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Oct. 10 More than 100,000 people travel to the State Fair for the AT&T Red River Showdown game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. The game, played in Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1929, is an iconic staple of the State Fair. Game tickets are purchased through each university's athletic office. A ticket to the 2015 Red River Showdown includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day, Saturday, October 10, 2015. Information: www.bigtex.com.
Oct. 8-11 Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK! , a celebration to raise awareness and funds for the early detection of breast cancer, and mammograms for those unable to afford them, will be held from October 8th through October 11th. Proceeds benefit Methodist Health System (MHS) and Charlton Women's Imaging Center. The event will kick-off on Thursday, October 8th in Bishop Arts from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. with parties, a style show, a bra decorating competition, a DJ, discounts, prizes, and more! Party with a purpose (admission is free) is at Bishop Ranch, Dwell on Davis, Home on Bishop, Indigo 1745, the Laughing Willow, Dude Sweet, Nuvo, and Just Add Jeans from 6:00 'til 9:00 p.m.
The Style Show, featuring Miss Texas contestants along with breast cancer conquerors, will be at 7:00 p.m., at the corner of Bishop and Seventh St. (reserved seating available for $10 each).|
Events are free, but a $25 Shop, Eat, Drink PINK! Ticket is available for purchase. The purchase of a Shop, Eat, Drink PINK! Ticket will automatically enter the purchaser in a prize drawing (to be held October 20th). Prizes include gift certificates and merchandise from local restaurants and merchants. Grand prize is dinner and drinks for two at Lucia, including a November 13th (almost impossible to attain) reservation. In addition each Shop, Eat, Drink PINK! Ticket purchaser will receive exclusive discounts (up to 20% off) at participating select local merchants and restaurants. ONLY Shop, Eat, Drink PINK! Ticket holders will enjoy exclusive discounts, special offers, and prize drawings. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold! Information: shopeatdrinkpink.com.
Oct. 9 The Reunion makes its grand debut on Friday, October 9 on the lawn at Reunion, celebrating the festive fall season and the authentic spirit of Dallas, while kicking off the TX-OU Cotton Bowl tradition. The event will make its mark on the Dallas landscape as the only experience that brings together buzzworthy musical talent, entertainment, VIP opportunities, and the ultimate pyrotechnics spectacular from the city's most iconic landmark in one unforgettable night. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. for the ultimate happy hour. For the excited fans of Weezer, Fitz & The Tantrums and Trombone Shorty, lawn access with the Fan Pass is available for only $40 and provides the very best view of the big pyrotechnics show on Reunion Tower. More ticketing options are available. Information: do214.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line or Blue Line to Union Station
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Union Station
Via D-Link (Route 722) (Monday-Saturday)
Oct. 9 Salmagundi! brings "circus dinner theater with a really silly name" to Carrollton Plaza Arts Center. Performers will provide a family-friendly circus experience with food and variety entertainment. The Circus Freaks plan to put on a monthly production of Salmagundi!, with a different performance lineup each time. Every production will be geared toward people of all ages, and families are welcome and encouraged to see the show. The Circus Freaks are a self-described "plucky band of versatile variety vaudevillians who mix improvisational theater, musical mayhem and big top talent for your circus entertainment." This quirky troupe of talented circus folk has performed nationally and locally, all the while upholding their core values of quality performance, education and public service along the way. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.; the show begins at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Arts Center, 1115 Fourth Ave., Carrollton. Information: www.circusfreaks.org.
Oct. 10-11 Don't miss the Fall Fly Days and Car Show at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, 4572 Claire Chennault St. in Addison. This event, open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, will have more variety of aircraft available for rides than the museum has ever offered before at one time! Check out this list - Corsair, Mustang, Skyraider, T-6, Stearman, Bell 47 helicopter, T-28, and the Oscar Deuce! All rides will be up to 20% off, so book your slot today before they are all sold out! Book a ride by calling 972-380-8800 ex 100. For event tickets and more information: www.cavflight.org.
- Via Addison Transit Center, then DART Bus Route 534 or Bus Route 347 (Monday through Saturday) to bus stop Addison @ Westgrove, then a short walk
Oct. 10 Rally for Health at the Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl Expwy. Join Rally Health℠ on Saturday, October 10 for a free community event with fun activities for everyone. There will be yoga and cycling classes, dancing, arts and crafts, rock wall climbing, healthy eats, and lots of pumpkins. You can also get free flu shots and blood pressure checks. Plus, you'll have a chance to meet Kevin Hart, Rally Health's Health Ambassador, and enter to win lots of cool prizes. It all takes place at the historic open-air Dallas Farmers Market. Information: www.rallyhealth.com.
- Via DART Bus Route 35
Oct. 11 Oak Cliff Lively Fest is a family-friendly Reggae/Roots inspired event centered around bridging together people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds to celebrate the arts, music and diversity of the City of Dallas and more specifically Oak Cliff, Texas. As always this year's event will be free to the public! There will be DJs, food, vendors and art. It takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. near Roots and Culture, on Tyler between 7th and 8th streets. Information: www.facebook.com/DFWLivelyFest.
Oct. 11 CMI presents an evening of time spent in the very heart of France - the Impressionism of Debussy and Ravel and the late Romanticism of Chausson in his rarely-heard Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet. Dallas will enjoy the performances of the Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society, violinist Cho-Liang Lin as well as Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist of the Year in 2010, pianist Orion Weiss and the international award-winning string quartet, the New Orford String Quartet. Tickets are $10 for Students, $30 for Seniors (60+), and $35 for Adults. The performance is at 3:00 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information: www.cmi-now.org.
Fort Worth:Through Feb. 14 That Day: Laura Wilson is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Laura Wilson takes us into a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition of seventy-one photographs introduces us to worlds that are hard-bitten and fiercely independent. Framed equally by beauty and violence, the images reflect the artist's challenge to today's homogenized America. Information: www.cartermuseum.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then the T's bus route 2, 7 or 57
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 9:46 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:54 p.m. on Saturday. Note: TRE operates special Sunday service during the State Fair of Texas.
Denton: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: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center.
Walk to the market or board DCTA Connect Route 7, then a short walk to the market
- Note: Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station is 11:53 p.m. Saturdays. No A-train service on Sundays.
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.
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Note: Service on the TRE that crosses the fare zone boundary of CentrePort/DFW Airport Station requires a Regional fare.