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Thursday, February 20, 2014

WEEKEND PREVIEW: February 21 - 23

Ah. The weekend is going to be here before you know it, Museum Tower residents! Here are three things to do this weekend right here in D-Town:

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 Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Viva Verdi
Friday, February 21 @ 8 p.m.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra proudly celebrates the 200th anniversary of Requiem, a choral masterpiece originally composed by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi. Maestro Jaap van Zweden will lead the symphony, chorus and soloists in this majestic performance.

The first performance is slated for 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. Your last chance to experience this highly artistic piece will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23.

Click here to purchase your tickets at Meyerson Symphony Center, just a step away from Museum Tower Dallas.

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Dallas Center for Architecture
Run for your wellness...and architecture
Saturday, February 22 @ 8 a.m. 

The Dallas Center for Architecture is hosting its third-ever Form Follows Fitness 5K on Saturday, February 22. Head to Klyde Warren Park to get warmed up by 8:45 a.m. and be ready on your mark for the official start at 9 a.m. sharp. Prizes for top finishers, best dressed, top fundraisers and more are up for grabs.

Not a runner? No problem. A 1K walk kicks off at 9:30 a.m., designed for you in mind. Look forward to hearing live tunes, too. To participate, you can easily register online. Act fast! The deadline for pre-registry is Thursday, February 20.

Proceeds from the great race benefit DCFA, which is a founding member of the Association of Architecture Organizations dedicated to fostering awareness and conversations about our city's architecture.

Stop and smell the flowers
Sunday, February 23 between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

See over half a million tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris, pansies, violas and other spring-blooming flowers at the 30th annual Dallas Blooms floral festival at the Dallas Arboretum, located about 15 minutes northeast of Museum Tower Dallas.

This year's festival coincides with the reopening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden and the debut of the Bird House exhibit, which includes several houses built by local architects. The exhibit is a life-sized, interactive experience to explore lifestyles and adaptations of various bird species. It's quite fitting for this year's "Birds in Paradise" festival theme.

Make plans to attend anytime between opening day, Saturday, February 22 and Friday, February 28, and pay only $5 for general garden admission.