22nd Annual Oktoberfest

5-midnight @ Addison Circle

Addison’s 22nd Annual Oktoberfest features four days of music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment — in one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest festivals outside of the famed Munich celebration.

This year, world renowned Polka band The Sauerkrauts will join dozens of authentic German entertainers at the festival, which draws guests from across the Southwest. Enjoy fun contests such as dachshund races, bier barrel bowling, a German Idol yodeling contest, a German spelling bee and more.

Scott & Scott Casino Night, Benefiting Special Olympics Texas

6-midnight @ JPMorgan Chase Tower, 2200 Ross Avenue, Dallas

Have FUN at this Special Olympics Texas FUNdraiser! Enjoy casino games, refreshments, and musical entertainment.

It benefits Special Olympics Texas, which has been enhancing the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities for 40 years.

Late Nights at the DMA

6pm- midnight


Happy Hour featuring Fine Arts Chamber Players 
6:00–6:45 p.m., Atrium 
Enjoy the classic sounds of Bach, Handel, Telemann and other composers performed by Fine Arts Chamber Players featuring Sarah Frisof, Scott Pool, and Rogene Russell.

After the performance visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the “Violin Petting Zoo”, a hands-on activity where you can learn how to produce sounds on the violin. In addition, a drawing will be held for a pair of free tickets to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Sign up in the Atrium.

Salsa Dance Lessons 
8:00 – 8:30 p.m., Atrium 
Before Havana NRG takes the stage learn how to salsa dance with Salsa Guanaca.

Late Night Main Stage featuring Havana NRG 
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Atrium 
Salsa the night away with the rhythms of the Latin orchestra Havana NRG.

Performances in The Stage 
All performances will be in The Stage, All the World’s a Stage, Level 1 
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 
Members of Conté de Loyo will perform traditional flamenco dance inspired by John Singer Sargent’s Study for “The Spanish Dancer,” featured in All the World’s a Stage.

11:00 p.m. 
Inspired by Picasso’s work The Guitarist, enjoy a performance of The Guitarist/Outside-in, an original dance choreographed by Michele Hanlon and performed by Jennifer Mabus.

Late Night After Hours featuring The Shapes 
10:30–11:30 p.m., Atrium 
Stay late and enjoy a performance by The Shapes featuring the Lolli Dollies. The Shapes perform a mix of 60’s garage, lovely pop, blues, psych and dirty rock.


Dallas Observer Appearance 
6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Concourse 
Stop by the Dallas Observer table and register for prizes.

Tech Lab: Open Lab – Social Mash-Up 
6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections 
Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and Flickr folks unite to hunt for treasures and join the Flickr photo challenge.

KLUV Radio Station Appearance 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Concourse 
Stop by the KLUV table for prizes.

Artist Demonstration and Book Signing with Karen Blessen 
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections

Book Signing 
8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Museum Store 
Watch an artist demonstration by Karen Blessen, Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and illustrator of the book Peace One Day, in celebration of World Peace Day on September 21. Join the artist for a book signing after the event near the Museum Store.

Showdown at the Materials Bar 
9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections 
With a spin of the Inspiration Wheel and a few minutes on the clock, compete against each other to determine who is most creative under pressure.

Late Night Art Bytes 
9:30–10:30 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections 
Tech and art savvy creators share work with the community. Finished works, in-progress works, and creators of all ages are welcome!

Late Night Open Mic 
10:30–11:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections 
Hear Dallas’s hottest poets or share some of your own verses. Hosted by Tisha Crear of Reciprocity. Readings may contain adult themes and language. Spoken word performances only; no instruments allowed.


West Side Story (1961) 
9:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium 
One of the most celebrated movie musicals of all time, West Side Story tells Shakespeare’s tragic story of Romeo and Juliet through the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and the dynamic choreography of Jerome Robbins. Enjoy this Academy Award®-winning film on the big screen, and join us again on October 16 for a special program with Amanda Vaill, best-selling author of the acclaimed biography Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, to learn more about the extraordinary life and work of the acclaimed director and choreographer.


Members-Only Sneak Peek Tour: The Artist Furniture of Charles Rohlfs 
6:30 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk 
DMA members can show their membership cards for admission to this sneak peek of the exhibition with the curator Joseph Cunningham. Not a member of the DMA? Join today at the Member Services Desk.

Late Night Lecture: The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs: The Making of a Book and Exhibition 7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Join Joseph Cunningham, Exhibition Curator and Curatorial Director of the American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, to explore the strange and incredible world of Charles Rohlfs. Become a member tonight to see the exhibition or visit us on Sunday, September 20 when the exhibition opens to the public.

Insomniac Tour 
10:00 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Services Desk 
Tour the collections until the wee hours with the Dallas Museum of Art’s resident night owl, Director Bonnie Pitman.


Materials & Me 
6:00–7:30 p.m., Arturo’s Nest, Center for Creative Connections 
Just for 2-4 year olds! Investigate materials artists use and then look at a work of art in the galleries.

Late Night Creations 
6:00–9:00 p.m., Art Studio, Center for Creative Connections 
Create crowns of peace out of unique materials inspired by crowns in the Museum’s collections.

Yoga for Kids! 
6:30–7:00 p.m., Center for Creative Connections 
Join our resident yogini, Michelle Mock, for meditation, relaxation, and some very pretzel-like poses.

Bedtime Stories with Arturo 
7:30 p.m., C3 Theater, Center for Creative Connections 
Kids, wear your pajamas and bring your pillows to hear Bedtime Stories with Arturo, told by our award-winning storyteller, Ann Marie Newman.


Atrium Cafe 
Enjoy casual dining 6:00–10:00 p.m. 
Menu features soup, fresh salads, handcrafted sandwiches, Starbucks coffees and kids combos. Limited Time Menu Offers include Cajun Shrimp & Jicama Salad and Turkey Pesto Melt Baguette .

Full bar, beverages, and snacks until 11:00 p.m.

Cool Off with a Latin Dance inspired cocktail: the “MojIZZE” a sparkling blackberry mojito or a Smooth Frozen Mango Margarita.

Late Night Friday Tapas Lounge 
Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant 
6:00–10:00 p.m., south end of the building on Level 2 
Featuring a sophisticated small-plate tapas menu, half-price bottles of wine, and desserts.

Reservations recommended for parties of five or more. Call 214-922-1858.

Seating on Wisteria Terrace weather permitting.

Wine Tasting in Seventeen Seventeen Restaurant 
7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Founders Room 
An intimate wine tasting featuring the award winning Sonoma County wines of Chateau St. Jean hosted by Todd Ruback, CSW of Glazer’s Distributors.

Space is limited to 35 participants; check in for an admission ticket on the 1st floor near the Seventeen Seventeen elevator, must be 21 years of age to participate.

YnC and AMLI Foster Hope and Raise Uptown Awareness“Block Party”

7:30pm @ AMLI Quadrangle , 2717 Howell Street , Dallas

As part of their ongoing monthly Concerts @ Quadrangle series, YnC and AMLI Quadrangle are hosting a Concerts @ “Block Party,” which will showcase two local organizations dedicated to engaging and fighting against problems that exist within the local DFW community. “It’s a really great opportunity for we as local businesses to have a hand in raising awareness about problems that are so often overlooked right in our own backyard,” said Misty Browning, National Marketing Manager for AMLI Residential. “We want to be a part of engaging the problem at home and more importantly- be a part of the solution.”

Concerts @ Quadrangle’s free “block party” will feature local musical favorite, “The Boss Level,” whose funky and soulful music transcends cultural boundaries and draws listeners into an experience.

Impending Bloom

7:30-9:30pm @ Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas

World Music with an eclectic flavor– Cornell Kinderknecht, world flutes and Craig Shropshire, clay pot drums and percussion.

Look Mexico / Criminal Shift / The King Crabs

8pm @ Mokah Coffee Bar, 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas $8

Dovetail / Hendrick / The Orbans / They Were Stars / DJ Hoyotoho

Dovetail’s CD release

8pm @ Trees , 2709 Elm Street, Dallas $10-15

Matthew Gray / Seryrn / This Old House

8pm @ Opening Bell Coffee (South Side), 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas

The Aftermath Theory / Raindogs / Hennessey / Young Poland

8pm @ The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm Street, Dallas $8

Language Lounge Open Mic

8pm @ Opening Bell Coffee (at the Mosaic), 300 North Akard Street, #300, Dallas

Tiger Bay / After Summer / Fallen Windmill / Saints and Saviors /P.R.I./ People Monster

9pm @ Skillman Street Pub, 9220 Skillman Street, Suite 115

Night Gallery / Peacemaker / The Phuss / Brake Vegas

9pm @ Curtain Club, 2800 Main Street


12pm – Sunday @ 5pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel North Dallas/Addison

FenCon (http://www.fencon.org) is a general interest science fiction and fantasy convention with discussions on a variety of topics, filk concerts, science programming, an outstanding collection of guests, a costume contest demos, gaming, an art show, a dealers room, a charity auction, a short story contest, a writers workshop, and a video room. FenCon is a production of the Dallas Future Society

Dallas Alumni Nupes Host Happy Hour

5-9pm @ Nobu

A Life Well Lived

6-9pm @ Veritas Wine Bar (off henderson)

The Cameron Gallery and Veritas, D-Magazine’s Best New Wine Ba, bring you an assortment of mouth-watering California reds and stunning artwork!
You’re invited to imbibe in exquisite wine and the beauty of art.
Carrie Cameron introduces her breathtaking 3-D oil sculpted paintings to the walls of Veritas for presentation and purchase as well as Justin Hunt’s amazing reverse glass paintings.

BigD Fun Happy Hour

6-9pm @ Blue Collar bar (Henderson)

The votes are in and we’re going to Blue Collar for the September 18th happy hour. Grab your friends and come on out for cold beer and good times at one of our new favorite bars. It’s $10 at the door unless you’ve signed up for the Big D MVP membership which gets you in for $5.

MVP Membership cards are in and we will be handing them out at Happy Hour. If we don’t catch you at happy hour we’ll drop it in the mail to you

Dallas CVB and Logo Present: Pre-Pride at the Park

7-9pm @ The Park @ Victory Park

Join members and supporters of the local LGBT community to celebrate the 26th Annual Dallas Pride weekend with “Pre-Pride at the Park!”

This year the Dallas CVB, Logo Online, Gay List Daily, Barefoot Wine, Red Bull and W Dallas – Victory Hotel invited you and your friends to enjoy complimentary cocktails while moving and grooving to the crazy-cool beats of DJ Jeff Mitchell as we kick off the 2009 Pride weekend!

The first 200 guests will enjoy a VIP gift bag filled with all kinds of fabulous goodies, so make sure you’re not TOO fashionably late or you might miss out!

More than 40,000 people are estimated to participate in Pride-related events from September 18-20, so let’smake sure that we’re the hottest group of them 😉

Jennifer Baldwin and The Vibe

9-1am @ The Mansion @ Turtle Creek Bar

Jennifer Baldwin and The Vibe are bringing new life to The Mansion on Turtle Creek Bar with their stylistic and chic approach to jazz…

Bring your friends and enjoy a sophisticated night of entertainment, friends and libations!

Champagne and strawberries

9pm @ Bengal Coast

Join us Friday, Sept 18th to honor the Ladies of DFW with a superlative night of dancing, food, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.  Be offering $3 GLASSES of CHAMPAGNE and ANY CHAMPAGNE DRINK, to include KIR ROYALE’s, BELLINI’s and MIMOSAS, for the ladies all evening. Provide DANCING courtesy of DJ DaveFromLondon in our beautiful Glass Atrium Room. Put out our outstanding COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET with Executive Chef Neville’s personally selected bites. Have FREE VALET and GARAGE PARKING.

Naughty Pajama & Lingerie SleepOver Pt.2

10pm @ Myst Lounge

Drink Specials: $3 Wells $3 Drafts $3 Royal F@cks $3 lemon Drops Ladies in Togas FREE -B4 11PM- (or first 100)
Photography- DJ Blue in the Mix
$5 Greek Admission (before MIDNIGHT)

Britney Spears After Party

10pm @ Lift

Come party after the Britney Spears concert Friday night at LIFT . . . drink specials all night for the ladies.

Music provided by INZO – with special Britney mix, for all you Britney lovers . . . . and you Womanizers!

1/2 Price Bottles until Midnight.

Hot Bod | Bikini Model Search

10pm @ M-Street

Drink Specials: $3 – Washington Apples $3 – Apple Reds $3 – Redheaded Sluts $3 – Kamikazes $3 – Royal F*cks

Wish Fridays with DJ Rev

10pm @ Wish

Dallas Nightlife Supports WISH ULTRALOUNGE — FRIDAYS with DJ REV

The Official UFC American Fighter PreParty

10pm @ Plush

Meet fighters from the UFC along with the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon”

Arianny Celeste #1 UFC ring Girl

10pm @ Aura

Kings & Queens

10pm @ Fallout Lounge

::Pride Kickoff Party:: The Hot Flash Crew (Killtron, Genova, Schwa) along with special guest DJ RedEye will be tearin’ it up in Deep Ellum the Friday before Pride.

Britney Spears Afterparty

10pm @ Joyce

DJ “Flip” is based in Memphis and has DJ’d at various A-list industry parties and tours including the Justin Timberlake Thanksgiving Party at Club 152 in Memphis, a Maxim Magazine Party, the MTV Video Music Awards after party, the Victoria’s Secret Party and Ed Hardy Energy Drink Party and Fashion Show.

DJ “Flip” is a regular guest at Joyce in Dallas and will be back in for the Kings of Leon After Party at Ghost Bar on October 7th.

Egotistical Fridays

10pm @ Fedora

Virgos Make the World Go Round

10pm @ The Bank

Guest DJ’s for the Night:
DJ Skateboard P- the bday boy has a special 30 min set for the NERD lovers- get ready
DJ Deep, DJ ShahZAD and of course DJ MASAI