From fashion shows benefiting local nonprofits to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing in your backyard, September is filled with things to do.
Where: NorthPark Center, Level Two between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom
Travel to a larger than life, intergalactic haven and come face-to-face with endangered alien creatures. Step through the screen and become part of a movie. Descend into the ocean to explore dazzling underwater worlds to rescue a trapped baby Blue Whale and unite it with its mother. This new AMC-backed experience combines Hollywood storytelling, virtual theme-park rides, and motion-captured technology in three pods. Guests are outfitted with backpack computers and headsets, along with hand and foot trackers, for a 35-minute adventure.
When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28
Where: El Vecino Tex/Mex, 4515 Travis St.
Cost: Free ($30 VIP)
Meet best-selling author Jacqueline V. Twillie of Don’t Leave Money on The Table: Negotiation Strategies for Women Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries. The book centers around a five-part framework that have helped women all over the country negotiate large deals. Tickets are available at facebook.com/events/496930221056310/.
When: Sept. 6-8
Where: Winspear Opera House
The Sleeping Beauty follows the story of Princess Aurora as she dances her way through curses and dreams to find her prince charming. Presented by Texas Ballet Theater, all performances boast live accompaniment by The Dallas Opera Orchestra. Tickets are available at texasballettheater.org.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 7
Where: Preston Hollow Presbyterian
Cost: $19 adults; $9 students
Enjoy the sounds of the Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons X2 in your backyard. Presented by Ebby Halliday Companies, this event brings the Dallas Symphony Orchestra outside the Meyerson Symphony Center and into neighborhoods and communities around North Texas. Tickets are available at mydso.com.
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 8
Where: Highland Park United Methodist Church
Cost: $19 adults; $9 students
Enjoy the sounds of the Gounod, Stravinsky, and Dvorak in your backyard. Presented by Ebby Halliday Companies, this event brings the Dallas Symphony Orchestra outside the Meyerson Symphony Center and into neighborhoods and communities around North Texas. Tickets are available at mydso.com.
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 10
Cost: $40 (standing room only); $75 (VIP seating)
Local celebrities will join girls, women, and men of all ages and sizes, to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and self-acceptance during this show hosted by The Elisa Project. ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy. Tickets available at theelisaproject.org.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14
Where: NorthPark Center
More than 30 nonprofits will offer activities like making kindness rocks with Children’s Craniofacial Association, face painting with Blue Caboose Children’s Fund, toy-making for pets and assembling care packages for children in foster care.
When: 6 a.m. to midnight Sept. 19
Communities Foundation of Texas’ 18-hour online giving event at northtexasgivingday.org empowers residents to support local nonprofits and causes with one easy-to-use platform. In 2018, more than $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting 2,700 local nonprofits, bringing the 10-year total to over $240 million for North Texas.
When: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22
Where: JCC Dallas
Jump-start your wellness journey with a healthy brunch and enjoy engaging, educational sessions about living a wealthy life. This free event will highlight the community support and resources available to J members. Participants will leave with the tools needed to reach their fitness and wellness goals. Tickets are available at jccdallas.org.
When: 8 a.m. Sept. 23
Where: Dallas Country Club
Michael Molthan with M2 The ROCK Facebook Live Channel will share his story of addiction and recovery. This event supports CARE Dallas, a nonprofit that provides a safe, confidential space to receive resources and education about substance use disorders. Tickets available at betterunite.com/care-35thannualcarebreakfast.