by Mandy Davis
Summer may be heating up, but the Perot Museum of Nature and Science always offers cool relief with two new exhibitions that include amazing animals and a DIY makerspace, an exhilarating 3D film line-up, First Thursday Late Nights, second-Saturday Discovery Days, adults-only Social Sciences, military/first responders and late-afternoon discounts, and more for a surplus of summer fun perfect for all ages.
Amazing Animals: Built to Survive will entice visitors to uncover the marvels of natural engineering inside every living thing. Jaws that can crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, ears that act as air conditioners, a punch faster than a speeding bullet and legs that can leap the human equivalent of a football field in a single bound await in this interactive experience. Opening to the public June 13, the bilingual traveling exhibition will show how every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Continue reading
On May 16, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicks off Summer at the Arboretum with the return of “Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.” Continuing the year-long “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” theme, the flower village features four topiary houses up to 15-feet-tall currently enveloped in red, white and blue flowers before transitioning into summer foliage. Each house highlights a Texas-inspired fairy tale vignette-a picante gingerbread man dances around a babbling brook; Goldilocks’ irascible cousin finds herself behind the Pine Curtain, and stubborn livestock starts a chain of events causing a kerfuffle across the prairie. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.
On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed the machine and is on view at the DC museum.
by Steven Doyle
Burgermania continues to thrive in Dallas as more restaurants open that feature burgers and more burgers.The latest we tried is one called Dugg Burger which is located on Garland Road in Casa Linda. What makes the Dugg Burger unique is not only the process, but the high quality ingredients and the simple pricing scheme.
First for the process. It is a bit unusual, but definitely what makes the Dugg unique. The moment you walk in the door they fire a burger patty. They already know you will have a burger because that is all they serve. Then they take a fresh Village Baking Company bun (our favorite) and hollow out the top inside with a patented auger. Never fear, nothing is wasted, and they use the cored bun portion to make bread pudding. That comes later. The bun is then buttered and set on another special tool they had created to fir the augured portion of the bun so the inside gets fully browned and crisp. Continue reading
The Continental Gin Building will be having an open house on April 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. and April 18th from 2 to 8 p.m. The tenants will open their studio doors and showcase the diverse talents that make them an outstanding community with immense positive impact on the City of Dallas.
The CGB is truly a community of diversified artists, designers (clothing, accessories, interior), craftsmen, film producers, modern to classic painters, photographers, etc… all who create a collaboration of talents. Continue reading
A group of pastry chefs will be holding a pop-up shop for Easter on April 4th from 10am-3pm at 3001 Gaston Ave at the Big E’s store. This pop-up is extra special because they are all including something to donate to a charity of their choice.
Bark Chocolate is sponsoring DFW German Shepherd Rescue as the charity they will be donating to. More specifically, to a particular dog named Jake, who was surrendered by his owners in extremely poor condition. He will need a lot of vet care and TLC until he’s healed enough to be available for adoption. Bark will be selling organic dog treats and 100% of the proceeds will go to Jake’s vet bills. Additionally, they will have a donation jar set up for him, and people are welcome to bring dog toys for Jake as well. Continue reading
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