Making Dallas Even Better
The best athlete in Dallas really is as good as he seems.
Celebrated author Jim Dent has a thousand stories to tell. But each is tinged with the sad truth that he has a serious drinking problem.
Every place you need to eat, drink, shop, and play right now in Dallas.
Six boozy milkshakes to delight your taste buds in the summer heat.
The good-hearted dancer who gives this show its name has not had much luck in the New York City dating scene, to say the least. We’ve been on some unpleasant romantic rendezvous, but it’s rare that they end in a purse-snatching and an unwanted swim at Central Park. It’s Charity’s guileless persistence in her search for love, and classic numbers like “Big Spender,” that give this musical its big heart.
Grab a tube, raft, or paddle board and enjoy free music from the Trinity River, near the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. The free concert series is every Thursday of the summer. The party starts at 4: 30, with two performances starting at 6:30 followed by a fireworks show. It's one of the best ways to keep cool and enjoy some free tunes in North Texas. The lineup for this year includes Prophets & Outlaws, Brandon Jenkins, the Dirty River Boys, and more. A full lineup and schedule is available at rockintheriverfw.com.
Dallas has its fair share of events highlighting performing arts on the fringe, but the Festival of Independent Theatres lends the stage exclusively to adventurous local companies willing to let their freak flag fly. It serves as a staging ground for new work, an incubator for experimentation, and a spotlight for independent artists in North Texas.
Based on the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, Catch Me If You Can adapts the true story of Frank Abagnale, a sympathetic conman whose impersonations of pilots and prosecutors make a life of crime seem downright glamorous. The FBI is less impressed—it’s probably not a spoiler to say that crime does not end up paying for our dear antihero—and this musical captures the suspense and thrill of a long cat-and-mouse game.
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