Friday, Sept. 23
Nick Swardson comes to Dallas as part of his Make Joke From Face tour. The comedian has costarred with Adam Sandler, had a character on Reno 911!, and had two specials on Comedy Central. This Friday night, he takes the stage at the Majestic Theatre, a short walk from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines.
Pachuquismo portrays the female experiences of the 1940s Zoot Suit Riot era through tap dance, Mexican zapateado, live jazz, traditional Son Jarocho, and video. Catch Cara Mia Theatre’s production at the Latino Cultural Center, just down the street from the Green Line’s Deep Ellum Station.
Roxy Music, one of the most influential bands of the ’70s and ’80s, is touring for the first time in more than a decade to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their debut album. See the art-rock icons at American Airlines Center, served by Victory Station on the Green Line and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE).
Saturday, Sept. 24
Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale is an annual rite of fall at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The festival features 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash, plus the themed pumpkin houses of the beloved Pumpkin Village. There’s lots of other stuff, too, including 150,000 autumn flowers, a hay bale maze, live music, and much more. The display runs through Oct. 31; you can get there on Bus Route 214, departing from Union Station on the Red and Blue lines and Fair Park Station on the Green Line, among others.
Barley and Bites is a brand-new tasting event in Irving’s Levy Event Plaza. Grab a bite and take a sip from more than 20 local food, beer and wine vendors. There are also yard games, mini-golf and the Hot Wing Challenge. The venue is near the Orange Line’s Las Colinas Urban Center Station.
Family Weekends features free, family-friendly activities in the Dallas Arts District’s Sammons Park. Activities include face painting, balloon artists, a petting zoo, and much more. Sammon's Park is short walk from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines
Viva Farmers Branch is a Hispanic and Latin heritage celebration held at the Farmers Branch Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 24 for a Hispanic and Latin heritage celebration. Festivities will be from 6-10 p.m. with entertainment including live music by Bidi Bidi Banda, Lara Latin & Mariachi Mi Tierra. Event goers will also enjoy Folklorico dancing, Charro Roping, Loteria and activities for the whole family! Admission is free and blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Farmers Branch Historical Park is a few blocks from Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Collective Soul comes to Dallas in support of their 2019 album, Blood. They’re joined by Switchfoot at the Factory in Deep Ellum, walkable from the Green Line’s Deep Ellum Station.