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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

The ultimate event list to plan your week around.

Multiple Days

Visual Art

A stunningly beautiful exhibition of Dior haute couture is finally on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. Due to popular demand, the show requires all visitors to have time-specific tickets. Read our write-up of the exhibit here.

The DMA also has the first major solo museum exhibition of lauded contemporary painter Jonas Wood. It’s free to attend as part of the museum’s general admission policy. Read more about the show here.

The Nasher Sculpture Center has a survey of American artist Sheila Hicks on view from May 11 – August 18. Hicks, who works primarily in fiber and textiles, will weave vibrant installations throughout the Nasher galleries and garden.

“Office of Dreams,” Dior: From Paris to the World, Dallas Museum of Art.

Theater 

See a new production of the musical Miss Saigon from the creators of Les Misérables. The Broadway revival is showing at the Music Hall at Fair Park through Dallas Summer Musicals from May 14-26. The story follows a young Vietnamese woman who falls in love with an American G.I. during the Vietnam War. Find performance times and tickets here.

Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical runs May 22-26 at Wyly Theatre. Your favorite throwback drama about a devilish pair of step-siblings and an innocent new girl is back in musical form, and infused with the hits of Britney Spears, Boyz II Men, NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and REM.

The Dailies 

Monday, May 20

Join BrainDead Brewing’s Monday Run Club! They do a casual, 3-5 mile jog every week at 6:30 p.m. Here’s more info.

Have you ever wanted to make your own wooden sign? TX Wine and Wood has a wood sign workshops all day if you want to DIY a little project for yourself or a friend. The venue is BYOB. The cost of the class ranges upwards of $40 depending on which sign you want. Register here.

It’s Open Mic Monday at Deep Ellum Art Co. starting at 7 p.m. Drink specials are a shot of whiskey and a tall boy for $7, or a Razz Cosmo for $4.

Abi Ferrin in West Village is having Monday Margaritas and apps from 5:30-8:30 p.m. tonight. A portion of sales go to Poetic, an organization which helps young women who have been exploited and trafficked.

Tuesday, May 21

Pop queen Ariana Grande brings her Sweetener world tour to American Airlines Center. Resale tickets are available starting at $230.

It’s a spring edition of Les Cocktails at The French Room Bar. Learn how to mix two new concoctions and use elevated techniques from lead bartender Angela. Tickets to the class are $45 and include bubbles, two cocktails, and light bites.

Dallas Fitness Ambassadors have a 30-minute boxing class at Hotel Crescent Court, followed by a self-defense workshop. Arrive early to enjoy the braid bar by Book a Birdie at 6:30 p.m. Class starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15.

Dallas storytelling series Oral Fixation presents “Freedman’s Town to Botham Jean: Stories For Racial Healing” at Moody Performance Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The evening will include Dr. Njoki McElroy talking about Dallas’ Freedman’s Town, Donald Payton talking about coming of age in a segregated Dallas, and Jeremy Bonner talking about his friendship with Botham Jean. Tickets to the event are $10-25.

Wednesday, May 22

Candleroom, the nightclub near Knox Henderson, is celebrating its Sweet 16 on Wednesday with a Pink Party. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Sundown at Granada continues its free rooftop movie series with a showing of 21 Jump Street on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

1900 Pacific, an apartment building downtown, is opening an art gallery called Muse Collective, with works by five Dallas-based artists on display. DJ Spence will provide the sounds and there will be complimentary craft cocktails. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required.

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