Lord bless Fat Tuesday and St. Patrick’s Day for giving us something to look forward to in these grueling (ok, not that grueling, we have it better than Milwaukee) last months of winter. Read on to find out where the party’s at. Plus, Chinese New Year rings in the Year of the Dog, which is such a good year. You’re a good year, aren’t you? Yes, you are.
Gwen Stefani’s boyfriend is coming to town, and The Dallas Farmers Market is having a festival dedicated to brunch! We’ve gathered up Dallas’ can’t-miss events to kick off the changing of seasons, discovering the best Dallas has to offer, plus help get you through to spring.
If you’ve ever wanted to celebrate Mardi Gras masquerade-style, laissez les bon temps rouler at the O’Carnivale Mardi Gras Ball with live music and Cajun classics like etouffee and king cake. Proceeds from the Ball help fund the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade on Sunday, February 11th.
Texans love this native son so much that the state designated April 27, 2009 “Ron White Day”. The cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking Blue Collar comedian is coming to the beautiful Majestic Theatre for four shows over two nights.
19th annual Chinese New Year Festival
The Crow Collection of Asian Art rings in the Year of The Dog at Klyde Warren Park with art activities and demonstrations, food, fireworks, and a main stage full of talented performers. Dogs are invited for puppy portraits and pampering! It is their year, after all.
Brunch for The Morning After
The Dallas Farmers Market will be transformed into a brunch-lovers’ mecca filled with cornbread waffles, smoked salmon hash, and Bloody Mary bars. Tickets to Dallas’ biggest brunch festival include unlimited brunch samples from the area’s hottest brunch spots, alongside beer, brunch cocktails, and entertainment.
Erykah Badu Presents: Bless You Bruja! Another Badu Birthday
“What did you do last night?” “Oh nothing, just went to Erykah Badu’s birthday party.” That could be you. The Dallas native is turning 47 and you’re invited to The Bomb Factory to celebrate.
Did you know that Steve Aoki’s dad Rocky Aoki founded Benihana? Just sayin’. The Grammy-nominated EDM superstar is stopping through Dallas on his Kolony North American Tour with Desiigner, Grandtheft, Party Pupils, and Bok Nero.
2017’s Sexiest Man Alive isn’t too sexy for Dallas. Country superstar Blake Shelton is bringing the Country Music Freaks Tour to American Airlines Center, joined by special guests Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge, and Carly Pearce.
George Clinton & Parliament with Funkadelic
George Clinton became interested in doo wop while living in New Jersey as a teen, and formed the Parliaments in 1955, based out of barbershop back room where he straightened hair. That’s 63 years ago people! He’s pushing 80. If you want to see him live, now is the time.
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled
And another one. All the cool kids will be partying on a Wednesday night since that’s when Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Demi Lovato and multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled are coming to town.
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
Kiss me I’m pretending to be Irish! Join 125,000 St. Paddy’s Day revelers or stay the hell away from Greenville Avenue.
What even happens at a Lorde concert? Does she just sing “Royals” over and over? Go find out for us and report back.
You actually CAN see John Cena in a Six Man Tag Team Match with Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins, against The Miz, Kane and Sheamus/Cesaro. It is of course, on a Monday night.
The Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival
Dozens of award-winning chefs and wineries are turning up for Dallas Arboretum’s international-themed culinary adventure. It just so happens to take place during Dallas Blooms, so guests can check out the floral displays while sampling food and desserts from four regions: Pan Asian, South America, American Bistro, and Mediterranean.
Newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi return to American Airlines Center for the ninth time on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. Take your mom?
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