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Events for Friday, October 6, 2017
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Permanent Exhibits

Exhibits -
Permanent

Art Lab
Explore creativity and science with your child in the Art Lab, located inside the Children's Museum. Hands-on projects are guided by an early childhood professional each day.

Ages 0-5

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Digging For Dinos
Enjoy a light-hearted look at dinosaurs in contemporary culture. Displays include examples of how dinosaurs appear in our everyday life - millions of years after their extinction.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Discovering Dallas
Make big Discoveries in Big D. Pretend to be a vendor, customer or delivery person at the biggest little farmers market in town. Arrange and rearrange artificial flower bouquets. Listen to the stories of real people who buy or sell produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. Climb stairs and ramps to explore a child-sized version of the Dallas skyline. Cross over a small-scale model of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Exploring Nature
A simulated forest brings the outdoors inside, giving children the opportunity to explore flora and fauna of the Trinity River corridor, grab a field guide and binoculars to become a junior wildlife biologist, try on different costumes to imagine the world from an animal’s point of view and to learn how staff members care for our terrarium animals, including frogs, toads, anoles, geckos, spiders and snakes.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

KIDSPACE®
KIDSPACE provides an informal atmosphere for children and families to play, explore, and learn together. The exhibit includes a fishing pier, grocery store, water works and more.

Ages 0-6

Where: Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
When: Daily
Info: 817-255-9300, http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/
Cost: Museum admission is $15/adults and $12/children (3-12) & $14/seniors. Children 2 and under are free.

Natural Science
The Heard Natural Science Museum maintains an extensive group of natural science Touring Prairiecollections. The collections include minerals and rocks, sea shells, insects (including moths and butterflies), bird skins, mammal skins and a herbarium.
Ages 3+
Where: McKinney - Heard Natural Science Museum
When: Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Info: 972-562-5566, info@heardmuseum.org, http://www.heardmuseum.org/
Cost: $9/adults, $6/children ages 3-12 and senior citizens; under 3/free

Vintage Aircrafts
A collection of historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation. Aircrafts from World War I and II, Korea 1950s and Vietnam 1960s, as well as civilian equipment.

Ages 4+

Where: Addison - Cavanaugh Flight Museum
When: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Info: 972-380-8800, http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com
Cost: Museum admission is Adults/$10, Children (6-12)/$5, Children under 6/free

DMA Collections
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times.  
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dma.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$12.



Special Exhibits

Exhibits -
Temporary

Multiple Selves: Portraits in Print from Rembrandt to Rivera
The exhibition examines how the artist views him or herself as the subject of a work of art. The installation presents work drawn exclusively from the DMA's collection and features artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, and Piet Mondrian.
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm; through 11/5/17
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dma.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$12.

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
Edward Jean Steichen, known for his photography, produced seven large mural paintings from 1911-1914 for financier Eugene Meyer and his wife, Agnes. The murals underwent conservation treatment during the Summer of 2017 at the DMA and are on view together for the first time in more than 100 years.
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm; through 5/13/18
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dma.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$12.

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34
The Amon Carter has commissioned a large-scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe's sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum's Atrium, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson.

All ages

Where:

Fort Worth - Amon Carter Museum

When:

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, 8/16/16-9/2/18

Info:

817-989-5031, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost:

Free


Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden
Over the decade, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. This exhibition celebrates the completion of that project. At a time when some ecologists are suggesting that we are losing more than ten animal and plant species each day, the display provides eloquent confirmation of the close relationship between botany and biophilia.

Ages 6+

Where:

Fort Worth - Amon Carter Museum

When:

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, 10/1/16-10/8/17

Info:

817-989-5031, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost:

Free


Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony
Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. In the Nasher’s indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue.

Ages 6+

Where:

Dallas - Nasher Sculpture Center

When:

Tue-Sun 11am-5pm; 9/16/17-1/7/18

Info:

214-242-5100, http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Cost:

Adult: $10; Seniors 65 and Military with ID: $7; Student with ID: $5; Children under 12: Free


Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints
Regal courtiers, lively townspeople, tragic heroines, and virtuous deities, are presented in exquisite form in this exhibition featuring figures in Japanese art. Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints displays art from the Edo period (1603–1868), when a wide range of painting styles and significant developments in woodblock printmaking made visual art accessible to many in Japan. Figures in hanging scrolls and screens helped adorn residences, especially in the larger metropolitan areas such as in Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo (current-day Tokyo), during a time when interior decorations were still sparse. While religious scrolls with important Buddhist figures for worship such as Amida Buddha and other bodhisattva, hung in temple halls, depictions of people engaged in daily activities, and other popular subjects were enjoyed in the homes of wealthier townsmen. Historical figures were often heralded as upholding the ideals of the past and even ghosts – or figures who met unfortunate or untimely deaths – came to be depicted in painted form.

Ages 6+

Where:

Dallas - The Crow Collection

When:

Tue-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm, through 1/7/18

Info:

http://crowcollection.org

Cost:

Free


Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich
Solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. This exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, Rang Phnom Flower (2015), his most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Twenty-five feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo.

Ages 6+

Where:

Dallas - The Crow Collection

When:

Tue-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm, through 1/7/18

Info:

http://crowcollection.org

Cost:

Free




Fairs & Festivals

Fairs &
Festivals

State Fair of Texas
Big Tex, a backyard circus, pig races, starlight parades, pee wee stampede, carousel and other carnival games and rides and lots more will be available at the fair. The Starlight Parade happens each night at 7:15pm.

All ages

Where:

Dallas - Fair Park

When:

9/29-10/22; 10am-10pm Fri-Sat & 10am-9pm Sun-Thurs

Info:

214-421-8729, http://www.bigtex.com/

Cost:

General admission/$18, kids under 48" tall/$14, seniors 60 and over/$14 and free on Thurs, children 2 and under/free. Parking/$15




Farms & Gardens

Farms &
Gardens

Autumn at the Arboretum
More than 90,000 pumpkins will make their way to the Arboretum for what Fodor's Travel calls one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals." This year's Autumn at the Arboretum fall festival will highlight the "Wizard of Oz."

All ages

Where:

Dallas - The Dallas Arboretum

When:

9am-5pm daily September 23-November 22

Info:

214-515-6500, http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

Cost:

Adults/$15, seniors 65+/$12, children (3-12)/$10 (2 and under/free); on-site parking/$15. Discounted parking may be purchased through the Arboretum's website for $8.




Cowboys & Rodeos

Rodeos
& Cowboys

Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Stockyards Championship Rodeo almost every Friday and Saturday night at the historic Cowtown Coliseum provides family fun with traditional rodeo events.
All ages
Where: Fort Worth - Cowtown Coliseum
When: Fri & Sat 8pm
Info: 817-654-1148, http://stockyardsrodeo.com/
Cost: Adults/$15, children (3-12)/$10, seniors (60+)/$12.50.  VIP and reserved box seating also available.



Shows

Shows

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat.

Ages 4+

Where:

Fort Worth - Casa Mañana Theater

When:

9/29-10/15; Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 5pm, Sun 2pm

Info:

817-332-2272, http://www.casamanana.org/

Cost:

$17-$27, plus fees




     

 

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