Things to do in Dallas this weekend: October 7-9

There is plenty to do in and around Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend.

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Friday, October 7

State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas will top this list until it closes. In addition to all the fried foods there are plenty of magic, animal, comedy and musical performances. On Friday, Thomas Csorba, Ryan Glenn, Jamie Lin Wilson and the Vandoliers will take the stage. Be sure to check our guides for the best food and new attractions at this year's fair.
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Dallas Black Dance Theatre's 17th Annual DanceAfrica
African heritage and culture will be on display this Friday and Saturday at the Moody Performance Hall. Local guest artists include the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School, and the award-winning DeSoto A Cappella Choir and Varsity Women.
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Dallas Mavericks Preseason Home Opener
After a thrilling run to the Western Conference Finals the Mavericks are looking to build on things for this season. Luka Doncic and the Mavs have their only home preseason game against the Magic Friday at 7:30. The season starts Oct. 19 against the Suns.
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The Improvised Horror Movie at Dallas Comedy Club
October is spooky season, but it can also be pretty funny. The Improvised Horror Movie at the Dallas Comedy Club is back for its 9th year. Some of DFW's funniest improvisers use classic tropes and characters to make up a horror movie on the spot. There are shows this Friday and Saturday, and it is different every time!
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Morgan Wallen performs onstage during Morgan Wallen's Dangerous Tour, Night 2 at Los Angeles' Arena on September 25, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Saturday, October 8

Morgan Wallen at Globe Life Field
"The most wanted man in country" takes the stage at Globe Life Field in Arlington this Saturday for The Dangerous Tour. The CMA and ACM award winner is sure to put on a great show.
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Red River Showdown in Fair Park
There is nothing like a Texas-OU showdown. One of college football's most famous rivalries comes to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon. This year's showdown is not as high stakes as most, it is the first time since 1998 that neither team is ranked.
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OktoberFest at the Sons of Hermann Hall
The Deep Ellum bar is celebrating OktoberFest for the 20th year. There is beer, brats and a 20-piece Polka band. Doors open at 5 p.m.
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Bill Bellamy at the Addison Improv
Stand-up comedian Bill Bellamy has been entertaining crowds for years. The inventor of the phrase "booty call" will be at the Addison Improv for shows Friday through Sunday.
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Sunday, October 9

Frights‘n Lights at Riders Stadium in Frisco
Spooky season is officially here! All of October, the family fun Halloween event will have a hay maze, foam pit and plenty of other fun events. Frights‘n Lights is open this Saturday and Sunday, and will be open at various times and dates throughout the month, so be sure to check!
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Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
The 42nd annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival comes to Quarkertown Park. The event runs Friday through Sunday. This year's headliners are the Dave Holland Trio on Friday, The Original Blues Brothers Band on Saturday and Brave Combo on Sunday.
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Day Out With Thomas in Grapevine
Thomas the Tank Engine makes his way to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16 you can take photos with Thomas and Friends inflatables, meet Sir Topham Hatt and take a train ride in his coaches. The event is perfect for little ones who love trains!
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Beth Stelling at The Factory
Stand-up comedian Beth Stelling has been featured on Netflix's The Standups and HBO's TV show Crashing. Her one-hour special 'Girl Daddy' is on HBO Max. The hilarious comedian is bringing her show to The Factory in Deep Ellum for one night only.
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Free Things to do this Weekend

Fall Crafts and Drafts Art Festival in Allen
The festival shows off some incredible art along with live music and complementary snacks. The event at Watters Creek runs Friday to Sunday.
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Keller Fall Fun Festival
The city of Keller is throwing a free festival outside its Town Hall on Saturday. There will be costume contests for kids and pets. There will also be vendors, games and some early trick or treating. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Prismatica Kaleidoscope Experience at Stonebriar Center
Check out an art installation with 25 six-foot pivoting holographic prisms. The interactive exhibit opens on Friday and will be at Stonebriar until November 7.
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