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Freeze the Keys with a FREE NYE DART Ride.
6 p.m. through end of service New Year's Eve
Coors Light and DART are delivering FREE rides on all buses, trains, Paratransit Services and the TRE between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station on New Year's Eve. Ride complimentary from 6 p.m. through end of service on December 31. No passes or coupons required. GET A RIDE.

Dec. 8 Santa on the Square features a "Kids' Santa Dash" in which the little ones chase Santa through the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton. Parents can participate, too; wagons and strollers are also allowed. All participants will receive a special gift from Santa and the opportunity to take photos with Santa after the run. There will even be a live reindeer! You can also knock some names off your shopping list at the surrounding shops and boutiques. The Downtown Carrollton Square is at 1106 S. Broadway St. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

Dec. 8 The Urban Flea is Garland's Downtown market of stylish vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Dozens of vendors showcase unique antiques, handmade items and simply pretty things. Live music completes this experience in a Historic district surrounded by "Mom & Pop" shops and restaurants. A percentage of the proceeds from the event go towards Church @ the Square local mission. Information: www.facebook.com/theurbanfleatx.

Dec. 8 CityLine Merry Market & Festival puts you in the holiday spirit with 25 local artists and vendors. From 12-7 p.m. in the plaza, there will be live music, hot cocoa and cookies, kids' activities, and an outdoor artisan market – plus discounts and special offers at participating restaurants and retailers. CityLine is at 3661 N. Plano Road in Richardson. Information: citylinedfw.com.

Photo Credit: Chris Reynolds, Lucky Moon Photography Dec. 8 Hometown Celebration Holiday Parade gets you in the holiday spirit, with the Village of Rowlett Downtown coming to life with music, dance and festive floats. And through Dec. 15, "Shop Small Through the Holidays" gives you a unique chance to go local with your gift-buying. Main Street boutiques will host a series of pop-up shops selling handmade goods and sustainably sourced items. The Village of Downtown Rowlett is centered on the 4000 block of main St. Information: villageofrowlettdowntown.com.

Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 12 Days of Holiday Beer features a dozen breweries, each joining the Dallas Arboretum for 12 different dates of festivities in the Val Late Garden. All of your local favorites will get their own chance to shine, including Petticolas Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Community Beer Company and many others. The Dallas Arboretum is at 8525 Garland Road. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.

Dec. 9 Bishop Arts District's Poinsettia Walk shows off the historic neighborhood's creative flair with awesome lights lining the streets; usually there are some surprises in store. A poinsettia in this case is champagne with cranberry juice. Participating stores provide the beverage, and the Dallas Streetcar puts you a few blocks from the merrymaking, which is centered around 419 N. Bishop Ave. Information: bishopartsdistrict.com. Pre-purchase your Poinsettia glasses in advance here.

Dec. 13 Get an early start to the weekend by partaking in the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, presented by Plano Magazine! This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It's the perfect way to unwind in Plano's new arts district. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. This month's theme is Winter Onesie-Land. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at McCall Plaza. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.

80s 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 1980s to bring your favorites back to the big screen.

  • Dec. 14: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Jan. 7: Edward Scissorhands
  • Feb. 4: Notting Hill
  • Mar. 4: Men in Black
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information: www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

Dec. 20 The businesses located on Main Street in Deep Ellum open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. It's an art-centric stroll; for $10, you get a specially designed wine glass that will be topped off at the neighborhood's many galleries and shops. Make Kettle Art Gallery at 2650-B Main St. your first stop. Information: www.facebook.com/DiscoverDeepEllum.

Through Dec. 31 Garland Christmas on the Square features 100,000 lights adorning the city's historic downtown - they even "dance" to music. The event kicks off with a tree lighting on Nov. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The first three Saturdays of the month (Dec. 1, 8 and 15), Santa will be there, along with carolers, hot chocolate and free movies at the Plaza Theatre. The square is located at 520 W. State St. Information: christmasonthesquare.com.

Through Jan. 6 The Trains at NorthPark has delighted generations of Dallas families for decades. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the enchanting exhibit has more than 750 railcars running over nearly a third of a mile of elaborately configured tracks. Along the way, the trains pass cityscapes such as Dallas, New York and San Francisco; natural wonders such as New England's fall foliage and the Grand Canyon; and iconic scenes including Mount Rushmore and Route 66. NorthPark enter is located at 8687 North Central Expressway. Information: www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com.

Jan. 10-27 Shen Yun takes you to the enchanting world of ancient China. Through breathtaking classical Chinese dance, colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops and a live orchestra, Shen Yun pushes boundaries to open a portal to a civilization of great beauty and wisdom. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: www.attpac.org.

Jan. 18 Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each Late Night offers hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages with performances, concerts, readings, film screenings, tours, family programs, and more! Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art is held every third Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Information: www.dma.org.

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: www.jfk.org.

Saturdays Irving Farmers Market: Irving Arts Center Farmers Market, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. The market is designed to replicate the European-style markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market. Information: www.cityofirving.org.

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: thewilddetectives.com.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Jan. 18-Feb. 9 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo features barrel racing, calf tying, horse bucking and more. This classic Fort Worth experience entertains thousands of locals and tourists with several world-famous rodeos. The event takes place at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. Information: www.fwssr.com.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby - Dwell: Aso Ibi Through Jan. 13 Focus: Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Counterparts is an exhibition at The Modern showcasing the artist's multimedia work in paint, fabric and photographic transfers. Drawing upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, the 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow's art explores the complex merging of cultural backgrounds and how they contributed to her sense of self. The Modern is at 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth. Information: www.themodern.org.

Hedda Sterne (1910–2011) Untitled (Metaphores and Metamorphoses VIII), 1967 Lithograph © 2018 The Hedda Sterne Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Through Jan. 27 Hedda Sterne: Printed Variations at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art celebrates the artist's variety - organic and geometrical, figural and abstract, painterly and graphic. All show Sterne's highly original style and attention to detail. The museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Information: www.cartermuseum.org.

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, 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: www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.

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: www.fortworth.com.

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: www.sundancesquare.com.

Denton and Lewisville:


Dec. 15 Yule Ball in Denton. Whether you are a fan of Harry Potter or would just love an excuse to dress up, the most magical event of the year comes to life in December. The Yule Ball is an event that has everything from crafting stations to food served by Alamo Drafthouse, Gnome Cones and more. This event is not only a way to celebrate a beloved classic, but it is also the perfect opportunity to support the community with other Potterheads. Get your fancy clothes on and make your way to the ball on Saturday, December 15, from 7 to 11 p.m., but don't forget to buy your $25 ticket for entry. Ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a quick walk to the Greater Denton Arts Council to get to this marvelous party! Information: www.facebook.com/DentonArts.

Through Dec. 29 The Gift of Art Christmas Art Show in Lewisville. Who wants cookie-cutter art pieces from a big-box store when you could support local artists at the same cost? The Gift of Art is a holiday art sale geared toward purchasing artwork from North Texas artists. Artists submit pieces for consideration for this annual exhibit, and all pieces are meant to be valued below $300. Every day from December 1 to 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, walk around this FREE gallery - and if you've fallen in love with a piece, you could even take it home! Ride Lewisville Connect Route 22 to explore the exhibit as much as you want throughout the month. Information: mclgrand.com.

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: www.discoverdenton.com.

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: www.firstfridaydenton.com.

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: www.ghostsofdenton.com.

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 northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.

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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: dallaszoo.com.

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: nashersculpturecenter.org



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