How to Celebrate Black History Month in Dallas

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Dallas

From artwork exhibits to live audio and film screenings, this is our guidebook on how to celebrate Black History Thirty day period in Dallas.


Black History Month Legacy West Dallas this weekend
Beginning on February 7, you can look at Desirée Vaniecia’s “Extra One of a kind (Here To Remain)” show at Legacy West. (Courtesy)

Legacy West

Beginning on February 7, you can perspective regional artist Desirée Vaniecia’s “Extra Distinctive (Below To Continue to be)” Black Historical past Thirty day period exhibit at Legacy West. The piece celebrates currently being oneself and the group that you develop all-around you, as effectively as how creativeness and passion sparks from those people matters. Vaniecia’s get the job done will be featured in the breezeway by Starbucks Reserve by means of the close of February.

Legacy West is also internet hosting a are living music series this thirty day period that includes local Black artists (Troy Grant, Maya Piata, Kirk Thurmond, and more) on Saturdays from 6 pm to 8 pm. And set to start on February 9, Community Goods is curating a retail working experience advertising and marketing Black-owned models this kind of as Ade + Ayo, LIHA, and Coco and Breezy.

Dallas’ Black Record: Previous & Present Tour

Dallas Bites & Websites Excursions is hosting an explorative tour of Black Record in Dallas beginning February 5. From former Freedman’s City to Ray Charles’ previous home, you’ll get a glimpse into the folks and spots that constructed Dallas. The narrated bus tour also contains stops at Joppa — the publish-Civil War former plantation — and Martyrs Park. For $49 for each adult, the tour will also aspect a number of dessert treats at Black-owned firms.


Southside with you Black History Month in Dallas
“Southside With You” is one particular of the a few films demonstrating as section of the Really like in Black film sequence this month.

Appreciate in Black Movie Collection

On Tuesday nights all through this thirty day period (starting off February 8), The Texas Theatre, Pleasure Fashion Angle, and The Join Dallas are collaborating with South Dallas Lifestyle Middle on a movie sequence symbolizing Black like. Tickets are just $1 per a screening and films involve Coming to The us, Enjoy & Basketball, and Southside With You. Find showtimes listed here.

The How To Be Venture: Ten Performs for Racial Justice

From February 17 as a result of March 6, Bishop Arts Theatre Middle is undertaking 10 one particular-act performs composed by Black playwrights. In partnership with PEN The usa, the demonstrates are impressed by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s guide How to Be an Antiracist and are intended spark a dialogue about racial justice. Get tickets here.


Black History Month Dallas
Celebrate Black History Month with a Harlem Renaissance-themed celebration in McKinney. (Courtesy)

The Harlem Renaissance Remembered

On February 18 at 7 pm, head to McKinney’s The Sanctuary Tunes and Events for a Black Record Thirty day period celebration. The Harlem Renaissance-themed social gathering will element a dwell band, 97.9 The Beat’s DJ Phil, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s DBDT: Encore!, crimson carpet ideal-dressed Roaring 20s contest, 360-picture booth, and far more.