As I type, the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center is taking place at SMU, so it’s a pretty good weekend for Dallas already. But for those who like to plan ahead, there are plenty of activities to get you out and about on this gorgeous weekend.
When: Begins Friday, April 19
Remember the sheer joy you experienced when Gilt City brought their online selection to the Dallas Contemporary in February? If Gilt is your go to for the latest fashions, its home décor counterpart would have to be One Kings Lane. That feeling of sheer joy is about to come back in a big way.
Dwell with Dignity, a Dallas-based non-profit organization founded by interior designers dedicated to creating inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty, is partnering with One Kings Lane, the leading online destination for the home, for Dwell with Dignity’s biannual fundraiser, Thrift Studio.
The thirty-day pop-up shop offers spectacular values on gently used furniture, housewares, accessories, and designer finds presented in beautifully styled vignettes by designers like Horchow, Peacock Alley, Studio Ten 25, William-Christopher Design and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With such a beautiful weekend ahead, there’s no better way to celebrate than Earth Day Dallas, a weekend of fun-hands on activities, eco-friendly tutorials and fantastic performances from Dallas’ Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, the cast of Wicked, and many others. The Festival will be filled with hundreds of exhibitors sharing colorful displays, innovative products, scientific apparatuses, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities for the whole family.
Read our full story for the full scoop on Earth Day Dallas 2013.
When: Saturday, April 20, 6-10 p.m.
Weekend strolls on sunny afternoons are wonderful things. Weekend strolls on sunny afternoons that involve getting to see fantastic art are even better, and that’s exactly what you’re going to get this Saturday from 6-10 p.m.
See our full story for all the details on this year’s gallery walk.
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
It seems like an eternity ago that we first shared the news of our first proper taco festival, but it’s finally here, and we can’t wait to indulge in the culinary world’s greatest contribution to mankind.
Held at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and presented by the Taco Trail and Entrée Dallas, the North Texas Taco Festival will host more than 10 taquerias, restaurants, and food trucks serving up some of DFW’s favorite tacos both classic and unique. Venders will include Rock and Roll Tacos, So-Cal Tacos, Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, and The Rusty Taco. For the taco connoisseurs of the world, wander into Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar for a Filipino taco.
The festival also features an Iron Chef-style competition where Dallas Chefs will go tortilla to tortilla for the honor of ‘Best Taco.’ I would like to judge that… please?
When: Saturday April, 20 from 7-10 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Park for a phenomenal green carpet event at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, April 20. Enjoy a night under the stars in your best “Texas Chic” with bites by Chef John Coleman of Klyde Warren Park’s new Savor restaurant (set to open Summer 2013), live art, music by the Ray Johnston Band, and an eco-friendly fashion show.
See our full post for more information.
Sunday, April 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fill up on gourmet food from some of Dallas’ top chefs; all while helping hungry children do the same. Foodies and gridiron fans unite for a cause at Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party.
The yearly event provides guests an opportunity to mingle with the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, place their bid on a one-of-a-kind experience including a private birthday party at the Perot Museum or exclusive dining packages, listen to live music by headliner Emerald City, and help raise money for the North Texas Food Bank.
See our full story for more information on Taste of the NFL.
The Turtle Creek Association Home Tour
When: Sunday, April 21st, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s nothing quite like perusing an open house. There’s no stress; you’re not trying to make any financial decisions, but you get to see what’s going out behind those illustrious doors, do a little compare and contrast, and leave with the satisfying knowledge of knowing exactly what that address looks like.
But no open house is worth the trip without a notorious address to coax you inside. So how about five notorious addresses?
Turtle Creek Association, a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to enhance, preserve and protect the Turtle Creek Corridor, opens the doors to five high-rise residences for their 2013 Home Tour on April 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The self-guided tour offers attendees a rare opportunity to walk through and view an impressive assortment of notable Dallas addresses that include a balance of design styles and some of the most distinguished privately owned homes in the Dallas area.
The five homes on the tour are listed below as well as the location for the after party to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Liz and Scott Kimple’s opulent two-story penthouse at The Vendome on Turtle Creek.
The Warrington – home of Lori & Robb Voyles
The Bel Air – home of Deborah & Richard Stanford
The Claridge – home of Sally & Forrest Hoglund
The Azure – home of Sarah & Doug Monsour
The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton – home of Anne and Kyle Crews
After Party – The Vendome – home of Liz & Scott Kimple
Have a safe and happy weekend!
Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark