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Upcoming Events

Barbershop Harmony Society Southwestern District Fall Convention

Oct. 7-8

DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, DFW Airport Terminal C, 2334 N. International Pkwy.

Choruses and quartets from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana come together for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition in the a cappella barbershop style.

Nairy Baghramian Exhibition

Oct. 15-Jan. 8

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Organized by Nasher Sculpture Center curator Catherine Craft, this exhibition features new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian alongside pieces from the center's permanent collection. Over the past three decades, the German-born artist has delved into elements of sculptural practice and installation to create works that challenge their settings and upend expected modes of presentation as well as the architectural, sociological, political, and historical contexts that inform them.

"Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue"

Oct. 16-Jan. 15, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

The Meadows Museum brings together Salvador Dalí’s "The Image Disappears" with Johannes Vermeer’s "Woman Reading a Letter" in this exhibition. The side-by-side presentation of these two related paintings results in a closer understanding of the correlations between Dalí and Vermeer.

North Texas EggFest

Oct. 22

Sunnyland Outdoor Living, 7879 Spring Valley Road at Coit

The sixth annual North Texas EggFest features cooking demonstrations, delicious samples, live music, deals on Big Green Egg charcoal grills, and other festivities. Everyone is welcome to show off their cooking skills with cooking teams including amateurs, experienced restaurant staff, first-timers, and local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Foundation.

"Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode"

Oct. 22-Jan. 15

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Matthew Ronay’s 23-foot-long sculpture is the artist’s largest installation yet. The Brooklyn-based artist is best known for his chromatic, handmade wood sculptures that at different turns suggest otherworldly landscapes with futuristic architectures and bodily processes like digestion and aging. For his exhibition, titled "The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode," the sculpture offers a comprehensive introduction to Ronay’s surreal worlds and the various creatures inhabiting them.

Holiday at the Arboretum

Nov. 9-Dec. 31

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Numerous spectacular elements are a part of Holiday at the Arboretum. The Christmas Village has dozens of charming shops fashioned after a European Christmas village. There's also the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree animated with more than 42,000 lights and merry holiday tunes, the 12 Days of Christmas gazebos that represent each of the 12 days of Christmas, and the stunningly decorated historic DeGolyer house.

The Trains at NorthPark

Nov. 12-Jan. 6

NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway

This favorite holiday tradition for generations of Dallasites includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. The model trains travel from the autumn foliage of New England to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way to see New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and the desert Southwest including the Grand Canyon and the Garden of the Gods.

"The Happy Elf"

Nov. 27-Dec. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents Grammy-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr.'s holiday jazz musical. Eubie is, much to the exhaustion of his co-workers, an elf of unparalleled and endless energy looking to get a spot on Santa’s coveted sleigh team. When his unstoppably sunny spirit comes into contact with the miserable town of Bluesville—where every single child is on the naughty list—he’s in for the shock of a lifetime. Will his relentless positive attitude be enough to turn this gloomy place around, or has the happiest elf in the North Pole finally met his match?

"Black Nativity"

Dec. 2

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes' retelling of the Nativity story, returns to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for its 18th anniversary. Black Nativity is a holiday favorite enjoyed by the entire family.

88 Keys Jazz Concert

Dec. 7

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Sammons Jazz artistic director and Steinway artist Arlington Jones plays classical music followed by his jazz arrangements of the same compositions. Jones also performs music from some of his friends and influences that are no longer alive, including keyboardists Bernard Wright and George Duke. Jones is joined by James Driscoll on bass, Arlington Ollie Jones III on drums, and Jorge Ginorio on percussion.

Sammons Cabaret Concert: Making Spirits Bright with Linda and Larry Petty and Friends

Dec. 16

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

A magical evening awaits when the 2014 Sammons Cabaret Artists of the Year regale the audience with nostalgic melodies and an audience singalong. Other evening highlights include seasonal treats and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

Jan. 28-Feb. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents this musical based on the book by Mo Willems. The Pigeon is having a bit of an identity crisis—he never gets to do anything, and people just want him to “fly off." Everything changes when the confident, cool Bus Driver rolls into town, and the Pigeon finds himself with a brand new goal: drive the bus. But, is it even possible? Time to find out.

"1619 Project"

Feb. 10-26

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia with a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This one-act festival features eight commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America.


Feb. 10-19

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents the final production of Cry Havoc Theater Company, a teen theater company that has been celebrated for putting young artists in the lead as creators and actors of bold art that disrupts expectations and shakes up old, entrenched conversations. "Endlings" is a thought-provoking play that tackles climate change, social justice, grief, the pandemic, and art with frank, youthful honesty. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources follow every performance.

"In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Creating the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art"

Feb. 26-June 18

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

During an era when Spanish artists found success abroad yet struggled for recognition at home, artist, critic, and collector Fernando Zbel established the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espaol in Cuenca, Spain on July 1, 1966, the first institution of its kind within Spain. Highlights from its remarkable collection, most coming to the U.S. for the first time, tell the story of this pioneering museum and explore the rich panorama of abstract Spanish art during the middle of the 20th century and under the Francoist regime.

"Charlotte's Web"

April 29-May 27

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the "radiant" and "humble" pig, and make friends once again with all his lovable barnyard neighbors. One of the first books ever written for children exploring issues of mortality, "Charlotte's Web" is an emotional tribute to friendship with universal themes depicting courage, compassion, and the ever-changing cycle of life.

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