A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Monday, September 30, 2013

Winspear Called America's Finest Opera House

Winspear Opera House
Photo credit: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Opera magazine’s editor and critic had high praise for both the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and The Dallas Opera’s recent production of The Aspern Papers.

In his review, John Allison hailed the Winspear Opera House, saying “quite justifiably, it has come to be recognized as America’s finest opera house.” He also raved about The Aspern Papers, which TDO premiered 25 years ago. April’s production was the final opera conducted by Graeme Jenkins after his 20 years with the company.

Fall for the Arts at Klyde Warren Park

Photo credit: Patron magazine
Head across the street from Museum Tower to Klyde Warren Park this Saturday, October 5 for Fall for the Arts from 9:00AM - 6:00PM.

This one-day event is free for all to attend and will be an artfully packed experience that will serve to allow all those in attendance to gain, and share in, a deeper appreciation for all that DFW has to offer.

Fall for the Arts will feature two stages: main stage and a side-stage will showcase performances all-day, as with local area buskers, chalk artists and a blank canvass for all attendees to express their artistic voices.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Texas Business Climate Fuels Growth

Firms are moving to North Texas to enjoy the good business environment and low cost of living.

Photo Credit: The Dallas Morning News
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty's Robby Briggs (left)
with Haynes and Boone manging partner Terry Conner
With one new resident moving into Dallas-Fort Worth every four minutes, it is clearly a good time to be in the real estate business.
But real estate firms like Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty are finding that the strong North Texas economy is being fueled not just by individuals moving to the Lone Star state, but also CEOs moving their companies with them.

Dallas Opera Season-Opening Simulcast at Klyde Warren Park

Photo credit: Dallas Opera
The Dallas Opera goes al fresco starting October 25.

The Winspear Opera House and Klyde Warren Park are neighbors, sitting just a block apart in the Dallas Arts District. But this October, people inside the Winspear and outside at the park will be able to enjoy the same entertainment, as the Dallas Opera will simulcast its season-opening performance of Carmen on Friday, October 25.

The Dallas Opera is no stranger to the simulcast game, as it marks its sixth one since 2010. The opera most notably staged two separate simulcasts at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, drawing more than 15,000 people each time to watch a performance eon the big screen at Jerry World, most recently Turandot in April.

Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 Fall Gallery Walk

Photo credit: Dallas Art Dealers Association
The 2013 Fall Gallery Walk is almost here! On Saturday, September 21 Dallas demonstrates how full of art and life it truly is. Take advantage of how close Museum Tower is to Deep Ellum and plan on a day full of invigorating and inspiring art.

In honor of International Peace Day, the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) and Deep Ellum Community Association are joining forces for the 2013 Fall Gallery Walk from 12:00PM-8:00PM.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pairings Food and Wine Event

Photo credit: Trinity Groves

When taking in the amazing views from Museum Tower, it's impossible to miss the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

Trinity Groves, located at the base of the bridge, is hosting the Parings Food and Wine Event Thursday, September 19 from 6:00PM-9:00PM.

Enjoy wines of the world and tasty treats from some of the new and exciting concepts coming to Trinity Groves including: Amberjax Fish Market Grille, Chino Chinatown, Four Corners Brewing, LUCK, Kate Weiser Chocolates, Resto Gastro Bistro, Saint Rocco's and 3015 at Trinity Groves.

Dallas/Fort Worth is the Happiest Place in America

Photo credit: City-Data.com
Need another reason to move to Museum Tower?

Well, Dallas/Fort Worth has officially been declared the "Happiest" City among America's top 10 markets by a recent Harris Poll.

According to the Harris Poll Happiness Index, Dallas/Fort Worth tops others with 38% of Americans in the city qualifying as "very happy," while residents in the San Francisco market are the least happy with only 28% qualifying as "very happy."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Save the Date - North Texas Giving Day

Photo credit: North Texas Giving Day
North Texas Giving Day is September 19 from 7:00AM - Midnight.

Give $25 or more to your favorite organization through DonorBridgeTX.org on September 19 and your donation will be multiplied! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to support local charities and organizations.

In the past for years, North Texas Giving day has contributed more than $34.4 million to the Dallas community. Every year, through DonorBridge, donors can further their gifts to nonprofits thanks to bonus funds provided by the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Animal Inside Out at The Perot Museum

Photo credit: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Get under nature's skin at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science with ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, a BODY WORLDS Production.

September 18-21, members enjoy exclusive preview days and the exhibit officially opens to the public on Sunday, September 22.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Midge Lynn Opening Reception at GALLERY 422

Photo credit: Trinity Groves
GALLERY 422 at The Workroom will be featuring Midge Lynn "Cause and Effect," a solo show of new paintings. The show runs September 4 - September 29, 2013.  

Opening reception:
Saturday, September 7
Free and open to the public

Enjoy a conversation with Lynn September 15 and September 22 from 3:00PM-5:00PM.

Patio Sessions Kicks Off Tonight

Photo credit: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Winner of 2012 Best Outdoor Music Series by Dallas Observer, AT&T Performing Arts Center Patio Sessions kicks off tonight. And it's just 2 blocks from Museum Tower. 

Pack a picnic basket or enjoy the food trucks in Sammons Park every Thursday in September and October for live music.This free, family friendly series highlights local bands and solo performances and invites guest to enjoy one of the best music series Dallas has to offer.