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Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Weekend: Things To Do Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

Enjoying the company of friends and family in town for Thanksgiving? Allow Museum Tower Dallas to provide you with some festive suggestions for entertaining your guests this holiday weekend (other than perusing all of those Black Friday Sales, that is):

Texas Ballet Theater presents the Nutcracker at the Winspear Opera House. Opening November 28, journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince through the enchanted Land of Sweets. An enchanting tale, you’ll encounter sword wielding mice, flying carpets and dancing sugarplums. This holiday performance is the perfect post-turkey day activity for you and your loved ones.  Purchase tickets here.

Don’t miss your opportunity to indulge in Christmas Cheer! This is the last weekend for Highland Park Village’s Fourth Annual Gingerbread Stroll. Guests can stroll among thirteen of Highland Park Village’s merchant shops, where they can admire and silently bid on elaborately decorated gingerbread houses crafted by twelve of Dallas’ premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Stroll benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. As an added perk, attendees can enter to win giveaway prizes when they vote for Best Gingerbread House at Celebrity Café and Bakery. Prizes this year include an overnight Stay at Four Seasons Resort and Club, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek or The Ritz-Carlton. The Gingerbread Stroll ends Sunday, November 30. After you and your family have finished looking at all the houses, why not stroll over to Mi Cocina for a one of a kind Tex-Mex dinner? Your guests will be thankful for a taste of Texas and break from the leftover turkey! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

High-Rise Holiday Style: With Help from Museum Tower's Staff

Owners at Museum Tower enjoy a lifestyle that extends beyond the expected to the extraordinary.
Imagine living a lifestyle where you enjoy entertaining beautifully, and effortlessly, thanks to magnificently designed spaces and an on-site Director of Resident Relations who facilitates the phenomenal.
In the heart of the Arts District, Museum Tower residents are already in the spirit of the season. Owners are using the beautiful spaces for elegant holiday entertaining. Several families will host formal Thanksgiving dinners for intimate groups of 10 or 20 to a gathering of 50+ on the Terrace Great Lawn. There’s even an owners’ Progressive Cocktail party on the calendar, where owners will go from home to home for festive beverages and inspired bites while lights twinkle all around their elevated neighborhood.

Thanks to a top-level concierge staff, holiday traditions are virtually worry-free.  Out of town guests feel right at home in the beautiful suites available at Museum Tower, and an on-site gift wrap service means owners can bring their presents to the Front Desk and pick them up the next day…..looking “spectacular.”

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a breathtaking start to 2015. Museum Tower residents experience the best views in the city when it comes time to sip champagne and watch fireworks light the sky.
“Our owners live and entertain in a very sophisticated way,” says Tanya Mendenhall, Director of Resident Relations. “And it’s our pleasure to make it easy to live an extraordinary life.”
Certain described services are subject to future modification by the Condominium Association and may be subject to additional fees. Homes starting at $1.35 million. For a private tour, call our visit our sales center. 1918 N. Olive Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. MuseumTowerDallas.com. 214954-1234.info@MuseumTowerDallas.com.
This story was originally published by Update Dallas.

Thanksgiving Day Happenings: Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

Gobble, gobble. It's time to lace up your sneakers and don that royal blue, white and silver, because two of Dallas' favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions are back.

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

One of the top fun runs in the country, the Dallas Turkey Trot is a holiday must. Grab your family and friends and stroll over to Dallas City Hall Plaza for a healthy, festive start to Thanksgiving Day. Not to mention, the perfect opportunity to make a little room for that Thanksgiving dinner! We promise you'll feel better about eating all of those buttery mashed potatoes, that juicy turkey and the mouth-watering pumpkin pie later! Whether you run the eight-mile course or participate in the 5K run/walk is up to you - there's something for everyone. Get the basic details below.

WHO: Capital One Bank and Dallas YMCA
WHAT: 2014 Dallas Turkey Trot
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 27
WHERE: City Hall Plaza
REGISTER: Online or On-Site
Please note, regular registration online is available today and tomorrow for $35. However, race day on-site registration will be available also for $40. 

NFL games are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. This year's holiday features a heaping helping of intriguing match-ups with our favorite game being, of course, the beloved Dallas Cowboys versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Make the short drive out to AT&T Stadium in Arlington or enjoy the game from the comfort of your home at Museum Tower Dallas. All that matters is that you're loud and proud cheering on Texas' favorite football team to victory! To indulge in some pregame predictions, look here.  

WHO: Dallas Cowboys versus Philadelphia Eagles
WHAT: Thanksgiving Day Game
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 27
WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
TICKETS: Grab some while you still can here or call our 24/7 concierge for assistance. It would be our pleasure to help with your holiday plans!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Museum Tower Dallas!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Home for the Holidays at Museum Tower Dallas

Home Sweet Home Museum Tower Dallas
As the holidays approach, families are deciding where to spend their time together. Many of our homeowners at Museum Tower will invite their families to stay here. In addition to the stunning homes, these families will have a myriad of events and activities to enjoy together. From shopping and dining to museums and performances, this holiday season, there’s more to do around Museum Tower than most homes.

If some family members need to pick up last-minute gifts, Highland Park Village has some great shops with unique gifts like artisan-made goods and boutique fashions. And while there, have a nice brunch at Bistro 31, or stop by Mi Cocina for modern Tex-Mex cuisine.

Families can also catch some live entertainment nearby at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, Kitchen Dog Theatre and Theatre Three. You may also enjoy experiencing the exhibits at any of the nearby museums like the Crow Collection of Asian Art or The Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Highland Park Village 
Of course, the holidays are stressful, so everyone would appreciate some time to relax. Scheduling an afternoon massage through the Museum Tower concierge is the perfect way to unwind. Or get some physical activity in with Yoga, Pilates Methodology or the new City Surf Fitness, a surf-inspired fitness boutique.

With so much happening around Museum Tower this season, the holidays will certainly be an exciting season for both hosts and their guests.

At Your Service: Holiday Entertaining

Owners have already begun to reserve common areas for their private holiday parties. We make it seamless to host friends and business associates.

We currently have plans to help multiple families celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday and New Year party schedule is also already in full swing. We can help homeowners with small parties of ten or larger parties for their entire office.

Plus, we have great relationships with the best caterers and some amazing chefs, so homeowners won’t have to worry about the details. Whether they want to host an intimate family meal or large office party, owners can enjoy Museum Tower Dallas' spectacular views and have an event no one will soon forget.

During the holiday season, we also offer gift wrapping services. Homeowners can drop off their gifts at the front desk and pick them up the next day. (Of course, we can accommodate emergencies and wrap gifts immediately as well).

News and Views: Today's Healthy Real Estate Market

Dallas, Texas
Continued growth, low interest rates and a slow but steady rise in inventory levels are supporting a strong real estate market throughout the North Texas area.

For the last 18 months, existing home prices in the Dallas area have been on the rise. While gains continue, the rate of price increases is starting to slow. Practically everyone that purchased property in Dallas a year ago has already earned unrealized equity.

In Dallas, we’re finally starting to see a slight improvement in inventory levels. Right now, there’s a 2.6-month supply of homes—still low, considering that a 6-month supply is balanced—but it’s an improvement over a historic low of 2.1 months in January.

In the northern suburbs of Plano, Frisco and McKinney, demand continues to outpace supply thanks to several corporate relocations underway and on the drawing board.   

Meanwhile, in the downtown Dallas area, the luxury high rise market has risen as high as the buildings themselves. Many suburban homeowners are downsizing in space while upgrading their everyday lifestyle to be in the city.

As for Museum Tower Dallas, demand continues to grow as more homes are sold each month. In fact, more families have purchased homes at Museum Tower Dallas than at any other luxury high rise in the city. With over 35% of the building sold, the community of Museum Tower Dallas is continuing to grow strongly and steadily, much like the overall real estate trends for the entire Dallas market.

For more specific information about the Dallas real estate market, check out the article that ran in the New York Times. 

Celebrating the Holidays: Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

Neighborhood Events
Living in Museum Tower Dallas puts you at the center of a world of wonder. Below, we present the holiday season’s finest opportunities to enjoy art, performances and entertainment all just steps away from Museum Tower Dallas and nearby.

We will share timely news, information and reminders about these events and others as an extension of our concierge services. For additional information, like Museum Tower Dallas on Facebook and follow @MuseumTwrDallas on Twitter and Instagram. Happy Holidays! 

Now through January 4
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents “The 12 Days of Christmas” for the first time this year. Celebrate the holidays like never before with this centerpiece exhibit featuring an elaborate collection of life-size Victorian gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. Stroll the gardens and, beginning in December, enjoy a variety of other holiday-themed activities including visits with Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Christmas cheer is here!

November 27
Dallas City Hall Plaza
What began in the early 1940's with 107 participants running to the big oak tree and back at White Rock Lake, the Dallas Turkey Trot has become the largest race of its kind in the world! One of the top fun runs in the country, the Turkey Trot is Dallas’ favorite Thanksgiving tradition. Lace up your sneakers and make your way over to Dallas City Hall Plaza at 9:00 a.m. for a healthy (and festive) start to Thanksgiving Day. We promise you’ll feel better about gobbling down those mashed potatoes and that mouth-watering pumpkin pie later!

November 27
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Give thanks for food, family and football. If there's a Thanksgiving tradition that Texans love most, it’s definitely football. Drive out to AT&T Stadium after your turkey day feast for the beloved Thanksgiving Day game as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 3:30 p.m. Come early, be loud and stay late as you cheer for your favorite team!

November 25 through December 27
Wyly Theatre
‘Tis the season to be jolly, when the family favorite holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, the audience is surrounded by actors with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography and eye-popping special effects. This enduring holiday classic is a must-see.

November 28 through December 7
Winspear Opera House
And who won’t want to miss Texas Ballet Theater, resident professional ballet company of the Winspear Opera House, perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker? Tour the enchanted Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and experience a journey filled with sword-wielding mice, dancing sugarplums and flying carpets. This holiday performance is certain to entertain and delight audience members of all ages.

December 5 through December 21
Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Symphony's beloved tradition returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols. Bundle up with a cozy scarf, grab a steamy cup of hot cocoa and stroll over for a spirited holiday celebration!

December 8 through December 9
Meyerson Symphony Center
Back by popular demand, this big brassy extravaganza is better than ever!  The Dallas Symphony's incredible brass and percussion sections perform holiday favorites, featuring the Meyerson's mighty Lay Family Concert Organ.  The majesty and mystery of the season comes alive to the glorious sounds of brass!

December 11
Meyerson Symphony Center
New for the 2014 holiday season, the group called "the greatest large jazz ensemble working today" by the Chicago Tribune will take to the Meyerson stage performing holiday classics with a jazzy, bluesy swing. It’s a sophisticated way to spend one of the season’s evenings.

December 13
Meyerson Symphony Center
The family tradition continues during the holidays with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. Stroll over to the Meyerson for an evening of music, community and festivity! And, if you’re good, we hear that Santa himself will even make an appearance! Bring the kids and join in the holiday spirit.

December 21
Hilton Anatole
Get those bells ready, the 2014 Dallas Jingle Bell Run benefiting the Trinity River Trail and Mavs Foundation is on its way! Come out for a 1 Mile Fun Run or a 5K Run and join in the holiday spirit. Fun for the whole family, even Fido, you are sure to have a jolly good time!

December 21
American Airlines Center
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014! Don’t miss this tour in Dallas on December 21 as this album features one of the band’s most popular songs, “Christmas Canon.” Other iconic classics and fan favorites to be performed include “Wizards in Winter,” “Requiem,” and “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24.” Get your tickets for what promises to be a musical, memorable holiday experience!

December 31
Meyerson Symphony Center
Ring in the New Year with style and celebrate the most festive night of the year with the Dallas Symphony!  Enjoy an elegant Viennese-inspired concert featuring waltzes and your favorite classics. Here’s to 2015 and health, happiness and love for all!

Be sure to stay up to date on what’s happening in The Dallas Arts District all season here

Also, check out daily activities and special events at Klyde Warren Park all season.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Entertaining: A Seamless Thanksgiving with Museum Tower Dallas

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." [G.K. Chesterton]

The holidays are near. With Thanksgiving only one week away, Museum Tower Dallas would like to take a moment to extend holiday wishes to all of our residents and express our gratitude at being the center of such a wonderful community in an extraordinary city. In the spirit of the season, we've hand-picked everything from the most sensational tablescapes to autumn cocktails and gourmet recipes to assist and inspire as you prepare for an exceptional holiday. This year, whether you're celebrating intimately with close friends and family or hosting an elegant gathering, Museum Tower Dallas is at your service for a seamless Thanksgiving.

For the Hospitable Hostess with the Top-Notch Table
Hosting Thanksgiving at home sweet home Museum Tower Dallas? We know that the holidays can be stressful which is why we've shared our favorite décor, gourmet recipes and best entertaining tips below.

Tablescapes to Impress
Whether traditional or modern, creating a beautiful tablescape requires a keen eye for color, rich textures and lush foliage. Experienced designers will advise you to manipulate scale, incorporate nature and layer elements for a polished, stunning dining setting.

This season, we love the below table setting inspiration courtesy of the talented and always creative, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.

Here, the vibrant fall flowers, monogrammed linen napkins, tartan tablecloth and Royal Crown Derby Old Avesbury China unite for a flawless Friendsgiving Table. Take a cue from Dallas blogger, Whitman, and don't be afraid to experiment with non-traditional colors and prints. And, be sure to include festive name cards or monograms for a personalized touch!

We love the rich earthy tones of this tablecloth paired with the soft, blush glasses and unique Seletti Hybrid Collection Plates. The inclusion of fruit, foliage and flowers also creates a sense of completeness. The texture and color of the rich pomegranate seeds effortlessly provide a cozy, seasonal feeling for this Thanksgiving Harvest Table amid the exotic, Mediterranean tones. Notice that your table need not be complex to be entirely elegant.

Visit Real Simple for additional ideas and tips on upgrading and refreshing your Thanksgiving Table this year. From gilded fruits and autumnal centerpieces to monochromatic settings with energizing pops of color, discover your unique entertaining style.

Festive Food and Drink
What would Thanksgiving be without the juicy roast turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, and freshly baked pumpkin pie? Well, still a wonderful opportunity to dwell on our many blessings but not nearly as delicious a day.

Plan your upcoming holiday menu with Bon Appetit's Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Headquarters, a comprehensive list of tried and true gourmet recipes along with scrumptious, seasonal libations. Food and Wine also presents wonderful Thanksgiving ideas for every part of your meal. From wine pairing insight to essential turkey basting tips, your feast will be unsurpassed. For even more fall cocktails and mouth-watering recipes, visit Saveur's Thanksgiving Recipe Guide.

At Museum Tower Dallas, every day is never everyday. As such, our standards are above the ordinary. The kitchen of every high rise home is completely furnished with German-engineered Miele stove tops, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and even wine coolers. Smart, seamless and saavy, these beautiful appliances match progressive kitchen trends and performance surpasses the average. The unique roasting feature lends itself perfectly to preparing our favorite holiday bird. This Thanksgiving, spend more time at the table and less in the kitchen with the help of these incredible appliances.

We would also like to remind our residents that our 24/7 concierge is happy to pick up and deliver to your doorstep all the groceries and ingredients you require to prepare your Thanksgiving meal. Avoid the crowded stores, hustle and bustle and allow Museum Tower Dallas to simplify your holiday. It would be our pleasure. Or, if you prefer to do your own shopping, we suggest a short trip to the Dallas Farmers Market for fresh, seasonal produce.

For the Polished Guest with Perfect Etiquette
Spending Thanksgiving away from home this year graciously dining at the home of family or friends? Allow us to assist you in everything from travel arrangements to curating the best hostess gifts.

Museum Tower Car Service
Let Museum Tower Dallas take the driving off your hands this holiday season. Our Lincoln Navigator can take you wherever you like morning, noon or night. Whether you're visiting a friend down the street or jetting off to the airport to catch a flight, you won't have to deal with driving or parking. Your life, made easier.

Giving Thanks: A Unique Hostess Gift 
We believe that good manners are the most elegant form of politeness. What better way to express your appreciation for holiday hospitality than through a generous hostess gift? While monogrammed hand towels, luxe candles and freshly baked pumpkin pies are all wonderful gestures, we would encourage residents to show thanks in a new way this year.

In the spirit of the giving season, we suggest a more conscious approach to gift giving in making charitable donations. Bring more happiness and meaning to the season this year by giving to a charity of your choice and making a real difference in the world. There are so many charities in this community that deserve support one being North Texas Food Bank. This year, they've unveiled Holidays Without Hunger: The North Texas Food Bank Gift Giving Guide. Your generosity will put food on the table for children, families and seniors in need. No matter your organization of choice, charitable giving is a truly thoughtful gift and an expression of what the season is all about.

On behalf of all of us at Museum Tower Dallas, we wish our residents a truly happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Polished Life: Progressive Dinner and Cocktails

Here at Museum Tower Dallas, our residents enjoy the finer things in life. From unparalleled service to gourmet cuisine, everyday is never just the same day.

Last night, several gracious Museum Tower Dallas homeowners opened their spectacular residences for an intimate and special experience, "Progressive Dinner and Cocktails." Beginning in the spacious Terrace Lounge, our residents visited four beautiful homes enjoying refreshing libations and outstanding fare from the menu of the talented Chef Jaco Smith of The Joule. Museum Tower Dallas was, as always, delighted to host Chef Jaco Smith and extends sincere thanks to him for sharing his culinary artistry.

With smiles and laughter all around, it was one of many spectacular evenings to take place at Museum Tower Dallas and a wonderful start to the holiday season. Home to a genuine community of friends in the center of an extraordinary city, life at Museum Tower Dallas is truly above the rest.

In the words of Mae West, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." And, at Museum Tower Dallas, we most certainly do. Take the opportunity to make the most out of life with us today.

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: November 14 - 16

Friday, November 14
7:30 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center

Called "one of the most exciting American cellists of the new generation" by The New York Times, Alisa Weilerstein opens up the 2014/2015 season at Meyerson with an unbelievable rendition of Elgar. Conducted by the talented Jaap van Zweden and directed by Joshua Habermann, this masterpiece for the instrument includes soprano, Susanna Phillips and baritone, Hugh Russell. Escape the cold and enjoy a stunning performance that is certain to warm your heart. Visit mydso.com to purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 15
2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall

The Second City, an improvisational comedy enterprise, is making a stop in Dallas to add some humor to your weekend.  Since 1959, The Second City has been a starting point for comedians, award winning actors and directors, and has developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Both experimental and unconventional, The Second City will have you laughing from start to finish. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, November 15
7:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

Coming off of a huge 50-point win against the Philadelphia 76ers, the 6-3 Dallas Mavericks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves this Saturday and are hoping to extend their winning streak.  Bundle up, stay cozy and cheer the Mavs on to victory!

Sunday, November 16
10:15 a.m.
The Joule Hotel

Partnering with CBD Provisions, Vital Fitness is hosting a Crunch and Brunch this Sunday, November 16. Enjoy an hour long Core Fitness VITAL class at Vital Fitness Studio followed by a delicious brunch at the downtown gastropub, CBD Provisions. Guests have the choice of sourdough French toast, egg white frittata or green chile pork migas - all outstanding dishes. All meals are served with fresh orange or grapefruit juice, coffee and a mimosa or bloody Mary. End your weekend healthy and happy.

Sunday, November 16
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

The highly anticipated "12 Days of Christmas" exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum opens this Sunday! Spend your Sunday strolling through the gardens and spreading Christmas cheer. The exhibit features a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos filled with charming characters and whimsical animals. Each gazebo is encased in glass, decorated and features mechanical moving parts that truly bring the beloved Christmas characters to life. During the "12 Days at Night," the gazebos will be lit up for magical nighttime viewing. Evening visitors will also get the full Victorian-era holiday experience as live carolers sing and holiday treats are provided. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Debut International Music and Arts Festival Coming Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced details on the concerts, soloists and artists that will be among the premier performances at the inaugural SOLUNA: International Music and Arts Festival slated for May 4-24, 2015.

The opening performance of SOLUNA will be the screening of three short films by artist Alex Prager with original scores conducted by Ali Helnwein performed lived by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis.
A scene from Alex Prager's "A Face in the Crowd,"
one of three films to be screened during the opening performance of SOLUNA
The DSO's Music Director Jaap van Zweden will be a notable feature of SOLUNA as he will conduct a salute to the Armed Forces in Klyde Warren Park in partnership with Carry The Load on the final day of the first-ever festival.

Additional internationally acclaimed music and visual artists include Pipilotti Rist, Yael Bartana and Monte Laster, among many others.

Tickets will be on sale November 20, 2014 here.

Museum Tower will be sharing timely reminders and more content about SOLUNA on its Facebook and Twitter accounts at your service.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Bird's Eye View of Museum Tower Dallas

Behold the beauty of Museum Tower Dallas.

Take flight to see a bird's eye view of our contemporary architecture designed by visionary architect Scott Johnson and see all the vibrant city life that happens all around Museum Tower in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.

This is extraordinary luxury high-rise living at new heights.

Just some of the Dallas destinations and landmarks nearby Museum Tower, as seen in this video:
Annette Strauss Artist Square 
AT&T Performing Arts Center 
Klyde Warren Park 
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge 
Meyerson Symphony Center
Savor Relish 
Winspear Opera House 

Friday, November 7, 2014

This Weekend Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: November 7 - 9

November 7
8:00 p.m.
Kalita Humphreys Theater

Driving Miss Daisy is a Pulitzer-Prize winning play detailing the trials and tribulations of an unorthodox relationship between an African-American chauffer and his employer, a Southern white woman. Don’t miss out on seeing this classic film as it is brought to life by director Joel Ferrell.  Click here to purchase tickets.

November 8
6:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery

Presented by Fashion Industry Gallery and Austin Fashion week, Fashion X Dallas features over 80 designers showcasing their work.  Designers Daniel Esquivel and Melissa Fleis are among the eight superstars from Lifetime Television’s hit show Project Runway All Stars that have put together astonishing runway shows for guests to enjoy and take part in. Come out for what promises to be an exciting evening full of fashion and fun.  Purchase tickets here.

November 8
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you love antiques and exquisite jewels, The Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show is the place to be this weekend. The largest and most important fine art show in the Southwest, the Dallas Fall Show features more than 60 international exhibitors. Estate jewelry, furniture, Asian art, glass and American folk art are among the many things that will be on display. The show runs through Monday, November 10. To purchase tickets, click here.

November 9
3:00 p.m.
Wyly Studio Theatre

In this full-length staged reading, Young Proteus can’t seem to take his eyes off his longtime sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan he finds himself becoming smitten with his best friend’s lover, Silvia. That’s when everything changes. As events start to turn and eventually get out of control, Julia is standing firm and not backing down. Purchase your tickets here for this wild and unpredictable comic tale as rivals face off for the ones they love.

November 9
6:30 p.m.
American Airlines Center

The Dallas Mavericks need your support as they face the Eastern Conference powerhouse, Miami Heat this Sunday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. End your weekend with a Mavs win!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nearby Museum Tower Dallas: StoryCorps Coming to the Dallas Arts District

Here at Museum Tower Dallas, we know that our residents have extraordinary life stories - stories that deserve to be told. This is why we are so excited to share news that StoryCorps, the well-known and much-loved national oral history gathering organization, will be visiting Dallas from November 20 to December 20.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled all over the country collecting interviews from over 90,000 Americans in all 50 states. To date, 1,700 towns and cities across the nation have been visited and more impressively, over 54 languages are currently represented in the StoryCorps archives. The StoryCorps project mission is simple: to record, preserve and tell the life stories of Americans. Sometimes heartfelt, sometimes humorous and sometimes heart-breaking, each story is unique and relays the obstacles faced, successes achieved and insights learned in a particular life.

Serving as a reminder of our shared humanity, StoryCorps strengthens and builds connections between people, teaches the value of listening and weaves into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. We love the work that StoryCorps has done in other communities and are thrilled that now, our fascinating residents will have the opportunity to tell their own unique stories right here in our beautiful Dallas Arts District.

Partnering with KERA Public Media for North Texas, the StoryCorps MobileBooth tour will be parked in Sammons Park directly in front of the Winspear Opera House. For those interested, phone lines will open tomorrow, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. to schedule an interview to share your story. Call 800-850-4406 or visit storycorps.org. Interviews usually last 40 minutes and participants will be provided with a CD of their individual taping and the chance to be aired on NPR.

In the words of StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay, "StoryCorps tells the true American story - that we are a people defined by small acts of courage, kindness and heroism. Each interview reminds people that their lives matter and will not be forgotten."

Join in with this enduring institution to tell your story and undoubtedly, touch the lives of Americans both today and tomorrow.

Monday, November 3, 2014

At Your Service: New in November

We can hardly believe that another month has already come and gone. Between the shorter days and cooler temperatures, time seems to speed up during this time of year. While October will be missed, we are excited at the arrival of the new month. As we welcome November and look forward to the fast approaching holiday season, we are thankful for many things and new fall performances!

That being said, allow Museum Tower Dallas to present "New in November: A Guide To Dallas' Best Entertainment." Take advantage of all the art, culture and sophistication our city has to offer this month. Bundle up in your sweater and stroll over to one of Dallas' finest performing art venues for an evening of autumnal indulgence. Holiday performance information is coming soon. Bon spectacle!

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents

Bluebeard's Castle
November 6 through November 8

Journey with the Dallas Symphony on a mystical, musical tour of Bluebeard's Castle. A one-act opera composed by the famous Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok, this elegant performance is marked with an aura of darkness, mystery and strong psychological undertones. A macabre masterpiece, don't miss Maestro van Zweden's performance of choice this November. Seven doors and seven secrets await.What will happen in the end? Visit the Meyerson to watch and find out in this stunning show.

Alisa Weilerstein Performs Elgar
November 14 through November 16

The Dallas Symphony Chorus debuts on the 2014/2015 season in two Faure favorites. Alisa Weilerstein, called "one of the most exciting cellists of the new generation" by The New York Times, presents Elgar's masterpiece for the instrument. A work written during the disillusionment following the Great War, Edgar's Cello Concerto is an epic, unapologetically intimate lament for a lost world. Unlike any other piece ever written for the cello, this is a performance guaranteed to take your breath away.

The Golden Age of Jazz
November 21 through November 23

Principal Pops Conductor, Jeff Tyzik, celebrates the music and musicians who define one of America's greatest art forms in The Golden Age of Jazz. Embrace the nostalgia of days past as The Dallas Symphony takes you on a fond musical retrospective of the people and places that defined this great era in American music. Despite the Great Depression and WWII, enormous strides were made in music. Celebrate the talent of individuals like Armstrong, Calloway and Brubek as you listen to smooth sounds that soothe the soul.

The Dallas Opera Presents 

The Marriage of Figaro
November 7 through November 9

See it before it's gone! Figaro loves Susanna, but he's not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed - to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Join the Dallas Opera for this wildly romantic, comedic opera.

November 5 through November 8

Once in a while, the term "over the top" doesn't seem nearly high enough. A king's unbridled lust and his stepdaughter's obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde's play, set in ancient Judea. Salome is a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers. Salome is a wonderful addition to the 2014/2015 Heights of Passion Season.

As always, Museum Tower Dallas is at your service. Please call the concierge for assistance with ticket purchase, pre-show dinner reservations or any other accommodations. It would be our pleasure to make arrangements for you.