Arts & Culture

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Events in Arts & Culture

From spectacular shows from all the major performances companies that call Dallas home, to an impressive line up of events throughout the month and breathtaking only-in-Dallas exhibits, there's something for everyone. Start with a walk through the Dallas Arts District to get the lay of the land before diving into each of the events featured this month. Need some ideas? Check out our Arts Itinerary or our Arts Guide! And if you're looking for show tickets - you're in luck: our partnership with TodayTix gets you last-minute tickets at the best prices. 

Dior: From Paris to the World
Thu - Jul 18

Dior: From Paris to the World

Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior's legacy and global influence. On view in Dallas May 19 through September 1, 2019, the DMA is the only other US...

Daily through Sep 1

Dallas Museum of Art

3rd Riverfront Jazz Festival
Fri - Aug 30

3rd Riverfront Jazz Festival

For three days, the 2019 festival attendees will browse and shop through vendor booths, experience diverse foods and enjoy music performances. Produce by TBAAL, the Riverfront Jazz Festival...

Dallas Convention Center

Candytopia Dallas
Thu - Jul 18

Candytopia Dallas

What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation? ...

Daily through Sep 2

Candytopia Dallas

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank
Thu - Jul 18

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Anne's experiences connect deeply with today's youth as...

Daily through Aug 1

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance

Heirlooms by Christine Adame
Thu - Jul 18

Heirlooms by Christine Adame

From the Artist: Born a fifth-generation Mexican-American, I have always had a curiosity for hybrids, or the ways in which generational histories and cultures converge at my identity. My work...

Daily through Jul 28

Umbrella Gallery

Sweet Tooth Hotel - Discotech
Thu - Jul 18

Sweet Tooth Hotel - Discotech

Ready for a sensory adventure? Discotech combines music and digital art to create interactive audio-visual installations. You're invited to check in...throw on a pair of silent disco headphones...

Daily through Aug 31

55 Years at The Sixth Floor Museum
Thu - Jul 18

55 Years at The Sixth Floor Museum

In remembrance of the 55th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is presenting a new temporary exhibit, 55 Years. Featuring a broad...

Daily through Aug 4

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Rainbow Vomit
Thu - Jul 18

Rainbow Vomit

What: Rainbow Vomit, Dallas' unique immersive art exhibit, is taking the summer by storm with extended summer hours, upgraded interactions and visuals, and programming geared to appeal to all...

Daily through Sep 2

Rainbow Vomit

Pairings: Sculpture in the Nasher & Rachofsky Collections
Thu - Jul 18

Pairings: Sculpture in the Nasher & Rachofsky Collections

See over 125 years of modern and contemporary sculpture in the paired exhibition between two of the most renowned private collections in Dallas. Presented side-by-side, works in each collection...

Daily through Aug 18

Nasher Sculpture Center

Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space
Thu - Jul 18

Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space

Sheila Hicks (American, born 1934) has been working supple and pliable materials for over sixty years. Known for pushing perceptions of art beyond traditional associations, the artist uses fiber...

Daily through Aug 18

Nasher Sculpture Center

North Texas Performing Arts-Frisco Presents The Adventure of BetaKid( An Original Musical)
Thu - Jul 18

North Texas Performing Arts-Frisco Presents The Adventure of BetaKid( An Original Musical)

After winning an arcade championship, Peter Davis and his little brother Sam take home the grand prize; a rare copy of 'The Star Chasers' for their home entertainment system. When they power on...

Every 4Days ongoing

The Frisco Discovery Center

Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House
Fri - Jul 19

Presidential Retreats: Away from the White House

From March 6 to October 6, 2019, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present a special exhibit exploring presidential retreats. Four featured retreats – Camp David in Frederick...

Daily through Oct 6

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Psychedelic Robot 2.0
Fri - Jul 19

Psychedelic Robot 2.0

Step inside Psychedelic Robot - Dallas' immersive, interactive art experience. Psychedelic Robot first debuted in 2018 as a 10-day pop-up experience but, due to popular demand, stayed open for...

Every Fri through Sep 29
Every Sat through Sep 29
Every Sun through Sep 29

Bivins Gallery

'til Midnight at the Nasher
Fri - Jul 19

'til Midnight at the Nasher

Enjoy a FREE concert and film at the Nasher Sculpture Center. FREE Admission from 6 p.m. 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts in the Nasher Sculpture Center Garden. At each...

Nasher Sculpture Center

Four Day Weekend- Dallas
Fri - Jul 19

Four Day Weekend- Dallas

The critically-acclaimed comedy troupe, Four Day Weekend, with the longest-running show in the Southwest has officially arrived in Dallas! Every Saturday, Four Day Weekend performs an...

Every Fri, Sat ongoing

Four Day Weekend

Late Night Film: Dior and I
Fri - Jul 19

Late Night Film: Dior and I

Friday, July 19, 9:00 p.m. From concept to runway, Dior and I is a glimpse inside the intense, collaborative, and passionate environment of an atelier creating a new...

Dallas Museum of Art

Bishop Arts Food and Historical Tour
Sun - Jul 21

Bishop Arts Food and Historical Tour

Sample the fun and fare of this unique neighborhood when we tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District on foot. We will slip into colorful galleries and shops, and stop at great eateries...

Every Sun ongoing

Lockhart Smokehouse

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