Eat Greek, Fly in a Balloon, and Butterfly Kisses

‘Ello folks, I hope you are all doing well this week and looking forward to wonderful weekends. It’s hard to have a bad time while floating in a hot air balloon, holding a butterfly, or eating delicious food, but even if those aren’t for you there’s plenty of excellent things to choose from to enjoy yourselves! And don’t forget to check the Ongoing Events and The Kid List pages for more ideas.

As always, please let me know if you’d like to add an event to a future week, and share any events I’ve missed in the comments below.



Adding Machine: A Musical at Theatre 3, September 28 – October 22.

The State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, September 29 – October 22.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm in Midlothian, September 30 – October 29.

All the Eternal Love I Have For Pumpkins at the Dallas Museum of Art, October 1 – February 25, 2018.


Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion, September 21 – 23.

Traders Village Auto Swap Meet at Traders Village in Grand Prairie, September 22 – 23.

Winos and Dinos at Grapevine Botanical Gardens, September 22 – 23.

Mario Bava’s Kill, Baby Kill at Texas Theatre, September 22 – 23.

‘In the Heights’ at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, September 22 – 24.

Dallas Greek Food Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, September 22 – 24.

Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park, September 22 – 24.

North American Reptile Breeders Conference at the Arlington Convention Center, September 23 – 24.

Dallas Gun & Knife Show at the Dallas Market Hall, September 23 – 24.

Kiwanis Butterfly Festival at the Southlake Townsquare.

Come #GiveAFetch & Win at Klyde Warren Park, September 23 – 24.


September Food Truck Event in Mansfield.

State of the Arts: Firing Up The Spotlight at the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Salsa in the Park + Social Dancing at Klyde Warren Park.

The Offspring and Sublime w/ Rome at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Food Truck Friday Dinner Two at Stovall Park in Arlington.

‘Spaceballs’ at the Palace Theater in Grapevine.

‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater.

DFM Movies: 100 Foot Journey at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Kimbell Social Club at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Chita & Tune: Just in Time at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.

State of the Arts: Firing Up the Spotlight at the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Depeche Mode at the Gexa Energy Pavilion.


LAST CHANCE Don’t Dress for Dinner on stage at Pocket Sandwich Theater, August 25 – September 23.

LAST CHANCE See How They Run at Artisan Center Theater, September 7 – 23.

Dallas FireFest 2017 at the Dallas Firefighters Museum.

Monarch Butterfly Festival at the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake.

Farmers Market at the Irving Arts Center.

Cedar Hill Creative Arts Festival in historic Downtown Cedar Hill.

Sidewalk Sale at Rebecca’s Toys and Prizes. This is a open to the public Oriental Trading style sales warehouse.

Kiwanis Butterfly Festival in Southlake.

Video Editing Techniques 101 at WeWork Thanksgiving Tower with the Brass Tacks Collective.

The Makeup Show at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Realizing Essence through Compassion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Museum Day Live at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Cowboy Alumni Pep Rally at Traders Village.

Starship ft. Mickey Thomas at Levitt Pavilion.

Breathe: Veterans Art and Wellness Program at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Cedar Hill Creative Arts Festival in Historic Downtown Cedar Hill.

Doggie Beach Bash at the NRH2O Family Water Park.

The Room is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre.

Flight of the Monarch butterfly celebration at Grand Central in Grand Prairie.

Girls in Aviation Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Archery & Hunting Expo at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Filmmaking 101! With Rode Microphones & Sony at Fort Worth Camera.

Bead Challenge 2017 at SiNaCa Studios.

Books, Burgers, and More at the Brookside Center in Hurst.

Smoked Dallas at Main Street Garden in Downtown Dallas.

Date Night in the Park at Farmers Branch Historical Park.

Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Arlington EVOLution Art Exhibition at Precision Press in Arlington.

The Thaddeus Ford Project: From Tragedy to Triumph at Deep Ellum Art Company.

Movies in the Park – Trolls at Klyde Warren Park.

Free AcroJam at Americado in Fort Worth.

Stories in the Stars at Lake Ray Roberts.


LAST CHANCE FUN HOME at the Winspear Opera House, September 13 – 24.

LAST CHANCE Seussical the Musical at the Firehouse Theater, September 14 – 24.

LAST CHANCE The Royal Society of Antarctica at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, August 24 – September 24.

2017 Dallas VegFest at Kiest Park Recreation Center.

Aledo Wine & Art Festival at Bullion Ranch and Vineyard.

‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ at select theaters.

Bike to Bishop Arts – Neighbors Day in the Bishop Arts District.

Lawn Games at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

Beer & Blues Guitar Workshop at Guitars & Growlers in Richardson.

Alcohol Ink Class at Against the Grain Studio in Granbury.

TexToberfest at Eno’s Pizza Tavern in Dallas.

Other People’s Poetry Presents: Philip Levine at Deep Vellum Books.

Letters Aloud: Fame at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Backyard Story Night – Dallas Edition at The Wild Detectives.


‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ at select theaters.


‘Grease’ at the Magnolia Theatre.

Modern Interpretations at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.


Northwest Dallas Comic Book Creators at Twenty Eleven Comics in Flower Mound.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ at select theaters.

KISS at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.


LAST CHANCE KRG’s Thursday Night Criterium bike racing events at Fair Park, every Thursday through September.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Moe Satt’s “Hands Around Yangon” at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Nasher Now Classes for Adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Cool Thursday Concert: Turnstiles at the Dallas Arboretum.

Taste of Grand Prairie at Trader’s Village.

Lecture: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Trials at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.

Fall Gardening Series: Containing Your Garden at the Grand Prairie Libraries.

Leukemia Texas 5th Annual Concert for a Cure at The Rustic.

Sir Mix-A-Lot at Lava Cantina.


Pinners Texas at the Arlington Convention Center, September 29 – 30.

Western Days 2017 in Lewisville, September 29 – 30.

Vintage Market Days in Decatur, September 29 – October 1.

Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway, September 30 – October 1.

Tough Mudder in Arlington, September 30 – October 1.

Texas Ballet Theater presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Bass Hall, September 29 – October 1.


Summit Racing Grand Opening in Arlington.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

Food Truck Friday Dinner Three at Stovall Park in Arlington.

The Sultan & The Saint film screening at SMU.

Ricki Derek & his Big Band at Scat Jazz Lounge.

‘Alien: Directors Cut is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre.

SZA at South Side Music Hall.

The Colony Drive-In Theater: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at Stewart Creek park in The Colony.

Rise Out of the Dark Tour featuring Danny Gokey and Mandisa at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen.

Grady Spencer at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.


Oktoberfest 5K at Rahr & Sons.

Local Motion: Ballet Burn at the ATTPAC.

Polynesian Festival at Traders Village.

47th Annual Fall Craft Fair at the Eunice Activity Center in Arlington.

Fall Garden Clubs & Societies Day at North Haven Gardens.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

2017 Dead Kat Rumble with Hellkats Car Club in Historic Downtown Plano.

Get Prepared Emergency Preparedness Fair & Fundraiser in Saginaw.

Taste of Firewheel 2017 at Firewheel Town Center.

Noble Rey Volume 2: 2nd Anniversary at Noble Rey Brewing Co.

WOBtoberfest at World of Beer Fort Worth.

Technology Show and Tell at the East Branch of the Arlington Public Library.

90s Bar Crawl in Dallas off McKinney Ave.

Chalk Art Festival on Crockett Row at West 7th.

Oral Fixation Season 6 Announcement at The Wild Detectives.

The Flaming Lips & Mac DeMarco at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Life in Color at Panther Island Pavilion.

Gov’t Mule at the Majestic Theatre.

Billy Currington at Billy Bob’s Texas.


LAST CHANCE [title of show] at Art Centre Theatre, September 22 – October 1.

LAST CHANCE Greater Tuna at Art Centre Theatre, September 22 – October 1.

LAST CHANCE Miller, Mississippi at Studio Theatre at the ATTPAC, August 30 – October 1.

Compassion Now at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Canines & Cool Jazz at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows: A Brief History of Everything Tour at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Take Me to The River Live at Strauss Square.


Have a wonderful week, everyone!

1 thought on “Eat Greek, Fly in a Balloon, and Butterfly Kisses”

  1. Thank you for your service to the greater DFW community!

    I’m writing to see if you would be willing to add (at the appropriate time) a mention of the Dallas Makerspace’s open house happening on October 7th from 11a -5p? It’s free, open to the public and a great way to learn more about creativity, art, mechanical, electrical, and so many more topics. You can check out the Makerspace at

    We have posted it on many of the popular places already including our Facebook page and EventBrite at

    Thank you!
    Adam Oas, PR Chair – Dallas Makerspace

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