Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide


    Chi Omega Christmas Market
    When: Thurs., Nov. 17th – Sat., Nov. 19th @ 10:00AM
    Where: Centennial Hall at Fair Park
    1001 Washington St., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: It’s time for one of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions: the 39th annual Chi Omega Christmas Market. This year’s “Glitzmas” themed event will transform Centennial Hall in Fair Park into a luxury gift market place with 180 handpicked merchants from around the country showcasing gifts, jewelry, holiday décor, toys, women’s fashion, linens and original art. Since 1978, Chi Omega Christmas Market has generously distributed in excess of $7.4 million to more than 70 local charities and collegiate scholarships.

    What: Bowling with the Breweries
    When: Thurs., Nov. 17th @ 6:00PM – 9:00PM
    Where: Pinstack
    6205 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, TX 75024
    Why: Pinstack celebrates North Texas Beer Week with Bowling With The Breweries. Bowling and beer lovers will unite to enjoy samplings from beloved craft breweries, including Lakewood Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing and Austin Eastciders while enjoying chef-inspired cuisine, bowling, attractions, and more.

    What: The Book of Mormon
    When: Thurs., Nov. 17th – Sat., Nov. 19th @ 8:00PM and 2:00PM (Sat)
    Where: Charles W. Eisemann Center
    2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
    Why: Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit, THE BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious,” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, THE BOOK OF MORON crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. It may be offensive to some but there’s laughter for all!”

    What: North Texas Beer Week Omni Launch Party & Brewer’s Ball
    When: Fri., Nov. 18th @ 4:00PM (Launch) & 7:00PM (Ball)
    Where: Omni Dallas Hotel
    555 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
    Why: NTX Beer Week’s inaugural Lawn Party outside the Omni hotel will feature a toast from Mayor Mike Rawlings and a live broadcast from Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket’s The Hardline show. Admission is free; beer will be for sale. Brewer’s Ball offers a unique, one of a kind chance to rub elbows with some of craft beer’s elite while enjoying bites from some of the area’s best beer-centric restaurants. A founder, owner, and/or brewmaster from each brewery will be present and only 500 tickets are available, making this an intimate event you won’t want to miss.

    What: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
    When: Fri., Nov. 18th & Sun., Nov. 20 @ 7:00PM, 1:00PM & 5:00PM
    Where: McFarlin Auditorium
    6405 Boaz Ln., #101, Dallas, TX 75205
    Why: Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the Land of Peace and Harmony, featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning two-person Dove of Peace with a 20’ wingspan.

    What: Jim Breuer
    When: Fri., Nov. 18th @ 8:00PM
    Where: House of Blues Dallas
    2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
    Why: Comedian Jim Breuer comes back to Dallas as part of his Marriage Warrior Tour.

    What: Legends of Southern Hip Hop
    When: Fri., Nov. 18th @ 8:00PM
    Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
    1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    Why: Legends of Southern Hip Hop comes to Grand Prairie for a live performance. The lineup features Mystikal, Juvenile, 8Ball & MJG, Trick Daddy, Bun B, and Scarface.

    What: Runtastic presents Insane Inflatable 5k
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 8:30AM
    Where: Martin Luther King Sports Center
    7001 Golf Club Dr., Arlington, TX 76001
    Why: Hear live Tejano bands in the Big Red Patio next to the family entertainment area. Tejano to the Bone DJ’s will be on site with games and giveaways. Estrella, Marcus Daniels y Algo Suave, and more. Admission to Traders Village is free.

    What: 14th Annual Cedars Open Studios
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 10:00AM
    Where: American Beauty Mill Gallery
    2400 S. Ervay St., Dallas, TX 75215
    Why: Artists of the Cedars neighborhood will open their studios to the public with live demos of painting, glass, photography, dance, and interactive installations, alongside live music and kids art activities at the Cedars Open Studios Tour. Explore the historic landscape of the Cedars, located just south of downtown, and get a rare opportunity to meet noted Cedars artists..

    What: GreyStore Holiday Boutique!
    When: Sat. & Sun. Nov. 19th & 26th – Nov. 20th & 27th and @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    Where: The Plaza at Preston Center
    8311 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225
    Why: At the 14th annual GreyStore Holiday Boutique, visitors can get holiday and everyday gifts for your four legged friends (dogs & cats) including Thunder Shirts, toys, decorative collars, and other surprises, plus gifts for their humans and pet lovers includingvintage Hermés scarves, Arthur Court serve ware, accessories, gifts for home and garden, jewelry, Riedel etched glassware, loungewear, and other goodies. Also, visitors can get a head start on holiday family portraits taken w Santa or bring Fido for fun photos by professional photographer John Hudson.

    What: Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 11:00AM
    Where: Gilley’s Dallas
    1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215
    Why: The annual Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash will boast a lineup of more than 100 artists and crafters from near and far. Their artists will have some of the best handmade products available in categories such as jewelry, home goods, paper and stationery, baby and kids clothing, bags, and accessories. Visit the make-and-take table sponsored by the Creative Arts Center of Dallas for a free craft to take home, and pose for a photo in the photo booth.

    What: Fall Tejano Festival
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 12:00PM – 4:00PM
    Where: Traders Village
    2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052
    Why: Hear live Tejano bands in the Big Red Patio next to the family entertainment area. Tejano to the Bone DJ’s will be on site with games and giveaways. Admission to Traders Village is free.

    What: Lantern Fest
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 3:00PM – 10:00PM
    Where: Texas Motorplex
    7500 West Highway 287, Ennis, TX 75119
    Why: At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

    What: Verde Energy TX presents Movie Night on the Bridge
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 7:00PM
    Where: Ronald Kirk Bridge
    1909 Continental Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
    Why: When the sun goes down, Continental Avenue Bridge becomes an outdoor movie theater w the beautiful downtown Dallas skyline as a backdrop. The city’s finest food trucks will be serving up great bites, so bring everyone to this fantastic event. 11/19 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

    What: Lone Star Circus presents Bravo! featuring Erykah Badu
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 7:00PM
    Where: 7 for Parties
    150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
    Why: Lone Star Circus will present Bravo!, its 10th anniversary celebration, a one-of-a-kind, sophisticated and whimsical fête that includes amazing aerialists, soaring acrobatics, and mesmerizing feats. The cherry on the cake is a special performance by the Grammy Award-winning music icon, Erykah Badu, who will be making her circus debut.

    What: truTV Impractical Jokers: Santiago Sent Us Tour starring The Tenderloins
    When: Sat., Nov. 19th @ 8:00PM
    Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
    1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    Why: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano – aka The Tenderloins, a New York-based comedy troupe – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 5th season, Impractical Jokers follows the guys as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. Their tour is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories, and insight.

    What: 2nd Annual Homebrew Throwdown
    When: Sun., Nov. 20th @ 12:00PM – 6:00PM
    Where: Panther Island Pavilion
    395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Why: As part of North Texas Beer Week, Fort Worth Weekly’s Homebrew Throwdown is a chance for local home brewers to compete against each other with a panel of celebrity judges deciding who has the best suds in town. Come out and support home brewers and local breweries. Along with the judging we will have local breweries offering samples and your tasting ticket allows you a sample tasting card. Plus live entertainment, Dallas Cowboys on the big screen, beer games, food and retail vendors

    What: Fort Worth Parade of Lights
    When: Sun., Nov. 20th @ 6:00PM
    Where: Sundance Square
    420 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Why: Hundreds of illuminated floats, half-a-million lights, and thousands of people will fill the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for the 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights kicking off the holiday season. Parade goers can see decorated floats, antique cars, marching bands, precision equestrian units, horse-drawn carriages, and groups of carolers celebrating “The Melodies of Christmas” on the 1.58-mile parade route. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float. Cowboy Santas will ride around the route collecting toys for kids in need at 5:30 p.m. The parade gets underway at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Belknap and Throckmorton Streets.

    What: Pentatonix in concert with Us the Duo
    When: Sun., Nov. 20th @ 8:00PM
    Where: American Airlines Center
    2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Acappella group Pentatonix comes to Dallas in support of their 2015 self-titled album. They’ll be joined by opening act Us the Duo.


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