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Dralion Cirque du Soleil – Frisco, TX

26 Jul

Cirque de Soleil is coming to North Texas July 27th and bringing their Asian acrobatic flare with them. For an entire weekend Dralion will use the FC Dallas’ stadium for jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts, amazing live music and eye catching costumes that reflect a 3000 year old Chinese tradition. If the costumes don’t grab your eye the whole entire set is sure to! A wall covered with perforated aluminum tiles takes up the whole length of the stage while a mammoth structure creates the backdrop. The 60 feet wide 26 feet tall metallic set suggests a futurists Chinese temple in some scenes and a giant plate of medieval armor in others.

A set like you've never seen before

Unique culture and Cirque du Soleil always go hand in hand. The source of Dralion’s inspiration comes from Eastern philosophy’s continuous quest for harmony between nature and humans. Dralion is a mixture of the words dragon & lion, but it’s meaning is a little deeper. The lion which symbolizes the west, and the dragon, representing the East, represent the two emblematic creatures of the culture. Witness as the four elements (air, water, fire and earth) which govern the natural order take on human form in Dralion. If you’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil before, expect colors costumes and patterns that surpass regular creativity and bring the whole stage to life. This fancy smancy circus will be in town from July 27 through July 31, just in time to make way for UniverSoul Circus and the classic Barnum & Bailey. I can only imagine the amount of planning, designing, artwork and more that goes into Dralion. You won’t even realize you’re at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Texas.

For tickets to the Dallas Dralion show (Frisco) you can click here, but don’t expect Ringling Bros. prices. Although they have grand performances, Cirque du Soleil has a way of sneaking in and out of town. I can’t believe we almost missed doing a write-up on it! Get a babysitter, or load up the minivan for a trip out the Frisco to see what surprises Dralion has in store for you and the family! It is like none other! Circus acts at their finest!

If you’d like to see a view previews of the show click here.

There will be two shows on the final date.
For TICKETS visit the Dr. Pepper Arena site or the official Dralion site.

Dralion is directed by Guy Caron

Addison Summer Series: July Jazz

13 Jul

The Addison Summer Concert series is back this year with more free music and the perfect ambiance. Nestled in Addison Circle not far from all the congestion and busyness of Belt Line Road, Addison’s Summer Series manages to draw hundreds each year. With three months of themed music played by local groups, North Dallas residents have somewhere to run away on Saturday evenings. This month there will be Jazz music played each weekend. The first Saturday started off with Tres Leches and continues July 16th with Melani L. Skybell. Sun sets about 8:30/8:40ish so the temperature will cool down a LITTLE bit, but the trees and shade of the residential and business buildings provide some relief from the sun. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, snacks, drinks, etc. I’ve seen people come out with a full blown low-rise picnic table and extended lawn chairs! The local eateries also sell pizza and other treats while the Margarita station covers your adult drinks.

A Past Addison Circle Summer Concert Series during Symphonic Saturdays

If you’re a fan of Jazz and want to hear some for free or are even looking for a romantic cheap date, try out Bekert Park in Addison Circle on Saturday nights. Once the music has stopped, no one’s forcing you to go anywhere! Enjoy the ambiance, stroll around the rest of Addison Circle or drive down Belt Line Road to see what other fun stuff you can find! This event is going on every Saturday in July. Catch some of the areas top jazz musicians at Addison’s July Jazz!

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Beckert Park

Admission: Free


July 9…………………Tres Leches

July 16………………..Melani L. Skybell

July 23………………..Carolyn Lee Jones

July 30………………..Corner Pocket

Free parking available.

JAM To Give | Beat the Heat with The Best of the Beatles

8 Jul

End a hard day’s work listening to A Hard Night’s Day from 7-9pm and donate to a worthy cause.

Cedar Hill Uptown Village’s Summer series continues this Friday, July 8th with A Hard Night’s Day. Enjoy the musical tribute to the Beatles in the center of Cedar Hill’s liveliest weekend spot. The kids can splash around the water gardens as you travel back to a time when mop top haircuts showed your level of ‘swag’. A Hard Night’s Day is the best known Beatles cover band in the DFW area. As you know, the concert lasts from 7-9pm and it is requested that you donate a particular item each week for a charitable cause.

DFW's #1 Beatles cover Band hits the Village Green 7/8

The Tri City Animal Shelter is the organization that will benefit from this week’s donations. Located right down the street from Uptown Village on Pleasant Run, The Tri City Animal Shelter provides cages and kennels for strays as well as adoptable dogs. The municipal animal shelter serves DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville so once a stray is found in one of those cities they can be brought here. The mission of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is to provide exemplary care for the impounded and unwanted animals through redemption, adoption, and public education. It’s only been a couple of years that they’ve been in their new Pleasant Run location and have already made a significant impact on the community, not to mention surrounding cities as well.

So, how can you help?? Bring Dry dog good and newspaper to Friday’s concert. Newspaper is easy since many of us already get that and throw them out anyways. Just make it a point to bring those newspapers for a shelter that can use it! This event doesn’t get much better! Pack up the cooler and lawn chairs and join us on the Village Green this weekend as we give back and JAM to Give! Remember your donation items: dry dog food and newspaper.

Tri-City serves DeSoto, Duncanville & Cedar Hill

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.

The Event

29 Jun

Well, well, well…. Look who it is. Yeah, you!!

Did you get tired of doing the same ole same ole and realized there HAS to be other stuff going on around here? Maybe you hear about neat things that people do AFTER the fact and have basically gotten sick of it…

WELCOME to DFW Happenings!!! Your new source for the cool stuff taking place in the DFW Metroplex! This site will focus mainly on the Dallas side of town but every once in a while we’ll venture over to Fort Worth, Tarrant County and surrounding cities as well. DFWH keeps you connected with what’s going on. Dallas has so many hidden jewels so now we’re here to reveal them! As we discover them for ourselves we’ll pass it along to you! Why not share the wealth! You can just call us your “North Texas Treasure Map” for now. If you’re someone who likes to find unique new things to do around the city and try out new places or venues then this is just the place for you. (Warning: This is not a site used to promote the typical clubs or movie theaters) Whether you’re looking for a cheap date idea, a free concert, discounts on food, a hot new restaurant or something out of the ordinary to do DFWH is here as a resource. “She Cez” will guide you through the town and post announcements or upcoming events for your knowledge; If she’s interested in it, you’ll see it here! And what better time to get things rollin’ than in the HEAT of the Summer!

Try venturing out of the norm. Discover what the DF-dubb has to offer! and if you know of someone new to the area, point them this way! Find stuff to do whether it’s in Uptown, Downtown or Funky Town! Remember DFWH is your new “North TX Treasure Map”!….and now off to find some GOLD!!!

DFWH will lead you to the Treasures North TX has to offer!

Word of Advice: Listen to ‘She Cez’…..She’ll keep u ‘IN’ the know, so you won’t be out of the loop with what’s HappenINg 😉

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