Kristen Lee and Brandon J. Murphy in Undermain Theatre's production of Really.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: April 20-23

Whatever you do, do you.

Earth Day Texas, lots of opera, Chelsea Clinton, and more in this weekend’s roundup.

Thursday (04/20)

Undermain Theatre’s Really, a meditative play about memory and photography from the justly acclaimed Jackie Sibblies Drury, runs through May 6.

Funny man Tom Segura says funny things at House of Blues.

The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, with hundreds of artists showing their wares and other miscellaneous festival fun, begins and continues through the weekend at Sundance Square. In similar festival news, the Plano ArtFest is Saturday and Sunday.

Friday (04/21)

Earth Day Texas, the big green expo at Fair Park, begins. Hopefully someone at the environmental convention will show featured speaker Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and noted climate change skeptic, the overwhelming scientific evidence that demonstrates how human activity is largely responsible for soon-to-be-cataclysmic global warming. Maybe that same someone can save the similarly skeptical Rick Perry, the Energy Secretary and former Texas governor also speaking at Earth Day Texas, a seat for a screening of the documentary Chasing Coral, about the world’s vanishing coral reefs. After that, perhaps they could show Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, an avowed fracking enthusiast also speaking at Earth Day Texas, this SMU study connecting hydraulic fracturing to earthquakes in North Texas. The convention runs through the weekend.

Earth Day Texas has its own film festival making its debut, while Denton’s Thin Line Film Festival returns for its 10th year. But which one is right for you?

It’s a great weekend for opera-lovers, starting with the Dallas Opera’s Norma at the Winspear.

Vocalists and musicians pay tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald at the South Dallas Cultural Center.

Saturday (04/22)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, going as strong as ever, play American Airlines Center.

The Fort Worth Opera gets busy, kicking open the gates on its condensed but action-packed season with Carmen at Bass Performance Hall.

Sunday (04/23)

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is at the DMA to talk with KERA’s Krys Boyd about her new children’s book.

The Fort Worth Opera premieres Voir Direa true crime opera that will put to the test many Texans’ pronunciation of Latin phrases.

A Perfect Circle, the slightly softer cousin of the hard rock band Tool, plays Verizon Theatre.

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