Weekend Happenings 5/4 – 5/6: DIFF, Cinco De Mayo, and more

Dallas International Film Festival

It is officially DIFF season. The eight-day long film showcase kicked off yesterday, but don’t worry! You still have plenty of time to see some old classics and get familiar with some very promising independent filmmakers. The Dallas International Film Festival will be taking place at the Magnolia Theater, with various other festivities throughout Dallas’s West Village. Tickets are still available for purchase here. Check out the trailer for “American Curious,” which will be screening at The Magnolia this Sunday.

Cinco De Mayo Block Party

For the second year, the Cinco de Mayo Block Party will be returning to Mexican Sugar in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. Make your way over to Lone Star Drive for $7 dollar margaritas, $4 beers, a live band, and a DJ!

 

Cinco in the Box Garden

The Box Garden in Legacy Hall is now open! All five of the Box Garden’s new bars will be serving $6 margaritas, plus there will be live performances by Russ Hewitt, Mariachi Rosa Divinas, and Havana NRG.

Cottonwood Art Festival

Looking to see some beautiful art for free? Cottonwood Art Festival will be taking place in Richardson this Saturday and Sunday. At Cottonwood, festival-goers can behold a variety of digital art, metalworks, and various other forms of art. Plus, free live performances by BJ Stricker & The Kings, Kirk Thurmond & The Millenials, and American Idol contestant Ron Bultognez. Check out Bultognez’s American Idol audition below!

Soluna

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary and performing arts festival kicks off this Sunday. In this year’s Soluna, the performers and artists will incorporate┬ástrong educational and science components into their work. For a full list of performers, events, and venues, click here.┬áCheck out the video below to see The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrate 40 years of singing!

Dallas International Guitar Festival

Into good old rock and roll? You’ve got to swing by Market Hall for the 41st annual Dallas International Guitar Festival. See some performances by a variety of rock stars from across the country. For tickets, click here.

Mayfest

Yesterday, Mayfest kicked off in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. There are three days left to enjoy live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, and so much more. For tickets, click here.