DFW Weekend Round Up (2/5-2/8)


DFW Weekend Round Up (1/5-1/8)

This weekend’s events are all about the arts. Experience live music, Comic Con, film, a musical, and family-friendly art and exploration.

 

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 5:

Rick Springfield: Sing along to hits like “Jessie’s Girl” at the Majestic Theatre and take part in a special audience Q&A session.

 

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. It will take the stage at Wyly Theatre through Feb. 15.

 

Friday, Feb. 6:

Blake Shelton & Usher: United Way Dallas celebrates their 90th anniversary with a concert at AT&T Stadium featuring CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, and eight-time Grammy Award-winner, Usher.

 

Saturday, Feb. 7:

A Live One: The Phish tribute band out of Austin, TX will be at the Granda Theater with opener New Car Caviar, described as a Bluegrass Pink Floyd.

 

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days: If you just can’t wait for the three-day Comic Con event in May, head to the Irving Convention Center this weekend to meet celebrities like Alex Kingston of Doctor Who and Stephan Amell and John Barrowman of Arrow.

 

Family Experiments with the Perot Museum: Educators from the Perot Museum will be at Klyde Warren Park for a day of family fun and experiments. Grab your detective gear and solve the mystery challenge inspired by their traveling exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Science of Deduction.

 

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 8:

Film Day at the Modern: The Fort Worth museum will host a theme day based on The Oscars, where they will screen several of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films. At the end of the day there will be a free screening of the Oscar-winning movie Once.

 

Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook page

DFW Weekend Update (1/29-2/1)


DFW Weekend Update (1/29-2/1)

We all know the highlight of this weekend is Super Bowl XLIX, but if you’re looking for something fun to do until then check out this list.

 

To see activities that are more food and drink centric, click here.

 

Thursday, Jan. 29:

Dallas Arboretum $5 Days: This is the last weekend that admittance to the wonderful world of the Dallas Arboretum is just $5.

 

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.

 

Rhett Miller: The headliner of the Old 97’s will be at The Kessler with opener Daphne Willis.

 

Sarah Jaffe: The rock star and Texas native will be at Lola’s with opener Nina Diaz.

 

Friday, Jan. 30:

Big Head Todd & The Monsters: The rock band will play at House of Blues.

 

Marvel Universe Live!: See all of your favorite superheroes perform in a live-action show that includes stunts, martial arts, motorcycle jumps and more. Spider Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and their friends will be at American Airlines Center through Sunday and then at the Fort Worth Convention Center the next weekend.

 

Saturday, Jan. 31:

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades: A retrospective of the renowned American sculptor will be on display at Nasher Sculpture Center through May 10.

 

Paula Poundstone: The NPR personality and standup comedian will be at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

 

Sunday, Feb. 1:

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! Just about any sports-loving spot with TV’s will be showing the game and most are running specials on wings, beer, and other game day treats.

 

Image via Nasher Sculture Center

DFW Weekend Round Up (1/22-1/25)


DFW Weekend Round Up (1/22-1/25)

This weekend is jam-packed with fun things to do in DFW for every audience. There’s everything from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, to Kenny G on the saxophone, to stand up comedy, to a Mavs game, to a children’s film festival, and so much more.

 

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

 

Thursday, Jan. 22:

Billy Joel: The legendary music star will be at American Airlines Center with opener and jazz-pop singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum.

 

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.

 

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

 

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo: The 2015 show is in its second weekend and continues through February 7th. Head to Fort Worth for an unforgettable experience that will thrill the entire family.

 

John Mulaney: The Saturday Night Live writer will be at Majestic Theatre delivering laughs all night.

 

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.

 

The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion: Get transported through time and space with a collection of fashion by some of the most avant-garde contemporary Japanese printmakers. Baskett’s personal collection will be on display through February 22.

 

Friday, Jan. 23:

Kenny G: If you’re a jazz fan or just a lover of good music, head to Bass Performance Hall where the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will welcome the saxophonist to promote his upcoming album, Brazillian Nights. He will be there through Sunday.

 

Mavs: The Dallas Mavericks take on the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Center at 7 pm. Get out there and cheer them on!

 

Saturday, Jan. 24:

Harlem Globetrotters: The Globetrotters will stop in Dallas at American Airlines Center for three nights on their 2015 World Tour. Watch them perform incredible tricks, skills and comedy before grabbing an autograph and photo after the game.

 

North Texas Comic Book Show: Diehard comic book fans rejoice. Special guests Rich Buckler, creator of Deathlok, and Joe Rubenstein of Wolverine will be at The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Odysseo by Cavalia: This combination horse and theater show takes place at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco through February 8. It includes 63 horses and 46 artists putting on a show inside huge tents.

 

Texas Rangers Fan Fest: The Major League Baseball season officially starts back in less than a month. Celebrate the upcoming season while hanging out with players and other fans at Globe Life Park in Arlington. There will be autograph signings, Q&A sessions, base running, tours of the clubhouse and dugout, and more!

 

USA Film Festival’s KidFilm: If you’re looking for some family-friendly cinematic fun, just head to the Angelika Film Center Saturday and Sunday. There will be five films playing and some of the stars will be in the audience with you.

 

Image via Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Facebook page

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 (1/8-1/11)


DFW Weekend Round Up (1/8-1/11)

Grab your coat and prepare for some fun days ahead! This weekend is headlined by amazing live music shows and various events celebrating Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship.

 

Thursday, Jan. 8:

Luke WadeThe Voice contestant will play a concert at Trees with openers  Mark Allan Attwood, Amber Ferris and David Cote.

 

The Flick: This play won, among other accolades, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, so you know it’s a must-see. It will be put on by Undermain Theatre through January 31.

 

Friday, Jan. 9:

College Football Playoff Fan Central: Before Ohio State and Oregon face off in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas will host a weekend of family-friendly fun from Friday to Sunday. You can expect former players from each team, cheerleaders, both team mascots, pep rallies, games and more.

 

CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live: A concert featuring country superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge and more will be held live from College Football Playoff Fan Central at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. Patrons of Playoff Fan Central will have free, first-come, first-serve access.

 

Curtis Grimes: The Texas-native will take the stage for a free show at The Rustic in Uptown Dallas.

 

Parmalee: The country music group will play at Billy Bob’s Texas.

 

Saturday, Jan 10:

Lenny Kravitz: The celebration of college football continues with the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert at American Airlines Center. Saturday’s show will be headlined by rockstar Lenny Kravitz. Keri Hilson and Vintage Trouble will join him as opening acts.

 

Totally 80’s Night: Flash back in time with a concert at Granada Theater featuring Le Cure, The Cure tribute band, and The Gorehounds, The Cramps tribute band.

 

Scotty McCreery: The American Idol winner will perform a late-night concert at Billy Bob’s Texas that will include his recent hit, See You Tonight.

 

Sunday, Jan. 11:

Cowboys at Packers: We’ve made it to the second round of the playoffs! Grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV to cheer on the ‘boys as they take on Green Bay away at 12:05pm. There will also be a free watch party at Granada Theater.

 

Sting: In the second act of the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert at American Airlines, Sting will dazzle fans with opening act Echosmith. If you want to see both nights, you can purchase a two-day ticket here.

 

Image via Facebook

DFW Weekend Round-Up (12/18-12/21)


130801133159-best-places-neighborhoods-lakewood-texas-620xb1Musicals, plays, and a comedy tour highlight this edition of Weekend Round Up. 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.

 

For more food and drink-centric events, click here.

 

Thursday, Dec. 18:

All Creatures Great & Small: Christmas at the White House 2002: The George Bush Library will recreate the magical theme of the White House Christmas in 2002, which features everything from Presidential pets to woodland animals.

 

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.

 

Once The Musical: The film version of Once won an Oscar for its lead song “Falling Slowly,” and then the on-stage version won a Tony for Best Musical in 2012, so you know this is going to be good. The national tour, which includes Matt DeAngelis who was part of the Tony award-winning cast of Hair, will be at the Winspear through Dec. 28.

 

Friday, Dec. 19:

Local Honey Holiday Mix: Beginning in January, Lakewood Theater will convert into multiple restaurants and will no longer be a venue, so take this opportunity to help them go out with a bang. The band Local Honey, a group of Dallas natives, will put on a holiday show that features original renditions on all of your favorites.

 

The Nutty Nutcracker: The members of Texas Ballet Theater are taking a break from the classical show at Bass Performance Hall (see details below) to shake things up and delight an audience to their own rendition. This version takes some cues from pop culture in parody form that will be more adult-friendly.

 

Saturday, Dec. 20:

Cedric the Entertainer: This popular comedian has had a 20-year career for a reason. Catch him for a night of laughs and lasting entertainment at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

 

Holiday Mockbuster: The Granda Theater will screen Christmas Vacation and Home Alone, two holiday classics, in celebration of the season.

 

Polyphonic Spree 12th Annual Holiday Extravaganza: Head back to Lakewood Theater for the annual event featuring holiday songs and original compositions. Guests are encouraged to bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots and canned goods to donate to North Texas Food Bank.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.

 

Sunday, Dec 21:

Cowboys at Colts: In week 16, the ‘boys will play at home against the Indianapolis Colts at 3:25pm. We’re 10 and 4 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV. If you have a ticket, get out there!

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The legendary group will be at American Airlines Center performing, for the first time, their The Christmas Attic album in full. As part of the show, you’ll have the chance to hear their famous “Christmas Canon.”

 

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.

 

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.

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 (12/4-12/7)


DFW Weekend Round Up (12/4-12/7)

It’s all about celebrating the holiday season this weekend in DFW. From your favorite holiday musicals to magical lights, you’ll be filled with joy and the holiday spirit just about anywhere you go.

 

Thursday, Dec. 4:

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.

 

Cowboys at Bears: In week 14, the ‘boys will play a Thursday night game away against the Chicago Bears at 7:25pm. We’re 8 and 4 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Usher: The Dallas-native and hip-hop/pop sensation will be at American Airlines Center with opener August Alsina.

 

Friday, Dec. 5:

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano: Enjoy an evening of shopping, food, music, carolers, the tree lighting and more.

 

DSO Christmas Pops: Over the next three weeks, 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.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Phoenix Suns at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on. They also play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at 6:00 and the Milwakee Bucks on Sunday at 6:30.

 

Light Up Lakewood: Get in on some family-friendly fun at the shops at Lakewood where you can take pictures with Santa, have your face painted, enjoy a petting zoo, and hear performances by Woodrow Variations Choir and Restoration Blues.

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The musical rendition of this classic holiday film will be performed at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday and then move to the Majestic Theater for shows through next week.

 

The Nutcracker: This show is the ultimate in holiday traditions for adults and children alike. Texas Ballet Theater will present their rendition at the Winspear Opera House through Sunday and then at Bass Performance Hall through next week.

 

Saturday, Dec. 6:

Dallas Children’s Healthy Holiday Parade: We are proud to once again be a sponsor of the annual parade, which begins at 10 a.m., through the streets of downtown Dallas! This free, fun-filled parade offers a great time for all.

 

Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park: Get your free picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus enjoy holiday music, children’s activities, the tree lighting and more.

 

Highland Park Village Lights: Enjoy face painters, balloon artists, music, hot chocolate, and take part in a toy drive benefiting the S.M. Wright Foundation’s Christmas in the Park. All of the activities are free and, in case you were wondering, the lights at HP Village will be illuminated until February 14.

 

One Arts Holiday: Don your most festive holiday attire for this party featuring local fare from Proof + Pantry, Tei-An, and Jorge’s Tex Mex. The event is free, open to the public, and will feature live music.

 

Image via Dallas Arboretum

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/20-11/23)


DFW Weekend Round Up

Holiday celebrations are in full swing in DFW this weekend! From Christmas musicals to holiday exhibits, there are plenty of ways to get in the spirit.

 

If you’re looking for more food & drink centric activities, we have a full list here.

 

Thursday, Nov. 20:

Amy Schumer: She’ll be at Verizon Theater Grand Prairie performing stand-up comedy as part of her latest tour, the Back Door tour.

 

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.

 

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.

 

Elf the Musical: This musical, based on the Christmas film starring Will Ferrell, has shows through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall. This is the first time it’s been in the metroplex since its Broadway debut in 2010.

 

The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion: Get transported through time and space with a collection of fashion by some of the most avant-garde contemporary Japanese printmakers. Baskett’s personal collection will be on display through February 22.

 

Friday, Nov. 21:

Leon Russell: The singer/songwriter will be at the Granada Theater promoting his latest album, Life Journey. The Zack King Band will serve as his opening act.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.

 

Saturday, Nov. 22:

Rhett Miller: The Granada Theater and Old 97’s frontman Miller are hosting the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series. In addition to Miller’s great tunes, you’ll also get to hear music by The Wind & The Wave, The O’s, and Prophets and Outlaws.

 

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 now through January 4.

 

Sunday, Nov. 23:

Cowboys at Giants: In week 12, the ‘boys will take on the New York Giants away on Sunday at 7:30. We’re 7 and 3 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Dallas City Lights: Kick off the holiday season with the spectacular lighting of downtown Dallas in Main Street Garden and Pegasus Plaza. In conjunction with the lighting of the Christmas tree, there will also be art performances, crafts like ornament making and, of course, Santa Claus.

 

Panther Island Ice: Colder temperatures mean it’s time to lace up your skates and hit the ice. Trinity River Vision Authority presents the opening of Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, which is located at Coyote Drive-In and open daily through January 19.

 

Image via The Trains at NorthPark

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/13-11/16)


DFW Weekend Round Up (11/13-11/16)

 

Stand-up comedy, art, and fashion highlight this edition of Weekend Round Up. Check out this list of the best things to do in DFW during the chilly weekend ahead.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13:

Encore for Advocacy with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples: Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin and Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Mavis Staples will headline the annual concert that benefits the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. The event will take place at the Majestic Theatre.

 

The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour: Thursday through Sunday, laugh the night away at Dallas City Performance Hall with improv, sketch comedy and signature forms of hilarity brought to you by the great minds of Chicago’s The Second City.

 

Friday, Nov. 14:

Lakewood Home Festival: Friday to Sunday, six distinctive homes in this premier East Dallas neighborhood will be featured in the popular annual festival, now in its 38th year.

 

Night of Stars Gala: Fashion Group International’s annual event will uphold its reputation this year with an appearance by designer Zac Posen. Posen is a internationally-acclaimed designer known for his clothing and accessories. He will receive a Career Achievement in Fashion award presented by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing.

 

Wanda Sykes: The stand-up comedian ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest people in America.” She’ll have you crying with laughter when she brings her act to the Majestic Theatre.

 

Saturday, Nov. 15:

Art Con X: Three live auctions, live music and performances by four different artists, food trucks, and a full bar mean the annual Art Con event will be bigger than ever this year. The live auctions contain works by more than 150 artists.

 

2014 Etsy Jingle Bash: Get some holiday shopping done at Gilley’s Dallas from 11am-5pm when vendors will be selling all kinds of handmade jewelry, clothing, housewares, decor and more. There will also be live music and a bar, making this event much more interesting than a day at the mall.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.

 

Sunday, Nov. 16: 

The Black Keys: The popular rock duo will take the stage at American Airlines Center with opener Jake Bugg.

 

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 begins Sunday and runs through January 4.

 

All Weekend:

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.