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DART to Special Events

Oct. 23 Take the family to Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo on Oct. 23. This annual, event caters to kids with plenty of costumed characters and sweet treats at colorful candy stations, not to mention Animal Adventures shows, a haunted carousel, s'mores roasting, camel rides and other activities. The zoo closes at 4 p.m. and then reopens at 5 p.m. for the special event. Information:

Rail Service Interruption Notice Downtown Dallas Only October 25 – November 30, 2014 (weekends only)

Beginning Saturday, October 25, for six weekends, and concluding Sunday, November 30, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue and Bryan Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. Click here to learn more.

Oct. 25 Downtown Plano Feastival 2014 is a high-energy celebration of music, food and art. Events include the Great Pumpkin Race, the Special Olympics of Texas and the Fire Truck Pull. Enjoy all the fun from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Historic Downtown Plano. Information:

Oct. 25 Trick or Treat on the Square in Downtown Carrollton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family for a jolly and not so scary but cute celebration of Halloween. Candies galore for kids in costume - and the parents too! Information:

Oct. 25 Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park is a not-so-spooky free event that’s fun for the whole family. Enjoy carnival games, children's activities, and more. Trick-or-treat from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Farmers Branch Historical Park is at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information:

Oct. 25 The 40th Annual Dallas Harambee Festival provides a positive and enriching cultural experience through unity. Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning "let's pull together or Unity". The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd. There will be three stages, African clothing and jewelry, and food and beverages will be sold as well as entertainment and activities for participants. Information:

Oct. 25-26 The 5th Annual Dallas Travel & Adventure Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St. is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration, expert information and fun, cultural interaction. It's where you'll discover thousands of authentic travel experiences and speak directly to the travel experts who can get you there, give you the inside scoop, and save you money on exclusive travel deals. Be sure and check out these "can't miss" celebrities: Dallas' own legendary Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, a special appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and dozens of travel seminars, culinary demos and cultural appearances!

Ride DART to the biggest travel show in Texas. DART Riders Save $7*! Buy $8 tickets online with Promo Code: DART (*Off Regular Price of $15). Information and tickets:

Oct. 25 Celebrate Klyde Warren Park's second anniversary with a day of family fun. Activities include face painting, crafts for kids, a caricature artist, activities from our neighbors, musical performances and more. Enjoy booths from our neighbors and partners including: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Museum of Art, Photo Booth from Downtown Dallas, Inc., Latino Cultural Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Texas Ballet Theater and more. The party happens between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. 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 performances include:
Oct. 26 Alton Brown Live! The Edible
Inevitable Tour
Oct. 29 America's Test Kitchen Live!
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard Nov. 1 The 2014 Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard features the Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler. Held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, the festival features live entertainment, interactive games, and free activities such as bungee trampolines and a zip line. Information:

Nov. 1 Untapped Dallas is an Indie Beer and Indie Music festival with 80+ breweries, 300+ beers, bands, local vendors and delicious eats. The music line-up includes Cake, Shovels & Rope, Deltron 3030 and Polyphonic Spree. Local bands scheduled to appear include METZ, Jamestown Revival, Air Review, A.Dd+, Yells At Eels and Goodnight Ned. General admission and music begins at 3:30 p.m. and the event ends around 10:30 p.m. It all takes place at Gilley's Outdoor, 1135 S. Lamar St. Information and tickets:

Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 The annual 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 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:

Deep Ellum Market Nov. 15 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 the third Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main St. between Malcolm X Blvd. and Crowdus St. Information:

Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville

Fort Worth:

Safari Shuttle Saturdays, May 24 through October 25, 2014 The T's Safari Shuttle bus will run from The T's downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo Saturdays from May 24 through October 25.

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.

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

Kimbell Art Museum Through Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture - Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir - will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne's Portrait of Gustave Geffroy and Woman with a Coffee Pot; Degas's Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes and L'Absinthe; and Renoir's Portrait of Claude Monet and Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano. The Kimbell is 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:

Denton and Lewisville:

Denton Community Market Saturdays through Nov. 29 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:

Nov. 8 North Texas vs. Florida Atlantic football. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Texas Athletics department (UNT) and the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to provide complimentary transportation services via DCTA special event shuttle services for North Texas home games during the 2014-2015 football season. It's simple to ride the new Mean Green Game Day shuttle. Passengers hop on the A-train, arrive at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC, to the Mean Green Tailgating Village and pedestrian bridge that leads to Apogee Stadium. The buses will also stop at locations along the Downtown Denton Square so passengers can take a break for dining, drinks and shopping before or after the football games. 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

DMA Through Oct. 26 Half price tickets for the Dallas Museum of Art's exhibit "Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne"!

Have you ever wondered how Picasso began his paintings? Or what was inside van Gogh's mind? Travel back in time to enjoy the beauty of European artists, including Egon Schiele, Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas in this DMA organized exhibition. From quick sketches to finished masterpieces, they are all works on paper. Don't miss Mind's Eye. Open until October 26. Information:

Half price tickets: tickets for the exhibit are $4 when you bring your valid DART ticket or show your GoPass ticket at the visitor services desk at the DMA. Or click here and use the code DART2DMA to buy your DMA tickets online.
Koala Walkabout Meet the only koalas in Texas - Kobi and Tekin - at the Koala Walkabout at the Dallas Zoo. The exhibit features koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, and lorikeets (in an interactive feeding aviary!). 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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