What To Do In Dallas This Weekend – April 4-7

Posted at 03.Apr, 08:04h In Events By - 0 Comments

Because we’re known for our outstanding publicity and marketing skills based in Dallas, Team JWA is all for representing everything North Texas! Our lovely metro has so much to offer so we kindly present the best things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the end of every week! Check out what you can do this upcoming weekend!

“I translate imagination onto the page,” Laurie Halse Anderson says. Courtesy of Randy Fontanilla, Penguin Random House.

April 4 – Half Price Books Presents Laurie Halse Anderson

New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson will hold a signing of her blistering new memoir, “SHOUT.” In 1999, her groundbreaking novel “Speak” broke barriers for a national dialogue about rape culture. 20 years later, she will reveal her personal history as a rape survivor in Dallas tomorrow.

Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. Dallas, TX 75201

Begins At: 7:00pm.

General Admission: Between $5-$17.99.

Dallas Blooms is one of DFW’s annual wonders. Courtesy of The City of Dallas.

April 4-7 – Dallas Blooms At The Arboretum This Season

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, features a larger-than-life picnic comprised of a 40’x40’ blanket, a flowery vase and a giant ant. Each week of the two-month festival highlights one of the best picnic scenes in movie history, including “Picnic,” “To Catch a Thief,” “Out of Africa” and “Up.” The annual event ends this Sunday.

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218.

Begins At: 9:00am.

General Admission: Included with garden admission.

The 2017 Fort Worth Run is often cited as one of the most successful in the event’s history. Courtesy of CultureMap Fort Worth.

April 6 – Zoo Run

Run through the 817 with your woes at our state’s oldest zoo, in support of its worldwide conservation and education efforts. Runners are encouraged to dress up like their favorite animals.

Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy. Fort Worth, TX 76110.

Begins At: 7:30am.

General Admission: $28 and up.

Skeletor and other iconic adversaries are only a modicum of the famous characters represented at the North Dallas Toy Show. Courtesy of YouTube.

April 6 – North Dallas Toy Show

Over 90 vendor setups of vintage, collectible memorabilia will be present at Dallas’ largest toy show, including Hot Wheels, Transformers, DC, Marvel, “Star Wars” and more.

Where: Dallas Events Center, 343 Sigma Rd. Suite 600, Farmers Branch, TX 75244.

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm.

General Admission: $2, free for children of age 11 and below.

Julia Wolfe is an industry legend whose notable orchestral works garnered her the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Courtesy of Julia Wolfe.

April 7 – Selections from the 2019 SOLUNA Festival

Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform international compositions, followed by a champagne toast, in this annual arts festival. Selections include Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute” and Julia Wolfe’s “With a Blue Dress On.”

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

Begins At: 7:00pm.

General Admission: $15 and up.

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