2100 North Beltline Road.
Mesquite, TX 75150
Phone: (972) 329-9400
Fax: (972) 290-4700
Mesquite's Resistol Arena is first and foremost the proud home of the yearly Mesquite Championship Rodeo. In addition all the action of the rodeo, the modern, air-conditioned venue features Texas souvenir shops, fun for kids, paved/lighted parking, and instant replay giving families, singles and groups a night to remember!
Bath House Cultural Center was the city's first neighborhood community cultural center. Once a bathhouse for swimmers at White Rock Lake, the serene setting offers a step away from the ordinary. Focusing on multi-cultural art and music programs, exhibits offer a glimpse into other lifestyles and beliefs. In their 3-gallery space they present 16-20 art exhibitions each year. Some of their exhibitions include 'Corazon', 'Digno' and 'Zoomorph'. In addition, live music performances of jazz, harp and saxophone are scheduled to accentuate current displays. The museum remains open until 10p on nights with theatre performances. Concerts carry a separate charge to be determined by performer or sponsoring group.
Lakewood Theater is the most recognizable building in the area. Built in 1938, the vintage decor has been refurbished. This one-screen theater hosts movie premieres, vintage films, poetry readings and private parties. The lobby features a full bar and an impressive movie theater menu, including salads, sandwiches and desserts. The Lakewood is a trip back in time and a unique cinematic experience.
Formerly known as Smirnoff Music Center and Superpages.com Center, Gexa Energy Pavilion serves as a major concert and theatrical performance venue. With a massive capacity of over 7,000 and another added capacity of whooping 12,000 in the lawn area, it is not difficult to figure out the reason of popularity of this venue. Numerous festivals are held here throughout the year along with concerts. With good sound and easy access, this is a great place for the young or old to enjoy favorite music acts. Prices vary per event.
Cotton Bowl stadium plays host to an array of sports events and concerts throughout the year. It sits on the original site of the State Fair Stadium, which was built entirely from wood in 1921. The current stadium, originally constructed in 1930, underwent massive renovations in 1994. It is famous for the New Year's Day football game as well as the Red River Shootout, a football showdown between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin. Each of these annual events draws crowds from across the state and the country. Though its primary function is as a football stadium, the bowl hosted six World Cup soccer games in 1994. In addition, numerous concerts from all musical genres have played in the stadium. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Call for pricing and times.
Fair Park Band Shell is housed in Fair Park, which is one of the major tourist attractions of the city of Dallas. It is designed like a shell and that is what distinguishes it from the rest. This 5000-seater venue hosts diverse acts and shows during the State Fair of Texas. For further information, please call ahead or check the website.
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters) and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the WPA to house the Texas Centennial Exposition, celebrating Texas' independence from Mexico. It boasts an inspiring list of museums including the African American Museum, Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Music Hall At Fair Park, Dallas Aquarium and Dallas Horticulture Center. You will also find concerts at the outdoor Coca Cola Starplex, college football in the Cotton Bowl, and the annual State Fair of Texas. The Visitor Center shows a 10-minute film about the park and offers walking tours by appointment.
This cineplex has an 79-foot IMAX dome screen for your viewing pleasure. This technologically advanced theater is situated inside the Museum of Nature and Science and you can sit-back and relax to enjoy the breathtaking experience of watching 3D movies. Although the prices are slightly higher than those for a regular movie, the experience surely is top-notch. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
Locate on the Robert B Cullman within Fair Park and serving as a multi-purpose events venue, is the Fair Park Food and Fiber Pavilion. Spread over 25,000 sq.ft, the venue plays host to business meetings, seminars, festivals, concerts, social events as well as private gatherings. The Texas State Fair, that takes place at the pavilion, draws Texans from all over in large numbers.
The Music Hall was dedicated to 'the good, the true and the beautiful', in 1925. It is located in Fair Park, which itself is a renowned landmark. Originally designed in Spanish Baroque style coupled with Moorish influences, the Music Hall boasts of six soaring stair towers and five arcade porches overlooking panoramic views of the park. Broadway favorites such as 'Les Miserables', 'Miss Saigon', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Aida', and 'Madam Butterfly' have performed here. It is also home to the Dallas Summer Musicals in summer and the Dallas Opera in winter.
A visit to the Dallas Children's Theater is entertainment for the entire family. Introduce your little ones to the world of live theater by involving them in activities here. Classes are offered here, and are conducted by established artists. A number of excellent plays including Rumpelstiltskin, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and several musicals have been shown here.
Pegasus Theatre, located in downtown Dallas, sets itself apart from the rest of the Dallas theater scene with its eclectic works. It was voted "Best Small Theatre in Dallas" by locals. Theatergoers can catch four hilarious, and often unabashedly campy, original comedies per season. Kurt Kleinmann, the artistic director, delights in showcasing new works, often by local playwrights.