What to do this Memorial Day Weekend


There are plenty of DARTable events going on this weekend – there’s music and some great Memorial Day celebrations (not that the two are mutually exclusive). There are even some monsters in the house. Here’s the skinny:

Friday, May 26
The Famous Monsters Convention is going on all weekend, but it kicks off on Friday. Mingle with cult film stars, meet your favorite artist, or just sit back and take it all in. There will be a few scary surprises in store, based on original material from American Gothic Press. The convention takes place at the Sheraton Dallas, 400 N. Olive St., in Downtown Dallas, located diagonally across from Pearl/Arts District Station. famousmonstersconvention.com

The popular Mexican pop-rock group Camila performs at the Majestic Theater. The band has soared to the top of the charts in their native country and beyond with songs like “Abrázame,” “Todo cambió,” “Mientes,” and “Bésame.” In fact, they’ve sold millions and have earned three Grammy awards. The Majestic is located at 125 Elm St. in Downtown Dallas, a few blocks from St. Paul Station. majestic.dallasculture.org

Saturday, May 27
A Hard Night’s Day brings their popular Beatles tribute act to the Dallas Zoo’s Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy. Embrace a blend of nature and live music on the shady Cat Green. There will be a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show. Food, soft drinks, cold beer and wine will be available. Events and activities begin at 5 p.m., and the band starts around 7 p.m. The zoo is at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, across from Dallas Zoo Station on the Red Line. dallaszoo.com

Rowlett Memorial Day Celebration featuring Touch a Truck will happen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rowlett Community Centre at 5300 Main Street. This special day is a fun and educational opportunity for children of all ages to touch, climb on and explore over 25 trucks – a fire truck, ambulance, 18-wheeler, school bus and much more – lined up in the parking lot. It’s about a 20-minute walk from Downtown Rowlett Station on the Blue Line. www.ci.rowlett.tx.us

The sounds of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will fill Farmers Branch Historical Park at this year’s annual Memorial Day event – Liberty Fest Presents: Stars and Strings. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the event will be capped off with a fireworks show. The park is at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, close to the Green Line’s Farmers Branch Station.  www.farmersbranchtx.gov

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