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The Wartime Escape

The Dallas Holocaust Musuem and Center for Education and Tolerance : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until June 20; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until June 20

Curious George is a frequent bedtime player in my house, where the little ones love his tales of marginally acceptable monkey behavior. But behind the hijinks is an even more fascinating backstory, which begins in a place without many happy endings. His creators, Margaret and H.A. Rey, were... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Literary Events, History

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime

George W. Bush Presidential Library : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 4; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 5 until October 4

Historically, baseball games have been a place where Americans meet on common ground, even if they’re rooting for opposing teams, and American presidents have long used the sport as a means to rally the country and ground it in a sense of normalcy. Consider how Herbert Hoover attended... More >>

Park Cities Sports - Spectator, History, Family Events

Matt Sadler

Hyena's Comedy Club Dallas : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 4; 10:30 p.m. April 3

Road comics have the best stories. When they start out, they have to play pretty much anywhere with a microphone and a stage that’s willing to barter jokes for actual money, food or a night of sleep in the barn. Austin’s Matt Sadler has a ton of those stories. He once heard the... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Comedy


South Side Music Hall : 8:00 p.m. April 8

Jungle updates the very familiar genres of soul and funk. But whereas other musicians who draw inspirations from the like of Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding or Parliament try and stick to the books with the retro sound and just update the production value into something crisper thanks to the... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Music

Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?

Centraltrak : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 4

Think of Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George as a roast on canvas, where — rather than having insults hurled at them — two artists will be lovingly caricatured by friends and fellow artists. In fact, nearly a hundred contributions will line the walls of CentralTrak, the UT Dallas... More >>

Fair Park Arts, Art - Openings and Events, Art - Galleries

The Breakfast Club

Alamo Drafthouse : 8:00 p.m. April 1

The iconic ending of The Breakfast Club has been paid homage many times, lately in teen movies like Easy A and Pitch Perfect. But triumphantly throwing your fist in the air will never be cooler than when you do it with a theater full of people at an anniversary screening of the 30-year-old John... More >>

Richardson & Vicinity Film - Picks, Film - Events, Film

The Free Loaders

The Free Man : 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Tue.

The Free Loaders have earned their praise in this city. They haven’t been sitting around on their asses all these years. It was show after show, no matter if it was in a club, at a party, or some boogie event where the music isn’t meant to be appreciated, yet it is there for the... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Hot Mikado

Theatre Three : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until April 5; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 5; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 5

The story behind Hot Mikado is, appropriately, an outlandish one — it’s a piece of musical theatre based on a jazz adaption of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, which was itself one of the more over-the-top theatrical collaborations between the famed librettist and composer. The opera,... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Theater

Wine Chats

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek : 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Thu.

Über-aficionados of the vine bandy about terms like 'horizontal wine tasting' and 'Methuselah,' respectively meaning a tasting of a group of wines from the same vintage or region and a really, really, big bottle of wine. Show off your newfound knowledge at The Mansion's weekly Wine Chat.... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Food and Drink


Wyly Theatre : 8:15 p.m. every Thu., Sat. from April 4 until April 19; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. from April 12 until April 19; 8:15 p.m. April 17

Octavio Solis’ Lydia is most frequently described as “intense.” The play explores the American dream in the context of a brain-damaged teenage girl, whose potential was cruelly wiped out during an accident in the 1970s Texas border town in which she resides. Lydia is the maid... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Theater - Small, Theater

Citizen Kane

Texas Theatre : 9:00 p.m. April 2; 5:00 p.m. April 5

Possibly, some adult somewhere in America doesn't know the mystery of Citizen Kane – why newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane whispers the word “rosebud” on his deathbed. Who hasn't seen the groundbreaking 1941 masterpiece by Orson Welles, a thinly biography of William... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film - Events, Film, Film - Art House

Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 9

Once you’ve seen “Hip Hop, 1993” by Earlie Hudnall, Jr., it’s hard to clear it from your brain. Maybe you can forget the glowing, slight-but-strong frame bent in the most “Yeah, what” body language. It’s the hole-boring eyes that know way too much for... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Photography, Art - Galleries

Soundwaves at Sunset

Sunset Lounge : 8:00 p.m. every Tue.

There are plenty of ways for you to get the club going up on a Tuesday in North Texas. One of the many ways involves turning up with DJ Simon Phoenix, who is a venerable poet, and -topic, one of Dallas’ meanest MCs, taking turns on the ones and twos at Sunset Lounge. The musical stylings... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Music

Joy Laville, Chuck & George, Flor Garduño

McKinney Avenue Contemporary : 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 9

Three very different artists take over the McKinney Avenue Contemporary this weekend. Mexican-based artist Joy Laville's paintings return to Dallas for her first exhibition in 30 years, featuring work from five decades of painting. In the square gallery, Dallas-based collaborative duo Chuck and... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Arts, Art - Galleries

Haute Fauxxx

Ro2 Art Downtown : 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. April 4; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat. from April 8 until May 4; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. from April 11 until May 3

If you’re like me, it’s very easy to window-shop for a new life. I do it at NorthPark all the time. I walk through Pirch or some other store I can’t afford and imagine a life that’s fancier. More fashionable. I’m guessing it’s a struggle I share with many... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Galleries, Art - Openings and Events

Video Game Night

Renfield's Corner : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Limber Up Your Thumbs, Gramps Do modern video games confuse you? Do you long for a time when controllers had fewer buttons than the control panel of an Apollo spacecraft? Renfield’s Corner (2603 Routh St.) will take you back to the magical days of video-games-gone-by — the early... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Games, Food and Drink


Granada Theater : 7:00 p.m. April 3

Canadian indie rock royalty Stars have built their career on a distinctive brand of dreamy indie pop over the past decade, but with their seventh long-player, No One is Lost, they do their best to prove their adaptability. The new album welcomes a slight change in direction towards dance music,... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Music


Wyly Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun. from April 2 until May 3; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from April 3 until May 3; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from April 11 until May 3

The country’s favorite form of drama takes place every year from September to February, and it appears in living rooms, bars and giant stadiums across this great land. It features a cast of rich team owners, apoplectic coaches and players who we root for as long as they’re useful to... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Theater, Theater - Large

The Pin Show

The Bomb Factory : 8:00 p.m. April 4

This year’s iteration of The Pin Show has us on pins and needles for all the right reasons. The much-buzzed-about local fashion event is a must-see for trendsetters and followers alike, seamlessly mixing well-heeled debutantes with edgy artistic types for a show that would be right at... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Fashion and Style

Skizzy Mars

Trees : 7:00 p.m. April 7

It seems like almost every rapper under the age of 30 that doesn’t make it a point to let you in on the fact that they sell a lot of drugs and kill people sometimes is a son of Kid Cudi. Skizzy Mars undoubtedly comes from the lineage of the Man On the Moon. He’s a liaison between... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Of Montreal

Trees : 7:00 p.m. April 2

Can you imagine how exhausting it must be to be Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes? Dude is constantly having to change genres, fashion and his band's back story to keep himself from being bored. Also, there's the random backlash he gets whenever he decides to monetize his band's music and, you know,... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Michaël Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets

Dallas Museum of Art : 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until July 5; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 5; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until July 5

The most powerful painting show by a contemporary artist I have ever seen opens at the Dallas Museum of Art Sunday. Belgian artist, Michaël Borremans, creates mystery on the canvas through figurative painting, filing inanimate objects with a sense of humanity, and obscuring the life from... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Arts, Art - Museums

The Illusionists

Music Hall at Fair Park : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from April 7 until April 19; 1:30 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from April 11 until April 19

Watching magic is a wondrous experience, so it would be wrong to spoil the The Illusionists by saying too much. What we will tell you is that the show is put on by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park (909 First Ave.), and it features crazy, reality-upsetting magic tricks and... More >>

Fair Park Theater - Ongoing, Theater


Trees : 7:00 p.m. April 5

As with most electronic musicians, Los Angeles-based Shlohmo is a frequent collaborator and re-mixer. Born Henry Laufer, Shlohmo has worked with the chillest of waviest R&B singers, How To Dress Well, and released a lauded EP with another R&B crooner, Jeremiah, in 2014 called No More. He... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

AIR Time: Amadeus

Alamo Drafthouse : 7:00 p.m. April 8

There’s a push these days in the arts to be multi-genre, or to be experimental in venue, at the very least. Which is to say that concert venues host art exhibitions, and sometimes movie theaters host classical music events. Sometimes this doesn’t make sense; sometimes it’s... More >>

Richardson & Vicinity Film, Film - Events
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