Friday 07.29— Saturday 07.30


Dallas Cabaret Festival continues with a stellar lineup

Day 1 of the inaugural Dallas Cabaret Festival has ended, but the fun is just beginning. Friday welcomes Linda Petty at 7 p.m., Julie Johnson at 8:30 p.m. and Marisa Diotalevi at 10 p.m.; Saturday is an all-star tribute to the late pianist Buddy Shanahan, hosted by Denise Lee and Gary Lynn Floyd (7:30 p.m.). And best of all? It’s all free! That really is music to our ears.

The Women’s Building at Fair Park
3800 Parry St.

Wednesday 08.03 — Sunday 08.21


The circus settles into North Texas for an extended run

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is probably the most identifiable name in the world when it comes to circuses — and there’s a reason it has long been called The Greatest Show on Earth. If you wanna feel like a kid again, this is the time, as its newest incarnation, Circus XTREME (combining thrills, exotic animals and performers) is the wildest collection of clowns since the GOP convention.

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Aug. 3–21
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St., Fort Worth
Aug, 18–21

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 29, 2016.