Weekend event planner
These are the 13 best things to do in Dallas this weekend
It's another big weekend across Dallas, with something to offer everyone. Choices include a circus, a big rodeo competition, four concerts, four theater productions, two well-known comedians, and the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Below are the best ways to spend your precious free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we have a much longer list of the city's best events.
Thursday, March 9
Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus
The Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus features special effects, concert-style lighting, the Human Cannonball, Wheel of Death, motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, Human Slingshot, comedy, girls hanging by their hair, the Olate Performing Dogs, Cossack Riders, and more. Guests can come early and meet the circus stars, get their faces painted, ride the Monster Slide or play on a moon bounce, eat snacks, and more. The circus will be at Fair Park through March 19.
The American Western Weekend
The American Western Weekend is a one-of kind celebration of the sports and spirit of the American West, featuring rodeo's greatest athletes in the ultimate high-stakes showdown. The event, taking place through Saturday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, will also feature post-event concerts by big-name artists, including Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, and Cody Johnson.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros in concert
Bobby Weir was a founding member of one of the most iconic bands of all times, the Grateful Dead. After the dissolution of that band in 1995 following the death of Jerry Garcia, Weir has continued playing with a variety of bands, including Dead & Company and the Wolf Bros. The latter, which plays Grateful Dead songs and other roots rock music, will play at Majestic Theatre.
Pegasus Theatre presents Mind Over Murder!
Who murdered famed magician Marko the Magnificent? Could it have been his manager? Or his wife? Perhaps his assistant. All of the suspects and more are gathered at the mansion that was Marko’s home on the one-year anniversary of his death while performing the death-defying "bullet catch" for the reading of his will. Can Harry Hunsacker solve this crime before it’s too late? The real trick will be if he can. The production will run through March 25 at Bath House Cultural Center.
Friday, March 10
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents "Kings of Soul"
With Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik at the helm, "Kings of Soul" shines a spotlight on the music of legendary artists Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Al Green, Barry White, Smokey Robinson, and Curtis Mayfield in an evening of soulful rhythms and melodies. Featuring soloists Darren Lorenzo, Chester Gregory, and Michael Lynche, the program will include songs like "Soul Man," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Stand By Me," and more. There will be three performances through Sunday at Meyerson Symphony Center.
Mainstage Irving - Las Colinas presents Intimate Apparel
Set in 1905 in New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, an African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther eventually embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. But when he moves to New York and their marriage begins to take an unhappy turn, Esther realizes that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges. The production runs through March 25 at Irving Arts Center.
Improv Addison presents Jay Pharoah
Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian who is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West, and Chris Tucker, all of which he showcased during his stint on Saturday Night Live. He'll perform five times through Sunday at Improv Addison.
North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre presents Evita
Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony Award-winning Evita follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader turned president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America. The production, featuring songs like “Buenos Aires” and "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” runs through March 19 at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano.
SZA in concert
The latest and greatest thing in R&B is unquestionably SZA, who's taken that genre and the music world by storm since her major label debut in 2017. She first made her name collaborating with major acts like Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Travis Scott, and now with her latest album, SOS, she's hit even higher heights, going to No. 1 with both the album and the single "Kill Bill." She'll perform at American Airlines Center.
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Menopause the Musical
In Menopause the Musical, four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more. The musical parody, set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, will have three performances through Saturday at Wyly Theatre.
Saturday, March 11
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival
With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Friday this year, the annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival will kick off the celebration about a week early. Starting at Greenville Avenue and Blackwell Street and ending at Yale Blvd. and Central Expressway, the parade draws upwards of 125,000 people along the two-mile route to see more than 90 floats, bands and more.
Jerry Seinfeld in concert
At 68, Jerry Seinfeld remains one of America’s premier comedians due to his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Best known for his eponymous 1990s sitcom, Seinfeld has not rested on his laurels, continuing to perform in comedy clubs in New York City and on tour. He'll put on two performances at Winspear Opera House on Saturday.
Sunday, March 12
Future and Friends - One Big Party Tour
A handful of rappers could claim to be the best in the world right now, but Future has as good an argument as any of them. His last seven albums, including 2022's I Never Liked You, have gone to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, R&B/Hip Hop, and Rap charts, a feat accomplished by few others. He'll bring his One Big Party Tour to American Airlines Center, where he'll perform with some of his famous friends, including Mariah the Scientist, G Herbo, Don Toliver, and Dess Dior.