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Marfa Comes to Dallas

Good evening! Since I’m always on the lookout for the cool and unusual, this fits the bill. This pic is of a sculpture titled “Playboy Marfa’ that was originally installed out in Marfa, TX – an artist enclave.

Marfa is also known as the on location shoot for the famous movie ‘Giant’ starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.

This sculpture is currently installed in the Dallas Design District on Riverfront Blvd, just north of Continental St. Check it out while its still here!

Know Before You Go:

Best time to take a look is on the weekends or late evenings after rush hour

Parking is available –  but metered during the week

 

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Cool exhibit at the DMA

The DMA has a temporary exhibit of Modern Art Jewelry. Its Absolutely fabulous. Large Silver statement pieces that evoke images of feathers and floating teardrops.

As usual, the Museum is free everyday with the exception of special exhibits. This particular exhibit is free. you can take photos, but no flash photography is allowed.

Know Before you Go:

Free

Family Friendly

Cafe is available

Parking: museum parking is $10, street parking is metered, pay parking lots available as close as a block away

DART – closest DART stations are St. Paul and Akard

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Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo!

Safari Nights kicked off Saturday, June 7, and will run for eight consecutive Saturdays.

In just a few hours, guests can explore the Zoo during the day, then relax on a blanket or lawn chair on shady Cat Green for the entertainment, which begins at 7 p.m.

Embrace some of the best live music from original songwriters and tribute bands until 9 p.m. and visit stars from the Animal Adventures outreach program.

The concerts are free with Zoo admission (FREE for members!).

Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold beer, and wine.


The lineup, arranged through a partnership with The Kessler in Oak Cliff, includes:

June 7: The Killdares (Celtic rock)

June 14: Brave Combo  (polka/rock/world beat)

June 21: Escape (Journey tribute)

June 28: Sara Hickman (Texas singer/songwriter)

July 5: A Hard Night’s Day (The Beatles tribute) 

July 12: FastLane (Eagles tribute)

July 19: Petty Theft and Bird Dogs (Tom Petty tribute/Texas country)

July 26: The O’s (acoustic country/bluegrass)

Know Before You Go:

Admission is $17

Parking is Free but fills up fast

DART has a Dallas Zoo stop which is right across the street

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6/13 Fair Park Sparks

Friday June 13th from 5:00pm-10:30 PM.

 

Fair Park Sparks is a family-oriented outdoor festival to celebrate the addition of thousands of new decorative enhancement lights that will illuminate Fair Park’s historical buildings, grounds and the ever-popular Esplanade Fountain.

 

Bands Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Sugar Ray will headline two performance stages along with a lineup of local artists who will be announced soon.

 

Synchronized music shows will occur at Esplanade Fountain throughout the night and a fireworks display will conclude the evening.

 

Other activities include:

  • Children’s area
  • Special vendor booths
  • Concessions and food trucks
  • Roving entertainers
  • Artist gallery and Wine Bar
  • Lighting Automobile Building, Centennial Building, Hall of State, Women’s Museum, Parry Ave Gates, MLK and Grand Avenue gates, plus 120 trees. Over a million lights will be lit up!
  • Bike Share unveiling
  • Cell Phone Tours
  • Museum offerings

Know Before You Go:

Admission is free and parking is $5.

DART’s Green Line is also an option.