What’s happening in and around town in Arts/Entertainment.
Outcry Youth Theatre is presenting The Great Gatsby in person to friends and family members and via live stream to everyone else! The show is set in the spring of 1922, as the shy, reserved Nick Carroway has just moved east to become a bond salesman and is enthralled by the lavish parties that his next-door neighbor, the multi-millionaire Jay Gatsby throws. It seems like Gatsby is living the dream in his huge mansion, but he is pining after the love of his life, Daisy, who is married to former football star Tom Buchanan. Can Nick bring Gatsby and Daisy together? If so, at what cost? Outcry’s newest adaption of this tale of bootleg drinks, fast cars and lost love brings the roaring twenties to life, a century later. Buy tickets at outcrytheatre.com.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tasty smells of Latin America with specialty food trucks, live music and group dance lessons, followed by a performance from Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda in honor of her April 16th birthday. There will be street tacos, sangria, mariachis, shopping in the Mini Mercado and a Selena look-a-like contest. This free community party is part of the Addison After Dark series, which takes place at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month. addisonafterdark.com.
Celebrate Texas with country music, line dance lessons, craft beer and great BBQ. Wrangle up your best Stetson and cowboy boots and listen to your favorite ‘90s hits by Elaina Kay and Straight Tequila Night. This free event begins at 7 p.m. addisonafterdark.com.
Best known for creating and starring in NBC’s “Whitney,” Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. She also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls” with Michael Patrick King. Before she comes to Addison this spring, check out her podcast, “Good for You,” self-produced and starring Cummings, and her stand-up special, “Can I Touch It?” on Netflix. Tickets can be bought online at improvtx.com/addison.
Taste Addison is the first major festival to return to Addison Circle Park. This is an interactive sampling of the Addison social experience. Choose from dozens of tasty food from Addison’s best restaurants, as they bring their top dishes and smaller taste bites to the festival for you to enjoy. Also, catch tunes from acts including Flo Rida, Hoobastank and Third Eye Blind. Shopping and family friendly activities will be available as well. The event will be open from 6 p.m.-midnight June 4 and noon-midnight June 5. Get your tickets at tasteaddisontexas.com.
The Urban Artist Market is bringing back their amazing art and local goods to Addison this summer! This indoor curated show features the work of more than 50 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in a COVID-aware environment. Attendees will love admiring the one-of-a-kind 2D painting, ceramics, pottery, mosaic, stained and fused glass, fiber art, print photography, sculpture, jewelry, collage, mixed media and more. Tickets are $10 at Learn more at urbanartistmarket.com.
Step back into the 1970s with live music, costume contests, old school activities and complimentary meals provided by In-N-Out! There will be live disco and rock music from Le Freak and Silent Rumor Band, a ‘70s-themed costume contest, and totally fab dance lessons from Studio 22. This free event begins at 7 p.m. addisonafterdark.com.