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Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party 2013

15 Jun

If you missed the Spring Block party then here’s your opportunity for another night of FUN in the Dallas Arts District to celebrate the onset of summer! On Friday, June 21st, North Texans will gather in the Arts District for the Summer Block Party which is an annual event that includes all of the following programs: Crow Collection After Dark (3rd Friday of the month), Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art and ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center, which means FREE general admission to all!

Party late into the night with other North Texans and explore all of the live performances, artwork, food trucks, music and film that the DAD has to offer!


  • FOOD TRUCKS (6PM – 12AM)

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    2013 Summer Block Party Schedule of Events

      Little Leonardos | Perot Museum of Nature and Science
      Crow Collection After Dark | Crow Collection of Asian Art
      Guitar Lessons with School of Rock | Klyde Warren Park
      ‘til Midnight at the Nasher | Nasher Sculpture Center
      Late Nights at the DMA | Dallas Museum of Art
      Social Science | Perot Museum of Nature and Science
      Traces | Winspear Opera House
      Bruce Wood Dance Project: RED + 2 | Dallas City Performance Hall

    For more information on the 2013 Summer Block Party in The Dallas Arts District CLICK HERE or visit:

    Every 3rd Friday

    Every 3rd Friday

    There’s Underground Parking, Surface Parking and Valet parking available during the Summer Block Party. Click here to see a full map.

    Dallas FIG Finale 2013 – February 7-9

    3 Feb

    Hey Dallas Fashion Divas! Get your shopping boots and card-swiping skills ready for the 2013 FIG Finale and the amazing savings you’ll get on designer clothing, shoes and accessories February 7-9! Here you’ll find merchandise by some of the top brands and stores marked down by up to 75%! This spectacular sale is open to the public and tickets start at $10. The 2-Day pass is $15 and a VIP is $50. Click here for more info on tickets!


    Dallas Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) Finale begins this Thursday, Feb 7th at 6pm and lasts until Saturday, Feb 9th. Take advantage of the wonderful deals on men’s, women’s contemporary and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories once you step into this shopper’s dream. After you’ve died and gone to “heaven” this Saturday, top off your shopping spree with some gourmet food truck pizza served by Tutta’s who will be on location Feb 9th! You can check out their menu here.tuttas-tada

    Dallas FIG Finale 2013 is a three-day event, so don’t miss this fashion showcase right in the heart of our downtown Arts District in a boutique venue. Then save the date for FIG Markets March 21-23 (Fall 2013) and May 30-June 1 (Fall 2/Winter 2013)!

    Fashion Industry Gallery | 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

    Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration

    18 Oct


    Finally the BIG MYSTERY will be revealed as to what all those construction workers are doing in the space above the Woodall Rogers tunnel! As you may or may not have noticed that entire area between Pearl St. and St. Paul has been filled in and closed off, now connecting the Dallas Arts District to Uptown. It is the future site of Klyde Warren Park! The Grand Opening weekend for Klyde Warren Park is October 27 & 28. The hours for this 2-day soiree are: Saturday: 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-10pm!

    We’ve got a breakdown of all that activities that will be taking place in celebration of the final revealing of this once chaotic construction zone. Choose either or both days to be a part of the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration!



      10:15am – 11:00am……Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
      11:00am – 12pm……Dallas Symphony Orchestra Performance
      11:00am – 1:00pm…..Activities with Perot Museum of Nature and Science
      12:00pm – 3:00pm………Dog Training
      12:00pm – 2:00pm………Mah Jongg
      12:30pm – 2:00pm……..UTD Chess Robots
      12:30pm – 1:15pm……….Bridge the Gap Chamber Players
      1:00pm – 3:00pm……….DMA Studio Creations
      1:15pm – 2:00pm…………Booker T. Washington Musicians
      2:00pm – 3:00pm……….Skyline Tour / Live Painting
      2:00pm – 4:00pm………Knitting with the Shabby Sheep/Petanque Lessons
      2:15pm – 3:00pm…………SMU Meadows School of Music Performance
      3:00pm – 4:00pm………….Yoga
      7:00pm – 11:00pm……Concert for Dallas with Fireworks Show


      10:00AM – 11:00am……..Tai Chi
      10:00am – 12:00pm……..Knitting with Shabby Sheep
      11:00am – 12:00pm………Yoga
      11:00am – 12:00pm……..The Dallas Opera performance
      11:00am – 1pm…..Activities with the Perot Museum of Nature & Science
      12:00pm – 1pm……Dallas Black Dance Theatre performance
      12:00pm – 3:00pm……..Dog Training
      12:00pm – 2:00pm……..Mah Jongg
      1:00pm – 2:00pm……..Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico performance
      1:00pm – 2:00pm……..Yoginos
      1:00pm – 5:00pm……..Dog Training
      2:00pm – 3:00pm……..Skyline Tour
      2:00pm – 3:00pm……..Storytelling for kids
      2:00pm – 4:00pm……..Petanque Lessons
      2:15pm – 2:45pm……..Texas Ballet Theater performance
      2:30pm – 3:30pm……..Storytelling for Grown-Ups
      3:00pm – 4:30pm……..Dallas Children’s Theater
      3:00pm – 5:00pm……..Knitting with the Shabby Sheep
      4:30pm – 6:30pm…….A Taste of Cherokee Creek Music Festival
      6:30pm – 7:30pm………..Music of Michael Prysock
      7:45pm – 10:00pm……Screening of Midnight in Paris

    If that’s not enough for you to choose from when searching for Things to Do in Dallas this weekend then you’re either really picky or kinda lazy. IT’S ALL FREE MAAAN!! Movies, Readings, Fitness, Pet Stuff, Crafts, Tours, Live Music, Live Dance – It’s ALL here!

    Klyde Warren Park has bridged the gap between downtown Dallas and Uptown with a illustrious green and artsy park that is filled with more than 50 FREE activities on grand opening weekend.

    To purchase a ticket to the reserved section click here. Unfortunately the concert tickets are already sold out!

    Where to Park for the Event?
    Public parking for the Grand Opening celebration will be available for a fee in garages and surface lots located in and around the Arts District starting at $5.

    As of October 29th, Klyde Warren Park will be
    open daily from 6am to 11pm!

    Fall Block Party in One Arts Plaza Dallas – Oct 14th

    7 Oct

    Recently Mother Nature decided to slash our temperatures in half (making our usual lows higher than our average highs); the State Fair is open for business, and football season is in full effect with the Red River Rivalry and chaos at the Cowboy Stadium, which can only mean one thing – FALL is upon us! Even though we know this kind of cool weather could only last so long in Texas, we’ll enjoy it while we can. One way to do this is by having outdoor events to help our bodies adjust to the change in season before going into full shock. DFW Fall festivals are being planned all across the metroplex and the Dallas Arts District is no different. Sunday, October 14th they will be having a FALL Block Party at One Arts Plaza. From noon to 4pm North Texans of all ages can enjoy cinnamon flavored and pumpkin spiced treats, 5 featured plaza chefs and a variety of specialty food vendors. You can look forward to more than just tasty food though. There’s something new to look forward to each hour of the party. Take a look at the schedule for the 3rd Annual FALL Block Party in One Arts Plaza.


    Creative Halloween Spirits: Cocktail competition

    Live Swing Music performance by The Southland Swing Band

    Dog Halloween Costume Contest

    If you’d like to enter your doggy in the Halloween Costume Contest, on-site registration will take place at 2:00pm. Meanwhile, Paws in The City, DFW Rescue Me & the Greyhound Adoption League will all be there offering pet adoptions at the One Arts Plaza Fall Block Party.

    Ring in the autumn season the right way! Head downtown for a block party that has it all, from the tasty delights of skilled Plaza chefs to pups in Halloween costumes. Enjoy some free samples, live music, crafts, more than 15 vendors and even luxury cars all on the plaza this Sunday at the 2012 Fall Block Party One Arts Plaza Dallas! Pets welcomed!

    ONE ARTS PLAZA is located between Woodall Rogers Freeway and Highway 75 at Flora and Boll Streets.

    Holiday ATT The Center | AT&T Performing Arts Center Celebrates Christmas

    16 Nov

    There’s a whole lot going on for the Holidays at The AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas! Take a look at what’s lined up for Holiday At the Center:


    For the second year AT&T PAC will be hosting their tree lighting ceremony on December 2, from 5:00 to 9:00pm in Sammons Park. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, live holiday music performances, children’s activities and for a grand finale, the lighting of a 30 foot Christmas Tree in the Performing Art Center’s Sammons Park. This Free event is open to the public with holiday treats available for purchase. Stay warm or just enjoy the taste of the holidays with hot chocolate, eggnog and cookies.


    Enjoy a Free guided tour of Winspear, a 2,200 seat opera house that was designed by Foster and Partners. Included in the tour you’ll get: Winspear history, 5th floor balconies that overlook the entire Arts District, a peak in the Opera Chamber and Orchestra Pit, Starlight Chandalier, Stage front, the Red Glass Winspear Drum, Curtain Wall, the Grand Staircase, the Annette Strauss Square and the Donor Reflection Pool. Please meet in the Winspear lobby for the 30-45 minute tour, at the following times:

    Thanksgiving Public Tours
    Wed, 11/23 ……11am & 1pm
    Fri, 11/25 ……11am & 1pm

    Christmas Public Tours
    Tues, 12/20 ……1pm
    Wed, 12/21 ……1pm
    Thur, 12/22 ……1pm
    Tues, 12/27 ……1pm
    Wed, 12/28 ……1pm
    Thur, 12/29 ……1pm

    New Year’s Public Tours
    Tues, 1/3 ……1pm
    Wed, 1/4 ……1pm
    Thur, 1/5 ……1pm


    Wednesday, December 7
    Charlie Daniels Band – Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Blues and Gospel all in one Southern styled show :: Click here for Tickets

    Sunday, December 11
    Linda Eder – A plethora of Broadway, pop, country and jazz sounds in one captivating contemporary voice :: Click here for Tickets

    Friday, Dec 16 & Saturday, Dec 17
    The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue – a fast pace 45-minute interactive show of social and political satire, scenes both scripted and improve with Christmas carols and hilarity by The Second City Touring Company
    Click here for Tickets

    Holiday At The Center Dec 2 - Jan 5

    All Holiday Shows/Concerts take place at the Winspear Opera House.

    Address for Holiday At the Center:
    2403 Flora Street, Dallas (corner of Flora and Leonard)

    Sunset Screenings Every Month the AT&T Performing Arts Center

    21 Aug

    From August through November the relatively new AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas is having Free Sunset Screenings every 3rd Saturday of the month in Strauss Square. Sunset Screenings begin showing at about sunset time, but we know that time changes as we transition into fall so check below for the schedule. The free outdoor shows, presented by the Dallas Film Society allow North Texans to come and relax in the Arts District while viewing a movie. If you haven’t been able to enjoy this trendy new downtown venue, here’s good reason to. There are only 500 reserved seats in chairs in the front of the lawn so the remaining seats will be on the lawn. That means you might carry your own lawn chair just in case or RSVP here so they know that you’re coming!

    Watch a Free movie in Strauss Square at Sunset

    Being that it’s summer in August in DALLAS, the only thing preventing the Sunset Screenings from taking place is if a Heat Advisory has been issued for that day or if the temperature is expected to be 100 degrees and up. We don’t want anyone passing out! Plus you will be miserable sitting outside when it’s THAT hot. The good news is that once we get into the Fall months it will be a lot cooler. In fact, check out the lineup for AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Screenings this year:

    August 20: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (8:30pm)

    September 24: “Waiting for Guffman” (8:00pm)

    October 15: “Almost Famous” (7:00pm)

    November 19: “Walk the Line” (7:00pm)

    *To watch trailers, RSVP or learn more about each movie/documentary click here!

    Thanks to the Dallas Film Society you can enjoy 4 Free movies over the next 4 months and enjoy the view AT&T Performing Arts Center in the District Arts area. The Dallas Film Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates films as well as their impact on society. Not only do they recognize and honor filmmakers who enhance the creative community, but they also provide educational programs to students to help them develop a better understanding of the role of film in today’s world. The Dallas Film Society promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking so join them in celebrating film at Sunset Screenings every 3rd Saturday of the month from now through November!

    The only catch to this Free event is that you cannot bring your own food and drinks into Annette Strauss Square, but concession stands have refreshments available for purchase.

    Strauss Square
    2403 Flora
    Dallas, TX 75201

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