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Movies Under the Moon 2013 | Shops at Park Lane Dallas

18 Jun

I ain’t even gonna front. I ain’t even gonna lie. Since you walked up in the park. You’ve been gazin’ at the sky…
This could very well be the start of something special….Movies Under the Moon.

So whether you pay attention to the full moon outside or not, you’ll know that a Free outdoor movie will accompany it above the Shops at Park Lane in Dallas off Highway 75. Each Friday night Movies Under the Moon features favorite family-friendly films from the past decades. A 7-Eleven Slurpee-branded food truck will be parked the first Friday night giving away free slurpees and other cool giveaways to promote the release of the Escape from Planet Earth movie.

Gordon Biersche will be selling food, soft drinks and other beverages while popcorn will be for sale for $1/bag.

This weekly movie series runs throughout the month of June, starting at 8:30pm each Friday. Movies Under the Moon is a BYOC event, meaning you can bring your own chair! Check out this year’s lineup:

    June 7 – Escape from Planet Earth
    June 14 – The Lorax
    June 21 – Madagascar 3
    June 28 – The Blind Side

Get it poppin’ if you like under the moonlight at the Shops at Park Lane and treat yourself to Free weekly movies at this exclusive Dallas summer event! Only a couple weeks left!

Madagascar 3 will be showing June 21

Madagascar 3 will be showing June 21

Shops at Park Lane | Southeast Corner of Park Lane and Central Expressway across from NorthPark Center

*You can find the Movies Under the Moon event happening in The Park across from Bowl & Barrel.*

Etsy Dallas Craft Party 2013 – June 20

15 Jun

This Thursday, 6/20, DFW Etsy fanatics can unite at City Craft to share creative ideas, skills, crafts, ideas and fun. This meeting welcomes all nearby creatives to celebrate a crafty community. The theme of this Craft Party will focus on using your creative powers to make Dallas even better if that’s possible! Etsy Craft Party 2013: Craft for Community will begin at 7:00pm at City Craft located at 5460 West Lovers Lane, #234, Dallas 75209. *Party time is 7:00 – 9:00pm!*

Share your passion and designs with other crafters at this global celebration of making and meeting. The Etsy Dallas Craft Party set for June 20th is a great way to initiate more crafty ideas for the 2013 Summer. The Cost to attend is FREE so find a post-it note, pin it, tweet it or simply make a mental reminder of this creative function coming to the Dallas area just for YOU!


Safari Nights at The Dallas Zoo | FREE Summer Concert Series Under the Stars

29 May

It doesn’t take a plane ride to Africa or Madagascar RedBox rental to experience Safari Nights. They can be found right off I-35 in Dallas every Saturday night this summer!

Join The Dallas Zoo as they extend park hours for zoobilee of tunes and after hour fun! The Safari Nights Concert Series are presented by Texas Instruments giving DFW families the opportunity to enjoy great live music on the weekends for 8 consecutive Saturdays. Once sun sets and night falls bring out the blankets and lawn chairs for performances under the stars by tribute bands, local songwriters and artists right at the shady Cat Green. Attendees can also enjoy visits from the Stars from the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program.

Safari Nights Concerts are FREE with zoo admission. Food and drinks are available for purchase.


    Dates: Every Saturday night during June & July
    (June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27)
    Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Location: The Dallas Zoo
    (650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), Dallas 75203)



June 8: Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

June 15: Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute)

June 22: Hard Night’s Day (Beatles tribute)

June 29: Trout Fishing in America (folk rock/children’s music)

July 6: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)

July 13: A1A Live (Jimmy Buffett tribute)

July 20: The Killdares (Celtic rock)

July 27: Sara Hickman (noted singer/songwriter)

Hours & Admission
The Dallas Zoo opens at 9am on Saturdays. Regular admission costs $12 for zoo lovers between 12 and 64. Kids ages 3-11 and adults 65 and over are $9. Children 2 years and younger get in FREE along with Dallas Zoo members.

Travel & Parking
To avoid parking fees and traffic feel free to travel to the Dallas Zoo by DART. However, please be cautious and travel in groups if you plan on attending the Safari Nights Concert Series, especially when leaving after dark.

Cheers to the Weekends

Cheers to the Weekends

*Parking is $8.00 per car and FREE for Dallas Zoological Society Members.

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.

2011 Dallas Summer Boat & Outdoors Show

18 Jul

One weekend down and another to go! The annual Summer Dallas Boat Show just got down with its first July weekend of the year at Dallas Market Center. With a second weekend display of yachts, fishing gear and anything else boat related approaching, the Market Center prepares for an even bigger crowd of boat and outdoor fanatics. Even if you’re not a “fanatic” you may be a lover of boats or just interested in trying something different for the weekend. Check out this sizzling event which covers just about everything outdoors. Tickets for the Dallas Boat show are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 13 and under and then free for the tikes.

2011 Summer Dallas Boat Show at Dallas Market Hall

Acclaimed to be the best place for North Texans to shop for the most comprehensive selection of boat types, makes and models the Dallas Boat Show is expanding with even more activities and prizes as the number of attendees increases. What else can you find at the Ultimate Summer Boat & Outdoors Show besides expensive boats? Try docks, accessories, consumer items, rock climbing, rope course, archery, fishing for kids, shows by Radio Disney and even BMX trick cyclists!

For only 10 bucks you can tons of fun at your fingertips! If you haven’t heard already this is a major summer event that takes up the entire Hall and DMC. Over 50 exhibitors will be there from across the state. Check the complete list online before you go! It’s awesome for kids with so much to do and even more activities planned that cater to the entire family. You have 3 days left to experience the Ultimate Summer Boat & Outdoors Show and a week to buy your tickets so set sail onto Stemmons Freeway for an event you won’t regret attending! You could say it’s kinda like “Christmas in July”.

Wheels of Freestyle BMX


Weekend 1
Friday, July 15th………..1:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 16th….….10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, July 17th………..10:00am – 5:00pm

Weekend 2
Friday, July 22nd……..…1:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 23rd…………10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, July 24th………….10:00am – 5:00pm

Parking: Self-parking is Free of charge while valet parking is available at the Wycliff entrance to Dallas Market Hall for $10, compliments of Pinky’s Valet Service.

**DISCOUNT OFFER– For a $2 discount off a general adult admission ticket click HERE**

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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