Archive for the ‘Around Town’ Category

Discounted Tickets to MasterChef Junior Live! on Oct 11th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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Head over to Groupon to get discounted tickets to MasterChef Junior Live! on Oct 11th at The Theater at Grand Prairie!

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 ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 15–January 5)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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Hurry over to Groupon to score your discounted tickets to ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 15–January 5) at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine!

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!

Up to 44% Off Hangman’s House of Horrors in Fort Worth

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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Head to Groupon to save up to 44% off admission to the Hangman’s House of Horrors in Fort Worth!

Valid dates: October 4, 5, 13, 20, and 27–31

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!

State Fair Discounts on Tuesdays

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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Every Tuesday of the Fair  take advantage of these discounts– October 8 & 15

Dr Pepper Half-Price Tuesdays: Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to a State Fair of Texas gate on any Tuesday during the Fair and receive a $9 admission ticket. One can per person.

Tuesday Savings extend to the Midway – most rides are discounted on Tuesdays. Midway discounts exclude the Thrillway and the Texas Star Ferris wheel.

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 Christmas Lights Put Up By Christmas Lights & Sirens (Local Off Duty Firemen)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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If you have been thinking of having Christmas lights put up this year, you know how difficult it can be to find trustworthy professionals that won’t bust your holiday budget! We highly recommend you give the gentlemen at Christmas Light & Sirens a call- these local off duty DFW Firefighters have been in the business for 10 years.

And even though it seems a little early to be planning for Christmas lights, now is the time to reserve a spot on their schedule so you can get yours installed in November!

In one simple, affordable quote over the phone, they can provide installation, removal, and year round storage of your lights! This is a great deal because most companies make you provide your own lights and charge you extra when they take them down! Here’s what makes them unique:

Bulbs:

They are exclusively using commercial grade, SMD (Surface Mounted Diode) C9 LED bulbs. The brightest, longest lasting, C9 on the market- available in color or white. Equivalent to 7 diode bulbs making them 40% brighter, they are sealed and waterproof!

Wiring:

They use SPT-2 18 gauge wire. What does that mean? It means the insulation is 0.045” thick not 0.030” providing longevity and UV light damage resistance. It means they care enough to use the highest quality product available to ensure your home looks good throughout the light season and for years to come.

Timers:

Now I bet you never gave much thought to a timer but with 225 customers they do! They use a 15 amp 1850 watt timer with a photocell. When the sun goes down, the lights come on. And the customer can choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours of light. Even sunset to sun rise if they prefer with a simple turn of the dial.

Service:

100% satisfaction guaranteed!
No questions asked!
Unlimited warranty work repair at NO cost!

Just head to their Facebook page to check out their work and read all the positive reviews!  In fact, they came out to my house last week to install my holiday lights and their customer service and workmanship was exemplary!

Don’t wait though, their appointments are booking up fast! Just call (214) 232-2229 and mark one more thing off your holiday to-do list! #ChristmasLights

Discount Tickets to Texas Legends Basketball (Nov 9, 2019–Mar 16, 2020)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to see the Texas Legends! (November 9, 2019–March 16, 2020) This G League team plays in Frisco and is a super fun family activity!

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!

Blue Man Group Speechless Tour Tickets On Sale Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that individual tickets for the Dallas engagement of the all new tour of BLUE MAN GROUP will go on sale Friday, October 4th at 10 A.M.

The BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR features new and original compositions, acts, and instruments alongside iconic BLUE MAN GROUP moments based in joy, art, music, laughter and escapist absurdity.

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

For more information, please visit BlueMan.com/speechless or follow @bluemangroup on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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 ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 15–January 5)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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Hurry over to Groupon to score your discounted tickets to ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas (November 15–January 5) at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine!

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!

Calloway’s Pumpkin Fest on Saturday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Experience the fun of fall with the annual Calloway’s Pumpkin Fest on, Saturday, October 5th!

You’ll find spectacular fall decorations including Pumpkins, Gourds, SquashScarecrows, and Bales of Hay, along with special displays for the season! Enjoy loads of free activities that are fun for the whole family:

– Free Pie Pumpkin Decorating for Every Child!
– Performances by family favorite Mad Science (click to view schedule)
– Costumed Characters! Superheroes and Princesses at select locations
– Face Painting at select locations
– Bella’s Story Time presented by the BRIT: 1PM at Calloway’s Nursery Fort Worth
– Gift Card Giveaways
– Create Your Own Puffy Ghost
– Fresh Popcorn
– And More!

And experience so much more! Mark your calendars for this fun-filled Saturday. Available at all Calloway’s Nursery & Cornelius Nursery locations.

Cornelius Nursery Houston & Katy – Don’t forget to sign up for our newest workshop: Cornelius Designers Present: A Festive Fall Tablescape! Available for $25 at 10AM and 2PM. Learn how to create a custom fall centerpiece with the help of our Cornelius interior designers. Join us for this fun and exciting new workshop to create your own fall design to take home! Register Today!

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!

$15.99 Admission to Crayola Experience Plano ($24.89 Value)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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This deal is ending soon! Head over to Living Social to get $15.99 Admission for One to Crayola Experience Plano! ($24.89 Value) Here’s a look at some of the attractions:

  • NEW in 2019-Scribble Scrubbies: Attention Pet Lovers! Don’t miss Crayola’s NEW award-winning toy turned life-sized attraction. Color, splash and play with your FREE Scribble Scrubbie* – a fuzzy, washable pet perfect for endless, creative fun!
  • Silly Selfies: Takes selfies to a whole new level by making a color a digital mask. Guests can choose between becoming a robot unicorn, a rock star parrot or even a zany pirate bunny. With over 6,000 possible combinations, the sky is the limit. But there’s more! Walk up and touch your selfie to animate it. You can literally watch your zany self projected into an underwater seascape or royal room only Crayola could create.
  • Crayon Factory: Families can grab a seat at the live theater show and watch the resident “crayonologist” cook up a batch of brightly-hued, real Crayola crayons.
  • Be A Star: Say Macaroni & Cheese!: Turn yourself into the star of a coloring page in this photo-booth attraction
  • Drip Art: A masterpiece is made by loading crayons into the drip art machine, where they melt into a unique, swirled artwork.
  • Modeling Madness: Kids can take a hands-on approach and test their sculpting skills with Crayola Model Magic clay.

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 Plano Food + Wine Festival This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Get discounted tickets to the Plano Food + Wine Festival presented by Maggiano’s! It will be an afternoon filled with wine tastings, delicious food, live music and shopping!

There will be 100 wines, three bands, delicious food from over 25 of the best local restaurants, a craft beer tent, grape stomping competitions, culinary and mixology demonstrations lead by local culinary experts, lots of shopping with local businesses and artisans, a photo booth and much more!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

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

Discounted Admission to Hyena’s Comedy Club Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted admission to Hyena’s Comedy Club Dallas though December 31st!

Click here to view the schedule of upcoming performers!

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 Presale Tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s All-New Christmas Eve & Other Stories on Dec 21st

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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Hurry over to Groupon to score discounted Presale Tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s All-New Christmas Eve & Other Stories on Dec 21st at the American Airlines Center!

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!

McKinney Oktoberfest This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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It’s that time of year again—Oktoberfest! From Sept. 27-29, McKinney’s 12th annual German-fare festival will take place in downtown McKinney. During the event, 14 blocks of Historic Downtown McKinney will be transformed into a beer garden, featuring German food, drinks, vendors, live music and activities, such as wiener-dog races, giant beer-pong competitions and more.

Admission is free, but activities and times vary by day. Find a schedule of activities happening each day here.
• Fri., Sept. 27: Noon-11:30 p.m.
• Sat., Sept. 28: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
• Sun., Sept. 29: noon-5 p.m. 

Tickets

Before the festival, Oktoberfest guests can purchase concession tickets for food, beer and activities  at these locations:
• McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.
• Market Street, 6100 W. Eldorado Parkway
• Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the festival.

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!

New Attractions at The 2019 State Fair of Texas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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The 2019 State Fair of Texas kicks off TODAY with several new attractions, including puppets, new rides, and an area for selfies!

Marionettes. “¡Fiestas de Marionetas!” is a small village of more than 85 handmade marionettes who come to life to celebrate a fiesta of color, culture, and creativity. You can also get a backstage tour and craft activities after the show. They’ll perform daily at the McDonald’s Amphitheater on First Avenue.

Film. “Texas Cinema” is produced in partnership by the State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Historical Society with a focus on the history and impact of Texas film performers and creators, as well as the depiction of Texas through film. It’ll incorporate video, interactive opportunities, and historical artifacts. There’ll be screenings at the Hall of State auditorium all day, via a partnership with the Dallas International Film Festival.

Photography. “Fair Focus: The Photography of Kevin Brown” is an exhibit of the work of Kevin Brown, who has more than 38 years of professional experience as a Dallas-area freelance photographer and 16 years of shooting photos at the State Fair of Texas. This will be the inaugural showcase in the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center exhibit space.

Strongman. The “Mighty Mike Show” will star Mighty Mike, a strongman who can bend horseshoes, juggle bowling balls and sledgehammers, and do “questionable” dance routines. Daily in Coliseum Terrace.

Dancers. “Splashdance!” combines a high-energy performance of professional dancers and acrobats set to music by the Esplanade fountains. Daily on the Mattress Firm Stage on the Esplanade.

Midway rides. New rides include Dancing Clown, Tilt-a-Whirl, and Satori Yachts, four kiddie rides. Crazy Surf and Beach Party are for thrill-seekers yet fun for the whole family. Moon Raker conveys the adventure of space flight; when it reaches its full height, the top tilts and rotates as the entire ride spins. Skyliner is a thrilling family swing ride providing a breathtaking aerial experience.

Selfies. The area around the historic Lagoon will be transformed into a walking selfie stroll called Contain Yourself(ie), with 10 shipping containers painted by Texas artists that address the 2019 theme, “Celebrating Texas Creativity.”

Chocolate. “A Sweet Indulgent Affair” is an exhibit presented by Mundo Latino that will cover the origin and history of chocolate, along with demos and classes. Housed inside the Women’s Museum.

Art. The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection is an acclaimed exhibition that celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, it features more than 150 paintings, sculptures, photos, books, letters, manuscripts, and more, amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. It runs September 21, 2019 through March 1, 2020, at the African American Museum, with details and tickets at aamdallas.org.

Football. The schedule for this year’s match-ups inside the Cotton Bowl Stadium are as follows:

  • September 28. The State Fair Classic between Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University.
  • October 12. The AT&T Red River Showdown between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners.
  • October 19. Texas Southern University and Southern University.

Go HERE to see how you can get discounted admission!

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!