What: Draper James Pop-Up Shop
When: Friday, May 6th – Tuesday, June 7th @ 10:00AM
26 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
Why: Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired sportswear and lifestyle label, is kicking off the summer season with their first-ever pop-up shop in the fashionable Highland Park Village. Draper James will have a pop-up shop within the prime location of Market, where Dallasites can stock up on their summer must-haves. The Draper James pop-up shop will feature ready to wear, accessories and home in a variety of seasonal prints, including iconic branded product.
What: Mother’s Day Stop & Shop
When: Friday, May 6th – Sunday, May 8th @ 11:00AM 7:00PM
Where: Pegasus Plaza
1500 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: This weekend, Downtown Dallas, Inc. is bringing a Mother’s Day Stop + Shop market to Pegasus Plaza! Stop + Shop opens for business on Friday, May 6, and will be open daily until Sunday, May 8. With flowers and an assortment of great gifts from local vendors to purchase, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for all the moms in your life, or for yourself!
What: Big Thought presents Big Night
When: Friday, May 6th @ 7:00PM
Where: Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75217
Why: Spark your imagination and curiosity during the inaugural Big Night, a casual, adults-only evening under the stars with an urban hardwood forest as the backdrop that benefits education non-profit Big Thought. The event features live music by Paradise In the Sun, craft beer and wine, gourmet tapas, a S’mores bar, a student art exhibition, and a 90-minute bird show that includes audience interaction. Big Thought ignites the imagination and engages the whole child through accessible, educational after-school and summer camp programs that reinforce core academic curricula and develop 21st century skills. They bring relentless optimism and innovation to the biggest problem facing education today – the opportunity gap.
What: Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks
When: Fri., May 6th – Sun., May 8th @ 8PM (Fri and Sat Only) and 2PM (Sat and Sun Only)
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks, featuring Without Borders, a world premiere by Val Caniparoli, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, and Voluntaries by American choreographer Glen Tetley. Without Borders: American master Val Caniparoli combines a diverse vocabulary – from funk to Fred Astaire – in a stupendous world premiere choreographed exclusively for TBT.Minus 16: Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s inventive blend of classical ballet and his unique “Gaga” style breaks new ground with expansive movement that explodes from the stage.Voluntaries: American choreographer Glen Tetley’s stunning tribute to the mysteries of life elegantly contrasts soaring artistry with intimate moments of contemplation and resignation.
What: Lemonade Day 2016
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 8:00AM
Where: Highland Park Village
5401 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75205
Why: The annual Lemonade Day is a day on which kids will have lemonade stands set up all over Dallas and the surrounding area to learn about being an entrepreneur. Some of the larger areas around Dallas that will have multiple stands set up are Highland Park Village and Preston Hollow Village.
What: Dallas Cinco de Mayo
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 76107
Why: Floats, live music, DJs, dance performances and a car show are among the sights to see at this parade and festival that takes place on Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff. The event benefits the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts’ programs.
What: 28th Annual Multicultural Cinco de Mayo Festival
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 10:00AM -4:00PM
Where: Senter Park Recreation Center
901 Senter Rd., Irving, TX 75060
Why: The City of Irving and DCET/Believe in Yourself, Inc., present the 28th annual celebration which includes fun events plus a health, education and job fair. Enjoy international food, fun and games for the whole family including clowns, mariachis, face painting, flower making and more. See the Little Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant, take a Zumba class, shop the International Market, and dance to Havana NRG.
What: Swiss Ave Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour
When: Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th @ 10AM (Sat) and 12PM (Sun)
Where: Savage Park
5500 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75214
Why: The Swiss Avenue Historic District presents its 43rd Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour. Swiss Avenue stands as the finest example of an early 20th Century neighborhood in the entire Southwest. Its eclectic mix of homes represent virtually every popular residential design style of the day, including Mediterranean, Spanish, Spanish Revival, Georgian, Mission, Prairie, Craftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor, and Colonial Revival. The Home Tour is your opportunity to step inside these treasured homes to discover the charm and detail that’s been lovingly preserved throughout the years. In addition to the tour of homes, there’s a vintage auto exhibit, children’s area with family-friendly activities, live music, and an art fair featuring local artists and craftsmen. For a special treat, enjoy Mother’s Day brunch in Savage Park with live music. (Advance reservations recommended; call 214-564-7348.)
What: Cottonwood Art Festival
When: Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th @ 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Cottonwood Park
300 S. Cottonwood Dr., Richardson, TX 75080
Why: Browse among works by about 240 artists during the spring installment of this fest, which is held twice a year. You can also check out the ArtStop Children’s Area and plenty of local music. Parking and admission are free. Art works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages. Some children’s events require tickets..
What: Plano Asia Fest
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 10:30AM – 5:00PM
Where: Haggard Park
901 E. 15th St., Plano, TX 75074
Why: Celebrating its 13th anniversary, this festival will showcase the cultures of Asia with numerous demonstrations, performances and vendors, including Asian languages, medicine, music, fashion, martial arts, food and more. Kids activities include painting, drawing, modeling and trying out musical instruments. Foods will be available from Thailand, China, India, Japan and America.
What: Garland 4th Annual Cinco de Mayo
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 11:00AM -10:00PM
Where: Historic Downtown Garland
108 N. 6th St., Garland, TX 75040
Why: Garland’s Cinco de Mayo celebration includes a variety of vendors, free kids activities, food, performances by local schools and artists. Plus folklorico and mariachi performances. Starting at 5 p.m. there will be a variety of live bands performing. Free admission.
What: East Main St. Art & Music Festival
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 12:00PM -8:00PM
Where: Division Brewing
506 E. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010
Why: The Inaugural East Main St. Art & Music Festival Will Create a Three Block Street Scene, Featuring 68 Artist and Vendor Booths and 23 Bands & Musicians. Festival goers will have to opportunity to visit 68 local and emerging artists/vendor booths, listen to over 20 local music acts, hit the bounce houses and check out the Pop Up Dog Park
What: Traders Village Cinco de Mayo
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 1:00PM -5:00PM
Where: Traders Village
2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Why: Celebrate the Mexican holiday with live music from popular bands and fun activities with radio station La Mexicana 87.7 FM and LATV. Admission is free, parking is $4.
What: AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Abbey Road on the Square
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 1:30PM
Where: Annette Strauss Square
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: An offshoot of the successful, long-running Abbey Road on the River, the popular five day festival in Louisville, Kentucky, Abbey Road on the Square is a one-day tribute festival celebrating the words and music of The Beatles. Abbey Road on the Square promises a full day of Beatles nostalgia with world-class tribute bands as well as internationally recognized musicians performing all your favorite Beatles songs in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Hear classics from the Fab Four spanning their entire career, from “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to “Hey Jude,” from The Beatles to Abbey Road, from mop tops to the Apple Rooftop, all performed by some of the world’s leading Beatles tribute acts – The Newbees, BritBeat, All You Need Is Love, Jukebox, and the all-star headlining act featuring members of each band, The Love Show.
What: RAW Dallas presents TREND
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 7:00PM
Where: Gas Monkey Live
10110 Technology Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75220
Why: Trend is Raw Dallas’ third anniversary celebration featuring local and live music, fashion, photography, and food.
What: Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 7:00PM
Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors toe emerge in the Hollywood scene as of late. He’ll be joined at this event by Rickey Smiley and Cocoa Brown.
What: Live Nation presents La Ley- Adaptacion Tour
When: Saturday, May 7th @ 8:00PM
Where: House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: La Ley, Spanish for “The Law”, are a Chilean pop/rock band formed by Andrés Bobe, Rodrigo Aboitiz, Luciano Rojas and Mauricio Claveria with Beto Cuevas.
What: Kirk Franklin presents Gospel Brunch
When: Sunday, May 8th @ 10:00AM
Where: House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: GRAMMY®-Award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with House of Blues as part of its’ year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration to produce a dazzling transformation of Gospel Brunch, the club’s legendary dining and live music show. With Kirk Franklin’s hand-picked performers showcasing explosive energy, contemporary music and spectacular new cuisine, it’s an unforgettable spectacle of great tunes and tastes. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the International House of Blues Foundation, providing arts and music support to under served youth.. Although he does make special appearances throughout the
year at many of the House of Blues venues, he does not perform at most weekly Gospel Brunch events.
What: Mother’s Day with CBS 11
When: Sunday, May 8th @ 11:00AM- 3:00PM
Where: Muse Family Performance Pavilion (Klyde Warren Park)
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Be sure to stop by Klyde Warren Park in Dallas on Mother’s Day for FREE FLOWERS, FREE PHOTOS and FREE DESSERTS for moms. The special event will be held on stage at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion, located right in the center of Klyde Warren Park.
What: Mother’s Day at NorthPark Center
When: Sunday, May 8th @ 1:00PM
Where: NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75225
Why: NorthPark Center presents a special mini concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Mother’s Day. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s talented Mozart Piano Quintet in E-Flat will delight shoppers and families with two exclusive performances. In addition, many of NorthPark’s restaurants are serving brunch before and after the concert. Call today to book your reservation and treat mom to a day of delicious brunch, world-class shopping, and beautiful music.
What: Kris Allen in concert with Luke Wade
When: Sunday, May 8th @ 8:00PM
Where: The Kessler
1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: Former American Idol winner Kris Allen comes back to Dallas in support of his album, Letting You In.
What: Paul Simon in concert
When: Sunday, May 8th @ 8:00PM
Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2430 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Paul Simon comes back to Dallas in support of his upcoming album, Stranger to Stranger.