A Dutch painter, a green-faced witch, and a country rapper walk into a Van Gogh painting. How did they get there? They rode DART. Read more to find out what’s happening this weekend.
Friday, Aug. 20
Jelly Roll is a Nashville-based rapper who specializes in the sib-genre known as “country rap.” He brings his rhymes to Irving in support of three – count’ em – albums released in 2020. Catch him at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, about a 10-minute walk from Irving Convention Center Station on the Green Line.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Immersive Van Gogh provides a digital art experience that lets you walk right into the works of the great painter. Art, light, music and movement combine with theatrical storytelling and amazing animation to immerse you in famous paintings such as Starry Night and Sunflowers. The unique exhibit happens at Lighthouse Dallas near Harwood and Young streets, about a 10-minute walk from St. Paul Station, served by all four DART Rail lines.
Richardson Farmers Market has all the staples of a great market – produce, meat, eggs, local honey, breads, and plenty of wares from local artisans. The market takes place at 101 S. Coit Rd., accessible by Bus Routes 402 serving Downtown Carrollton and Spring Valley stations; 403 serving Irving Convention Center and Spring Valley stations; and 451 serving Forest Lane Station.
Studio Ghibli Festival takes place at both Angelika Film Center locations (Dallas and Plano) and showcases some of the most original and ambitious animation of all time, created by Japan’s celebrated Studio Ghibli. On Saturday at 11 a.m., catch Kiki’s Delivery Service, the story of a resourceful young witch who sets out on a year-long journey with her talking cat. The Dallas location is at SMU/Mockingbird Station on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. You can get to the Plano location on Bus Route 452, departing from Parker Road Station on the Red Line.
Addison After Dark is a monthly series in Addison Circle Park that features great food, live music and more – including a monthly theme. This go-around, it’s “Pints & Pups,” and there will be free samples from all your favorite local brewers. The park is a short walk north of Addison Transit Center, served by numerous bus routes.
Sunday, Aug. 22
Wicked is a musical that looks at what happened in the Land of Oz … but from a different angle. This backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West explores her friendship – then longstanding rivalry – with her “good” counterpart. Turns out the Wicked Witch is just a bit misunderstood, that’s all. See the Broadway smash at the Music Hall at Fair Park, located near Fair Park Station on the Green Line.