A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Monday, August 3, 2015

Museum Tower: Front Row Seat to Extraordinary

Living at Museum Tower, opportunities abound to celebrate summer to the fullest. From visiting art exhibits, exploring captivating museums, relaxing at outdoor concerts or enjoying any of the daily interactive activities at Klyde Warren Park, the best experiences are always happening just steps away from your high-rise home.

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DFW Restaurant Week

Summer’s hottest dining event is here this month. The 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week is presented by Central Market and benefits the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home. In total, over 125 restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth are offering their three-course prix fixe dinners and lunches. Fifty three of this year’s participants are located nearby Museum Tower Dallas. Reservations opened July 13. Contact your Museum Tower concierge for accommodation inquiries.

August 6
First Course DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party
Sixty Five Hundred 
Get a first taste of featured craft cocktails and tasty bites from North Texas’ top restaurants at the First Course DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party. Enjoy a regal night of sampling before the big week! The Kick-Off Party will not only feature some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s best restaurants but will also pay homage to some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s best mixologists. Ticket sales benefit the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Lena Pope in Fort Worth.

August 10 through August 16
Official DFW Restaurant Week
All Participating Restaurants
Reservations are effective for all participating restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth. Visit the official DFW Restaurant Week website for menus and additional details.

Live Performances and Entertainment

Now through August 16
2014/2015 Off Broadway Series Presents Motown
Winspear Opera House
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. The show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Featuring all the classics you love, Motown The Musical tells the story of the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.

August 3
#thinkspeak: An Evening with Sarah Koenig
Winspear Opera House
After ten years as a producer and guest host for This American Life, Sarah Koenig created a podcast spin-off entitled Serial. Her passion for journalism and criminal justice has led the series to become the most popular podcast in history, with the inaugural season featuring the reinvestigation of the murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee in 1999. Koenig will talk about that first season, the explosive popularity of it and where the podcast will go in the future.

August 6 through August 20
Music Thursdays
Klyde Warren Park
Starting August 6, grab a spot on the lawn at Klyde Warren Park and enjoy live music every Thursday! This month, enjoy sounds from bands including Light Horse Harry, Civil Sound, London Lawhon, Camille Schuh and Whiskey Holler. Bites from food trucks will be available as always.

Exhibitions and Happenings

Now through August 29
Trey Egan – Wise With The Feeling
Cris Worley Fine Art
Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to announce, wise with the feeling, its second solo exhibition with abstract painter Trey Egan. The exhibition continues now through August 29th, 2015. In Trey Egan’s paintings, channels of rich color intermingle with indefinite organic forms. His lush and abstract oils on canvas exemplify the beauty of pure paint and are made through the artist tapping into his subconscious without the purpose of depicting specific visual imagery.

August 1 through September 12
Chaos!!! 2015: The 3rd Annual Small Works Show
Ro2 Art
Ro2 Art will present Chaos!!! 2015, a curated exhibition of small works featuring over 100 Ro2 artists and guests. The show consists of work in virtually every medium, all presented on an intimate scale. As in previous years, the artists represented by the gallery are joined by invited guests, creating a dynamic unique to Ro2 Art’s CHAOS exhibition. The majority of artists are from Texas joined by a number of notable artists from around the country and Europe.

Family Fun

Now through August 9
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends
American Airlines Center
Behold the living legends! In an all-new show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends. Experience epic family fun as legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious visions that have only existed in your imagination until now: the Unicorn, Pegasus and Woolly the Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends.

Now through September 7
Animals: Built to Survive
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Calling explorers of all ages! The galleries in the Amazing Animals: Built to Survive exhibition involves exploration into learning how living creatures cope with the never-ending race to remain alive. Interactive stations allow you to try out the art of flying with different wings, witness how cheetahs have the ability to run so fast and so much more.

August 1 through August 31
August Dollar Days
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The dog days of summer bring Dollar Days in August at the Arboretum. Throughout the entire month visitors can enjoy general admission for only $1. There will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items including hot dogs, juice, root beer floats and more. This is a perfect opportunity for new Arboretum visitors to bring the kids out to experience the eight-acre Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.

August 1 through August 29
Local Motion: Yoga
Sammons Park
On Saturday, August 1, Local Motion kicks off a very special yoga class in the beautiful Donor Reflecting Pool at Sammons Park. Join experts from Uptown Yoga for one hour of free yoga. Allow skilled instructors help you relax and guide you through yoga poses which ease the stress of your daily life.

Major Sporting Events

August 1-5, 14-19, 25-30
Texas Rangers
Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Texas Rangers look to heat things up this summer at Globe Life Park! This month, the Texas Rangers take on the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles on home turf. Complete schedule and ticket information available online.

August 13, August 23, August 29
Dallas Cowboys Preseason
AT&T Stadium in Arlington
On August 29, The Dallas Cowboys take on the Minnesota Vikings at 6:00 p.m. in their first preseason game on home turf. This will be the franchises 56th season in the NFL. The first regular season game is at AT&T Stadium on September 13 for the Cowboys.