m. with a pre-concert Rising Star Recital showcasing young music artists and competition winners. At 3 p.m., the chamber music performances begin, featuring professional musicians from the Dallas & Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, The Dallas Opera Orchestra, and area university faculties members. FREE.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photos courtesy of Reunion Tower and Candy R.

DFW Weekend Round Up (7/16-7/19)


 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up

Plenty of fun activities to get into this weekend! View late-night museum exhibits, sneak a peek of some Friday fireworks or indulge in Sunday Funday on the Trinity. Get the details for those events and more below.

 

Thursday, July 16

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Friday, July 17

’til Midnight at the Nasher: The Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission to its monthly event, ’til Midnight, which features live outdoor concerts, social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and access to the the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two and grab & go food items the night of the event. 6 p.m. – midnight.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 18

Kimbell Fest: Scotland: The second annual Kimbell Festival will highlight Scottish heritage, inspired by the museum’s summer exhibition — Botticelli to Brasque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission, innovative art activities, face painting, films, cultural performances and demonstrations, and exciting live music by breakout Texas musicians on the Museum’s celebrated lawn. 2-10 p.m. For a detailed list of activities and times, click here.

 

Concerts by the Creek: Travel over to Allen and visit Waters Creek for its live music series. This Saturday, spread a blanket on the Green or dine alfresco while enjoying the tunes of Infinite Journey — Texas’s premiere Journey tribute band. FREE. 7-10 p.m.

 

Texas Heritage Festival: Mosey on over to the Heard Museum and celebrate all that makes the Lone Star State so spectacular. The annual festival will feature Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations and interactive children’s activities. Guests will also have the opportunity to feast on some authentic Texas grub. $9/adults; $6/child. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 19

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Panther Island Pavilion.

DFW Weekend Round Up (7/9-7/12)


DFW Weekend Round Up

 

Plenty of fun activities to get into this weekend! Party with the Dallas Stars, take a peek at some luxury boats or slide down a 1,000-foot slide. Get the details for those events and more below.

 

Thursday, July 9

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Friday, July 10

Summer Boat Expo: It’s that time of year again! Dallas Market Hall will host the largest boating event in North Texas this weekend, featuring more than 450 boat and watercraft models. For tickets and details on exhibitors, click here. 3-9 p.m. $12/adults; $6/children.

 

Party in the Park: Visit Klyde Warren Park and party with the Dallas Stars! The beloved hockey team will host Party in the Park, featuring live music from Rise & Shine and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Food truck vendors will be on-site, along with Dallas Stars mascots, the Stars Street Squad and Stars personalities, which will have inflatables and interactive games for all ages. 6-9 p.m. FREE.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 11

Parker County Peach Festival: Held in historic downtown Weatherford, the 31st Annual Peach Festival features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths. Also enjoy live music, children’s activities, the Peach Pedal Bike Ride and the 42″ Domino Tourney. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5/adults; FREE for children.

 

Urban Slide: Who doesn’t love a great Slip N’ Slide in the summer heat? Here’s your chance to slide down a 1,000-foot adventure! Taking place in West Dallas, the Urban Slide will run from 12-6:30 p.m., with the night session being from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Review the requirements here; register here.

 

Sunday, July 12

Düb Splash: Around 700 Volkswagens will be on display at Texas’ largest Volkswagen car show, which also features booths and vendors. Held at Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Lewisville, Düb Splash brings together Volkswagen enthusiasts for a summer car show, filled with customized rides, VW buses and more. 9 a.m. $2/person. Want to show off your VW, too? Register it here.

 

Photo courtesy of Klyde Warren Park.

DFW Weekend Round Up (6/25-6/28)


DFW Weekend Round Up

From live music to culinary events and baseball to fireworks, DFW is serving up something for everyone this weekend. Get the details for those events and more below.

 

 

Thursday, June 25

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Twilight Tunes: Kick off the weekend early and visit downtown Denton to hear live music by local bands. This Thursday, hear the country tunes of the Bonnie & Nick Norris Band. The concert is held on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, so remember to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE.

 

Cool Thursday Spring Concert Series: Visit the Dallas Arboretum and listen to a performance by the Buddy Holly Revue — a tribute to Buddy Holly. The concert will feature Buddy’s hits, as well as hit songs he recorded by Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Don’t forget to bring blankets, chairs and bug spray! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, June 26

Savor Mexico — Puebla: Sample the wonderful flavors of Puebla, Mexico in the annual culinary event, hosted by Desperados Mexican Restaurant, which celebrates the tastes and culture of a particular region of Mexico. The menu, designed by visiting chef Rodrigo Pineda, will be accompanied with imported wine, beers and specialty cocktails. $50/person. 7 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Concerts in the Garden: In this concert event, experience the sights and sounds of Star Wars at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Have your picture taken with Star Wars characters, then catch the stunning laser light show! The spectacle begins at 8:15 p.m. Don’t forget to pack a picnic! Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 27

Organic Farmers Market: Visit the Design District’s first Farmers Market along Hi Line Drive. Held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., this event will provide attendees the opportunity to purchase organic produce, order from local food trucks, enjoy live music and participate in on-site fitness demos. A few Design District shops will be featuring sample sales, too, so get there early!

 

Taco Libre!: Travel to downtown’s Main Street Garden and experience Dallas’ first taco and music festival. Sample an array of tacos from DFW’s best taquerias and enjoy live music from local acts. 2-10 p.m. View the schedule of events here. For ticket information, click here.

 

Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game: Once again, Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco will be hosting Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Medical Center. Benefiting the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation, this game will feature an a-list lineup, including Mavericks and Cowboys players, actors, singers, and local radio hosts. Arrive early for family-fun activities and stay late for post-game fireworks. 4:45 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, June 28

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Concerts in the Garden: Texas native and NBC’s The Voice star Luke Wade will be performing at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Witness his soulful voice at 8:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Image courtesy of Heroes Celebrity Baseball

DFW Weekend Round Up (6/18-6/21)


DFW Weekend Round Up
Plenty of events to treat Dad to this Father’s Day weekend, including arts, crafts, music and food!

 

 

Thursday, June 18

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will get to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Twilight Tunes: Kick off the weekend early and visit downtown Denton to hear live music by local bands. This Thursday, hear the blues and rock tunes of the Maylee Thomas Band. The concert is held on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, so remember to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE.

 

Cool Thursday Spring Concert Series: Visit the Dallas Arboretum and listen to a performance by Le Freak, the greatest disco band in the world. Don’t forget to bring blankets, chairs and bug spray! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, June 19

Summer Block Party: Held in the Dallas Arts District, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center join forces to bring you the annual Summer Block Party. Enjoy film screenings, outdoor concerts, guided tours, activity tables, scavengers hunts, and more! For more details and schedule of events, click here. 6 p.m.-midnight.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it will give you the best view and there will be a DJ and plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Concerts in the Garden: In this multimedia concert event, experience the sights and sounds of some of the most popular video games at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Enjoy music from Mario, Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy and more, all combined with synchronized images and spectacular lighting! The spectacle begins at 8:15 p.m. Don’t forget to pack a picnic! Purchase tickets here.

 

Saturday, June 20

Denton Air Show: Kickoff Father’s Day weekend and take dad to see vintage aircraft, aerobatic demonstrations and helicopter rides. Booths and concessions will be available. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. View the airshow schedule here. Purchase tickets here.

 

Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.

 

Father’s Day Weekend at Dallas Arboretum: The Dallas Arboretum put some special events together for dad and the gang. Enjoy a Saturday concert, filled with a spectrum of music from Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sinatra and more. Sunday brings craft time and classic cartoons — create a flower pot or bird house for dad, then enjoy classic superhero cartoons shown in the air-conditioned comfort of Rosine Hall.

 

Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day)

Today is dad’s special day and only you know what truly makes him feel appreciated. But if you’re still looking for a place to treat that special man, Dallas Morning News’ GuideLive put together a spectacular list of places to fill his belly and yours:

 

20 Dinners and Deals for Father’s Day in Dallas-Fort Worth

 

Image courtesy of The Dallas Arts District.

DFW Weekend Round Up (6/11-6/14)


DFW Weekend Round Up
Get ready for a fun-filled weekend! Live music and various festivals top our list of things to do in DFW this weekend.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 11

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will get to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

National Tap Dance Celebration: The Dance Council of North Texas, along with Dallas Summer Musicals, presents the Before-the-Show show. Prior to Dallas Summer Musical’s presentation of Cinderellaenjoy 45 minutes of fast-paced tap dancing, performed by tappers from all over DFW just outside Music Hall at Fair Park. Tapping begins at 6:30 p.m. Free admission.

 

Oak Cliff Film Festival: The fourth annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater, and other venues in North Oak Cliff through June 14. View the full film guide and schedule here, then download the festival program to plan your fest.

 

Friday, June 12

Family Fun Fridays: Participate in some summertime adventures at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, including face painting, a petting zoo and music. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For ticket information, click here.

 

Jurassic World at Alamo Drafthouse: Get ready to travel back in time. Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson will celebrate the release of Jurassic World — the new addition to the Jurassic Park series — by playing early shows throughout the weekend. The celebration also features a replica Jurassic Park Jeep, a dino dig and local cosplay personalities who will be dressed as characters from the movie. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Taste of Dallas: This Friday marks the beginning of Dallas’ most sought-after culinary event. Held at Fair Park, this year’s Taste of Dallas will feature over 70 restaurants, cooking competitions, a culinary & exhibitor marketplace, the sweet factory, plus more. For dates, times and ticket information, click here.

 

Saturday, June 13

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival: Travel over to Chestnut Square in historic McKinney to sample freshly made ice creams created by home cooks competing for the People’s Choice Award. FREE admission. $1 tasting tickets. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Turn Up at the Meadows Museum: Explore the intersections of art and science at the Meadows Museum on SMU’s main campus. Participants will have the chance to crete murals, learn about colors and pigments, join in on a scavenger hunt, plus more! 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All activities, museum admission and parking will be free. For a list of events, click here.

 

Sunday, June 14

Concerts in the Garden: Kraig Parker will be performing his award-winning tribute to Elvis Presley at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Enjoy favorites like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog” and more! The shake up begins at 8:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

 

Image courtesy of Oak Cliff Film Festival and See Spot Run

DFW Weekend Round Up (6/4-6/7)


 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up
Music events are the highlights in this edition of the Weekend Round Up. Get the details on those events and more below.

 

Thursday, June 4

Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.

 

Twilight Tunes: Kick off the weekend early and visit downtown Denton to hear live music by local bands. This Thursday, hear the country tunes of The Bird Dogs.  The concert is held on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, so remember to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE.

 

First Thursday Late Nights: On the first Thursday of the month, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosts Late Night, a themed-evening (related to science, of course) that extends past the museum’s normal business hours. This Thursday, discover Creepy Crawlers. Get the chance to explore what entomologists do and how bugs fit into our ecosystem, along with access to special programming. 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, June 5

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Saturday, June 6

21st Annual Dog Day Afternoon: Join Operation Kindness at Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas this Saturday, and don’t forget the dogs! The afternoon will feature vendors, free microchipping, performances, demonstrations, and contests. Adoptable animals will also be on site. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. View the schedule of events here.

 

Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.

 

Belmont Stakes Day: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes live. Witness American Pharaoh, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, go for a Triple Crown sweep. In addition, enjoy live music. Kids are free to enjoy the available bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo in the Family Fun Park. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

 

PantherFest: Happy birthday to Fort Worth! In celebration of its 166th birthday, the city’s Main Street will turn into a festival, featuring live music on two stages, food for purchase, craft beer, and a 2,000-foot water-slide event. Be sure to stick around for the evening fireworks. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. FREE admission. View the schedule of events here.

 

Sunday, June 7

Disney in Concert: Visit the Allen Event Center to watch projected video clips from some of the most beloved Disney films as the soundtrack comes to life right before your eyes. Four leading vocalists and a symphony orchestra will perform the Disney concert, featuring classic songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and more. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

 

Concerts in the Garden: Join the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for an evening of symphonic masterpieces. Sunday evening’s concerts presents Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to jaw-dropping fireworks. Guests have the option to pack their own picnic, purchase food from on-site concessions or pre-order appetizer trays. Bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. Chair rentals also available for $2. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/29 – 5/31)


DFW Weekend Round Up
Music, festival celebrations and competitions are the highlights in this edition of the Weekend Round Up.

 

Friday, May 29

AT&T Byron Nelson: Now in its 33rd year, the annual golf tournament kicked off on Tuesday, but promises more fun this weekend. The Pavilion After Dark, presented by Michelob Ultra, provides live entertainment during the evening. Spectators with a Championship ticket enjoy all the fun for free! For more info, visit here.

 

Fan Expo Dallas: Visit the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas. Presented by Dallas Comic Con, the three-day event includes family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Dallas International Guitar Festival: Witness everything guitar this weekend! Held at Fair Park in Dallas, this festival will feature celebrities, guitar manufacturers, dealers, collector’s items, live music, and food. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Five Course Coffee Dinner: How about a private five-course dinner, where all the food is paired with coffee? Method Coffee and Spirited Cooking are joining forces to bring you the best food and coffee pairing Dallas has to offer. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Saturday, May 30

Rockwall Country Fair: Enjoy music, dancing, vendors, food, and games, all benefitting programs that help women and children. Consider it a family fun day — country style. Free entry and parking; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Dallas Ultimate Women’s Expo: Indulge in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel at this year’s Women’s Expo, held at the Irving Convention Center. Keynote speakers include Melissa Gilbert, Nancy Grace, Nene Leakes and Tabatha Coffey. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Art Uncorked: The Arlington Museum of Art is hosting a painting party. Engage in some relaxing fun and create your own masterpiece, while sipping on a glass or two of wine. $35/person; 6-9 p.m.

 

Front Porch Showdown: Visit Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and watch several bluegrass bands compete for cash prizes. Kids will also be able to join in on the fun by creating musical instruments to play in their own jam session. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Sunday, May 31

Jazz Under the Stars: Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents an evening of jazz. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, food and drink (including beer and wine) and listen to the soulful tunes of Shoot Low Sheriff, Lady Diamond, Freddie Jones and the E-Flat Porch Band. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Feature image courtesy of AT&T Byron Nelson

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/21-5/24)


 

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/21-5/24)

From concerts to sand sculptures, see where to get your fill of fun this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Thursday, May 21:

Cool Thursday Spring Concert Series: Visit the Dallas Arboretum and listen to a performance by Dallas’ Eagles Tribute Band, Fast Lane. Don’t forget to bring blankets or chairs! 7:30 – 9:30 p.m; tickets from $17.

 

Thursday Twilight Tunes: Grab a meal from one of Denton’s many eateries and catch Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tribute Band performing at Dan’s Silverleaf, east of Denton Square, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Market After Dark: Visit Dallas Farmer’s Market this evening to hear live tunes, sample wine and beer, and purchase food from some of Dallas’ best food trucks. This free event begins at 6 p.m.

 

Frost Park Concert Series: If you’re attending this weekend’s Colonial, select stages will be hosting free concerts Thursday to Sunday. Be sure to pack your blankets and folding chairs for the outdoor seating. See the concert schedule here.

 

Friday, May 22:

Meadows Museum: To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Meadows Museum is offering free admission this Memorial Day weekend. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Head over to Grapevine to watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it will give you the best view.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Saturday, May 23:

Thai Culture & Food Festival: Don’t miss out on two full days of Thai festivities! Held at the Buddhist Center of Dallas, the festival will feature foods from all four regions of Thailand, music, food, shopping, dances and more!

 

Urban Bazaar: Shop local this weekend! Community Beer Co. plays host to flea market Urban Bazaar, where you can find pet products, natural skincare, local art and handcrafted wares. Shopping begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m.; admission is free.

 

Summer in Wonderland: Rabbit Hole Brewing will be hosting a family-friendly brewing tour, featuring live music, crafts, hot dog carts and more. Festivities begin at 11 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 24:

SOLUNA: Salute to the Armed Forces: In honor of our fallen veterans, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a FREE concert at Klyde Warren Park. The program will feature patriotic favorites and a video collaboration, courtesy of artist Monte Laster and Booker T. Washington students.

 

If you’re looking for more food and drink centric events, click here.

 

Image courtesy of Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/7-5/10)


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Live music and various festivals at the top of our list of things to do this weekend in DFW.

 

If your looking for events centered around food and drink, click here.

 

Thursday, May 7:

Ed Sheeran: The singer, who has climbed the charts with his latest album, X, will perform at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie with opener Foy Vance.

 

Music Thursday: This week’s headliner at Klyde Warren Park is Michael Prysock, an Arkansas-native whose one-man-band includes vocals, guitar, and harmonica.

 

Soluna Festival: The inaugural performing arts festival will be held throughout Dallas over the course of 18 days.

 

Friday, May 8:

Gregg Allman: The Allman Brothers Band member will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie performing a show that will be opened by his son’s band, the Devon Allman Band.

 

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games: Enjoy a day inspired by the Scots with dance competitions, games, a bagpipe band, an all-Scottish beed dog show and more at Maverick Stadium in Arlington.

 

Saturday, May 9:

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival: Bands with ties to Texas will be the highlight of the 2015 festival held at Main Street Garden. You’ll also get to see live art demonstrations and feast on food from local vendors.

 

Lana Del Ray and Courtney Love: Experience this unique pairing as they make the second stop on their joint tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion.

 

Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Tour: Looking for a great gift for mom? Tickets to this weekend’s 42nd-annual tour are still available.

 

Sunday, May 10:

Mother’s Day at the Arboretum: Spend a day in the garden celebrating Mom. There will be live music at Woolf Circle, a family photo area, and a local artists at the Dallas Arboretum.

 

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