2016 ANNUAL & SPECIAL EVENTS

(This should be a part of the event system, and Tourism should be able to tag relevant events and have them feed here)

 

January

 

Day 1 Dallas

When: January 01, 2016

Where: Fair Park Dallas

What: A new exciting event is coming New Year's Day 2016. Day 1 Dallas is a family fair specifically designed for children and families to celebrate New Year's Day together. This kid-friendly celebration will feature interactive activities, performances by nationally known entertainers, a spectacular fireworks show and your favorite carnival food. Come out and play on New Year's Day at historic Fair Park.
                                          
 

Dallas Museum of Art –International Pop

When:  October 11 – January 17, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), The Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada. www.dma.org

 
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

When:  November 15, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots will illuminate this underexplored but pivotal part of the artist's practice. The exhibition will explore the Pollock's practice via a selection of paintings made between 1947 and 1949; these works will serve to contextualize the radical departure represented by the Black Pourings, a series of black enamel and oil paintings that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953.  www.dma.org

 
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.
 

 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Ann Veronica Janssens

When: January 23 – April 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Known primarily as a light artist, Ann Veronica Janssens is interested in "situations of dazzlement… the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion" - how the body responds to certain scientific phenomena and conditions. In her Nasher exhibition, the first one person museum exhibition in the United States for the Brussels-based artist, Janssens will install several sculptural works that allow viewers to encounter shifts in surface, depth, and color, challenging perception and destabilizing their sense of sight and space.  www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence

When: October 31, 2015 – February 21, 2016

Where: Sparkling. Glowing. Enlightening. How can there be light even in the dark of the night and the depths of the ocean? Discover extraordinary organisms with the ability to glow by immersing yourself in the magical world of bioluminaescence! http://www.perotmuseum.org/

 
 


 

Cirque de la Symphonie

When: January 2-3, 2016l.

Where: Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

What: The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year. Enjoy the excitement of watching NBA All-Stars with family or clients. http://nba.com/mavericks

 

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3

When: January 7 – 10, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Respected, even feared by many pianists, Rachmaninoff's personal favorite promises an incomparable evening of blazing technique and powerful emotions; including the much-loved Pictures at an Exhibition. http://mydso.com

 

 

Vaughan Williams Fantasia

When: January 14 - 16, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Based on a 16th century hymn, Fantasia is treasured for its extraordinary beauty and haunting romanticism. Also, Concertmaster Alexander Kerr performs the mesmerizing Walton Violin Concerto.

http://mydso.com

 

 

Gershwin's Greatest Hits

When:  January 22-23, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: You'll swoon to the best of Gershwin's music, including: Lullaby, Cuban Overture, Funny Face and selections from Porgy and Bess. http://mydso.com

 

 

Mozart No 39 & Overture to the Magic Flute

When: January 29 – 31, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Mozart's delightfully zany overture for The Magic Flute, along with the Labèque sisters performing Poulenc's impassioned Concerto for Two Pianos and a world premiere from Jeremy Gill. http://mydso.com

 
 

 


 

Romeo and Juliet

When: January 27 – February 28, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: From Joel Ferrell, the director behind DTC's 2014 blockbuster hit The Rocky Horror Show, Romeo and Juliet bursts breathlessly to life as the Bard's immortal tale of impetuous young lovers and the senseless hatred that poisons their hope asks the question: can any generation escape the sins of the fathers? This sleek, sexy new production immerses you in the emotional chaos of two innocent teens fighting desperately to choose their own destiny. http://attpac.org

 
 


 

The Dallas Mavericks Season – NBA Basketball

When: October 8, 2015 - April 13, 2016l.

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year. Enjoy the excitement of watching NBA All-Stars with family or clients. http://nba.com/mavericks

 
                     


 

The Dallas Stars Season – NHL Hockey

When: October 8, 2015 to April 9, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: Join the Dallas Stars! Whether looking to entertain clients, reward employees, or take a family outing, Stars games are enjoyable to all. http://stars.nhl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
February
         

 

 
 

 

2016 Mardi Gras Parade & Festival

When: February 09, 2016

Where: Dallas City Hall

What: EVENTS "R" THE PASSION PRESENTS "MARDI GRAS 2016 FESTIVAL & PARADE"
 

                                      


 

Chinese New Year street festival in Dallas Arts District

When: February 13, 2016

Where: Crow Collection of Asian Art

What: A spectacular Dragon and Lion Dance, cultural performances, martial arts demos, live music, food trucks, fireworks, arts and crafts, wellness activities and Museum tours are on tap as the Crow Collection of Asian Art host its biggest-ever street festival celebrating Chinese New Year - Year of the Monkey. Free and open to the public, the 17th annual festival takes place in the Dallas Arts District Saturday (Feb. 13). Highlights include traditional Chinese New Year art-making activities such as decorating red envelopes and making sheep headbands and glowing paper lanterns, plus calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, photo booth and family yoga. The day also includes non-stop entertainment on the Main Stage.
                 

 


 

Dallas Museum of Art – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

When:  November 15, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots will illuminate this underexplored but pivotal part of the artist's practice. The exhibition will explore the Pollock's practice via a selection of paintings made between 1947 and 1949; these works will serve to contextualize the radical departure represented by the Black Pourings, a series of black enamel and oil paintings that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953.  www.dma.org

 
                                 

 

  
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.

 

 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence

When: October 31, 2015 – February 21, 2016

Where: Sparkling. Glowing. Enlightening. How can there be light even in the dark of the night and the depths of the ocean? Discover extraordinary organisms with the ability to glow by immersing yourself in the magical world of bioluminaescence! http://www.perotmuseum.org/

 

 
 

 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Ann Veronica Janssens

When: January 23 – April 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Known primarily as a light artist, Ann Veronica Janssens is interested in "situations of dazzlement… the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion" - how the body responds to certain scientific phenomena and conditions. In her Nasher exhibition, the first one person museum exhibition in the United States for the Brussels-based artist, Janssens will install several sculptural works that allow viewers to encounter shifts in surface, depth, and color, challenging perception and destabilizing their sense of sight and space.  www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 

 

 

West Side Story

When:  February 12-14, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Bernstein and Sondheim's electrifying score and memorable songs performed live with the newly re-mastered film shown in glorious high definition on the big screen. http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Shostakovich 7

When:  February 4 – 7, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Considered one of Mozart's greatest works, even Beethoven said of it, "[w]e shall never be able to do anything like that." Followed by Shostakovich's heartbreaking Symphony No 7. http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1

When: February 25-28, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: The intensely romantic Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1, along with Schumann's passionate Symphony No 4 and works by American composers Adams and Copland.  http://mydso.com

 
 

 


 

The Bridges of Madison County

When: February 2-14, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
 

 


 

Romeo and Juliet

When: January 27 – February 28, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: From Joel Ferrell, the director behind DTC's 2014 blockbuster hit The Rocky Horror Show, Romeo and Juliet bursts breathlessly to life as the Bard's immortal tale of impetuous young lovers and the senseless hatred that poisons their hope asks the question: can any generation escape the sins of the fathers? This sleek, sexy new production immerses you in the emotional chaos of two innocent teens fighting desperately to choose their own destiny. http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

The BalletBoyz

When: February 13, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: A company of men, BalletBoyz® has quickly established itself as one of the most original and innovative forces in modern dance: revolutionizing traditional programming and collaborating with a wide range of cutting-edge talents. Technical, athletic and stunning artistry has quickly made BalletBoyz® an international sensation. Founders Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have been hailed as pioneers for making dance accessible and reaching a wider audience through their celebrated stage and television work. We enthusiastically welcome them to Dallas.

http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

When: February 19-21, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: If you loved last season's aerial, What to Say? Notes on Echo and Narcissus, you won't want to miss Jamal Story's continuation of the story. DBDT dancers again take to the sky as Story explores more myths from classic lore. DBDT celebrates Black History Month with the world premiere of a new piece by former Ailey Dancer, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, as well as some stunning works from the company repertoire.

http://attpac.org

 
 


 

The Dallas Mavericks Season – NBA Basketball

When: October 8, 2015 - April 13, 2016l.

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year. Enjoy the excitement of watching NBA All-Stars with family or clients. http://nba.com/mavericks

 
                


 

The Dallas Stars Season – NHL Hockey

When: October 8, 2015 to April 9, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: Join the Dallas Stars! Whether looking to entertain clients, reward employees, or take a family outing, Stars games are enjoyable to all. http://stars.nhl.com
March
 


 

Texas Tribute to Elvis Festival

When: March 04, 2016 to March 06, 2016

Where: Southfork Ranch-Event & Conference Center

What: Texas Tribute to Elvis Festival Join us for an amazing festival honoring the life, music and fans of Elvis Presley. Our first annual Texas' Tribute to Elvis and Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary held at the legendary South Fork Ranch, Dallas, Texas USA will take place on 4th 5th & 6th March 2016.
                 

 


 

Dallas Museum of Art – Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

When:  November 15, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots will illuminate this underexplored but pivotal part of the artist's practice. The exhibition will explore the Pollock's practice via a selection of paintings made between 1947 and 1949; these works will serve to contextualize the radical departure represented by the Black Pourings, a series of black enamel and oil paintings that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953.  www.dma.org
                                 

 

  
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.

 
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Ann Veronica Janssens

When: January 23 – April 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Known primarily as a light artist, Ann Veronica Janssens is interested in "situations of dazzlement… the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion" - how the body responds to certain scientific phenomena and conditions. In her Nasher exhibition, the first one person museum exhibition in the United States for the Brussels-based artist, Janssens will install several sculptural works that allow viewers to encounter shifts in surface, depth, and color, challenging perception and destabilizing their sense of sight and space.  www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Quatuor EbèneWhen: March 07, 2016

Where: Caruth Auditorium - SMU- Meadows School of Arts

What: Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Quatuor Ebène in concert on March 7, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Southern Methodist University. Call 1-844-DCMS-844 / 1-844-326-7844 or visit www.DallasChamberMusic.org for tickets and for more information.
 

 


 

The Little Mermaid

When: March 11-27, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel's crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is making its Dallas RETURN to the Music Hall at Fair Park. So dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea! www.dallassummermusicals.com
                                     
 

Texas Ballet Theater Presents Cinderella

When:  March 11-13, 2016

Where: Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts 

What: Ben Stevenson brings this classic tale to life with both humor and drama. From the comic antics of the ugly stepsisters, to the elegant ball where Cinderella meets Prince Charming and loses her glass slipper; this timeless tale of elegance, romance and transformation is a lavish story audiences can rejoice in over and over again. https://texasballettheater.org/performance/cinderella

 

 

 

Bach and Beyond

When:  March 3-6, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: The music of Bach and his peers under the baton of returning Baroque master conductor Ton Koopman. An evening of technical command, artistic beauty and intellectual depth.

http://mydso.com

 

 

 

A Triute to the Beattles

When: March 11-13, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: From Imagine to Yesterday and Yellow Submarine, you'll be amazed at the meticulousness of their performance. The Los Angeles Times hails concerts by the Classical Mystery Tour for their "goose bump quotient."

http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Celtic Fire

When: Marcfh 18-19, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Hailed as the "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by The New York Times, Grammy-award winner Eileen Ivers and her band bring a very special St. Patrick's Day concert to the Meyerson. http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Beethoven Fifth

When: March 24-26, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: The Dallas Morning News said of Maestro van Zweden and the DSO's last performance of the Fifth, "The most electrifying yet elegant Beethoven Fifth I've ever heard."

http://mydso.com

 
 


 

All the Way

When: March 3-27, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Winner of the 2014 Tony Award®, this suspenseful Texas-sized new play about one of the most powerful Texans, takes us from the earliest moments of Lyndon B. Johnson's accidental presidency to his hard-won landslide election one year later. The resident acting companies of Dallas Theater Center and Houston's Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre join together to create this monumental play, which will be performed in both cities. Robert Schenkkan's masterful script paints a gripping portrayal of LBJ, civil rights hero, ruthless bully, and perhaps one of our greatest legislative presidents. With a title harkening back to the slogan for his 1964 campaign, All the Way is a searing and enthralling dramatization that explores political gridlock, strong-arm manipulation, and the morality of politics and power. Contains adult language. http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

An Evening with Sophia Loren

When: March 20, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Internationally beloved actress Sophia Loren will hold an intimate conversation with Dallas audiences in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Featuring a special Q&A session, "An Evening with Sophia Loren" will buy you a first-class ticket into the mind of this prolific artist's journey from Italy to the silver screen. From her Academy Award-winning role in the film Two Women to decades of celebrated roles in movies like Houseboat, That Kind of Woman and It Started in Naples, Loren has become a bonafide icon in world cinema. You won't want to miss her unique show in Dallas. http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

Love Letters

When: March 22 – April 3, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived - through letters - for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other. http://attpac.org

 
       
 

Dallas Cup XXXVII

When: March 20, 2016 to March 27, 2016

Where:

What: Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVII offers the most competitive international youth soccer in North America plus genuine Texas hospitality. The Dallas Cup is by invitation only and teams are selected for invitation based on their competitive performance as shown on the on-line application which is normally available in late summer for the following year's tournament. All performance information is verified through the Dallas Cup's worldwide network.
              
 

 

 

NCAA Women's Basketball Regional

When: March 25, 2016 to March 27, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center

What: Four of the best women's basketball teams in the country will battle it out at American Airlines Center to see who advances to the Final Four!
          
 

 

WWE Axxess

When: March 31, 2016 to April 03, 2016

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

What: WWE Axxess is a four-day interactive fan festival at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.  Fans have the opportunities to meet WWE Superstars and Divas!
 


 

The Dallas Mavericks Season – NBA Basketball

When: October 8, 2015 - April 15, 2016l.

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year. Enjoy the excitement of watching NBA All-Stars with family or clients. http://nba.com/mavericks

 
 


 

FC Dallas – MLS Soccer

When: March – October 2016

Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco

What: FC Dallas is the areas only Major League Soccer franchise. FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium can be found on the new Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco, TX. http://fcdallas.com
                   


 

The Dallas Stars Season – NHL Hockey

When: October 8, 2015 to April 9, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: Join the Dallas Stars! Whether looking to entertain clients, reward employees, or take a family outing, Stars games are enjoyable to all. http://stars.nhl.com
 


 

Rock'n Roll Dallas ½ Marathon

When: March 20, 2016

Where: Downtown Dallas

What: Half Marathon, 2 Person Half Marathon Relay. The half marathon course is as action-packed and scenic as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels. Participant perks include scenic course highlighting famous sites, live, local bands along the course, spirited cheer squads lining the course and free admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert. http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/dallas

 

 

Trinity River Levee Run

When: March 5, 2016

Where: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

What: Last year's 5K and 10K courses included the Trinity Skyline Trail and a rare opportunity to run across both the Continental and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridges, with a spectacular and fast finish on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge! The Fun Run features an out and back on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Stay tuned for details on the 2016 5K and 10K courses. www.runthetrinity.com.

 
April
 

 

 


 

EarthDay Celebration

When: April 22-24, 2016

Where:  Fair Park, Dallas

What: Earth Day Texas is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.  http://earthdaytx.org

 
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

When:  April 15 – August 14, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Irving Penn's work in nearly twenty years and features over 140 photographs.  www.dma.org
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries. www.dma.org
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Ann Veronica Janssens

When: January 23 – April 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Known primarily as a light artist, Ann Veronica Janssens is interested in "situations of dazzlement… the persistence of vision, vertigo, saturation, speed, and exhaustion" - how the body responds to certain scientific phenomena and conditions. In her Nasher exhibition, the first one person museum exhibition in the United States for the Brussels-based artist, Janssens will install several sculptural works that allow viewers to encounter shifts in surface, depth, and color, challenging perception and destabilizing their sense of sight and space.  www.nashersculpturecenter.org 
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

When: April 9 – July 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the last 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Eye of the Collector

When: April 16 – September 5, 2016

Where: Here at the Museum, every object and specimen tells a story. And in Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves. www.perotmuseum.org
 

 


 

Wicked

When: April 20 – May 22, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 

 
 


 

Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Minetti Quartett

When: April 4, 2016

Where: Caruth Auditorium - SMU- Meadows School of Arts

What: Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Minetti Quartett in concert on March 7, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Southern Methodist University. Call 1-844-DCMS-844 / 1-844-326-7844 or visit www.DallasChamberMusic.org for tickets and for more information.

 

 

 

Wagner Die Walkure

When: April 1, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: One night only, experience the high drama and the unsurpassed beauty of this Wagner masterpiece. The last time the DSO performed Die Walküre, the concert sold out, so get your tickets now. http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Chris Botti

When: April 22-24, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Perennial Dallas favorite, Chris Botti and his band return to the Meyerson. The New York Times says Botti exudes "human warmth on a sweeping scale." http://mydso.com

 

 

 

Carmina Burana

When: April 29 – May 1, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: A spine-tingling reverie on the fortune and fate of mankind, Orff's shimmering cantana thrills audiences with medieval chants and dynamic spectacle. http://mydso.com

 

 
 

 


 

Love Letters

When: March 22 – April 3, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived - through letters - for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other. http://attpac.org

 

 

The Classical Criterion – Dallas Opera Orchestra

When: April 24, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: The afternoon will feature a rare opportunity to experience The Dallas Opera Orchestra on stage as they perform Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor: "Babi Yar," op. 113 by Dmitri Shostakovich. http://attpac.org

 
            

 
 

WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

When: April 02, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center

What: The 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the American Airlines Center.
        

 
 

WrestleMania 32

When: April 03, 2016

Where: AT&T Stadium

What: WWE's pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 32, will take place at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  WWE Superstars and Divas look to make history as Dallas welcomes fans from around the globe!
         

 
 

WWE Monday Night RAW

When: April 04, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center

What: There will be plenty of excitement carried over from WrestleMania 32 when Monday Night RAW invades the American Airlines Center on Monday, April 4, 2016!
 

 


 

 

Duck Commander 500 Weekend

When: April 6, 2016

Where: Texas Motor Speedway

What: The Texas 500 Weekend features both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway.

http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com  

 

 
 

 


 

The Dallas Mavericks Season – NBA Basketball

When: October 8, 2014 - April 13, 2016l.

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: The Mavs are bringing new energy and excitement to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this year. Enjoy the excitement of watching NBA All-Stars with family or clients. http://nba.com/mavericks

 

 
 

 


 

Texas Rangers Baseball

When: April 4 – October 2, 2016

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington

What:  The Texas Rangers play major league baseball. The Globe Life Park complex includes the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Children's Learning Center, and the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark. http://texas.rangers.mlb.com

 

 
 

 


 

 

FC Dallas – MLS Soccer

When: March – October 2016

Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco

What: FC Dallas is the areas only Major League Soccer franchise. FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium can be found on the new Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco, TX. http://fcdallas.com

 

 
                

 
 

The Dallas Stars Season – NHL Hockey

When: October 8, 2015 to April 9, 2016

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

What: Join the Dallas Stars! Whether looking to entertain clients, reward employees, or take a family outing, Stars games are enjoyable to all. http://stars.nhl.com
May
      
 

25th Annual Arts Performance Event

When: May 05, 2016

Where: Omni Dallas Hotel

What: Vogel Alcove will be celebrating our 25th Annual Arts Performance Event in 2016 at a new and exciting venue. To stay up to date on details please visit vogelalcove.org and subscribe to our newsletter.
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

When:  April 15 – August 14, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Irving Penn's work in nearly twenty years and features over 140 photographs..  www.dma.org

 
                                      
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

When: April 9 – July 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the last 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Joel Shapiro

When: May 7 – August 24, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: One of the most prominent and influential sculptors of the era, Joel Shapiro has long explored geometric form through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. On view in his Nasher exhibition will be a series of recent, brightly painted, suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of recent drawings as well as key works by Shapiro from the Nasher's permanent collection. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Eye of the Collector

When: April 16 – September 5, 2016

Where: Here at the Museum, every object and specimen tells a story. And in Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves. http://www.perotmuseum.org/

 

 

Carmina Burana

When: April 29 – May 1, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: A spine-tingling reverie on the fortune and fate of mankind, Orff's shimmering cantana thrills audiences with medieval chants and dynamic spectacle. http://mydso.com

 

 

Symphonic Oscars

When:  May 13-15, 2016

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

What: Roll out the red carpet for your favorite movie scores from Jaws, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany's and many more, performed under the baton of Richard Kaufman.

http://mydso.com

 
 

 


 

Command Performance Gala

When: May 7, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Year after year, Command Performance delivers one of the most exciting and jaw-dropping performances of the year. Dynamic and unforgettable, this truly is world-class dance! Twelve artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular and surprising performances. It is the pyrotechnics of dance - the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being performed today.

http://attpac.org
 

 


 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Celebration

When: May 20-22, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Don't miss this spectacular season closer as DBDT performs Bruce Wood's® moving and dynamic RED set to the music of Philip Glass. The company will also premiere a stunningly beautiful new work by former DBDT dancer and current DBDT II Director Nycole Ray. Be dazzled by our special guest dancers from Sungkyunkwan University of Korea as they perform choreography by Bridget L. Moore. http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

Wicked

When: April 20 – May 22, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 
 

 


 

Ragtime

When: May 24 – June 5, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 
 

 

 
 

HP Byron Nelson Championship

When:  May 16-22, 2016

Where: Four Seasons Resort & Club Las Colinas

What: The best golfers in the world come to Dallas each year for this annual PGA tour event.  http://www.attbyronnelson.org/

 
 


 

The Mesquite Rodeo

When:  May 27 – August 21, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays Only)

Where: Mesquite Resistol Arena

What:  Bronco-bustin' western fun is in store at the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. It all takes place in an ultra-modern, covered facility.http://www.mesquiterodeo.com

 

 
 


 

Texas Rangers Baseball

When: April 4 – October 2, 2016

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington

What:  The Texas Rangers play major league baseball. The Globe Life Park complex includes the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Children's Learning Center, and the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark. http://texas.rangers.mlb.com

 

 

FC Dallas – MLS Soccer

When: March – October 2016

Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco

What: FC Dallas is the areas only Major League Soccer franchise. FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium can be found on the new Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco, TX. http://fcdallas.com

 
June
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

When:  April 15 – August 14, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Irving Penn's work in nearly twenty years and features over 140 photographs..  www.dma.org

 
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

When: April 9 – July 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the last 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Joel Shapiro

When: May 7 – August 24, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: One of the most prominent and influential sculptors of the era, Joel Shapiro has long explored geometric form through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. On view in his Nasher exhibition will be a series of recent, brightly painted, suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of recent drawings as well as key works by Shapiro from the Nasher's permanent collection. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 

 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Eye of the Collector

When: April 16 – September 5, 2016

Where: Here at the Museum, every object and specimen tells a story. And in Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves. http://www.perotmuseum.org/

 
 

 

 


 

 

Ragtime

When: May 24 – June 5, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 
 

 


 

Bullets Over Broadway

When: June 14-26, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Braodway brings the talents of Woody Allen and Tony-Winning director Susan Stroman together for the first time.www.dallassummermusicals.com

 

 
 

 


 

Bullets Over Broadway

When: June 28 – July 10, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 

 
 

 


 

 

Cabaret

When: May 25 – June 5, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Dallas! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Nine and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. http://attpac.org

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

When: June 7 - 19, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. http://attpac.org

 

 

 
 

 


 

Dream Girls

When: June 10-24, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What: Tony®s, Oscars, Grammys … this modern-day classic sparkles with almost as many awards and accolades as its costumes have sequins. Take a trip back to the seminal music scene of the 1960s, when young women sang their way to musical prominence in a man's world. Set in the Motown era that brought us powerhouse voices like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross - and ultimately Destiny's Child and Beyoncé - Dreamgirls explodes from the stage with legendary songs and timeless appeal. http://attpac.org

 
 

 


 

Beauty and the Beast

When: June 22-26, 2016

Where: AT&T Performing Art Center, Dallas Arts District

What:  Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Dallas for a limited one week engagement!. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! http://attpac.org

 
 


 

Texas Rangers Baseball

When: April 4 – October 2, 2016

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington

What:  The Texas Rangers play major league baseball. The Globe Life Park complex includes the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Children's Learning Center, and the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark. http://texas.rangers.mlb.com

 
 

 

 
 

The Mesquite Rodeo

When:  May 27 – August 21, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays Only)

Where: Mesquite Resistol Arena

What:  Bronco-bustin' western fun is in store at the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. It all takes place in an ultra-modern, covered facility.http://www.mesquiterodeo.com

 
 


 

FC Dallas – MLS Soccer

When: March – October 2016

Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco

What: FC Dallas is the areas only Major League Soccer franchise. FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium can be found on the new Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco, TX. http://fcdallas.com

 
July
                                 

 

  
 

 

Dallas Museum of Art – Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

When:  April 15 – August 14, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Irving Penn's work in nearly twenty years and features over 140 photographs..  www.dma.org

 

 
                                     
 

 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.

 
 


 

 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Sightings: Mai-Thu Perret

When: April 9 – July 17, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: Swiss-born Mai-Thu Perret has spent the last 16 years making work born from a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier. Set in New Mexico, the imaginary women of the commune make work that runs the visual gamut, from the painterly to the sculptural. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 
 

 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Joel Shapiro

When: May 7 – August 24, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: One of the most prominent and influential sculptors of the era, Joel Shapiro has long explored geometric form through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. On view in his Nasher exhibition will be a series of recent, brightly painted, suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of recent drawings as well as key works by Shapiro from the Nasher's permanent collection. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 

 
 

 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Eye of the Collector

When: April 16 – September 5, 2016

Where: Here at the Museum, every object and specimen tells a story. And in Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves. http://www.perotmuseum.org/

 

 
 

 


 

Bullets Over Broadway

When: June 28 – July 10, 2016

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

What: Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman. www.dallassummermusicals.com

 

 
 


 

The Mesquite Rodeo

When:  May 27 – August 21, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays Only)

Where: Mesquite Resistol Arena

What:  Bronco-bustin' western fun is in store at the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. It all takes place in an ultra-modern, covered facility.http://www.mesquiterodeo.com

 

 
 


 

Texas Rangers Baseball

When: April 4 – October 2, 2016

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington

What:  The Texas Rangers play major league baseball. The Globe Life Park complex includes the Legends of the Game Baseball Museum, Children's Learning Center, and the Dr Pepper Youth Ballpark. http://texas.rangers.mlb.com

 

 

 

FC Dallas – MLS Soccer

When: March – October 2016

Where: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco

What: FC Dallas is the areas only Major League Soccer franchise. FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium can be found on the new Dallas North Tollway extension in Frisco, TX. http://fcdallas.com

 
August
 


 

In Touch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival

When: September 23 – 25, 2016

Where: Oak Point Park, Plano

What: With over a hundred balloons participating, this event grows every year. Come get swept away in the beauty of this unique sport! www.planoballoonfest.org

 
                                     
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

When:  April 15 – August 14, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Irving Penn's work in nearly twenty years and features over 140 photographs..  www.dma.org
                                 

 

  
 

Dallas Museum of Art – Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

When:  January 17 – August 21, 2016

Where: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District.

What: The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is believed to be one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries.  www.dma.org

 
 

 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center - Joel Shapiro

When: May 7 – August 24, 2016

Where: Nasher Sculpture Garden, Dallas Arts District

What: One of the most prominent and influential sculptors of the era, Joel Shapiro has long explored geometric form through structural compositions of rectangular elements that visually and physically challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. On view in his Nasher exhibition will be a series of recent, brightly painted, suspended forms that hover in space at different heights and angles, along with a series of recent drawings as well as key works by Shapiro from the Nasher's permanent collection. www.nashersculpturecenter.org 

 
 


 

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Eye of the Collector

When: April 16 – September 5, 2016

Where: Here at the Museum, every object and specimen tells a story. And in Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves. www.perotmuseum.org/
 


 

The Mesquite Rodeo

When:  May 27 – August 21, 2016 (Fridays and Saturdays Only)

Where: Mesquite Resistol Arena

What:  Bronco-bustin' western fun is in store at the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. It all takes place in an ultra-modern, covered facility.http://w