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Things to Do in Dallas

Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

How to enjoy local arts, culture, food, fitness, and more in Dallas.
By D Magazine |

Through Tuesday, June 27

Frank Frazier Retrospective – The Visionary, The Advocate, The Artist 

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: African American Museum Dallas | 3536 Grand Ave.

What: Explore art that ties ancestral history with the modern world at the Frank Frazier Retrospective. Featuring 30 works of art from collections all over the country, the exhibit provides viewers a chance to learn more about African Diaspora, the communities descending from native Africans or the continent of Africa. To see the exhibit, visit this link.

Through Monday, September 4

Immersive Disney Animation Exhibit

When: Tickets offered from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Artspace | 507 S Harwood St.

What: The Immersive Disney Animation show will give you an inside look at the creation of some of the most famous Walt Disney Animation films of all time. Explore the methods used to create the animations we know and love while immersing yourself in the exhibit with light-up wristbands and motion visuals. To secure your tickets, visit this link.

Thursday, June 8

Thrifty Thursday

When: 6 p.m.

Where: AT&T Discovery District | 308 S Akard St

What: If you love to hit the thrift store, head to Thrifty Thursday at AT&T Discovery District. The public event will host 15 vintage clothing vendors and include live music by DJ Tums from KNON 89.3 FM. To learn more about the event, check out the link.

Thursday, June 8 to Saturday, June 17

2023 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition & Festival: Preliminary Round

When: Concert times at 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Where: Caruth Auditorium at SMU | 6101 Bishop Blvd.

What: Watch as 24 of the most talented junior pianists from all over the world compete for the title at the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition. With several rounds of concert competition, the next several days will include performances by the contestants, a festival with master classes hosted by some of the most notable professional pianists in the world, and a grand finale at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. To secure your tickets, head here.

Friday, June 9

Pop of Art: Free Your Mind

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Dallas Museum of Art | 1717 N Harwood St.

What: It’s all about The Matrix at the DMA this weekend. The event will include short story readings, coding activities, interactive tours, and martial arts demonstrations meant to evoke curiosity and creativity through technology, animation, and more. Buy tickets to reserve your spot.

Friday, June 9

TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Ballet BC

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora St.

What: The Ballet British Columbia group returns to Dallas to share another internationally recognized performance. The dance organization is known for its contemporary style, and the program includes performances like Crystal Pite’s The Statement, Garden by Medhi Walerski, and Bedroom Folk by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. To learn more about the performance, head here.

Saturday, June 10

Hold Up Half the Sky Photo Exhibit

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Dallas Center for Photography | 4756 Algiers St.

What: In line with the organization’s Women in Photography focus for 2023, the Dallas Center for Photography is hosting a reception to welcome Hold Up Half the Sky. The photography exhibition is made up of work by women of all ages, experience, race, and locations. To read more on the exhibition, head to its website.

Saturday, June 10 to Sunday, June 11

Palooza in the Park

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Museum Green at Fair Park | 3809 Grand Ave.

What: The first-ever Palooza in the Park will include food, live music, a car show, activities for the family, and arts and crafts provided by businesses in South Dallas, Oak Cliff, and Pleasant Grove. To learn more about the day, head here.

Sunday, June 11


When: Showtimes at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Where:  Moody Performance Hall | 2520 Flora St.

What: This performance by Bruce Wood Dance features the work of Artistic Director Joy Bollinger and Emmy Award-winning Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood. To learn more about the performance and secure your seat, head to this link.

Sunday, June 11

Dallas Comedy Club Presents Carmen Lynch, Live!

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Mainstage Theater Dallas Comedy Club | 3036 Elm St.

What: Following appearances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and CONAN, Carmen Lynch is now on tour and making a stop in Dallas. Be on the lookout for her upcoming specials coming out in 2023. To get your tickets, head here.


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