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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do in Dallas This Week

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more in Dallas.
By D Magazine |

Thursday, September 22

Continue your celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance by Mariachi Rosas Divinas, DFW’s first and only all-female mariachi group, at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-square. The event is hosted by the Denton County Office of History & Culture, and programming starts at 6 p.m. with a performance by Alice Alexander Elementary School’s Ballet Folklorico. Immediately following the ballet performance, Rosas Divinas will perform at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here. 

Named after the driving rhythm characteristic of 1930s French jazz, La Pompe will grace the PNC Patio. Led by multi-lingual vocals, the group will perform French wartime classics and American jazz standards. 5:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. PNC Patio at Sammons Park, 2403 Flora St. For more information, click here.

Friday, September 23

The Rebirth Brass Band is almost synonymous with New Orleans, having been an institution four nearly 40 years, the Grammy-winning band combines funk, jazz, soul, and jazz to create a sound that started on the sidewalks of the French Quarter and through second lines, and eventually had them sharing stages with the Grateful Dead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, James Brown, Quincy Jones, and U2. 8 p.m. $20. Tulips, Fort Worth. Get tickets here.

Without bees, butterflies, and other important pollinators, growing the plants that produce food and more becomes nearly impossible. Local nonprofit Arkearth is hosting Get Pollinated!, an event designed to raise funds and awareness for its “pollination accelerator” projects. Specialty “bee” drinks, drawings for prizes, bites, and music will be on deck. 6–9:30 p.m., The Rabbit Hole Bar & Grill, 3826 Ross Ave. Learn more here.

Saturday, September 24

The Dallas Heart Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m., but expect all-morning fun, including a Pawlympics area for four-legged walkers and a Happy Little Hearts kid zone with inflatables, face-painting, and a healthy gardening activity. The funds raised benefit the American Heart Association. 8:30 a.m. The Lawn at Reunion Tower, 692 Sports St. Learn more here.

Lakewood Brewing Co. is celebrating a decade of crafting local beer with an anniversary carnival that includes throwback beer releases, carnival eats and games, live music, and live axe throwing in the updated beer garden. VIP ticket holders get early entry, a six-beer sample card, a limited-edition anniversary glass, Lakewood stainless-steel can holder, and a tumbler, while general admission includes the sample card and anniversary glass. Entry-only tickets for designated drivers are $10. Noon to 4 p.m. $10–$65. Lakewood Brewing Company, 2302 Executive Dr., Garland. For more information, click here.

Sunday, September 25

After a three-year break, NBA champ and Dallas Mavericks favorite Dirk Nowitzki will host his eponymous Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic this weekend. Joining Dirk in the charity pro-am competition will be three-time NBA All-Star Luka Dončić, former tennis pro Andy Roddick, Olympic silver medalist and current U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish, and more. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $41. SMU Tennis Complex, 5555 N. Central Expy. Learn more here

Collective Soul hit the airwaves in the ’90s with “Shine” and “The World I Know” and never really stopped. In the three decades since, they’ve not only headlined their own tours but have also opened for the likes of Aerosmith, Van Halen, Styx, and Metallica. They’re touring now in support of their 11th album, Vibrating, with Switchfoot opening the show. 8 p.m. From $35. The Factory in Deep Ellum, 2713 Canton St. Learn more here.

Recurring Things To Do

The pandemic canceled Cirque du Soleil’s 2020 production of OVO that had been intended for Fort Worth, but the high-energy acrobatic production highlighting the “unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species” will finally make it to North Texas this weekend, with shows September 22–25. From $44. Dickies Arena, Fort Worth. For more information, click here.

Grapevine’s 1940s-era Palace Theatre will host a screening of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. More than 500 venues worldwide will view and judge the work in the annual festival through October 2, with Grapevine hosting viewings of the selections this weekend. Every short film selected this year will automatically qualify for the 2023 Oscars. Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10. The Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. Learn more here.

Starting now, Addison’s Ida Claire is here to shake up the week with local talent featuring tarot cards, palm readers, handwriting readers and rock readers on every Tuesday between 6–9 p.m. For Vinyl Hour, the Southern-influenced restaurant and bar invites the community to come enjoy classic records, delicious bar bites, and happy hour-priced beverages Monday through Fridays from 3–6 p.m. and 9–11 p.m. Guests can pick a Vinyl from the collection or bring one of their own for all to enjoy!

This autumn, the Dallas Arboretum has transformed into your favorite storybooks, complete with a pumpkin patch, hay maze, 150,000 flowers, and more. Make sure you make it—when the clock strikes on Halloween, the fairytale will disappear. Get tickets here.

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on September 15, on the 201st anniversary of independence for many Central American countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, and more. Celebrate through October 15 at one of many events around town. 

Shakespeare Dallas presents its interpretation of Hamlet, which features an all-woman cast and is directed by local actress and director Christie Vela, through Oct. 15. $20. Samuell-Grand Amphitheater.  Learn more here.

Join the entire city of Dallas for Big D Reads 2022: The Accommodation throughout the month of September. Pick up your own free copy of Jim Schutze’s book, and pick from one (or more) of 40 events (and counting) that are connected to the book. For a full list of activities and to find out everywhere you can get a free copy of the book, go to

It’s September, which means decorative gourd season is officially upon us. The Shed’s pumpkin patch will offer more than 25 varieties this year, and is open daily. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dallas Farmers Market, 920 Harwood St. Get more information here.

Thursdays on Tap launches at the Perot Museum. The after-hours experience allows 21+ visitors to eat and drink while touring some of the museum’s latest exhibitions. The weeknight event runs until October 13. Get tickets.

Spirit and Form,” Octavio Medellín’s exhibition opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit is a homage to the influential artist and art educator who impacted generations of Latinx artists in Dallas and Texas overall. The exhibit, which is free to the public, runs until January 15, 2023.


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