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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.

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Brazos Gallery Lecture Series: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Brazos Gallery is proud to present its fall 2014 guest lecturer Trenton Doyle Hancock. Trenton Doyle Hancock was featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, and was one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. He was featured in one-person exhibitions at Contemporary A... more

Garland Quilt Guild Exhibit

October 22, 2014
The Patty Granville Arts Center
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

The Garland Quilt Guild will be displaying quilts at the Granville Performing Arts Center from October 22 through December 7. Members have created quilts of varying sizes, styles, patterns, and colors, from traditional to modern, from large bed quilts to small wall hangings. The quilts on display have been created usin... more

Hope GROs with Green River Ordinance, David Dunn, & Northern National

October 22, 2014
Rockin' Rodeo
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Category: Music & Concerts

Melody of Hope invites you to join us on Wednesday, October 22nd with Green River Ordinance, and special guests David Dunn and Northern National! Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations Children at Risk and The NET. Children at Risk drives change for children through research, education, and influencing public policy... more

JD McPherson at Granada Theater

October 22, 2014
Granada Theater

Category: Music & Concerts

As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers, McPherson's seductively kickass debut album, produced by JD's music partner, Jimmy Sutto... more

Movie Night on Green Lawn at Lee Park Featuring "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

October 22, 2014
Green Lawn at Lee Park

Category: Parks/Gardens/Zoo

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the dedication of Arlington Hall in 1939, the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy invites the public out to a free screening of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" on the Green Lawn at Lee Park. more

Skyline Trapeze - Flying Trapeze Classes

March 08, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Skyline Trapeze Rig
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Category: Sports - Other

Skyline Trapeze, Dallas-Ft. Worth’s first flying trapeze rig, offers children and adults the opportunity to take a leap on the flying trapeze. Located on Turtle Creek Boulevard, the trapeze rig boasts a view of the Dallas skyline and welcomes flyers and aerial arts enthusiasts of all skill levels. Groups for partie... more

WhoDunnit JFK Book Signing and Tour

September 22, 2014 to September 22, 2015
Lee Harvey Oswald Rooming House
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Category: JFK

Gayle Nix Jackson, the author of the most talked about JFK book on the market now, will be the first author featured in our inaugural debut of the JFK Whodunnit Tour for September 22 , 2014. Author of the book "Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film" Gayle will be signing autographs and selling her boo... more

Multi-Day Events

2014 NETA Conference

October 20, 2014 to October 22, 2014
InterContinental Dallas
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Category: Lectures & Workshops

BIG IDEAS Ahead How do big things happen? By taking big steps toward big goals despite big uncertainties. Remember the shift to digital? You made that big change happen and it went better than you expected because you had colleagues to share your ideas and doubts with and forums like the NETA Conference to bring eve... more

2theXtreme: MathAlive!

October 07, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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Categories: Children & Family | Galleries & Exhibits

2theXtreme: MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination and reveal not only the math at work, but the infinite possibilities of math. The exhibition brings to life all the mathematics behind what kids love most - video games, sports, fashion, music, space, robotics and more. Innovative technologies and hands... more

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Dallas

July 27, 2014 to July 26, 2015
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

Art Exhibition: The Cycles of the Fig Tree - Carlos Cázares

September 11, 2014 to November 23, 2014
St. Matthew's Cathedral Justus Sundermann Gallery
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Carlos Cázares is a Mexican visual artist specializing in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and graphics. His works have been exhibited in galleries across the United States and Mexico. Through his art, Cázares seeks to expose his heart to the light of the Creator, and constantly seeks a way to impres... more

Autumn At The Arboretum

September 20, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Dallas Arboretum
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Categories: Children & Family | Seasonal/Holiday/Festivals | Parks/Gardens/Zoo

  Autumn at the Arboretum is a fall favorite with more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash to create the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Many special events, photo opportunities and fun fall festivities take place all week long. Join us September 20-November 26 as the Arboretum transforms with th... more

Bishop Arts Food and Historical Walking Tour, presented by Dallas Bites!

March 30, 2014 to March 30, 2015
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
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Category: Culinary & Food Tours

THE WEATHER WILL BE PERFECT when we tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District on foot. We stop at many great restaurants/eateries including Eno's Pizza, Hunky's, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and Veracruz Mesoamerican Cafe for very generous samples (this is a LOT of food!). You'll also learn the colorful history of Oa... more

Decks in the House

October 30, 2013 to October 29, 2014
Sisu
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Category: Music & Concerts

Paul Parades will be playing his Paradise Live show every Wednesday at Sisu! more

Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate... more

ENCOUNTERS

September 10, 2014 to October 31, 2014
The Dallas Center for Architecture
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

With the support of SPAIN arts & culture, the official Spanish cultural program in the U.S., Madrid-based architecture firm luis vidal + architects (LVA) will bring its innovative architectural exhibition, ENCOUNTERS, to the Dallas Center for Architecture from September 10-October 31. ENCOUNTERS made its U.S. de... more

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

May 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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Category: Children & Family

It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. Flight of the Butterflies 3D takes audiences on a journey through one of the most incredible migrations on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of monarch butterflies, the award-winn... more

Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland (film)

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos. Amongst these remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to ... more

Hard Rock Cafe LIVE MUSIC

May 07, 2014 to December 24, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe
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Category: Music & Concerts

The Hard Rock Cafe Dallas introduces LIVE Music Wednesday. Come on out every Wednesday night for local live music. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. more

Käthe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I

May 03, 2014 to November 16, 2014
Dallas Museum of Art
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Categories: Galleries & Exhibits | Free

Käthe Kollwitz: A Social Activist in the Era of World War I contemplates the life and work of the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945). more

Oswald Rooming House Tours

April 25, 2014 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

Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

October 06, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Irving Arts Center

Category: Galleries & Exhibits

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. From October 4 through December 31, Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca ... more

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

September 13, 2014 to January 04, 2015
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio from September 13, 2014 to January 4, 2015. This represents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Thomas Heatherwick and his studio in North America. The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday thr... more

Richland College Honors Academy Class to Host Food Drive

October 21, 2014 to November 14, 2014
Richland Community College
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Category: Free

Students in Visiting Scholar Mary Wood’s Honors English class at Richland College will make real-world connections between their coursework and the local community when they host a food drive Oct. 21-Nov. 14. The food drive will kick off with a screening of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary film th... more

Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic

July 12, 2014 to November 16, 2014
Irving Arts Center
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Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Assembled by award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths, the exhibit features more than 50 photographs that cover the Society’s core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, and nature. more

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