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PERFORMANCE B E A U T I F U L LY D E S I G N E D The SL3 marks a new era of Beretta premium shotguns, in which design elegance meets superior Beretta technology. Beautifully crafted in Gardone Val Trompia by master gunsmiths, the SL3 features a superior locking system, an exceptional firing mechanism, and an aesthetically beautiful design. Discover how craftsmanship, passion, and the pursuit of perfection lead to an outstanding performance in the field. Visit Beretta.com/sl3 For information, contact one of the Beretta Gallery locations listed below:

BERETTA GALLERY NY 718 Madison Avenue New York, NY 212 319-3235

BERETTA GALLERY DALLAS 41 Highland Park Village Dallas, TX 214 559-9800

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FEATURES

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CONTENTS 16 CRUISING EUROPE ABOARD VIKING

24 HAWAIIAN LUXURY

38 HOLIDAY HOTSPOTS

A Viking holiday river cruise is pure magic. From Nuremburg to Vienna, Germany and Austria light up with Christmas markets offering hand-carved toys and ornaments. Kimber Westphall celebrate an Old World Christmas cruising on the Rhine river. BY KIMBER WESTPHALL

Looking for a grand getaway just in time to avoid the Christmas rush? Join us on a jaunt to the sunny Hawaiian Islands and a relaxing stay at The Four Seasons Resort in Wailea. BY KIMBER WESTPHALL

This is the time of year when friends and family toast the season, an approaching New Year and much more. A proper seasonal toast deserves a memorable locale. Check out our terrific list of options. BY PETE NORTHWAY

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34 DRAGON STREET GALLERIES

42 ULTIMATE DFW GIFT GUIDE

Mariel Street comes from a famous restaurant family (her dad Gene started the Black-eyed Pea years ago). She’s making her own mark with a gourmet twist on a classic formula at Liberty Burger … and customers love it. BY PETE NORTHWAY

In a city full of fascinating neighborhoods and trendy developments, the art galleries on Dragon Street has carved out an identity all its own. Eclectic yet upscale, this walkable block in the Dallas Design District is a key piece of Dallas’ cultural fabric. BY PETE NORTHWAY

Hunting down the perfect present for everyone on your list can be a real mission. Help is on the way: welcome to our curated list of must-haves, just right for a memorable Big D Christmas. BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

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CONTENTS 50 THE SCENE There are Big D events to suit everyone’s style. Check out our expanded calendar for the best in sports, culture, and entertainment.

69 DINING Whether you want a quick bite or a savory sit-down experience, pour over our guide before heading out on your next culinary excursion.

75 SHOPPING From trendy boutiques and high-end malls, to hip vintage stores and more, find out the smart spots to shop.

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80 ATTRACTIONS If you’re looking for a memorable moment in Big D, we’ve got tips on what to do and where to go for a fun adventure.

88 OUR PARTING SHOT The Dallas Zoo welcomed a baby Nile hippopotamus on May 14, 2019, and this darling “little” girl – named Adanna.

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STORES AKRIS ALEXANDER McQUEEN ALICE + OLIVIA BALENCIAGA BANDIER BERETTA GALLERY BLUEMERCURY BRUNELLO CUCINELLI CAROLINA HERRERA CARTIER CELINE CHANEL CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN CHRISTOFLE DIOR ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA ESCADA ETRO FENDI FORTY FIVE TEN FRAME FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAI GOYARD HADLEIGH’S HARRY WINSTON HERMÈS JAMES PERSE JIMMY CHOO KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 LE LABO LELA ROSE LORO PIANA MADISON MARKET MIRON CROSBY PEEPER’S RAG & BONE RALPH LAUREN ROLLER RABBIT ST. JOHN ST. MICHAEL’S WOMAN’S EXCHANGE THEORY TOM FORD TORY BURCH TRINA TURK VALENTINO VERONICA BEARD

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pending the holidays in the Southwest, more specifically in Dallas-Fort Worth and all of north Texas, is a joy to behold. Welcome to a new season, and a new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine. We are now entering our tenth year of publication, and enjoying every second of it. As you can tell by our cover, one-of-a-kind shopping and holiday entertainment is our mission. If you can dream it this fall, chances are good it is a reality here in one of America’s best metropolitan areas. In fact, Bon Appétit recently named Dallas as the magazine’s 2019 Restaurant City of the Year.

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If you’re a fan of unique characters and destinations, you’ve come to the right place. In this issue, we’ll introduce you to a feisty local entrepreneur named Mariel Street. Maybe her last name sounds familiar? She comes from a famous Texas family of restaurateurs. Her dad, Gene, started the revolutionary Black-eyed Pea; now she’s making waves of her own with the gourmet Liberty Burger eateries. We’ll check in to see how these Lone Star delectables got started, and where it is headed.

Then, we’ll take you down to Dragon Street in the heart of the Dallas Design District for a tour of some of the region’s coolest shops. Retro, modern and more are all on display here at the epicenter of an art renaissance going on in North Texas. For shoppers in search of “can’t-miss” holiday presents, local writer Cynthia Smoot returns to share what has become our annual “ultimate gift guide”, a creative roadmap for discriminating consumers. Ready for a tipple … or two? If you’re interested in raising a glass with family, friends or business associates during the holidays (And who isn’t?) join us for a select list of the area’s most festive spots, perfect for that special celebratory toast. Our intrepid travel writers have been busy. From brilliant Hawaiian beaches, to Christmas cruising in Europe and more, we’re on the road in search of unforgettable seasonal fun … and I think we found it!

Check out The Scene -- the best “who, what and where guide” available, and like none other in DFW. We have details on over 100 curated events per month to help fill up any social calendar with concerts, seasonal festivals, dance, Broadway performances and more around the area, scheduled on nearly every night of the week. Sports in Dallas-Fort Worth is also plentiful, and among the best in the U.S. We provide complete listings of the area’s schedules – the Dallas Cowboys are in full tilt, as well as the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars of the NHL, NASCAR races and a full slate of college sports, in addition to the numerous recreational options. You can’t beat it! We also provide details on a wide selection of chic restaurants, extraordinary shopping, and more. And, as always, enjoy this brand new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, with our compliments. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.”

Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine


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MAKE A DAY OF IT! Amon Carter Museum of American Art cartermuseum.org

From his fashion photographs to his thoughtful depictions of American life, Parks used the camera as his tool for proclaiming the value of an American community built on freedom and equality. Gordon Parks offers an expansive and intimate look at how this pioneering artist became one of the most influential photographers of his day. Free admission. #ParksNewTide Gordon Parks (1912–2006), Boys Looking in Car Window, Harlem, August 1943, gelatin silver print, Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Presenting Renoir: The Body, The Senses. A daring exhibition, featuring more than 60 works by Renoir, his sources, contemporaries, and followers—the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form. October 27, 2019–January 26, 2020. The Kimbell’s collection is always free. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Bathers, 1918–19. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. Gift of the artist’s sons, 1923

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES explores the artist’s fruitful career from 2000 to the present and includes major multipaneled drawings, signature works of graphite on paper, collages, and the animated film WE, THE MASSES, 2011. This in-depth presentation is the first to examine O’Neil’s formal and conceptual developments over the past two decades. Robyn O’Neil, An Unkindness, 2019 (detail). Graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on paper. Left and right sheets, 72 x 38 1/16 inches; center sheet, 72 x 72 inches. Photo: Heather Rasmussen, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

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IT'S ABOUT HUMANITY. YESTERDAY. TODAY. TOMORROW. Curate your own experience at the new, state-of-the-art Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Located in Dallas’ historic West End District, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum takes you through the history of the Holocaust, other genocides, and human rights while also teaching visitors about humanity’s ethical responsibility to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Start your historical journey today by reserving your tickets at dhhrm.org. 300 N. Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202 | 469-214-7500 | www.DHHRM.org


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thriving in the heart of the city thE lEArnIng ExpErIEncE of A lIfEtIME Surrounded by marine life from around the world Entertained by flora and fauna of the Maya culture Immersed in a South American rainforest Unique venues for evening events Signature cafès

THE DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM 1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas TX 75202 West End District 214-720-2224 www.dwazoo.com


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THE FACTS. THE MYSTERY. THE LEGACY. Explore the story of President John F. Kennedy from the impact of the assassination to his ongoing influence today. 411 Elm | Dallas, TX 75202 | 214.747.6660 Buy timed-entry tickets in advance at jfk.org Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston


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FEED YOUR NEEDS

Forget Chinese, French or Italian. You’ve come all the way to Texas — home of the steer — and you want some meat. From mouthwatering rib-eyes to succulent strips, the best steaks in the country can be found right here. Because there’s nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best steakhouses in Dallas. At each one you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts of beef you will be raving about for days.

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AL BIERNAT’S R E S TA U R A N T

4217 Oak Lawn Ave. The Original - 214.219.2201 a l b i e r n at propietor

5251 Spring Valley Rd. North - 972.239.3400

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D a l l a s : The P rime Cit y FOR Prime Beef AL BIERNAT’S

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

DAKOTA’S STEAKHOUSE Delivering above and beyond expectations for more than 30 years, Dakota’s Steakhouse is a Downtown Dallas dining icon and is considered one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. With its unique underground location and subterranean courtyard, Dakota’s cuisine is a true Texas treasure—from premium, handselected steaks to fresh seafood, a variety of accompaniments, daily specials as well as a robust wine and cocktail list. 600 North Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001 dakotasrestaurant.com

Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semi-casual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.2201 NORTH 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.239.3400 albiernats.com

ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKS & SEAFOOD Designed to be dazzling but not pretentious, Arthur’s invites you to dine in a setting as comfortable as your own home. The menu features prime aged steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. Desserts are made in-house, and an extensive wine list is featured. Service always is attentive and professional. 15175 Quorum Drive, Addison 972.385.0800 arthursdallas.com

Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to complement the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s.

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221

2323 Olive St., Dallas 972.490.9000

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KENNY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE

518 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson 972.907.1862

8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513

This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients, including the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts ensures that every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is memorable. 5330 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

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Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is an ultra-premium steakhouse providing a distinguished dining experience with personalized service in a breathtaking atmosphere, offering bold, delicious fare complimented by an expansive, award-winning wine list. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

This family-style restaurant serves up Brazilian flavor in an all-you-can-eat meal that includes meats prepared as they are in Brazil. The table side presentation includes samples of 11 varieties of meats, along with side dishes and salad, all for a fixed price.

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4023 Oak Lawn Avenue 214.890.1500

FEARING’S RESTAURANT

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The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse, but without the high prices. The menu includes many choices in USDA prime steaks, along with choice cuts familiar to regulars. Also making the transition to the new building are traditional home-cooked favorites, including the chicken-fried rib eyes and fried catfish for which Dunston’s is famous.

BLUE CHARCOAL

Eddie V’s features fine seafood expertly prepared and a charismatic vibe that words are powerless to define. But we invite you to try. With a live jazz schedule, enjoy cocktails poured with precision and musical artists fresh from the local and national scene.

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4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446

One block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers edible works of art, including steaks dry-aged onsite. With a superb wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot.

EDDIE V’s

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2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.4848

This Addison hotspot is reminiscent of a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse—classy and relaxed with a warm atmosphere. The menu features wood-grilled seafood, prime-cut meats and American classics with a twist. Every meal begins with its famous popovers, which are warm, flaky and fresh from the oven with a crispy outside and soft center that’ll have you begging for more. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.392.9663 kennyswoodfiredgrill.com


COME ON DOWN TO DAKOTA’S. No trip to Dallas is complete without a visit to Dakota’s, the 35-year-old steakhouse institution in Dallas’ most unique location—right below downtown. Dakota’s features corn-fed USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and family style side dishes. Not to mention Dallas’ best outdoor dining experience. Come down to Dakota’s and let us show you that everything tastes better below ground.

Underground Steakhouse, above and beyond Expectations Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11 am - 2:30 pm • Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 4 pm - 7 pm • Dinner: Mon-Fri, 5:30 - 10 pm Sat 5 pm -10:30 pm

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NICK & SAM’S

PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE

SER STEAK+SPIRITS

Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the city’s finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops, which pair well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar. Since 1954, this steakhouse has served the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern prime beef and fresh seafood, daily chef features and a spectacular collection of Old and New World wines. Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, superb service and consistent cuisine keeps it among the best steakhouses in the area. 3305 E. SH 114, Southlake 817.410.2221 kirbyssteakhouse.com

KNIFE The menu melds classic and modern steakhouse dishes with all-natural beef, pork, lamb and dry-aged prime cuts. Additional specialty cuts include chuck flap, outside skirt, tri tip, culet, beef cheeks, beef tongue, oxtail and rich, exotic Akaushi beef. Other meats include grass-fed bison and lamb, specialty breeds of pork, chicken and seasonal game birds; and house-made sausages, hotdogs and brats. The Highland Dallas 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a funfilled atmosphere in which specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood, chicken, vegetables and a fabulous flaming onion volcano.

3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

OCEAN PRIME Steak or seafood? Here you can choose the best of both. Add in world-class wines, award winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and take-your-breath-away service. Ocean Prime’s passion is to provide an extraordinary supper-club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com

OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE

This award-winning menu is offered in a comfortable, casual elegant setting. The restaurant serves hand-selected USDA-aged prime beef cuts that are brought in fresh daily. For a memorable dining experience, try one of its specialties such as Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, chateaubriand and flaming desserts. Here you will find a spectacular selection of world-class wines. 2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is one of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish, contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails or indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace.

RAFAIN

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE

5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150

This Prime Brazilian Steakhouse serves meats that are charcoal grilled to perfection. Featuring a themed and fun ambiance, gaucho staff, and a salad bar, this establishment is an experience filled with powerful flavors.

This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the country. Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs.

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LAWRY’S

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14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688 lawrysonline.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high-quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277 mortons.com 30

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SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE Pappas Bros. is the premier steakhouse in Texas with locations in Dallas and Houston. Named one of “Top Five Steaks in America” by Food Network, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is widely recognized as one of the highest quality and best restaurants in the nation. Prime beef steaks are dry aged in-house for at least 28 days and accompanied by succulent side dishes and savory desserts. The award-winning wine list boasts over 3,900 selections and wine cellars inventory totaling over 35,000 bottles from every major fine wine producing region in the world. 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas 214.366.2000 pappasbros.com

Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

STEVE FIELD’S STEAK & LOBSTER LOUNGE

18010 Dallas Parkway 972.733.1110

17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244

In Texas, where beef is serious business, this restaurant has earned its reputation. Its famous roasted prime rib is carved tableside in a luxurious club-like setting. Expect to find the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that has made Lawry’s a Dallas favorite since 1982.

Welcome to SER—an exciting breed of Dallas steakhouse. Poised atop the iconic Hilton Anatole and boasting unparalleled views of the Dallas skyline, SER offers a sophisticated urban dining experience unlike any other. You’ll be treated to bold, chef-driven cuisine featuring the finest steaks, chops and market-fresh seafood paired with handcrafted cocktails and expertly selected wines.

The story of this award-winning steakhouse began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass. They soon became known for creating the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by Landry’s, Inc. The menu features only prime cuts of meats, campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily. 13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152 3000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.781.2202 4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440 saltgrass.com

This esteemed steakhouse offers prime, juicy cuts and succulent, fresh seafood in an elegant ambiance and chic lounge. Appropriately named one of the best steakhouses in Dallas, this chic steakhouse is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds. 5013 W. Park Boulevard, Plano 972.596.7100 stevefields.com

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” 702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com


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Cher, Nile Rodgers + Chic American Airlines Center For years she has defined the role of an international superstar with her many gifts. Through movies, recordings, TV and more, few performers can match her success. Now, the talented crossgenerational icon is touring, playing from a cache of unforgettable songs, dance moves and more.

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State Fair of Texas

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

The nation’s largest state fair lasts almost a month. From food (try a corny dog) to football rivalries in the Cotton Bowl, and just about everything else in-between, it’s one of America’s best attractions. Top name entertainers perform while rides along the Midway are a must.

OCTOBER 1

Casey Gerald, Arts & Letters Live Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

His There Will Be No Miracles Here is a ragsto-riches tale and stands the American Dream narrative on its head, named a “Best Book of 2018” by NPR and the New York Times. OCTOBER 1

Danny Duncan Trees

The comedian is on his first-ever full U.S. tour joined by some best friends, doing what they are known for: making audiences laugh. THROUGH OCTOBER 27 *

Dior: From Paris to the World Dallas Museum of Art

Experience years of haute couture highlights from one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses. OCTOBER 1-13

The Phantom of the Opera Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The beloved story and thrilling score, with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade,” is a Broadway classic. OCTOBER 2

The Toasters Three Links

Founded in 1981 among the second wave of Ska bands, the group has a sharp edge and an energized repertoire.

OCTOBER 2

Anousheh Ansari, Lewisville Talks/City Speakers Series MCL Grand (Lewisville)

She captured global headlines in 2006 as the first female private space explorer, earning a definitive place in history. OCTOBER 3

Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Working together on the pair’s first co-headlining tour, the groups are playing big hits from the past, and new songs as well.

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She is undeniably the freshest voice in country music, currently establishing herself among the greats with her pop-crossover sound. The six-time Grammy winning native Texan brings her celebrated Oh, What A World: Tour II to Big D, singing all the favorites and more.

OCTOBER 4

OCTOBER 5

Majestic Theatre

American Airlines Center

From “The Real Housewives of New York,” she’s transformed into a model, philanthropist, actor and cabaret star.

The Grammy winner is on a new tour with a series of supporting acts including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy.

OCTOBER 4-5

OCTOBER 5

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Dallas Farmers Market

He’s worked as a staff-writer on Comedy Central Roasts, where he shaped memorable sets for dais-members.

It’s one of the most popular foods in Texas, and the Saturday event is an opportunity to select, sample and vote for your favorite tacos.

OCTOBER 4-6

OCTOBER 5

Countess Luann and Friends

Tony Hinchcliffe

OCTOBER 3

Ari Shaffir

Chicago The Musical: In Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Improv (Addison)

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

A regular at The Comedy Store, and The Laugh Factory, he also headlines around the country, frequently touring with good pal Joe Rogan.

It’s an unstoppable evening with the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, with “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “Razzle Dazzle,” “Mister Cellophane” and more.

OCTOBER 4

Wu-Tang Clan

OCTOBER 5

Chris Brown

Tacolandia

Trae Crowder Majestic Theatre

The southern comedian has followed in the footsteps of Jeff Foxworthy and others. He coauthored The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark. OCTOBER 5 & 26

Park & Palate

Bomb Factory

Snarky Puppy

Hip-hop changed forever with the release of Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the innovative album, and its lasting impact on pop music.

Bomb Factory

OCTOBER 4

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Christian French, ASTN

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The season-opening evening features the Grammy Award-winning Apollo’s Fire “… a voluptuous and hugely gripping experience,” says The San Francisco Chronicle.

The one-of-a-kind show that headlined for years in Las Vegas, continues to capture the spirit, look and sound of two of our most beloved legends: Streisand and Sinatra.

He dropped out of college to pursue music. Nowadays, he is on the road with the Bright Side of the Moon Tour.

Apollo’s Fire/The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Tower Arts Concert

Founded by Grammy-winning bassist Michael League in nearby Denton, the legendary fusion ensemble inventively melds rock, jazz and more.

Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was

Klyde Warren Park

Celebrity chefs create an excellent sampling opportunity under the stars; the Grand Tasting comes later in the month. OCTOBER 6

House of Blues

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OCTOBER 9

Globe Life Park (Arlington)

Billy Joel

The bluegrass/folk/rock/pop ensemble lives on the cutting edge as the poster children of a genre-bending music movement. They have grown from a bit of a cult act, playing the festival circuit, to mainstream superstars with a slew of honors to their credit.

OCTOBER 6

OCTOBER 8

Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

Highland Park United Methodist Church

She has won numerous prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2012.

Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, the bestselling author (The Gates of the Alamo) discusses the critical impact of Texas in his work.

THROUGH OCTOBER 20

THROUGH NOVEMBER 10

Ann Patchett, Arts & Letters Live

In the Heights, Dallas Theater Center Wyly Theatre

Step inside a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. OCTOBER 7

The Raconteurs, Hunt Sales South Side Ballroom

The super group featuring Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler are the current darlings of alt-rock fans. OCTOBER 7

Malcolm Gladwell, The Bridge Builder Author Circle Lecture McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)

He is host of the podcast “Revisionist History” and bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw.

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaidoō Dallas Museum of Art

The exhibition is comprised of 55 prints, a blend of the grandeur of a noble feudal lord’s lifestyle, realistic images of daily life, and ordinary people such as merchants or workers. OCTOBER 10

Eric Andre Majestic Theatre

The creator/host of Adult Swim’s smash series that bears his name is also the writer/executive producer for a new comedy, “Mostly 4 Millennials.” OCTOBER 10

Judah & The Lion, Flora Cash South Side Ball Room

The band’s Pep Talks Worldwide Tour brings them to one stop in Texas, performing their patented Americana, bluegrass, rock, folk and hip-hop music.

OCTOBER 8

OCTOBER 10-11

American Airlines Center

Improv (Arlington)

Billie Eilish The pop-phenom has fast become one of the bigger teen stars to emerge lately. *Editor’s Choice Selection 52

Stephen Harrigan, Authors Live!

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Guy Torry

A gifted actor (American History X, Pearl Harbor), he’s also been a stand-up stalwart for years performing his comedy on TV and stages around the U.S.

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Mumford and Sons, Gang of Youths

OCTOBER 12

American Airlines Center

His Hall of Fame songs populate the Great American Songbook (“Only the Good Die Young,” “Uptown Girl,” “Always a Woman,” “Just the Way You Are” and many more). Now, the Piano Man takes one more run around the bases on his final tour.

OCTOBER 10-13

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Soaring melodies have given Tchaikovsky’s piece a treasured place in pianists’ repertoire, while Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 invokes Russian Orthodox Church music. OCTOBER 11

MasterChef Junior Live

OCTOBER 12

Kate DiCamillo, Arts & Letters Live Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

The bestselling author is a National Book Award finalist and a two-time Newbery Medalist who was also named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. OCTOBER 12 *

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Majestic Theatre

The culinary competition has made stars out of young chefs, and comes to the Texas stage with the same energy of the TV version.

His Tijuana Brass yielded many hits, plus he’s the only artist to reach number one on the pop charts as a vocalist (“This Guy’s in Love with You”) and instrumentalist (“Rise”).

OCTOBER 11

OCTOBER 12

Poor David’s Pub

Trees

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Shawn Phillips

Young Bae, Birocratic

The Fort Worth native gained acclaim years ago seamlessly melding various styles of music behind the sound of his acoustic guitar.

The Portland musician taps out his electronic pop, disco, RNB, funk, even Japanese “city pop” in concerts around the country.

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OCTOBER 12

Toyota Music Pavilion (Irving)

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Junior Brown

Keith Sweat

His crimped cowboy hat and eclectic guitars fuel a provocative selection of songs such as “Highway Patrol” and “My Wife Thinks Your Dead.”

He gained traction in the New Jack swing movement with radio hits including “I Want Her,” “Make It Last Forever” and “Nobody.”

OCTOBER 11

Billy Currington

Jason Aldean, Kane Brown. Carly Pearce, Dee Jay Silver Globe Life Park (Arlington)

The ACM “Artist of the Decade” will be the final country show at the venerable North Texas sports facility performing hits such as “Big Green Tractor.”

OCTOBER 12

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

He’s scored 11 number ones singles including “Must Be Doing Somethin’ Right”, “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.”


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American Airlines Center

Winspear Opera House

The Magic Flute, The Dallas Opera

His authenticity and a career that’s lasted more than four decades are hallmarks of the romantic Mexican icon. With five Latin Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he is one of the most celebrated, beloved figures in Latin music.

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Is it a childlike fairytale … or a mystical allegory? Mozart’s masterpiece appears on many levels. Come to an enchanted forest where surprises are everywhere, and magic abounds with a prince, a ferocious dragon and a mysterious Queen of the Night.

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Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

Poor David’s Pub

Granada Theater

An acclaimed travel writer/essayist for Time, he’s written two novels and eight works of nonfiction, while contributing to the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and more.

The 15-year old folk singer has been a breath of fresh air ever since YouTube posted her version of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Blue Yodel No. 6” in 2014.

The stand-up comic pro is the first Latin woman to create, produce, write and star in her own network show.

OCTOBER 17

OCTOBER 18

South Side Music Hall

Arlington Music Hall

The BRIT Award-winning English rock group formed 10 years ago, playing indie pop fare such as the hit single, “Pompeii.”

Her knack for blending western and eastern music is legendary, and has helped her create an international reputation.

OCTOBER 17-19

OCTOBER 18-19

Benjamin Moser, Arts & Letters Live In Sontag: Her Life and Work, he delves into the life of Susan Sontag, novelist, activist, essayist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. OCTOBER 15

Ryan Anthony, Jens Lindeman and Jose Sibaja, The Dallas Winds Moody Performance Hall

Celebrate all things “trumpet” from an opening fanfare, through Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, to onstage magic by the trio of top players. OCTOBER 15

Miranda Sings: Who Wants My Kids? Majestic Theatre

Colleen Ballinger is the comedic actress behind one of America’s favorite characters, and over 20 million followers across social media. OCTOBER 15-NOVEMBER 10 *

Ann, Dallas Theater Center Kalita Humphreys Theater

The no holds barred portrait of Ann Richards is written by Emmy-winner Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), and stars Jayne Atkinson (“House of Cards”). OCTOBER 16

Stassi Schroeder Majestic Theatre

The bestselling author (Next Level Basic) and special guests to take “girls night out” discussions to an all-new level.

Pico Iyer, Arts & Letters Live

THROUGH OCTOBER 27

Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain Nasher Sculpture Center

A group of five sculptures by the artist was conceived for the 2017 Münster Sculpture Projects, an ambitious reimagining of fountain statuary. OCTOBER 17

Femme It Forward Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Immersive activations, discussions and comedy shows, coupled with performances by artists including Monica, Brandy, Mya, and Keri Hilson.

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Bastille

Amir K

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Born in Iran and raised in California, his inimitable approach to storytelling brings audiences together through improvisation, characters and genuineness. OCTOBER 17-20

OCTOBER 17

First Sight Fashion Show and Luncheon, The Dallas Opera

Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, Schumann Symphony No. 2, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Winspear Opera House

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Enjoy a parade of fashions by Dolce & Gabbana at the annual event celebrating a new season of performances.

Marek Janowski conducts the evening as cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt performs Dvorak’s masterpiece, and Schumann’s classic, first published in 1847.

OCTOBER 17

Denise Lee

OCTOBER 18

Sammons Center for the Arts

Russian Ballet Theatre

Her powerful voice, warm demeanor, and sensual cabaret performances have charmed theater, nightclub and TV audiences for more than two decades.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic features top dancers intertwined with exquisite hand-painted sets and 150 hand-sewn costumes.

Cristela Alonzo

Keiko Matsui

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-off Farmers Branch Historic Park

Cooler weather means outdoor fun at this nationally recognized festival with top musicians including Del McCoury, The Purple Hulls, The Kruger Brothers and more. OCTOBER 18-20

Orny Adams Improv (Addison)

He is best known as Coach Bobby Finstock on the MTV series “Teen Wolf,” as well as for his searing comedy bits. OCTOBER 18-20

The Sleeping Beauty, Texas Ballet Theater Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Sir Ben Stevenson’s talented dancers perform the classic ballet as the company’s new season takes flight. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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OCTOBER 25-26

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Bodytraffic, TITAS/Dance Unbound

Moody Performance Hall

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Riding the coattails of an Oscar winning motion picture, the new show features more than two-dozen of Queen’s biggest hits including: “We Are the Champions,” “Under Pressure,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You”.

OCTOBER 18-20

OCTOBER 19

OCTOBER 23

OCTOBER 24

Convention Center (Irving)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth (McDavid Studio)

Mingle with more than 100 exhibitors, plus celebrities, shopping, panels and workshops on the newest and hottest in Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming and Horror.

Like her late father Harry’s work, her music is soaked in a soulful weave of poetic folk accented by sharp urban edges.

Considered the de facto leader of the popular hip-hop collective known as Odd Future, the California native’s solo career has also taken off.

His mastery of the six-string guitar is breathtaking, landing him on Guitar Player Magazine’s list of the world’s top performers.

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 23

OCTOBER 24-27

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Improv (Arlington)

Kick off DCM’s 75th year with the renowned ensemble performing Beethoven, Shostakovich and a David Bruce world-premiere.

Long celebrated for their “captivating and expeditionary” performances, says the New York Times, the venerable band returns to North Texas.

He was Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Jerry Maguire (“Show me the money!”) and is a master of impersonation including James Brown, Al Pacino and more.

OCTOBER 21

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House of Blues

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Majestic Theatre

The Guardians, the New York Times bestselling author’s latest legal thriller, delivers pulse-pounding suspense coupled with some of his most inventive twists and turns yet.

Political parodies are a specialty for the razor sharp stand-up artist who first gained traction on the web, before moving to greener comedy pastures.

OCTOBER 24

OCTOBER 25

Bomb Factory

Poor David’s Pub

His “Anything Goes” was a Top 20 country hit, and his debut album of the same name, produced his first Top 10 hit, “Boots On.”

An excellent musician, he’s a bit of a throw back to earlier times, playing his characteristic brand of folk in concert halls and listening rooms across America.

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days

OCTOBER 19

Cattle Baron’s Ball Gilley’s

Keith Urban and Travis Tritt headline this year’s event for a charity that has raised millions for the National Cancer Society. OCTOBER 19 *

Tenacious D, Wynchester Bomb Factory

Guitarists/actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass are a talented hot mess, comedians who can sing, play and make an audience laugh hysterically. OCTOBER 19

Julia Michaels House of Blues

She’s has had 21 of her songs on the Billboard charts including Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself.” OCTOBER 19

Water Lantern Festival Mark Holtz Lake at Globe Life Park (Arlington)

Happiness, hope, and memories flood the family-friendly event to be shared by everyone in a uniquely peaceful, memorable setting. *Editor’s Choice Selection 54

After a decade of stellar performances and tours (Moscow, St. Petersburg, The Netherlands) the company has become a hit with global audiences. Named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, the local favorite is surging to the forefront of the dance world.

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Jen Chapin Trio

The Dover Quartet, Dallas Chamber Music Caruth Auditorium (Southern Methodist University)

Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers His prolific performance at Bonnaroo set the stage for a new release (“Typical Story”) and a sizzling fall tour. OCTOBER 22

Ruta Sepetys, Arts & Letters Live Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

The New York Times hailed her as a “champion of the interstitial people so often ignored, whole populations lost in the cracks of history.” OCTOBER 23

Rachel Bloom Majestic Theatre

The Golden Globe winner performs stand up and songs from her hit series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on the What Am I Going To Do With My Life Now? Tour.

Tyler, The Creator

Wilco

John Grisham, Arts & Letters Live

Randy Houser

Monte Montgomery

Aries Spears

Randy Rainbow

David Wilcox

OCTOBER 24

Jackson Katz, Maverick Speakers Series College Park Center (UTA)

The educator/filmmaker/author’s work centers on violence, media and masculinities, and his gender-violence prevention/education program is used by the U.S. military.

OCTOBER 25

Marc Almond Granada Theater

The former Soft Cell front man is back, performing huge hits from his reserve of music including the number one “Tainted Love.”


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Dos Equis Pavilion

Wyly Theatre

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Dane Cook

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Over the course of his comedic career he has released five albums, and starred in movies such as Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck and Mr. Brooks. He is only the second comedian (after Andrew Dice Clay) to sell out Madison Square Garden.

OCTOBER 25

Mike Watt and the Missingmen Three Links

He was a founding member of Minutemen, Dos and Firehose, and named among LA Weekly’s “20 Best Bassists of All Time.” OCTOBER 25

Franco Escamilla Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

His eponymous TV show signed on in 2016, and became a huge hit with Spanish-language audiences, chock-full of adult wisecracks and comedy. OCTOBER 25

Nate Bargatze Majestic Theatre

The stand-up comedian has done all the late night shows, and released an hour-long Netflix (“The Tennessee Kid”) earlier this year.

OCTOBER 25, 27, 30 & NOVEMBER 2

The Golden Cockerel, The Dallas Opera Winspear Opera House

From the Russian composer Nikolai RimskyKorsakov comes this thrilling classic, his fifteenth and final opera before his death. OCTOBER 26

Shin Lim

Majestic Theatre

The “America’s Got Talent” winner’s mind-boggling moves are so masterful that the audience is left to wonder if what their eyes have seen is truly possible. OCTOBER 26

Zac Brown Band Dos Equis Pavilion

OCTOBER 25-27

Thirteen of his singles have reached to top of the charts including “Fried Chicken,” “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” “Colder Weather,” and “Knee Deep”.

Improv (Addison)

OCTOBER 26

Jay Mohr

Once a featured cast member on “SNL,” he’s best known as Tom Cruise’s backstabbing foil, Bob Sugar, in the movie, Jerry Maguire. OCTOBER 25-27

A Sea Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Center

Robert Spano conducts Vaughan Williams’ powerful music set to Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and A Passage to India, plus a world premiere by George Tsontakis.

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra The Theatre at Grand Prairie

With giant screen projection in harmony with a score performed by an orchestra and choir of more than 100 musicians, the program showcases the popular video game. OCTOBER 26

Lee Rocker Eisemann Center (Richardson)

As a member of the Stray Cats, he helped lead a revival of rockabilly and continues to rate among the world’s top stand up bassists.

After earning acclaim on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” and at gigs around the U.S., he’s taken off. The comedian brings a unique mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm, wrapped in a bright green dragon costume accompanied by his Chihuahua, Mr. Piffles.

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OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 3

Majestic Theatre

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Ian Hunter and the pioneering glam rockers (“All the Young Dudes”) have extended their first U.S. tour in 45 years to include a Dallas show.

It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat that features songs from the original movie, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got A Golden Ticket”.

Mott the Hoople

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

OCTOBER 29

AJR

OCTOBER 30

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Theresa Caputo

The new tour for the alt-rock outfit is in support of their third full-length album, Neotheater, which includes the offbeat anthem “100 Bad Days.”

Toyota Music Factory

OCTOBER 29

OCTOBER 31

Winspear Opera House

Trees

The freewheeling comic storyteller and “SNL” player made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.”

The sludge metal band formed in the 1980’s beginning with Hendrix and Cream covers, before morphing into punk-rock stardom.

OCTOBER 29

OCTOBER 31

Jim Breuer

Which Instrument Matters? Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Performances include: Szymanowski’s Mythes for Violin and Piano; Prokoviev’s Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35; and Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 1.

She’s known all over America as TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” a reality TV series star and New York Times bestselling author.

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Sabrina Claudio House of Blues

The Puerto Rican/Cuban singer has been a recent fixture on the festival circuit, performing for crowds at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Life Is Beautiful and more. OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3

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Shiza Shahid, Tate SMU Lecture Series

Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (Southern Methodist University)

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

An entrepreneur, investor and activist, she was named among Time Magazine’s 30 under 30 People Changing the World and Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs.

Sarah Hicks conducts the evening featuring stop-motion animated phenomenon with Danny Elfman’s score performed live to picture. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Eisemann Center (Richardson)

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Fair Park Music Hall

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Following her Tony-winning run in Hamilton, the Broadway star returns to Texas for an unforgettable evening of beloved show tunes. Her show features selections such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” plus songs from The Lion King, Rent and more.

NOVEMBER 1

The Best of Broadway: Dallas Summer Musicals Gala Fair Park Music Hall

Kelli O’Hara (Kiss Me Kate), Amber Riley (“Glee”) and Broadway legend, Chita Rivera (West Side Story), are scheduled to appear at the glitzy event. NOVEMBER 1

Jamey Johnson Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

He’s best known for “The Lonesome Song” and “In Color”, and has also written for Willie, Haggard, and Strait. NOVEMBER 1

Michael W. Smith Arlington Music Hall

His Contemporary Christian and crossover successes include three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, and an American Music Award while selling 15 million albums. NOVEMBER 1

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Chefs For Farmers Oak Lawn Park

Celebrate the hard-working farmers who grow our food and the capable chefs who create locally-sourced menus, plus wineries, breweries, distilleries, live music and more. NOVEMBER 2

Black Tie Dinner Sheraton Hotel

Named 2016’s “Best LGBTQ Charitable Organization” by the Dallas Voice, it’s an evening of fun and glamor. NOVEMBER 2

J.D. Souther Arlington Music Hall

He’s penned unforgettable songs including the Eagles’ “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight” and “New Kid in Town.” His solo spin, “You’re Only Lonely,” is a classic. NOVEMBER 2

Dallas Veggie Fair Farmers Market

His country anthem, “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” helped launch the Austin Outlaw music movement in the 1970’s.

It’s a new year, and a new location for the annual event that features plant-based foods, products from local/national vendors, speakers, demos, music, craft beer and more.

NOVEMBER 1-3

NOVEMBER 2

Granada Theater

Bill Bellamy

Improv (Arlington)

He notoriously coined the phrase “booty call,” which ironically became the name of the veteran stand-up artist’s first comedy special for Showtime. *Editor’s Choice Selection 56

NOVEMBER 1-3

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KC and the Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge Comerica Center (Frisco)

They lit up dance floors all over the world with disco classics such as “Get Down Tonight” and “We Are Family.”

The bearded folksinger is a Grammy winner with deep Northeastern roots. He has released seven studio albums of his music, which includes a series of hit tunes including “Trouble,” “Hold You in My Arms,” “You Are the Best Thing” and “Jolene.”

THROUGH DECEMBER 29

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work (1940-1950) Amon Carter of American Art (Fort Worth)

The exhibit explores the early years of his career as an influential photographer capturing the essence of the civil rights movement, while breaking barriers. NOVEMBER 2 *

Gloria Trevi

NOVEMBER 4

Trisha Yearwood Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

A three-time Grammy winner, two-time ACA honoree, and three-time CMA winner, she’s one of country music’s true superstars. NOVEMBER 5 & 7

Grigoryan Brothers, Allegro Society of Dallas Eisemann Center (Richardson), Kimbell Art Museum (FW)

The Latin superstar’s songs have topped the charts for years including “Todos Me Miran,” “Cinco Minutos” and more.

Counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation, the pair of guitarists has developed a reputation for energized performances and breadth of repertoire.

NOVEMBER 3

NOVEMBER 5

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Shovels & Rope Granada Theater

The husband and wife duo from the Deep South blends a combination of folk, rock, country and pop all into one delicious sound. NOVEMBER 3

Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship American Airlines Center

The Contemporary Christian rock band, led by pastor Mark Hall, is a pop group with Grammy and Dove Awards to their credit.

Full Steam Ahead, The Women of the Dallas Symphony Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The benefit concert hosted by Matrice Ellis-Kirk features the women of the DSO lead by Principal Guest Conductor Gemma New. NOVEMBER 5-17

Cats, Dallas Summer Musicals Fair Park Music Hall

NOVEMBER 4

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical spectacular -- winner of seven Tonys including Best Musical -- has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages.

Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

NOVEMBER 6

Lori Gottlieb, Arts & Letters Live Psychotherapist, advice columnist, and New York Times bestselling author shares a provocative look behind the scenes of her life as a therapist, where patients are looking for answers, and so is she.

Melanie Martinez

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Best known for her spectacular appearance on TV’s “The Voice,” she brings a unique performance on tour, singing “Cry Baby” and other sugary hits.


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Moody Performance Hall

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Tedeschi Trucks Band, Southern Avenue

NOVEMBER 8-9

Majestic Theatre

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The Grammy-winning duo is a powerhouse. Derek is the nephew of the late Allman Bros. drummer, Butch Trucks, and was a member of the band before forming the current ensemble in 2010. He and his guitar-slinging spouse are talented players.

In the recent Vancouver Festival of Dance, the elite company was nothing short of astonishing. Dynamic, intelligent, passionate and sophisticated: the hallmarks of the extraordinary Canadian company populated by brilliant dancers with a remarkable repertoire and some of the world’s leading contemporary choreographers.

NOVEMBER 6-9

NOVEMBER 8

NOVEMBER 8

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

This conference features talks, a keynote presentation and panels. Grammy-winner Dawn Upshaw will be presented the DSO Women in Classical Music Award.

With a style that combines classic country, and an eclectic infusion of soul, the group’s signature three-part harmonies are a hit.

Vocalist Tyler Joseph and his Grammy winning mates have been playing their elegant brand of alternative hip-hop, rock, rap and more since 2009.

From years in the folk movement working with the likes of Jerry Garcia, to life as a back-up musician and solo artist, the guitarist is a living legend.

Women in Classical Music Symposium

The Band Perry

Twenty One Pilots

NOVEMBER 8-9 NOVEMBER 7

Ashley McBryde Shipping & Receiving Bar (Fort Worth)

Considered among the new breed of women in country music, her major label debut (Girl Going Nowhere) resulted in a Best Country Album Grammy nomination. NOVEMBER 7

The World of Dance Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

The energized interpretation of NBC’s hit competition series is a ball of energy featuring a bevy of talented dancers. NOVEMBER 7

S.C. Gwynne, Authors Live! Highland Park United Methodist Church

The Pulitzer finalist (Empire of the Summer Moon) offers compelling narratives of Grant, Lee, Sherman, and the role played by black former slaves in the Union army. NOVEMBER 7-9

Hari Kondabolu Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

His “Warn Your Relatives” on Netflix, put him among Variety’s Top-10 Comics To Watch.

NOVEMBER 9 *

David Bromberg Poor David’s Pub

NOVEMBER 8

NOVEMBER 9

Bomb Factory

Sleater-Kinney

The weekend’s events include a concert by Grammy-winner Leon Bridges, and on stage interviews with musician St. Vincent, and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell.

IHouse of Blues

Dos Equis Pavilion

NOVEMBER 8-10

NOVEMBER 8

Edge: Texas Monthly Festival

Gemma New Conducts Debussy’s La Mer, Dallas Symphony Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The program includes a pair of iconic works: Afternoon of a Faun, in all its dreamy, voluptuous splendor and La Mer, an evocative seascape of glistening sounds. NOVEMBER 10, 17

The Hodgetwins Improv (Arlington. Addison)

For years they’ve appeared on various YouTube channels with a raw brand of edgy, unfiltered comedy.

Heavily influenced by the riot grrrl movement, the Northwestern indie group has been lauded by critics over the years.

Tyrone Wells, Daniel Rodriguez Sons of Hermann Hall

His earthy, folk-infused music has been used in TV shows such as “Scrubs,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Intervention.” NOVEMBER 8

Igor and the Red Elvises Poor David’s Pub

The Siberian surf rockers known for balalaika boogie produced 12 studio albums, two live albums, a live concert DVD, and a Greatest Hits compilation. NOVEMBER 8-10

NOVEMBER 13-17

Lone Star Film Festival

Barber and Copland: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Sundance Square (Fort Worth)

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Screen films and meet noted actors, directors and film fanatics, all in the city of cowboys and culture.

Garrett Keast conducts Samuel Barber’s heart-wrenching Adagio for Strings and Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, with its grand Fanfare for the Common Man.

How the Southwest Was Won Snoop Dogg, Master P, Goodie Mob, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Mike Jones and Shawanna (of DTP) all take the Dallas stage NOVEMBER 9

Maná

American Airlines Center

The global envoys of Latin Rock have sold over 40 million albums. In the U.S., the band holds an impressive nine number one albums, and 10 number one singles. NOVEMBER 9

Sawyer Brown Arlington Music Hall

The country pop band celebrates three decades this year, having played more than 4000 shows performing hits such as “Thank God For You.” NOVEMBER 9

Jack FM Retroplex 2019 The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bands include: The Romantics, Starship, Patty Smyth, Survivor and Modern English.

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NOVEMBER 9

CALENDAR NOVEMBER 12

Majestic Theatre

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Bianca Del Rio

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

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Roy Haylock is a world-famous costume designer who won season six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” He’s toured with a number of kitschy shows including The Rolodex of Hate (2014), Not Today Satan (201516), Blame It On Bianca Del Rio (2017-2018) and now, It’s Jester Joke.

NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 12

NOVEMBER 14

NOVEMBER 15

McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)

McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)

House of Blues

Kessler Theater

What started as a college a cappella ensemble evolved into a musical phenomenon that captured the music world by storm.

The Harvard professor studies society’s most complex issues including equality, education and government, all through the powerful lens of economics.

Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make up the basis of the electronica band, playing trip hop songs with a super chill attitude.

Yale educated bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone and his indie rock collection of musicians is a rare treat to experience in a live setting.

NOVEMBER 14

NOVEMBER 15-17 *

Straight No Chaser

Raj Chetty, SMU Tate Lecture Series

NOVEMBER 11

Toadies, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights and The Bluebonnets South Side Ballroom

It’s been over 25 years since the band began playing gigs around Fort Worth behind thundering classics such as “Possum Kingdom.”

NOVEMBER 12

Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson, Upstander Speakers Series Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

The reformed racist son of a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard shares the stage with an Orthodox Jew to discuss human rights.

NOVEMBER 11

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour Majestic Theatre

Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens from season 11 and more.

NOVEMBER 12

Let Freedom Ring: Rex Tillerson, Narrator, The Dallas Winds Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Salute things that make America great, including a performance of Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait with narration by the former U.S. Secretary of State.

NOVEMBER 11

Tim O’Brien, Arts & Letters Live

NOVEMBER 13

Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Dad’s Maybe Book shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons, born when he was in his late fifties.

Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

The 20-year old has been labeled a “torchbearer,” a hulk of a talented guitarist who hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the epicenter of Delta blues.

THROUGH APRIL 26

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art

NOVEMBER 14

Dallas Museum of Art

Fantasia, Tank and the Bonfyre

The largest public presentation in the history of one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic Art is a must-see.

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

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She is among the most vital artists of her generation, with a long list of accomplishments. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Awardnominated singer/songwriter/author has taken off on her Amidst The Chaos Tour.

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The “American Idol” star sings her hits along with tunes from her latest studio album, Sketchbook.

Thievery Corporation

Tab Benoit

Ridglea Theater (Fort Worth)

The Louisiana guitarist always brings a heaping helping of musical gumbo to his shows, with an emphasis on rockin’ blues.

San Fermin

Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

NOVEMBER 14-16

Both put their stamp on the jazz and pop of their day, winning multiple Grammys. Honor a father/daughter duo whose musical style and undeniable talent lives on.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

NOVEMBER 16

That Golden Girls Show Cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and more rom the stage show parodies classic moments for the TV juggernaut … with hilarious puppets. NOVEMBER 15 *

Willie Nelson & Family Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

The Texas native is known worldwide for his authenticity, and a big ol’ bag of great songs including “Hello Walls” and “ On the Road Again.”

Ryan Bingham South Side Ballroom

He owns the distinction of writing a song (“The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart) that won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Critic’s Choice Award and a Grammy. NOVEMBER 16

Old Dominion, Scotty McCreery, Ryan Hurd The Theatre at Grand Prairie

NOVEMBER 15

Based in Nashville, the five-member country/pop band is big on instrumentation and harmonies; songs include “Snapback” and “Break Up With Her.”

American Airlines Center

NOVEMBER 16

Joe Rogan

He’s starred in Talking Monkeys in Space (2009), Joe Rogan Live (2007) and more while selling out theaters around the globe with his intense comedic style.

Illenium

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

The DJ/producer may be best known for this remix of The Chainsmokers’ song, “Don’t Let Me Down.”


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Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

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The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Shannon & the Clams

Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

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The group’s raw sound is a throwback, borrowing from Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf and others. Earlier this year, they released the first new music from Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney since 2014.

NOVEMBER 16

Canines, Cats & Cabernet, Operation Kindness Hyatt

The posh event raises funds annually for the area animal shelter with a silent auction and music by the local favorite, Emerald City. NOVEMBER 16

The Women of the Pulitzer The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Eight women have won the revered award in music. Spend an afternoon basking in the work of a trio of visionary composers: Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw and Jennifer Higdon. NOVEMBER 17 *

Snider Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting University Park

Residents from throughout the area gather to celebrate the coming holiday season amidst carolers and dancers near the Plaza’s landmark fountain. NOVEMBER 17

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Winspear Opera House

The Peabody Award-winning TV comedy’s creator and original host Joel Hodgson, is on his final tour with the world’s only movie-riffing robots. NOVEMBER 17

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)

It’s the quintessential holiday performance as toy soldiers, Sugar Plum Fairies and more, dance to Tchaikovsky’s immortal theme.

The reigning king of country is among the genre’s most influential people. He brings his best to the new Cowtown arena, with hits that include “I Cross My Heart,” “Check Yes or No,” “The Chair,” and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas.”

NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 20

NOVEMBER 21

Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

Majestic Theatre

Bomb Factory

The Contemporary Christian act plays with a definitive rock edge, performing hits including “I Can Only Imagine,” and “God With Us.”

A spokesperson for human reconciliation, empathy and inspiration, his social leadership creations are impacting a new generation of leaders in Spanish speech.

The native Texan is an accomplished singer, dancer, actor, choreographer and director who rose to fame on “American Idol”.

MercyMe, Crowder, Micah Tyler

Daniel Habifl

NOVEMBER 17

Tenebrae, Tower Arts Concert

NOVEMBER 21 NOVEMBER 19, 20

Highland Park United Methodist Church

DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular

Devastatingly beautiful, the award-winning choir is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision.

Winspear Opera House, Bass Performance Hall (FW)

With dazzling vocals and powerful musicians, energetic choreography, spectacular lighting, and beautiful costumes, it’s a recipe for a dynamic holiday show.

NOVEMBER 17

So You Think You Can Dance Live?

The Buddy Holly Story

Since the high-energy reality TV dance fest premiered in 2005, it has grown into a cultural phenomenon around the world.

Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Dallas Chamber Music Southern Methodist University (Caruth Auditorium)

The Canadian string ensemble brings a welldeserved international reputation of excellence to the Dallas stage.

Set during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, songs include “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll be the Day” and “Rave On.” The last half of the show reenacts his last night on earth 60 years ago. NOVEMBER 20-23 *

Chi Omega Christmas Fair Park (Centennial Hall)

NOVEMBER 18 *

The annual shopping experience features over 175 merchants with gifts, holiday decor, women’s clothing/accessories, home accents, children’s clothing/toys and more.

The Hockaday School

NOVEMBER 21

Samantha Power, Arts & Letters Live In her new memoir The Education of an Idealist, the Pulitzer Prize winner traces her journey from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Heather Patterson: Basically Bacharach Sammons Center for the Arts

A lovely, soothing voice and enchanting stage presence made her 2011 Sammons Jazz Artist of the Year. This show features the songs of the great American composer. NOVEMBER 21-23

SEPTEMBER 7-15

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

NOVEMBER 18

Todrick Hall

Demetri Martin House of Blues

His humor includes one-liners and a large drawing pad to illustrate observational points, delivered in a completely deadpan style.

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Violin sensation Maxim Vengerov solos in Bruch’s Concerto in G minor, while Prokofiev’s greatest work echoes sounds of a recently ended war. NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 29

A Christmas Carol, Dallas Theater Center Wyly Theatre

This re-imagined take on Charles Dickens’ enduring classic brings the audience in close contact with the actors, ghosts flying above, plus snow falling on everyone. NOVEMBER 22 *

Rufus Wainwright Majestic Theatre

The New York Times praised his “genuine originality.” He’s established himself as one of the great vocalists and songwriters of his generation.

*Editor’s Choice Selection

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NOVEMBER 23-JANUARY 5

NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 8

NorthPark Center

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Trains at NorthPark

Fair Park Music Hall

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It’s become a Texas tradition that families look forward to all year long. More than 60,000 people visit the exhibit, which features 4,000 square feet of creative railroad-themed environments, with a variety of special Christmas touches designed to excite the child in everyone.

NOVEMBER 22-24

Once

Winspear Opera House

The Tony-winning story swept from the streets of Dublin features a talented ensemble cast, and the poignant Oscar-winning song, “Falling Slowly.” NOVEMBER 22-24

Mozart and Dvorak, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Candid Camera’s LOL Tour with Peter Funt Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Picking up where one of America’s funniest shows left off in a multi media romp that combines clips, quips and behind-the-scenes tales. NOVEMBER 23

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Kathy Mattea

Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture provides contrast to Dvorák’s somber Seventh Symphony and Mozart’s brooding Piano Concerto No. 20, featuring pianist Lise de la Salle.

Arlington Music Hall

NOVEMBER 23

NOVEMBER 23

Dallas Margarita Ball Sheraton Hotel

The largest annual invitation-only black tie charity gala in the world provides gifts for nearly 7000 at-risk children each year. NOVEMBER 23

Lewis Black

Her two Grammy wins, four CMA Awards, four number singles, and five gold albums have made her country music royalty.

The Wind, Dallas Chamber Symphony Moody Performance Hall

The orchestra premieres an original score by Alain Mayrand to a live screening of Victor Sjöström’s acclaimed silent film, The Wind, starring Lillian Gish. NOVEMBER 23

Majestic Theatre

The Flatlanders

His belligerent comedic style borders on mental breakdowns, often escalating into hysterical rants poking fun at history, politics, religion, and pop culture.

Kessler Theater

The trio of folkies -- Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock -- pulls into town with a pocketful of Texas Country gems.

NOVEMBER 23

NOVEMBER 24

Delbert McClinton Ridglea Theater (Fort Worth)

He’s a bona fide, Grammy-winning legend performing his brand of Texas blues for decades. *Editor’s Choice Selection 60

NOVEMBER 23 *

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Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra House of Blues

The acoustic guitarist leads a skilled ensemble that specializes in New Age music, with a Spanish-style emphasis.

A letter never meant to be seen … a lie that never meant to be told … and a life he never dreamed possible. The winner of seven Tonys including Best Musical is a deeply personal, modern musical about life and the way we live it.

NOVEMBER 24 *

NOVEMBER 27

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

The talented ensemble has been singing at the storied Imperial Chapel for years, boasting a repertoire that features everything from medieval to modern and even experimental music.

MTV called him the Prince of Pop; now he’s headlining his own tour singing his top tunes including “Idle Town,” “Generation Why” and “Crush Culture”.

NOVEMBER 24

NOVEMBER 29

Vienna Boys Choir

Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson Music Hall at Fair Park

The pair’s combined total number of hits is staggering including favorites such as “On the Wings of Love” and “A Whole New World.” NOVEMBER 24

GM Financial Parade of Lights Downtown Fort Worth

The annual trek through Cowtown signals the beginning of the holiday season with floats, music and, of course, thousands of colorful lights. NOVEMBER 24

Coco Montoya Kessler Theater

He played as a sideman with blues mainstays Albert Collins and John Mayall before striking out on his own as a guitar-driven solo act. NOVEMBER 26-27

Blue Man Group Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The award-winning touring show is a feast for the senses featuring an eclectic blend of music, movement and much more.

Conan Gray

William Clark Green Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

The Texas Tech graduate had a number one regional hit with “She Likes The Beatles,” and has developed a nice group of devoted followers. NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 1

Home For the Holidays, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya ushers in the holidays with seasonal favorites performed by the orchestra and special guests. NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 22

Texas Christkindl Market Texas Live! (Arlington)

Music, cuisine, culture, gift ideas and more; enter an authentic German holiday market just in time for the Christmas season. NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 31 *

Holiday at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden

The seasonal event features a variety of sights including the new Magical Christmas Village, plus the 12 Days of Christmas and DeGolyer House exhibitions.


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American Airlines Center

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The Jonas Brothers, Jordan McGraw

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

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The powerhouse trio is on the 40-city Happiness Begins Tour to promote a new album of songs. It is the Texas-based pop band’s first large scale tour in nearly a decade, and second show in Dallas this fall.

DECEMBER 1

DECEMBER 2, 16

Improv (Arlington)

House of Blues

A great stand-up artist, he’s well known for appearances on “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show,” “Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase,” Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh” and more.

Rub elbows with the experts on select Mondays after Dallas Cowboys games as players, coaches, and analysts, breakdown and discuss the previous game.

THROUGH DECEMBER 31

THROUGH DECEMBER 22

Arnez J

Donray’s Traveling Exhibits

Inside the Huddle

Jessica Vaughn

Arlington Museum of Art

Dallas Contemporary Museum

The respected Texas artist is known for his emblematic images often focused on the energetic nature of life and the human longing for spiritual enlightenment.

Her first museum exhibition consists of a new site-specific installation that considers her ongoing investigations into how architectural structures reinforce segregation.

DECEMBER 1

DECEMBER 3 *

Christmas in the Stockyards Fort Worth

Celebrate the season in Cowtown on the veranda of the Historical Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station and along East Exchange Avenue. DECEMBER 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

David Rubenstein, Tate SMU Lecture Series McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)

The PBS host is also an award-winning philanthropist who pledged to donate the majority of his wealth to charitable causes as an original signer of The Giving Pledge. DECEMBER 3

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

PJ Morton

Relive the magic of the motion picture classic in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’s unforgettable score live to picture.

House of Blues

Referring to him as “classic” doesn’t begin to adequately describe the TV icon. After a long stand-up comedy career, he famously followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night host Johnny Carson as host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

DECEMBER 3

Speedway Children’s Charities Tree Lighting & Grants Ceremony

Tea & Talk Sid Richardson Museum (Fort Worth)

Check out what is billed as the lighting of the “largest living Christmas tree in Texas,” and a host of other holiday events.

Discover the joy of looking at art slowly, deliberately, and thoughtfully, then participate in lively discussions at teatime with fellow art enthusiasts.

DECEMBER 3

DECEMBER 4-21

The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bath House Cultural Center

Texas Motor Speedway

Hip-Hop Nutcracker

Winter Wonderettes

The holiday mash-up re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive choreography with all-star dancers, a DJ and an electrifying violinist.

Who can resist hearing standards including “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Run Rudolph, Run,” and “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” all in four-part harmony?

DECEMBER 3-8

DECEMBER 5

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Club Dada

Miss Saigon

She Past Away

The scene is the last days of the Vietnam War in the new production featuring a cast of 42 in a gripping retelling of Puccini’s masterpiece, Madame Butterfly.

The Turkish post punk band has played a dark form of gothic rock since forming in 2006 in their home country.

DECEMBER 4

Lighting of the Big Pecan Tree

Six Hands on Jazz, Sammons Jazz Sammons Center for the Arts

The Maroon 5 keyboard whiz won a pair of Grammy nominations for this solo work on Gumbo, a tribute to his hometown of New Orleans.

Pianists Arlington Jones, Fred Sanders and Grammy winner Caleb McCampbell perform the season closer in an unpredictable musical experience.

DECEMBER 3

Majestic Theatre

The Mowgli’s, Plain White T’s

DECEMBER 4

The Englishman cut his teeth playing-guitar in Al Stewart’s band, then forged a career performing with artists including a host of contemporary jazz stars.

Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

The Los Angeles group’s major label album debut (Waiting For the Dawn) in 2013 put them in the spotlight, and on track for more alt rock success.

The event recognizes and honors the fundraising work of Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, one of Texas’ most dedicated arts and cultural leaders.

DECEMBER 1

A Peter White Christmas

DECEMBER 4

Hope for Humanity

DECEMBER 5 Highland Park

It takes an entire week to decorate the old tree with over 5,000 lights, reportedly the oldest Christmas tradition in Dallas County. THROUGH DECEMBER 22

Alicja Kwade

Dallas Contemporary Museum

Her work employs ordinary materials including glass, steel, and concrete to explore the conventions developed by humanity in order to explain natural phenomena. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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DECEMBER 7-8, 11-15

American Airlines Center

Ariana Grande

With the polish of a Broadway show, the multimedia event boasts stunning special effects, a 1,000-member cast, plus a multiplicity of voices, flying angels, live animals and more. The production also features a living nativity that brings the Christmas story to life in a breathtaking fashion.

This is her second 2019 concert in Dallas, she’s performing music from Sweetener, with a series of hit singles including “No Tears Left To Cry,” “The Light Is Coming,” and “God Is A Woman.” The young superstar also sings tunes from her white-hot solo pop career.

DECEMBER 5

DECEMBER 5-22

DECEMBER 6

Arlington Music Hall

Bishop Arts Theatre

Kessler Theater

Through years of hits and personnel changes, the Canadian pop outfit continues touring playing radio staples such as “American Woman,” “Laughing” and more.

Langston Hughes’ foot-stomping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping holiday favorite returns -experience the Nativity story through gospel music.

Brothers Chris (upright bass) and Oliver Wood (guitar), and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix form the popular alt-folk trio with the high hipster quotient.

DECEMBER 5

DECEMBER 5-22

DECEMBER 6

Addison Theatre Centre

Stereo Live

The celebration of holidays from around the world comes together via a collaboration of theater and the Lone Star Circus.

His tracks “The Longest Road”, “Fight for You” and “In the Air” are indispensible for fans of the DJ/producer with a pair of Grammy nominations.

The Guess Who

Peggy Wallace Kennedy, Donna Wilhelm, Arts & Letters Live Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art)

The late Gov. George Wallace’s oldest daughter is considered a contemporary symbol of racial reconciliation, while A Life of My Own follows Wilhelm’s extraordinary life path. DECEMBER 5, 6 & 8

Vocal Majority

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

One hundred-plus-men from all walks of life join in song to produce a diverse musical repertoire that spans sacred to patriotic, jazz, pops, and Christmas. DECEMBER 5-7

Preacher Lawson Improv (Arlington)

Black Nativity

Cirque Holidays, WaterTower Theatre

Nile

Steve Byrne Improv (Addison)

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He was the star/creator of “Sullivan & Son,” the well-oiled comedy on TBS, and has performed for U.S. troops around the world.

DECEMBER 6 *

Jonathan Van Ness

DECEMBER 7

Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Holiday Show & Tree Lighting

As the star of the Emmy-winning reality series “Queer Eye” the bearded hairdresser brings an unstoppable energy to the stage.

Klyde Warren Park

Crow Museum of Asian Art

*Editor’s Choice Selection

DECEMBER 6-7

Death metal in tenor, the band formed back in 1993 and has survived many changes in personnel over the life of the group.

DECEMBER 5-7, 14-16

“The Howard Stern Show,” voted her the funniest and hottest comedian in America.

Morgan Page

Trees

THROUGH JANUARY 5

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Fort Worth, Dallas)

The Wood Brothers

DECEMBER 6

He started writing jokes at 16, and then won the 2015 Funniest Comedian In Florida, and the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition.

April Macie

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The Gift of Christmas

DECEMBER 9

Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano)

Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics The in-depth exhibit features selections of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists over the last 80 years.

Get in the sunshine and celebrate a few unique seasonal touches in Downtown Dallas’ favorite urban green space. DECEMBER 6-15

THROUGH JANUARY 12

Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence Dallas Museum of Art

The fiber arts by the designer/weaver are featured in an exhibition illuminating how the artist’s practice has been inspired by traditions of indigenous artisans from Latin America. DECEMBER 7

Dallas Holiday Parade Downtown Dallas

With large, colorful floats, marching bands and a visit from St. Nick himself, the parade has signaled the opening of the season since the late 1980’s. DECEMBER 7

Crystal Charity Ball Hilton Anatole

Since 1952, the glitzy event has been an annual centerpoint benefitting a diversity of children’s charities in Dallas County. DECEMBER 7

Travis Tritt Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

The Georgia country rocker has been melding styles for years in tunes such as “Put Some Drive in Your Country” and more.

Christmas Pops, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Uptown along McKinney Avenue

This series features a variety of seasonal set-ups with talented musicians, choral groups and other performers just right for Christmas.

The annual event returns for the third year from Noon to 8 p.m. featuring the holiday’s best Santa suits, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes.

Twelve Bars of Christmas Crawl


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Winspear Opera House

A John Waters Christmas

Innovation meets ingenuity, the secret behind the unrestrained imagination of artistic director Moses Pendleton and the fearless athleticism of the dancers. Surreal, surprising and wondrous, there is nothing quite like the company’s live performance experience.

photo by Greg Gorman

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MOMIX, TITAS/Dance Unbound

DECEMBER 15

Winspear Opera House

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The legendary filmmaker (Female Trouble, Hairspray, Serial Mom), raconteur/author (Carsick, Role Model, Make Trouble) is a Christmas kick. He hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, just in time to spread a little Yuletide weirdness.

THROUGH JANUARY 12

DECEMBER 9

DECEMBER 13-14

Meadows Museum (Southern Methodist University)

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Highland Park United Methodist Church

The rich exhibition takes a close look at John and Joséphine Bowes’s role in the history of the collection and display of Spanish art outside of Spain.

A Texas holiday tradition returns as the orchestra performs the seasonal masterpiece featuring the University of North Texas A Cappella Choir.

Gramophone Magazine wrote, “The singing of Voces8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance.” Experience one of Dallas’ most sought-after Christmas events.

El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum

Handel’s Messiah, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Limited Engagement with Voces8, Tower Arts Concert

DECEMBER 11 DECEMBER 7

Holiday Classics, Plano Civic Chorus

A Charlie Brown Christmas Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

Buckle up for a winter sleigh ride, and enjoy the rich holiday tradition, featuring the choral group performing favorite songs of the season.

The new stage musical celebrates Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip and timeless 1965 TV special, while showcasing the music of Vince Guaraldi.

DECEMBER 7

DECEMBER 12

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Cars and Coffee Adjacent to Classic BMW (Plano)

From hot rods, to collectables, exotics and more, the free monthly car show is a delight for friends of the four-wheel variety. DECEMBER 8

Madeon

House of Blues

The French DJ gained attention through a YouTube video, “Pop Culture”, which included a mash-up of 39 different popular songs in real-time.

Christmas at Highland Park, Tower Arts Concert

DECEMBER 12-15

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Improv (Arlington)

Journey to the manger and experience the beauty of Christmas along with the Chancel Choir and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. DECEMBER 9

John Witherspoon His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one memorable funny man.

Rocky Mountain Christmas: A John Denver Holiday Tribute

DECEMBER 13

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Poor David’s Pub

Settle into the timeless pop music as Jim Curry and his band perform Christmas classics and hits from the late Colorado musician’s catalog.

Ian Moore

A fine guitarist, he was once a member of Joe Ely’s touring band before splitting off and forming his own Austin-based group.

DECEMBER 13-15

40 Years of Fa-La-La, Turtle Creek Chorale Moody Performance Hall

The ensemble’s signature holiday tradition features seasonal classics, and Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman joining the men of the Chorale for the show. DECEMBER 13, 14 & 15

Pauly Shore

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth)

His “Totally Pauly” ran for six years, leading him to a one-hour HBO special, “Pauly Does Dallas” plus a string of comedies (Encino Man, Jury Duty, Bio Dome). DECEMBER 13-15

Bruce Bruce Improv (Addison)

A favorite on the comedy circuit, the stand-up veteran is also the author of Baby James Brown, with plans for more books to follow. THROUGH FEBRUARY 2

Sightings: Anne Le Troter Nasher Sculpture Center

In her first U.S. commission, the acclaimed French artist considers the ethics of eugenics in a linguistic score and site-specific installation.

DECEMBER 13-15 & 19, 21-24, 26-29

The Nutcracker, Texas Ballet Theater Winspear Opera House, Bass Performance Hall (FW)

The Dallas Morning News says Sir Ben Stevenson’s production “… takes the magical impossibilities of a Christmas dream and … makes them real.” DECEMBER 14

Home for the Holidays, Irving Symphony Orchestra Carpenter Performance Hall (Irving Arts Center)

Soprano Haeley Sicking and the Irving Chorale join the symphony performing traditional carols and favorites for a jolly good time. DECEMBER 14

Deck the Paws Convention Center (Mesquite)

It is billed as the “largest holiday festival for animal lovers in North Texas,” with shopping and entertainment that benefits local animal rescues. DECEMBER 14

Spike Lee, hearhere Winspear Opera House

The outspoken Oscar-winning director/actor/ producer has a prolific body of work that continues to challenge cultural assumptions on many levels. DECEMBER 14

Greyson Chance Club Dada

His performance of a Lady Gaga song as a sixth grader went viral on YouTube, propelling him into the spotlight, then on to his current career in music. *Editor’s Choice Selection

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DECEMBER 17-22

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Winspear Opera House

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Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas

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CALENDAR

For 25 years, the Dallas native has returned to his old stompin’ grounds for a program chock-full of seasonal songs with a western flavor. The Texas music legend is the man behind classics including “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines.”

DECEMBER 14

The Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza

Christmas at the Meyerson, The Dallas Winds

THROUGH JANUARY 26

Orna Feinstein and McKay Otto The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Majestic Theatre

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Musical ringmaster Tim DeLaughter leads his group back to the stage for their annual holiday concert filled with seasonal favorites and more.

Visions of sugarplums will surely be dancing as the ensemble rings in the holidays with all your Yuletide favorites -- fun for the whole family.

She is an artist specializing in experimentation in monoprint-making while his work combines meditation with a focused intensity, described as “Trans-dimensional.”

DECEMBER 16

DECEMBER 19

DECEMBER 15

Beethoven’s Eroica, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Murchison Performing Arts Center (Denton)

Known for its power and intensity, guest conductor Rune Bergmann leads the performance; plus Michael Shih performs his interpretation of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. DECEMBER 15

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Winspear Opera House

The beloved TV special is as cheesy as we all remember, as this new version of the animated classic soars off the screen, onto the stage in all its super kitschy glory. DECEMBER 15

Keith Harkin Poor David’s Pub

A longtime Dallas favorite, the Irish singer gained huge fame as a member of Celtic Thunder prior to his current solo career.

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DECEMBER 16

The Tony winner is a sweeping tale of a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. The Daily News calls it, “A bewitching musical that celebrates love, resilience and the spirit of hope.”

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Keyboard Conversations: Warm Romantic Music From the Cold Far North

Organ and Brass Christmas, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel presents a smorgasbord of musical delights in a program that includes pieces from Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Sibelius.

Lawrence Loh conducts the concert featuring brass and percussion sections and the magnificent Lay Family Concert Organ, all designed to make holidays extra merry and bright.

DECEMBER 16

DECEMBER 19

House of Blues

Sammons Center for the Arts

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Dir En Grey

Carolyn Lee Jones Influenced by cabaret greats, she’s delighted fans and critics alike with her rich, silky vocals and extensive repertoire.

DECEMBER 17

Sounds of the Season, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church (Southlake)

Celebrate the holiday season with a familyfriendly concert featuring music you know and love, sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

DECEMBER 17

DECEMBER 19-22

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Improv (Arlington)

The Grammy-winning ensemble performs a concert of Mexican and Latin-inspired Christmas songs in a musical fiesta.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Sir Ben Stevenson’s sensational seasonal nod to the crazy and the zany is an annual parody all designed for big laughs. DECEMBER 20-22

Cirque Musica Presents Holidays Wishes The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Blending the grace and thrills of the world’s greatest cirque performers with stunning music, audiences get a full sensory experience to bring them to the edge of their seats.

The Nutcracker, Avant Chamber Ballet Moody Performance Hall

Paul Mejia’s classic full-length production features a live orchestra conducted by Brad Cawyer, perfectly designed for the whole family. DECEMBER 20-22 *

DECEMBER 19

While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they’ve become modern-day icons, branding the genre with their unique stamps.

Mariachi Los Camperos, DSO

The Nutty Nutcracker, Texas Ballet Theater

DECEMBER 20-22

The Japanese progressive metal band has been around for over twenty years performing, wearing various make up and costumes with emphasis on visual kei.

Riders in the Sky, Quebe Sisters

DECEMBER 20

Godfrey

Along with a one-hour Comedy Central special, he’s appeared in Zoolander, “30 Rock,” and had a recurring role on “Louie.”

Christmas with Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Smith, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Join an intimate evening performance featuring a pair of Broadway stars performing beloved Christmas classics. DECEMBER 21

Waterparks House of Blues

The Texas pop-rock band released its second full-length album, Entertainment, two years ago, drawing from an eclectic pool of influences.


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Toyota Music Factory (Irving)

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

DECEMBER 29

American Airlines Center

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DECEMBER 21

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For decades, the critically acclaimed powerhouse, and its annual winter tours have been a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. The ensemble’s celebration of art and music has been dubbed “rock-theater,” featuring awe-inspiring effects, and eye-popping staging elements blended into an all-new holiday extravaganza. DECEMBER 21

The trailblazing group’s seasonal performances feature Christmas hits and sizzling multimedia effects with lights, sensational staging and signature, ensemble driven musical numbers. It’s a tremendous way to wrap up the holiday season in grand style.

DECEMBER 27-JANUARY 27

THROUGH MAY 3

THROUGH JULY 31

Stage West Theatre (Fort Worth)

The Crow Collection of Asian Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

The powerhouse trumpeter with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger brings his infectious yule tide joy to the stage.

A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for drama, everybody could be anybody. And in the end, when it’s your time to go, what will you leave behind … and what will you take with you?

The process is nearly as old as civilization, with a rich history on display in the stunning exhibition through a selection of distinctive pieces from the museum’s collection.

The Texas artist’s otherworldly sculpture is a complex portrait of family, land, and self, evoking a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual.

DECEMBER 22

DECEMBER 28

DECEMBER 29

DECEMBER 31

Zion Lutheran Church

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

One of the ensemble’s most popular events, the audience becomes the choir as the orchestra and soloists create a participatory experience to remember.

The singer/songwriter’s career has been paved by over 20 years of hard work and perseverance, a dozen recorded albums, more than 2,500 shows.

The comedian in the cowboy hat is one funny guy, who once had his own network TV show on ABC (“Rodney”).

He’s had eight number ones in the past four years. His latest album (All of It) debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Album Chart.

DECEMBER 28

Lyfe Jennings

DECEMBER 30

DECEMBER 31

DECEMBER 22

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The Texas troubadour returns with an all-new holiday jamboree, which honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as only he can.

Take in an evening with music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and celebrate in style with a program of greatest hits featuring soloist Ann Hampton Callaway.

DECEMBER 31

DECEMBER 31

Holiday Swing with Byron Stripling, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Will Rogers Auditorium (Fort Worth)

Messiah Sing-Along, Dallas Bach Society

Home for the Holidays, Plano Symphony Orchestra St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Hector Guzman and the symphony are joined by one of the world’s most decorated vocal ensembles: Dallas’ Turtle Creek Chorale. DECEMBER 23

Handel’s Messiah, Dallas Bach Society Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece with the Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus, vocal soloists, bring this unforgettable work to life. THROUGH MARCH 1 *

The Kinsey Collection African American Museum (Fair Park)

Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of history and culture, it features paintings and sculpture, photos, rare books, letters, manuscripts and more.

Everybody

Aaron Watson

House of Blues

The socially minded multi-instrumentalist is a platinum-selling R&B and soul singer/songwriter, a hero in pop and hip-hop circles. THROUGH MARCH 22

Origins: Fossils From the Cradle of Humankind Perot Museum of Nature and Science

South Africa’s Wits University and the National Geographic Society have provided fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives, providing a rare peek into our past. DECEMBER 29

The Elf on the Shelf Majestic Theatre

A Christmas tradition is now a touring stage production, giving families a glimpse into Santa’s magical world through song and dance numbers and a heartwarming story.

The Art of Lacquer

Rodney Carrington

Seven and Seven Flower, James Surls

Cole Swindell

Robert Earl Keen’s Countdown to New Year’s Eve: A Gershwin CelebraChristmas: Lunar Tunes & Looney Times tion, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

New Year’s Eve, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Ring in 2020 with your favorite Strauss waltzes and Viennese-inspired revelry, and enjoy a midnight toast at the annual celebration. DECEMBER 31

Jeff Dye

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas)

He once finished in the top three on “Last Comic Standing,” and has hosted shows including “Numbnuts” and “Money From Strangers” on MTV.

Chris Porter Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Fort Worth)

He was a finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” and starred in the 2014 comedy special, “Chris Porter: Ugly and Angry.” DECEMBER 31

The Opera, Dallas Bach Society Zion Lutheran Church

The evening of music features favorite operatic works by Handel, Purcell, Rameau, and more, along with works from the Bach secular cantatas. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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SPORTS & RECREATION Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Stars

American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center

October 11 October 14 October 23​ October 27​ November 1​ November 6 November 8 November 16 November 18​ November 20​ November 22 November 26 December 4​ December 7 December 8​ December 14​ December 18 December 26

October 3 October 10 October 12 October 21​ October 24​ October 26​ November 2​ November 5​ November 19 November 21​ November 23 November 25 November 29 December 5​ December 7​ December 10​ December 13​ December 16 December 22 December 28​

​vs. Milwaukee Bucks ​vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards vs. Portland Trailblazers vs. L.A. Lakers ​vs. Orlando Magic ​vs. New York Knicks ​vs. Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors ​vs. Cleveland Cavilers ​vs. L.A. Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves ​vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat ​vs. Boston Celtics ​vs. San Antonio Spurs

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v​ s. Boston Bruins v​ s. Calgary Flames v​ s. Washington Capitals vs. Ottawa Senators vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens vs. Colorado Avalanche v​ s. Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. Chicago Blackhawks v​ s. Las Vegas Knights v​ s. St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils vs. Las Vegas Knights v​ s. Edmonton Oilers v​ s. Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche

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Dallas Cowboys

Texas Motor Speedway

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

October 6​ October 21​ November 11 November 28​ December 15​ December 29​

October 9 Oct 31-Nov 3

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FC Dallas Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

October 6​​

vs. Sporting Kansas City

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SMU Mustang Football Gerald J. Ford Stadum (SMU) Unless Noted

October 5​​ October 19 October 24 November 9​ November 30

vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane* v​ s. Temple Owls v​ s. Houston Cougars ** vs. East Carolina Pirates *** v​ s. Tulane Green Wave

* Family Weekend ** TDECU Stadium (Houston) *** Homecoming SMUmustangs.com

TCU Horn Frogs Football

Tony Stewart Smoke Show AAA Texas 500 Weekend

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SMU Mustang Basketball Moody Coliseum (SMU)

December 7​​

vs. Georgetown Hoyas

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Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena (Fort Worth)

vs. ​​ Southwestern Pirates vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns ​​vs. UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Illinois State Redbirds ​​vs. Winthrop Eagles vs. Lamar Cardinals ​​vs. Xavier Musketeers ​​vs. George Mason Patriots

Texas vs. Oklahoma

UNT Mean Green Football Apogee Stadium (Denton) Unless Noted

October 26 November 9 November 23 November 30

vs. Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears vs. Rice Owls + vs. UAb Blazers

+ Rice Stadium (Houston) MeanGreenSports.com

OCTOBER 26

DECEMBER 7

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

OCTOBER 26

DECEMBER 8

Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure NorthPark Center NOVEMBER 2

Lone Star Showdown: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Texas Longhorns Basketball Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

Bear Creek Park (Keller)

DECEMBER 14-15

BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend

Fort Worth Marathon

Downtown

Panther Island Pavilion (Fort Worth)

DECEMBER 21-22

NOVEMBER 12-16

Midwestern Sectional Singles and U.S. Pairs

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live Dickies Arena (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 14

OCTOBER 12

National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Futurity

Joe Pool Lake (Grand Prairie)

Will Rogers Coliseum (Fort Worth)

Pumpkin Run

Big XII Championship (Teams TBD)

I Love BBQ 5K

NOVEMBER 15

The traditional foes battle the Red River Rivalry during the State Fair of Texas, usually with national championship implications on the line.

DECEMBER 6

Dickies Arena (Fort Worth)

Event Center (Allen)

* Jones AT&T Stadium (Lubbock) GoFrogs.com

City Hall

Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie)

Cotton Bowl

vs. Texas Longhorns ​vs. Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders * ​vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Southern California Trojans Basketball

NOVEMBER 10 OCTOBER 12

NOVEMBER 28

Great Inflatable Race

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Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth) Unless Noted

October 26​ November 9 November 16​ November 29

Cotton Bowl

Monster Jam

TCU Horn Frogs Basketball November 7 November 12​​ November 18 December 3​​ December 11 December 14​​ December 22 December 30

Texas Southern Tigers vs. Southern Jaguars OCTOBER 19

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vs. Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles ​vs. Minnesota Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins

OCTOBER 19

The Texas Double: Whine Not a Marathon Bachman Lake Pavilion DECEMBER 29

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Teams TBD)

AT&T Stadium (Arlington) DECEMBER 30

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Teams TBD)

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DINING

Avanti Ristorante

Cigar Lounge at Chamberlain’s

Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. Its small, intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere is convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, this popular spot is not to be missed.

Our Cigar Lounge is a richly decorated room with a private entrance where a man (or woman) can enjoy a cigar, an adult beverage and a fine steak if they so wish. The lounge features numerous ways to enjoy your cigar to match your mood. Relax on a leather couch while our staff cuts and lights your cigar or grab a table and order a steak while you smoke those Cohibas you have been saving for a special occasion. Our lounge features live music Tuesday through Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.871.4955 avantirestaurants.com

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Cindi’s New York Deli Enjoy authentic New York and Southern-style favorites right here in North Texas at one of Cindi’s many locations. From reubens and matzo ball soup to pancakes, and chicken and dumplings, Cindi’s offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections, plus fresh bagels, breads and pastries. You’ll enjoy the complete New York deli experience and tastes right here in Big D! Multiple Locations including: 306 S. Houston St. Dallas (just North of Union Station) 214.744.4745 • cindisnydeli.com

Located in Highland Park Village, this European-style establishment offers everything from Italian to Spanish to French influences. Serving only fresh, gourmet ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons, and the restaurant offers an extensive wine list.

Cool River Café

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Cafe Herrera

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

87 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.420.3900

At its shiny new location in the Omni Hotel, Café Herrera is one of the finest and most prominent Tex-Mex restaurants in Dallas. Their enchiladas are famous, but their new build-your-own fajita bar and craft cocktails are sure to blow you away and keep you coming back for more. 665 S. Lamar Street, Dallas 214.749.0455

Canary By Gorji Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads. The creative culinary interpretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080

Dakota’s Steakhouse

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This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Cool River specializes in steaks and southwestern cuisine. It is the ultimate dining experience—excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere that’s perfect for private parties and business meetings.

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Dakota’s Steakhouse was established in 1984 and has been a downtown Dallas dining icon for over 30 years. Dakota’s unique underground location is 18 feet below downtown street level. Our steaks come from the best cut and quality available and fresh from renowned beef purveyors. Each cut is corn and grain fed USDA Prime steak that the chef handpicks with each steak being aged for a minimum of 28 days. For a perfectly tender, juicy bite every time, come see us for lunch or dinner.

4334 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467

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Corrientes 348

An Argentinian steakhouse with its first location in the United States, is open for lunch and dinner. The steakhouse, rooted in rich South American culture, is a refined dining experience in the Arts District. An a la carte menu is shared or family-style dining with an emphasis on high quality cuts of meat, sides and carefully selected wines. 1807 Ross Ave, Suite 200, Dallas 214.220.0348 corrientes348.com

Dolce Riviera

Your Italian getaway awaits at Dolce Riviera. Scenes from the glamorous era of la dolce vita inspire the extraordinary resort-style experience. A culinary skill coupled with an award-winning wine list, Riviera is so authentic you might be speaking Italian by the end of the night. Received awards from OpenTable, Wine Spectator, and D Magazine. 2950 N. Harwood St., Dallas 469.458.6623 dolcerivera.com

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Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening. 4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474

The French Room

Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel features a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an award-winning wine list. It garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

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DINING Fogo de Chão

The Landmark Restaurant

Renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão began 40 years ago in Brazil and continues to set the premium dining standard for churrascarias around the world. The menu includes a variety of fire-roasted meats carved tableside by gaucho chefs,plus seasonal salads, traditional sides, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list.

The Warwick Melrose Hotel culinary team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. The Landmark offers favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties for brunch.

2619 McKinney Avenue, Dallas 214.720.2777 fogodechao.com

The Grill on the Alley

Dive Coastal Cuisine Fresh seafood with unique flavors and good-for-you nutrition. Visit Dive Coastal Cuisine on Rankin Street in Dallas’ Snider Plaza. Dive features local organic produce, seasonal seafood entrées, and an array of creative salads, sandwiches, and specials – as well as iced teas, specialty sodas, cocktails, and craft beers to refresh. The nautical environment is designed to enhance your dining experience served with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. 3404 Rankin St., Dallas • 214.891.1700 • divecoastal.com

Located in the Galleria Dallas, the famous signature dishes include prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood pasta and freshly prepared salads, which are complemented by an extensive wine list. The Grill features unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high-energy bar with hand-crafted cocktails. 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601 thegrill.com

Hard Rock Café With a menu full of mouth-watering American classics, memorabilia from the biggest names in rock, signature cocktails, and a full complement of city-specific merchandise to commemorate your visit, the Hard Rock Café Dallas is one trip you just have to make. 2211 N. Houston St., Dallas 469.341.7625 hardrock.com

il Bracco Located in the heart of Dallas, this stunning Italian-inspired newcomer serves lunch and dinner daily. Featuring pastas and breads made in-house, il Bracco also boasts craveable salads and sandwiches, as well as fresh fish and steaks. Grab a plate of Crispy Baby Artichokes and a frozen Bracco cocktail at the white marble bar or on the lush outdoor patio. 8416 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas 214.361.0100 ilbraccorestaurant.com

The Keeper

Fearing’s Restaurant Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas • 214.922.4848 • ritzcarlton.com 70

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Look what just flew in, fresh sustainable seafood in a fun, active and bright restaurant featuring a Tiki influenced cocktail program. Enjoy our beautiful patio with a fountain view in the Shops at Legacy across from sister restaurant, Mexican Sugar. 5840 Legacy Cir. Suite D100, Plano 469.210.5337

The Kitchen Table Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at this restaurant located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. It also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214.922.0374 sheratondallashotel.com

3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

LAW

Four Seasons Dallas’ signature restaurant features bold fare inspired by the flavors of Texas in a sophisticated yet fun environment. The restaurant, which stands for Land, Air and Water offers a robust menu using the finest ingredients and includes game, meats, poultry and fish prepared with a Texas twist. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Dallas 972.717.2420 lawrestaurant.com

Mansion Restaurant

Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion, located inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, has remained one of Dallas’ biggest and best splurges. The legendary restaurant’s talented team offers guests a most inviting and unforgettable dining experience. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

Oak Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.712.9700 oakdallas.com

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Commitment to freshness sets this seafood restaurant apart. Only top-of-the-catch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers is served, and each dish is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded. The menu is based on market availability, therefore the selections change each day. 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.759.2277 theoceanaire.com


DINING Parigi Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an upscale option with a perfect patio – great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.521.0295 parigidallas.com

Punch Bowl Social

Iron Cactus Our combination of unique flavors and proven cooking methods are combined to create cuisine with the spirit and flavor of old Mexico. With amazing outdoor patio views, friendly service and a lively full bar, Iron Cactus offers one of the best dining experiences around. Leave your worries at the door and lose yourself in the comforts of the cactus. 1520 Main St., Dallas • 214.749.4677 • ironcactus.com

Eat, drink and play at this interactive entertainment concept in the heart of Deep Ellum. Designed with a true sense of Dallas, Punch Bowl Social brings a fun approach to the local restaurant scene with 24,000 square feet of social gaming space, made-from-scratch menu, craft cocktails, punch and non-alcoholic beverages. 2600 Main St., Dallas 469.607.6880 punchbowlsocial.com/location/dallas

Pokè Bop At Pokè Bop, you’ll experience Hawaiian pokè with a Japanese fusion flare resulting in the Supreme Beach Cuisine. Think of it as deconstructed sushi in a bowl. Enjoy a variety of iced or blended Boba Teas are available or a frozen Sake-Tini or glass of Frozen Rosé. 4140 Abrams Rd., Dallas 214.821.7653 ilovepokebop.com

RA Sushi Head to Addison north of Dallas for sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails in a hip, lively, upscale environment. Whether you’re into traditional nigiri and sashimi or want to explore some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, you are in for a treat. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905 rasushi.com

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain

Javier’s Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for the last 41 years, Javier’s is not your typical Tex-Mex Restaurant. You will not find tacos or enchiladas here, but you will find delicious dishes of tenderloin beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken and quail dishes seasoned with traditional spices of Mexico, and influenced by its Spanish heritage. Javier’s will change the way you think of Mexican food. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests. 4912 Cole Ave., Dallas • 214.521.4211 • javiers.net

Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.2516 hotelstgermain.com

Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar Originally built as a schoolhouse in 1927, Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar boasting live music and Dallas’ largest contemporary garden patio. Brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings feature a signature southwestern twist complemented by a brand-new wine menu. Situated in a scenic

location of art and architecture in the HARWOOD District. 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

Savor The gastropub and main restaurant at Klyde Warren Park is located in downtown’s 5.2-acre deck park. Its chef-driven menu designed by Executive Chef John Coleman and Chef Partner Joe Scigliano offers favorite pub fare with a twist of unique flavor combinations. The restaurant was the first to offer premium wines on tap to Dallas, guaranteeing a fresh glass of wine each time, with no cork taint. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597 savor-relish.com

Seasons 52 The fresh grill and wine bar, located at The Shops at Legacy, invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casual, sophisticated atmosphere. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852 seasons52.com

Shinsei The chic Park Cities hot spot offers an assortment of sushi and Asian fusion specialties. Simplicity is the key in the spicy tuna roll, which is filled with plenty of fish and just enough wasabi to awaken your senses. 7713 Inwood Road, Dallas 214.352.0005 shinseirestaurant.com

Soda Bar Relax above the city streets of downtown Dallas at the rooftop Soda Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. The stylish lounge and adjacent pool are perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail while soaking in magnificent views. Soda Bar also features a casual grill for tasty meals and small plates. 1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080 nylohotels.com

3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails 3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails is the newest eatery in the West End Historic District of Downtown Dallas, which embraces the era of the Kennedy Administration and the revival of this historical district found in northwest downtown. Serving modern American fare and scratch cocktails, 3Eleven is open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The space is also complete with private dining capabilities and an outdoor patio for special occasions and events. 311 N Market St # 100, Dallas 214.744.1423 www.3elevendallas.com D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Little Katana

Moxie’s Bar & Grill

Visit the new Little Katana location on Cole Street in Uptown, or the “Blackship” location inside the Omni Dallas Hotel. You’ll find an amazing selection of sushi, Japanese, traditional Korean dishes. Little Katana features a comfortable yet elegant environment designed to enhance your dining pleasure served with only the freshest and most prime meats, fish and vegetables, our dishes are carefully prepared with your pleasure in mind.

Moxie’s Grill & Bar, a premium casual Canadian concept owned by Dallas Stars proprietor Tom Gaglardi, is now open at The Crescent in Dallas. Moxie’s delivers a unique experience through its blend of high-end design, uncompromising food quality and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality.

Uptown - 4525 Cole Ave., Dallas • 214.443.9600 • lkuptown.com Omni Hotel Black Ship - 665 Lamar St., Dallas • 214.760.7200

100 Crescent Court, Dallas • 469.687.0050 8451 Parkwood Blvd., Plano • 469.535.5300

Taverna

Tulum Inspired by Dallas restauranteur, Mike Karns, and his wife, Valerie’s, favorite vacation spot, Tulum transports patrons to the Mexican coast with an ambiance reflecting the laid-back environment of the popular destination. With its exotic decor and rustic menu of natural offerings, the restaurant captures the unique bohemian vibe and palatable excellence of Tulum, Mexico. The culinary collision of land and sea fare, beach-inspired cocktail program and extensive wine list create an elegant trifecta of flavors and a dining experience unlike any other. 4216 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas • 972.677.9747 • thetulumexperience.com 74

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Texas De Brazil

Offering authentic, farm-to-table Italian cuisine, Taverna brings a little corner of Italy to Dallas. Whether enjoying signature risotto in the restaurant’s rustic, inviting interior or award-winning brunch on the patio, diners are sure to enjoy Taverna.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style meal that includes pork, steak, and chicken served on large skewers and sliced tableside onto your plate by the attentive wait staff. Visit the fresh and extensive salad bar to accompany your delightful meal.

3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933

2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414

www.tavernabylombardi.com

15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000

Tei-An

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Chef-owner Teiichi Sakurai’s brilliant cuisine at this Japanese atelier in the Arts District showcases amazing handmade soba, sushi and more esoteric specials, all served in a “Zen-like” interior. Don’t miss the rooftop cocktail bar available to those dining at the restaurant. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828 tei-an.com

Texas Spice Located inside the beautiful Omni Dallas Hotel, Texas Spice offers a twist on homewtown classics and truly captures the Texan flavor. This innovative restaurant focuses on local produce and farm-tomarket goods to create incredible dishes. 555 S. Lamar Street, Dallas 214.652.4810 omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/texas-spice

Toulouse Cafe and Bar Inspired by the owner’s time in Brussels, Belgium, Toulouse Cafe and Bar offers French-influenced Belgian cuisine. Its menu, which features both traditional staples and more adventurous twists, earned it inclusion on The Dallas Morning News’ list of best French restaurants in the Metroplex. 3314 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.8999 www.toulousecafeandbar.com


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Mockingbird Station

Galleria This shopping destination is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Karen Millen and Zara—plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. From its legendary ice rink to the amazing Westin Galleria hotel and chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a must-do while in Big D. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Legacy West

Highland Park Village The first shopping center of its kind in the United States, Highland Park Village offers unprecedented luxury retail and dining in a historically rich outdoor setting. In addition to being internationally recognized for its architectural significance, the Village hosts a mix of the world’s best-known brands including Balenciaga, Beretta, Cartier, CHANEL, Dior, FRAME, Hermès, Valentino, Vince, Tom Ford and more. 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas • 214.443.9898 • hpvillage.com

With over 335,000 square feet of open-air retail space nestled in a tropical green setting, Legacy West is the very best place to live, work, eat, play and shop. The shopping center is home to several Texas exclusive stores and restaurants including Dean & DeLuca, Frontgate, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Fabletics, Levi’s, Legacy Hall, and Barnes & Noble Kitchen. Additional retailers and restaurants include Warby Parker, West Elm, Filson, Peter Millar, Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Starbucks Reserve, Shake Shack and Sprinkles. 5905 Legacy Drive, Suite 500, Plano 469.609.1500 legacywest.com

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

NorthPark Center One of the top shopping destinations in the country, NorthPark Center offers more than 200 stores, including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and Versace, as well as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Dillard’s. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection, and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

West Village Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and high-end boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

Follain

Explore Dallas’ premiere collection of boutiques and restaurants, where up-and-coming concepts mingle alongside iconic Dallas favorites. From casual to couture, stylish interiors to the great outdoors, The Plaza at Preston Center is where everyday life is transformed into an elegant experience. Located at the SE corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway.

Voted Dallas’ “Best Beauty Boutique” by D Magazine is Follain. Follain believes no one should have to compromise their health for beauty. Together, Follain’s clients and makers are taking a stand against toxins in personal care, refusing to settle for anything but the safest. most effective products. They are shifting the mindsets - and building a community of activists who want a better kind of beauty.

8311 Preston Center Plaza Dr., Dallas • 469.232.0000 • theplazaatprestoncenter.com

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SHOPPING JEWELRY Harry Winston Founded in New York City in 1932, The House of Harry Winston to this day still sets the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch making. Their world famous gemstones and diamonds have been adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies for over 80 years.

Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and has built a reputation as one of the preeminent, independently owned jewelers in the U.S. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa.

8621 Preston Road, Dallas • 214.522.2400 • deboulle.com

Elements

This beautiful store located at The Plaza at Preston Center, designs and manufactures nearly every piece of jewelry on-site. Trent’s styles range anywhere from simple to ornate. Choose from colored stones, such as aquamarines, rubies, green tourmalines and sapphires. Come visit Trent and let him design your next family heirloom. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170

214.987.0838 elementsclothing.com

William Noble Rare Jewels

This chic concept boutique in Highland Park Village from Forty Five Ten offers clothing for him and her, fragrances from lines like Diptyque and Comme des Garçons, pet accessories from Mungo & Maud, accessories from Costume National, Proenza Schouler and more. You’ll also find a great selection of fashionable coffee table books.

This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing.

This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wear-itfive-ways Nikki dress. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women.

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Five and Ten

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Elements is a modern and chic women’s clothing and accessories boutique. Their trained sales team is dedicated to the highest standards in customer service. Whether you just need a pair of jeans fitted or an entire wardrobe update, they’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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APPAREL

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas • 214.369.6100 • eisemanjewels.com

214.373.9990

harrywinston.com

williamnoble.com

Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years.

4030 Villanova St., Dallas theplazaatprestoncenter.com

100 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.3890

Eiseman Jewels

Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country.

19 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.647.5830

Matthew Trent

de Boulle

Betty Reiter

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

60 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.252.0510 shopfiveandten.com

HUBLOT Dallas From in-house watch complications, to revolutionary materials, to world class collaborations, HUBLOT characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. Visit our HUBLOT Boutique in NorthPark Center to view our stunning collection, including the limited edition timepieces created in collaboration with global partner, the Dallas Cowboys. 8687 North Central Expy, Suite 1332, Dallas 469.232.9449 hublot.com

Aftershock

Indie Genius

Find a wide range of accessories, scarves and jewelry at this flagship store for British retailer Aftershock London. The store’s motto is “affordable glamour.” Come visit this newly opened store in Preston Center and a favorite among the Dallas social scene.

If you love Etsy, this is your place. Located one block from the Bishop Arts District, this 5,000-square-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design.

8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 214.363.4699

409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas

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SHOPPING Indigo 1745

Planet Blue

A boutique for men and women specializing in premium denim and sportswear, Indigo 1745 carefully selects its products to fit a calm, cool lifestyle. Whether looking for clothing, bedding, accessories or a special gift, you’ll find this shop excites the senses and offers something that is personal for you and your style.

Planet Blue is the ultimate upscale women’s bohemian-chic clothing and accessories boutique. Its laid back atmosphere is an enclave for celebrities, in-the-know locals and anyone seeking contemporary women’s fashion.

370 W. 7th St., Dallas

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214.948.1745 indigo1745.com

Lela Rose

Forty Five Ten Forty Five Ten merges fashion and art, inciting the new, the unconventional, the eclectic, and the inspired. The brand presents global luxury and emerging talent with a 400+ designer roster across women’s,men’s, design, and beauty categories, including Prada, Celine, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Loewe, Rosie Assoulin, and Sies Marjan, among many others.

Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and handcrafted details has brought a fresh point of view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated women that embody a spirit of effortless elegance. 69 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.599,6283 lelarose.com

1615 Main St., Dallas • 214.559.4510 • fortyfiveten.com

Peeper’s American Eyewear Since 1976, Peeper’s has offered the finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is located in Highland Park Village, with more than 1,000 designer frames to choose from.

Q Clothier This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil. 85 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com

Vince Located in the luxurious Highland Park Village, Vince is a modern fashion brand that is best known for its elite staples and classic cuts that reflect a contemporary, sophisticated style. Vince uses only the finest fabrics and leather, with a trained eye for detail, without compromising wearability. 94 Highland Park Village 214.559.0033 vince.com

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

214.522.0352

This Design District showroom offers Old World treasures with modern elements. “Focusing on the mix, not the match,” says Schaeffler, who combines different époques and styles to avoid decorating in one distinct look. Schaeffler wants clients to derive decades of enjoyment, creating a space that reflects a family’s unique personality.

Pinto Ranch

Housed in a vast 20,000 square foot space in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a modern full line specialty store offering the very best dresses, denim, ready to wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. We are a one stop shop known for exceptional service and on site personal styling in addition to our curated collection of designers including A.L.C. Aquazurra, Brandon Maxwell, Cinq a’ Sept, Self Portrait, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard.

972;935.0304

64 Highland Park Village, Dallas peepersdallas.com

Tootsies

3010 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas

Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the Old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200 pintoranch.com

1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816 bernadetteschaeffler.com

Carlyn Galerie This boutique offers an extraordinary fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables, perfect for special occasions, wedding and holiday presents, and corporate gifts. The dazzling displays and unique selections of contemporary crafts promise great finds. 6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828 carlyngalerie.com

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SHOPPING Gary Riggs Home

Samuel Lynne Galleries

Inside the 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix.

Reflectionists JD Miller and Philip J. Romano co-founded Samuel Lynne Galleries in 2008 with a vision to provide the finest examples of 21st century art. The gallery represents renowned local and international contemporary artists, primarily focusing on oil painting, mixed media artwork, and blue chip sculpture.

4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054

1105 Dragon St., Dallas

garyriggshome.com

214.965.9027

Home on Bishop Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find this a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving and is constantly replenished with fresh merchandise.

samuellynne.com

Southwest Gallery

214.434.1421

Located near the lavish shops of the Galleria, this beautiful gallery boasts one of Dallas’ most expansive collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. It features an array of stunning works from Western to Contemporary art displayed in 16,000 square feet of sensational space.

homeonbishop.com

4500 Sigma Road, Dallas

502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas

972.960.8395

Restoration Hardware Restoration Hardware is a luxury home finishings company offering contemporary art, furniture, bath ware, decor, lighting, outdoor, and textile products. They feature authentic reproductions and new twists on classic furnishings and art. With a cool modern-chic yet historic atmosphere, customers can’t help but be enticed. 3133 Knox Street 214.520.7255 restorationhardware.com

Roche Bobois This leader in European high-end furniture has always been in a class of its own. With a network of 240 stores in 40 countries, the company just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Known for its high quality, European knowhow, and customization, each furniture piece is born of a close collaboration between the brand, designers, and manufacturers, many of which can be customized to specifically suit your needs. 1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 972.239.4430 roche-bobois.com

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With their shared love of classic and modern European furnishings, training in architecture and interior design, the team of Lloyd & Josy have curated some of the best design in the world, and brought it Texas. You’ll find iconic pieces, as well as discover new lines and designers. Come visit Scott+ Cooner Dallas, as well as Scott+ Cooner Austin - the mecca of modernists. We’ll welcome all readers with a surprise.

Beretta Gallery Located in the exclusive Highland Park area, the Beretta Gallery in Dallas, exemplifies traditional Beretta quality in every detail. The beautiful, well-stocked gunroom features Beretta’s full line of firearms, from pistols to shotguns to Premium Grade side-by-side Express rifles. Today the Beretta Galleries continue Beretta’s almost 500 year-old tradition of producing custom made shotguns and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village, Dallas

1617 Hi Line Dr., Dallas • 214.748.9838 • scottcooner.com

Lucchese Dallas Custom Showroom Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers and unrivaled materials to construct handmade boots of exceptional quality, comfort, fit and style.

214.559.9800

1621 Dragon St.

dallas.berettagallery.com

469.857.4400 lucchese.com

Elizabeth W Elizabeth W is a high-end contemporary lifestyle boutique located in the Shops of Highland Park. This upscale boutique offers a highly-curated assortment of women’s apparel & accessories from well-established and emerging designers. Its assortment features unique, fashion-forward, and high-quality signature pieces from around the world, hand-selected to celebrate their customer’s personal sense of style. A compelling and unique point-of-view on fashion combined with a highly-personalized approach to customer service is what makes Elizabeth W a luxury shopping destination.

Neiman Marcus Downtown When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, the goal at Neiman’s was to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today. 1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

Sprinkles Sprinkles confections are handcrafted from the finest ingredients, drawing long lines of loyal cupcake fans and celebrity endorsements. Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day across 31 locations, including Dallas and Plano. Enjoy Sprinkles delicious offerings on American classics – cupcakes, cookies, layer cakes, and ice cream. 7500 Windrose Ave., Plano 469.969.0171 8413 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas 214.363.4050 sprinkles.com

Stanley Korshak Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. It also carries the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. The bridal salon caters to discriminating brides-to-be. It was named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily and is considered the esteemed bible of the fashion business.

4214 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas

500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.871.3600

214.579.9544

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An energetic atmosphere to share a bottle of wine with friends, celebrate birthdays with family, or to enjoy Happy Hour features while you watch the game! Find globally-inspired dishes and handcrafted cocktails created with fresh ingredients at Moxie’s. We invite you to join us and fall in love with our room, our hospitality, and our food!

8451 Parkwood Blvd | Plano | 469 535 5300 100 Crescent Crt | Dallas | 469 687 0050


ATTRACTIONS EVENT CENTERS Allen Event Center This multi-purpose arena in a suburb of North Dallas plays host to a number of regional sports teams and many top performing artists. Visitors can shop at retail stores and grab a bite to eat at the nearby Village at Allen. 200 E. Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.4646 alleneventcenter.com

Annette Strauss Square

American Airlines Center Deep in the heart of Texas lies American Airlines Center, one of the nation’s top arenas. Since opening its doors in 2001, American Airlines Center has been setting the precedent for sporting and live entertainment events. Home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, it features 142 luxury suites and room for 20,000 fans. The AAC brings the hottest sports, concerts and family entertainment to town. 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas • 214.222.3687 • americanairlinescenter.com

The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s outdoor performance venue is named for a late former mayor of Dallas, Annette Strauss. Located adjacent to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, Annette Strauss Square provides a serene setting for outdoor performances, festivals and events. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 attpac.org

AT&T Performing Arts Center Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10-acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 attpac.org

Bass Performance Hall The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage. 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth 817.212.4200 basshall.com

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

George W. Bush Presidential Center & Library The Bush Center is located on a 15-acre urban park filled with native Texas grasses and wildflowers on the campus of SMU. Explore interactive galleries in the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, take a selfie in a precise replica of the Oval Office, enjoy fine dining at Café 43, and shop at the Museum store. Opening March 6, a special exhibit on presidential retreats will give an in-depth look at these personal retreats as unique places of work and rejuvenation. 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas • 214.200.4300 • www.bushcenter.org 80

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This charming building near the Bishop Arts District offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the private balcony suites for an intimate theater experience. The theater’s excellent acoustics are ideal for plays, concerts, seminars, films and conferences. The building was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, a nonprofit multicultural theater company. 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas 214.948.0716 tecotheater.org

Dallas City Performance Hall DCPH serves as a multi-disciplinary center to present cultural performances by emerging and mid-sized organizations that represent the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity within the City of Dallas. The dynamic theater and front lobby are designed to encourage interaction from the street to the stage. DCPH is the place to discover the next generation of great artists, local arts organizations, and be captivated with the creative Dallas spirit. 2520 Flora St., Dallas 214.671.1450 dallasculture.org

Dr Pepper Ballpark This ballpark is home to the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club. It won awards for its unique design and feel by architect David M. Schwartz, who wanted to create a village-like park within a ball park. It hosts numerous functions in addition to minor league baseball games, including corporate and charity events, wedding receptions, City of Frisco events and church services. 7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco 972.731.9200 frisco.roughriders.milb.com

Granada Theater Dallas’ historic live music venue and event space originally opened as a 700-seat first-run movie house after it was built in 1946. Owner Mike Schoder took over the ownership of the building in 2004 and transformed it into a visionary music destination. It now serves as a beacon to the best indie, jazz, country and alternative music in Dallas. 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.824.9933 granadatheater.com

Gilley’s Dallas This is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley and a world-class entertainment venue. Gilley’s is open every day, hosting corporate events, conventions, live music concerts, private parties, weddings, banquets and more. 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.2021 gilleysdallas.com

Kessler Theater The acoustics are near perfect in the listening room inside this intimate, art-deco theater, praised by many of the top artists who have performed there. This historic Oak Cliff theater that was nearly destroyed in 1957 when a tornado swept through Dallas is now the space for a neighborhood civic center, a bar, gallery, office space, and can provide room for corporate events. 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.272.8346 thekessler.org


ATTRACTIONS Majestic Theatre

Dallas Farmers Market

One of the most elegant and historic performing arts venues in the Southwest hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events and fundraisers. The Theatre is also available for corporate meeting and private functions and is managed by the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs.

One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products.

1925 Elm St., Dallas 214.670.3687 dallasculture.org

Prestonwood Polo & Country Club

Dallas World Aquarium This colorful aquarium near the historic West End District is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans and numerous seas and rivers offers a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world. 1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas • 214.720.2224• dwazoo.com

Conveniently located north of Dallas between Frisco and Denton, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing with friends and family at a polo match. Enjoy the day in a grandstand box seat with elevated viewing, or park your car next to the polo field and tailgate. Food and beverages are available in the Polo Pavilion. With the sun at your back, take in the beauty of horses during this great equestrian sport while overlooking the lush green landscape and the traditional Champagne half-time divot stomp. 626 Yacht Club Road, Oak Point 214.390.3444 prestonwoodpolo.com

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dallas Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum, among the most renowned and impressive gardens in the country, offers an array of popular annual events, musical performances and educational programs for children and adults. Stroll among the spectacular flora and fauna blooming in season located on the southeastern shore of Dallas’ White Rock Lake. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6500 dallasarboretum.org

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Dallas Zoo The wild is calling at the Dallas Zoo, where over 2,000 animals are waiting to be discovered. Explore the incredible Wilds of Africa, including the Gorilla Trail, Simmons Hippo Outpost, and the award-winning 11-acre Giants of the Savanna, filled with African elephants, giraffes, and more! Venture through ZooNorth, where there are experiences for all ages. Kids will love the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, and don’t miss the Herpetarium, home to one the largest collections of venomous reptiles in the country. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas • 469.554.7500 • dallaszoo.com

This rare gem is the largest arts district in the nation, encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks. Arts venues include the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Trammell Crow Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. An urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway serves as an inviting gathering place for Dallas and its visitors. 2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas 214.664.9110 dallasfarmersmarket.org

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza This tribute to an extraordinary man was dedicated in 1970, and in the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. The memorial, a square, roofless room, 30 feet high and 50 by 50 feet wide, sits in the middle of the block with narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white pre-cast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support 29 inches above the earth. 646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org

Klyde Warren Park The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Come enjoy this highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie This horse-racing track and entertainment destination in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie has two live racing seasons each year: The Spring Thoroughbred Season runs from early April through mid-July and the Fall Meeting of Champions runs from early September through mid-November. It hosts races such as the annual Lone Star Million Day – a series of six stake races with a total purse of more than $1 million – and it was also the location for the Breeder’s Cup in 2004. During the summer, enjoy fireworks, live music, and many more special events almost every weekend. Holding nearly 8,000 racing fans, the enclosed air-conditioned grandstand is the best spot to place your bet and cheer on your favorite horse. 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223 lonestarpark.com

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ATTRACTIONS McKinney Avenue Trolley

Southfork Ranch

The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys run 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. A ride on one of the trolley cars provides a unique and charming opportunity to experience this historic, upscale district.

No visit to Dallas is complete without making the pilgrimage to the scenic ranch northeast of Big D that is the home for the fictional Ewing family of the popular, long-running television series, “Dallas”. Visitors can experience the opulent lifestyle made famous by the Ewings, see where the show was filmed and view show memorabilia. The original series ran for 13 seasons and in 2012, a new Dallas show was introduced, featuring familiar characters and a new generation of Ewings. Southfork is now a premier special events and meeting destination for reunions, holiday parties, corporate retreats, training sessions and more.

3153 Oak Grove Ave., Dallas 214.855.0006 mata.org

One Arts Plaza The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.451.0313 oneartsplaza.com

Pioneer Plaza In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. It commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. Visitors often come here for photo-ops. Corner of Griffin and Young Streets, Dallas 214.953.1184 visitdallas.com

Reunion Tower Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide “Top 10 Jaunts of 2013,” a visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas.

3700 Hogge Road, Parker 972.442.7800 southforkranch.com

MUSEUMS Crow Collection of Asian Art The 12,000-square-foot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed array of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, India, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora St., Dallas 214.979.6430 crowcollection.org

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, photographs, sculpture, and works on paper by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, and nearly 400 works by American West artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The paintings collection spans early 19th-century expeditionary art to mid-20th-century Modernism and the museum is one of the nation’s major repositories of American photography from the 19th century to the present. Admission is free. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth • 817.738.1933 • cartermuseum.org

Dallas Museum of Art Located in the Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org

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Hall of State The historic and magnificent Hall of State in Fair Park, which was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, houses murals and symbols depicting the physical, social and economic development of our region at the time. The Dallas Historical Society curates numerous exhibits in the Hall, from its extensive collection, throughout the year, showing the history of Dallas. 3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas 214.421.4500 dallashistory.org

300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

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ATTRACTIONS National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The Golf Club at Castle Hills

1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-336-4475 cowgirl.net

699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

Don’t miss the world’s only museum dedicated to honoring women of the American West who displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive galleries featuring artifacts from its permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, a gift shop and a research library and archives.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science photo by Nic Lehoux

Kimbell Art Museum This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Its collection includes masterpieces by artists including Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The museum’s two buildings were designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth • 817.332.8451 • kimbellart.org

The culmination of decades’ worth of work, this 180,000-square-foot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits. 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214.428.5555 perotmuseum.org

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

The former Dallas Museum of Natural History is now called the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, where it is headquartered. The Fair Park Campus is consolidated in the former Dallas Museum of Natural History building and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas. 535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

GOLF

This course flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully crafted through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60-foot elevation changes, tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood. This is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy that’s designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind.

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Old American Golf Club Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA tour winner Justin Leonard designed this course to pay homage to the classic, early American courses from the Golden Age of Golf Architecture. The substantive course with naturally formed bunkers and native grasses stops along the banks of Lake Lewisville and presents challenges that change with the elements. 1001 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.4653 theoldamericangolfclub.com

Texas Star Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy world-class golf, Texas-style. Located 10 minutes from DFW Airport, this hidden jewel features bent grass greens with the right balance between nature and golf. 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless 888.839.7827, 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com

The Cliffs Resort The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, par-71 course fool you: the Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 970.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Discover amazing contemporary works displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond. Make the trip to see our world class permanent collection and special exhibitions. Plan to join our 2 pm tour. Visitors to the Museum can also enjoy a fine dining experience in Café Modern’s elliptical dining room set on the Museum’s reflecting pond or shop for unique gifts at The Modern Shop. The Modern is located in Fort Worth’s celebrated Cultural District.

Cowboys Golf Club These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State. 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine cowboysgolfclub.com

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Nasher Sculpture Center Visit one of the best collections of modern sculpture in the world, with masterpieces by artists such as Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, and Rodin, as well as contemporary exhibitions by some of the most important artists working today. The Nasher’s garden and galleries are complemented by an award-winning store and the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck.

2001 Flora St., Dallas • 214.242.5100 • nashersculpturecenter.org

WHERE DINNER BECOMES A DESTINATION The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza A must-see destination in Dallas, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is an immersive journey into the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. This fascinating museum is in downtown Dallas in the former Texas School Book Depository building, where evidence directly linked to the November 22, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy was found. Virtually unchanged from the 1963 warehouse appearance, the exhibit space explores the culture of the era and the facts and mystery surrounding the assassination. 411 Elm Street, Dallas • 214.747.6660 • www.jfk.org 84

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