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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Museum Tower: Front Row Seat to Extraordinary October 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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Falling Forward 
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. The State Fair is back and bigger than ever and so are our COWBOYS! Mark your calendars for these top events from galas to games, which no social butterfly in Dallas would miss.
Live Performances and Entertainment

Myerson Symphony Center
Ravel's jazz-infused concerto springs to life accompanied by the dream-like piano of Hélène Grimaud. Also, the magnificence of Mahler as only Maestro van Zweden can deliver. Jaap van Zweden conducts with Hélène Grimaud on piano.

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.”                     
Meyerson Symphony Center
The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China brings their jaw-dropping performance, Peking Dreams, to the Meyerson. This production - the very same one they performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - will leave audiences stunned as acrobats perform trapeze tricks, high-chair balances, bicycle stunts and grand martial arts.

 McFarlin Auditorium SMU campus
The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture. SMU alumnus; founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art; author of three books, all of which center on the recovery of stolen artwork during World War II; his second book was the inspiration for The Monuments Men, a 2014 film directed by and starring George Clooney.

Wyly Theatre                                                                                                                
Chalres Busch, the two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and drag legend brings to Dallas an eclectic program of songs both contemporary and from the past. New York Times critic Stephen Holden wrote, “He has the gift of comic gab like few other entertainers. Innately funny, endearing and acutely intelligent, he also has claws. For an audience, the possibility of being scratched, although remote, lends his humor a bracing edge.”Accompanied by his dashing longtime musical director, Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret.  

Exhibitions and Happenings

Gilley's Dallas  
Featured entertainer:Tim McGraw; Benefitting the American Cancer Society. The first Cattle Baron’s Ball was a full-fledged Texas barbecue under the chairmanship of Patti Hunt and Jacque Wynne, who founded the event to raise funds for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. More than 500 guests attended the western-themed event in 1974, which was held at Toddie Lee Wynne’s Star Brand Ranch. Through ticket sales and the auction, the inaugural event raised $56,000. Today the ball hosts more than 3,000 guests and raises millions each year. 

Hilton Anatole Hotel
Featured speaker: former host of Good Morning America, Joan Lunden. Celebrating Women is the premier breast cancer luncheon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Every year, it brings together more than 1,200 supporters to increase awareness and generate funding for breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Together, we can find a cure for this disease that affects so many women and families in our community. Over the past 15 years, Celebrating Women donors have raised more than $24 million for the fight against breast cancer. These donations provide the women and men who pass through our doors access to advanced diagnostic equipment, innovative clinical research, and most importantly, safe, quality, and compassionate care.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Tootsies at Plaza at Preston Center 
“Want to meet the talent behind all of that style? After weeks of gathering your votes, it’s officially time to celebrate.  Take a look back on the second annual Stylemaker Awards journey. The six finalists are showing off their skills by putting together two looks from The Plaza at Preston Center retailers to debut at the Stylemaker Awards Reveal Party. Guest MC, Ron Corning will help us reveal the readers’ and editors' choice winners. There’s only room for 300 of our closest friends.  RSVP and claim your spot now.Two drinks, bites and valet included."                                                                                                                    

Dallas Arts District
Online blurb: “For one night only, the Dallas Arts District Dallas is transformed into an open air, urban playground of contemporary art. Presented by Aurora’s founders – in a new partnership with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center – this immersive exhibition will showcase artists from around the world.  Similarly, this year’s theme ‘All Together Now’ reference the concept of synesthesia: a term describing the unification of senses. Until 2 a.m., visitors can explore their city and experience their familiar urban environment in a way they never have before through witnessing some of the world’s most innovative contemporary art. Aurora will be free to the public.                                                                                                                                       
OCTOBER 22 & 24
Two x Two events
First Look & Gala
TWO x TWO is such a successful event because it provides an opportunity to support two very worthy organizations. AmfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has made great strides in essential AIDS research initiatives over the last 25 years, and TWO x TWO has become amfAR’s largest fundraiser in the United States. The Dallas Museum of Art has added over 190 major works of contemporary art to their permanent collection with TWO x TWO proceeds donated to their Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund and exhibitions. TWO x TWO is also the DMA’s largest annual fundraiser.

Evening Under the Stars Party: 6 p.m. Saturday Oct 24 @ Omni Dallas Hotel, Tickets from $250. Dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions. St. Jude Golf Classic: 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. tee times at Stonebriar Country Club. Tickets from $500.                                                                  

Food Frenzies
Omni Dallas Hotel
Online blurb: “Enjoy yourself as top local chefs prepare their signature dishes to raise awareness and vital revenue to help March of Dimes prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Join Lead Chef Kent Rathburn and other top local chefs as they prepare their signature dishes in celebration of stronger, healthier babies.”

FT33, The Eye at the Joule, Lee Park
Modern Luxury blurb: “This three-day event unites chefs, artisans and culinary influencers to celebrate local and regional farmers. Through sustainability, eco-consciousness and charity, CFF promises this will be the best food festival Dallas has ever seen.”

Family Fun

The Dallas Zoo
Tickets from $500: Online blurb: “Please join us on Saturday, October 17, from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. for Zoo To Do 2015. This year’s theme, “The Roaring Twenties”, is sure to be fabulous. You will experience food from some of the premiere restaurants and chefs in Dallas.  You will also be treated to live entertainment and have the opportunity to bid on some very special and unique items during the live and silent auctions.”

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.

Dallas Arboretum
The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum is a perfect place for a fun family photo in Cinderella’s Carriage or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-blooming flowers such as chrysanthemums and impatiens during Autumn at the Arboretum. This year, a record 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash create the impressive and nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village – a collection of whimsical pumpkin houses. A multitude of special events take place throughout the festival including a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch, scavenger hunts, Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, special music and more. 

Major Sporting Events
Texas Rangers end regular season and play the Angels
Globe Life Park

OCTOBER 3 vs East Carolina & OCTOBER 31 vs Tulsa
SMU Mustangs Football                                                                                                                      Gerald J. Ford Stadium on SMU campus 
Gameday at SMU an all-day celebration on The Boulevard.  Take in the fun, entertainment and tailgating before the Mustangs take on East Carolina and Tulsa this month.  Pony Up!                                                      

Dallas Stars begin regular season against the Penguins
American Airlines Center                                              

Red River Showdown – Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns
Cotton Bowl
Since 1900, it has become one of college football's most eagerly anticipated games. The game usually has conference championship significance and, sometimes, national championship significance. Since 1945, one or both of the two teams has gone into the contest ranked among the top 25 teams more than 90 percent of the time.

Dallas Cowboys play vs Patriots
AT&T Stadium