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Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more while practicing social distancing.

Things To Do This Week

Thursday, April 22

Texicana performs at Terry Black’s Barbecue for the Beats & BBQ concert series. Change your work attire for a pre-Friday night of BBQ specials, beer buckets and live music at 6:30 p.m.

Victory Park’s immersive art space Sweet Tooth Hotel hosts Intangible, a fiber exhibit composed of women artists from across the nation. Niki Dionne represents Dallas in the featured exhibitions. Rigged, her exhibit reflects the inequalities experienced by women of color.

Friday, Apr. 23

[email protected] Festival transforms The McKinney Cotton Mill into two days of musical performances by Texas cellists, pianists, and string quartets. The multi-genre event includes a whiskey mixology class and food available to purchase from local food trucks.

The Sixth Annual Indie Meme Film Festival wraps its second weekend of programming on Register for the U.S. premiere of Veyilmarangal (Trees Under The Sun), stay for the after-movie Q&A with filmmaker Bijukumar Damodaran.

Saturday, Apr. 24

Artspace returns to the Dallas Arboretum. The fine art and craft show offers guests a first look at ZimScuplt, the  Zimbabwean Shona stone sculpture exhibit, which will formally open on May 1.

Interabang opened a new location on Lovers Lane after its previous store was destroyed in a tornado.
Interabang Books

Interabang Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with an offering of exclusive in-store merchandise, giveaways and limited editions of Nigella Lawson’s Cook, Eat, Repeat and Jeff Vandermeer’s Hummingbird Salamander, among others.

Sunday, Apr. 25

Catch the last day of Blake Hackler’s Bright Boys at the Whither Goest Thou America Festival, hosted by the Undermain Theatre. Tickets here.

Dahila On Ross presents Spring Sessions, a reservation only brunch event, filled with live music and food specials.

Recurring Things To Do

While restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and other local businesses have reopened with limited capacities, we’re still very much in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Medical experts recommend that we continue to practice social distancing and wear masks vigilantly. 

It’s now April, somehow, which means it’s time for print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events. Find that here.

Fashion in Residence, a womenswear fashion exhibit, presented by UNT Fashion Collection, opens at NorthPark Center. The 14 piece collection displays pieces from Texas designer Todd Olham, along Lilly Pulitzer and Hanae Mori. The exhibits run through June 6th.

The Power of You, an interactive Earth Day exhibit, presented by Octopus Energy and EarthX, runs until April 30th at Galleria Dallas.


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