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Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more as Dallas comes back to life.

Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, May 6

Looking for an interactive activity with mom? Register for The Network Bar’s Wine and Chocolate Tasting, taught by their in-house wine professional, who leads attendees through a tasting of five wines and five bourbons. Reserve a spot for you and your loved one here.

Spend your weeknight at VineCrafts in Rockwall for a sampling of Texas wines and light refreshments, as you prepare a floral bouquet for Mother’s Day.

Friday, May 7

The Folklórico Festival of Dallas celebrates the musical and cultural traditions of Mexico, Central and South America at the Latino Cultural Center. The two-day festival is a family-friendly, educational event for Dallasities to learn about several Latin American cultures.


Fabio Luisi conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra goes Hollywood with their Oscars tribute performance, Hollywood Serenade: The Artistry of Caroline Campbell. Hear the highly praised violinist perform medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean, West Side Story, The Godfather, and other films. Tickets for the three-day performance are available to non-subscribers.

Saturday, May 8

Miss Gala Season? The Sixth Annual Mavs Ball is the perfect excuse to brush off your black tie attire and bid on Dallas Mavericks themed experiences and objects to benefit The Mavs Foundation. The virtual event runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, and features music from DJ She Real and Ghost-Note. Tickets available here.

Sunshine & Succulents: A Succulent & Floral DIY Workshop at The Plant Project teaches attendees on how to construct beautiful terrariums for their homes, workspaces, or last-minute Mother’s Day gift for Mom. The one-hour workshop is ticketed, so make sure to sign up ASAP.

Sunday, May 9

You’ve never experienced a Mother’s Day Brunch like this. Drag Diva Brunch takes over Legacy Hall in Plano. Sip on complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys with mom as legends from RuPaul’s Drag Race entertain attendees with an affectionately themed drag show.

Dallas Heritage Village opens its collection of historic buildings, like their Victorian homes, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. for families to participate in an outdoors walk with Mom.

Recurring Things To Do

While restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and other local businesses have reopened with limited capacities, we’re still very much in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Medical experts recommend that we continue to practice social distancing and wear masks vigilantly. 

It’s now May, which means it’s time for print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events.

Fashion in Residence, a womenswear fashion exhibit, presented by UNT Fashion Collection, opens at NorthPark Center. The 14 piece collection displays pieces from Texas designer Todd Olham, along Lilly Pulitzer and Hanae Mori. The exhibits run through June 6th.

Re-articulation, exhibition of works by Jeanne Neal, opens at Ro2 Art. The show runs from May 15 to June 19th.

#IfThenSheCan, an exhibit of contemporary women professionals in STEM careers, debuts at NorthPark Center on May 15. The 3D printed display features 122 statues of women STEM innovators to inspire the next generation of young girls and women.

POP!, an interactive photo experience features over two dozen themed rooms for guests to take unique photos with integrated cameras and lighting. The multimedia event runs from May 15th to September 6th at The Galleria. 


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