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Friday, June 12, 2015

This Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: June 12-14

Craving adventure? Located in the heart of the country’s largest urban arts district, Museum Tower Dallas is never far from outstanding art exhibits, diverse cultural celebrations, and world renowned symphonies and performances. This weekend, pamper your palate with a visit to Taste of Dallas or marvel at the wonders of the Animal Kingdom. Laugh hard at a comedy show or dream with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. No matter what your interests, life at Museum Tower offers something for everyone. Read on for the best events happening this weekend #NearbyMuseumTower:

Taste of Dallas - Photo: Taste of Dallas
Taste of Dallas
Friday, June 12
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Fair Park
4.6 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Indulge in Dallas' vibrant culinary scene at Taste of Dallas, beginning tonight at 5:00 p.m.! Festival goers can experience dozens of the city's top restaurants and food trucks all in one convenient location. Stroll the park grounds while participating restaurants and chefs offer tastings from their menus for $1 to $4 dollars. Be sure not to miss out on the spirited fun during the cooking competitions and consider purchasing a special ticket to Taste the Difference in its inaugural year. Great foods, cocktails and beautiful summer weather - there couldn’t be a better way to kick off your weekend #NearbyMuseumTower.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - Photo: Dallas Summer Musicals
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Saturday, June 13
1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Music Hall at Fair Park
4.6 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Enjoy a modern twist on one of America’s most beloved fairy tales with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production of Cinderella this weekend at Music Hall at Fair Park. Featuring an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the endearing moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - this is one performance you won't want to miss. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. The whole family is sure to love an evening spent at Music Hall #NearbyMuseumTower.

Baby Boomer Comedy Show - Photo: ATTPAC
Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Saturday, June 13
7:00 p.m.
Wyly Theatre
0.4 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Good company and uncontrollable laughter make for an unforgettable weekend. This Saturday, just a few blocks from Museum Tower at Wyly Theatre, attend the Baby Boomer Comedy Show. Ninety minutes of hilarious clean stand-up comedy focusing on work, family, do-it-yourself projects and many other topics - baby boomers and their families will certainly relate! Comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader are both baby boomers whom have spent the past 18 years performing for thousands of business groups, nonprofit organizations and other professional events. They have combined their acts to bring you this hysterical evening of laughs. For a great night out on the town with friends or family, this is the perfect way to laugh, relax and connect with others #NearbyMuseumTower.

Perot Museum Amazing Animals - Photo: Perot Museum
Amazing Animals: Built to Survive
Sunday, June 14
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
0.5 Miles from Museum Tower Dallas

Did you know that some sharks can crush 8,000 pounds with their jaws? Discover the marvels of natural engineering and see how humans can draw inspiration from the innovations of the animal kingdom with Perot Museum's Amazing Animals: Built To Survive. This new traveling exhibition opens to the public on June 13, 2015, and continues at the Perot Museum through September 7, 2015. Feel the pressure of a giraffe’s heart, catch the wind with your own simulated wings, slow down the graceful gate of a sprinting cheetah and more as you make your way through this wild exhibition. Enjoy digital interactive activities, immersive movies, hands-on displays and incredible specimens that create an experience you won’t soon forget #NearbyMuseumTower.