It’s almost May, which means Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, and a bunch of other great stuff is going on this week.
As always, if you know about an event I’ve missed, please share the info in the comments or PM me the details for future events so I can add them. Also, don’t forget to tune into The Mid Day Show at 12p on Fridays, and see if you can catch me talking about my top picks and other random things.
Mother’s Day Bowl Help-Create at Vetro Art Glass in Grapevine, April 29th – May 13.
Memphis at Art Centre Theatre in Plano, May 5 – 21.
600 Highwaymen: The Fever at the Wyly Theater, April 25 – 30
KellerFest in Bear Creek Park, April 27 – 30.
Dan TDM at the Music Hall at Fair Park, April 27 – 28.
International Gem and Jewelry Show at Dallas Market Hall, April 28 – 30.
18th Annual Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown.
Hippo Outpost Opening Weekend at the Dallas Zoo, April 28 – 30.
Art in the Square in Southlake, April 28 – 30.
Voir Dire at the Fort Worth Opera, April 29 – May 2.
Spring Street Market at Dallas Farmers Market, April 29 – 30.
Artscape Re-Imagined 2017 at the Dallas Arboretum, April 29 – 30.
Fortress Festival in the Cultural District in Fort Worth, April 29 – 30.
THURSDAY APRIL 27TH
Brettell Lecture: The Mondrian Brand at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Cool Thursday Concert: Rocket Man at the Dallas Arboretum.
Patioke at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars.
Lewisville Farmers Market at City Hall.
Sammons Lunch Jam: Musical Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Empty Bowls McKinney at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
Craft 2017 at the Mopac Event Center.
Nissan Nightlife Concert: Prophets and Outlaws at Klyde Warren Park.
Music and Moonlight at Trinity Groves.
Shrimp Fest at Traders Village.
FRIDAY APRIL 28TH
LAST CHANCE Julius Caesar with House Party Theatre at 508 Park Amphitheater, April 20 – 28.
Food Truck Friday at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
David Sedaris at the Winspear Opera House.
Bizet’s Carmen with the Fort Worth Opera.
Fine Wine and Flip Flops at The Truck Yard.
Kimbell Social Club at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Yappy Hour Dog Social at Vandergriff Park in Arlington.
Arts N’ Beats in Downtown Dallas.
Red Star 3rd Anniversary Block Party at RED STAR Bicycle Shop.
Concert in the Park at Heritage Village in Hurst.
Commerce Street Night Market in Dallas.
Theme Night: Superhero Day at ICE at the Parks.
Decks In The Park After Dark at Town House in Dallas.
‘Over The Top’ & 3 Nations Beer Release Party at Texas Theatre.
SATURDAY APRIL 29TH
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna with the Fort Worth Opera.
Hops and Props 2017 at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.
Run The Highlands at White Rock Trail.
Oak Cliff Tyler Street Market hosted by Good Local Markets.
Broadway Dance at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Phil Health Fit Expo at the Arlington Convention Center.
Dileep Show 2017 at Music Hall at Fair Park.
The Dallas Festival of Ideas at Dallas City Hall.
Dallas Book Festival at the Erik Jonsson Central Library.
Dallas Book Festival Photo Walk at the Dallas Public Library.
Craft Fair Day at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.
Fielder Plant Festival at the Fielder House Museum.
Beekeeping for Beginners: Pests & Diseases at Trinity Haymarket.
Butterfly Gardening at North Haven Gardens.
Artisan Market at Waterside in Fort Worth.
10th Annual Crawfish Fest at Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co.
Life in a Log Cabin at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
TAP Fest 2017 at Texas Ale Project.
Fiesta Fort Worth at Sundance Square.
Extreme Racing for Charity at Lone Star Park.
Dallas Pets Alive Photo Show at Noble Rey Brewing.
3rd Annual SalsaRita Festival in Old Town Burleson.
Taco Libre Dallas at the Dallas Farmers Market.
The Lights Fest at the Beaumont Ranch Event Center.
History With A Twist at Dallas Heritage Village.
Jared’s Epic Nerf Battle 2 at AT&T Stadium.
DFW Music Festival at Verizon Theatre.
‘The Running Man’ at Texas Theatre.
Kellerfest at Bear Creek Park.
SUNDAY APRIL 30TH
LAST CHANCE Ennis Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis, April 1 – 30.
LAST CHANCE Sense and Sensibility with the Stolen Shakespeare Guild of Dallas, April 14 – 30.
LAST CHANCE The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Art Centre Theatre in Plano, April 14 – 30.
LAST CHANCE Reefer Madness at the Art Centre Theatre in Plano, April 14 – 30.
LAST CHANCE Richard Serra: Prints at the Nasher Sculpture Center, January 28 – April 30.
Skyline Half, 5K, 10K at the Continental Street Bridge Park.
Awesome Toy Collector Show at the Hilton Garden Inn Arlington South.
Family Day at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Spring Tourney: SUPER Street Fighter II Turbo at Free Play Richardson.
Nama’Stay and Have a Beer at Legal Draft Beer Co.
6th Annual Cowtown Conjunto Festival at Billy Bob’s Texas.
Dog Bowl, The Ultimate Pooch Party at the Cotton Bowl.
Victorian Texas at Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz at The Bomb Factory.
Annual Mid Cities Crawfish Festival at O’Sheas Irish Pub.
Ultra-Seeing Film Series: Synesthesie at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
An Evening with Bill Maher at Music Hall at Fair Park.
SNC: Bells Brewery Goes To Mars at Braindead Brewing.
33rd Annual All British & European Car Day at White Rock Lake.
MONDAY MAY 1ST
Chocolate and Beer Pairing at Grapevine Craft Brewery.
TUESDAY MAY 2ND
PUBlic Knowledge: The Chisolm Trail at Magnolia Motor Lounge with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Filthy Casual Smash Bros Tournament at Braindead Brewing.
THURSDAY MAY 4TH
LAST CHANCE SMG Shared Stories Film Series at SMG Spring Valley, April 28 – May 4.
First Thursday: Archeology at the Perot Museum.
Cool Thursday Concert: Bidi Bidi Banda at the Dallas Arboretum.
May The Fourth: First Thursday Celebration at Oddfellows.
May the 4th Be With You at Braindead Brewing.
Workshop with Twice Baked Clay at Lone Chimney Mercantile.
May The 4th Be With You Pub Crawl in Deep Ellum.
WhoFest 4 at the Westin DFW in Irving, May 5 – 7.
Texas Frightmare Weekend at the Hyatt Regency DFW, May 5 – 7.
Dallas International Guitar Festiavl at Dallas Market Hall, May 5 – 7.
Vintage Market Days at Myers Park and Event Center, May 5 – 7.
Granbury’s Taco and Tequila Music Festival at Oak Water Ranch, May 5 – 6.
Off The Rails Country Music Festival at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, May 6 – 7.
Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, May 6 – 7.
FRIDAY MAY 5TH
LAST CHANCE Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve at the National Cowgirl Museum.
Food Truck Friday Lunch Two at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Bizet’s Carmen with the Fort Worth Opera.
Keeping Tradition Alive at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville.
Everest – A Semi-Stage Performance at The Winspear Opera House.
Cinco de Mayo at ICE at the Parks.
Cinco de Mayo Festival at Garland City Square.
Cinco de Mayo Party at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Tamale Fiesta at La Popular Tamale House in Dallas.
SATURDAY MAY 6TH
Maymosa! Mimosa Walk in Deep Ellum.
2017 DFW Kidney Walk at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Run For Life 2017 at Armstrong Park in Duncanville.
Bird Walk: Migratory Birds at Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Dallas Cinco de Mayo on Jefferson Blvd in Oak Cliff.
Cinco de Mayo at Traders Village.
Opening Day at Keller Farmers Market.
40 Oz Walk in Deep Ellum.
Marijuana March of North Texas at Burk Burnett Park.
aTrolla Music Festival at Reunion Tower.
Cinco de Bayou Crawfish Boil at Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
African American Book Expo in Duncanville.
El Fuerte – 2nd Annual Fort Worth Taco Fest at Panther Island Pavilion.
The Hip Winkles Great Gatsby 1920s Night at Opening Bell Coffee.
Safari Nights: Los Texmaniacs at the Dallas Zoo.
Talk Derby To Me at The Rustic.
27th Dallas Spring Nationals Classic Car Show at Sam Pack’s Auto Group in Farmer’s Branch.
East Main Street Arts Festival in Downtown Arlington.
Community History Workshop Series at the Fort Worth Library.
Hoedown at the Dallas Farmers Market with the Lone Star String Band.
Cinco de Wag-O at Wag Canine Emporium.
Rusty Truck Vintage Market at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Hulen Park in Cleburne.
Native Plants & Prairies Day at the Bath House Cultural Center.
Sour Fest 2017 at Martin House Brewing.
Night Owl Society Book Signing at Collected in Fort Worth.
Building an Herb Spiral at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
The Magic Piano with the Dallas Opera at the Winspear Opera House.
RockFest, A Farmers Market in Hurst.
A Tale of Three Folks at Art Centre Theatre in Plano.
SUNDAY MAY 7TH
LAST CHANCE Norma with the Dallas Opera, April 21 – May 7.
Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary at select theaters.
Celebration of VE-Day: The 72nd Anniversary of the End of WWII at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance.
Super Portable Sunday at Game Over Videogames in Fort Worth.
8th Annual A Peep At the Coops urban coop tour at Moss Haven Farm.
Spring Fling – Arlington Historic Cemetaries hosted by the Fielder House Museum.
Mother’s Day Mimosa Walk in the Bishop Arts District.
CHEEP Thrills Trained Bird Show at Traders Village.
Bites and Flights at West 7th in Fort Worth.
3rd Annual Rahr-B-Q Steak Cook Off at Rahr & Sons Brewing.
The Tempest at Studio Theatre.
Fly Fishing Film Tour at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.