D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/24-7/27)

It’s going to be another hot weekend in D-FW! While there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of summertime, allow us to suggest a few that you should do while you can!


Matthew Sontheimer: The Talley Dunn Gallery is featuring works by Sontheimer, which include collages of text, drawing, sketches, and photographs. They will be on display until August 27.


National Tequila Day: Today’s the day, everyone. Get your limes and salt ready because restaurants all over DFW are offering specials. Blue Mesa GrillEl Fenix, On The Border, Cantina Loredo, Urban Taco, and Wild Salsa are all getting in on the fun.


Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe: The famous bunny installation on the road to Marfa has been relocated to the Dallas Contemporary along with an indoor exhibit of Phillips’ pop culture inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed media work. This will all be on display through August 10.


Milk & Honey Girl’s Night Out: This beloved Dallas boutique is throwing a ladies night Thursday, July 24 with champagne, tutorials, and a 20% off discount.


CultureMap Summer Social: Celebrate the weekend a night early with the brains behind CultureMap Dallas. Thursday, head to Winston’s Supperclub in Uptown for tequila tastings, good from Urban Taco, live music by DJ Adam Cleland and more. Take an Uber there and get 20% off your ride using a special promo code.


Decks in the Park: Every fourth Thursday of the month head to Klyde Warren Park for live music, food trucks, and dancing. This week you’ll hear Red Eye, Rob Vaughan, DJ Love, EZ Eddie D, and Zach Witness.


Rangers vs. Oakland A’s: Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, our Rangers will take on the Athletics at Globe Life Park.


Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launch Party: Celebrate the launch of this local brewery’s newest beer, Weizenbock, at The Rustic on Friday with musical guest Shane Smith & The Saints.


Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.


Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, this tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. Catch the show Friday and Saturday at American Airlines Center.


The Best Movie Fest Ever: The Cinemark in West Plano presents three classic films on Saturday, July 26. “Hello Dolly!” plays at 11:15am, “Moulin Rouge” at 2:20pm, and “Oklahoma!” at 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch three great films for one great price.


Cooking Classes at the Dallas Farmer’s Market: The third installation of Saturday chef demonstrations is hosted by Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolf Gang Puck (the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower). This week’s theme is Korean Style Summer Grilling.


National Dance Day: Get your boogie on in celebration of National Dance Day at Klyde Warren Park. The fun begins Saturday with African Dance at 1:30pm.


Alpha Rev: Saturday night, this Austin-based band will play at the Granada Theater following the Rocketboys, Dovetail, and Levi Weaver. If you’re a fan of Coldplay and/or Imagine Dragons you should check out the show. Doors open at 7pm.


Austin Mahone: Named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, this 18-year-old San Antonio native is climbing his way up the music charts. Austin Mahone has opened for Taylor Swift in the past and now he’ll headline a concert on Sunday, July 27, that will also include The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes.


WWE Live: WWE returns to Dallas with a special Sunday afternoon matinee at American Airlines Center.


Find Your Excuse: If you’re just looking to get out and try a Dallas favorite, check out this list of great places and reasons to celebrate in Dallas.


Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook

D-FW Weekend Round Up

Your D-FW Weekend Round Up

There’s never seems to be a shortage of new and fun things to do in D-FW, and, of course, this coming weekend is no different. There’s something great for everyone to do this during this weekend filled with arts festivals, live music, food, and sports.


State Thomas Restaurant Week: Tonight, April 10, is the second-to-last night to take advantage of State Thomas Restaurant Week, which benefits Griggs Park. Tonight’s restaurant is Nodding Donkey, and Friday night’s will be Mason Bar.


Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival: If you missed last weekend’s arts festival in Deep Ellum, you can still check out some of the best art and music the area has to offer this weekend. Beginning tonight, April 10, and going until Sunday, April 13, this free arts festival features 213 artists lining Main St. and three performance stages.


Patio Sessions: Every Thursday, including tonight, April 10, spend your evening the the Dallas Arts District listening to live music from 5:30-7:30 p.m. brought to you by the AT&T Performing Arts Center.


Stomp: Utilizing trash cans, brooms, hubcaps and other non-traditional instruments, this show has been entertaining audiences for nearly 25 years. Check it out at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth from tonight, April 10, to Sunday, April 13.


Ben Folds: As part of his solo tour, titled the Ben Folds Orchestra Experience, Folds is teaming up with orchestras across the country to give audiences a unique experience in every city. He’ll play with the Dallas POPS at Annette Strauss Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center tonight, April 10.


2014 Dallas Art Fair: If you can’t make it to Fort Worth, or you feel like doubling-up on arts festivals this weekend, you can start with the preview gala tonight, April 10, and then enjoy 90 art dealers and galleries from Friday, April 11, to Sunday April 13. The fair will take place at Fashion Industry Gallery.


Texas Rangers Games: Enjoy the great weather forecasted for this weekend and cheer on our team! Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, the Rangers will take on the Houston Astros. Friday and Saturday’s games are both at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday’s will start at 2:05 p.m.


Dallas Stars: Take advantage of these games while you still can. Friday, April 11, the Stars play the St. Louis Blues for their last home game of the season at American Airlines Center.


2014 Dallas International Film Festival: Going on now until Sunday, April 13, check out some amazing films from around the world.


Jeff Bridges & The Abiders: Actor-turned-musician Jeff Bridges and his band will play at the Granada Theater Sunday, April 13.


Dallas Blooms: Take advantage of the lovely weather this weekend and stop by Dallas Blooms. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day and you can grab some food and drink at one of the many great local White Rock spots nearby.


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Happy Opening Day, Rangers Fans

Happy Opening Day, Rangers Fans

Baseball season is officially back in Texas! Today the Rangers take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 2:05 p.m. in Globe Life Park and kick off their 2014 season. The return of baseball is the ultimate sign that spring is back in full swing, and we couldn’t be more excited for the future weekends spent cheering on our team!


There have been some big developments for the ballpark leading up to the new season. It was officially named Globe Life Park in Arlington after a few years with no official name and there have been some noteworthy new additions to the food and drink menus for fans.


If you can’t make the three opening games this week, the Rangers will be back at home playing the Houston Astros weekend of April 11-13. For the full schedule, click here.


Go Rangers!

Rangers Ballpark gets a name change

Rangers Ballpark gets a name change

Rangers Stadium, The Ballpark, Rangers Ballpark…whatever you call it, today it got a name change. We were all anticipating the 11 a.m. announcement from Globe Life, an insurance company out of McKinney, TX, which just took over the naming rights for the home of the Texas Rangers.


Previously, the ballpark has been without a naming rights partner, after Ameriquest Financial backed out of its 20-year commitment to call the field Ameriquest Field, a name that only lasted for three years. During its first 10 years, the stadium was simply called The Ballpark in Arlington, and after the deal broke with Ameriquest the name became Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.


After today, though, the Texas Rangers will have an officially-named home at Globe Life Park in Arlington!

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Return of the Texas Rangers

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With just three weeks until the full Texas Ranger squad returns, it’s time to get back into that baseball mindset! This Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to celebrate Texas Rangers Fan Fest 2014.


It’s bound to be a pretty ideal day for a true Rangers fan, with autograph signings, Q&A sessions, base running, tours of the clubhouse and dugout, and more! There will be autograph sessions throughout the day with alumni and current players.


If you were one of the lucky ones, you bought one of the now-sold-out tickets for the Texas Rangers Awards dinner on Friday. But, if not, tickets for Fan Fest on Saturday are still up for grabs at $10 for adults, $8 for Season Ticket Holders, and $5 for kids under 13.  Go Rangers!