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Dallas’ Best Concert Weekend? Big Names and Future Stars are Colliding

Your Full Guide to the Weekend's Top Events

BY // 10.01.19

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. These concerts, an immersive theater experience, and food & wine festivals are the best ways to celebrate this first weekend of October.

Dallas Concerts Galore

Tons of big, and up-and-coming, names in the music world are coming to Dallas this weekend. I’ll be honest, it’s going to be tough trying to choose who to see as they’re all performing on Saturday night.

American singer and rapper Lizzo is coming to Southside Ballroom on her Cuz I Love You Too tour. She’s originally from Detroit, but started performing when she moved to Houston, and then began her recording career in Minneapolis. Known for hits like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice,” this tour will cover her most recent 2019 album, Cuz I Love You Too. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets can be found starting at $148 on StubHub.

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Chris Brown is heading to the American Airlines Center on Saturday on his INDIGOAT Tour. Starting at 6:30 pm, the rapper and GRAMMY award winning artist will be joined by four other hip-hop artists including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas, and Yella Beezy. The tour follows the recent release of Brown’s latest album INDIGO. Tickets start at $43.50.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown is back on tour.

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Make sure to grab a ticket to House of Blues this Saturday for King Princess‘s first appearance at the venue. The New York-based singer-songwriter will appear in Dallas following a gig at ACL Music Festival in Austin the day before. The multi-instrumentalist, who rose to fame in 2018 with her debut single “1950,” has already been featured at a number of festivals, including Coachella, Glastonbury and Governors Ball. Her debut album, entitled Cheap Queen, is slated to be released later this year.

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Oliver Tree is set to appear at Canton Hall this Saturday night at 7 pm. The American vocalist, producer and filmmaker is stopping in Dallas on his Goodbye Farewell Tour where he’ll perform hits like “Alien Boy,” and music from his new album such as “Hurt” and “Miracle Man.” Special guests include NVDES and Estonian rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash. Tickets start at $19.50.

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An Immersive Theater Experience

Check out the opening of Disturbance this Friday at Sweet Tooth Hotel in Victory Park. Presented by the art installation venue and Arts Mission Oak Cliff, the new experience is an interactive show and includes theatre, dance and mystery. It’s recommended to dress in your best cocktail attire for the full experience, which will only take place until October 26. Tickets are $35.

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Countess Luann and Friends

A Real Housewife of New York is coming to Majestic Theater this Friday to put on quite the show. Countess Luann de Lesseps will be in the spotlight for a night of insightful anecdotes, hilarious stories about her life in the fast lanes of several different continents and swinging covers in her distinctive OTT style for one very special night. Beginning last year, de Lesseps put on her very first cabaret show with surprise special guests.

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TACA Party on the Green

This Friday evening, join The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) for one of Dallas’ most celebrated food and drink fundraising events, the TACA Lexus Party on the Green. The elegantly casual event, chaired by Kim and Nevin Banniester, will bring together some of the city’s greatest culinary and artistic talents to support the arts in North Texas.

There will be a number of Dallas’ best chefs and restaurants at AT&T Performing Arts Center. Guests can also expect a silent auction, wine cork pull, live entertainment by TACA’s 2019 grant recipients, plus DJ Lucy Wrubel. Individual tickets are $350.

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Also on Friday is the 4th Annual Dallas PorchFest in the Peak’s Addition Neighborhood in Old East Dallas. From noon to 6 pm, the event is a celebration of one of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods, Peaks Addition, which was established in 1855. The free party will take place along Swiss Avenue, will feature music from local bands; art, jewelry, and crafts from various artists; and bites and sips from Dallas restaurants and bars.

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Plano Food + Wine Festival

On Saturday, head up north for the 2nd annual Plano Food + Wine Festival. The event takes place at The Shops at Willowbend and includes five hours of sampling delicious bites and sips of fine wine. Including food from local restaurants, there will also be culinary demos from North Texas culinary experts, plus beer and cocktails, and more than 100 wines.

Enjoy the play zone for kids, entertainment from talented musicians and local artists, and shopping from more than 100 boutiques and shops. Tickets start at $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Plano Food & Wine Festival
There’s grape stomping involved at the Plano Food & Wine Festival.

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Ann Patchett

On Sunday evening, the Dallas Museum of Art will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its literary and performing arts series, Arts & Letters Live, with PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author Ann Patchett. Following the recent release of her newest novel, The Dutch House, Patchett will appear at First United Methodist Church of Dallas at 7 pm. Known for her spellbinding stories about family and their intersecting lives across various time periods, in The Dutch House explores the incredible bond between two siblings faced with the questions of love, inheritance, and forgiveness following their mother’s death and their father’s remarriage.

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