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. Check them out below!
The Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus On: Alex Katz through March 22nd. This collection of paintings was selected to showcase the versatility of Katz’s tremendous volume of work.
The Dallas Theater Center and Arena Stage present 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 10th, 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: Sculpturesis Elmgreen and Dragset’s first major museum showing in the United States. See their unique sculptures through January 5th.
Children can create with larger than life soft blocks at Imagination Playground on the Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park every day.
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 5th. 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 12th, 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 1st through 3rd 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 1st and 3rd. 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 1st through 3rd 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 1st.
Experience Kirtan at Klyde Warren Park on November 2nd, 16th, and 30th. 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 on November 2nd.
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 2nd.
On November 2nd, 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 2nd featuring French composers Jean Francaix and Roger Bounty.
Enjoy Lunchtime Music with Brad Thompson on guitar and vocals on November 2nd 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 2nd 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 3rd and 17th. Learn strength, balance and core exercises while popular music plays at Klyde Warren Park.
On November 4th, 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 5th 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 6th, 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 6th through 9th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Annual Fete: Celebrating French Art of the 18th Century is presented at the Dallas Museum of Art on November 7th where you are free to enjoy 18th 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’ Sonata with Dr. Thomas Wolf on November 8th 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 the 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 8th and 9th.
November 8th through 10th 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 9th in Klyde Warren Park.
Enjoy Lunchtime Music with Eric Wells on piano on November 9th, at Klyde Warren Park.
The Dallas Opera House presents the Hart Institute for Women’s Conductors Showcase on November 9th, 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 10th.
Join in a low impact, full-body workout with Barre at Klyde Warren Park with the Barre Code on November 10th and 24th 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 10th.
On November 11th, 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 13th. 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 14th 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 15th 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 15th. 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 16th.
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents 360 Speaker Series: Martin Creed, Artist on November 16th. 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 16th at Klyde Warren Park.
You have seen the wacky TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 along with its star Joel Hodgson. Now you can see it live, in person! On November 17th, 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 as 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 20th through December 29th. Celebrate the holiday season with this heartwarming play.
November 21st 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 22nd through 24th.
Enjoy Lunchtime Music with Doc Wesson on guitar and vocals on November 23rd at Klyde Warren Park.
See the highly acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir in Concert on November 24th, 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 27th through December 1st.
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 29th through December 8th at the Winspear Opera House.
Enjoy Lunchtime Music with Brady Mosher on guitar on November 30th at Klyde Warren Park.
The Artisan is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at the KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts. Our
the 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.