Through March 19
Garden Bros Nuclear Circus opens this week, but you can catch it through March 19 at Fair Park. The show features three rings packed with breathtaking special effects, excitement, and great sound and lighting. Ladies and gentlemen, you’ll see! The Human Cannonball. You’ll see! The Wheel of Death. Plus tons of juggler and clowns, a great kids’ zone, and plenty of other stuff. The Big Top is located in Lot 11, at the northeast corner of Fair Park. Get to the fun by taking the Green Line to Fair Park Station; walk through the park to the circus.
Thursday, March 9-Sunday, March 12
Into the Woods Junior brings Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s fairytale to life on the stage of The Firehouse Theatre. This adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical features all of the Brothers Grimm characters from the original. The venue is a short walk from the Green Line’s Farmers Branch Station.
Friday, March 10
Intimate Apparel tells the story of an African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Set in 1905 in turn-of-the-century New York, the play explores love, romance and self-discovery. Tonight is the opening performance; the Mainstage Irving production runs through March 25 at the Irving Arts Center. You can get to the theatre on Bus Route 229, departing from the Orange Line’s Dallas College North Lake Campus Station.
Silver Foxes is the world premiere of a comedy about a group of older gay men who rescue their best friend from a homophobic assisted living facility. See the Uptown Players’ production at Theatre Three, a short walk from the M-Line Trolley.
Saturday, March 11
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival is a beloved North Texas tradition and the largest Irish festival in the Southwest. You can start your day with a 5K or fun run at the Dash Down Greenville Race, which starts and ends at Energy Square, right next to Lovers Lane Station on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.
The parade itself travels along Greenville from Blackwell Street to SMU Boulevard. It boasts nearly 100 floats, and there will also be food trucks and activities for all ages. Get to the fun by taking DART’s Red or Orange line to the Park Lane, Lover’s Lane, or SMU/Mockingbird station, the last also served by the Blue Line. Just look for thousands of people dressed in green.
Afterward, head to the St. Patrick’s Block Party, between Vickery Boulevard and Vanderbilt Avenue. The block party is one of Dallas’ biggest parties of the year. Get to the fun by taking the free shuttle from the upper level of SMU/Mockingbird Station that takes you to the Lower Greenville Avenue area and back.
Click here for info on DART’s additional service, and here for parade-day tips.
An Evening with the Scott Joplin Orchestra of Houston pays tribute to legendary producer, composer and all-around musician Quincy Jones. The program is presented by the African American Museum and performed at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters’ Bruton Theater – a short walk from Convention Center Station on the Red and Blue lines.