It’s a colorful weekend along the DART System. Dragons, ’70s pop music, a preacher’s daughter and a magic lamp – it’s all here, and it’s all DARTable. Take a weekend staycation and get away to these events.
Friday, June 21
Mockingbird Music Festival is a fun way to ease into the weekend, with some choice local musical acts performing just off the station’s mezzanine. If your commute takes you through Mockingbird Station on the Red, Blue or Orange lines, hop off to hear the sounds of Raised Right Men. The honky-tonk outfit hails from the music mecca of Denton. There will be food, plus all the dining and sipping options in the surrounding development. The performance happens from 4-7 p.m.
Mamma Mia! opens tonight and runs through Sunday at Granville Arts Center. This story of a young woman’s search for her birth father has a sunny Greek island, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle. It’s all told through the infectious, ‘70s-era pop of ABBA. The venue is right next door to Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line.
Saturday, June 22
Summer and Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams’ great works, and it gets the last performance of its run tonight. The play explores the conflict between flesh and spirit. A hedonistic doctor and a quiet preacher’s daughter form an unlikely bond and have an almost-romance. The performance by the Classics Theatre Project happens at the Margo Jones Theatre. That’s inside the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park. Take the Green Line to Fair Park Station to get there.
Sunday, June 23
DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival returns to the Las Colinas Urban Center today. If you want color, you’ve got it: Kites will fill the summer skies, and there will be dragon boat races and a lantern festival. Add cultural performances and traditional Asian cuisine, and you’ve got a great afternoon on the shores of Lake Carolyn. The free festival takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. a short walk from the Orange Line’s Las Colinas Urban Center Station.
Summer Survivor Speaker Series features the testimonies of holocaust survivors, refugees and their children. Today’s 12:30 p.m. program features Ron Schwarz, the son of a holocaust survivor who lived in Nazi Germany as a teen. He fled to France, witnessed the German occupation, and crossed the treacherous mountain terrain into Switzerland. Schwarz will share his father’s daring journey with a multimedia presentation at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The museum is a short walk from West End Station on all four DART Rail lines.
Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, gets its last performance at today’s matinee. Comedy, spectacle, one very special lamp and three wishes make for an unforgettable theatrical experience. Dallas Summer Musicals’ production takes place at the Music Hall at Fair Park, a very short walk from the Green Line’s Fair Park Station.
Building a Better Experience for You!
DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements are under way and will continue until September. During that time, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District and West End stations. Bus bridges will be in operation. DART.org/plus