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Sept. 18-21 Come help Addison celebrate the most authentic Oktoberfest outside of Munich! Join more than 70,000 fans of polka, German food, and Paulaner Bier, in Addison's spectacular Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr. for four days of music, schnitzel, folk dancing, sing-alongs, children's entertainment, and more! Information: www.addisontexas.net.


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 performances include:
Sept. 18 Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule
Sept. 28 The Dallas Mavericks Foundation Presents: Aloe Blacc & Mark Curry
Oct. 26 Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour
Oct. 29 America's Test Kitchen Live!
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.com.
Sept. 19 Join in the Dallas Arts District's annual Fall Block Party. The Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art will all be open until midnight. Events around the DMA's newest exhibition Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne are planned. 'Til midnight at the Nasher features a concert by Goodnight Ned and a screening of The Great Gatsby (PG-13). Foods trucks will also be on hand to sell food and beverages. Information: thedallasartsdistrict.org.

Sept. 19-21 Forty five hot-air balloons will take to the sky for the 2014 Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Sponsored by InTouch Credit Union, the three-day festival attracts more than 95,000 visitors annually to witness the colorful splendor across the Plano sky. The 35th Annual Plano Balloon Festival features five balloon launches at 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19), and 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 20) and Sunday (Sept. 21). Visitors can experience breathtaking views of the illuminated balloons against the dark sky during morning and evening balloon glows. Information: www.planoballoonfest.org.

Dallas Salsa Fest Sept. 20 This September, Dallas Salsa Fest is a free event held in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market to bring a celebration of one of Texas' greatest contributions to the food world, Chips and Salsa. It's a take over of Crowdus St. at Elm St. with live music, local beer, the usual fair of diverse vendors, and, of course, lots and lots of salsa from local restaurants and salsa producers. Munch on some chips, buy some local art, enjoy the music, and come out Saturday, September 20th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to vote for your favorite salsa in Dallas! Information: salsafestdallas.com/.

Downtown Garland Sept. 20 Come down to Historic Downtown Garland for the Marketplace every 3rd Saturday of the month from April to September. The public is invited to the Downtown Square, corner of 6th and Main Street for growers, produce, vendors and food. This is a great opportunity to support local artisans, craftsman, growers, and merchants. The Marketplace is produced by Eventive Marketing Solutions and benefits the Good Samaritans of Garland. Information: visitgarlandtx.com.

Sept. 26 The 2014 State Fair of Texas kicks off with an Opening Day Parade downtown. The prestigious United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps ushers in the Opening Day Parade on Friday, September 26, under the shadow of downtown skyscrapers at Main Street and Houston Street. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the music along the streets of Dallas! The parade is on Main Street starting at noon. Information: bigtex.com.

Sept. 26-Oct. 19 The State Fair of Texas is "Deep in the Heart of Texans". Find out why for yourself as DART Rail carries you directly to the gates of big exhibits, live entertainment, livestock shows, arts and crafts contests, spine-tingling Midway rides, and of course, great food. It's all at Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Information: bigtex.com.

Sept. 26-Oct. 19 Canstruction® is a competition where teams of architects, engineers and students design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned foods, which are then displayed as magnificent sculpture exhibits. At the 2014 State Fair of Texas, more than 35 can creations will go on display as a giant art exhibition. Since contestants from both the Dallas and Fort Worth regions will be competing, constructions will be set up in two different areas of the building to distinguish between the two cities. The exhibit will be held in the Science Place building and will be on display daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: bigtex.com/canstruction.

Sept. 26-28 INDEX is a 'day-party style' indoor/outdoor event that takes place in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. The event features two outdoor stages and utilizes all of the premier venues located on legendary Elm Street - including Trees, Club Dada, Three Links & the Prophet Bar - for a total of nine stages. Over the weekend the two outdoor stages will feature more than 22 acts with over 60 additional acts performing at the various indoor venues. There will also be food trucks, beer gardens, craft vendors and several featured restaurants participating in ways that provide the event with additional vibrancy and texture. Information: index-festival.com.

Sept. 27 The annual Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus Harvest Fest Health Fair will feature health screenings; discounted flu shots; workshops in nutrition, cooking and diabetes; as well as live music, baile folklorico, zumba and more. The fair takes place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Pleasant Grove Campus grounds at 802 S. Buckner Blvd. Information: eastfieldcollege.edu/pleasantgrove.

Sept. 27 ExxonMobil Science Day at the Dallas Zoo is a festival-style event in which local teachers, along with all zoo guests, have the opportunity to participate in real, hands-on science and research. Workshop attendees can meet and talk to scientists, attend special workshops and enjoy the zoo. The Dallas Zoo is at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information: dallaszoo.com.
  • Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
  • Buy your general admission and transit pass combo to Science Day at the Dallas Zoo:
    Buy your Zoo ticket and transit ticket combo pass through the GoPass app for $13.00, which is a 35-percent discount versus buying the tickets individually! The Zoo ticket is valid for September 27 only and can be redeemed any time that day. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to learn more about GoPass.

Sept. 28 The 8th Annual Fiesta Latinoamericana is presented by the DFW International Community Alliance. This free, family-friendly cultural celebration features two stages of music and dance, children’s workshops, a parade of nations, and a host of interactive activities. The festival will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. Information: www.dfwinternational.org/FiestaLatinoamericana.

Oct. 4-5 Cottonwood Art Festival features local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk - and a juried art show featuring works from approximately 240 national artists. There will be plenty of food, spirits and children’s activities in a scenic setting. The free festival happens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday in Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. at Coit Road. Information: cottonwoodartfestival.com.

Oct. 7 DART National Night Out hosted by the DART Police at Illinois Station is an annual event of the nationwide Neighborhood Watch program. NNO promotes involvement in local crime and drug prevention activities, strengthens police-community partnerships, and encourages neighborhood camaraderie. Come out and join us from 6 to 8 p.m. and meet your DART Officers, dance with Radio Disney, play games and win prizes. Lots of free family fun. The DART Police Headquarters at Illinois Station is at 2111 S. Corinth St.


Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville


Fort Worth:


Safari Shuttle Saturdays, May 24 through October 25, 2014 The T's Safari Shuttle bus will run from The T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo Saturdays from May 24 through October 25.

Trolley Boarding Times
The Safari Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the shuttle to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Return trips from the Zoo board every 30 minutes.

ITC Station To Fort Worth Zoo: first trip is 9:30 a.m., last trip is 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Zoo to ITC Station: first trip is 10:00 a.m., last trip is 7:00 p.m.
Shuttles operate every 30 minutes until the last trip of the day.

Fort Worth Zoo visitors arriving from Dallas and the Mid-Cities by the TRE may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE Regional day pass or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.

Information: 817-215-8600 or www.the-t.com.

Kimbell Art Museum Oct. 19-Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture - Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir - will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne's Portrait of Gustave Geffroy and Woman with a Coffee Pot; Degas's Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes and L'Absinthe; and Renoir's Portrait of Claude Monet and Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano. The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information: www.kimbell.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.

Denton and Lewisville:


Denton Community Market Saturdays through Nov. 29 Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.

Sept. 20 North Texas vs. Nicholls State football. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Texas Athletics department (UNT) and the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to provide complimentary transportation services via DCTA special event shuttle services for North Texas home games during the 2014-2015 football season. It's simple to ride the new Mean Green Game Day shuttle. Passengers hop on the A-train, arrive at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC, to the Mean Green Tailgating Village and pedestrian bridge that leads to Apogee Stadium. The buses will also stop at locations along the Downtown Denton Square so passengers can take a break for dining, drinks and shopping before or after the football games. Information: www.meangreengameday.net.

Western Days Festival Sept. 26-27 Lewisville's Western Days. The Western Days festival - September 26 and 27 - will showcase the history and spirit of the west and encourage attendees to find the cowboy in them through themed events, attractions, food, shopping, and entertainment. Three festival stages will feature national and regional live country music and entertainment while festival-goers partake in the unique arts and crafts vendors, gunfight re-enactments, trick ropers, world tamale eating championship, car shows, kids stick horse rodeo and korral playland rides area, face painters and more. Information: www.lewisvillewesterndays.com.
  • Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Old Town Station.
  • Note: Last northbound A-train service from Old Town Station to the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) is 10:40 p.m. on Fridays and 11:16 p.m. on Saturdays. The last southbound A-train service from Old Town Station to the Trinity Mills Station is 11:37 p.m. on Fridays and 12:15 a.m. on Saturdays (early Sunday morning).

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 cvad@unt.edu or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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Special Offers with your DART Pass


Koala Walkabout Meet the only koalas in Texas - Kobi and Tekin - at the Koala Walkabout at the Dallas Zoo. The exhibit features koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, and lorikeets (in an interactive feeding aviary!). 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.



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