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Through Nov. 21 Autumn at the Arboretum is a spectacular show of color with 4,500 chrysanthemums, along with 150,000 stunning, fall-blooming plants, and the Pumpkin Village, which features more than 90,000 pumpkins and other gourds. The theme this year is "The Adventure in Neverland," and the Pumpkin Village will feature figures and scenes from the beloved book, Peter and Wendy. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8657 Garland Road in Dallas. Information:

Through Jan. 6 The Trains at NorthPark has delighted generations of Dallas families for decades. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the enchanting exhibit has more than 750 railcars running over nearly a third of a mile of elaborately configured tracks. Along the way, the trains pass cityscapes such as Dallas, New York and San Francisco; natural wonders such as New England's fall foliage and the Grand Canyon; and iconic scenes including Mount Rushmore and Route 66. NorthPark enter is located at 8687 North Central Expressway. 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, 2019 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:

Nov. 24, 25, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 12 Days of Holiday Beer features a dozen breweries, each joining the Dallas Arboretum for 12 different dates of festivities in the Val Late Garden. All of your local favorites will get their own chance to shine, including Petticolas Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Community Beer Company and many others. The Dallas Arboretum is at 8525 Garland Road. Information:

Nov. 24-25 The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new Fan Powered World Tour to Dallas over Thanksgiving weekend. After the game, the Globetrotters will stay for an autographs, photos and high-fives with fans. Expect basketball wizardry and action-packed family entertainment when the iconic team takes to the court for two games at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

Nov. 27 The 2018 Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center is becoming a Dallas holiday tradition. Sip hot cocoa, listen to holiday music and watch the lighting of the tree in the courtyard. You can also check out this year's special exhibit, Deck the Halls: Welcome All, which recreates the 2006 White House Christmas celebration. The Bush Center is at 2943 SMU Blvd. Information:

Dec. 1 Dallas Holiday Parade is a cherished tradition for many North Texas families, drawing crowds of more than 400,000. Catch the fun along Commerce, Harwood and Young streets. Information:

Dec. 1 Reliant Lights Your Holidays Concert & Fireworks Spectacular is an evening of holiday magic in the Dallas Arts District. Sammons Park will be lit up with dazzling LED lights to celebrate the season. There also will be kids' arts and crafts, photos with Santa, a gigantic fireworks show and performances by Sheila E. and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. The event is free, but you should reserve seats in advance. Sammons Park is part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and is located at 2403 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 1 Klyde Warren Park's Holiday Show & Tree Lighting is a free, festive day of family activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games, refreshments – and, for the first time, real snow. The day finishes off with a special live show featuring Christmas music and the annual tree lighting. Klyde Warren Park is at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas. Information:

Dec. 2 Donut & Beer Pairing is being jointly presented by two local favorites: Hypnotic Donuts and Four Corners Brewing Company. The event will feature four 10-ounce beers paired with four unique donuts. Think Hefeweisens, brown ales and barleywines, plus donuts you probably would never think of – such as a pretzel rod bread pudding pop. The tasty event takes place at the brewery, located at 1311 S. Ervay St. in the Cedars neighborhood. Information:

Dec. 2 Kiss Hunger Goodbye will be an attempt to make a Guinness World Record for "most couples kissing under mistletoe at a single location." There will be an official Guinness World Records judge on site (as well as a DJ and other special guests), and all proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The fun, charitable event is being presented by Jingle Bell Mistletoe at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway. Information:

80s 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 1980s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • Dec. 3: A Christmas Story
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information:

Dec. 8 The Urban Flea is Garland's Downtown market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques, handmade items and simply pretty things. Live music completes this experience in a Historic district surrounded by "Mom & Pop" shops and restaurants. A percentage of the proceeds from the event go towards Church @ the Square local mission. Information:

Dec. 8 CityLine Merry Market & Festival puts you in the holiday spirit with 25 local artists and vendors. From 12-7 p.m. in the plaza, there will be live music, hot cocoa and cookies, kids' activities, and an outdoor artisan market – plus discounts and special offers at participating restaurants and retailers. CityLine is at 3661 N. Plano Road in Richardson. Information:

Dec. 13 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's new arts district. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. This month's theme is Winter Onesie-Land. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at McCall Plaza. Information:

Dec. 20 The businesses located on Main Street in Deep Ellum open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. It's an art-centric stroll; for $10, you get a specially designed wine glass that will be topped off at the neighborhood's many galleries and shops. Make Kettle Art Gallery at 2650-B Main St. your first stop. Information:

Jan. 18 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:

Saturdays Irving Farmers Market: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. The market is designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market. 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

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Hedda Sterne (1910–2011) Untitled (Metaphores and Metamorphoses VIII), 1967 Lithograph © 2018 The Hedda Sterne Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Through Jan. 27 Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art celebrates the artist's variety - organic and geometrical, figural and abstract, painterly and graphic. All show Sterne's highly original style and attention to detail. The museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Information:

Endion (Remington's Home at New Rochelle), 1908 Through Sept. 8, 2019 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, 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:

Dec. 1 Christmas in the Stockyards is a heritage-centered holiday event in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Saddle up for a day of fun that includes Cowboy Santa and the Holiday Western Parade. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. The heart of the event is the 100 block of East Exchange Avenue. Information:

Njideka Akunyili Crosby - Dwell: Aso Ibi Dec. 1-Jan. 13, 2019 Focus: Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Counterparts is an exhibition at The Modern showcasing the artist's multimedia work in paint, fabric and photographic transfers. Drawing upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, the 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow's art explores the complex merging of cultural backgrounds and how they contributed to her sense of self. The Modern is at 3200 Darnell 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:


A-train Service Modifications During PTC Testing
Effective Friday, May 18, DCTA will modify service for its A-train commuter rail to conduct Positive Train Control (PTC) testing to meet the federal mandate required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). DCTA plans to suspend the last two trains on Friday evenings and the first train on Saturday mornings to accommodate the required PTC testing.

PTC testing will start Friday, May 18, 2018, and may continue through November 2018. DCTA encourages riders who typically utilize these specific A-train schedules to make plans to board an alternate train schedule.

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Nov. 30 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. Holiday traditions begin a little early this year – the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival kicks off its 30th celebration on Friday, November 30! Get ready for characters, carols and bright lights as you make your way around the square, celebrating the start of the holiday season. The festival is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and you can skip parking hassles and ride DCTA's A-train and Denton Connect buses for FREE when you say the secret code word JINGLE BELLS. Information:

Denton Community Market Saturdays, Apr. through Nov. Denton Community Market. The Denton Community Market is back! From handmade art pieces to fresh produce, business owners throughout Denton and North Texas residents will once again be able to come together for FREE every Saturday from Apr. to Nov. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shop, sell and socialize. With different vendors every week and dozens of opportunities to shop small and buy local, the market always has something new. Ride our A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to all the fun shopping! 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:

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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