Dallas Right Now: October Events We Love

FullSizeRender-5Fall weather is finally here (almost!) and so is football, the State Fair of Texas, and pumpkin spiced lattes! Now is the time to get out and enjoy all Dallas Fort Worth has to offer. Check out our list of favorites and let us know yours too!

Dallas Theater Center Presents Hair – DTC lets the sunshine in with a fully-immersive, only-at-the-Wyly production of the groundbreaking classic rock musical. 50 years after its premiere, Hair continues to assault the status quo, while shining a bright light on the power of love over hate, peace over war, freedom over repression, and hope over despair. At once emblematic of its era and relevant for a new generation of audiences today, the story follows a group of young people as they navigate their relationships with their country and with each other. Overflowing with free love, buzzing with youthful energy, and pulsing with iconic rock anthems, DTC’s Hair brings the Age of Aquarius into the twenty-first century. Through October 22nd, Wyly Theater.

Tacolandia – Join the Dallas Observer on Saturday, October 7th from 4pm – 7pm at Dallas Farmers Market (NEW LOCATION!!) as we celebrate the 3rd Annual Dallas Observer Tacolandia presented by Tabasco. Tacolandia is an outdoor Taco-sampling event and festival that will feature Dallas’ best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style. October 7th, 4-7p, Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood.

Pitmasters Picnic Cafe Momentum – Slow and low and celebrating all the glories of Texas’ savory siren call—barbecue—the fifth annual Pitmasters Picnic presented by Cafe Momentum in partnership with Savor Dallas, is a can’t-miss institution of smoke, fire, and fun. The walk-around BBQ sampling features some of the best ‘cue in the “United States of BBQ” with leading pit bosses from Dallas, from Texas, and from around the U.S.—plus hot tunes from local talent. Proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum’s life-changing work in the community. October 8th, 1pm, Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave.

Park & Palate – Klyde Warren Park’s Park & Palate kickoff event, Down to the Roots, will feature two chefs, a pillar and their protégé, from each major city in Texas to highlight the biggest and best of Texas cuisine. The Park’s premier fundraising event, will also feature a national country music recording artist, expertly paired wines, beer, and premium spirits featuring craft cocktails. Come mix, mingle, dance and dine under the stars! October 13 & 14, Klyde Warren Park. 

AT&T Red River Showdown – Few college games enjoy such prestige, excitement and turnout as does the Red River Showdown, which takes place each October in The Cotton Bowl. A recent poll by The Dallas Morning News named it the third greatest college football rivalry of all time (behind only Ohio State/Michigan and Army/Navy). Since 1945, one or both of the two teams has gone into the contest ranked among the top 25 teams more than 90 percent of the time. October 14th, Cotton Bowl, Fair Park.

Flea Style Dallas Fall Show – This incredible event has moved to Dallas Market Center’s beautiful North Hall! Expect more than 200 booths brimming with handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind lifestyle goods from fashion and art to children’s items and home decor. October 21st, 9am, Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway.

Skate or Die Fest – A high-energy skate competition, featuring 200 skaters competing in three events for $3,000 in prize money. The world’s largest Game of S.K.A.T.E. Competition, plus a Best Trick and Highest Ollie contest. Skate Or Die Fest is a single day, all-ages skateboarding + music + culture experience at Gas Monkey Live in the heart of North Texas on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins at the Dallas Art Museum – New to the DMA Collection, Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) is one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. This installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins focuses the reflective chamber on a series of acrylic yellow gourds covered in black polka dots, one of Kusama’s frequently used symbols. Visitors will step inside the mirrored space and fully immerse themselves in Kusama’s creation, becoming part of the art. Dallas Art Museum, 1717 N. Harwood, October 1st- February 25th, reservations required.

Walter Isaacson Leonardo da Vinci – author of the bestselling biographies Benjamin FranklinEinstein, and Steve Jobs, delivers Leonardo da Vinci, an engrossing portrayal of the world’s most creative genius. Using thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Isaacson weaves a narrative connecting his art and science and emphasizes that his creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church of Dallas.

Bruno Mars – Bruno Mars comes to Dallas in support of his album, 24K Magic. Don’t miss Bruno at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory. October 27th, 8pm.

Enjoy October and all that DFW offers!



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