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Photo courtesy of Dallas Zoo Nov. 25 The Dallas Zoo's fall Dollar Day features $1 admission and dollar deals. It's the best way to get out-of-towners out of the house, or burn calories in the 106-acre zoological park before your Thanksgiving feast. Dollar Day is the Zoo's way of showing its appreciation to the community for support throughout the year. It makes the Zoo available for everyone and provides an affordable experience the entire family can enjoy. The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information:

Nov. 26 The 48th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the traditional “way to begin Thanksgiving Day” for many in Dallas. Featuring both a 5K fun run and an eight-mile course, it all benefits the Dallas YMCA. Same-day registration is available. The fun begins at 9 a.m. at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. Information:
  • Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Convention Center Station
  • Note: DART buses and light rail trains will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, Nov. 26. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) does not operate on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Rider alert for Downtown Dallas Bus Riders: Bus Riders Should Prepare for Detours During Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 26
  • In addition to regularly scheduled weekend service, the Red Line will operate three additional trips from Parker Road Station. These trips depart Parker Road at 7:13 a.m., 7:43 a.m. and 8:13 a.m. and arrive at Convention Center Station at 8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. These trains serve all stations between Parker Road and Cedars stations.
  • In addition to regularly scheduled weekend service, the Blue Line will operate one addtional trip from Downtown Rowlett Station. This trip will depart Downtown Rowlett at 7:21 a.m. and arrives at Convention Center Station at 8:05 a.m. This train will serve all stops between Downtown Rowlett and Cedars stations.

Through Jan. 3 The Trains at NorthPark is one of the most elaborate toy train exhibits in all of Texas. Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience - steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features. Cost is $3-$7. The trains are located on level two near Nordstrom's at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway. Hours of Operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m. Information:

Through Feb. 21 Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence at the Perot Museum explores the natural phenomenon of 'living light' with a vast array of organisms, from the flickering fireflies in your backyard to the deep-sea fishes in our oceans' darkest depths. The ability to generate light is rare among plants and animals that live on land. However, up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 2,300 feet provide the only source of light for the largest habitable space on Earth, the ocean. Spark your curiosity with larger-than-life models, live fish, and interactive displays in this exhibition! You will be able to move through a series of re-created environments to discover the glowworm webs on the ceiling of New Zealand's Waitomo caves, the 'pyrotechnic' plankton in Puerto Rico's Mosquito Bay, and special lighting on the coral walls of the Cayman Island's Bloody Bay. Admission to Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence is timed entry, at 30 minute intervals, and requires the purchase of general exhibit hall admission. Museum members receive discounted tickets to this traveling exhibition but must still reserve a timed ticket to the traveling exhibition. This exhibition is very hands-on and invites you to channel your inner explorer and discover the natural engineering in the world around you. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information:

Nov. 25-Dec. 26 The must-see family tradition that marks the beginning of Dallas' holiday season, the Dallas Theater Center's presentation of A Christmas Carol is a critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens' enduring classic. Join in as Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., where the audience will be surrounded by magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, bringing this timeless story to vivid new life. The show is appropriate for families and recommended for ages 8 and above. Information:

Nov. 27-29 The Chamberlain Performing Arts' annual production of The Nutcracker features New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle alongside over 150 local dancers. Performances are in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information:

Nov. 27-Dec. 19 The Garland Civic Theatre presents Clue: The Musical at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon? The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical which brings the world's best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery! With over 200 possible endings, surprises and twists will delight you as a beguiling score, witty lyrics, and comic antics take you from room to room while you help to unravel the merry mayhem. Information:

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with deadly musical comedy and pirates on the loose:
Nov. 27 - Dec. 23 Ebenezer Scrooge. Before we can blink it will be time for Christmas and we all know what that means. Yes, it's "Ebenezer Scrooge," an annual Pocket tradition (34th season!) sure to put you and yours in the holiday spirit.
It's comedy, farce and loony melodrama at the theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information:

Nov. 27-Dec. 30 (except Dec. 5 and 25) A Christmas Tour of Lights is in the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., enjoy an animated display that will amaze you with over 500,000 twinkling lights. You'll travel through a variety of different scenes, each with their own theme, from fantasy to patriotic. There's festive holiday music and the grand finale is an animated show that features Santa Claus himself. Information:

Nov. 27-29 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker In Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Who knew The Nutcracker could sound so good? With a full orchestra and nothing to distract from the sheer beauty of Tchaikovsky's iconic music, it will be like hearing it for the first time. Andrew Grams conducts with Janie Oliver directing the Children's Chorus of Collin County. Information:

Nov. 27 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling and critically acclaimed entertainer Anthony Hamilton has been a favorite staple on the scene since 2002, when he lent his vocals to the infectious hook on the Nappy Roots' "Po' Folks" song, and garnered his first of 10 Grammy nominations. Since then, the singer-songwriter has remained consistent with music that touches the soul and a poignant sound that makes him unlike any other artist of the 21st century. Joining him is Fantasia. Whether it was the standards and pop songs that she rode to the winner's circle on the third season of American Idol or the self-crafted emotionally wrought modern R&B off her latest chart topping record Side Effects of You, Fantasia is unable to produce a moment that isn't searingly honest. See them both at the Music Hall in Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Information:

Nov. 28-Dec. 27 Enjoy King Arthur by Jackie Mellor-Guin and presented by Theatre Britain at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. This is a traditional British panto! Expect wacky characters, songs, dances, corny jokes and lots of audience participation when Jackie Mellor-Guin puts her own spin on the classic tale. Rated: G and recommended for all ages. Information:

Dec. 1 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball presented by Capital One is coming to the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. The line-up includes One Direction, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth and DNCE. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information:

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Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion Through Feb. 14 Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye. During the height of Impressionism in the 1870s and 1880s, Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) produced some of the movement's most daring and bold paintings. Experimenting with radical points of view and audacious perspective, he created images of Paris streets, of domestic life and of country pursuits that are unforgettable. Some 50 paintings from 1875 to 1882 - the time in which Caillebotte was most committed to the Impressionist movement—will reveal his genius. This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. The exhibit will be on view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:


Denton Community Market Last Market of the Season is Nov. 28 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! Extended hours this Saturday, Nov. 28 for the last market of the season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market is located at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St. Information:

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