Posts Tagged ‘around town’

Lantern Fest at Texas Motorplex on 11/10

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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At Lantern Fest tomorrow, thousands of revelers empowered with lanterns join together for one unforgettable nighttime spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right… We will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

THINGS TO BRING 
Blankets + chairs
Layers (sweaters, jackets) for the evening
Cash + cards for snacks + drinks
Your dancing shoes!
Snacks & Water- ok but no coolers!

TICKET INCLUDES
Lantern Kit: (1) lantern per ticket, a marker, and s’mores ingredients. 1 box of matches per party.

Kid’s Pass includes Access to face painters, balloon twisters, bounce house, and a meet & greet with princesses. (kid’s zone closes at sundown, bounce house pending on weather & location)

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!

‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market at Plano Event Center This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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A North Texas holiday tradition, ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market presented by the Junior League of Collin County brings together over 13,000 shoppers to support community impact projects.

Kicking off the 23rd year, ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market spans five days and features the best in unique holiday and home décor, clothing and accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items, and gourmet food from over 100 carefully selected merchants many of which are small family-owned businesses.

**For safety reasons, ‘Neath the Wreath does not allow baby strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons, or pets inside of market. Strollers may be checked complimentary at the door.**

TICKET INFORMATION:
General market: $12 per ticket in advance at participating Tom Thumb store locations in Collin County or $15 online at www.neaththewreath.org and at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Visit www.neaththewreath.org for more information about merchants, tickets, Ladies Night Out, and more! #jlccntw #neaththewreath

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!

Holiday at the Arboretum, Featuring 12 Days of Christmas Running Nov 9-Dec 31

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! From November 9 to December 31, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes the community to enjoy Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant. Stroll through the garden and see the Victorian-style gazebos come to life, featuring each scene from the traditional carol, The 12 Days of Christmas. Each gazebo features movement to depict the different beloved characters such as the Three French Hens, Twelve Drummers Drumming and Seven Swans a Swimming, to name a few.

The garden will reopen for extended hours Wednesday through Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy more than 500,000 lights throughout the Arboretum, trimming the historic homes and featuring a 30-foot-tall spruce tree in the center of the property. The DeGolyer House features “The Artistry of the Nativity.” The house is open daily during garden daytime hours and on Wednesday nights.

The exhibition in the historic DeGolyer House returns with “The Artistry of the Nativity,” with 500 crèches from over 50 countries representing so many cultures from around the world. In addition to the Ray Harrington and the Joe Christian collections, which the Arboretum owns, the private collections of Joyce and Larry Lacerte, Lydia and Dan Novakov, and a life-size crèche from Mary and Mike Terry, will also be on display. This is a unique opportunity to see these crèches as they have never been on public display before. Each of the 500 crèches are made out of unique materials including cork, Waterford crystal, horns, seeds, corn husk, glass, adobe, paper-mache, wood and coconut shells. In addition to the crèches, every room in the DeGolyer House will be elaborately decorated in holiday décor.
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Festival at the Switchyard: Stone Temple Pilots at Downtown Carrollton Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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The 9th Festival at the Switchyard honors the critical role the railroad played in putting Carrollton on the map and the continuing importance of rail in Carrollton’s present and future.

The event is held on the streets of Downtown Carrollton, situated off IH-35E at Belt Line Road, just steps away from the DART Green Line Downtown Carrollton station. With FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE rides, FREE games, and FREE concerts, the Festival at the Switchyard is a family favorite. We look forward to seeing you there for a memorable day full of good tunes, good treats, and good times.

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 Dallas Opera Simulcast of Carmen Tonight at Klyde Warren Park

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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Join The Dallas Opera for a free, simulcast of Carmen, performed live from the Winspear Opera House. Pre-opera fun includes a Carmen Costume Contest for people and pets and the Tom & Jerry classic cartoon “Carmen Get It!” Admission is free, no ticket required. Bring blankets, picnic baskets, kids and pets. Food and drink may be purchased onsite.

Bizet’s Carmen is the story of an iconic gypsy and the men who can’t help but love her. Sung in French, with English supertitles. PG.

Fri, Nov 2at Ginsburg Family Great Lawn (Klyde Warren Park)

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!

Trick or Treat at The Dallas Arboretum This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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Get your BOO on this weekend and experience the rare chance to explore the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at its spookiest.

Trick or Treating in the Children’s Garden is available Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for $10 per person (standard price), $8 members.

Dress in your Halloween costume and journey through the Halloween maze. Trick-or-Treat stops along the pathways guide your adventure by the ghouls and goblins that haunt the garden. Create your own glow-in-the-dark flower. Then stop by the Exploration Center for the glowing excitement of hands-on Halloween fog and goo. This special opportunity to see the garden in dark shadows and twinkling lights is sure to thrill your family this Halloween.

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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!

Plano Boo Bash Festival This Thursday Evening

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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Bring the family out for a BOO-tasticly good time at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 25. Make way for all of the local ghouls, Disney princesses, goblins and every superhero imaginable expected to be in attendance at this popular event! Children ages 12 and under are encouraged to play dress-up as their favorite Halloween character and experience great trick-or-treating indoors. The entire recreation facility is transformed into a wonderland of friendly monster scenes, arts and crafts tables, games, prizes and an endless flow of yummy candy (don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag)!

How much? Free with a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.

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 Fort Worth Zoo, Boo at the Zoo October 26th – 28th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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The Fort Worth Zoo will host its 27th annual Halloween celebration Boo at the Zoo for one weekend only on Oct. 26, 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will offer entertainment throughout the entire Zoo and plenty of treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

This year’s Boo at the Zoo, presented by Central Market, will offer treat stations and Halloween-themed entertainment throughout the park. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats. Zoo guests and members will receive six Boo at the Zoo treat coupons at the Zoo’s main ticket booth at no additional cost. Coupons can be redeemed at treat stations throughout the entire park. Additional coupons are available for purchase.

The community is also invited to submit decorated pumpkins for the Boo at the Zoo pumpkin patch. Participants of any age can transform pumpkins into works of art using paint, stencils, accessories – whatever they can conceptualize and create. Because we don’t want your pumpkin to rot, please do not carve. Pumpkins selected by the Zoo’s panel of judges will be featured at the event alongside creations from Zoo staff.

Boo at the Zoo is free with admission—$14 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, and free for children 2 and younger. The event is free for Zoo members. You can purchase tickets 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!

25th Annual Dog Day Afternoon Oct 13th at Operation Kindness

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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Due to rain, the 25th Annual Dog Day Afternoon was rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 13th. We are calling all furry friends and their owners to attend this free family event presented by Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – and sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus. Considered one of the most anticipated festivals of the year for dog lovers, this free event will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Operation Kindness Animal shelter located at 3201 Earhart Drive in Carrollton.

Joining the lineup of festivities and to celebrate this momentous occasion, nationally renowned Animal Communicator and Intuitive Coach Sandra Larson will make a special appearance. Highlights of the 2018 Dog Day Afternoon will also include:

  • A “Mutt Midway” with dozens of vendors and food trucks – the first 100 dogs in attendance will be eligible to receive FREE microchipping by Operation Kindness staff
  • Low cost pet vaccinations will be offered, as well as demonstrations on Pet CPR technique and Pet First Aid
  • All dogs present can also participate in a variety of Canine Contests such as “Best Costume,” “Best Stupid Pet Trick” and “Best Pooch Smooch”
  • “Prize Wheel” and “Puppy Kissing Booth”
  • “Pet CPR and First Aid” demonstrations
  • “Unicorn Photo Opportunities” compliments of Air Ponies
  • “Face Painting”
  • DJ music – owners and their pups can bust their best moves together

“Dog Day Afternoon was created as a way to celebrate the bond between dogs and their owners, and to provide a free, fun event for the community to get to know us,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “This year we’re celebrating the event’s 25th anniversary and are so proud it has become the biggest dog party in town.”

Created in 1993 the purpose of Dog Day Afternoon was to recognize dog supporters, adopters and advocates in Dallas-Fort Worth and continues to raise awareness for Operation Kindness’ mission in finding loving homes for homeless pets while caring for them in a safe, no-kill environment.

About Operation Kindness

Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Its mission is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior. In the 40-plus years since their inception, Operation Kindness has saved more than 100,000 animals. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.

Learn more about Operation Kindness at http://www.OperationKindness.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Operation-Kindness/30251945822.

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 the Harlem Globetrotters Game on Nov 23–25

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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Head over to Groupon and score discounted Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters Game on Nov 23–25th!

Save up to 50% off seats at either the Dr Pepper Center in Frisco or the AAC in Dallas!  This is such a fun show to take your kids to- I still remember when I went 30 years ago!

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 Museum Admission for Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Customers (Oct 6th & 7th)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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This weekend, Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust customers can score one FREE admission to 200+ participating museum locations nationwide.

Just present your active Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U.S. Trust credit or debit card along with a photo ID to get free admission.

The FREE admission is valid at participating institutions for the cardholder only (guests do not qualify for free admission). This offer excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows, and fundraising events and cannot be combined with other offers. Hours and participation will vary by location.

Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Contemporary Austin (Laguna Gloria)
The Contemporary Austin (The Jones Center)
The Thinkery (at the Meredith Learning Lab)

Canyon
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (September through May: Saturdays only)

Dallas
Dallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Houston
The Children’s Museum of Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

San Antonio
McNay Art Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art
The DoSeum: San Antonio’s Museum for Kids
Witte Museum

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!

Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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There is an art to having fun at Cottonwood! Join this fall’s show on October 6 & 7 in Richardson, TX at Cottonwood Park! This FREE semi-annual event features works from the nation’s top visual artists and has been a part of Richardson life for almost fifty years.

Now in its 49th year, Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, this prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas. The featured artist for this fall is Amanda Bennett.

Cottonwood isn’t just about visual art. The festival also features music with local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Be sure to check out the Lakeside Courtyard, where you can sit in the shade by the lake and relax while you enjoy your food and spirits.

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 #IMomSoHard Live: Mom’s Night Out Round 2 Tonight in Grand Prairie

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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Looking for something fun to do tonight? Head to Groupon and take your friends to #IMomSoHard Live: Mom’s Night Out Round 2 at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Grand Prairie! Just $21 Each!!

#IMomSoHard: Mom’s Night Out Round 2

  • #IMomSoHard Is: A hugely popular Facebook web series, hashtag, and Instagram account in which two best friends share harrowing and hilarious tales of the foibles of motherhood while guzzling wine, mimosas, or chardonnay in their children’s playroom. The act has racked up over 400,000 Facebook fans, and scored over 30 million views.
  • The Moms: Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, two lifelong best friends who have been performing, teaching, and writing comedy for a combined 42 years, and who each have two small children (and two regular sized husbands) that inspire their series.
  • What the Show is Like: Expect gut-busting tales from the motherhood trenches—delivered with the casual chemistry that has made the series a hit—and a feeling akin to sharing a bottle of wine with your two besties, or your favorite tipsy therapist.

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!

2018 State Fair of Texas Starts This Friday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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The theme for the 2018 State Fair is “Celebrating Texas Innovation”- a nod to several of the world’s favorite creations that were introduced right here in the Lone Star State. Special activities will include concerts on the Main Stage and college football games. Daily activities include the Starlight Parade at 7 p.m. and the Illumination Sensation lights and fireworks show at 8 p.m.

TICKET PRICES: 
• General Admission: $18
• Kids under 48″ tall: $14
• Seniors 60 and over: $14
• Children 2 and under: Free
• Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and Oct. 18)

HOURS: State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Opening times and closing times vary for the midway and museums.

PARKING: Self parking is available on official State Fair lots for $15 per space.

Lewisville Western Days 2018

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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Friday, Sept. 28,  5 – 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Old Town Lewisville

Lewisville’s Western Days festival offers two days of great family fun, five stages of live music featuring Gary Allan and Randy Rogers Band, and western-themed activities for the whole family.

Admission is free with at ticket between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 admission fee applies to everyone except children 12 and under who are always free.

Use the navigation bar on the left to learn more about the festival.

Western Week Activities

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Movie in the Plaza: Rango

Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon, Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Employee Tamale Eating Contest
Market Street Tamales for sale

For additional information, please contact 972.219.3401.

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!