During your visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I hope you have time to discover that there is more to us than the Super Bowl and Cowboy Stadium. We have wonderful art museums, performing arts venues and shopping centers that will make any fashionista’s dreams come true.
This is your guide to a few of the cool places to go in DFW:
Arts & Culture
Current exhibits include: Line and Form: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wasmuth Portfolio; Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program and African Masks: The Art of Disguise. Thursday night’s you’ll love Jazz in the Atrium. Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening to live jazz concerts by some of the area’s greatest musicians.
The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism. You might enjoy a FREE Film Screening of SLANT 45: The Movie at the Modern, Saturday, February 5th at noon & 2:00 pm
The addition of the Wyly Theater and the Winspear Opera House, the AT & T Performing Arts Center is a glowing jewel in Dallas’ ever growing Downtown Dallas Arts District. Designed by acclaimed architect, I.M. Pei, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This weekend, DSO conductor, Jaap van Zweden and Dallas-based world percussion ensemble D’Drum play the premiere of Gamelan D’Drum by Stewart Copeland, drummer from The Police.
Have a blast at one of the Super Bowl parties in Fair Park, including the XLV Party in the Cotton Bowl; walk through one of the many museums and stimulate your mind, like the African-American Museum, the Museum of the American Railroad, the Museum of Nature & Science/TI Founders IMAX Theater or The Women’s Museum. Football fans will enjoy the Remembering Tom Landry: The Personal Collection in the Hall of State.
A lovely indoor and outdoor collection of modern sculpture, including the works of Andy Warhol, Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Jaume Plensa, Joan Miró and Alberto Giacometti, just to name a few. The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.
Explore history through one of the world’s most significant repositories of original photographs, film and video footage, documents and artifacts related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Shop Neiman Marcus, Barney’s NY, Nordstrom’s and many other designer stores you’ll love. For assistance, visit the NorthPark Concierge (next to Neiman’s). Take a break from shopping with a movie at AMC Theaters or dinner at La Duni Latin Kitchen & Coffee Studio, Ristorante Cibus by Lombardi or Luna De Noche.
Originally built in 1928, Highland Park Village is the first planned shopping center in the United States. Now the home of designer boutiques like Calvin Klein, red-soled shoes of Christian Louboutin, Ralph Lauren and many others.
Located in the trendy Uptown neighborhood in Dallas, West Village is a fun mix of fashionable boutiques, sidewalk cafes, restuarants and lounges. Stop by Mi Cocina for a Mambo Taxi or a late night nosh at Village Burger Bar.
Still have had enough shopping? Don’t worry, the Galleria Mall will satisfy your desire for luxury.
Night Life & Music
Buttons Restaurant is an upscale southern-chic restaurant with live music venue featuring the award-winning cuisines of Chef Keith “Buttons” Hicks. Buttons provides live music nightly, relaxing happy hours, a spirit-filled Sunday Gospel & Jazz Brunch. Buttons has locations in Fort Worth and Addison.
Sambuca is located in the heart of Uptown Dallas, right across from The Ritz and Crescent Hotels. This dinner club features live music every night. With a diverse and eclectic menu and a variety of music from classic rock, sultry vocals, crooners, jazz, to top 40 hits.
Your Guide to Dallas, My Personal Valet
- Take a Tour of the Dallas Arts District
- Antique Shopping and Great Food on Henderson
- Dining in Dallas-Fort Worth While Visiting DFW for the Super Bowl
- Dallas-area sights await Super Bowl fans (msnbc.msn.com)
- Dallas Arts District (gallucci.net)
- What to see in Dallas beyond the Super Bowl (seattletimes.nwsource.com)