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2019 SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival

April 18-19 Fabio Luisi Conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the conductor's first appearance on the podium following the announcement of his position as Music Director Designate. The raw power of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony comes alive, along with works by Frank Martin and William Grant Still. The concert is at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information:
April 19 American Landscapes with Lonnie Holley is a special appearance by the renowned artist and performer, together with cellist Dave Eggar and members of the SMU Meadows POINT ensemble. The improvisational performance meditates on American history and especially the artist's personal connection to the Deep South. There will be a Q&A prior to the performance at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:
April 20 Jennifer Hudson will appear with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a special, one-night only event at the Meyerson. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning recording artist and actress lends her soulful voice to a powerhouse program that will include hits from the film Dreamgirls, as well as some of Hudson's well-known originals. The Meyerson is at 2301 Flora St. Information:
April 23 Musical Celebration of Isa Genzken is a presentation of the Nasher Prize Laureate's works accompanied by the music of Mozart, as performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Hear an intimate chamber concert while looking at great sculpture and art. A discussion of Genzken's work will follow the performance at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. Information:
April 24 The Language of Nature is a collaboration among Sharon Anaya, Ellen Fullman and James Talambas. The work evokes the nature of rhythm - both internal and collective. Delicately interwoven fibers are suspended above the performers, Ellen Fullman (pictured playing the "long string instrument") and a Dallas Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble. The result is an immersive web of light and shadow. The unique multimedia performance takes place at The Boedeker, 1201 S. Ervay St. Information:
April 25-28 Stravinsky Firebird presents two of Stravinsky's most popular works - Fireworks and The Firebird. Also on the program is Bernstein's mesmerizing Age of Anxiety. Stay after the concert to meet the musicians and talk about the performance; a cash bar will be open post-concert. David Robertson conducts and pianist Orli Shaham (pictured) is featured. The performance is at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information:
April 26-May 4 Falstaff is Verdi's final work. The great composer brings Shakespeare's fat knight to life. Add a jealous husband, young lovers and lots of treachery, and you have one of the Bard's great comedies - plus the music of Verdi, of course. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information:

April 26-27 Flea Style Spring Show features more than 175 small business owners from all over the country selling handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind goods they create or collect. Clothing, jewelry, pet gear, plants, home decor, lighting, rugs, and more will cover 80,000 square feet at Dallas Market Hall. There will be concessions, bars, a kids' area, live music and a coffee stand. The venue is at 2200 Stemmons Freeway. Information:

April 26-28 EarthX Expo is the world's largest gathering of environmentally concerned citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and global leaders. The annual event includes three days of exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning and more at Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave. Information:

May 1 Dallas Observer Iron Fork is a grand tasting event featuring the Chef Challenge, moderated by celebrity chef Kent Rathbun. Two top chefs get a basket of ingredients, then compete for the prestigious Iron Fork award. In addition to the competition, attendees will get to taste samples from local restaurants, including Empire Baking Co., Five Sixty, Go Loco Street Tacos & Burritos, Great One Cookie Company, Henry's Homemade Ice Cream, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Norma's Cafe, The Mozzarella Company, Old Town Creamery, V-Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves and many more. All guests must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The event happens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park, 1001 Washington St. Information:

May 3-5 The Dallas International Guitar Festival blends musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one huge musical extravaganza. Buy, sell, trade or browse; there are thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, effects pedals, memorabilia - about 800 booths and exhibits in all. More than 60 local, regional and national musical acts perform on four stages, and the some of the best guitarists conduct instructional clinics throughout the show. The festival takes place at Dallas Market Hall, Information:

May 4 Plano AsiaFest showcases the rich cultures of Asia: Japan and Korea in the north; China, Taiwan, and the Philippines to the east; Vietnam and Malaysia in the south; and Bangladesh, India, and Nepal in the southeast. The numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors make for a fun, family-friendly day. Feel the hypnotic beat of the Japanese Taiko, the Korean Samulnori, and Chinese drums, accompanied by graceful ethnic dances; enjoy a fashion show of traditional costumes; check out martial arts demonstrations; sample food from many countries; and visit the numerous colorful booths. The celebration of the Earth's largest continent happens at Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St. Information:

May 4 Spring Main Street Market is a biannual event in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. There will be shopping, food trucks, photo-ops and giveaways. Admission is free. The event takes place at the Village Green, 4000 Main St. Information:

May 4 Taste of Oak Cliff showcases the entire Oak Cliff region's food vendors, food trucks, novelty shops, bookstores and more in a family-friendly, community environment. The event happens at 10th St. and S. Beckley Ave. Information:

May 4 May the 4th Be With You is a day dedicated to Star Wars and its legion of fans. Head to Downtown Carrollton for arcade games, crafts, laser tag, and a screening of The Force Awakens at sunset. You'll find the fun in the 1100 block of S. Broadway St. Information:

90s Rewind is a fun program at Angelika Film Center Dallas that's just what it sounds like. The first Monday of every month through the end of the year, the popular theater winds back the clock to the 1990s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • May 6: Clueless
  • June 3: Thelma & Louise
  • July 1: The Silence of the Lambs
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information:

Every Thursday, May 16-Sept. 9 Rowlett Farmers Market features Texas-grown produce and live music each week from 5-9 p.m. in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. It's a dusk market shaped by the surrounding community, and it's near the DART Rail line. The event takes place at the Village Green, 4000 Main St. Note: there will be no market on July 4. Information:

May 17-19 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is a three-day celebration where fun and frolic flourishes. Check out a bouquet of musical acts, as well as a profusion of exhibitors, vendors, kid's activities and other stuff. This year's headliners are Good Charlotte, Neon Trees, Quiet Riot and RATT. It all happens at Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information:

Every third Saturday of the month*, head to Addison Circle Park for Addison After Dark, an evening of live music, movies, food trucks and more! Admission is FREE, except for Addison Oktoberfest. So grab your friends and family and come make some memories!

  • May 18: Patriotic Party
  • June 15: Retro Night Out
  • July 20: Luau on the Lawn
  • August 17: Pints and Pups
  • September 19-22: *Addison Oktoberfest
  • October 19: Let's Do the Time Warp
  • November 16: Harvest Hootenanny
Event hours are 7-11 p.m. Addison Circle Park is located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive Addison, TX. 75001. Information:

Through July 31 Candytopia is a candy-coated experiential adventure featuring more than a dozen rooms with larger-than-life, interactive, full sensory experiences. The art installation will include the most popular attractions from its past locations, along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks. This confectionary wonderland takes place at 8041 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas. Information:

Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Through Aug. 4 55 Years: President Kennedy on Magazine Covers 1963-2018 is a temporary exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in remembrance of the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death. The exhibit features a broad representation of popular magazine covers from the last five decades. This captivating visual timeline of President Kennedy's image reflects his lasting imprint on the nation, and pays tribute to his life and legacy. The Sixth Floor Museum is at 411 Elm St. Information:

Through Sept. 2 Dinos at the Dallas Zoo is an epic adventure you won't want to miss. ZooNorth becomes a prehistoric jungle with more than two dozen larger-than-life dinosaurs, ranging from the ferocious T. rex to the feathered Citipati. Explore these giants that roamed the earth long ago, and see how Dallas Zoo animals are related to these creatures of the past. It's all included in your general admission. The zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Information:
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Through Oct. 6 Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats is a new special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center showcasing presidential retreats as unique places that combine work, rejuvenation and rest. Four retreats will be featured in depth: Camp David in Maryland; Prairie Chapel Ranch in Texas; LBJ Ranch, also in Texas; and Walker's Point in Maine. The exhibit also takes a look at other presidential retreats ranging from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. The George W. Bush Presidential Center is at 3001 SMU Blvd. Information:

Sundays Kids in the Cliff is a cool storytelling series for kids in Bishop Arts District. Every Sunday morning at The Wild Detectives, a 30-minute story time session becomes a portal of discovery, with a curated selection of books awaiting kids and parents. Featured titles are read aloud – they are unique, beautiful, moving or witty, and may be grouped by theme. The weekly event begins at 11 a.m., and all ages are welcome. The Wild Detectives is at 314 West Eighth St. Information:

Events in Fort Worth and Denton

Fort Worth:

Bernardo Bellotto, 'Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, Above the Augustus Bridge,' 1747, oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo by Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut
Bernardo Bellotto, Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, Above the Augustus Bridge, 1747, oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo by Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut
Through April 28 The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony displays the great view painter's artist's breathtaking depictions of the Dresden - one the greatest cities of 18th-century Europe - and its environs. Most are more than eight feet wide. These grand, comprehensive works are on loan to the Kimbell Art Museum from the Dresden State Art Collections in Germany. The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:

Endion (Remington's Home at New Rochelle), 1908 Through Sept. 8 Another Frontier: Frederic Remington's East shifts the focus from the artist's popular Western imagery to his less familiar Eastern subjects. This special exhibition at the Sid Richardson Museum, on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York, expands the context of Remington's work and talent. The museum is at 309 Main St. in Fort Worth. Information:

The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information:

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at:

Denton and Lewisville:

April 26-28 The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is the perfect place to enjoy jazz music, good food, and beautiful art created by people right here in Denton as well as from all around the world. The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival will run on Friday, April 26 (from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Saturday, April 27 (from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, April 28 (from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at Quakertown Park. Whether you want to listen to great music, visit the Percussion Petting Zoo, or eat from any of the six food courts, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a great place to spend the weekend with family and friends. Hop on the A-train and ride the FREE shuttle service each day of the festival from MedPark station and Texas Health Presbyterian Denton directly to the festival grounds. Information:
  • Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to MedPark Station.
  • Please note: Due to Positive Train Control (PTC) testing, the last A-train departs from the MedPark station at 9:25 p.m. on weekdays and 11:58 p.m. on Saturdays. The DCTA A-train does not operate services on Sundays.

May 18 Texas Tunes in Lewisville: Texicana Mamas - Tish Hinojosa, Patricia Vonne, and Stephanie Urbina Jones - perform on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. Three phenomenal singer-songwriters share the stage, singing with and supporting each other in music that uniquely blends their Hispanic heritages with American country, folk, and rock. Tier 1 seats are $30 and Tier 2 seats are $20. Lewisville Residents can purchase tickets for a special rate of $15 (based on availability). Ride the A-train to the Old Town station to get to the show. Information:

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information:

First Friday 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:

Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information:

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit

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Special Offers with your DART Pass

Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information:
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Nasher Sculpture Center image Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information:

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