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Friday, February 27, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: February 27 - March 1

Dallas Festival of Ideas takes place this weekend #NearbyMuseumTower

Fully immersed in a world of art and culture, every day at Museum Tower Dallas is an opportunity for adventure. The finest art, performances, sporting events, gourmet fare and entertainment that the city has to offer await just steps away from our sleek high-rise home. Below, a curation of experiences not to miss this weekend:

The Great Tragedies: Mike Daisey at Hamon Hall
Friday, February 27
8:00 p.m.
Hamon Hall at Winspear Opera House
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Part of AT&T Performing Arts Center Off Broadway on Flora Series, Mike Daisey: The Great Tragedies is a real treat #NearbyMuseumTower. Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics, wrestles with the genius of Shakespeare and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. This weekend, take a fresh look at what Shakespeare’s great tragedies can mean for us today from the perspective of master storyteller Mike Daisey. Tonight, he’ll delve into Hamlet and tomorrow, Macbeth and King Lear. What better way to spend a snowy winter evening than exploring literature that continues to shape theater today. Tickets are available here.

Dallas Festival of Ideas
Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall
0.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

The first-ever Dallas Festival of Ideas is festival that transforms and entertains; that unveils the next big idea; that challenges people of all ages to think about how Dallas can attract and keep its creative talent; that inspires its citizens to be a part of building the city of the future. Today and tomorrow, enjoy compelling programs, interactive discussions and live performances – all kicked off by a provocative opening night presentation where ideas for five tracks, or “cities”, will be unveiled - the educated city, the innovative city, the cultural city, the physical city and the political city. Take advantage of this chilly weather to head indoors #NearbyMuseumTower and join the conversation on the future of Dallas! The opening event will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. For more information, the schedule and tickets visit the Dallas Festival of Ideas website here.

Second Thought Theater Presents Bull
Saturday, February 28
8:00 p.m.
Wyly Theatre Studio
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

#NearbyMuseumTower, experience a savage, acid-tongued new play by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK’s most exciting and inventive young writers. Razor sharp and blackly comic, Bull is an insightful play about office politics or playground bullying, depending which side you’re on. Genuinely thrilling, daring and inventive, acclaimed playwright Bartlett probes the dark side of the modern workplace. Tickets are available here.

Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans
Sunday, March 1
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
6.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Believe it or not, spring has sprung #NearbyMuseumTower! Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition for 30 years, and this year's theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans. Presented by Bank of America, the floral festival begins this Saturday, February 28 and continues through April 12. This year's Texas-sized extravaganza features more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the state. Bundle up, step out and enjoy the last remnants of winter and the new beginnings of spring with this world-class tulip show at the Dallas Arboretum this weekend.