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Through Feb. 17 Rainbow Vomit, is an interactive art experience in technicolor. Immerse yourself in art, light, and sound. A 2,600-square foot space in Exposition Park has been transformed with more than 20 unique photo opportunities, massive touchable elements ranging from superheroes to unicorns, and other striking visuals and colors that seem to have exploded out of a comic book - hence the exhibit's name. The one-of-a-kind art adventure takes place at 3609 Parry Ave. Information:

Feb. 15 Dallas' Best Tacos & Margaritas Tour, presented by Dallas Bites!, is just what you might guess: an awesome sampling of unique gourmet tacos and authentic street tacos (including one dubbed "Best in America" by Bon Appetit), and the best margaritas the city has to offer. The tour on Feb. 15 includes a live music component. The tour provides motorcoach transportation to the various venues. The starting and ending point is Desperados Mexican Restaurant, 4818 Greenville Ave. - just a quarter of a mile from the DART Rail station. Information:

Feb. 15 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information:

Feb. 22 Patton Oswalt has been one of the funniest stand-up comedians around for decades, and has racked up an impressive list of film and television credits. He comes to the Majestic Theatre to deliver his powerful, emotionally charged brand of comedy for one evening only. The Majestic is located at 1925 Elm St. in Dallas. Information:

Feb. 23 DFW Kid's Directory Summer Camp & Activities Expo makes it easy to find the summer camp that's right for you and your child. More than 40 of the area's top summer camps (both day and overnight) will be on hand, giving you the opportunity to get information on a wide variety of options - many of which you might not have even known about. You can avoid being wait-listed, secure your child's spot, receive discounts, and even get several chances to win a free summer camp. The expo takes place at Moody Coliseum, 3009 Binkley Ave. on the SMU campus. Information:

Feb. 23 Mardi Gras Texas Style is a heck of a party, with 20 of the hottest Texas bands on five stages, Mardi Gras-themed food and cocktails, special guests and more. This one-day event in Fair Park is one you don't want to miss! The event takes place at the Automobile Building in Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. - right on the Esplanade and very convenient to the DART Rail station. Information:

Feb. 23-April 7 Dallas Blooms has more than 100 varieties of spring flowers, and total of 500,000 blooms on the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum. This year's theme is "Life's A Picnic." There's an incredible topiary depicting a picnic tableau, and each week the festival showcases classic picnic scenes from the movies. You can sample recommended picnic wines at Wine Down Wednesdays, check out live music every weekend, and much more. Dallas Arboretum is at 8525 Garland Road. Information:

March 2 Carrollton's TEXFest is a free event with local craft beers, live Texas music, food, a real longhorn, Western comedy shows, and the chance to test your cowboy skills on a free mechanical bull. What better way to celebrate Texas Independence Day? Break out your boots and your big ol' belt buckle, and head to the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway St.) from 3-9 p.m. Information:

March 8-10 North Texas Irish Festival is one of North Texas' great yearly events. One of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., the family-friendly celebration of all things Irish and Celtic features live music, dancing, storytelling, and chef demonstrations on 13 stages throughout Fair Park. There are also horse shows, sheepherding demonstrations, beer and whiskey tasting, and lots more. Fair Park is at 1121 1st Ave. Information:

March 15 The Quiet Man is a classic, and the City of Garland is showing it for free. This is your chance to see John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara on the big screen. In addition to free admission, popcorn, candy, soda and water will be only $2 each. The event happens at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, 521 State St. in Downtown Garland. Information:

90s Rewind is a fun program at Angelika Film Center Dallas that's just what it sounds like. The first Monday of every month through the end of the year, the popular theater winds back the clock to the 1990s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • April 1: Fight Club
  • May 6: Clueless
  • June 3: Thelma & Louise
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information:

Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Through Aug. 4 55 Years: President Kennedy on Magazine Covers 1963-2018 is a temporary exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in remembrance of the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death. The exhibit features a broad representation of popular magazine covers from the last five decades. This captivating visual timeline of President Kennedy's image reflects his lasting imprint on the nation, and pays tribute to his life and legacy. The Sixth Floor Museum is at 411 Elm St. 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 and Denton

Fort Worth:

Bernardo Bellotto, 'Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, Above the Augustus Bridge,' 1747, oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo by Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut
Bernardo Bellotto, Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, Above the Augustus Bridge, 1747, oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo by Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut
Through April 28 The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony displays the great view painter's artist's breathtaking depictions of the Dresden - one the greatest cities of 18th-century Europe - and its environs. Most are more than eight feet wide. These grand, comprehensive works are on loan to the Kimbell Art Museum from the Dresden State Art Collections in Germany. The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:

Endion (Remington's Home at New Rochelle), 1908 Through Sept. 8 Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East shifts the focus from the artist's popular Western imagery to his less familiar Eastern subjects. This special exhibition at the Sid Richardson Museum, on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, expands the context of Remington's work and talent. The museum is at 309 Main St. 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:

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:

Denton and Lewisville:

Feb. 16 Denton Black History Month Celebration. Join the city of Denton in honoring Black History Month with the city's annual celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the MLK Jr. Rec Center. The festivities include a free health fair, gospel music and a guest speaker. You can ride DCTA's A-train and transfer to the agency's Denton Connect Route 2 to the MLK Jr. Rec Center to participate in all the festivities! The event is free, including a Zumba class which starts at 11:30 a.m., so come ready to dance the day away! Information:
  • Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center.
  • Note: To ensure a smooth trip back, please keep in mind the last Denton Connect Route 2 bus leaves the MLK Jr. Rec Center at 6:46 p.m. on Saturdays. Then you can hop on the next A-train departing Downtown Denton at 7:52 p.m. or hang around Denton and catch one of the later trains.

March 7-10 34th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival is a three-day event featuring seasoned storytellers sharing tales around this year's theme: "One World: Many Voices. Many Tales." Yarn-spinners include Antonio Rocha, Josh Goforth and many more. There will be a Story Store, concessions and a Silent Auction from Friday morning until early Saturday evening. Saturday night is the Talespinner Party, with complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers. The event takes place in three venues: Women's Club Building, Emily Fowler Library and the Denton Senior Center. All are part of the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. in Denton (adjacent to Quakertown Park). It's only three short blocks north of the rail station. Information:

March 23 Texas Tunes: Lisa Loeb in Lewisville. The time has come - Texas Tunes is back! Get ready to sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful tunes, intricate strums and high notes that come with the unforgettable Texas Tunes concert series every year. The series continues on Saturday, March 23 when Lisa Loeb will perform two concerts, including a family-friendly matinee performance at 3 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theatre in Old Town Lewisville. For the evening show, Tier 1 tickets are $30, Tier 2 tickets are $20 and Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in-person for $15, so make sure you ride our A-train to Old Town Station to get to the event early and purchase tickets! 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 [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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