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Rider Insider Featured Event:
Friday, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! On your way to the office, stop by one of several energizer stations set up by DART, where volunteers are eager to provide information from local area bike shop partners, free bike tune-ups, treats, promotional items and tips on safety from 7 to 9 a.m.

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May 19 Enjoy the Farmers Branch summer food truck series, Tastes & Tunes with a live band, a variety of food trucks, wine/craft beer and plenty of fun for the whole family! Limited seating is available so lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Outside food and drink is allowed, please do not bring anything in glass containers or any alcohol products. May 19 features the All Funk Radio Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Tastes & Tunes is held at the Grove at Mustang Crossing, across from the Dr Pepper Star Center. Information:
May 19 Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans, fans, and friends: the Deep Ellum community invites you to raise a glass in honor of those who have made our country great at this month's Deep Ellum Wine Walk starting at 6:00 p.m. On this special night of celebratory toasts, receive a glass for 50% off with military ID* at the check-in table located at 2650-B Main St. Now, the fun begins! Embark on your Sip & Shop tour while enjoying wine samplings at venues throughout the neighborhood. Play the passport game for a chance to win gift certificates from local merchants at the prize drawing immediately following the event at 9:00 p.m. (*One discounted glass at $5 per person, please. All others $10.) Information:

May 20-22 Celebrating 24 years in 2016, Richardson's signature event, the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, is an award-winning eclectic event that draws thousands of attendees to the Galatyn Park Urban Center every May. Festival programming includes four main performance stages featuring national, regional and local bands, the Singer/Songwriter contest and stage, the family-friendly Kidz Korner, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the Wild Market Place, and Performers Row showcasing strolling entertainers, buskers and acrobats. Wildflower also features a Battle of the Bands contest, the Budding Talent Competition, and the Art Guitar Auction. In 2016, scheduled performers include Peter Frampton, Toadies, Hoobastank, Jimmie Vaughan, Dennis DeYoung and Music of Styx, Soul Asylum, Unforgettable Fire - A Tribute to U2, Black Joe Lewis, Finger Eleven, John Mayall, The Guess Who, Alien Ant Farm, John Waite, and many more. Information:

May 20-21 The 2016 Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival brings together over 50 tattooers from all over and over 30 bands to Deep Ellum. Scheduled live music performances include The Bouncing Souls, Angelic Upstarts, Off With Their Heads, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Reverend Horton Heat, Dictators NYC, and many more! Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday and 12 noon on Saturday. The tattoo convention is strictly 18+ but the music venues are all ages. The festival takes place at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton Street. Information:

May 20 Irving's annual concert series showcases live music performances from a variety of genres, with great musicians from across the state. The 2016 series continues to focus on tribute bands, bringing popular songs made famous by well-known bands. Concerts are free at the Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. Coming up:
  May 20,
7:00 p.m.
Chicago Tribute Authority, Texas
Be sure to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, as seating is not provided. There will be food and dessert vendors on-site, as well as area restaurants. Outside food and beverage are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be moved to the Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson Street. Information:

May 20-22 Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration. Grab your friends, bring your family, or just treat yourself to an evening with this mesmerizing dance company. Come see DBDT in their final 3 performances of the season! RED, by Bruce Wood®, sends DBDT dancers into high gear with kinetic energy fueled by a pulsating violin score by Philip Glass. Oremus, choreographed by Richard A. Freeman-Carter, brings new meaning to dancing on the table. With 1 table and 12 dancers, witness the stunning contemporary work that brought audiences to their feet in 2015. And visiting from Seoul, South Korea, a Korean ensemble will perform Bound, choreographed by Bridget L. Moore. Bound explores the boundaries of the human condition through dance and cultural exchange. Performances are at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. Information:

May 20 'til Midnight at the Nasher presents live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent paired with film screenings in the Nasher Garden. Guests have the opportunity to engage in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two, as well as grab & go snacks and street tacos for purchase on-site. Please note picnic dining sales are final and no outside food, beverages or furniture may be brought into the center. 'til Midnight takes place rain or shine. In May, enjoy the Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Showcase at 6 p.m., Pleasant Grove in concert at 7 p.m. and the film Coraline (PG, 2009) beginning at 9 p.m. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

Through May 22 Dallas Roars!, presented by MetroPCS, returns. Each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., stop by Cat Green at the Dallas Zoo for a special themed weekend. It's free with your regular Zoo admission. Pick your favorite theme, or come for them all. And on the final two weekends, come in costume, dressed as a pirate, princess or your favorite superhero:
May 21-22: A Force For Good (Armed Services Day), sponsored by Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union and Highland Capital Management. Unleash your superpowers, and dress accordingly as we honor those who serve our country and inspire our imaginations.
Enjoy a DJ playing music and leading games; bounce houses; conservation stations; and special activities in the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo. Additional activities, such as face painting, airbrush tattoos, obstacle courses, caricatures, green-screen photos, and more will be available for just $5 each. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information:

May 21-22 The Cavanaugh Flight Museum presents Warbirds Over Addison, featuring a round-up of P-51 Mustangs! Activities include aircraft fly-bys and aerial sisplays, warbird rides and a Sherman Tank demo. The P-51(s) scheduled to attend include Brat III, Buzzin Cuzzin, Happy Jacks Go Buggy, Little Rebel, Millie G, Nervous Energy V, Sweet and Lovely. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Note: the schedule subject to change without notice. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is located at 4572 Claire Chennault. Information:

May 21 Enjoy the 4th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information:

May 22 The Univision Festival de Mayo 2016 is set for Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fair Park Esplanade, 3939 Esplanade Plaza. Enjoy foods, games and live music at this free family event! Live Entertainment featuring Intocable, La Séptima Banda, Saúl El Jaguar, Leandro Ríos, La Reunión Norteña, Mariachi 'Así es México', Los BOK y Grupo Stallion. The event is free, but you MUST have your own ticket for a chance to win gift cards and prizes (available at Fiesta Food check-out stands). Information:

May 22 There's nothing that pairs better together than the historic beauty of the Downtown Plano arts district and an evening spent dining with friends. Downtown Plano's fine dining event of the year is here again with Night Out on 15th. The outdoor dining experience features a 300-foot-long table down the middle of 15th Street where arts district chefs will serve a 5-course meal paired with select beer, wine, and spirits. Set against the backdrop of downtown's historic architecture, Night Out on 15th guests will enjoy pre-dinner cocktail hour held in the newly opened McCall Plaza, live entertainment and try their luck at winning a prize from the Night Out raffle. Participating restaurants in Night Out on 15th this year include Angela's at the Crosswalk, Amazeballz, the Fillmore Pub, Lockhart Smokehouse, Urban Rio, Urban Crust, Uni Sushi, and Zalat. Information:

Through May 22 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson. Dallas native and 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, along with major winners and past AT&T Byron Nelson champions, Steven Bowditch, Brendon Todd, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, lead the latest commitments to the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, 4400 N. MacArthur Blvd. The tournament is hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and has been a premier PGA Tour event for more than 45 years. Information:

Through June 5 Anchored by Dallas Symphony Orchestra performances led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival will showcase internationally-acclaimed guest soloists, visual artists and performing artists alongside leading Dallas-based companies and ensembles. The three-week festival will showcase visual and performing arts in the Dallas Arts District and beyond. Venues include the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Winspear Opera House, the Wyly Theatre, the Dallas City Performance Hall, Cathedral Shrine Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and Klyde Warren Park.

Fort Worth:

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History May 21-Dec. 31 Don't miss Hidden Treasures: Celebrating 75 Years at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It's an exhibit unlike any other. Iconic artifacts from a teaching collection which has inspired generations. It's the best of our own history reimagined for this special anniversary exhibition. From period rooms showcasing life from a bygone era to anatomical models to Texas History artifacts and ceremonial masks from around the world, these are the collections that shaped our story. Celebrate the opening event on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when exhibits, programs, and anniversary events are just $7.50 per person! (After May 21, admisson prices are: Adult $15, Junior (2-12) $11, Senior (65+) $13 and Members Free). Exhibit runs through Dec 31st. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information:


Denton Community Market Saturdays Apr. Through Nov. Denton Community Market takes place Saturdays through November near downtown Denton. Experience a community gathering space alive with music, local food and produce, locally produced handmade arts and crafts, on-site food, local business, community groups and more! The market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information:

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