Things to do in Dallas this week | Shop Eat Drink PINK!

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Here are our top things to do on a budget in Dallas Fort Worth this week (October 3 – October 9): Shop Eat Drink PINK! (SEDP!)Big Tex’s 70th BirthdayLatinidades Theatre Fest: ¡Estar Guars!, and lots more!

Things To Do in Dallas This Week

Top Pick – Enjoy 14 rides for just $13.99 at Prairie Playland, Traders Village

Star Dancer at Prairie Playland Traders Village in Dallas

The family-friendly amusement Star Dancer combines a carousel with a gondola wheel. The carousel starts to rotate as it ascends the 80-foot tower, and it keeps rotating as it ascends the tower until it reaches the top. Passengers receive a clear, panoramic view of the market and the metroplex when at the top.

Get more details on Star Dancer and all the other rides at Prairie Playland

Where: Prairie Playland at Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
When: Summer Hours – Thursday, Friday (6 pm to 10 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm)
How Much: All day pass allows you to ride any of the 14 rides for just $13.99

Things to do in Dallas this Week – Monday, October 3, 2022


What: Alfred Hitchcock’s films have long become Halloween season staples and for good reason. The director has a magic touch when it comes to keeping his audiences gripping the edge of their seats from beginning to end. And this October, the Angelika Film Center will be celebrating these masterpieces by playing the classics all month long. It will start with “Birds” this Monday and end with “Psycho” on Halloween.
When: October 3 – 31, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Angelika Film Center Plano, 7205 Bishop Rd e6, Plano, TX 75024
How much: $11.50

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Blessing of the Animals

What: Head out to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with your furry pal this Tuesday for the Blessing of the Animals. If your loyal companion has already crossed the rainbow bridge, you can bring their photo along and receive a blessing as you cherish the memories they’ve left you. Remember though, all animals should be in their proper carriers or leashes. Also, there will be a limit of 50 – 60 household pets and owners.
When: October 4, 2022 | 4 pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How much: Free

Big Tex’s 70th Birthday

What: Big Tex is turning 70 this year and a Texas-sized birthday is in order. Come out and join the festivities this Tuesday! Expect so many fun things to come! There will be the cutting of a big tex-sized cake, a Texan toast of Dr. Pepper and blue bell floats, a special recipe from Chef j.Black, a birthday sing-along, and so many more. Prepare for one of the biggest birthdays of the year!
When: October 4, 2022 | 10 am
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
How much: Free

Things to do in Dallas this Week – Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Salsa Dance Socials

Salsa Dance Socials

Image credit: AT&T Performing Arts Center

What: Dance your worries away at Salsa Night at Sammons Park! The pros of Studio 22 will be having a salsa class which will then be followed by a dance social. No experience or partner is required. Just come and have fun, sip on refreshing drinks, and learn new moves to impress on the dance floor. Everyone is also encouraged to dance on the thin layer of water on the Donor Pool.
When: October 5, 2022 | 7 – 10 pm
Where: Sammons Park, Historic District, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75021
How much: Free

5’N Wine Social Run With Whole Foods Market

What: Make running a lot more fun by having a prize waiting for you at the end with the 5’N Wine Social Run. After a 5k run through the nearby Spring Creek Nature area, you’ll get to enjoy a celebratory social hour at the Whole Foods bar. Join now!
When: October 5, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Where: CityLine Park, 3451 Routh Creek Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75082
How much: Free

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Thursday, October 6, 2022

Shop Eat Drink PINK! (SEDP!)

Things to do in Dallas this week | Shop Eat Drink PINK!

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What: Join the Mammogram Poster Girls’ 10TH ANNUAL Shop Eat Drink PINK! (SEDP) street festival and enjoy a day of strolling through the streets, shopping, eating and making merry at the Bishop Arts District. Shop from partners like  Oasis Plant Shop, and Vessels, All Good Things, Mosaic Makers, and DLM Supply. Or try out one of the Poster Girl specials prepared by local restaurants then wash it down with some wine, beer, or cocktails. TheMethodist Mobile Mammography Unit (MMMU) will be onsite providing mammograms free of charge for under/uninsured patients at 408 W 8th St., Dallas.
When: October 6, 2022 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Bishop Arts District, Dallas, TX 75208
How much: Free

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Friday, October 7, 2022

Viernesito Night Market

Things to do in Dallas this week | Viernesito Night Market

Image credit: Four Corners Brewing Co

What: Start relaxing and enjoying the weekend by paying a visit to the Viernesito Night Market. Stroll around and check out what the local vendors have to offer, sample some of the food pop-ups for the day, and chill out to the live DJ music. Invite your friends or go by yourself and simply enjoy the night.
When: October 7, 2022 | 7 pm
Where: Four Corners Brewing Company, 1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
How much: Free

Latinidades Theatre Fest: ¡Estar Guars!

Things to do in Dallas this week | Latinidades Festival Estar Guars

Image credit: Cara Mia Theatre

What: In loving homage to comedy, visual spectacle, and original videos, this show recreates the classic sci-fi rebellion as a modern-day resistencia featuring Galactic Walls, space chanclas, migrant moisture farmers, fearless princesas, mystical abuelas, and the targeting of Sanctuary Planetas by an evil empire determined to MAGGA (Make A Galaxy Great Again). Catch this spectacular show this weekend!
When: October 7 – 9, 2022 | 7:30 pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204
How much: $10 – $25

Things to do in Dallas this Week – Saturday, October 8, 2022

Dallas’ Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour

What: Discover the best tacos and margaritas in Dallas! This tour includes 4 stops where you can enjoy award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos, and eclectic tacos. You’ll also be able to sample two amazing margaritas at selected venues. It will also feature a Taco trivia quiz where you can win special prizes.
When: October 8, 2022 | 12:30 pm
Where: Dallas by Chocolate, 4925 Greenville Ave Suite 255, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: $70

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Things to do in Dallas this Week – Sunday, October 9, 2022

That 70’s Show: Sing-Along Sensation

That 70s Show Singalong Sensation

Image credit: Turtle Creek Chorale

What: Jam to some of the best songs made in the 70s which is regarded as one of the most amazing decades for music with the Turtle Creek Chorale. In addition to celebrating the fabulous and exciting music of that time, the chorale will also be showing their dedication to racial equity by dedicating an entire section of the concert to songs of Motown and other Black artists.
When: October 9, 2022 | 2:30 pm
Where: McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205
How much: $45 – $85

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