The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
An entertaining evening awaits you at Moody Performance Hall with Copland's original suite from his Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring ballet, commissioned by choreographer and dancer Martha Graham in 1944. The work's Shaker influence and wide open harmonies have made it a beloved and worthy staple of the American chamber repertoire. By popular demand, the DCS will reprise Harold Lloyd's delightful romantic comedy, Bumping Into Broadway, screened to the orchestra's live performance of an original score it commissioned from Rolfe Kent, whose film credits include Sideways and Up In the Air. DCS also presents a world premiere written by Kim Osberg. An emerging local composer and alum of Indiana University, she recently premiered an original opera picked up by New Voices Opera.
Before even dreaming of your next destination, take a trip to this year's Travel & Adventure Show and get the latest tips and tricks from experts like TV host Samantha Brown and author Patricia Schultz (1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die). You'll not only learn from those savvy speakers, you'll also find advice on top local, national and international destinations, as well as access to show-only specials and giveaways. And with panels, exotic culinary demonstrations and live cultural performances, a visit to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show will definitely feel like its own little getaway.
Kelli Grant's Swing Me Back to Texas is a tribute to "the boys who made the noise that's known as western swing," aka The Texas Playboys. As far as we know, Kelli is the only woman to ever front Bob Wills' former band members. Kelli won Female Artist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, and was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame. Grab your hats and spur up your boots for this concert and dance as the Queen of Swing showcases her award-winning, chart-topping hits. She'll also take time to regale you with wonderful stories about The Texas Playboys and what it was like to ride the trail with the King of Western Swing. Come on down to Kokomo Theater in Longview for an exciting evening of song, stories and memories of the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills.
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:30pm
The truly iconic Judy Garland took us over the rainbow and into her soul every time she set foot on stage or appeared on screen. Now, award-winning actress and singer Angela Ingersoll captures the emotional power of Garland live in concert. With her great big voice and witty humor, Ingersoll soars in this loving homage, performing such iconic songs as "Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy" and "The Man That Got Away" at the Eisemann Center's Bank of America Theatre in Richardson.
On the eve of his appearance before the Senate Permanent Sub Committee on Investigations on Un-American Activities led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, American writer Langston Hughes fitfully attempts to compose a poem. As accusations whirl, censorships abound, and freedoms are called into question, this inspired-by-true-events, lyrical drama examines not only the tense yet necessary relationship between art and politics, but also the emotional and deeply personal connection between the artist and his craft in the face of oppressive power.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 3:00pm
From Robert Plant's scorching vocals to John Bonham's thundering drums and Jimmy Page's trademark guitar riffs, tribute band Led Zeppelin 2 captures the dynamic sound of one of classic rock's legendary live bands. Combining the blues with hard rock, Led Zeppelin turned out countless classic tunes, from the epic "Stairway to Heaven" to jams like "Black Dog," "Whole Lotta Love" and the psychedelic "Dazed and Confused." Fronted by Bruce Lamont of the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza, Led Zeppelin 2 is one of the best Zep tribute bands out there.
From the popular TV series The Carbonaro Effect, magician-actor Michael Carbonaro brings his signature blend of side-splitting audience interaction, bizarre antics and mind-blowing illusions to the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. After rising to fame on The Tonight Show during segments that found him using everyday objects to trick unsuspecting customers at a convenience store, Carbonaro was handed the keys to his own show in 2014. But there's nothing like seeing him live, where his charming, fresh-faced personality and smooth sleight-of-hand will beguile and confound you in equal doses.
Del Shores, the Texas storyteller, is back and this time he's not scripted. In his new stand-up show The Sh*t Stirrer, straight men are nervous and Republicans are already looking for the closest exit. What tweets got Del blocked? Did Del really date a porn star? Del will perform Lindsey Graham's hissy fit if Leslie Jordan were cast as Graham, and Cardi B's Trump rant as his alter ego Jimmy Del Watkins. Oh-kaay! There's much, much more, so you do NOT want to miss Del Shores at The Rose Room in Dallas.
X barks the spot in PAW Patrol's latest live interactive adventure for kids ages 1-6! Ryder and his team of pirate-attired pups scamper into action to rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. In the process, the cave-diving canines discover a secret map leading to buried treasure. Together they set out over land and sea to find the bounty for the Pirate Day celebration before the nefarious Mayor Humdinger from nearby Foggy Bottom can steal it for himself. It's all pups on deck for this pirate adventure -- including the group's newest member, Tracker. Join the sing-and-dance-along fun when PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure comes to The Theatre at Grand Prairie.
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 2, 2019 / 6:00pm
RuPaul said it best: "You better work!" The award-winning superstar brought national attention to the exciting world of drag with her reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Now MyOhMy The Show collects the best talent in Texas to create the ultimate lineup for one crazy night of fabulous fun at Lizard Lounge in Dallas. No two performances are ever the same, but you can always expect plenty of sass and class from these divas, who bring big stars like Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston to fabulous life.