Mother’s Day at the DMA

Posted by    |    May 1st, 2013 at 11:54 am

There will be plenty of Mother’s Day brunches in Dallas to choose from, but wouldn’t it be right up your mother’s alley to spend the atrium-caferest of the day strolling around the Dallas Museum of Art? Soak up some culture catching some of the DMA’s newest exhibits as well as the works of Marc Chagall during the final month of the Beyond Color exhibit. You may even burn off some of brunch calories; walking is great exercise, no matter how slow.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the DMA with a special Mother’s Day Brunch in the Museum’s Atrium. Sunday’s brunch features a carving station, made to order omelets, crepes made to order, and an interactive Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar.

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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.

Santas gone Wild! Is Dallas ready for this?

Posted by    |    December 20th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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As a resident of Dallas what do you think of when you think of Santa? Besides the obvious magical superhero who sneaks down your chimney and delivers presents, it probably involves hoards of hyperactive children in North Park mall crowded around a guy in a Santa suit, impatiently waiting to sit on his knee and tell him their Christmas wishes. Or maybe you think of those creepy giant inflatable lawn Santas that seem to be so popular now. If either of these scenarios are what come to your mind when you think of Santa then I think it’s time Dallas changed  how it experiences Santa. I say we start with Santacon, which Dallas actually participated in for the first time this year. So what is Santacon?

Well Santacon is where a big group of people dressed up like Santa get together and go on a giant bar crawl through the city, and the whole group has to stick together as you go from bar to bar creating what you might call a joyful and surreal moment for on lookers. Why should Dallas adopt this tradition and partake in it annually? BECAUSE IT’S FUN! Just check out the footage from this years Santacon in New York.

Plus, as you can see from the video, you don’t have to just stick to a traditional Santa get up, you can let your Christmas imagination go wild!

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Imagine, a giant gang of sugar plumb fairies, Santas, reindeer, sexy elves and walking christmas trees running around together in Uptown and Fair Park inspiring shock, awe and of course Christmas cheer. I’m going to assume that at this point you, like me, are convinced that Santacon is something that needs to be a part of Dallas’ Christmas every year, so how do we make that happen?

1. First thing we need to do is make Dallas Santacon grow because when it comes to Santacon bigger is better and more fun. A social media outlet needs to be set up to gather all the Santas together and help them coordinate where they’re going to meet and where they’re going to go. This will also help spread the news about what’s going on and encourage more and more people to participate.

2. Start points need to be set and instead going from bar to bar there should be certain zones in various neighborhoods established where all the Santas can congregate. For example, starting in Downtown, galloping along to  Victory, and finishing in Uptown. It would also help if the open container laws in the established zones could be relaxed just a little. I promise to walk and cab it!

3. Finally since this would be Santacon in Dallas we need to find a way to put our city’s stamp on it. What could we do to make this the Santacon everyone wants to be a part of? We could end it with a big concert, do a city wide scavenger hunt, have a contest for best real Santa beard, a cookies and milk food challenge , what Santa can bring the most “reindeer” or any number of crazy things.

It’s time Dallas got Santa out of the mall and into the streets for a holiday celebration that gives people an excuse to cut loose from the mundane holiday responsibilities and let’s everyone’s Christmas spirit go wild.

We apologize in advance for any children that see Santa going crazy in Dallas next year.

 

Holiday at the Center: A Site to See

Posted by    |    November 28th, 2012 at 11:37 am

holiday at the center dallasOf all the Christmas lighting ceremonies in Dallas, this one has the most promise for being absolutely spectacular. The third annual Holiday at the Center Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, November 30 will kick off a month of activities at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Hosted by KLUV-FM personality Jody Dean, the evening features the Dallas String Quartet, the Jaime Reyes Trio, Denise Lee, visual artist Rolando Diaz, and other local performance groups as well as a life-size snow globe, ice-skating rink, craft booths, free pictures with Santa, food trucks and more.

Why do I suspect that this will be the tree lighting ceremony to end all lighting ceremonies? The special performance from Cirque Dreams Holidaze, that’s why. I’ve always had a soft spot for anything Cirque. If I could just have a tenth of their talent… The Broadway hit will hit the Center December 28 through the 23 as a part of the Lexus Broadway Series, but attendees will be able to get a taste for the show this Friday.

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The 2012 YMCA Turkey Trot

Posted by    |    November 20th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

For some, Thanksgiving is a day for family and stuffing your belly to the absolute brim. For others, having a completely stuffed tummy is not an option: they have a trot to trot. A turkey trot, that is.

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Dallas City Lights Returns Saturday, November 17

Posted by    |    November 13th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Now that we’ve finally broken free of the bizarre 80-degree weather, it’s time to focus on more important matters. Downtown Dallas Inc., the City of Dallas and their partners present City Lights opening on Saturday, November 17.

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Mix, Sips, and Socialize at the W Hotel

Posted by    |    November 13th, 2012 at 10:39 am

There’s something comforting about a weekly routine, especially when that routine includes top shelf liquor and the W Hotel’s Living Room Bar. Every Tuesday starting today and running until December 18 you can book your spot at the W Hotel’s Mix, Sips, and Socialize Series.

Tonight’s drink: Belvedere with pink grapefruit and lemon tea

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