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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

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

Through Tuesday, June 27

Frank Frazier Retrospective – The Visionary, The Advocate, The Artist 

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: African American Museum Dallas | 3536 Grand Ave.

What: Explore art that ties ancestral history with the modern world at the Frank Frazier Retrospective. Featuring 30 works of art from collections all over the country, the exhibit provides viewers a chance to learn more about African Diaspora, the communities descending from native Africans or the continent of Africa. To see the exhibit, visit this link.

Through Monday, September 4

Immersive Disney Animation Exhibit

When: Tickets offered from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Artspace | 507 S Harwood St.

What: The Immersive Disney Animation show will give you an inside look at the creation of some of the most famous Walt Disney Animation films of all time. Explore the methods used to create the animations we know and love while immersing yourself in the exhibit with light-up wristbands and motion visuals. To secure your tickets, visit this link.

Sunday, May 28 to Monday, May 29

Dallas Memorial March

When: Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Reverchon Park | 3505 Maple Ave.

What: Carry The Load continues its annual 20-hour overnight march to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The events will also include a kid zone, an opening ceremony, a storyboard procession, and a short film. To learn more about the event, visit this link.

Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Family Fun Weekend

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Rd.

What: All active military personnel, veterans, and first responders get free admission to the Arboretum this weekend. The events run through Monday and include a petting zoo, live music, and story time. To learn more, head here.

Thursday, May 25 to Friday, May 26

Pilobolus in the Garden

When: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. showtimes

Where: Nasher Sculpture Center | 2001 Flora St.

What: Held in the Nasher Sculpture Garden, TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND is hosting its latest site-specific performance this week. The immersive outdoor experience includes the popular PILOBOLUS dancers performing alongside Booker T. Washington HSPVA’s student dancers. To reserve your seats, head here.

Thursday, May 25

PNC Patio Sessions – Patrick Pombuena Community Orchestra

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Sammons Park | 2403 Flora St.

What: Enjoy live unplugged music and happy hour at the PNC Patio Session held outside of Center Café. Featuring cornhole, putting greens, beverages, and light bites, Arlington-based ​​Patrick Pombuena and his community orchestra group will take center stage. The group is known for putting a twist on classics in the R&B, soul, pop, country, and jazz genres. To learn more about the event, click this link.

Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28

Jess Garland presents Luminescence 

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Wyly Theatre | 2400 Flora St. 

What: Debuting her latest 3D printed laser harp, North Texas musician Jess Garland is hosting her latest collaboration with new media artists Eric Trich and James Talambas. With a focus on racial equity and a spotlight on Black musicians, the show aims to lift up an underrepresented community through music and visual arts. To see the show, visit this link.

Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28

Eatalian Walking Tour & Tasting

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Eataly NorthPark | 8687 N Central Expy.

What: Get a behind-the-scenes look at Eataly and its trade secrets at its tour and tasting event this weekend. The event includes conversations with experts on specialty foods, tastes of sweet and savory bites including bread, meats, cheeses, seafood, and more. To sign up, head to its website.

Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29

Deep Ellum Community Arts Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Where: 217 Crowdus St.

What: The Deep Ellum Community Arts Fair is back this weekend with free exhibits, concerts, and food. Expect more than 400 artists, vendors, and performers. To learn more, head here.

Saturday, May 27

Lakewood Brewing Company’s Grown-Up Prom

When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Lakewood Brewing Company | 2302 Executive Dr., Garland

What: Feeling nostalgic? Head to Lakewood Brewing Company to relive your prom night at the Grown-Up Prom event. Expect 90s trivia hosted by America’s Pub Quiz and live music featuring plenty of 90s hits. Plus, pick one of 24 beers on tap and even take some home when the event is over. To read more, visit this link.

Sunday, May 28

Liszt & Ligeti

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 2301 Flora St.

What: With Jamie Martin conducting and George Li on the piano, take a tour of Hungarian music with works from rockstar Franz Liszt and avant-garde musician György Ligeti. From lively piano arpeggios to a folk orchestra performance, the show commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ligeti’s birth. To secure your seats, head here.

Sunday, May 28

The Concert Truck: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

When: 1 p.m.

Where: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza | 411 Elm St.

What: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is partnering with The Concert Truck to host a free collaborative concert open to the public. The Concert Truck is a nationally recognized mobile music venue that shares the goal of making live music accessible to everyone. To learn more about the show, and the coming concert series, visit this link.


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