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CATS, Leon Bridges, an Underrated Comic and Twenty One Pilots Collide in North Texas

10 Best Things to do in Dallas (and Beyond) This Weekend

BY // 11.05.19

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, sing along with CATS, chill with Leon Bridges, or get the holidays rolling at the Dallas Arboretum.


The musical spectacular CATS, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is making its way to Dallas’ Music Hall at Fair Park this week. With shows almost every day from November 5 to November 17, there are plenty of opportunities to see the Tony award-winning classic. The show comes up right before the December 20 release of the Tom Hooper directed Cats film, which has experienced much cristicim over the fact that big name actors have been transformed into human cats.

Anyway, the musical follows one magical night when a tribe of cats gather for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. A classic tale.

Tickets are available starting at $25.

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Hari Kondabolu

If you’re looking for a good laugh this weekend, Hyena’s Comedy is the place to go on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Comedian, writer and podcaster Hari Kondabolu is performing five shows total, with a free one at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Kondabolu’s latest Netflix special, Warn Your Relatives, was released in 2018 and he was named one of Variety‘s Top 10 Comics to Watch. The New York-native has released two comedy albums and The New York Times described him as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”

Tickets for shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm start at $15.

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Hari Kondabolu Photo by Rob Holysz

Lakewood Home Festival

The 43rd annual Lakewood Home Festival is happening this weekend. A haven of Clifford Hutsell designs, the festival shows off some of East Dallas’ most beautiful houses. This year’s tour will feature three Hutsell homes, including his former private residence and a recently built home inspired by his designs. A contemporary treehouse and a newer, trendy space are two newer additions with Hutsell inspiration.

Tickets are available starting at $20. A Home Tour ticket includes access to all six homes on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

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EDGE: The Texas Monthly Festival

Leon Bridges is headlining this year’s EDGE festival. If that’s not enough of a draw, the 3rd annual festival, presented by VisitDallas, is also featuring Grammy Award-winning recording artist St. Vincent, designer Brandon Maxwell, cancer immunologist Dr. Jim Allison and Nobel-Prize winner Dr. Padmanee Sharma.

Taking place at The Bomb Factory, you can purchase tickets just for the Leon Bridges concert with Medicine Man Revival, DJ Sober, Studio Real, and more on Saturday night. Or a weekend pass costs $150.

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Twenty One Pilots

Head over to the brand new Dickies Arena in Fort Worth this Saturday for Twenty One Pilots’ The Bandito Tour. Following their sold-out arena run this summer, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have been on a new U.S. leg of their global tour. The tour highlights the release of their most recent album, Trench. Their fifth studio album includes hits like “Jumpsuit,” “Nico and the Niners” and “Levitate.”

The alternative hip hop band received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th annual awards. They’ll be accompanied by MisterWives, an American indie pop band known for songs like “Our Own House” and “Reflections.”

Tickets are still available for $35.50-$75.50.

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Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is just two guys from Ohio who make their concerts seem so much bigger than that.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is coming to Dallas for his How the Southwest Was Won event at Dos Equis Pavilion this Saturday. Along with Master P, the hip hop music event will feature performances from Goodie Mob, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Crucial Conflict, Twista, Mike Jones and Shawanna. Recently seen in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name with Eddie Murphy, grandpa Snoop is still striving in all forms of entertainment.

Tickets start at $25.

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Grace Potter

In celebration of KXT 91.7 turning 10 years old, The Rustic is hosting rock/pop singer-songwriter Grace Potter on Saturday night. Last month, Potter released her newest album Daylight. This was the follow up to her first solo album from 2015 called Midnight.

Along with alternative blues singer Devon Gilfillian, the Uptown venue will have food available including brisket quesadillas, Joe Leo tacos, The Rustic Burger and their signature double queso.

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Rock Rebellion Tribute Festival

Venture over to Toyota Music Factory in Irving this weekend for all things rock. On Saturday, The Pavilion is hosting the Rock Rebellion Tribute Festival presented by Lone Star 92.5.

Tribute bands for AC/DC (Back in Black), Led Zeppelin (Led Zepplica), Ozzy Osbourne (Ozz), Motley Crue (True 2 Crue), Van Halen (In Halen), Heart (Heart Attack), and Ted Nugent (Snakeskin Cowboys) are in the lineup. The event begins at 4 pm. Tickets are available starting at $20.

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Deep Ellum Creative Market

The first-ever Deep Ellum Creative Market is taking place this Saturday and Sunday in Deep Ellum. An outdoor art fair, the event includes two days of shopping from local artists and craft vendors, more than 50 local creative vendors, DJs and music, and mural wall & art installations. Family-friendly and dog-friendly, the market is for all ages.

Free to attend, the market will be located behind The Case Building in Deep Ellum. It’ll be open from 1 pm to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Dallas Arboretum

This Veteran’s Day weekend, the Dallas Arboretum is celebrating in their Main Garden. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic basket, and beverage to listen to live music and honor our veterans this Saturday through Monday.

Also starting up this Saturday is the Holiday at the Arboretum. The 12 Days of Christmas features twelve 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos depicting scenes from the Christmas carol. Each features character like the Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves, Seven Swans a Swimming and more. The 12 Days of Christmas will be open from 9 am to 5 pm every day until December 31.

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