This weekend, you can ogle your dream car, get a beer-foam mustache or take a trip with Mickey Mouse. That’s only a start. The DARTable experiences are many on this second weekend of spring. Read on to find out about them.
Friday, March 29
DFW Auto Show is in full swing, having opened Wednesday. All weekend long, you can let your imagination take the wheel of an Aston Martin or Maserati. Then, come back to planet Earth and do some practical comparison-shopping for your next compact SUV. There are more than 650,000 square feet in all, showcasing the latest and greatest rides straight from the manufacturers. The event takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, served by Convention Center Station on the Red or Blue Line. While you’re there, be sure to visit us at the DART booth.
Mickey's Search Party, the brand-new adventure from Disney on Ice, opened Thursday and runs all weekend. If you’ve ever seen a Disney on Ice show, you know to expect the unexpected: high-flying acrobatics and stunts that take your breath away. The storyline follows a search party looking for Tinker Bell. Along the way, they visit a montage of familiar Disney locations from Coco, Frozen, Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid. If you can’t catch tonight’s performance, there are multiple shows on Saturday and Sunday. The spectacle happens at American Airlines Center – right across the parking lot from Victory Station on the Green and Orange line, or on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). T
he Big Texas Beer Fest features beers from about 100 breweries (at least a third of them from Texas), with more than 400 beers to choose from. The festival has earned a reputation for having lots of rare beers and one-offs. There also will be many food trucks and local, artisanal food vendors, as well as local musical acts performing on an outdoor stage. This beer nerd's nirvana happens Friday and Saturday at the Fair Park Automobile Building. Take the Green Line to Fair Park Station to get there.
Saturday, March 30
The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour is the latest outing from critically acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins – stars of truTV’s hit series Impractical Jokers. The show, featuring completely new material and hijinks, is at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, a short walk from Irving Convention Center Station on the Orange Line.
Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's finest comedies, with outlaws, rescues, love triangles and adventure. Viola has just lost everything in a shipwreck, including her twin brother. In a strange land, she disguises herself as a man to get work. She's hired as a servant to a duke, but falls in love with him. This is the first weekend of Dallas Theater Center’s production of the timeless classic at the Wyly Theatre. The show runs through April 28. The venue is about a 7-minute walk from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines.
Sunday, March 31
March 28-April 14 Once on This Island captures the hearts of Broadway fans and won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival just last year. The Firehouse Theatre presents the inspirational musical with its Caribbean-tinged score. The story follows Ti Moune, who embarks on a quest to prove that love is stronger than death. The life-affirming fairytale is a celebration of hope and life, and this production features a multiracial cast. The play runs through April 14; the theater is a short walk from the Green Line’s Farmers Branch Station.
DART is making major improvements.
To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements and rail replacement will begin March 30 and last for roughly six months. During that time, DART Rail in downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District Station and West End Station. Separate shuttle routes will be in operation. Thanks for bearing with us as we build a better future for North Texas. DART.org/plus.