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Easter Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Spend Easter weekend taking in beautiful scenery at the Dallas Arboretum, where you’ll find plenty of Easter-themed activities for both kids and adults including an Egg-streme Scavenger Hunt and a special egg dying Egg-sperience by the Plant Lab!

Don your best outfits and hats, and come out to the garden for photos, music, face painting by A Fresh Perspective, Country Critters Petting Zoo, games and more. On Good Friday, April 19, Eddie Coker returns for his annual concert on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., sponsored by DallasChild. On Saturday, April 20, we attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Bunny Hop in Jonsson Color Garden with the Easter Bunny leading the way at noon. Both Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, Chris Ivey Photography will be back to provide family photos available to purchase with live bunnies.

Day-time admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12, and free for children younger than two. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9.

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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 “We Will Rock You: The Queen Musical” on Oct 22nd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get discounted tickets to “We Will Rock You: The Queen Musical” on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving!

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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 Single-Day VIP Admission for One to Taste of Dallas in June

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted Single-Day VIP Admission for One to Taste of Dallas on Saturday June 8 or Sunday June 9!

Taste of Dallas returns this June in new, all-indoor venue at Dallas Market Center-Main Hall debuting a host of new food and beverage attractions, including Taste of the Neighborhoods and Whiskies of the World. In its 33rd year, Taste of Dallas features over 100 chefs, restaurants, and beverage ambassadors. On Saturday and Sunday, Taste of Dallas introduces Taste of the Neighborhoods presented by Visit Dallas. Exhibiting chefs and restaurants will be grouped by geographic areas, giving each neighborhood its own culinary profile. Over 40 great restaurants from neighborhoods around the Metroplex will serve delicious offerings from their menus and specialty pairing cocktails for between 1 to 5 tasting and sampling tickets.

  • What’s included:
    • Entry into Taste of Dallas
    • Souvenir tasting glass
    • Access to Exclusive Acura VIP Lounge with inclusive food/beverage sampling and pairings
    • 45 food/beverage tickets for samplings and tastings.
    • Access to sponsor activations, the Taste Marketplace, an Artist Gallery, and more
  • Dates and times:
    • Saturday, June 8: 12–9 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 9: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Location: Dallas Market Center – Main Hall (2100 Stemmons Freeway, MS 40, Dallas, TX 75207)
  • Free admission for kids 12 and under with a paying adult.
  • Transportation: free parking available.

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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 Seth Meyers on April 19th at Majestic Theatre

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Seth Meyers on April 19th at the Majestic Theatre!

Seth Meyers’s infectious, easygoing smile masks a wickedly sarcastic edge. He seems born to be a TV host, as he’s been proving every weeknight since Late Night with Seth Meyers debuted. But Meyers didn’t get his start challenging audience members to determine if a news story is “Fake or Florida”—the first time he helmed a desk was on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update with Amy Poehler. As likely to riff on the headlines as he is to tell a story from his own life, Meyers’s relatable but ridiculous comedy has been heard at the podium of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards, and at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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 Kellerfest at Bear Creek Park This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Kellerfest has expanded to three days of entertainment, activities, vendor booths, an artesian area, farmers market, food and fun for the whole family!

* Music/ Live acts
* 100+ vendors
* Food
* Car Show
* Volleyball Tournament
* Amazing food vendors
* Carnival rides for everyone
* And much more

Bear Creek Park
400 Bear Creek Parkway
Keller, TX 76248

Date/Time Information:
April 12th-14th
Friday- 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Saturday- 9:00am (Kid’s Area) – 10:30pm
Sunday- 11:00am – 5:00pm

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!

Arts in Bloom at Historic Downtown McKinney This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street in conjunction with the McKinney, Texas – Unique by Nature, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney this weekend and features 120 juried artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center. A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.

Live music is featured on the Deep Ellum Brewing Company Stage throughout the 3-day festival.

Friday, April 12
Maya Piata – 5:15 PM
Northern National – 6:45 PM
Memphis Soul – 8:30 PM

Saturday, April 13
Alexa B Heart – 11:30 AM
Kirk Thurmond – 12:45 PM
Cafe Society Band – 2:15 PM
Trevor Douglas – 3:45 PM
Zach Nytomt – 5:15 PM
Maylee Thomas Band – 6:45 PM
Gina Chavez – 8:30 PM

Sunday, April 14
Bambi & Thumper – 12:30 PM
McKinney Boyd Orchestra – 2 PM
Shane Frame & Beth Mason – 3:30 PM

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!

Register Now For FREE Microsoft Store’s Summer Camps

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Microsoft Store’s 2019 summer camps registration is now open! This year, summer camp looks a little different – kids have the chance to cast spells like Harry Potter and build their own magical video game worlds. It’s all in the name of learning, and it’s free at Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Store has offered free summer camps dedicated to teaching kids technical skills to pursue their passions since opening its first store in 2009. This year’s new camps such as “Harry Potter Creative Coding Camp” and “Design and Create Your Own Video Game with MakeCode Arcade” not only encourage an interest in STEM and explore abilities future professional gamers, developers and coders need for success, but also provide life skills that translate outside of the classroom.

Registration for Summer Camps opens on April 10, with camps taking place in May through August, and specific dates and times will depend on local store and school schedules. To register, visit your local Microsoft Store in person or online.

  • Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshop, ages 6+
    • “Harry Potter Kano Coding” is the perfect camp for first time or beginner coders. Students ages 6+ get free hands-on access to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, available at Microsoft Store. In this immersive Harry Potter experience, students use their very own wand to build a coding skills foundation by casting spells to make sparks fly and even feeding Fluffy.
  • Harry Potter Creative Coding Camp, ages 8+
    • With “Harry Potter Kano Coding” camp, students ages 8+ not only get free hands-on access to the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit, available at Microsoft Store, but get an immersive experience using their very own wand to create, explore and learn code in the popular world of Harry Potter by casting fan-favorite spells like Wingardium Leviosa and competing in a Quidditch match.
  • Gaming Summer Camp: Grow Your Passion for Gaming and Learn Positive Life Skills (Ages 8+ and Ages 13+)
    • “Gaming Summer Camp” supports the next generation of gamers by offering ways to explore life skills and practice healthy habits that can be used in gaming and everyday life. Students explore teamwork, effective communication and resilience while strategizing how to put these skills into action during Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments each day of the camp.
  • Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade (ages 8+)
    • “Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade” teaches students the basics of building video games with MakeCode Arcade, while introducing them to computer science fundamentals and video game concepts. The camp culminates in a tournament where students play the video games created by their peers. At the end of the camp, students are encouraged to publish their games to MakeCode Arcade so they can continue the gameplay at home and share it with friends and family!

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Celebrating 68 Years of Ennis Bluebonnet Trails: Ennis was designated by the 1997 State Legislature as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail and was designated the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show.

Ennis celebrates the state flower of Texas with the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival from April 12-14, a weekend of fun with arts and crafts, live music, a wine stroll, kids activities, food vendors and plenty of bluebonnet-themed souvenirs. Go here for all the information!

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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!

Michaels – MAKE break Ear-resistible Easter Slime April 13th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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Saturday, April 13th, from 1PM – 3PM, head into a participating Michaels store where they will be hosting an Ear-resistible Easter Slime Event!

Simply purchase a $1 jar for the slime, and everything else, including the premade slime, will be provided for free! Head over to Michaels.com for more details and to see other upcoming classes.

Ride DCTA Free to the 2019 Thin Line Festival

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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Skip the traffic and make plans to hop on the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to get to the 2019 Thin Line Festival. As the official transportation sponsor, DCTA will host a free ride promotion in which festival-goers can ride the A-train and Connect Bus system at no cost from Wednesday, April 10, through Saturday, April 13. As a reminder, parking is free at all DCTA A-train stations and the agency does not operate service on Sundays.

A 5-day film, music, and photography festival in the heart of Denton, Texas. Surround yourself with creatives from all over the world at Thin Line Fest.

To take advantage of DCTA’s free ride promotion during the Thin Line Festival, event goers must tell DCTA bus drivers and rail operators the event code word “ThinLineFest19” to ride free. The only services that qualify for DCTA’s free ride promotion are the A-train and Connect Bus system in Denton and Lewisville. The promotion is not valid for other DCTA services including Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Collin County Transit, Highland Village and UNT Lyft programs, Denton Enterprise Airport and Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand, Frisco Demand-Response, Access and vanpool.

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!

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival will hit the red-brick streets of downtown Fort Worth for its 34th year, bringing tens of thousands of people to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of one of the most popular arts festivals in Texas this weekend. Spanning more than 27 city blocks – from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center – Main St. will feature 220 juried artists displaying and selling their work, plus live music, festival food, and arts-and-crafts activities for the whole family.

Music on Main Free performances on three stages including Jason Eady & Courtney Patton, Reckless Kelly, Larry Gee, popular cover bands, the Fort Worth Symphony, jazz trumpeter Freddie Jones, Brave Combo, Jay Perez and many more.

Food and Drink Five food courts with plentiful seating and a variety of tastes, Wine Experience in Sundance Plaza and a Craft Brew Garden at Second & Main.

Main St. Creates! Kids and families can get creative with a variety of art-making activities.

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 to Dallas Food Truck Palooza on April 28th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get discounted admission For Two or Four with 6 or 12 Drink Tickets to Dallas Food Truck Palooza on April 28th!

This great event, which benefits Casa of Collin County, aims to provide a pleasant experience for both parents and kids that can enjoy tasty food and music. Last year, over 3500 fans sampled gourmet treats while spending leisure time in the shaded picnic area. Dallas Food Truck Palooza and Music Festival feature food delivered by up to fifteen North Texas premier food trucks. Visitors can sit in the shade at one of available tables and enjoy music played by local musicians.

The event organizers kept in mind that kids need some special attractions. Therefore, they created one of the largest Kids Zones in North Texas. This year it will include:

  • Bounce Houses
  • Professional face painters
  • And various other fun activities, such as a multi-winner raffle with interesting prizes

Bands include:

  • The High Tones
  • The Merseymen Band
  • Real Rock Revolution
  • Griffin Tucker

 

Author Event with Delia Owens at Half Price Books on May 1st

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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Join Half Price Books on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. for a special event featuring New York Times bestselling nature writer, Delia Owens.

Delia will discuss and sign copies of her debut novel (and Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection) Where The Crawdads Sing. A copy of the book is available for purchase in combination with event ticket and books will also be sold as specially-priced new items during the event while supplies last.

Please note that seating is first come, first served and attendees who purchase a book/ticket combo will be granted access to the signing line first. Due to a rather large crowd expectancy, we highly encourage attendees to purchase tickets online and pick them up in-store at 5 p.m. the day of the event. Purchase tickets and find more information at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4110353.

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 Summer Block Party With Jill Scott, Faith Evans, & Tweet on July 5th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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Head to Living Social to score discounted tickets to the Summer Block Party with Jill Scott, Faith Evans, and Tweet on Friday, July 5 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving!

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!

2019 DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Dallas Summer Musicals is pleased to announce the 2019 nominees for the 8th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA). Tickets for the awards ceremony on May 9, 2019 will go on sale today at 10 a.m.!

Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, the DSM HSMTA celebrate the power of the arts and its ability to significantly improve all areas of education. The DSM HSMTA recognize artistic and educational achievements of North Texas students and their high school programs. A total of 63 amazing performances from 60 participating high schools were evaluated by a three-judge panel of entertainment industry professionals and veteran educators.

Awards are presented in 16 categories and scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduating seniors who are nominated by their teachers and selected by the DSM scholarship committee. The Best Actor and Actress winners receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City where they represent DSM HSMTA in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway.

Through funds raised by private donations and ticket sales, DSM HSMTA will award $55,000 in scholarships to continue to foster the great talent North Texas has to offer. To date, DSM HSMTA College Scholarship program has awarded $250,000 in cash scholarships to deserving students.

All nominees, participating high schools and their shows are listed at DSMHSMTA.org. Winners will be announced at the DSM HSMTA awards ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale Monday, April 8 at 10 a.m. 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.

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!