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Much like the metroplex itself, Dallas events are bigger and better! Take a look at the official Dallas Events Calendar below to discover art exhibitions in the nation's largest arts district, annual festivals such as the State Fair of Texas, concerts, theatre performances, and more great things to do in Dallas. You can search by date, type of event, or both.

Also check out the event calendar to see game schedules for the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas and all the teams that make Dallas a legendary sports city.

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Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales): TOO MANY COOKS

November 25, 2015
Dallas City Performance Hall
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Category: Theater & Dance

Be a part of Dallas’ storytelling juggernaut as it continues to dazzle in its 5th Season at City Performance Hall with a romp of an evening of true life tales on the theme “In The Doghouse”. Don’t miss this riot of a night on Wednesday, October 21st at 8pm. This wild evening explores both the li... more

Thanksgiving Eve in Dallas - Henderson Tap House

November 25, 2015
Henderson Tap House

Category: Free

Join us Wednesday November 25th from 9pm-close for a huge Thanksgiving Eve Party! Come get "basted" with us before the big holiday with the family! The host who brings the most guests with them will win $500 in cash & prizes to use for your Black Friday Shopping spree! RSVP at http://www.hendersontaphou... more

‘Meditation’ brings the art of recycled mandalas to Texas Discovery Gardens

September 12, 2015 to January 06, 2016
Texas Discovery Gardens

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Ancient symbols with a modern, sustainable twist define Texas Discovery Gardens’ latest Exhibit. ‘Meditation’ features bright cutouts of recycled materials rendered into mandalas on crisp wooden boards by local artist and professor Brenda McKinney. “Using the symmetrical design of the mandala... more

Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

November 03, 2015 to March 20, 2016
Crow Collection of Asian Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Within the exhibition, you will find art in the form of embroidered handkerchiefs and plant-like hand-mirrors alongside exquisitely crafted paintings with obsessive floral and geometric patterns, most familiar in the Islamic arts. Come prepared to be surprised and delighted, as the artist moves visitors across formats, m... more

Downtown Wanderland

November 19, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Downtown Dallas
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Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Downtown Wanderland is season-long programming featuring Unbranded, "Park It Pop-Up", happy hours, photos with Santa, and more! Downtown Dallas, Inc. invites you wander around Downtown and explore all the new retail, restaurants, and bars that have popped up in recent months. EAT. DRINK. BE MERRY. DOWNTOWN. #do... more

Hump Day Cabaret

StartedSeptember 23, 2015
Absinthe Lounge
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Category: Theater & Dance

About Hump Day Cabaret: These monthly cabaret/lounge style shows will take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month and will feature Burlesque Experience Alumni, with spots available for special friends and guest performers. The NEW & improved Absinthe Lounge is the location. - Extended happy hour drink specials ... more

Miracle On 34th Street

November 20, 2015 to December 20, 2015
Dallas Children's Theater
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Categories: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Theater & Dance

The beloved sell-out holiday spectacular is back! See why audiences were smitten with DCT's jolly Kris Kringle as he rescues a single mother and her young daughter who have given up on Christmas. more

Treasures From The House Of Alba: 500 Years Of Art & Collecting

November 03, 2015 to January 03, 2016
Meadows Museum

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Presenting more than 130 paintings, historical objects and decorative arts drawn from three of the family's most spectacular palaces in Spain, including the papers of Christopher Columbus and works by Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, and many more. more

Multi-Day Events

A Christmas Carol

November 25, 2015 to December 26, 2015
Wyly Theatre

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Theater & Dance

The holiday classic A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre this November. A Christmas Carol is a critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens' enduring classic. more

A Season Of Stories: Christmas At The White House 2003

Just like the holidays, great stories have a way of bringing families together. This special exhibit offers visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2003. more

Adventure Awaits: Explore Dallas With Kwest

August 01, 2015 to July 31, 2016

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Category: Children & Family

Do you hear that? That's Dallas calling you. Yes, you. Calling you to come explore all it has to offer. So ditch the status quo and find your Kwest: a scavenger hunt reimagined for the digital age. Using your smartphone as a guide, Kwest allows people to embark on a unique journey through different areas of Dalla... more

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Dallas

January 01, 2015 to July 26, 2016
Union Station
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Category: Children & Family

Turn Dallas into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. P... more

Autumn at the Arboretum

September 19, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Dallas Arboretum

Categories: Children & Family | Parks/Gardens/Zoo

September 19 – November 25, 2015 Dallas' most anticipated fall festival, Autumn at the Arboretum is one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals," according to Fodor's Travel. The 66-acre garden is a perfect place for a fun family photo in Cinderella’s Carriage or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-bl... more

Behind the Scenes

November 23, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
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Categories: Diversity | Theater & Dance

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's annual series is open to the community and will provide an educational opportunity to view the working process of each DBDT group. RSVP at 214-871-2390 more

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence

October 31, 2015 to February 21, 2016
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

From the flickering fireflies you once captured in jar in our own backyard, to the iridescent deep-sea creatures in our oceans’ darkest depths, the magical world of bioluminescence comes to life in Creatures of Light. Come immerse yourself in the natural phenomenon of living light. more

Dallas Goes Pop!

November 05, 2015 to January 14, 2016
Dallas Museum of Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

See the groundbreaking exhibition International Pop, which chronicles the global emergence of the vibrant pop art movement in the 1960s and early 1970s. For tickets, visit more

Dinosaurs Live!

August 19, 2015 to February 21, 2016
The Heard Museum
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Category: Children & Family

Included in general admission Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Field trip and birthday party options ava... more


September 10, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will open its new special exhibit, “Holocaust by Bullets, Yahad-In Unum - 10 Years of Investigations,” with a reception and lecture on September 10, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2015 Based on 10 years of resea... more

Gray Living’s Antique Sleigh Provides Unique Holiday Photos

November 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Gray Living

Category: Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals

Downtown McKinney Storefront Hosts 1920s Vintage Sleigh Gray Living, the 4,000-square-foot home décor and lifestyle shop in the heart of McKinney’s town square, has a window display that visitors cannot only adore from the outside, but climb in to for an elegant holiday photo complete with historic smiles. ... more

Holiday At The Arboretum

November 08, 2015 to January 03, 2016
Dallas Arboretum
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Categories: Children & Family | Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Parks/Gardens/Zoo

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring the return of the magnificent The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit from November 8 to January 3 and The Artistry of the Nativity at the DeGolyer House, November 27 to January 3. more

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

November 20, 2015 to March 20, 2016
Dallas Museum of Art
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition offers a new perspective on the work of one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. See it only at the DMA. For tickets, visit more

Matthew Alexander Exhibit at Alan Barnes Fine Art

November 20, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Alan Barnes Fine Art (above Le Madeline)

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

World renowned British impressionist Matthew Alexander will be exhibiting at Alan Barnes Fine Art from November 20- December 18. Alexander is one of the leading Impressionist painters in British 20th Century Art. Born to be a painter, his father was a painter - his brother is a painter and the conversation in the family... more

Oswald Rooming House Tours

January 01, 2015 to April 25, 2017

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Categories: General | JFK

Come relive history through the eyes of an 11 year old girl Patrica Hall. Take a step back in time at 1026 N Beckley Avenue see the room Lee Harvey Oswald lived in. Your guide will be the home owner as she narrates what happened that fatal day. More details are at the website. more

Peter Pan 360

November 11, 2015 to December 06, 2015
Three Sixty Theatre at The Spire

Category: Children & Family

Don’t miss the theatrical experience that’s as big as Texas! Fly to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular innovative live stage production of Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre – a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is a luxurious climate-controlled, world-class theatre-tent. C... more

Portraits: History Lived

November 09, 2015 to January 17, 2016
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Categories: Galleries & Exhibits | JFK

Portraits: History Lived is a collaboration between The Dallas Morning News, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and several eyewitnesses to history. This series comprises current photographs of people who were in Dallas in 1963, who witnessed some part of the Kennedys' visit to Dallas, the assassination of the presid... more

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