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The Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

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6 Fun Things To Do This 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.

The Balloon Takeover of Rainbow Vomit

Rainbow Vomit, Dallas' #1 rated immersive art exhibit, is opening a brand new "Balloon Takeover" installation on Valentine's Day. The Balloon Takeover is a limited-edition shape-shifting edition of epic proportions. Guests are invited to grab their cameras, families and friends to experience a voluminous overtaking of Rainbow Vomit. Located across the street from the historic Fair Park right off the DART, this 2600-square foot space will be filled to the brim with over 10,000 balloons...... Read More

Loving and Loving by Beto O'Byrne

Inspired by the true love story between Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia, who were arrested in 1958 for being married, this play examines the landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia. Beginning in the present day and flashing back to the 1950's and 60's, this historical story is told from a 21st Century perspective and puts a human face on this famous court case and the ongoing legacy in a multiracial America. Some love stories do change the world.... Read More

Dash for the Beads

This unique community event starts with a 1 mile walk and a 5K or 10K run, followed by a tented Mardi Gras party with music and dancing, food trucks, hard and soft beverages and fun with local vendors. Entry fees are $25 for the 1 mile walk; $40 for the 5K run and $70 for the 10K run. Participants for the 1 mile walk and 5K receive a free Dash tee shirt, while 10K participants receive a long sleeve hoodie. In its 11th year, Dash for the Beads has donated over $325,000 to Oak Cliff schools...... Read More

Mardi Gras Week at the Dallas Arboretum

Before Dallas Blooms kicks off, plan a visit to the garden to enjoy jazz music and Mardi Gras. Two great jazz bands grace the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn featuring La Pompe on Saturday February 22 and Monte Slaver and the Legacy Band on Sunday February 23. Both bands perform from 2-4pm. On February 25, the first 100 guests receive complimentary Mardi Gras beads upon arrival in celebration of "Fat Tuesday." After picking up festive attire, guests can join in on the many themed...... Read More

Dallas' Black History, Past & Present Tour

Explore the often untold Black History of Dallas, from the amazing miracle of the bricks in former Freedman's Town to Ray Charles' former home...to infamous Martyrs Park and the post-Civil War former plantation/community of Joppi. The narrated tour also features several dessert snacks at American-owned businesses. Price includes motorcoach transportation, admission to African American Museum at Fair Park, snacks at venues and beverages on the bus (soft drinks and water).... Read More

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour, at which guests can interact with Globetrotters stars more than ever before, both on and off the court. New this year is a downloadable interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality basketball toss game and custom photo filters. The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment.... Read More

Other Events Coming Soon to Dallas

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist's Perspective
Thu - Feb 20

Art Past and Present: From a Black Artist's Perspective

Daily through Feb 27

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Origins:  Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind
Thu - Feb 20

Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind

Daily through Mar 22

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory
Thu - Feb 20

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory

Every Weekday Day ongoing

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Expansion of Harmony
Thu - Feb 20

Expansion of Harmony

Daily ongoing

Ice House Cultural Center, The

Stewpot Alliance Soup's On! Luncheon and Art Sale
Thu - Feb 20

Stewpot Alliance Soup's On! Luncheon and Art Sale

Omni Dallas Hotel

Michael Uttaro: En Route
Thu - Feb 20

Michael Uttaro: En Route

Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat through Feb 22

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