DARTable Weekend Events

CityLine Live Music - Photo Courtesy of CityLine Website
Posted on Apr 13, 2023 by DART Daily

The weekend is bursting with DARTable events. You’ll find everything from craft beer to a vegetarian feast, from a Selena tribute to symphonic versions of 80s songs. Read on to see where DART can take you.

Friday, April 14 

Dallas Arts District Changing Perspectives Block Party is a family-friendly event celebrating Dallas Arts Month. The highlight is a trio of 23-foot-high birdlike creation that comes to life on the streets of the Dallas Arts District. There’s a lot more, too – performances, art installations, an onsite muralist – and, of course, food trucks. The fun takes place in and around Sammons Park; you can walk from Pearl/Arts District Station, served by all four DART Rail lines. The M-Line trolley also stops close by.

Music on Main is Irving’s free concert series in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. This Friday, catch Mike Donnell, a Texas-bred musician know for his energetic performances and first-rate musicianship. The performance takes place in Heritage Park, just a couple of blocks from Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE).

Friday, April 14-Saturday, April 15

CityLine Live is a live-music series in the plaza at Richardson’s CityLine. There are nearby restaurant patios perfect for enjoying the show, or you can get your dinner and drinks to go. On Friday, rock out with Griffin Holtby; on Saturday, check out pop-rocker BJ Stricker. Get to the performances by taking the Red Line to CityLine/Bush Station.

Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16

Back to the '80s finds the Dallas Symphony Orchestra bringing that decade back to life. Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, Queen – they’re all here, in new arrangements by conductor Jeff Tyzik and with dynamic turns by the soloists. Get to the Meyerson Symphony Center by walking from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines or the M-Line trolley.  

Saturday, April 15 

Festival of Joy features free vegetarian feast, along with music, dance, and parade through the Dallas Arts District. You’ll also find Indian street food, traditional Indian crafts, vegetarian cooking demonstrations and more. The festival happens in Klyde Warren Park, walkable from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines or from the M-Line trolley.

The Big Texas Beer Fest is one of the Southwest’s largest beer events, with more than 100 breweries serving more than 500 beers, ciders, hard seltzers, hard kombuchas, meads, and more. The festival also features local food trucks and vendors, plus performances from local bands. It takes place in Fair Park’s Automobile Building. The Green Line’s Fair Park Station is a short walk away from the festival.

Addison After Dark returns to Addison Circle Park, this time with the theme Fiesta Noche. The tribute to Selena – Queen of Tejano promises – features a Selena tribute band and other live music performances. Addison Circle Park is walkable from Addison Transit Center, served by numerous bus routes.

Orígenes/Origins tells the story of a Latin American teenager sent by her family to live with her father in the United States. She creates a new identity in her new country, while still remembering her origins. Featuring masks, movement and original music, the performance is mostly in Spanish with English supertitles. The play opens Saturday night and runs through April 30 at the Latin American Cultural Center, just down the street from Deep Ellum Station on the Green Line.

Denton Drive Live is back, and this Saturday night you can enjoy the classic-rock twofer of ZZ Tex and Seger System, accomplished tribute bands that pay homage to ZZ Top and Bob Seger. It happens at The Grove at Mustang Station, walkable from Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line.

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