This Week's Hot Headlines

Dallas Symphony hits high notes in this week's 5 most popular stories

Dallas Symphony hits high notes in this week's 5 most popular stories

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Hardship Relief Benefit Concert supports its struggling musicians and staff members.  Photo courtesy of Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Scott Griggs
Scott Griggs, looking very mayoral. Scott Griggs/Facebook
5314 Swiss Ave. Dallas
This house, at 5314 Swiss Ave., will be on the home tour. Photo courtesy of Swiss Avenue Historic Distric
TNT Tacos & Tequila
TNT bowl with grilled shrimp. Photo courtesy of TNT
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo
Luke Bryan is one of the headliners at the Off the Rails Music Fest, taking place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on May 4 and 5.  Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Scott Griggs
5314 Swiss Ave. Dallas
TNT Tacos & Tequila
Luke Bryan at Houston Rodeo

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.

1. Dallas Symphony Orchestra bands together for concert to benefit its struggling members. When the Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays its June 9 concert, it will be personal. The concert will support the recently created Hardship Fund, which helps orchestra and staff members manage unforeseen hardships. 

2. Master list of campaign donations for upcoming Dallas election. Dallas will elect a new mayor and new city council on May 4 — an election that has drawn millions of dollars as 60 candidates court voters. Here's our list of candidates with donor highlights.

3. Step inside 5 storied residences on this year's Swiss Avenue Home Tour. One of Dallas' most beloved Mother's Day traditions, the 46th annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Home Tour will open doors to five storied residences over Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12. Here's a closer look at the homes on the 2019 tour.

4. Bowls are in, taco joints are out in this round of Dallas restaurant news. This roundup of Dallas restaurant news includes lots of openings and new menus, but also a restaurant closing or two. Meanwhile, a major restaurant chain is getting on board with the hot-hot vegan trend. Here's what's happening in Dallas dining right now.

5. These are the 12 best things to do in Dallas this weekend. The first weekend in May around Dallas is almost too full of things to do, with so many festivals and big-time events that it might be impossible to choose. Here are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend.