Event organizers in Dallas-Fort Worth are following suit after major cancellations in Texas, including SXSW and the Houston Rodeo.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Update on March 16: Cancellations continue to roll in. Fortress Festival in Fort Worth has postponed and the DSO is postponing concerts and events including SOLUNA, the annual music and arts festival. See details below.
Update on March 14: We’ll continue to update this post through the weekend. Check for breaking news about coronavirus at keranews.org. If you are planning to attend an event, please call the venue to confirm that it’s still taking place. And as always, follow the advice of local health officials and stay safe.
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Second Thought Theatre in Dallas has cancelled the two remaining performances on March 13 and 14.
Funny, You Don’t Act Like a Negro
Theatre Three has cancelled the final weekend of performances of M. Denise Lee’s play. Those were scheduled for March 13-15.
Last Stop On Market Street
Dallas Children’s Theater has postponed the opening of this production. It was scheduled to run from March 21 to April 5.
Come From Away
Dallas Summer Musicals has postponed all remaining performances of the musical. It was scheduled to run through March 22 at Fair Park’s Music Hall.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Mar. 13 and 14 shows, presented by TITAS/Unbound, are postponed. TITAS is working with the dance company to reschedule.
Museums & Galleries
Arlington Museum of Art
The museum will be closed until further notice.
Crow Museum of Asian Art
The museum has closed until further notice.
Its S/S20 Gala scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled, and so are its public programs. Current exhibitions have been extended (the building will be open to the public during business hours). But upcoming exhibits by Vivienne Westwood, Liu Xiaodong and Paolo Roversi have been postponed.
Dallas Museum of Art
The museum is closed to the public until further notice. All of its programming has been cancelled through at least April 3.
George W. Bush Presidential Center
The library and museum will be closed until further notice.
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum is closed.
Southern Methodist University has cancelled all gatherings of 50 or more people through the end of April, including events at the Meadows Museum and Meadows School of the Arts.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The museum will be closed to the public through March 30.
Nasher Sculpture Center
The Nasher is closed until further notice.
The museum has notably postponed its celebration of 2020 Nasher Prize laureate Michael Rakowitz. Originally April 2-4, the Nasher says the prize gala and related events will be pushed back to November 4-6.
The graduate symposium will take place November 4; the Laureate lecture November 5; the Dialogues panel discussion on social practice on the morning of November 6; and the award gala the evening of November 6.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The museum will be closed to the public through March 20.
The opening reception of 500X’s final show on March 14 at its current home in Exposition Park in Dalals has been closed to the public. They will be live streaming the reception instead.
Venues & Parks
All events scheduled through April 30 have been cancelled and/or postponed
Dallas Public Library
Libraries will be closed to the public March 14-20.
The Dallas Institute
All programming has been suspended through April 15.
Sammons Center for the Arts
All Sammons Center-produced events, including Celebrate Dance and Sammons Jazz, have been postponed.
Bass Performance Hall
The Fort Worth venue, plus McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall, has cancelled all events through March.
Six Flags Over Texas
The Arlington amusement park has closed through March.
The Fort Worth theater company has suspended programming through March.
Dallas Zoo & Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Both facilities are closed to the public through at least March 20.
White Rock Farmer’s Market
Opening Day for this market, hosted by LakePointe Church, has been postponed.
The venue at the Fort Worth Stockyards has cancelled all events from March 13-20.
Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center and all city-managed facilities are currently closed per ordinance until deemed appropriate by City staff.
Concerts & Music Organizations
All events cancelled through April 28.
The Fine Arts Chamber Players’ concert on March 28 at the Dallas Museum of Art has been cancelled.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
the Dallas Symphony is cancelling all concerts and events through April 11. SOLUNA events from April 3 through April 11 are being rescheduled or cancelled.
Cliburn concerts have been cancelled through March 31. That includes a performance at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on March 14 and another performance at the Kimbell Art Museum on March 26.
Billboard reports the entertainment company is stopping all tours worldwide until the end of March. Live Nation represents a vast swath of performers, so this will impact several shows in North Texas.
The band’s March 17 show at the American Airlines Center has been postponed.
Orville Peck has cancelled his March 14 show at Canton Hall in Dallas.
Chesney has cancelled his April 18 show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. He’s also cancelled shows in San Antonio and Houston.
The country star’s concert on March 14 has been postponed, The Athletic reported Thursday. The show with Willie Nelson would have been the first official event in the new Globe Life Field.
Festivals, Parades & Fairs
Deep Ellum Art Festival
Postponed to Sept. 11-13
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson on Wednesday cancelled the city’s annual parade on Greenville Avenue in East Dallas. City officials revoked special event permits for the parade and the accompanying block party. It typically draws more than 100,000 people.
Thin Line Fest
This free documentary film festival in Denton has cancelled in-person screenings and music performances. Fest organizers say film events will be streams live on the Thin Line Fest website.
Dallas Art Fair
The annual gathering, originally April 16-19, has been rescheduled to October 1-4.
This music festival on March 14, featuring performances by Girl Ultra and Salt Cathedral, has been cancelled.
Pi Day Math Festival
Organizers say this festival on March 14 at Sammons Park is actually cancelled due to the weather forecast, which predicts thunderstorms.
The fourth annual music festival will be postponed and rescheduled from its original dates of April 25-26. All tickets for the April event will be honored for soon-to-be-announced rescheduled dates.
The NCAA announced Thursday that it would cancel the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. All other championship games were also cancelled. The Moody Coliseum at Southern Methodist University was slated to host women’s regional games on March 27 and 29.
Before the cancellation, NCAA officials on Wednesday said the tournaments would be played without spectators.
Major Sports Leagues
The National Hockey League has paused its 2019-20 regular season. The Stanley Cup Playoffs were scheduled to start the week of April 6.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has suspended its Spring Training games and delayed the start of its 2020 regular season by at least two weeks.
The National Basketball Association has also suspended its season until further notice.
Major League Soccer has also suspended match play through March.
Lectures & Conferences
The pop culture convention in Dallas has postponed the event from March 27-29 to June 19-21.
The World Affairs Council
The Dallas-Fort Worth branch of WAF has cancelled most of its in-person events through the end of March, including Baylor’s Annual Global Business Forum (3/25) and a lecture with French Ambassador Philippe Étienne (3/17). The International Educator of the Year Luncheon on March 31 has been postponed.
Dallas Architecture Forum
The Forum Lecture with Jason Long on March 25 has been postponed to Fall 2020. The Forum’s Architectural Photography Panel on April 7 has also been postponed.
Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo
Event organizers say this Fort Worth convention was expected to draw more than 4,500 attendees. It’s been postponed with no future date set.