DFW Weekend Round Up (4/30-5/3)

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/30-5/3)

Today marks the beginning of the NFL Draft, but this weekend is also big for live music and culture in DFW. From DJs to country music and Broadway to Cinco de Mayo, there’s something for everyone.


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


Thursday, April 30:

Decks in the Park: Dallas’ top DJs will be at Klyde Warren Park to get you dancing under the stars. It’s family-friendly and there will be food trucks on site.


2015 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day: Today is one of the biggest days of the year for NFL football fans, the beginning of the draft. The Cowboys will hold parties for three days; Thursday and Saturday at AT&T Stadium and Friday at the Rustic.


Mayfest 2015: You’re sure to find plenty of festival food, rides, and fun at this family-friendly Fort Worth event. It goes through Sunday.


Newsises: The two-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical has made its way to Dallas. Get a look into the exciting times surrounding the 1899 New York City newsboy strike at Winspear Opera House now through May 10.


Friday, May 1:

Dwight Yoakam: The country music star will play at Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill.


Kacey Musgraves: The country star-on-the-rise will be at Billy Bob’s.


Rangers v. Athletics: Our Texas Rangers will take on the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series through Sunday. Get out there and cheer them on!


Saturday, May 2:

Asian Festival 2015: The 25th year of this event is sure to be a big one. Dive into Asian food and culture at Klyde Warren Park.


Cinco De Mayo Parade & Festival: Oak Cliff will host a parade complete with marching bands, costumes, floats, and more in celebration of the upcoming holiday. Afterwards, the festival will feature live music, food, drink and more.


Cottonwood Art Festival: The annual festival in Richardson will feature more than 240 artists, live music, and food and drink. Join in on the celebration through Sunday.


Lady Antebellum: Fresh from their show at the ACM Awards two weeks ago, the country group will be back in Dallas with openers Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt at Gexa Energy Pavilion.


The Who: The rock legends will make their way through Dallas on their celebrate their 50th anniversary at American Airlines Center. Opening for the group is Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Sunday, May 3:

Dog BowlCotton Bowl Stadium will become a haven for dog-lovers and man’s best friend for the day during this ultimate pooch party. There will be treats for dogs and humans alike.


Image via Dallas Cowboys Facebook

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/16-4/19)

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/16-4/19)

The ACM Awards are taking over the town this weekend. If you’re not a country music fan, there’s plenty of other live music to catch as well as some comedy and fashion events.


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Thursday, April 16:

Cool Thursdays: This week’s concert headliner at the Dallas Arboretum is Asleep at the Wheel, the country legends who opened for George Strait during his final tour.


9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: The final days of the festival are this weekend. Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.


Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: The husband and wife comedy duo, who you may recognize from Parks & Recreation and Will & Grace, will be at the Majestic Theater.


Sleater-Kinney: The indie-rock band has returned to the stage after a long hiatus. They will play at the Granada Theater with opener THEESatisfaction.


Friday, April 17:

ACM Party For A Cause: The two-day outdoor music event at Globe Life Park in Arlington will feature multiple stages with ongoing live music by more than 30 different artists. The lineup list will blow away any country music fan.


Deep Ellum Big Folkin’ Festival: The Prophet Bar will host a two-day festival featuring North Texas’ finest folk and country artists.


Saturday, April 18:

ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert: Riders will start with live performances at Strokers Dallas and Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie before arriving at Maverick Harley Davidson in Carrollton for performances by Dierks Bently, Will Hoge, Montgomery Gentry and more.


Denton Redbud Festival: Denton’s Official Arbor Day celebration is in its 22nd year. Head over for tree and plant sales, gardening supplies, live music, food, bounce houses, face painting and more.


Design District Market: Stag Provisions will host pop-up marketplace Northern Grade. Swing by for designer items, antiques, live music, food trucks, and other unique finds from 11am to 1pm.


Frisco StEATS Gourmet Food Truck and Music Festival: The name says it all. Food and live music will be celebrated from 1 to 7pm. Also enjoy a game truck, a classic car show, a children’s area, and more.


SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium at the Park: Experience hands-ons fun with the aquarium’s mobile touch tank at Klyde Warren Park from 11am to 3pm.


Sunday, April 19:

2015 ACM Awards: The 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at AT&T Stadium with hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. You can bet this will be one of the biggest country music parties of our time.


Image via ACMAwards.com

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

From fashion to film, this weekend is all about the arts. See where to get your fill of local, national, and international creativity in DFW.


Thursday, April 9:

7th Annual Dallas Art Fair: This year’s fair, taking place in the Arts District through Sunday, will feature more than 90 national and international art dealers and galleries showcasing everything from works on paper to installations.


9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.


Main Street Arts Festival: The annual festival in downtown Fort Worth is taking place at Sundance Square through Sunday. Enjoy live music, art, culinary arts, and more.


Friday, April 10:

Eli Young Band: The country stars and Denton natives will be at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie to kick off the Lone Star Series.


Iolanta: The Dallas Opera performs Tchaikovsky’s fairytale romance at the Winspear through April 18.


Ranger’s Opening Series: The first series of the 2015 season goes through Sunday at Globe Life Park.


Saturday, April 11:

Atomic Music Festival: The first festival presented by the reopened Bomb Factory is an all-day event featuring Between Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Entheos and more.


Forty Five Ten’s 15th Anniversary: In celebration of 15 years, the store is holding a pop-up shop at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fifteen designers have created exclusive products in limited quantities that will be sold at the Art Ball. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.


13th Annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historic Home Tour: Tour four homes an support the preservation of history, architecture, aesthetics, and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.


Sunday, April 12:

Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes: Tour six unique homes via complimentary shuttles. You’ll also learn about the homes’ art collections, builders, architects, designers etc.


Images via Dallas Art Fair Facebook Page

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/2-3/5)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/2-3/5)

Easter festivities and celebrations of the arts in DFW are the highlights of this edition of Weekend Round Up. Get the details on those events and much more below.


Thursday, April 2:

Colossal: The storyline of this play centers on a University of Texas football player who is struggling in the aftermath of a spinal injury. Complete with a drumline and full-contact choreography, this production takes a deeper look at one of America’s favorite pastimes. See it at Wyly Theatre through May 3.


Dr. Dog: The rock band is currently touring in support of their newest live album. They’ll be at House of Blues so you can experience it for yourself.


Easter at the Arboretum: Take in spring flowers and celebrate the upcoming holiday with eye-dyeing, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, and a photo-op with the Easter Bunny himself. The Dallas Arboretum will host all this fun and more from Friday to Sunday.


Red Bull Paper Wings: The worldwide paper plane contest comes to Dallas looking for students with serious skills. Test your ability to fly furthest, longest, and with the most tricks at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at 4pm.


Wading Home, an Opera of New Orleans: This story, brought to you by two Dallas-based artists in conjunction with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, tells of a family’s struggle after hurricane Katrina. Tonight, almost 10 years after the disaster, is the only chance to see the show at Dallas City Performance Hall. It is free and open to the public.


Friday, April 3:

Deep Ellum Arts Festival: The 21st-annual, six-block street festival in one of the areas most booming neighborhoods runs through Sunday. Admire local art, live music, watch the Pet Parade, and get full on food and drink. If you’re not convinced already– it’s free.


Chicago: It’s the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, for obvious reasons, and you have three chances to enjoy it at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.


Saturday, April 4:

Big D Read: EY Presents: The Western Dallas Festival: The kick-off festival for Big D Reads will be held on the Continental Bridge. Enjoy family-friendly activities plus live music, a screening of the film True Grit and more as you support a good cause.


The Pin Show: The new Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum will be the site of this year’s annual fashion event celebrating local and national artists in the fashion industry.


Target First Saturdays at the Nasher: Bring your kids to the Nasher Sculpture Center for this month’s theme, Dimension. They’ll see artist demonstrations, participate in a scavenger hunt, do some yoga, make some art of their own and more.


Sunday, April 5:

Luxury Garage Sale: Chicago’s primiere consignment boutique is coming to Dallas in 2015. Get a preview at the pop-up shop, at Mecox through April 12, before the official store front opens.


Image via Deep Ellum Arts Festival Website

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/26-3/29)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/26-3/29)

Get your fill of live music, comedy, and automobiles this weekend in DFW. You’ll also find options for art, opera, and Disney on Ice.


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


Thursday, Mar. 26:

Bomb Factory Grand Opening with Erykah Badu featuring Sarah Jaffe: The Dallas natives are the perfect duo to celebrate the re-opening of the Bomb Factory.


Dallas Comedy Festival: Four days of funny began Tuesday and last through Saturday. Pros and amateurs will take the stage for standup and improv at Dallas Comedy House.


2015 DFW Auto Show: The annual show shines the light on more than half a million sq. ft. of cars, trucks and SUVs. If you’re in the market for a new ride, head over the the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas through Sunday.


Disney on Ice: Frozen: The latest Disney craze takes the ice at American Airlines Center through Sunday.


La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera until Sunday at Winspear Opera House.


Music Thursday: This week’s Klyde Warren Park series features Kelsey Lewis, a Texas singer/songwriter from Dallas/Fort Worth.


Friday, Mar. 27:

Diavolo: Described as “architecture in motion”, this exciting show is known for interactive, shifting sets and acrobatics. It is presented by TITAS and will be held at Dallas City Performance Hall.


Saturday, Mar. 28:

Betty Buckley: The Tony Award-winning singer and Fort Worth native is in town for two shows at McDavid Studio at Bass Performance Hall.


Domingo Zapata: LAB ART, the satellite location of L.A.’s Lab Art, in the Design District will host a solo show for Zapata from 7 to 10pm. You may recognize his name in conjunction with Lindsay Lohan. RSVP required.


Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who wrote a song for Betty Buckley’s new album, will be at Bass Hall playing an acoustic performance.


The Toadies: The celebration of the return of the Bomb Factory continues with this concert featuring openers Brutal Juice and Baboon.


Sunday, Mar. 29:

Sir Mix-A-Lot: If you don’t know his name, you probably know his signature song. He will be at Trees in Deep Ellum.


Image via American Airlines Center

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)

Live music, live music, live music. From pop sensations to legendary artists, the Metroplex has something for everyone this weekend.


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Thursday, Mar. 19:

The Beach Boys: The pop band that never stopped making catchy tunes over the years will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.


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.


Stars vs. Penguins: The Dallas Stars take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30pm at American Airlines Center. Get out and cheer them one.


TV on the Radio: The band will play two nights in a row at the Granda as well as a set at Good Records on Friday at 6pm.


Wings Of Freedom Tour: Take an adventure through historic aviation at the Frontiers of Flight Museum through March 22.


Friday, Mar. 20:

The King and I: The classic musical filled with drama, music, dance, and decor will be put on by Dallas Summer Musicals through April 5 at Music Hall at Fair Park.


Hozier: The popularity of the Irish singer seems to have no limit recently. Catch him live at House of Blues singing his latest hits.


The Jack Kerowax: The local band is on the final stages of their cross-country tour. They’ll remind you why local shows by local acts are so great when they play at Stonedeck Pizza Pub.


South By So What?! Music Festival: The 8th-annual live music festival featuring artists who played SXSW in Austin will be held Friday through Sunday at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie.


Spring ’till Midnight at the Nasher: From 6pm to Midnight, enjoy an evening of music, movies and moonlight. Live music will be performed by The King Carroll Band and the film will be Twenty Feet From Stardom.


Saturday, Mar. 21:

Bill Medley: Medley solidified his place in music history as part of the Righteous Brothers, a group that produced hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody.” See him live at the Granada at 8pm.


Wipeout Run: Crash, smash, and splash your way through a 5k course with larger-than-life obstacles and elements inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout!


Sunday, Mar. 22:

2nd-Annual Dallas Jazz Age Sunday Social: Don your finest whites and lawn party apparel for an afternoon of live music at Dallas Heritage Village on Hardwood St. There will also be food trucks, Model A Fords, a costume contest and more.


Spillover Music Fest: For the 8th year, a variety of bands will come directly from SXSW to various venues in Deep Ellum, like Trees and Off the Record.


Stevie Wonder: He’s a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a producer- he is a legend. Wonder will play a show that will no doubt bring the audience to its feet at American Airlines Center.


Image via American Airlines Center

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

Like we said earlier this week, this weekend is all about St. Patrick’s Day. The annual parade, the concert and block party after, and countless celebrations across the Metroplex- it’s all going down on Saturday. If you’re in the mood for something a little calmer, we have plenty of options for you, too.


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Thursday, Mar. 12:

2015 Cool Thursdays Series: The Molly Ringwalds, a band dedicated to all things 80’s, will headline this special Spring Break edition of Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum. The series will officially begin April 9.


Dallas International Piano Competition: Pianists from 19 different countries around the world will compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to play with the Dallas Chamber Symphony through March 14 at Caruth Auditorium at SMU.


Miranda Lambert: The country music star will take the stage at American Airlines Center promoting her latest album, Platinum. Opening acts include Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia.


Music ThursdayKlyde Warren Park‘s jazz series is back. This week, grab a spot on the lawn and listen to live music by Spenser Lizst & Sky Window.


Friday, Mar. 13:

35 Denton: After a year on hiatus, the music festival returns to Denton. Head over for three days of live music, food and drink.


La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera through March 29 at Winspear Opera House.


Saturday, Mar. 14:

Cowtown Goes Green: Fort Worth’s largest family-friendly St. Patrick’s day celebration will be held at the Stockyards. Festivities include a parade, a cattle drive, contests, a petting zoo, live music, Irish dance, and more.


Dash Down Greenville 5K: Before the parade, at 8 am to be exact, don your green gear and join in the 20th running of the annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville. The race begins at Central Market at Lovers & Greenville.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade is one of Dallas’ biggest events. There will be more than 100,000 spectators watching local vendors, musicians, and others make their way down Greenville Ave. on nearly 100 different floats. It begins at 11 am and runs from Blackwell St. to SMU Blvd.  A concert by the Josh Abbott Band will be held at Energy Square after the parade.


Spring Fling at Klyde Warren Park: Head to the park for a celebration of spring that will make you feel like you’re in Coney Island, Venice Beach, Hawaii, South Beach and the Caribbean.


Sunday, Mar. 15:

Festival de los Mavs: South Side Ballroom will host the Dallas Mavericks as they do some outreach in the Latino community. You can expect live music, dancing, an exposition game, giveaways and more.


Granada Double Feature: The theater will screen two classic movies, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, on Sunday just for you Quentin Tarantino buffs. The cover is just $3.


Image via Dallas St Patrick’s Parade Facebook

DFW Weekend Round Up (2/26-3/1)



Warm up the chilly weekend ahead with live music, theater, stand-up and more.

Thursday, Feb. 26:

Diana Ross: The queen of The Supremes will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie performing solo songs like “Endless Love” and other fan favorites.


Fashion Group International: Rising Stars: The ice rink at the Galleria is being transformed into a walkway and stage for the annual awards ceremony and runway show celebrating Dallas designers and fashionistas.


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.


Kinky Boots: Dallas Summer Musicals presents this Tony award-winning musical about thigh-high boots with music by Cyndi Lauper at Music Hall at Fair Park through March 8.


Winter Dreams: Tchaikovsky’s early work delightfully blends East and West with enchanting accents of Russian folk music presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.


Friday, Feb. 27:

5th-Annual Bonne Santé: The annual food and wine showcase benefitting the Nation Kidney Foundation will take place at The Westin Galleria. The event features top chefs from D-FW and around the country, each preparing signature dishes paired with fine wines.


The Avett Brothers: The alternative country band will play shows on Friday and Saturday at South Side Ballroom.


Meghan Trainor: The pop star who has risen to fame thanks to songs like “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin'” will be at Granada Theater.


Saturday, Feb. 28:

Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans: Nothing says spring like the start of a new exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. We may still be shaking off the frost, but this 44-day event lasts through April 12 and boasts more than a half-million blooming bulbs.


George Lopez: Funny man George Lopez will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie treating fans to his ever popular stand up comedy.


Sunday, Mar. 1:

The American Rodeo: Cowboy competitors, not the football playing kind, will be at AT&T Stadium giving it their all to win their share of a $2 million cash payout.


The Goonies: Granada Theater has become a great place to watch your favorite cult-classic movies. Head over for comfortable seats, concert sound, and admission that will only set you back $3.


Image via Kinky Boots Oficial Website

DFW Weekend Round Up (2/19-2/22)

 DFW Weekend Round Up (2/19-2/22)

This weekend’s events have no clear theme, but that just means there’s something for everyone! Take a look…


If you’re looking for things to do that are more food and drink centric, click here.


Thursday, Feb. 19:

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. This is the final weekend that it will be at Winspear Opera House.


The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville: This musical includes two major stars, Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac. On top of that, the show is directed by Tony-winner Susan Stroman. Follow the pair as the take on a post-apocalyptic world at the Eismann Center in Richardson through Sunday.


Medea: The Greek tragedy, presented by Dallas Theater Center, will take place in the basement of Kalita Humphrey’s Theater through March 29.


Thin Line Festival: The 8th-annual festival in Denton goes all weekend long. Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and (new in 2015) a diverse palette of photographic art.


Friday, Feb. 20:

Disney in Concert: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents classic songs from Disney movies that you’ll never forget, old and new. Friday through Sunday, the orchestra will play songs from Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more.


Ticketstock 2015: The annual sports talk event hosted by the crew from 1310 The Ticket is back at Irving Convention Center Friday and Saturday. Join them for free admission, autographs, and concerts.


Wynonna Judd: The country music singer will be at Arlington Music Hall for stories and song.


Saturday, Feb. 21:

Chinese New Year Celebration: The Crow Colleciton of Art celebrates the Year of the Ram with their 16th-annual free Chinese New Year Celebration.Head to the Hardwood District for crafts, fortune telling, a photo booth, family yoga, food trucks and more.


Sunday, Feb. 22:

Seryn: The sextet from Denton will be at Dan’s Silverleaf singing new-age folk songs you can’t help but love.


Image via The Ticket

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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