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Friday, April 10, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: April 10-12

Climactic races carry on through the weekend #NearbyMuseumTower at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
Photo by Ashley Landis of The Dallas Morning News  
It's Dallas Arts Week #NearbyMuseumTower and we have a guide complete with the best exhibits, artists and events to explore. But, there's also plenty of other exciting entertainment occurring in Dallas this weekend particularly in the sports world! Read on to discover your next adventure.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Spring Fiesta
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Spring Fiesta
Friday, April 10 through Saturday, April 11
Dallas City Performance Hall
7:30 p.m.
0.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Within walking distance from Museum Tower, join DBDT II as they celebrate their 15 year anniversary and continue to prove their place and rank amongst Dallas’ semi-professional dance companies. Come and experience the performances that audiences have deemed “exquisite” and “absolutely breathtaking,” including a new work premiere “The Art of Waiting” by Nicholas Villeneuve. With special guests including past DBDT II company members and Dallas Black Dance Academy’s Allegro Performing Ensemble, you will not want to miss this great celebration!

2015 Opening Day at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. 
Opening Weekend at Lone Star Park
Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12
Live Racing Begins at 6:35 p.m.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
13.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

“Aaaaand they’re off!” Horses blur past, a cavalry of charging flying dirt, straining muscles and majestic beauty. The crowd cheers with excited anticipation as the horses zoom around the track wondering, “Who will win?” This weekend, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is celebrating its 19th season of Spring Thoroughbred racing with plenty of entertainment, exciting new promotions, and the highly successful Lone Star Music Series to delight every fan. Enjoy live racing all weekend long and if you’re a country music fan, Eli Young Band plays tonight and Chris Young performs tomorrow following the final race. Go experience a night at the tracks this weekend #NearbyMuseumTower.

Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington
Texas Rangers versus Houston Astros
Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12
Globe Life Park in Arlington
18.5 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd…” Baseball is back this weekend #NearbyMuseumTower! It’s opening day at home for the Texas Rangers 2015 season. If you are not already out at the ballpark cheering and soaking in the sunshine, visit tomorrow or Sunday as the Texas Rangers continue their series against the Houston Astros throughout home opener weekend. America’s favorite pastime complemented with a cool refreshing beverage and mouth-watering ballpark food makes for a wonderful spring weekend. Bring the whole family for a good time!

Raging Bull at Strauss Square Sunset Screenings
Raging Bull
Sunday, April 12
7:30 p.m.
Strauss Square
0.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

#NearbyMuseumTower, AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Film Festival present a free screening of Raging Bull as part of this spring’s Sunset Screenings. Recognized as one of the best films of the 1980s, one of the best films about boxing, and maybe the best film of Martin Scorsese's career, Raging Bull is a film that he almost didn't make. Robert De Niro, who portrays 1940's middleweight champ Jake LaMotta, saw drama in the boxer's shaky rise and inevitable downfall. He pushed the sports-hating Scorsese to make the film. Shedding light on Italian-Americans’ fight for family and survival in mid-20th- century New York, don’t miss an outdoor screening of this incredible film. Haven’t seen Raging Bull? Here’s a preview of what to expect. Be sure to check AT&T Performing Arts Center in the event of a weather-related cancellation.

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