Weekend Event Planner
These are the 11 best things to do in Dallas this weekend
For the first time in a long time, there is no threat of rain this weekend, which means you can enjoy several outdoor events with no fear. But most of the weekend's events will happen inside, where you can see a music superstar, a comedy superstar, new local theater, a concert from a late night band leader, the life story of a champion figure skater, and more.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, October 25
Theatre Three presents The Moors
Two Victorian era sisters, Agatha and Huldey, and their languid mastiff live out their lives in a manor house on the bleak English moors. Like any apt Gothic tale, they dream of forbidden love, power, and notoriety. The arrival of a hapless governess, the pointed schemes of a scullery maid, and the musings of a moorhen set this odd assembly on a strange and dangerous path. The production will run at Theatre Three through November 18.
Friday, October 26
Globe Life Park presents Stadiumlinks
Globe Life Park will once again be transformed into Stadiumlinks, a one-of-a-kind, nine-hole golf experience. Tee times are offered across three event days, Friday through Sunday, including both early morning and evening sessions, ending with the ballpark lights illuminating the entire course under the night sky. A cash purse of $2,000 will go to players with top scores.
Commemorative Air Force presents Wings Over Dallas
Commemorative Air Force presents the annual Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, an interactive event that features flying demonstrations, battle re-enactments, veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family activities, aircraft rides, cockpit tours, and more. The highlight of the event, taking place through Sunday at Dallas Executive Airport, is the debut appearance of the C-47 That’s All Brother, the plane that led the aerial invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
Kevin Hart in concert
Superstar comedian Kevin Hart has such a busy movie schedule that it's a wonder he has any time to perform stand-up comedy anymore. But he's been on a nonstop tear since September 2017 as part of his Irresponsible tour, getting back to the talent that made him famous in the first place. He'll perform two shows — one Friday and one Saturday — at American Airlines Center.
TITAS presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: An Evening with Joyce Yang
A collaboration with acclaimed pianist and Cliburn competition silver medalist Joyce Yang by Aspen Sante Fe Ballet spawned the development of an entire program performed to live accompaniment. This curated evening features Jiří Kylián’s Return to a Strange Land (danced en pointe), Nicolo Fonte’s Where We Left Off, and a brand-new commission by Boston Ballet’s choreographer-in-residence, Jorma Elo. There will be two performances through Saturday at Moody Performance Hall.
Jon Batiste in concert
You may wonder how Jon Batiste can appear live in Dallas on the same night that he'll be seen leading The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during its Friday night show, but since the show pre-tapes Friday shows on Thursday, it gives Batiste plenty of time for gigs like this. This solo concert without his band, Stay Human, at The Kessler is in support of his new album, Hollywood Africans.
Saturday, October 27
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents Star Wars Day Sci-Fi Extravaganza
At Star Wars Day Sci-Fi Extravaganza, visitors can spend the day on the “dark side” with the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion “good guys.” The Dark Empire, Mandalorian Mercs, and favorite droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, will also be on hand at Frontiers of Flight Museum. There will also be an appearance by the DFW Ghostbusters and kids are encouraged to take part in the museum’s costume contest, with prizes awarded to the top ten finalists.
Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story
An iconic world champion figure skater gets a second act in Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story, performed by Gardner himself. The autobiographical one-man show highlights his decades-long career and personal life, featuring candid moments like his coming out as a gay athlete and competitive life leading up to the Olympics. The show, playing twice on Saturday at Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, also features appearances by skating partner Tai Babilonia and Dorothy Hamill.
Ed Sheeran in concert with Snow Patrol
It hasn't exactly been a long time since Ed Sheeran came to town, as he played at American Airlines Center just last year. But this concert at AT&T Stadium is representative of his rise in the music industry since the last time he played the venue, as the opening act for Taylor Swift in 2013. When you can go from opener to headliner at a 100,000-seat stadium in just five years, you're definitely a superstar. He'll be joined by opening act Snow Patrol.
Tom Papa in concert
You may not know that you know comedian Tom Papa, but you've more than likely caught his work in one form or another. He's been in films like Top Five and The Informant and on the Showtime show The Knick, hosts his own Food Network show, Baked, serves as head writer and performer on the radio show Live from Here, and is regular on late night shows. He'll perform a stand-up comedy set at Wyly Theatre.
Sunday, October 28
Post Malone presents Posty Fest
Rapper Post Malone, who grew up in Grapevine, will present the first-ever Posty Fest at Dos Equis Pavilion. The all-day music extravaganza will also feature performances by Travis Scott, Tyler the Creator, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Tierra Whack, Saint JHN, and Tyla Yaweh. Post Malone is touring in support of his 2018 album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.