Because Liz blows me out of the water when it comes to sussing out and describing any event in our fair city (she can make even the most seemingly mundane activity seem infinitely enticing…she’s good that one), I’m just going to, ahem, borrow her weekend park opening festivities. Deal?
Here’s the low down per Liz:
The Klyde Warren Park festivities kick off bright and early with free family activities in the park, plus free admission to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. (The Crow Collection is always free.) The Concert For Dallas with the Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty is technically sold out if you don’t want to pay $200 for the VIP section, but you should be able to hear the music and see the fireworks from further away.
The Klyde Warren Park opening weekend continues with a Bob Schneider concert and a screening of Midnight in Paris (starring the event’s honorary chair, Owen Wilson). Mid-afteroon, I recommend wandering over to the Meyerson Symphony Center, where the Dallas Symphony will present The Haunted Orchestra, perfect for families and kids. Conductor Thomas Hong conducts this whimsical symphonic tale of Nerdy Mr. Kirby, a man who doesn’t believe in the magical powers of music. But when the conductor waves his baton, Kirby is transformed into a marionette, and transported by the works of Grieg, Handel, Wagner, Strauss, and more. There’s also a costume contest in the Dallas Arts District before the show, so arrive early to compete for best dressed.
And here are my adds…In addition to all the goodness above, the weekend will also feature over 50 free activities, including fun for the kiddos with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in the children’s park. And to further celebrate the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center are offering free admission all weekend.
Get thee to the park!