15 Things To Do in Dallas This June

Annie Werdiger | June 6, 2019 | Lifestyle


Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s first production on ice.

Aladdin The Musical
One of Broadway’s finest family shows, Aladdin is based on the beloved Disney movie that follows a courageous hero as he tries to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. The production features all of the songs from the movie, including, “A Whole New World” and “A Friend Like Me,” as well as brand-new music from Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin. Times vary, tickets from $23, Music Hall at Fair Park, park-dallas.org

Betty Who
Australian-born singer-songwriter Betty Who classically trained in cello at Berklee College of Music. There, she met producer Peter Thomas, who helped pen the chart-topping track “Somebody Loves You.” Her third album, Betty, is her first release as an independent artist. Get ready to feel uplifted and dance as you hear the upbeat songs live. 7pm, meet-and-greet tickets $99, Canton Hall, bettywhomusic.com

Jimmy Buffett
Calling all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett, best known for hit songs like “Margaritaville” and his island escapism lifestyle, is returning to Dallas. Get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes and take part in the interactive show. You can expect a laid-back atmosphere that is appropriate for a family outing. 8pm, tickets from $39, Dos Equis Pavilion, ticketmaster.‌com

Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard is often considered one of the most influential comics of the last 25 years. The newest show, Wunderbar, is filled with new material and more. Imaginative, educational and heartfelt, Izzard is a true pro when it comes to grabbing the attention of an entire room, whether he’s discussing getting lunch on the Death Star or the Book of Genesis. 8pm, tickets $80, Majestic Theater, ticketmaster.com

The Play That Goes Wrong
Students of the Cornley University Drama Society are attempting to recreate the 1920s production of The Murder at Haversham Manor. On opening night, however, everything that can go (hilariously) wrong does. Tickets from $65, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, attpac.‌org

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal
Cirque du Soleil loves to explore a theme, and now they are taking the show to the ice in a production called Crystal. The combination of skating, beautifully designed sets, over-the-top costumes and spectacular aesthetics invites you to take an adventure to a wonderland you could only dream of. VIP tickets $160, Comerica Center, Frisco, cirquedusoleil.com

Florida Georgia Line
Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for a real country music experience when Florida Georgia Line leads their Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tour. Celebrate the release of this dynamic duo’s fourth album as the perfect way to kick off the summer. Having received more than 29 awards in their fairly short career, the pair is known for delivering a high-energy performance. 7pm, tickets from $47, Dos Equis Pavilion, paviliondallas.org

Paul McCartney
Living legend Sir Paul McCartney is hitting the road in support of his recently released album, Egypt Station. The album dropped in September and it’s his first release in the five years since New. The tour will take McCartney to five U.S. cities on his Freshen Up World Tour. Expect to hear recently released singles “Come on to Me” and “I Don’t Know” alongside some of his oldest, greatest hits. 8pm, tickets from $55, Globe Life Park, Arlington, ticketmaster.com

How to Skimm Your Life Night Out
TheSkimm was founded in 2012 by Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. With a fast-growing email newsletter and a collection of products, theSkimm is now loved by more than 7 million members. Join Zakin and Weisberg for a night that will be filled with empowering words of wisdom and networking, and hear about their new book, How to Skimm Your Life. You will walk away feeling ready to take on any challenge. 6:30pm, tickets $45, Wyly Theatre, attpac.org


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Endorsed by the Grammy Award-winning artist herself, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical walks you through the career of Carole King and her inspiring and challenging journey to becoming the well-revered icon she is today. The show features her songs as a solo artist and co-writer, revisiting “Uptown,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Times vary, tickets from $54, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

Hugh Jackman
Musical talent to many and action star to others, there is not much multihyphenate Hugh Jackman cannot do well. And now he takes on his own one-man show: a compilation of songs from his time onstage and on set, including your favorites from The Greatest Showman, Oklahoma! and Les Miserables, all backed by a live orchestra. 7pm, tickets $72, American Airlines Center, ticketmaster.com

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World
National Geographic has been leading the charge in scientific education for the past century. Now it use its proficiency in the sciences to create a concert with a multitude of visual aspects. Venture on a sensory journey around some of the most breathtaking elements of our world. Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated musicians Austin Fray and Andrew Christie scored the music that will be performed by a live orchestra. Symphony for Our World will show you the most stunning sites on the earth, from the frozen tundra to exotic rainforests and jungles to magnificent snow-covered mountains and the dark depths of the oceans. Times vary, tickets from $28, Meyerson Symphony Center, mydso.com

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez first exploded onto the music scene in 1999. Her debut album, On the 6, launched her massive success, and since then, J-Lo has won three American Music Awards. She is known for her exciting, dynamic performances and her upbeat music accompanied by energizing dance routines. 8pm, floor seats from $369, American Airlines Center, ticketmaster.com

Jon Bellion
Long Island native Jon Bellion began his song-writing career at the young age of 14. After becoming frustrated with the genres of music he was being asked to play, he channeled his energy into creating his own sound. Now, the 27-year-old is known for a style of music that is a fusion of hip-hop and pop. This year, he released his first full album, The Human Condition, which fuses R&B with a hint of 1980s sound. Come hear the album that has marked the start of a break for Bellion. 7pm, tickets from $42, Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory, pavilionlascolinas.com

Killer Queen: Tribute to Queen
Killer Queen, a group of British talents, have made a career out of celebrating their idols. After forming in 1993, their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen, who had played their first shows there almost 21 years earlier. What started as a one-time performance has turned into a career that has lasted for more than 25 years. The group has been welcomed all over the world due to their eye for detail, energetic performances and, of course, their musicianship. 8pm, tickets from $21, The Bomb Factory, thebombfactory.com


Photography by: Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal photo by Matt Beard; Jennifer Lopez photo © Doug Peters/PA Wire via ZUMA Press