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Friday, April 3, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: April 3-5

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival Takes Place #NearbyMuseumTower 
Ah, Friday. The weekend has arrived. It is time to indulge, time to explore and time to relax. And, planning your holiday weekend is a breeze with Museum Tower Dallas’ weekly tailored selections:

Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5
2800 Main Street
1.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

April is a month for the arts. The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is one of the largest visual and performing arts festivals in the region achieving international recognition for presenting the finest in original performing and visual artists. Opening today through Sunday, the festival consists of over 100 original bands and singer songwriters, 200-juried visual artists displaying and selling their one of a kind works, spontaneous street performances, over 30 restaurants serving scrumptious trendy and classic foods and beverages, and great people watching covering six city blocks and adjacent spaces in the heart of the Deep Ellum entertainment district. Not to mention, on Sunday there will be the annual Pet Parade so be sure to bring Fido to join in on the fun too!

Dallas Theater Center Presents Colossal
Friday, April 3
8:00 p.m.
Wyly Theatre
0.3 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Colossal is an epic theatrical event, in which director Kevin Moriarty creates an intensely physical production of this spectacular and deeply moving new play. Audience members will enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime experience as Wyly Theatre is transformed into a football field. Featuring full contact choreography and a drumline, the story centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. About love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater. Tickets are available here.

Augustin Hadelich and Joyce Yang
Saturday, April 4
8:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall
0.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Back for one night only, pianist Joyce Yang and violinist Augustin Hadelich will once again grace the stage of Dallas City Performance Hall this Saturday, April 4. Unquestionably talented, their appearance in 2014 garnered first place in the Dallas Morning News’ “Top Ten Concerts of the Year.” This weekend, the young duo will wow as they perform a program of Neo-Classic humor with Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, the joyous Argentinian dances of Alberto Ginastera, the virtuosity of Eugene Ysaye, the Hungarian spirit of Gyorgy Kurtag and the lush Romanticism of Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Don’t miss this incredible musical experience #NearbyMuseumTower. Tickets are available here.

Easter Events:

Celebrating Easter? From tulips to bunny visits and of course, special brunches, opportunities to enjoy the holiday weekend abound #NearbyMuseumTower.

Good Friday in the Park
Friday, April 3
5:00 p.m.
Klyde Warren Park
187 Feet from Museum Tower Dallas

Klyde Warren Park invites you to join Fellowship Church for a city-wide Good Friday Easter Celebration. Come and experience a special Easter message from Ed Young and Lisa Young, live music, communion, kid’s activities and more all in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Grab a blanket and be ready to enjoy a historic Good Friday celebration! Activities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the service begins at 7:00 p.m.

Easter at the Arboretum
Saturday, April 4 through Sunday, April 5
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
6.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

To celebrate the Easter holiday, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has planned a weekend full of exciting activities and festive treats. Take photos of the family enjoying Easter activities against a perfect background of beautiful spring blooms and enjoy activities including face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, egg dyeing, photos with a roving costumed bunny and live concerts.

Easter at Reunion Tower
Saturday, April 4 through Sunday, April 5
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reunion Tower
1.6 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Reunion Tower is hatching up some Easter fun! This weekend from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., a balloon artist and a special appearance from the Easter bunny will be hopping to the top of one of the most recognizable icons of the Dallas skyline. Head up to the Geo-Deck for family-fun and sweet treats at Cloud Nine Café.

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