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DART to Special Events
Oct. 16-19 Join the internationally acclaimed Split Knuckle Theatre Company in a funny, physical and moving exploration of how the human spirit can conquer any obstacle with wit, humor, invention... and Endurance! Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees' jobs, relives Shackleton's story. Endurance brings every moment of the story into perfect focus in an elegant, humorous and moving show. Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. in Richardson. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Oct. 17 International superstars Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, presented by Cricket, have reunited and share the stage for a 15 city tour that features fast-rising Latin urban star J Balvin as the support act. Enrique & Pitbull have come together to create a stage design that offers fans an immersive experience, a chance to get up close and personal with the artists for a once in a lifetime concert experience. See them at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
- Via DART Rail and TRE to Victory Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
- Note: D-Link operates Monday through Saturday
Oct. 17-18 Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is a free festival featuring top names in the world of bluegrass, as well as a chili cook-off, an arts & crafts marketplace, kids' activities and plenty of jamming. Festival hours are Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Information: bloominbluegrass.com.
Oct. 17-19 Dallas Comic Con returns with Fan Days for three days in October 17-19 at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Featured in the weekend are autograph sessions, celebrity photo sessions, cosplay masquerade, panels and Q&As with media guests, artist alley, costumes, shopping and exhibits. Guests for this year's Fan Days include Alex Kingston and Paul McGann of Doctor Who; Karen Allen and Ke Huy Quan of Indiana Jones films; Adam West and Burt Ward of the Batman TV show; Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings; and many more. Information: www.dallascomiccon.com.
Oct. 18 The Komen Dallas County Race for the Cure's annual 5K fundraising walk/run event is one of the most highly anticipated races of the year. The 2014 Race is in its 32nd year and continues to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate Dallas County residents about breast health as well as to celebrate breast cancer survivorship. The Race welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels for its 5K, from walkers to elite runners, and includes a celebratory march for thousands of breast cancer survivors and a concert by Emerald City Band. NorthPark Center is located at 8687 North Central Expwy. Registeration and information: komen-dallas.org.
The SMU Mustangs face tough American Athletic Conference and non-conference rivals in six home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus at Mockingbird Land and Central Expressway. The Mustangs take on Cincinnati at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. Information: 214.SMU.GAME OR smumustangs.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to Mockingbird Station, then free shuttle
- Note: Bishop Blvd. will close to all vehicular traffic on game days to accommodate football game day activities.
There will be no SMU (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttle service at stops located on Bishop Blvd. on Saturdays when there is a home football game. Instead, the SMU (768) and Museum Express (743) shuttles will pick-up and drop-off riders on Ownby Drive at the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle, located on the west side of the Blanton Building.
Although the SMU and Museum Express shuttles will attempt to operate on their regular schedule some delays and disruptions due to increased traffic volume and congestion related to football game day activities on campus can be expected by riders and they should adjust their schedules accordingly.
Oct. 18 Plano International Festival offers an array of ethnic cuisines, multicultural music and dance performances, cultural displays, crafts, games, children's activities and more. This cultural extravaganza is free and it takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Plano's Haggard Park, 15th St. and Ave. H. Information: planointernationalfestival.org.
Oct. 18 Food, ideas, music - Cultivate! This is a free festival that brings together farmers, chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and participants like you, on a journey towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. It all happens in the Las Colinas Urban Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: chipotlecultivate.com.
- Via DART Rail Orange Line to Las Colinas Urban Center Station, then an approximate 1 mile walk to the festival site
- Note: The FREE Las Colinas Area Personal Transit (APT) will also be running during festival hours. A connection to the APT is available at the Las Colinas Urban Center Station and it stops very close to the festival gates.
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: bigtex.com.
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: bigtex.com/canstruction.
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:Oct. 18 North Texas vs. Southern Miss football. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Texas Athletics department (UNT) and the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) have teamed up to provide complimentary transportation services via DCTA special event shuttle services for North Texas home games during the 2014-2015 football season. It's simple to ride the new Mean Green Game Day shuttle. Passengers hop on the A-train, arrive at the Euline Brock Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC, to the Mean Green Tailgating Village and pedestrian bridge that leads to Apogee Stadium. The buses will also stop at locations along the Downtown Denton Square so passengers can take a break for dining, drinks and shopping before or after the football games. Information: www.meangreengameday.net.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Board the free Mean Green Game Day Shuttle from the DDTC.
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.