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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”.

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The PBS Legend

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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!

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!


6th Annual Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl – April 7

31 Mar

This coming Sunday Dallas is adding more Bark to Fair Park! The 2013 Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl, sponsored by Friends of Fair Park, is a FREE pup-friendly event open to all! Between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on April 7th canines, pet owners and dog lovers will take over the Cotton Bowl and make it their own “Dog Bowl”. However, this particular bowl won’t be filled with a can of Kibbles ‘n Bits. There will be splash pools, a pet/owner look-alike contest, an agility course and much more fun activities for you and your furry friends! It’s an entire afternoon dedicated to DFW dog lovers!

In its 6th year of existence the Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl event will also feature pooch portraits, live music, exhibits and free giveaways! Enjoy specially priced microchipping and vaccinations for your furry family member.dog-bowl Cool organizations will be in attendance like Operation Kindness and the Human Society of Dallas County with adorable dogs up for adoption. You can find these pups who are looking for a loving home, located right outside the Cotton Bowl entrance gate at the Woofstock “Tail” gating zone.

“Man’s Best Friend” will have the time of his (or her) life at Fair Park splashing around the misting ponds, munching on doggie treats, playing with other local pooches and seeing helpful veterinarians. Here any Dallas dog lover can learn the latest tips and trends from both trainers and pet product vendors.

Parking may be $10 on the park grounds, but Admission is FREE so bring “Fido” and his buds for a riveting time at Fair Park Dallas where Dog Bowl at the Cotton Bowl becomes your 5-hour playground. After adding your own “Bark” to Fair Park, your doggie is sure to show you some love and wag his tail the entire way home after a full day of excitement.


APRIL 7 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
3750 Cotton Bowl Circle, Dallas 75210

Taste of Dallas 2012

10 Jul

Put your finger where you fork is, and your palette where Fair Park is, cause Taste of Dallas is back with sensational samples, flavorful dishes and charismatic culinary experts! If your tastebuds say “Yes” but your summer diet says “no” that’s no problem. You’re sure to find a healthy dish or the means to prepare your own with the many chef demonstrations taking place. Plus you would’ve walked off most of the tastes wandering the large Fair Park vicinity.

The 26th Annual Taste of Dallas returns to bring Dallas food lovers the biggest taste test of North Dallas outside of the Texas State Fair. It’s getting there with more than 60 restaurants featuring sought after delicacies and the top chefs of Dallas. From Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 15th Taste of Dallas takes over Fair Park’s 277 acres of fair grounds to place chef demonstrations, cook book signings, a big marketplace, wine/beer tastings and live music all in one location.

Admission to Taste of Dallas is $8.00 and children get in free! Tickets are also available for $5.00 at Albertsons. TOD tastings ranges from $1-$3 each. Parking may also cost you for about $10-$12 or hop the DART Green Line.

Sue Ellen manages to quench JR’s thirst in this TRUE TASTE OF DALLAS!

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Some participating Restaurants
Blue Goose Cantina
Blue Mesa Grill
The Cake Ball Company
Dick’s Last Resort
Digg’s Taco Shop
Joe’s Crabshake
Marble Slab Creamery
PHO Colonial
Texas De Brazil
Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse
Tiff’s Treats
and more!!

Taste of Dallas 2012

4:00pm – 11:00pm
11:00am – 11:00pm
11:00am – 9:00pm

2012 Summer Concerts at the Dallas Arboretum

24 Jun

What do rose petals, rock bands and red wagons all have in common? Each can be found at the Dallas Arboretum summer concerts. Back again for more seasonal outdoor performances by local artist the 2012 Arboretum concerts present a variety of musical selections in the midst of some of God’s most beautiful creation. Soak in nature and the sounds of the blues, symphony, rock, pop and country ringing from the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday evening through the end of July. It’s an event that’s fun for the entire family – all ages!

Photo compliments of dallasnews.com

Now there’s a theme for each night also. Contests are held along with prizes so you can get even more involved in this traditional Dallas summer event!

Check out the 2012 Summer Lineup for Dallas Arboretum Concerts:

    June 21 | Key West – Jimmy Buffet Tribute
    “Best Beach Costume”

    June 26 | Frontiers – Journey Tribute
    “Best 80s Costume”

    June 28 | Professor D – Variety
    “Best Disco Costume”

    July 3 | 36 Infantry Division Band – U.S. Military Band
    “Best Patriotic Attire”

    July 5 | Lime Light – Variety
    Best Reality Star Look-Alike

    July 10 | Asleep at the Wheel – Kings of Texas Swing
    “Best Country Western Attire”

    The Spazmatics perform on 80s Night

    July 12 | Good Question Band – Variety
    “Best Movie Star Look Alike”

    July 17 | Killdares – Celtic Rock
    “Best Foreign Celebrity Look Alike”

    July 19 | Molly Ringwalds – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

    July 24 | Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute
    “Best Rock Star Look Alike”

    July 26 | Brave Combo – One of A Kind
    “Best Action Star Look Alike”

    July 31 | Spazmatics – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

Summer Concerts at the Dallas Aboretum are sure to be a hot topic! Gates open at 6pm and the concerts are from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Spread out on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn with your blankets, picnic mats and lawn chairs. To get your tickets for Dallas Arboretum concerts call 214-515-6615, e-mail Reservations@dallasarboretum.org for subscription passes or CLICK HERE. By becoming a Dallas Arboretum member now one can save up to 50% off single ticket prices.

Here are a few Can’s and Can’ts while attending the Concerts at the Arboretum

You Can:

  • Sit wherenever you want on the concert lawn – first come, first serve
  • Bring picnic baskets & coolers
  • Bring Alcohol
  • Buy food items at the Dallas Arboretum – chips, salads, sandwiches, drinks (alcohol not available for sale)
  • Get complimentary parking only in the main parking lot
  • Bring blankets & lawn chairs
  • You Can’t:

  • Smoke on the concert lawn
  • Receive refunds on your concert tickets (all sales are final)
  • Bring lawn chairs over 4in in height
  • Bring your pets (only special assistance animals allowed)
  • Bring bikes inside the garden grounds
  • Have open flames inside the garden grounds
  • Take pictures or videos of the performances during the concert
  • Play with toys like Frisbees, skates, kites, balls, etc. on the grounds

  • The Dallas Arboretum
    8528 Garland Road
    Dallas 75218

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