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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

The ultimate event list to plan your week around.

Multiple Days

Visual Art

Goldmark Cultural Center has a group exhibition of new works from 11 African American artists from the Dallas area. The Flagrant Rules of Ensued Emancipation (F.R.E.E.) explores the artists’ individual perceptions of freedom through a variety of media. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

Kimbell Art Museum’s new exhibition, Monet: The Late Years focuses on the final phase of the artist’s career, a fruitful period from 1913 to his death in 1926. 52 paintings will be on display, including dozens of Monet’s beloved water lily scenes, and lesser known works borrowed from major public and private collections. On view June 16 through September 15.

Theater 

Your favorite Disney tale is taking you to a whole new world again this summer. The hit Broadway musical Aladdin, from the producer of The Lion King, promises to dazzle with all new music, incredible choreography, and flashy costumes. Shows are at the Music Hall at Fair Park through June 23.

Dallas native and Dallas Theater Center’s playwright in residence Jonathan Norton presents Penny Candy. In Pleasant Grove, a 12-year-old boy and his father run a candy shop out of their one-bedroom apartment, but the business turns from sweet to sour as the neighborhood sees a surge in violence. Shows are at Wyly Studio Theatre through July 14.

Photo via Dallas Summer Musicals on Facebook.

The Dailies 

Monday, June 17

Dallasites101 and Trinity Cider are holding a ‘90s Movie Trivia night on the film Clueless. Teams of 1-4 people can enter and compete for prizes, including a $100 credit for Caviar. Tickets to the event are $15 online and include a cider ($20 at the door). The games begin at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Bar presents a boozy rendition of Twelfth Night at Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff. The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door.

Tropa Magica, a LA-based outfit that plays cumbia-inspired psych rock, is playing at Transit Bicycle Co with The Bralettes. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.

There’s a Bachelorette watch party at Steam Theory Brewing near Trinity Groves. Doors open at 4 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m., and there are free wine tastings.

Tuesday, June 18

Learn how to create beautiful marbled prints through the Japanese process of Suminagashi, which involves suspending ink in water. The Cedars Union is holding a class with printmaking artist Adrienne Lichliter. All materials are included in the ticket price; $25 for members and $40 for the public. The workshop is from 6-8 p.m.

Hip-hop and R&B artist Raja Kumari performs at House of Blues at 7 p.m. General admission is $15.

Make an oceanic masterpiece at Checkered Past Winery’s Paint Nite on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The class is $35 (use the code YAYDFW for $10 off) and includes supplies; food and drinks are sold separately through the bar.

Alamo Drafthouse (Lake Highlands) has a movie party for classic drag queen flick Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at 6:50 p.m. Dress glamorously. Find tickets here.

Sons of Hermann Hall. Photo by Arik Cardenas.

Wednesday, June 19

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center has its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. The family-friendly event includes food, activities, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new MLK Fresh Food Distribution Center.

Poetry for a Cause, a benefit for the non-profit Swan Strings, is on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Top Ten Records. The shop has been awarded a grant to expand Swan Strings music lessons, but it has to raise $4,000 in order to receive the grant. Admission to the event is $10; you can donate to Swan Strings here.

Wednesday Night Swing has been a weekly tradition at Sons of Hermann Hall since 1996. Doors open at 7 p.m., lessons are at 8 p.m., and the floor opens at 9 p.m. There’s an $8 cover at the door.

For his first world tour, Hugh Jackman is revisiting music from his most popular roles, from The Greatest Showman to Les Misérables. The concert is at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center and tickets start at $51.

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