DFW Weekend Round Up (7/16-7/19)


 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up

Plenty of fun activities to get into this weekend! View late-night museum exhibits, sneak a peek of some Friday fireworks or indulge in Sunday Funday on the Trinity. Get the details for those events and more below.

 

Thursday, July 16

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Friday, July 17

’til Midnight at the Nasher: The Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission to its monthly event, ’til Midnight, which features live outdoor concerts, social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and access to the the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers special reserve-ahead picnic dining for two and grab & go food items the night of the event. 6 p.m. – midnight.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks. This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 18

Kimbell Fest: Scotland: The second annual Kimbell Festival will highlight Scottish heritage, inspired by the museum’s summer exhibition — Botticelli to Brasque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission, innovative art activities, face painting, films, cultural performances and demonstrations, and exciting live music by breakout Texas musicians on the Museum’s celebrated lawn. 2-10 p.m. For a detailed list of activities and times, click here.

 

Concerts by the Creek: Travel over to Allen and visit Waters Creek for its live music series. This Saturday, spread a blanket on the Green or dine alfresco while enjoying the tunes of Infinite Journey — Texas’s premiere Journey tribute band. FREE. 7-10 p.m.

 

Texas Heritage Festival: Mosey on over to the Heard Museum and celebrate all that makes the Lone Star State so spectacular. The annual festival will feature Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations and interactive children’s activities. Guests will also have the opportunity to feast on some authentic Texas grub. $9/adults; $6/child. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 19

Sunday Funday: The new laid back and family-friendly summer series will take place on the banks of, and in, the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature tubing, craft beer from Panther Island Brewing, paddle sports, Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, disc golf and more. FREE admission. $5 tube rentals. 12-6 p.m.

 

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Panther Island Pavilion.

DFW Weekend Round Up (7/9-7/12)


DFW Weekend Round Up

 

Plenty of fun activities to get into this weekend! Party with the Dallas Stars, take a peek at some luxury boats or slide down a 1,000-foot slide. Get the details for those events and more below.

 

Thursday, July 9

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Friday, July 10

Summer Boat Expo: It’s that time of year again! Dallas Market Hall will host the largest boating event in North Texas this weekend, featuring more than 450 boat and watercraft models. For tickets and details on exhibitors, click here. 3-9 p.m. $12/adults; $6/children.

 

Party in the Park: Visit Klyde Warren Park and party with the Dallas Stars! The beloved hockey team will host Party in the Park, featuring live music from Rise & Shine and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Food truck vendors will be on-site, along with Dallas Stars mascots, the Stars Street Squad and Stars personalities, which will have inflatables and interactive games for all ages. 6-9 p.m. FREE.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Travel over to Grapevine and watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it has the best view and features a DJ with plenty of music. 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 11

Parker County Peach Festival: Held in historic downtown Weatherford, the 31st Annual Peach Festival features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths. Also enjoy live music, children’s activities, the Peach Pedal Bike Ride and the 42″ Domino Tourney. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5/adults; FREE for children.

 

Urban Slide: Who doesn’t love a great Slip N’ Slide in the summer heat? Here’s your chance to slide down a 1,000-foot adventure! Taking place in West Dallas, the Urban Slide will run from 12-6:30 p.m., with the night session being from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Review the requirements here; register here.

 

Sunday, July 12

Düb Splash: Around 700 Volkswagens will be on display at Texas’ largest Volkswagen car show, which also features booths and vendors. Held at Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Lewisville, Düb Splash brings together Volkswagen enthusiasts for a summer car show, filled with customized rides, VW buses and more. 9 a.m. $2/person. Want to show off your VW, too? Register it here.

 

Photo courtesy of Klyde Warren Park.

DFW Weekend Round Up (6/4-6/7)


 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up
Music events are the highlights in this edition of the Weekend Round Up. Get the details on those events and more below.

 

Thursday, June 4

Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.

 

Twilight Tunes: Kick off the weekend early and visit downtown Denton to hear live music by local bands. This Thursday, hear the country tunes of The Bird Dogs.  The concert is held on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, so remember to bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE.

 

First Thursday Late Nights: On the first Thursday of the month, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosts Late Night, a themed-evening (related to science, of course) that extends past the museum’s normal business hours. This Thursday, discover Creepy Crawlers. Get the chance to explore what entomologists do and how bugs fit into our ecosystem, along with access to special programming. 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, June 5

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Saturday, June 6

21st Annual Dog Day Afternoon: Join Operation Kindness at Flag Pole Hill Park in Dallas this Saturday, and don’t forget the dogs! The afternoon will feature vendors, free microchipping, performances, demonstrations, and contests. Adoptable animals will also be on site. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. View the schedule of events here.

 

Architecture Walking Tour: The Dallas Arts District and Dallas Center for Architecture are hosting a 90-minute walking tour of Dallas’ urban arts district. Led by a trained tour guide, guests will examine Dallas buildings from the 1890s to the present day, including the detail, institutions and visionaries who played a roll in their creation. 10 a.m. Tickets start at $10. Register here.

 

Belmont Stakes Day: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes live. Witness American Pharaoh, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, go for a Triple Crown sweep. In addition, enjoy live music. Kids are free to enjoy the available bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo in the Family Fun Park. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

 

PantherFest: Happy birthday to Fort Worth! In celebration of its 166th birthday, the city’s Main Street will turn into a festival, featuring live music on two stages, food for purchase, craft beer, and a 2,000-foot water-slide event. Be sure to stick around for the evening fireworks. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. FREE admission. View the schedule of events here.

 

Sunday, June 7

Disney in Concert: Visit the Allen Event Center to watch projected video clips from some of the most beloved Disney films as the soundtrack comes to life right before your eyes. Four leading vocalists and a symphony orchestra will perform the Disney concert, featuring classic songs from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and more. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

 

Concerts in the Garden: Join the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for an evening of symphonic masterpieces. Sunday evening’s concerts presents Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to jaw-dropping fireworks. Guests have the option to pack their own picnic, purchase food from on-site concessions or pre-order appetizer trays. Bring a blanket, chairs and bug spray. Chair rentals also available for $2. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

 

 

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/29 – 5/31)


DFW Weekend Round Up
Music, festival celebrations and competitions are the highlights in this edition of the Weekend Round Up.

 

Friday, May 29

AT&T Byron Nelson: Now in its 33rd year, the annual golf tournament kicked off on Tuesday, but promises more fun this weekend. The Pavilion After Dark, presented by Michelob Ultra, provides live entertainment during the evening. Spectators with a Championship ticket enjoy all the fun for free! For more info, visit here.

 

Fan Expo Dallas: Visit the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas. Presented by Dallas Comic Con, the three-day event includes family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Dallas International Guitar Festival: Witness everything guitar this weekend! Held at Fair Park in Dallas, this festival will feature celebrities, guitar manufacturers, dealers, collector’s items, live music, and food. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Five Course Coffee Dinner: How about a private five-course dinner, where all the food is paired with coffee? Method Coffee and Spirited Cooking are joining forces to bring you the best food and coffee pairing Dallas has to offer. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Saturday, May 30

Rockwall Country Fair: Enjoy music, dancing, vendors, food, and games, all benefitting programs that help women and children. Consider it a family fun day — country style. Free entry and parking; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Dallas Ultimate Women’s Expo: Indulge in shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, cosmetics and travel at this year’s Women’s Expo, held at the Irving Convention Center. Keynote speakers include Melissa Gilbert, Nancy Grace, Nene Leakes and Tabatha Coffey. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Art Uncorked: The Arlington Museum of Art is hosting a painting party. Engage in some relaxing fun and create your own masterpiece, while sipping on a glass or two of wine. $35/person; 6-9 p.m.

 

Front Porch Showdown: Visit Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and watch several bluegrass bands compete for cash prizes. Kids will also be able to join in on the fun by creating musical instruments to play in their own jam session. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Sunday, May 31

Jazz Under the Stars: Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents an evening of jazz. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, food and drink (including beer and wine) and listen to the soulful tunes of Shoot Low Sheriff, Lady Diamond, Freddie Jones and the E-Flat Porch Band. For tickets and more info, visit here.

 

Feature image courtesy of AT&T Byron Nelson

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/21-5/24)


 

DFW Weekend Round Up (5/21-5/24)

From concerts to sand sculptures, see where to get your fill of fun this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Thursday, May 21:

Cool Thursday Spring Concert Series: Visit the Dallas Arboretum and listen to a performance by Dallas’ Eagles Tribute Band, Fast Lane. Don’t forget to bring blankets or chairs! 7:30 – 9:30 p.m; tickets from $17.

 

Thursday Twilight Tunes: Grab a meal from one of Denton’s many eateries and catch Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tribute Band performing at Dan’s Silverleaf, east of Denton Square, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Market After Dark: Visit Dallas Farmer’s Market this evening to hear live tunes, sample wine and beer, and purchase food from some of Dallas’ best food trucks. This free event begins at 6 p.m.

 

Frost Park Concert Series: If you’re attending this weekend’s Colonial, select stages will be hosting free concerts Thursday to Sunday. Be sure to pack your blankets and folding chairs for the outdoor seating. See the concert schedule here.

 

Friday, May 22:

Meadows Museum: To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Meadows Museum is offering free admission this Memorial Day weekend. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Friday Night Fireworks: Head over to Grapevine to watch the skies light up with colorful sparks.  This 12-minute show is accompanied by exciting music, which is available for download here. Try to set up shop on the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage — it will give you the best view.

 

Fantasy in Sand: You’re off to see the wizard in this attraction held at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas-sized sand sculptures will be on display, featuring characters from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children will also get a chance to create their own sculptures in the 2,000-sq-ft play area. Tickets begin at $16.

 

Saturday, May 23:

Thai Culture & Food Festival: Don’t miss out on two full days of Thai festivities! Held at the Buddhist Center of Dallas, the festival will feature foods from all four regions of Thailand, music, food, shopping, dances and more!

 

Urban Bazaar: Shop local this weekend! Community Beer Co. plays host to flea market Urban Bazaar, where you can find pet products, natural skincare, local art and handcrafted wares. Shopping begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m.; admission is free.

 

Summer in Wonderland: Rabbit Hole Brewing will be hosting a family-friendly brewing tour, featuring live music, crafts, hot dog carts and more. Festivities begin at 11 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 24:

SOLUNA: Salute to the Armed Forces: In honor of our fallen veterans, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a FREE concert at Klyde Warren Park. The program will feature patriotic favorites and a video collaboration, courtesy of artist Monte Laster and Booker T. Washington students.

 

If you’re looking for more food and drink centric events, click here.

 

Image courtesy of Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)


DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

From fashion to film, this weekend is all about the arts. See where to get your fill of local, national, and international creativity in DFW.

 

Thursday, April 9:

7th Annual Dallas Art Fair: This year’s fair, taking place in the Arts District through Sunday, will feature more than 90 national and international art dealers and galleries showcasing everything from works on paper to installations.

 

9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.

 

Main Street Arts Festival: The annual festival in downtown Fort Worth is taking place at Sundance Square through Sunday. Enjoy live music, art, culinary arts, and more.

 

Friday, April 10:

Eli Young Band: The country stars and Denton natives will be at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie to kick off the Lone Star Series.

 

Iolanta: The Dallas Opera performs Tchaikovsky’s fairytale romance at the Winspear through April 18.

 

Ranger’s Opening Series: The first series of the 2015 season goes through Sunday at Globe Life Park.

 

Saturday, April 11:

Atomic Music Festival: The first festival presented by the reopened Bomb Factory is an all-day event featuring Between Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Entheos and more.

 

Forty Five Ten’s 15th Anniversary: In celebration of 15 years, the store is holding a pop-up shop at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fifteen designers have created exclusive products in limited quantities that will be sold at the Art Ball. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.

 

13th Annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historic Home Tour: Tour four homes an support the preservation of history, architecture, aesthetics, and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.

 

Sunday, April 12:

Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes: Tour six unique homes via complimentary shuttles. You’ll also learn about the homes’ art collections, builders, architects, designers etc.

 

Images via Dallas Art Fair Facebook Page

Best of the Ebby Blog 2014


Best of the Ebby Blog 2014

2014 was a big year for the Ebby Blog- we had a major redesign and realized a newfound dedication to being a top resource for real estate, home decor, luxury properties, DFW news and so much more. A huge thank you to all of our loyal readers for making this the best and most highly-trafficked year in the history of the Ebby Blog!

 

Here are the ten most read stories on our site this year:

 

 1. Rosson Named to Southlake Chamber Board: Carolyn Rosson, sales manager of our Southlake Office, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce in June.

 

2. This Week in Food & Beverage News: It seems the week of September 9 was a big one for our foodie readers.

 

3. 101 Decorating Secrets: This collection of tips covered everything from painting and measurements to lighting choices and floor staining.

 

4. Jonas Brothers Home Hits Market: Luxury homes are always a hit with our readers, especially when they belong to celebrities.

 

5. What Buyers Want: New-Home Design Trends: Buyers in the market for a new home had a special list of desired home trends this year, some of which may surprise you.

 

6. 4 DIY Fire Pits for Spring NightsThe idea of a cool spring night outside by a warm fire is appealing to just about everyone. This article outlined 4 ways to build a fire pit of your own.

 

7. Fresh Listing Friday: Custom with Character: Our most popular Fresh Listing Friday this year was a custom home in Carrollton complete with an open floor plan, beautiful design, and an exquisite backyard.

 

8. Diana Ross Plays the Meyerson: We were proud to sponsor this event at the Meyerson in April showcasing “Female Entertainer of the Century,” Diana Ross.

 

9. Love Where You Live: Living Room: In celebration of Valentine’s, we featured 7 days of beautiful spaces that we fell for in homes around DFW. The last day, which featured a living room in Dallas, captured the hearts of readers as well.

 

10. Happy Birthday, Ebby: Our extraordinary leader turned 103 years old in March. We were touched by the number of comments and birthday wishes we received on this post.

DFW Weekend Round Up (12/4-12/7)


DFW Weekend Round Up (12/4-12/7)

It’s all about celebrating the holiday season this weekend in DFW. From your favorite holiday musicals to magical lights, you’ll be filled with joy and the holiday spirit just about anywhere you go.

 

Thursday, Dec. 4:

A Christmas Carol: Be enchanted by the Dallas Theater Center’s version of the Dickens classic story featuring the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, now through December 27 at Wyly Theater.

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical: Laugh along with this holiday classic presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, now through December 14 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Cowboys at Bears: In week 14, the ‘boys will play a Thursday night game away against the Chicago Bears at 7:25pm. We’re 8 and 4 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.

 

Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrate the holidays like never before with an exhibit featuring a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos each telling the story of one of the 12 days from the beloved Christmas carol. The exhibit runs through January 4.

 

The Trains at NorthPark: The holiday favorite is back for its 27th year and its 16th at NorthPark. This wonderful tradition features model trains and famous U.S. landmarks on more than 1,600 feet of tracks. You can get in on the fun of this display through January 4.

 

Usher: The Dallas-native and hip-hop/pop sensation will be at American Airlines Center with opener August Alsina.

 

Friday, Dec. 5:

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano: Enjoy an evening of shopping, food, music, carolers, the tree lighting and more.

 

DSO Christmas Pops: Over the next three weeks, join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a choir for a night of holiday songs. You can sing along to all of your favorites through December 21.

 

Mavs: The Mavs play the Phoenix Suns at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on. They also play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at 6:00 and the Milwakee Bucks on Sunday at 6:30.

 

Light Up Lakewood: Get in on some family-friendly fun at the shops at Lakewood where you can take pictures with Santa, have your face painted, enjoy a petting zoo, and hear performances by Woodrow Variations Choir and Restoration Blues.

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The musical rendition of this classic holiday film will be performed at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday and then move to the Majestic Theater for shows through next week.

 

The Nutcracker: This show is the ultimate in holiday traditions for adults and children alike. Texas Ballet Theater will present their rendition at the Winspear Opera House through Sunday and then at Bass Performance Hall through next week.

 

Saturday, Dec. 6:

Dallas Children’s Healthy Holiday Parade: We are proud to once again be a sponsor of the annual parade, which begins at 10 a.m., through the streets of downtown Dallas! This free, fun-filled parade offers a great time for all.

 

Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park: Get your free picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus enjoy holiday music, children’s activities, the tree lighting and more.

 

Highland Park Village Lights: Enjoy face painters, balloon artists, music, hot chocolate, and take part in a toy drive benefiting the S.M. Wright Foundation’s Christmas in the Park. All of the activities are free and, in case you were wondering, the lights at HP Village will be illuminated until February 14.

 

One Arts Holiday: Don your most festive holiday attire for this party featuring local fare from Proof + Pantry, Tei-An, and Jorge’s Tex Mex. The event is free, open to the public, and will feature live music.

 

Image via Dallas Arboretum

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story Gem


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We always tell you not to judge a book by its cover when it comes to houses because you never know what lies inside. Well, this week’s Fresh Listing Friday supports our advice and then some.

 

It may look like just another adorable, traditional, brick one story, but surprises await inside the new listing at 10164 Timber Trail Drive. With an open floor plan and chic decor, this Dallas home is filled with designer touches at an incredible price!

 

Here’s the basic information you need to know before we get to the beautiful photos:

-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,683 square feet, 2-car garage listed for $280,000

-Hardwood flooring throughout

-Flowing floor plan

-Filled with natural light

-Updated kitchen

-Large backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemFront exterior showing large windows, covered front door, and beautiful front yard

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemFormal living area with large windows. Open to dining area below

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemDining area with opening to the informal living room (far left) and a sitting area off of the kitchen

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemInformal living room (fourth wall not shown with current owner’s large entertainment unit and TV)

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemKitchen with stainless-steel appliances, intricate tile backsplash, ample cabinetry, and open to a sitting area that can also be used as an eat-in breakfast space

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemMaster bedroom with a sitting area

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemSecondary/guest bedroom

Fresh Listing Friday: One-Story GemLarge, fenced in backyard (2-car garage at the end of the driveway on the left of the photo)

 

To see all the wonderful properties that were new to the DFW housing market this week, click here.