1 The Big D Festival of the Unexpected May 13-28. After a two-year hiatus, the Dallas Theater Center’s Festival of the Unexpected returns with the Echo, Kitchen Dog, and other area theaters joining in the celebration. Catch the latest bold and innovative works by the writers and thespians that are the lifeblood of the Dallas theater scene. Dallas Theater Center. 214-522-8499.

2 Champions on Ice

May 3. Can’t get enough toe loops or Sal chows? Then you don’t want to miss the show that brings together some of figure skating’s finest, See Michelle Kwan, Oskana Baiul. Dorothy Hamill, and many others as they dance across the ice on this lour of champions. 7:30p.m., Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.

3 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with

Wynton Marsalis May 9. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis could be the most famous young jazz musician around. His innovative style and sound places him in the company of jazz greats Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Be there when he teams with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for a show that is sure to he unforgettable. 8p.m., Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 817-212-4280.

4 National Tap Dance Celebration May 25-28. Long before Patrick Swayze danced his way into America’s heart in Dirty Dancing, he perfected his moves in his mother’s Houston studio. Patsy Swayze brings to Dallas the expertise that made Patrick, Debbie Allen, and Phylicia Rashad stars as part of this celebration honoring Bill Bojangles Robinson. An added treat: Fred Kelly, Gene Kelly’s brother, will attend, too. Annette Strauss Artist Square. 214-219-2290.

Byron Nelson Classic May 8-14. Even if you’re not really a golf fan, the Byron Nelson is the place to see and be seen in Dallas during May. With the beautiful people out en masse, you will be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your weekend. And best of all, it’s a charity event. 7:30 a.m. tee time. Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, Irving. 214-742-3896.


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