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DART to Special Events
Apr. 28 Bicycle Fest is back! Join The City of Irving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at North Lake College, 2000 W. Walnut Lane. Bike Fest offers the chance to learn all about the benefits of cycling. Visitors can pick-up information on safe routes for riders, transit options for commuting throughout DFW, basic on-the-spot bike maintenance and information about cycling gear. Attendees also will enjoy live music, food trucks, a bicycle rodeo for the kids, face painting and kite flying. Information: www.cityofirving.org.
Apr. 28 The 4th Annual Wheels of Hope Car Show is in downtown Garland on Saturday, Apr. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year will feature the Stratoblasters, a local band that plays some of the greatest guitar based blues and rock in the state. G.I.S.D. will also provide plenty of attractions including the Mariachi Band, SGHS Auto Body Hood Art, Drumline and several groups from the new Career Technology Center. Kids will have plenty to do with Face Painting and Hubcap Art booths. Information: wheelsofhopegarland.com.
Apr. 28 Taco Libre Dallas, now in it's fourth year, is a gathering of the region's best taquerias served with a side of a lucha libre wrestling and music. But really, it's all about the tacos. Tacos will range from traditional to contemporary. Each taqueria will have a $2 taco and there will be plenty of veggie options. Taco Libre Dallas takes place Saturday, Apr. 28 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Shed at Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood Street. This is a family friendly event. Information: www.tacolibrefest.com.
Apr. 28 Chamber Music International presents their 5th concert of the season. Back by popular demand, three Principal Players of the New York Philharmonic, Sheryl Staples, Cynthia Phelps and Carter Brey, join piano virtuoso Joyce Yang in an inspired evening of Mozart, Schumann, and Fauré. The performance is at the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Information: www.chambermusicinternational.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722)
Apr. 29 The Asian Festival at Klyde Warren Park showcases different cultures, food, art and music from throughout Asia. There will also be interactive dance performances, origami and chopsticks workshops. Conceived as a kickoff event for Asian Heritage Month, which is May, the festival is a chance for Asian Americans from throughout North Texas to share their culture with the public. Klyde Warren Park is at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas. Information: www.gdaacc.com.
- 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)
- Via M-Line Trolley
Through May 6 Little Women: The Musical is at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch. Louisa May Alcott's beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid musical life in Little Women. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women reminds us that "sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true." The theater is at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch, a short walk from the station. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
Fort Worth:Through May 6 GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World offers guests of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History an entertaining, engaging and educational hands-on experience with one of the most important cultural icons in history: the guitar. The exhibit is comprised of three elements: the science of sound; the evolution, engineering and design of the guitar; and its cultural impact. The exhibit engages visitors in an experience that is visual, tactile and aural. GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World has it all: Music. Science. History. Pop culture. Video. Education. Interactives. Games. The museum is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmsh.org.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth ITC Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 2, 7 or 57
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas Union Station departs ITC Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:55 p.m. on Saturday. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton:Apr. 27-29 The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival will showcase art and music from talented people around Denton and the United States on Friday, April 27 (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Saturday, April 28 (from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, April 29 (from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at Quakertown Park. Whether you want to listen to some jazz, look at handmade artwork, get your face painted or just sit back and relax, the festival will feature seven stages and over 20 acres of things to do such as create art projects, climb rock walls, try on handmade jewelry and more. Take DCTA's FREE shuttle service every day of the festival to get to and from the festivities. Information: www.dentonjazzfest.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then a short walk or DCTA's FREE shuttle service from MedPark Station.
- Note: Last A-train service from the Downtown Denton Transit Center to the Trinity Mills Station departs 11:15 p.m. on Fridays and 11:53 p.m. on 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.