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2019 Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum Starts Feb 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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With the greatest views of the downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is hailed as one of the best picnic spots in North Texas, so Dallas Blooms celebrates with the theme, “Life’s A Picnic.”

Presented by IBERIABANK, the festival runs from February 23 to April 7 and features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a stunning 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Flowers are another highlight of the festival with more than 100 varieties of spring bulbs and 500,000 blooms bursting with color. Every weekend, there’s live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn—the perfect place to picnic—to listen to the sounds of the best of the best party bands during Dallas Blooms. Each week also showcases one of the best picnic scenes throughout film.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12 during the Dallas Blooms Festival, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online.

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission to Minefaire: Minecraft Fan Experience in March

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Head over to Living Social to grab discounted admission to Minefaire: Minecraft Fan Experience (March 23–24) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas!

The convention gathers Minecraft players and their families to compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in a costume contest, watch live shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors, meet their favorite YouTubers, shop at the world’s largest official Minecraft merch store, and more.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission & Fun Packages for Up to 4 at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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Head to Living Social to get discounted admission for Up to Four at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie! Save up to 63% off!

What You’ll Get


  • When can I visit?: Any day until May 29 except for March 9–24
  • Free admission for children 3 and under
  • What can I bring inside?: Only Coast Guard approved floatation devices. Sealed water bottles, food for special dietary needs
  • Prohibited items: outside food or beverage, coolers, tobacco products, loudspeakers, weapons. No projectile water toys such as balls
  • Towels not provided
  • Parking information: Free parking

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Get Your Tickets to DSM’s Anastasia Showing Now

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Dallas at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

Tickets for ANASTASIA start at $20 (pricing subject to change) and are on sale now at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at (800) 982-2787. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may
be placed by calling (214) 426-4768 or emailing Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Tickets to FC Dallas Soccer Home Opener vs. New England on 3/2

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to the FC Dallas Soccer Home Opener vs. New England with Post Game Photo and a Signed Item on Saturday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m.!

Sideline sections 122 or 131 for only $29

What’s included: a VIP post-game field-level photo and an autographed item from FC Dallas and U.S. Men’s National Team player Reggie Cannon

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Tickets to Heart: Love Alive Tour on August 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted Tickets to Heart: Love Alive Tour on August 23rd at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas!

Just $20 per ticket for general admission!

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE Practice SAT TEST at Lewisville Library This Saturday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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Your kiddo getting ready to take the SAT? Take a FREE practice exam with The Princeton Review that simulates the experience of the real exam so you’ll know what to expect on your actual test day.

You’ll also receive a detailed score report via email, complete with study recommendations to help you improve for the actual exam. Space is limited. Registration is required- contact the library at 972-219-3570.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Lewisville Public Library
1197 W Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

World’s Largest Daytona 500 Watch Party at Texas Motor Speedway This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Texas Motor Speedway once again opens its infield for NASCAR’s opening race weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Each year, the free watch party attracts thousands of campers and tailgaters who will watch the racing action from Daytona on Big Hoss, the mammoth high-def TV located on the backstretch.

The infield via the South Tunnel will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for those fans looking to camp overnight and for tailgaters visiting for the Xfinity Series race. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and beverage to the infield throughout the weekend.

RSVP here

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Tickets to Third Eye Blind +Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour 2019 on July 26th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Head over to Living Social to grab discounted tickets to see Third Eye Blind + Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour 2019 on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

6 Things Singles Can Do On Valentine’s Day

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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So, it’s Valentine’s Day, and you’re single.  This day can be all about YOU, and you can enjoy the day by treating yourself! Gather up some single friends and make it a group effort!  Here are 6 things singles can do on Valentine’s Day:

6 Things Singles Can Do On Valentine’s Day

  • Browse dating sites

Just because you’re single, doesn’t mean you want to be single. How about taking the time to seek out a new relationship by jumping on the web?  February 8th – February 13th, users can communicate for FREE on eHarmony.com!

  • Treat yourself

Treat yourself to some spoils that you deserve!  Grab a spa package in Dallas for only $65 (regularly $135) that includes a Swedish/deep tissue massage, hot stones, hot towel/cold stone facial massage, foot scrub and hot towels!  Another fun option is to take in a popular Floating session – where you’ll be in a fiberglass capsule filled with warm water and Epsom salt.  There, you can meditate, detox, reduce stress and relieve pain.

  • Make it a movie night

Head out to the store and grab your favorite treats – even if they aren’t within your diet restrictions.  It’s a special day, so live it up!  Relax in a bubble bath and put on your comfy pajamas. Then, turn on Netflix or watch your favorite movies while you cuddle up with your pet or favorite blanket on the couch.  Sounds pretty relaxing, right?  Add in a glass of wine and toast to yourself, because you deserve this!

  • Galentine’s Day

If you have other single friends, celebrate your friendship with Galentine’s Day!  This is a day to show your friends how much you love them and one of the best things singles can do on Valentine’s Day Host a party at your home, or meet up as a group at your favorite restaurant or bar. Either way, for those that don’t want to be alone on Valentine’s Day, this is a great option.  You could even give each of your friends a special, personalized gift, like an Oil Diffuser Necklace or Groupon vouchers for their favorite activities. Whether you enjoy a delicious dinner together, grab drinks at your favorite bar, host an adult slumber party with the girls or just sit around and play board games, the best part will be that you’re together!

  • Give

Valentine’s Day is all about showing love to the special people in your life. If you aren’t planning a special evening, maybe you can offer your time to a couple that could really use a night out!  Offer to babysit and give parents a romantic night off from the family.  You could even do some crafts with the kids, and let them create Valentine’s Day cards for their parents. What a wonderful surprise that would be when they return!

  • Tour the city

Maybe you’ll want to get out of the house and do a little exploring!  Head out by yourself and explore your city. Dallas has some wonderful activities, museums, restaurants and much more that you may not have experienced yet.  Check out our Top 10 Free Things to do in Dallas post for some free and cheap ideas!

If you’re single, what will you do this year?

Discounted Tickets to ZZ Top with Special Guests Bad Company & Cheap Trick on May 17th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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Head to Groupon to get discounted tickets to ZZ Top with Special Guests Bad Company & Cheap Trick on May 17th!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day with Kids

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day with Kids

Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day with Kids

Being a parent is a fabulous job! Yeah, there is no pay, but getting paid in hugs and kisses makes the long hours and overtime worth it. While there are a ton of advantages, there are a few disadvantages. For starters, like upcoming Valentine’s Day, date nights with your significant other are few and far between. More often than not kids accompany their parents on date night, so why not include them? Here are a few Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas with Kids.

*What’s more fun than going to see a movie? Sure you can’t see the latest horror or romance flick, but family friendly movies are just as great! Plus, you and your honey can still hold hands and sneak in a kiss or two on the cheeks.  AMC Theatres has some great promos going on right now, plus you’ll get awesome perks when you join the Stubs Program!

*Visit an arcade! This is a fun date idea, even without kids. They will surely have a hoot watching mom and dad battle it out over a game of Pac-Man. Want discounts? Head over HERE for great offers!

*Play a round (or two) of mini golf. Pair off into teams and see who can win! Kids love a friendly game, especially if they win.  Putt Putt Fun Center is currently offering up to 50% off family fun nights, too!

*Visit the local bowling alley. Nowadays, bowling alleys are so much more than they used to be. Now they have arcades, an area to eat at, black light bowling, and more. This is the ultimate place for a kid friendly date night.

*Check to see if any special events are going on at the Zoo. Right now, the Dallas Zoo is offering Penguin Days admission for only $7!  If you have little ones, this is a great adventure for them, plus, they’ll be tuckered out from the excitement, in case you had a romantic night of your own planned.  It’s win-win!

*Have an early afternoon date and visit the museum. Check out some museum options HERE. Train museums are so much fun, and kids can pretend they are in the old west and escaping robbers. You’ll find lots of great, FREE things to do with the family in our post: Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas, too.

*Stay in for date night at home. Involve the kids with cooking dinner and setting a special table. Make some of these Valentine’s Day sweet treats with the kids! After dinner is done, having a slumber party in the living room and watching a cute movie is the perfect ending to a great day.

*Many ice cream parlors offer a free or discounted kids scoop. Hanging around the ice cream parlor is something everyone can enjoy. Bonus points if they have Superman Ice Cream! Score a FREE scoop from Baskin Robbins HERE!

Get outdoors! Print out a fun scavenger list and take a hike around a beautiful and scenic area. Winner gets to pick dinner. You can even explore your own backyard and see if the kids can discover anything new.  If the weather isn’t inviting, or it’s too dark, place random objects around your back  yard or home and have the kids hunt for them.

*Host a dance party, at home. Let the kids get all dressed up in their favorite party attire, and parents can dazzle them with their best outfits, too. Set out a few finger foods and treats, including a fun punch. Visit Youtube and pick out a dance mix. Kids will really love having a “party” with mom and dad.

No need to stay at home and put plans on hold this Valentine’s Day! Kids can join in on just about any date night ideas, plus kids always make things more fun!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Tickets to Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (March 29–30)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (March 29–30) at the Oak Point Park & Amphitheater in Plano!

KHYI Presents Texas Music Revolution and Rodeo

In addition to a live rodeo, the fest will feature a full lineup of Texas–based musical acts, including:

  • Robert Earl Keen: a legendary Texas singer-songwriter with charms audiences with Americana tunes laden with rich storytelling and whimsy—expect to hear favorites like ”Gringo Honeymoon,” and Five Pound Bass”
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers: The Refreshments’ frontman Roger Clyne, best known for the hit single “Banditos” and the theme song to King of the Hill, and his refreshed lineup of Peacemakers deliver tequila-soaked southern rock.
  • Junior Brown: Armed with his signature double-neck hybrid of an electric and steel guitar, this country-western legend picks through honky-tonk tunes like ”My Wife Thinks You’re Dead” and “Highway Patrol.”

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Last Weekend For Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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Check out daily rodeo action, carnival and midway fun, acres of shopping, kid-friendly attractions, live music on the Coors Light Roadhouse stage, and much more during the 123rd Stock Show & Rodeo, one of Fort Worth’s premier events- the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Running Jan. 18 through Feb. 9, the event features Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and specialty rodeo performances, as well as exhibitors with livestock such as cattle, horses, rabbits and sheep.

General grounds admission can be purchased at any gate and permits access to livestock events, exhibits, carnival/midway, daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6-16; children 5 and younger are admitted free.

PRCA rodeo tickets are $22-$30. Rodeo tickets include admission to the grounds. Purchase online, by phone at 817-877-2420, or at the gate (if available).

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE Crow Museum’s Chinese New Year Festival at NorthPark Center

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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Head to NorthPark Center for the Crow Museum’s 20th annual Chinese New Year Festival, celebrating 2019—the Year of the Earth Pig. Pigs are considered a symbol of wealth; their chubby faces and big ears are both signs of good fortune. This year’s festivities on February 9th will include a wealth of activities and festivities to help ring in the New Year, including dragon and lion dances, art making for all ages, and giveaways throughout the Center.

Master of Ceremonies: Sam Liu

11AM: Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association TX: Acrobatic Lion Dance
11:40AM: Ceremonial Welcome
12PM: Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Traditional Chinese Folk Music
12:45PM: Julia Zhu: Bian Lian
1PM: Jasmine Chinese Dance Troupe
1:45PM: Norman Not Just A Pig
2PM: HuaYun Chinese Orchestra featuring a special performance by Sophia Liu: Traditional and Folk Chinese New Year Music
2:45PM: Lucy Xu: Beijing Opera Princess Chai and Her General
3PM: Thomas Gu: Diabolo, Chinese Yo-Yo
3:15PM: Intermission
3:30PM: Lee’s White Leopard Kung Fu School: Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and Kung Fu Show

Enjoy Special Offers, Experiences and Giveaways from Participating Retailers and NorthPark Center in celebration of the Crow Museum’s 20th annual Chinese New Year Festival. Red and gold balloons signify participating retailers.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!