Arts & Culture

Makes plans for a weekend getaway to Dallas to enjoy the arts scene.

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

sUburbia by Eric Bogosian
Thu - Oct 04

sUburbia by Eric Bogosian

SubUrbia chronicles the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their suburban New Jersey hometown and their reunion with a former high school classmate who has...

Daily between Oct 4 and Oct 7

University of North Texas

CLASSICS AT COUR REGARD – MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN
Fri - Oct 05

CLASSICS AT COUR REGARD – MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Conducted in our historic Stroud House and the intimate space first built as a high-end bookstore, Classics at Cour Regard has traveled the globe, showcasing the American classic Moby-Dick, the...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

FRISCO ARTS WALK & RUN CREATES FIRST-EVER IMMERSIVE ARTS AND WELLNESS EVENT  AT HALL PARK  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6,
Sat - Oct 06

FRISCO ARTS WALK & RUN CREATES FIRST-EVER IMMERSIVE ARTS AND WELLNESS EVENT AT HALL PARK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6,

Frisco Arts Walk & Run is the first arts-themed 5K along the beautiful grounds of HALL Park in Frisco, TX. Runners will be surrounded and inspired by the art of the HALL...

Hall Park Frisco

WHAT MAKES A CITIZEN?
Wed - Oct 10

WHAT MAKES A CITIZEN?

This first annual program, under the direction and sponsorship of Dallas Institute Fellow and Lifetime Board Member Dr. Nancy Cain Marcus, will take an innovative approach to the question, weaving...

Moody Performance Hall

AUGUSTINE'S CONFESSIONS: A NARRATIVE OF DESIRE
Thu - Oct 11

AUGUSTINE'S CONFESSIONS: A NARRATIVE OF DESIRE

In this class, we'll investigate Confessions as a book about human desire - how disordered desires lead us to misery and how desiring everything properly leads to the highest happiness. 

Every Thu between Oct 11 and Nov 1

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

The Elevator Project
Thu - Oct 11

The Elevator Project

Through a partnership between the AT&T Performing Arts Center & the City of Dallas' Office of Cultural Affairs, the Elevator Project brings the AT&T PAC campus to life in new and...

AT&T Performing Arts Center

FRIDAY NIGHT SALON
Fri - Oct 12

FRIDAY NIGHT SALON

The salon has a long history, dating back to the 17th century in Europe. There was nothing "official" about these social gatherings in which conversation was the focus--exchanges that ranged from...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

NorthPark Center presents ArtROCKS! Salvador Dali
Sat - Oct 13

NorthPark Center presents ArtROCKS! Salvador Dali

ArtROCKS!, NorthPark Center's free art program for children, introduces the world's most famous artists through engaging and creative activities. Join us as we explore the work of Salvador...

NorthPark Center

Peter Max:  The Retrospective 1960-2018
Sat - Oct 13

Peter Max: The Retrospective 1960-2018

A newly-curated collection of artist legend, Peter Max's exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Frisco Fine Art, one of the area's premier...

Frisco Fine Art

SPEAKING OF MOVIES….
Mon - Oct 15

SPEAKING OF MOVIES….

Resident film critic Scott Churchill keeps his eye out from week to week for the best films in theaters, assigns two or three of those a month, and then leads the group in discussion, often...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Social Science: Maker
Fri - Oct 19

Social Science: Maker

Let's get TECHnical as we explore tinkering, engineering, creating, and hacking at this maker themed evening! Explore the maker movement, meet local makers, and create wearable technology, design...

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.
Sat - Oct 20

Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.

This tour includes African-American Heritage sites including but not limited to hidden former slaves' property and sites that are little known to the average Dallasites. Possible stops include...

Martin L. King Center (for Departure)

DALLAS: THE SPIRITUAL CITY
Mon - Oct 22

DALLAS: THE SPIRITUAL CITY

In this program, Dr. Gail Thomas, Founding Director of the Dallas Institute, Ms. Almas Muscatwalla of Faith Forward Dallas, and other distinguished speakers will discuss the often hidden or even...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Itzhak Perlman – In The Fiddler's House
Mon - Oct 22

Itzhak Perlman – In The Fiddler's House

More than twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler's House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as...

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Caroline Elbaor at NorthPark Center
Tue - Oct 23

Caroline Elbaor at NorthPark Center

Caroline Elbaor is a curator and writer. She is on the curatorial team at Dallas Contemporary, and her writing on contemporary art has appeared in various publications including ArtReview, BOMB...

NorthPark Center

7th Annual James Hillman Symposium
Fri - Oct 26

7th Annual James Hillman Symposium

From the earliest years of his work in Archetypal Psychology, Hillman collected clients' dreams with animals in them. The featured book for 2018 is Animal Presences, volume 9 of the Uniform...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

MIND OVER MEMES: PASSIVE LISTENING, TOXIC TALK, AND OTHER MODERN LANGUAGE FOLLIES
Tue - Oct 30

MIND OVER MEMES: PASSIVE LISTENING, TOXIC TALK, AND OTHER MODERN LANGUAGE FOLLIES

In Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Dr. Diana Senechal lifts up words, concepts, and phrases, shakes away their errors, and proposes durable...

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

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