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Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more while practicing social distancing.

Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, April 8

S. Holland Murphy

Cool Thursday Concerts return to the Dallas Arboretum. The spring concert series kicks off with Emerald City at 7:30p.m. View the events calendar to plan your visit. If you miss a date, the series lasts until July 1st.

Reserve your spot for Poetry Smash, a live poetry reading, hosted by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. Held at Clarence Muse Cafe Theater, the in-person event highlights local poets of color in the city’s arts scene.

Friday, Apr. 9

Relive your MTV Spring Break days with a musical performance by Twista at The Haltom Theater. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Purchase your ticket to witness the man, who once held the Guinness World Record for fastest rapper in the world.

Stop by The Granada Theater for Justin Cashion’s Album Release Show. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. with an opening performance by The Beatnik Bandits, followed by the 10:00 p.m. show.

Saturday, Apr. 10

Hear ye, hear ye! The Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens for the 2021 season. The family friendly event has specials for opening weekend, such as discounted tickets for seniors and free admission for children.

Grab a ticket for the 29th Annual New Vintage and Gallery Trial & Blessings of the Vines in Grapevine. The one day event takes place in the city’s historic downtown and showcases local dessert, sweet and sparking wines.

Sunday, Apr. 11

Buy a ticket for Kylie Frey‘s benefit performance at Revolver Brewhouse and Beer Garden for SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry donations to assist clients at the Fort Worth women’s shelter.

The Black & White Fashion Show, a humanitarian fashion event, aims to bring awareness to human trafficking in Texas. Each ticket purchase goes towards It’s Going to Be OK, Inc Dallas and Hicks Hope Initiative LTD.

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 April, somehow, which means it’s time for print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events. Find that here.

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.

Nasher Sculpture Center is displaying two works from Michael Rakowitz’s evolving project on the historical origins of the Middle East with an emphasis on present-day conflicts. The 2020 winner of the Nasher Prize Laureate is displaying his The invisible enemy should not exist and The Ballad of Special Ops Cody until April 20th.

Dallas Arboretum is celebrating the final week of “America the Beautiful” programming. Throughout the week, the Botanical Garden hosts themed agriculture, drink, food, and demonstrations related to the region’s flora and fauna. Schedule available here.


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