Here are a few things going down in Uptown this weekend near Bailey’s Uptown Inn.
1) Dallas Arts District Architecture Walking Tour – Get to Downtown on Saturday for a 90-minute walking tour of the new Arts District area. You’ll be guided through the architecture of buildings dated from the 1890s to present day. These mid-morning tours are an inexpensive way to see the heart of the city.
2) Also on Saturday is the Bishop Arts Saturday Market. Just across the Trinity River, the Bishop Arts is a quiet little pocket of Dallas that has lots of charm. This market event is held in the historic Bishop Arts District and has vendors from all over the Metroplex. Be sure to bring an appetite, too. There are lots of restaurants surrounding the event.
3) Chinasaurs – If you need a way to beat the heat that’s still lingering around Dallas, check out the Museum of Nature and Science’s exhibit called “Chinasaurs.” In its final days at the museum, this is an exciting exhibit showing several dinosaurs found in ancient China. This is a great exhibit for families and singles alike!
4) Another fun thing to do with the family is to go see Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka the the Artisan Center Theater. See the candy man in action and relive your favorite songs and scenes from the book and/or movie. Oompa Loompas will also make an appearance. Tickets are available for Saturday only, so be sure to reserve your seat!
5) Watch the Big Game – If you’re a fan of football, you’re sure to enjoy LSU v. Oregon on Saturday at Cowboys’ Stadium. Can’t find tickets? That’s ok. With several neighborhood bars and pubs just around Bailey’s Uptown Inn, you’ll still be able to catch the game. Most bars, restaurants and pubs around the Uptown area have big screen TVs where you can belly up to watch every minute of the game.
6.) Hamlisch plays Hamlisch: music fans should definitely head to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Sept. 3 to see Marvin Hamlisch, one of the most highly-decorated contemporary American composers, conduct some of his most famous and popular music. Hamlisch’s work has earned him four Grammys, three Oscars, two Golden Globes, five Emmys, a Tony, and a Pulitzer. Hamlisch composed music for such films as The Way We Were, The Sting, Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and, most recently, The Informant. Hamlisch also holds the position of principal pops conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. Tickets are $100. The show begins at 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, Sept. 3.
7.)Wild Oats: Uptown’s theater-in-the-round, Theater Three, is putting on Wild Oats in honor of James McLure, a Texas playwright who graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the 1970s and went on to national fame. McLure is perhaps most famous for his plays Lone Star, Pvt. Wars, and Laundry and Bourbon. He wrote about the South and Texas in particular. Wild Oats is an adaptation of an 18th century play by the same name by the Englishman John O’Keefe. The events of the original farce are transported to Mulshoe, Texas. The play follows a colonel who, upon discovering that his brother has left a fortune to his niece, tries to help his own son inherit some of the wealth. Farce ensues. Tickets are $50 on Friday, Sept. 2, at 8:00 P.M.