DART: Your Ride This Weekend

The heat wave continues, but there is plenty going on indoors this weekend, and DART is the way to get there. Going to these or other events on DART? Let us know about it in the comments.

Friday, July 27

Hot enough for ya? Why not Beat the Heat at the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck? You’ll get a nice, air-conditioned 360-degree view that’s one of the best in town, plus a little bingo fun – complete with the opportunity to win prizes. You can get to Reunion Tower via a pedestrian underpass from Union Station, served by the Red and Blue lines, as well as the Trinity Railway Express.

Saturday, July 28

If you’re a comedy lover, you’re in luck tonight. The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory has hosted some really cool acts in its short history, and tonight is a special treat. Bill Burr takes the stage with his “loud guy at the bar” persona, and demonstrates why he’s become known as a comedian’s comedian. There are early and late shows.

Have you seen the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science yet? Well, you need to. It’s a fascinating exhibition that reveals a new species of dinosaurs with 15 dinosaur casts, more than a dozen prehistoric specimens, lifelike recreations of the dinosaurs in the flesh, touchable fossils and more. The Perot Museum is a short walk from West End Station.

Sunday, July 29

Today’s your last chance to catch a number of cultural events.

The Dallas Museum of Art’s Laura Owens exhibition is challenging and provocative, and this is the most comprehensive show in the innovative painter’s career. It ends today. Any DART Rail line will get you to St. Paul Station; the DMA is a short walk away.

It’s also the last performance of Brad Zimmerman’s My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy. Part stand-up routine, part one-man play, the performance tells the story of Zimmerman’s struggle to make it big in New York City. It takes place at the Eisemann Center, a few steps from Galatyn Park Station.

Garland Summer Musicals’ production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate also gets its last performance today. The entertaining story revolves around a musical production of “”The Taming of the Shrew,” and the various conflicts between the leading man and lady. You can catch it at the Granville Arts Center, right next to Downtown Garland Station.

The Fine Arts Chambers Players’ Basically Beethoven Festival is an amazing convert series that’s been happening every Sunday all July at Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. Today’s the last one, and it’s a good one, too:  Operatic bass Jared Schwartz performs songs by Flégier, Fauré, and Liszt. Door open at 2 p.m. and the main performance takes place at 3 p.m. Arrive early enough to catch the Rising Star recital at 2:30 p.m. – today, it features work by local composer Jason Mulligan.  Take any DART Rail line to Pearl/Arts district Station. The venue is a short walk or D-Link ride away.

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