Highlighting the city’s best restaurant cuisine, the Dallas Observer Iron Fork competition pits top chefs against each other for the prestigious award. Each chef will receive a basket of ingredients, including one mystery ingredient. Then it’s up to these culinary maestros to turn it all into a mouthwatering creation. And if smelling the cooking gets you hungry, fear not: As part of your admission, you’ll enjoy tastings from dozens of local restaurants, alongside beer, wine, cocktails and entertainment, at Centennial Hall at Fair Park.
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, Apr 26, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 9:00pm stand up comedySaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pm
Kids ages 5-16 will have a down-and-dirty blast running this 1.5-2 mile obstacle course where they’ll traverse rock walls, army-crawl through mud pits, rope swing over water, scale up cargo nets, dodge floating cannonballs and more. Give your kids the chance to release their inner beast and push themselves, all while getting covered in tons of mud at Village Creek MX Park in Fort Worth. Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge racers get to take home a medal and goodie bag.
The off-Broadway hit Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding comes to the Holiday Inn Plano The Colony — and you’re invited! You’ll be treated like family in this interactive comedy where audience members play the part of lovebirds Tony and Tina’s eccentric family and friends, joining them for the reception, feast and hilarious family drama. After the wedding ceremony, the party moves over to the reception, complete with dinner, dancing and plenty of laughs. The delicious menu includes Italian chicken parmesan and penne pasta, a champagne toast, wedding cake and more.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pm
Strangers, marooned on an island, conceal wicked pasts and secrets, marked for murder. The weather turns. The bloodbath begins. One by one, they are brutally murdered according to a sinister nursery rhyme. The tension and dread keep them guessing until the end.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged take on the traditional circus that’s sure to thrill audiences of all ages. From graceful dancers and daring acrobats up in the air to crazy clowns and jaw-dropping feats of strength back on earth, this gasp-inducing performance gathers tons of talent under the giant tent for a huge dose of family fun. Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, Circo Hermanos Vazquez has been entertaining fans in the U.S. and around Latin America ever since, and now they’re pitching their colorful tent at the Valley View Center in Dallas.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
Based on the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the classic cult film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical pulls you into the manipulative world of Manhattan’s most dangerous liaisons: Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. Seduced by revenge and fueled by passion, the two diabolically charming step-siblings place a bet on whether or not Sebastian can deflower their incoming headmaster’s daughter, Annette Hargrove. As the two set out to destroy the innocent girl — and anyone who gets in their way — they find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, temptation, and the cruelest game of all: love. Featuring your favorite throwback hits by artists like Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears, see the intoxicating new musical at Dallas’ Wyly Theatre that Entertainment Weekly called “the ultimate night out”.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
This “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “electrifying!” (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief is “mesmerizing” and proves “lightning can strike twice!” (TheaterMania). Don’t miss it at Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 1:30pm
Don’t miss Irish phenomenon Nathan Carter’s action-packed live show at Arlington Music Hall on May 20! Backed by his stellar 6-piece band and with special guest Chloë Agnew (former star of Celtic Woman), Nathan’s live show is a unique blend of Celtic, country and pop favorites you won’t want to miss. With their Irish warmth and infectious energy, you’ll hear hits like “Caledonia”, “Wagon Wheel”, “The Rare Auld Times”, and “Jealous of the Angels”.Nathan Carter is taking the music world by storm. He first catapulted into stardom in his native Ireland, charming audiences on guitar, piano, and accordion. Since his start at local venues, his career has become a national success story. With five number-one albums, two number-one singles, and three number-one live performance DVDs, Nathan is blazing a trail to worldwide success. Join Nathan, his band, and Chloë for this not-to-be-missed concert!
Come see the No. 1 drag show in Texas, MyOhMy The Show, at Cassidy’s Nightclub at the Radisson Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Grab a bite to eat and a drink and enjoy singing and vamping from some of the best drag queens in the state. Plus, proceeds from the event go to Bryce House, so you can feel good about your night out.
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you’re looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
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.