Upcoming Events in Dallas

The Big D is known for its vibrant culture. Whether you’re looking for art, fashion, elite philanthropy events, music or the best local food, the city of Dallas offers unlimited options. This month, there are lots of events to check out as we gear up for summer. Check out our selections below…they’re surely not to miss!

Mother’s Day Celebration at the DMA



This Mother’s Day treat Mom to a week of festivities at the Dallas Museum of Art. Explore the new The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum which opens this Sunday, May 5.  And don’t miss a visit to the works of Marc Chagall during the final month of Chagall: Beyond Color, on view in the U.S. only at the DMA.

Dine in the DMA Cafe with a Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday, May 12, featuring a Carving Station, made to order omelets, Crepes made to order, and an interactive Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar.

Listen to Texas connected actors read stories from Texas connected authors during the final Texas the 22nd Arts & Letters Live series on Monday, May 6 and join the inspirational Temple Grandin during a special Arts & Letters Live event on Friday, May 10 for a discussion on her life and work with autism and animals. Spend time as a family during May’s First Tuesday Heroes in Training program on May 7 and participate in family art activities in the Center for Creative Connections and in the Museum galleries throughout Mother’s Day week and weekend. Spoil mom with an artful gift from the DMA Store, including a selection of Bernardaud porcelain from The Chagall Collection, only available at the DMA.


TOOTSIES Hosts the Marchesa Trunk Show


TOOTSIES, located at the Plaza at Preston Center, will host the Marchesa Fall 2013 Runway collection and the Marchesa Notte line on Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Marchesa is named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati. The brand has been worn by a number of Hollywood actresses on the red carpet including: Penélope Cruz, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Leighton Meester, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed and Hailee Steinfeld.

TOOTSIES is a full line specialty store located in Preston Plaza in Dallas.  Known for stellar service, TOOTSIES offers ready to wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories.  Designer collections include Barbara Bui, Gemma Kahng, Gio Guerreri, Missoni, Paule Ka, Plein Sud, Pucci, Roberto Cavali, Ralph Lauren & Talbot Runhof. For more information, please visit www.tootsies.com.

TOOTSIES Dallas is located at 8300 Preston Road #200 Dallas, TX 75225. TOOTSIES is open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm.


Light the Runway

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Dress for Success  Dallas will host its second annual fashion show fundraiser, produced by  Harriet Kelly Gibbe,  on May 17, 2013. Immediately following the cocktail reception at 7 p.m., several father-daughter pairs will strut down the runway, alongside professional and celebrity models, to raise proceeds for Dress for Success Dallas’ local women’s programs. The event will take place in the Design District at 129 Leslie Street, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Notable models for Light the Runway include: Chef Brian Luscher of The Grape, former FC Dallas front man Daniel Hernandez, Gene Gates of Batutto Restaurant, Jack Son of FLUENT and Ryan Neufeld. Katydid Collections by Katy Messersmith is the Design Sponsor and the fashion show will feature other designs by: Allie-Coosh by Paulette Martsolf, Ashard Richley by Ashley Burghardt, Men’s Wearhouse, Romas by Linda Thomas and Tootsies. Actress LeeAnne Locken will be hosting the evening’s festivities and local photo journalists Scot and Kristi Redman, also known as “DJ Redmans”, will  be providing music for the event.

Light the Runway Schedule:

7 – 8 p.m. Cocktail Reception

8 – 9 p.m. Fashion Show

9 – 11 p.m. Official After Party

Registration for Light the Runway is $75 General Admission standing and $125 VIP seated. Registration to attend the Official After Party from 9 – 11 p.m. is $35. To register or get more information about Light the Runway, please visit http://lighttherunway.eventbrite.com/.


Underground 5 by ArtLoveMagic

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Local nonprofit and artist collective, ArtLoveMagic, will host its fifth annual live art event, Underground 5, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. at South Side on Lamar (1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215).

ArtLoveMagic’s biggest, loudest and freshest art event in the metroplex each year, Underground, strives to showcase new and uniquely talented artists alongside established, experienced artists as they create simultaneously live. Using different mediums, the artists together create a diverse presentation sure to keep audiences engaged from beginning to end. From painters to sculptors, spoken word poets and musicians, Undeground 5 truly has it all!


Etsy Handmade Gifts & Mini-Market

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Give someone you love an extra thoughtful gift or create a one-of-a-kind piece for yourself at the mini-market of local Etsy vendors at West Elm in Mockingbird Station. The evening will feature an array of handmade gift ideas, accessory workshop, refreshments and fabulous gift bags. While you’re there, enter the $5 raffle, benefitting Genesis Women’s Shelter, for a chance to win an amazing West Elm prize package. This event will take place on May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more details on this event and other happenings at Mockingbird Station, please visit Mockingbirdstation.com/events

Asian Festival 2013

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The largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the Dallas area is back for the 23rd year. Come and experience the diversity within the Asian culture on May 18th at Main Street Garden located in Downtown Dallas. The event is free and open to the public. This free family event features authentic Asian cuisine, cultural performances, unique products and artwork at the Asian World Market, children’s activities, healthy living, games and many other activities. It will showcase more than 30 Asian cultural performances; ranging from dance, martial arts, acrobats, dragon dances, hula dancers and many more. Begin the festival with Tai Chi and yoga exercises or enjoy the Faces of Asia Cultural Procession.

The Asian Festival is brought to you by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) and co-sponsored by the Multi Ethnic Education and Economic Development Center (MEED).  To learn more about the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, visit www.gdaacc.com.