August 2012

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Fun things to do in Dallas Zoo

Fun things to do in Dallas Zoo

Finally three days long Labor Day weekend is here that most of us have been waiting for long time. There are many exclusive events that you can enjoy Labor Day weekend in Dallas.

Of course every weekend has to have little bit shopping for shopping lovers. Great Dallas News!!!! Dallas handmade Arts Market Grand opening is on September 1st and 2nd in the Dallas Design District around West Dallas area which starts at 10am. You will enjoy handmade goodies and do bunch of shopping. Dallas Handmade Arts Market is at 327 Cole Street Dallas TX 75207

Who doesn’t want to have a special picnic under the tents at Labor Day weekend? There is a special Labor Day picnic event at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday this weekend, September 1st from 11 am to 2pm. Enjoy all you can eat Char grilled hamburgers, chips, ranch beans, all beef hot dogs, giant cookies, and iced tea and lemonade for a drink. After you dine remember to feed the giraffes and watch the elephants. Bring the family out for a special picnic meal overlooking the Giants of the Savanna at Dallas Zoo Labor Day Cookout on Saturday!

Dallas Zoo Address is 650 S. R L Thornton Fwy Dallas TX 75203

Dallas Zoo Phone number is 214-544-7500

You will always enjoy Dallas Zoo events in Dallas with kids and family all year long.

Labor of Love Deep Ellum Brewing Company in Dallas invites you on Sunday September 2nd at 6pm for the love of brewing. These special brewery lovers came from different backgrounds and work for what they love. They blend their tastes and passion for good beer from different corners for Dallas Beer Drinkers. Enjoy their special home brewing winners.

If you want to try something different try Labor of Love Fest of Ales address is 2821 St. Louis St., Dallas, TX.

2012 Naturally Isis World Natural Hair Parade and Festival is on Saturday September 1st parade starts at 10.30am till 7pm. At Wynnewood Village Shopping Center Dallas TX, this event is FREE. They proudly announced that Erykah Badu is the Grand Marshall. The event ends at the Beckley-Saner Park where the festival starts at 12pm until 7pm. There will be hands on braiding workshop, live entertainment, children activities, speakers, host vendors, selling goodies, and of course some food that you will enjoy.

Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Dallas Free Day of Yoga Kickoff Event on Saturday September 1st at 10am to 3pm

You will enjoy family day at the Crow between 10am to 12pm

Family and kids yoga class at 11am to 11.50am

Dance on your Yoga Mat with DJ Reid Robinson at 12pm to 12.25pm

Community Chant Kristin and Randall Brooks 12.30pm to 12.35pm

Yoga Class with music 12.35pm to 1.50pm

Luke’s Locker Drawing and Giveaways at 1.50pm to 2pm

Kirtan Concert by the Bhakti House Band 2pm to 2.55pm

Crow Collection of Asian Art address is 2010 Flora Street Dallas TX 75201 located in the Arts District downtown Dallas. Permanent set of galleries of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia offers great setting of learning. For more information Phone number is 214-979-6430

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Russian Film Festival in Dallas

Russian Film Festival in Dallas this weekend

We are still having hot weather in Dallas even though it is almost end of the summer. How about going to see Russian Films in Dallas? Yes…This weekend is Russian Cinema Film Festival at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

The Lone Star Film Society, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and New York’s respected Anthology Film Archives teamed up to bring the work of Russia’s youngest and brightest filmmakers in Dallas TX.

You can meet most of the famous filmmakers at the opening night reception in the Modern Art Museum’s lobby. You can have your drink weekend drink at the museum’s cash bar with the coolest people in town.

You can see the Russian movies in different hours this weekend. Here is the list of New Russian Cinema Film Festival Movies and hours that you do not want to miss this weekend in Dallas.

Aug 24 – 7.30pm My Father is Baryshnikov

Aug 26 – 2pm Chapitieau Show Part 1 and 5pm. Chapiteau Show Part 2

Aug 26 – 2pm Elena

Aug 26 – 4pm The Hunter

Modern Art museum of Fort Worth address is 3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth TX 76107

You can learn more about Russian Film Festival in Dallas at phone number 817-738-9215

How About going to North Texas State Fair Rodeo This weekend in Dallas? This nine day Rodeo is almost over so this is your last chance to see The Rodeo, live music on Friday features Stoney LaRue, professional rodeos, carnival rides, special Kidz Zone with tractor pulls, pony rides, a train and a petting zoo. It is a great environment to go with kids and enjoy what Dallas offers.

This great event is ending, but you can still go on Aug 24, 2012 from 5pm to 1am

Rodeo in North Texas Fair address is 2217 N. Caroll Blvd Denton TX 76201

Admission tickets are $5 – $15

Another great event that you can join is Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival at African American Museum. This annual festival aims to promote literacy, the arts, and community. Kids will love the haiku marathon and youth poetry slam, there will be family film screenings, children breakfast featuring poet Carole Boston Weatherford. This community festival has at two different places South Dallas Cultural Center and the Fair Park Museum. Here is the phone number for Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival 214-565-9026 and African American Museum address id 3536 Grand Ave Dallas TX 75210

The festival starts on Aug 24 noon – 5pm and Aug 25 8.30am – 1.30pm

Who loves Chicago?

This one is not the city of Chicago but the lovely Chicago musical. I have seen it around 5 years ago that we love the most of the soundtrack which we listen thorough the years. Great show if you like the glitz & glamour!

Chicago musical is performing at AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House in Dallas TX. Chicago is the first show of the 2012/2013 Lexus Broadway Season.

This hit musical has 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy. If you haven’t seen it, you should see it this year; this event is their last event in Dallas this weekend that you can’t miss.

Make sure you are in the right place in this weekend; there are many events in Dallas that you can enjoy this weekend.

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We all love this time of the year, schools are almost starting, and everything is going back to the normal routine of the year. This weekend is one of the dream weekends for shopping lovers! It is the TAX FREE WEEKEND!!! It is the best weekend to do shopping for the family and back to school needs.

This weekend is all about shopping, shopping, shopping!!! Tax free weekend is one of the biggest shopping times of the year after the holidays.

Is your house is ready for school? Are you looking for a new house, condo, townhouse in Dallas, Highland Park, Uptown Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Prosper, Frisco, McKinney, Carrollton, Addison and surrounding areas? I will be happy to show you Dallas Homes for Sale, Dallas homes for Lease, Plano homes for Sale and surrounding DFW areas at your convenience.

There are many great discounts at the best tax free weekend shopping malls like Galleria Shopping Center in Dallas, New Outlet Center in Grand Prairie Paragon Outlet Center, Allen Premium Outlet Center in Allen, NorthPark Shopping Center in Dallas, Willow Bend Shopping Center in Plano, Shops at Legacy Retail Stores in Plano and many more shopping centers around DFW area. Most of them open till late hours in this weekend.

 

Shopping in Dallas

Galleria Shopping Center in Dallas

 Let’s get back to Tax Free Weekend Tips…Most of the retail stores offer discounts and special events for this weekend. Of course there are some rules for tax free weekend not every item is on the list of tax free. “Clothing” is defined as all human wearing apparel suitable for general use including coats, jackets, hats, hosiery, scarves and shoes if the sales price of the item is less than $100 or less.

Which items are TAX FREE? The list of the items (it has to be $100 or less) is tax free this weekend in Dallas area.

Aprons, household and shop, Athletic supporters

Baby receiving blankets, Bandanas, Diapers

Bathing suits and caps, beach capes, and coats

Belts and suspenders

Boots, over shoes

Coats, jackets, capes, and wraps

Costumes (not include masks)

Earmuffs, gloves, hosiery, mittens, hats, caps, scarves

Formal wear, tights, panty hose, socks, stockings, underwear

Insoles for shoes, jogging suits, Lab costs, neck ties, rainwear, rubber pants, sandals, shoe laces, slippers, sneakers, uniforms

Wedding apparel

*Sport or recreational equipment with a sales price $50 or less per item.

* Computers including tablet computers and netbooks, with a sales price of $3,500 or less per item. There are some rules and regulations on every item so we highly recommend asking the store before purchasing.

* School Supplies with a sales price of $100 or less per item. School instructional materials with a sales price of $300 or less.

This weekend is all about shopping as we mentioned!!!

New Outlet shopping center is opening Thursday in Grand Prairie with more than 100 retailers. The Paragon Outlet Mall is located nearby I-20 and Highway 360 and arriving just on time before Tax Free Weekend.

The Paragon has many retailers as well as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Coach, Gap, Michael Kors, banana republic and many more. Official opening is on Friday, 17th 2012.

If you are not in to shopping there are other events that you can enjoy like Iron Maiden Concert…

Are you looking for kid friendly events in Dallas?

Pumpkin Littles Building offers FREE music class demonstration for baby and toddler Music class on Friday 12 pm to 12.30pm and Saturday. Age appropriate interactive songs are designed to promote and maximize the concentration of lots of musical genres, styles, rhythms, and scales and most importantly starting first education.

This great event is on Friday at 12pm – 12.30pm at Pumpkin Littles Building 5439 Glen Lakes Drive Dallas TX 75231 Phone number is 972-591-3861

Who loves Iron Maiden?

After that many shopping you would enjoy with famous heavy metal songs… Iron Maiden is at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas Texas at Friday Aug 17th 8pm

You will enjoy “Two minutes to Midnight” and “The Trooper” powerful hits of Iron Maiden. They are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre.

Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Avenue Dallas TX 75210

Phone number for Iron Maiden concert 214-421-1111

The event starts at 8pm on Friday. It might be hard to find a ticket but check it out!!!

Shopping, where to go shopping is the big questions of the weekend…In anyway enjoy your weekend!!! 

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Granada Theater in Dallas

Granada Theater in Dallas

We are so tired of hot weather in Dallas, TX nowadays. This weekend is going to be fun, fun, fun…Smile Smile Album Release…

Well known Granada Theater welcomes the local folk pop duo drops latest album Marry a Stranger from Kirtland Records.  There is another surprise Jaret and Erik from Bowling for Soup will perform at 9pm and The Cush, the Triangleheads perform at 8pm.

Granada Theater built in 1946 by Phil Isley, opened during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a 700 seated Movie Theater. Lovely theater showed many well-known classic Hollywood films from Marlon Brando to Audrey Hepburn. The Granada Theater is a great example of Art Deco and classic style of those years. Over the years Granada hasn’t changed as an architecture but management and style has changed couple time. Granada opened doors again in 2004 as a better music venue with improved lights and sound system for Dallas music lovers. You will certainly have different experience at this lovely atmosphere that you will definitely enjoy.

Doors will be open at 7pm. Admission is $15

Granada Theater address is 3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas TX 75206

Granada Theater Phone number is 214-824-9933   granadatheater.com

Great News…All advanced ticket buyers will get a copy of the new Smile Smile Album, wohoooo…. Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme created their own modern blend folk, pop and rock in Smile Smile. Jencey has a classical piano background and Ryan self-thought guitar style gives you the smile smile…

Enjoy your night at extraordinary Granada Theater…

Which one is your favorite Blondes Vs. Brunettes?

This is the name of the event at Cotton Cowl Stadium on August 11,2012…Blondes Vs. Brunettes means 22 girls running each other down on a football field for a good cause. The hugely popular event is benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The ladies hope to raise $275,000 this year.

Tickets are $25 for this event and it starts 7.30pm at newly renovated Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Cotton Bowl Stadium address is 3750 Cotton Bowl Plz. Dallas TX 75210

Cotton Bowl Phone Number is 214-670-8400

Cottonbowlstadium.com

The Cotton Bowl Stadium is the centerpiece of Fair Park, a landscaped urban oasis renowned for its collection of art deco buildings, art and architecture. Cotton Bowl Stadium is located just two miles east of downtown Dallas. Don’t worry about parking, there are plenty of spaces, and the arrival of light rail transportation is a huge help for transportation to this area.

Let me share you a little secret, stay at the area because there is usually an after party, keep your eyes open around the event J

Shopping…Shopping….Buy Buy Summer Sidewalk Sale at Uptown Dallas area

It seems like it is going to be summer for a while in the city of Dallas but West Village has a Sale event from August 10 to 12 that you do not want to miss. You will find the hottest trends from special boutiques such as Pitaya and y&I with great prices.

Demerara, Indigo, L. Bartlett and Kendra Scott are joining this great event. You can find 75% off apparel and accessories to home décor.

Buy Buy Summer Sidewalk Sale address is 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas TX 75204

Phone number for this event is 214-219-1144

Westvil.com

West Village buy buy Summer Sidewalk Sale starts August 10,2012 11am-7pm, August 11,2012 11am – 7pm, August 12,2012 noon – 6pm

West village is the location of this great sales event for summer trends. You will have a chance to enjoy lively cafes, beautiful restaurants and impressive lounges. The classical American architecture invites you inside from sidewalks lined with trees. West village is lovely, easily walkable shopping and dining district that you can enjoy your day.

Most of the events start end of the days this weekend, we can look Dallas Homes for Sale, Plano Homes for Sale, Carrollton Homes for Lease, Frisco homes for Sale, Lakewood Homes for Sale, Shoal Creek Homes for Sale, Gleneagles homes for sale, Willow Bend Homes for Sale, Hunters Glen Homes for Sale, Kings Ridge Homes for Sale, Vickery Place Homes for Sale, Munger place Homes for Sale , McKinney Homes, Prosper Homes, Allen Homes for Sale, Addison Condos for Sale, Dallas Homes for Lease and surrounding areas in DFW  during the day, feel free to contact me.

 

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** Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras

This weekend is all about Dogs! There are many dog friendly events in Dallas that you can join with your furry friends. If you do not have a furry friend, you can still join to support these wonderful rescue groups.
There is a famous Project Pugway fashion show at the DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W. Airport Freeway in Irving. This event is for the benefit of Pug Rescue. Great event include a bake sale, silent auction, photo booth, candy bar, vendors and more. Joining this event you will have lots of fun while supporting the community.

You will see the stylish pugs with the outfits from categories of spring, summer, fall, winter and, new this year homemade category.

Admissions are $8 online and $10 at the door, FREE for Dogs.

Vaccinations and leashes are required. To register, go to dfwpugs.com.

** A Dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings
There are also other dog friendly events in Dallas. Dog City Training Center’s Mutt Matters series is continuing from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The BYOB happy hours (two-legged only) take place on the first Friday of the month and have a theme this month: free shaping). This event benefits to All Border Collie Rescue.

Address 15559 Wright Brothers Drive in Addison.

Admission is $10

Remember to R.S.V.P. 214-506-3282 which is required
dogcitytrainingcenter.com

Another FREE event that you can enjoy…Uptown Village at Cedar Hill’s Jam to Give series will present saxophonist Joseph Vincelli at 7 p.m. Friday. Address for this great event FM1382 and U.S. Highway 67.

This week dry dog food and newspapers will be collected for the Tri-City Animal Shelter. Visit uptownvillageatcedarhill.com for more information
Many dogs are looking for a new companion…Garland Pawsibilities will be doing adoptions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Firehouse #2, 3136 S. Shiloh Road in Garland. garlandpaws.org.

This one is for Wine lovers & Pooch Lovers….Enjoy wine, food and live music Sunday during this year’s Harvest Fiesta at pooch-friendly Lost Oak Winery. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and last “till we all go home.” 2116 FM731 in Burleson. Free admission. lostoakwinery.com.

 

*** The City of Dallas offers many events that we can enjoy as well as many houses that you will enjoy living every minute, if you are ready to make a move, let’s look at homes this weekend…Dallas Homes For Sale, Dallas homes for lease, Plano homes for sale, Plano apartments for lease, Dallas condos, Frisco homes for sale, McKinney homes for sale, Carrollton homes for Sale, homes for lease in Frisco, McKinney, Carrollton, Plano and surrounding DFW areas.

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