The third annual Bugs and Brews makes its triumphant return at the Granada Theater in Dallas. Experience lower Greenville's first and only neighborhood crawfish and music festival, with crawfish and other delicious food options available for purchase.
Nothing says high-quality family fun like the circus, and Circo Hermanos Vazquez delivers a turbo-charged modern take on traditional circus fun that's sure to thrill audiences of all ages. The human cannonball will make you bite your nails and gasp with excitement. Acrobats fly through the air in breathtaking leaps. Amazing acts perform jaw-dropping feats of strength. Clowns wreak hilarious havoc and more. Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, Circo Hermanos Vazquez has been entertaining audiences in the U.S. and around Latin America ever since, and now they're coming to Dallas' Valley View Mall to wow your family.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr., the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" will delight audiences of all ages at Casa Manana in Fort Worth.
Direct from Broadway, Amazing Grace The Musical is based on the true story behind the beloved song. A tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, the show follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father -- a slave trader -- and embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Make your way to Richardson's Eisemann Center for Performing Arts for this unforgettable musical saga that captures the spirit of history's sweetest and most powerful sound: freedom.
You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as InterGem has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is back at the Dallas Market Hall. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or anyone looking for unique new accessories at great prices.
Set in the run-down streets of East Cleveland, Micahel Oatman's new play, The King of Cage Street, sheds light on three oft-overlooked individuals of the black community who must turn to one another for survival. In the play, an ex-gang member with a plan for revenge is released from prison, endangering the livelihoods of D-Bear, an ex-con who is trying to cobble his life together, Dime, a transsexual sex worker and Skully, an ex-con-turned-handyman. One of theater's sparkling new voices, Oatman's work mixes humor and drama to examine the daily lives of marginalized members of society while also celebrating the beauty of their humanity. Catch The King of Cage Street at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison.
MasterPiece Presents F.L.O.W. (For.Love.Of.Words): A Showcase, celebrating National Poetry Month by bringing some of the baddest, most iconic, women to share one stage. Join them for an evening of the finest spoken word, comedy, live music and more. For more than four years, F.L.O.W. has consistently packed houses and grown to be one of the DFW metroplex's most electrifying, grown and sexy nights of entertainment. It's a complete package with a tightly curated show full of nothing but a good time. This showcase features: Two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, writer-actor for HBO and author, Dominique Christina; Founder of the Tamika Festival and Def Poetry Jam legend, Georgia Me; And the co-founder of Poetry Vs Hip Hop and two-time National Slam Champion, Queen Sheba.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
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.
Each year Stage West in Fort Worth features the top winning play from our Southwest Playwriting Competition in the New Play Readings Festival. This year's reading of our winning submission Dust will be preceded by new play readings from playwrights Mat Smart, who wrote last year's The Royal Society of Antarctica, and Janielle Kastner, who played Karla in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 1:00pm (Festival Reading #1: Kill Local by Mat Smart)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 1:00pm-9:00pm (Festival Pass)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 4:30pm (Festival Reading #2: Sweetpea by Janielle Kastner)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Festival Reading #3: Dust by Nicole Oglesby)