Archive | May, 2012

The Shops at Park Lane presents Movies Under the Moon 2012

20 May

Just when you thought The Shops at Parks Lane couldn’t get any better, they bring on a Free exclusive summer event! “Movies Under the Moon” starts in June 2012! Every Friday evening during the month of June, The Shops at Park Lane will feature a free outdoor family-friendly film. The movie series will start off June 1st with Secretariat and more will follow each week. Just check the 2012 schedule listed below.

Dallas’ new outdoor shopping complex is providing a snazzy shopping scene for free flicks that are viewable for all ages. Head over to the park near Bailey’s Prime Plus for the actual viewing area. Families can pack up a picnic bag, unfold the lawn chairs or lay out a blanket to enjoy Movies Under the Moon every Friday. Whole Foods will supply arts and crafts giveaways for children before the movies begin while Gordon Biersch will provide both edibles & quenchables for sale. Popcorn will be available for $1/bag.

Movie Times:

    7:00PM – 10:00PM


    June 1: Secretariat

    June 8: Toy Story

    June 15: Remember the Titans

    June 22: Happy Feet


    The park near Bailey’s Prime Plus and Fresh Berry

The Shops at Park Lane are at the Southeast Corner of Park Lane and Central Expwy, across from North Park Mall

Be a part of The Shops at Park Lane’s outdoor summer movie series!

The Shops at Park Lane
8070 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231

City Arts Festival 2012

20 May

Things are heating up at Fair Park with the 2012 City Arts Festival this Memorial Day weekend! For three days in a row North Texans will enjoy one of the largest outdoor art exhibits in Dallas, along with tons of family activities, food truck treats and music. The festival is FREE to get in with Fair Park parking about $10. May 25 – May 27 are the select dates for CityArts 2012. Also, included at the CityArts Festival is ArtFest, a showcase of original pieces by nearly 150 renowned national and Texan artists. The popular juried art show is put on by The 500 Inc., who for over 40 years has used ArtFest to help raise funding for cultural arts organizations in Dallas.
Some of you might remember when the festival was held downtown in the arts district, but big the large outdoor event that it is, two years ago CityArts was moved to the more spacious Home of our State Fair to provide ample space and help place emphasis on some of the city’s coolest museums.

The 2012 CityArts Festival is presented by Big City Crushed Concrete, which is a company that helps reduce landfilled concrete waste by usting crushed concrete products. They have provided the construction industry significant economic and environmental benefits by recycling clean concrete rubble into TXDOT Grade rock materials for over 23 years.

The City Arts Festival of Dallas is FREE and open to the entire public. Check out the main features of this artsy fartsy fest:

Art Classes
Art Cars
Musical performances
Chef Demonstrations
2 Outdoor Films
(Friday & Saturday)
Kid’s Activities

Come Memorial Day weekend the fairgrounds will be drenched in color with so much to offer visitors. Anyone attending the festival will receive reduced admission to the museums of Fair Park at select times. The Magnolia Art Lounge will offer art classes for adults and teens. “Cartists” display some of their best work and creativity on automobiles. See how creative they can get using vehicles as a “canvas”. A mix of both musical and dance acts will take stage while food trucks roll up offering some of Dallas’ best meals on wheels. Keep on eye on the Esplanade Fountain for “dancing water” shows throughout the weekend!

Art will be jumping out at North Texans from all areas in all aspects, whether it’s the culinary arts, dance, paint, music, graphic design, architecture, sketch, street arts and whatever else you can think of. If it’s art-related, it’s at CityArts. Don’t bother looking for tickets because this festival is FREE!


Friday 5/25
6PM – 10PM

11AM – 10PM

11AM – 6PM

Fair Park
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
Dallas 75210

2012 Margarita Meltdown | 2nd Annual Dallas Margarita Fest

13 May

Margarita Meltdown comes to the Bishop Arts area on Sunday, May 27th. At the 2012 Dallas Margarita Meltdown Dallas restaurants bring contenders together who mix their best margarita and offer samples to the public. It’s $25 to get in, and part of the proceeds will benefit La Voz del Anciano (The Voice of the Elderly), which is a local non-profit that has made it their goal to serve the needs of the elderly Latino population.

The 2nd Annual Dallas Margarita Fest gives locals the opportunity to sample a margarita from each DFW restaurant and vote for his or her favorite “Rita” mix. In addition to great drinks one can expect street food and live DJ’s providing pumping music while strolling through Bishop Arts of Oak Cliff. On Sunday, May 27th find out who will be titled “The Best Margarita in Dallas”; or better yet, you be the judge! It may be election year, but senators and political leaders aren’t the only thing we’re voting for!

The festival will take place from 3pm to 10pmin the historic Bishop Arts District between 7th and 8th street. What better place to have a margarita fest than in this most eclectic part of town?

Who’s coming?
Hacienda on Henderson, Mesa, Veracruz Café, Smoke, Nova, El Ranchito, La Calle Dolce, Sfuzzi and more!

The Dallas Margarita Meltdown after party will be held at Nova: 10pm – 2am

Dallas Margarita Fest 2012
408 N. Bishop Avenue
Dallas, TX 75208

Help me I'm melting!

Help me I’m melting!

Taste Addison 2012

13 May

Let “Festival Season” in DFW commence with the 2012 Taste Addison! Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them after an evening spent circling the best eateries Addison has to offer. With over 60 restaurants from the area participating, tasters can enjoy generous helpings of the menus at reduced prices. Some call them samples, while others call them taste tests, but no matter select items are showcased on these menus. The three day festival will be held at Addison Circle May 18-20 so you have all weekend for eating the “Best of Belt Line Rd”.

While the focus of the Taste of Addison of course is delicious fare, other family friendly activities will add to the food festival. Musical entertainment, wine tasting seminars, celebrity chef demonstrations, carnival rides, midway games and kids entertainment can also be found at Taste of Addison 2012. All carnival rides range between $3 and $7. Some of my favorite restaurants that are sure to be at Taste Addison 2012 include: BJ’s, Buttons, Blue Mesa, Freebirds World Burrito, Los Lupes, On the Border, Pastazio’s Pizza, Clay Pit and Tiff’s Treats. To see a full list of the participating Addison restaurants click here.

Friday: $15
Saturday: $5 (before 5pm) $15 (after 5pm)
Sunday: $5

Kids 3 and Under: FREE

*Tickets available for $10 anytime tickets at DFW area Albertsons

Parking is available for FREE at the corner of Dallas Parkway and Arapaho Road.

Click here for Volunteer Opportunities at this year’s Taste Addison

Unfortunately pets are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Friday 5/18……..6pm – Midnight
Saturday, 5/19….Noon – Midnight
Sunday, 5/20……None – 5pm

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive

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