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Through Feb. 28 Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo brings back a cool deal this winter, offering $7 admission Jan. 3 through Feb. 28. Though the temperatures may be chilly, guests can beat the crowds, bundle up and take advantage of indoor learning areas like the Herpetarium, Bug U!, the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, the Highland Hippo Hut and the Simmons Safari Base Camp. The Zoo's winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And remember, children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free. Information: www.dallaszoo.com.


Feb. 9-18 Put Your Love on Top. Create a date night to remember by taking your sweetheart to the most romantic place in Dallas. Purchase an inclusive couples' package that you and your special someone will enjoy on Reunion Tower's GeO-Deck. Limited availability between February 9th-18th. Reunion Tower is located at 300 Reunion Blvd. E. Information: www.reuniontower.com/valentines.

Feb. 14-18 The 2018 DFW Auto Show returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. A much-anticipated annual event, the expo is the ideal opportunity for North Texans compare the styles and pricing of every major line – all under one roof. In just a few hours, you can browse more than half a million square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs. The convention center is at 650 S. Griffin St. Information: dfwautoshow.com.

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming shows include:
Feb. 16-17 Ron White
Feb. 21 Rob Bell: The Holy Shift Tour
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Feb. 16 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! On Friday, Feb. 16, celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog with a PAWsome night of music, art making, martial arts demonstrations, dog-themed tours, 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.

Feb. 17 The State Fair of Texas, Fair Park and partners are hosting NXT Fest, a student conference with a job fair, fashion show, Real Talk panels and more at Fair Park. Regardless of what you do after graduation, NXT Fest is here to help you level up. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with breakfast and registration opening at 9 a.m. at the Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center, 1403 Washington Street. NXT Fest is open to all Dallas ISD students and space is limited. Upon check-in, students will be required to present a valid student ID before entering. Click on this link to register: www.bigtex.com/nxtfest/register. Learn more about NXT Fest: bigtex.com/nxtfest.

Feb. 17 Thousands of North Texans are expected to flock to the Crow Collection of Asian Art's 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at NorthPark Center. Due to inclement weather, activities and performances originally scheduled at Klyde Warren Park have been relocated to NorthPark. Highlights of the family-fun festival will include lion and dragon dances, kung fu and breakdancing demos, Beijing Opera renditions, music, fortune telling, giveaways, special retailer offers and more in celebration of the Year of the Dog. The event, which is free and open to the public, is the largest Chinese New Year festival in the southern U.S. NorthPark Center is at 8687 North Central Expressway. Information: www.crowcollection.org.

Feb. 19-23 Celebrate Engineers Week at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street. Build, break, create! Students, educators, and families alike are invited to explore the field of engineering firsthand through interactive demonstrations, experiments, and gallery experiences with professional engineers and educators. Free with general admission! Information: www.perotmuseum.org.

Feb. 24-Apr. 8 Plan a trip to the Dallas Arboretum to see the annual Dallas Blooms festival. This year's theme is "A World of Flowers," which will showcase hundreds of spring florals from different regions of the world. The garden will also host a variety of weekly events and activities to celebrate different cultures of the world including an international market, arts and more. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road. Information: www.dallasarboretum.org.

Mar. 2-4 Ignore the bitter cold this season and Think Spring! Head over to Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, for the 39th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show. Event attendees will have access to hundreds of companies and can visit with vendors one-on-one to learn more about the latest indoor and outdoor trends and solutions. Whether you're in the market for a new roof or your home just needs a new look, you'll find the experts you need to tackle all your home improvement projects. Information: texashomeandgarden.com.

Mar. 3 TEXFest is a free celebration of Texas Independence Day in Historic Downtown Carrollton. With great food, local craft beer and wine, and Texas music, the third annual festival features country music artist Grant Gilbert, Southern rockers The Jimmy Lee Jordan Band and Americana band The Black Lillies. There will even be a mechanical bull and photo opps with a live Texas longhorn. And the first person to find the hidden silver star at the event, post it on Facebook, and share it to the Downtown Carrollton Facebook page will win a gift card to get their very own cowboy hat. The event is at 1106 S. Broadway St. from 3-9 p.m. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.

Mar. 9-11 The Dallas Quilt Show 2018 is at Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. This year's theme is "The Tree of Life." In addition to viewing all of the judged entries for this year's show, the show offers numerous vendors, lectures and demonstrations, a Miniature Quilt Auction that benefits the organization Helping Seniors Keep Pets, and much more. In addition, American Quilter's Society (AQS) Certified Appraisers will be available by appointment during the show to give written appraisals of quilts and quilted garments. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Information: www.quiltersguildofdallas.org.

Mar. 15 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.

Mar. 31 The City of Garland presents several FREE movies throughout the year at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland. They are first come, first served general admission shows. No tickets are required. On Saturday, Mar. 31, enjoy the classic Easter Parade. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Popcorn, candy, soda and water are available for $2 each. The Plaza Theatre is located at 521 W. State Street. Information: www.garlandtx.gov.

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.


Events in Fort Worth and Denton


Fort Worth:


Feb. 20-24 Inspire wonder and celebrate Engineers Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Discover how professional engineers turn ideas into reality and engage in some hands-on engineering challenges of your own. Imagine, design, test and improve your ideas while you collaborate with area engineers to experience the wonder of engineering. Professional engineers will be on-site to guide activities and answer questions about careers in engineering. The museum is located at 1600 Gendy Street. Information: www.fwmsh.org.

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.

Through Nov. 18 Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter's gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the twenty-first century. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Information: www.cartermuseum.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:


Through Mar. 17 UNT on the Square presents The Metalsmithing and Jewelry Lineage exhibition. The exhibition will feature the work of metalsmithing and jewelry graduate students in the College of Visual Arts and Design program at the University of North Texas next to the pieces of their mentors. UNT on the Square is at 109 N. Elm Street. Ride Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8. Information: untonthesquare.unt.edu.

Mar. 8-11 Denton's 33rd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival is an entertaining and inspiring event at the Denton Civic Center. This year's theme, "Talk of the Town" will make you appreciate the places you have lived - or have dreamed of living. Treat yourself to great stories from storytellers who are full of "local color." Saturday night's Talespinner Party is a lively gathering of storytellers and story lovers, with beer, wine and appetizers. And a silent auction, held from Friday morning through early Saturday evening, is a fun event with its own "Buy Me Now" table, just like on eBay. The civic center is at 321 E. McKinney St., Denton – three blocks from the Downtown Denton Transit Center. Information: www.tejasstorytelling.com.

Mar. 10 Texas Tunes – Josh Grider Band. Texas Tunes is back this year! The event goes on throughout the first half of the year and celebrates Texan musicians by showcasing an act every month. One-time Texas Troubador featured artist, Josh Grider brings his CD release tour for his latest album Good People, an impressive collection of catchy, substantive country tunes to Texas Tunes. The concert starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the MCL Grand Theatre. Take the A-train to Old Town Station to get to and from the concert. Information: www.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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