Whether your version of having a good time is sampling some of the finest food in town or chowing down on a hot dog during the seventh-inning stretch, there are plenty of events in Dallas planned for this weekend. The Taste of Addison and Wildflower! festivals are just two of the highlights. Here is a look at the best things to do around Dallas this weekend, May 17-19.
Friday, May 17, 6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, May 18, noon-midnight; Sunday, May 19, noon-5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle, Addison
$15 on Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m.; $5 on Saturday before 5 p.m. and Sunday; free for children 3 and under
More than 60 restaurants will be serving up delicious dishes at Taste Addison this weekend. There will be demonstrations by celebrity chefs, wine-tasting seminars, rides, and games to go along with the food. This year's Tasty Run, which includes a 5K and a fun run, will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race costs $40 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run.
Friday, May 17, 6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, May 19, 12:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson
$10 for Richardson residents; $20 for adults; $30 for a three-day pass; $3 for children between ages 5 and 12
Wildflower!, Richardson's premier spring arts and music festival , will feature four stages of rocking music. The Toadies, Eleven Hundred Springs, and Slaid Cleves are just a few of the performers scheduled to play throughout the weekend. Dart will run a special train schedule for festival-goers.
Friday, May 17, 6 p.m.-midnight
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St., Dallas
Every third Friday of the month, the Nasher Sculpture Center brings people together for an outdoor concert and a film screening. This Friday, Air Review will play live before "Life of Pi" is shown. Food and beverages will be available for purchase; outside food and drinks are not permitted.
Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, 7:05 p.m.
Rangers Ballpark, Arlington
The Rangers, who are currently first in the American League West, will host the Detroit Tigers in a home series that could have post-season implications. The Tigers are currently first in the AL Central Division. This could be one of the most exciting regular-season series at Rangers Ballpark this summer.
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas
$20 for non-members; $15 for members
The Texas Discovery Gardens' director of horticulture, Roger Sanderson, will introduce plant aficionados to edible wild plants that grow in North Texas. At the end of the workshop, visitors will have a chance to sample some of the plants they saw. This could be the beginning of a new way of seeing the outdoors for those who are adventurous.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
4572 Claire Chennault, Addison
$10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12
Warbirds Over Addison is sure to attract war history buffs of all ages this Saturday and Sunday. The day will kick off with an aircraft carrier demonstration, which will be followed by a display of the Sherman tank's power. Throughout the day, the Warbirds will be flying overhead and offering rides. The day will wind down with a dogfight at 3 p.m. and then a formal flyby in salute to the armed forces at 4 p.m.
Mesquite Arts Center
1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite
$22; $18 for seniors; $10 for students
The Texas Voices are celebrating their 10th year of singing with a season finale concert this Sunday. Come listen to a group that has been gracing Dallas with music for a decade. Here's to 10 more years.
- Nasher Sculpture Center