Posts Tagged ‘around town’

FREE Dallas Symphony Orchestra – National Geographic: Symphony for our World Tickets

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hosting a National Geographic: Symphony for our World concert this weekend!

PLUS they are offering free tickets to this event. To get your free tickets use the promo code ELEPHANT, the tickets can be redeemed at either concert this weekend. There is no limit to the amount of tickets you can get for free.

Concert times:

Saturday, June 22nd 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23rd 2:30 p.m.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas TX 75201

FREE Allen Parks & Recreation Summer Sounds Concert Tonight

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Looking for something fun to do tonight? The second Allen Parks and Recreation Summer Sounds Concert Series performers have been billed as Dallas’ top Motown band!

The group Memphis Soul will be performing from 7-9 p.m. TONIGHT, June 10, outdoors in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheater.

Memphis Soul, will bring the best hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Frank Sinatra. (The group has even previously performed with musicians from Earth, Wind and Fire and The Supremes!)

Also, In-N-Out Burger will be providing FREE burger meals to the first 1,000 guests (limit of one burger meal per person, and you must be present in line to receive the meal), and Kona Ice will be available for purchase.

FREE to attend and open to all ages, ground blanket seating is preferred, so concert-goers of all ages can enjoy the best line of sight.

View more information and the full scheduled HERE.

Enter to Win Weekend Stay at Magnolia House, $750 Magnolia Market Gift Card + More

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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Now through June 25th, head to Magnolia for a chance to win a weekend getaway to Magnolia House plus a $750 Magnolia Gift Card + $2,000 in transportation costs!

Chip and Joanna Gaines first discovered Magnolia House in the historic town of McGregor, just 20 minutes outside of Waco. It was designed in Joanna’s classic style and sleeps up to eight comfortably. You can take a virtual tour of the house here!

Note that you can only enter once. Winners will be announced on June 26th on Magnolia’s social media channels.

Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas: The Physical City Going on This Week

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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Shape the future of Dallas through powerful ideas at the fifth annual Dallas Festival of Ideas. Since 2015, the city-wide event has aimed at shaping the city of the future by igniting, uniting and energizing Dallas residents. Join nationally known speakers and prominent local leaders as they present and discuss ideas to unite and energize the city. Be a part of “The Connected City.”

The 2019 event features a new look and incorporates the Dallas Book Festival into its programming. A celebration of books and authors will be the capstone event on Saturday of this first-ever Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas.

2019 schedule: 

— May 30 – Science in the City at UT Southwestern Medical Center, T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building, 6001 Forest Park Road. 
— May 31 – The Literary City at Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Road. 
— June 1 – Summer in the City at Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St. 
— June 1 – The Inspired City at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 

Presented by the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Institute, the Dallas Public Library and Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

National Trails Day~ Hike & Bike on Saturday, June 1st

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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Each year, on the first Saturday in June, American Hiking Society and the trails community invite those of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country.

Join Grapevine Parks and Recreation and go explore some of Grapevine’s most unique trails in our over 67-mile trail system. No registration required.

Wall-Farrar Trail

Take a walk and stretch your legs on the Wall-Farrar Nature Trail. Tucked away right off of William D. Tate and Highway 360 escape this National Trails Day into nature!

Big Bear Creek Trail

Looking for a long walk, hike or ride? You’ll never get bored on Big Bear Creek Trail! Spanning the southern side of Grapevine experience interpretive signs, a creekside overlook, picnic areas and so much more this National Trails Day!

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 Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted ticket to “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” at the Winspear Opera House beginning June 18th!

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 WNBA Dallas Wings

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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The Wings kick off the season at College Park Center with games against Minnesota, Connecticut, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Grab your discounted tickets at Groupon!

Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. vs. Minnesota Lynx
Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. vs. Connecticut Sun
Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. vs. Chicago Sky
Thursday, August 1, at 7 p.m. vs. New York Liberty
Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m. vs. Seattle Storm

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!

National Polka Festival at Downtown Ennis This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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A Memorial Day weekend tradition for 50-plus years, the Polka Festival is a three-day celebration of Czech heritage in Ennis, about 35 miles south of Dallas!

Get ready to dance with more than a dozen polka bands set to play. A Saturday morning parade kicks off a street fair with arts and crafts, festival food, a beer pavilion and plenty of activities for children to enjoy.

The weekend also includes a kolache-eating contest, King and Queen dance contest, and a country concert by Parker McCollum and special guest the Vandoliers.

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 Water-Park Admission With Souvenir Bottles at Bahama Beach Waterpark

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted water-park admission for Two, Four, or Six with Souvenir Bottles at Bahama Beach Waterpark in Dallas! Save up to 34% off!

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!

Movies in the Bark~ Sgt. Stubby at Bonnie Wenk Park Tonight

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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Celebrate the beginning of summer with a free movie in the park with your favorite four-legged friend! Movie starts at dusk in the amphitheater.

Movies in the Bark
Bonnie Wenk Amphitheater in McKinney
8:15 pm (dusk)

May 23rd – Sgt. Stubby (PG)

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 General Admission to World of Art Festival on June 29th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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Head to Groupon to get $10 General Admission for One to World of Art Festival on Saturday, June 29th! ($28.48 Value)

Guests don’t have to board a plane or train to see the world; rather, they can enter World of Art Festival. Here, participants create a platform for global performances, allowing for cultural exposure to participants. The event includes musical acts, performing arts, fashion shows, and even international food and drink vendors set up to fuel the curated global experience.

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Discounted Tickets to Larry the Cable Guy Tonight at 8PM

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Hurry over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Larry the Cable Guy tonight at 8PM at The Theatre 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 TLC with Special Guests on Aug 25th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get discounted tickets to TLC with Special Guests on August 25 at 7 p.m. at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving!

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!

Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Get Restoration For 30th Anniversary

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which features five tablets of Texas granite bearing the names of 3,271 Texans killed in action during the war in Vietnam and 156 missing in action, 54 remains recovered and 102 still missing, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on November 11th.

On May 14th, Fair Park First, Spectra, and The City of Dallas announced a significant restoration of the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park. The project, which will be paid for by the State Fair of Texas Fair Park Improvement Fund, and administrated by Spectra, is scheduled to be completed in time for the opening of the State Fair of Texas in late September.

The announcement coincides with the opening of Dallas Summer Musicals’ two-week engagement of the acclaimed musical Miss Saigon, a love story set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Members of the touring company of Miss Saigon will perform as part of the May 14 announcement event.

DETAILS:

The Vietnam War evokes feelings of patriotism and pain. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays honor to those Texans who served the United States in that hard-fought and heavily debated conflict.

Former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the memorial in 1989. Five tablets of Texas granite bear the names of Texans killed or missing in action, including nine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

A soothing waterfall flows alongside the memorial, which is familiarly known simply as, “The Wall.” Wreaths, bracelets, flowers, flags and other sentimental items are sometimes left next to the tablet bearing the name of a loved one.

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!

Ride DCTA Free When You ‘Bike to Work’ on Friday, May 17th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is joining the League of American Bicyclists and many organizations across the U.S. in celebrating Bike to Work Day by providing free rides all day to riders who bring their bikes on board select DCTA services on Friday, May 17.Bike to Work Day is an annual, nation-wide event that encourages people to try biking as a part of their commute during National Bike Month.

DCTA Services You Can Ride Free

Passengers who bring their bikes on board can ride the following DCTA services for free:

  • A-train Commuter Rail
  • Connect Bus (Denton and Lewisville)
  • Highland Village Connect Shuttle
  • Denton Enterprise Airport & Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand
  • University of North Texas (UNT) Campus Shuttles
  • North Central Texas College (NCTC) Campus Shuttles

Passengers who plan to transfer to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will need to purchase or have valid fare for that portion of their trip.

Simple DCTA Bike Tips

Riders can visit our website for tips on how to safely bring a bike on our busses or train. Most DCTA buses are equipped with a bike rack located on the exterior front of the bus. Passengers need to make sure the vehicle can safely accommodate a bicycle, then they will be allowed to ride DCTA free with the Bike to Work Day promotion.

For more information on DCTA’s Bike to Work Day free ride promotion, visit BikeDCTA.net.