Wednesday 15 March
Dallas is booming at the Dallas Arboretum
Make Miley proud and buy yourself flowers. But like, you know, do it where you don’t have to take care of them or watch them die. Look up Dallas Blooms: Great contributors at the Dallas Arboretum (8525 Garland Road) and take in the sights and scents of more than 500,000 blooming flowers, including tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Additionally, the gardens feature Gary Lee Price’s bronze sculptures of Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain and others. Wednesdays offer cooking demos at A Tasteful Place, and March 15 has a workshop at 11 to choose the right cooking tools for the job. The demo is included in the entry, which is available for purchase online.
Thursday 16 March
Blk + Vegan book signing event at Interabang Books
When exploring vegetarianism and veganism, it’s natural to worry that you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite foods anymore. That’s why Emani Corcran dug deep into her family’s favorites and dishes from black food culture to create her blog Blk + Vegan and its namesake cookbook. Homestyle doesn’t have to mean unhealthy, and Corcran discusses her recipes and signs her book at 6:00 PM Thursday, March 16 at Interabang Books (5600 W. Lovers Lane). Buy a copy at the event or online.
Deep Ellum Wine Walk: St. Paddy’s-O
The Deep Ellum Wine Walk returns with a St. Patrick’s Day twist bringing more than expected Sip & Shop through local retailers. This time the event offers deals on the terraces of Easy Slider, Electric Shuffle, Monkey King and others. Reserve a glass for $15 online or $20 as a walk-up from 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Discover Deep Ellum (2650 Main St.). The glasses are designed by the artist Sandra Boskamp. Check out the Facebook page for tickets and more info.
Afro Mingei: Artist Talk with Jeremy Biggers and Sam Lao at the Nasher Sculpture Center
2018 Nasher Award winner Theaster Gates staged Afro Mingei project to explore the intersection of African American and Japanese cultures. The small corner gallery inside the Nasher Sculpture Center (2001 Flora St.) offers tangible experiences via food, drink, ceramics and more. From 19.00 to 20.00 this Thursday 16 March, Afro Mingei brings an artist talk with Dallas artists Sam Lao (murals, tufted works and more) and Jeremy Biggers (murals, multimedia and more). The power couple will discuss their careers, sharing a studio space and what it’s like to be an artist in Dallas. Because space is limited, Nasher encourages attendees to secure tickets early, available online.
Friday 17 March
UniverSoul Circus under the Big Top at Southwest Center Mall
This is the last weekend to ooh and ahh at the Southwest Center Mall (yes, the one we all still call Red Bird Mall, at 3662 W. Camp Wisdom Road) and all the awesome stuff under the UniverSoul Circus big top. Interactive, captivating and festive, UniverSoul brings international artists together to perform stunts, fire shows, music and some comic relief. Oh, and acrobats aren’t the only ones who fly through the air—motorcycles do, too. Watch the action 19.00 Thursday and Friday; 11:30am, 3:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday; and 11:00, 15:00 and 19:00 on Sunday. Tickets start at $24, available through Ticketmaster.
O’Bangers at the Dallas Comedy Club
The Dallas Comedy Club (3036 Elm St.) has the best comedy around in a series called Bangers, but this week a centuries-old Irish tradition demands it be called O’Bangers. You don’t even have to be lucky or remotely Celtic to enjoy fantastic stand-up from Linda Stogner, CJ Starr, Paul Varghese, Sri Raj, Kevin Hollingsworth and others. At least there is the St. Patrick’s Night lineup for the 7:30 and 9:30 pm shows. Saturday’s show brings another solid gold lineup. Reserve tickets for $25 and find out more online.
Fourth Annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show at Ford Center at The Star
If there’s one thing we like, it’s a show that lets us experience all the things we don’t have in our homes and gardens, so we can live like we’re on an HGTV show before moving three steps to a Birds of Prey show courtesy of Blackland Prairie Raptor Center or head the other way for cooking demos. Mindful Cleaning with Hayli? Sign us up so we can go home and do half of each room before we turn on Perfect match. It is okay. We know our limits. We also buy three plants too much. It’s garden math. All of these wonderful things are available at the fourth annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show, Friday through Sunday, at the Ford Center at The Star (One Cowboys Way). Entry is free thanks to sponsorship from BKV Energi. Find out the full schedule of events online.
Saturday 18 March
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Every Saturday in March, shoppers and strollers can head to Deep Ellum for the outdoor market. From noon to 6 p.m., the Deep Ellum Community Association brings together more than 40 local vendors and artists, along with Deep Ellum Radio-curated music, for you to hop through the booths from 100 to 199 Crowdus Street. Follow the event page on Facebook for updates.
Evita at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice created quite a few earworm-y musicals, but Evita is one of the most beautiful. Sure, it could be because it’s set in Argentina in the 1930s-1950s and is about the powerful Eva Perón. Elegantly detached as she was, she came from poverty, became a leader revered among the working class and also pioneered women’s suffrage in the country. She also made more than a few enemies. Perón was definitely a fascinating figure, and NTPA Repertory presents its final weekend of the beloved biomusical at Willow Bend Center of the Arts (6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano). Watch it at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, or 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, $20-$30, are available online.
Sunday 19 March
DFW Golf Show at Esports Stadium
Die-hard golfers like the latest and greatest in golf technology, and the DFW Golf Show offers three days of it. Nearly 100 vendors will showcase new clubs and accessories, as well as interactive games and virtual training tools. Plus, you can rub elbows with a celebrity during a fitting or at one of the stroke and stroke clinics. Tickets are $15 early online and $20 at the door, with VIP packages available. You can find everything, as well as schedules and exhibitor lists, online.
Monday, March 20
Who does that bitch think she is? with Craig Seligman at Deep Vellum Books
Securing the freedom of drag culture and preserving its history could not be more important right now. So we’re especially excited to see author Craig Seligman come to Deep Vellum Books (3000 Commerce St.) at 19.00 on Monday 20 March to support his new book Who Does That Bitch Think She Is?: Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag. A celebration of the book, yes, but the event will also be a bit of an introduction to Fish for the uninitiated via a conversation with Seligman’s husband Silvana, one of Fish’s former co-artists. Find out more online.
Dallas Observer Burger Week at various locations
What makes this a particularly happy Monday? It kicks off Dallas Observer Burger week. From Monday through March 26, get $7 burger deals at more than 20 restaurants. Download the Burger Week Pass to make planning easier, and even earn points and prizes for certain add-ons (who knew a Topo Chico was such a winning drink?). Of course, you are encouraged to attend socials together with #burgerweekdal when you wonder about Dairy-ette, Barcadia, Liberty Burger, Son of a Butcher and all the other joints. Also, be cool, tip like you mean it, and sign up online right now.