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Sept. 3-26 The Garland Civic Theatre presents Agatha Christie's Spider's Web at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction... Information: www.garlandcivictheatre.org.

Peruna Photo: SMU Magazine Sept. 4 The SMU Mustangs take on the Baylor Bears in their home opener at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus at Mockingbird Land and Central Expressway. SMU opens the season on Friday, Sept. 4, when the Mustangs host Baylor, and then will host its Centennial Celebration and Homecoming on Sept. 26 against James Madison. Information: 214.SMU.GAME OR smumustangs.com.

Sept. 4 There is no better way to end the week than with a laugh. Lake Carolyn, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd., located in the Las Colinas Urban Center, provides a beautiful backdrop for Laughs by the Lake, an evening of comedy and live music. The show offers Irving adults free entertainment, scenic views, and meal options such as tacos, pizza, burgers, Indian cuisine, BBQ and beer. The 2015 line up includes Ryan Perrio, Eunice Elliott, and 2009 'Funniest Comic in Texas' Paul Varghese. Immediately following the 2 hour comedy show, Memphis Soul Band will take the stage with a soul and funk music concert. Please note that while there will be no profanity or obscene language, all comedic content will be aimed at adults. All ages are welcome to attend, but there will not be any activities geared toward children. Information: www.cityofirving.com.

Sept. 4 ZZ Top continues to garner critical acclaim while enjoying mainstream success. Known for their gritty blues-tinged Southern rock and roll, their stylish and humorous music videos, and, most of all, their iconic chest-length beards, they've sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Hailing from Texas, ZZ Top quickly established themselves as the bad-boy outlaws of rock with a wicked sense of humor. The band still tours regularly, delivering captivating, no-frills concerts for fans who score tickets, though guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill do sometimes break out the fur-lined guitars they made famous. See them live at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information: www.liveatthemusichall.com.

Sept. 5 Join police, firefighters and EMS from North Texas for the 5th Annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St. from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants from all over the area are supported by members of the community, coming together for a day of remembrance. Cheer on local first responders as they climb 110 floors to honor the sacrifices of local heroes and those public safety professionals who perished on 9/11/01. Most climbers wear their personal protective equipment. ALL climbers wear the name and picture of the hero they are climbing for. Information: www.dallasstairclimb.com.

Target First SaturdaysSep. 5 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.
Sep. 5 Big Idea: Heritage, Art Project: Family Frames
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org.

Sept. 5 México 2000 Ballet Folklórico will present its new and spectacular artistic production entitled "Fiesta Mexicana" In 2015, México commemorates 205 years of its Independence movement and 105 years since its Revolution. México 2000 Ballet Folklórico also wants to invite all to also come and celebrate Mexico 2000's 15th anniversary! This performance is not just about remembering these important dates, they are about reviving the values and ideals that shaped Mexico and how Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico has strived to preserve and promote these values in North Texas. This is a musical that will include history, music and highlights new dances from Colima, The Revolution, Aguascalientes, Calabaceado, Veracruz and a Fiesta in Jalisco among others. The performance is at 7 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Information: www.mexico2000.net.

Sept. 5-6 Say farewell to Giants of Jurassic during Labor Day Weekend! Join the Dallas Zoo as they send the dinos off in style before they disappear after September 7. There will be extended Zoo hours and live music both nights on shady Cat Green for an epic last hoorah. Listen to the vocal stylings of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band on Saturday and the Ray Johnston Band on Sunday. The music kicks off at 7 p.m. Kick back on a blanket or lawn chair, or rent a cabana for your family and friends, while enjoying the food, craft beer, cold soft drinks and wine available for purchase. There will be other special activties both days. The concerts are free with admission to the Zoo. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Frwy. Information: dallaszoo.com.

Sept. 6 The African American Museum presents the 2015 Blues & Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of Blues and Jazz featuring some of the most renowned artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Featured artists include: R.L. Griffin, Def to Radio, AHYONZ, Smoove-Funk and Legally Blynd. It all takes place on the African America Museum Lawn in Fair Park, 3536 Grand Avenue. Note: no glass containers will be permitted. Information: www.aamdallas.org.

Fort Worth:

Safari Shuttle Saturdays through September 5, 2015 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 23 through September 5.

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.

Denton:

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.


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