Relatively cooler temperatures are in the forecast (emphasis on relatively) and there are some DARTable opportunities to take advantage of the weather. There are also lots of cultural things you can get to on DART this weekend.
Thursday, Aug. 1
Courtyard Texas Music Series continues at the Courtyard Theater in Plano. Tonight, catch Max & Heather Stalling, Texas singer-songwriters in the vein of Robert Earl Keen or Lyle Lovett. The two put on a charming show, with music that bridges country and folk. The venue is directly across Haggard Park from Downtown Plano Station on the Red Line.
Klyde Warren Park’s Summer Movie Series is screening Big Jake. The 1971 film has all the elements you expect from a classic Western: desert landscapes, gunplay and people with names like “Big Jake.” Oh, and John Wayne. You can get to the park on the M-Line Trolley, or walk about 8 or 9 minutes from St. Paul Station.
Friday, Aug. 2
Daniel Sloss is a Scottish comedian who’s been famous on the other side of the pond since he was a teenager. Since then, he’s had two Netflix specials and three seasons Off-Broadway in New York. Tonight, he brings his act to the Majestic Theatre, which is only about three blocks from St. Paul Station.
Hammer’s House Party Tour featuring MC Hammer takes you on a trip back to the ’90s. MC Hammer doesn’t do it alone, of course – he’s helped out by Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ‘N Play, 2 Live Crew and other acts from that decade. Bring your flip phone for old times’ sake and catch the Orange Line to Irving Convention Center Station. The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is about a 10-minute walk away.
Saturday, Aug. 3
Boeing, Boeing closes after tonight’s performance. A swinging jet-setter juggles three stewardesses (not literally, we’re pretty sure). Will they find out about each other? Can our man keep track of all the lies he’s told? Find out for yourself at the Irving Arts Center, accessible by Bus Route 401.
Crossing the Line is also in the last weekend of its run at the Trinity Arts Center. Based on interviews conducted in Dallas and at the U.S.-Mexico border, the production – by Cry Havoc Theater Company and Kitchen Dog Theater – is a unique evening of live theater that brings the immigration debate vividly to life.
Sunday, Aug. 4
The Art of the Brick is a must-see exhibition of recreated and original artistic masterpieces made entirely of LEGO bricks – millions of them. Created by artist Nathan Sawaya, the pieces include reimagined versions of some of history’s most famous works of art, like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Michelangelo’s David. There is also a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton and a massive Easter Island monolith), among many other things. You have to see it to believe it, and you can do so at the Perot Museum of Science and Nature, a short walk from Victory Station on the Green Line.
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. Learn more at DART.org/plus.