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Here Are The North Texas Events Cancelled Or Postponed Due To COVID-19 20

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After the World Health Organization on Wednesday officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, some events in North Texas have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely.

You can keep track of COVID-19’s impact on North Texas with KERA’s live blog.


The Dallas Contemporary

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.

The Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum has cancelled several large events including its Spring Break Art Extravaganza on March 12-13 and its Spring Gallery Night on March 28. See a full list of cancellations here.

The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center has postponed its weekend 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.


Chris Stapleton

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

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.

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.


NCAA Tournament

NCAA officials on Wednesday announced the men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments will be played without spectators. Only essential staff and some family will be allowed in the arenas. The Moody Coliseum at Southern Methodist University is slated to host women’s regional games on March 27 and 29.

Lectures & Conferences

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.