Dallas Right Now

a8ea714366c41291b9b1545b62afaf8fWe’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Make sure you let your mom know how much you appreciate her!

Here’s what else we love about North Texas this month:

Classics at Klyde Warren, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Klyde Warren Park will host a series of free classic movies, with lawn seating on the Ginsburg
Lawn facing a screen hanging from the Muse Family Pavilion. Dallas Morning News film critic Chris Vognar will provide a brief introduction prior to every movie. Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway.

Beethoven Festival, thru May 18 – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Beethoven Festival will feature all things Beethoven performed by talent from across the globe, including cellist Alisa Wellerstein and pianist Martin Helmchen. To add to the festival feel, the DSO will travel across the street to the City Performance Hall for performances of Beethoven’s sonatas by acclaimed SMU-based musicians. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street.

2014 Kentucky Derby Day at Lone Star Park, May 3 – Lone Star Park will host
a party for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby for fans to watch and wager
on the first leg of the Triple Crown. The annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest
will take place on the Courtyard of Champions and there will also be a live music performance by Moving Colors from 4-8 p.m. Kids will enjoy bounce houses, pony rides and a petting zoo in the Family Fun Park. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway,Grand Prairie.

Dog Bowl, May 4 – The Cotton Bowl will be turned into a gigantic dog park with food, fun and free activities for canines and their human counterparts. The event will include an agility course for the dogs, splash bowls, giveaways, live entertainment and a pet-owner look-alike contest. Cotton Bowl Stadium, 3750 Cotton Bowl Circle.

Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour, May 10-11 – This weekend-long tribute to Dallas’ historic past will feature eight of the city’s most fabulous Early 20th Century homes, one of which is celebrating it’s 100 birthday this year — plus an art fair, antique-car display, a children’s play area, live entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches travelling between homes, fresh-prepared food, ice-cold beverages and much more.

The Byron Nelson, May 12-18 – One of Dallas’ biggest sports attractions and most anticipated social events of the spring. The tournament is the leading fundraiser for charity on the PGA Tour and is organized by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. TPC Four Seasons, 4150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving.

Fork and Cork, May 16 and 17 – The 20-plus year tradition of Taste Addison has been replaced with Fork & Cork which, on top of great food, promises cooking classes, celebrity chef appearances, wine tastings and a performance by country star Pat Green. A portion of the proceeds benefits Café Momentum. Addison Circle, 4970 Addison Circle Dive.

Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, May 16 – 18 – Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring six performance stages, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner, and a whole lot more! 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.

Charlotte’s Web at the Dallas Children’s Theater, thru June 1 – E.B. White’s beloved characters spring off the page and onto the stage! Kids and adults both will love the heartwarming story of a barn spider named Charlotte who befriends a pig named Wilbur. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman Street.

Dallas Comic Con, May 16 thru 18 – An anticipated 60,000 people will spend three days immersed in the world of comic books, sci-fi television shows and movies. Who knows what you’ll see walking through the streets of downtown Dallas! Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 Griffin Street.

The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, May 25 thru August 24 – The Meadows Museum has once again co-organized an exhibition with Spain’s Museo Nacional del Prado, this time featuring pieces from the Hamburg Kunsthalle’s impressive collection of drawings by Spanish masters including Francisco de Goya, Alonso Cano and Esteban Murillo. This exhibit is the only U.S. venue. Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Boulevard.

Check back the first week of June for our next “Dallas Right Now” post to see what we love about Dallas next month!

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