Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Dallas’ golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters behind Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more when this everlasting showstopper unfolds at Winspear Opera House.
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00pm
National premiere of local playwright Erynn Michelle’s cutting edge play that explores familial relationships as adult siblings struggle with the death of their father and deal with an overbearing mother who they blame for the strained relationship between their parents. Each of them is fulfilling a role they feel destined to uphold. Secrets are revealed and understanding slowly brings the family closer together in the hope of a new beginning.
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 3:00pm
Trust no one. Suspect everyone. These are words to live by at Keith & Margo’s Ultimate Mystery Dinner Adventure, where the murderer just might be sitting right beside you. It’s all going down at Dallas’ 1936 landmark Old Mill Inn Restaurant, located inside Fair Park. While the mystery unfolds, you’ll be enjoying a four-course dinner and chatting with your fellow guests. Tell them your real identity, or invent a new one to throw them off track! When the first body hits the floor, a detective (played by an improvisational comedian) will lead the investigation and help you piece together clues — while keeping things lively with plenty of laughs. Just prepare to be interrogated yourself! When the food is gone and the clues run out, it’s time to finger whodunit. Channel your inner Sherlock, because the winner goes home with a prize.
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 7:30pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you’ll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone’s a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening — not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Sep 7, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Nov 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
Back in Black somehow manages to pull off the risky trick of re-creating the entire AC/DC catalog — even though the original band was fronted by two different lead singers at different times. The long-running, Dallas/Fort Worth-based group plays Bon Scott-era classics like “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Highway to Hell” and “T.N.T.”, as well as Brian Johnson-era smashes such as “Hells Bells,” “You Shook Me All Night Long” and the song that gave “Back in Black” its name. Also set to appear at this House of Blues Dallas concert are Van Halen tribute VHX and Snakeskin Cowboys, a tribute to Ted Nugent.
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, Aug 23, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Aug 30, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Sweet Tooth Hotel is Dallas’s original immersive art experience and is currently showing their third installment, Discotech, in Victory Park. With art installations created by a collective of DFW’s most innovative artists and a curated selection of products and art in their gift shop, Discotech combines music and digital art to create interactive audio-visual installations. You’re invited to check in … throw on a pair of silent disco headphones and explore the world of a pop star, complete with a Prince themed bar. Discotech installations are designed for guests to perform. Sit on the throne and see your face projected above you, drive a car through outer space, perform on the pop star stage and explore the VIP dressing room with a green screen photobooth. Decked out in luscious purple velvet and the Purple Rain motorcycle, Reign bar serves up five speciality Prince-themed cocktails in addition to a curated menu of spirits, beer and champagne. Top your drink off with a delicious dessert!
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 - Various Entry TimesFriday, Aug 23, 2019 - Various Entry TimesSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 - Various Entry TimesSunday, Aug 25, 2019 - Various Entry TimesThursday, Aug 29, 2019 - Various Entry TimesFriday, Aug 30, 2019 - Various Entry TimesSaturday, Aug 31, 2019 - Various Entry TimesSunday, Sept 1, 2019 - Various Entry Times
Texas Best Drag Show returns to Ft. Worth at our OWN venue DowntownLIVE, right above the Red Goose Saloon! Come see some of the best illusions of music stars such Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner and more! An evening of entertainment you won’t soon forget!
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Aug 30, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Sep 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything — including hiring a private eye — to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 25, 2019 / 2:00pm