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Friday, September 4, 2015

This Labor Day Weekend #NearbyMuseumTower: September 4 - September 7

Friday, September 4
7:00 PM

Dance Council of North Texas presents the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6 at Dallas City Performance Hall.  Audiences can expect each performance to be an exciting display of dance styles, including ballet, modern, hip-hop, classical Indian dance, contemporary, tap and Ballet Folklorico.

8:00 PM

winspear opera house
Texas Ballet Theater kicks off the 2015-2016 season with artistic director, Ben Stevenson's Dracula in accompaniment with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This will be sixth time that the orchestra collaborates with the Fort-Worth based ballet company. Tickets begin at $15.

Saturday, September 5
Spend your Saturday morning strolling through a vintage car show.  The Invasion Car Show is back for its Labor Day tradition in Deep Ellum with hot rods and classic cars.  

Sunday, August 16
10:00 AM

Sunday will be full of Labor Day fun for the entire family at the Dallas Arboretum.  Admission will be discounted to $5 per person, including admission to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.  Join the Arboretum for a free kids' workshop, brought to you by the Garland Road Home Depot, where your little craftsman or craftswoman will practice their tooling techniques.  The Arboretum will also be offering different events during the other days of Labor Day weekend, including a meet-and-greet with the Beekeeper on Saturday and a petting zoo on Monday.

Monday, September 7
12:00 PM
Discover the marvels of natural engineering—and see how humans can draw inspiration from the innovations in the animal kingdom. Monday, September 7 is the last day of the exhibit's run at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. 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. Digital interactives, immersive movies, hands-on displays and incredible specimens create an experience you won’t soon forget.