10 Best Spots to Spend an Early Evening in Dallas

Sometimes an early evening of fun and entertainment is in order - maybe you are planning on taking the little ones with you and need to get them home for an early bedtime, or you want to impress that special someone with a romantic day on a work night. No matter the circumstances, Dallas features numerous spots perfect for early entertainment.

In the mood to catch a play, show, concert or performance? Dallas has a wide variety of entertainment venues that offer early shows. If you're staying in the downtown area, catch an act at the always-popular Majestic Theatre. If you are looking an eclectic dinner theater performance, there's no better place than the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in the Mockingbird-Greenville Ave. area. This spot even serves beer and wine with dinner.

If you're into foreign or independent films, Dallas actually has several theaters that specialize in film noir. Head on down to the Inwood Theatre and Lounge for early evening cocktails and movies. The Lakewood Theater also shows these kinds of film, as well as hosts international performers and comedians.

Visitors who want to enjoy the beautiful sunsets in Dallas can go to one of many parks that have outdoor concerts, restaurants and other activities. Have a great early evening!




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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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Outside the City


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Truck Yard
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Klyde Warren Park
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Inwood Theatre Lounge


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Situated in the heart of downtown, the Majestic Theatre is one of Dallas' favorite entertainment venues. It is also one of the most elegant venues in Big D. Events there range from concerts and movie premieres to cultural gatherings and stand-up...  Read More

Lake Highlands


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Pocket Sandwich Theatre
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Located on Mockingbird Lane between Greenville Ave. and N. Central Expy, the Pocket Sandwich Theatre is the premier spot in Dallas for live dinner theater! This Dallas staple features a wide variety of early evening with rotating acts and plays...  Read More


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