The best things to do in Dallas this Valentine’s Day weekend

BBetween Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, it’s a big weekend in Dallas. If you have not booked your dinner booking, a romantic stay or found your SO (or yourself) a gift yet, we have some suggestions. And if you’re looking for a place to watch the Big Game or order a pick-up to celebrate at home on Sunday, we’ve also got you covered with our Super Bowl guide.

But this is Dallas, so there’s a lot to do besides dinner for two. For unique date ideas or fun ways to explore the city, we have gathered the best concerts, art exhibitions, tasting dinners, comedy shows and more to end your weekend.

Kacey Musgraves

For an epic Valentine’s Day, consider taking your SO to see Kacey Musgraves from Texas at the American Airlines Center on Monday night. On her star-crossed: uncovered tour, the country singer and songwriter will perform songs from his latest album, star-crossed, as well as hits like “Slow Burn” and “Happy & Sad”. King Princess and MUNA open for the artist starting at 20.00. Tickets are available here.

JooYoung Choi Dallas this weekend
“Like a Bolt Out of the Blue”, 2019 by Korean artist JooYoung Choi.

JooYoung Choi: Songs of Resilience from the Tapestry of Faith

This new exhibit from the University of Texas at Dallas opens at the Crow Museum of Asian Art on Saturday, February 12 and features works by Houston-based Korean artist JooYoung Choi. Her paintings, videos, animations, sculptures and music and installation art combine the autobiographical with the fantastic. Choi’s fictional land that she has created under the title The Cosmic Womb explores issues of identity, belonging, trauma and resilience.

Bourbon and Banter Cocktail Area at Statler
Sip a cocktail in the beautiful Bourbon and Banter cocktail bar at The Statler.

Bourbon & Banter Texas-based craft spirits tasting

Thursday, February 10 at At 6pm, this speakeasy bar at The Statler hotel will host Dripping Springs-based Waterloo Gin and Treaty Oak Bourbon for a three-course tasting event. For $ 100 per person, you get access to the bar from 4pm, three samples of Waterloo Gins, four samples of Treat Oak Bourbons, a charcuterie board, sea bass and ribeye with asparagus. Buy your tickets here.

Dallas Comedy Club
The Dallas Comedy Club takes over the former Dallas Comedy House space in Deep Ellum.

Dallas Comedy Club: Flip Orley

This Valentine’s Day weekend, share some laughs with your loved ones at the Flip Orley show at the Dallas Comedy Club. Book a ticket to one of four performances from Friday to Saturday. A show of hypnotism, stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy, Orley’s act is unique.

Richardson Chinese New Year
Go to Richardson on Saturday for the city’s Chinese New Year festival. (Courtesy)

Chinatown: Chinese New Year Festival

Hold the Chinese New Year festivities this Super Bowl weekend at Richardson’s Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00. Go to the Richardson Core District for an afternoon of performances, local food (including 12 in Chinatown), home decor and jewelry sales, arts and crafts and more. The Dallas Chinese Community Center will also have a cultural exhibit including calligraphy, paper cutting, red envelopes and more.

MUTTS Love is hosting an adoption event in Dallas and Fort Worth this weekend.

MUTTS Love Adoptions Event

In the market to adopt a new puppy? MUTTS Canine Cantina is hosting an adoption event in their parks on Saturday in Dallas and Fort Worth. In partnership with Rahr to the Rescue, the parks will host the Humane Society of Dallas and Saving Hope Animal Rescue in Fort Worth. The bar will also serve $ 4 Rahr & Sons brews all day long. Vendors include Goodest Pup Bandanas and BFF Bus.

EATALY_INTERIOR_WINE (Photo by Allison David)
Eataly imported over 1,200 Italian wines and spirits to Dallas. (Photo by Allison David)

Wine and cheese party: 15 shades of red

This Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Eataly Dallas will host a romantic evening of wine and cheese. There are three different times to book and tickets cost $ 65 per person. Spend the evening sipping 15 regional red wines while tasting bits and pieces from chef-selected stations.

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