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The cost of travel and vacations continues to go up and up. If you live in the Dallas area you are not immune to this. It doesn't mean that you still can't have a vacation though. You can still have fun while not spending as much money. Try planning a Dallas Staycation or mini vacation. These involve short little day trips and over night trips to destinations in Dallas and the surrounding area. There are actually plenty of things to do that are a lot of fun. Some that you may not even realize is there. Living in Dallas you may become blind to what is there. Follow along and we will point out some of what to do and see. You can take these ideas for planning your next Dallas Staycation. You'll save even more money with the suggested coupons listed on this site as well.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Bahama Beach Waterpark
  2. Legoland Discovery Center Grapevine
  3. Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  4. Medieval Times Dallas
  5. Keith & Margo’s Ultimate Mystery Dinner Adventure
  6. Texas Sports Hall of Fame
  7. Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
  8. Sea Life Aquarium Grapevine
  9. Mountasia Family Fun Center
  10. Dallas Holocaust Museum

Top 7 Upcoming Events & Festivals in Dallas

May 6, 2015

Looking for a great event or festival this month? Well there is no shortage of events and festivals in the Dallas Metroplex. There’s so much going on it is really difficult to break it down to just 7 but here goes. Below are 10 events and festivals that you might want to mark on your calendar […]


"The Humor Games": A Comedy Battle of Survival

at Addison Improv, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Wed, May 27
Wed, June 24
Wed, July 22
+ 2 more dates
Wed, May 27
Wed, June 24
Wed, July 22
Wed, August 26
Wed, September 23
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FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6.00

Find out which comedian has what it takes to survive in "The Humor Games", an elimination-style improv comedy show featuring some of Dallas' best jokesters. They will face off in games and scenes base... [more+]

Find out which comedian has what it takes to survive in "The Humor Games", an elimination-style improv comedy show featuring some of Dallas' best jokesters. They will face off in games and scenes based on audience suggestions, and those with the best scores will move on to the next round. The best of the best will be awarded the HGTrophy and be crowned the ImproVictor. Who will volunteer as tribute? Find out at "The Humor Games". [less-]

Man Discovers Why He's Still Single in Innovative Comedy "Dream Cafe"

at Stone Cottage Theatre, Addison
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
+ 7 more dates
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Thu, June 04
Fri, June 05
Sat, June 06
Wed, June 10
Thu, June 11
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FULL PRICE: $20.00 - $23.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $11.50

Brian wants to fall in love with his soulmate but there always seems to be something standing in his way -- usually another man. In "Dream Cafe", you'll get a glimpse at his struggling love life throu... [more+]

Brian wants to fall in love with his soulmate but there always seems to be something standing in his way -- usually another man. In "Dream Cafe", you'll get a glimpse at his struggling love life through a series of six scenes. But what makes this comedy different from anything else you've likely ever seen is that the audience -- including you -- gets to decide what order you'll see those scenes in. That means every night feels like a completely different show, but each performance is a poignant and insightful look at love today, from online dating to one-night stands. This grown-up version of a choose-your-own-adventure book playing at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison will make you laugh, make you think, and make you want to come back again and again to see each spin on Brian's touching story. [less-]

"The Liar": Sex, Lies, Love & (Lots of) Laughter in Classic French Comedy

at Theatre Three, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
+ 3 more dates
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Sun, May 31
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FULL PRICE: $20.00 - $50.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00 - $25.00

As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, "The Liar" leaves audiences tipsy with laughter. Love, lies and sex fizz in this bubbly French masterpiece from Pierre Corneille who, in addition to being... [more+]

As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, "The Liar" leaves audiences tipsy with laughter. Love, lies and sex fizz in this bubbly French masterpiece from Pierre Corneille who, in addition to being one of the great French dramatists, was the 17th-century equivalent of a stand-up superstar. In his sublime comedy, Dorante, a charming, handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris in search of pleasure. He falls head over heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Broadway playwright David Ives' English-language adaptation piles on the wordplay, with rhyming couplets, witty allusions and puns by the metric ton. Let yourself be carried away by "The Liar", a charming, dizzying treat from Theatre Three. [less-]

Dave Matthews Band Tribute Group Warehouse Performs Live

at House of Blues, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 28
FULL PRICE: $12.00 - $17.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $8.50

The Dave Matthews Band has been a major influence on pop music for the last 25 years, with huge hits like "Crash" and "The Space Between" serving as the songs of a generation. The tribute band Warehou... [more+]

The Dave Matthews Band has been a major influence on pop music for the last 25 years, with huge hits like "Crash" and "The Space Between" serving as the songs of a generation. The tribute band Warehouse brings the sound of DMB to House of Blues Dallas in a show that honors the musicianship of the group while bringing its own original vibe to the stage. You'll hear all of DMB's hits, plus some deep cuts from musicians who know every note, in and out. Joining Warehouse on this up-tempo night of music is the group Plethora. [less-]

Joe Torry: "Def Comedy Jam" Host at the Arlington Improv

at Arlington Improv Comedy Club, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Fri, May 29
+ 3 more dates
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
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FULL PRICE: $17.00 - $20.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.00

Comedian Joe Torry is best known as one of the hosts of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam". He replaced Martin Lawrence as the host of the long-running stand-up showcase, and has also performed stand-up on "Late ... [more+]

Comedian Joe Torry is best known as one of the hosts of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam". He replaced Martin Lawrence as the host of the long-running stand-up showcase, and has also performed stand-up on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and BET. When he's not cracking people up live on stage, Torry is a prolific actor, with roles in films and TV shows like "Poetic Justice", "House Party 3", "NYPD Blue" and "ER". A native of St. Louis and the brother of fellow comedian Guy Torry, Joe now lives in Los Angeles and headlines the best comedy clubs around America. [less-]

New Drama About Love, Loss & Family: "Dirty Dishes"

at Addison Theatre Centre - Studio Theatre, Addison
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
+ 12 more dates
Thu, May 28
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Thu, June 04
Fri, June 05
Sat, June 06
Sat, June 06
Sun, June 07
Thu, June 11
Fri, June 12
Sat, June 13
Sat, June 13
Sun, June 14
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FULL PRICE: $20.00 - $25.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

"Dirty Dishes" syphons all the heartaches and headaches, joy and drama of one exceptionally challenging year of playwright Amanda Brooke Edwards' life into an autobiographical drama, which now makes i... [more+]

"Dirty Dishes" syphons all the heartaches and headaches, joy and drama of one exceptionally challenging year of playwright Amanda Brooke Edwards' life into an autobiographical drama, which now makes its premiere on the Addison Theatre Centre stage. It was a year that took this ordinary family and placed them in extraordinary circumstances -- from a mother's very personal losses to a daughter's way of dealing with heartbreak and a father's seeming indifference to it all. And all the while, the dirty dishes are still piling up in the sink. [less-]

Jamie Kennedy: Comedian/Actor at the Addison Improv

at Addison Improv, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 29
Fri, May 29
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $22.00 - $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00 - $12.50

Jamie Kennedy headlines the Addison Improv. Best known for his role in the hit "Scream" trilogy, Jamie has also starred in the WB's prank show "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment", CSB's "Ghost Whisperer", ... [more+]

Jamie Kennedy headlines the Addison Improv. Best known for his role in the hit "Scream" trilogy, Jamie has also starred in the WB's prank show "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment", CSB's "Ghost Whisperer", the films "Bait" and "Malibu's Most Wanted", and MTV's "Blowin' Up". In November 2010, his stand-up special "Uncomfortable" premiered on Showtime. [less-]

Backdoor Comedy Club: Dallas' Longest-Running Stand-Up Club

at Backdoor Comedy Club, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
+ 12 more dates
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Fri, June 05
Sat, June 06
Sat, June 06
Fri, June 12
Sat, June 13
Sat, June 13
Fri, June 19
Sat, June 20
Sat, June 20
Fri, June 26
Sat, June 27
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FULL PRICE: $14.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.00

The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Shows feature eight or more comedians... [more+]

The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's "Last Comic Standing", as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA. There's no better way to spend an evening than taking in the laughs at the Backdoor. [less-]

Dramedy "The Boys Next Door" Takes a Loving Look at Life With Disabilities

at ONSTAGE in Bedford, Bedford
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 29
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

"The Boys Next Door" gives you a fly-on-the-wall glimpse of a communal residence in New England where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned o... [more+]

"The Boys Next Door" gives you a fly-on-the-wall glimpse of a communal residence in New England where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Through brief vignettes, you'll see what day-to-day life is like in their colorful group home. The production is peppered with scenes where "little things" sometimes become momentous...and often very funny. You'll also see moments of great poignancy when moving scenes remind us that these four -- like the rest of us -- just want to love, laugh and find some purpose in life. Tom Griffin's touching play originally debuted in 1988 and was adapted into an award-winning 1996 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Tony Goldwyn, Mare Winningham and Nathan Lane. Lon Barrera directs this ONSTAGE in Bedford production. [less-]

"Always a Bridesmaid": Comedy from "Golden Girls" Writer Follows Four Friends Down the Aisle

at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 29
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

On the night of their senior prom, four friends promise to be in each other's weddings (no matter what) -- but they have no idea they'll still be fulfilling the promise 30 years later. Written by trio... [more+]

On the night of their senior prom, four friends promise to be in each other's weddings (no matter what) -- but they have no idea they'll still be fulfilling the promise 30 years later. Written by trio Jessie Jones ("Kingdom Come"), Nicholas Hope ("Teacher's Pet") and Jamie Wooten ("The Golden Girls"), "Always a Bridesmaid" asks the question, just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend? The story centers around hopeful romantic Libby Ruth, who has a perfect marriage, Deedra, who's just found out her husband has a wandering eye, tree-hugging Charlie, who panics when it's time for her own marriage, and high-spirited and self-involved Monette, who's tested her friends' patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. Dallas' Pocket Sandwich Theatre says "I do" to "Always a Bridesmaid", a hilarious and heartwarming comedy that's perfect for anyone who's ever worn a hideous bridesmaid dress, knocked over a friend to catch the bouquet or questioned the saneness of getting married in the first place. [less-]

Advice Columnist Ann Landers Profiled in Comedy "The Lady With All the Answers"

at Theatre Too, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
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Fri, May 29
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Fri, June 05
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FULL PRICE: $30.00 - $40.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00 - $20.00

Legendary no-nonsense advice columnist Ann Landers has dispensed wisdom to those seeing advice in personal and professional matters for years. But now the "lady with all the answers" grapples with a d... [more+]

Legendary no-nonsense advice columnist Ann Landers has dispensed wisdom to those seeing advice in personal and professional matters for years. But now the "lady with all the answers" grapples with a dilemma of her own late one night in her Chicago apartment, as she struggles to compose the most important column of her career. Drawn from her real life and letters, David Rambo's "The Lady With All the Answers", now presented at Dallas' Theatre Too, is an endearingly comic portrait that showcases Landers' ability to balance solving others' problems while trying to deal with her own relationship dilemmas. [less-]

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"

at Art Centre Theatre, Plano
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Fri, June 05
+ 5 more dates
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Fri, June 05
Sat, June 06
Sun, June 07
Fri, June 12
Sat, June 13
Sun, June 14
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FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

In this madcap comedy, three guys in tights set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in less than 100 minutes, with hilarious results. These theater classics undergo some changes, of course. "... [more+]

In this madcap comedy, three guys in tights set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in less than 100 minutes, with hilarious results. These theater classics undergo some changes, of course. "Titus Andronicus" becomes a cooking show, "Othello" is summarized in rap, "Macbeth" turns from tragedy into broad comedy and "Hamlet" is pared down to less than a minute. Originally created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the show ran for almost a decade in London and has since traveled all over the world before landing at Art Centre Theatre. [less-]

Speakers, Shopping, Beauty, Food & More at "Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo"

at Irving Convention Center, Irving
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Grab your girls and go where you can relax, rejuvenate and be inspired while also shopping and indulging in fashion, food, cosmetics and travel. This year's " Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo" ... [more+]

Grab your girls and go where you can relax, rejuvenate and be inspired while also shopping and indulging in fashion, food, cosmetics and travel. This year's " Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women's Expo" features motivating keynote speakers, seminars with useful resources and information, emerging designers, beauty discoveries, free samples, giveaways -- all spread out over the Irving Convention Center. After your retail therapy, pamper yourself with spa treatments, massages and manicures. You'll wander from the Cooking Theatre to the Rejuvenation Tea Garden to the Martini and Nail Bar to The Hair Makeover Stage -- and who knows where else you'll end up. [less-]

"Jack and the Beanstalk": A Magical Marionette Show

at Geppetto’s Theater at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $16.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Step into the beautiful confines of Geppetto's Theater at the Hilton Anatole -- designed to look and feel like a 17th-century toymaker's workshop, filled with warm, vibrant colors and hand-hewn wooden... [more+]

Step into the beautiful confines of Geppetto's Theater at the Hilton Anatole -- designed to look and feel like a 17th-century toymaker's workshop, filled with warm, vibrant colors and hand-hewn wooden tables -- for a magical journey up the beanstalk with Jack. Meticulously crafted marionettes populate this show, which has been defanged of its threatening overtones to perfectly suit a younger audience. Before the show begins you can enjoy a demonstration of the marionettes' operation, and when the show concludes feel free to take a quick backstage tour. [less-]

Fun Comedy & Magic Show for the Whole Family at Addison Improv

at Addison Improv, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $10.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00

Whether you're in the mood to laugh or be amazed, Addison Improv's got you covered with their weekend family comedy and magic show. This fun, kid-friendly afternoon show features two magicians with il... [more+]

Whether you're in the mood to laugh or be amazed, Addison Improv's got you covered with their weekend family comedy and magic show. This fun, kid-friendly afternoon show features two magicians with illusions designed to delight audiences of all ages, plus comedy to make even the littlest member of your brood laugh. Past performers have included hilarious comic-illusionist Magic Mike, zany sleight-of-hand master Jeff Lee and the crowd-pleasing, snake-wrangling antics of Daryl Sprout and his "Snake Encounters." [less-]

Family Comedy and Magic Show at the Arlington Improv

at Arlington Improv Comedy Club, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 31
FULL PRICE: $12.00
OFFER PRICE: $6.00

It's never too early to get the kids into the comedy habit, so bring the whole family down to the world-famous Arlington Improv for the Family Comedy and Magic Show. It's a fun-filled variety show tha... [more+]

It's never too early to get the kids into the comedy habit, so bring the whole family down to the world-famous Arlington Improv for the Family Comedy and Magic Show. It's a fun-filled variety show that will both entertain and amaze, as this unique event features stand-up comedy and plenty of magic. Anyone age 7 or older will enjoy this awesomely interactive mix of variety comedy, stand-up comedy and astonishing magic, all packed into one great show. [less-]

Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon's The Music People Luv Band Ushers in the Summer Season

at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 02
FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon wasn't being boastful, just honest when he named his musical outfit "The Music People Luv Band." After all, Dr. Gordon's ensemble didn't become Dallas' No. 1 society band by ... [more+]

Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon wasn't being boastful, just honest when he named his musical outfit "The Music People Luv Band." After all, Dr. Gordon's ensemble didn't become Dallas' No. 1 society band by playing music people weren't absolutely, intensely, head-over-heels crazy about. Now the band is kicking off the first concert of the summer at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Get ready to enjoy rhythm, horns and some of the most polished harmonies since the golden ages of doo-wop and Motown. [less-]

"Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" -- Rockin' Tribute to Musical Legend

at Casa Mañana, Fort Worth
OFFER DATES:
Tue, June 02
Wed, June 03
Thu, June 04
FULL PRICE: $56.00
OFFER PRICE: $30.00

Relive the birth of rock 'n' roll with the hit Broadway show "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story". This jukebox musical follows the rock icon's childhood in Texas, his musical beginnings with the group of h... [more+]

Relive the birth of rock 'n' roll with the hit Broadway show "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story". This jukebox musical follows the rock icon's childhood in Texas, his musical beginnings with the group of high school friends who later gained fame as the Crickets, his meteoric rise to fame and his tragic early death -- all set to a soundtrack of some of rock 'n' roll's biggest hits, including Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and many more. Part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert, this musical is a joyous celebration of the life and music of one of America's most beloved musicians. [less-]

Comedian/Actor Guy Torry at the Arlington Improv

at Arlington Improv Comedy Club, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 04
Fri, June 05
Fri, June 05
+ 1 more dates
Thu, June 04
Fri, June 05
Fri, June 05
Sun, June 07
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FULL PRICE: $15.00 - $17.00
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $8.50

A familiar face both on stage and screen, Guy Torry is one of the hardest-working comics performing today. Torry has been around the world as a stand-up comedian, performing on legendary stages and TV... [more+]

A familiar face both on stage and screen, Guy Torry is one of the hardest-working comics performing today. Torry has been around the world as a stand-up comedian, performing on legendary stages and TV hits like "Def Comedy Jam" and "The Tonight Show". One of the original members of the Kings of Comedy, Torry has also made his mark in Hollywood, with appearances in "Good News" and "American History X", but his first love remains stand-up, and his takes on life, love and family are hilarious. [less-]

"Chicago": Sin, Corruption, Murder and All That Jazz

at Art Centre Theatre, Plano
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 05
FULL PRICE: $15.00
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Full of sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a story that packs a powerful punch, "Chicago" tells a tantalizing tale set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. The musical centers on ... [more+]

Full of sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a story that packs a powerful punch, "Chicago" tells a tantalizing tale set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. The musical centers on convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and more. Catch the show at Plano's Art Centre Theatre. [less-]