Take a chance on this ABBA tribute, a stage spectacular that delivers the Swedish supergroup's greatest hits with stunning '70s flair and stellar showmanship. A soaring showcase of note-perfect renditions of hits like "Waterloo," "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Money, Money, Money" and, of course, "Mamma Mia," ABBA The Concert has played to packed houses all over the country, even selling out the famed Hollywood Bowl. The real band hasn't toured for more than 30 years, so come out and experience the next best thing under the stars at Annette Strauss Square in Dallas.
Bursting with one showstopping number after another, Pippin is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. Get swept away in the fanciful, moving Pippin when it descends on the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:30pm
Who controls your life's narrative? Just because the chorus says "That is how things should be," does that mean you must abide it? The myth of the Minotaur, the literally bull-headed monster trapped in a labyrinth, and the warrior who takes off across the ocean to defeat him gets a thoroughly modern makeover from playwright Anna Zieglar (Photograph 51, Dov and Ali). Modern technology both advances and complicates the story, and the show's traditional chorus is replaced with frequent joke subjects a priest, a rabbi and a lawyer. With refreshing originality and wit, The Minotaur offers a contemporary take on love, honor and human connection. Don't miss this thought-provoking play at Theatre Three in Dallas.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
The House of Blues Dallas brings back Local Brews, Local Grooves, their signature music and beer festival featuring more than a dozen of the hottest local acts, plus craft beer tastings, chef-inspired food samples and more. The latest lineup is set to include The Mastersons, The Buffalo Ruckus, Crystal Yates, The Funky Knuckles, The Wicks, Chuck Ligon, Dead Flowers, Those Guys and others. Food and drink wristbands will be sold at the event, so you can try the latest from Noble Rey, Lakewood, Panther Island and Woodcreek Breweries.
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pm
When David finds pretty petty thief Penelope robbing his apartment, he decides he must reform her. His fiancée is not particularly enthusiastic about the idea, the police just want to find his neighbor's missing jewels and Penelope decides she just wants David. Watch the comedic caper unfold when Dear Delinquent hits the stage at Plano's Cox Building Playhouse.
Thursday August 17, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 18, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pm
Join the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save Wendy, John and Michael from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. The Rockwell High School Performing Arts Center brings J.M. Barrie's beloved family classic to life on stage in the Dallas area.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday August 20, 2017 / 2:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday August 18, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 19, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. Houston Dynamo)Saturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. New York Red Bulls)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Seattle Sounders)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (vs. LA Galaxy)
Get ready to sing your praises to the gods of rock and witness history in the making as Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and special guest The Edgar Winter Band take the stage of Starplex Pavilion in Dallas. Together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, pioneering rock band Deep Purple made up what came to be known as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal" in the early to mid-'70s, with chart-topping hits on both sides of the pond like "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," "Space Truckin'" and "Hush." Their latest album, Infinite, features 10 all-new tracks inspired by the raw, boundary-pushing spirit of the '70s. A larger-than-life performer and master showman, Cooper combines hot, heavy metal melodies ("School's Out," "I'm Eighteen") with true theatricality. His energetic stage shows often incorporate horror-movie imagery, stage blood and more in a feast of the macabre. See these legendary rockers perform a mix of old favorites and new hits at this epic concert.
A fledgling journalist interviews two homeless men as a way to start her career. However, the story she uncovers and the insight she finds rock her perception of what home really is. Peer into an all-too invisible culture with A Debt That Led to Home at The Core Theatre in Richardson, a story which finds humor and intelligence in a riveting and emotional journey.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
The House of Blues Dallas takes on a distinctly New York vibe as tribute band Rhymin' N' Stealin' salutes the music of the '90s and NYC hip-hop innovators The Beastie Boys. This Texas-based quartet of three MCs and one DJ captures all of the energy, comedy and musicality of Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D in a show that's filled with familiar party anthems like "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)," "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," "Hey Ladies," "Sabotage," "Body Movin'" and more. Catch this special Holiday Hangover show with opening act Weener -- A Tribute to Weezer.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Turn off those Saturday morning cartoons and head down to Pocket Sandwich Theatre to join clown couple Slappy and Monday for their Super Saturday Goofball for Kids!. The stars of Slappy's Playhouse and Goofballs Cabaret team up with friends from the Lone Star Circus and other Dallas-area pals for this unique variety show that's filled with non-stop goofiness and giggles for the entire family. Expect tons of physical comedy, games and gags to keep kids of all ages entertained.