Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this first week of October, despite the rain. This week we have the Dallas Video Fest, with some really interesting movies and documentaries to choose from, as well as more Oktoberfests and the Lebanese Food Festival. Along with the usual suspects of art exhibit openings, stage shows, and general hijinks that we get up to around these parts.
If for some reason I am missing an event that you’d like to share with others, please comment below with the link/details. If you would like to submit an event for the list, please PM me the relevant info! Also, don’t forget about The Ongoing Events page, or The Kid List, for more info on how to enjoy yourselves in Dallas/Fort Worth!
Titus Andronicus with Shakespeare in the Park at Addison Circle Park, October 5 – 15.
Deliberation at Art Center Theatre, October 6 – 15.
12 Angry Men at the Art Center Theatre, October 6 -15.
Pumpkin Patch at Lost Oak Winery, October 11 – October 29.
Little Shop of Horrors at the Firehouse Theatre, October 12 – 29.
A Lost Leonardo at Amphibian Stage Productions, October 13 – November 5.
Pride and Prejudice at WaterTower Theatre, October 13 – November 5.
Race to the End of the Earth exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, October 14 – January 1.
Paper Into Sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center, October 14 – February 4, 2018.
Dallas Video Fest at various locations, October 5 – 8.
Dallas Black Dance Theater presents DanceAfrica at the Moody Performance Hall, October 6 – 7.
Fall Plant Sale at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, October 6 – 7.
‘Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards’ film screening at the Magnolia at the Modern, October 6 – 8.
21st Annual Lebanese Food Festival in Lewisville, October 6 – 8.
Prokofiev Symphony 5 at Bass Hall with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, October 6 – 8.
Wings Over Dallas at the Dallas Executive Airport, October 6 – 8.
‘Suspiria’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre, October 6 – 7.
Southlake Oktoberfest in Southlake Town Square, October 6 – 8.
Retropalooza V at the Arlington Convention Center, October 7 – 8.
Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, October 7 – 8.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH
Dan Brown at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Lila Downs at Strauss Square.
‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.
Books and Brew at the Grand Prairie Main Library.
Food Truck Friday: Dinner Four at Stovall Park in Arlington.
Psychopomp Spirit-Dollmaking at Art Therapy Open Studio.
Concert: Moore Melodies at Lost Oak Winery in Burleson.
Get Wilder – FW Zoo Beer Dinner at Martin House Brewing.
An Evening With CAKE at South Side Ballroom.
Tanya Tucker at Billy Bob’s Texas.
90s Halloween Event at The Quixotic World in Deep Ellum.
Dallas Donner Party Reunion at The Quixotic World.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH
LAST CHANCE Bus Stop at Rover Dramawerks, September 14 – October 7.
Jade Ball charity event for the Crow Collection of Asian Art at the Belo Mansion.
Angels in America Part II: Perestroika at Amphibian Stage Productions.
Monthly Cidery Tour at The Cidercade and Bishop Cider Co.
Chicken Day at White Rock Market.
Country Concert Series at Trader’s Village.
Dallas Porch Fest in the Peak’s Addition Neighborhood of Dallas.
Awesome Women’s Expo at the Norris Conference Center in Sundance Square.
Assassination City v. Rockin’ City Roller Derby at the Thunderbird Roller Rink in Plano.
Donuts, Dogs and Cats too! at the Grand Prairie Main Library, low cost pet vaccines and donuts!
Sunny Sweeney at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Scotty McCreery at Billy Bob’s Texas.
Urban Gardening: Permaculture for Small Spaces at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Survive & Thrive Symposium at the Sheraton Arlington with the Texas Oncology Foundation.
Ziplining at Trinity Forest Adventure Park.
‘Ex Libris – The New York Public Library’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill.
Frisco Arts Walk at Hall park.
Monarchs and More at North Haven Gardens.
Dallas Festival of Lights at South Fork Ranch in Parker.
Dallas Observer Tacolandia at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Taste of Art gallery night in Historic Downtown Grapevine.
Concert on the Square: The Enablers in historic downtown Carrollton.
Prosper Pumpkinfest at Frontier Park in Prosper.
2nd Annual Art Fest at Mother Truckers in Dallas.
Two Shows: Imparables – Adrian Uribe y Omar Chaparro at the Majestic Theatre.
ArtWALK at Inner.space Projects in Duncanville.
Grapevine Sunset Concert Series at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.
Reverend Leon & The Repenters at Guitars and Growlers in Richardson.
Crystal Castles at House of Blues.
Poetry: Psycho Psychic Shitstorm at Deep Vellum Books.
‘Bill Nye Science Guy’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.
‘Loving Vincent’ Texas Film Premiere at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Los Bastardos presents: Rocky Horror at Texas Movie Bistro in Lake Worth.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH
LAST CHANCE C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert at the Eisemann Center, September 27 – October 8.
LAST CHANCE Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, September 29 – October 8.
Gospel Brunch Fest at Lost Oak Winery.
Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest in the Bishop Arts district.
The Amazing Max all ages magic show at the Eisemann Center.
No Game No Life Zero film screening at select theaters.
Compassion Now at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
FloMo Food Truck Fest at Parker Square in Flower Mound.
Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.
Crossing Over with John Edward speaking engagement at the DFW Airport Marriott.
‘Maineland’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.
Learn the Basics of Dancing Sexy at Zensual Dance Fitness.
Doctor Who/Who’s Who at the Grapevine Public Library, hosted by The British Emporium.
Little Joe y La Familia at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
MONDAY OCTOBER 9TH
Give Meaningful Feedback Workshop at Fusha’s Enterprises in Arlington.
Civil Discourse Series: U.S. Policies on Refugees at Unity of Dallas.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 10TH
Arlington Rocks! rock painting at the Southwest Branch of the Arlington Public Library, with a 2nd day on 10/12.
Ridley Pearson ‘Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral’ book signing at Barnes & Noble Frisco.
October Star Party at Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Vellum Ouroboros at Deep Vellum Books.
Rocktober: A Hard Night’s Day at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville.
‘The Omen’ film screening at the Magnolia Theatre.
The Beach Boys at the Majestic Theatre.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH
Wine Glass Painting Class at Lost Oak Winery.
Panther Island Brewing/Trinity River Vision Authority Happy Hour at Panther Island Brewing.
Lee Berger Public Lecture at the Perot Museum.
Halloween Happy Hour at Red Pegasus Comics in Dallas.
Zumba in the Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum.
Roz Chast at the Dallas Museum of Art.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12TH
Chat with a Diagnostician: Q&A Time with Christina Runnels, R.P.E.D., N.C.E at The Arc House in Haltom City.
The Rustic’s 4th Birthday Bash featuring St. Paul and the Broken Bones at The Rustic.
Scripting with Stephanie: Calligraphy Series 1 at the Grand Prairie Betty Womack Library.
The Triplets of Belleville – A Cine-Concert at Strauss Square.
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain at select theaters.
Christmas in Cowtown at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, October 12 – 15.
Murder & Mayhem tours at Farmers Branch Historical Park, October 13 – 14.
Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Festival at Armstrong Park in Duncanville, October 13 – 14.
5th Annual South Street Art Festival in Arlington, October 13 – 15.
‘The Nile Hilton Incident’ at the Magnolia @ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, October 13 – 15.
‘Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater, October 13 – 15.
I love a Piano at Bass Performance Hall, October 13 – 15.
Sundance Swing Out 2017 with the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate, October 13 – 15.
‘Delores’ film screening at Alamo Drafthouse Dallas, October 13 – 19.
Brew & Barbecue Festival at Traders Village, October 14 – 15.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH
Friday the 13th & Nightmare on Elm Street double feature at Coyote Drive In Fort Worth.
Science on Tap: IckFest! at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Friday on the Green in Fort Worth.
Herbie Hancock at Strauss Square.
Yappy Hour at Lost Oak Winery.
Profit First Pod: Accountability with Ensemble Coworking.
Becca Mancari at Levitt Pavilion.
Kari Jobe at Gateway Church.
Humming House at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH
80th Annual Country Day on the Hill in Cedar Hill.
Bubble Run Dallas at Texas Motor Speedway.
By-Gone Days on the Bosque at Stephenville Historical House Museum.
The Texas Tried and True: Proven Perennials for Fall at North Haven Gardens.
One Day Only 28 at Rover Dramawerks.
360 Speaker Series: Panel Discussion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Celina Park Fest at Celina Park.
A Twist of Lemon at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie.
20th Annual Butterfly Flutterby in downtown Grapevine.
Plano International Festival at Haggard Park.
Pumpkin Smash 2017 at Earthtones Greenery in Midlothian.
Terrible Poetry: Editing and Revising Your Work at The Writer’s Garret in Dallas.
Windsong Wine Festival at Windsong Ranch in Prosper.
Fall Round-Up at Nash Farm in Grapevine.
National Fossil Day Celebration at the Heard Natural Science Museum.
Oktoberfest in Midlothian.
Kimbell Fest: Casanova at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Casanova’s MasqueRIDE with Fort Worth Bike Sharing.
Rio Festival at Fort Worth’s River District.
Fort Worth Cocktail Week, Sips – Aperitifs, Digestifs, Cognacs & Liquers at PRoPER on Magnolia, kicking off FW Cocktail Week.
Halloween Costume Night at the Coyote Drive In Fort Worth.
Portugal. The Man & Tank and the Bangas at The Bomb Factory.
6-Pack Trail, Bike Cruise, & Craft Beer Tour at LUCK at Trinity Groves.
Foster the People at the House of Blues Dallas.
Jack Ingram at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
7th Annual Reddit Halloween Party at Wits End.
Park & Palate at Klyde Warren Park.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH
LAST CHANCE Mr. Popper’s Penguins at Casa Manana, through October 15.
Awesome Toy Collector Show at the Holiday Inn Express North Dallas.
4th Annual Oak Cliff Lively Fest at Kiest Park in Dallas.
Clamato Michelada Festival 2017 at General Worth Square in Fort Worth.
Eichmann Trial Symposium at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas.
Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary at Free Play Arlington.
KEGL Freaker’s Ball at Verizon Theater.
Shared Table at Wayne Ferguson Plaza.
Watercolor Workshop: Fall Pumpkins & Gourds at North Haven Gardens.
American Jazz Composers Orchestra at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Compassion Now at the Crow Collection.
‘The Princess Bride’ showing at select theaters.