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11 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.

For a Dreamer of Houses

"For a Dreamer of Houses" brings together more than 50 works from the DMA's collection that range from immersive installations to intimate photographs, all related to the idea of home. The exhibition's sections correspond to five chapters in philosopher Gaston Bachelard's influential 1958 book "The Poetics of Space." Major recent acquisitions - including works by Alex Da Corte, Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, Francisco Moreno, Pipilotti Rist, and Do Ho Suh - are highlighted in each section. Photo:...... Read More

Experience the Margarita Mile

You've heard of pub crawls and wine tastings – but Dallas takes it to the next level. The Margarita Mile is a collection of the best and brightest margaritas in the city, conveniently collected in a colorful app. Sip, savor and discover the very best of Dallas with an experience that's all about America's most popular adult beverage: the Margarita! From classic recipes to hand-crafted creations, we left no bottle of tequila unturned in our search for the most sought-after Margaritas...... Read More

Nasher Mixtape

Nasher Mixtape offers a compilation of "tracks," micro-exhibitions focused on the Nasher's permanent collection installed throughout the museum. Nasher Mixtape takes its title from a practice, born in the 1980s, of selecting a sequence of songs from different sources and recording them on a single audio cassette. Writer Nick Hornby compared making a mixtape to writing a letter: "[There's] a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again." A labor of love and a versatile creative activity,...... Read More

Intangible at Sweet Tooth Hotel

Explore eleven colorfully immersive installations, created with more than two million feet of yarn. As you walk from room to room, new adventures await you in this exhibit created by some of the top female fiber artists in the nation. "Intangible" showcases an all-female lineup of some of the top fiber artists from around the United States, including yarn-bomb extraordinaire London Kaye (Los Angeles, CA), Fiber Artist Niki Dionne (Dallas, TX), Muralist and Illustrator Alli Koch (Dallas, TX),...... Read More

ART214 Juried Exhibition • 2021

The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) is proud to present the 2021 ART214 Juried Exhibition as part of Dallas Arts Month! ART214 is an exhibition that takes place at multiple OAC venues at the same time and showcases the works of artists who live in Dallas and the greater North Texas region. The work was selected by a jury after an open call and provides the opportunity for artists to exhibit work for the first time in one of our cultural centers or for the first time ever. It...... Read More

ART214

The ART214 Juried Exhibition is an Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) exhibition that takes place at 5 Cultural Centers throughout the entire month of Dallas Arts Month! This exhibition showcases the works of artists who live in Dallas and the greater North Texas region. The artwork was selected by a jury after a call for entries. Participating OAC venues are: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Moody Performance Hall, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and South Dallas Cultural Center.... Read More

Art Reframes History Gallery Talk

Join Museum Curator Stephen Fagin for an informal gallery talk taking a deeper look at two of the works of art featured in the special exhibition, Art Reframes History: the photographic triptych, "21 November" (2018) by Paul Sokal, and the photographic series, "Conspiracy Theory #7: Dealey Plaza" (1999) by Piet Wessing. Learn more about these artists, their inspiration and the meanings behind their contemplative pieces. The talks will provide historical insight and identify some interesting...... Read More

WineShark at Reunion Tower: Old World Wines

Join Certified Sommelier Glenn Boswell for a primer lesson in the classic wines of Italy, Germany, Spain, and France! Enjoy stunning views of downtown Dallas combined with an interactive, entertaining and educational wine tasting! You'll learn how to taste wine, major styles from each "old world" country, and get a primer on how to pair wine with food with some tasty food samples. The ticket price includes access to the GeO-Deck of the tower, so please plan your visit to allow time to enjoy...... Read More

Changing Perspectives: A Celebration of …

Dallas Arts District presents Changing Perspectives Block Party, a Celebration of Dallas Artists.   This reimagined signature event will spotlight ten Dallas companies in the beautiful outdoor performance venue, Annette Strauss Square, at @attpac. Experience the arts under the stars in two different programs: 7:00 pm and 8:45 pm and join us to celebrate Dallas Arts Month!   Changing Perspectives Block Party is free and open to the public; we recommend that you RSVP for each...... Read More

Community Artist Showcase

As part of Dallas Arts Month, reserve your spot ASAP for "The Community Artist Showcase". This three-day outdoor event will highlight artists currently on the Community Artist Program (CAP) Roster Each day will feature a different artistic discipline to include music, dance, spoken word, and more. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public however, you must register to obtain entry. This event is hosted by the Community Arts Pop-Up Cultural Center, and is part of the Dallas Arts Month...... Read More

Canvas Spring Market

This spring, in celebration of the many creative small businesses in the Dallas-area, CANVAS Hotel Dallas will host a market, bringing together local brands and artisans of all kinds. Art by The Andes, Ava Michele Jewelry, B. Stellar Jewelry, Be So Selfish, Brooha Market, Cake Magick Dallas, Deepa Koshaley Art, Diadem Jewelry, Energy Gardens, Jackson The Brand, Lolo Jewels, Mekumi Bath, Not Your Mom's DIY, Olphactory Candles, Pretty Things Maker, Puffy Sweets, and Scripted Suite will come...... Read More

Other Events Coming Soon to Dallas

Financially Surviving to Thriving - Dallas Habitat Financial Literacy Week
Thu - Apr 15

Financially Surviving to Thriving - Dallas Habitat Financial Literacy Week

Daily through Apr 16

Dallas Habitat - Virtual

The Ghosts of Craven Manor: Online Escape Game Experience
Thu - Apr 15

The Ghosts of Craven Manor: Online Escape Game Experience

Daily ongoing

Fantasy Escape Games

Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows's New Home
Thu - Apr 15

Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows's New Home

Every Sun through Jun 20
Every Tue through Jun 15
Every Wed through Jun 16
Every Thu through Jun 17
Every Fri through Jun 18
Every Sat through Jun 19

Meadows Museum - SMU

Wings of Spring
Thu - Apr 15

Wings of Spring

Mockingbird Station

The Dark Tower: Virtual Escape Room Experience
Thu - Apr 15

The Dark Tower: Virtual Escape Room Experience

Daily ongoing

Fantasy Escape Games

Nasher Mixtape
Thu - Apr 15

Nasher Mixtape

Daily through Sep 26

Nasher Sculpture Center