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Through Apr. 19 The 9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival is presented by AutoNation and is a production of the Dallas Film Society. The film festival mission is to encourage this universal art form by bringing to Dallas quality independent films from around the world and by promoting local filmmakers on an international stage. North Texas filmmakers and the Dallas film community continue to grow, producing inspirational and entertaining works that capture the attention and respect of the international cinematic community. In 2015, the films of Germany will be celebrated with a showcase of films that investigates the complex facets of that country's cinematic heritage. Screening venues include the Angelika Film Center Dallas at Mockingbird Station; the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.; the Annette Strauss Square in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St.; and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St. Information:

DART to DIFF: Receive $2 off any regular screening when you bring your DART ticket to the Prekindle Box Office in Mockingbird Station

Through Apr. 19 The Illusionists is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Ave. Direct from Broadway, the world's best-selling magic show is coming to Dallas. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Recommended for all ages. Information:

Apr. 17 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held from 6 p.m. to midnight. Join the DMA as they explore the evolution of the portrait and ideas of identity - from 17th-century European portraiture to the modern-day selfie. Included in the evening's activities is a Happy Hour performance featuring Ashley Daneman, a Pop-Up Belgian Brasserie and a Late Night Art Bytes: Role Call featuring a technology infused performance by DGDG: Danielle Georgiou Dance Group. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood. Information:

Apr. 17-19 Texas Ballet Theater presents Masterworks at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxatposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners. Five Poems is a serene neoclassical ballet that is set to Richard Wagner's Wesendonck Songs, a score based on five poems written by his lover. This delicate ballet, with choreography by Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, also features sets and costumes designed by actress Jane Seymour. Information:

Apr. 17 The Garland Symphony Orchestra features LeeAnne Thompson on flute. The performance includes Hérold's Overture to Zampa, Liebermann's Flute Concerto, Puccini's Chrysanthemums, Kabalevsky's Romeo and Juliet and Respighi's Pines of Rome. The GSO continues to celebrate Italy's rich history of orchestral music during its 2014-2015 season, La Bella Italia! The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street. Information:

Apr. 17-May 9 The Garland Civic Theatre continues its forty-seventh season with a production of Carrie the Musical. A madly feverish musical that straight-forwardly addresses the highly relevant subject of bullying in our society... This gripping rock musical about a telekinetic teen will have the strange power to move you! Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street in downtown Garland. Information:

Apr. 17 The Electric Zombie Run is coming to Fair Park the evening of April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 6:00 p.m., then get ready to run at 8:00 p.m. Race rules are simple. Rule #1: all participants are welcome... fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young. Rule #2: there is no contact on the course between runners and zombies. Rule #3: if you finish before 30 minutes, you are a "Survivor," if you finish after 30 minutes, you are "Zombified." The post-race party begins at 8:30 p.m. Food, drinks, libations, music, free stuff, a costume and a brain eating contest is what you have to look forward to! Information:

Apr. 18 The March of Dimes' March for Babies promises to be a fun day out with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends at White Rock Lake for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Information:

Apr. 18 Texas History Alive! is presented by Texana Living History Association and the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum from noon to 5:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for learning about Texas history in a fun environment with lots of hands-on experiences. Texas history will truly come alive right before your eyes. You will see an 1870's chuckwagon and visit with Smokey (the cook) or the fur-trapper with his pelts. See costumed volunteers demonstrating life skills such as lace making, spinning and weaving. You may help with chores such as the laundry (wash board and lye soap), butter churning and corn grinding or play with the pioneer toys. There will be presentations by historical figures like Sam Houston, Molly Goodnight, DeLiens Rose or Susanna Dickenson. Docents will be available for tours of A.W. Perry Homestead, a beautifully restored turn of the 20th century farmhouse. Make-and-take crafts will be available at this family event. The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum is located at 1509 N. Perry Rd. Cost is $10 per child (Adults free). Information:

Apr. 18 Join in the Great American Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., enjoy Vocal Trash in concert, the Bash the Trash Show & Plano Litter Cheer Squad, Birds of Prey and Litterati - A Litter Force Experience with Jeff Kirschner as well as family workshops and other on-going activities. Food will be available for purchase. Information:

Apr. 18-19 Amazing Grace: Legacy of the Greatest Generation. Come and enjoy two inspirational shows in one. The Vocal Majority is delighted to debut music from their next CD, scheduled for release next summer. And in the other part of this amazing two-in-one show, they will offer a musical salute to the era christened "The Greatest Generation." Join in commemorating a 70th year retrospective of World War II ending in 1945. This meaningful tribute will feature a look back to the inspirational lives and special music from that unforgettable generation in our history. Never forgotten, forever revered. All performances at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information:

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:


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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