Fun Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth This Weekend

Experience concerts by a string quartet or YouTuber, ice cream for breakfast, the Dallas Open, and more.

As the cliché goes, everything’s bigger in Texas. And that includes our rare-but-crazy winter storms. With this latest bout of treacherous ice and bitterly cold temperatures behind us and we’re finally able to get out of our homes, we’re looking forward to the weekend a little more than usual today. And we’re sure you are, too, so we’ve rounded up plenty of cultural activities for you, from musical performances to pro tennis matches with a little ice cream for breakfast thrown in for good measure. Read on for seven ways to celebrate the weekend and explore the best DFW has to offer, plus even more options for a little winter fun.

Friday, February 3
Downtown Dallas
YouTube sensation Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger) comes to Dallas’s Majestic Theatre for a wild and hilarious night of entertainment as part of her “Miranda Sings…You’re Welcome” tour.
Cost: Tickets are $39.50 - $75.

Friday, February 3 & Saturday, February 4
Dallas Arts District
Feel the energy of the Julius Quartet as they perform against an immersive set of eight-foot structures designed by local artists for the Tear Down These Walls performance. The walls come down around the audience while string quartet music fills the Wyly Studio Theatre.
Cost: Tickets are $29.50 - $269.50 plus fees.

Saturday, February 4
Deep Ellum
From 9 am to noon on Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream hosts a fun celebration, which includes the fan-favorite Maple Soaked Pancakes ice cream flavor. If you’re a Splendid Rewards member, be one of the first 50 to show up and get a free Ice Cream for Breakfast Day mug (don’t worry, you can buy one, too). A giveaway for ice cream for a year will also be part of the festivities.
Cost: The event is free to attend; ice cream at regular menu prices.

Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5
SMU
The first of nine days of tennis matches at the Dallas Open kicks off on Saturday with the Women’s Tennis Classic, followed by several other battles between some truly incredible athletes.
Cost: Tickets for most events range from $78 - $182.

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5
Fair Park
Head to the Music Hall at Fair Park for the final weekend of Pretty Woman: The Musical, a toe-tapping, lighthearted take on the classic rom-com. Just in time to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
Cost: Tickets are $30 - $150.

Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5
Dallas Arts District
Two back-to-back days of performances in the “Soundings: New Music at The Nasher” series take place this weekend. First up, the music of György Ligeti, George Crumb, and Valentin Silvestrov, followed by classics from that guy Beethoven.
Cost: Tickets are $15 - $35.

Sunday, February 5
SMU
The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas presents the DFW premiere of Hi, I’m Blake, a documentary focusing on the life of Blake Hyland, a gymnast who suffered a brain injury at the age of 14. Experience the emotional and triumphant journey he makes to survive and thrive.
Cost: Tickets are free.

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Steven Lindsey is a contributor to Thrillist.