February is the annual observance of Black History Month, honoring triumphs and struggles throughout our nation’s history. We’ve rounded up local happenings that focus attention to Black History Month happening right here in Dallas between now and March!

Updated February 2023




2/17 & 2/18 Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Cultural Awareness

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents "Cultural Awareness: Reminisce On The “Games” of Life Through Dance". The show explores human behavior, childhood nostalgia, fear, and more through artistic expression. Tickets are available starting at $35 for February 17th and 18th, at Wyly Theatre.

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2/25 “Taste of Soul” Soul Food Cook-Off

Bring your friends, family, and appetite to MLK, Jr. Recreation Center, from 11 am to 3 pm, for a soul food cook-off! The cook-off will be promoting local chefs and celebrating the diversity of soul food cuisine. The free event will feature raffles and prizes, a fun photo booth, and live entertainment for all to enjoy.

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2/25 Harlem Renaissance Performing Arts Gala Extravaganza

Transport back to the 1920s jazz era to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the world renowned Harlem Cotton Club! The 10th Annual gala honors the creativity, expression, and soul of the Harlem Renaissance period both as a milestone in Black Arts and its contribution to music today. The gala starts at 7pm, with tickets available from $85, benefitting the Infinite Arts Movement, Inc. 

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2/25 Grandscape's The Beat Goes On!

Join Grandscape for a free afternoon of soul from 2pm to 5pm! The celebration includes live music, photo ops, 360 photo booth, and Black-owned food and merchandise vendors. Plus, free swag for the first 200 attendees!

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Black Cowboys: An American Story

Black Cowboys African American Museum


The African American Museum has one largest African American Folk Art collections in the US, and their newest exhibit is Black Cowboys: An American Story! You’ll find more than 50 artifacts, photographs, films, and documents showcasing the lives of Black cowboys in Texas at the beautiful African American Museum You’re able to visit this exhibit now until April 15, 2023, so start planning a day to go!

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Black Legend Heirloom Workshop

South Dallas Cultural Center is hosting a four-week hands on art experience! Learn about history's influence on art, while making your own Black Legend Heirloom. The class is free and held weekly every Thursday in February at 6pm. The completed heirlooms will be on display once complete!

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Crafty Kids Celebrate Black History Month

Join Dallas Public Library for an evening creating a fun paper plate peanut craft! Inspired by George Washington Carver, who was instrumental in introducing sustainable farming practices to the Black farming community in the south. Across multiple locations: February 1st at North Oak Cliff Branch, February 2nd at Hampton-Illinois Branch, February 3rd at Arcadia Park Branch, and February 28th at Dallas West Branch.

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Girl Scouts Celebrate Black History Month

The Girl Scouts are showing an interactive display at Galleria Dallas for Black History Month! The display will showcase Black and African American women and girls who are making a difference in the world, along with inspiring stories of the past, present and future of Girl Scouts. The display will be located on Level 1, next to Sephora, from January 27th to February 27th.

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Love In Black: A Film Series

Grab your friend, boo, or come solo and enjoy this four-week program full of film, Blackness, and love! The South Dallas Cultural Center and Texas Theatre's second annual Love In Black program is a film series representing Black love. Showtimes are at 7:30pm February 10th, 14th, 21st at Texas Theatre, and February 28th at South Dallas Cultural Center.

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1619 Project

Bishop Arts Theatre center is currently running a production called 1619 Project. It is a powerful one-act festival featuring 8 commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America. You may be familiar with the current show on Hulu that is also an adaptation of Nikole Hannah-Jones' book.In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia with a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This one-act festival features 9 commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America.


Runs Friday-Sunday, through February 26th.
2/19 3pm
2/24 8pm (Student Night)
2/25 8pm
2/26 3pm


Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at bishopartstheatre.org or by calling the box office at 214-948-0716! They also have discounted tickets for $30 on Student Night.

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