19 Things To Do In Dallas This July And August

Camille Todaro  | July 4, 2019 | Lifestyle

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7/6
Eddie B.
Dallas educators, rejoice! Comedian Eddie B. makes a stop in Dallas as part of his I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour. Known for comedic acts encompassing the ebbs and flows of the teaching profession, expect the Houston native to say what every teacher thinks but can’t say. 8pm, tickets from $20, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

7/6
Young the Giant with Special Guest Coin
Alternative rockers Young the Giant take the stage alongside guest Coin for a showstopping evening. Expect to hear hits “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” among others. 7pm, VIP packages from $163, Toyota Music Factory, livenation.com

7/8
An Evening With Jane Fonda
As part of the #hearhere series, enjoy a retrospective from Jane Fonda’s storied career, with clips from classics like On Golden Pond and
new favorites like Grace and Frankie. Snippets of Fonda’s life off-screen will be shared, providing a scope into her tireless charitable work and personal life. An audience Q+A is included. 7:30pm, tickets from $49, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

7/13
Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan
Steely Dan’s Michael McDonald teams up with vocal powerhouse Chaka Khan for an unforgettable night in music. Listen for chart toppers such as “Feel For You” and “What a Fool Believes.” 7pm, VIP packages from $179, Toyota Music Factory, livenation.com

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Jonas Wood’s The Still Life, (2007, oil on canvas)

Through 7/14
Jonas Wood
The Los Angeles-based artist’s work will be on solo exhibit through July 14. Over the span of 13 years, Wood has produced 33 works rich in bold colors and geometric shapes, with themes focusing on memory, self and psychology. Free, Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org

7/17-28
Hello, Dolly!
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! The universally acclaimed show follows matchmaker Dolly Levi and her journey for love. Produced by esteemed choreographer and director Gower Champion, the production is regarded as one of the best stagings in musical history. Showtimes vary, tickets from $25, The Music Hall at Fair Park, dallassummermusicals.org

7/19
Celeste Barber
Perhaps best known for parodying glossy Instagram models and celebrities, comedian and actress Celeste Barber takes the stage for a night that’s sure to strike a chord—in the best way. 7:30pm, tickets from $25, House of Blues Dallas, houseofblues.com

7/19
Late Night Film: Dior & I

Part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Night series, Frédéric Tcheng’s 2014 documentary examines Dior Artistic Director Raf Simons’ journey as he designs his first collection. 9pm, tickets from $10, free for members, Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org

7/22
Shawn Mendes With Alessia Cara
Canadian crooner Shawn Mendes brings his special blend of pop alongside Alessia Cara for a night that won’t disappoint, with hits such as “Treat You Better” and “Stitches,” among others. 7:30pm, tickets from $49, American Airlines Center, americanairlinescenter.com

7/26
Latin History for Morons With John Leguizamo
For one night in Dallas, the actor-comedian brings you on his quest to help with his son’s school history project. Laughs will abound as Leguizamo guides you through the hilarious ordeal with a sampling of Latin history, from the Aztec empire to the Mayans to Pitbull. 8pm, tickets from $40, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

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7/27
Iyanla Vanzant
When it comes to beating the odds, Iyanla Vanzant is a living testament. Having gone from an abusive upbringing to being a single mom on welfare to among The New York Times bestselling authors, her career has spanned 15 books. The author, lawyer and inspirational speaker comes to Dallas to discuss how rock bottom can cultivate inner strength. 8pm, tickets from $40, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

8/1
Carly Rae Jepsen
On her Dedicated tour, pop songbird Carly Rae Jepsen makes a stop in Dallas for one night only. Listen to her jovial hits like “Call Me Maybe” and “Good Time,” among others. 7pm, VIP packages from $128, House of Blues Dallas, houseofblues.com

8/2
SiriusXM FLY Presents Hammer’s House Party
Throw it back to the ’90s with special guests Sir Mix-a-lot, 2 Live Crew, The Funky Bunch and Kid N’ Play as they headline a night filled with the best hits of ’80s and ’90s R&B and hip-hop. 7pm, VIP packages from $144, Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, livenation.com

8/7-18
Fiddler on the Roof
Based on the book by Sholem Aleichem, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of life during prerevolutionary Russia in the town of Anatevka, Ukraine, as the czars begin to move in, threatening the Jewish way of life. Poor milkman Tevye is determined to marry off his five daughters to wealthy suitors, consulting the town matchmaker and God. Times vary, tickets from $30, The Music Hall at Fair Park, dallassummermusicals.org

8/18
Vampire Weekend
Indie rockers Vampire Weekend made a name for themselves before an album was even released, landing on the cover of Spin magazine. Now, as part of the Father of the Bride tour, the musicians make a stop in Dallas. On the docket are chart toppers like “A-Punk” and “Holiday,” among others. 7:30pm, pit tickets from $123, Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, livenation.com

8/18
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Americana music trailblazer Lyle Lovett is back in Dallas. The singer, composer and actor’s musical career has spanned an impressive 14 albums over three decades. With music steeped in his Texas roots, Lovett has evolved into one of the most eclectic performers. 7:30pm, tickets from $60, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

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8/22-9/1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket’s dull life is transformed when Willy Wonka allows him inside the enigmatic factory, sparking a sense of joy and purpose in the boy’s life. Revel in a delectable musical score from the songwriters of Hairspray while reigniting your own sense of wonder. 7:30pm, tickets from $25, Winspear Opera House, attpac.org

Through 9/22
Mexican Modern Sculpture: A Study of the Artists
Curated by esteemed art scholar María Estela Duarte, Mexican Modern Sculpture: A Study of the Artists takes a closer look at the art of post-Revolution-era Mexico and how questions of identity and nationalism played a role in art after 1920. The work of nine artists will be on display, showcasing some 90 sculptures and numismatics. Times vary, tickets from $12, Latino Arts Project, latinoartsproject.org

8/31-9/2
Second Annual Music Fest at Southfork Ranch
Get your groove on at this three-day festival encompassing all things blues, jazz and R&B. The lineup includes over 25 musical acts, such as The Delfonics, The Chi-Lites, The Spinners and more. 4pm, three-day pass $250, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, mepmf.com



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Photography by: Jane fonda photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center; jonas wood photo BY Robert McKeever; lyle lovett photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center; Mexican Modern Sculpture: A Study of the Artists photo by thomas garza photography