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Half Price Books presents Movie in the Parking Lot

12 Aug

On Saturday, August 13th & 27th Half Price Books will have their Free movie showings in the parking lot. They’ve been showing flicks in the parking lot since June and it’s their 3rd annual Movies in the Parking Lot event. Come out to the Half Price Books located at 5803 E. Northwest Highway in Dallas at 8:45pm to see “The Incredibles”. If you can’t make it that weekend join us the 27th for “The Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe”. Feel fee to bring your favorite lawn chair and even some snacks or cold drinks as we close out the month with Movies in the Parking Lot. There’s plenty room for you and the fam in the “outdoor movie theatre”! You may even find a great book to buy before the show! Half Price Books is open every day from 9am to 11pm. The only thing that’ll stop this event is bad weather (rain) and we all know that’s been far from the forecast nowadays. Enjoy a Free movie Saturday nights under the stars with Half Price Books of Dallas. (only one block east of Central Expressway)

Summer Rhythms at Old Red

3 Aug

There’s another FREE summer concert series you may or may not know about that takes place at Old Red Museum. On Thursday, August 4th the jazz band Natural Change will be playing from 6 to 8pm. Natural Change is a Dallas band that plays smooth jazz and R&B. The first time I heard them they were playing at Brooklyn’s one Saturday night. The four talented musicians will be providing free Summer Rhythms at Old Red Thursday evening. Not only will light hors d’oeuvres be provided but a cash bar will also be available! Keep in mind that this is a free event and Space is limited so RSVP by e-mailing RSVP@OldRed.org or at the Old Red Facebook page. This is the last concert of the series so be sure to RSVP and get there early! Summer Rhythms at Old Red is sponsored by Beyond the Box Catering and Platinum Security.

Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
100 S. Houston Street
Dallas, TX

Broadway’s Guys & Dolls at Fair Park | Dallas Summer Musical of July

24 Jul

From July 19 – July 31 catch Guys & Dolls at Fair Park’s Music Hall! Guys and Dolls is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and is appropriate for all ages! Guys and Dolls is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon- “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Guys and Dolls is a romantic musical comedy set in New York City. The vivid cast of characters brings the story to life on stage with fun and catchy songs, lyrics by Frank Loesser, that bring the spirit of Broadway right into the heart of Dallas!

The organizer of the oldest permanent floating crap game, Nathan Detroit, makes an interesting bet with Sky Masterson who is traveling alone to Havana and believes he could get any woman he wants to company him. Nathan makes an interesting Bet with Sky that he’s sure he’ll win. Nathan proposes that Sky take a ‘doll’ chosen by Nathan to dinner in Havana. He bets that Sky can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. Turns out the lucky contestant happens to be Miss Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul Mission. As soon as Nathan chooses virginal Sergeant Sarah Brown, Sky’s confidence fades. Meanwhile, Nate’s ‘doll’ (Miss Adelaide), who is the main attraction at the Hot Box nightclub, only has marriage on her mind after lying to her mother for about 14 years about being married with kids. She is suffering from a psychosomatic cold after dealing with the long overdue engagement. Nathan is in need of $1000 and relies on winning this bet to rent out Gilmore’s Garage in order to maintain the “Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”. Find out if Sky gets the girl or if Nathan gets the garage when you go see Guys and Dolls this week!

Guys and Dolls is showing at The Music Hall at Fair Park

The Broadway musical first premiered in 1950 at 46th Street Theatre directed by George S. Kaufman with 1200 performances. After the first year the Broadway musical received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1951. Guys and Dolls has received multiple Tony Awards in 1951, ‘65, ‘77, ‘92 and 2009. The musical has had many Broadway revivals and West End productions.


Tue, Jul 19………..8PM
Wed, July 20……….8PM
Thu, July 21……….8PM
Fri, July 22……….8PM
Sat, July 23……….2PM & 8PM
Sun, July 24……….2PM & 8PM
Tue, July 26……….8PM
Wed, July 27……….8PM
Thu, July 28……….2PM & 8PM
Fri, July 29……….8PM
Sat, July 30……….2PM & 8PM
Sun, July 31……….2PM

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com ranging from $20 to $85. Prices vary based on showtimes, dates and seating levels.
Click here for directions and additional information on The Musical Hall at Fair Park.

Taste of Dallas 2011: The Big D Celebrates 25 Years

6 Jul

From July 8th-10th the best North Texas chefs, restaurants, bands and artists will gather at Fair Park for one of Dallas’ largest summer events. Starting last year Taste of Dallas moved their location to Fair Park after 24 years in West End. The new location provides expansion of all the activities that take place at the annual festival adding 150,000 square feet of indoor space so you have a chance to escape the heat when you want. TOD benefits the American Heart Association. Each year some of Dallas’ finest or tastiest restaurants come together for this rapidly growing event.

No More West End but Much More on the Menu

The festival is a three-day event so you have a full weekend to choose from when you would like to go. TOD will be going on come rain or shine! You’ll be given the opportunity to taste food from restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and maybe even ones you’ve never heard of! The Culinary Marketplace will be full of all your kitchen needs and unique specialty food products from homemade jellies/jams to olive oils, sauces, and salsas. A list of Dallas’ top chefs will display their skills live each day!

What’s a food party without some great music! A number of talented local and regional musicians will compliment that tasty cuisine on Gilley’s Music Stage as well as visiting celebrities. Come celebrate the best of Dallas’ music scene with local bands Friday through Sunday. To compliment the food and music will also be some artwork. You’ll find a wide range of artwork from some of Dallas’ well known to new emerging talent.

While inside the festival you can enjoy tastings each priced at $1 to $3. You’ll have lots to choose from so prepare your palate!

TOD Hours:

Friday, 7/8: 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, 7/9: 11:00am to 11:00pm

Sunday, 7/10: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Parking is available on the fairgrounds for $12. Trams run from parking lots right up to the entrance of Taste of Dallas. DART’s Green Line stops at the front door to Taste of Dallas. No parking required!

The one-day admission fee for this event is $8.00. You can get tickets at Albertson’s for only $5 and Children under 12 are free.

For more information on the Taste of Dallas visit the official website.

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