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Through Jan. 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:

Through Feb. 17 Rainbow Vomit, is an interactive art experience in technicolor. Immerses yourself in art, light, and sound. A 2,600-square foot space in Exposition Park has been transformed with more than 20 unique photo opportunities, massive touchable elements ranging from superheroes to unicorns, and other striking visuals and colors that seem to have exploded out of a comic book - hence the exhibit's name. The one-of-a-kind art adventure takes place at 3609 Parry Ave. Information:

Jan. 18-21 Jurassic Quest is a dinosaur adventure for the whole family, featuring more than 80 realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. There are realistic scenes, fossil digs, dino crafts, and cute baby dinosaurs along with the enormous ones. Visitors can interact with them and even ride a few. The event takes place at Centennial Hall in Fair Park, 1121 1st Ave. Information:

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:

Jan. 19 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade is Carrollton's tribute to the revered civil rights leader. The parade free memorial parade begins at 10 a.m. on the north side of Carrollton City Hall, 1945 E. Jackson Road. It then proceeds west to Josey Lane; south on Josey Lane to Keller Springs Road; east on Keller Springs Road to Kelly Boulevard; and south on Kelly Boulevard to end at Ted Polk Middle School. Information:

Jan. 19-20 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, hosted by the City of Garland, begins at Dairy Road and Garden Drive (near Embry Park) and concludes with a special MLK Commemorative Program at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. The weekend celebration will continue at the 2019 Garland MLK Youth Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Granville Arts Center. The MLK Commemorative Program and Youth Extravaganza are free and open to the public. Information:

Jan. 19-20 The 35th Annual KidFilm Family Festival is the oldest and largest children's film festival in the United States. Presented by the USA Film Festival, the free series gives audiences of all ages an opportunity to see and discuss great films and related topics. This year, the festival salutes Marc Brown, author, illustrator and creator of the classic Arthur books and television series. Themes that will be explored include diversity and tolerance, the importance of friends and family, animated adventures, imaginative journeys, creativity, nature and perseverance. Screenings and events will be at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane - adjacent to the DART Rail station. Information:

Jan. 19 Adult Prom: Bringing Back the '80s is a chance to don your best '80s garb, enjoy some nibbles, and dance to your favorite '80s hits. Grab your guy or gal or a group of friends, and head to the Trinity Room at the Crosby Recreation Center, 1610 E. Crosby Road in Carrollton. The facility will be transformed to a blast from the past, and there will be a cash bar with beer and wine. There will even be a prom king and queen! Information:

Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance is a special event held each year by the Irving Parks and Recreation Department. The annual observance recognizing the civil rights leader's life and achievements features a variety of musical and dance performances, and will include an essay contest, with three age categories ranging from grades 3-12. Visit the website for details. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Information:

Jan. 21 37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March/Parade in Dallas winds its way down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. from Holmes St. to Fair Park. Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be floats, marching bands, dance troops, and vehicles parading for an estimated 200,000 spectators. Information:
  • Via DART Rail Green Line to MLK, Jr. Station, then 1/2 block to the parade route; walk a few blocks south to catch the parade mid-route

Jan. 25-27 ZestFest showcases some of the spiciest foods around, all under one roof, with exhibitors coming from around the country with thousands of piquant samples. You’ll find lots of mom-and-pop shops, along with big industry names. Check out cooking demos from celebrity chefs such as Jon Bonnell, proprietor of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine and expert on wild game; Shaun O'Neale, Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX; and Peter Mollett, the man behind Smokin' Texas Gourmet products. Get carnivorous at Eddie Deen's Roasted Pig and BBQ Dinner. Be brave, and test your mettle at the Fiery Food Challenge, the Atomic Wing Challenge and more. Irving's annual celebration of all things hot and fiery happens at Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 Las Colinas Blvd. W. Information:

Jan. 25 Iliza is one of today's leading comedians, with a dedicated fan base. She is the only female to have held the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and Esquire magazine named her one of the top current comedians. She'll perform at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. in downtown Dallas. Information:

Feb. 1-3; 7-10 The Dallas Winter Boat Expo is where you can see the latest models of marine accessories and boats all in one place. The event will feature more than 600 new boats, from runabouts and family cruisers, to fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons and sailboats. You'll get your first look at next-generation boats, technologies and products. The expo happens at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. 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.

  • Feb. 4: Notting Hill
  • Apr. 1: Fight Club
  • May 6: Clueless
The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, just up the escalator from the station. Information:

Feb. 9 Fight For Air Climb, presented by the American Lung Association, is way to make a positive impact on those affected by lung disease. The event raises funds for the organization, while participants climb the stairs of a skyscraper - 888 of them, to be exact. It promises to be a gratifying experience that provides a sense of accomplishment while supporting a good cause. The climb begins at 8 a.m., and takes place at the 45-story Ross Tower, 500 N. Akard St. in downtown 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Jan. 23-27 Denton Black Film Festival. Denton is known for great festivals and its fun atmosphere, and one event really encompasses how unique the city is - the Denton Black Film Festival! This diverse and unique festival is back again to address under-representation in the media, film and more through showcasing stories that represent the Black community. From January 23 through 27 at various times on the Denton Square, you can watch movies, listen in on panels, dance to music and more for tickets as low as $14! DCTA is providing free rides to the festival, so leave your car at home! Information:
  • Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center.
  • Note: Last A-train service from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) to the Trinity Mills Station departs at 9:20 p.m. on weekdays, 9:20 p.m. on Fridays (due to Positive Train Control testing) and 11:53 p.m. on Saturdays. Please note that DCTA does not operate on Sundays.

Feb. 9 Texas Tunes: Ray Wylie Hubbard in Lewisville. The time has come - Texas Tunes is back! Get ready to sit back, relax and listen to the beautiful tunes, intricate strums and high notes that come with the unforgettable Texas Tunes concert series every year. Come join Ray Wylie Hubbard with his lyrical and musical nods to Lightnin' Hopkins and myriad other grifters, ruffians, and scrappy cats of the gnarly and general lowdown variety. The series continues on Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand Theatre in Old Town Lewisville. Tier 1 tickets are $30, Tier 2 tickets are $20 and Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in-person for $15, so make sure you ride our A-train to Old Town Station to get to the event early and purchase tickets! 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:

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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