by Steven Doyle
We are due for a terrific weekend of fun in the sun supercharged with some fun events. Let’s take a look at what Dallas has to offer this weekend:
Chefs for Farmers: This is the big food and wine event for Dallas with many of top local and visiting chefs offering dishes of specialization. Saturday look for the Street Food Night Market which is located in Victory. Enjoy food samples from the new Imoto, Billy Can Can, Asian Mint, Fine China, Trompo and Dive Coastal to name a few. Cocktails and wine is included in the ticket price of $95 with proceeds assisting area farmers. The Main Event is Sunday and located in the historic Heritage Village in Dallas with chefs set up creating dishes using local farms, paired with dozens of wineries and spirits. The bargain price of $84 also allows you to enjoy DJ’s and local bands including chef Dean Fearing’s rock-n-roll. These are must do events. Buy tickets for the Main Event here.
Artes de la Rosa’s Dia de los Muertos Festival has become a hallmark event for the organization attracting press, performers, and patrons from all over North Texas and beyond. The event kicks off with a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza that shuts down North Main Street, diverting traffic as people painted as calavera’s and catarina’s, take to the streets in a high energy ½ mile procession past the historic Rose Marine Theater and into Fort Worth’s Mercado Plaza.
This is where the celebration really gets started! Capturing the spirit of Mexico’s Mercado fiesta’s, our event would not be complete without music, dancing, face painting, food, drinks, and pan de muerto! Artists and crafts people are on hand selling fine and folk art with plenty of booths for children’s activities. While here, why not tour the historic Rose Marine Theater and observe the artwork that lives in the annex and Rose Lobby. The artwork is part of a growing permanent collection at Artes de la Rosa celebrating the vast styles and works of Latino art and artists. While on the subject of art, make your way into the Galeria de la Rosa and observe the fantastic art exhibit on display.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Director’s Choice features some dynamic and powerful works. The Dallas premiere of Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest by choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans transcribes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome” speech into dance. Bruce Wood Dance Artistic Director Joy Bollinger‘s This Time makes its world premier during the series with a reflection on the fleeting nature of time in important relationships. The New York Times describes Absolute Rule by New York City choreographers Elisa Monte and David Brown as, “…a virtuosic duet with entangled acrobatics that cleverly describes a male-female relationship.” The strength and stamina of DBDT’s dancers are showcased as they explore the complexities and layers of life’s unexpected challenges in Dallas Arts District Executive Director Lily Cabatu Weiss‘ Thrown for a Loop. Look for tickets from Fri-Sun.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and CocoAndre Chocolatier are proud to present a Dia de Los Muertos Celebration. Don’t miss out on this colorful-outdoor celebration, filled with live music and performances by Alegre Ballet Folklorico, Cuicani in Xochitl, W.E. Greiner’s talented Mariachi Los Unicos, and Townview’s advanced modern band, 8th Street. Additionally, Artists and vendors will be selling artisan goods.
Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place at CocoAndre Chocolatier, 508 W 7th Street, Dallas, TX 75208 on Friday, November 2nd, 6- 9 p.m. This event is FREE and open to public.