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Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend

The ultimate event list to plan your week around.

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Deep Ellum Art Co. has a busy week of concerts ahead, with ’80s-inspired synth rock band TWRP on Tuesday, Future Funk Lounge with live performances by Dynohunter and FullyMaxxed (both electro dance music) on Wednesday, and indie band Telehope on Thursday. The bar has different drink specials every night; check it out here.


Dallas Blooms festival has officially sprung at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy the dreamy weather and catch gorgeous cherry blossoms, half a million tulips, and springtime flora now through April 7. Bonus: There’s a showing of cult classic Picnic at Hanging Rock on Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.


The Dallas Opera presents Puccini’s most popular work, the heartbreaking drama La Bohéme at the Winspear on Wednesday and Saturday night. Tickets start at $19.

Now in its fourth year, Bishop Arts Theatre’s one-act play festival Down for #TheCount has brought the #MeToo movement onstage in Dallas, and become an important platform for female voices in local theater. This year, a diverse group of six female playwrights share their heartbreaking, illuminating, and hilarious stories. Shows are select days through April 7. Find tickets here.

Dallas Theater Center presents 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves at Wyly Studio Theatre Tuesday-Sunday. The unexpected play follows a high school girls’ soccer team as they meet each Saturday before their games to stretch and warm up. As conversations veer from casual gossip to deep secrets, friendships are made and tensions arise. Find tickets here.

The Cup, 2013. Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.


Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby has an exhibition of large scale works at the Nasher Sculpture Center through April 21. Read our write-up of the show here.

The Dallas Museum of Art is highlighting one of the most influential and underrated artists of the impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot, with her first solo exhibition in the United States since 1987. Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist is on view through May 26.

The Dailies

Tuesday, March 19

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, co-creators of the incredibly popular podcast Serial, are appearing tonight at Winspear Opera House for AT&T Performing Arts Center’s #HearHere speaker series. They’ll be talking about the latest season of Serial, which has become the most listened-to podcast of all time. Tickets start at $35. 

It’s Turnstile Tuesday at Beauty Bar with special guest C:ROD and happy hour all night long. The party goes from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Wednesday, March 20

Ilegal Mezcal is hosting a free concert at Ruins in Deep Ellum featuring MAYTA, Amartiai, and The Abnormal. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple is celebrating Gaura Purnima (meaning “Golden Full Moon,” in reference to the appearance of Godhead Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) with an evening of prayer and ceremony, a class about the holiday, a parade, and a free vegetarian feast. It starts at 6 p.m.

Rapper Doja Cat is playing at Trees with supporting act Starboi3. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $21.

Looking to expand your online presence? Digital marketing and web design expert Ashley MacDonald is hosting a free Master Instagram Marketing talk at The Cedars Union from 6-8 p.m. RSVP here.

Art by Laura Roosevelt.

Thursday, March 21

Decades after President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the Centennial Exposition at Fair Park for his re-election campaign, the Roosevelt family is returning to Dallas. The Dallas Historical Society presents “From Hyde Park to Fair Park,” a conversation with the Roosevelt grandchildren, set against the backdrop of historical pop art by Laura Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of Eleanor and Franklin. Tickets start at $100.

There’s another edition of the Deep Ellum Wine Walk on Thursday at 6 p.m. This month’s glass is designed by artist Michelle Dekkers, and will run you $10 (that includes pours from all participating businesses).


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