THINGS TO DO

There is always something happening in Dallas. From major theater shows and touring performances, to exhibitions, the thriving arts district is a vibrant place to explore. Experience warm Southern hospitality and genuine service in Dallas’ unique and evolving dining scene.

SHOP

Grange Hall

This shop is full of unusual and beautiful finds: think candleholders made out of doll heads, stuffed peacocks, skull and crossbones stationery and paperweights with snake skeletons inside. Mysterious yet inspiring, obscure yet creative, dark yet chic. You’ll find jewelry, handbags, apothecary, floral and other oddities of luxury.

Stanley Korshak

This Dallas specialty emporium pampers customers with lavish service and a selection of beautiful merchandise. Stanley Korshak carries the most in-demand couture and designer sportswear, from Valentino to Brunello Cucinelli, the chicest shoes and the most fabulous jewelry. Also visit the Shak, a specialty store devoted to affordable contemporary fashion; Men’s Store; Bridal Salon and Home Shop.

Neiman Marcus Downtown

Visit the flagship store of this premier fine goods realtor. Opened almost 100 years ago, the downtown Neiman Marcus location offers fine fashions, jewelry, shoes and home goods paired with incomparable service.

ARTS & CULTURE

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

  • The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery
    • The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic Art.
    • April 18 – April 28, 2017
  • Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
    • Experience the bold vision of one of today’s most original fashion designers with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections. Her work has been worn by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Björk and has graced the runways of Amsterdam, London and Paris.
    • May 21 – August 20, 2017
  • Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the national Gallery of Art
    • The exhibition surveys how America and its people have been represented in prints made by American and non-American artists between 1710 and 2010. As the final venue on a four-city international tour and the only other US venue, the DMA will present more than 150 outstanding prints from the colonial era to the present, drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Art’s collection.
    • May 28 – September 3, 2017

PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

  • Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed
    • The world’s largest traveling exhibition about the Maya ever to tour the U.S.
    • February 11 – September 4, 2017

THE DALLAS OPERA

Celebrating 60th International Season

  • “The Turn of the Screw”
    • TDO’s first production of Britten’s 1954 masterpiece
    • March 17, 19, 22, 25
  • “Norma”
    • John Conklin’s production from Cincinnati Opera
    • Apr 21, 23, 26, 29, May 7
  • “Eugene Onegin”
    • Tchaikovsky
    • Set in late 19th century Russia, innocence and passion collide as a country girl, Tatyana, becomes smitten by the aristocratic Eugene Onegin (Andrei Bondarenko). She naively confesses her love in a letter, but is swiftly rejected by the arrogant nobleman
    • April 21, 23, 26, 29, May 7
  • “Moby Dick”
    • TDO’s world production in 2010 still earns both critical and popular acclaim across the globe
    • November 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 20, 2016

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER

  • Pierre Huyghe: 2017 Nasher Laureate
    • As part of the celebrations surrounding Nasher Prize, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents two important works by the artist: an active marine ecosystem and a living sculpture.
    • March 1 – April 30, 2017
  • Soundings: Jorg Widmann at the Nasher
    • 7th season of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher
    • Rare concert of the “Complete Cycle of Five String Quartets
    • North American Premiere (1st time being played in North America) of Song Cycle Das Heisse Herz
    • April 7 – 9, 2017

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART

  • Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney
    • February 25 – June 25, 2017
  • Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art
    • For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia.
    • October 22 – Jun 25, 2017

AT&T’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Home of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), live entertainment and sporting events.

  • “The Tempest”
    • May 7 – 8, 2017
    • Studio Theatre
  • Sophocles’ “Electra”
    • April 4 – May 25, 2017
  • “Into the Woods”
    • May 18 – 28, 2017
    • Winspear Opera House
  • “Something Rotten” musical
    • June 13 – 25, 2017
    • Winspear Opera House
  • Finding Neverland” musical
    • July 11 – 23, 2017
    • Broadway’s biggest new hit and winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical
    • Winspear Opera House

DALLAS THEATER CENTER

  • “Hood” musical
    • First time ever showing on June 29, 2017 – again on Aug. 6, 2017
    • Wyly Theatre
  • “Miller Mississippi”
    • August 31 – October 1, 2017
    • Studio Theatre
  • “Hair”
    • September 22 – October 22, 2017
    • Wyly Theatre
  • “A Christmas Carol”
    • November 22 – December 28, 2017
    • Wyly Theatre
  • “Fade”
    • December 7 – January 7, 2018
    • Studio Theatre

EAT

Ascension

Stylish coffee and wine bar featuring breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

Beau’s

A relaxing spot to enjoy light bites, desserts and cocktails.

East Hampton

New restaurant specialized in gourmet sandwiches, salads. chowders, beer and wine.

Moxie’s

Moxie’s Grill & Bar features a premium casual menu with lunch, dinner and weekend brunch dishes.

Nobu

Nobu offers guests exquisite and contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Sixty Vines

Casual New American kitchen and wine bar offering bites & wines on tap in spacious, modern surrounds.

Shake Shack

American fast casual restaurant offering burgers, hot dogs, fries, frozen custard, beer and wine.

Spa Café

Relaxing café serving low-fat and nutritionally balanced cuisine for clients to complete the spa experience.

Starbucks

Inside the hotel, a Starbucks waits to meet the morning’s caffeine quota.

The Crescent Gourmet

Located just outside the front entrance of the hotel, The Crescent Gourmet is the place for delectable, quick and easy options.

Capital Grille

Refined lunch, dinner or group dining options in this upscale steakhouse setting.

The Conservatory

This glass sunroom serves breakfast and lunch overlooking a peaceful garden.

The Crescent Club

A private dining club available to members and guests of Hotel Crescent Court.

SEASONAL EVENTS CALENDAR

MARCH

Dallas Blooms (through April 9)

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (March 30-April 1)

Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9)

Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Exhibit: Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed (available through September 4)

Crow Collection of Asian Art ‘s Exhibit: Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney (available through June 26)

Crow Collection of Asian Art ‘s Exhibit: Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art (available through June 26)

Nasher Sculpture Center’s Event: Pierre Huyghe: 2017 Nasher Laureate (through April 30)

NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four (March 31 – April 2)

APRIL

Savor Dallas (April 6-9)

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival (April 7-9)

Big Mamou Cajun Festival (April 8-9)

Easter in Lee Park (April 16)

Grand Prairie Main Street Fest (April 21-23)

Nasher Sculpture Center’s Event: Soundings: Jorg Widmann at the Nasher (April 7 – 9)

Dallas Museum of Art’s Event: The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery (April 18 – April 28)

Dallas Museum of Art’s Exhibit: “Norma” (Apr 21, 23, 26, 29, May 7)

Dallas Museum of Art’s Exhibit: “Eugene Onegin” (April 21, 23, 26, 29, May 7)

Sophocles’ “Electra” (April 4 – May 25)

MAY

Dallas International Guitar Festival (May 5-7)

Dallas Cinco de Mayo (May 6)

Deerfield Music and Arts Festival

Texas Crawfish and Brews

DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Wind Festival

Grapevine Main Street Fest

Dallas Museum of Art’s Exhibit: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion (May 21 -Aug. 20)

Dallas Museum of Art’s Exhibit: Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art (May 28 – September 3)

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, performed in Studio Theatre (May 7 – 8)

“Into the Woods”, performed in Winspear Opera House (May 18 – 28)

JUNE

Taste of Dallas

Beer N’ Chips Art Festival

Shakespeare Dallas Shakespeare in the Park (June 21-25, June 27-July 2)

Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival

“Something Rotten”, performed in Winspear Opera House (June 13 – 25)

“Hood” musical, performed in Wyly Theatre (June 29 – August 6)

JULY

Shakespeare Dallas Shakespeare in the Park (July 4-9, 11-16, 18-22)

“Finding Neverland”, performed in Winspear Opera House (July 11 – 23)

AUGUST

BalloonaPalooza Tour

“Miller Mississippi”, performed in Studio Theatre (August 31 – October 1)

SEPTEMBER

“Hair”, performed in Wyly Theatre (September 22 – October 22)

NOVEMBER

“A Christmas Carol”, performed in Wyly Theatre (November 22 – December 28)

DECEMBER

“Fade”, performed in Studio Theatre (December 7 – January 7)

POINTS OF INTEREST

DALLAS ARBORETUM

  • Dallas Blooms
    • Through April 9
  • Cool Thursday Concerts
    • Thursdays starting March 23
  • Artscape
    • April 29-30
  • Summer at the Arboretum
    • May 27-July 30

KATY TRAIL

The Katy Trail runs through the densest part of Dallas, from the West End and the American Airlines Center through the heart of urban Dallas past Knox Street, up to SMU and Mockingbird Station.

  • Freebird 5K
    • May 6, 2017
  • Michelob Ultra Katy 5K
    • June 8, 2017

KLYDE WARREN PARK

Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films.

LONE STAR PARK AT GRAND PRAIRIE

  • Live Racing Events
    • April 20 – July 30

THE WEST END HISTORIC DISTRICT

The West End, Dallas’ true historic district, offers visitors a window into the past with beautifully preserved and masterfully renovated historical buildings, tree-lined streets and brick sidewalks.

VICTORY PARK

Victory Park offers urban living, world-class dining, diverse shopping, sophisticated nightlife, and refreshing greenery

DISCOVER DALLAS TOURS

Discover Dallas provides exciting day tours in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

Explore the Mundo Maya exhibit, the rainforest and the mammoth aquarium that features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks stingrays and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems

FAIR PARK

Fair Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986 because of its exceptional significance in American history, derived from its 105-year association with the State Fair of Texas and as the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS & HURRICANE HARBOR

A pair of famed amusement parks in Fort Worth, offering rides, entertainment and year-round attractions for the family.

MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Home to two annual NASCAR weekends and numerous other major events, this is one of the largest sports and entertainment facilities in America, seating more than 155,000 spectators.

WHITE ROCK LAKE

Minutes from Downtown to the east, White Rock Lake features a scenic park with 9 miles of running, biking, and walking trails as well as excellent fishing, sailing and various picnic and leisure activities.

DALLAS ARBORETUM

This 66-acre botanical garden on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake in east Dallas is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown skyline.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

Home to the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL) and myriad concerts and live entertainment events.

  • NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four
    • March 31 – April 2, 2017

FAIR PARK

Fair Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986 because of its exceptional significance in American history, derived from its 105-year association with the State Fair of Texas and as the site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS & HURRICANE HARBOR

A pair of famed amusement parks in Fort Worth, offering rides, entertainment and year-round attractions for the family.

WHITE ROCK LAKE

Minutes from Downtown to the east, White Rock Lake features a scenic park with 9 miles of running, biking, and walking trails as well as excellent fishing, sailing and various picnic and leisure activities.