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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 |

Thursday, August 18


Oh yes, it’s Thursday night. Bring a friend or two to Thursdays on Tap at the Perot Museum. The 21+ weekly event offers adults an opportunity to view the latest exhibits at the museum with a crisp cocktail or beer in hand. Mi Cocina, Sushi Dojo, Cousins Maine Lobster, Avila Arepa and TUPPS Brewery will be on site. The night starts at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Had your eye on a restaurant you wanted to try? Click here for a list of restaurants participating in DFW Restaurant Week. From steakhouses to gastropubs, there is enough variety for everyone.

Friday, August 19

Venture to The Sound at Cypress Waters for its Third Friday Market. More than 20 local vendors will be on site with artisan apparel and items for purchase. The market opens at 5 p.m.

Listen to singer Kendi Jean at Bendt Distilling Co. The live music series in Lewisville highlights the company’s craft cocktails, small bites and more. The night begins at 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

Celebrate the end of summer at Mockingbird Station. At 1 p.m., Mockingbird Station hosts its Summer Wave event with life size giant yard games for the whole family, water games to cool down from the heat, and 8 p.m. showing of Pirates of the Caribbean at the Angelika Film Center. The event is free to the public.

Attend the opening of ‘DEFIANT’, Jeremy Biggers‘ latest exhibition at Daisha Board Gallery. The renowned artists presents his newest series of work to the public at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 21

Name a greater dessert combo than cookies and milk. Tiff’s Treats brings its signature treats to Klyde Warren Park for the day. Starting at 11 a.m., the company’s food truck will be on site to provide hot and fresh cookies to attendees.

There’s brunch, then there’s Drag Brunch. Book a table at Virgin Hotels Dallas for their drag brunch series. Jenni P serves as the morning’s host where brunch bites are mixed with over the top performances. The fun begins at 12 p.m.

Recurring Things To Do

Visit the Inaugural Exhibition of Texas Sculptors at ArtCentre of Plano. The exhibit ends on August 27. More info.

Attend Bishop Arts Theatre Center‘s production of Curse of the Puerto Rican. The comedic drama follows the Rodriguez’s chaotic Christmas holiday. The play runs until August 28. Get tickets.

August brings Dollar Days to the Dallas Arboretum. For the month of August, enjoy reduced admission to the botanical garden. The special ends on August 31. Purchase tickets.

Explore Disney Art from Private Collections at the Arlington Museum of Art. The exhibit displays artworks from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and more classic Disney films. The exhibit runs until September 4. Reserve tickets.

Head to the AT&T Discovery District for ‘The Pictures Generation.’ The postmodern exhibition features multimedia works from various artists. The exhibit runs until September 5. More info.

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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