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Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more in Dallas.

Things To Do This Weekend 

Thursday, September 16

“Stronger Than Arms” opens at Undermain Theatre. The contemporary adaption of Seven Against Thebes explores concepts of status, aggression, and fate. The production runs until October 2. Get tickets here.

Grammy Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi launches the Texas Instruments Classic Series at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The series focuses on American music and the poems of Walt Whitman. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

The 35th annual GrapeFest transforms Downtown Grapevine into the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States. This year’s festival centers on Texas wines. The festival ends on September 19. Tickets on sale.

Friday, September 17

TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND celebrates its 40th anniversary with MOMIX, a dance illusion company known for its innovative and creative dance performances. Secure your seat here.

Saturday, September 18

Stop by Texas Ale Project to commemorate the launch of Cotton Candy Pilsner, its new release. The launch party includes musical performance by Joshua Mather Band and bits from Dallas Grilled Cheese food truck. The party starts at 4 p.m.

The 23rd annual Denton Blues Festival transforms Quakertown Park for two days of blues, gospel, and zydeco. The outdoor music festival includes arts, karaoke, and family friendly activities. View the lineup.

Sunday, September 19 

CORNER OFFICE: the brewery, where visitors can sample beers and take a tour.
Photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Dallas Millennial Market returns to Four Corners Brewery for its fourth year. The small business market includes over 70 local artisans, makers, and designers. The pop-up festival starts at 12 p.m.

Stop by Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen on Lower Greenville for its Mid-Autumn Food Festival. The all-day event includes lion dances, lantern giveaways, new menu items and speciality desserts. The festivities begin at noon.

Recurring Things To Do

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

Thrift Studio opens to the public. The high end pop-up shop features designs from Chase Dowell, AF Home Interiors, The Collective, and more well-known designers. The shop runs until September 25.

“Atmosphere”, Ray-Mel Cornelius’ exhibition opens at Ro2 Art. The exhibition is influenced by Cornelius’ memories of rural Texas. The exhibit runs until October 9.

“Whereabouts”, a multi-artist exhibition opens at The Cedars Union. The exhibition centers on one’s relationship to nature, culture, history and identity. The exhibition runs until October 22.

“#IfThenSheCan”, an exhibit of contemporary women professionals in STEM careers, at NorthPark Center runs until October 24. The 3D printed display features 122 statues of women STEM innovators to inspire the next generation of young girls and women. The exhibit runs through October 24.

Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Miles of Freedom hosts “The Arts of Oppression”, an exhibition and auction of over 180 works created by formerly and currently incarnated individuals. Proceeds from the exhibition benefits Miles of Freedom, a Dallas based nonprofit which assists with prison reentry services and programs. The exhibition lasts until October 30.

“Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition runs until January 2, 2022.

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