Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide

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    What:
    Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival
    When: Thurs. Mar. 30th – Sat. Apr 1st @ 6:00PM – 9:00PM
    Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center
    3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Why: We’re kicking off the 2017 Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival with Texas’ most iconic food. Pit masters from across the state come together to celebrate the festival launch and share their creations with guests. Enjoy barbecue along with some tasty sides from around North Texas as well as the famed Hill Country, and look for lots of great barbecue-worthy beverages as well. Fans will select their favorite dish, which will be crowned “The Best BBQ of the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival.”

    What: Celebration! White Rock
    When: Thurs. Mar. 30th @ 6:30PM
    Where: Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake
    950 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
    Why: White Rock Lake Conservancy and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Dept. host a 5k/10k race and festival. The race will take start at 6:30 p.m. at Winfrey Point. Post-race fun include live music, local food and drink vendors, and a bounce house for the kids.  This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the White Rock Lake Conservancy, which raises funds to support White Rock Lake Park.

    What: Celebration! White Rock
    When: Thurs. Mar. 30th @ 6:30PM
    Where: The Shops at Park Lane
    8080 Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75225
    Why: Readers 2 Leaders will present its inaugural Lanes 2 Literacy event, an exciting evening of bowling, food and fun. Guests will enjoy the upscale bowling facilities at Bowl & Barrel, put on their bowling shoes, and check out the silent auction, wine pull, and raffle. Guests will also learn about the work that Readers 2 Leaders is doing to help underserved children in Dallas gain critical early literacy skills they need to succeed in school and go on to have bright futures.

    What: Kinky Boots
    When: Thurs. Mar. 30th – Sun. Apr. 9th @ 7:30PM
    Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
    1001 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!

    What: Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st – Sun. Apr. 9th @ 9:00AM
    Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
    709 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
    Why: Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for Day Out With Thomas, presented by Fisher-Price. If your little ones love Thomas the Tank Engine, bring the entire family to enjoy this special opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine at regional heritage railroads across the country. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. trains departing every 45 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. The last train departs at 5:15 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

    What: NCAA Women’s Final Four: Tourney Town
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st – Sun. Apr. 2nd @ 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    Where: American Airlines Center
    2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    Why: Tourney Town is a free fan fest for fans of all ages. Presented by Capital One, Tourney Town is a festival within a festival jam packed with youth clinics, basketball contests, giveaways, concerts, zip-line, interactive games, special appearances, autograph signings and much more. Be at the epicenter of women’s basketball fun with activities and events for the whole family.

    What: Fan Expo Dallas
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st – Sun. Apr. 2nd @ 4:00PM and 10:00AM
    Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
    650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202
    Why: Stan Lee; Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill and Alan Tudyk; Tim Curry and other cast members from Rocky Horror Picture Show; Milo Ventimiglia; The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus and Khary Payton; Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Eliza Dushku, James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter; Doctor Who‘s Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston and John Barrowman; Karl Urban, Ian Somerhalder, Katee Sackoff, Jason David Frank, Robin Lord Taylor, Paul Wesley, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco and Batman stars Adam West and Burt Ward are among the many celebrities scheduled to appear at this pop culture convention. Keep your eyes peeled for fans in amazing costumes and goodies from more than 600 exhibitors.

    What: Commerce Street Night Market
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st – Sun. Apr. 2nd @ 6:00PM -10:00PM
    Where: Pike West Commerce
    444 W. Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75208
    Why: The Night Market brings together local vendors, musicians, and artists on the last Friday of each month from 6-10 p.m. Come be a part of the vibrancy of West Dallas. Shop local, enjoy great food & beer, listen to live music, and be entertained into the night.

    What: Big Texas Beer Fest
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st & Sat. Apr. 1st @ 7:00PM and 2:00PM
    Where: Automobile Building at Fair Park
    1001 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
    Why: Dallas’ original beer festival will feature beers from about 120 breweries pouring more than 500 beers at the 6th annual fest. Visitors will find rare brews, one-offs and special firkins. Often times, the head brewmaster or owner of each brewery will be at the booth to talk about what they do, and how they do it. There will be plenty of food from food trucks and artisanal food vendors, and live music on the outdoor stage.

    What: Panic! At The Disco
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st @ 7:00PM
    Where: Allen Event Center
    200 E. Stacy Rd. #1350, Allen, TX 75002
    Why: Panic! at the Disco comes to Allen in support of their album, Death of a Bachelor. They will be joined by MisterWives and Saint Motel.

    What: Lisa Lampanelli
    When: Fri. Mar. 31st @ 8:00PM
    Where: Majestic Theatre
    1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: Comedy’s lovable “Queen of Mean” Lisa Lampanelli returns to Dallas. Heralded as “more than a standup – a standout” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen.

    What: 2017 Travel & Adventure Show
    When: Sat. Apr 1st & Sun. Apr. 2nd @ 10:00AM
    Where: Dallas Market Hall
         2200 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
    Why: Guests can discover endless vacation options at the Travel & Adventure Show. Explore destinations from around the world, personalize your vacation with thousands of travel experts and save big with exclusive travel deals and show-only specials. Meet travel celebrities Rick Steves, Peter Greenberg, Jack Maxwell, Patricia Schultz, and Johnny Jet, receive insider tips from travel professionals on three dedicated, complimentary theaters, and get a hands-on experience with activities fit for the whole family.

    What: EdgeFest
    When: Sat. Apr 1st @ 12:00PM
    Where: Toyota Stadium
    9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75034
    Why: The 2017 edition of Edgefest will include performances by Blink-182, The Offspring, 311, Chevelle, Toadies, The Naked and Famous, The Record Company, The Nixons, Dreamers, Goodbye June, Missio, Black Pistol Fire, Badflower, and The Wrecks.

    What: Clash on the Catwalk
    When: Sat. Apr 1st @ 6:30PM
    Where: MediaTech Institute Dallas
    13300 Branchview Ln., Dallas, TX 75234
    Why: Clash on the Catwalk is a fashion competition based out of Dallas that is unique in its approach to providing exposure for up-and-coming designers. The event, which first hit the runway in 2015, was created to provide a platform for designers looking to show their collections to eager fashion enthusiasts. Designers who compete in the event have an unexampled difficulty than with a typical fashion competition being that they are required to create their designs prior to the show. In addition to allowing the designers to compete for an opportunity to be featured in a magazine, a model competition is also held for models that participate in the show. The purpose of the event is to connect the designers with consumers and fashion aficionados, while using a competitive aspect to show each designers raw ability.

    What: Gladys Knight in concert
    When: Sun. Apr 2nd @ 7:00PM
    Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
    2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Why: The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. The seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed No.1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Knight comes to Dallas in support of her latest album, Where My Heart Belongs.

     

     

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