Things to Do in Dallas. Events & Places.
Dallas is the third largest
city in the state of Texas after Houston and San Antonio and the eighth
largest in the United States. The Arts District in the northern section
of Downtown is home to several arts venues, both existing and proposed.
Notable venues in the district include the Dallas Museum of Art (offering
performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs,
and more every third Friday of the month when the museum is open until
midnight, jazz concerts in Thursday Night Live series and literary works
readings in their Arts&Letters Live series),the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony
Center, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher
Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary, and The Dallas Children's Theatre
getting ready for their 26th Sensational Season showing Junie B. Jones
& a Little Monkey Business; Dracula, The Vampire Play; The Best Christmas
Pageant Ever; Santa's Holiday for Strings; Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry
Arts just by the end of this year.
Deep Ellum, immediately east of Downtown, originally became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hot spot in the South. Artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter, and Bessie Smith played in original Deep Ellum clubs such as The Harlem and The Palace. Today, Deep Ellum is home to hundreds of artists who live in lofts and operate in studios throughout the district alongside bars, pubs, and concert venues. A major art infusion in the area results from the city's lax stance on graffiti, and a number of public spaces including tunnels, sides of buildings, sidewalks, and streets are covered in murals.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be presenting their newest program 'Over the Top' @ American Airlines Center. Since its first show in 1871, the spirit of artists performing in what has become know as The Greatest Show On Earth® has fascinated onlookers and established the foundation for success of the Ringling Bros. Some of you might go there to check what’s actually all fuss between the circus and the greensters about. On July 29th through August 9th..
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Broadway hit and multiple Tony Award-winner comes to Dallas in a national touring company. The show follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. July 21st through August 2nd at Fair Park Music Hall.
Aerosmith, the band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 is often referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston". They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans.
ZZ Top, the band established in Houston, TX in 1969 reached peak commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, scoring many hit songs during that era, but they remain together today and are still touring and releasing albums. ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004.
The mixture of two musical creatures we’ll have an opportunity to listen to on Sunday, July 19 7:30pm at Superpages.com Center, Dallas. Aerosmith will perform 1975’s seminal, 8 million-selling disc, "Toys in the Attic," in its entirety. The iconic band featuring lead singer Steven Tyler will also perform other hits. ZZ Top, formed in 1969 in Houston by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, brings its distinctive blend of rock, blues and heartland verve.
The 2009 Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) is shaping up to be one of the most evocative and stirring, yet with eight theater companies performing a variety of works including four new plays by local and formerly local playwrights (Jeffrey Schmidt, Edmund Penn, Clay Wheeler and Matt Lyle) an area premiere by local playwright (Brad McEntire) as well as one-acts by Caryl Churchill and Alice Gerstenberg. July 17th through 19th at Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas.