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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 |

Recurring Things To Do

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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