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Friday, September 26, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: September 26-28

Welcome, weekend. Oh, how we have wistfully longed for your arrival. Now that you are finally here, it is high time to step out and about to enjoy another wonderful, relaxing break in the city. Allow Museum Tower Dallas to present our choice selections for spending this last weekend in September:

State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas
September 26 through October 19
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fair Park
4.2 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

The much anticipated and celebrated, State Fair of Texas, is back and better than ever. Can you feel the excitement in the air? This year's theme is "Deep in the Heart of Texans" and we couldn't be more pleased - yet another reason to revel in our Texas pride. Head out to Fair Park for the famous fried foods (funnel cake and corndogs, anyone?), the family fun and endless entertainment. Oh, did we mention that there is also a dapper, freshly outfitted Big Tex to greet you? Rumor has it, the big guy has some new moves up his sleeve too. With thrilling rides, the midway, dog shows, wine tastings, a celebrity chef kitchen, football and more, the State Fair of Texas truly offers something for everyone. Don't miss out! For tickets and more information look here.

Spectrum Dance Theater
TITAS Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd
September 27
8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

One of the dance world's most important contemporary choreographers, Donald Byrd's "LOVE" is a must see. Described by Seattle Times as "the purest possible match of music and movement" and as "a work of stunning beauty," the show is an exquisite portrayal of the depth of emotions and relationships. Beautiful dancers, well-trained, and gorgeous, meticulously planned choreography makes Spectrum Dance a remarkable addition to your weekend agenda. Stroll over to Winspear Opera House for an incredible show. Tickets are available here.

Fiesta Latinoamericana
Fiesta Latinoamericana!
September 28
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park
187 Feet from Museum Tower Dallas

Spice up your weekend with the eighth annual Fiesta Latinoamericana, a cultural celebration that is fun (and free) for the whole family. Put on by the DFW International Community Alliance, the festival will feature two stages for Latino dance and music, art displays, a sports zone, delicious food trucks, and even a parade of the nations! A celebration of one of the most vibrant and colorful cultures, this event promises to be a day filled with unique learning opportunities, exciting activities and most importantly, the spirit of a true fiesta!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Burgers and Bocce Tonight at Museum Tower Dallas

Burgers and Bocce at Museum Tower Dallas

The weather will be perfect and the grill will be hot. The only thing you have to bring is your best bocce game this evening at Museum Tower Dallas.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., we invite our residents and their special guests to join us on the Great Lawn for burgers and bocce.

John Coleman, executive chef of Savor Gastropub and its casual walk-up stand named Relish, will prepare the juicy burgers, flavorful sides and delectable appetizers.

It will be up to you to roll your way to victory this evening. Catering to optimum convenience, Museum Tower is sharing the best bocce insight and tips for residents and special guests right here.

Bocce ball is similar to bowls
and petanque.

Get a good grip. 

Bocce ball is a cousin to bowls. Not just in style, but in technique too. 

Hold the bocce ball with fingers spread to evenly balance the ball. Allow your thumb be relaxed on the ball. This will help stabilize and guide the ball as you make your toss.

Museum Tower's bocce ball court has a traditional earthy gravel surface. Insider tip: Rolling the ball is going to be an excellent strategy. 

Granaglia was named
Player of the 20th Century in 2005. 
Precision is really the name of the game. 

And so is Umberto Granaglia. With unmatched accolades, he is considered the greatest bocce player ever. Granaglia's form and skill is recognized as that of the perfect bocce player. 

The object of bocce ball is to take keen aim and land your toss as close as possible to the small ball. This target ball may be either yellow or white and is called the pallino.  

One point is given for each bocce ball that is closer to the pallino than the opposing team's balls. The game continues until the pre-determined number of points are scored. 

If the bocce ball touches the pallino, it's called a kiss or, baci. A player is awarded two points for this. 

German actress Elke Sommers plays
bocce at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival

The first toss counts. So does the last. 

Once the bocce court is ready for game play, you've got a good grip and you're focused, it's time to make that first shot. 

This shot often decides who will have the advantage for the duration of the game. If the first player's toss lands close to the pallino, the opponent must play around this bocce ball for the duration of the game.  

Though by the same token, the last toss could be a game changer. If you go for an aggressive tactic, 

Ernest and Mary Hemingway with Spencer Tracy at the
bar corner in El Floridita, Havana, Cuba circa 1955. 

The highball cocktail for the spectator.

Bocce Ball, a cocktail dubbed after the game. It's a juice drink akin to the Screwdriver, just tell the Museum Tower bartender to add a half ounce of amaretto and a splash of soda water. Delicious and refreshing.

Alla salute!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Elevated Entertaining in Uptown's Museum Tower

Museum Tower residents recently hosted an event for more than 100 guests on the building’s spectacular 38th floor.
When Lori McWilliams moved from Highland Park to her spectacular home at Museum Tower, she didn't curtail her busy entertaining schedule one bit. 
In fact, choosing a home in the center of Dallas’ arts and entertainment community inspired even greater opportunities to open her home to events both large and small.
“First of all, it’s an incredible location and a place that everyone is interested in seeing,” says McWilliams, who along with husband, Robb, has lived at Museum Tower for almost a year. “Many, many times we’ve gotten phone calls from friends who were headed Downtown asking if they could come over for a drink before the theater or dinner. We’re always happy to have people stop by, and they’re always mesmerized by the views of the city that we get to enjoy every night from our balcony.”
Just this summer, McWilliams was pleased to host an even larger group when more than 100 of her fellow University of Oklahoma alumni, and several current students interning in Dallas, gathered on the 38th floor for a fantastic networking event featuring a presentation by Daniel Pullin, dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. “The event was fantastic, and it was incredibly easy to pull together with the help of Tanya Mendenhall. She arranged everything—from food to valet to making sure the space looked beautiful—and all I had to do was make the decisions.”
Mendenhall serves as Museum Tower’s Director of Resident Relations, a unique role that allows her to assist homeowners with any aspect of curating an exceptional life at the luxury high rise. She also assisted McWilliams and her husband with a party for 25 in the couple’s home, managing everything from caterers to flowers.
“Being at Museum Tower allows us to entertain in a completely stress-free way that is such a treat for us and for our guests,” says McWilliams. “It’s like we’ve outsourced all the day-to-day worries so we spend our time enjoying our life here.”
Located at 1918 Olive Street, Museum Tower invites you to experience the extraordinary. 

This story was originally published by UpdateDallas.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: September 19 - 21

A change of season is slowly, but surely, arriving in Texas. From pumpkin patches to the beginning of a new musical season at the beloved Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the fall is a wonderful time of year. Museum Tower Dallas' weekend picks include all of the best opportunities to enjoy the slightly cooler temperatures and relish in the first taste of fall. As always, we have selected only the finest in dining and entertainment:

Youssou N'Dour 
TITAS Presents Youssou N'Dour
Friday, September 19
8:00 p.m.
Winspear Opera House
0.3 miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Part of the TITAS 2014/2015 Season, Architecture in Motion, Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is a show you will not want to miss. Internationally acclaimed, N'Dour is best known for his remarkable range and poise. Stroll over to the magnificent Winspear Opera House tonight for a stunning Senegalese musical performance by Africa's most popular live band. Start your weekend on the right note. Tickets are available here.

One Day University
One Day University
Saturday, September 20
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winspear Opera House and Dallas City Performance Hall
0.4 miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Have you ever desired to go back to college for just one day? Now is your chance. This Saturday, September 20, One Day University partners with The Dallas Morning News to bring you a day full of intellectual stimulation. Take the time to explore the world of ideas, books and learning again. With top-notch professors from the likes of Johns Hopkins and Brown University and exciting topics ranging from Machiavelli to Powerful Memory Secrets, One Day University offers something for everyone. What will you learn? Tickets are available here.

Autumn at the Arboretum 
Autumn at the Arboretum 
Saturday, September 20 through Wednesday, November 26
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8.5 miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Celebrate the season as the Dallas Arboretum is transformed with thousands of fall florals, pumpkins, gourds and squash. From the nationally acclaimed pumpkin village to hay bale mazes and even a pumpkin patch, Autumn at the Arboretum is a must see. The fall foliage, cooler weather and beautiful colors are the perfect backdrop for a quiet morning stroll or an afternoon picnic with family and friends.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents Mahler No. 9 
Sunday, September 21
2:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center
0.2 miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

Sundays bring to mind decadent brunches and relaxing afternoons. Indulge in a sophisticated, musical afternoon with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Mahler's Symphony No. 9, the 2014/2015 Classical Season opener. Mahler's impassioned elegy is his greatest achievement expressing love of life and hope for eternity. A beautiful work conducted by the remarkable Jaap van Zweden, allow yourself to get lost in the soothing sounds. For tickets and additional performance dates and times, look here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Klyde Warren Park poised as finalist for Urban Open Space Award

Klyde Warren Park could have more cause for applause when its two-year anniversary comes around in late October. The 5.2-acre park, located adjacent from Museum Tower Dallas, may just celebrate the fresh win of a national award, too. 

Meticulously selected by a panel of international experts, Klyde Warren Park is a finalist for the Urban Land Institute's Urban Open Space Award. The winner will be announced during the ULI Fall Meeting, set to commence October 21-23 in New York City. 

The Urban Open Space Award aims to both recognize and reward a public space based on its urban design and architecture. Though key components of criterion are how each public destination has enriched and revitalized its surrounding community. 

With a host of many free activities each week, Klyde Warren Park attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. Go up in flight to see a day well spent at Klyde Warren Park with this video commemoration presented by CBRE executive vice president Phil Puckett

Monday, September 15, 2014

Real Estate: CBRE Executive Vice President speaks at Museum Tower Dallas

Dallas is more than just a pretty skyline.

The skyscrapers and high rises are emerging on the world stage, with growing value to match. Autumn temperatures may be on their way, but the Dallas real estate market is expected to stay red hot.

Phil Puckett, Executive Vice President of CBRE's Dallas office, spent an evening at Museum Tower Dallas to present an expert perspective on the most exciting happenings in Dallas' real estate market.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dallas, Best City for Jobs and Best International Skyline

Museum Tower Dallas 

Dallas hits a high note topping yet another list published by Forbes Magazine and taking the title of Best International Skyline.

Forbes touted across social media yesterday that Dallas is the best city for jobs this fall based on employment outlook. Dallas-based employers are expected to add staff before the first quarter of 2015 and staff reduction percentage is low, according to Forbes.

@Forbes on Twitter

The Dallas skyline has become a beautiful visual of aesthetic architecture. Museum Tower Dallas is one of the tallest residential high rises to grace the skyline, standing at 170 meters with 42 stories. Measuring up to international competition, our fair city held on to the lead with 40% of the votes in the readers' choice contest for Best International Skyline hosted by USA Today and 10 Best.

USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice

Congratulations, Dallas!

Friday, September 5, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: September 6-7

Ah, the welcomed arrival of another weekend in Dallas, Texas. From the realm of the arts to that of sports, Museum Tower Dallas has the finest recommendations for enjoying a well-deserved break.

Source: Ian Aberle 
Meyerson Symphony Center's 25th Anniversary Kickoff 
Saturday, September 6
10:00 a.m. at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
0.2 miles from Museum Tower Dallas

As of this weekend, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center has been filling ears with melodious sounds for the last twenty-five years. A cornerstone of the Texas music scene, this Dallas icon deserves to be celebrated. The anniversary festivities will begin Saturday morning with a vibrant, musical parade down Flora Street to the Meyerson. Afterward, enjoy an open house with fun family activities and short performances from the likes of the Avant Chamber Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale and Dallas Winds. Finish out the day with the Meyerson's fabulous 2014/2015 Pops Season opener, "Let's Dance!" Tickets are available here. Also, remember that this is a week long birthday celebration so there will be a variety of revelries all throughout the next week too. Stay tuned!

Source: One Community Table 
One Community Table
Saturday, September 6
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at One Arts Plaza
0.4 miles from Museum Tower Dallas

A luxury market featuring the finest products from local, national and organic brands, One Community Table is an experience you won't want to miss. Beginning this Saturday, the One Community Table marketplace will debut once every month and feature unique vendors like Dirt Flowers, Full City Rooster Coffee Roasting Studio, The Hospitality Sweet and Rare Edibles, among others. Take a mid-morning stroll over and find the freshest ingredients to prepare a delicious gourmet meal for dinner. Perhaps you'll dine al fresco back at home at Museum Tower Dallas?

Source: Goss Michael Foundation 
The Goss-Michael Foundation presents "Adam Ball: The Space Between"
Saturday, September 6
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1.9 miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

British artist, Adam Ball, debuts a series of new and highly anticipated works across a range of mediums. Created through an intricate process of layering and combining source material (including lab-produced slides of his own DNA), the work comments on man's inexorable desire for progress through the intersection of art and science. An incredible exhibition, indulge in the tranquility of a walk through the galleries and allow yourself the time to gaze and reflect on Ball's provocative pieces. After viewing, why not grab a leisurely bite to eat at one of the Design District's delectable restaurants? Saturdays are for relaxing, after all.

Source: Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys vs. SanFrancisco 49ers 
Sunday, September 7
3:25 p.m. at AT&T Stadium
19.6 miles from Museum Tower Dallas 

Last but not least on our list of weekend highlights, how about those Cowboys? If there is one thing Texans love, it's football season. And, the onset of fall means that our beloved game has finally returned. Head out to the AT&T Stadium for some tailgating and then, the first game of the season as the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers. Be sure to come early, stay late and cheer loud!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

National Skyscraper Day

Update Dallas
Today is National Skyscraper Day, a time to appreciate and marvel at the majesty of the modern day skyscraper and the mark of architectural, engineering and design ingenuity it represents.Fortunately for us, Dallas boasts one of the most incredible skylines in the country and around the world.

From our sleek, 42-story Museum Tower Dallas to the iconic green lights of the Bank of America building to the grande dame of the sky, Reunion Tower, this city abounds with skyscrapers. Soaring buildings like Fountain Place, Chase Tower, and Renaissance Tower hold a special place in the heart of every Dallas dweller. Masterfully made, each skyscraper was uniquely designed with distinct features and architectural intrigue to grace the city's skyline. Refined beauty defines the sweeping views of our city - a sprawling skyline with an internationally acclaimed reputation also does.

As previously mentioned, our fair city is up for the title of home to the Best International Skyline for USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice Award. Cast your vote for Dallas' striking skyline here and celebrate the beautiful place we are all lucky to call home.

Read more about the vintage image featured in Museum Tower's Facebook post by clicking here.