The best things to do in Dallas this weekend – Lunar New Year celebrations, Galentine pop-ups and film festivals

From Lunar New Year celebrations to Galentine’s Day pop-ups, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend.

Vietnamese Ngon Cuisine celebrates the Lunar New Year with a 3-day festival. (Photo by Thanin Viriyaki)

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The second weekend of 15th Annual Asia Time Square Lunar New Year Festival will take place from January 28 to 30 in Grand Prairie. The event includes live entertainment and local food vendors. Ngon Vietnamese cuisine is also hosting its three-day celebration this weekend, which includes food specials, a lion dance performance and lucky envelopes. Find our complete roundup of Lunar New Year celebrations in Dallas here.

The French Room at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. (courtesy)

Lunar New Year tea time

The French Room at the Adolphus is transforming its popular tea service in honor of the Chinese New Year. Enjoy a classic glass of Champagne—and tea, of course—while exploring East Asian-inspired flavors. On the menu, expect pork buns, spring rolls and dumplings, followed by a sweet dish of honey and caramel candies, nian gao, red fruit tart and more. Eye-catching moments include a red vase at each table and embossed red hong bao envelopes filled with red and gold candies.

The tea service runs from Wednesday January 26 to Sunday January 30, then again from Wednesday February 2 to Sunday February 6.

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“The Life and Music of George Michael” is performing in Dallas this weekend. (Courtesy)

The Life and Music of George Michael

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the Majestic Theater hosts an immersive, concert-style show about the life of music legend George Michael. A kind of tribute show, The Life and Music of George Michael “captures the performance and sound with concert-style staging and lighting while telling his story through Wham!’s early hits and illustrious solo career. Tickets are available here.

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“Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life” will debut at the Nasher Sculpture Center this winter. (Courtesy)

Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life

Head to the Nasher Sculpture Center from January 29 for the American artist of Italian origin Harry Bertoia Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Living. As the first American museum retrospective on the sculptor’s career, the exhibition will include nearly 100 works by the artist. Expect paper works, modern furniture, jewelry, large-scale commissions, and sound sculptures from the House of Bertoia.

Denton Black Film Festival
The 8th annual Denton Black Film Festival begins this Thursday. (Courtesy)

Denton Black Film Festival

Starting this Thursday, January 27, the 8th Annual Denton Black Film Festival runs virtually until February 6. Purchase passes and tickets to explore films that showcase the black diaspora, music, spoken word, and educational seminars. You will be able to interact with filmmakers, watch screenings and listen to panels. This year’s narrative elements include well from below, Purple Blonde, Caged birdsand more.

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Leatherology’s top-handle suitcase remains one of the brand’s most popular items. (Photo by Justin Clemons)

Pop Up Galentines HerStory

Thursday through Sunday, head to West Village from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Dwell with Dignity and HerStory’s Galentine’s Pop-Up. Shop women-led brands around the world, including Pearl by Lela Rose, Gresham Jewelry, Corazón Playero, Akola, ZenJenn, Leatherology, Malibu Apothecary, Gardenuity BeautyBio, and more. Susan Posnick Cosmetics will be on hand to offer free makeup touch-ups and Southern Pour Tap will provide free Rose Gold Rosé, Osadía Tequila Ranch Waters, Ohza Mimosas and We the Birds Macarons. RSVP here.

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