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The Best Virtual Events in Dallas This Weekend: April 16-April 19

Shake up cocktails with D Magazine, join DJ Sober's Bedroom Boogie, and work out with John Benton and I.
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Editor’s note: For an ongoing guide to Dallas’ best virtual events, activities to do at home, films to watch, music to listen to, and more, check out Things To Do: At Home Edition. Here are some happenings specific to this weekend.

Thursday, April 16

SideDish Editor Rosin Saez will go live on D Magazine’s Instagram account at 4:30 p.m. to shake up some tasty libations with Ian Smith, bar manager of Uptown Tex-Mex hotspot Las Palmas. They’ll be mixing a couple classic cocktails and answering questions from the audience. Grab some tequila and citrus and join the party. 

Plano’s Legacy West shopping center kicks off its Virtual Concert Series on Thursday at 7 p.m. with a live performance by local alt pop artist Honin

DJ Sober is bringing his Thursday night Big Bang party series to the internet starting this week. Sober and local musician Sudie will be broadcasting the Bedroom Boogie on Facebook from their Oak Cliff home studio at 8 p.m. Don’t forget to tip your DJs via Venmo (@will-rhoten) or Cash App ($DJSober). 

Art Conspiracy is hosting Art Con(cert): Live from Home on Thursday at 8 p.m. with local psych rockers Acid Carousel. They’ll play some songs and do a Q&A after. You can tune in here

Friday, April 17 

Plano’s Legacy West and Camp Gladiator have a virtual workout streaming on Facebook on Friday at 9 a.m. It’s a 30-minute session that works in any space. See details here

If you’d prefer to join me for a workout, I’ll be teaming up with model trainer John Benton for a short sweat session, streaming live on D Magazine‘s Instagram page at 3 p.m.

The Dallas Art Fair Online is in full swing, and there are virtual events all weekend. Friday begins with a virtual studio visit with artist Xyza Cruz Bacani in Hong Kong. The artist will be streaming on @christineparkgallery on IGTV at 8 a.m. The morning also brings a discussion with Darragh Hogan, Kerlin Gallery at 10 a.m., and an Instagram live Q&A with artist Zoe Avery Nelson at 11 a.m. There will be guided tours of the Dallas Art Fair Online at noon and 5 p.m. See the full schedule for the weekend here.

A virtual festival called Herchella is on Friday and boasts three (female) DJs from Dallas on the lineup. Christy Ray opens the concert with a set at 7 p.m., Dallas-based Goldielocks is on at 8 p.m., and fellow local A Natural Hiigh plays at 9 p.m. Tune in to @laderahearts on Instagram Live. 

Saturday, April 18 

Samuel Lynne Galleries will have a live interview and exhibition preview with artist Brandon Boyd, whose solo show, Impossible Knots, was scheduled to open on March 28, but has been postponed until the fall. The program will be on Samuel Lynne Galleries’ Instagram at 5:30 p.m.

AT&T Performing Arts Center planned a free dance class series for every Saturday of Dallas Arts Month, but to comply with guidelines for social distancing, the classes have been moved online. This week’s class is Indian Dance with Indique Dance Company and it’s beginner-friendly. Click here to get moving. 

Expo Park venue Sandaga 813 launches a Virtual Soul Concert Series on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. with Vandell Andrew and Mandi. The show is free to watch on Sandaga 813’s Facebook and Instagram, but you can support the local artists and the venue by sending tips through Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App. 

Saturday nights are for dancing–even at home! The Bomb Factory hosts a Virtual Dance Party on Facebook this Saturday at 8 p.m. with DJ Nate Nelson. Expect high-energy, family-friendly tunes and some trivia games, too. 

Sunday, April 19

Close out the weekend with more Dallas Art Fair Online happenings. There’s an Instagram Live Q&A with New York-based gallerist Jayne Johnson of JDJ and artist Athena LaTocha at 2 p.m. on @jdj.theicehouse

The Rustic’s co-founder Kyle Noonan is live streaming a culinary-slash-concert experience on Sunday at 7 p.m. He’ll be whipping up some classic dishes from The Rustic’s menu and craft cocktails, and there will be a special musical guest. Watch it on The Rustic’s IGTV

Local artist Peyton Stilling is going live on Facebook on Sunday at 6 p.m. to play her new single “Love Language,” more original songs, and a few covers. 

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