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Oct. 2-3 International superstar, Katy Perry, is coming to American Airlines Center on October 2 and 3. She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number one on The Billboard 200 and remains in the Top Ten three months after release. The platinum album has given Katy her biggest ever single with "Roar", while "Dark Horse" just became her lucky 13th Top Ten hit on The Billboard Hot 100. Joining her for the concerts are special guests Tegan and Sara. Information:

Oct. 4 The 2014 Greater Dallas Walk to End Alzheimer's is part of the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Dallas walk begins with registration at 7:00 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and the walk at 9:00 a.m. The route is a 5K that begins at the AT&T Plaza at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. There is no fee to register and each walker who raises $100 or more is eligible to receive one Walk t-shirt. Information:

Oct. 4 Fall For The Arts at Klyde Warren Park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. is a collaborative effort between CBS Radio, Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Business Council for the Arts, TACA and Arts Council of Ft. Worth. Just as an artist's palette holds many, and varied, colors, so too will the programming for Fall for the Arts be a colorful affair. The day's activities will include two main stages that will showcase performances all-day, as with buskers, chalk artists and a blank canvass for all attendees to express their artistic voices. Also, be sure not to miss Art in the Park, a collection of over 30+ local, regional and national juried artists programmed by 500 Inc. The Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. Information:

The Bravest Race Oct. 4 Kick off National Fire Safety Week with The Bravest Race 5k, benefiting the Dallas Hispanic Firefighters Association. Run or walk the 5k, or join The Bravest Race Fire Safety Expo. After the run, the Dallas Fire Department will have fire engines, trucks, and an ambulance on display. The fire safety awareness expo will teach you about fire safety tips. Stay for the music, food and fire engine challenge! Included this year is a new distance, the 9.11 mile race to commemorate the fallen Firefighters of 9/11. The race begins at the Four Corners Brewing Company - Trinity Groves, 423 Singleton Blvd. Information:

Oct. 4-5 Cottonwood Art Festival features local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk - and a juried art show featuring works from approximately 240 national artists. There will be plenty of food, spirits and children’s activities in a scenic setting. The free festival happens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday in Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. at Coit Road. Information:

Target First SaturdaysOct. 4 Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Each month, families have the opportunity to focus on a "Big Idea," through a hands-on craft, take-home activity and a scavenger hunt. Discover and discuss each month's Big Idea on an interactive tour for the whole family. Exercise your detective skills to search the Nasher for art related to the month's Big Idea, and complete the hunt for a special prize. Express yourself by creating unique artworks connected to the month's Big Idea. Share in the joy of reading with storytellers from the Dallas Public Library. Join in the fun with an exciting, NasherKids Live! performance for families and young children. Live artist demos let you see how sculpture is made and feel the materials artists use at our live artist demos. Enjoy yoga with YogaSport among masterpieces of modern sculpture in the beautiful Nasher Garden. And when you're hungry, treat your little ones to kid-friendly NasherKids cuisine at Nasher Cafe.
Oct. 4 Big Idea: Creatures, Art Project: Creepy Crawly Creatures
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

Oct. 4 Main Street Garden will host SMOKED DALLAS, a daylong "deliciously curated music and BBQ festival" featuring some of the state's best and best-known slow-cookers and music-makers. On the menu, so far: Black's Barbecue, Fort Worth's own Cousin's Bar-B-Q, Hutchins BBQ, Lockhart Smokehouse, Schmidt Family Barbecue, and Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue. Also on hand: Kent Rathbun and Jennie Kelley and Ben Starr. Live music from Bob Schneider, Black Joe Lewis, The Tontons, and Lost Coyote. Main Street Garden is located at 1902 Main St. Tastings start at 2:00 p.m. and the bands begin to play at 2:30 p.m. Information:

Oct. 5 The 24th Annual AIDS Arms LifeWalk is a family-friendly event to raise AIDS awareness and funds to help HIV-positive men, women and children in North Texas. The scenic 5K fun run/walk begins at Lee Park at 3400 Turtle Creek Blvd., at the intersection with Lemmon Ave., and continues through beautiful Turtle Creek and Uptown Dallas. Information:
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Oct. 7 DART National Night Out hosted by the DART Police at Illinois Station is an annual event of the nationwide Neighborhood Watch program. NNO promotes involvement in local crime and drug prevention activities, strengthens police-community partnerships, and encourages neighborhood camaraderie. Come out and join us from 6 to 8 p.m. and meet your DART Officers, play games and win prizes. Lots of free family fun. The DART Police Headquarters at Illinois Station is at 2111 S. Corinth St.

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DART and the State Fair of Texas are making it easier than ever to buy your 2014 general admission tickets to one of the finest fairs in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of riders have used GoPass to buy and display transit passes, but now you can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the same app. Show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass at the gates to get in. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll save two dollars on every fair ticket by using GoPass! Click here to find out how to buy your tickets!

Through Oct. 19 The State Fair of Texas is "Deep in the Heart of Texans". Find out why for yourself as DART Rail carries you directly to the gates of big exhibits, live entertainment, livestock shows, arts and crafts contests, spine-tingling Midway rides, and of course, great food. It's all at Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Information:

Through Oct. 19 Canstruction® is a competition where teams of architects, engineers and students design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned foods, which are then displayed as magnificent sculpture exhibits. At the 2014 State Fair of Texas, more than 35 can creations will go on display as a giant art exhibition. Since contestants from both the Dallas and Fort Worth regions will be competing, constructions will be set up in two different areas of the building to distinguish between the two cities. The exhibit will be held in the Science Place building and will be on display daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information:

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Safari Shuttle 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


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:

There's lots to see and do when you ride DART.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.

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