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Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming movies, musicals, dance performances and comedy shows include:
|May 18||Hannah Gadsby: Body of Work|
|May 20||Daniel Tosh|
|May 28||DBDT 48th Annual Academy Recital|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
May 18 AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Hasan Minhaj In Conversation at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., part of the Hear Here Speaker series. Hasan Minhaj is a two-time Peabody Award-Winning comedian best known for his breakout special Homecoming King (Netflix) and his critically acclaimed, political satire show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix) which won a Peabody, an Emmy, and a Television Academy Honor. Previously, Hasan was a senior correspondent at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) and headlined the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Information: www.attpac.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station, then about a 6-minute walk
May 19 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. This event is free and open to the public. Check back for an Eventbrite RSVP link to let us know you are coming and we will reserve an exclusive event bag for you. On the day of the event, check in at the Landmark Museum, 393 N. 6th Street to pick up your wristband, event swag, and a map. Thirsty Thursday attendees that visit all participating businesses will be entered into a raffle for gift cards at the end of the night. Be sure to return to Landmark Museum for the raffle drawing. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Thursdays, through July 28 Enjoy the Rowlett Farmers and Crafts Market. Spring is here and so is the Rowlett Local Farmers Market. Experience Rowlett's weekly Farmers Market to get you ready for the weekend. Visit with local vendors while shopping for produce, flowers, meats, honey, eggs, and more! This will be a farmers AND crafts market every other Thursday starting on April 14 where local artists will offer their handmade crafts. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 through Thursday, July 28 at The Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main Street. Information: villageofrowlettdowntown.com.
May 20-22 The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival returns in 2022. It's all about the music... and then some. Come for the music, but experience so much more at Wildflower! Check out your favorite artist on a variety of stages on the festival grounds and inside the Eisemann Center, shop your way through the many artisans in the marketplace, devour your favorite festival treat, catch a performance by local acrobatic artist on Performance Row or grab a cold beer and bid on your favorite handmade guitar in the auction. Three days at Wildflower! is sure to fill your soul with a variety of tunes and create lasting memories. The festival is at Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: wildflowerfestival.com.
May 20 Join in on Friday, May 20 at the new and improved Carpenter Park, 2201 Pacific Ave. for the Discover Downtown Dallas Movie Series. Up this week: Selena. Be sure to bring a blanket and grab dinner from a nearby restaurant to enjoy during the movie while you watch Jennifer Lopez as the iconic and beloved Tejano singer Selena. Information: www.facebook.com/DowntownDallasInc.
May 21 The 3rd Annual Festival of Joy is at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy., on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parade procession through the Arts District starts from Klyde Warren Park at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m. The festival will continue in the park until 6 p.m. The park's main stage features non-stop classical music and dance performances with a variety of cultural and educational exhibits. Traditional crafts and cooking demos, yoga and meditation, face painting, henna and traditional dress-up in ethnic wear are just a few of the activities offered at the event. Information: www.facebook.com/FestivalofJoyDallas.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then M-Line Trolley from the M-Line stop on Federal @ Harwood
May 21 The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market returns with local one-of-a-kind artists, vendors, music and amazing food offerings. The market is held Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. at 100-199 N. Crowdus Street. Information: www.facebook.com/DeepEllumMarket.
|May 21||Boot Scootin' Bash - Addison Circle Park is where all the cowboy folk go to boot scootin' boogie! Wrangle up your best Stetson and cowboy boots to get down and turn around with live entertainment, western games, food trucks and more.|
Through Dec. 31 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information: www.bushcenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then Museum Express (Route 442) or SMU Express (Route 440) to the SMU campus
May 28 Join the City of Rowlett Parks and Recreation's Memorial Day Celebration on Saturday, May 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Veteran's Park, 3900 Main St. Members of the community will gather to pay their respects to our fallen soldiers. There will be a ceremony dedicated to those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Information: www.facebook.com/RowlettParksandRec.
May 29-30 The Dallas Memorial March is Carry The Load's flagship event. It is a two-day embodiment of the values Carry The Load hopes to further - a celebration of heroes, remembrance of the fallen, and education in respectful observance. The Dallas Memorial March is the culmination of Memorial May fundraising to benefit the Continuum of Care partners. The two-day event begins at 12 p.m. on Sunday and continues to 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The March is the symbol of how Carry The Load started, represents carrying the fallen heroes we honor, and welcomes you to join whether for 20 hours or 20 minutes. The March is at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. Information: www.carrytheload.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 1
May 29 Honor Irving veterans at a Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Veterans Memorial Park Committee in the auditorium of the Jack D. Huffman Community Building, 801 W. Irving Blvd. from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Irving Councilman Allan E. Meagher, and the moment of reflection will be presented by Annette French, a retired U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class. A ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park at the Wall of Commemoration, 644 Rock Island Rd., following the program. Information: www.cityofirving.org.
June 3-4 A North Texas legend since 1993, Taste Addison is back to rock out with delicious food and high-energy concerts. Taste Addison continues to deliver top-notch Addison bites, some of your favorite national music artists, food & wine sampling experiences, and adventures for the whole family. Introduce your palate to diverse flavors that can be found throughout Addison without leaving Addison Circle Park. Festival hours are Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight. Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle. Information: tasteaddisontexas.com.
June 3-5 A-Kon® is the longest running anime convention in North America and is one of the largest and highest ranked anime conventions in the United States. Founded in 1990, A-Kon is home to over 36,000 fans and active community enthusiasts of anime, gaming, cosplay, music, fashion, manga, art, film, media and Japanese culture. A-kon is at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: a-kon.com.
June 4 The For Oak Cliff Farmers Market happens on the first Saturday of the month at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus at 907 E. Ledbetter Drive. The farmers market aims to improve access to fresh produce and nutritious food for the South Oak Cliff community and to provide economic opportunity for historically underserved local farmers. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: www.focfarmersmarket.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 38 to Ledbetter at Palo Duro (westbound) and Ledbetter at Rand (eastbound)
June 4 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
June 4-5 Dallas Pride is out and proud with a return to Fair Park June 4-5 to celebrate love and inclusion. Pride weekend kicks off with the Dallas Pride Music Festival on Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., followed by Dallas Pride's Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, June 5, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Bring the whole family to these all-ages events, which make for a weekend of fun honoring the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, sponsors and supporters. Information: dallaspride.org.
June 8 View a free screening of Bladerunner at the Plaza Classic Movie Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required. Information: visitgarlandtx.com.
June 9 Come out to the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. to catch a showing of Clueless, as part of the Throwback Thursday Movie series. Happy hour concessions and doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Dress in a Clueless themed costume for a chance to win Downtown Dollars. Sponsored by Scoop n' Buns. Information: visitgarlandtx.com.
June 10-12 Taste of Dallas celebrates its 36th year with tens of thousands of loyal attendees and dozens of interactive and engaging attractions and activities with 2022 debuting a host of new food attractions including Smoke & Sauce, Veggie Paradise, Global Flavors, It’s So Fair, Bacon Land and more. This Texas tradition is one of the largest and most anticipated events of the year, showcasing the best of what this larger than life city has to offer! Events are from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Taste of Dallas is at Dallas Market Center, 2200 N. Stemmons Frwy. Information: tasteofdallas.org.
June 10 The CityLine Night Market by The Boho Market returns on the second Friday of each month, April through November from 6 to 10 p.m. Support local makers and vendors with more than 45 booths featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music to enjoy while you shop. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge, and discover the treasures of The Boho Market and CityLine. Information: citylinedfw.com.
On Stage at Heritage is set for 6:30 p.m. every second Friday of the month, March through September at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. in Irving. Kick off the weekend with free entertainment every second Friday of the month at the beautifully renovated Heritage Park. On Stage at Heritage will feature live musicians, movies, comedy acts and more. Enjoy dinner in the Heritage District before each event or from the on-site food trucks. Coming up:
- June 10 Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of live music. What is better than a perfect summer night spent with family, food, good times, and entertainment? Hailing from the Midwest and currently calling Austin, Texas, home, Donovan Keith is best known for his classic soul vocals and infectious showmanship that has won over audiences time and time again.
June 11 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured are local vendors that specialize in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
June 11 Saturdays on the Square. Enjoy an evening on the Square with live music from a local artist. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to enjoy the live entertainment at the Gazebo. It all happens in the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Through Sept. 10 Denton Drive Live concert series takes place monthly on the second Saturday from April to September at The Grove at Mustang Station in Farmers Branch. Come see some of Texas' premier bands perform the best in classic rock, country, salsa, Texas blues, pop, disco, and funk! With two bands featured nightly, this family friendly event offers the perfect night out to catch live music in a festival setting. There are also fun activities for the entire family plus food and drink available for purchase.
- June 11 The Elton Johns, Rock and Roll Over
- July 9 Texas Bluesmen, Texas Flood
- Aug. 13 Windy City, Fleetwood X
- Sept. 10 Lara Latin, Los Texmaniacs
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming shows include:
|June 11||Cheer Live|
|June 12||Anjelah Johnson-Reyes "Who Do I Think I Am" Tour|
June 17-19 Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming at Fan Expo Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. Everyone is a fan of something, and Fan Expo Dallas is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at the celebrity panels. Watch professional comic artists battle it out in the popular Sketch Duels, learn from ther "How To" workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters. It's also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself) with a huge show floor for shopping madness. Show hours are 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Information: fanexpohq.com/fanexpodallas.
June 18 The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK, Jr. Blvd.) in collaboration with LIRA Group is hosting the 2022 Juneteenth 3K Walk & Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will start with a Health & Wellness Walk and end with a Community Festival. Register for the walk on Eventbrite at bit.ly/juneteenth22 in order to participate in the walk. The festival opening ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and will have vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities, including a bounce house, petting zoo, and face painting throughout the day. There is no cost to attend the festival. Information: dallasmlkcenter.com/juneteenth.
June 19 The City of Garland is proud to host its inaugural Garland Juneteenth Celebration. Bring the whole family for a day of festivities. There is something for everyone, including dancers, speakers, an essay contest, vendors and live music from the Buster Brown Band. It all takes place at Audubon Park, 550 W. Oates Rd. from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Information: dallaszoo.com.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: All guests, including Dallas Zoo Members, are now required to reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville
Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15 and 46 to Sundance Square
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton and Lewisville:
June 17-18 The Denton Juneteenth Celebration is at Fred Moore Park, 501 S. Bradshaw St. Come to the park on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. There will be plenty of food music and entertainment for the entire family. The 2022 parade promises to be an extraordinary family-oriented event featuring a variety of entertaining units. To increase enjoyment, the route has been divided into numerous zones where groups may assemble and enjoy the parade together. Information: dentonjuneteenth.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center.
- The last southbound A-train departs from the DDTC at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Saturdays, April through November Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, April through November. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the market.
- Please note: The last A-train departs the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) at 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then DCTA Connect Route 7.
Special Offers with your DART Pass
Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information: nashersculpturecenter.org
- A Message from the Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is now open. Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station