Twelve Must-Catch DFW Events This Weekend

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Friday, April 12

Catch Reckless Kelly’s tunes on Friday! Since 1996, the Americana and red-dirt band has been captivating audiences with its electrifying fusion of rock and country music. Led by Willy and Cody Braun, who hail from central Idaho, the band continues a storied musical tradition that traces back through generations, starting with their grandfather and continuing through their father and uncle’s band, The Braun Brothers.

When: Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the show starts at 8:00 pm (Friday and Saturday).

Where: Longhorn Ballroom at 216 Corinth St. in Dallas.

Cost: Tickets range $42 – $98.

Warm weather signals patio season at Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, where locals are invited to relax and enjoy vibrant performances during the open-to-the-public summer music series, presented in collaboration with Codigo Tequila and TX Whiskey. Dubbed the “Live Oak Summer Music Series ” the event unfolds every Friday and Saturday running until September. Guests can savor signature cocktails beneath the majestic oak trees while indulging in the renowned “Bold Flavors, No Borders” cuisine crafted by celebrity Chef Dean Fearing.

When: 7:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays, through September)

Where: Fearing’s Restaurant at 2121 McKinney Ave. in Dallas

Cost: Free

Come to Stomping Ground and be part of shaping the future of storytelling with the AI-inspired comedy show “Whose Mind Is It Anyway? An Artificial Intelligence Experience.” Take in some laughs and watch audience empowerment in comedic form, as the show will let Artificial Intelligence take the reins. Watch as the crowd’s comedic suggestions spring to life under the control of AI in the form of improv.

When: 9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday, April 13).

Where: Stomping Ground Comedy Theatre, 1350 Manufacturing St., #109, in Dallas.

Cost: $15 advance purchased and $20 at the door, tickets can be purchased here.

Saturday, April 13

Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, promises something for everyone, regardless of age or the number of legs! Attendees are encouraged to bring their four-legged companions to strut alongside them. Additionally, the Bow Wow Bazaar, featuring around 40 vendors catering to both pets and their owners, will be a highlight. Children aged 11 and under can attend for free. Individuals or teams that register will receive a goody bag containing a Strut T-shirt, a pet bandana, a dog toy, and treats for their furry friends.

When: 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Where: Fair Park, Big Tex Circle, 3809 Grand Ave. in Dallas.

Cost: 5K race is $40, and 3K walk is $35, but kids aged 11 and under can participate for free, register here

Prepare to break a sweat with a complimentary core-focused workout and yoga session presented by Solidcore and hosted by Lululemon at Galleria Dallas! Highlights include a chance to win a 5-class pack from Solidcore and enjoy a personalized shopping experience at Lululemon Galleria Dallas, refreshments and merchandise from Celsius, and post-workout light bites. Remember to bring your yoga mat and water. Complimentary parking is available in the blue garage.

When: 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Where: Galleria Dallas Outdoor Plaza at 13350 Dallas Pkwy.

Cost: Free.

Embark on an exciting adventure fueled by tacos and margaritas at “Dallas’ Best Taco and Margarita Tour.” Indulge in award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos, and other unique creations. The curated margarita selection includes the acclaimed 5-time winner of Best Margarita in Dallas. Engage in Taco Trivia for a chance to win prizes while learning about the city. The ticket covers air-conditioned transportation, tastings of 4 tacos and 2 margaritas at chosen venues, and onboard beverages (soft drinks and water as well as BYOB welcome).

When: 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Where: 4925 Greenville Ave. Ste., #255 in Dallas.

Cost: $85, get a ticket here.

Lock in for a cornhole tournament at a biergarten this Saturday. All you need is a two-person team, a registration fee payment and to be prepared to submit a creative team name. There’s a $20 registration fee per team, which will be credited toward your tab for food and drinks.  Each team is guaranteed five games, with prizes awarded to the top performers. Check-in begins at noon, so have your team name ready upon arrival.

When: Noon

Where: Community Beer Co., 3110 Commonwealth Dr. in Dallas.

Cost: $20 team registration, register here.

Celebrate Dallas Arts Month! The Dallas Arts District is throwing the yearly Changing Perspectives Block Party. This family-friendly event, offered free of charge, will showcase the comeback of the globally acclaimed BANDALOOP Vertical Dance Company. The performance, which celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities, utilizes climbing technology to push the boundaries of dance and redefine possibilities.

When: 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Where: Sammons Park at AT&T Performing Arts Center and surrounding streets, 2403 Flora St. in Dallas.

Cost: Free, RSVP here.

Enjoy a side-splitting Saturday night with comedian Duncan Trussell. Duncan has showcased his stand-up comedy talents at prestigious events like the renowned Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Moontower Comedy Festival. Additionally, he contributed as a writer and performer on Fuel TV’s sketch show Stupidface and made guest appearances on popular television shows including HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Showtime’s La La Land, and Fox’s MAD TV.

When: Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Hyena’s Dallas, 5321 East Mockingbird in Dallas.

Cost: $25, buy tickets here.

Sunday, April 14

Indulge in a cold brew after heading out for a bike ride around Dallas. On April 14th Community Beer Company will kick off another group bike ride around the city. They will have multiple groups tailored to every type of rider, and there’ll be plenty of chilled beers waiting at the brewery after the ride. Don’t forget to bring your helmets, snacks, and water (though water will be provided). Although departure starts at 9:00 AM sharp, attendees are required to gather in the taproom by 8:45 AM for a pre-ride briefing.

When: 8:45 a.m.

Where: Community Beer Co., 3110 Commonwealth Dr. in Dallas.

Cost: Free, RSVP here.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of the Lafayette Musicians “Sacred Music Concert : Haydn Creation.” Established in 2022, Lafayette Musicians is a classical music ensemble comprising skilled instrumentalists and vocalists. Paying homage to the Marquis de la Fayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, who received honorary US citizenship exactly two decades ago, the orchestra is dedicated to his legacy. Under the baton of French conductor Matthieu Peyregne-du Motier, the ensemble specializes in sacred “early” music.

When: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Christ the King, 8017 Preston Rd. in Dallas.

Cost: $25-$90, buy tickets here.

Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt as Gabriel Iglesias brings his hilarious “Don’t Worry Be Fluffy Tour” to Dallas on April 14. Fans can expect an evening filled with gut-busting comedy and unforgettable moments as Iglesias takes the stage in Dallas. Don’t miss the chance to experience the larger-than-life comedic act of Gabriel Iglesias live in action this Sunday.

When: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. in Dallas.

Cost: $58-$324+, buy tickets here.

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