Sep 192012

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Enjoy all your favorite Greek foods, discover new ones, and lose yourself to the sights, sounds and traditions of Greece at the 56th annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas, a fun, 3-day outdoor event for the whole family.

Event Dates & Times are:

Friday, September 28 — 4 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, September 29 — 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday, September 30 — 11 AM to 4 PM

Besides the mouth-watering medley of traditional entrees and sides you can purchase at the festival, you can enjoy a live band, traditional Greek folk dancing, and spirited taverna-style music and dance (and plate smashing!). Center stage will feature the Festival Dancers who will bring dance traditions from throughout Greece to life.

On Friday night from 5 – 7pm, learn a few dance steps from the Festival Dancers and try your hand at the OPA! Hour dance contest. OPA! Hour also features giveaways, special guests, and a chance to win a trip for two to Greece!

If dancing isn’t your thing, you can take one of the cooking demos offered each night, browse through the Agora marketplace featuring creations of Greek and Greek-American artists and artisans, or stop by one of the other Festival attractions. 

The Greek Food Festival of Dallas also has a Children’s Area where kids can enjoy sand art & crafts, caricature artists, face painting, and more.

Admission to the Festival is $6 for adults. Children 12 and under are FREE, but you need to print out a voucher for them to get in. Get Tickets.

For more information, visit the Greek Food Festival of Dallas’ website: or connect with them on Facebook.


Sep 172012

Pinkalicious the Musical - Dallas Children's Theater

Pink-A-Boo!  It’s the most pinkatastic show to hit Dallas / Ft Worth!

Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) kicks off its 29th season in the pink with Pinkalicious the Musical, September 21 – October 21, 2012.

Pinkalicious the Musical is the sparkling stage adaptation of the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious, and a celebration of family and love.  Pinkalicious is a little girl who loves the color pink.  After overindulging in pink cupcakes one evening, she turns pink overnight.  When she wakes up the next morning, she is thrilled!  Her parents take her to the doctor and she is diagnosed with pinkititis – only the second case in history.  On the way home, they stop at the playground but her best friend Alison doesn’t recognize her and she is attacked by birds, butterflies and bees who mistake her for a pink flower.  At home her parents try to encourage her to eat more greens, but she sneaks another cupcake while no one is looking.  The next morning she wakes up red and develops pink eye pinkititis whereby she can only see the color pink.  Is she brave enough to do something to fix this predicament?

The Pinkerton family seems to have other secrets too – someone knows something about the first case of pinkititis….  And what is brother Peter afraid to admit?  In the end they all learn that you can have too much of a good thing, but when it comes to FAMILY there’s no such thing as too much LOVE!

Opening Night Pink-Out Party

Attend the show on Friday, September 21 for extra fun one hour prior to the show and at intermission.  Wear pink or your favorite color, eat yummy cupcakes donated by Sprinkles Cupcakes and enjoy coloring, compliments of Michaels Stores.  Get your own photo op with our version of Pinkalicious and even Flat Stanley!  Walk the pink carpet and learn some healthy lifestyles tips from our friends at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and their mascot, Blue Bear.  Cupcake face-painting and a host of other activities.  Check out DCT’s costume design contest entries and meet the winners!  Great giveaways too, including one free show poster per family.  Totally Pinkatastic!

Pay What You Can Preview Night

Attend the final dress rehearsal on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 pm and pay-what-you-can!  A suggested donation is $10 per person.

To purchase tickets, call the DCT box office at 214-740-0051 or visit their website at You can also connect with DCT on Facebook and follow DCT’s tweets on Twitter.

Pinkalicious the Musical - Dallas Children's Theater

The Moms Journal is giving away 4 tickets to see Pinkalicious the Musical at Dallas Children’s Theater on opening night! Visit The Moms Journal Facebook page to enter the contest!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 19th and winner must respond by Thursday, September 20th.