D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/24-7/27)

It’s going to be another hot weekend in D-FW! While there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of summertime, allow us to suggest a few that you should do while you can!


Matthew Sontheimer: The Talley Dunn Gallery is featuring works by Sontheimer, which include collages of text, drawing, sketches, and photographs. They will be on display until August 27.


National Tequila Day: Today’s the day, everyone. Get your limes and salt ready because restaurants all over DFW are offering specials. Blue Mesa GrillEl Fenix, On The Border, Cantina Loredo, Urban Taco, and Wild Salsa are all getting in on the fun.


Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe: The famous bunny installation on the road to Marfa has been relocated to the Dallas Contemporary along with an indoor exhibit of Phillips’ pop culture inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed media work. This will all be on display through August 10.


Milk & Honey Girl’s Night Out: This beloved Dallas boutique is throwing a ladies night Thursday, July 24 with champagne, tutorials, and a 20% off discount.


CultureMap Summer Social: Celebrate the weekend a night early with the brains behind CultureMap Dallas. Thursday, head to Winston’s Supperclub in Uptown for tequila tastings, good from Urban Taco, live music by DJ Adam Cleland and more. Take an Uber there and get 20% off your ride using a special promo code.


Decks in the Park: Every fourth Thursday of the month head to Klyde Warren Park for live music, food trucks, and dancing. This week you’ll hear Red Eye, Rob Vaughan, DJ Love, EZ Eddie D, and Zach Witness.


Rangers vs. Oakland A’s: Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, our Rangers will take on the Athletics at Globe Life Park.


Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launch Party: Celebrate the launch of this local brewery’s newest beer, Weizenbock, at The Rustic on Friday with musical guest Shane Smith & The Saints.


Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.


Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, this tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. Catch the show Friday and Saturday at American Airlines Center.


The Best Movie Fest Ever: The Cinemark in West Plano presents three classic films on Saturday, July 26. “Hello Dolly!” plays at 11:15am, “Moulin Rouge” at 2:20pm, and “Oklahoma!” at 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch three great films for one great price.


Cooking Classes at the Dallas Farmer’s Market: The third installation of Saturday chef demonstrations is hosted by Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolf Gang Puck (the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower). This week’s theme is Korean Style Summer Grilling.


National Dance Day: Get your boogie on in celebration of National Dance Day at Klyde Warren Park. The fun begins Saturday with African Dance at 1:30pm.


Alpha Rev: Saturday night, this Austin-based band will play at the Granada Theater following the Rocketboys, Dovetail, and Levi Weaver. If you’re a fan of Coldplay and/or Imagine Dragons you should check out the show. Doors open at 7pm.


Austin Mahone: Named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, this 18-year-old San Antonio native is climbing his way up the music charts. Austin Mahone has opened for Taylor Swift in the past and now he’ll headline a concert on Sunday, July 27, that will also include The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes.


WWE Live: WWE returns to Dallas with a special Sunday afternoon matinee at American Airlines Center.


Find Your Excuse: If you’re just looking to get out and try a Dallas favorite, check out this list of great places and reasons to celebrate in Dallas.


Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times, there’s never a shortage of new fun things to do in D-FW. This weekend, get your dose of live music, fashion, art, salsa classes and more! If you’re looking for food & beverage related events to fill your time, click here.


Lady Gaga: Tonight, July 17, Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters will take over American Airlines Center for the night during Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball. Opening acts include Lady Starlight and Crayon Pop.


Asian Film Festival: Today is the last night to catch the Asian Film Festival at the Angelika Dallas. Shows begin at noon and go until midnight, but the closing night film, As The Lights Go Out, a firefighter flick, plays at 7:30p.m.


Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Friday, July 18, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Swan Song will fill the Granda Theater with the best of Led Zeppelin.


’till Midnight presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center: Friday, be serenaded by Fort Worth’s blues and rock band Foxtrot Uniform before seeing a screening of Bringing Up Baby, starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Plus, if you join or renew your Nasher membership, you’ll be able to enjoy a craft beer tasting featuring 903 Brewers.


Improv: Friday is the last night in the improv series to get your share of laughs at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.


Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.


The Mavericks: Catch this Nashville-based country/americana band and the Granda Theater Saturday, July 19.


Poolside Fashion Show: Dallas Red Foundation, a nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, is hosting its 2nd annual poolside fashion show at the Ilume Cedar Springs Apartments. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and food from Mi Cocina with their ticket purchase.


Moon Day: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing a day early at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Saturday, you’ll experience a full day of family-friendly space exploration, exhibits, and classes.


CADD Bus Tour: Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas hosts bus tours that allow participants to gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, and art installations. This Saturday, the itinerary includes Circuit 12 Contemporary. Deadbolt Studios, Galleri Urbane, and more.


Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit beginning Sunday, July 20 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.

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This week and weekend are filled will all kinds of great things to do in D-FW, like great plays, live music, an early 4th of July celebration, an all pig dinner and more. Check out all of your fun-filled options below…


Flavors of Dallas: The Hyatt Regency Dallas is hosting some of D-FW’s finest chefs for a night of fabulous food and drink. Chefs will prepare five course meals paired with select wines tonight, Wednesday, June 25. The event takes place in 20 cities across the U.S. and benefits the American Liver Foundation.


Vegan Beer Dinner: The Libertine Bar is hosting a special vegan dinner tonight that includes craft beer paired with watermelon ancho gazpacho, jalapeño cornbread, strawberry balsamic ice cream and more.


The YardBirds: This London-based blues and rock band is coming to the Granada tonight.


J Black’s: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., this Henderson Ave. bar hosts a trivia night with prizes and drink specials. Every Thursday is Throwback Thursday, which includes “the music you love, the drinks you remember, and the prices you miss.”


Street Art Camp: Have a teen looking to express themselves creatively? How about through some good old fashioned graffiti? The Dallas Contemporary is holding a weeklong program with hands-on training and street art history lessons.


Swine & Wine Anniversary: The Wine Poste is turning one with a five course meal on Thursday, June 26. The meal will be all about the pig as interpreted by Chef Graham Dodds, of Hibiscus, and Chef Matt Ford, formerly of CBD and Craft.


Decks in the Park: Klyde Warren Park has invited local DJ’s to take over the park and get you dancing under the stars from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.


A Sampling of Spain: The Grape is hosting a “Come As You Are” three-course dinner with Spanish wines Thursday night.


Les Misérables: From Friday, June 27, to August 10, lose yourself in this play that has captured audiences worldwide. The shows will be performed at AT&T’s Wyly Theatre.


Stuart Little: This adorable show continues on Saturday, June 28, at the Dallas Children’s Theater. Shows are at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.


Music on the Porch: Enjoy live music from local artists on the Southwest Porch at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday starting at 2:30 p.m.


Cane Rosso #GlamourDateNight: As a part of a nationwide campaign led by Glamour magazine, Cane Rosso is bringing back date night by offering a Neopolitan pizza, salad, and a mini-carafe of wine for $30 on Saturday.


Allen USA Celebration: Kick off the Fourth of July a little early this weekend. Saturday, head to Allen for music, food, and fireworks.


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D-FW Weekend Round Up: Mar. 6-9

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We’ve got the scoop on the best events in food, music, and entertainment for D-FW’s first weekend in March. If you’re fresh out of ideas for what to do with your weekend, check out this list!


We Will Rock You: The Music Hall at Fair Park and Dallas Summer Musicals present We Will Rock You, a production of songs by the band Queen that goes until March 16.


George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Tonight, Thursday March 6, the band will play live at the House of Blues Dallas. Trying to think of why you recognize the name? They’re hit single in 1982 was “Bad To The Bone.”


Dallas Stars: Tonight, Thurs. March 7, the Stars play the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30. Friday, March 8, they’ll face off against the Minnesota Wild, also at 7:30.


Dallas Mavericks: Cheer on the Mavs as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night, March 7, at 7:30. And again on Sunday, March 9, against the Indiana Pacers at 6:30.


Out of the Loop Fringe Festival: The WaterTower Theatre and Addison Conference Centre will host this year’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, which goes until March 16 and showcases local theater and dance companies.


Untapped Music & Beer Festival: We mentioned this event last week, which takes place this Saturday, March 8. Held in Fort Worth at the Panther Island Pavilion, there will be more than 200 beers from 65 breweries as well as nine national and local musical performances.


Dallas Blooms: The beauty of spring flowers continues this weekend at the Dallas Arboretum.


Sarah Jessica Parker: The star and fashion personality will be at Nordstrom NorthPark on Sunday, March 9, to sign autographs and publicize the release of her SJP Collection.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Sunday, March 9, and Monday, March 10, Shakespeare Dallas will present what is arguably one of the best plays Shakespeare wrote in his lifetime. It’s part of a series of by the group, and will be held in Hamon Hall at Winspear Opera House. You can also go to a “Lunch and Learn” to discuss the play at Klyde Warren Park.


Sunday Chef Mix: Don’t forget about this event on Sunday that we mentioned earlier this week. You can eat great food from North Texas chefs and give to a great cause to help a neighbor in need.

What To Do in D-FW

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When you find time away from celebrating Valentine’s, or if you’re not a fan in the first place, take advantage of the great weather that’s forecasted and check out one or a few of these great events in D-FW this weekend!


Try a new Italian restaurant: Live in Addison and love Italian? Head to Arezzo. It’s casual, healthy, build-your-own, and quite tasty!


Go to an open house: Corelogic has reported that Dallas-Plano-Irving single-family housing price growth ranks No. 7 among the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, at 9.8%! Go take advantage of this thriving market by checking out some of the fabulous homes hosting open houses this weekend.


Buy tickets for Edgefest 2014: Tickets go on sale for Frisco’s annual music festival this Friday, Feb. 14. (hint, hint Valentine’s gift). This year’s line up will include the Avett Brothers, Bastille, Beck, and more.


Have a boozy coffee: Try out what CultureMap describes as an official trend, collaborations between local beer and coffee breweries resulting in coffee beer. It’s now offered by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company/Avoca Coffee, Deep Ellum Brewing Company/Oak Cliff Coffee, and Community Beer/Ascension.


Do a food truck taste test: D Magazine has produced a list of food truck vendors that will be at Truck Yard, in Lower Greenville, this week and weekend. On Friday, there will be an event promoting the new Pompeii Movie during which free movie passes will be given out and you can buy food from the Pompeii DFW Food Truck.


Snoop Dogg at HOB: Tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 12, “Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion” (aka Snoop Doggy Dog aka Snoop, etc.) is playing a show at the House Of Blues. Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9, and tickets are still available.


Death and the Powers: Showing at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House from Feb. 12-16, this original Dallas opera is a combination of science fiction and family drama. The sunday performance with be simulcast to locations around the world!


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: See the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play at Kalita Humphreys Theater, beginning Feb. 14 and going until Mar. 9, 2014. For tickets, click here.


Shop LAFCO and support a great cause: Sunday, Feb. 16, 15% of sales from LAFCO will go to support The Family Place. Treat yourself to some new stuff and give back to your community!

Of The Day: Your D-FW Weekend Round Up


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If you’re not to busy planning your Super Bowl party and you need to find some things to do before game day, you might want to check out some of this weekend’s events around D-FW.


Chili-Pa-Looza: Holy Grail Pub, in Plano, is hosting its 3rd annual Chili-Pa-Looza this Friday and Saturday. They’ve got four assorted house-made chilis for you try at $9 a bowl or $15 for a flight of all four! No reservations required.


Dan Rocha: Head Uptown to The Rustic to hear Dallas-based singer-songwriter, Dan Rocha, perform live. The show starts at 9:30 on Saturday.


2014 DFW Boat Expo: Starting this Friday and going until Sunday, Feb. 9, check out over 650 all-new models. Boats and watercrafts will be available for sale from 20 of the nearly 150 vendors that will be in attendance at Dallas Market Hall.


Year of the Horse Tasting Menu: Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Five Sixty, starting Friday and going until Feb. 13. Chef Wolfgang Puck will inspire you with a five-course tasting menu including horse mackerel tartare, whole roasted quail, Maine lobster, Chinese New Year dumplings, and house-made fortune cookies, among other things. The menu is $135 and for an additional $50 you can add wine pairings.


Arts & Letters Live: Jessica Fellows: If you’re a fan of all things Downton Abbey, you’ll want to check out this event with Jessica Fellows, the #1 bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey. Get all the inside scoop and attend a book signing following the event, which takes place at First United Methodist Church of Dallas.


Road to Sochi Tour: Go to Klyde Warren Park on Sunday to meet some U.S. Olympic athletes as part of their tour across the U.S. before competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. You’ll even get to try some events for yourself, including luge, hockey and speed skating!


The 2014 Color Dash 5K: Even if you’re not in to running marathons, you may be in to watching this one. On Saturday, race runners will be dowsed in colored power, resulting in a stream of colorful people running around Fair Park. After they complete the race, there’s a dance-off and a costume contest.


Harlem Globetrotters: If you haven’t seen the commercials running on TV right now, the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to our very own American Airlines Center. They make the trip annually, and always deliver an amazing show! Autographs and photographs with the players will follow the shows, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. on Saturday.


Of The Day: Weekend Round Up


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Stuck in a rut doing the same things over and over again every weekend? Branch out and change things up! Check out this list of things going on in D-FW this weekend. Who knows, you could stumble into a new go-to weekend activity.


1. The Dallas Stars: Thursday, cheer on our team as we take on the Boston Bruins at American Airlines Center!


2. Elvis Lives: Thursday, experience “an unforgettable multimedia and live musical journey across Elvis’ life” at Bass Performance Hall. It’ll be like a night with The King himself!


3. Improv Comedy: Every Friday and Saturday, pull up a seat at the Dallas Comedy House and enjoy a night of laughter at the hands of amateur comedians.


4. Brian Regan: Comedian Brian Regan will have you laughing all night on Friday at Musical Hall at Fair Park. He’s starred on Comedy Central and is said to be one of the best comedians performing today.


5. Community Beer: The local brewery is celebrating its 1 year anniversary this weekend starting with Dinner at Cook Hall on Friday, and then an Anniversary Open House with 15 beers on Saturday.


6. Blue Man Group: If you haven’t seen them yet, you’re missing out! They’ll bring you music and comedy at Bass Performance Hall throughout this weekend.

Weekend Round Up: Local Events and Shows

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Looking for some plans this weekend? There’s no shortage of events and shows around North Texas. Check out some of your options below!


Second Floor Bistro Wine and Dinner: Tonight, Thursday, at 6 p.m., World Wine Discoveries and Second Floor Bistro are pairing up to bring you a four-course, five-wine experience.


North Texas Hip-Hop Showcase: Friday, tune in and jam out with some Dallas’ best hip-hop and rap artists at the Granada Theater presented by the Dallas Observer.


Pappas Bros. Pinot Noir Tasting: Friday at 6 p.m., pull up a seat and treat your tastebuds to hors d’oeuvres and a worldy selection of delicious pinots.


Pixar In Concert: Saturday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will play music from some of the most beloved movies of our time including pieces from the Toy Story Trilogy, The Incredibles, and UP, just to name a few.


The Roomsounds at The Rustic: Take advantage of the beautiful day that’s forecasted for Saturday and head uptown to The Rustic for some classic rock-inspired live music.


Mot Hai Ba: This Vietnamese Dallas restaurant has won a slew of awards since its opening in 2013, most notably the national acclaim of being named one of Zagat’s 25 most important restaurants of 2013. IF you can get a table, this is a must visit.


2014 Texas Home and Garden Show: For the third year in a row, the Texas Home and Garden show comes to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas to feature home and garden experts, products, and services


An Evening of Prokofiev: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Crane, a sinlge-movement piece composed in 2009. Experience this symphonic event Friday or Saturday at Bass Performance Hall.