DART: Your Ride This Weekend

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Sometimes you’re in the mood to savor a warm summertime evening, other times you seek relief in the cool indoors of a theater or museum. Either way, DART can get you there. Taking transit to any of these great events? Let us know about it in the comments!

Friday, July 20 

If expensive home repairs are getting you down, George Washington Slept Here might make you feel a little better. The play at the Dupree Theatre in the Irving Arts Center is about a man who drags his city-slicker family to the country to live in an old farmhouse. To say it’s a fixer-upper is an understatement – for starters, there’s a cow in the kitchen. You can get to the venue by taking Bus Route 401 from North Lake College Station on the Orange Line, and getting off at MacArthur and Finley.

More theater awaits at the Granville Arts Center, where Garland Summer Musicals’ production of Kiss Me Kate opens tonight. This Cole Porter-penned classic revolves around a musical production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” and the conflict between the play’s leading man and lady. The Granville is right next to Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line.

It’s the third Friday of the month, and that means another round of ’til Midnight at the Nasher. If you haven’t been yet, you should check it out: The museum is free, stays open late, and pairs a concert with a film screening. The Friday, the musical entertainment is Mary Lattimore and Julianna Barwick, and the movie is The NeverEnding Story. Best of all, there will be tacos! (Plus all-natural popsicles, a cash bar, and other treats.) Take any DART Rail line to Pearl/Arts District Station, then take a short walk or hop on the D-Link.

If you’re looking to spend a summer night outdoors, Addison’s Summer Series is just the ticket. Every Friday night all summer, great bands take the stage at 7 p.m. and play as the stars come out. This week, the M80s, a fun ’80s cover band, take the stage at Beckert Park in the Addison Circle neighborhood, a very short walk from Addison Transit Center.

Saturday, July 21

More into classic-style country than ’80s nostalgia? Head to Carrollton, where Melissa Ratley brings her twangy traditionalism to the Concert on the Square. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and come hungry if you like – there will be tasty treats on hand.  The concert starts at 7 p.m. on the square, a short walk from Downtown Carrollton Station.

Sunday, July 22

The Fine Arts Chambers Players are doing their thing again at this week’s installment of their super-fun Basically Beethoven Festival. This Sunday, the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse add a bit of comic repartee to the evening, along with awesome musicianship. The concert starts at 3 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. There’s a recital beforehand at 2:30 p.m. – get there early if you want a good seat! And get there by taking DART Rail to Pearl/Arts District Station. From there, you can walk or take the D-Link.

 

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