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May 28, 2013
Ride DART and TRE to Dallas area summer events
North Texans can start their staycations on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) when they head out to explore museums, animals, festivals and more! Saturday trips are an even better value, as one $10 Regional Day Pass delivers rides for two adults and up to four kids under 14. Saturdays only through August 17.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum
The Dallas Museum of Art presents an internationally touring exhibition of more than 120 objects exploring the human form through exquisite artworks exclusively from the British Museum's famed collection of Greek and Roman sculpture. Iconic marble and bronze sculptures, vessels, funerary objects, and jewelry are among the treasures that explore the human form, some dating back to the second millennium B.C.
May 26-Sept. 15
Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy
The Dallas Museum of Art commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by bringing together the works of art installed in the president's suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip in 1963.
June 1-Sept. 1
Katharina Grosse: Wunderblock
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents two new works created for the museum by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. For more than two decades, Grosse has been making large installations consisting of brightly colored acrylic paints sprayed onto walls, ceilings, piles of dirt, and sculpted Styrofoam and fiberglass shapes.
Opening daily June 7
Summer Adventures in Fair ParkÃ¯Â¿Â½
The State Fair of TexasÃ¯Â¿Â½ presents 18 acres of rides, games, stage shows, water play pools, fountains and more. Visitors will be among the first to climb aboard the Top o' Texas tower, the new 500-feet ride that provides a panoramic view of downtown Dallas and more.
Saturdays, June 8-July 27
Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo
Stay at the Zoo past sundown on Saturdays this summer from 5-9 p.m. There will be music, animal encounters and other great surprises. Come early or come late for one great price.
June 14-16, 21-23
Singin' in the Rain
Garland Summer Musicals presents this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy set in 1920's Hollywood during the early days of sound film. Performances are at the Granville Arts in downtown Garland.
June 15, July 20, Aug 17
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Every third Saturday, chill out on the streets of Deep Ellum. The family friendly experience features live and local music, handmade crafts, vintage stuff, food from local vendors and market-day specials at neighborhood bars and restaurants.
Taste of Dallas in Fair Park
More than 60 of Dallas' top restaurants offer tastings from their menus for $1-$3. Stroll through the culinary area inside the Automobile Building featuring local chef demonstrations, the Taste of the Town indoor tasting experience, the Taste Tavern with beer, wine and spirit samplings, The Sweet Factory, a huge culinary marketplace, live music and plenty for the kids to do.
July 31-Aug. 11
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyÃ¯Â¿Â½ presents Dragons
The Greatest Show On EarthÃ¯Â¿Â½ comes to the American Airlines Center as myth and majesty share the arena during this must-see family event.
Through July 21
Ed Ruscha: Made in California
The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth showcases lithographs created by Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha, known for his Pop Art approach using images featuring single words suspended in space.
Saturdays, through Oct. 26
The T's Safari Shuttle to the Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo visitors arriving by Trinity Railway Express may ride the Safari Shuttle from the downtown Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Station free of charge with their TRE Day Pass or with a weekly, monthly or annual Regional pass. The Safari Shuttle leaves on the hour and half-hour from Bus Bay A adjacent to the TRE platform.
Information: 817-215-8600 or www.the-t.com.
June 16-Sept. 8
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes
Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum explores the Wari accomplishment through some 140 artworks in all major media in which they worked - polychrome ceramics, ornaments made of precious metals or colorful mosaics, sculptured wood and stone objects, and textiles of striking complexity. The Wari civilization formed in the wake of a late-sixth-century drought that ravaged the central Andean region of what is today Peru and parts of adjacent countries.
Saturdays through Nov. 30
Denton Community Market
Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m.at the Denton County Historical Park located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. near downtown Denton.
June 6, 13, 20, 27
Twilight Tunes in downtown Denton
Thursday nights, the Denton Main Street Association presents its award-winning concert series 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your friends and family, get a meal-to-go from one of the many downtown eateries, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy an evening of great live music as the sun sets over downtown Denton. The 2013 series offers an eclectic assortment of music from some of the best local bands in the Denton area. Admission is free. The concert is held on the east lawn of the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, located at 110 W. Hickory St.
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