A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Friday, October 24, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: October 24 - 26

Friday, October 24
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
8: 00 p.m.

This Friday, The Dallas Opera will begin their 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. A revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters, this performance is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Filled with nonstop entertaining twists and turns, this thrilling show is one of Mozart’s most memorable comedic operas. Conducted by music director, Emmanuel Villaume, and staged by artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, The Marriage of Figaro is the perfect end to the work week and an excellent start to a delightful weekend. Mozart and DaPonte create a world of chaos in this classic comedy, keeping us wondering, how will it all end? Tickets are available here.

Saturday, October 25
Klyde Warren Park
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Klyde Warren Park has two big reasons to celebrate this weekend! Not only did the vibrant park win the 2014 Urban Open Space award from the nationally-acclaimed Urban Land Institute but they are also celebrating their second anniversary here in Dallas! Starting at 8:00 a.m. with Tai Chi on the Ginsburg Family Lawn, Klyde Warren Park has fun, family-friendly activities throughout the park all day on Saturday. Bring your four-legged friend to learn a few new tricks with DogFit Dallas at 10:30 a.m., enjoy lunch from one of many food trucks, watch a performance by Eastwood featuring Nicholas Altobelli at 1:00 p.m. or take a Dallas Skyline 360 tour at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy face painting, jugglers, caricature artists and other live performances all day. The entertainment is endless at this fun, family festival. Additional details are available here.

Sunday, October 26
Dallas Farmers Market
2: 00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join the Dallas Farmers Market and Chefs for Farmers for the first annual Oyster Bash. Guests can expect both raw and cooked oysters from Texas and both coasts shucked on site, cocktails, wine and live music. Matt McAllister of FT33, John Tesar of Knife, Jon Alexis of TJ’s Seafood Market and Jon Stevens of Stock and Barrel are just a few of the talented chefs that will be in attendance. Tickets are $85 and all inclusive. To purchase tickets for this fabulous culinary experience, click here. Bring your appetite.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Museum Tower Moments: Salsa to the Sunset

Museum Tower Dallas' Latin Party on the Lawn was certainly an evening to remember. 

Residents and their special guests arrived to the Terrace Lounge, where enjoyable conversations were well underway. Delicious appetizers and contemporary Mexican cuisine by Komali paired nicely with a popular cocktail of the evening, a specialty margarita made with award-winning Casa Noble Reposado Tequila. Rich, uptempo sounds from the band Latin Fire filled the air and lured residents to salsa the night away. 

The incredible sunset made for stunning lighting that residents and special guests couldn't resist capturing on their smartphones and sharing with friends on Facebook and Instagram. 

An evening like this may be considered a special event elsewhere. At Museum Tower, an evening like this is what every Thursday is like when the business day comes to a close for our residents. 

To see more photos, please visit Museum Tower Dallas on Facebook

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: Big Things Are Happening For Klyde Warren Park

Big things are happening for Dallas' beloved Klyde Warren Park

Museum Tower Dallas is pleased to announce that Klyde Warren Park, our neighboring five acres of perfectly manicured, public green space bridging the gap between Downtown and Uptown, has won the 2014 Urban Open Space Award

The prestigious, nationally-acclaimed Urban Open Space Award is presented by the Urban Land Institute and celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful urban open spaces that enrich and revitalize the surrounding community. Here in Dallas, Klyde Warren Park encourages all of us to stay active, be involved in the community and tightens the fabric of our city. So much life happens on that sprawling lawn in the heart of downtown Dallas. Here's to our friend and neighbor for bringing home this much deserved award! Museum Tower Dallas extends sincere congratulations. 

In other news, Klyde Warren Park also turns two this week! In celebration of this second anniversary, Klyde Warren Park is hosting a party all week long and everyone is invited. Details on the park's birthday festivities are below: 

Wednesday, October 22
Enjoy a magical performance by Jackopierce and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as the duo celebrates their 25th Anniversary. The show will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, October 23
Open Classical presents Night of the Living Dead Composers at 7:00 p.m. Experience the gorgeous fall weather and sounds of the season with this Halloween special featuring Decomposing Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart, plus a host of other colorful characters.

Friday, October 24 
Beginning at 8:00 p.m., visit the park as The Dallas Opera presents opening night of The Marriage of Figaro, simulcast live from the Winspear Opera House. Arrive earlier at 6:30 p.m. to participate in the spirited pre-show activities that include a screening of the 1945 Three Stooges classic "Micro-Phonies, a "Worst Bridesmaid's Dress Ever" contest, a bouquet toss and more. Enjoy a beautiful evening watching one of Mozart's most memorable comedic operas for free in Dallas' most vibrant outdoor space.

Saturday, October 25
This Saturday, October 25, stroll over to Klyde Warren Park to celebrate the park's second anniversary with a day of family fun. Festival activities will include face painting, crafts, fitness classes, dog training, a caricature artist, musical performances and more. You can also visit booths from neighbors and partners like The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Southwest Airlines and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. For additional details, click here.

Happy two years, Klyde Warren Park. We are so thankful to have such a beautiful space for life to happen here in Dallas. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: October 17-19

Here at Museum Tower Dallas, we love the weekends. Whether spent relaxing in the comforts of home or out exploring all that the city has to offer, the weekend is a chance to refresh, revitalize and rejuvenate for the week ahead. Without further adieu, we present the finest opportunities to get out and about:

Song of the Symphony
Friday, October 17
8:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

A special concert event, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Song of the Symphony Remix is the perfect answer to “what should I do this evening?” Centered on the evolution of orchestral song, the program will showcase stunning pieces from the likes of Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Gershwin. Get prepared to be swept away by this moving musical performance. Following the program, guests are invited to sip cocktails in the grand hall as well as meet and mingle with the talented musicians. Click here to purchase tickets and find alternate showtimes.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 18
8:00 a.m.
Northpark Center

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is a disease that has personally touched all of our lives. So, this Saturday, show up for hope and stand up for the beautiful and strong fighters that you know. Join Drew Pearson, former NFL wide receiver and 2014 Honorary Chair, the strong fighters, the incredible survivors and passionate supporters for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Whether you choose to walk or run is up to you. Simply wear pink and be an everyday hero as you make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and it’s not too late to register! Visit Susan G. Komen Dallas for details.

Dallas Stars
Saturday, October 18
7:00 p.m.
American Airlines Center

After a dramatic win over the Pittsburgh Penguins this past Thursday night, you won’t want to miss the Dallas Stars take on the Philadelphia Flyers this Saturday. Head over to the American Airlines Center this weekend to support one of Dallas’ favorite teams. The ice hockey rink may be chilly but the environment will be anything but as passionate fans cheer for their beloved team. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available here.

Driving Miss Daisy
Sunday, October 19
2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Kalita Humphrey’s Theater

The best way to spend an autumn afternoon following an elegant Sunday brunch? A trip to the theater, of course. Presented by Dallas Theater Center, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades-long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection. A tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart, this Pulitzer Prize winning play is certain to not disappoint. Directed by Joel Ferrell, the play will run now through November 16. Click here to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Take a Tour: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Designer High-Rise at Museum Tower Dallas

With such an incredible location in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the designer high-rise homes at Museum Tower Dallas are as artful as the thriving neighborhood itself. Not only that, these designer high-rises explore ways to complement your unique approach to life. 

It is our pleasure to take you on this sweeping virtual tour of more than 2,700 square feet of modern-meets-comfort luxury. Exquisitely crafted by the minds of the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Dallas designers, this high-rise embraces warm tones among contemporary furnishings with three bedrooms and three baths. Of course, an extraordinary view unlike any in the city, is a standard in all of our high-rise homes at Museum Tower. 

Truly breathtaking, we invite you to see this exceptional space for yourself. Please call our Sales Gallery at (214) 954-1234 to arrange a private tour, tailored to answer all of your personalized needs and questions. If you prefer to do so online, please click here. We are at your service.
Rich tones complemented with abundant natural light create an inviting living room space. 
(Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for Museum Tower) 

Unique accents in this modernist dining room space will spark pleasant conversation among dinner guests. 
(Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for Museum Tower) 

Warm tones make their way to this crisp bedroom with accessories that evoke tranquil relaxation. (Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for Museum Tower) 

This timeless study is ideal for ultimate productivity, organization and simple access to a breath of fresh air.
(Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for Museum Tower) 
A sweeping view of the living room, dining room and kitchen with minimal artificial light.
(Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for Museum Tower) 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Museum Tower Presents Monday Morning Motivation At Your Service

Good morning and happy Monday from your Museum Tower concierge.

Your Museum Tower concierge is at your service. Over on our official Twitter handle, @MuseumTwrDallas, we've shared a link to 100 inspiring quotes to get your week off to a phenomenal start. Enjoy, residents!

Friday, October 10, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: October 11-12

The weekend has finally arrived in Dallas and what a big one it will be!

Red River Showdown
Saturday, October 11
Cotton Bowl Stadium
11:00 a.m.
4.6 Miles From Museum Tower Dallas 
The 109th football showdown between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas is one event you don’t want to miss. A celebrated Texas tradition, don your college colors and head on over to the Cotton Bowl Stadium to take part in this great rivalry. Don’t have tickets to the big game? The lively atmosphere and scrumptious food at The 2014 State Fair of Texas will be equally rewarding. Enjoy one of Fletcher’s famous Corny Dogs as you listen to the dull roar of the crowd cheering in the background. Also, be sure to watch the phenomenal firework display Reunion Tower is putting on in celebration of TX/OU weekend tonight, Friday, October 10! Firework festivities begin at 9:00 p.m.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents: Rodgers and Hammerstein
Saturday, October 11
Meyerson Symphony Center
7:30 p.m.
Less Than One Mile From Museum Tower Dallas
If you’re looking for an escape from this weekend’s sports mania, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is performing the hit scores from Rodgers and Hammerstein. Fun for the entire family, you will be able to watch stunning re-mastered scenes from some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most famous musicals. Click here to purchase tickets.

Southwest Freedom to Fly Concert
Sunday, October 12
Klyde Warren Park
2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Less Than One Mile From Museum Tower Dallas
Southwest Airlines is hosting a free concert at Klyde Warren Park featuring some of the best musicians from Texas! The Southwest Freedom to Fly Concert is the perfect way to wind down after a busy, eventful weekend. Listen to the likes of Texas icon, Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram and songwriters, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison. Texas swing artist Ray Benson will also be performing alongside jazz-grass band MilkDrive. It will be a great time for all with food, fireworks and family fun!

Dallas Mavericks Game
Sunday, October 11
American Airlines Center
6:30 p.m.
Less Than One Mile From Museum Tower Dallas
Still on a sports buzz after the Red River Rivalry? The Dallas Mavericks are hosting the Indiana Pacers in a preseason game at the American Airlines Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. Come enjoy the game and the opportunity to check out the new (and returning) members of the Dallas Mavericks team before their regular season home opener on Thursday, October 30. The time is now for basketball! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TONIGHT: Otsukimi - Moon Viewing Festival

We enjoyed a rare, celestial treat earlier this morning as Mother Nature presented us with a total lunar eclipse that was also a stunning 'Blood Moon.' For those who do not already know, this uncommon cosmic occurrence happens when the sun, earth and moon are perfectly aligned. It is referred to as a 'Blood Moon' due to the mesmerizing, slightly eerie orange and red hues the moon glows with as the sun's light scatters off the earth's atmosphere. Simply amazing.

Could you not quite awake from your peaceful slumber here at Museum Tower Dallas to see the moon? We completely understand. While we cannot witness the sky's performance again until next fall, we do have good news.

In honor of this rare astrological event, Crow Collection of Asian Art has partnered with the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth to bring you an evening of lunar celebration at Klyde Warren Park TONIGHT.

Mostly celebrated in ancient Japan, Otsukimi or the Japanese Moon Viewing Festival, existed to celebrate the beauty of the autumn moon and the fall harvest. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until 9:30 p.m., this cultural experience will feature Japanese music, haiku poetry and folk tales. Additionally, for the first time, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science will provide large telescopes for all to enjoy views of the luminescent full moon and present hands on experiments for you to learn about the science of the sky. Savor will also be selling Japanese Fusion Bento Boxes for your culinary enjoyment. Bring the entire family and revel in the soft glow of the fall moonlight. This is one outdoor picnic you won't want to miss.

Friday, October 3, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: October 4 - 5

Saturday, October 4
Main Street Garden
Tastings: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Concerts: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1.0 Mile from Museum Tower Dallas 

Head over to Main Street Garden for a deliciously curated BBQ and music festival on Saturday, October 4. Featuring an all star lineup of Texas' best pitmasters, chefs and bands, 2014 Smoked Dallas certainly has our attention. Enjoy tender, juicy barbecue and performances from the likes of Bob Schneider, Sarah Jaffe and Dean Fearing's Lost Coyote. With plenty of good food and tunes, you're certain to leave with a full belly and happy ears. Come hungry for a Texas good time!

Fall for the Arts
Saturday, October 4
Klyde Warren Park
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
187 Feet from Museum Tower Dallas

Fall for the Arts is a celebration of art in North Texas. Stroll over to Klyde Warren Park this weekend and enjoy a sample of all of the music, painting, dance and theater talent within the metroplex. The day’s activities include two main stages that will showcase performances from the likes of Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Lone Star Circus and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. There will also be chalk artists and a blank canvas for all attendees to exercise their unique artistic voice. Go support our wonderful community and admire the beauty of artistic expression.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents "Emanuel AX"
Sunday, October 5
Meyerson Symphony Center
2:30 p.m.
0.2 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." This weekend, he will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace. Don’t miss this stunning performance. For ticket information and additional performance times, click here

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello, Autumn: Celebrating the Season in Dallas

William Cullen Bryant once described autumn as "the year's last, loveliest smile." Here at Museum Tower Dallas, we couldn't agree more. In celebration of our love for this colorful season, we've curated a short list of can't miss activities this month. Below, we present all of the finest opportunities to step into the spirit of the season no matter what your fancy:

Sips for the Season
Autumn Cocktail

Does the cooler, breezy October weather have you dreaming of refreshing harvest cocktails on a patio somewhere with friends? Dallas is known for many things and one of those things just happens to be spacious, beautiful patios. And, you're really in luck, because Dallas also prides itself on exquisite, handcrafted cocktails. Looking to stay close to home at Museum Tower Dallas? Allow us to suggest a short stroll over to the long-awaited Midnight Rambler, a new craft cocktail salon at The Joule opening tomorrow, Friday, October 3. Alternatively, make a quick trip to Meso Maya for a fresh, bold margarita and vibrant environment. Or, if you're looking to adventure a little further out, that's also excellent. The world is your oyster and delicious drinks await. A pumpkin-infused cocktail, perhaps?

Fall Time is Fair Time
Texas Star Ferris Wheel

We realize that we have already mentioned the State Fair of Texas. However, because the fair is such a significant and beloved aspect of the fall season here in Texas we decided to bring it to your attention just once more. Now until October 19 is the time to go visit Big Tex, indulge in some fried fare and take a whirl on the famous Texas Star Ferris Wheel for the incredible, soaring views. You may even be able to catch a glimpse of home sweet home Museum Tower Dallas from high in the sky. What a treat that would be!

Pumpkin Patches and Hay Rides
Autumn at the Arboretum

It's not October without a multitude of festive squash, gourds and pumpkins. Join in the fall season fun with a visit to Autumn at the Arboretum. Also previously mentioned, Autumn at the Arboretum features a nationally acclaimed pumpkin village, hay rides and a pumpkin patch for the kids to choose their very own pumpkin for carving. The fall foliage, cooler temperatures and beautiful colors will have you in the spirit of the season in no time.

Dallas Farmers Market

Sunday Strolls and Fresh Produce
In Texas, the fall is one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors. What makes a more perfect morning than a long stroll in the crisp autumn air to the delightful farmers market? Nothing, in our eyes. Well, maybe that and a perfectly crafted pumpkin spice latte. Enjoy the fresh spoils of the season at the newly renovated Dallas Farmers Market. From kale to squash to perfectly ripe apples, the Dallas Farmers Market has everything you need to prepare an intimate gourmet dinner for two or an exquisite harvest spread the next time you are entertaining. Bon App├ętit!

Cool Thursdays at Dallas Arboretum

Live Outdoor Music
Last, but not least, don't forget about the opportunity to enjoy outdoor concerts all month long. Grab a warm blanket to spread out on the lawn and head outdoors for some soothing sounds and relaxing vibes. Klyde Warren Park will host Live on the Lawn tonight, Sammons Park is holding Patio Sessions all month long and the Dallas Arboretum is also presenting Cool Thursdays. Music to our ears!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Burgers and Bocce at Museum Tower Dallas

Museum Tower Dallas welcomed residents and their special guests to enjoy the last summer evening with Burgers and Bocce on the Terrace Lounge and Great Lawn.

Light appetizers, juicy watermelon, made-to-order libations and tasteful burgers freshly prepared on location by John Coleman, Executive Chef of Savor Gastropub, were delightfully served.