Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth This Week

Dallas- Fort Worth may be known for its glitz and glamour but you don’t have to break the bank to have tons of fun. We bring you a bi-weekly guide for all of the best free and cheap fun you can find in DFW. Free and cheap things to do in Dallas- Fort Worth this week include jazz jams, free workouts, story time, petting zoos, and more.

Read more below for our roundup of the best Free and Cheap Events in Dallas-Fort Worth this week:

 

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Creating Serial: An Evening with Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder

What: Fans of the award-winning podcast Serial won’t want to miss this live discussion with its creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder. Get new insights into the true story podcast directly from the stars themselves. Right now, you can score tickets for nearly 50% off with Goldstar!

When: Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 pm

Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center (2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX, 75201)

How Much: $20+

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Between the Buns Slider Fest

What: Food lovers won’t want to miss The Dallas Observer‘s second annual Between the Buns slider fest. Taste more than 25 of the most delicious slider sandwiches the city has to offer, with everything from fried chicken to pulled pork to burgers. Get tickets for over 40% off with this deal.

When: Saturday, March 23, 4 pm

Where: Dallas Farmers Market (1010 S Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX, 75201)

How Much: $25

 

EVERYDAY FUN

Here are a few cheap things to do in Dallas any day of the week!

Regal Cinema Movie Tickets for 25% Off

Catch a movie this week on the cheap with this special offer for over 25% off e-tickets to any Regal Cinema or United Artists Theatres. You can use the e-tickets just like regular movie tickets — just print and redeem them at the theatre box office or kiosk. Can be used on any date. Click here to get movie tickets for just $9.50.

Texas Discovery Gardens

If you love butterflies, you’ll love Texas Discovery Gardens. Enjoy the serene gardens, watch the butterflies hang in mid-air, and take part in their host of daily activities. Admission to the park is regularly $10 per person but now you can get admission for two at just $13 plus taxes and fees! That’s almost half- off!

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Take the whole family to explore the pilots who have gone the highest, the farthest, and the fasts in aviation. The Creative Mind Exhibit on display now discovers the contributions of African Americans to all branches of science, including astronauts! Celebrating 30 years of stewardship, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is giving you admission for two for just $12- that’s almost half- off!

Grapevine Aquarium

This interactive aquarium in Grapevine offers talks, feeding times, a sea turtle rescue center, and a host of exhibits based on where marine animals live. General admission to the SEALIFE Aquarium is $20.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids but you can get ANY TIME ADMISSION now for just $15.99. Not only can you save some cash but you can choose any day or time to visit the Aquarium, rather than being locked into one date. What a steal!

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

This is Edutainment! Journey through realistically curated exhibits showcasing sealife from all over the world. Explore marine animals from the Amazon, the California Coast, the caves of New Zealand, the Mayan Jungle, the Egyptian Desert, and more. Single day tickets are $12.95 for seniors, $14.95 for adults and kids over 12, and $9.95 for kids aged 2- 11. Right now, get general admission for two people for just $25 { 17% off!} OR a Family- Four Pack with five (5) Activity Tokens for just $36. That’s a savings of 50%!

 

MONDAY

Elite Jazz Jam at The Balcony Club
What: This is the 4th anniversary of The Balcony Club’s Jazz Jam with elite players. John Adams, William Foley, and Sean McCurly will be hosting the event. Some of DFW’s best jazz musicians will be sitting in. There’s no cover, just pay for your drinks.
When: March 18, 8 pm
Where: 1825 Abrams Rd, Suite B, Dallas TX 75214
How much: Free

$2 Raffle at Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E.
What: The Foundation for CHOICE helps serve and mentor underprivileged youth. They are hosting a car raffle with your chance to win a car or truck from Toyota & Honda of Denton. The car or truck can eb up to a $30K value. Tickets are just $2 and an be bought in person or online!
When: March 18, 1 pm
Where: 2904 Floyd St. Suite D, Dallas TX 75204
How much: Free

Braindead Monday Run Club
What: Braindead Brewing hosts a weekly running & riding club. Ride your motorized scooter, run, or walk! The route is 3-5 miles long and you can go at your own pace. All skill levels and abilities are welcome!
When: March 18, 6:30 pm
Where: 2625 Main St, Dallas TX 75226
How much: Free

 

TUESDAY

Culture of Writing Festival
What: The Write to Mountain View College of North Texas is hosting a free writing festival. The festival is open to the public and free of charge. If you love writing, write for a living, teach writing, or are a student of writing, this is the festival for you. Events are going on all week and include keynote speakers and lecturers, workshops, and more. Check out their schedule of events.
When: March 19, 9:30 am- 3:20 pm
Where: 4849 W. Illinois, Dallas TX 75211
How much: Free

Music & Stories with KidsWork
What: Playtime is the work of children. Each week, Klyde Warren Park hosts a free music and storytime for kids and toddlers. They’ll be read to, sung to, and encouraged to dance and move their little bodies. The class is free and open to the public; it’s best suited for preschoolers and toddlers.
When: March 19, 11 am- 12 noon
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Caravaggio: The Soul & The Blood
What: The Angelika Film Center is hosting a film screening of the Opera- drama about the life and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Tickets to the screening are just $18. Bring your cash and cards to purchase beverages during the show.
When: March 19, 7 pm
Where: 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Suite 230, Dallas TX 75206
How much: $18

 

WEDNESDAY

Castro Band Concert
What: The Castro Band will be on site at the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, the show is free!
When: March 20, 6:15- 7 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Petting Zoo Fun at Ascend
What: The Ascend Camp & Retreat Center is hosting a cheap petting zoo this week. The event is open to the public and recurs every week. Entrance is just $5 per person and that includes the petting zoo plus hay rides, the playground, field sports, miniature golf and other camp fun.
When: March 20, 11 am- 1 pm
Where: 5218 Kiwanis Rd, Dallas TX 75236
How much: $5

Swing Out Lessons at Sons of Hermann Hall
What: Every Wednesday night, the Sons of Hermann Hall offers cheap swing lessons. The lessons are included in the price of admission- just $8 gets you in the door. The doors open at 7. Lessons start at 8 and dancing starts at 9 pm. This class is perfect for beginners and average dancers.
When: March 20, 8 pm
Where: 3414 Elm St, Dallas TX 75226
How much: $8

 

THURSDAY

Happy Hour & Gallery Night 
What: RO2 Art is hosting a complimentary night of art, wine, and conversation. Admire a collection of art and have a drink with creatives in the community. Beer, wine, and finger foods will be provided. There’s no cover, just RSVP.
When: March 21, 5:30- 8 pm
Where: 1508 Commerce, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Holi Festival at Dallas Hall Lawn
What: The Indian Student Association at SMU is celebrating Holi with a free festival at Dallas Hall Lawn. Wear white, dance to the DJ, and turn yourself into a rainbow with the free holi colors. There will also be FREE Indian food on site. The event is open to the public.
When: March 21, 5:30 pm
Where: 3225 University Blvd, Dallas TX 75205
How much: Free

Deep Ellum Metal Fest Pre- Show
What: Braindead Brewing is hosting another Metal Fest and you can get into the Pre- Show this Thursday! Enjoy live metal bands and DJ Satan from The Corpsepaint Show. There’s no cover!
When: March 21, 9 pm
Where: 2625 Main St, Dallas TX 75226
How much: No Cover

 

FRIDAY

Til Midnight at Nasher
What: The Nasher Sculpture Center is open late on Fridays. The Black Lillies and Broken Baby will be performing live, on stage. There will also be lawn games like giant Jenga and a movie screening of The Incredibles. Everything is free and open to the public.
When: March 22,6 pm
Where:2001 Flora St, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Movies in the Park: GREASE 
What: Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a free screening of the classic musical Grease. The screening is free and open to the public, just head down to the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park.
When: March 22, 8 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Bike Ride with Red Star
What: Red Star Bike Shop hosts a different ride each week. The route is 10- 13 flat miles for an easy pace. Go at your own speed and bring your own bike! You’ll also want headlamps or bike lights, bluetooth speakers, and whatever else you need to keep you comfy. The group will make a few stops at local breweries and grab a bite to eat.
When: March 22, 6 pm
Where: 155 Parkhouse St, Dallas Texas 75207
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Body Mountain Bootcamp
What: Klyde Warren Park hosts a free weekly bootcamp to help your booty get in shape. This class is fast- paced and works out your whole body in just 45 minutes!
When: March 23, 9- 10 am
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Kirtan at Klyde Warren Park
What: The Muse Family Performance Pavilion will be hosting a free Kirtan event. Experience the musical meditation stemming from ancient India. Bring your musical instruments, sing and hum along, or just come for the show. The event is free and open to the public.
When: March 23, 4- 6 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Black Beauty Glitz & Glamour
What: The South Dallas Cultural Center is hosting an exhibition of fashion and photography from the African American Museum. See the works of well known designers and artists as well as highlights of accomplishments by iconic African American women. The exhibition has been up since February and this is your last chance to see it! The event is free and open to the public.
When: March 23, 9 am- 5 pm
Where: 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas TX 75210
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Yoga with Exhale Dallas
What: Head down to Klyde Warren Park for a free session of yoga at the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn. Exhale Dallas is hosting the free weekly class so that you can focus on balance, breathing, stretching, and meditation on the cheap! Just bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: March 24, 10- 11 am
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Balloon Animals in the Park
What: Klyde Warren Park really wants to be your favorite park! Texas Kids Parties will be hosting this free event best suited for toddlers and preschoolers. Watch live balloon artists making animals, swords, and other wonders.
When: March 24, 1- 2:30 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

All You Can Eat Crawfish
What: Celebrate the two- year anniversary at Lovers Seafood and Market. $30 gets you as much crawfish as you can stomach and a seat on their beautiful deck! Plus, they’re offering $2 cocktails, $2 beer, and $2 wine.
When: March 24, 1- 6 pm
Where: 5200 W Lovers Ln, Dallas TX 75209
How much: $30

What free and cheap activities in DFW are you planning this week? Leave us a comment!