Hi folks! I’m super excited to share with you this week. Not only do we have a ton of great things coming up this week, but I am running my first ever giveaway contest! The details on that are at the end of the post. 🙂
This week is full of crawfish boils, niche expos, art fairs, and special film screenings. For those with munchkins in tow, many of the listed events are family friendly, but you can also check The Kid List for Easter fun and other kid-centric happenings this week.
Please share in the comments below if you have info on an event this week that I may have missed, or email me if you have a future event you would like listed. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and on Fridays you can catch me chatting with the lovely crew of The Mid Day Show at 12.30p talking about my top 5 events of the weekend.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, April 8 – May 29.
Medea Myth: Love’s Beginning at the Wyly Theatre, April 13 – 23.
Sense and Sensibility with the Stolen Shakespeare Guild of Dallas, April 14 – 30.
Friends of the Arlington Library Book Sale, April 5 – 9.
The Dallas Art Fair will be at the Fashion Industry Gallery, April 6 – 9.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ at the Inwood Theater, April 7 – 8.
DBDT: Encore! – Rising Excellence at Dallas City Performance Hall, April 7 – 8.
Fort Worth Ink & Art Expo at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, April 7 – 9.
DFW Fiber Fest at the Irving Convention Center, April 7 – 9.
SCCA Expo at the Fort Worth Convention Center, April 7 – 9.
The Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Deep Ellum, April 7 – 9.
Spring Plant Sale at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, April 7 – 8.
Arts in Bloom in Historic Downtown McKinney, April 7 – 9.
Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival in Downtown Ennis, April 7 – 9.
Flea Style at Fair Park, April 7 – 8.
Wag, Walk & Roll with the DFW Human Society, April 8 – 9.
Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village, April 8 – 9.
Dallas Gun & Knife Show at the Dallas Market Hall, April 8 – 9.
Love’s Labours Lost at the Wyly Theater, April 9 – 10..
THURSDAY APRIL 6TH
Sammons Lunch Jam: Dance at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Pet Easter Pictures at Cowtown Canines Dog Daycare.
Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017 hosted by Casting for Recovery at Community Beer Company.
Nissan Nightlife Concert Series: Eric Paslay & DJ Christy Ray at Klyde Warren Park.
Steak of the Arts at the Mopac Event Center, hosted by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Movies in the Park: ‘Jailhouse Rock’ at Main Street Garden.
St. Louis Shag at the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night at the Angelika Dallas.
First Thursday: Nano at the Perot Museum.
First Thursday in the Bishop Arts District.
Grand Opening Block Party at Urban Union in Arlington.
FRIDAY APRIL 7TH
LAST CHANCE The Pirate Queen at Artisan Center Theater, March 24 – April 7.
LAST CHANCE No Unsacred Place exhibition by Peter Hiatt, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, March 4 – April 7.
State of the Arts: ‘Providing a Ladder for Emerging Artists’ at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Discovery After Dark at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
Late Night at the Library: The Amazing Race at the Grand Prairie Library.
Top Dog Scavenger Hunt in Old Town Burleson with Top Dog Professional Training.
Prokofiev Cinderella Suite at Bass Hall with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
First Friday Dance at Southside Preservation Hall.
Prince Scaraoke at Texas Theatre.
First Fridays at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Salsa in the Park at Klyde Warren Park.
Tavern Hymns at Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington.
SATURDAY APRIL 8TH
Steve Martin & Martin Short at the Verizon Theater.
One Ale of a Trail at Panther Island Pavilion.
Victory Over Violence Run at Trinity Park Duck Pond.
Most Good 5K at Klyde Warren Park, hosted by the Salvation Army.
Run for Change with the Fellowship of the Parks in Keller.
Mud Run in Lancaster.
Annual Fairmount Yard Sale in the Fairmount Neighborhood in Fort Worth.
Marine Creek Health & Safety Fair at Marine Creek Lake in Fort Worth.
Spring Guided Hike at the Bob Jones Nature Center in Plano.
Community Clean Up at NRH2O Waterpark in North Richland Hills.
Klunkytown Klassic with Bicycles Inc in Fort Worth.
Adventure Hunt throughout Dallas.
Bedford Arts Fest at the Bedford Boys Ranch.
April Pool’s Day at Bad Konigshofen Water Park in Arlington.
5th Annual Celina Cajun Fest in downtown Celina Square.
Brunch on Broadway: Singin’ In The Rain at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars.
Islamic Art Festival at the Irving Masjid ICI.
Garden Walk: NHG’s Color Gardens at North Haven Gardens.
1st Annual Race Street Rod Roundup & Stunt Show at Born Late Records & Tattoos in Fort Worth.
Paws on the Square in Historic Downtown Carrollton.
Compassion and the Alphabet of the Heart lecture at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Old 97’s County Fair at Main Street Garden Park in Dallas.
6th Annual StrEATS Food Truck & Music Festival at Historic Downtown Frisco.
Easter Begg Hunt at Three Dog Bakery in Southlake.
Annual Crawfish Boil at the Flying Saucer Fort Worth.
Easter on Main Street in Azle.
Saturdays at the Smith at the C.R. Smith Museum.
VINO-Palooza Wine & Music Festival at Shipping & Receiving Bar in Fort Worth.
Music in the Square at Old Town Burleson.
Board Game Swap Meet at Collected in Fort Worth.
Free Public Talk: The Power To Be Happy at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
Bollywood America 2017 at the Majestic Theatre.
Craftology at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
The Dallas Pancakes & Booze Art Show at The Door.
TX Fly Day with Challenge Air and The Awareness Project.
Assassination City Roller Derby Bout #3 at Thunderbird Roller Rink in Plano.
SUNDAY APRIL 9TH
LAST CHANCE Kinky Boots at Music Hall @ Fair Park, March 28 – April 9.
LAST CHANCE Dallas Blooms: Peace, Love, and Flower Power at the Dallas Arboretum, February 25 – April 9.
LAST CHANCE The Breakfast Club at Art Centre Theatre, March 31 – April 9.
Bits & Bites hosted by El Centro College’s Culinary program.
Trinity River 5K beginning at the FW Police and Firefighters Memorial.
Photo Scavenger Hunt at Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Community Brunch: Farmers Market Edition at the Dallas Farmers Market.
Dallas Mega March at the Guadalupe Cathedral.
DSO Guild Opera Insights – Norma at the Winspear Opera House.
Spring Tourney: Windjammers at Free Play Richardson.
MONDAY APRIL 10TH
Metro Beekeepers Meeting at Southside Preservation Hall.
TUESDAY APRIL 11TH
‘The Promise’ Advanced Screening at the Angelika Film Center. These are first come, first served so make sure to RSVP.
Taco Tuesday: Thumb Wrestle a Luchador at Maskaras Mexican Grill.
‘Ben-Hur’ film screening at the Magnolia Theatre. Note: This is the classic 1925 version, not the modern remake.
Swing Dance Lessons at Southside Preservation Hall.
Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 12TH
‘Their Finest’ Advanced Screening at the Angelika Film Center. This is first come, first served, so please RSVP.
National Theatre Live: Saint Joan screening at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
The Matrix screening at Studio Movie Grill.
THURSDAY APRIL 13TH
The Fate of the Furious Car Meet at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars.
Symphony Goes Wild at Arlington Music Hall.
Chrisbee’s Art Auction 2017 at Brik Venue in Fort Worth.
Nissan Nightlife Concert Series: Dustin Lynch/RaeLynn & The Jibs at Klyde Warren Park.
Open Mic at Legal Draft in Arlington.
Music & Moonlight Market at Trinity Groves.
YAKONA w/ Live Score by Montopolis at Texas Theatre.
TITAS Presents Che Malambo at Dallas City Performance Hall, April 14 – 15.
FRIDAY APRIL 14TH
Friday on the Green at Magnolia Green Park.
Robin Spielberg at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie.
Rebirth Brass Band at the Granada Theater.
SATURDAY APRIL 15TH
Relay For Life at Panther Island Pavilion.
Ride DFW Scavenger Hunt at Strokers Ice House in Dallas, benefiting The Hope Center for Autism.
Native Plant Sale, Workshop, & Bird Walk at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill.
One-Day Photo Workshop at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
Lee Park Spring Clean Up at Lee Park in Arlington.
Make America One Rally at Dallas City Hall.
South Campus Anime and Gaming Convention at the TCC South Campus in Fort Worth.
Yuri’s Night at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Urban Chicken Conference at North Haven Gardens.
Bancroft Family Concert at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Pups & Pints at Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
5th Annual Mudbug Bash at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.
Evil Bunny Walk at The Nines in Deep Ellum.
80s Prom with Live 80 at The Granada Theater.
SUNDAY APRIL 16TH
LAST CHANCE Two Trains Running at the Jubliee Theatre, March 17 – April 16.
Easter Country Brunch at the Texas Musicians Museum.
Pet Easter Pictures at the Half Price Books Flagship store in Dallas.
Spring Tourney: Garou: Mark of the Wolves at Free Play Richardson.
Crawfish Boil at Braindead Brewing.
And now…for the giveaway!!!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens this week, and it’s one of my favorite events every year. So I think it’s fitting that for my first ever giveaway, some lucky reader will win 2 tickets to Scarborough! See the details below on how to enter or visit my Rafflecopter site, and good luck!
Edit: Congratulations to our winner, Jesse Serna! Thank you to everyone who entered, and check back for future giveaways!