things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this weekend (September 17 – September 19): the North American premiere of MOMIX’s Alice, a plant sale, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, morning bird walks, Tour des Fleurs, caviar and champagne brunch and more!


AT&T Performing Arts Center: MOMIX! North American Premiere

Attend the North American premiere of MOMIX’s Alice. Image courtesy: AT & T Performing Arts Center

What: In celebrating its 40th anniversary, MOMIX will stage the American premiere of its masterpiece performance, Alice at this performance space in Dallas. Come and enjoy what is sure to be an amazing display of exemplary choreography and talent which will take you into the world of Alice in Wonderland with all its colorful characters.
When: 17 September and 18 September 2021 | 8:00 pm
Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora StreetDallasTX 75201
How much: Tickets start at $60

Texas Discovery Gardens: Plant Sale!

What: If you have been looking forward to expanding your home garden, pay a visit to this plant sale and pick up some native varieties that are available for purchase. Friday’s event is for members only, so renew your membership if it has expired. Non-members can visit the sale over Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the plant list on the website before you head out.
When: 17 September to 19 September 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 3601 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75210
How much: Prices range from $4 to $17

The HiRoller Band

This weekend, enjoy some good music at a performance of The HiRoller Band. Image courtesy: Fort Worth Stockyards

What: Attend a performance by The HiRoller Band which is known for its entertaining performances that are a mix of old rock & roll, country, classic rock and more. The band has taken its music to a number of stages across the city over the last many decades and have performed with many acclaimed artists. Come, grab a drink and sway to the tunes of the band in what is sure to be a thoroughly energetic concert.
When: 17 September 2021 | 7:30 pm
Where: Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | 2401 North Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164
How much: Not specified

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Pulling Back the Curtain: Sibelius, Dvorak, and Brian Raphael Nabors

What: Come and revel in the music performed by violinist Ray Chen, one of the most acclaimed artists in the contemporary music space. Chen’s performance will be preceded by Brian Raphael Nabors’ 2019 Pulse for Orchestra, followed by the finale which will feature Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.
When: 17 September 2021 | 7:30 pm
Where: Bass Performance Hall | 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How much: Tickets start at $25


Trinity River Audubon Center: Morning Bird Walks

Spot some lovely local bird species at this morning walk. Image courtesy: Trinity River Audubon Center

What: The center is restarting its morning bird walks for enthusiasts so join in at this monthly event which allows you to enter the grounds and spot the amazing birds that flock in this area. Don’t forget to bring your own binoculars to the bird watching session.
When: 18 September 2021 | 7:30 am – 8:15 am
Where: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
How much: Included in entry fee

Filson: Discover ‘Lost Nets’ Event

What: Jon Lineberger makes landing nets out of salvaged, repurposed and rare hardwoods and creates products, each one different from the other. Come and learn about his landing nets at this event, take a look at some of his ultra premium works and find out more on his process.
When: 18 September 2021 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 7700 Windrose Ave. Suite 150, Plano, TX 75024
How much: Free admission

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: Tour des Fleurs

Run in the half or full marathon at the Tour des Fleurs and get a chance to win some exciting cash prizes. Image courtesy: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

What: Participate in a run that starts and finishes on the Lakeside Trail of White Rock Lake directly in front of the Dallas Arboretum. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the lake as well as the historic Dallas neighborhoods at this event and of course, there are cash prizes in store for the winners in both, the Quarter and Half Marathon. Don’t forget to attend the post-race party as well!
When: 18 September 2021 | 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
How much: Tickets start at $40

The Ranch: Weekend Brunch

What: Indulge yourself in a tasty brunch this weekend and enjoy a wonderful menu with a mimosa on the side. The Ranch at Las Colinas has returned with its brunch deal open to guests on Saturdays and Sundays. Bring your friends along on one such brunchy morning this weekend and have a day that’s sunny side up!
When: 18 September 2021
Where: 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75039
How much: Check out the menu and prices for the brunch a la carte here.


The Whiskey Spot: Caviar and Champagne Brunch

Enjoy a caviar and champagne brunch this Sunday. Image courtesy: [email protected]

What: Yet another luxurious brunch this weekend is being hosted by The Whiskey Spot and includes a selection of caviar and unlimited champagne and mimosas. Get your fill of the brunch buffet too which will have on offer some delicious dishes like House-Cured Smoked Salmon, Fig Balsamic Glazed Chicken and so much more!
When: 19 September 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 1305 Wycliff Ave, Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75207
How much: $50

Klyde Warren Park: Pilates with Robin

What: Come and enjoy a fitness class at the park this Sunday with Robin Horsley Varnado who will be guiding participants through a Pilates lesson. The class will be focusing on lengthening and strengthening the body with the help of classic Pilates movements that will increase balance, flexibility and overall heart health. If you’ve missed your workout during the week, fret not and simply head over to this exercise session.
When: 19 September 2021 | 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Where: 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403, Dallas, TX 75201
How much: Free admission


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