Lots going on this weekend, from the artsy, to the musical, to, well, tacos. Take a look:
Friday, Oct. 6
Cake comes to the South Side Ballroom with their wide-ranging and ironic take on indie rock. Expect droll lyrics, deadpan vocals and eclectic music with plenty of front man John McCrea’s signature trumpet. The ballroom is about halfway between Convention Center and Cedars stations.
Saturday, Oct. 7
The first Saturday of every month means free admission and fun family programming at the Nasher Sculpture Center. It’s Target First Saturdays, and it’s a great way to bring out your preschool-to-elementary-school child’s artistic talent. The program features a lineup of activities that encourages creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” This go-around, the Big Idea is “Poses,” and the art project is “Get Wiki With It.” Take any DART Rail line to St. Paul Station and walk three blocks north to Flora Street, or catch the D-Link.
Enjoy The Marketplace Garland, with its fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more. The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and you’re welcome – but not required – to donate canned and boxed food items. This is the second-to-last market of the season! It takes place in the heart of Garland’s historic downtown square, near Downtown Garland Station.
The Farmers Branch Market is open this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Grove @ Mustang Crossing. In addition to the myriad vendors selling everything from fresh produce to artisan foods and arts and crafts, there will be live music, pumpkin decorating, a corn maze, train rides, food, drinks and more. The Grove @ Mustang Crossing is steps from the Downtown Farmers Branch Station. The Farmers Branch Market closes for the 2017 season Oct. 28.
The Irving Arts Center Farmers Market will feature “The Community Garden.” Irving residents we be selling their homegrown fruits and vegetables. Take the Orange Line to University of Dallas Station and Bus Route 505.
Dallas’ largest taco festival is back. Don’t miss the 3rd annual Tacolandia. More than 30 taco vendors will be on site sampling the tacos that have been making their restaurants the best for generations. The festival is at Dallas Farmers Market, accessible via the D-Link (Route 722).
Sunday, Oct. 8
There is an art to having fun at Cottonwood Art Festival, which started Saturday and runs through today at Richardson’s Cottonwood Park. The free semi-annual event showcases the nation’s top visual artists and has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. In addition to art, there’s a great lineup of music. The festival is right alone Bus Route 400.