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DART to Special Events
July 30-Aug. 10 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Witness the spectacle at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.
Aug. 1 The 18th Annual Mayor's Back to School Fair will be presented by Walmart and Sam's Club on Friday, August 1 at Fair Park's Automobile and Centennial Buildings. The Mayor's Back to School Fair is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas, Dallas area schools, public health departments, state agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers. Together, they help economically disadvantaged children start off the new school year with many of their school-related needs met in a 'one-stop destination.' Save time and waiting in lines on August 1 and pre-register. Information: www.mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com.
Aug. 1 Walking the lines of country, rock, pop, and folk, Green River Ordinance is a band that constantly challenges the borders of genre. However, as their music continues to mature and change, Green River Ordinance still holds true to the pursuit of music that speaks to the soul and moves your feet. See them in concert on August 1 when they take the stage in Plano. Tickets are $10 for general admission. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. Information: planostages.com.
Aug. 2 Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Each month, families have the opportunity to focus on a "Big Idea," through a hands-on craft, take-home activity and a scavenger hunt. Discover and discuss each month's Big Idea on an interactive tour for the whole family. Exercise your detective skills to search the Nasher for art related to the month's Big Idea, and complete the hunt for a special prize. Express yourself by creating unique artworks connected to the month's Big Idea. Share in the joy of reading with storytellers from the Dallas Public Library. Join in the fun with an exciting, NasherKids Live! performance for families and young children. Live artist demos let you see how sculpture is made and feel the materials artists use at our live artist demos. Enjoy yoga with YogaSport among masterpieces of modern sculpture in the beautiful Nasher Garden. And when you're hungry, treat your little ones to kid-friendly NasherKids cuisine at Nasher Cafe.
|Aug. 2||Big Idea: Collaboration, Art Project: Mix and Match Monsters|
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Saturdays in August Enjoy Cinema in the Circle in Addison. This Saturday, enjoy Night at the Museum on the big screen. Pack up your family, friends, and a blanket and enjoy some of your favorite adventure flicks under the Addison night sky! Cinema in the Circle offers free outdoor movies on a big screen every Saturday in August, right in the middle of Beckert Park, 5044 Addison Circle Dr. Information: www.addisontexas.net.
Through Aug. 25 Come see the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild's exhibit at the Granville Arts Center in Garland. Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting. The Gallery Space of the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during all performances on weeknights and weekends. Information: garlandtx.gov.
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.
Through Aug. 10 National Geographic presents Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. Using the Indiana Jones™ film series as both a starting point and a backdrop for an exciting and entertaining introduction to the real science of field archaeology, the exhibit showcases items from four different collections. Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology is far more than a static display of movie props. Museum-goers learn how archaeology has changed from the mid-20th century, when Indy's adventures took place, until the present day. The exhibition is at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. Information: www.fortworthmuseum.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to 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. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton:First Friday of every month First Friday Denton is on the first Friday of every month, and is significant because that is the day when artists and artisans in the business district surrounding the Denton County Historic Courthouse on the Square open their doors for visitors and patrons to visit and see them at work, browse and perhaps buy a unique piece of art, jewelry or a myriad of other art objects - for yourself or someone special. And First Friday also offers patrons a chance to visit their favorite restaurants and businesses that have extended First Friday hours, so come to First Friday ready for music, art, books, coffee and great original foods. Information: www.firstfridaydenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
- Note: Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station is 11:15 p.m. Fridays.
Saturdays through Nov. 29 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 11:53 p.m. Saturdays.
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.