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 Guides

Foundations: Carol Bove
Sun - Oct 17

Foundations: Carol Bove

Working with the Nasher's Dr. Catherine Craft, Carol Bove has selected a group of small works - miniatures, maquettes, models, and experiments - by artists ranging from Alberto Giacometti and...

Daily through Jan 9

Nasher Sculpture Center

Downtown Dallas Adventure Walk
Sun - Oct 17

Downtown Dallas Adventure Walk

Double double, toil and trouble Step into our story and figure out the puzzle Start at the library on the first floor Then pick your path, the choice is yours Traverse Downtown on your epic quest...

Daily through Oct 31

Downtown Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

Preserving Family Memories Workshop
Sun - Oct 17

Preserving Family Memories Workshop

Whether in the attic or in boxes under the bed, most of us have family heirlooms, photographs, letters, and artifacts that are important to us. Preserving these precious items is a challenge and...

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social
Sun - Oct 17

BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social

Experience the hottest Sunday Social (Distancing) Event in Dallas. Experience live drumming with African and Caribbean rhythms. Experience Poetry. Experience a DJ playing all of your favorite hits...

Every Sun ongoing

Jarrad Hamilton: The Healing Heart
Sun - Oct 17

Jarrad Hamilton: The Healing Heart

Opening Day | Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 | 5PM – 8PM The South Dallas Cultural Center is pleased to present Artist Jarrad Hamilton and his new exhibition, The Healing Heart. This body of work...

Daily through Nov 20

South Dallas Cultural Center

Before You Get Married by Franky D. Gonzalez
Sun - Oct 17

Before You Get Married by Franky D. Gonzalez

Before You Get Married is an immersive theatre experience that explores the relationship between two siblings on the night before the sister's wedding. With the passing night and flowing wine,...

Daily through Oct 30

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Betye Saar: Call and Response
Sun - Oct 17

Betye Saar: Call and Response

One of the most significant assemblage artists working today, Betye Saar (born 1926, Los Angeles) addresses spirituality, gender, and race in her art. Part of the strong Southern California...

Daily through Jan 2

Nasher Sculpture Center

Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy
Mon - Oct 18

Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy

From October 6 through November 29, WarnerMedia will launch Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy in Dallas, TX., an exhibition of props and costumes from 50 years of filmmaking at Warner...

Daily through Nov 29

AT&T Global Headquarters

Betye Saar: Call and Response
Mon - Oct 18

Betye Saar: Call and Response

One of the most significant assemblage artists working today, Betye Saar (born 1926, Los Angeles) addresses spirituality, gender, and race in her art. Part of the strong Southern California...

Daily through Jan 2

Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Public: Paul Winker
Mon - Oct 18

Nasher Public: Paul Winker

For Nasher Public, painter Paul Winker has made his first sculpture, Untitled (Shroud), using much the same process he follows for his paintings. Winker's paintings start with drawings he makes...

Daily through Oct 31

Nasher Sculpture Center Public Sculpture by Paul Winker

Andrea Bocelli In Concert At American Airlines Center
Wed - Oct 20

Andrea Bocelli In Concert At American Airlines Center

Legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will bring his brand new 'Believe' tour to Dallas, TX on Oct 20, 2021!

American Airlines Center

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Happy HalloWine!
Thu - Oct 21

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Happy HalloWine!

Treat yourself to something frightfully fun at the Deep Ellum Wine Walk - Happy HalloWine! The Shops of Deep Ellum invite you to join us for all the thrills and chills at the spookiest...

Discover Deep Ellum

Sammons Cabaret: Angie McWhirter
Thu - Oct 21

Sammons Cabaret: Angie McWhirter

The multi-talented Angie McWhirter (her Twitter profile includes mother, wife, singer) is also a sought-after cabaret performer. To top it all off, Angie is a professional studio vocalist and...

Sammons Center for the Arts

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND Presents Doug Varone and Dancers
Fri - Oct 22

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND Presents Doug Varone and Dancers

Doug Varone creates modern choreography that is as accessible as it is sophisticated. These amazing dancers bring a special "human-ness" to Varone's choreography. From the smallest gesture to the...

Moody Performance Hall

Doug Varone and Dancers
Fri - Oct 22

Doug Varone and Dancers

Doug Varone creates modern choreography that is as accessible as it is sophisticated. These amazing dancers bring a special "human-ness" to Varone's choreography. From the smallest gesture to the...

Moody Performance Hall

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes
Sat - Oct 23

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

The 15th annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes returns in-person and virtually on October 23-24. Curated exclusively by architects, the tour celebrates the beauty and diversity of architecture in Texas...

Daily between Oct 23 and Oct 24

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

Ballet 5:8 Performance | Reckless
Sun - Oct 24

Ballet 5:8 Performance | Reckless

Chicago-based ballet company Ballet 5:8 is known for its honest storytelling and breathtaking artistry. Julianna Rubio Slager's new ballet Reckless upends the stereotypes surrounding sex work....

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