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Sept. 30-Oct. 23 There's more fried food and more fun at the 2016 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30 through Oct. 23., and DART has more ways for you to "Celebrate Texas Agriculture."

Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26:
  • Extra Green Line trains between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends; all trips will feature 3-car trains;
  • Orange Line extended to Parker Road on all trips, weekdays and weekends;
  • Added Green and Blue line service after 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Extra buses on Routes 60 and 409 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair.
Available on the App Store (opens in a new window) Android App on Google Play (opens in a new window) Download the new GoPass app
DART and the State Fair of Texas are making it easier than ever to buy your 2016 general admission tickets to one of the finest fairs in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of riders have used GoPass to buy and display transit passes. You can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the same app. Show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass at the gates to get in. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll save two dollars on every fair ticket by using GoPass!

Activate your tickets the day of your visit to the State Fair of Texas
When approaching the gate, be sure to have your State Fair of Texas GoPass general admission ticket(s) activated and ready to be scanned

Through Oct. 23 Feature films, presentations and showcase screenings with live music accompaniments, which are rarely seen anywhere else but a festival, screen during the 29th edition of the Dallas VideoFest from October 18-23, 2016. Overall, approximately 125 programs including narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, and experimental videos will be screened during the 6-day Festival. This year's VideoFest will, of course, include the latest films from many local filmmakers. Screenings are at Angelika Film Center - Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information:

Celebrate the grand opening of the Blue Line extension to South Oak Cliff!
Community Fun Day Celebrates New Blue Line Expansion

New destinations. New DART service. Discover where you now can go with the expansion of the Blue Line into South Oak Cliff. A Community Fun Day will take place at the new Camp Wisdom Station on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy food trucks, a trackless train, face painting and local music. Learn how to live healthier and prepare for the next career opportunity.

Representatives from higher education institutions, including the University of North Texas at Dallas and Paul Quinn College, will be on site to engage with current and prospective students. The Blue Line extension provides improved DART service to an area of Dallas known as the Education Corridor.

"The DART Rail station on our campus will provide transformational access for our current and future students," UNT Dallas President Bob Mong said. "We serve an important student population in southern Dallas, many of whom count on reliable public transportation to get our growing campus."

The extension also provides Cedar Valley College students and staff a closer connection to the light rail system via the new DART Bus Route 555, which will connect to Camp Wisdom Station.

"Transportation is a primary issue for a lot of our students. Anything we can do to support them and help them get here to school in the easiest way possible, as well as connect them with the rest of North Texas is a good thing," said Eddy Rawlinson, executive dean of the college's Math, Science and Allied Health Office.

The first day of service is Oct. 24. DART will greet riders with treats at both UNT Dallas and Camp Wisdom stations from 4-9 a.m.

Oct. 22 The Bertrand Neighborhood Association's monthly market brings together the best local entrepreneurs to share their wares with you. Held on the 4th Saturday of every month, you'll see the community grow each month! Held across from True Lee Baptist Church, the market is set up at the corner of Scyene & Bertrand Ave. (now Robert L. Parish Sr. Ave.), across from the Hatcher Station. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information:

Oct. 22 Join in at Dallas City Hall Plaza on Saturday, October 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a free, family-friendly Halloween carnival and Glow Party on the Plaza. Enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting, story time, arts and crafts, interactive games, music, entertainment and much more. In addition to the activities, there will be a variety of *food trucks you are sure to enjoy (*purchase required for food and some vendor items). Coolers are not permitted. Stick around, once the sun goes down get your groove on for a Glow Party. New this year, enjoy a dance party on the Plaza complete with glow sticks from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring the whole family. All are welcome to this free event. Information:

Oct. 22 Movie on the Square in Downtown Carrollton presents a special Double Feature: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) followed by Ghostbusters (1984) on October 22. Mini pumpkin giveaway and pumpkin painting begins at 5 p.m., movies begin at sunset. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Coolers are permitted and bug spray is encouraged. In case of rain, all movies will be canceled. Information:

Oct. 27-30 Halloween Nights at Dallas Zoo. The most family-friendly, spooky place for little ghouls and goblins this month is at the Dallas Zoo, where the gates will creak open after-hours for Halloween Nights, presented by Texas Instruments. Dress your children in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat in the wildest setting in Dallas and catch special events and activities throughout the Zoo! The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. and reopens at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 and older and includes six candy coupons per guest for each paid admission. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate, or buy them online in advance. Ages 2 and under are free, and Dallas Zoo members receive a discount of $2 per ticket. Information:

Oct. 28-30 Don't miss the Commemorative Air Force's World War II themed air show, CAF Wings Over Dallas. See dozens of WWII aircraft on the ground and in the sky, military vehicles, WWII veterans, re-enactors and more. The 2016 event commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and, and will feature a full scale battle reenactment of the Japanese attack using aircraft and pyrotechnics. The show is at the Dallas Executive Airport, 5303 Challenger Drive and across the street from the Red Bird Transit Center. Information:

Oct. 29 Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style event that celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you and your friends dancing in the street. It all happens on October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Enjoy German-inspired cuisine, the finest beer, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a wiener dog fashion show, keg bowling, a kid’s zone and a VIP beer garden. Information:

Oct. 29 Día de los Muertos Festival at the Latino Cultural Center is a family-friendly celebration of our deceased loved ones. There will be music, sugar skulls, face painting, monarch butterfly art station and many more art activities throughout the building in partnership with ArtLoveMagic. The galleries will also be full of beautiful artwork and altars as part of the yearly Day of the Dead exhibit which will run through November 5, 2016. Come take part of this centuries old tradition. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place 12-4 p.m. Later that evening, come back for the LCC's first, adults-only Noche de Calaveras, a night to celebrate life while honoring the dead. This FREE fiesta takes place 6-11 p.m., and begins with an opening reception for the Day of the Dead artwork and altar exhibition from 6-7 p.m. The event continues with artist booths, adult crafts and much more! Dance to music by talented DJ duo, the Latin House Krew, and participate in the Calavera costume contest by dressing up in your favorite Día de los Muertos look. Information:

Oct. 29, Nov. 12 Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI), in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, presents Movies in Main Street Garden. This free family-friendly film series is at Main Street Garden, 1902 Main Street in the heart of Downtown. Coming up:
Oct. 29 Hocus Pocus
Nov. 12 Frozen
Festivities for each movie will start at 6:00 p.m., and the films will roll at sundown. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. Information:

Oct. 29 The City of Dallas and Verde Energy TX Present Movie Night On The Bridge with Hotel Transylvania. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and something to sit on for a fantastic movie under the stars on the Ronald Kirk Bridge and at the Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway, 109 Continental Avenue in Downtown Dallas. The movie is free and open to the public. There will also be some of DFW's finest food trucks and vendors on hand. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Information:

Oct. 30 Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship. The national cuisine of Texas meets the dietary laws of the Bible at the second annual championship. Under the supervision of Dallas Kosher and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society, teams from around Texas and beyond will compete in a delectable, family-friendly event that is sure to draw a big crowd. Obviously, a kosher barbecue competition does not include pork. Beef ribs are included in the competition, in addition to chicken, turkey and beef brisket. All grills, smokers and utensils - as well as meats, condiments and spices - are provided by the organizers to ensure they are kosher. All preparations are done on site, under the supervision of the KCBS officials and kosher authorities. The event will be held starting at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Sunnyland Furniture, 7879 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas. Information:

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:
Oct. 30 Shine Dallas 2016
Nov. 1 Unelectable You
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
Nov. 5 The 2016 Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard features Barenaked Ladies and Shinyribs. Held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the free festival offers family-friendly concerts, a break in the beer garden, shopping at festival booths, or trying a bite from the food vendors while the kids enjoy the activity area, children's entertainers, bungee trampolines, and more! Information:

Nov. 10 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk presented by Plano Magazine. Held monthly on the second Thursday of April through November, the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops throughout the arts district while enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's favorite historic neighborhood. Information:

Nov. 11 The annual Dallas Veterans Day Parade features veterans, active duty troops and ROTC groups joined by marching bands and cheerleaders making their way from Union Station to Dallas City Hall. The 2016 Parade Theme is "Honoring the Military Family." The ceremonies get underway with massing of the colors and the 11th hour (11:00 a.m.) ceremony in front of City Hall followed by the parade that proceeds north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street to pass in review in front of City Hall. Information:

Saturdays through Oct. 29 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 8 a.m. to 12 noon, May 7 through October 29. Nestled under a canopy of Post Oak trees, the Farmers Branch Market is located at the Grove at Mustang Crossing. Information:

Through Nov. 13 A Time For Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign is on display at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm Street. It was the energy and optimism of Kennedy versus the experience and reputation of Nixon that resulted in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. This election year, The Sixth Floor Museum presents a new temporary exhibit, A Time for Greatness: The 1960 Kennedy Campaign, which showcases campaign memorabilia, photographs and film from the Museum's collection. This colorful look at the 1960 Kennedy campaign offers a timely exploration of presidential politics from a different era, connecting one historic election year to another through the lens of the incredible campaign of the youngest president ever elected. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Through Dec. 31 Don't miss Hidden Treasures: Celebrating 75 Years at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It's an exhibit unlike any other. Iconic artifacts from a teaching collection which has inspired generations. It's the best of our own history reimagined for this special anniversary exhibition. From period rooms showcasing life from a bygone era to anatomical models to Texas History artifacts and ceremonial masks from around the world, these are the collections that shaped our story. Admisson prices are: Adult $15, Junior (2-12) $11, Senior (65+) $13 and Members Free. Exhibit runs through Dec 31st. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information:

Through Feb. 12 American Photographs, 1845 to Now is on exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. This exhibit brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter's permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country's industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography's history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at photography's central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. Admission to the museum is free. Information:

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Through Jan. 29 Monet: The Early Years. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet. Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist's career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris. Through the 1860s, the young painter - still in his twenties - absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley. The exhibit will be on view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. 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:


Oct. 29 Denton Day of the Dead Festival is a free, family-friendly event held outside in Downtown Denton. Spirits will be high as we celebrate the fall season, paying homage to the goodness of the harvest, Dia de los Muertos and all things Halloween. Come enjoy different events – some traditional and others uniquely Denton. From Coffin Races to a Twilight Lantern Parade, a Salsa Tasting Competition to the Cirque du Horror musical show, you'll enjoy it right down to your bones! The festival takes place 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at the intersection of E. Hickory Street and Industrial Street in downtown Denton. Information:

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:

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 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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