The premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” at the Dallas Arboretum is back in action. As Dallas’ only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, tickets have been selling fast and selling out. This year the series will kick off on April 9 with a new band, Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Experience.
Rocket Man gives an insanely energetic performance time after time, throwing around jams such as “Saturday Night’s Alright” and “Pinball Wizard” before sending audiences exploding into space with extended 70’s instrumental versions of “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Levon.” Rocket Man musicians actually portray Elton John’s intense 70’s & 80’s concerts down to the finest detail. Continue reading
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to present the company’s fourth stadium simulcast—and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010—scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (1 AT&T Way, home of the Dallas Cowboys), a week from tomorrow.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The curtain time for that evening’s live performance of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved 19th century masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, from the Shannon and Ted Skokos Stage in the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas is 7:30 p.m. In between, stadium patrons will enjoy the 1957 Chuck Jones animated masterpiece, “What’s Opera, Doc?” courtesy of WB Classics, voted Number One of the “Fifty Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by a thousand members of the animation field. Continue reading
The AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced the creation of a free lunchtime student concert series called Sammons Lunch Jam. The noon outdoor concerts will feature top performing ensembles from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. They will perform for picnickers, residents, artists, office workers, students and others enjoying lunch in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park on the Center’s campus.
“We can’t think of a better platform for our talented young neighbors this spring than outdoors in Sammons Park,” said Doug Curtis, president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit arts foundation. “These concerts really add to the sense of community in our rapidly growing neighborhood.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There is nothing more satisfying in the morning than a few slabs of terrific pancakes and a perfect cup of steaming hot black coffee to set your day in motion. Go for an entire stack and a pot of coffee for a more extreme perpetual motion. We have been scoping out some of the top spots in the Dallas area for pancakes, and hope you enjoy them as much as we have. We know there are many more that we enjoy, but we had to limit this list to ten. What are your favorites?
In no particular order, our top pancakes for Dallas: Continue reading
The Dallas Farmers Market continues its award-winning revitalization efforts by announcing today more than 20 new and returning vendors and merchants that have signed leases to be housed at The Market (formally Shed 2) when it re-opens in June. These food artisans and merchants will join previously announced anchor restaurants Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Taqueria La Ventana, Nammi/Coolhaus, Palmieri Café and Mudhen, the 5,500-square-foot free-standing restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne. Continue reading
Mystery is the name of the game at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring break as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes transports guests to 19th-century Victorian London on a forensic quest to solve a baffling crime. Plus, the Perot Museum will be bustling with daily experiments, demos, bookworm readings and science trivia; 3D films including Tornado Alley 3D, Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, and introducing DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (opening March 6); programs such as Discovery Days: Jr. Detectives and Story Time Under the Stars; and more. And from March 7-14 visitors can enjoy extended hours until 7 p.m. giving all ages and tastes plenty of time to take in all five floors of adventure.
For those who can’t wait, Spring Break gets an early start with First Thursday Late Night: Clue on March 5 when the Museum stays open until 9 p.m. In celebration of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a screening of the film Clue at 7 p.m. will have visitors wondering if it was Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Conservatory. Plus late-night guests can embark on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning through experiments, learn how scientists investigate and solve their research, and even identify a secret sound. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Henderson Avenue Country Club seems to have it all. Craft cocktails, creative, savory provisions, live music, and sports are all part of the plan. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Broadway Avenue Honky Tonk’s, the Country Club is upscale, with a bit of sawdust on the floor. The patio, which opens to the venue, giving it a much larger feel, is ideal for watching the comings and goings of Henderson Avenue’s diverse crowds. The venue is located a short walking distance from its popular sister bar, Henderson Tap House, and neighbors Capitol Pub and J. Black’s.