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Through July 23 The DFW Boat Expo features the latest deals on the newest models and brands of boats and boating equipment. It's a great event if you'd like to own a boat, but don't have a fortune just laying around. Save even more money by coming between 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday - that's when admission is free. The expo is at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. Information: dallasboatexpo.com.

July 21 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. 'til Midnight is free and open to the public and takes place the third Friday of each month from May to October. On Friday, July 21, Sudie opens for Bryce and the film is Sing Street (2016, PG-13). Presenting sponsor Central Market/H-E-B offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining. Guests may pre-reserve picnic dining by calling the Central Market Lovers Lane catering desk at 214.234.7000 by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday before the event. Wolfgang Puck Catering will continue to offer bar services, grab & go snacks, and street tacos the night of the event. Steel City Pops also returns to offer all-natural popsicles in seasonal flavors. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Information: www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

July 21 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. On Friday, July 21, Sashay, shanté your way to the Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibition and stay late for a night of fashion talks, films, tours and art activities. Release your inner diva and show off your creativity - come dressed as Lady Gaga and enter to win the costume contest. Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information: www.dma.org.

Majestic Theatre
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 events and performances include:
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The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
July 29 and Aug. 26 The Reunion Lawn Party returns with more summer fun on the last Saturday of each month, June-August. Taking place on the lawn across from Reunion Tower, this free event features live party bands, food trucks, Nodding Donkey beer garden and lawn games. Dallas sports teams will be taking over the lawn each month with swag and more. Information: www.reunionlawnparty.com.

Aug. 1-31 Enjoy the end of summer at the Dallas Arboretum with a picnic and a cool beverage. During August Dollar Days, admission is just $1, with $2 hotdogs and root beer floats, $1 popsicles and $4 ice cream sundaes. It's a great outing for the family as summer break winds up. The Arboretum is at 8657 Garland Rd. Information: dallasarboretum.org.

Aug. 3 In honor of The Statler's reawakening, Downtown Dallas, Inc. invites you to enjoy Movies in the Park at Main Street Garden. Beginning in the 50s, an iconic movie from each decade will be showcased, making our way back to the future. On August 3, enjoy Forrest Gump (1994), starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. in Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street. Information: events.downtowndallas.com/movies.

Aug. 5 Enjoy the 5th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (except May 6th), April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information: themarketplacedfw.com.

Aug. 10 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. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

Aug. 12 Downtown Carrollton's Movie on the Square series happens the second Saturday of the month this summer. The series continues on Aug. 12, Beauty and the Beast overflows with unforgettable characters, not least of all the heroine Belle, a brave and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. The beast turns out to be not so bad. All movies begin at sunset. Information: cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.

Through Aug. 15 Spin into Summer at Reunion Tower! The Reunion Tower GeO-Deck is the TOP spot for summer fun. From 470 feet in the air, visitors will experience a 360-degree view of the best Dallas has to offer. Plan a daytime visit for weekday activities including up-close animal encounters with the Dallas Zoo and Tall Tales story time led by the Dallas Public Library, and stay to enjoy casual dining options at the revolving Cloud Nine Café. Back by popular demand to the GeO-Deck is Mad Science, their team will transform laboratory science into fun, interactive learning experiences. Linger until the sun sets to enjoy a sparkling toast at one of the most romantic places in Texas. Whether a local resident or a first-time visitor, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck delivers a new perspective on Dallas. Visit reuniontower.com to checkout our calendar for all summer activities! Celebrate July 4th and Labor Day all at 470 feet. Kick off the summer at our FREE admission Reunion Lawn Parties with live music, a variety of food trucks and lawn games in June, July and August! Information: www.reuniontower.com.

Aug. 17 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: www.facebook.com/DiscoverDeepEllum.

Saturdays through Oct. 28 The Farmers Branch Market supports local vendors that want to share their passion and products with our community. We believe in creating an environment that promotes eating fresh, eating local and bringing people together in a fun environment. The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 1 through October 28. Nestled under a canopy of Post Oak trees, the Farmers Branch Market is located at the Grove at Mustang Crossing. Information: www.farmersbranchmarket.com.

Sundays Year-Round Head to Downtown Plano Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to buy locally grown produce and other goods at this new, year-round farmer's market located in the parking area of the Plano Municipal Center on Municipal Ave. and Ave. K. It's a short walk from the DART Rail Station. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

Saturdays and Sundays Irving Farmers Markets: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays and Heritage Crossing Farmers Market at the Clock Tower, 200 block of Main Street at Rock Island Road will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays. The markets are 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: www.cityofirving.org.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Fort Worth ITC Station Saturdays through Sept. 2 The T's Safari Shuttle bus will run from The T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturdays through September 2nd.

Trolley Boarding Times
The Safari Shuttle leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour from the ITC Station at 1001 Jones St., downtown Fort Worth. Board the shuttle to the zoo at Bus Bay A at the ITC. Returning to the ITC Station is simple - board where you got off. Return trips from the Zoo board every 30 minutes. The Safari Shuttle's route is from ITC to Colonial Parkway – a short walk from the zoo's main entrance.

ITC Station To Fort Worth Zoo: first trip is 9:30 a.m., last trip is 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Zoo to ITC Station: first trip is 10:00 a.m., last trip is 7:00 p.m.
Shuttles operate every 30 minutes until the last trip of the day.

Fort Worth Zoo visitors arriving from Dallas and the Mid-Cities by the TRE may ride the Safari Shuttle from the ITC free of charge by using their TRE Regional day pass or with a valid weekly, monthly or annual regional pass.

Information: 817-215-8600 or www.the-t.com.

Through Sept. 24 Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ is on exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street. Journey to the world of Clifford™ and Emily Elizabeth™! Like tourists visiting Birdwell Island, you will start your journey aboard the ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanking ship bells. Take the captain's seat and steer the ship's wheel as you arrive on Birdwell Island. As visitors explore Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, they will encounter the people and places that make-up Clifford's world. Information: www.fwmsh.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:


Aug. 18-26 The North Texas State Fair Association presents Denton's Annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo which will feature a world championship rodeo, entertainment from the best Texas Country musicians, carnival rides and games, fiddling contest, petting zoos and barbecue cook-offs! The fair will take place at the North Texas Fairgrounds from Friday, August 18 through Saturday, August 26. Ride the A-train and take Denton Connect Route 4 to get to all the rowdy fun. Information: ntfair.com.

Denton Community Market Saturdays Apr. Through Nov. Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.

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.

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: www.firstfridaydenton.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 cvad@unt.edu or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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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: dallaszoo.com.

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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