It's September

in Dallas

so many things to do 

Ah, September

The weather may not feel like fall yet, but meteorologically speaking, fall is here. The season and the solstice will just have to catch up. There's lots of September stuff on this page, but if you want to skip straight to the lists, they're right here for ya.

Shakespeare in the Park starts another round with cooler weather and a darker vibe. See their production of Hamlet at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater on weekends in September and October. Preview shows are Sept. 7 and 8 with Opening Night on September 9.

Cara Mia has two shows with very short runs, so plan ahead if you want to see them. “Pachuquísmo” (Sept. 23-24) and  “On the Eve of Abolition” (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) are very different from each other, yet both exemplify the theatre’s focus on topical, issue-driven plays emphasizing voices of color. Cara Mia productions are mounted in the beautiful Latino Cultural Center. 

Echo Theatre has announced that the winner of its International New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights will run starting Sept. 16-October 8 at the Bath House Cultural Center. Written by Aurora Behlke and directed by Caroline Hamilton, the play “Founders, Keepers” explores what would happen if 5 middle school girls were tasked with rewriting the United States Constitution.


Kathleen Madigan (Sept 16)  and Kevin James (Sept 25) will both perform at The Majestic this month. This historic venue is the perfect place to see a show, with excellent stage views from all seats and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Nick Swardson (of Reno911 fame) is also on the calendar this month for Sept 23 in this great 100-year-old theater, the only one left standing from Theatre Row’s glory days.

Also At The Majestic

A few times a year, The Majestic hosts a movie screening in partnership with Texas Theatre. This month, the 1942 Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca is showing on Sept. 10. Tickets are just $12. If you’ve ever wanted to see a show in this beautiful venue but need to keep your entertainment on a budget, this will be a fun and memorable night.

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Steven Martin

Two Very Different Immersive Experiences 

So Much More in September

Regular season for the Dallas Cowboys starts Sunday, September 11 with a home game against the Tampa Bay Bucanneers.   Dallas Stars Hockey starts Sept. 26 with an exhibition game at home  against the St.Louis Blues. The Mavs season starts next month.

And it seems that September saved the best for last this year. Opening Day at the State Fair of Texas is September 30. The SFOT organization will be releasing new information (schedules, maps, new food items) pretty fast and furious from now till Opening Day. And I hope to have a guide ready for you before the Labor Day weekend is out. I'm calling it The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the State Fair of Texas.

Check out my other new lists - All the Fall Fests in DFW and the Best Festivals in Texas for Your Road Trip Plans.

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I have just one more request - have a fantastic September! Maybe share your favorite experiences on r/Dallas, which I credit for turning my love of list-making into something lots of people in Dallas can use to find fun every single week.