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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.
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Downtown Dallas.

Monday, May 23

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The Dallas Comedy Club in Deep Ellum, one of the city’s newest stages for comics. Jeffrey Watkins

Test your comedic chops at Open Mic night. Dallas Comedy Club hosts a sign-up for Dallasites to try their stand up set on stage. Sign up here for your slots. The night begins at 7:30 p.m.

Venture out to Fort Worth for a night of house music at Meet Me Underground. The DJ night starts at 10 p.m. in CURFEW. RSVP.

Tuesday, May 24

Be one of the first to get tickets for A Moveable Feast Book Club at Dallas Museum of Art. The club will discuss The Annotated Arabian Nights and the book’s connection to “Cartier and Islamic Art,” the museum’s latest exhibit. The literary discussion starts at 6 p.m.

Vibe out to the experimental sounds of Son Lux at Deep Ellum Art Company. Lux will be joined by Kiah Victoria and Black Taffy. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, May 25

Bring a group of girlfriends to Winedown Wednesdays at Bourbon & Banter. The weeknight special includes a charcuterie board and bottle of wine for the table. Book your table.

Recurring Things To Do

It’s May, which means it’s time for D Magazine’s monthly must-do events list, as seen in our current issue.

View the works of local students at “Crown of Creativity” at Galleria Dallas. The exhibition is a partnership between Big Thought and the shopping center to uplift the efforts of youth participants in the nonprofit’s art program. The exhibit will be on display until May 30.

“Reflejos” opens at Daisha Board Gallery in West Dallas. The Romulo Martinez exhibition uses colorful modular art to evoke feelings of self-refection, tenderness, and laughter. The exhibit runs until June 4.

The Safe Room Gallery at The Texas Theatre presents “Hypnocil Dreams.” The exhibition inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrior analyzes the dream state through cinematic images. The exhibit runs until June 7.

Guadalupe Rosales’ exhibition “Drifting on a Memory” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit pays homage to the cultural traditions of Latinx communities in the United States, specifically Rosales’ neighborhood of East Los Angeles. The exhibit is free to the public and runs until July 2.

“The Language of Beauty” opens at the Kimbell Art Museum. The exhibition showcases works from West, Central and Southern Africa. The Kimbell is the only arts institution outside of the Art Institute of Chicago where the Diasporic pieces will be on display. The exhibit runs until July 31.

Attend the opening of “Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity” at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition is a collection of Louis Cartier’s designs and the influence of Islamic art on the French luxury brand. The exhibit runs until September 18. Get tickets.

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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