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8 Dallas-Fort Worth Events for Mom in May

Music, food and a fun run for grown-ups

May 04-05 El Fuerte Taco Festival
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Panther Island Pavilion. El
Fuerte (The Fort) honors our multicultural city by gathering together Fort Worthians of all backgrounds who share a love of tacos. Dozens of tacos, cooking demos and live music will be on-site. $30 for general admission; buy your tickets in advance.
395 Purcey St., Fort Worth // 817/698-0700 

May 09 Shop Indie
#Treatyoself this Mother’s Day by shopping niche beauty brands with cult followings. Presented by Indie Beauty Media Group, Shop Indie brings independently owned beauty brands together in a one-stop shop, allowing beauty junkies to browse curated assortments and interact with brand founders. The expo—which is only stopping in three other cities: New York, London and Los Angeles—stops at Sixty Five Hundred in Dallas from 5–9pm. $30 for general admission; $99 for VIP.
6500 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas // 214/999-0061

May 10 Meals on Wheels Anniversary Celebration
Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is turning 45 and
celebrating with a bang at Ridglea Country Club. Magician
Diamond Jim Tyler will provide entertainment for the magical evening, which will also include gourmet food and drinks and a live auction. $150.
3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth // 817/258-6414

May 12 Mimosa Run 2018
What’s better motivation than a mimosa waiting at the finish the line? In its fourth year, the Mimosa Run benefits Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas. Run 2 miles or 4; either way you’ll start at Panther Island Pavilion and end with a plated mimosa brunch, courtesy of Pacific Table. $70 after April 25; advance registration recommended.
395 Purcey St., Fort Worth // 817/798-0700

May 17 Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown
There are two kinds of people in the world: Beatles people
and Rolling Stones people. Whichever you are, you won’t
want to miss this mashup of internationally acclaimed tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction at Arlington Music Hall.
224 N. Center St., Arlington // 817/226-4400 

May 18-20 Main Street Fest
Long overdue for a day date? Coinciding with American
Craft Brew Week is the 34th annual Main Street Fest, held
in Downtown Grapevine. On the agenda: more than 75 craft brews from breweries across the country (and wine, if beer isn’t your thing), live music, festival food and a marketplace full of wares from local artisans. $7 general admission; additional fees may apply.
Main Street, Grapevine // 800/457-6338

May 19 Taste of Irving
Grab a foodie friend and stop by Cimarron Park Recreation Center to sample fare from more than 20 area vendors and food trucks; see cooking demonstrations; enjoy live music from the on-site jazz, blues and Latin stages; and more. FREE.
201 Red River Trail, Irving // 972/721-2600

May 25 Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers
Consider this show the perfect excuse to check out Irving’s newest hot spot, the Toyota Music Factory. Along with three concert stages, the entertainment center boasts a slew of bars and restaurants—Yard House, Gloria’s, Martini Ranch, Bar Louie, et al.—that are brand-new to Las Colinas. Tickets start at $35.
316 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving // 972/810-1499