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Mar. 2-6 Dallas Startup Week is a five-day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Dallas Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity. Register now for your all access pass to Dallas Startup Week. Events take place at various locations in downtown Dallas. Learn more and register at: dallas.startupweek.com.

Feb. 25 After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. This year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway". The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. His performance is at 8:00 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: www.attpac.org.

Feb. 26 The legendary Juan Gabriel returns to concert stages in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic for the second leg of his sold-out, critically acclaimed VOLVER tour. The Divo de Juarez has a fan base that spans three generations of music lovers and his shows inspire adoration that he returns in kind with a show that is legendary for production, musicianship, fun and emotion. See him live at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

Through Feb. 28 Penguin Days are back at the Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Frwy. The temperature is dropping and so is the price of admission to the Dallas Zoo. Throughout January and February, guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other animals) for just $5 per person. The Dallas Zoo is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.

Through Feb. 28 Emmanuel Gillespie, well known Dallas visual artist, has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His public art work can be seen in South Dallas thanks to DART's Art Program and the City of Dallas' Public Art Program. This exhibition "Middle Passage" at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh represents his latest studio work. Gillespie says "My work is inspired by the memory of African descendants who died while being shipped to North America as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Often understood as the "Middle Passage," this title refers to a triangular trade route linking Europe, Africa, and North America, where millions of Africans were captured as goods to be sold and transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Paintings in this series employ related densities of color in an effort to revisit and reframe the past and its impact on my identity." The exhibit is in the Arthello Beck Gallery and admission is free. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Through Mar. 8 Kinky Boots is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Content Warning: Suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Through Mar. 29 The Dallas Theater Center launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with the sublime comedy, The School for Wives, a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Moliére's razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School for Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. (Spoiler Alert: Arnolphe isn't all that shrewd). As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing. Performances are at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Information: www.attpac.org.

Special Offer for GoPass users:

DART GoPass℠ users receive special pricing on 2015 Dallas Stars regular season games. Choose Terrace tickets for just $15 (savings of $13 per ticket) or Plaza tickets for $50 (savings of $19 per ticket) for any Value game on the Stars home schedule. DART provides Stars fans with unmatched convenience on game nights, with a rail stop just yards from American Airlines Center. Download the GoPass app and visit the special GoPass offer page in the Events & Offers section to learn more.



Fort Worth:

Through Apr. 26 What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones is a new traveling exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. It reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and the Museum of the Moving Image. What's Up, Doc? examines Jones' development as a filmmaker and visual artist and showcases many of his most significant films, which come to life on screens throughout the exhibition. Chuck Jones brought to animation an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating animated characters with distinctive and often wildly eccentric personalities. Jones perfected the quintessentially suave and wisecracking Bugs Bunny, the perpetually exasperated Daffy Duck, the hapless but optimistic Elmer Fudd, and created the incurably romantic Pepé Le Pew, and the eternal antagonists Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. Information: www.fortworthmuseum.org.

Denton:

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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