Culture / Entertainment

10 Best Things to do in Dallas This Weekend

Pumpkins, Burgers, Major Concerts and Comics

BY // 10.07.19

Dallas weekends are packed full of events, but how many of them are truly worthy of your time? PaperCity‘s new events calendar offers a curated look at all of the best things to do in North Texas. But everyone can still use an expert.

PaperCity‘s Weekend Expert Megan Ziots culls our calendar for your must dos in this regular weekly series. This weekend, Dallas has comedy, concerts, football and an ultimate cocktail experience.

Eric Andre

On Thursday night, comedian and Adult Swim star Eric Andre is performing at Majestic Theatre on his Legalize Everything world tour. Most recently the voice of Azizi in The Lion King remake, Andre is known for his hilarious stand-up and his comedy series The Eric Andre Show. The show starts at 9 pm and tickets start at $68.

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Burgers + Burgundy

Head over to Klyde Warren Park on Friday evening for Burgers + Burgundy, chairs Christopher Baker and Robert Lee and DIFFA/Dallas’ signature culinary event. Presented by celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, the evening is themed Feather Fête will host 12 renowned chefs, each of whom will serve unique sliders with wine pairings to complement. The event will also include Botolino Gelato, a silent auction, wine pull and After Party. General admission tickets are $150.

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This Friday night, Southside Ballroom is hosting classic rock band Toadies at 8 pm. The American band was formed in Fort Worth in 1989 and are best known for their single “Possum Kingdom.” Todd Lewis, Mark Reznicek, Clark Vogeler, and Doni Blair are stopping in Dallas on their current tour, along with Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights and The Bluebonnets. General Admission tickets start at $35.

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Fort Worth-natives, the Toadies will be at Southside Ballroom this Friday.

Kacey Musgraves

Also on Friday, Kacey Musgraves is stopping at Toyota Music Factory on her Oh, What a World: Tour II. The Texan and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter released her most recent album Golden Hour back in March, which topped Billboards Top Country Albums chart and won her Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”), and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”).

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Dallas’ Original Pumpkin Festival

Fall has officially begun and Dallas Farmers Market is ready. Go to the market on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm to check out Dallas’ Original Pumpkin Festival. The family-friendly party includes more than 25 Texas pumpkins, live entertainment, shopping, games, cooking demos, tastings and more. The free event also includes a performance by Cirque Kerwich, presented by Lone Star Circus, at 11 pm and 2 pm.

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Red River Showdown

One of the biggest events for a lot of us Longhorns and Sooners, the Red River Showdown takes place this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Even if you’re not an alum, it’s always an exciting event in Fair Park. The game brings in more than 100,000 Longhorns, Sooners and football lovers for the epic rivalry. I’ll be there cheering on the Longhorns. Hook ’em.

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The Red River Showdown is going down at the Cotton Bowl this Saturday.

Billy Joel

This Saturday night, don’t miss Billy Joel perform at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The award-winning artist started out in the ’70s and has been uniting generations ever since. At the Texas Rangers’ ballpark, he’s sure to play hits like “Only the Good Die Young,” “It’s Still Rock’n’Roll to Me,” and “Piano Man.”

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Billy Joel
Billy Joel is performing at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Photo by Myrna Suárez

Ultimate Cocktail Experience

Head over to Harlowe MXM on Sunday for the Ultimate Cocktail Experience at 6 pm. Bartenders from all over Dallas will showcase their talents to raise money for Trigger’s Toys, a local nonprofit that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. For the 6th annual event, the theme is “All-Stars” where bartenders from the past five years will come back to battle it out for the championship. Tickets to attend are $65.

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Rock pop band The Band CAMINO is stopping in Dallas on Sunday on its North American Tour. Performing at House of Blues at 7 pm, the Tennessee-based alternative band will rock songs from their latest album, tryhard. Previously, effery Jordan, Graham Rowell, Spencer Stewart, and Garrison Burgess had released three EPs: try hard (2019), Heaven (2017), and My Thoughts On You (2016). Tickets start at $66.

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Marco Antonio Solis

Hitting the stage at the American Airlines Center on Sunday evening is Latin music artist Marco Antonio Solís. A native of Mexico, Solís is hailed as one of the most important figures in Mexican and Latin music. He’s been in the music business for decades, beginning with his band Los Bukis in the early ’70s. In the ’90s, he began a solo career where he continued to release award-winning albums like Gracias Por Estar Aquí and Por Amor a Morelia Michoacan. Tickets to the show start at $49.

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