Posts Tagged ‘Lakewood’

Get spooky in East Dallas this weekend!

Posted by    |    October 28th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Photo courtesy of Dallas Children's Theater

Muammar Gaddafi, Charlie Sheen, sexy 60′s PanAm flight attendant, Wall Street protestor…no matter what or who you plan on being for Halloween,  The Advocate makes sure you’re not all dressed up with no place to go.  They’ve got the scoop on all things spook-y in East Dallas this weekend!

Unbeatable family entertainment – this weekend at Dallas Children’s Theater

Posted by    |    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Opening this weekend at Dallas Children's Theater

Professional actors. Quality entertainment. Establishing a love for live arts in your young ones. Oh, and did I mention an evening of smiles and laughs for the whole family? All perfect reasons to make it a date!

This weekend Dallas Children’s Theater kicks off their 2011 – 2012 season with a musical adaptation of the beloved kid’s book, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible Very Bad No Good Day.  The show opens tomorrow night and runs thru  October 23rd. Get your tickets at the box office or online…and get your family an experience they’ll never forget!

The largest nose in Lakewood

Posted by    |    July 18th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Shakespeare Dallas presents Cyrano de Bergerac

Relax.  I’m referring to Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose, not yours.  You can check it out but you better hurry –  this Friday’s your last day! Shakespeare Dallas brings you Edmond Rostand’s classic tale of unrequited love, mistaken identity, poetic comedy and affliction of the…umm, rather…large variety. Join Cyrano, his nose and Shakespeare Dallas this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening at Samuel-Grand Ampitheater. Showtimes begin at 8:15 PM and tickets are available online. We think you’ll agree – this hopeless romantic’s wit and humor are Texas-sized.  Along with his schnazz.

Cool it down.

Posted by    |    July 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

It’s a shame you missed the party yesterday.  But considering it was a pity party, you might be glad you did.  My “I’m over summer” pity party started as I got in my car yesterday afternoon.  The temperature gauge on my dashboard said 110. For added emphasis, please indulge me and let me spell that out for you…one hundred and TEN degrees.  Thank you.  My make-up was well on it’s way to being completely melted off of my flushed face.  My seat sizzled as it almost set my jeans on fire.  I winced as I touched the scalding hot steering wheel, knowing that the lovely feeling of cold air blasting out my AC was still several long minutes away.

By the way, this story has a happy ending…stay with me.   (more…)

Did someone say Cinnamon Roll French Toast?

Posted by    |    June 5th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

If  you’ve had this oh-so-delicious dish at Another Broken Egg, you won’t be able to stop saying it.  Let me paint a visual for you… a super-sized cinnamon roll – sliced, grilled and battered, smothered with warm cream cheese icing and topped with berries, banana’s foster sauce and whipped cream.  It very well could be one of the yummiest breakfast dishes I’ve ever enjoyed.

The rest of the menu? Impressive. In addition to classic favorites, Another Broken Egg takes great pride in their signature dishes.  And judging from my meal, I can certainly see why. Clearly, you know how I feel about their tasty twist on french toast, so let’s skip right on over to their other signature dishes, like the Lobster et Fromage omlette filled with brie cheese, diced tomatoes, garlic sauteed Maine lobster meat and a light champagne cream sauce.  Or for those of you that like your red meat first thing in the morning, try the Benedict Oscar – a grilled Sirloin steak, two poached eggs, sauteed crabmeat, asparagus and Bearnaise sauce all perched atop a toasted English muffin. These are only a sampling of their mouth-watering menu options.  Speaking of options, did I mention they have over 130 items to choose from? (more…)

Get festive

Posted by    |    June 1st, 2011 at 6:49 pm

July 4th is practically knocking on our door and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited.  Nothing says summertime than fireworks, hot dogs, watermelon and some good ‘old patriotic pride.  Whether it be with family, friends, in the shade or on the water – how do you plan to celebrate the 4th? Will I be seeing you at The Lakewood 4th of July parade?

a letter to Lakewoodstock

Posted by    |    May 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Dear Lakewoodstock,

I’ve been anxiously awaiting your arrival. You’ve been marked in my calendar for months. And now…only one day stands in between you and me…and I can barely contain my excitement.

Why do I love you so?  Below are the reasons I think you’re tops.

1.  Sometimes, I get hungry. But I know at Lakewoodstock, the local vendors of Lakewood Village Shopping Center will be on hand with food and beverages to enjoy. And that, fun festival, is just plain yummy.

2.  Sometimes, I like to be sung to.  And there you are, dear festival, with live music all day from bands like The Electro-Magnetics, Homespun Remedies, The Sutcliffes, Hunter Hendrickson, Local Honey, Colin Boyd, Southbound Lane, Club Wood, Plowboy, Thin White Dukes, Tres Leches Trio, Darryl Lee Rush, Jackson Eli, Jim Suhler & Jason Elmore, Jill Allison Bryan, Doug Bryan, Rahim Quazi, Nick Chatum, and Jay Gummer.

3. Sometimes, I like to impress my family by taking them to do cool stuff.  You’ve got activities for both the young and the young-at-heart, like face-painting, puppet-making, shrinky dinks, a photo booth, laser tag, a bungee trampoline, a video arcade and a climbing wall…just to name a few. (more…)

Groove is in the Art

Posted by    |    March 16th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Springtime in Dallas, outdoor activities, colorful blooms as far as the eye can see…all groovy, if you ask me.  Throw in some original art and you’ve got plans for this weekend. ArtScape at The Dallas Arboretum kicks off this Friday, March 18 featuring close to 100 artists from around the country.  Explore an array of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, woodworking, photography and more – on display and available for purchase.  While you’re there take in the natural beauty of spring at this East Dallas oasis with Dallas Blooms. Running through April 10th and showcasing over 500,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, it’s no surprise Dallas Blooms is the premier floral festival in the southwest.

So let’s re-cap.  Art show & sale, beautiful spring weather and 66 acres of spring-blooming bulbs?  I can’t think of even one reason not to go. Every day of the exhibit.

The Dallas Arboretum  |  8525 Garland Road  |  Dallas, Texas 75218

Kiss me, I’m…a frog?

Posted by    |    March 11th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Oh the times, they’ve changed.  Well, for those of us with kids, that is.  St. Patty’s Day in Dallas used to signify tailgating, live music…and, weather permitting, the first sunburn of the season.  Fortunately for tiny tailgaters (think juice box), the parade kicks off at 10 AM and promises fun for all ages.  But unless the kiddos are spending Saturday with Grandma and Grandpa, you may be looking for something a little more family friendly to do after the parade.   Look no further than the intersection at Skillman and Northwest Highway.  Dallas Children’s Theater keeps things green this weekend with their witty, whimsical production of The Frog Prince.  Well- known and beloved Dallas puppetry extraordinaire, Kathy Burks, partners with DCT to dazzle and entertain audiences both young and old(er) in this classic fairy tale told with a twist.  With four weekend show times to choose from, you’ll be tickled green with family fun.   Visit  DCT’s website or call the box office for tickets and show times.

Get festive in Dallas this weekend.  Kids or no kids,  it is easy being green.

Dallas Children’s Theater  |  5938 Skillman  |  Dallas, TX 75231     dct.org  |  Box Office  214.740.0051 

There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by    |    November 30th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I’m going to be honest and let everyone know that I usually don’t get out of my bed on a Saturday morning before 11 a.m. Yes, I’m 28, judge away. SO, when my alarm went off at 8am, on November 13th, 2010, it was a struggle…to say the least. However, almost immediately upon my arrival to the first Lakewood Home Festival stop, on Brookside right behind Lakewood Country Club, I could feel the energy and enthusiasm. It was 9:30 A.M., the first semi cold morning that Texas had seen (translation: freezing to us natives), and yet everyone was in great spirits; ranging from the multitude of volunteers (that means they did NOT have to be there) to everyone on the Home Festival committee. And everyone’s buzzed attitude got me over that early morning slump fast, as each and every person made me feel welcome and part of the team. (more…)