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Through Feb. 29 Winter is coming, and so are Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo! General admission is $5 every day through Feb. 29. Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.

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.

Feb. 7 This year's Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. The parade route will be on Davis Street from Windomere to Bishop Avenue, ending in the Bishop Arts District. Reserved seating is available online for $25. Information: www.mardigrasoakcliff.com.

Feb. 9 Enjoy the 2016 Mardi Gras Festival and Parade on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Street. Can't get down to the "Big Easy" for Mardi Gras? Come out and enjoy great food, great fun and great festivities. Featuring "Nawlins" favorites: Beignets, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Shrimp Po-Boys, Beverages and a chance to get the "Baby" in a slice of the Mardi Gras King Cake! Information: www.visitdallas.com.

Feb. 12-14 Jurassic Quest in the Fair Park Automobile Building is a dinosaur adventure for the whole family featuring over 50 ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a Dino Bounce area, face painting, fossil digs, Dino crafts and more! Hours are Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Information: www.jurassicquest.com.

Feb. 13 Shop local while sipping delicious mimosas at Deep Ellum's first annual Valentine's Day Mimosa Walk from noon to 3pm. Pick up a special edition Mimosa "Valentine's Day" glass for $10 at the check-in table outside Kettle Art, 2650-B Main St., and join neighborhood merchants for exciting in-store events and special promotions to help you celebrate the season of love in style. Information: facebook.com
Feb. 13-14 Dallas Comic Con Fan Days returns to the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard. Fan Days is a twice annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests including Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Robbie Amell (The Flash), Sean Pertwee (Gotham), David Mazouz (Gotham), Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), John Schneider, Tom Wopat, and Catherine Bach (Dukes of Hazzard), and many more. The pop culture extravaganza is host to fans at the Irving Convention Center for the event every Spring and Fall. Information: www.dallascomiccon.com.

Feb. 13 Say goodbye to the Year of the Ram and celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Crow Collection’s signature Chinese New Year Festival. Highlights include must-see performances every hour, traditional Chinese New Year art making activities, calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, and much more. Come early to enjoy the food trucks and lion dances, and stay late for our grand finale fireworks display in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Plus, for the third year in a row, there will be an exclusive VIP hospitality lounge available for members of the Friends of the Crow Collection. The free celebration begins at 11 a.m. at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St. Information: crowcollection.org
Feb. 13 Klyde Warren Park's Valentine's Day festival will have a Roaring '20s theme this year. Hearts in the Park begins at 3:00 p.m. with family-friendly activities, including crafts, dancing, photo booth and more. At 6:30 p.m., the movie The Great Gatsby will be shown. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Information: www.guidelive.com.

Feb. 13 Movie on the Square. Celebrate Valentine's Day by snuggling under the stars in the Historic Downtown Carrollton Square with the classic movie Top Gun. Come early to enjoy local dining and shopping and don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets. The movie starts at 8:00 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/historicdowntowncarrollton.

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. 13 It Happened One Night Screening
Apr. 23 David Cross: Making America Great Again!
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Feb. 19-21 The 56th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama returns to Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway. America's love affair with the automobile is legendary. Hot rods are always at the heart of each show, but in recent years the composition has expanded to include manufacturer displays. As a result, today's show appeals equally to those who own competition cars, specialty and concept vehicles and those who dream about owning them. The event features some of America's finest hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles as well as appearances by celebrity guests and a special live concert on Saturday night. Information: www.autorama.com.

Feb. 19-20 Ticketstock 2016 is at the Irving Convention Center. Meet former Cowboy Terrell Owens, current Maverick Center Zaza Pachulia and enjoy a free concert from Pat Green on Saturday night. The Ticket Timewasters perform their free concert on Friday night. Doors open at noon Friday, Feb 19 and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb 20. Admission, autographs and concerts are free. Meet all of your favorite Ticket Guys and watch as they perform during their famous roundtables all day Friday and Saturday. The Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard. Information: www.theticket.com.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Through Feb. 6 The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is a 23-day extravaganza at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, offering a unique atmosphere rich in tradition and history. In addition to the various livestock shows and professional rodeo thrills, Stock Show patrons can also enjoy the All Western Parade on January 16 at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, nearly four acres of fun shopping, "Moo-seum Experience" presented by Central Market, live music, an exciting carnival, great food and much more! The Will Rogers Complex is located at 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive. Information: www.fwssr.com.

Through Feb. 14 That Day: Laura Wilson is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Laura Wilson takes us into a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition of seventy-one photographs introduces us to worlds that are hard-bitten and fiercely independent. Framed equally by beauty and violence, the images reflect the artist's challenge to today's homogenized America. Information: www.cartermuseum.org.

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Through Feb. 14 Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye. During the height of Impressionism in the 1870s and 1880s, Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) produced some of the movement's most daring and bold paintings. Experimenting with radical points of view and audacious perspective, he created images of Paris streets, of domestic life and of country pursuits that are unforgettable. Some 50 paintings from 1875 to 1882 - the time in which Caillebotte was most committed to the Impressionist movement—will reveal his genius. This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. 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: www.kimbell.org.

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.

Feb. 12-14 Come inside the Texas Home & Garden Show at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street and see the ultimate front yard/back yard experience presented by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA). Visit face-to-face with local landscapers to have your lawn and garden questions answered. Visit aisle upon aisle of products and services to improve, inspire or innovate your home and garden areas. Participate in one of the hands-on workshops. Bring the whole family and enjoy the FREE KidsZone which includes inflatables and so much more! There's something for everyone at the Texas Home and Garden Show in Fort Worth. Information: texashomeandgarden.com.

Feb. 19-Apr. 17 The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to host Bullets and Bustles: Costumes of Lonesome Dove, held in conjunction with the Lonesome Dove Reunion and Trail. The exhibit will include the costumes of Gus and Call, props, and sketches. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is located at 1720 Gendy Street in Fort Worth. Information: www.cowgirl.net.

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:


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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