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ZestFest at Irving Convention Center This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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Mingle with the boldest and bravest of foodies and the hottest celebrity chefs. Sample fiery sauce, salsas, even chocolates and learn how to use them in recipes and remedies. Join an Atomic Wing Eating Contest, Puckerbutt’s Jalapeno Eating Contest or attend a bonafide Pig Roast. You can do all of this and more at ZestFest, January 27 – 29.

You don’t have to be a hot ‘n’ spicy food connoisseur to get in on the action. Enjoy live music, celebrity chef cooking demos, interactive contests, and samples of thousands of bold foods. Most products are available for purchase, so take advantage and stock the pantry with these one-of- a-kind items that can’t be found at your local grocer.

For the last 17 years, ZestFest has brought together spicy food lovers in a quest to introduce their palates to new and exotic flavors from over 150 exhibitors. ZestFest exhibitors from around the country showcase their products for during this one sizzling weekend. From ‘mom & pop’ brands to industry leaders, ZestFest provides an opportunity for companies to put their wares in front of not only the consumer, but also those in the industry, including retail buyers and restaurants.

The celebrity chef line-up includes “the Butcher Babe,” Chef Bonnell, DFW’s Chef Eddie Dean and our very own convention center Chef Eduardo Alvarez. Alvarez, formerly the Executive Chef of the Dallas Cowboys, will take the stage Saturday at 11 a.m.

Check out the @IrvingConventionCenter facebook page to see how you can win tickets to the festival and the Pig Roast Dinner. Contests will be posted through January 26.

Show hours:

Friday, Jan 27, 1 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, Jan 28, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, Jan 28, Eddie Deen’s Pig Roast: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (separate ticket needed)

Sunday, Jan 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Tickets:

Ticket prices vary each day and can be purchased online or at the Irving Convention Center box office during show hours. Price of admission covers all exhibits, competitions, and entertainment with the exception of the dinner. Children under 10 are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

Visit www.ZestFest.net for the full schedule of events.

 

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!

Michaels’ Kids Club Event on Saturday~ Make a Valentine’s Game

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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Here is something fun and cheao for the kiddos to do this weekend! This Saturday, January 28th, your local Michaels location is hosting a Kids Club Event where the little ones can make a Valentine’s Game for $2.

Kids 3 and older can participate in this from 10am – 12pm.

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!

$3 Off General Admission ~ Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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Here’s a nice little discount!  Go here to get $3 off general admission to Reunion Towers GeO-Deck! From 470 feet up you’ll experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, photo ops and an indoor/outdoor observation deck that lets you see for miles in any direction.

The journey begins in our PIX photo experience at the bottom of the tower. Guests are able to take their photo in front of a green screen and change their backgrounds to one of six images of the Dallas skyline. Next, guests board the elevators that are ready to usher them 470 feet in the air in 68 seconds to the GeO-Deck.

This indoor/outdoor observation deck lets guests explore the city unlike anywhere else. Step up to the interactive touch screen Halo and with just one swipe discover local hidden gems, historic landmarks, museums, parks and much more.

Ready for a different view? Head outside for a lap around the exterior deck and feel the wind in your hair as you stand 470 feet on the outside deck! Day or night, make the iconic Reunion Tower your first stop to explore interesting things to see and do in Dallas.

Dallas Arboretum Dallas Blooms Festival + Discounts!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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The Dallas Arboretum Presents Dallas Blooms!

The largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms, returns to the Dallas Arboretum on February 25 and continues through April 9 with the theme Peace, Love and Flower Power. It will showcase an explosion of color with more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms and beautiful floral design at every turn.

Each unique weekend during Dallas Blooms highlights a different 1960s theme and incorporates headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion from the swinging ’60s. Some of these weekend themes include Vibrations of a Nation “Peace Love Freedom Fest,” a music festival throughout the gardens, Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend starring celebrity impersonators including Ed Sullivan, and Fashion Forward Weekend, where guests can create flower wreaths, dress paper dolls, get henna tattoos and see 1960s fashion on display in the DeGolyer House.

Dallas Blooms features 100 varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials.  The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom during the end of April.

Mommy and Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays: February 27-April 4

Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and located in the Pecan Grove, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo, story time and Kindermusik. In case of rain, check www.dallasarboretum.org or call 214.515.6500 the morning of the event as activities may take place indoors.

 

Arboretum After Hours: March 1 – October 25

The Dallas Arboretum extends its hours until 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a favorite book and have a mid-week escape from a busy schedule. Check the website regularly for scheduled Wednesday evening activities throughout the year. Buy one get one free general admission, is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

 

Retro Crafts: March 2- April 6

Retro Crafts bring back memories of peace rallies, flower power and the generation that believed love could cure all the worlds’ ills. Kids and kids at heart can enjoy crafting retro projects and hearing tales of another time in the Ann Stuart Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Hula Hoop Contests: March 4 – April 8
Hula Hoop contests are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Historical Chats in DeGoyler House: March 2- April 6

Join historians in the library of the DeGoyler House on Thursdays at 11 a.m. for chats about the history and happenings in the area surrounding the garden in the 1960s.

 

Dallas Blooms Unique Weekends: February 25-April 9

Flower Power Festival Kicks Off: February 25-26

Dallas Blooms festival kicks off at the Dallas Arboretum with Baby Boomer memories and music of the ’60s located in Ann Stuart Courtyard and Val Late Garden.

 

Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend: March 4-5

Based on The Ed Sullivan show, a variety show that hosted America’s top talent in the 1960s, The Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend features an Ed Sullivan look-alike and celebrity impersonators on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn from 12 to 2 p.m.

 

Vintage Garden of Games: March 11-12

Join the Dallas Arboretum for a weekend of vintage games from the 1960s. The garden turns into the Candy Land board game where stops like Molasses Swamp, Gum Drop Mountains and Peppermint Stick Forest are incorporated into the Arboretum maps. It’s a scavenger hunt of treats and games throughout the gardens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Fashion Forward Weekend: March 18-19

The 1960s has its own special place in history regarding fashion- specializing in bell bottoms and parachute pants, tie die and flower crowns. Activities in the garden include flower wreath making, paper doll dressing and henna tattoos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Val Late Garden. Guests can also view 1960s fashion on display in the DeGolyer House.

Vibrations of a Nation “Peace Love Freedom Fest”: March 25-26

Take a year-by-year excursion of the 1960s with musical soundtracks throughout the garden. All weekend, the Dallas Arboretum showcases live music in Jonsson Color Garden and Magnolia Glade that embody the 1960s.

 

Ann’s Diner: April 1-2
The Dallas Arboretum creates a hangout that resembles diners from the ’60s where booths and floor tiles were color coordinated, and each booth had its own jukebox to play favorite tunes. Food vendors will offer nostalgic 1960s food, and guests are welcome to get their groove on at a dance floor at the Ann Stuart Courtyard.

 

The Power of Art: April 8-9

Some of the most iconic artists are from the 1960s, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg. Pop Art and Abstract Expressionist were all the rage. As Dallas Blooms comes to an end, guests can create crafts in the Ann Stuart Courtyard that revolve around this era.

 

Blooms Tea: February 27 – April 7
Spring is here, which means it is time for family and friends to join the Dallas Arboretum for tea. Served inside the charming and historic DeGolyer House, guests will indulge in a seated, three-course high tea experience, while taking in the vibrant colors of the 66-acre garden. Seating is available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday by reservation only. Tea prices begin at $49 per person and also include garden parking and admission to view the breathtaking Dallas Blooms festival.  Celebrate the spring season by adding champagne service tea for $59 per seat. For reservations, please book online at www.dallasarboretum.org or contact Tia Hang at 214-515-6511.
Blooms Activities in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
Opening Weekend: Saturday, February 25 – Sunday, February 26
Come celebrate the re-opening of the Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden with new and exciting activities and 150 interactive exhibits. The garden will be buzzing with energy and flower power as fresh spring programs abound. Check online for daily activities in this eight-acre, award-winning scientific garden.
Planting Flower Power: Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden celebrates Plant-A-Flower Day with learning how to plant flowers with some nature science lessons. All day (while supplies last).
Go Green in the Children’s Adventure Garden: Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19
St. Patrick’s Day means GOING GREEN! Join others for a chlorophyll of fun with programs focused on what makes the garden green, ways people can keep the environment green, a green-inspired lab at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and much more.
Wild Weather Weekend: Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26
In celebration of World Meteorology Day (March 23), the Children’s Adventure Garden floods the garden with engaging activities and fascinating special guests throughout the day. This includes special guest WFAA Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Storm on over and explore a whirlwind of weather information and learn what it takes to become a meteorologist.

Additional Arboretum activities taking place in the garden include the following:

Cool Thursdays Spring Concert Series: March 23 – June 29

Cool Thursdays Concert Series, sponsored by Wells Fargo, returns this March with new and exciting national cover bands and some of DFW’s favorite food trucks. The series includes several new bands featuring tributes to musical greats such as Bidi Bidi Banda (a Selena Quintanilla tribute band), and a thrilling tribute to ABBA with the Dancing Dream band. Crowd favorites return such as Emerald City, Bruce in the USA and Rocket Man. Gates open at 6 p.m. with concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Guests can bring a picnic or purchase food from popular food trucks. Nearly all of the 2016 concerts were complete sell-outs, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets or subscriptions today.

 

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival: March 16, 6:30-10 p.m.

For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is designing and hosting its own Food & Wine Festival on March 16 to celebrate cuisine and libations from many cultures, set against the backdrop of its spring festival Dallas Blooms.

VIP entrance is at 6 p.m., and general entrance is at 6:30 p.m. This premier, spring social event will feature savory delicious bites made by over 40 award-winning chefs from many fine restaurants around the Metroplex. Guests will be able to sample fine wines and craft beers, and end the evening with dessert, coffee and a special concert featuring Hobo Cane, a blend of pop and acoustic with a Latin flare, on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Premium beverages and food sponsors include Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Rosewood Ranches Wagyu Beef. Media sponsors are D Magazine and CultureMap. Tickets are available to purchase online http://www.dallasarboretum.org/foodwinefest.

Discounts:

BOGO Wednesdays: March 1 – April 5 (excludes March 15)

Buy one get one free general admission, is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

C.C. Young Senior Thursdays: March 2 – April 6

Senior-friendly tours and activities are offered each Thursday during the festival. Admission is $11 for those 65 and older, and seniors receive a 20 percent discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store on Thursdays.

Tom Thumb $1 off General Garden Admission

Tom Thumb offers $1 off general garden admission tickets available at area Tom Thumb locations.

 

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 Advanced Screening of “The Space Between Us” Movie in Dallas

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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This new, exciting movie doesn’t hit the theaters until February 3rd, but you can check it out 2 days earlier – for FREE! February 1st at 7:30 pm, head over to Alamo Drafthouse Dallas watch an advanced screening of the movie The Space Between Us!  To download your advanced screening tickets, just stop by HERE, then create a quick account.  You’ll pick whether you want 1 or 2 tickets, and have access to download them.  Show up, hand them your tickets and you’ll get to watch the movie for free!  Sounds like a great night out to me!

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Dallas
1005 South Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215

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!

Grand Opening of Coppell Life Safety Park on 1/28

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 2:45 PM
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Come celebrate the grand opening of the Coppell Life Safety Park on Saturday, January 28. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place promptly at 10:00 am. Be sure to stay for facility tours, family-friendly free activities, and special performances by the Coppell Fire Department Clown Troupe!

For more information and a complete schedule, go HERE.

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 ~ Up to $30 Off $100 on Local Deals

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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Groupon takes $5 off purchases of $20 or more, $10 off $40 or more, $15 off $60 or more, or $30 off $100 or more in local deals with coupon code “OFF”.

This coupon can be used up to three times per account. Some exclusions may apply. Get extra savings on deals like photography packages, restaurant credits, and spa treatments. Deal ends January 22.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie – Save $58 Off Tickets For The Family!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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How about a fun adventure with the family this weekend?  Now through March 2st,  Ripley’s Grand Prairie location is having a special offer! This 5 way combo offer can save you $58 off ticket purchases. Wow! Get a ticket combo to 5 Ripley attractions in Grand Prairie, TX for only $24.99 (for adults) & $20.99 (for children). Your discount is applied at checkout, and the offer is good through March 1st!

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!

Hit The High Seas With The 2017 DFW Boat Expo + Enter To Win Tickets!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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DFW Boat Expo 2017

2017 is the year of the boat! Whether you are an afficianado of the boating world, just curious about boats or plan to one day own your dream boat, you won’t want to miss the DFW Boat Expo at Dallas Market Hall this year, February 3rd -12th. Get out of that blah Winter slump and get excited to begin planning your Spring and Summer on the water!

DFW Boat Expo 2017

It’s a boating fanatics dream…. over 650 new 2017 boat and watercraft models will be on display and available for purchase from more than 20 North Texas boat dealers.  From Yamaha to Triton and Polor Craft to Cruisers Yachts, there will be over 50 different boating brands represented at this expo. No matter the type or size of boat that interests you, it will be there. This is the largest boating event in North Texas. Plus, almost 150 vendors will have booths showcasing great deals on boards, skis, tubes, camps and even private lessons.

DFW Boat Expo 2017

Grab the family and head out for 10 days of fun while you browse, buy or just enjoy this amazing event.  Want to win up to 6 tickets, valued at $72?  Just leave a comment on this post, letting us know why you want to attend the 2017 DFW Boat Expo this year!

DATES & TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are only available at the door.  Prices are: adults $12, children (ages 5-13) $6, and children under 5 get in for free.  Parking is also free of charge.

Friday, February 3, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, February 5, 2017 10 am to 4 pm *

Monday, February 6, 2017 Closed

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Closed

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Closed

Thursday, February 9, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Friday, February 10, 2017 3 pm to 8 pm (Free Admission)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, February 12, 2017 10 am to 5 pm **

* Please note the early closing due to Super Bowl

** Please note the early closing at 5:00pm on Sunday, February 12. . . due to Show Move Out

 

Where to find it: Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

For more information, head over to www.dallasboatexpo.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Late Nights at the DMA From 6PM – Midnight Tonight

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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Looking for something to do this evening? Check out Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art! Join them for their annual birthday celebration to kick off the new year! Travel back to the Middle Ages with talks, tours, films, performances, and more celebrating our new exhibition “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages.”

Late Night Talk — 7 p.m. From Cowhide to Codex: Exploring the Art and Beauty of Medieval Manuscripts. Dr. Danielle Joyner will introduce some of the basic methods of medieval illuminated manuscript production and explore the beauty and the function of a diverse selection of codices, from sacred Gospels to popular romances.

Family Story Time — 7:30 p.m. Here there be dragons. Join us for an interactive story time for kids, knights, and dragons alike. We’ll read stories of terrible dragons and book-loving knights, brush up on our dragon-hunting skills, and then search for the mythical beasts in the Museum galleries.

Late Night Main Stage — 8 p.m. Listen to music of the Middle Ages performed by ensemble Istanpitta. Istanpitta consists of musicians playing a variety of period instruments including lute, saz, early percussion, vielles, bagpipes, and voice who perform live at formal concert venues, universities, and festivals.

Late Night Film — 10 p.m. Set in medieval France, Ladyhawke tells the story of two cursed lovers who can only meet in human form at dawn and dusk and the young thief who helps them set things right.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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!

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Register NOW to Build A Free Valentines Photo Box On February 4th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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Head on over here to register now for the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop that will be hosted on Saturday, February 4th, where kids can build a FREE Valentines Photo Box!

These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered at all Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

Love on Ice Event This Weekend at Dr Pepper Star Center

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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Skate back in time as Dallas Love Field continues to celebrate its Centennial with Love on Ice! Many people do not know that Dallas Love Field once housed an ice skating rink in the middle of today’s hustling and bustling lobby. Love on Ice will recapture this iconic time in Love Field’s history with ice skating, games and fun for the whole family. Please join Dallas Love Field for this exciting one-day only event!

On Saturday 1/21, Love Field invites families to come out to the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Farmers Branch for a night of ice skating, games and fun. The event is $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 3 and under. Tickets include ice skates, unlimited skate time and games. Food and drink are also available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased here.

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 ~ 20% Off Local Deals – Spas, Classes, Restaurants, Movies & More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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Today and tomorrow only, head on over to Groupon where you can score 20% off Local Deals when you use promo code WINTER20 at checkout!  This can be used once per deal, and you’ll get a maximum discount of $50.  What a great way to score some inexpensive movie tickets, restaurant deals, kickboxing and archery classes, trips to the spa with your friends and much more!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

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!

HEART of Texas College Night January 24th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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Do you have a high schooler preparing for college?  The HEART of Texas 10th Annual College Night is Tuesday, January 24th at the Grapevine Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. and the first speaking sessions start at 6:00 P.M.

Come and hear our keynote speaker and other great speaking sessions on topics such as financial aid and SAT test preparation to help prepare your home schooler for college. Speak with representatives from Colleges, Universities, and the Service Academies to find the best opportunity for your student.

Event registration is open.

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
http://heartoftex.org/events/college/

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Everett Piper

Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909. In his 14 years as president of OKWU, Piper has become known for his passionate defense of intellectual freedom. He advocates tirelessly for cultural courage grounded in the conservation of time-tested truths, and is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His commentary on religion, education, and politics challenges what he calls the fallacious duplicity of the intolerant tolerance of today’s academic community.

 

 

 

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!

Lunar New Year Festival at Asia Times Square This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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Each year, those of Asian descent inaugurate the coming lunar year with the Lunar New Year Festival, their most celebrated and significant holiday. Join them to observe and celebrate the Lunar New Year, to share the Southeast Asian cultures and traditions with communities in the vicinity, to provide opportunities for companies and organizations to promote their products and services to a highly targeted audience, and to offer youth and non-profit organizations a venue to participate in leadership development, community service, and fundraising opportunities to support their cultural and educational programs. 

Asia Times Square is honored to present to the community the largest annual Lunar New Year Festival in the entire North Texas area attracting thousands of patrons throughout the Metroplex and neighboring cities and states for the past nine years.

Once again, Asia Times Square is proud to announce “The 10th Annual Asia Times Square Lunar New Year Festival 2017, “Year of the Rooster.” This year’s festivities will be spread over two weekends beginning Jan 20th through Jan 29th. It will be co-hosted by Hong Kong Market Place, VIETV network and Forever Yes Event.

Asia Times Square Lunar New Year Festival
2615 W Pioneer Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

COST: Free entry and parking. Food will be available for purchase.

HIGHLIGHTS: The following will highlight the main programs during the festival
• Nightly Music Concerts with various styles performed by famous Vietnamese singers from California and other local bands.
• Day-time: Multicultural performances, Flash mob dance, Lions Dances, Dragon Dances, martial arts exhibitions, Vietnamese Bingo, Firecrackers
• Flower Festival
• ATS Rising Stars 2017: Children’s singing contest with impressive prizes: $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd Place), $500.00 (3rd place)
• Ethnic foods and drinks representing Asian, Hispanic, and American cultures.
• Photo, Commercial booth vendors
• Handmade Clay Art Products
• Children & Teenagers activities: Carnival Games, Creative zone, Kidzone, Face Painting
Friday January 20th, 2017 6:00 pm – midnight

Saturday January 21st, 2017 10:00 am – midnight
Sunday January 22nd, 2017 10:00 am – 10: 00 pm
Friday January 27th, 2017 6:00 pm – midnight
Saturday January 28th, 2017 10:00 am – midnight
Sunday January 29th, 2017 10:00 am – 10: 00 pm

 

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National Park Service ~ Free Access to All Parks Today

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:45 AM
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Today only, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Park Service allows entrance to more than 400 national parks for free.

Keep in mind, admission to most national parks is usually free; click here for a list of parks that offer free admission on these days only.

LEGO Store Monthly Build ~ Free LEGO Racoon ~ Registration Open Now

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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Registration opens 1/15/17 at 9 AM ET.

Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of each month  for the LEGO Store Monthly Mini Build.  Kids will Learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model and the best part,  when you are finished,  you can take it home for FREE!  A new model will be available each month and will be specially themed to that month.  Mini Model Build events are a blast and a wonderful FREEBIE your little guy or gal will love.

The upcoming Mini Model Build is a FREE LEGO Racoon. Event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 or Wednesday, February 8 and is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. Show up early as quantities are limited, approximately 250 per store.

Groupon ~ 50% Off Thunderbird Roller Skating Rink in Plano

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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How about doing something retro and fun for your next date night or outting with the family?  Head out to Plano to the Thunderbird Roller Skating Rink!  And, right now on Groupon, you can save 50% on admission and skate rentals – with prices starting at only $8!

Choose from Four Options

  • $8 for admission for two, including quad skate rentals ($16 value)
  • $11 for admission for two, including quad skate rentals and a pitcher of soda ($22 value)
  • $16 for admission for four, including quad skate rentals ($32 value)
  • $19 for admission for four, including quad skate rentals and a pitcher of soda ($38 value)

 

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MLK Weekend at the Perot Museum: Gem Exhibit, Forensic Fun, Daily Activities + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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Fill your three-day holiday weekend with winter wonder-ful adventures at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Jan. 14-16). Bring the kids for engaging activities and programming, extended hours, 3D films and more! It’s also the final weekend to “ooh and ah” at nearly 30 magnificent and massive gems in Giant Gems of the Smithsonian, which closes Jan. 17

Also delivering some serious sparkle is the public debut of the Perot Museum’s newest gem acquisition, a nearly 600-pound, heart-shaped amethyst from Brazil, on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall at select times through Jan. 17.

Tap into your inner sleuth at Discovery Days: Forensics on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gather evidence, use deductive reasoning, practice problem solving skills and learn about forensic science while examining spy technology and chromatography.

Then catch a 3D film (or three!) – Earthflight 3D, Extreme Weather 3D or the new Electropolis 3D – at The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience.

Throughout the weekend, enjoy amaze-your-brain activities, live “science on the spot” demos, bookworm readings, science trivia and drop-in activities such as boo bubbles and robotics at select times on SaturdaySunday and Monday. Plus, little ones ages 5 and under can enjoy “science through a magnifying glass” crafts in the Moody Family Children’s Museum daily until 3 p.m. (See below for a detailed schedule.) All activities are free to Perot Museum members and included with general admission for non-members.

Take advantage of extended hours Saturday and Sunday when the Museum stays open until 6 p.m.!

For more info and to purchase your tickets** in advance, go to perotmuseum.org.

**   General exhibit hall admission prices are $19 for adults (18-64), $13 for seniors (65+), $12 for youth (2-17), and free for children under 2. General admission is always free for members. Admission to the theater is $6 for a short film (20 minutes) and $8 for a long film (40 minutes) for adults, seniors and youth. For members, admission to the theater is $5 (short film) and $6 (long film). All children under 2 are free.


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Saturday, Jan. 14 (9-10 a.m. – members only; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – general public)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.  “Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Discovery Days: Forensics
11 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
3:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)

Sunday, Jan. 15 (11 a.m.-noon – members only; noon-6 p.m. – general public)
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
 – “Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)
11:30 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
3:30 p.m. – Science on the Spot (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)
2 p.m. – Science Trivia (Level 2 Activity Station)
3-6 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)

Monday, Jan. 16 (9-10 a.m. – members only; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – general public)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. – 
“Science Through A Magnifying Glass” Crafts (Art Lab – Moody Family Children’s Museum on Lower Level – children 5 and under)
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)
11 a.m. – Bookworm Reading (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
11:30 a.m. – “Science on the Spot” Demos (T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now – Level 4)
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Science on the Spot (The Rees-Jones Foundation Dynamic Earth Hall – Level 3)
2 p.m. – Science Trivia (Level 2 Activity Station)
3-5 p.m. – Drop-in Science Activities (Level 2 Activity Station)

 

 

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[ENDED] Best Gymnastics Best Night Out – Pajama Party for Kids/Date Night for Parents!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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**UPDATE** All of the spots for this month’s party have been filled

Need a break from the kiddos? Mark January 14th on your calendar! From 6pm-10pm, you’ll be able to dress the kids up in their favorite pajamas, and drop them off at the best Pajama Party around!

Best Night Out, an awesome, fun-filled party, is offered the 2nd Saturday night of each month. This fun party, held from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, is designed for parents to get the night off while the kids have a blast at the gym!

Join us on January 14th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm for our Pajama Party. Dress the kids in their PJs, and they will have a blast toilet papering the gym, building forts, playing games, getting their face painted, eating pizza, and having tons of fun while you enjoy a night to yourself.

Register online, email us at info@bestgymnastics.net, or give us a call at 972-874-8800 to reserve your spot before we sell out!

The cost is $25 and dinner and a drink are provided. Siblings receive a $5 discount. Children ages 3 (potty trained) and older may attend Best Night Out. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend Best Night Out.
At Best Gymnastics your children’s safety is one of our top priorities. All of the events at Best Gymnastics are closely supervised by safety-trained coaches and we have a security drop-off/pick-up wristband system.

Best Gymnastics

601 Cross Timbers Rd Ste. 100

Flower Mound, TX 75028
972-874-8800
Cost: $25 incl dinner; $5 Sibling Discount
http://bestgymnastics.net/best-events/best-night-out/

 

 

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!