Archive for the ‘Around Town’ Category

Discounted Admission to Urban Air Adventure And Trampoline Park Bedford

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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Head to Groupon to score discounted admission to Urban Air Adventure And Trampoline Park in Bedford! Choice of:

  • Basic Attractions Pass for Two People $16
  • Basic Attractions Pass for Four People $29
  • Basic Attractions Pass for Six People $42
  • Basic Party for Up to 10 People, Valid Monday – Thursday $132

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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!

Military Members & Families Can Save On 2019 Walt Disney World Tickets

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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Through December 15th, 2019, Walt Disney World is offering both active and retired U.S. Military personnel special discounted ticket prices for 2019!

You can choose between a 4-Day Military Promotional Ticket for just $241 (regularly around $446) or a 5-Day Military Promotional Ticket for only $257 (regularly around $461) – and the Park Hopper Option is included so you can come and go as you please at all 4 theme parks during each day of your ticket!

You can also upgrade your tickets to the Park Hopper Plus for $50 more. This gives you access to Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks, golfing at Oak Trail, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and much more.

These offers apply to active and retired members of the United States Military including the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Spouses of Military Service Members also qualify if they are able to present valid and active U.S. Military IDs in the absence of active or retired Military Personnel or Commissioned Corps Members.

Active and retired U.S. military personnel can purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends. No more than six Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased by any eligible member of the U.S. military (or spouse) pursuant to this offer.

All tickets and options are non-transferable and must be used by December 19, 2019.

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Discounted Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Cirque du Soleil’s show combines acrobatic feats with adrenaline-pumping action sports to create a narrative about love and its many trials! Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets!

What You’ll Get


  • View all available dates, showtimes, and seating chart.
  • What’s included: food and beverage voucher
  • Voucher needs to be printed and can be exchanged for one soft drink or one bottle of water and one popcorn
  • Concessions are open 45-mins. before the show and during intermission

When you click “Buy,” you’ll be redirected to a third-party site to complete your transaction. This offer applies toward the face value of tickets, but you’ll still need to pay all third party fees and taxes in full. Ticket prices and values vary depending on the date and showtime you select. Seating availability also varies depending on the date.

Cirque du Soleil: “Amaluna”

  • The setting: a mysterious island governed by goddesses
  • The plot: After directing her daughter’s coming of age ceremony honoring femininity, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on isle, and a romance between Prospera’s daughter and a brave suitor develops into a love that will be tested.
  • The cast is majority women and features an all-female band.

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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!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (Jan 18 – Feb 9)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 2:00 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.

Head to Groupon to get your discounted tickets!

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).

Specialty rodeos 
Ranch Rodeo – Jan. 18-19, 7:30 p.m.
Best of Mexico – Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Cowboys of Color – Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Bulls’ Night Out Extreme Bull Riding – Jan. 22-23, 7:30 p.m.
Rodeo X – Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.

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 ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher Going on Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Enjoy FREE concerts by Remy Reilly and Kirk Thurmond and The Millennials followed by the film Clue at the Nasher Sculpture Center tonight. FREE admission from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m.

At this event, enjoy museum tours, activities, and games throughout the Nasher lead by the museum’s Visitor Experience team in addition to the concerts and film. The Nasher Cafe will be open until 10 p.m. with full bar service and movie snacks continuing until midnight. The Nasher Store stays open late on ’til Midnight Fridays- stop by and spoil yourself with something totally unique.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St, Dallas, Texas 75201

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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!

Studio Movie Grill ~ Special Needs Screening of A Dog’s Way Home on 1/19

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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This Saturday, Studio Movie Grill will host a Special Needs Screening of A Dog’s Way Home at 11am! Tickets available at the box office only.

Special Needs screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Everyone else pays before noon matinee price. Special Needs screenings run with the lights up and the sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. Seating will be first come, first served.

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Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in DFW!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  

Discounted Tickets to BRICKLIVE at The Star in Frisco (Jan 26-27)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Head over to Living Social to grab discounted tickets to BRICKLIVE at The Star in Frisco! (Jan 26-27) Save 28% off!

BRICKLIVE

  • What It Is: the largest LEGO brick event in the United States featuring over 99,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, hands-on building activities, master builders’ workshops with World Famous Master Builder Duncan Titmarsh, stage challenges, and more
  • “Immersive Minds”: This workshop helps bring creations to life through physical bricks and digital technologies.
  • Family Activities: celebrate the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars with models and exclusive artworks; roam around in Animal Paradise featuring endangered species with life-sized brick-built statues; test ninja skills in the new tournament temple
  • Kids ‘R’ Kids: To bring this event to Frisco, BRICKLIVE has partnered with Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, whose “hug first, then teach” motto provides a secure and nurturing environment for children to grow emotionally and intellectually.

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 Disney’s Newsies

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Disney’s Newsies at the Artisan Center Theater in Hurst!

Singing hit songs and performing Tony-award-winning choreography, a band of exploited newsboys stands up to powerful New York businessmen

Discounted Kids’ Cooking Class for One or Two at Young Chefs Academy Frisco

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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Head over to Groupon and score discounted Kids’ Cooking Classes at Young Chefs Academy Frisco!

Choose Between Two Options

Young Chefs Academy offers age-appropriate cooking classes for teens, pre-teens, and younger kids. Click here to see the class schedule.

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!

Take Your Photo With Game of Thrones Iron Throne in Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Winter is here in Dallas, and so is the Iron Throne!

Game of Thrones fans hanging around downtown Dallas have the chance to take what is theirs, for Instagram at least: A replica Iron Throne now dominates the lobby of AT&T’s corporate headquarters on 208 S Akard St. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday!

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 KidFilm Festival in Dallas This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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On Saturday & Sunday, January 19th and 20th, 2019, the USA Film Festival will present the 35th Annual KidFilm, the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the United States. Thanks to the wonderful sponsors, all programs will be presented FREE to the community!

Film and video are the most accessible art forms and some of the most valuable teaching and learning tools. KidFilm gives audiences of all ages an opportunity to see and discuss great films and important topics together!

With this year’s program, salute one of our favorite children’s book author, illustrator, and TV series creator, as well as celebrate diversity and tolerance, the importance of friends and family, animated adventures, imaginative journeys, creativity, nature, and perseverance. KidFilm Welcome! Meet the special guest! Salute to author/illustrator Marc Brown!

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!

Repticon Dallas This Weekend @ Grapevine Convention Center

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Got a little one that loves the creepy, crawly and oh-so-awesome. Here’s an inexpensive family outing with fangs- Repticon Dallas is a reptile and exotic animal showcase with vendors are onsite with reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise, as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes.

Repticon is exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Adults – $10
Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free

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!

Groupon Local Things to Do Sale

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head over to Groupon through tomorrow and browse their sale on things to do in DFW!

Check out trampoline parks, escape rooms, arcades 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!

Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near DFW

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near DFW

DFW sure offers a LOT to do.  We are a fortunate bunch to live so close to so many beautiful landscapes, lakes, museums and art districts.  But when you need to get away for a weekend, and are feeling the itch for a road trip, where should you go?

Here are our Top 10 weekend getaways near DFW – all within a 4 hour drive!  Grab your road trip snacks, update your favorite iTunes playlist, gas up the car and get away for a weekend in Texas!

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Winstar/Choctaw Casino
Driving distance from DFW : around 1.5 hours
No need to fly out to Vegas to get your gambling fix! WinStar World Casino & Resort lures you in with everything those big Las Vegas casinos offer:  gambling, horse-bets, Keno, Bingo, luxury swimming pools and great bars.  You’ll never be bored there, because they always have great entertainment.  Watch a comedy show or take in a concert, then relax in your hotel room and gear up for the next day!

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Enchanted Rock
Driving distance from DFW : around 4 hours
Near Fredericksburg, you’ll find bed & breakfasts, camping, rock climbing, hiking, antique shops and great restaurants.  Enchanted Rock is a HUGE pink granite dome that’s been a point of interest for thousands of years.  You’ll have one problem once you’re there, though – you won’t want to leave!  Soak in the scenery and enjoy the open sky all weekend!

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Hamilton Pool
Driving distance from DFW : around 3.5 hours
Picture a 50 foot waterfall, and a gorgeous, shaded pool below.  Sounds pretty relaxing, right?  This nature preserve in Travis County features Hamilton Creek spilling over beautiful limestone and geologic outcroppings, into a steep box canyon.  Hike the uplands, and check out the unique vegetation.  Bring a picnic to enjoy and then check out this great cabin you can stay overnight in!

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New Braunfels and Gruene
Driving distance from DFW : around 4 hours
You’ve probably driven through Gruene and New Braunfels, if you’re a Texan.  But have you stopped to really enjoy these little towns?  You’ll get a great mix of Texas and Germany when you visit.  There is country dancing and concerts galore at Gruene Hall.  Float the river, then stop in for a neat historic tour in New Braunfels.  Grab a Knockwurst and a beer, and take in the authentic German charm for the weekend!

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Lampasas
Driving distance from DFW : around 3 hours
Lampasas is a tiny town of only 7,000 people, covering just 6.2 square miles.  It’s steeped with history, including an old bathhouse!  Lancaster’s Pecan Grove is a quaint bed and breakfast guesthouse on a 600-acre cattle ranch on Lucy Creek, just outside of this historic town.  Stay in the limestone cottage and enjoy the fireplace, then go fishing or wading in the creek!  This completely private place is a great getaway for couples wanting a little privacy.

Which is your favorite weekend getaway near DFW?

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Glen Rose
Driving distance from DFW: around 1.5 hours
Whether you love dinosaurs and paleontology, amphitheaters and expos, history, golf, hiking, canoeing or fine dining – Glen Rose has it all.  There is more than meets the eye in this little town!  Be sure you treat yourself to a stay at Rough Creek Lodge, just a quick 20 minutes from Glen Rose.  This luxurious ranch-style resort offers all of the amenities you love, with some great extras.  They offer a huge zip-line, rock-sliming, spas, cooking lessons, horseback riding and hayrides, fishing and a waterpark with a 66-foot slide.

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Possum Kingdom
Driving distance from DFW : around 3 hours
This beautiful lake in the middle of a huge state park offers everything from hiking to scuba diving. Bring your bikes and ride around, checking out the amazing scenery.  You can also golf, take your boat for a ride, fish, swim and lounge on the waterfront. You can camp in their amazing campgrounds or grab a cozy cabin for the night.  Check out The Cliffs Resort when you’re there, and you won’t leave disappointed!  The Cliffs is a 75-room hotel boasting some beautiful southwestern architecture and design.  Every room has a private balcony, and there are villa suites for families.

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Gaylord Texan Resort
Driving distance from DFW : around 30 minutes
So you want to get away for the weekend. Leave the kids at home with a sitter, enjoy some quality time together and take in some great relaxation and entertainment.  More of a staycation, the Gaylord is only 30 minutes from Dallas, so there’s no road trip required.  Wake up to a beautiful brunch and cocktails, then take to the spa for a massage and new hairstyle.  Spend the day at the 6,000 sure foot pool that features a waterslide, lazy river, two hot pools and a full-service pool bar.  Then, glam it up and hit the Glass Cactus for great cocktails, delicious dinner and live entertainment!

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Broken Bow
Driving distance from Dallas: 3 hours
Another Oklahoma destination you won’t want to miss is Broken Bow!  If you’re looking for a outdoorsy, romantic getaway, Broken Bow offers a ton of great options for cabins.  Relax in your cabin, then wake up early to go horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, ride ATVs or golf. If you have an RV, this is also a great place to park and enjoy the scenery.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort
Driving distance from DFW : around 3.5 hours
Just outside of Austin, we found our #1 suggestion for the Top 10 Weekend Getaways Near DFW.  Horseshoe Bay Resort has just about everything you could want from a weekend getaway.  There are 4 pools, golf courses, several tennis courts, luxury spa, a marina, tons of gourmet dining facilities, incredible gym features and fitness center amenities, and more.  Rent a ski or pontoon boat, or even a wave runner at the marina! They even have a private runway, if you happen to own a plane – or you can rent a charter jet.

If you’re into water sports, you’ll want to check out the lakeside views and Yacht Club.  In fact, the Yacht Club swimming pool is the pride of the resort, surrounded by cabanas and huge hot tub that can accommodate 27 people!  There are four pools at this resort – each offering something unique and different, including one that overlooks Apple Rock Golf Course and has a 30-foot waterfall!

If something a little more unique is on the table for you, go cycling or play lawn games, picnic or even go whitewater rafting – all courtesy of the resort’s Activity Center. Rates start around $219 per night.  All of these reasons are why this is our favorite pick for weekend getaways near DFW.

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!

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Discounted Tickets to WinStar World Casino & Resort PBR Global Cup (February 9–10)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to the WinStar World Casino & Resort PBR Global Cup at AT&T Stadium! (February 9–10)

Five-nation bull-riding competition pits Team USA against Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Australia with a $750,000 purse prize on the line!

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!