DFW Weekend Round Up (11/6-11/9)


DFW Weekend Round Up (11/6-11/9)The arts- live music, film festivals and fashion- are all taking center stage this weekend in DFW.

 

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

 

Thursday, Nov. 6:

Lone Star Film Festival: This year’s festival runs through Sunday, Nov. 9 and features great movies like Reese Witherspoon’s Wild and Life Partners starring Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. Screenings take place at AMC Palace 9 and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The 5th-Annual LSFF Ball will take place on Friday.

 

Stars & Stripes Film Festival: In a salute to Veteran’s Day weekend, Angelika Film Center Dallas will screen military-themed movies from Thursday to Sunday including Saving Private Ryan and Platoon. Proceeds benefit Sons of the Flag.

 

Jay Leno: The comedian and former host of The Tonight Show for 22 years will be at Bass Performance Hall to serve up laughs and benefit the UNT Health Science Center Foundation.

 

Friday, Nov. 7:

Eli Young Band House Party: They started at UNT in 2000 and now they’re one of the most famous country groups in the genre. They’re back in the area for the second year to host a country music festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington that will also showcase stars Gary Allan, Pat Green, Cody Johnson and more.

 

Fashion X Dallas: Fashion takes over in downtown Dallas at Fashion Industry Gallery for three consecutive nights of runway shows and pop-up shops. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Rise School of Dallas.

 

Saturday, Nov. 8:

The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection: Though he’s best known for his colorful children’s books, Seuss was also an avid painter and sculptor. Check out his works in an exhibit presented by Milan Gallery in Fort Worth through Nov. 24.

 

Bastille: The British rock band will headline the show at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with opener Ella Eyre.

 

Downtown Alamo Drafthouse Groundbreaking: To celebrate the unofficial groundbreaking of the new theater in the Cedars neighborhood, Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a party and an outdoor screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There will be food trucks and beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

 

Sunday, Nov. 9:

Cowboys at Jaguars: In week ten, the ‘boys will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at home on Sunday at noon. We’re 6 and 3 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Dallas Market Hall Sample Sale: Start your holiday shopping early and find something for everyone on your list- jewelry, toys, apparel, children’s clothing, home accessories and furniture- all at low prices.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Miami Heat at 6:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.

 

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DFW Weekend Round Up (10/30-11/2)


DFW Weekend Round Up (10/30-11/2)

While Halloween is certainly the highlight of this weekend, we understand that not everyone indulges in this spooky holiday. So, we’re giving you options for all kinds of other activities as well as providing the best lists of Halloween events written up by other DFW experts.

 

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

 

Thursday, Oct. 30:

AIA Dallas Tour Of Homes: If you didn’t get a ticket to the Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour last weekend, now is your chance to get a look at more of the incredible homes Dallas has to offer. This year’s tour includes nine of the most architecturally significant homes in the area, including the Peavy home near White Rock Lake that was constructed using 14 shipping containers. The premiere party is Thursday and tours take place Friday and Saturday.

 

Decks in the Park: Tonight marks the last night of this fun series at Klyde Warren Park. DJ’s Paradise, Souljah, Nick Van House, Willie Trimmer, and Colly T will all take the stage.

 

An Evening with Garrison Keillor: The NPR icon will be in Fort Worth for a rare solo performance at Bass Performance Hall.

 

Nick Swardson: You’ll recognize this actor/comedian from many of Adam Sandler’s films including “Grandma’s Boy” and “Just Go With It,” but he’s been a stand-up comedian for more than 20 years. Get in on the laughs at the Majestic Theatre.

 

Friday, Oct. 31:

Salt-n-Pepa: The Grammy Award-winning artists will perform live at The Rustic. You’ll remember them for 90’s classic hits like “Shoop,” “Push It,”Whatta Man” and more.

 

Slipknot: If you’re not into Halloween but you are into heavy metal, you’re in luck. They’ll take the stage for this season’s final concert at Gexa along with Korn and King 810.

 

Saturday, Nov. 1:

Chive Fest 2014: Country star Jake Owen is the headliner of this year’s event held at Southfork Ranch. From 1 to 11pm, jam out with the largest gathering in Dallas to date.

 

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight: Each year, the Tony Award-winning actor adds and edits material in the famous show that he’s been performing across the country since 1954. Join him for a night of “funny stuff” and “serious matters” at Bass Performance Hall.

 

TEDxSMU: Great minds are coming to Dallas City Performance Hall for this year’s Ted lectures. The theme is “Strangely Familiar” and features music and dance, robots and big data that take you from prisons in Africa to the super-bugs in our own backyard.

 

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.

 

Halloween Events:

Costumer Parties: Check out this list for where to be for the best costume parties in D-FW.

 

Haunted Houses: This list gives you the scoop on all kinds of haunted houses happening around town.

 

Other Fun: Here’s a list filled with more options including movies, concerts, kid-friendly fun, pet-friendly fun and more.

 

Image via Klyde Warren Park 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.

 

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DFW Weekend Round Up (10/16-10/19)


DFW Weekend Round Up (10/16-10/19)From live music to theater, this weekend in DFW is serving up something for everyone. You’re going to want to get in as many of these events as possible.

 

Thursday, Oct. 16:

Driving Miss Daisy: Tonight through Nov. 16, the Dallas Theater Center presents this iconic tale and Pulitzer Prize-wining play at Kalita Humphreys Theater.

 

Music Thursday: Tonight’s feature in Klyde Warren Park is Annalise Bush, a singer/songwriter from Denton whose style has hints of jazz, pop, and even a little bit of country flair.

 

Patio Sessions: The series at Sammons Park continues tonight with Home By Hovercraft and opener Low Dark Hills. The show is free and there will be food trucks from 6-9pm.

 

Friday, Oct. 17:

American Authors Honda Civic TourThe Mowgli’s and Echosmith will join the American Authors at Granda Theater. You’ll hear each group’s tops hits, like “Best Day of My Life” and “Cool Kids,” as well as their lesser-known singles from the past couple of years.

 

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days: Friday through Sunday, comic book, movie, and TV stars will be at the Irving Convention Center signing autographs and taking photos with fans. The Lord of The Rings stars Elijah Wood and Sean Astin will be there as well as Adam West and Burt Ward, the original Batman and Robin.

 

Enrique Inglesias with Pitbull: These two Latin-incfluenced music stars will take over American Airlines Center to promote both of their recent albums. J Balvin will join them as the opening act.

 

Social Science Cocktail Series: “Perception” is the last in the Social Science series offering educational fun for adults after hours at the Perot Museum. Grab a signature cocktail, test your digital savvy and dance the night away to the Whiskey Folk Ramblers.

 

Tig Notaro: The hilarious stand-up comedian has battled cancer and is now on a full tour. Catch her show at the Majestic Theatre and see why people are calling it legendary.

 

Widespread PanicVerizon Theatre in Grand Prairie will host the group as they promote their latest album, “On The Dirty Side.” They will be joined by special guest Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue.

 

Saturday, Oct. 18:

Charli XCX: She’s one of pop music’s biggest rising stars this year, having been featured on Iggy Azalea’s, “Fancy,” and topping charts with her hit, “Boom Clap.” The concert will be held at Trees in Deep Ellum and Elliphant and Femme will open for her.

 

Mattress Firm Music Fest: Take in the State Fair and an incredible day of music in one trip with one ticket. This music fest is taking place inside the Cotton bowl and will feature the Randy Rogers Band, the Josh Abbott Band, Easton Corbin, and Jerrod Niemann, all Texas country music stars.

 

Sunday, Oct. 19:

Cowboys vs. Giants: In week seven, the ‘boys will take on the New York Giants at home on Sunday at 3:25pm. We’re 5 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.

 

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.

 

Dallas VideoFest: The 27th year of Dallas VideoFest is underway. It began Wednesday and runs through Sunday in various venues across DFW including Alamo Drafthouse and South Dallas Cultural Center. There will be approximately 125 screenings of local, regional and internationally produced media art programs this year.

 

Market After Dark: Every Thursday, experience The Shed at Dallas Farmers Market, which is open late for drinks and shopping from 6 to 9pm.

 

State Fair of Texas: The 2014 fair season is in full swing, but, sadly, this weekend will be the last. Check out all the fun including pig races, the auto show, fried foods, rides and more. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.

 

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.

DFW Weekend Round Up (10/9-10/12)


DFW Weekend Round Up (10/9-10/12)

Wow, this weekend is packed with amazing opportunities to immerse yourself in DFW culture and activities. From live music to a dog parade, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Thursday, Oct. 9:

Jack Ingram at The Rustic: The Rustic and Leukemia Texas present the Beat Leukemia Concert For A Cure featuring Jack Ingram. This free event also celebrates the 1 year anniversary of The Rustic opening in Uptown Dallas!

 

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.

 

Sam Smith: If you turned on the radio this year, you’ve heard Smith‘s huge hits “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One.” Tonight, catch him live at House of Blues Dallas.

 

Patio Sessions: The series at Sammons Park continues tonight with Luke Wade, the Fort Worth native on NBC’s The Voice, his band No Civilians, and opener Kirk Thurmond. The show is free and there will be food trucks from 6-9pm.

 

Music Thursday: Tonight’s features in the Klyde Warren Park’s Set List on the Green are The Counselor and the Capitalist, The Ackermans, and Marcella.

 

Dallas VideoFest: The 27th year of Dallas VideoFest is underway. It began Wednesday and runs through Oct. 19 in various venues across DFW including Alamo Drafthouse and South Dallas Cultural Center. There will be approximately 125 screenings of local, regional and internationally produced media art programs this year.

 

State Fair of Texas: The 2014 fair season is in full swing. Check out all the fun that continues in the third weekend including pig races, the auto show, fried foods, rides and more. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.

 

Market After Dark: Every Thursday, experience The Shed at Dallas Farmers Market, which is open late for drinks and shopping from 6 to 9pm.

 

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.

 

Friday, Oct. 10:

A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the late composer and EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony Award) winner and his impressive 50-year career with three concerts Friday through Sunday. Stars like Donna McKechnie and Jodi Benson will join the orchestra at Bass Performance Hall.

 

Saturday, Oct. 11:

Breakaway Music Festival: Southside Ballroom is hosting a night of music featuring Adventure Club, DVBBS, EDX and more. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

Ringo Starr: This former Beatles member will take the stage at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie with his All-Starr Band. It’s been 44 years since the Beatles broke up, but Starr is still rocking out.

 

BarktoberFest: Celebrate fall and man’s best friend at Frisco Commons Park with a dog parade, costume and trick contests, pet adoption opportunities and more.

 

Red River Rivalry: Big game this weekend. The Red River Rivalry is on Saturday. Now, maybe you’re a Texas fan, maybe you’re an Oklahoma fan- either way, it’s going to be a big day.

 

Sunday, Oct. 12:

Cowboys at Seahawks: In week six, the ‘boys will take on the Seattle Seahawks, last year’s Superbowl champs, on Sunday at 3:25pm. We’re 4 and 1 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Southwest Airlines Freedom to Fly: If you’ve been living under a rock in DFW, you may not know that Southwest Airlines is finally allowed to add new non-stop destinations beginning Monday, Oct. 13. Join them on Sunday in celebrating the end of the Wright Amendment that’s been holding them back at Klyde Warren Park for a free party featuring Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen and more.

 

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D-FW Weekend Round Up (10/2-10/5)


D-FW Weekend Round Up (10/2-10/5)

Live music is the name of the game this weekend in D-FW. When you’re not enjoying that, take time to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous fall weather forecasted for this weekend!

 

Katy Perry: Tonight, Thursday, October 2, and Friday, Oct. 3, Katy Perry is performing at American Airlines Center with opener Tegan and Sara.

 

Music Thursday: Tonight’s feature in the Klyde Warren Park’s JazzMasters Set is The Funky Knuckles.

 

The Molly Ringwalds: The Dallas Arboretum is hosting a “Cool Thursdays Concert Series” featuring live music near White Rock Lake. Tonight’s band plays all the classics from the 80’s.

 

Zac Brown Band: Friday, Oct. 3, the country music band takes the stage at Gexa with opener Ryan Kinder.

 

Natalie Cole: Known for her beautiful soul/R&B style, as well as for her connection to father Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole will serenade audiences Friday night at Winspear Opera House.

 

So You Think You Can Dance Tour: The top ten finalists and winner, Ricky Ubeda, of Season 11 will perform at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on Friday.

 

Fall for the Arts: Klyde Warren Park is hosting a day celebrating the arts on Saturday, Oct. 4 featuring live performances and exhibits. Participants include Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Lone Star Circus and more.

 

Nasher/Target First Saturdays: As with the first Saturday of every month, this Saturday promises a day of fun for the whole family at the Nasher Sculpture Center. This month’s theme is “Creatures.” There will be activities, artist demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, family tours, yoga in the garden and more.

 

Dallas Mavericks Fan Jam: Get excited for the upcoming season at the Mavs’ annual Fan Jam at American Airlines Center. The preseason officially starts Oct. 7, but on Saturday you can sign up for season tickets, meet players and get autographs, watch an open practice and more.

 

Southlake Oktoberfest: The 13th-annual festival features a weekend of live entertainment including “wiener-dog” races, authentic German food and drinks, a sports zone, and a children’s play area. To top it off, admission and parking are free!

 

Cowboys vs. Texans: In week five, the ‘boys will take on the Houston Texans at home at noon on Sunday, Oct 5. Grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV. If you have tickets, bring the noise!

 

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through Sunday, this is the last weekend that 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.

 

State Fair of Texas: The 2014 fair season is in full swing. Check out all the fun that continues in the second weekend including pig races, the auto show, fried foods, rides and more. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.

 

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D-FW Weekend Round Up (9/25-9/28)


There’s no doubt, the return of the State Fair of Texas and the Sunday night game between the Cowboys and the Saints are the major highlights this weekend in DFW. But, when you have time to squeeze in some more fun, check out the live music, theater, and social events that are also taking place during this beautiful fall weekend.

 

Samurai Collection Happy Hour: If you’ve ever ventured up the stairs at Saint Ann, you’ve noticed the mini museum and samurai collection. If you’ve ever wanted a look beyond the glass, tonight’s your lucky night. The restaurant is hosting a guided tour and happy hour from 6 to 7pm.

 

Music Thursday: This week Klyde Warren Park continues to feature emerging stars in Jazz, with Spenser Lizst & Sky Window. Catch them tonight live on the lawn.

 

Rocky Horror Show: Four decades after its Broadway premiere, this hilarious show has taken the city by storm at Wyly Theater. The production promises to be wickedly wayward and will run through October 19.

 

Rapunzel Rapunzel: Dallas Children’s Theater is putting a country-pop spin on the classic tale that will delight guests of all ages. Check out the production, which has afternoon and night shows, until October 26.

 

Index Fest: If you’re a fan of Indie music, Deep Ellum is the place to be from Friday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 28. More than 90 bands will perform over the weekend on indoor and outdoor stages. There will be a mix of well-known and up-and-coming bands like Local Natives, Ryan Bingham, Mutemath, Dawes and more.

 

State Fair of Texas: It’s back tomorrow! Take on signature corn dogs, this year’s fried foods, and everything else amazing that comes along with the State Fair experience from Sept. 26 to Oct. 19. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: These rock legends are nearing their 40th anniversary as a band! They’ll be at American Airlines Center on Friday to treat you to all of the classic favorites including “Free Fallin'” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” Special guest Steve Winwood will also be there.

 

Sara Evans: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents one of country’s most popular singers in a special concert at Bass Performance Hall on Saturday, Sept. 27. She’s made her mark over the past 20 years with hits like “Born to Fly” and “Suds in the Bucket.”

 

Fort Worth Day in the District: On Saturday, nine cultural destinations will offer free admission and many of Fort Worth’s cultural organizations will offer free performances in and around each destination. This is the 9th annual Day in the District and it will run from 10am to 5pm with free transportation provided.

 

Fall Light Farms: Celebrate the beginning of fall with a day of family fun at Celina’s Light Farms on Saturday. Beginning at 4pm, there will be lawn games, burgers, and live music. You can even tour the model homes in the community.

 

Good Morning, Vietnam: In honor of the recent passing of comedian/actor/star Robert Williams, there will be a free Sunset Screening of Good Morning, Vietnam, arguably one of his greatest performances, at Annette Strauss Square on Sunday.

 

Cowboys vs. Saints: In week four, the ‘boys will take on the New Orleans Saints in a Sunday night game at home at 7:30pm. Grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV. If you have tickets, bring the noise!

 

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.

 

Farmers Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the many farmer’s markets over the long weekend.

 

If you’re looking for food & beverage events to fill your weekend, click here

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 (8/21-8/24)


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.

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D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/31-8/3)


Your Weekend Round Up (7/31-8/3): Lakewood Brewing Co. turns 2

You guessed it, there’s a ton of incredible fun to be had in D-FW this weekend. Concerts, craft beer, and the circus are just a few of the many wonderful events kicking off the first weekend in August!

 

311: Loyal 90’s fans rejoice, 311 is playing tonight, July 31, at South Side Ballroom to showcase their most recent album and give you a taste of nostalgia.

 

Music Thursday: This week’s feature at Klyde Warren Park is Carl Sullivan and Friends. Their songs originate from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, so grab a spot on the lawn and prepare for a good time.

 

Steve Martin feat. Edie Brickell: Actor/musician/comedian Steve Martin and Dallas-resident Edie Brickell will have you laughing and singing along all night on Friday, August 1 at the Winspear Opera House. The set will also include Martin’s band the Steep Canyon Rangers.

 

Asleep At The Wheel: The group that opened for George Strait’s last concert in Dallas will play at The Kessler Theater Friday night. They’ve been in the business for nearly 40 years, producing many western-swing favorites.

 

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

 

Bachendorf’s Sale: Been thinking about investing in a new piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one? Now through Saturday, August 2, one of biggest names in Dallas fine jewelry is holding a 30% off sale on all Konstantino jewels.

 

L. Bartlett Spring Sale: Now through Saturday, swing by L. Barlett on McKinney for their spring clearance, which includes discounts from 50-75% off.

 

Local Brews and Local Grooves: Saturday, August 2, House of Blues Dallas is hosting 12 local breweries and 10 local bands and eateries for a night that’s being called “the ultimate music and craft beer festival.” Doors open at 4pm.

 

Target First Saturdays: The Nasher has teamed up with Target to present a day of family fun the first Saturday of every month. Activities run from 10am-2pm and admission is free.

 

Sarah McLachlan: With more than 25 years in the recording industry, McLachlan is a household name thanks to songs like “Angel” and “I Will Always Love You.” Sunday, August 3 you have the chance to experience some of her new material when she performs at the Winspear.

 

Lakewood Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Bash: Sunday, celebrate this local brewery turning two at one of Lakewood’s hottest spots, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, where Lakewood Brewing sold it’s very first kegs. There will be commemorative glasses, t-shirts, and a brand new wine-barrel-aged brew to try.

 

Ansel Adams: Masterworks: The Arlington Museum of Art currently has on display 48 photographs that the artist considered to be his best work. They’re printed by Adams himself and Sunday marks the final day you can see them.

 

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.

 

Dallas Arboretum: This weekend will be perfect to take advantage of the plethora of children’s activities taking place at the Arboretum. From water-filled fun to animal habitats, there’s something for everyone to love. Plus, general garden admission is $1 during the month of August!

 

Farmer’s Markets: Get your taste of local produce at one of the multitude of farmer’s markets during this rare summer cool front.

 

Image via Lakewood Brewing Co.