Vampire 5K 4.26.13: Will you be the hunter or the hunted?

Posted by    |    April 24th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

logo-full-hiresHave you ever wanted to test your horror survival skill, just in case you ever found yourself being run down by a blood sucking-vampire? Or what if you found yourself suddenly transformed into a blood-sucking vampire, would you be able run down enough prey to keep yourself fed?  Well the Vampire 5k, happening this weekend in Fair Park,  is the perfect place to see how you would fair on either side of good 0r evil.

What is it and how does it work?

The Vampire 5k is no ordinary 5k race where you’re competing for better time or first or second place; no here you’re competing for survival! Each participant chooses to either run as a vampire or as a citizen (when making the decision ask yourself, “do I only run when I’m being chased or do I love the thrill of the chase?) or you can sign up with multiple people and create either a clan (vampires) or a group (citizens). The day of the “race,” vampires must wear all black and citizens must wear all white with each team starting at two separate locations. The course will converge at an unknown distance and after that the chase is on! Citizens will be wearing two flags both of which the vampires must snatch from the citizens in order to turn them into fellow blood suckers. All of this will be made more intense by the zones of red powder and fog and other surprises along the course.

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Earth Day Dallas 2013: The fun way to learn how to go Green

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

earth day dallas 2013 Are you ready to Go Green? Yes? Then mark your calendar for April 20th and 21st because Earth Day Dallas, held this year in Fair Park, is ready to show you how.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than learning how to live eco-friendly with fun hands-on activities and performances from Dallas’ Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico and many others. The Festival will be filled with hundreds of exhibitors sharing colorful displays, innovative products, scientific apparatuses, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities for the whole family.

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5 Reasons to Go Downtown this Spring

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2013 at 3:40 pm

For some, Downtown Dallas is right at their fingertips, along with access to some of our city’s greatest restaurants, sites, museums and shopping. But for those have to endure a long trip down the toll way just to get a glimpse of the illuminated skyline, here’s a few events that might coax you out of your not so urban area.

Dallas’ Big Celebration - March 27

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Main Street Garden Mudbug Bash 3.30.13

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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Remember those crawfish boil parties from college? Did you just shed a tear? Relive the glory days in a completely acceptable (and probably nicer) setting. Join Downtown Dallas, Inc., 105.3 The Fan and 100.3 Jack FM for the inaugural Main Street Mudbug Bash is Saturday, March 30th from 2pm – 8pm at Main Street Garden in Main Street Garden.

The family friendly celebration of all things DFW includes 4,000 pounds of crawfish, Live Music from The O’s, Jay-B & the Zydeco Posse and DJ Moxie, Crawfish Races, all the BIG March Basketball Games, and lots of beer.

Tickets are $20. For more information, head to mudbugbash.eventbrite.com.

Gambling “Not Necessarily” Going Up at 505 Riverfront

Posted by    |    March 12th, 2013 at 11:49 am

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When you pass the 505 Riverfront property alongside the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, you’ll see an ambiguous list of possibilities as to what plans for the space will actually be, one of which includes gambling.

Is a casino actually a possibility in Dallas? Well, not now anyway. After a little Google magic, our skyrocketing hopes were dashed across the vast plot of land. In this video from NBC 5 DFW, 505 Riverfront investor Dale Foster admits that the list of possibilities along the property are just a way to “dress the site up” in the hope of attracting things that will help the area look like Uptown, which could include a casino if Texas ever makes that legal.

Watch the full video here and read more about Texas and casino gambling.

Ladies, Strap on those Sky High Heels, the Stiletto Strut is Back!

Posted by    |    March 1st, 2013 at 4:53 pm

If a woman were to have only one pair of shoes in her closet (gasp!), it should be a pair of killer stilettos. Preferably platforms, according to Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus Ken Downing. “The platform has transcended trend, because when you get three or four extra inches, who wants to give it up?”

The 6th annual Neiman Marcus’ Stiletto Strut is absolutely about rocking a pair of sky highs, but it’s also about raising awareness and money for The Family Place, an organization aspiring to end family violence since 1978. The stylish event brings hundreds of gals to the streets of downtown Dallas for a sassy walk down Main Street. The event originated in Dallas, but stilettos are now being strutted all across the country.

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Visionary Developer Jack Matthews Talks South Side and his New Project, The Rivers

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dallas-based developer Jack Matthews, CEO of Matthews Southwest, is redefining the Cedars neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Dallas. Jack sat down with YouPlus last week at the Enroute event, to discuss his role in South Side, his next big project for the area, and what he envisions for the future of South Dallas.

The Rivers (or possibly River City if Jack gets his way) is a 60 acre development along the Trinity River, just south of the Dallas Convention Center. Located amidst the Downtown, South Side, and so close to nature, The Rivers will be a unique mix of retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, and will place a heavy emphasis on residential living.

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