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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Museum Tower: Front Row Seat to Extraordinary SEPTEMBER 2015

Living at Museum Tower, opportunities abound to celebrate the fall season to the fullest. From charity balls, exploring captivating museums, relaxing at outdoor sporting events 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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The Fall Season Is Upon Us

Gala season begins
As we say goodbye to summer, we welcome the start of fall social season in Dallas. Events range from luncheons to concerts to black-tie affairs, and they all raise much-needed funds for philanthropic causes of all kinds. Mark your calendars for these top events, which no social butterfly in Dallas would miss.
September 18
CrystalCharity Ball Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon
Neiman Marcus Downtown
This beloved luncheon marks the official beginning of fall social season in Dallas. Luncheon chair Mary Clare Finney and honorary chair Ruth Altshuler welcome guests to Neiman Marcus Downtown, where honorees — Katherine Coker, Janie Condon, Heather Esping, Margaret Hancock, Pat Harloe, Julie Hawes, Ashley Hunt, Francie Moody-Dahlberg, Patty Leyendecker and Christi Urschel — rock the 2016 Oscar de la Renta Resort Collection designed by Peter Copping. Sarah Perot is the 2015 Hall of Fame honoree. 
September 25
TACA Custom Auction Gala
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
                                                                                                  This elegant black-tie gala honoring the culinary excellence of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek executive chef Bruno Davaillon always is a night to remember. Chaired by Barbara and Don Daseke, the evening includes cocktails and a seated dinner, plus an exciting live auction filled with items such as travel packages, fine dining experiences and access to the Grammy Awards. Enjoy more drinking, dancing and live entertainment at the after-party. Funds raised support TACA's mission of championing artistic excellence in performing arts organizations.                                  
September 26
Dallas Symphony AT&T Gala
Winspear Opera House

For 2015, legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and music director Jaap van Zweden for this musical treat. Post dinner and concert, the Meyerson Symphony Center's bottom floor transforms into a lively after-party with decadent treats, handcrafted cocktails and impressive dance tunes spun by DJ Lucy Wrubel. Jennifer and Coley Clark and Katherine and Key Coker serve as this year's co-chairs, with help from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and his wife, Dara.

Live Performances and Entertainment

September 4 – 6
The Sinatra Century
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Ol’ Blue Eyes was born 100 years ago, and today the Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the supreme showman Frank Sinatra in a night of his greatest hits – I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and The Lady is a Tramp. Jeff Tyzik conducts and Curtis Stigers performs the vocals. Selections include: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, The Lady is a Tramp, and much more!

September 4 – 13
Winspear Opera House
The Texas Ballet Theater presents Dracula.This spellbinding masterpiece brought to stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson will transfix you from first to last bite. The New York Times calls this work “a spectacle of a ballet that audiences seldom see today.” Texas Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. says “I am glad to have choreographed a ballet to die for and I hope that it will create a chill after the hot summer months. Scream if you must.”

September 18 – 19
Winspear Opera House
Vibrant, radiant and genius barely begin to describe a Tharp dance experience. A legendary dance artist, Twyla Tharp is one of the most important dancer/ choreographers of our time. The program will feature two new works to music by J.S Bach, John Zorn, and the jazz of Henry Butler and Steve Burnstein. TITAS Presents with the AT&T Performing Arts Center and four national powerhouse presenters have partnered to commission Tharp’s new works celebrating five decades of groundbreaking dance-making. And this rare world premiere by a seminal artist is taking place here in Dallas. A bold TITAS season led by the bold and remarkable Twyla Tharp: definitely a MUST-SEE!

September 23 – October 4
Winspear Opera House
Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible — triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”                                                                                      
September 25 -26
Klyde Warren Park
For two days this fall, Klyde Warren Park will be the host of the hottest culinary event in the city. Park & Palate, the park’s inaugural celebration of wine and food, will showcase the region’s most popular chefs as well as wineries, breweries, and spirits from around the world, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline. Featuring a Grand Tasting, evening concert and tasting event, and exclusive VIP area, Park 7 Palate will highlight the cutting edge Dallas restaurant scene along with tastemakers throughout the region. All proceeds will go directly back to Klyde Warren Park, supporting its daily operations and free year-round programming.

Family Fun

September 4-7
Dallas Arboretum
If you’re looking for some family fun on Labor Day Weekend, visit the Dallas Arboretum.  All weekend long there will be fun activities at a discounted admissions price ($5).  Meet the Arboretum’s beekeeper on Saturday while exploring honeybee hives.  Kids will be able to participate in a tooling technique workshop on Sunday.  And enjoy live music and a petting zoo on Monday.

September 25 – October 18
State Fair of Texas

Fair Park
The State Fair of Texas is back, celebrating 129 years, and is bringing all your favorites, plus a few new additions too!  At 24 consecutive days, it is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest.  This year’s exposition is themed “Passport to Texas.”  Complete schedule and ticket information is online.

Major Sporting Events

September 13
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
The Cowboys kick off their regular season at AT&T Stadium during Sunday Night Football on September 13 at 7:30 p.m.  The team will be taking on the New York Giants.  Complete scheduled and ticket information online.

September 11-20, 28-30
Globe Life Park in Arlington
The Texas Rangers are getting ready for October playoffs with 10 home games in a row this month at Globe Life Park! This month, the Texas Rangers take on the Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers on home turf. Complete schedule and ticket information available online.