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Mar. 31, Apr. 2 Dallas will host the NCAA Women's Final Four at American Airlines Center. The National Semifinals will be held on Friday, March 31, followed by the National Championship game on Sunday, April 2. Watch the best teams compete for the 2017 Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The semifinals games are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday. The National Championship game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Don't miss Tourney Town presented by Capital One, held Mar. 31 through Apr. 2 adjacent to American Airlines Center. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

Mar. 30-Apr. 9 The Dallas International Film Festival returns for 11 days of film. The festival shows the best narrative features, documentaries and short films and celebrates the filmmaker's art with more than 150 films, panel discussion, special events and educational activities. On March 30, DIFF 2017 Opening Night is at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Information: diff2017.dallasfilm.org.
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Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Tourney Town presented by Capital One is held during the Women's NCAA Basketball Championship Weekend March 31 - April 2 adjacent to the American Airlines Center. This is a free fan fest for fans of all ages! Tourney Town is a festival within a festival jam packed with youth clinics, basketball contests, giveaways, concerts, zip-line, interactive games, special appearances, autograph signings and much more! Be at the epicenter of women's basketball fun with activities and events for the whole family. Come early and stay late to experience Tourney Town! On Sunday before the national championship game, don't miss a free concert by Grammy-nominated Texas country artist Pat Green. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.ncaa.com.

Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Fan Expo Dallas returns for three days at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin Street. 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 show include Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Tim Curry, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Catherine Tate, John Barrowman, Alan Tudyk, Alex Kingston, Jason Isaacs, and many more. Information: fanexpodallas.com.

Mar. 31 The Music City Series brings the unique stylings of major music locations throughout the country to the heart of Downtown Plano, providing the essence of the best music locations in your own backyard at the McCall Plaza, 998 E 15th Street. Live from AUSTIN will feature Uncle Lucius at 8:30 p.m. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Hal Vorpahl on bass, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys. This concert is completely free to the public, and the perfect interlude to a Friday night in Historic Downtown Plano. Information: www.facebook.com/planoarts.

Mar. 31-Apr. 1 TITAS presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues its reign as an American "cultural ambassador to the world" - having performed live for an estimated 25 million people in 48 states, 71 countries, and six continents. The gifted and gorgeous Ailey dancers infuse energy and emotion to classics and new works alike. Guided by the visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains the nation's leading modern dance company. Information: www.attpac.org.

Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Dallas' original and award-winning beer festival, Big Texas Beer Fest, returns to the Fair Park Automobile Building for two separate sessions, Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1. Sample from 500+ beers from over 100 breweries. General admission tickets start at $35 and VIP from $60. Admission covers your first (12) 2 oz. samples; additional 12-sample cards are available at the event for only $2. Ride DART rail for a quick drop off at the front door. Jam out to live music in the outdoor food and music pavilion! There will be 10 local food trucks to choose from, and local music from Matt Tedder and other local favorites throughout the weekend. Information: www.bigtexasbeerfest.com.

Apr. 1 Enjoy the 5th season of The Marketplace Garland, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, sweet breads, culinary items, unique items from local artisans and craftsmen and more! The Marketplace Garland supports Good Samaritans of Garland and for those interested in doing so, donated items of canned and boxed food items will be accepted at the Good Samaritans booth. This event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (except May 6th), April through October, in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. 108 N. Sixth Street. Information: themarketplacedfw.com.

Apr. 1-2 Travel and Adventure Show, America's favorite travel show, returns to Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy. Discover the leading destinations, local travel experts, top celebrity personalities, comprehensive content, and exclusive travel deals that you just can't find anywhere else. Come face-to-face with some of your favorite celebrity travel speakers, get expert packing tips, technology trends and budget travel hacks on the Savvy Traveler Theater, and much more. Information: travelshows.com/shows/dallas.

Apr. 2 Join in on April 2 for the Irving Marathon! The 2017 event will host a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. The 2017 event will run on the same USATF certified course as 2016 due to flooding damage to the northern sections of Campion Trails. All events will start at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. The Full Marathon and Half Marathon events will incorporate Campion Trails. The course will be 100% on paved surfaces (no grass, no levees!) Information: www.irvingmarathon.com.

Apr. 2 Pat Green at Tourney Town. Hours before the national championship game of the 2017 Women's Final Four in Dallas, Grammy-nominated Texas country artist Pat Green will perform a free concert on the AT&T Concert Stage adjacent to the American Airlines Center. DJ Shawna will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, followed by Green at 3:15 p.m. The concert is part of Tourney Town presented by Capital One. The American Airlines Center is located at 2500 Victory Ave. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

Apr. 3-7 Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of the community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. DSW17 Chase Basecamp will be located at St. Paul Place, 750 North St. Paul Street. Located in the heart of downtown, Chase Basecamp offers something for everyone. You'll find leading panelists and speakers, opportunities to sharpen your startup idea with other entrepreneurs, complimentary happy hours, and more. Venues for other events are found throughout downtown. Find the 2017 schedule at: www.dallasstartupweek.com.

Fort Worth:

Through June 25 Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is in the Louis Kahn Building at the Kimbell Art Museum. The American architect Louis Kahn (1901--1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72). The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information: www.kimbell.org.

Denton:

Mar. 30 Taste of North Texas. Do you wish you could sample food and drinks from restaurants all around Denton? The Denton Kiwanis Club's most anticipated event, Taste of North Texas, will allow you to do just that! This event will take place at the Golden Triangle Mall in Denton on Thursday, March 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets prices $15 for adults (Ages 18 and older), $10 for ages seven to 17 and students and children ages six and under get in free. Ride Denton Connect Route 2 to live out your food loving dream! Information: www.tastefornorthtexas.org.


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