It’s shaping up into a very DARTable weekend. We’ve got fun at midnight, the movies, the marketplace and the Majestic. Anything missing? Let’s jump in:
Friday, Aug. 18
It’s the third Friday of the month, so that means ’til Midnight at the Nasher is happening tonight. As always, there will be a live outdoor concert with great local talent and a film screening. There are also social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours, and, of course, the greatness of the Nasher collection. Wolfgang Puck Catering offers bar services, snacks and tacos, which are pretty great, too. The band Reinventing Jude takes the stage at 7 p.m., and the film – 1991’s Soap Dish – starts at 9 p.m. It’s free! And don’t forget that Sunday, Aug. 20 is the last day of the Nasher’s big summer show — Roni Horn, featuring the large cast-glass sculptures the American artist is known for. This weekend is your last chance to see it – and ‘til Midnight might just be the perfect time! Take DART Rail to St. Paul Station or catch the D-Link to get there. and it’s the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture.
Tonight also is the first of a three-night run of free movies at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland. It’s a great weekend for movie lovers: Tonight is The Godfather, Saturday is The Godfather II, and Sunday is The Godfather III. Not only are they free – concessions are cheap, too. The Plaza is a short walk from Downtown Garland Station.
Saturday, Aug. 19
AnimeFest happens all weekend long at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The festival, as the name suggests, is largely based around “anime” or Japanese animation. It promises tons of fun for aficionados of the form, as well as science fiction/fantasy fans. The hotel is located right next to Pearl/Arts District Station.
Sunday, Aug. 20
It’s the last performance of Firehouse Theatre’s production of Pippin. A young prince learns the meaning of glory, love and war through this beautiful musical story. Heir to the Frankish throne, Pippin searches for the secret to happiness and fulfillment through battle, temptations, and political power. Firehouse Theatre is short walk from Farmers Branch Station.