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Post Malone World, Texas Taco Festival and Renoirs in Fort Worth Dominate the Weekend

10 Best Things to do in Dallas (and Beyond)

BY // 10.29.19

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. Posty Fest 2o19, a 75 variation taco festival, and the biggest food & wine festival of the year all take place this weekend.

Renoir at the Kimbell

Just opened this week at Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Renoir: The Body, The Senses is the first major exhibition ever to focus on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s lifelong treatment of the nude. The exhibition provides new perspectives about Renoir’s stylistic trajectory through the lens of the singular subject, and reconsiders his evolution from Realism into luminous Impressionism, and ultimately modern classicism.

Open until January 26, the exhibit includes about 60 paintings, drawings, pastels and sculptures by Renoir as well as works by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers. The roster of loans include Boy with a Cat (1868, Musée d’Orsay), Study: Torso, Effect of Sun (c. 1876, Musée d’Orsay), Seated Bather (c. 1883–84, Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums), and The Bathers (1918–19, Musée d’Orsay).

Tickets are free for members and cost $18 for non-members.

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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Beginning this Thursday (Halloween), and going through Sunday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is putting on a Movie in Concert. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will screen as the orchestra performs Danny Elfman’s beloved score live. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a contest for best costume on Halloween at 6:50 pm.

Performances will be held at 7:30 pm Thursday through Saturday at Meyerson Symphony Center, with an additional performance on Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are available starting at $48.

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Enjoy a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a live orchestra.

Dia de los Muertos with Verdigris Ensemble

This Thursday through Saturday, Arts Mission Oak Cliff is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration with music from Verdigris Ensemble. Performances take place at 7 pm each evening and tickets are available for $12.50. After the show, there will be a panel discussion on multi-cultural performance collaboration. On Saturday, meet the group personally at a pre-concert VIP reception at 5:30 pm featuring traditional bites and wine.

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Chefs for Farmers

The highly-anticipated 7th annual Chefs for Farmers Food & Wine Festival is finally here. The Main Event takes place on Sunday beginning at 2:30 pm at Dallas Heritage Village. A backdrop to 50 of the top Dallas chefs and restaurants, the historic site will also have more than 40 wineries and distilleries and more than eight breweries for tastings.

The night before (Saturday), the Street Food Night Market will be at Victory Park Lane and High Market Street from 7 pm to 10 pm. There are several other sold out events including the Uchiba Classic dinner and Southern Bourbon Supper.

General admission tickets for The Main Event are $99 per a person, while VIP tickets are $165.

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13th Annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

On Saturday and Sunday, take a tour of the beautiful homes participating in this year’s AIA Dallas Tour of Homes. The self-guided tour will showcase seven homes across Dallas from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The two-day tour highlights the work of the city’s most talented architects of residential design in the area. A map and addresses of the homes will be available to download online beforehand.

Tickets cost $30 when purchased in advance and proceeds will benefit AIA Dallas, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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The 13th Annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes is this weekend. Courtesy of AIA

Texas Taco Festival

Head over to Texas Live! in Arlington this weekend for the Texas Taco Festival. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with tacos, margaritas, churros and taco-themed activities. Along with more than 30 taco and food vendors, there will be games and eating contests, a mechanical bull, Texas’ largest Sunday football watch party, and live entertainment. More than 75 kinds of tacos will be available in all — for $3 a taco.

General admission tickets start at $10 to enter and include one free drink, free parking, and access to all of the activities.

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The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer

This Halloween, the American Airlines Center is hosting quite the show. EDM/pop duo The Chainsmokers are stopping in Dallas on their World War Joy tour, along with pop band 5 Seconds of Summer. The two bands recently collaborated on “Who Do You Love” on The Chainsmokers most recent album, World War Joy. Formed in 2012, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are known for catchy hits like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Paris.”

Australian band, aka 5SOS, are well-known for their songs “Youngblood” and “Easier.” Lennon Stella — the Canadian duo who are actresses on Nashville — will also perform.

Tickets start at $25.

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Posty Fest 2019

The day we’ve been waiting for since last year’s sold out Posty Fest is finally here. This Saturday, back and bigger than ever, Post Malone is hosting his 2nd annual Posty Fest at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Grapevine-native, Austin Post, has exploded since his first single, “White Iverson,” in 2015. The 24-year-old has already been nominated for several Grammy awards and won the Top Rap Song for “Rockstar” in the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

This weekend, starting at 1 pm, the Dallas Cowboys’ mammoth stadium is going to transform into Post Malone World. He’s sure to perform songs from his just released album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, as well as hits like “Better Now” and “Congratulations.”

Also on deck to perform are fellow rappers Meek Mill, Pharrell Williams, Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith and more. According to the Facebook page, there will be two outdoor stages, guitar smashing, giveaways, gladiator fighting, eating contests, etc. The main stadium show is at night.

Tickets are on sale on SeatGeek.

Go to the full PaperCity events calendar listing.

Ray LaMontagne

Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is coming to Dallas this Sunday evening. The folksy musician will perform at Music Hall at Fair Park at 7:30 pm. Known for songs like “Hold You in My Arms” and “You Are the Best Thing,” LaMontagne has released seven studio albums. His most recent was Part of the Light in 2018. The show, presented by KXT 91.7, also features Canadian folk duo Kacy & Clayton.

Tickets are available starting at $29.50.

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Lukas Graham

Set to perform at House of Blues, Lukas Graham‘s original March show had been rescheduled to this Sunday, November 3. The Danish pop band consists of lead vocalist Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren and bassist Magnus Larsson.

The group first gained popularity with the release of “7 Years” in 2015. It was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2017. Most recently, Lukas Graham released the album 3 (Purple Album), while includes the single “Love Someone.” And the most recent single “Lie” just came out last month.

Tickets start at $30.10.

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