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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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Monday, May 16

Sounds of Spring launches at Galleria Dallas. The spring series features live entertainment from local youth choirs, dance groups, and bands. At 1 p.m., performers from Kenner Middle School will perform on level 1, across from Sephora. Click here for the schedule of events. Sounds of Spring ends on May 21.

Head to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for Fort Worth Foto Fest. Attendees will learn new photography and lighting techniques from museum and Fort Worth camera staff. The festival starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. RSVP.

Tuesday, May 17

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Daniel Hester of Gensler.

Visit the Hall of State in Fair Park to see “Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo.” The diorama depicts the historical battle through 2,000 hand painted figures. Guests are encouraged to download the Dallas Historical society application for an additional virtuality reality experience of the battle. The diorama will be on display until July 30. RSVP.

Catch a groove in West End Square. Downtown Dallas Inc. hosts a free introductory salsa class for guests. Amanda Cristina Salsa will teach bachata and salsa from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 18

Bring the children to walkSTEM at Klyde Warren Park. walkSTEM is an interactive experience for youth and adults to learn science, technology, engineering and math in their locale. Prior to your walk, download the Otocast app for the GPS self-guided tour. Learn more about walkSTEM.

Unwind from work with a blissful yoga session during happy hour. Saint Ann will hosts a beginner course in its garden from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The class is $30 and includes a complimentary cocktail and appetizer. Buy tickets.

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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