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Weekend rail service suspended
Downtown Dallas only
March 30 – September 2019
Click here to learn more.

NOTICE: DART Rail operates normal weekend service
Aug 17-18 and Aug 24-25.
Downtown Dallas Rail Replacement Work
Resumes Aug 31-Sept 1.

Aug. 23 Laughs by the Lake is the largest outdoor comedy event in North Texas. On the shores of Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, the show offers adults free fun, professional comedy and great food. More than 2,500 people each year attend the event. Hosted by Kurt Basa, this year's lineup includes performances by Greg Romero Wilson and "Big Irish" Jay Hollingsworth. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the Levy Event Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.cityofirving.org.

Saturdays through Aug. 31 Klyde Warren Park's Summer Movie Series presents classic films ranging from blockbusters to animated favorites, along with food trucks. Screenings are mostly on Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 24 Big Momma's House
  • Aug. 31 Coco
The park is located at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, right between the Dallas Arts District and Uptown. Information: www.klydewarrenpark.org.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Riverfront Jazz Festival will feature three days of music, food, and vendors. Honorary chair Erykah Badu also will perform, along with Raheem DeVaughn, members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tito Puente, Jr., Avery Sunshine, Will Downing, and many others. The festival takes place at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, 1309 Canton St. Information: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Dino Fest at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a paleontological party and celebration of all things dinosaur. All five levels of the Museum will be teeming with dinosaur activities including hands-on fossil digs, music and treats on the plaza, trivia, live interactions with birds of prey (aka modern-day dinosaurs), workshops, lectures, art activities and more. Dino Fest is free for members and included with general admission for non-members. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N Field St. in Dallas. Information: perotmuseum.org.

Sept. 1 Labor Day Food Truck Rally at Klyde Warren Park features an amazing array of culinary treats from more than 25 of the best food trucks and carts in the Metroplex. The family-friendly event also will feature live music, activities and giant games on the lawn. It's a great way to spend the Sunday before Labor Day. The "rally" happens from 4-9 p.m. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway. Information: www.klydewarrenpark.org.

Through Sept. 2 Dinos at the Dallas Zoo is an epic adventure you won't want to miss. ZooNorth becomes a prehistoric jungle with more than two dozen larger-than-life dinosaurs, ranging from the ferocious T. rex to the feathered Citipati. Explore these giants that roamed the earth long ago, and see how Dallas Zoo animals are related to these creatures of the past. It's all included in your general admission. The zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.
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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.

  • Sept. 2: Goodfellas
  • Oct. 7 Scream
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information: www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

Sept. 8-9 The Dallas Chocolate Festival features more than 60 chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Attendees can learn, taste, shop, and experience the artistry and craftsmanship of quality chocolate. The two-day family-friendly expo features samples, demonstrations, a kids' area, food trucks, and more. Guided tastings and chocolate-making classes also are available. The event takes place at the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave. Information: dallaschocolate.org.

Every Thursday through Sept. 9 Rowlett Farmers Market features Texas-grown produce and live music each week from 5-9 p.m. in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. It's a dusk market shaped by the surrounding community, and it's near the DART Rail line. The event takes place at the Village Green, 4000 Main St. Note: there will be no market on July 4. Information: www.rowlettfarmersmarket.com.

Sept. 12, Oct. 10 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from through December. The sip-and-shop event lets you sample wines throughout the Downtown Plano Arts District while enjoying live music, curated local art exhibitions and special discounts. There are about 20 wine participating shops each month. Wine walks begin at 5 p.m. with check-in at 1013 E. 15th St. Information: www.visitplano.com.

Sept. 12-15 Plano Comedy Festival features 85 of the funniest up-and-coming local stand-up comedians, critically-acclaimed headlining acts, improv troupes, and more from all over the country. The festival presents 17 comedy shows in four days, as well as DJ music and after-parties. On Saturday, September 14, the festival will feature free, family-friendly shows at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano. The rest of the festival takes place at Hub Streat, 1212 14th St. Information: www.planocomedyfestival.com.

Sept. 14 Walk with the American Heart Association at the 2019 Dallas Heart Walk. Check-in starts at 6:30 a.m. and the opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. The starting point is located at the Base of Reunion Tower. Information: www.dallasheartwalk.org.
How to get there on DART:
In addition to the regularly scheduled Saturday service, DART has added more Red Line trains providing service between Parker Road Station and EBJ Union Station near Reunion Tower.
Departures from Parker Road Station (Red Line Service):
5:58 a.m., 6:13 a.m., 6:28 a.m., 6:43 a.m., 6:58 a.m., 7:13 a.m., and 7:28 a.m.
You may board any regularly scheduled Red or Blue Line or Trinity Railway Express train and ride to EBJ Union Station. Passengers arriving downtown on Green or Orange line trains may transfer to Red or Blue line trains at West End Station.

Sept. 14 The Urban Flea is Garland's market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques and handmade items in the city's historic downtown, a neighborhood full of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Live music completes the experience at the Downtown Garland Square, 509 State St. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.

Sept. 15 The Anti-Defamation League Walk Against Hate is a two-mile walk bringing the diverse communities of Dallas together to fight discrimination and injustice. Walkers will raise funds for the Anti-Defamation League, which for more than 100 years has championed civil rights and confronted inequality. The event happens in Victory Plaza and the surrounding streets. Participants must register. Those who do so by Aug. 15 will receive the "early bird" rate. In addition to the walk, there's a Walk Against Hate Main Stage Entertainment and Diversity Expo. The expo takes place from 8-11 a.m.; the walk commences at 9:30 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. The plaza lies between American Airlines Center and Olive Street. Information: adl.org.

Sept. 19-22 Addison Oktoberfest is four days of family fun. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplatten, oompah music, yodels and more. A special Oktoberfest Paulaner goes great with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel or a giant pretzel. There are carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment. It all takes place at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Information: addisonoktoberfest.com.

Every third Saturday of the month*, head to Addison Circle Park for Addison After Dark, an evening of live music, movies, food trucks and more! Admission is FREE, except for Addison Oktoberfest. So grab your friends and family and come make some memories!

  • September 19-22: *Addison Oktoberfest
  • October 19: Let's Do the Time Warp
  • November 16: Harvest Hootenanny
Event hours are 7-11 p.m. Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX. 75001. Information: www.addisonafterdark.com.

Saturdays through September Farmers Branch Market is a twilight market each weekend at The Grove @ Mustang Crossing. In addition to plenty of fresh produce and artisanal goods, there's live music and lots more, all nestled under a grove of post oak trees. The event happens from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Grove @ Mustang Crossing is located at 12700 Denton Drive. Information: www.farmersbranchmarket.com.

Through Sept. 30 Discotech is part three of Sweet Tooth Hotel's installation series. Created in collaboration with "mixed-reality studio" px.lab, the installation combines electronic music and new media to form interactive experiences. The newly expanded 5,000-square-foot space is at 2316 Victory Park Lane. Information: sweettoothhotel.com.

Through Oct. 6 Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats is a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center showcasing presidential retreats as unique places that combine work, rejuvenation and rest. Four retreats will be featured in depth: Camp David in Maryland; Prairie Chapel Ranch in Texas; LBJ Ranch, also in Texas; and Walker's Point in Maine. The exhibit also takes a look at other presidential retreats ranging from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is at 3001 SMU Blvd. Information: www.bushcenter.org.

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 Oct. 13 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: www.jfk.org.

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: thewilddetectives.com.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


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: www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.

Sept. 14 Party on the Porch is the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's annual music and arts festival. The event features art-making, art-making and other activities, and live music. Performers include The Band of Heathens and Abraham Alexander. Additionally, the museum is opening its doors to the public for the first time since completing renovation to the galleries, with five exhibitions and extended hours. The free, all-day festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Amon Carter is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Information: www.cartermusuem.org.

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: www.fortworth.com.

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.sundancesquare.com.

Denton and Lewisville:


Denton Community Market Saturdays, April through Nov. 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. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentoncommunitymarket.com.

Aug. 16-Aug. 24 Grab your cowboy boots and hat and head over to the 91st North Texas Fair and Rodeo! From Friday, August 16, to Saturday, August 24, you can catch North Texas' best of livestock, ride fair rides, attend country concerts, watch contests and more! Ticket prices vary from FREE (for children age six and under) to $120 (season pass). To get to the North Texas Fairgrounds, ride DCTA's A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and transfer to Denton Connect. Information: ntfair.com.

Sept. 6 First Friday's in Old Town Lewisville. Join the Main and Mill Association on Friday, Sept. 6 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 until December 6, ride the A-train to the Old Town station to get there. Information: mainandmillassociation.com.

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, September 6, 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 the 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: www.firstfridaydenton.com.

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.

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.

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 northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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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.
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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: nashersculpturecenter.org



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