August 31, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

An extra day of vacation is enough to awaken the force


Presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, the inaugural Riverfront Jazz Festival showcases more than 35 artists on three stages: one for traditional jazz, another for blues and soul, and a third dedicated to promising young artists. Honorary chairs Erykah Badu, Will Downing, and Najee will perform.

The Details: Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road. $50 per day, pre-sale. $135 for the weekend pass. Click here for the full line up and to buy tickets. 


It famously didn’t win Best Picture, but La La Land still won 6 of its 14 nominations. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the modern-day musical with a concert-sceening event.  Erick Ochsner conducts a live orchestra as you watching the film in one of Dallas’ most prestigious venues.

The Details: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street. 7:30 p.m. both nights. $109–$149. Purchase tickets here


Grab your friends, your kids, your pups, your ewoks… Everyone is welcome for this outdoor screening of Star Wars the Force Awakens. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, the scene is worth it. Kids play in splash fountains, while couples chill on picnic blankets and turn food truck fare into a laid-back date night.  Blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. (No glass or outside alcohol, please.) Beer, wine and concessions are available for purchase at Relish.

The Details: Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Admission is free. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. More info here


May we suggest a little trip to Fort Worth for the final day of The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at the Amon Carter. The exhibition explores the history of Polaroid and its many connections to art, science, and technology. Additionally, it showcases the variety of image sizes and formats the company has produced over the years.

The Details: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth. Admission is free.