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DART to Special Events
Through Oct. 31 The 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, features 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from THE pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. There is a new pumpkin village location just behind Jonsson Color Garden. Long-time visitors will likely remember the Lakeside Exhibit Area as the former home to Texas Pioneer Adventure. This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia. The signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 60 to Garland @ Lakeland
Oct. 28 Join in for an intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead also known as Día de los Muertos at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Festivities include tapas and dessert, elotes, a signature cocktail, aguas frescas, cinnamon hot chocolate, traditional décor, music, education about the holiday, and honoring the deceased. The festivities also include a stroll throughout the Farmers Branch Historical Park with altars at several of the historic structures as you "encounter" spirits from the past. Information: www.facebook.com/HistoricalPark.
Oct. 29 Movie Night: Coco. Join in for a free outdoor movie in the heart of Downtown at Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main Street. And enjoy the interactive art installation, Passage, while you're there. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/DtownDallasInc.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then a short walk to Main Street Garden Park
Oct. 29 View a free screening of Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Two bumbling private eyes help a man, wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible, to clear his name in this comedy classic movie! Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required. Information: garlandtx.gov.
Oct. 29 Edgy, provocative and hilarious, Penn & Teller have been captivating live audiences since 1975 when their show originally opened. This show will be a culmination of years of on-stage experience mixed with innovative and creative twists to be enjoyed by long-time patrons and new fans alike. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.
Oct. 30 The Dallas Día de los Muertos parade is an exciting tradition for the City of Dallas. The parade and festival will begin and end at Dallas City Hall, from 2-10 p.m., while the parade is from 6-7 p.m. Join in for an evening filled with live music, a beautiful parade, delicious concessions, fun arts & crafts, and so much more! New for this year will be an after party with AT&T Discovery District. Information: www.visitdallas.com.
Oct. 30 The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market returns with local one-of-a-kind artists, vendors, music and amazing food offerings. The market is held Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at 100-199 N. Crowdus Street. Information: www.facebook.com/DeepEllumMarket.
Oct. 30 Ghost Town (If You Dare!) is set for Saturday, October 30 from 4-7 p.m. Ghost hunt on the Square and celebrate Halloween in Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway Street. Grab some candy, make a craft, and participate in a free mini-pumpkin giveaway. Most importantly, wear your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest. Contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Stick around for a showing of the classic Hocus Pocus (1993), PG at sunset. Information: cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.
Oct. 31 CityLine Movie Nights are here. In partnership with Jasper's, CityLine brings you the halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. Join us in the Plaza on Sunday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. for a free showing of Hocus Pocus. Jasper's will be in the plaza selling movie-themed drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as a selection of menu items. Or you can pick up food and drinks to-go to bring back to the plaza to enjoy during the movie. Information: citylinedfw.com.
Nov. 1 The Día de los Muertos tradition continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Downtown Garland Square. Join honoring past loved ones at this free event with performances by Los Matachines, various Garland Independent School District and I.L. Texas student performances from mariachi to ballet folklorico and more! There will be face painting, bounce house, kids' crafts and altar displays as well. Information: garlandtx.gov.
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 movies, musicals and comedy shows include:
|Nov. 1||Bianca Del Rio: Sanitized|
|Nov. 7||Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
Nov. 5-7 Nothing brings out the passion, performance and profound creativity from chefs and award-winning cooks like the World Food Championships. More than 1,500 grand champions will bring their best to Dallas to dazzle, to impress and ultimately - to beat the best in this one epic Food Sport event! The experience is amazingly unique and one that every foodie can find the perfect way to devour. The World Food Championships take place at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. Information: www.worldfoodchampionships.com.
Nov. 5 Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, is bringing his Back to Abnormal World Tour to American Airlines Center on Friday, November 5 at 8 p.m. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line and Orange Line and TRE to Victory Station
- Via DART Bus Route 749 (Stemmons-Design District Service)
Nov. 6 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
Nov. 6 The City of Carrollton's FREE annual Festival at the Switchyard will return to Historic Downtown on Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with something for music lovers, fried food fans, shopaholics, and kiddos of every age to enjoy. The musical lineup will bring a varied collection of musical talent and family fun to the Downtown Square, 1106 S. Broadway Street. Artists include headliner rock band Blue October with opener alt-rock band Dishwalla, along with upbeat soul band Tomar at the FCs, Heart tribute Even It Up, Latin-inspired band Canta Rhythm and Brass, Garth Brooks tribute Shameless, Chicago Tribute Authority, and JPGR: A Beatles Tribute. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Nov. 6 Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester. Hasan Minhaj has earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. A first generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in November 2014. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year and remained on the show through August 2018. See him live at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.
Nov. 12 CityLine and The Boho Market bring a new kind of shopping experience to Richardson on the second Friday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m., the CityLine Night Market. Support local makers and vendors with more than 30 booths in CityLine Plaza featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music to enjoy while you shop. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge, and discover the treasures of The Boho Market. Information: citylinedfw.com.
Nov. 12-13 The 9th annual Big Texas Beer Fest takes place over a 2 day period on November 12-13, 2021. The event takes place at the Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Ave. Featured at the festival will be 110+ breweries and 500+ beers. Big Texas Beer Fest is well-known as the festival to go to for exclusive and rare beers, one-offs and special firkins. Information: www.bigtexasbeerfest.com.
Nov. 13 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland. Featured are local vendors that specialize in Farm Fresh Foods, Vintage, Repurposed, Upcycled, and Hand Crafted Goods. Information: facebook.com/TheUrbanMarketTX.
Nov. 13 Saturdays on the Square presents Cocoa for Coats. Join in once again for an evening of giving back. Bring your lightly worn coats and winter garments to the Square as Carrollton partners with Metrocrest Services to swap your coat for a warm cup of cocoa. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Nov. 13 The Secret Society Club and Plano Stages presents Underground Movement Festival Vol. 5. An event that brings the culture of hip-hop movement from underground. This is a free all-ages, family-friendly event. Competitors entry fee is $10 per dancer/per format. MCs are Victor Triple T and Cho-One and the DJ is Vince "Kidfunkadelic" Escano. Formats are 2vs2 Bboy/BGirl Battle and 2vs2 Allstyle. The festival is held at McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th Street in downtown Plano. Information: www.facebook.com/PlanoArts.
Nov. 18 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. This event is free and open to the public. Just RSVP through the Eventbrite link and an exclusive event bag will be reserved for you. Start your stroll at the Landmark Museum, 393 N 6th Street, to get your wristband, tote bag and map. Return to the Landmark Museum at 8 p.m. after visiting each location to enter for a raffle prize. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
2021 Addison After Dark. Nights under the stars in Addison have never been better. Addison's specialty entertainment series brings a fresh perspective on outdoor fun in Addison Circle Park. Enjoy free events starting at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, April through November (September features Addison Oktoberfest, Sept. 16-19). Each month focuses on a different theme, offering a variety of activities, live music, food trucks, and unique experiences. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the theme, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready for an unforgettable night out in Addison.
- Nov. 20 - Harvest Hootenanny
Celebrate fall and get your hootenanny on with live music from the Bodarks. Grab a bite from a gourmet food truck, visit the petting zoo, get your airbrush tattoo and take a scenic trip on our hayride.
- Via Addison Transit Center, then a short walk
Nov. 27-28 The Boho Market at Klyde Warren Park. Come join in on Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th for The Boho Market at Klyde Warren Park to support some of the best local makers, curators and artisans our communities have to offer. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. Information: www.facebook.com/thebohomarketplace.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station, then about an 8-minute walk
- Via M-Line Trolley
Dec. 4 The 2021 Toyota Dallas Holiday Parade returns on Saturday, December 4th at 10 a.m. to Commerce Street in downtown Dallas. The Dallas Holiday Parade has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout North Texas and coast to coast. While the parade is free to the public, a limited number of bleacher seats are available for sale. Information: dallasholidayparade.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, Akard Station and West End Station
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to EBJ Union Station and Convention Center Station
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to EBJ Union Station
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming comedy shows include:
|Dec. 11||Chelsea Handler|
March 3-Dec. 31, 2022 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information: www.bushcenter.org.
- A message from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will close indefinitely at 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, March 13, 2020. Updates will be available on bushcenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then Museum Express (Route 743) or SMU Express (Route 768) to the SMU campus
Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville
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.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
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.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 10, 15 and 46 to Sundance Square
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton and Lewisville:
Saturdays Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, April through November. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the market.
- Please note: The last A-train departs the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) at 11:40 p.m. on Saturdays.
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.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
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.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
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.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then DCTA Connect Route 7.
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.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: For the health and safety of our staff, guests, and animals, we have made significant changes to the ticketing and entry process, as well as our daily operations. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
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
- A Message from the Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is now open. Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station