The Porch

A Henderson Avenue staple has reopened: The Porch, which has been a fixture of the neighborhood for more than a decade, has reopened following a two-month renovation that includes the addition of a beer garden with pergola, porch swing, and a climate-controlled patio.

The Porch has also updated its menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night, overseen by Coner Seargeant, directory of culinary concepts and operations for Headington Cos., which owns The Porch, and helmed by The Porch's executive chef Dalia Rivera.

Their menu keeps favorites such as the spinach parmesan dip, short rib stroganoff, and fried chicken cobb salad but adds new items as follows, some borrowed from the Wheelhouse, the Headington Cos. restaurant in Dallas' Design District:

  • brisket tacos and enchiladas
  • Standard Burger
  • Tuna Poke Bowl
  • giant pretzels

The Big Board features monthly features, which celebrate seasonal availability.

Breads are provided by Commissary, Headington Cos. downtown café and bakery, which has recently expanded its wholesale baking business.

“Our approach to food, and hospitality in general, isn’t complicated,” says Seargeant. “We want to make good food from scratch so that people will enjoy time here gathered with friends and family.”

A remodeled bar features cozy raised booths and a triptych piece by Dallas artist Kevin Todora. The bar program is overseen by award-winning mixologist Gabe Sanchez, with new innovations such as:

  • low-ABV and mocktails
  • spiked iced teas
  • a boozy hot chocolate

In a statement, General Manager Dominique Jafari says she's most excited about the ways the renovation creates more opportunities to visit.

“From date nights at the bar, to drinks with colleagues while playing corn hole in the beer garden, to hangover brunches on the patio… there are so many options and spaces," Jafari says. "Plus, with a patio that can be enjoyed 365 days of the year, I’m ready to live up to our name and have the best porch in Dallas again."

Other Headington Companies restaurant concepts include CBD Provisions, Weekend Coffee, Sassetta, and Midnight Rambler, all at the Joule hotel, plus Commissary, and Mirador slated to reopen in the fall. They also own the Tango Room in the Design District.

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Dallas bar famed for pop-culture pop-ups swings in Austin Powers theme

Pop-up News

Dallas bar The Whippersnapper loves a culture-themed pop-up and now has a smashing one for 2023: Called the Electric Shagadelic Pussycat Swingers Club, it's a British invasion-style concept centered on Austin Powers, the '60s character created by comedian Mike Myers.

According to a release, the pop-up will debut on February 9.

The Electric Shagadelic Pussycat Swingers Club is the famed nightclub in the Austin Powers series of films. The pop-up will feature specialty food and drink menus, interactive experiences, local art, photo opportunities, and nightly entertainment.

Anticipate Austin Powers, and the retinue of characters such Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard, from the late 90’s hit movies, in residence at The Whippersnapper off Henderson Avenue at 1806 McMillan Ave.

The Whippersnapper is part of This & That Hospitality, the folks behind neighborhood staples like Double D’s, High Fives, Tiny Victories, Sfuzzi, and Ferris Wheelers.

Patrons are invited to step into this kitschy and swinging slice of 60’s pop culture, preferably dressed in period attire.

Food and cocktail items include:

  • Get in My Belly Burger – Double meat patty, two slices of cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and special sauce on a white bun
  • Mama Cass – Roasted herb turkey, avocado, tomato, cucumber, bacon and lemon aioli on multigrain wheat
  • Mini Me – choice of fries or tater tots
  • Freaking Laser Beam – Skrewball Whiskey, Cranberry, Lemon, Lime, garnished with a gummy shark
  • Goldmember – Denizen Rum, Banana, Pineapple, Orange garnished with a gold sugared rim

In a statement, This & That Hospitality co-founder Phil Schanbaum speaks to the film's impact on pop culture.

"The movie was iconic, spawning a pair of equally hilarious sequels," Schanbaum says. "It’s always been one of my favorite movies, so I can’t wait to see everyone bring their best mojo to The Whip next month."

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Longtime wine room on Dallas' trendy Henderson Ave will pour final glass

Wine News

A fine wine haunt on Dallas' Henderson Avenue is closing: Veritas Wine Room, which has been pouring and selling fine wine for nearly 15 years, is closing this spring.

According to Brooks Anderson, who founded the shop with his brother Bradley Anderson in 2008, the shop will close in March 2023.

In a Facebook post, Brooks said that opening the wine room was "one of the best decisions he and his brother ever made."

"This era has been more rewarding, more fun, more meaningful, and even longer lived than we could have ever imagined when we opened all those years and experiences ago," he said.

The wine room has served as a chic destination that welcomed everyone from savvy oenophiles to wine newcomers to first dates, with wines by the glass and bottle.

It's also where the brothers launched their food & beverage activities which include opening Boulevardier in Oak Cliff, Rapscallion on Greenville Avenue, and Hillside Tavern in Lakewood.

It's not their first closure, however: They shuttered Rapscallion in 2022, after seven years. (The space is now Quarter Acre, a newly-opened restaurant from chef Toby Archibald.)

Brooks thanked customers and employees with a special nod to longtime employee Fernando Garcia.

"Our last glass of wine will be poured towards the end of March 2023 with the exact date to be determined," Brooks said.

He said that over the next few months, they'll fill their calendar with tastings and a few more of their signature underground Supper Clubs partnered with local chefs.

"After we close our doors near the end of March, we invite you to travel, laugh, eat, and drink with us at our sister concepts Veritas Wine Tours, Boulevardier, and Hillside Tavern," Brooks said. "In the meantime, the Veritas wine wall is replete with World-Class Wine. Come join us to raise a glass or two as we deplete our inventory and celebrate a wonderful 15 years!"

Willie D's

Newest bar on Dallas' Henderson Ave: A South Texas-style ice house

Henderson Ave News

A new ice-house-style restaurant and bar has sprung up on Dallas' Henderson Avenue. Called Willie D's, it's said to pay homage to a classic South Texas icehouse, but with an elevated twist, of course, and will open on Friday, September 9 at 2929 N. Henderson Ave, AKA the former Uno Mas space.

Willie D's is from native South Texans and co-owners Gary Stapleton and chef Brad Miller, who's been cooking in Dallas for more than 15 years.

According to a release, the bar is named for Stapleton's father.

"Willie D's is a tribute to his love for the classic South Texas icehouse," Stapleton says in a statement. "It was where cold beer, good food, country music and dominoes were a nightly occurrence. The icehouse was where everyone came together and talked about their day, local sports and where business deals were solidified over a cold beer. He knew every person who came through the door; it was a spot where you could kick your feet up and relax after a long day. This is the heart and soul of Willie D's."

Miller's menu features burgers, tacos with fresh tortillas, grilled oysters, and loaded cheese fries.

"One thing I learned working in the industry almost my entire life is the ultimate necessity is consistency," Miller says. "So I designed the menu to be just that. It is simple, consistent, approachable with an elevated flair and one where you can find your go-to dishes but also explore new takes on classics."

In addition to burgers, the menu also has a Willie Dog, featuring two Wagyu hot dogs from Ham's Meat Market in McKinney, done Chicago-style with sport peppers, tomato, pickle, relish, and mustard.

Loaded fries options include:

  • Call Me Sous - cheddar, pepper jack, scallions, caramelized onion, diced jalapeño, over easy egg, elote corn, coleslaw
  • Pulling My Chain - pulled pork carnitas, red onion, bourbon BBQ sauce, cheddar, slaw, cornichons, and pickles
  • You Know the Spot - elote corn, cotija cheese, cilantro, lime crema, chili powder, and optional crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos

Tacos include Carnitas, Chicken Tinga, Barbacoa, and The Muchacho with a flour tortilla with refried beans wrapped around a crispy corn tortilla shell, ground beef, shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and lime crema.

Oyster options range from Rockefeller to Crab Stuffed to Black & Blue to Bacon BBQ.

The beverage program features wine by the glass, beer, and cocktails such as a Spicy Habanero Margarita, Rosemary Bourbon Cocktail, Blood Orange Sangria, and the CBD Mule with Tito’s vodka, mint, and Mad Tasty Martha Stewart CBD drops.

The restaurant is a 4,500-square-foot space with seating for 80 inside and 25 on the patio.

"Patrons will feel the heartbeat of Willie D's plastered across the walls with artwork that tells a story of who Willie D is and maybe even catch a glimpse of the man himself that inspired the restaurant," Stapleton says.

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New York buyer snaps up the buzziest section of Dallas' Henderson Avenue

Henderson Ave News

A huge chunk of Henderson Avenue with some of the buzziest businesses has changed hands.

According to a release, New York-based real estate investment trust company Acadia Realty Trust acquired a stretch of properties that includes restaurants, nightlife, and retailers such as Warby Parker, The Skellig, Tecovas, Bonobos, Gemma, Sfuzzi, High Fives, Shell Shack, The Porch, and Tei Tei Robata Bar.

The Sprouts Market grocery store is part of the deal, as well as other businesses such as CorePower Yoga, the Black Tux, Knot Standard, Heyday Skincare, and Salon 5014.

The New York investor paid $85.4 million. The portfolio also includes several parcels for future development opportunities.

JLL Capital Markets represented a CIM Group-fund and Open Realty Advisors in the sale, which spans more than a mile, consisting of 15 standalone and strip retail buildings totaling 123,960 square feet.

According to a statement from JLL's Retail Capital Markets team, "Henderson Avenue has emerged as Dallas' 'cool-street' retail destination, where young, millennial residents are drawn to the mix of digitally native brands and trendy local restaurants that the ownership team brought to this east Dallas neighborhood."

The release notes that the street is surrounded by desirable, affluent residential communities and is also driving distance for the 12,000-plus students who attend Southern Methodist University.

Acadia Realty Trust acquired the asset in its entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. They've been on a buying spree, acquiring other hyper-trendy areas in the U.S. including a building in West Hollywood's Design District and a collection of 11 retail storefronts and 23 residential units in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

JLL Retail Capital Markets has itself been busy: The team representing the seller — Senior Managing Directors Ryan Shore, Chris Gerard and Co-Head of JLL Retail Capital Markets Barry Brown, Associate Erin Lazarus and Analyst Beth Copeland - along with Senior Managing Director Todd Savage recently completed the sale of Knox Park Village for the seller earlier this year.

PM Lounge

Dallas nightlife vets debut fashionista lounge on Henderson Avenue

Nightlife News

There's a new-old bar opening on Henderson Avenue from a major nightlife team: Called PM: A Nightlife Lounge, it's a revival of a late-night underground bar that was once in downtown Dallas, now returning at a new address, namely 2918 N. Henderson Ave., aka the space formerly occupied by The Dram.

PM Lounge is from Mark and Chris Beardon of Twinning Concepts & SBBC Hospitium and promises to deliver artful drinks and graceful service in a stylish setting: a spot for nightlife fashionistas, rich in atmosphere and service.

They're looking at opening in June.

The release has some really good words: "Over the years, these operators have discovered a forensic understanding of how to deliver a fun, bar experience with multiple concepts under their belt." Forensic is a good word, who else watches Forensic Files, raise your hand.

PM was known for its loungey environment in the early hours of the evening, hosting the before and after dinner crowd in the hotel downtown, with a transformation late at night to DJs, celebrities, and reservation-only after 11 pm on the weekends.

Who wouldn't want to bring that magic back.

The menu will include classic cocktails or as well as locally inspired creations rotated seasonally. Patrons can go for high-class cocktails in the early hours of the evening or bottle service with late night celebrity DJs.

The design will include brass outlines and custom chandeliers inspired by classic Art Deco light fixtures. Layers of soft touch fabrics with patterns from the period, chic lounge furniture, custom banquettes, booths, and bar stool seating. Simplified arches built with large, antiqued mirrors located along the walls in the main room. Modern and tufted sofas surround a DJ booth area with pops of colors and patterns.

An additional lounge area offers a cozy space with lacquer paneling with continued arches delivering an overall mood and feel of a reimagined galley hall with hanging artwork like that of the quirky, fun artwork found in the original PM lounge location downtown.

The Beardon brothers have worked in the Dallas hospitality scene since 2004 as owners and operators of businesses ranging from hotels and restaurants to bars and nightclubs. They formed SBBC Hospitium in 2014, and now oversee seven properties in Dallas and one in Austin. Twinning Concepts LLC is their partnership with Jonathan "Vegas" DuBois (Nine Group, Ghostbar). SBBC Hospitium and Twinning Concepts LLC operate Truth & Alibi, The Tipsy Alchemist (Dallas/Austin), PUNK Society, The Ill Minster Pub, Musume, Felix Culpa, AKAI, Barcadia Bar & Grill, and Dahlia Bar & Bistro.

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ATTPAC's 2023-24 Broadway season overflows with Tony-winning titles

Season Announcement

Familiar titles populate the Broadway at the Center 2023-24 season lineup at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. And within these mostly classic musicals, there are 16 Tony, 20 Drama Desk, one Outer Critics Circle, and one Grammy award winners.

New this season are some pre- and post-show events, including pre-show Facebook Live viewings, post-show talkbacks, afterparties, themed photo opportunities, themed bar drinks, and more.

“We are so excited to bring in this new season of shows with fan favorites on the best stage in North Texas for Broadway,” says Warren Tranquada, president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. “We are also delighted to share our new campus activations we will have before and after shows in the 2023-2024 season that will let patrons embrace and invest in the Center’s new offerings.”

This is also the fifth year of the partnership between Broadway Dallas and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, where certain Broadway Dallas shows are presented at the Winspear Opera House. In 2024 that means five weeks of Hamilton, with subscribers to both ATTPAC and Broadway Dallas given priority access to score tickets.

And now without further ado, here is the season:

The Cher Show — Superstars come and go, but Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The Cher Show is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. This is the show that caused a sequin shortage in New York City, thanks to all the Bob Mackie-designed, Tony-winning gowns it showcases. It run December 14-16, 2023.

Annie — Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production — just as you remember it and just when we need it most. It runs March 14-16, 2024.

Chicago — After 25 years, Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. It runs April 4-6, 2024.

Shrek the Musical — “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit, DreamWorks animated film. The Tony Award-winning stage version features songs from Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo; Caroline, or Change), a sidesplitting book by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Kimberly Akimbo), and brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life. It runs July 18-20, 2024.

That's the main season, with the option to add on these shows:

MOMIX Alice — Seamlessly blending illusion, acrobatics, magic, and whimsy, MOMIX sends audiences flying down the rabbit hole in Moses Pendleton’s newest creation, ALICE, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. “I don’t intend to retell the whole Alice story,” Pendleton says, “but to use it as a taking-off point for invention.” Join this dazzling company on a mind-bending adventure as Alice encounters time-honored characters including the undulating Caterpillar, a lobster quadrille, frenzied White Rabbits, a mad Queen of Hearts, and a variety of other surprises. It runs September 22-23, 2023.

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY WONDERLAND — Igniting joy and wonder like never before, Wonderland is an all-new musical journey that transports audiences to a magical land far away for a fun-filled, holiday-themed show experience. Be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks, and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with a musical mix of timeless seasonal favorites. It runs December 22-23, 2023.

Jagged Little Pill — Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, life — everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show — is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music. It's directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno). It runs January 12-14, 2024.

Hamilton — This is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater, a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. Presented in partnership with Broadway Dallas, it runs May 8-June 9, 2024.

Subscription packages go on sale Friday, March 31, with single tickets available closer to the opening of each show. Four-show subscription packages range from $95 to $595 and may be purchased by phone at 214-880-0202, or online at www.attpac.org/broadway.

Country superstar Chris Stapleton adds Dallas stop to his all-American tour this fall

Just a Traveler

Chris Stapleton is bringing his “All-American Road Show" back to Dallas this fall. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning country music superstar (who also has 15 CMA and 10 ACM awards under his belt) will stop at Dos Equis Pavilion on October 27, 2023.

Stapleton will appear with special guests Nikki Lane and CMT-nominated Charley Crockett.

The new date, announced March 23, will come one year after Stapleton's "Roadshow" concert at Globe Life Field. He'll be playing shows in San Antonio and Austin on October 19 and 20, respectively, and his only other Texas stop (so far) is Corpus Christi, on October 12.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 31, at 10 am. Stapleton’s fan club will have early access to tickets and VIP packages with pre-sale starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am through Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. As the official card of Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” 2023 tour, Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets starting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 am until Thursday, March 30, at 10 pm. For complete pre-sale, details visit citientertainment.com.

In addition to the new “All-American Road Show” dates, Stapleton will headline Stagecoach Music Festival on April 30 and will join George Strait for a series of stadium shows with special guests Little Big Town.

The Kentucky-born artist is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians. He was recently named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time, setting the record for most wins ever in the category. Additionally, his most recent album, Starting Over, won Best Country Album at the 67th Annual Grammy's, as well as earning Album of the Year honors at both the 54th Annual CMA Awards and 56th ACM Awards. The record follows Stapleton’s pair of Platinum-certified releases from 2017, From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, as well as his x5 Platinum breakthrough solo debut album, Traveller.

In addition to his work as a musician, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Most recently, their “Kentucky Rising” concert last fall raised over $2.8 million to support flood relief in Eastern Kentucky.

Confirmed tour dates are listed below, including supporting acts and special guests:

April 26: El Paso, TX—UTEP Don Haskins Center*
April 27: Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater*
April 29: Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl – Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
April 30: Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 6: Glendale, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
May 27: Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest
June 1: Moline, IL—Vibrant Arena at The MARK‡
June 2: Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena‡
June 3: Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
June 8: Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
June 9: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 10: Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15: Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16: Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17: Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22: Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23: Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24: Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 7: Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8: Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13: Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14: Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15: Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19: Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20: St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 21-22: Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29: Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5: Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 12: Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 18: Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19: Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24: Memphis, TN—FedExForum††
August 25: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26: Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5: Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6: State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center*
October 12: Corpus Christi, TX—AmericanBank Center Arena+
October 19: San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center+
October 20: Austin, TX—Moody Center+
October 26: Tulsa, OK—BOK Center+
October 27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion+

*with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
+with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane

These are the 10 best things to do in Dallas this weekend

Weekend Event Planner

If this week's list of things to do around Dallas looks odd, that's because there's a wide variety of choices, including a very odd convention. Also happening are two comedians, an opera, a trio of concerts from across the musical spectrum, a local theater production, a Shakespearean festival, and a dance production.

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 23

Luke Comb at his November 2021 concert at AT&T Stadium.

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Luke Combs returns to AT&T Stadium on March 25 for another huge concert

Improv Arlington presents DeRay Davis
DeRay Davis has been killing it in Hollywood with his hilarious humor and persona, with film credits like Semi-Pro, Imagine That, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop 1 & 2, and Johnson Family Vacation. On the small screen, he has appeared in HBO's Entourage, Comedy Central's Reno 911, and as numerous voices on The Boondocks. He'll perform nine times through Sunday at Improv Arlington.

Friday, March 24

The Dallas Opera presents Così fan tutte
In Così fan tutte, the women have the last laugh when the men they plan to marry come up with a really bad idea: Egged on by a cynical old bachelor, the guys decide to put their fiancées to the “fidelity test.” Big mistake, as the resulting romantic debacle demonstrates. Mozart does it again, with glorious music fueling comedy that cuddles right up to a calamity just waiting to happen. The production, which is sung in Italian with English supertitles, will have four performances through April 1 at Winspear Opera House.

Marco Antonio Solis in concert
The 2023 concert season at outdoor venue Dos Equis Pavilion gets started a bit early with this visit from Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solis. For the first half of his career, he was part of the group Los Bukis, during which he became known as a great songwriter. He finally went out on his own in the late 1990s, releasing 10 albums, most recently 2013's Gracias Por Estar Aquí. He'll come to Dallas as part of his El Buki World Tour.

The Core Theatre presents A Trip to Bountiful
A Trip to Bountiful is a classic American play about a remarkable journey home. In her autumn years Carrie Watts dreams of escape from the bustling city and of a return to simpler times in her beloved Bountiful, Texas. She sets out on a risky journey to her long lost hometown, with her family in hot pursuit. The production runs through April 9 at The Core Theatre in Richardson.

Sabrina Carpenter in concert
The 23-year-old Sabrina Carpenter is a multi-hyphenate who's dipped her toes into multiple parts of the entertainment industry. She's had parts in productions as diverse as Disney's Girl Meets World, the film The Hate U Give, and the two Tall Girl movies on Netflix. She put out her first music single in 2014, and has gone on to release five albums, including 2022's Emails I Can't Send. She'll perform at The Factory in Deep Ellum.

Saturday, March 25

Oddities & Curiosities Expo
The Oddities and Curiosities Expo features over 150 oddity vendors and artists selling a wide variety of rare and unusual items, including taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles. The one-day expo at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will also feature photo ops, tarot reading, sideshow performers, and concessions.

Adriatica Village presents Shakespeare McKinney
Shakespeare McKinney provides residents and businesses with an opportunity to show their support for the local arts community, including theatre, dance, music, and visual arts, at the celebration of culture, creativity, and community. Shakespeare’s work comes to life through presentations, adaptations, and modernized renditions of his repertoire performed on the MainStage. Taking place at Adriatica Village, there will be multiple other stages of entertainment, as well as street performers and visual artists, a variety of food truck options, a vendor market, and a kids zone.

Luke Combs in concert
There was no wait-and-see period with country star Luke Combs; he was big out of the gate, going to No. 1 with his 2017 debut album, This One's for You. He maintained that popularity with his next two albums, so there's no reason to think that his just-released fourth album, Gettin' Old, won't have the same success. He'll be joined at this huge concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington by special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents "Dancing Beyond Borders"
DBDT: Encore! takes its talents to Richardson with "Dancing Beyond Borders," pushing the lines of contemporary modern dance. Choreographer Jess Hendricks brings the dancers to the brink of physical exhaustion in the dance Shedding Skin. Tears of War choreographer Christopher L. Huggins mirrors the heartbreak of war during six periods of American history. Spiritual Suite is a collection of spiritual works choreographed in a collaborative effort by Nycole Ray, Richard A. Freeman, Jr., Floyd McLean, Jr., and Dianne Grigsby. The production will be at Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.

Druski: "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Tour"
Acclaimed comedian, actor, and entrepreneur Druski comes to Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie as part of his first-ever headlining comedy tour. The tour will feature a traditional comedic stand-up performance, as well as a live element of Druski’s record label, Coulda Been Records. Online, Druski facetiously offered aspiring performers an opportunity to showcase their skills online in front of millions. Now, these prospective entertainers will have the chance to perform for a live audience for the first time ever.