Jun 212012

SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine First Anniversary Celebration

SEA LIFE Aquarium in Grapevine is celebrating their first anniversary on Thursday, July 12 and the first 50 kids (ages 3-12) get in for $1! Festivities on the day include arts and crafts for kids, visits with Sharky the SEA LIFE Aquarium mascot, and at 1 p.m. guests can enjoy cupcakes in the play area located on the 2nd floor (while supplies last).

During July, any one who joins as a new annual pass holder will receive a discounted rate of $45 and any annual pass holder renewals will receive a special $40 price.

Event info:

Thursday, July 12
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Cupcake Party at 1 p.m.

For more info: visit their website www.sealifeus.com/grapevine or call Phone: 469-444-3050. You can also connect with them on Facebook, follow their tweets on Twitter or check out their videos on You Tube.

Jun 152012

Summer Block Party - Dallas Arts District

Celebrate summer in The Dallas Arts District with their annual Summer Block Party

This event brings together Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art (1/2 Price), ‘til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center (FREE),  and Crow Collection After Dark (FREE) on the third Friday of the month. The party will spill out onto the streets with tasty treats and tons of fun along Flora & Harwood streets. Each of the three museums has several activities planned for the whole family. Here’s a full schedule of events that you can download. You can also download the event program.

A few of the highlights

Progressive Museum Tours at 7p & 9p
Food trucks from 6p-12a

6p – 8:30PM, MasterPEACE, Ross Avenue Plaza, DMA
Come and make art from things we’ve found on the street! Make street art with artists from the MasterPEACE program of the organization 29 Pieces and with artists from The Stewpot.

7 – 10PM, Henna Art , Garden Gallery, Crow Collection
Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration and is typically applied during special occasions.  Join in our Summer Block Party celebration with a henna design from mehndi artists.

7PM, Preview of Verdi’s Aida, Horchow Auditorium, DMA
Join Dr. Stephen Dubberly for a lively lecture on the history of Verdi’s beloved, tragic opera Aida followed by musical selections from the opera performed by The Dallas Opera featured artists.

7PM, People on Vacation, Nasher Sculpture Garden
The endeavor of Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) and Ryan Hamilton (Smile Smile), the band brings together the worlds of pop/punk and indie/folk music.

10PM, Madison King, DMA Ceremonial Entrance
Enjoy a performance that blends blues, rock, and pop music with Dallas singer-songwriter Madison King. King was nominated by the Dallas Observer for two Music Awards in 2011, Best Solo Act and Best Female Vocalist.


Feb 192012

Dallas Blooms at Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms Festival at Dallas Arboretum from March 3rd through April 8

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s nationally acclaimed floral festival Dallas Blooms, presented by Capital One Bank. The festival begins March 3 and continues through April 8. Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. During the festival, over 100 Cherry Blossom trees bloom for a ten day period. Then the finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 6,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.

As part of Dallas Blooms – ‘It’s a Work of Art’, the Dallas Arboretum also launches its Small Houses of Great Artists exhibit built and designed by Bob Hoebeke of Hoebeke Builders, Mona  Crider of LaFoofaraw, and 4 other Dallas-area architects. The exhibit will open to the public during Dallas Blooms and will run through December 31, 2012.

Capital One Bank’s “Buy One Get One Free Tuesdays” will offer discount coupons available at any Capital One Bank location. Additionally, AT&T Senior Citizen Thursdays will offer admission tickets for $11.00 and a 20% discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store to those 65 and over. $1 off admission tickets  are available at all Tom Thumb stores.

Mar 242011

Hey Moms and Dads, here’s a preview of a few family friendly events and activities happening around town this weekend that I hope you’ll find helpful. Check back for updates!

Friday, 3/25

A “Sense” sational Farm Adventure – Heritage Farmstead Museum – Plano

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine – Frisco

Spring Fling Luau – Dr. Pepper Star Center – Euless

Saturday, 3/26

Dallas Kids Expo – Dallas

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids – Various Locations

Spring Fling Luau – Dr. Pepper Star Center – Plano

All Weekend

A Day Out With Thomas – Grapevine

Animation – Sci Tech Discovery Center – Frisco

Express Cheer – Open Gym – Frisco

Fairy Tales Castle Exhibit – Dallas Arboretum

Frog Prince – Dallas Children’s Theater

IMAX Theater at Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas

IMAX Theater at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – Fort Worth

Kelly Miller Circus – Frisco

Sharkarosa Wild Life Ranch – Pilot Point

Slappy’s The Little Mermaid – Dallas

Tuck Everlasting at Dallas Children’s Theater – Dallas