While many events in and around Dallas have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially distanced events to continue offering the masses some entertainment while we need it the most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend. While not every event is out of the house, they all promise to provide a nice distraction from everyday life.
Thursday, April 22
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants”
The George W. Bush Presidential Center will re-open to the public with the new exhibition, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.” The exhibit, which coincides with President George W. Bush’s new book of the same name, includes 43 portraits painted by President Bush and an in-depth look at the many issues surrounding the immigration debate in the United States. The exhibition will remain on display through December 31.
USA Film Festival
The 51st Annual USA Film Festival will be an in-theater program, taking place at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas through Sunday. The line-up, which includes new feature films, documentaries and true stories, and dozens of short films, counts Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It; Enemies of the State; and Dream Horse among its offerings. All screenings are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance through the festival.