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Sept. 30-Oct. 23 There's more fried food and more fun at the 2016 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30 through Oct. 23., and DART has more ways for you to "Celebrate Texas Agriculture."

Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26:
  • Extra Green Line trains between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends; all trips will feature 3-car trains;
  • Orange Line extended to Parker Road on all trips, weekdays and weekends;
  • Added Green and Blue line service after 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Extra buses on Routes 60 and 409 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair.
Available on the App Store (opens in a new window) Android App on Google Play (opens in a new window) Download the new GoPass app
DART and the State Fair of Texas are making it easier than ever to buy your 2016 general admission tickets to one of the finest fairs in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of riders have used GoPass to buy and display transit passes. You can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the same app. Show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass at the gates to get in. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll save two dollars on every fair ticket by using GoPass!

Activate your tickets the day of your visit to the State Fair of Texas
When approaching the gate, be sure to have your State Fair of Texas GoPass general admission ticket(s) activated and ready to be scanned

Oct. 1-2 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. Admission is free. The 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:

Oct. 1 Plano International Festival offers an array of ethnic cuisines, multicultural music and dance performances, cultural displays, crafts, games, children's activities, a Fitness and Wellness Fair and more. This cultural extravaganza is free and it takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Plano's Haggard Park, 15th St. and Ave. H. Information:

Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 12 Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI), in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, presents Movies in Main Street Garden. This free family-friendly film series is at Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street in the heart of Downtown. Coming up:
Oct. 1 Zootopia
Oct. 15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Oct. 29 Hocus Pocus
Nov. 12 Frozen
Festivities for each movie will start at 6:00 p.m., and the films will roll at sundown. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. Information:

Oct. 4 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, play games and win prizes. Lots of free family fun. The DART Police Headquarters at Illinois Station is at 2111 S. Corinth St.

Oct. 6 The 4th Annual Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK! event is back again on October 6th with a wine walk in Bishop Arts from 6 to 9 p.m. starting at 419 N. Bishop Avenue. Raising awareness and funds for the early detection of breast cancer - in Bishop Arts District and beyond! All proceeds raised will go to the Methodist Health System Foundation funding mammograms for those unable to afford them. The main event is from 6 to 9, and the party will go on through the month of October - including specials, once-in-a-lifetime offerings, discounts, give-aways, and a huge raffle. Information:

Oct. 7 First Friday Flicks presents Karate Kid. On the first Friday of each month through October, head over to Heritage Crossing, located at Sixth and Walnut streets in Downtown Garland, to enjoy a free outdoor movie. Enjoy a screening of Karate Kid on Friday, October 7. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Information:

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 events and performances include:
Oct. 8 Chris D'Elia
Oct. 30 Shine Dallas 2016
Nov. 1 Unelectable You
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
Oct. 13 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk presented by Plano Magazine. Held monthly on the second Thursday of April through November, the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops throughout the arts district while enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's favorite historic neighborhood. Information:

Oct. 14-16 The Boho Market at Dallas Farmers Market is a unique and special event this fall where you can shop a handful of The Boho Market's best makers alongside Dallas Farmers Market farmers and vendors. The event will be a three-day event starting at 5:00 p.m. Friday night. This special event will offer shopping, music, games, food, and drinks. Admission is free, but if able, please bring a canned good benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. The Boho Market at Dallas Farmers Market is at The Shed – Open-air Pavilion, 920 S. Harwood St. Information:

Oct. 15 Enjoy the 4th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information:

Oct. 15 The African Muzik Magazine Awards are set for October 15 at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters' Bruton Theatre, 1309 Canton Street. African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) is the sole award ceremony in Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous. Information:

Celebrate the grand opening of the Blue Line extension to South Oak Cliff!
Community Fun Day Celebrates New Blue Line Expansion

New destinations. New DART service. Discover where you now can go with the expansion of the Blue Line into South Oak Cliff. A Community Fun Day will take place at the new Camp Wisdom Station on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy food trucks, a trackless train, face painting and local music. Learn how to live healthier and prepare you for the next career opportunity.

Representatives from higher education institutions, including the University of North Texas at Dallas and Paul Quinn College, will be on site to engage with current and prospective students. The Blue Line extension provides improved DART service to an area of Dallas known as the Education Corridor.

"The DART Rail station on our campus will provide transformational access for our current and future students," UNT Dallas President Bob Mong said. "We serve an important student population in southern Dallas, many of whom count on reliable public transportation to get our growing campus."

The extension also provides Cedar Valley College students and staff a closer connection to the light rail system via the new DART Bus Route 555, which will connect to Camp Wisdom Station.

"Transportation is a primary issue for a lot of our students. Anything we can do to support them and help them get here to school in the easiest way possible, as well as connect them with the rest of North Texas is a good thing," said Eddy Rawlinson, executive dean of the college's Math, Science and Allied Health Office.

The first day of service is Oct. 24. DART will greet riders with treats at both UNT Dallas and Camp Wisdom stations from 4-9 a.m.

Oct. 22 The Bertrand Neighborhood Association's monthly market brings together the best local entrepreneurs to share their wares with you. Held on the 4th Saturday of every month, you'll see the community grow each month! Held across from True Lee Baptist Church, the market is set up at the corner of Scyene & Bertrand Ave. (now Robert L. Parish Sr. Ave.), across from the Hatcher Station. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information:

Oct. 28-30 Don't miss the Commemorative Air Force's World War II themed air show, CAF Wings Over Dallas. See dozens of WWII aircraft on the ground and in the sky, military vehicles, WWII veterans, re-enactors and more. The 2016 event commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and, and will feature a full scale battle reenactment of the Japanese attack using aircraft and pyrotechnics. The show is at the Dallas Executive Airport, 5303 Challenger Drive and across the street from the Red Bird Transit Center. Information:

Oct. 29 The City of Dallas and Verde Energy TX Present Movie Night On The Bridge with Hotel Transylvania. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and something to sit on for a fantastic movie under the stars on the Ronald Kirk Bridge and at the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway, 109 Continental Avenue in Downtown Dallas. The movie is free and open to the public. There will also be some of DFW's finest food trucks and vendors on hand. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Information:

Saturdays through Oct. 29 The Farmers Branch Market supports local vendors that want to share their passion and products with our community. We believe in creating an environment that promotes eating fresh, eating local and bringing people together in a fun environment. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, May 7 through October 29. Nestled under a canopy of Post Oak trees, the Farmers Branch Market is located at the Grove at Mustang Crossing. Information:

Through Nov. 13 A Time For Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign is on display at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm Street. It was the energy and optimism of Kennedy versus the experience and reputation of Nixon that resulted in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. This election year, The Sixth Floor Museum presents a new temporary exhibit, A Time for Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign, which showcases campaign memorabilia, photographs and film from the Museum's collection. This colorful look at the 1960 Kennedy campaign offers a timely exploration of presidential politics from a different era, connecting one historic election year to another through the lens of the incredible campaign of the youngest president ever elected. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Through Dec. 31 Don't miss Hidden Treasures: Celebrating 75 Years at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It's an exhibit unlike any other. Iconic artifacts from a teaching collection which has inspired generations. It's the best of our own history reimagined for this special anniversary exhibition. From period rooms showcasing life from a bygone era to anatomical models to Texas History artifacts and ceremonial masks from around the world, these are the collections that shaped our story. Admisson prices are: Adult $15, Junior (2-12) $11, Senior (65+) $13 and Members Free. Exhibit runs through Dec 31st. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information:

Through Feb. 12 American Photographs, 1845 to Now is on exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. This exhibit brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter's permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country's industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography's history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at photography's central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. Admission to the museum is free. Information:

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Oct. 16-Jan. 29 Monet: The Early Years. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet. Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist's career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris. Through the 1860s, the young painter - still in his twenties - absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley. The exhibit will be on view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:

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:


Denton Community Market Saturdays Apr. Through Nov. 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:

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:

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:

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:

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 or visit

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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:

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