Thursday, Nov. 3-Friday, Nov. 4
Chris Rock has had a three-decade career as a comedian, actor, writer and director. He brings his comedy act to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory for two nights. Get to the venue by taking the Orange Line to Irving Convention Center station. You can also take Bus Route 227.
Friday, Nov. 4-Saturday, Nov. 5
Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is back on Nov. 4-5with their Director’s Choice performances, presented under the title “Rhythm and Motion Flowing into the Community.” The performances start at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Wyly Theatre, a few blocks from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines.
Friday, Nov. 4
Ashes of Light is the English premier of a play presented by Teatro Dallas. A young man who has been estranged from his parents returns home to attend his father’s funeral. He and his mother reconnect over their Dominican heritage, but secrets come out that threaten to destroy their tenuous bond. See the performance at the Latino Cultural Center through Nov. 12. The venue is just up the street from the Green Line’s Deep Ellum Station.
My Fair Lady is one of the most famous musicals of all time, full of Broadway standards like “The Rain in Spain.” See Henry Higgins and his protégée, Eliza Doolittle, come to life at the Music Hall at Fair Park through Nov. 13. The Music Hall is just a short walk from Fair Park Station on the Green Line.
Gypsy follows an ambitious stage mother who secretly yearns for her own success in some of the less exalted corners of showbiz in the 1930s. The musical jewel of Broadway’s Golden Age includes hit songs such as "Let Me Entertain You" and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” Check it out at the Irving Arts Center on Friday night through Nov. 19. You can get there on Bus Route 229, which departs from the Orange Line’s Dallas College North Lake Campus Station.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Festival at the Switchyard is one of our region’s biggest festivals – and it’s free! In addition to free concerts, the festival features live children’s entertainment, front-of-stage community performances, rides and games, face painting and balloon art, a beer garden, and an array of vendors. The big-name bands include Hoobastank, Lit and headliners Soul Asylum. The festivities all take place in Historic Downtown Carrollton, a short walk from Downtown Carrollton Station on the Green Line.
The Sacred and the Profane conjures the whimsy of Lewis Carroll while examining the ways that our perceptions are influenced by perspective. Part of The Fine Arts Chamber player’s Hallam Family Concert Series, the afternoon of chamber music starts at 3 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. These pieces for harp, piano and string quartet include works by William Grant Still, Michael Ippolito, and Claude Debussy. The venue is walkable from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines.