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The Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend — Food, Wine, Film, and Arts Festivals

Plus, It's Texas-OU Weekend

BY // 10.06.21

Apart from the big Texas-Oklahoma Red River Showdown (so many great watch parties), there are several notable events happening around the city. From a suburban food and wine celebration to the biggest film festival of the year, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend.

Plano Food and Wine Festival

Head to Plano’s Legacy West this Saturday from noon to 7 pm for the 4th annual Plano Food and Wine Festival. VIP passes are already sold out, but you can still get food and wine passes. For $45, a wine tasting pass includes 20 tasting tickets from local and National award-winning wineries. A food pass costs $50 and includes 15 tastings from local restaurants from noon to 4 pm. Or, you can get both for $80.

 

Dallas International Film Festival
Starring Richard Jenkins, “The Humans” is a dramatic film based off of a one-act play.

Dallas International Film Festival

The 15th annual film festival returns in person this weekend with a new, condensed, 3-day format (compared to its usual week-long event). Though the length of the festival is shorter, the films might be more exciting than ever. From Wes Anderson’s newest movie (The French Dispatch is now sold out) to a Joaquin Pheonix role that made waves at Telluride, these are our top five must-see films showing at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars over the weekend.

 

Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse performs in Irving this weekend.

Modest Mouse

This Thursday at 7 pm, indie rock band Modest Mouse is performing at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with special guest Future Islands. Known for songs like “Float On” and “Lampshades on Fire,” the band is requiring all audience members to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Purchase tickets here.

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Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and more hip-hop legends are performing at AAC this Sunday.

Legendz of The Streetz Tour

Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and more hip hop icons are all coming to American Airlines Center to perform on their Legendz of The Streetz Tour this Sunday night. Need I say more? Tickets are here.

 

Burgers and Burgundy
Burgers and Burgundy takes place this weekend.

Burgers and Burgundy

DIFFA/Dallas is hosting its 12th annual Burgers & Burgundy event this Friday, October 8 at Peace Plaza at Cathedral of Hope. Held largely outdoors, the event will feature nationally renowned chefs such as Dallas chef John Tesar, Joshua Smith, Sharon Van Meter, and more. For $125 per ticket, guests will enjoy slider and wine pairings, as well as live entertainment by Party Machine.

 

Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park is one of the most unique parks ever built in a major city.

Dallas Fall Arts Festival

On Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm, Klyde Warren Park is hosting its inaugural Dallas Fall Arts Festival. The event will feature a free afternoon of dance and music performances produced by Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory. Open to all ages, the festival will include jazz and R+B music, African drum and dance, hip hop, classical ballet, Indian dance, Folklorico, and more.

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