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Through June 5 Anchored by Dallas Symphony Orchestra performances led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival will showcase internationally-acclaimed guest soloists, visual artists and performing artists alongside leading Dallas-based companies and ensembles. The three-week festival will showcase visual and performing arts in the Dallas Arts District and beyond. Venues include the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Winspear Opera House, the Wyly Theatre, the Dallas City Performance Hall, Cathedral Shrine Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and Klyde Warren Park. www.mydso.com/soluna.

May 28 Don't miss Rowlett's Memorial Day Touch a Truck Celebration on Saturday, May 28 at the Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main Street from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the entire family to the Rowlett Community Centre as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor our fallen military heroes. This free family-friendly event begins with the Memorial Day ceremony at 10:00 a.m., which honors the men and women who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. Following the ceremony, the event continues with Touch A Truck, a fun and educational opportunity for children of all ages to touch, climb on and in, and explore vehicles of all sizes. Featured will be a DART bus, School bus, Dump Truck, Front End Loader, Tractor Trailer, Fire Truck, Rowlett Ambulance, Police Car, Motorcycle and SWAT vehicle, Police Command Post, VIPS unit, Mowers, Tractor, Trash Truck, Tow Truck and more! There will also be bounce houses, crafts and face painting as well as other kid's activities.

Held in conjunction with Touch-a-Truck from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the 12th Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair. Join the Rowlett Police Department for this always-popular, fun, free family event designed to teach kids 12 and under the importance of bicycle safety and the traffic laws that apply to bicycles on the roadway. Children participating in the rodeo will ride on a special bike course and can get their photos taken with members of the Rowlett Police Department Bike Patrol Unit. Don't miss out on the door prizes and drawings for new bicycles! We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult. Information: www.ci.rowlett.tx.us.

May 28 The sounds from the Dallas Wind Symphony will be filling the Farmers Branch Historical Park at this year's annual Liberty Fest presents Stars & Strings Memorial Day event. The Park will open its gates at 6:30 p.m. with activities for the young and the young at heart including the all-time favorite low level fireworks show that helps cap off the event. Activities leading up to the firework fun include tours within the General Store, blacksmithing at the Log Culture Cabins, bounce houses, face paintings and more free activities in the Kidzone, and a photo station to document all the fun! Select concessionaires will be onsite selling a variety of festival fare, beer, wine, and snacks. You can also pre-order one of the many picnic baskets prepared by Central Market. The Farmers Branch Historical Park is located at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information: www.farmersbranchtx.gov.

Saturdays, May 28-July 30 Safari Nights powered by Breeze Energy return to the Dallas Zoo. Cricket chirps aren't the only sounds you'll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during the Safari Nights Powered by Breeze Energy concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana. Get close to stars of the Zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world. The events, which start at 5 p.m., will bring music to Texas' largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.

May 29-30 The Carry the Load Dallas Memorial March is a 20-hour 16-minute Memorial Day event honoring service members and their families for the sacrifices they make. You can join in the Memorial March at any time during the 20 hours and walk even for just a few minutes. You do not have to carry a weighted pack. The event takes place at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. and on the Katy Trail in Dallas. On Sunday, May 29, gates open to the public 12 noon with the opening ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. The walk starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday and finishes at 12:16 p.m. on Monday, with the closing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Information: carrytheload.org.

June 3-5 Fan Expo Dallas returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin for three days of exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans every spring. Fan Expo Dallas is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas. Meet your favorite celebrities, writers and artists, enjoy panels and workshops, showcase your costumes and cosplay, meet your favorite anime voice stars, and shop til you drop. Information: fanexpodallas.com.

June 3-5 Taste of Dallas is held in Fair Park, located in the heart of Dallas. For all the people set to visit Taste of Dallas this year, there is something for everyone across 13 different areas inside the event. Restaurants from across the region offer up tastes of their best dishes. Artists will show off their inspired works. Street artists will create masterpieces right before your eyes. Kids will enjoy plenty to keep them busy and engaged in a 12,000-square foot indoor free kids zone. Music and entertainment will pour out from multiple stages, filling the event with fun and festivity. This is a 30th anniversary party you won't want to miss! Hour are Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Information: tasteofdallas.org.

June 8-11 Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration. From Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11, Fair Park will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Texas centennial exposition with a free, four-day festival. Fun and engaging activities are planned for the entire family to commemorate one of the city's greatest treasures and historic landmarks. Open to the public, the event will highlight the past, present and future of Fair Park. During the anniversary celebration, the public can experience Fair Park's museums and exhibits at no charge. Guests will also be able to purchase food and beverages throughout the event series. Information: fairpark.org.

Movies at the Majestic are presented by The Majestic Theatre, The Texas Theatre, and Aviation Mobile Cinema. The Majestic Theatre is happy to announce that films are making their way on to the Majestic Theatre silver screen for the first time since 1973. Step back in time and go see a movie at the Majestic! Coming up:
June 9 Big Trouble in Little China
(The Texas Theatre, Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth, The Majestic Theatre and Transmission Events - Dallas are teaming up to present an epic 7-part film series celebrating the career of John Carpenter which will lead up to his live music score performace at the Majestic Theatre on June 24th. The final film in the series is Big Trouble in Little China.)
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
June 16 Enjoy the Farmers Branch summer food truck series, Tastes & Tunes with a live band, a variety of food trucks, wine/craft beer and plenty of fun for the whole family! Limited seating is available so lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Outside food and drink is allowed, please do not bring anything in glass containers or any alcohol products. June 16 features the Beatles Tribute Band Hard Nights Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Tastes & Tunes is held at the Grove at Mustang Crossing, across from the Dr Pepper Star Center. Information: www.farmersbranchtx.gov.


June 18 Enjoy the 4th 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 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information: www.themarketplacedfw.com.

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:
June 24 John Carpenter: Live Retrospective
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Through May 31 Anne Frank: A History for Today takes you beyond the pages of her diary by providing a wide perspective on the Holocaust, human rights, the Nazis, and the Frank family's experiences in hiding. The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is located at 211 N. Record Street in the West End. Information: www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

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: www.farmersbranchmarket.com.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Through June 19 The Sid Richardson Museum exhibition, Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. Visitors can explore the 19th century American West through iconic paintings and bronzes by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, a cowboy's 1868 cattle drive diary and materials from the Lonesome Dove production archives. The Sid Richardson Museum is located in Sundance Square, 309 Main Street in Fort Worth. Information: www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.

Through Aug. 7 Discarded: Photographs by Anthony Hernandez is on exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. This inaugural presentation of renowned photographer Anthony Hernandez's newest project evocatively explores Americans' penchant for discarding what we no longer want through images of buildings, people, and the land east and northeast of Los Angeles, California. Despite their challenging subject, these large photographs lure us in with their light-struck atmosphere, color and space. Admission to the museum is free. Information: www.cartermuseum.org.

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: www.fwmuseum.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.

Denton:


June 18 Best Little Brewfest in Texas is a craft beer festival in Old Town Lewisville that will be held on Saturday, June 18, starting at 3 p.m. More than 50 craft breweries from all over Texas will be present with 100 plus handcrafted brews to serve thousands of beer lovers. Event goers can ride the A-train to Old Town Station and transfer to Lewisville Connect Route 23 to get to all the festivities. Information: www.bestlittlebrewfestintexas.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.



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