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Through Feb. 28 Penguin Days, the Dallas Zoo's annual winter gift of discounted admission is here! Through the end of February, the admission price drops just in time for the holiday season and cooler weather. For the second year in a row, the zoo is starting its Penguin Days pricing a month early, in December. Until Feb. 28, Dallas Zoo guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other 2,000+ residents) for just $7 per person. (Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.) Winter hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: dallaszoo.com.

Feb. 22-28, Mar. 4-5 The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is hosting its first Senior Games since 2007! This Olympics style fitness and leisure competition runs from February 22-28 with cycling on March 4-5. Participants will be able to compete in 12 different competitive sports and over 32 different events. The 2017 Senior Games kicks off on February 22, 2017 at 9 a.m. with a 5K run and a 1K walk at Fair Park, followed by an Opening Ceremony at the Fair Park Women's Building at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public with vendors, entertainment, games and a host of activities. Event locations include Fair Park, Beckley Recreation Center, Harry Stone Recreation Center, Lake Highlands Recreation Center and more. Find a full schedule and locations at: www.dallasparks.org.
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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:
Feb. 24 Snap Judgement
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Feb. 26 Let the good times roll! The family friendly 9th annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade steps off at 4:00 p.m. at West Davis and Windomere and makes its way through Dallas' Bishop Arts District. Bleacher seating will be available this year. Information: www.mardigrasoakcliff.com.

Mar. 3-5 North Texas Irish Festival returns to Fair Park. The festival is recognized as one of the premier locations for true Irish and Celtic performers and for over 30 years has hosted some of the greatest of all Celtic musicians. Expect great music, dance, exhibitors, workshops, plays and demonstrations. There's even a colorful Scottish Village for those who trace their Gaelic roots to the other side of the Irish Sea. An annual parade features horses, pipers, clans, vendors, dogs, you name it. Information: www.ntif.org.

Mar. 3-5 The Texas Home & Garden Show in Dallas is the one event where you can visit with hundreds of companies for indoor and outdoor solutions all under one roof. Shop a complete selection of pool and hot tubs, contractors and remodelers, outdoor living & more at the Texas Home and Garden Show in Dallas. Meet face-to-face with experts in the NARI Pavilion and at the Dallas County Master Gardner's Stage. Hours are Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It happens at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. Information: texashomeandgarden.com.

Mar. 3-5 The DFW South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) returns to provide a much-needed platform for independent, world cinema that will appeal to the South Asian Diaspora in North Texas. The three-day festival showcasing features, shorts and documentaries will take place from March 3 to March 5. Opening night is at the Perot Museum and the second and third days are at AMC Village on the Parkway 9, 5100 Belt Line Road in Dallas. Information: www.dfwsaff.com.

Mar. 4 The City of Carrollton is hosting TEXFest, a free event in celebration of Texas Independence Day headlined by The Dirty River Boys. Waco native Holly Tucker recognized from making the Top 6 on Season 4 of The Voice is also in the lineup! Head to Downtown Carrollton on Saturday, March 4 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. and enjoy local craft beers, wine from a local vineyard, live entertainment, and capture your Texas pride in a photo with a longhorn. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

Mar. 11 The 38th Annual Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival is the place to celebrate the "luck o' the Irish." The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Greenville and Blackwell with outrageous floats, colorful costumes and plenty of surprises. The parade ends at SMU Blvd. Come out and enjoy a "front row" experience to the parade with food trucks, craft beer vendors, exhibitors and The Dallas Maverick's event team! The party continues with a concert featuring Jimmy Eat World after the parade in Energy Square at the corner of Greenville Ave. and University Blvd. Information: www.dallasstpatricksparade.com.
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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.

Feb. 21-25 Engineers design the bridges you drive across, improve the food you eat, perfect the fabrics you wear, and even build computers like the one you're looking at right now. Discover how professional engineers turn ideas into reality and do some engineering and problem solving of your own. Celebrate Engineers Week, February 21-25 by participating in this hands-on, STEM-filled festival with lots of activities designed to explore this amazing field at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street. Information: fortworthmuseum.org/engineers-week.

Mar. 26-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 Feb. 25 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition. The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) created this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D-juried artwork from artists in Dallas and Fort Worth, all the way to southern Oklahoma. The free art exhibit will take place in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton and will run until February 25. Ride the A-train to the DDTC and take a quick walk to see all the unique art! Information: www.dentonarts.com.

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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