Rider Insider Online Calendar
DART to Special Events
Aug. 22 Unfold your lawn chairs and lay out the picnic blanket for an evening of music, poetry and comedy when Smooth Jazz and Soul in the Park gets under way from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. at Meyers St. This free outdoor performance features the melodic sounds of saxophonists Herbie Johnson and his quartet and David Carr Jr. Among the other entertainment is a performance by comedian KC Mack and spoken word recitations by several local poets and writers. Radio personality KJ of KRNB 105.7 is the stage emcee. Other event attractions are a children's area featuring fitness games, face painting and prizes and an information expo presented by Capital One Bank, Wellcare, Frazier Court Revitalization and the National Bone Marrow Group Registry. Food trucks providing concessions will be Samson's and Gourmet Hot Dogs and Texas Snow Cones. Smooth Jazz and Soul is presented by the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Information: www.dallasparks.org.
Aug. 23 For the first time ever, riding Master Rene Gasser, creator and producer for "Gala of The Royal Horses" will be bringing his Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour to American Airlines Center on August 23. Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Gasser has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
Through Aug. 23 Come see the Garland Civic Theatre's production of The Wiz and ease on down the road! Winner of seven Tony Awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of jazz, gospel, and soul! The Wiz is the musical version of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Information: www.garlandcivictheatre.org.
Through Aug. 24 The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, is on tour across North America. Critics are raving that this breathtaking new production is "bigger and better than ever before." The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade" - is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Information: www.attpac.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Through Aug. 30 From the oven to the tortillería, the evolution of the Tex-Mex Kitchens Of Dallas, 1950-1970 reflects the growing and enduring presence of Mexican-American culture in North Texas. The contributions of the Martínez family, owners of the El Fenix restaurants; the Luna family, proprietors of the first tortillería in Dallas; and the Cuellar family, owners of the El Chico restaurants, put the name "Tex-Mex" on the Dallas food menu. The conception of the staple frozen margarita by Mariano Martínez further attests to an evolved Tex-Mex cuisine. As growing numbers of Latinos began to reach socioeconomic parity with Anglo-Americans through their entrepreneurialism and work ethic, the booming Tex-Mex restaurant industry served as a nascent forum for the political and cultural advancement of the Latino community in Dallas. The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Fort Worth:Saturdays through Oct. 25 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 www.the-t.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's Safari Shuttle
- Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 9:54 p.m. on Saturdays.
Denton and Highland Village:Aug. 15-23 The North Texas State Fair Association presents Denton's 85th annual North Texas Fair & Rodeo which will feature a world championship rodeo, entertainment from the best Texas Country musicians, carnival rides and games, fiddling contest, petting zoos and barbecue cook-offs! The fair will take place at the North Texas Fairgrounds from Friday, August 15 through Saturday, August 23. Information: www.ntfair.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Board DCTA Connect Route 6, then a short walk to the fairgrounds
- Note: Last Connect Route 6 back to the transit center departs at 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 6:53 p.m. on Saturdays. Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station departs at 9:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:15 p.m. on Fridays and 11:53 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no Sunday service.
There's lots to see and do when you ride DART.
Riding DART is easy! Fares are available from the GoPass mobile ticketing app, at any DART Rail Station from a Ticket Vending Machine or from your bus operator. A $5.00 Local Day Pass is good for round-trip service.
Check out the DART Rider Insider Calendar for more fun choices.
Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.