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Apr. 26-30 The 47th Annual USA Film Festival returns April 26-30. The annual curated showcase features an eclectic line-up of the best new American films and foreign works (shorts and features), Tributes to Master Artists, presentations by filmmakers (in attendance for all films), and the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition. Filmmaker guests include master artists, mid-career artists and emerging talents. The festival is at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E Mockingbird Lane. Information: www.usafilmfestival.com.

Apr. 29 Get your taco on Saturday, April 29 at the Shed at Dallas Farmers Market as 24 of the area's best Taquerias are serving $2 Tacos! Taco Libre Dallas features non-stop action with multiple Lucha Libre matches and great live music. Tickets include event entry for lucha libre matches, music and access to purchase tacos from 24 of the region's best taquerias. All taquerias will have a $2 taco option, while supplies last. Get there early for the best selection of tacos and prices. Doors open at 3 p.m. Information: www.tacolibrefest.com.

Apr. 29 The 2017 Dallas Book Festival will mark the eleventh anniversary of the Dallas Public Library's premiere literary event. The Dallas Book Festival is a community-based literary event promoting reading, literacy, and writing and featuring over 100 local, regional and national authors. Activities include writing workshops, story times and activities for children, and music and dance performances. The festival takes place at the Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street. Information: www.dallasbookfestival.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:
Apr. 29 Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
May 6 Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour
May 7 MAZE in Dallas featuring Illusionist Jim Munroe
May 19 Paula Poundstone
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
May 4 May the 4th Be with You... On May 4th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the City of Carrollton presents Star Wars themed booths and activities followed by a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), PG-13 at sunset. It all happens in the Historic Downtown Carrollton Square. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

May 4 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 May 4, enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal and Buddy Ebsen. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. in Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street. Information: events.downtowndallas.com/movies.

May 6 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.

May 6 Celebrate bicycling in Irving and Bike to Work Week by attending Irving's Annual Bicycle Fest. Join in the activities with a group ride, participate in the Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, visit with vendors that specialize in bicycling information and equipment, receive an "on-the-spot" bike check, see unique cycling groups, or just sit back and enjoy some great entertainment while grabbing some food from a food truck. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Lake College, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. Information: www.irvingbikefest.org.

Deep Ellum Market May 20 Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is a monthly event that features handmade crafts, vintage stuff and food from local vendors. It's a family-friendly experience with live music and an array of rare, uncommon and peculiar goods - and people to match. It takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 2646 Elm. Information: facebook.com/deepellummarket.

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.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Through May 7 Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites is at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Step into the pages of beloved children's books and enter a world of early literacy adventures! This exhibit immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Storyland engages visitors in storylines and literacy that lead them to discover that it's never too early to develop a love of reading. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmuseum.org.

Opens Feb. 17 Dream Big: Engineering our World, opening February 17 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater, an IMAX® Dome, tells the stories of engineers who answer the call to build a better future. Innovative thinkers who are transforming the world because they dared to dream big. They are driven by a passion to make a difference in our world. From the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, to a solar car race across the Australian Outback, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected ways. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmuseum.org.

Through June 25 Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is in the Louis Kahn Building at the Kimbell Art Museum. The American architect Louis Kahn (1901--1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72). The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information: www.kimbell.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:


Through May 6 Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Materials will be on view thorugh May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center; $5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12. Information: dentonarts.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.

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.



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