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Things To Do in Dallas This Week

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Things To Do This Week

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Monday, October 25

🎵SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents SYZYGY, the university’s contemporary music ensemble for a night of performance at the Caruth Auditorium. The ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to public.

📚Register for tonight’s Arts & Letters Live with Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble. Verble discusses When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky with Dr. Theresa Gaul, professor of Native American Literatures at TCU. Gaul and Verble will engage in viewers in conversation about racism and civil rights in the 1920s South.

A stretch of the Katy Trail.

🌰Visit the Katy Trail for a view of Sara Cardona‘s assorted seed pod sculptures for the latest Nasher Public offsite exhibition. The seed pots are physical, visual tributes to agricultural and transportation customs of the state’s Indigenous peoples. The exhibition will be on display until March 20, 2022.

Tuesday, October 26

👿 If Halloween is your favorite season and movie series, Get tickets for Legacy Hall’s Horror Movie Trivia Night. Whether you’re a Jason or Freddy fan, this night is for you to put your horror movie knowledge to the test. Grab your spooky crew for a weeknight of horror, cocktails, and food. Of course, there’s a costume contest, so bring your best. The night’s festivities kick off at 7 p.m.

🏀 The Dallas Mavericks host their home opener for the 2021-22 season against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m., tickets are still available here.

🧑‍🏫 Rainey Knudson, founder of Glasstire, and Kimberly Davenport, curator of contemporary art are this week’s panelists for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth‘s lecture series. Purchase your tickets for the limited seating in-person series. For those unable to attend in-person, a livestream link will be available.

Wednesday, October 27

🎸 In need of a mid-week concert? Stop by the Granada Theater for Paul Renna‘s acoustic guitar set at 3:00 p.m.

Recurring Things To Do

It’s now October, which means it’s time for our print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events.

Think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but musical! Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic is reinterpreted through a pop rock score, courtesy of Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse. Get in-person and livestream tickets. The musical ends on October 24.

“#IfThenSheCan”, an exhibit of contemporary women professionals in STEM careers, at NorthPark Center runs until October 24. The 3D printed display features 122 statues of women STEM innovators to inspire the next generation of young girls and women. The exhibit runs through October 24.

Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Miles of Freedom hosts “The Arts of Oppression”, an exhibition and auction of over 180 works created by formerly and currently incarnated individuals. Proceeds from the exhibition benefits Miles of Freedom, a Dallas based nonprofit which assists with prison reentry services and programs. The exhibition lasts until October 30.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center launches its 12th season with a world premiere of Before You Get Married, Franky Gonzalez’s new play about the relationships between two siblings on the night before the sister’s wedding. The play runs until October 30. Buy tickets.

“Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition runs until January 2, 2022.


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