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Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off at Chestnut Square Historic Village Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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In 1994, Killis Melton told his son-in-law, Clyde Geer: “I’m always up for a chili cook-off, but what Texas needs in the summer is an ice cream crank-off!”  And the rest is history!

Over the years, thousand’s of people have enjoyed the tastes of homemade ice cream, great music, magic shows, and fun kids’ activities. The Crank-Off has been featured on The Food Network and in American Profile Magazine in addition to the Dallas Morning News, local television and newspapers and magazines. The Killis Melton’s Ice Cream Crank Off is held each year in June.

There is no admission fee – tickets are only required for food, games and activities. Please see the sampling of activities and ticket requirements below. Visit our Ice Cream Freezer Museum, the largest collection of freezers in the world!

Bring Dad and the family and experience the pleasure of home made ice cream. You be the judge – You can help pick the winner!

Sunday June 17th, 2018
11am – 3pm

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 Disney’s THE LION KING Performances at Music Hall at Fair Park Through July 7th #LionKingDSM

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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Disney’s The Lion King opened Wednesday, June 13, at the Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited four-week engagement through Saturday, July 7, presented by Dallas Summer
Musicals and Broadway Across America (BAA). I was lucky enough to go watch this show last night and it was fantastic! If you have been thinking about introducing your little ones to musical theater, this is THE show to take them to!

Tickets are currently on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by calling Ticketmaster at (866) 870-2717.  They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling  (214) 426-4768 or emailing  Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

Ticket buyers are reminded that Dallas Summer Musicals and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Music Hall at Fair Park is unableto reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly makes its return engagement to the Music Hall at Fair Park.

For an added treat, ticket buyers may enjoy the DSM Savanna starting two hours before the performance with the purchase of a DSM Savanna Passport. The DSM Savanna is an outdoor shaded family-friendly experience sponsored by Frost Bank. The DSM Savanna includes food trucks with snacks for sale, face-painting, craft activities, cash bars with cold refreshments, and dedicated restroom facilities. DSM Savanna Passports are available for $25 per person at DallasSummerMusicals.org. Each DSM Savanna Passport includes access to the DSM Savanna and a voucher for a complimentary snow cones!

Following The Lion King, DSM‘s 2017-18 season will continue with the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns, July 24-August 5, 2018; and closing the season will be the hilarious new musical School of Rock, based on the hit film, August 15-26, 2018. DSM will continue to bring the best of Broadway to North Texas in the 2018-19 season with shows like Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin, Hello, Dolly!, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof and season add-ons Elf and The Book of Mormon.

Disounted Tickets to Bush * The Cult * Stone Temple Pilots – Revolution 3 Tour on August 14

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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Head over here to score your discounted tickets to see Bush * The Cult * Stone Temple Pilots – Revolution 3 Tour on August 14 at 6:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory in Irving!

  • General-admission lawn for $20

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!

Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party + ‘Til Midnight at the Nasher Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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The Nasher Sculpture Center is open late every third Friday of the month with free admission, an outdoor concert and a movie in the Sculpture Center garden! You can take in the museum’s renowned collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. Tonight’s musical guest is This Will Destroy You.

This month’s event coincides with the Dallas Arts District Block Party, a street festival with food, drinks, entertainment and fun activities at the Nasher, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

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!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Give Away FREE Smoothies Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe will give you a free “Sunshine Smoothies” from 2 to 7 p.m. on June 15th as part of its effort to raise $1 million for Camp Sunshine – a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Casco, Maine.

During its annual National Flip Flop Day event, customers who wear flip flops to any of the eight Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in Dallas will receive a free Sunshine Smoothie – a mix of mangos, bananas, oranges and pineapple. In exchange, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is encouraging customers to donate to Camp Sunshine — a cost-free, year-round retreat where families can reconnect, reenergize and restore hope for what lies ahead.

Since launching National Flip Flop Day in 2007, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has donated $5.3 million to Camp Sunshine – enough for more than 2,100 families to attend for free. This year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is pushing to raise $1 million, which would help send families to Camp and assist with travel expenses.

Since 1984, Camp Sunshine has served more than 50,000 people from all 50 states and 27 countries. Carly Allphin, a 15-year-old with cancer, visited last summer, and she quickly made friends. They paddled on canoe rides where they took turns flipping each other, they spent hours playing Uno and other card games, and they formed lifelong friendships. “It was so nice,” Carly says, “to leave cancer behind for a week.”

Those who do donate will receive a paper sunshine they can customize and display in the cafe. Customers may also donate by purchasing a Sunshine Key Fob for $5, all of which goes to Camp Sunshine. The fob gives customers a 5 percent discount on all Tropical Smoothie Cafe purchases at participating locations for the rest of 2018.

ABOUT CAMP SUNSHINE: Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. Camp Sunshine is offered year-round and has the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine continues to receive a prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and transparency, is accredited by the American Camp Association, Children’s Oncology Camping Association – International, and receives referrals from more than 100 of the nation’s top treatment centers. For more information, visit the website at www.campsunshine.org or call (207) 655-3800.

ABOUT TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE: Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthier lifestyles across the country, with more than 600 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves better-for-you smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand’s focus on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500, 2016 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers, Franchise Times’ Top 200+ and Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2016 Top 200.

Michaels FREE Clay Slime Event Saturday, June 16th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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June 16th, from 1PM – 3PM, head into your local Michaels store where they will be hosting a FREE Clay Slime Event! Kids will be able to make their own soft clay slime and then take it home with them.

Even better, ALL supplies will be provided for free, including the premade slime! Head over to Michaels for more details and to see other upcoming classes.

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Dads Get in FREE to Crayola Experience on Father’s Day

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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Crayola Experience Plano invites all dads to celebrate this Father’s Day, June 17th, by creating colorful family memories at the newly opened Plano attraction.

Dads will be given free admission,* while kids can craft a special Father’s Day tie – this is in addition to the usual offering of 22 hands-on, creative activities and live entertainment.

Crayola Experience opened in March at The Shops at Willow Bend.

Regular admission to Crayola Experience is $20.99 at the door or $18.99 online. Children under 3 are free. Annual Passes are now $30.99. Families of four can take advantage of Crayola Experience’s Annual Pass sale: 4 Annual Passes for $104. For tickets and info go to CrayolaExperience.com/Plano

*with the purchase of child’s 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!

2018 Lava Luau in Downtown Carrollton This Saturday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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Head to the square in Downtown Carrollton for the 2018 Lava Luau this Saturday! This FREE family-fun event will host live music, vendors, contest, and photo opportunities-all tied into a fun “summer tiki” theme!

square’s gazebo has been beautifully renovated to include grass and trees, ample parking opportunities, and wifi. A boardwalk and benches line one side of the park making a stroll around the square a leisurely experience! Multiple restaurants and retail stores line the square making this location a great place to gather and enjoy music. So bring a blanket and your sunscreen to relax in the grass or sit at the multiple bistro tables and chairs and take in the luau’s sights!

Coolers are permitted and bug spray is encouraged. Friendly canine companions and service dogs are welcome to join as long as they are on a leash and they’re cleaned up after. All pets must be on a leash at all times and supervised by someone at least 18 years of age. Children must be supervised by an adult. Smoking, e-cigarettes and alcohol are not allowed.

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!

The Ticket Summer Bash Tomorrow in Little Elm

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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Partnering with Sportsradio 1310/ 96.7 FM The Ticket, Little Elm brings the DFW area a unique summer experience.

Located in Little Elm Park, this fun event takes place at the largest beachfront in North Texas and includes DJs, live music, food and more! The fun LIVE broadcast kicks off at noon, with all your favorite Ticket hosts on hand.

Round tables are from 6-8 p.m.
Timewasters begin at 8:15 p.m.

Parking is $10/car.

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 Rascal Flatts: Back To Us Tour with Dan + Shay & Trent Harmon in August

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Rascal Flatts: Back To Us Tour with Dan + Shay & Trent Harmon on Saturday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Dos Equis Pavilion!

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!

Denton Juneteenth Celebration at Fred Moore Park This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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The City of Denton hosts its annual Denton Juneteenth celebration this weekend, a commemoration of the end of slavery in America.

The two-day celebration includes a Friday night gospel concert, a community parade on Saturday morning from the Civic Center to Fred Moore Park where, later that night, there will be live bands and artists.

Fred Moore Park
501 South Bradshaw Street
Denton, TX 76205

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 International Champions Cup Skills Challenge Coming to Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP SKILLS CHALLENGE
The International Champions Cup Skills Challenge is a FREE event, coming to Dallas at University of Texas on June 23rd! Participants will engage in four challenges, receiving points based upon their performance in dribbling, shooting, juggling and passing.

Top participants will be awarded in each of the three age groups (U12, U16 and Open age) in male and female divisions. Winners will receive two match tickets to the International Champions Cup match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma on 7.31.18 and will be awarded their trophy during halftime!

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Discounted Medieval Times Tickets

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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If you’ve been wanting to go to Medieval Times, here is a deal you won’t want to miss! Get discounted Tournament Show and Dinner with Optional VIP Packages Through August 31, 2018!

~$32 for one general-admission child’s ticket, valid for ages 12 and under (up to $44 value)
~$42 for one child’s royalty ticket, valid for ages 12 and under (up to $56.99 value)
~$44 for one general-admission adult ticket (up to $69.98 value)
~$54 for one adult royalty ticket (up to $82.97 value)

And today only, save an extra 20% off with promo code SALE3!

Get Dad Rangers Tickets From Groupon

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 10:20 AM
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Still need a Father’s Day gift?  Head over to Groupon and score discounted Texas Rangers tickets!

Tickets start as low as $7 and you can choose your date and section!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

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Summer Movie Deals & Programs

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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Summer Movie Deals

Summer is quickly approaching. Check out this roundup of Summer Movie deals and programs for 2018.

Summer Movie Deals & Programs

 

Regal Cinemas  $1 Kids Movies

The schedule for Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2018 summer has been announced!  Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Each week both movies play on both days.

Start date varies by location, so find the closest participating theater near you where you can check out the Summer movie schedule – so you know what movies will play when. Just scroll down to the map and enter your local zip code for a full schedule.

Moviehouse & Eatery: Summer Kids Camp every Tuesday at the Moviehouse during July, and August for a FREE family flick! Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9am. The movie itself will start at 10 in one of our dine-in theaters. Take a look at the schedule and plan ahead for your favorite flicks!

Harkins Theater: There are 2 options, you can buy the season pass and it is less than $1 per movie and there are 10 movies in the season. Or buy tickets the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Showtimes are at 9:45 am.

Cinemark Century Theaters: There are 2 different money saving movie programs at Cinemark. Pay $5 per person for 10 shows when you buy them in advanced. Or if you buy your tickets at the show they are $1 each. Show days are Tue, Wed, Thurs: see participating Cinemark locations.

Studio Movie Grill Summer Movie Series – $1-2 screenings of recent, popular children’s films – Monday-Friday at 11am (dates may vary based on your state and school summer break)