This weekend, you have a double opportunity to walk for a good cause as well as a chance to experience comedy, vintage shopping or an evening of Indian theater. Pull up your GoPass app or whip out your GoPass Tap card and head to these DARTable events.
Friday, Sept. 13
Plano Comedy Festival started Thursday night runs through Sunday. The laugh fest features 85 up-and-coming local stand-up comedians plus national headliners, improv troupes and other funny business. It’s a jam-packed schedule, and that’s not even counting the after-parties. Tomorrow, that is, Saturday, Sept. 14, you can even catch some free, family-friendly entertainment at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano. The rest of the festival takes place at Hub Streat, a lively bar and grill located on 14th St. It’s all just around the corner from Downtown Plano Station.
The Royal Dilemma opens tonight at Irving Arts Center. The musical is set in India and was created by Indians, but it’s performed in English. It’s an exotic fantasia with distant lands, bygone times, paupers, kings, priests and thieves. It’s full of Indian music, dance and drama, and you can get there by catching Bus Route 401 from the Orange Line’s North Lake College Station. The play runs through Sept. 28.
Saturday, Sept. 14
The 2019 Dallas Heart Walk happens today, with check-in starting at 6:30 a.m. near the base of Reunion Tower. The American Heart Association’s annual event is popular; DART has added additional Red Line service from Plano to get you there quickly and comfortably. Get off at EBJ Union Station. There’s an underground walkway to Reunion Tower. Of course, you can also get there on the Blue Line or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). If you’re on the Green or Orange line, just transfer downtown. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m.
The Urban Flea is Garland’s market of vintage finds, antiques and artfully repurposed goods. You’ll find dozens of vendors in the city’s historic downtown square, a short stroll from Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line. There’s also live music. And while you’re there, check out the neighborhood’s mom-and-pop shops and restaurants.
Sunday, Sept. 15
The Anti-Defamation League Walk Against Hate is a two-mile walk that brings the diverse communities of Dallas together to fight discrimination. The ADL has hosted walks in several cities, but this is the first in Dallas. Walkers raise funds for the organization, which for champions civil rights and confronts inequality. The event happens in Victory Plaza and the surrounding streets. That’s right on the other side of American Airlines Center from Victory Station on the Green and Orange line. The walk commences at 9:30 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m.; from 8-11 a.m., there’s a Walk Against Hate Main Stage Entertainment and Diversity Expo, with local non-profits sharing the good work they do. Visit the ADL website to find out more.
Greater Tuna is a much-beloved take on small-town Texas life. Two actors create the entire population of Tuna – Texas’ third-smallest town. Two actors and 20 characters (we told you it was small) add up to lots of laughs in this crowd-pleaser. It’s presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, right across the street from Mockingbird Station on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. The show is at 7 p.m., not a matinee. The production runs through Sept. 21.