Archive | August, 2013

Paint Nite Dallas | 2013 Paint Nites Across DFW

28 Aug


The coolest new activity to strike the canvasses in DFW only require a brush, a brew and a creative point of view. Become an “arteest” in just one night at one of the many Paint Nite Dallas events hosted across the metroplex. Paint Nite Dallas will unlock the “Picasso” within that you may have never realized you had. If it doesn’t do that, then you still have fun trying and sipping on other kinds of “creative juices”.

Remember me?

Remember me?

The PBS Legend

The PBS Legend

Whether you have more of a Bob Ross style or a Pappy Drew-It stroke, Paint Nite Dallas is the perfect spot for you and your friends to hang out and try something a little different. Unwind after a long day at the office or surprise your better half with a new Date Night! You’ll both design masterpieces or at least bond for two hours at a desperate attempt. Don’t let the name fool you either! Paint Nite Dallas hosts art sessions all across North Texas from downtown Fort Worth to Lewisville to Addison! You’re bound to find an event near you.


Choose your Paint Night Date night according to:


Paint Nite Dallas is always open to new local artists who have a flair for teaching aspiring painters and wanna-be’s. Click here if this sounds like you!


Set aside a couple of hours one night and about $45 to dibble and dabble your brushes into some acrylic paint as you attempt to recreate a popular piece along with a room full of other adventurous Texans in one of your favorite neighborhood bistros. Paint Nite provides all the supplies. Go hard in the paint and make not only Bob Ross proud, but you would’ve done yourself a favor by simply trying on your own and adding your own style in the process. At the end of your DFW Paint Nite, you’ll get to take home the masterpiece you created on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. The awesome thing about Paint Nite Dallas is no experience is required! Catch you at the next PND!

Movies On Main Rowlett – September 2013

25 Aug

Lights, camera..….Rascals! The 2013 Movies On Main movie series in Rowlett return September 6th with family-friendly flicks like the classic film Little Rascals, Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania. Starting in September North Texans can gather on the lawn of downtown Rowlett’s city library. Seating begins at 6:30pm as the movies begin at dusk!

M.O.M. Attendees are invited to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Free popcorn and sno-cones are available at showtime! School is back in session so reserve your Friday nights with the family at Movies On Main relaxing under the stars in downtown Rowlett. Make it a movie night with complimentary sno-cones and popcorn for the kids!

    September 6 ……….ParaNorman
    September 13………The Little Rascals
    September 20………Hotel Transylvania


Parking is worry-free at Rowlett’s Movies On Main also! Free parking can be found at Coyle Middle School located at 4500 Skyline Drive. On Sept. 6th be sure to use the back parking lot of the school as previous school program is scheduled that evening. Should the weather get rainy or stormy check to find out if Movies On Main has been moved inside the community center where it was last summer. See you at 6:30pm!

Massage Envy Now Open in Cedar Hill

25 Aug

Massage Envy Spa officially opened their doors for business the week of August 1st 2013 in Cedar Hill, TX! Offering all massage and facial services, the spa has a total of 15 rooms – 2 spa rooms for facials and 13 massage rooms, including two couples/dual purpose rooms.

An introductory one-hour massage at Massage Envy is only $49 and one hour Health Skin facial session is $59. The introductory session involves a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing. Membership to Massage Envy is only $59/month including a one-hour massage session. Massage Envy members enjoy unlimited one-hour massage sessions at a $39 member rate or the one-hour Healthy Skin facial session for only $49.

Massage Envy Spa Cedar Hill is located in Uptown Village at Cedar Hill shopping center at 305 W. FM 1382, Suite 110. For more information or appointments call 469-272-ENVY (3689).

A spa is just what Uptown Village Cedar Hill could use! And what better spa than Massage Envy’s chain, with over 800 locations across the U.S. There are 32 DFW locations in total, open 7 days a week. Click here to see the other Massage Envy Spas in DFW.


MASSAGE ENVY SPA | 305 W. FM 1382, Suite 110 | Cedar Hill, TX

2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion

18 Aug

So you LOVE jazz, but you’re always missing the concerts or hearing about the festivals AFTER the fact? Lucky for you the Labor Day Jazz Explosion in Cedar Hill is still 2 weeks out! On Saturday, August 31st, some of the hottest jazz artists in the country will come together at the Valley Ridge Amphitheatre for an evening of dynamic music and dancing. Headlining the Labor Day Jazz Explosion is: multi-platinum selling guitarist Mark Harper who has recorded with artists like Dav Koz, Gerald Albright, Kirk Franklin, Wayman Tisdale and more. Also featured in the Cedar Hill jazz festival is Forth Worth’s Tatiana Mayfield, Dean James of the Bay area, soulful saxophonist Don Diego and Vandel Andrews from the City of Who Dat fans.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect from popular jazz guitarist Mark Harper’s this Labor Day weekend..

This event is in support of the charity Operation Finally Home, whose mission is to provide American s the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global War on Terror. All active military and veterans can receive $10 admission (half price) by showing their military ID.

Speaking of admission, you can click here for information on tickets to the 2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion!

    VIP Admission (exclusive seating, free buffet & beverages) : $40
    General Admission: $20
    4-Pack General Admission: $70


Labor Day Jazz Explosion 2013 in Cedar Hill is Saturday, August 31, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Valley Ridge Amphitheater
2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Feel free to bring you lawn chairs and picnic blankets as no seating will be provided to this outdoor concert, but leave any alcoholic beverages at home as well as snacks. Food and drinks will be provided on site. Also lawn seating is first-come, first serve so get there early! Sail into the holiday with smooth jazz that’ll relax and invigorate the whole family for a great cause at the 2013 Labor Day Jazz Explosion!

MegaFest 2013 Dallas

17 Aug

Oh Lord Jesus, it’s a MegaFest!!

You know it’s big when Sweet Brown’s got time for it! Sweet Brown is coming to town! Oprah’s Life Class is coming to town! The biggest names in gospel music and preaching are all descending upon Dallas for this year’s MegaFest. There’s something for every member of the family, and this year has morphed into a Mega-Ministry minded festival.

Together Again

This year’s mega ministry event’s theme is beyond appropriate: Manpower, “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, “Mega-Kids”, “Mega-Youth” and entertainment and empowerment for the whole family! There’s something to do at all times of the day and the events will give positive perspective as well as round up revenue big for the BIG city of Dallas!


Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House and his team of organizers have put together one of the largest church events to ever be hosted. This mega-festival will bring together believers and unbelievers alike under the guise of fellowship and family. I had the privilege of sharing a few words with event organizer Marcus Dawson of The Potter’s House Dallas. Marcus Dawson is an award winning producer and has earned awards and accolades while lending his gifts and talents to Potter’s House and numerous other artists and ministries.

August 29th

August 29th

It begins and ends with Megafest

According to Dawson, this year’s event is something for the whole family. It will encompass the family and will benefit the entire city of Dallas. “Big D” pales in comparison to the magnitude of this year’s MegaFest. “Oprah’s Life Class” is the kick-off event and last leg of the 2013 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour wraps up at MegaFest. As if that’s not big enough, the Woman of Purpose Concert is the next night at the American Airlines Center. Music, ministry and so much more this is bigger than big, it’s mega!

Personal Impact
The Woman of Purpose Concert is a labor of love for Dawson and his family. The concert will benefit Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to outreach and the advocacy of autism research.

Screening of Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

Screening of Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

Dawson has for years been a staunch advocate for autism research, his son is autistic. Dawson has sponsored concerts across the country entitled “The Journey” and has partnered with Autism Speaks to increase awareness in the minority/church community in regards to autism. There will be screenings for autism as well as education to learn the signs of an autistic child. Dawson says that in the minority community, many children are screened for autism too late as opposed to their non-minority counterparts.

mega-comedyA mega man with a mega mind

Bishop Jakes continues to serve beyond the ordinary scope of excellence in civil and ministry ventures. Bishop Jakes has extended preaching invitations to the likes of Pastor Joel Osteen, Bishop I.V. Hilliard and Pastor Creflo Dollar, men who rival his mega ministry status. Up and comers like E. Dewey Smith also have a following and are increasing in visibility online and on television. Attendees are sure to be mega-beneficiaries; as each of these preachers command top billing on their own, yet they will share the platform that Bishop Jakes has created at this year’s MegaFest.

On TBN last week, Bishop Jakes shared a glimpse into the ministry mind of this year’s MegaFest. The show was highly touted amongst gospel industry heavies as well as stalwarts in the church. You’ve got to go, this is the year. If you’ve ever attended or viewed “Woman Thou Art Loosed” or “Manpower” then you know what to expect on a slight scale. This year’s MegaFest is exponentially greater than all the previous T.D. Jakes/Potter’s House conventions and will minster to you to the nth degree!

Devon Franklin of Produced by Faith - MegaFest panelist

Devon Franklin of Produced by Faith – MegaFest panelist

In the words of Sweet Brown: “oh Lord Jesus, it’s a fire…er, MegaFest!
For all things MegaFest, please visit and make sure you have everything you need to get your face in the place. Marcus Dawson had one other note, Oprah’s “Life Class” convenes at 9 am on Thursday August 29 so be sure to get there in time to be a part of this phenomenal opportunity!

So much to choose from:
What are anticipating most: Manpower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Oprah’s Life Class, Just Churchin’ Comedy Show, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration, Woman of Purpose Concert, The Code Concert or the Ball Up Championship Game and Slam-Dunk contest!



Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers. Click here to see Win Willis’ full interview with Marcus Dawson of Potter’s House.

Hardwood District Block Party: Global Street Feast – Aug 24

15 Aug

The Block is hot! Block is hot… At least it will be come August 24th in the Harwood District! Step into this vibrant Uptown Dallas setting for the Street Block Party centered around food trucks and cross-cultural flair. Plenty of DFW food trucks will offer tasty bites among the district’s venues. As Summer 2013 wraps up, the Global Street Feast turns up with beats, bites and drinks! Saturday, August 24, between 12pm and 7pm this Internationally influenced area of the Big D will feature a host of attractions:

  • The world’s largest samurai collection (The Samurai Collection)
  • Live Music
  • Super-sized Yahtzee, Jenga & Chess games
  • Twister on the Grass
  • Specialty Drinks and the awesome Food Trucks listed below!


Your tastebuds will go haywire with so many flavorful foods to choose from and sample.

  • Bobaddiction – Taiwanese Boba tea
  • Gorgonzilla – European cheese
  • Little Greek Food Truck – Greek
  • Mr. Snowie – Snow cones (over 50 flavors)
  • Ssahm BBQ – Korean BBQ
  • Salsa Limon – Latin/Mexican
  • Taste of Cuba- Cuban

Global Street Feast is a DFW food truck event that you don’t want to miss. Just one week before Labor Day Weekend, this FREE block party is one of its kind for Dallas August events.

Event parking is available in the parking lot across from Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Lone Star Valet will help direct parking traffic and you can self-park in the Saint Ann Court building.


Harwood District Block Party – Harwood District | 2501 N. Harwood Street, Dallas

Kidd Kraddick Public Memorial | Tribute to Kidd – Aug 15

12 Aug


This Thursday afternoon at 5:30pm join 106.1 KISS FM and The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to celebrate the life of Kidd Kraddick! A public memorial service will be held at the AT&T Plaza of the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Not only will many of Kidd Kraddick’s family and close friends be in attendance, but a live performance by Ben Folds (Kidd’s favorite musician) will also take place. Other artists are expected to perform and a live stream will be available of the service online. He left such a major impact on the DFW community as well as the nation, that KISS FM would like to have a FREE program open to all Kidd’s fans and loved ones who would like to pay respects and honor the legacy with KISS FM of this amazing man. Again, the Tribute to Kidd will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday, 8/15 at AT&T Plaza!

Visit 106.1 KISS FM’s website for the
live stream of the Kidd Kraddick Tribute!

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