Fun Fall Events for September & October 2021

Looking for Fall fun? Check out our top picks for September & October!

All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.

 

Aging Mind Foundation
Aging Mind Foundation

Aging Mind Foundation Alzheimer’s Research Lecture Webinar

The Aging Mind Foundation and presenting sponsor Belmont Village Senior Living will present two fascinating lectures, Dr. Marc Diamond, Director of UT Southwestern Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, discussing “A Vision for Alzheimer’s Detection and Therapy,” and Dr. Michael D. Rugg, Director of The Center for Vital Longevity, to speak on, “Why Do Our Memories Get Worse As We Age?”

Where: Your Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone

When:  Tuesday, September 14, 11am, Dr. Marc Diamond | Tuesday, October 12, 11am, Dr. Michael D. Rugg

Web: https://agingmindfoundation.org/webinar-lecture-series/

 

Grapefest
Photo courtesy of Grapefest

GrapeFest: A Texas Wine Experience

Come out to the 35th Annual GrapeFest! This year the theme is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” The four-day festival features wines from Texas and guest wineries from California’s Napa Valley and South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Enjoy family-friendly festival fun with live music and entertainment, including headliners Berlin & Asia, a carnival midway, shopping, galleries, and vendors. Be sure to try the GrapeStomp, and check out the ItalianCarFest.

Where:  Historic Downtown Grapevine | 200 S. Main St., Grapevine

When:  Thursday, September 16–Sunday, September 19, 11am

Web:  https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/

 

Circo Metropolis

Created by Tiffany ‘Slappy’ Riley and Dick Monday

Our children’s theater critic Mila Vincent loved The Laughter League’s Le Petit Circus at White Rock Lake. Now she and your kids/grandkids can see clowns Slappy and Monday in their all-new show, presented by Dallas Children’s Theater. Married clowns Tiffany ‘Slappy’ Riley and Dick Monday lead a cast of cutups showing off their juggling, tap dancing, and slapstick skills. Recommended for ages five and older.

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater | 5938 Skillman St., Dallas

When:  Saturday, September 18–Sunday, September 26

Cost:    Adults, $21 | Kids, $15

Web:    www.dct.org

 

Turtle Creek Chorale
Photo courtesy of Turtle Creek Chorale

Turtle Creek Chorale presents Broadway’s Back, Baby!

The fabulous Turtle Creek Chorale will perform a concert focused on popular songs from Broadway. As we all look forward to reopening the Broadway stages in New York this fall, it is the perfect time to present Broadway’s Back, Baby! The concert will highlight some of the best songs from Broadway’s rich musical history.

Where: McFarlin Auditorium | 6405 Boaz Ln. #101, Dallas

When:  Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 7pm

Web:    https://turtlecreekchorale.com/season/

 

 

Buddy Holly

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper’s final tour. Endorsed by the Holly, Valens, and Richardson estates, you will enjoy singing along with all the hit songs of the ‘50s era: “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and many more.

Where: Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts | 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson

When:  Saturday, October 23, 2pm

Web:    https://www.eisemanncenter.com/event/i/7664/d/the-winter-dance-party

 

 

Photo by Lana Kozol

Ballet 5:8 Performs Reckless

Revel in the Chicago-based ballet company Ballet 5:8’s truthful storytelling and breathtaking artistry. Julianna Rubio Slager’s new ballet, Reckless, topples the stereotypes surrounding sex work. Based on the ancient story of Hosea and Gomer, Slager allows Gomer’s voice to narrate the tragic and misunderstood realities of human trafficking.

Where: Irving Arts Center | 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving

When:  Sunday, October 24, 3pm

Web:   https://www.ballet58.org/calendar/dallas

 

 

Diamond Lil

Wings Over Dallas

Experience the exciting Commemorative Air Force’s Wings Over Dallas Airshow. Marvel at the aerial activities and living history reenactments with more than 30 vintage aircraft and other military vehicles. The airshow celebrates the historic aircraft that have helped win wars, honors the veterans who flew and maintained these iconic warbirds, and recognizes the vital contributions made by civilians on the home front.

Where: Dallas Executive Airport | 5303 Challenger Dr., Dallas

When:  Friday, October 29–Sunday, October 31, 9am

Web:    https://wingsoverdallas.org

 

 

Photo by Frights ‘n Light

Frights ‘n Lights

You and your family can have a bewitchingly good time at Frights ‘n Lights. Explore a trail lined with thousands of glowing jack-o-lanterns, many intricately carved in the shape of favorite superheroes, princesses, and cartoon characters, legends of fantasy, music, and sports.  Your kids in their favorite costume will enjoy the enormous Trick-or-Treat trail as they collect sweet treats at stations scattered along the path. There will also be games, Halloween-themed rides, food, drinks, and a retro drive-in movie on a 40-foot screen.

Where: Riders Field | 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco

When:  Thursday, September 30–Sunday, November 7, 7pm

Web:    https://www.frightsnlights.com

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