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Zac Brown Band

Gexa Energy Pavilion : 7:00 p.m. October 3

In a radio interview last year, Zac Brown really hurt Luke Bryan’s feelings by calling “That’s My Kind of Night” the worst song he’s ever heard. Brown was probably just being honest, and of course it is the worst song many people have ever heard, but you have to... More >>

Fair Park Music

Burton Burlesque

Lakewood Theater : 8:00 p.m. October 3

When presented with the theme of Viva Dallas Burlesque’s upcoming showcase, Burton Burlesque, a friend pointed out that unlike the normal expectations of burlesque, this one could actually be fabulously, awkwardly un-erotic. Which, despite the sound of it, is not actually an insult to the... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Burlesque

Fall for the Arts

Klyde Warren Park : 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 4

Spring is a time of rebirth, according to conventional wisdom, religion and even science to a certain extent. But in North Texas, autumn is the more appropriate season for revival—after the beat-down that is summer, everything emerges all shiny and new. Hoodies are donned, pumpkin spice... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Arts, Art - Openings and Events

Target First Saturdays at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. October 4

In addition to free entry to the museum (allowing visitors the opportunity to see the fantastic Thomas Heatherwick exhibition), this month’s family-friendly Saturday is themed, “Creatures.” Family activities from 10 AM – 2 PM will feature a children’s art... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Museums

Smoked Dallas

Main Street Garden Park : 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. October 4

When great music and smoked meats come together to raise money for an excellent cause, you pack your bag and head downtown. Smoked Dallas is brand new to the city, but there’s no doubt that it will be sticking around after people taste some of the state’s best barbecue, from... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Food and Drink


Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie : 6:00 p.m. October 4

Jumbo shrimp. Living dead. Christian hip hop. These are all oxymorons. The former two are just things that happen to be the opposite of one another, antonyms. But, Christian hip hop, that's a true curve ball. Hip hop is generally a secular genre of music (a thoroughly seculrar one, at that).... More >>

Grand Prairie Music

Advanced Style

Texas Theatre : 7:00 p.m. October 4

Chanel. Yves Saint Laurent. Commes des Garçons. We generally associate these designers with young, cool fashionistas. But that’s a mistake. The women who really rock these designers’ looks are the women I dream about becoming. In Advanced Style, street style photographer Ari... More >>

Oak Cliff & South Dallas Film

Ty Dolla $ign

Trees : 7:30 p.m. October 4

The landscape of R&B has changed a great deal over the past few years. The usual run of the mill silliness and subtleties has evaporated. Mainstream R&B is as brash and confident as it wants to be. You see, unlike any generation to precede it, millennials grew up on rap music. Generation X did... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center : 7:30 p.m. October 5

In the second installment of Meadows’ Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series, SMU presents decorated concert pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, alongside Dallas Symphony percussionists Douglas Howard and Brian Jones. Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by... More >>

Park Cities Music

Snowmine, Nightbox

Three Links : 8:00 p.m. October 5

If you want to get something done, sometimes it's best to build it yourself. That's want the Brooklyn-based band Snowmine did when they readied the release of their album, Dialects. Since they weren't interested in the prospects of signing to a record label, they just up and made their own... More >>

Fair Park Music

Barbara Bush’s Celebration of Reading

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center : 7:00 p.m. October 6

Have you picked up your dry cleaning recently? Are your pockets feeling deep?Consider getting dressed up for a change and pay it forward at the Meyerson Symphony Center, which welcomes Barbara Bush’s annual Celebration of Reading this evening. The event features readings from authors Brad... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Literary Events

Aviator, Rescuer, Seasons Change

Sons of Hermann Hall : 7:00 p.m. October 6

The emo revival is alive and well and Aviator are pumping some blood right into its veins. The “emotional hardcore” band from Merrimack Valley released their first album Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt in August through No Sleep Records. This was only after they’d... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

Do Words Kill?

The Dallas Holocaust Musuem and Center for Education and Tolerance : 7:00 p.m. October 7

The term "hate speech" gets thrown around a lot by politicians who confuse constructive criticism of their attitudes and opinions with an incitement to riot with literal torches and pitchforks. There is, however, a line that people can actually cross and incite a wave of violence and the Dallas... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum History, Cultural Events

The Preatures

House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. October 7

Hailing from Australia, The Preatures are a hell of a fun band. Their groovy songs are enough to force Ebenezer Scrooge himself to get up and dance with a smile on his face. Though that would be a scene of high flattery, look no further than The Preatures' five album record deal with Mercury... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

James Ellroy

Angelika Dallas : 6:30 p.m. October 8

James Ellroy is responsible for some of the greatest crime fiction and even one of the greatest crime movies in the history of medium, a talent that developed from a very dark place in his life. His mother was murdered when he was just a boy and her case has still gone unsolved despite his best... More >>

East Dallas & Lakewood Film - Events, Film

The Lodger w/ Dallas Chamber Symphony

Dallas City Performance Hall : 7:30 p.m. October 8

In partnership with the Video Association of Dallas, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is set to perform a newly minted musical score (courtesy film composer Douglas Pipes) to Hitchcock’s silent film The Lodger. This will be a live-to-film event, with the DCS synchronizing Pipes’ new... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Music, Film - Events, Film - Art House


Trees : 8:00 p.m. October 8

When such alternative rock icons as Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher started calling Temples the best new band in Britain, people began to take notice. But it’s not just star quality word of mouth that makes the duo of singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edward James... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Music

"This Land is Your Land"

NorthPark Center : 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 9

I can think of no better place to exhibit an installation commenting on the socio-political experience of immigration than in the middle of NorthPark Center between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom near Gucci, TOD’S, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace. Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván... More >>

Lancaster/ Balch Springs Arts

Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

Irving Arts Center : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until December 31; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. October 3; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. from October 4 until December 31; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 5 until December 31

Exhibited for the first time in the United States – and in partnership with National Geographic – this collection shows off the intricate artisanal works of ancient Peru. On display are a variety of objects in textile, ceramic, gold and silver, demonstrating the vast technical... More >>

Irving & Las Colinas Arts

Katy Perry

American Airlines Center : 7:00 p.m. October 2; 7:30 p.m. October 3

One of the biggest pop stars in the world takes over the American Airlines Center for two nights this week to celebrate her divorce from an English comedian, and her collaboration with an ex-member of the Three 6 Mafia. Really, Katy Perry is living the American Dream. Think about it. She... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Music

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

A great museum exhibition can serve as a time capsule. When The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens its newest exhibit, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, visitors will be sent back to one of the most exciting decades in contemporary art history. Think Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons,... More >>

Fort Worth Art - Museums

Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 26

While we're on the subject of the weather, which our weather gods tell us is changing from hot to slightly less hot, let's discuss one of the best places in Dallas to enjoy the great outdoors. It must be nice to be the Arboretum, which celebrates the four seasons like a holiday that never ends.... More >>

White Rock Lake Area Outdoors

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

The Nasher Sculpture Center : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

Maybe Great Britain doesn’t strike you as a bastion of modern design—after all, it’s a nation associated with a certain primness, plus super stodgy dinnerware and post-apocalyptic public housing. But really, since the 1960s, jolly old England has churned out some of the most... More >>

Downtown & Deep Ellum Art - Ongoings


Dallas Center for Architecture : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 31

I would place money on the guess that you've probably never been to the Dallas Center for Architecture. You might not even know that it's seconds away from Klyde Warren Park, which there are pretty good odds you have visited. But we're betting that during the month of September, the DCFA is a... More >>

Uptown & Oak Lawn Arts

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
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