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Through Jan. 21 Jurassic Quest is a dinosaur adventure featuring more than 80 ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them, and even ride a few. In addition to realistic prehistoric scenes, there are lots of fun activities for kids of all ages: T-Rex and triceratops fossil digs, a "Dino Bounce" area with dinosaur-themed inflatable mazes, face painting, dino crafts, and much more. It takes place in the Automotive Building, 1010 First Ave. in Dallas., and the surrounding outdoor areas of Fair Park. Information: jurassicquest.com/dallas.

Through Feb. 28 Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo brings back a cool deal this winter, offering $7 admission Jan. 3 through Feb. 28. Though the temperatures may be chilly, guests can beat the crowds, bundle up and take advantage of indoor learning areas like the Herpetarium, Bug U!, the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, the Highland Hippo Hut and the Simmons Safari Base Camp. The Zoo's winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And remember, children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.


Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming shows include:
Jan. 19-21 Daddy Long Legs The Musical
Feb. 8 Casablanca Movie Screening
Feb. 16-17 Ron White
Feb. 21 Rob Bell: The Holy Shift Tour
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Jan. 19 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! On Friday, Jan. 19, it's the annual DMA birthday celebration and a psychedelic evening exploring the world of Yayoi Kusama. Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information: www.dma.org.

Jan. 26-28 ZestFest is for anyone who appreciates the spicy side of life. Indulge in a fiery food experience as the spiciest exhibitors from around the country come together for a sizzling weekend of bold food. If you like it hot, this is the party for you: There will be cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of food samples. The zesty weekend takes place at the Irving Convention Center, 500 Las Colinas Blvd. W, Irving. Information: www.zestfest.net.

Jan. 27 The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action packed tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans. See them at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Jan. 27 The City of Irving's Frost Fest, a free winter festival presented by Whole Foods Market, returns this year to welcome rarely seen fluffy snow and an opportunity for fun activities. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at Cimarron Park, 100 Cimarron Trail. Come enjoy the cool side of winter weather - without the freezing rain and slick roads. Enjoy complimentary attractions, such as a petting zoo with reindeer display, a snow tubing hill (42" and taller), a snow play area, with fresh snow every 30 minutes, a giant inflatable maze and toboggan tunnel slide, and more! Infomation: www.cityofirving.org.

Jan. 27 Krewe of Orleans 4th Annual Mardi Gras Ball, which consistently delivers a heartbeat like no other to the city of Dallas, is at Centennial Hall, 1001 Washington Street in Fair Park. Entertainment includes Doug E Fresh, Cupid, Big Daddy DJ, NOLA Footwork "Second Line," Lady B & Something Special Dance Crew, DJ Frances Jaye, DJ Dr Phreeze and more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information: kreweoforleans.com.

Feb. 11 The 10th Annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade is set for Sunday, Feb. 11 and begins at 4 p.m. The parade starts at the corner of Windomere Avenue and Davis Street, goes through the Bishop Arts District and ends at Melba Street. Mardi Gras Oak Cliff is the largest and most diverse event held in Oak Cliff. From schools and churches to service organizations and neighborhoods, a representation from every facet of Oak Cliff is welcome and included in the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade! Information: www.mardigrasoakcliff.com.

Feb. 14-18 The 2018 DFW Auto Show returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. A much-anticipated annual event, the expo is the ideal opportunity for North Texans compare the styles and pricing of every major line – all under one roof. In just a few hours, you can browse more than half a million square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs. The convention center is at 650 S. Griffin St. Information: dfwautoshow.com.

Sundays Year-Round Head to Downtown Plano Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to buy locally grown produce and other goods at this new, year-round farmer's market located in the parking area of the Plano Municipal Center on Municipal Ave. and Ave. K. It's a short walk from the DART Rail Station. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

Saturdays Irving Farmers Market: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays. The market is designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market. Information: www.cityofirving.org.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Through Feb. 3 It's the adrenaline rush coming over a rider when the bucking chute cracks open. It's the seemingly endless hours devoted to practice and preparation and the goosebumps you get when leading the grand champion steer into the ring at the Jr. Sales of Champions. It's Buck, Sweat and Steers and it's right around the corner - Jan. 12 through Feb. 3 - at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Don't miss out on edge of your seat PRCA rodeo action, world-class livestock shows, kid-friendly exhibits, daily live music, a fun-filled carnival midway, daily shopping and more. This thing is legendary! The show is at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive. Information: www.fwssr.com.

Through Nov. 18 Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter's gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Information: www.cartermuseum.org.

The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information: www.fortworth.com.

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at: www.sundancesquare.com.

Denton:


Jan. 25-28 Lights, camera, action! The 4th annual Denton Black Film Festival will showcase movies and music over traditions, ideas and experiences passed down through generations. The festival focuses as "a platform for stories about black lives, black culture and black experiences to be shared, told and lived." The event will take place throughout the day from Thursday, January 25, to Sunday, January 28 in downtown Denton. Festival prices range from individual film prices of $8 to VIP all-access passes of $199 with a variety of options in between. Take Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to the various shows throughout the festival. Information: dentonbff.com.

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.

First Friday Denton First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects - for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods. Information: www.firstfridaydenton.com.

Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information: www.ghostsofdenton.com.

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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Special Offers with your DART Pass


Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information: dallaszoo.com.

Nasher Sculpture Center image Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information: nashersculpturecenter.org



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