A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Decks in the Park Kicks Off This Summer

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Klyde Warren Park thrills crowds again this summer.

Starting Thursday, June 27, the Park will host Decks in the Park, a musical medley of Dallas DJs and musicians in genres that range from reggae, groove and funk to classical, soul and electronic. The lawn makes the perfect picnic spot for guests to dine and food trucks, as always, will be there ready to insure everyone leaves with a full belly.

The kick-off this week hosts the musical talents of Demarkus Lewis, an internationally renowned Dallas House music producer/DJ.  Paul Paredes and Jeff Mitchell will dazzle the

Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala

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The 2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala features internationally-acclaimed American soprano Renee Fleming and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducting.

The September 28 Gala is a black-tie evening that includes something for every taste. The night promises a

Friday, June 21, 2013

DFW Ranks Third in Index of Economic Vitality

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Dallas-Fort Worth is experiencing good time economically, according to the latest On Numbers Economic Index which ranked DFW as the third most-vital of the nation's 102 major metropolitan areas.

On Numbers, a feature of American City Business Journals, ranked Austin at No. 1 and Provo, Utah, as No. 2 in the Index. Oklahoma City trailed DFW in the fourth position.

Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party

Celebrate summer with an evening of art and fun on Friday, June 21, 2013.

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This event combines some of the best the Dallas Arts District has to offer. Three museums, including the Crow Collection of Asian, will offer free general admission and stay open until midnight. The party will spill out onto the streets with tasty treats and tons of fun along Flora & Harwood. Enjoy food, tours, music, film, performances and much more!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dog Lovers Go Nuts For Mutts Cantina

A new dog park has tails wagging all over Uptown.

Mutts Cantina isn’t your run of the mill dog park, though. This is two acres of green space in the heart of Dallas where a pooch can roam free while owners indulge in some of delicious cuisine.

The delightfully simple menu offers hot dogs, burgers, shakes, frozen custard, draft beer from Dallas-based breweries (non-draft beer served as well) and wine.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bruce Wood Dance Project - RED + 2

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Dance Project

Friday, June 21, The Bruce Wood Dance Project kicks off Season 3!

Bruce Wood Dance Project presents RED + 2, three original, emotionally evocative works exploring the American identity and experience: the world premiere of White Rabbit, a new work set to a mashup of 60s music that celebrates the fortitude of the American spirit with a surprising twist; a revival of Bruce Wood's hit work, RED (2001); and a revival of Wood's romantic masterpiece, Rhapsody in blue (1999).

Parking: The Lexus Silver Parking facility is located below Dallas City Performance Hall and is $15 for self park. You may purchase parking in advance at attpac.org. One Arts Plaza also offers $5 event parking and is within walking distance of the Dallas City Performance Hall. Paid parking is also available for $10 in the Hall Arts Center Garage with the main entrance on Ross Avenue.

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22
8:00 p.m.

Bruce Wood Dance Project - RED + 2
Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Save The Date!

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DADA Fall Gallery Art Walk

Saturday, September 21, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Forbes Top Cities For Jobs

No. 6: Dallas, TX
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The Texas juggernaut rolls on.

Job growth in the Lone Star State has been not only steady but widespread. Remarkably, four of Texas' major metros feature in the top ten on our annual rankings of the best cities for jobs: Fort Worth (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), Dallas (No. 6) and Austin (No. 10).

All have more jobs than they did a decade ago- often a lot more. Since 2001, employment in Houston has expanded 20%; in Fort Worth it's up 16%; in Dallas, 11%; and in Austin, a blistering 26.5%.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer at the Perot Museum

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As the temperatures rise the Perot Museum of Nature and Science entices guests with cool new exhibitions including the temporary summer exhibit, Recycle Reef, programs for all ages, 3D films and extended hours.



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BBC's 10 Reasons Why So Many People Are Moving to Texas

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Half of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US are in Texas, according to new figures. Why?

Every way you look a it, there are a lot of people moving to Texas.

Five of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country between 2011 and 2012 were in Texas, according to new figures

The Lost Coyote Band at Klyde Warren Park

Lost Coyote Band
Photo credit: Klyde Warren Park
Chef Dean Fearing seems to be quite talented outside of the kitchen.

Thursday June 6, his Lost Coyote Band will rock the night away in Klyde Warren Park. They will be playing in the park as a special one-night only music series, Chef List on the Green. 

Come to the Muse Family Performance Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. for good music and a great time.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DADA Summer Art Happenings

Dallas Art Dealers Association's 2013 June and July Art Happenings

Monday, June 3, 2013

Where Food Takes Flight

You can’t go wrong with a name like Lark on the Park. The newly opened, urban contemporary restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park features chefs Dennis Kelly and Melody Bishop, who have flow all the way to Dallas from the renowned hotspot, Tavern, located in Brentwood California.

As much as we love the food truck bonanza and are willing to tolerate long lines in order to get our daily sliders/cupcakes/tacos fix, the idea of a full-service restaurant at our favorite new park is as tempting as the Lark Margarita, a bright concoction of Tequila Cabez, O3, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, egg white and a sprits of mescal ….aaahhh!