Events in Dallas: 58 Things to Do in the Dallas Arts District in November

Crisp weather has returned to the Dallas Arts District, which means it’s time to bust out your comfiest knits and explore the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. Dress up with the family and relive the magic of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center or bring your barre buddy to sweat it out with the Barre Code at Klyde Warren Park – there are 58 reasons to visit the Dallas Arts District this season.

The Dallas Museum of Art presents ​Focus On: Alex Katz​ through March 22​nd​. This collection of paintings was selected to showcase the versatility of Katz’s tremendous volume of work.

The Dallas Theater Center and Arena Stage presents ​Ann​, the funny and inspirational play about former Texas Governor Ann Richards and her larger than life personality that endeared her to all of Texas. Jayne Atkinson brings the title character to the stage through November 10​th​ at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

Scandinavian sculptors Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset work together to create a variety of social and political statements through their creative work. Texans may have seen their work in the 15’x25’ life size sculpture of a Prada boutique inexplicably situated in the small, West Texas, desert town of Marfa. The exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center, titled ​Elmgreen & Dragset: Sculptures​, is Elmgreen and Dragset’s first major museum showing in the United States. See their unique sculptures through January 5​th​.

Children can create with larger than life soft blocks at Imagination Playground on the Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park everyday.
In Texas for the first time, beautiful ​Hands and Earth, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics ​will be displayed at The Crow Museum of Asian Art through January 5​th​. These art pieces were created to honor tradition but also reflect each artists’ unique style.

See ​Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence​ at the Nasher Sculpture Center through January 12​th​, 2020. These textiles are a fascinating blend of loomed, wrapped, twisted and knotted fibers.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents ​Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas​ November 1​st through 3​rd​ at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The show features Jack the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to the magical and merry Christmas Town as hilarity ensues. Costumes are encouraged.

The Dallas Opera presents ​Mozart’s The Magic Flute​, November 1​st​ and 3​rd​. This classic play about the complications of love will be performed at the Winspear Opera House.

Dallas Black Theater’s ​Director’s Choice​ will premiere November 1​st​ through 3​rd​ at Dee & Charles Wyly Theater. Nijawone Matthews of The Joffrey Ballet School & the Broadway Dance Center choreographed this stunning, moving piece on perseverance. It is not to be missed.

A variety of ​food trucks​ arrive in Klyde Warren Park every day in November.
Grab a spot on the lawn at Klyde Warren Park and watch the ​Dallas Opera Simulcast: The Magic Flute only on November 1​st​.

Experience ​Kirtan at Klyde Warren Park​ on November 2​nd​, 16​th​ and 30​th​. Known as musical meditation, Kirtan is created by acoustic instruments and voices and hails from ancient India.

The Golden Cockerel​ ​is ​a tale of a little golden rooster tasked with overseeing the interests of inept Tsar Dodon, who finds himself entranced with a beautiful and cunning Tsaritsa. The opera plays at the Winspear Opera House November 2​nd​.

Poetry in the Park,​ presented by Meet Me with Curiosity, is a free open-air literary museum featuring family friendly authors and an open mic in Klyde Warren Park at The Porch on November 2​nd​.

On November 2​nd​, head over to ​Free First Saturday​ at the Nasher Sculpture Center where admission is free all day.
The Dallas Museum of Art presents the ​Hallam Family Concerts​ on November 2​nd​ featuring French composers Jean Francaix and Roger Bountry.


Enjoy ​Lunchtime Music​ with Brad Thompson on guitar and vocals on November 2​nd​ at Klyde Warren Park.
On Saturdays, enjoy yoga in the park led by ​Yoga with Dallas Yoga Center​ on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park.

Join in a dinosaur dig and learn to identify bones with ​Family Experiments with the Perot​ on November 2​nd​ at Klyde Warren Park.

Experience an energetic 45-minute ​Body Mountain Bootcamp​ every Saturday morning in the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park.


Start your Saturday morning with ​Tai Chi with Tribe Wellness​ at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion at Klyde Warren Park.

Learn by observing the skyline with ​Skyline 360 Tours of Dallas with AD EX​, in Klyde Warren Park, every Saturday and Monday.

Enjoy upbeat music as you practice ​Yoga with Exhale Dallas​ on Sunday mornings at Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park.

Workout with​ Barre with Barre in your Bedroom​ November 3​rd​ and 17​th​. Learn strength, balance and core exercises while pop​u​lar music plays at Klyde Warren Park.

On November 4​th​, attend ​Lori Gottlieb​ ​in Conversation with Author Sarah Hepola​ as they discuss the author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and her book ​Maybe You Should Talk to Someone​ at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Full STEAM Ahead, Promoting Arts Education and Equal Opportunity for Girls in the World of STEAM​ is presented on November 5​th​ at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. STEAM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are combined in innovative ways in the music industry. This concert is conducted by Gemma New and Katharina Wincor with Eunice Keem on violin and Emily Levin on the Harp.

Your children will have fun every Tuesday at ​Music and Stories with KidsWorks.​ Enjoy fun stories, music and movement at the Dallas Morning News Reading and Games Room in Klyde Warren Park.

Move those muscles at ​Zumba with Gaby​, every Wednesday at Klyde Warren Park’s Muse Family Performance Pavilion.
On November 6​th​, The Nasher Sculpture Center presents ​The Power of Art: Creating Through Disorders of the Mind​, which focuses on works by van Gogh, Gauguin, Kooning, Kusama and Genzken and promotes the benefits of art programs for patients with these issues.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the ​Inaugural Women in Classical Music Symposium​ on November 6​th​ through 9​th​ at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Annual Fete: Celebrating French Art of the 18​th​ Century​ is presented at the Dallas Museum of Art on November 7​th​ where you are free to enjoy 18​th​ century music, learn about the decorative art of the time period and paint a decorative vase.

You are in for a treat with ​The Nightingales’s Sonata with Dr. Thomas Wolf​ on November 8​th​ in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Dr. Wolf will read from his book titled ​The Nightingale’s Sonata​, written about his grandmother, legendary violinist Lea Luboshutz and her family. Eunice Keem is featured on violin and Misha Berestnev on piano. You will also receive a signed copy of ​The Nightingale’s Sonata​.

Titas/Dance Unbound presents the ​Ballet British Columbia​, a highly sought after, dynamic group that will keep you on the edge of your seat. See this amazingly choreographed group at the Moody Performance Hall on November 8​th​ and 9​th​.

November 8​th​ through 10​th​ see ​Gemma New conducts DeBussy’s La Mer & Steven Mackey’s Timpani Concerto with DSO’s Brian Jones​ at the Morten H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Principal Guest Conductor Gemma New will preside over Debussy’s La Mer and DSO Principal Brian Jones will perform in the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s Timpani Concerto.

Build your City! with AD EX​ is a hands-on craft activity where you can design a city. Lots of fun for all ages on November 9​th​ in Klyde Warren Park.

Enjoy ​Lunchtime Music​ with Eric Wells on piano on November 9​th​ at Klyde Warren Park.

The Dallas Opera House presents the ​Hart Institute for Women’s Conductors Showcase​ on November 9​th​ at Winspear Opera House.

Enjoy making free Thanksgiving art for the family at ​Art as a Second Language with Creative Arts Center in Klyde Warren Park on November 10​th​.

Join in a low impact, full body workout with ​Barre at Klyde Warren Park with the Barre Code​ on November 10​th​ and 24​th​ at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

The Dallas Museum of Art presents ​The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido​, a study of the Japanese master artist Utagama Hiroshige, through November 10​th​.

On November 11​th​, join the Dallas Museum of Art as they present ​Tim O’Brien in Conversation with Author Ben Fountain​ as they discuss ​Dad’s Maybe Book​.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents ​Seeing with the Brain: Artists and Visual Impairment​ on November 13​th​. Learn how Claude Monet and Georgia O’Keeffe dealt with vision loss as they created their art.

Visit the Dallas Museum of Arts on November 14​th​ for ​Second Thursdays with a Twist​. The Dallas Museum of Art features some stranger things with ​The Upside-Down​ theme.

’Til Midnight at the Nasher​ on November 15​th​ features a free evening of musical performances by local artists followed by an outdoor movie in the Nasher Sculpture Center Garden.

Dallas Museum of Art rocks with ​Late Night​ on November 15​th​. Late night curator talk: Speechless, Different by Design; Jake Schrock is on the late-night main stage; the late night film is Vision Portraits; and late night after hours performance is Black Taffy.

Let your kids experience the best kind of drama and creativity with the ​Dallas Children’s Theater Activities​ in Klyde Warren Park on November 16​th​.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents ​360 Speaker Series: Martin Creed, Artist​ on November 16​th​. Martin Creed’s renowned work has won the Turner Prize. This program is a one-person show ​Getting Changed​ comprised of talk, concert and cabaret. This surprising and unusual show is a must see!

Enjoy ​Lunchtime Music​ with Mark Ripley on piano and vocals on November 16​th​ at Klyde Warren Park.

You have seen the wacky TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 along its star Joel Hodgson. Now you can see it live, in person! On November 17​th​, the Winspear Opera House hosts ​Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour​. It’s one day only, so don’t miss your chance to have some crazy scientific fun!

Drumline Live Holiday Spectacular​ features Christmas music like you’ve never heard it before. A marching band transforms the music with a gospel, jazz, soul, Motown and hip-hop flair. This incredible show at the Winspear Opera House on November 19th will leave you begging for more.

Charles Dickens’ ​A Christmas Carol​ is presented at the Wyly Theatre November 20​th​ through December 29​th​. Celebrate the holiday season with this heartwarming play.

November 21​st​ through ​the​ 23rd the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform with Maxim Vengerov on violin in ​Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto​. Conductor Xian Zhang leads works of Bruch, Ravel and Prokofiev for an outstanding evening.

A beautiful story revolves around a disgruntled musician who is ready to give up until he meets a woman who inspires him. Is it attraction or something more? See ​Once​ at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on November 22​nd​ through 24​th​.

Enjoy ​Lunchtime Music​ with Doc Wesson on guitar and vocals on November 23​rd​ at Klyde Warren Park.

See the highly acclaimed ​Vienna Boys Choir in Concert​ on November 24​th​ at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The concert is titled ​Christmas in Vienna​.

Prepare to be bewitched as you watch ​Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ​in high definition at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center while the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs the score. The performance runs November 27​th​ through December 1​st​.

The Texas Ballet Theater presents ​The Nutcracker​, the whirlwind story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince in the Kingdom of Sweets. See this Christmas classic on select dates November 29​th​ through December 8​th​ at the Winspear Opera House.

Enjoy ​Lunchtime Music​ with Brady Mosher on guitar on November 30​th​ at Klyde Warren Park.

The Artisan​ is located in the heart of the ​Dallas Arts Distric​t at the KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts. Our
market-style restaurant offers a stylish and fun environment where guests can enjoy fresh, locally sourced foods prepared on-site daily by our incredible culinary team.

The Terrace Bar​ is the perfect setting to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, premium wines, and local craft beers with an incredible view of the beautiful ​Dallas Arts District.​

Our beautiful event spaces at the ​Terrace Bar​ and​ Sculpture Walk​ host upscale gatherings for our corporate clients, social events, and the arts community. Experienced event planners available through G Texas Catering. Supplies available through The Party Resource.

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