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There may not be many new events happening in and around Dallas this weekend, but the ones that are coming up below are pretty solid. They include two comedians, a trio of concerts, a one-off art show, a trio of local theater productions, and a massive baseball showcase.

Below, you’ll find the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. Want more options? Lucky for you, we’ve got a much longer list of the best events in town.

Thursday, July 11

Improv Arlington Presents Marcello Hernández
Marcello Hernández is a Cuban-Dominican comedian, writer and actor who currently appears in Saturday Night Live. A stand-up artist since 2016, when he was 18, he has opened for Tim Dillon, Jim Breuer, Mark Viera, Gilbert Gottfried and more. He’ll be performing four times at Improv Arlington through Sunday.

Ben Platt in concert
These days it seems like a lot of singers want to become actors and vice versa, and Ben Platt is a prime example of that. To be fair, Platt has been combining acting and singing since the beginning of his career, gaining fame for his starring roles in Broadway musicals like Book of Mormon AND Dear Evan Hansenas good as Ideal series of films. Since 2019, he has been pursuing a music career, releasing three albums, including a new one Honey mindHe will perform at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie and will be joined by special guest Brandy Clark.

Prism Movement Theatre presents La Maupin: The French Abomination
Maupin is a story of love and tragedy set in 17th century France, but wrapped in an energetic atmosphere that combines punk rock Vanity fair package. It is based on the true story of Julie D’Aubigny, a bisexual duelist and opera singer who was famous for dueling men and seducing their women. Through a beautiful combination of swordplay and dance, the show chronicles her journey to finding happiness as a queer woman ahead of her time. The production, part of AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Elevator Project, will have three performances through Saturday at Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House.

Friday, July 12th

Improv Addison Presents Tommy Davidson
Tommy Davidson’s range of skills, from stand-up and acting to musical achievements, has earned him a reputation as an extraordinary entertainer. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular television show In vivid colorshis visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. He will perform five times through Sunday at the Improv Addison.

Dallas Theatre Center presents Disney Little Mermaid
Dallas Theater Center presents Public Works’ large-scale version of the classic Disney musical, Little Mermaidin a production created specifically for Dallas residents, with Dallas residents, and by Dallas residents. 200 community members of all ages, many performing for the first time, will join DTC professional artists to retell Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale. The production runs through August 4 at the Wyly Theatre.

Deana Carter in concert
Country singer Deana Carter isn’t exactly a one-hit wonder; she’s more of a one-album wonder. Her 1995 debut album, Did I shave my legs for this purpose?went five times platinum with three No. 1 hits: “Strawberry Wine,” “We Danced Anyway,” and “How Do I Get There.” While her next two albums sold relatively well, she hasn’t reached such heights since, and her last album, Southern lifestylewas released in 2013. He will play at the Longhorn Ballroom.

Richardson Theatre Centre presents One small obstacle
When it comes to something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, few brides expect something old to be an uninvited ex-lover. It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mother, Delia, is making sure everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. And then, like in any good farce, the doorbell rings. And then all hell breaks loose. So much for perfection. The production runs through July 28 at the Richardson Theatre Centre.

Uptown Players presents Prom
Hit Broadway Musical Prom is an uplifting and heartwarming story that celebrates love, acceptance, and the transformative power of standing up for what is right. It follows Emma, ​​a high school senior who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. However, when the school’s conservative parent-teacher council cancels the prom to avoid controversy, a group of eccentric Broadway actors decide to rally behind Emma and travel to her small town to help her fight for inclusion. The musical will be in its regional premiere at the Kalita Humphreys Theater through July 28.

Saturday, July 13

Major League Baseball All-Star Weekend
Globe Life Field in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, will host its first game MLB All-Star Game next Tuesday. There will be a number of events leading up to the match. Capital One Celebrity Village Choctaw Stadium (formerly Rangers stadium), open Saturday through Tuesday, will feature a baseball theme park where fans can immerse themselves in MLB activities and culture. Other official events at Globe Life Field include Classic HBCU Swingman on Friday with 50 HBCU players in attendance; MLB All Star Saturdaywhere the best candidates showcase their skills, as well as the Softball All-Star Game; Gatorade All-Star Training Day and T-Mobile Home Run Derbyon Monday.

Sunday, July 14th

Photo courtesy of Dallas Theater Center

New Kids on the Block in concert
It’s going to be an 80s musical extravaganza at the Dos Equis Pavilion as former boy band New Kids on the Block headline their “Magic Summer” tour, performing their biggest hits, unexpected fan favorites, and magical surprises.They will be joined by fellow 80s icons Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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