From the worthiest of causes to music legends and contemporary art, Dallas is leaving no openings in your April calendar.
Stop by the Dallas Art Fair, April 21 to 24, to see such works as Tafadzwa Tega’s “Vatengesi” (2021).
A one-act play written by Janelle Gray and directed by Tiana Kaye Blair, RAGE is a must-see. From the 1842 Cherokee Revolt to the injustices of today, RAGE honors the spirit and tenacity of the voice of Black women on the stage at Studio Theatre. 2400 Flora St., attpac.org
Nasher Prize Gala
This year’s honoree is laureate and visual artist Nairy Baghramian, whose work has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture at Nasher Center. Be one of Dallas’ art aficionados at the elegant Nasher Prize Gala and mingle with international art, cultural and civic dignitaries alike. 2001 Flora St., nashersculpturecenter.org
Wilkinson Center Can Do! Luncheon
The 10th annual Can Do! Luncheon will be held at the fabulous Dallas Country Club in support of the Wilkinson Center, which has provided hope through food access, workforce opportunities and free education for thousands of Dallas County families. The seated luncheon will be chaired by philanthropist Nelda Cain Pickens and honorary chair Margot Perot. 4155 Mockingbird Lane, thewilkinsoncenter.org
Jesus Christ Superstar
Iconic musical phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Music Hall at Fair Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary—paying tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year. Helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie, this production is a dream come true for both theater and concert music fans alike. 909 First Ave., dallassummermusicals.org
For an evening experience at one of Dallas’ most iconic landmarks—the Star Skyline Hangar at the Braniff Centre—join event chairs Mari Epperson and Sharon Ballew in support of Alzheimer’s disease research and awareness. The AWARE Affair will feature cocktails, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, live music and more. 7701 Lemmon Ave., awaredallas.org/aware-affair
Soup’s On! Luncheon
Offer a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas by popping in for this lovely luncheon. The Stewpot’s event chairs Thella Bowens and Carolyn Jefferson and honorary chairs Venise and Larry Stuart are hosting this year’s Soup’s On! Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, thestewpot.org/soups-on
Journey & Toto
For a blast from the past, join 1970s Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Journey at the American Airlines Center for the Freedom Tour with special guest Toto. Hear Journey’s new single, “The Way We Used to Be”—an ode to the good ol’ days—plus classics like “Any Way You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believin.’” 2500 Victory Ave., americanairlinescenter.com
Rock out to lauded rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, April 5 to 17.
Dallas Art Fair
In the heart of Dallas’ vibrant downtown arts district at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the Dallas Art Fair offers art professionals, collectors and spectators the perfect opportunity to interact with a fabulous selection of modern and contemporary art. For a true art lover, the pARTy Pass is a dream, featuring an invite to the Champagne Soiree and The Eye Ball. This philanthropic outdoor event benefits the Dallas Art Fair Foundation’s museum and education initiative. 1807 Ross Ave., dallasartfair.com
4th Annual Unicef Dallas Celebration
On Earth Day, join the North Texas Regional Office of UNICEF in support of its mission to pursue a more equitable world for every child. Abigail Williams, founder and CEO of United to Learn, will be honored with the Spirit of Compassion Award. Post-awards, attendees will enjoy an aft erparty with performances by DJ Poison Ivy at the fabulous Thompson Dallas. 205 N. Akard St., unicefusa.org/dallascelebration-2022
Children’s Cancer Fund 32nd Annual Color Out Cancer Gala
The Color Out Cancer Gala will revel in 32 years of fundraising and heartwarming survival stories at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. The annual gala will be kicked off with a silent auction and VIP reception followed by dinner and program led by gala chair and philanthropist Amanda Dillard Shufeldt and Dallas Cowboys legends Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman as honorary co-chairs. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, childrenscancerfund.com/gala
Avance Latino Street Fest 2022
Learn and celebrate the vibrant energy of Latino culture at Klyde Warren Park, with festivities like a high school and middle school mariachi band competition, traditional Latino performances, a talent show and authentic eats. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, latinostreetfest.com
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
A girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, Donna Summer was the icon of an era and inspiration to many divas who followed. Three actresses play Summer at different stages of her life, accompanied by an inexhaustible ensemble of fierce women. Hear fan-fave musical hits including “Bad Girls,” “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Last Dance” at Winspear Opera House in the Arts District. 2403 Flora St., attpac.org
Legendary rockers of the 1980s, Bon Jovi is performing live for one can’t-miss night at the American Airlines Center. From classics like “You Give Love a Bad Name” to “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi is rocking the Dallas spring social calendar. 2500 Victory Ave., americanairlinescenter.com
Jonathan’s Place 10th Anniversary Be the Tie Luncheon
Join co-chairs Savannah Franklin and Lindsey Obenhaus for the annual Be the Tie Luncheon at the glamorous Hyatt Regency in the heart of Dallas. The event will feature sports broadcaster, NFL Hall of Famer, three-time Super Bowl champion and Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman. 300 Reunion Blvd., jpkids.org
Pop Fizz Clink!
WiNGS—formerly the YWCA—is ready to kick off the year with a reimagined brunch-inspired event that supports a strong community of women as they overcome challenges. Held at the Thompson Hotel, this will be a Champagne brunch with lots of fun, energy and opportunities for supporting WiNGS, thanks to co-chairs Annika Cail and Stephanie Seay. 205 N. Akard St., wingsdallas.org
Photography by: COURTESY OF: MIMMO SCOGNAMIGLIO ARTECONTEMPORANEA; MATT HEW MURPHY AND EVAN ZIMMERMAN/MURPHYMADE