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DART to Special Events
Aug. 18 Throwback Movie at the Plaza Theatre. Catch a screening of "The Breakfast Club" (rated R) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St., presented by the Garland Downtown Business Association. Follow five high school students from different walks of life as they endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal in this 80s classic! Wear your best "The Breakfast Club"-themed costume for a chance to win Downtown Dollars. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: garlandtx.gov.
Aug. 18 Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Sangria Soirée. Ride the summer wave into the super fun Sangria Soirée! Sip and shop through awesome neighborhood venues while enjoying exciting, in-store events and special promotions in Dallas' premiere entertainment district, full of amazing restaurants, legendary music venues, dazzling street art and so much more. Reserve your limited edition, commemorative glass designed by local artist Brad Albright online. When you arrive at the event, your glass will be waiting for you. It's that easy to join in on all the fun from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. The walk starts at 2650 Main St. Tickets: deep-ellum-wine-walk.square.site.
Aug. 18-20 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo presents the North Texas Quilt Festival at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Enjoy a creative world inside Expo classrooms with talented teachers, shop the latest tools and supplies inside the Exhibit Hall with retailers from around the country, and see fabulous quilts in the Expo Display Gallery. Exhibit hall hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: www.sewingexpo.com.
Fridays through Aug. 26 Summer Concert Series 2022 in downtown Rowlett. Every Friday night in August from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a live band along with food trucks for dinner under the stars and yard games for the kids to have some fun during the concert. Band lineup:
- Aug. 19 Midnight Soul
- Aug. 26 Sons of Bocephus
Aug. 19-20 After a year's hiatus, Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Fair returns on August 19 and 20 at the African American Museum in Fair Park, 3536 Grand Ave. The Fair kicks off with the Sutton E. Griggs Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature Dinner on Friday, August 19th at 7 p.m. honoring literary icons: Tina McElroy Ansa and Carole Boston Weatherford. Tulisoma, Swahili for "we read", is a community-based festival promoting literacy and the art in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. The Fair on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. will feature more than 25 authors/illustrators for readings and signings which will include the Griggs Awardees; Brian W. Smith, Dr. Helen Benjamin, Jean Johnson, Nancy Churnin, Anton Lucky, Rosalyn Story, and Sanderia Faye, author of Mourner's Bench. Workshops and seminars will be presented on: "How to organize book clubs," and "How to publicize and market your book." Information: www.tulisomabookfair.org.
|Aug. 20||Pints & Pups Bring your dog to this furry fun festival dedicated to dogs and their parents. Canine-focused activities include a pop-up dog park and arfs & crafts, while two-legged guests enjoy live music, food trucks and complimentary beer sampling from local craft breweries!|
- Via Addison Transit Center, then a short walk
- Note: Non-service animals are allowed on DART vehicles when carried in an appropriate, securely latched cage or container
Through Dec. 31 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information: www.bushcenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then SMU Red Express (Route 440) to the SMU campus
Aug. 28 Project Unity's Together We Ball is back on Sunday, August 28 at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd. The community is invited to come out and watch a fun game of basketball between pastors, police, community leaders and elected officials as we seek to strengthen relationships in the community. This free event is a full day of fun activities for the entire family. Event highlights include Youth Skills and Drills Camp, High School Exhibition Game, Community 3-Point Contest, Dallas Police Heroes, Cops and Kids, Dallas Police Kids & Cops Autograph Station, Face Painting, Dallas Mavs ManiAACs, Dallas Mavs D-Town Crew, Dallas Mavs Drumline, Dallas Mavs Champ, Community Resource Fair and more! It all leads up to the Big Game at 3 p.m. Information: projectunity.net.
- Via DART Rail Blue Line to Camp Wisdom Station, then DART Bus Route 228 to Simpson Stuart at Park Manor
- Note: Trips back to Camp Wisdom Station depart at the same bus stop arrived at on Simpson Stuart at Park Manor.
Sept. 2-4 The 5th Riverfront Jazz Festival features 3 days + 3 venues for 1 great weekend in Dallas. This year's festival will feature an array of renowned music artists from around the world where patrons will experience a gumbo of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, pop and neo-soul music. There will also be a showcase stage for Promising Young Artists from the Dallas/Fort Worth area schools and music programs in day-long back-to-back performances. For three days, the 2022 festival attendees can browse and shop at vendor booths, and experience delectable and diverse food. Produced by TBAAL, the Riverfront Jazz Festival promises to be one of Dallas' annual major attractions for patrons, tourists and Dallas citizens. It all happens at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Complex, 1309 Canton St. Information: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org.
Sept. 3 The For Oak Cliff Farmers Market happens on the first Saturday of the month at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus at 907 E. Ledbetter Drive. The farmers market aims to improve access to fresh produce and nutritious food for the South Oak Cliff community and to provide economic opportunity for historically underserved local farmers. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: www.focfarmersmarket.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 38 to Ledbetter at Palo Duro (westbound) and Ledbetter at Rand (eastbound)
Sept. 3 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
Sept. 5 The Noon Exchange Club of Garland will host the 76th annual Garland Labor Day Parade at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, in downtown Garland. The parade features bands, cheerleaders and drill teams from all seven Garland Independent School District high schools and groups from the elementary and middle schools in the district. The parade will run north from Central Park on Glenbrook Avenue to Austin Street. The route will bypass the Downtown Square due to construction. Information: NoonExchangeClubofGarland.org.
- Via DART Rail Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station
- Note: DART buses and light rail will operate on a weekend schedule for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5.
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 movies, musicals, dance performances and comedy shows include:
|Sept. 8||My Name Is NOT Mom|
|Sept. 9||Steve Treviño: America's Favorite Husband Tour|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
Sept. 9 The CityLine Night Market by The Boho Market returns on the second Friday of each month, April through November from 6 to 10 p.m. Support local makers and vendors with more than 45 booths featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music to enjoy while you shop. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge, and discover the treasures of The Boho Market and CityLine. Information: citylinedfw.com.
On Stage at Heritage is set for 6:30 p.m. every second Friday of the month, March through September at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. in Irving. Kick off the weekend with free entertainment every second Friday of the month at the beautifully renovated Heritage Park. On Stage at Heritage will feature live musicians, movies, comedy acts and more. Enjoy dinner in the Heritage District before each event or from the on-site food trucks. Coming up:
- Sept. 9 Roll out to Heritage Park to enjoy a car show with a variety of over 60 cars, music, and food trucks. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a live performance from Chaz Marie. Her voice is a fusion of her musical influences in country, blues, R&B and rock and roll. Not only does she deliver a powerhouse vocal performance, she is an entertainer at heart. She will have you grooving, moving and even laughing in the same song.
Fridays in September The Rowlett Parks & Recreation Department presents Movies on Main. There will be a movie playing each Friday in September with kid friendly movies that the whole family will enjoy. There will be FREE popcorn and some activities for the kids to have fun before the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 9 Encanto
- Sept. 16 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sept. 23 Mitchells vs. the Machines
- Sept. 30 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Sept. 10 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured are local vendors that specialize in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Sept. 10 Saturdays on the Square. Grab your dinner from a local restaurant and enjoy some live music from the Gazebo! It all happens in the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton from 6 to 8 p.m. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Through Sept. 10 Denton Drive Live concert series takes place monthly on the second Saturday from April to September at The Grove at Mustang Station in Farmers Branch. Come see some of Texas' premier bands perform the best in classic rock, country, salsa, Texas blues, pop, disco, and funk! With two bands featured nightly, this family friendly event offers the perfect night out to catch live music in a festival setting. There are also fun activities for the entire family plus food and drink available for purchase.
- Sept. 10 Lara Latin, Los Texmaniacs
Sept. 15 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. This event is free and open to the public. Check back for an Eventbrite RSVP link to let us know you are coming and we will reserve an exclusive event bag for you. On the day of the event, check in at the Landmark Museum, 393 N. 6th Street to pick up your wristband, event swag, and a map. Thirsty Thursday attendees that visit all participating businesses will be entered into a raffle for gift cards at the end of the night. Be sure to return to Landmark Museum for the raffle drawing. Information: www.visitgarlandtx.com.
Sept. 17 Grab the family and come out for a tasty adventure in Historic Downtown Carrollton on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. for the fourth annual World of Foodies event. Enjoy authentic international refreshments, take time for a few different photo ops, hold out a hand for a henna design, and try a game on the Square of Norwegian ladder ball, Italian bocce ball, or British croquet. Bring an appetite and listen to music, celebrate multiple nationalities, and experience a world of culture and cuisine. This year's event will feature a stage on 4th Avenue for musical and dance performances. Entry to the event is free. Food purchases and culturally diverse craft vendors will be on-site. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Thursdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 27 Taste of Fall Farmers Market is back for another season. Enjoy a "taste" of fall while you shop the food and craft vendors. From pumpkin spice cupcakes to decorative fall wreaths, the market will have you ready to experience the Autumn season. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, October 27 at The Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main Street. Information: facebook.com/RowlettParksandRec.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in a fiery food experience as ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Produced by Spicy Food Productions, ZestFest will be action-packed with cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples. ZestFest is at Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy. Information: zestfest.net.
- Via DART Bus Route 230
Oct. 29 Movies in the Park is at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in the 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family.
- Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
The Santa Clause
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to St. Paul Station, then M-Line Trolley from the M-Line stop on Federal @ Harwood
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming comedy shows include:
|Oct. 29||Ron White Live|
|Nov. 3-4||Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour|
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. Information: dallaszoo.com.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: All guests, including Dallas Zoo Members, are now required to reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville
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.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
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.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15 and 46 to Sundance Square
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton and Lewisville:
Aug. 19-27 94th North Texas Fair & Rodeo. Gear Up, Friends! We're talkin' nine rip-roarin' nights of hot country music, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kid and fun zones, the latest fun attractions and more. See you at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo! The fairgrounds are located at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton. Information: www.ntfair.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Board DCTA Connect Route 6, then a short walk to the fairgrounds or DCTA Denton GoZone.
- Note: Last Connect Route 6 departure back to Downtown Denton Transit Center is 6:50 p.m. weekdays and 6:42 p.m. on Saturday. Last A-train service from Downtown Denton Transit Center to Trinity Mills Station is 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. No Connect Route 6 or A-train service on Sundays.
Saturdays, April through November Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, April through November. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information: dentonmarket.org.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the market.
- Please note: The last A-train departs the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) at 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
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.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
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.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then DCTA Connect Route 7.
Special Offers with your DART Pass
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
- A Message from the Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is now open. Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station