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What to do this Weekend : The Oak Cliff Film Festival

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The 2018 Oak Cliff Film Festival is here and kicks off this week from Thursday, June 14 until Sunday June 17th. This is an exciting event that will showcase the very best of independent and brave filmmaking through screenings, live music, private and public events and parties. The festival is celebrating its 7th year as a significant city wide event that highlights the best of Oak Cliff’s area theatres, art venues, restaurants… Read more

“How I Became a Pirate” coming to the Dallas Children’s Theater

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The Dallas Children’s Theater has some of the best shows around for kids – and parents too! If you’re looking for more indoor activities to add to your list this summer for the whole family, check out the events at the Dallas Children’s Theater. Starting June 15, sail off on a swashbuckling excursion at the play “How I Became a Pirate,” based on the book by Melinda Long. This joyful family musical… Read more

TIMELESS DOESN’T MEAN TIRED: Jersey Boys Thrills Crowds at Winspear Opening

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Just because its music your parents listened to, don’t dismiss the one-week-only run of Jersey Boys at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  The nationally touring company creates a high-energy experience for the whole audience, literally from the opening notes of the show through the curtain call. Jersey Boys, the Tony-award winning show created by Bob Gaudio, details the history and formation of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, using the… Read more

Doing Scarborough Renaissance Festival the adult way

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Hear ye, hear ye! The year is 1521 under the reign of King Henry VIII and his beloved wife, Catherine of Aragon. Their guests have been invited to the Village of Scarborough for a festival of entertainment, artisans, food, magic and merriment. And lucky for us in North Texas, we get to experience all of those festivities right here at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, just 20 minutes away from downtown… Read more

Dallas International Guitar Festival (May 4-6)

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The oldest and largest guitar festival show in the world is returning to Dallas this weekend, May 4-6 at Dallas Market Hall. The show blends musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one huge musical extravaganza. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among the thousands upon thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more. Credit: See a variety… Read more

Don’t miss Les Misérables at Dallas Summer Musicals

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Can you hear the people sing? Dallas Summer Musicals brings the incomparable Les Misérables to the Music Hall at Fair Park, running now through May 6, and it is breathtaking. If you’re a musical theater fan, you should make plans to see it before it’s gone. Les Misérables is one of the world’s most popular musicals, with its score of unforgettable songs bringing to life a tale of heartbreak, resilience,… Read more

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

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