Best Things to Do in Dallas August 4-10, 2021 | Dallas Watcher
Thursday August 5
Death on delivery!
Mimicking the great live radio plays of the 1930s and 1940s, Pegasus Theater (521 E. Lawther Drive) uses its own RadioVizion storytelling technique with period-appropriate microphones and costumes and an artist Foley creating sound effects in direct throughout. Feel like inside the radio studio as the theater presents Death on delivery! – a mystery following a series of murders at the city hospital after a detective and his wife welcomed their first child into the world. The show will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday August 5 and run until August 21. Tickets are $ 10 to $ 20 on pegasusheatre.org.
Comedian, actor, podcast host Back to school and founder of the Axis of Evil comedy troupe, Iranian-born Maz Jabrani comes to Improv Addison (4980 Belt Line Road) for his Things Are Bright tour. Jabrani’s comedy riffs on politics, parenthood and his experience as an immigrant in the United States His five-show stop begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 and ends on Saturday, August 7. Tickets are sold per table and start at $ 50. For more information on tickets, visit ticketweb.com.
Friday August 6
First Fridays in Old Town Lewisville
Shopping in the historic downtown area is a lot more fun than a trip to the mall, and that’s exactly what First Fridays in Old Town Lewisville offers for those looking for something a little different. This week, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday August 6, watch live demonstrations, take samples, and shop from local artists in the Main Street Walkway and Walkways in Lewisville (135 W. Main St.) jewelry, bakers, weight loss specialists and more will be on hand. The event is free. For more information on the suppliers, visit the event’s Facebook page.
9th edition of the DFW golf fair
Sharpen your swing, practice your putt or buy some loot at the 9th Annual DFW Golf Show this weekend. Join fellow golf enthusiasts for a three-day golf convention featuring over 60 vendors, a 100-foot indoor driving range, games, a junior golf experience for kids and the chance to get your own equipment. golf course rated and traded. Departure time will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday August 6 at Dallas Market Hall (2200 Stemmons Freeway). Tickets cost $ 15 and are available at dfwgolfshow.com.
saturday 7 august
Immersive Van Gogh
If simple old paintings on a wall aren’t your art passion, why about 500,000 cubic feet of projection, 60,600 video frames, and 90 million pixels digitizing the work of one of the world’s greatest painters? art, Vincent van Gogh? In an installation called Immersive Van Gogh (not to be confused with Van Gogh’s other installation coming later this month at the Dallas Museum of Art called Van Gogh: the immersive experience. Seriously, what are the odds?) Guests are surrounded from ceiling to floor by 40 paintings of landscapes, night scenes, portraits and still lifes by van Gogh. Originally scheduled to debut in June, the show now kicks off at 11 am on Saturday August 7 at the Lighthouse (507 S. Harwood St.). Tickets, from $ 29.99 to $ 99.99, sell out. Visit dallasvangogh.com for more information.
Mini movement party
Move your body at the Mini Movement Fest full-day dance festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 at Arts Mission Oak Cliff (410 S Windomere Ave.) Learn various dance movements that allow for thoughtful physical contact with others, relaxation or improvisation skills through the festival workshops. The event is organized by Agora Artists, a non-profit organization aimed at developing and supporting the local dance community. The workshops, $ 5 each, are followed by an evening concert featuring the festival’s resident dancers. Buy a day pass for $ 20 or attend the concert for $ 10 at eventbrite.com
Vitruvian Salsa Party
The Vitruvian Salsa Festival takes place every Saturday of this month at Vitruvian Park (3966 Vitruvian Way). Listen to live music by bands and DJs Colombiano, nibble on gourmet bites from local food trucks and, of course, start the evening with professional salsa lessons. It all starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday August 7. The event is free, but bring $ 10 for parking. See more information, including the month’s lineup, at udr.com/vitruvian-park.
Tribute to Brooks & Dunn: Dunn & Brooks
Meet at Legacy Hall (7800 Windrose Ave., Plano) at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 to hear ’90s country superstars, the Brooks & Dunn tribute band, Dunn & Brooks, for a little boogie (you knew that it was going to happen). We recently wrote about the magic of stadium country music, but why not experience it for yourself? – or at least a cover version in a much smaller frame. Individual tickets cost $ 5 and table reservations are available at legacyfoodhall.com.
Denton comic book fair
From the Golden Age dating back to the turn of the 20th century to today’s modern comic era, celebrate all styles of his vibrant and signature art at the Comic Art Exhibition of Denton taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday August 7 at the Greater Denton Arts Council (400 E. Hickory St.) This free, family-friendly event will feature a cosplay contest, nerd stories, zine workshops, panel discussions on the art of comics and the design of video games, food trucks and art vendors. You will need to register to participate on eventbrite.com.
To enter the cosplay contest, visit the event’s Facebook page.
DFW Record Show
Whether you’re new to record collecting, an avid audiophile, or have flipped through vinyl cases for decades, the DFW Record Show has something for everyone. Record shops and private collectors will bring new and used 45, 78 and 33 1/3 records, CDs, signed memorabilia and posters to browse or buy. Tickets for the 9 a.m. early bird time slot on Saturday, August 7 at the Hurst Conference Center (1601 Campus Drive in Hurst) are $ 10. The official opening at 10 a.m. is $ 5. For more information on suppliers and to purchase tickets, visit dfwrecordshow.com.
Sunday 8 August
Turtle Creek Conservancy presents Second Sunday at Turtle Creek Park
If you haven’t had the chance to hear the world’s most recorded male choir, Turtle Creek Chorale, then head to Turtle Creek Park (3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.) for an evening of live music and music. art presented by The Turtle Creek Conservancy. The Turtle Creek Chorale was formed over 40 years ago, performed twice at Carnegie Hall and performed for Queen Elizabeth and, well, you get the idea. They are good. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday August 8 and is free. Snowie Naturals snow cones will be available for purchase.
Tuesday August 10
Modern Kids – Summer Flicks: Selection of short films
It can be difficult to find something that you and your kids want to make a day out, but the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art (3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth) has you covered this week. Catch two different screenings of the award-winning shorts from the 2020 New York International Children’s Film Festival at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 11. Spend a day and see the paintings, sculptures and photographs, and check out its special exhibition, Sean Scully: The Form of Ideas. Admission to the museum is $ 10 to $ 16 and children under 18 are free. More information on themodern.org.