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2019 Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum Going on Now

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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With the greatest views of the downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is hailed as one of the best picnic spots in North Texas, so Dallas Blooms celebrates with the theme, “Life’s A Picnic.”

Presented by IBERIABANK, the festival runs through April 7 and features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a stunning 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Flowers are another highlight of the festival with more than 100 varieties of spring bulbs and 500,000 blooms bursting with color. Every weekend, there’s live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn—the perfect place to picnic—to listen to the sounds of the best of the best party bands during Dallas Blooms. Each week also showcases one of the best picnic scenes throughout film.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12 during the Dallas Blooms Festival, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online.

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!

Digital Lottery For $10 Hamilton Tickets Starts Sunday March 31st

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Producer Jeffrey Seller, Dallas Summer Musicals, and Broadway Across America has announced a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (April 2) at Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.

Forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each!  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM CT on Sunday, March 31 for tickets to the Tuesday, April 2 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Use the official app for HAMILTON, now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/app).
  • You can also visit http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register.
  • The lottery will open at 11:00 AM CT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM CT the day prior to the performance.
  • Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM CT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
  • No purchase or payment necessary to enter or participate.
  • Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.
  • Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
  • Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM CT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM CT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
  • Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold. 

ADDITIONAL RULES

Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice.

Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.

Tickets for HAMILTON are currently on sale.  Patrons are advised to check the official HAMILTON channels and www.ticketmaster.com for late release seats which may become available at short notice.

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!

Pogo Pass Just $39.98 ~ Save On DFW Attractions SkyZone, Fort Worth Zoo, Hawaiian Falls & More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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You have probably seen or heard about Pogo Pass on MyDFWMommy.  If not it’s a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas.

PLUS right now you can get the Basic Pass which includes 12 venues for $19.98 with the coupon code: MYDFWMOMMY at checkout (Retail $24.98). Note: this pass does not include Sky Zone. You can view the attractions included HERE.

OR get the Standard Pass which includes 24 venues, Sky Zone included for $39.98 with the code: MYDFWMOMMY (Retail $49.98). You can view the attractions included HERE

For example if you wanted to head to the Fort Worth Zoo, Sky Zone and Hawaiian Falls, just three of the venues, your pass has already paid for it’s self!

This is truly one of the best deals in family entertainment out there. You’ll enjoy a FULL YEAR of admissions to places all over town (each place has their own details about how many times you get in with the pass).

Some things to know:

Each person needs their own pass

A different pass is needed for use in each city  (someone with a DFW Pogo Pass can’t use that in San Antonio, for example.  They would need a San Antonio Pogo Pass).

Firewheel Town Center and North East Mall Easter Photos, Bunny Breakfast & More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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Beginning March 29th the Easter Bunny will be available for photos and visits at Firewheel Town Center and North East Mall.

The Bunny Photo Experience begins March 29 and runs through April 21 at Firewheel Town Center and North East Mall. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Firewheel Town Center’s Bunny Photo Experience will be located in between Old Navy and Buckle, and North East Mall’s Bunny Photo Experience will be in Center Court.

Firewheel Town Center and North East Mall also provide opportunities for people with all spectrums of special needs and their families to enjoy this time-honored holiday tradition through a sensory-friendly Caring Bunny event in association with Autism Speaks. Caring Bunny will occur at Firewheel Town Center on Sunday, March 31 from 9-11 a.m. and at North East Mall on Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringbunny. Each property’s Bunny Photo Experience will also share the heart of the Easter Bunny by collecting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the season.

At each center’s Caring Bunny event, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):

Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event. Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called. Special activities geared toward the needs of guests during the ‘wait’ period.

The popular Pet Photo Night returns to the Easter Bunny Photo Experience at Firewheel Town Center and North East Mall this year. Many pet owners view their pet as an integral member of the family and are just as committed in caring for their pets as their human family members. Pet Photo nights are hosted after regular mall closing and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Pet Photo Night will be on Sunday, April 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Firewheel Town Center and Sunday, April 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at North East Mall.

Families are invited to enjoy Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, April 5 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at TGI Fridays – Firewheel Town Center. TGI Fridays will be serving scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, fresh mixed fruit, and tasty toast, alongside coffee, juice, milk, and soda. Space is limited so reserve your tickets today! Each $15 ticket includes admission to the event, breakfast provided by TGI Fridays, a Firewheel Easter Swag Bag, event-exclusive photo coupon, retailer offerings, and a special present for kids from the Easter Bunny, which he will deliver as he hops around to each table. Guests are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and no later than 9:25 a.m. to get checked in and seated.

Hop into spring at Firewheel Town Center’s fourth annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m in the Park. Come have fun with 92.1 Hank FM’s Party Patrol, bounce houses, balloon arts, face painters, arts and crafts and more! The Easter Bunny will kick off the annual Firewheel Town Center Easter Egg Hunt for children 5 and under at 1:30 p.m., followed by children ages 6 to 11 at 1:45 p.m., and children ages 12 and up at 2 p.m.!

Here’s the schedule:

Firewheel Town Center

Easter Bunny Photos: March 29 – April 21
Caring Bunny: Sunday, March 31 from 9-11 a.m.
Pet Photo Night: Sunday, April 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Breakfast with the Bunny: Saturday, April 5 from 9:30-11 a.m.
Easter Eggstravaganza: Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North East Mall

Easter Bunny Photos: March 29 – April 21
Caring Bunny: Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pet Photo Night: Sunday, April 14 from 6-7:30 p.m.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

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

Michaels FREE Daily S.T.E.A.M. Themed Events Through March 16th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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Through March 16th, head in to your local Michaels where they are hosting FREE Kids Club Sessions!

Note that you can sign up in-store or online or just drop into each event during the designated time. Plus, all supplies are provided at no cost to you!

Here are the activities of the day:

March 12th from 4-6pm: Pattern Necklace
March 13th from 4-6pm: Play-Doh 3D Structure
March 14th from 4-6pm: Perler Patterns
March 15th from 4-6pm: Crayola Watercolor Painting
March 16th from 1-3PM: Pinch of Luck Slime

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 40th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade Concert on March 16th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to 40th Anniversary Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade Concert on March 16th!

Check out this St. Patrick’s concert and parade featuring four bands covering 40 years of music from Pink, Nirvana, Prince, Guns n Roses, and more~

~VIP or general admission
~VIP ticket includes 4 free drink tickets, private restroom facilities, private area next to the stage and skip the line access.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. and the concert begins at 12:30 p.m.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

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

2019 Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum Starts Feb 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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With the greatest views of the downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is hailed as one of the best picnic spots in North Texas, so Dallas Blooms celebrates with the theme, “Life’s A Picnic.”

Presented by IBERIABANK, the festival runs from February 23 to April 7 and features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a stunning 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Flowers are another highlight of the festival with more than 100 varieties of spring bulbs and 500,000 blooms bursting with color. Every weekend, there’s live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn—the perfect place to picnic—to listen to the sounds of the best of the best party bands during Dallas Blooms. Each week also showcases one of the best picnic scenes throughout film.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12 during the Dallas Blooms Festival, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online.

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 Crunchy Spring Slime Event at Michaels on Feb 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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On February 23rd from 1pm – 3pm, head to your local Michaels with the kids where they can make Crunchy Spring Slime for FREE – no registration required!

All supplies will be provided, including pre-made slime that your kids can customize with colorful beads and glitter. 

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 Heart: Love Alive Tour on August 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted Tickets to Heart: Love Alive Tour on August 23rd at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas!

Just $20 per ticket for general 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!

El Centro College Students Display Designs Inspired by Broadway Musical ANASTASIA During Run at Dallas Summer Musicals

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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The El Centro College Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration class is very much like the TV show “Project Runway,” with students being tasked to create a project under the mentorship of a professional designer. For this semester’s challenge, El Centro College fashion design students collaborated with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) to create pieces inspired by the hit Broadway musical, ANASTASIA, which is coming to DSM on its first North American tour beginning Feb. 19.

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Single tickets for ANASTASIA, which will run at the Music Hall at Fair Park from Feb. 19 through March 3, are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org, with prices starting at $25 (subject to change). Tickets 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. Groups of 10 or more get concierge service and may receive a special discount on their tickets. To book a group, please call (214) 426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

 

For more information about El Centro College’s fashion design program, visit https://www.elcentrocollege.edu/cd/dcc/design/fdesign/pages/default.aspx

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 ZZ Top with Special Guests Bad Company & Cheap Trick on May 17th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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Head to Groupon to get discounted tickets to ZZ Top with Special Guests Bad Company & Cheap Trick on May 17th!

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 FREE Crunchy Spring Slime Event February 23rd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Mark your calendars for another fun FREE slime event! Saturday, February 23rd from 1PM-3PM, where you can head into your local Michaels store for a FREE Crunchy Spring Slime Event!

During this free event, children can decorate pre-made slime with decorative mix-ins and ALL supplies will be provided including the slime.

Head over HERE for additional details and to see other upcoming classes.

FREE Michaels Slime Your Heart Out Event February 9th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 9th from 1PM-3PM, where you can head into your local Michaels store for a FREE Slime Your Heart Out Event!

During this free event, children can decorate pre-made slime with decorative mix-ins and ALL supplies will be provided including the slime.

Head over HERE for additional details and to see other upcoming classes.

Discounted Tickets to Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (March 29–30)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (March 29–30) at the Oak Point Park & Amphitheater in Plano!

KHYI Presents Texas Music Revolution and Rodeo

In addition to a live rodeo, the fest will feature a full lineup of Texas–based musical acts, including:

  • Robert Earl Keen: a legendary Texas singer-songwriter with charms audiences with Americana tunes laden with rich storytelling and whimsy—expect to hear favorites like ”Gringo Honeymoon,” and Five Pound Bass”
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers: The Refreshments’ frontman Roger Clyne, best known for the hit single “Banditos” and the theme song to King of the Hill, and his refreshed lineup of Peacemakers deliver tequila-soaked southern rock.
  • Junior Brown: Armed with his signature double-neck hybrid of an electric and steel guitar, this country-western legend picks through honky-tonk tunes like ”My Wife Thinks You’re Dead” and “Highway Patrol.”

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!

$10 Admission to DFW Auto Show March 27-31

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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Hurry over to Living Social today to get $10 Admission to DFW Auto Show running March 27-31!

See the latest cars, trucks, and SUVs from most major auto manufacturers in an expo spread over 650,000 square feet at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center!

Plus, save an extra 20% off with promo code SAVE.

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!