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On Our Calendar This Summer

The dog days of Dallas summer may be coming in HOT, but that won’t stop us from getting out and about. We rounded up a plethora of fun happenings around Dallas – from cultural events, art exhibits, concerts and more – to not only keep your summer shining bright but also help beat the heat.

FASHION FORWARD

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“DIOR: FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD”

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART | THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1

Fashion lovers unite, you won’t want to miss this special exhibit on display at the Dallas Museum of Art that highlights the famed designer and all the artistic directors that continued his legacy. It features a large selection of haute couture pieces, accessories, photographs, original sketches and other archived materials.

POP-UP ART GALLERIES

You don’t have to visit the typical museum to get a dose of culture and art this summer. Temporary exhibits are popping up all over the city and provide a fun twist to your museum experience with unique and interactive elements.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 29ROOMS, MUSEUM OF MEMORIES, PSYCHEDELIC ROBOT, RAINBOW VOMIT
29ROOMS

GILLY’S DALLAS | AUGUST 9 – 18

Refinery 29 presents 29 multi-sensory installations about important topics – art, activism, style, technology, and more – all under one roof for 10 days only.

MUSEUM OF MEMORIES

4428 MAIN STREET, SUITE 200 | THROUGH AUGUST

Revisit a collection of your favorite childhood memories at this interactive installation.

PSYCHEDELIC ROBOT

500 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 154 | FRIDAY – SUNDAY ONLY, THROUGH AUGUST

Take in art like never before through a variety of fashion, sculpture, painting, photography, video and more from local and international artists.

RAINBOW VOMIT

3609 PARRY AVENUE | THROUGH AUGUST 15

Experience the beauty of the rainbow through art, light and sound.

MOVIES

From blockbuster hits to nostalgic rom-coms to your favorite animated flicks, summer nights wouldn’t be complete without the occasional movie night in or out.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SUMMER KIDS FILM FEST, KLYDE WARREN PARK SUMMER MOVIE SERIES, SUMMER CINEMA SERIES AT POOL ADOLPHUS
SUMMER KIDS FILM FEST

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE THEATRE | THROUGH AUGUST

Summer Kids Film Fest at Highland Park Village Theatre – fun for the whole family, see one of your favorite animated films back on the big screen. Tickets are $10 and include a snack tray and drink.

KLYDE WARREN PARK SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

DOWNTOWN DALLAS | THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1

Cozy up on the lawn on Saturday evenings for the ultimate outdoor movie-going experience.

SUMMER CINEMA SERIES AT POOL ADOLPHUS

THE ADOLPHUS HOTEL | THROUGH AUGUST

Catch a cult-classic movie poolside Thursday evenings at the Adolphus Hotel.

LIVE MUSIC

TIL MIDNIGHT AT THE NASHER

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER | AUGUST 16, 6PM – 12AM

If you love live music and art, then you definitely won’t want to miss Til Midnight at the Nasher. Enjoy free after-hours admission and live concert followed by a film in the dreamy garden at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

TRIVIA NIGHT

TRIVIA NIGHT AT TRINITY CIDER

DEEP ELLUM | THROUGH AUGUST

Stay cool while you sip cider and put your pop culture knowledge to the test during weekly trivia outings at Trinity Cider in Deep Ellum.

THE FOODIE

Put your taste buds to work at various food & drink festivals this month – plus it will save you a night’s worth of cooking!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: WATERMELON FESTIVAL, COOKING DEMOS AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM, SECOND ANNUAL LONE STAR ICED TEA FESTIVAL, CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW DALLAS
WATERMELON FESTIVAL

DALLAS FARMERS MARKET | AUGUST 3

Celebrate National Watermelon Day at the Dallas Farmers Market – shop local produce, listen to live music and enjoy other special events

COOKING DEMOS AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM | THROUGH AUGUST

Chef instructor led demos and cooking classes use fresh and seasonal ingredients from the Tasteful Place garden.

SECOND ANNUAL LONE STAR ICED TEA FESTIVAL

PREMIERE EVENT CENTER | AUGUST 13

Stay refreshed and cool while sipping tea samples and stick around to see the winner of the Best Iced Tea contest.

CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW DALLAS

LOFTY SPACES | AUGUST 29 – 31

Satisfy your sweet tooth and love for art by supporting artists and artisan chocolatiers for three days.

GET ACTIVE…INDOORS

Getting exercise outdoors throughout the summer in Dallas is nearly impossible and too often a miserable task. Don’t let the rising temps stop you from getting out and moving by mixing up your usual workout routine.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BOWLOUNGE LANES AND EXTERIOR, SCOUT LANES AND INTERIOR
BOWLING

BOWLOUNGE + SCOUT

Round up your friend and take your competitive spirit to fun and boutique bowling alleys like Bowlounge and the indoor adult arcade Scout at The Statler hotel.