MLK Food Park: Support local vendors and open spaces in an underserved area of South Dallas with this block transformation until May 2. Better Block Foundation is aiming to fulfill a need for nature, live music and good food. With community support and feedback, the Foundation can make this pop-up a permanent reality. Check out the many mobile food options every Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: https://www.betterblock.org/mlkfoodpark.
Plano Music and Arts Festival: Come to Myers Park and Event Center on April 17-18 for live music, art displays, car and motorcycle shows, a farmer’s market, food and beverages and more from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Buy your tickets online for $10: https://planoartsfestival.com/tickets/.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival: The weekend of April 17-18 is the seventh annual Artisan’s Showcase Weekend. “Step back in time” to enjoy rides, games, performances, food and drink, and more with medieval flair. Tickets are $30 online: https://www.srfestival.com/ticket-information/.
Garden Serenades: The Dallas Opera Orchestra will be performing Dukas’ Fanfare from “La Péri” and Tylman Susato’s “Renaissance Dances” at the Klyde Warren Park Pavilion. Come for the nearby Dallas Museum of Art and food trucks, and stay for the beautiful music at 1 p.m. on April 17-18. This event is free and open to the public: https://dallasopera.org/community/garden-serenades/.
Dallas Gallery Day: Celebrate the return of art venues with dozens of participating galleries’ talks and performances around Dallas. RSVP to select galleries for April 17 from noon to 8 p.m.: https://www.dallasartfair.com/dallasgalleryday/.