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Through Feb. 29 Enjoy Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo. Now through Feb. 29, admission is just $8 per person! Bundle up and take advantage of this cool deal. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway and is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Information:
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Jan. 24-26 ZestFest showcases some of the spiciest foods around, all under one roof, with exhibitors coming from around the country with thousands of piquant samples. You'll find lots of mom-and-pop shops, along with big industry names. Check out cooking demos from celebrity chefs such as Jon Bonnell, proprietor of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine and expert on wild game; Shaun O'Neale, Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX; and more. Get carnivorous at Eddie Deen's Roasted Pig and BBQ Dinner. Be brave, and test your mettle at the Fiery Food Challenge, the Atomic Wing Challenge and more. Irving's annual celebration of all things hot and fiery happens at Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 Las Colinas Blvd. W. Information:

Jan. 31-Feb. 2; Feb. 6-9 Dallas Boat Expo is where you can see the latest models of marine accessories and boats all in one place. The event will feature more than 600 new boats, from runabouts and family cruisers, to fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons and sailboats. You'll get your first look at next-generation boats, technologies and products. The expo happens at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. Information:

Feb. 1 Shop Small Saturday happens on the first Saturday of each month in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Check out the quaint neighborhood's array of boutiques, shops and restaurants from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The town square is the district's center, and it's located at 1100 S. Broadway St. Information:

Feb. 3-4 Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science features a giant spinning wheel with a dozen demonstrations on it. Optical illusions, chemical reactions, a homemade hovercraft - each is fantastical in its own way. Wherever the wheel stops, that's what's next in this one-of-a-kind show. Will the "doktor" make a rocket out of a water bottle? Electrocute a pickle? Create artificial gravity? No two performances are the same - and there are three of them, over the course of two days, at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Feb. 22 The Harlem Globetrotters return to American Airlines Center with their Pushing The Limits World Tour at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. You'll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

Sundays Kids in the Cliff is a cool storytelling series for kids in Bishop Arts District. Every Sunday morning at The Wild Detectives, a 30-minute story time session becomes a portal of discovery, with a curated selection of books awaiting kids and parents. Featured titles are read aloud – they are unique, beautiful, moving or witty, and may be grouped by theme. The weekly event begins at 11 a.m., and all ages are welcome. The Wild Detectives is at 314 West Eighth St. Information:

Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville

Fort Worth:

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:

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:

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Jan. 22-26 Denton Black Film Festival. Celebrate black filmmakers all day Wednesday, January 22, through Sunday, January 26, at the Margo Jones Performance Hall on the Downtown Denton Square. Join the festivities for short films by students, live music, an interactive expo, a comedy competition and more! Tickets start at $40. FREE rides will be available on all DCTA Denton Connect Buses and A-train for the Denton Black Film Festival with a code word "DBFF20". Please note: There is no service on Sunday. Information:

Feb. 7 First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville. Join the Main and Mill Association on Friday, Feb. 7 for First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville! From 6 to 10 p.m. on Main Street and in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, you'll find live music, art, food and drink specials, retail discounts, photo boots, yard games and more! Admission and parking are FREE. To celebrate and mingle with local vendors every first Friday of the month, ride the A-train to the Old Town Station to get there. Information:

First Friday Denton First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is the perfect place to experience Denton's unique and beautiful art scene. On Friday, Feb. 7, businesses on the Downtown Denton Square will have a variety of events and activities such as crafts, live music, shopping deals, fun games and more. Ride DCTA's A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) station to get there. Most activities will begin at 6 p.m. and end at either 9 or 10 p.m. Information:

Feb. 15 Lewisville Texas Tunes. Enjoy live music starting at 8 p.m. at the Medical City of Lewisville (MCL) Grand Theater. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Gary P. Nunn performs live on Saturday, February 15. Tickets start at $15. Ride DCTA's A-train to the Old Town station and take a short stroll to get to the MCL Grand Theater.

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:

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 [email protected] 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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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:

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