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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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Thursday, May 19

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Yanga: Journeys to Freedom, a ground-breaking exhibition that shares a new perspective on the Atlantic Slave Trade. The exhibit highlights the experiences of AfroMexicans across the regions of Coahuila, the coast of Veracruz and Costa Chica in Guerrero and Oaxaca. Courtesy of Sunwest Communications

Grammy nominated Black Violin brings their classical inspired hip-hop to the Winspear Opera House. The Florida raised violinist duo have worked with Alicia Keys, Wu Tang Clan and 2 Chainz. Buy tickets to see the musicians live. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

Qubilah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights icon Malcolm X, will join Frowsa Booker-Drew in conversation at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church. Shabazz and Booker-Drew will discuss Gaspar Yanga, the “first liberator of the Americas.” Yanga led one of the most successful slave rebellion in the Americas. His historic efforts inspired “Yanga: Journeys to Freedom,” a new exhibit at the African American Museum.The talk begins at 7 p.m. RSVP.

Friday, May 20

DJ Gianni makes their Dallas debut at Mosaic, a monthly pop-up party at Virgin Hotels Dallas. The Los Angeles based DJ joins DJ Rizkilla for back to back sets of global world music and Latin tunes. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. Get tickets.

’til Midnight at the Nasher returns for the warm weather season. The first edition brings musical performances by Huo Feng Trio, Cabus, Goisagi Daiko, and Phantomelo. The night ends with a showing of Moana at 9:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Click here for the schedule of events.

Saturday, May 21

Celebrate Dallas’ vibrant and rich Indian culture at Festival of Joy. The yearly festival includes Indian street food, henna and face painting, ratha yatra parade, and more. The family-friendly event starts at 11 a.m in Klyde Warren Park. More info.

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.

Sunday, May 22

Learn more about the city’s underground fashion scene at EMERGE S/S ’22. The fashion show showcases designs from Smith II, DMKD Collective, House of Mari, and more. Muriel, Slim Gravy, and several local independent musicians will perform. The show is at 7 p.m. inside the FiveAM Theater on Botham Jean Blvd. Buy tickets.

Spend the day out in Grapevine at the 38th Annual Main Street Fest. The three day festival ends on Sunday with a stacked lineup of midway attractions, carnival rides, and family-friendly STEM actives. Purchase 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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