Friday, August 2
First Friday and Art Pop-Up
6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
Dallas Farmers Market
Every first Friday of the month, Dallasites are encouraged to peruse the Farmers Market to behold local art. First Fridays usually consist of live musical performances, interactive art and local food and happy hour specials. The Dallas-favorite monthly event is open to people of all ages, as well as dogs.
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
The Green Elephant
Enjoy an alternate reality experience in Deep Ellum. Immerse yourself in live art, taste food from local vendors and space out to music from local and out of state acts. Escapism is the biggest psychedelic summer party in DFW, and this year, acts like Mayzin, Samsonyte and Capshun will be tripping out onstage.
Erotic Nights Open Mic
9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
Very few things are off limits at Erotic Nights Open Mic. Take to the stage and spit your nastiest rhymes to keep the audience turned on. Chances are, more than poetry will be getting slammed by the end of the night.
Saturday, August 3
The Transatlantic Trade Expo
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Irving Convention Center
Educate yourself in the realm of African art at the Transatlantic Trade Expo. Plus, learn keys to success from African CEOs and witness a fashion show exhibiting transatlantic garments.
Free First Saturday at The Nasher
11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Nasher Sculpture Center
Every first Saturday of the month, art connoisseurs are invited to The Nasher for a free day of activities. This month’s First Saturday event will include art-making with artists Jessica Trevizo and Amanda Tucker, sketching with Suzuko Davis, and a DJ set by Sudie as well as art lectures.
Vitruvian Salsa Festival
6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Every Saturday, guests can get their groove on at Vitruvian Salsa Festival, where they can dance to live music, receive free salsa lessons and try food from Latin food trucks.
9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Teen angst never really goes away, so why not head-bang it out? Let out that rage at a night filled with the throwback emo jams that got you through high school.
Sunday, August 4
Noon Sunday, Aug. 4
Prairie Paws Adoption Center
Movies and puppies — who can think of a better combination? This Sunday, Prairie Paws Adoption Center will be showing Madagascar. Attendees are encouraged to snuggle up with Prairie Paws’ many puppies.
Meditation & Yoga for Healthy, Stress Free Living
2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4
2109 W. Parker Road #214, Plano
Is your Mercury in Gatorade? Not really sure what chakras are? Learn all the basics of yoga in a free class and learn how to realize your full potential in all spheres of life.
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6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4
Frisco Art Gallery
Behold beautiful works of art by 32 artists from all over the world. Plus, enjoy internationally influenced hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary wine bar. Conduit is free, but you must RSVP to attend the event.
Much Ado About Nothing
8:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4
Samuell Grand Park
Catch the Junior Players performing their rendition of the Shakesperean classic Much Ado About Nothing. The comedy tells the story of Don Pedro and his young soldiers as they return to the mesmerizing Messina Twins’ Circus with a victorious war win.