Dallas native Rhett Miller has joined the ever-growing list of artists now streaming live concerts for their fans. For many musicians, sharing their talents through virtual concerts is not only a way to provide entertainment, but also an opportunity to spread positivity during this strange and difficult time. Miller, frontman for the Old 97’s and accomplished solo artist, is taking his tunes to web-based performance venue Stageit. And thanks to the mobile-friendly nature of the platform, you can sit back and enjoy his show from the comfort of home.
Miller’s next jam session is tonight at 8PM CST, followed by another concert this Friday, March 27, at 8PM CST, and more shows planned for the coming weeks. While all Miller’s shows are “pay what you can,” tickets are required, so be sure to buy yours online to reserve a (virtual) front-row seat. While you’re at it, browse Stageit’s concert calendar to see if any other performances might pique your interest. Be on the lookout for more updates on Miller and his career in the April issue of Modern Luxury Dallas.
The Meadows Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, happily present the first major U.S. exhibition dedicated to Spanish sculptor Alonso Berruguete. The showcase features works that span the entire scope of the artist’s career, including time spent in Italy under the influence of Michelangelo and other notables. Help the museum honor this vanguard of the Spanish Renaissance. 1PM, tickets from $12, Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, meadowsmuseumdallas.org
Closed until April 6
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s prize, now in its fifth year, is an international award for a living artist who understands and brings distinction to the art of sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., nashersculpturecenter.org
This year’s luncheon features mom-and-daughter duo Christine and Gillea Allison, publisher and president of D Home. Proceeds benefit the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society and will be used to support the Park Cities House at Dallas HeritageVillage, the new archives at the University Park Library, landmarking activities, scholarships and the distinguished chair for history at Highland Park High School. Brook Hollow Golf Club, 8301 Harry Hines Blvd., pchps.org, Tickets from $150
Postponed Date TBD
The annual event featuring inspiring stories benefits Rainbow Days, an organization dedicated to helping kids overcome adversity and develop resilience. Omni Dallas, 555 S. Lamar St. rainbowdays.org, Tickets from $150
Join co-chairs Grace Cook and Alexandra Kahn for an evening of discovery and intrigue at Dallas’ jewel of medical innovation, UT Southwestern Medical Center. All net proceeds benefit the early stage research of young investigators at UT Southwestern.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Prothro Plaza and Gardens, 2201 Inwood Road, swmedical.org/docstars-2020, Tickets from $150
Experience Highland Park Village’s spring neighborhood market, “LOCAL,” with talented artisans from across North Texas in a charming outdoor setting. Enjoy delicious food, handcrafted goods, face painting, live entertainment and a spring fling addition, featuring baby ducks, bunnies and more from 9 AM – 1 PM! All the springtime festivities take place in Livingston Court, between Celine and Balenciaga, on Saturday, April 18, May 16, and June 20. For more information visit www.hpvillage.com/LOCAL.
Saturday, April 18, 9 AM – 1 PM
Art Ball 55: Seeing the DMA is the 55th annual gala, chaired by Brian Bolke. It will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner and glam club after party.All proceeds benefit the DMA’s exhibitions, educational and public programs, and 25,000 art objects. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., dmaartball.org, Tickets $2,500, After Party $500
The Echelon 30M Gala is named in honor of the 30 million people The Salvation Army serves in the United States every year. Echelon serves their local Salvation
Army Corps with volunteers and monetary donations, while also bringing a general awareness of The Salvation Army and its mission to the young adults in our community.The multigenerational event is an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of The Salvation Army’s supporters and a chance to raise awareness. The Ritz- Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., dallas.salvationarmyechelon.org
The annual historic home tour showcases architecturally significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrates how they’ve been restored and remodeled to serve today’s needs. Proceeds benefit the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, which supports many cultural and education projects in Highland Park and University Park. pshps.org, Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Postponed Date TBD
The Great Create transforms the Nasher Garden into an interactive space for kids and families, featuring hands-on art activities led by special guest artists, live entertainment and kid-friendly food. Proceeds directly support the Nasher Sculpture Center’s education programs that collectively impact thousands of children, students and families each year. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., nashersculpturecenter.org
Center closed until further notice
The evening begins with a cocktail reception where guests mingle and enjoy a special art exhibit created especially for this event. A three-course dinner of elegantly-crafted cuisine will be served followed by a performance by an iconic 1960s band. The After Party Performance will keep the energy rocking with music by the Spazmatics. https://vogelalcove.org/event/
Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay leads the Dallas Chamber Symphony in its final concert of the season, “Schumann 4.” Dallas Chamber Symphony’s concertmaster violinist Kazuhiro Takagi and principal cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi solo with the orchestra on Johannes Brahms’ formidable Double Concerto. The program also features Mendelssohn’s popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.
Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling 214-449-1294, or in the lobby on concert nights.
Join more than 3,000 people and their pets for the 15th annual Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospital and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.The event benefits the SPCA of Texas and includes a timed 5K or 3K runs. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, gostrut.org
Giving in Style is the theme of this year’s event and luncheon, which begins with shopping in the Chic Boutique and bidding on silent auction items. A fashion show follows by Jan Strimple Productions, featuring new and gently worn couture fashions. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., bidpal.net/sawadfw, Tickets from $300
Celebrating 30 years of service to North Texas AIDS service organizations, DIFFA/Dallas presents this event featuring a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions and a seated dinner, along with the opportunity to experience the renowned DIFFA/Dallas fashion show. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., diffadallas.org
Highland Park Village is excited to present talented artisans from across North Texas at the community’s favorite seasonal market “LOCAL.” Enjoy delicious food, handcrafted goods, face painting, and live entertainment, from 9 AM – 1 PM! In addition, celebrate the beginning of summer with seasonal activations and exclusive promotions at Highland Park Village’s Annual Summer Shopping Stroll from 10 AM- 6 PM. All the springtime excitement takes place in Livingston Court, between Celine and Balenciaga, on Saturday, May 16, and June 20. For more information visit www.hpvillage.com/LOCAL.
Saturday, May 16, 9 AM – 1 PM
Sip, shop and stroll down the captivating sidewalks of Highland Park Village from 10 AM – 6 PM and enjoy exclusive promotions, complimentary treats and seasonal activations for the whole family at the historic property’s fourth annual Summer Shopping Stroll. Boutiques throughout the Village will be celebrating the beginning of summer with special offers all day and 25+ artisan vendors will also be at the neighborhood LOCAL artisan market from 9 AM - 1 PM. For more information visit www.hpvillage.com.
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM-6 PM
Sunsets in the summer are a lot cooler with this movie series. From blockbusters and animated favorites to musicals and comedies, you won’t want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks. Grab a space on the lawn, enjoy a picnic and let the cinematic fun begin. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, klydewarrenpark.org, Saturdays June-August
Led by renowned Dallas Chef Richard Chamberlain, a team of 18
acclaimed chefs invite the guests to enjoy selections from a boldly unique tasting menu accompanied by wine pairings created from the cellars of many elite wineries. The quality of the food and wine is a key differentiator for Côtes du Coeur. The gala also features a live auction of one-of-a-kind experience-packages and a silent auction of more than 1,200 wines. https://dallaswineauction.com/
On June 18th, Modern Luxury Dallas, and West Village will host the 14th annual Fresh Faces of Fashion benefitting Community Partners of Dallas. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, this celebration salutes successful, trendsetting and philanthropic Dallas men and women whose chic fashion sense are matched only by their dedication to community and philanthropic endeavors. This year's class includes Connor Saeli, Rogers Healy, Chris Pilcher, Dr. Matt Pennell, Donny Sirisavath, Karis Renee, Lauren Blake, Monica Wilcox, Alli Koch and Haylee Ryan.
Join us for the cocktail party and fashion show hosted in West Village from 6PM - 9PM, with Dr. Mark and Cary Deuber as your emcees. Enjoy cocktails by Ketel One Botanical and Don Julio Tequila, Rosé found only at Central Market, bites by West Village restaurants, entertainment by DJ Souljah of Soulful Systems and many more surprises.
100% of all ticket sales benefit Community Partners of Dallas!
Highland Park Village welcomes talented artisans from across North Texas to participate in the community’s favorite outdoor market, “LOCAL.” Join the summer soiree to celebrate the final market of the season with homemade Parlor ice cream, seasonal activities, handcrafted goods and live entertainment from 9 AM - 1 PM! All the family fun takes place in Livingston Court, between Celine and Balenciaga, on Saturday, June 20. For more information visit www.hpvillage.com/LOCAL.
Saturday, June 20, 9 AM – 1 PM
Nothing says summer like the cold refreshment of ice cream and the sound of patriotic tunes before a grand fireworks display. Celebrate Independence Day by sampling cold treats from a variety of vendors and enjoying live music, games and other
fun family activities. Wrap up the evening with a concert by the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division Band and a spectacular pyrotechnic display on the Park’s East Lawn. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, klydewarrenpark.org, 6-10 pm
Savor culinary treats from the most popular trucks and carts in the D-FW area, including sweets, vegan cuisine and international fare such as Greek, Mexican, Asian and Italian specialties. This family-friendly event will feature live music, activities and games on the lawn. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, klydewarrenpark.org, 4-9 pm
The annual luncheon raises funds to help New Friends New Life continue its mission to restore and empower formally trafficked and sexually exploited women, teens, and children.
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:30 am
OMNI Dallas Hotel
The SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball is a black-tie gala that features a delicious dinner, dancing, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds help change the lives of thousands of animals in NorthTexas. Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., furballdallas.com, 6:30 pm, Tickets from $350
At a celebratory reception and awards presentation, Texas Women’s Foundation elevates and celebrates the voices of women leaders. The organization presents the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards to these exemplary trailblazers in our community: Dana Blankenship, Tracey Doi, Beverly Hill, Kathleen M. LaValle, Jennifer Stimpson and 2020 Young Leader Award Recipient, Karla Guadalupe García.
Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207, 5-7 pm
In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries. Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., dallasartfair.com, October 1-4
Curing Kids Cancer funds cutting-edge research for treatments of childhood cancers. The 15th annual Golf Classic will feature a VIP party, auctions and PGATour-style golf. The Classic has raised $4.2 million since 2006, benefiting UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Lakewood Country Club, 6430 Gaston Ave., curingkidscancer.org, Oct. 4-5
A black-tie pre-performance dinner and after party will celebrate the Linda and Mitch Hart season opening night performance of “The Marriage of Figaro.” Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., dallasopera.org, Tickets from $1,000
Treasure Street is the signature fundraising event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and helps the hospital carry forward its legacy of providing premier health care to children regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., treasurestreeet.org, Tickets from $100
TWO xTWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction benefiting two organizations—the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. TWO xTWO has raised over $92 million in its 21-year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program. The Rachofsky House, 8605 Preston Road, twoxtwo.org, Invitation only.
The event starts with a silent auction, followed by a luncheon and live auction with fall fashions from Stanley Korshak and Kid Biz modeled by League members and their families, and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra family. The Fashion Notes Designer Award will be presented to a local Dallas designer. The Ritz- Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., dallassymphonyleague.com, November TBA
The Dallas Opera will welcome superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato for its fall gala. She will perform Hector Berlioz’s “La mort de Cléopâtre” and Jake Heggie’s “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire,” both conducted by The Dallas Opera’s own Emmanuel Villaume. A dinner will follow the concert. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., dallasopera.org/gala
Presented by The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day celebration brings together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, businesses and community members to honor many of this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes. Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd. afpdallas.org
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SPCA of Texas’ most magical event. The event at NorthPark Center features pets ready for their forever homes at the Adoption Pavilion. The event also showcases state-of-the-art dog homes and cat condos designed through their Bark + Build partnership with AIA Dallas and TEXO. The homes will be auctioned to help support the SPCA’s mission to provide every animal with exceptional care and a loving home. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, spcaholidays.com, November 29-December 23
Enjoy this family tradition featuring a festive day of activities and
entertainment, including photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries. The day will culminate with a live show featuring performances of holiday music, visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph, and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, klydewarrenpark.org, 2-6 pm