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The Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

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13 Fun Things To Do Next Weekend

With so many things to do in Dallas, how do you choose what to do? Make the most of this weekend with our editor’s picks. From professional sports to neighborhood festivals and all the events that locals love, there’s always something BIG happening in Dallas. Find everything from the best concerts and nightlife, to museum exhibits and things to do with the kids.

Autumn at the Arboretum features Adventures …

Thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squashes are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this summer, soon making their way to Dallas for Autumn at the Arboretum, a national fall festival presented by Rogers-O'Brien Construction. Named "One of The World's 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens" by Architectural Digest, the Dallas Arboretum's festival highlights Adventures in Neverland featuring scenes from the beloved book, Peter and Wendy. The Pumpkin Village begins in London at the house of the Darlings....... Read More

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of …

Presented for the first time west of the Mississippi River, this landmark exhibition uses objects from museum collections and archaeological excavations to examine through the lens of Jefferson's plantation and the experiences of six families living at Monticello. For more information and to purchase tickets go to MonticelloinDallas.com.  TICKETS, KEY INFORMATION AND WEBSITE The exhibition's first stop of its national tour will be the African American Museum (3536 Grand Ave. at Fair...... Read More

JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos

This exhibition's central work, Nuvole (2006-2018)  - which literally means clouds - explores these formal traditions and looks at how clouds can function as divisions of space while still serving as the apotheosis of ethereal formlessness. Like clouds of our digital age, Hashimoto's sculpture shows how there is much to be found in both the intricate detail of minute components and the large-scale meanings that can result from their accumulation.  Nuvole is joined by a...... Read More

Dallas Opera - Carmen

Carmen, the infamous gypsy at the center of Bizet's seductive masterpiece, warns the men she attracts immediately: she is not a woman to be tamed. When she sets her sights on a trusting soldier, Don José, nobody is prepared for the events that follow. Falling instantly in love with Carmen, José willingly follows her into a life of thieving, ignoring the attentions of Micaëla, his hometown sweetheart. As a dashing toreador enters the equation, Carmen finds her attractions...... Read More

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Mozart's imaginative Turkish Concerto performed and conducted by Leonidas Kavakos, along with the Paris Symphony by Mozart and Dvorák's ominous and dramatic Seventh Symphony. Leonidas Kavakos Violin & Conductor Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish" Mozart Symphony No. 31, "Paris" Dvorák Symphony No. 7 "The [Dallas Symphony] performed with impressive precision and the clean, straightforward tone that is its hallmark." Texas Classical Review... Read More

Park & Palate

This fall marks the fourth year of Klyde Warren Park's annual fundraiser, Park & Palate, a two-day event featuring some of Dallas' favorite culinary artists, along with the trendiest wineries, breweries and spirits in the area. Celebrity chef Kent Rathbun plans to create a seated three-course dinner for top sponsors at the VIP Event on Friday, October 26, and recruit a wide range of area chefs to provide all guests with an unforgettable à la carte under the stars. The evening...... Read More

Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®

Join us for the celebration of the 36th annual Susan G. Komen Dallas the Race for the Cure®! Dallas is the home of the very first Race. An event that started with a few hundred, the Race has exploded into a tradition enjoyed by thousands.... Read More

Halloweekend, Presented by Texas Instruments

Get ready for some WILD Halloween fun at the Zoo! Throw on your favorite costume, and join us for two days of activities for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, photo ops, a hay maze, bounce houses, obstacle courses, bubble fun, face painting, and more! FREE for Dallas Zoo members, included with general admission ticket. Regular Zoo Admission: $15.00 Adults (ages 12-64) $12.00 Children (ages 3-11) $12.00 Seniors (age 65 and up) FREE Children (age 2 and under) FREE...... Read More

Harvest Celebration

Celebrate this Harvest season with the farmers, ranchers & artisan crafters of the Dallas Farmers Market! Autumn brings an abundance of the crops we love--from apples & carrots to beets & kale. The Shed will be overflowing with local Texas produce & stunning crafts. We're celebrating the bounty with live music, harvest games, costume contests & of course - amazing food! Don't miss the petting zoo and bounce house! Live Music, Food, Drinks and Fun!... Read More

Spooktacular Weekend

Get dressed up in your favorite costume and enjoy a weekend of spooky science! Brew up some potions, make jack-o'-lanterns erupt, find out how to care for bats, and more. Plus, our Café will be serving up some delicious, themed snacks like eyeball cupcakes and mummified Halloweenies. ... Read More

Family Fun Weekend at Dallas Arboretum

Join us for Family Fun Weekend at Autumn at the Arboretum, sponsored by Amegy Bank, on October 27-28. Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the garden, live music, face painting, a petting zoo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and live appearances from "The Adventures in Neverland" characters. The Dallas Zoo's Animal Adventures arrive on Sunday, October 28 at 11:15 a.m. Come and get pictures made with Peter, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook all weekend long. Guests are encouraged to bring their own...... Read More

4th Annual Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest

Oak Cliff Dance will kick off the festivities with a performance on the Laughing Willow stage, followed by local musicians Troy Grant and Derek. There will be a costume contest at 5 pm with prizes so come ready to spook and sparkle. Games will be going on all over the 300 block of Bishop Ave. Watch the magic show in Mural Park, get your face painted by local artists, selfie with one of our roaming scarecrows, get a twisted balloon from Dr. Squeaks, don't forget the punkin' chunkin' and pie...... Read More

Other Events Coming Soon to Dallas

Preston Trail Farms
Mon - Oct 22

Preston Trail Farms

Daily through Nov 21

Preston Trail Farms

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco
Mon - Oct 22

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco

Daily ongoing

The Star in Frisco

MARYAN ELIZABETH GRIFFIN
Mon - Oct 22

MARYAN ELIZABETH GRIFFIN

Daily ongoing

Hilton Garden Inn

Autumn at the Arboretum features Adventures in Neverland
Mon - Oct 22

Autumn at the Arboretum features Adventures in Neverland

Daily through Nov 21

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

DMA presents the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery
Mon - Oct 22

DMA presents the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

Daily through Apr 16

Dallas Museum of Art

The Art of Lacquer
Mon - Oct 22

The Art of Lacquer

Daily through Jun 23

Crow Collection of Asian Art