While the majority of events around Dallas have either been postponed or canceled, there are a few that have popped up to offer the masses some entertainment while still adhering to the social distancing necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While they're not all outside of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from the everyday life.
Thursday, August 20
Nasher Sculpture Center Reopening Day
After being closed for five months, Nasher Sculpture Center will reopen to the public, with temporary limited hours on Thursdays-Sundays only. Exhibitions that were on display at the time of the shutdown have been extended, including Barry X Ball: "Remaking Sculpture" (on display through January 3, 2021); "Foundations: Barry X Ball" (on display through January 10, 2021; "Resist/Release" (on display through January 17, 2021); and the work of Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz (on display through April 18, 2021). The new series Nasher Windows, which features work by North Texas artists, will continue in the entrance vestibule of the museum until early September.
Echo Theatre presents It's My Party!
Echo Theatre presents It's My Party!, an online sneak peek at a timely new script from playwright Ann Timmons. Political change has never been easy in America, especially when two different factions fight for the same thing using divergent tactics. It's My Party! offers a fresh take on the storied conflict between establishment and radical suffragists. Written to commemorate the Suffrage Centennial, this play focuses on the daring stunts, shaky alliances, and bitter rivalries that propelled the nation's march toward passing the 19th Amendment. There will be livestreams on both Thursday and Saturday.
Friday, August 21
Improv Addison presents Godfrey
Godfrey is one of those comedians who's been around so long that you don't know you know him until he's pointed out. He's appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Soul Plane, 30 Rock, Zoolander, and Our Cartoon President. He'll perform five stand-up shows through Sunday at Improv Addison.
Improv Arlington presents Eddie Griffin
A popular comedian-turned-actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. He has a long filmography, including appearances in The Meteor Man, Undercover Brother, and A Star is Born. He'll perform four stand-up shows through Saturday at Improv Arlington.
The Firehouse Theatre presents Curiouser: A Zoom Play
The Firehouse Theatre will present a modern adaption of Lewis Carroll's book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Curiouser: A Zoom Play. The original work, written as an actual Zoom call, will be performed and designed to work within the necessary current social distance restrictions. The play will have three performances through Saturday. Tickets to stream are $10 for a single stream and $20 for a family stream.
Tupps Brewery presents Summer Drive-In Concert Series
Tupps Brewery is hosting a series of drive-in concerts to provide entertainment in the time of COVID. This month's performance will be by Hill Country, a McKinney country band that recently released a self-titled album. At the concert, each vehicle will have a 20’ x 20’ block of space, with portable chairs or a blanket on the ground inside a block welcome. All guests are asked to remain in their assigned block for the duration of the concert.