Category: Fun & Festive

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Thomas the Train visits Grapevine, Texas! {+ Ticket Giveaway}

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This post was created in partnership with Day Out with Thomas. Ticket giveaway provided by Museum of the American Railroad.  To say my toddler is obsessed with Thomas the “toot toot train” would be an understatement. When we heard Grapevine Vintage Railroad was having two weekends with train rides we knew we needed to hop onboard! The first train rides with Thomas started this weekend. Although we aren’t booked until next… Read more

Infographic: Baby Names Inspired by Beverly Hills, 90210

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The television show Beverly Hills 90210 – which ran from 1990 to 2000 — was no doubt a pop cultural phenomenon. Fans will remember iconic  characters including Dylan McKay, Brandon Walsh, Kelly Taylor and Brenda Walsh. The show was so huge that it impacted how some parents named their children during those years!   For example, did you know that in the shows first season (1990) there were only 4,413 babes named Dylan, but by the last… Read more

Waitress musical comes to Dallas for two weeks

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Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) are bringing Waitress to the Music Hall at Fair Park for two weeks, March 28 – April 8, 2018. And we can’t wait!   Brought to life by an all-female creative team, this popular new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting… Read more

Deep Ellum Arts Festival – April 6-8

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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is back for its 24th year, taking place April 6-8, 2018. Voted “Best Festival in Dallas” and ranked by participating artists among the top 50 arts festivals in the nation, the festival is not to miss for art and music fans in North Texas.   The festival, which offers free admission to all ages (but geared toward an 18+ audience), begins at Malcolm X Blvd. and… Read more

Recap: Krewe de Etoile celebrates the true meaning of Mardi Gras

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Lifestyle design mother-daughter duo, Annia Jenkins and Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins recently hosted a lavish Mardi Gras party in Dallas called Krewe de Etoile. Known as the official Mardi Gras Krewe of Dallas, the  team threw its third charity gala with entertainment, gourmet food and sips surrounding the theme of “A Whimsical Wonderland.” The team wanted to celebrate the true essence of Mardi Gras culture. “Often time, we have to dispel the myths… Read more

The Color Purple Hits a High Note in Dallas

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Author: Danyel Buie Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. and Broadway Across America are excited to bring the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE for its Dallas premiere at the Music Hall at Fair Park January 23-February 4, 2018. The musical is a joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It is a touching and reflective homage to the 1985 film… Read more

Free Family Fun: 34th Annual KidFilm Family Festival

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By: Stephanie Valadez As a mom of two little ones, I am always on the hunt for free events and activities to keep them busy. With the wild winter weather we’ve experienced in the past few weeks, let’s just say they have been looking for energy outlets. With the warming temperatures expected for this weekend, the KidFilm Family Festival ranks very high on my list and I’m looking forward to… Read more

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Comes to Dallas

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  This winter, the Winspear Opera House brings one of the most timeless holiday tales to life with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.   Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. The World Premiere Recording includes cast members from the original Broadway cast. Featuring the hit… Read more

A magical wonderland of holiday lights at Enchant Christmas

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The Lone Star State just got a lot brighter this holiday season with Enchant Christmas. Located at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Enchant is a magical wonderland with more than two million Christmas lights, beautifully lit sculptures, a giant light maze, shopping from 85 vendors, photos with Santa and more fun for the whole family. A world of Christmas wonder awaits! Enchant just made its U.S. debut and is open… Read more

Fall activities in DFW: Exhibits, film festivals, pumpkin patches and more!

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  Hello, fall! Bust out your cozy coats and boots as you head to these North Texas attractions s this season. Have an event to add to our roundup? Email me at   Autumn at the Arboretum Credit: Check out Autumn at the Arboretum this season for family-friendly activities, and the new “Wonderful Wizard of Oz”-inspired Pumpkin Village. The village features more than 50 varieties of amazing pumpkins, squash and… Read more

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