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Wednesday October 6

Angelika Film Center presents Hitchcocktober
Every Wednesday in October, Angelika Film Center Dallas and Plano will screen a classic Alfred Hitchcock film as part of its annual event, Hitchcocktober, celebrating the filmmaker. This week catch the 1954 classic Rear window, with Jimmy Stewart and based on a short story called “It Had to Be Murder”. Hitchcock’s interpretation of the story follows a man in a wheelchair who becomes obsessed with what he believes was a murder that happened right in front of his apartment window. To catch Rear window at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6 at the Angelika Film Center Dallas (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane) and Angelika Film Center Plano (7205 Bishop Road). Tickets cost $ 11.50.

Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy
Clint Eastwood super fans will be happy to hear about Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy on display at the AT&T Discovery District (208 S. Akard St.) through November, showcasing props and costumes from Eastwood’s 50-year career in Hollywood and memorabilia from his personal collection. Items include the Gran Torino car from Gran Torino, the boxing gloves of Million dollar baby, Bradley Cooper’s costume from American sniper and more. Free entry.

Thursday October 7

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week.

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In honor of the late United States Supreme Court Justice, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Homage to Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the premiere of a new composition by American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Other selections include “Le nozze di Figaro” by Mozart, “Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Jeffrey Biegel, pianist and project coordinator for the event, and “Der fliegende Holländer” by Wagner. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 7 at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.) Tickets start at $ 25 at

Friday October 8

South Street Arts Festival
Arlington’s only fine arts festival is back for its eighth year. The South Street Art Festival takes place from Friday October 8 through Sunday October 10 in downtown Arlington. The festival presents art in the form of ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood by up to 100 local, regional and national artists. . Free entry.

Upscale neighborhood night craft market
It’s definitely “outdoor art market” season and McKinney & Olive (2021 McKinney Ave.) is just playing with its Uptown Night Artisan Market at 6pm on Friday October 8th. Bring a blanket or chair and check out handmade jewelry, accessories, housewares, visual art, candles, soaps, cutting boards, baked goods as well as live music, food, drinks, and lawn games.

Click to enlarge The Dallas International Film Festival reminds us why we have always loved films.  - GEORGE KONIG / KEYSTONE FEATURES / GETTY IMAGES

The Dallas International Film Festival reminds us why we have always loved films.

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Dallas International Film Festival
In its 15th year, the Dallas International Film Festival will resume Alamo Drafthouse – Cedars (1005 Botham Jean Blvd.) for a three-day event celebrating all things cinema. Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, the festival will feature over 30 feature films and shorts, including the opening night film, the Wes Anderson film premiere The French dispatch (a “love letter to journalists”). The festival will feature many filmmakers and question-and-answer sessions and the full program is available at Individual ticket prices are $ 10 to $ 15 per screening, with ticket packages available.

Al Franken: the only former U.S. senator currently on tour
We bet Congress meetings were a lot more fun when Saturday Night Live the writer turned senator from Minnesota. Al Franken was one of them. Aside from his official duty in Congress which included eliminating unprepared witnesses and any supporters of the far-right for nine years, Franken’s political prowess, coupled with his comedic jokes, continues with his Al Franken’s podcast, which featured guests such as Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock. As part of his humorous 15-city tour titled Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently Touring, he will stop at the Majestic Theater (1925 Elm Street) at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 8. Tickets are $ 42 and $ 52 at

Chris Botti in concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
We remember the cool kids laughing at us because we were in the high school group. We mustn’t have had what it takes to be considered a cool trumpeter like Chris Botti, who has worked with artists such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli. He is also the best-selling American instrumental artist and will perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for three days starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8 at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.) Tickets start at $ 54 To

Click to enlarge Ian Mead plays Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.  - AARON GOUGHAN

Ian Mead plays Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly.

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Saturday October 9

The Coppell Arts Center presents Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly
Although his life and career were cut short, Buddy Holly had a lasting effect on rock ‘n roll music. And the musical Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly follows her legacy with performances of some of her most memorable songs including “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue”. Winner of numerous awards over its 32 years of existence, this musical is a favorite with fans around the world. This week, attend one of two dates at the Coppell Arts Center (505 Travis St.) at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. Tickets cost $ 45 at

Colinas 5K-9 Legs
To celebrate the opening of Paws Colinas Dog Park (1300 California Crossing Road), head to Paws Colinas 5K-9 on Saturday, October 9. Join other dog enthusiasts for a fun run, and feed yourself on beer, mimosas, tacos and more in the dog park afterward. Funds for the event benefit the Irving Schools Foundation, which is raising awareness about the fight against childhood obesity at the elementary and middle school level. Registration and ticket prices are available on

Sunday October 10

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Autumn at the Arboretum
Until October 31, visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (8525 Garland Road) for fall at the Arboretum, with over 90,000 pumpkins, squash and squash throughout the garden. The nationally recognized pumpkin village has a new twist this year as it transforms into Bugtopia with “larger-than-life insect topiaries and mesmerizing pumpkin houses.” Special events, live music and Halloween festivities are planned throughout the season, as well as a pumpkin maze. Admission is $ 12 to $ 17 at

Monday, October 11

The arts of oppression
In an exhibition and auction of over 180 works by people currently or formerly in prison, the Pollock Gallery (6101 Bishop Blvd.) of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and Miles of Freedom, an organization in Dallas-based nonprofit, presents The arts of oppression to see until October 30. Historically, the exhibition was a one-day event, but this year it spans two months with the aim of giving visitors a better chance to understand the origins and significance of the series. According to a press release, “Miles of Freedom’s mission is to equip, empower and employ those returning from prison and to provide support and assistance to families and communities affected by incarceration.” Free entry.