Dec 292011
 

For the second year, the Museum will be open the entire holiday weekend – including New Year’s Day – with special extended hours on Friday and Sunday.  Highlights include a live shark feeding Friday (Dec. 30) at 11 a.m., a new children’s area within the 12,000-square-foot Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibition, Planet Shark family tours, daily live shows through Saturday (Dec. 31), and daily Planetarium shows and IMAX® films including Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure which returns Monday (Jan. 2). Also, The Trinity features winning photographs from the 2009 and 2010 Trinity River Corridor Project contests, plus a rotating selection of 2011 winning photographs.

Please note special holiday hours:

Friday (December 30): 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday (December 31): 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday (January 1): Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday (January 2): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit http://www.natureandscience.org/ for more info.

Dec 242011
 

Radio Disney Noon Years Eve - Main Event

Radio Disney AM 620 Dallas invites kids and families to ring in the New Year at Main Event (4801 Citylake Boulevard East, Fort Worth, Texas, 76132) on December 31 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.).

One of 19 events hosted by local Radio Disney stations across the country, this family-friendly celebration gives kids the opportunity to have all the fun of New Year’s Eve before their bedtime featuring songs from Radio Disney’s “Top 50 Countdown of 2011,” interactive entertainment and prizes.  Many of the events will also feature special balloondrops and a countdown just for kids and families.

Radio Disney’s “Top 50 of 2011″ will air Saturday, December 31 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) featuring the most requested songs of 2011, with re-airings throughout New Year’s Day. Hosted by Radio Disney on-air personalities Ernie D, Jake, Hallie, Candice, and Blake, the five-hour broadcast counting down the year will also feature interviews with listeners favorite artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Cody Simpson and Willow Smith.

For more information please go to www.radiodisney.com/dallas

Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network’s current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez & The Scene, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Willow Smith, Cody Simpson, Katy Perry, Taio Cruz and Allstar Weekend. The network is available on 34 terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius and XM satellite radio on channel 79, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones and on the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps.

Dec 202011
 

I had a chance to talk to Fanny Kerwich, the found and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus recently. She was really awesome–such a lively and positive person! We talked about her history in the circus and how she founded Lone Star Circus and the Lone Star Circus School, both non-profit organizations. We also talked about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show Cirque Banquiste which will be playing at the Rosewood Center for Arts from December 29th through January 1st. The show features international circus super stars that come to Dallas during the holidays just to perform in this show. My family can’t wait to see it!  Ticket prices for Cirque Banquiste range from $20 – $45 and you can get a 10% discount at www.lonestarcircus.org by using the discount code LSC!

I was really impressed to hear that Fanny started training on the trapeze at age 4 and then started performing professionally in her family’s circus when she was just 6 years old!

She ended up starting Lone Star Circus because she met her then future husband when she was touring with a show in Dallas. Really neat love story!

If you’d like to read my post about my interview with Fanny Kerwich, click here to see the post on my North Texas Kids blog.

Enjoy!

P.S. Don’t forget that I’m giving away 4 tickets to the opening night for Lone Star Circus and the contest ends Thursday, Dec 22nd. There are two easy ways to enter. Click here to find out how.

Dec 162011
 

“Mom!  Phineas and Ferb are going on a LIVE tour!!!”  School‘s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet – Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!  Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure!

Audiences will be whisked on a wild ride as Phineas and Ferb build their way to another over the top, extraordinary adventure. And, before anyone can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans.  Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks.  It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all!

For more information, visit www.PhineasAndFerbLive.com or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Where:
Special Events Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
Garland,TX75040

When:
Two performances only: Sunday,  January 1, 2012 - 2pm and 5pm

Ticket Information:
Tickets are available at www.extremetix.com. Prices are $50, $35 and $25.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 888-695-0888.

 

TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to the 2pm showing of Phineas and Ferb on New Year’s Day! Want to go? Two easy ways to enter:

  1. Like TheMomsJournal Facebook page and leave a comment there about why you’d like to see the show.
  2. Tweet about this contest. Be sure to add @twinsmom03 to your tweet and a link to this contest: http://wp.me/p1FVGW-1ip
  3. When you’re done, send me an email.
  4. Contest ends Thursday, December 22nd. Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!

 

Dec 122011
 

So excited about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show, Cirque Banquiste! My family got to see a preview of Cirque Banquiste at the North Texas Kids Family Expo back in November and the cast was so  exciting to watch! The show will open on Thursday, December 29th at The Rosewood Center for Family Arts and play for six performances through January 1st. What a cool way to spend a family friendly New Year’s Eve!

I love The Rosewood Center. That’s where Dallas Children’s Theater is based and it’s such a nice, intimate venue which means you get to see everything up close! We recently went to see Madeline’s Christmas and The Nutcracker there and had so much fun. By the way, be sure to check out my review of Madeline’s Christmas at my blog on NorthTexasKids.com.

My kids can’t wait to see Cirque Banquiste. They were really impressed with the acrobatic moves, balancing acts and the hoola hooping (with up to 10 hoops!) that we saw in the short preview at the Expo. If that little bit was so good, imagine how great the full performance will be.

The show features acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, from all over the world who will perform together to create a sensational circus extravaganza! Can’t wait to see all the fancy costumes they’ll be wearing. A couple of Dallas acts, Slappy and Monday from Slappy’s Playhouse, are also in the show.

Remember, there are only going to be six performances from December 29th to January 1st so get your tickets ASAP! Tickets for Lone Star Circus range from $20-$45 and you can get 10% off right now by entering code LSC at http://lonestarcircus.org/.

 

TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to the opening night performance of Cirque Banquiste on Thursday, December 29th at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter this contest:

 

  1. Like TheMomsJournal Facebook page and leave a comment there about what you’d like to be if you could be if you could join the circus or why you’d like to see Lone Star Circus.
  2. When you’re done, send me an email.
  3. Contest ends this Thursday, December 22nd. Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!

 

 

Dec 062011
 

Madeline’s Christmas is a Must See Magical Adventure!

Madeline's Christmas - Dallas Children's Theater

If you haven’t seen Madeline’s Christmas at Dallas Children’s Theater yet, you should go! I wrote a full review about it on my North Texas Kids blog. My hubby and I took the kids to see it on the show’s opening night. It was absolutely wonderful! Probably the best of DCT’s shows we’ve seen yet, particularly because of the special effects which are very nicely done!

Upcoming performances dates and times for Madeline’s Christmas are:

Saturday, 12/10 –  1:30pm & 4:30pm
Sunday, 12/11 –  1:30pm & 4:30pm

Saturday, 12/17 - 1:30pm & 4:30pm
Sunday, 12/18 – 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Tuesday, 12/20 – 10am & 1:30pm
Wednesday, 12/21 – 10am & 1:30pm
Thursday, 12/22 – 10am & 1:30pm

Madeline’s Christmas is playing through December 22nd at Dallas Children’s Theater and you can purchase tickets online.