Saturday 04.19


Cedar Springs Art Festival returns

The Cedar Springs Merchant Association skipped its arts fair last year, but it’s back in 2014 — and back on Easter Weekend. This one-day festival features vendors offering up everything from paintings to sculpture to hand crafted items and, of course, food and drink. In addition to the artists, the Cedar Springs Art Fest will include a DJ spinning and an outdoor karaoke lounge for those who want to demonstrate their own artful way with a song lyric.

Cedar Springs Road between Reagan and Knight streets.
10 a.m.–7 p.m.


Wednesday 04.23


USA Film Festival kicks off with movie-foodie dinner at Salum

Although the 44th USA Film Fest officially starts on Tuesday, for foodies Wednesday is the big event. That’s when two food-themed films — El Camino del Vino and Tasting Menu — screen. And while food movies are awesome, even better is a real five-course wine dinner, courtesy of chef Abraham Salum, who, with special guest gourmets Charlie Artuaola and Alejandro Escudero will celebrate the cuisine and wine of Argentina. And even if you don’t go to the dinner, the movies (and more!) promise to be just as delicious.

Dinner at Salum
4152 Cole Ave.
Films screen at Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Thursday 04.24



Uptown Players,  Chorale re-team for ‘Sweeney Todd’

Last year, Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale joined forces for the musical Ragtime. This year, they’re back again with what some call the greatest modern musical ever written, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, about a mad barber who exacts his revenge with his straight-edge razor. The performance takes place at City Performance Hall!

City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
April 24–26. $39–$54. and

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 18, 2014.