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A seasonal modern Italian eatery featuring handcrafted pasta, house-cured meats, seafood, thin crust pizzas, Italian cocktails and wine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sassetta is one of a trio of restaurants lining a covered outdoor pavilion. (214) 307-5695 sassetta-dallas.com DallasDesignDistrict.com


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This American gastropub offers approachable lunch, dinner and brunch dishes with well-sourced ingredients along with craft cocktails and draught beer. A covered patio overlooks Daniel Arsham’s “Moving Figure” sculpture, or you can enjoy an indoor-outdoor experience when the guillotine-style wall of floor-to-ceiling windows are raised. (214) 307-5690 wheelhouse-dallas.com DallasDesignDistrict.com


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CONTENTS 42 DALLAS LUXURY

HOTEL EXPANSION

With so many luxury hotels going up, it seems like the construction crane is our new state bird. Take an insider’s look at the lastest building boom in Dallas. BY TYLER HICKS

48 WILLIE, WAYLON & BOB? It’d be hard to imagine Texas’ outlaw country music movement ever flourishing without Bob Livingston. He was there from the start, and isn’t done by a long shot. BY DAVE MUSCARI

52 SEDONA STYLE

60 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

From Oak Creek Canyon streams to striking sandstone formations, relaxing in luxurious fashion is all the rage in Arizona’s most picturesque place. BY DAVE MUSCARI

Looking for that perfect package? Naughty or nice, we’ve got sensational gift ideas for everyone on the list. BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

56 RACHEL DID DALLAS The Texas attorney says she found true love on TV’s The Bachelorette. So what happens now for the happy couple? BY MARY CATE STEVENSON

56 ABC/Craig Sjodin © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

ON THE COVER:

Dallas attorney and TV Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay celebrates her engagement in glamorous Texas holiday style. Photo Credit: ABC/ Craig Sjodin © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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CONTENTS 22 THE RUNDOWN From the twinkle of bright Dallas Zoo lights, to a majestic Rocky Mountain Glacier getaway, we’ve got sensational seasonal fun.

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66 THE SCENE There are Big D events to suit everyone’s style. Check out our expanded calendar for the best in sports, culture and entertainment.

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83 DINING Whether you want a quick bite or a savory sit-down experience, pour over our guide before heading out on your next culinary excursion.

87 SHOPPING From trendy boutiques and high-end malls to hip vintage stores and more, find out the smart spots to shop.

91 ATTRACTIONS If you’re looking for a memorable moment in Big D, we’ve got tips on what to do and where to go for a fun adventure.

96 OUR PARTING SHOT Hakuna Matata! Welcome the special cub, known to the world as “lucky one,” to her exciting new Texas home.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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he holiday season is special, no matter where or how you choose to celebrate. However, fall holidays in North Texas offer some of the country’s most unique festivals, events, and opportunities to toast the season. This is my favorite edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine every year—a grand opportunity to strut our seasonal stuff and assist readers in creatively planning their days and nights while visiting the area, discovering the fascinating people and places that make Big D one of America’s great destinations. From quaint carriage rides through the Park Cities and traditional tree lightings to sizzling parties that would rock any holiday house, we have it all—particularly when it comes to seasonal fun. For our cover story, a unique treat: We’ve featured local contestants from ABC’s milestone franchises The Bachelor and The Bachelorette before, but no one quite like the effervescent Rachel Lindsay. The 32-year-old Dallas attorney was recently engaged to Bryan Abasolo on the show. The pair was part of the most

diverse cast in the program’s history. In this issue, we take a peek at their new lives ahead. The Dallas luxury hotel scene is booming. Ranked in the top five U.S. cities for new hotel projects, Big D abounds in rooms with a view. We explore some of the latest entries, as well as some of our old favorites. Plus, if you’re up for some travel ideas, how about a couple of impressive spots to unplug, rejuvenate, and take in some of the most incredible sunsets on the planet? We shine a spotlight on picturesque Sedona, Arizona. Before current stars Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson, and Eric Church arrived on the outlaw music scene, there was Bob Livingston. Livingston, a founding father of America’s storied “progressive country” movement, worked side-byside with legendary artists including Jerry Jeff Walker (“Mr. Bojangles”) and Michael Martin Murphey (“Wildfire,” “Cosmic Cowboy”) to invent a genre that’s still going strong. These days, he’s an international music ambassador, and as you’ll see, his globetrotting story is as original as the songs he’s

delivered in Texas and around the world. We have some terrific news for out-of-towners planning their stay in Dallas: Our local events roadmap, known as The Scene, keeps on expanding with more and more ideas on where to go and what to see and do in DFW. We recently added even more up-to-date listings on everything from performances, concerts, and sports, to seasonal and traditional community activities to enjoy. It’s all designed to help plan your time in Dallas. No matter what you choose to see and do, we hope you love your stay in our hometown. Please enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, with our compliments. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.”

Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine


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The new Omni Frisco Hotel is more than just the Official Hotel of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s the new social hub for great food, fun and nightlife. Enjoy the posh boutiques, craft cocktails at Neighborhood Services and the sip-and-be-seen vibe of the Edge Pool deck with its amazing views and VIP cabanas. This is the place to be so book your stay now and enjoy a world-class experience right in your own backyard.

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THRIVING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME Entertained by animals and plants of the Maya culture Surrounded by marine life from around the world Immersed in a South American rainforest Unique venues for evening events Signature cafés

THE DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM 1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202 West End District 214-720-2224 www.dwazoo.com


EXPERIENCE HISTORY

AT THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Experience the story of America’s 43rd president, and relive important moments in American history at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Visitors can sit behind the Resolute Desk in a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, view a touching 9/11 tribute with real steel beams from the World Trade Center, and explore the interactive Decision Points Theater. Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

Enjoy shopping, dining, and the Native Texas Park during your visit! Memberships available.

DISCOVER MORE AT BUSHCENTER.ORG/LEARN-HISTORY For more information call 214.346.1650


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Here’s some of what we think makes this part of the world special—from Dallas Hotel Magazine.

DALLAS ZOO LIGHTS UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON This incandescent new event should top your holiday to-do list.

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his holiday season in Big D will be bigger and brighter than any other, courtesy of the Dallas Zoo. How much brighter, you ask? Picture this: A sprawling, glowing winter wonderland featuring nearly one million twinkling lights illuminating the night sky throughout the most magical time of the year. It’s all part of the scene at Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant, a dazzling new holiday celebration that’s sure to become a seasonal must for residents and visitors alike. The Dallas Zoo debuts its sparkling celebration in mid-No22

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vember. After the animals head in for the evening, guests are invited to stroll a path that covers 25 acres within the Zoo, enjoying an array of light-wrapped trees, overhead and hanging light displays, lighted 2-D decorations, and fantastic 3-D light sculptures. As you meander down the shimmering walkway, various lighted vignettes throughout the Zoo will transport you from an African watering hole to the North Pole to a holiday candy land. While experiencing the breathtaking lights, savor tasty winter treats including gourmet donuts, holiday cookies, melt-in-yourmouth s’mores, and velvety spiked hot chocolate for adult guests. Local choirs and dance groups will provide festive entertainment, and a specially-lit carousel and minitrain are sure to make Dallas Zoo Lights a hit for the entire family. “We are thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with Reliant

to bring a distinctive event like Dallas Zoo Lights to the community this holiday season,” said Gregg Hudson, Dallas Zoo president and CEO. “This is an opportunity for everyone to come experience the Zoo in a whole different light, and we’re so grateful that Reliant is joining forces with us to start this new holiday tradition. From the dazzling light displays to the nightly holiday entertainment, we’re excited to share our holiday spirit with guests from near and far.” This unique holiday event spans 33 nights between November 17 and January 2, and is free with regular Zoo admission and to Dallas Zoo members. Plan to arrive during the day to walk around and see the animals, then stay for the holiday celebration at night for no additional charge. Or simply make it an evening affair and visit for the holiday festivities, which are scheduled for 5-9 p.m. each evening of Dallas Zoo Lights.

“From the dazzling light displays to the nightly holiday entertainment, we’re excited to share our holiday spirit with guests from near & far.”

From its November 17 debut, Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will be open every Friday through Sunday night, as well as select weeknights. The event will be closed on December 24 and 25. Visit the Dallas Zoo Lights event calendar on DallasZoo.com for details on dates, entertainment for each night, and other activities. We’ll see you there.


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Discover a world of cuisines at Restaurants on Lamar located at Omni Dallas Hotel. With seven different restaurants, you can experience flavors like authentic Mexican cuisine, farm-to-table Texas bites, New York style pizza or classic Japanese dishes, all without leaving the block. Every restaurant is so close you can taste it.

TEXAS SPICE • THE OWNERS BOX • BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE BIERGARTEN • COAL VINES • BLACK SHIP LITTLE KATANA • CAFE HERRERA


Glacier

Colorado’s “next generation” of destination golf communities.

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he soaring san juan Mountains frame the serene environment surrounding Glacier, an exclusive mountain sanctuary just minutes north of Durango, Colo., where the grandeur of the past meets the lifestyle of the future. Combining nearly 1,000 acres of its own with the neighboring three million acres of national forest, Glacier’s private community creates some of the country’s premier residential landscape. Secluded among majestic views, lakes, and streams, the community delights in the protected “visiting” wildlife: elk, golden eagles, deer, bear, hawks, and more. Glacier is certified by the National Audubon Society and takes great pride in its ongoing en24

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vironmental stewardship initiatives. While Glacier golfers are heralding the unveiling of their new Mountain Course – designed by Colorado’s legendary golf champion Hale Irwin with golf course architect Todd Schoeder – the community offers an abundance of four-season amenities and activities, most designed with today’s active families in mind. Besides 36 holes of golf – there’s the Valley Course, too – outdoor experiences available to Glacier members and seasonal travelers include tennis, cross-country skiing, trail hiking, and mountain biking. Junior tennis and golf programs provide age-appropriate outlets, just part of the children’s programs that are conducted by trained professionals, ensuring quality instruction and safety. Winter brings an equally active sporting lifestyle. The Durango Mountain Resort, known to locals as “Purgatory,” is less than 10 miles to the north; it’s like having

private alpine terrain in your own backyard. Uncrowded lift lines and excellent snow conditions complement magical views that make it hard to head down the hill without stopping to take it all in. The ambience is casual at Glacier, where Western lifestyle sets the unpretentious tone for meeting friends, as well as making new ones. Homes range from 1,250 square feet to more than 6,500 square feet, with home sites of one-half acre to 2.5-acres. The next generation of real estate product is underway too. A variety of designs and finishes range from Traditional Rustic to Mountain Modern. Turn-key and serviced by White Glove Home Care, members are ensured quality time with family and friends while in residence, and peace of mind while away.

For more information: visit www.TheGlacierClub.com or call (970) 382-6712.


Dallas is 1,127 miles from the heart of Mexico City, but only minutes away from Gourmet Mexican cuisine. Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for the last 35 years, Javier’s is not your typical Tex-Mex Restaurant. You will not find tacos or enchiladas here, but you will find delicious dishes of tenderloin beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken and quail dishes seasoned with traditional spices of Mexico, and influenced by its Spanish heritage. Javier’s will change the way you think of Mexican food. We surround you with a classic colonial sophistication that you will not want to leave behind. And why should you? After dinner enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the famous cigar bar, and select from the large selection of premium cigars, ports, and handcrafted drinks in a sophisticated ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas.

4912 Cole Avenue Dallas, Texas 75205 214-521-4211

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THE BEST PLACES TO GET TOASTED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Raise a glass to the new year at one of these prime Dallas spots.

CIBODIVINO MARKETPLACE Courtesy CiboDivino Marketplace

Wine lovers wanting an Italian escape needn’t leave the city this season. Daniele Puleo, chef and owner of CiboDivino Marketplace, used his years of wine experience and connections to curate a selection of over 350 wines, all available at his authentic Italian market. Additionally, Puleo and his wife have developed their own label, PULEO wines, with three varietals – Chianti, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass (or two, or three) of PULEO wine with a bowl of seasonal pasta. Or, buy an expertly-selected bottle of wine to enjoy at home in front of the fireplace. Cin cin!

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Conveniently located between Dallas North Tollway and North Central Expressway, DISH’s Preston Hollow location provides a unique experience for one of Dallas’ most prominent neighborhoods. With a focus on fresh, simple comfort foods and a vibrant atmosphere, DISH provides a dining experience like no other and an ideal spot to raise a glass to friends and family this holiday season. 214.363.3474 | dish-dallas.com

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214.653.2426 | cibodivinomkt.com Kevin Marple, Courtesy of Dakota’s Steakhouse

Dakota’s Steakhouse was established in 1984 and has been a Dallas dining icon ever since, elevating expectations as an underground steakhouse. Make a toast to that special someone in the below-ground patio, which is considered one of the city’s most romantic dining spots. Dakota’s also offers the best cut and quality steaks, an extensive wine list updated every two weeks, and a “4 @ 4” happy hour special Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 214.740.4001 | dakotasrestaurant.com


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Situated in The Westin Galleria Dallas and next to Texas’ number one shopping destination, the Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen serves contemporary American dishes with a regional flair. The culinary and beverage program is influenced by The Westin’s “Be Well” movement, which allows guests to Eat Well, Play Well, and Feel Well, in whatever fashion suits their mood, day, or overall lifestyle. The restaurant also features Privé, a private dining room where guests may enjoy the same sophisticated, upscale atmosphere with added exclusivity. 972.450.2978 |thewestingalleriadallas.com/the-second-floor

HAPPIEST HOUR Happiest Hour is the go-to destination before and after a game or show at the American Airlines Center. Intricately designed by notable design group Coevál Studio, Happiest Hour is the perfect spot to see and be seen while toasting over a view of the gleaming Dallas skyline.

FIRESTONE & ROBERTSON DISTILLING CO. Sometimes the best place to get toasty, whether by the fireplace or with your favorite drink, is in the comfort of your own home. This season, reach for a bottle of TX Whiskey or TX Straight Bourbon from Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. Both products from the premier artisanal distillery can stand alone on the rocks or neat, or lend themselves to your favorite mixed drink.

Courtesy of Firestone & Robertson Distillery Co.

917.840.9140 | frdistilling.com

BLATT BEER & TABLE

972.528.0067 |happiesthourdallas.com

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Who says happy hour can’t exist on the weekend? At Blatt Beer & Table, located in Preston Hollow and offering curated pub food, happy hour is no longer restricted to a post-work weekday drink. Every Monday through Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.—and all-day Sunday from noon to 8:00 p.m.—Blatt offers extensive food and drink specials to its guests. For a twist on a classic, try Blatt’s Guinness Bloody Mary, made with house-made Bloody Mary juice, vodka, and Guinness, with olive, lime, and pickle garnishes. This rich and spicy cocktail is sure to have guests feeling nice and toasty! 469.372.2080 | blattbeer.com


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PIE TAP PIZZA WORKSHOP & BAR Pie Tap, located on Henderson Avenue and in the Design District, offers guests a place to get “toasty” on its cozy patio, complete with a fire pit. Additionally, weekly specials make raising a toast an easy and budget-friendly task. Throughout the week, Pie Tap offers a “Tappy Hour” with $2 off all wine and beer on tap, as well as wine and beer flights. On Mondays, Pie Tap offers half off 600- and 800-mL beakers of wine on tap. Those looking for something a little stronger should explore the cocktail menu created by notable barman Gabe Sanchez. Hen.: 972.432.7800 | DesDist: 469.677.0997 |pie-tap.com

MOXIE’S GRILL & BAR Joy Zhang

Every day feels like a holiday at the Dallas outpost of this Canadian concept. Moxie’s Grill & Bar delivers a unique experience through its blend of high-end design and uncompromising food quality served with a friendly, fun, and energetic approach to hospitality. Guests are encouraged to toast with a Moxie’s original such as the Avocado Gimlet and clear the way to boughs of holly. 469.687.0050 | moxies.com Courtesy of Moxie’s Grill & Bar


PAPPAS BRO’S STEAKHOUSE

As the weather begins to cool down and winter settles over Texas, Dallasites will be on the hunt for a warm and cozy place to gather during the holidays. With a carefully curated cellar boasting a selection of over 3,900 wines, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is the perfect spot in Dallas for guests to enjoy a glass of vino with friends and loved ones. 214.366.2000 | pappasbros.com Courtesy Pappas Bros Steakhouse

Photos: Kim Duffy

TEN50 BBQ Ten50 BBQ is known for its delectable barbecue and its Texas hospitality. During the cooler months, guests of Ten50 BBQ can enjoy some savory, Texas comfort food, along with craft, draft, and domestic beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails. So raise a glass (or a margarita from Ten50 BBQ’s cocktail menu) to another season of football and that blazing Texas heat finally coming to a close! 972.234.1050 | ten50bbq.com

Photos: Scott Mitchell

RJ MEXICAN CUISINE Guests of RJ Mexican Cuisine, an authentic Mexican concept that has been a staple of Downtown Dallas for over 14 years, can warm up this winter with a hearty bowl of queso and raise a toast with a classic RJ Rita – because let’s be honest, it’s never too cold for a marg. 214.744.1420 | rjmexicancuisine.com


DFW TOWN CARS DFW Town Cars has been serving the Metroplex for over 25 years, and our philosophy has always been the same; we don’t need to be the biggest, we just need to be the best.

When you travel with DFWTC, one of our professionally trained chauffeurs will arrive at your pick up destination on time and ready to assist you with anything you may require for your travels. Each of our vehicles is stocked daily with fresh bottled water and a morning newspaper. Upon your return, a driver will await you at your arrival area and take you directly to your destination, quickly and comfortably. DFW Town Cars prides itself on our “on-time” service. We constantly monitor the status of your arriving and departing flights allowing us to confirm your terminal, gate and flight information – always keeping you on schedule. Whether you’re traveling alone or require coordination for large groups, our extensive fleet of luxury vehicles allows us to provide professional top of the line transportation. Your time is very important and for your convenience, payment arrangements are handled at the time you make your reservation.

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DALLAS DINING REDEFINED

Come taste the new and unique flavors District 30 has to offer. a fresh spin on the culinary landscape is what you can expect here, combining a modern aesthetic, craft beers, specialty cocktails, and entrees unlike anything you have ever experienced. Located in the heart of Oak Lawn, District 30 is a phenomenal location showcasing the best Dallas has to offer. Our dining area, patios with fireside conversation pits, and open bar are perfect if you are looking for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just a place to enjoy drinks for the evening.

(469) 899-7757) 3211 OAKLAWN AVE #C DALLAS, TX 75219 DISTRICT30DALLAS.COM

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Forget Chinese, French or Italian. You’ve come all the way to Texas — home of the steer — and you want some meat. From mouthwatering rib-eyes to succulent strips, the best steaks in the country can be found right here. Because there’s nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best steakhouses in Dallas. At each one you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts of beef you will be raving about for days.

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This family-style restaurant serves up Brazilian flavor in an all-you-can-eat meal that includes meats prepared as they are in Brazil. The table side presentation includes samples of 11 varieties of meats, along with side dishes and salad, all for a fixed price.

This underground marvel has been a downtown dining tradition for locals since it opened 30 years ago. Its unique location creates an ambiance unlike any other, and its patio has long been considered one of the city’s most romantic spots. Its Midwestern grain-fed beef is aged a minimum of 28 days.

This neighborhood favorite, formerly Jaxx Cafe, offers casual fine dining at its best, with uncompromising service in a romantic 1930s, Boston-style setting. Enjoy Jaxx’s prime aged beef and come see why baseball’s famed legend Mickey Mantle was a regular patron for years.

518 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson 972.907.1862 blue-charcoal.com

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle of Texans who believe that fine dining includes premier cuisine, service and ambiance. With more than 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties and groups of up to 900, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

AL BIERNAT’S

600 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001 dakotasrestaurant.com

DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach to classic steakhouse recipes. With in-house dryaged meats and flavor-filled recipes prepared by a top culinary team, the Chop House consistently is ranked as one of the best steakhouses around.

Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to complement the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s.

1717 Main St., Dallas 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE

4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKS & SEAFOOD Designed to be dazzling but not pretentious, Arthur’s invites you to dine in a setting as comfortable as your own home. The menu features prime aged steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. Desserts are made in-house, and an extensive wine list is featured. Service always is attentive and professional. 15175 Quorum Drive, Addison 972.385.0800 arthursdallas.com

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KENNY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL This Addison hotspot is reminiscent of a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse—classy and relaxed with a warm atmosphere. The menu features wood-grilled seafood, prime-cut meats and American classics with a twist. Every meal begins with its famous popovers, which are warm, flaky and fresh from the oven with a crispy outside and soft center that’ll have you begging for more. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.392.9663 kennyswoodfiredgrill.com

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

3305 E. SH 114, Southlake 817.410.2221

One block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers edible works of art, including steaks dryaged onsite. With a superb wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot. UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients, including the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts ensures that every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is memorable. 5330 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

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Since 1954, this steakhouse has served the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern prime beef and fresh seafood, daily chef features and a spectacular collection of Old and New World wines. Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, superb service and consistent cuisine keeps it among the best steakhouses in the area.

4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446 DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.652.4800

Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semi-casual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world.

14925 Midway Road, Addison 972.458.7888

This restaurant planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. Today, it embodies the rich tradition of classic American steakhouses, with added enhancements of chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Road, Dallas 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse, but without the high prices. The menu includes many choices in USDA prime steaks, along with choice cuts familiar to regulars. Also making the transition to the new building are traditional home-cooked favorites, including the chicken-fried rib eyes and fried catfish for which Dunston’s is famous. 8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513 dunstonssteakhouse.com

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KNIFE The menu melds classic and modern steakhouse dishes with all-natural beef, pork, lamb and dry-aged prime cuts. Additional specialty cuts include chuck flap, outside skirt, tri tip, culet, beef cheeks, beef tongue, oxtail and rich, exotic Akaushi beef. Other meats include grass-fed bison and lamb, specialty breeds of pork, chicken and seasonal game birds; and house-made sausages, hotdogs and brats. The Highland Dallas 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a funfilled atmosphere in which specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood, chicken, vegetables and a fabulous flaming onion volcano. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150 kobesteaks.net


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At our original Dallas location, Co-Owner & General Manager, Jessica Smith will help ensure that you have a perfect dining experience.


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LAWRY’S In Texas, where beef is serious business, this restaurant has earned its reputation. Its famous roasted prime rib is carved tableside in a luxurious club-like setting. Expect to find the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that has made Lawry’s a Dallas favorite since 1982. 14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688 lawrysonline.com

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high-quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277 mortons.com

NICK & SAM’S Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the city’s finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops, which pair well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar. 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

OCEAN PRIME

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse puts immeasurable care into everything they do, all to provide their guests with a dining experience like no other. They buy the highest-quality ingredients, use a timeless recipe, and cook it flawlessly each and every time. Discover for yourself why Pappas Bros. is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country. 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas 214.366.2000 pappasbros.com

2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

THE PLACE AT PERRY’S This Dallasite-owned and operated restaurant just celebrated its first year at its new Cedar Springs location. With an upbeat, lively atmosphere, Dallas’ premier modern-day steakhouse experience is filled with ambient natural light and an urban feel, with artwork produced by Dallas artists and design houses. 2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.871.9991

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Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is one of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish, contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails or indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215 gaylordhotels.com

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SER STEAK+SPIRITS

This award-winning menu is offered in a comfortable, casual elegant setting. The restaurant serves hand-selected USDA-aged prime beef cuts that are brought in fresh daily. For a memorable dining experience, try one of its specialties such as Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, chateaubriand and flaming desserts. Here you will find a spectacular selection of world-class wines.

Steak or seafood? Here you can choose the best of both. Add in world-class wines, award winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and take-your-breath-away service. Ocean Prime’s passion is to provide an extraordinary supper-club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner.

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This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the country. Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. 17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE The story of this award-winning steakhouse began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass. They soon became known for creating the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by Landry’s, Inc. The menu features only prime cuts of meats, campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from

10250 Technology West, Dallas 214.353.8000

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Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE

Welcome to SER—an exciting breed of Dallas steakhouse. Poised atop the iconic Hilton Anatole and boasting unparalleled views of the Dallas skyline, SER offers a sophisticated urban dining experience unlike any other. You’ll be treated to bold, chef-driven cuisine featuring the finest steaks, chops and market-fresh seafood paired with handcrafted cocktails and expertly selected wines. Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

STEVE FIELD’S STEAK & LOBSTER LOUNGE

This Prime Brazilian Steakhouse serves meats that are charcoal grilled to perfection. Featuring a themed and fun ambiance, gaucho staff, and a salad bar, this establishment is an experience filled with powerful flavors.

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3130 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.526.4664

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Texas Land & Cattle’s menu is inspired by traditional favorites crafted with an unexpected Texas twist. They combine flavors from the four corners of Texas and are committed to sourcing local Texas ingredients whenever possible, like Hartley Ranch Genuine Black Angus Beef from Stephenville and crafted cocktails featuring local TX spirits.

This esteemed steakhouse offers prime, juicy cuts and succulent, fresh seafood in an elegant ambiance and chic lounge. Appropriately named one of the best steakhouses in Dallas, this chic steakhouse is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds. 5013 W. Park Boulevard, Plano 972.596.7100 stevefields.com

TEXAS LAND & CATTLE

Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” 702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com


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nce upon a time in Dallas, legendary developer and arts advocate Jeff West had an idea: Use the then-upcoming Omni hotel as a hub for local art. West tasked Dallas artist Jeremy McKane with placing six works in each room. But he didn’t stop there. McKane ultimately curated 7,000 pieces of art from over 145 Dallas painters, illustrators, and sculptors. Every guest at the Omni Dallas Hotel was to be surrounded by a celebration of the creativity that fuels the city. For his finishing touch, McKane enlisted a crack team of artists and city officials to track down a long-lost Dallas icon: The original red Pegasus that first illuminated the skyline in the 1930s. The winged horse took flight before the Omni, rising as a symbol of West’s vision and Dallas’ soaring creativity. Mr. West passed away in 2012, but a host of local architects, designers, and developers have taken up his torch—luxury hotels are on the rise throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and they’re more creative than ever. According to hotel industry research company STR, Dallas trails only New York and Los Angeles as the U.S. city with the most hotel openings set for 2017. Developments like the $3 billion Legacy West project in Plano, which counts Toyota and Boeing among its corporate residents, are driving the boom. Legacy West attracted a Marriott Renaissance, the first of 23 new Marriott hotels planned for DFW. Just a stone’s throw away, the state-of-the-art Dallas Cowboys facility in Frisco has given rise to seven new high-end hotels. As Dallas continues to grow as a business and travel destination, hotels are a hot com-

modity. The very best of these new developments are lifting their industry to stratospheric heights.

THE UP-AND-COMERS Take the upcoming Virgin Hotel in the heart of the Dallas Design District. Sir Richard Branson jetted into town last October to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony fit for royalty. Mayor Mike Rawlings joined Branson and reigning Miss Texas Caroline Carothers for the opulent event, which cemented the

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Design District as a burgeoning hub of businesses and pleasure, catering to locals and visitors alike. To emphasize that point, Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal assured the throngs of Dallas denizens that Virgin Hotels are all about community: “All of you will want to come, and everyone leaves feeling better.” With over 200 rooms and suites, sleek modern designs, a spa, and a rooftop bar, it’s easy to believe him. The Virgin Hotel—set to arrive in 2018 and helmed by local design and development firms—will fit into the Design District just fine. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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The Design District isn’t the only Dallas area set to embrace the luxurious. In Irving, the development of a thriving, multi-purpose entertainment center continues with the recent groundbreaking of the Westin Irving Convention Center Las Colinas hotel. The Westin, also aiming for a 2018 unveiling, is adjacent to the forthcoming Toyota Music Factory, a 17-acre 44

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plaza that will welcome its first guests with shows by Dave Chappelle and Harry Styles. Of course, it’s not all about pleasure— developments like the Westin Irving cater to both the business and the jet set. Lauro Ferroni, global head of research for the hotels and hospitality group at Chicago real estate firm JLL, recently told the New York Times that Texas is attracting businesses with “supertanker” hotels near convention centers. The Westin’s 15 floors and 350 rooms certainly put it in the “supertanker” class, but its proximity to first-rate entertainment means visitors will remember it more for its super-sized fun. Pair the Music Factory with over 20 restaurants, a trendy Alamo Drafthouse cinema, a comedy club, and a rolling schedule of festivals and fashion shows, and you have the makings of an ultimate getaway. A similar one-stop shop is in development downtown, where a landmark Dallas hotel is set to re-open with more five-star dining options than you can shake a spoon at. The Statler, last open over 16 years ago, is being renovated to offer an in-house luxury experience unlike any other. When it opened in 1959 as the Statler Hilton, the hotel was a go-to celebrity destination. The team behind The Statler is intent on recapturing that status, with a renovation that brings six unique dining options, 159 hotel rooms, and 219 luxury residences.

When they set out to return the hotel to its former glory, The Statler crew didn’t look far for help. Thanks to a partnership with Dallas-based Epic F&B and local chef Graham Dodds, all six restaurants and bars will be stocked with the finest food and drink the city has to offer. The luxurious lineup includes Bourbon & Banter, an underground cocktail lounge with a whiskey library, and Waterproof, a poolside lounge on the 19th floor that boasts live music, craft cocktails, and 360-degree views of the city. There’s also Fine China, a pan-Asian establishment featuring sake, Japanese whiskey, and high tea, and the unforgettable Grand Ballroom, a 12,000-square foot space that has played host to Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson. While crooners and cooks will be busy making The Statler an all-in-one luxury downtown destination, artisans of a different kind will make local luxury come to life with the aforementioned Renaissance and a brand new Omni in Frisco.

THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK “When it comes to the Renaissance, we prioritize three things: We want it to be intriguing, independent, and indigenous.” That’s Bob Bula, general manager of the


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th e cream OF THE CROP Dallas-Fort Worth is no stranger to luxury hotels - just take a look at some of the local hotels recently included in a “Best of ” rundown by U.S. News & World Report. FOUR SEASONS RESORT & CLUB AT LAS COLINAS The Four Seasons sits between Dallas and Fort Worth; its guests sit at the intersection of luxury and entertainment. Want to hit the links? Be their guest – there’s a country club right outside your door. Seeking family time? Three spectacular swimming pools have you covered. OMNI DALLAS HOTEL The Omni is connected via skybridge to the Convention Center, but its ties to the heart of Dallas run deeper. The best that the city has to offer – from culture and cuisine to art and shopping – are on display in and around this signature hotel. THE JOULE Breathtaking views of Main Street, antique accents, and a lavish infinity pool make The Joule a crown jewel of Dallas. The awardwinning design only tells half the story – inside, a world-class spa and outstanding dining will leave you eager to extend your stay. THE HIGHLAND DALLAS, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON Located near the vibrant Highlands area, this boutique hotel has everything you need for a sublime staycation. Start with cocktails at the cabana before savoring James Beard Award-winning cuisine at Knife, the hotel’s on-site steakhouse. THE ADOLPHUS Babe Ruth and Queen Elizabeth II have rested their heads in Dallas’ stunning Adolphus Hotel, which is a short walk from the flagship Neiman Marcus in the historic district. With décor that nods to English country estates while incorporating modern luxury, The Adolphus embraces the best of both worlds. W HOTEL – VICTORY Cowboy culture still has a foothold in Fort Worth and Dallas, but the W proves that sleekness and modernity have their place, too. Every guest room in the recently renovated W boasts LCD TV screens and massive bathrooms featuring mini-waterfalls. The nearby museums and nightlife may be calling your name, but with these digs, would you ever want to leave your room? 46

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the Renaissance Plano, a hotel that has already made Legacy West an enticing attraction for vacationers and staycationers in the Plano purview. The Renaissance Plano and the Omni Frisco are the two newest luxury hotels in DFW, but that’s not all they have in common. When it came time to map out these projects, the dedicated designers and architects for both hotels turned to local art, music, and culture for inspiration. “We are proud to say, ‘No two Omni Hotels & Resorts locations are alike,’” says Laura McKoy, the Omni’s Creative Director and VP of Interior Design. “With every new project, we become immersed in the local market to create hotels that become focal points of their cities. Everything from design, décor, culinary experiences, and amenities all stem from and become reflective of the cities they inhabit.”

mural made out of floppy disks ACROSS LEFT A breathtaking skyline view at an Omni Dallas bedroom ACROSS RIGHT A dining room in the lobby at The Renaissance Plano

“Our team worked to subtly capture the Dallas Cowboys legacy in the room décor and throughout the hotel,” McKoy says. “The Omni Frisco Hotel keeps to the city’s mission of sophistication, forward thinking, and choosing designs that work in the future and not the past.” The guest room color palette—light blue and silver—calls to mind the iconic Cowboys colors, but honoring the Cowboys’ continued prosperity— and that of Frisco—took a team effort. That team included Steven Upchurch, the co-managing director of the firm that breathed life into The Star campus on which the Omni Frisco is located. Upchurch knows that as luxu-


ry hotels continue to rise, so do guests’ expectations. “Luxury is about creating a world-class experience, and unforgettable architecture propels a brand and leaves guests asking for more,” he says. “More recently, we are seeing the importance and integration of technology as a key player in the definition of luxury and the guest experience.” The ballroom in the Omni Frisco is equipped with state-of-the-art event and presentation technology that’s matched by the Renaissance Plano, just across Highway 121. However, the Renaissance celebrates a much different kind of culture. Owned by the Sam Moon group, a family of entrepreneurs operating in Dallas since the 1980s, the Renaissance Plano incorporates an elegant “West of Zen” design concept that merges the Eastern world with the West—West Texas, that is. “We wanted to make a nod to all the technology and development in Plano, but also acknowledge the local landscape and history,” says Hayley Heider, interior designer. “The city has a strong history tied to farming and cattle ranches, and those elements are found throughout the hotel in patterns and artwork. In juxtaposition to the North Texas local inspiration, you will find a

strong Asian influence.” As you walk up the lobby staircase to the second floor, you are greeted by abstracted resin steer heads designed to resemble origami art. Receptionists stand behind pods crafted from old Plano water towers; behind them, a dynamic painting captures the bursts of light caused by planes at DFW International Airport. Painted samurai lurk around corners, while intricate woven details represent the circuit board technology employed by nearby Toyota. A typical West Texas bar and a restaurant designed in the style of a Japanese street diner round out the space. Upstairs, ballrooms and meeting rooms borrow their names from famous Asian cities, while stairs pave the way to a rooftop pool and VIP lounge. The Seoul-ful interiors merge seamlessly into views of beautiful Lake Lewisville and the city skyline. Meanwhile, the endlessly luxurious Hilton Anatole recently invested $30 million in an in-house water park experience exclusively for guests. Among other things, the JadeWaters Resort Pool Complex offers 17 activities for children, a cabana, and two slides that rival anything at Hurricane Harbor. Consider it one more way the Dallas luxury market elevates expectations. Although they differ in style, tech, and

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“Luxury is about creating a world-class experience, and unforgettable architecture propels a brand and leaves guests asking for more.” —STEVEN UPCHURCH Gensler Dallas, Co-Managing Director

menu items, each of these hotels shares one ingredient that is key to a great experience: Good old Southern hospitality. Before he gives a tour of the recently opened Renaissance, Bob Bula greets a pair of guests seeking stylish refuge from the blistering sun. He helps them with their bags and shares restaurant recommendations as a receptionist checks in the happy couple. A few moments later, the smiling receptionist hands the guests their room key, and they walk towards the elevators to embark on their adventure.

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He was a founding father of the original “outlaw” music movement, working side-by-side with Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, and more. Today, he’s a devoted spokesperson for many styles of music. And his story is as original as the sounds he’s delivered around the globe for years. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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exas musician bob livingston has quite a story to tell. It comes in several stages, and has played out on many stages. There are his early years in Lubbock, living in the shadow of hometown hero Buddy Holly. It was here during the 1960s that the young Texan began playing in folk and rock ‘n’ roll bands, sowing some of the formative seeds of America’s “progressive country” movement. As a member of The Lost Gonzo Band in the 1970s, Livingston was an integral part of the early stages of Austin’s celebrated “outlaw” era, as Willie, Waylon, and the boys were paving the way for

future generations including Pat Green, Miranda Lambert, and more. Later, in the 1980s, Livingston developed an entirely new career when he boldly took Texas to the masses as part of an international government program, which continues to this day. It all began when he heard of the opportunity to merge music and western culture, working around the world as an ambassador of sorts on behalf of his country. His performances include everything from songwriting and guitar tips to Texas tales, all designed to promote unity and brotherhood through music. Over the years he’s travelled extensively, playing for audiences large and small, often accompanied by indigenous performers,

proving music is indeed a universal language. “I adopted a multi-cultural view of our world in sharp contrast to the shit-kicking honky-tonks I played with Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and others,” he explains. Livingston has resided in the Austin area for 46 years. During that time he’s had a hand in building the city’s welloiled reputation as “the live music capital of the world.” He played gigs at the city’s early influential music clubs including Castle Creek and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a far cry from today’s glitzier SXSW Music Festival. But he was in the thick of it, contributing to the celestial culture of the day. “Bob was into Eastern religion’s ‘cosmic’ perspective, meditation, and the gurudriven ideas coming out of India,” remembers Michael


Martin Murphey. In fact, it was Livingston who coined the phrase “Cosmic Cowboy,” the title of Murphey’s 1973 hit, one of the most enduring songs of the era. Livingston’s also logged many miles over the past 50 years, playing music as an accomplished solo artist, and in a supporting role as a songwriter, guitarist, bass player, and charter member in The Lost Gonzo Band, backing up Walker (whom he refers to as “the first punk rocker”), Murphey, Hubbard, and more. “Bob’s work became very influential on other artists pouring into Texas in the mid-1970s,” says Murphey. It was an interesting collection of long-haired players outfitted in pearl snap shirts, boots, and cowboy hats, giving a rock ‘n’ roll edge to their version of country songs, ripping through shows in

rollicking style. Once upon a time, Rolling Stone tagged the group’s eponymous debut album as “one of the best albums ever to come out of Austin,” high praise considering the long list of fabled musicians to grace the stages in Texas’ capital city. Murphey thinks Livingston deserves more credit than he’s received for his considerable influence over the years. “He has been an influential writer, artist, singer, and strong personality in shaping what became known as ‘Texas Music,’” says Murphey. “He was in Austin from the beginning of the centralization of the progressive country music scene.” The fact is, like many of his musical contemporaries, Livingston has rarely come off the circuit for very long, particularly if you consider his years

of musical globetrotting on behalf of the State Department. He’s brought Texas music to a checkerboard of nations. “My spirit of adventure takes me on roads all over this country and internationally to more than 30 countries now, exotic and spectacular places like Vietnam, Africa, and the Middle East—far, far from Lubbock,” he says. The tours have been extensive, presenting a rare opportunity to sample global cultures, play music, and explore common ground. He’s performed and collaborated with remarkably diverse groups of artists such as Nepal’s Sur Sudha and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Vietnamese singers, and India sitar and tabla musicians, to name a few. For nearly half a century, Livingston has lived on

“He has been an influential writer, artist, singer, and strong personality in shaping what became known as Texas Music.” – MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY

TEXAS ORIGINAL (Left): Livingston has served as an American musical ambassador for 50 years performing around the world. COSMIC COWBOYS (Right): Michael Martin Murphey (left) and Livingston in the Seventies in front of a promotional poster.


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TEXAS MUSIC (Left): Livingston recently released his ninth solo album on Howlin’ Dog Records. GONZO GROOVE: (Right): Livingston plays bass, performing with old friend Jerry Jeff Walker (right), who he refers to as “the first punk rocker.”

“BOB LIVINGSTON’S AN ICON. HE CONTINUES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC COMMUNITY WITH HIS INSIGHTFUL BALLADS AND STRONG STAGE PERFORMANCES’.” – DAVID CARD, Poor David’s Pub

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the road. “To make it all work and pay for my house, I play folk clubs, house concerts, do sessions, voice-over work, kids shows, folk festivals, give workshops, and play the occasional bass gig in a touring country band,” says Livingston, who figures he plays somewhere between 130-150 shows a year. In July he played a solo gig at David Card’s venerable Dallas coffeehouse, Poor David’s Pub. He also did some local morning TV and even had a nice piece written about his musical adventures by The Dallas Morning News. “Bob Livingston’s an icon,” says Card. “He continues to contribute to the music community with his insightful ballads and strong, stage performances. I love him.” In August, Livingston played gigs in Arkansas and Louisiana before getting back to Texas for more shows in Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.

And as if that’s not enough, Livingston plans to close out 2017 in authentic fashion with a New Year’s Eve show at Terlingua’s rugged Starlight Theatre in the Big Bend area. Ironically, it was Walker’s pivotal album ¡Viva Terlingua! (recorded in Luckenbach and released in 1973 featuring Livingston and his Gonzo bandmates) that helped drive progressive country deeper into the mainstream of American music consciousness. Lately, Livingston is playing music from his ninth solo album, Up the Flatland Stairs on Howlin’ Dog Records. It follows his last, Gypsy Alibi, which was named album of the year at the 2011 Texas Music Awards.  “I have all of Bob’s albums and admire them,” says Murphey, “as well as songs he wrote that go back to our days in California as running buddies. He’s not only a great musician and writer—he’s a marvelous

vocalist.” Murphey recalls Livingston as “the heartthrob of the ladies and life of the party. His personality was charismatic.” Livingston has done it all, from soundtracks for TV and film to children’s music. A few years ago, hip-hop artist Lloyd Banks released “Warrior,” a song on The Hunger For More, his debut album. It included a sample of “Hold On,” a song by folk-rock group McKendree Spring, written by none other than Livingston and his old compadre Hubbard. “Warrior” eventually achieved platinum status. As Livingston says, “When all else fails, music prevails.”


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an you remember the most impressive sunset you’ve ever witnessed, the one that stopped you in your tracks and left you breathless? Perhaps it was among the crowds on Mallory Square in sunny Key West, at Los Angeles’ historic Griffith Observatory, gazing across colorful rooftops in Barcelona, or on a sandy beach in Maui or exotic Tahiti. We all have our favorites. But no collection of spectacular sunsets is complete without a trip to picturesque Sedona, Arizona.

Road to Red Rock Country Located a bit over 100 miles from Phoenix, it’s a relatively short, albeit very scenic, drive north to the higher elevations that lead to Sedona. Beyond the 3,000-foot climb, the twohour trek features a dazzling display, courtesy of Mother Nature wrapped in a roughhewn Old West history. Long faded ghost towns mark the topography along the way, rugged and rolling. But the main attraction may simply be the vastness of the region, which includes 52

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striking views of imposing sandstone formations, a stunning backdrop for the variety of activities that engage Sedona’s more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Unique terrain is the center point of the region’s earthly beauty. Massive red mountains bathed in sunshine dominate the local landscape, speckled with native plants, seasonal wildflowers, and majestic Saguaro cactus. If it all feels like a scene on a Hollywood movie set, it should. A number of classic pictures have been filmed in and around the region including westerns Wild Rovers (William Holden, Ryan O’Neal), Firecreek (Henry Fonda, James Stewart), Tall in the Saddle (John Wayne, Ward Bond), Johnny Guitar (Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden) and Blood on the Moon (Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes). Cowboy dreams come alive along the expansive geography. From unconventional and rustic to contemporary and luxurious, there are a variety of accommodations available around the area to suit a range of tastes. Last April, our stay included time in two of Sedona’s finest getaways: Enchantment Resort (525 Boynton Canyon Road) and L’Auberge de Sedona Resort & Spa (301 L’Auberge Lane).

Finding Enchantment The panoramic splendor of Enchantment is inspirational. Set on 70 acres of natural landscape in a secluded Arizona canyon 10-15 minutes outside of Sedona, the views alone provide a quiet, nourishing journey for body, mind, and spirit. Secluded pueblos with decks and patios, outfitted with cozy fireplaces in comfy private rooms and suites, face dramatic red monoliths stretching upward into crystal blue skies. As one of four rock formations in Sedona said to contain a “power vortex,” Boynton Canyon is a place of New Age significance and, for believers, a source of distinctive energy. For others, it’s simply an astonishing natural setting, perfect for a morning outback hike, afternoon mountain bike ride, or nighttime stargazing. Across three decades, Enchantment has provided guests with a visual feast, supplied in part by the exclusive land on which it sits. The resort is also home to a host of culinary delights served in a variety of restaurants. The appropriately-named View 180 is among the most scenic spots within the grounds. With indoor as well as outdoor seating available, the cuisine is as memorable


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as the views. The curated wine list features a wide selection of delicious Arizona wines, local craft brews, plus a creative variety of specialty cocktails. It has also been awarded Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.” Tii Gavo (“gathering place”) is loose and casual—an idyllic spot to sample regionally inspired flavors and handcrafted drinks, including Enchantment’s signature Prickly Pear Margarita. Seasonal ingredients, sourced from the kitchen’s garden, local organic growers, artisan cheese makers, sustainable fish-traders, and ranchers drive Che Ah Chi. Stunning red rock views beyond large windows complement the dining experience. All of the restaurants are laid out to showcase the natural beauty of the land, particularly as shadows change, moving across the mountains with the setting sun. Mii amo spa emphasizes a holistic approach to visitors’ well being, de-stressing with treatment sessions and activities inspired by rich Native American traditions, and balanced by Sedona’s beauty and vitality. Tennis is available on five outdoor courts, including two center courts against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Seven Canyons Golf Course is something special. Exquisitely planned within a secluded canyon at 4,600 feet, the 18-hole, Tom Weiskopf-designed course appeals to golfers of all levels.

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instruction. Other resort activities include a fitness facility, photography instruction, artist-in-resFor seasoned travelers and those who seek idence observation and discussions, hiking singular luxury experiences, L’Auberge de guidance for all levels, “Star Bathing” opporSedona has an impressive reputation. Nestled on the banks of lovely Oak Creek, tunities, and more. Perhaps the most memorable portion meandering through the heart of Sedona, are L’Auberge’s sumptuous accommodations—a of the L’Auberge experience is the elegant picture perfect setting for relaxing by a warm- dining at Cress along the banks of Oak Creek, named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top-10 ing fire with a glass of wine at sunset. With luxury cottages and lodge-style guest restaurants in the Southwest. Infused with culinary excellence and some of the more rooms spread across the sprawling property, visitors find an inimitable peace and calm unique sights and sounds in Sedona, Cress is far away from hectic big city lives, in extrava- gloriously positioned beneath a soft awning of sycamore trees on a lush green landscape. gant, albeit low-key, Sedona style. Relaxing over brunch or an intimate candleVista Cottages and Suites feature sensalight dinner, listening to the soothing rhythm tional panoramic views of landmark mounof gentle waters flowing in the creek beneath tains, Elephant Rock, Snoopy Rock, and tables, is a definitive Sedona experience. Giants Thumb, while Creekside Cottages Destination weddings, meetings and highlight close proximity to trout swimplanning sessions, special family gatherings, ming in rippling waters and gentle breezes or a romantic getaway are all well known at through the trees. L’Auberge, where memories are constructed Lush greenery and tranquil koi ponds to last for years. surround the beautiful Garden Cottages, and This brings us back to those amazing accommodations are also available within the sunsets, the ones that progress from yellow two-story Lodge at L’Auberge de Sedona. to bright orange and feel as though the sky There are opportunities for a quiet swim above is on fire. And when it comes to Sedoafter a rigorous hike in natural surroundings, or a soothing pampering at L’Apothecary Spa. na, the sunrises are just as spectacular. With a variety of natural treatments, the spa features options such as customized facials, body treatments, and integrative massages, as well as private yoga and meditation


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t worked!” Rachel Lindsay, the Dallas-born stunner who stole America’s heart on the most recent season of ABC’s hit reality series The Bachelorette, has an enthusiastic answer for anyone wondering why reality television was the right place to find love. “It wasn’t a quick decision,” Rachel insisted. Nor should it have been. While the matchmaking franchise is plenty of fun to watch, it exacts a heavy emotional toll on its cast. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the millenium, the show works like this: One man or woman is crowned Bachelor or Bachelorette, then a group of 30 vies for the protagonist’s heart over a handful of weeks. The show runs on roses, champagne, and globe-trotting romantic dates, plus the inherent drama in a houseful of people dating the same person. In short, being the Bachelorette would be an exhausting proposition in the best of times. For Rachel, that decision also came on the heels of heartbreak. Fans of the franchise will remember the dramatic moment when last season’s Bachelor, Nick Viall, broke Rachel’s heart after seemingly confessing his love for the charming attorney on a date in Finland. Rachel was one of the final three contestants that season. Mere days after the emotional split, producers offered Rachel the oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to find love on The Bachelorette. “We laugh about it now, but I was still in Finland, fresh off my break-up with Nick,” she recalled. “I thought they were kidding. I thought they were just telling me that to make me feel better! And then we continued to have talks, and I realized, ‘This is serious.’” With suave Bachelorette winner and husband-to-be Bryan Abasolo at her side, it’s easy to see that Rachel made the right decision. But the ride wasn’t without its difficulties. Unable to contact loved ones for months while shoot-

ing the show, she had to navigate her journey to find love almost completely on her own. The separation was difficult for her family, too. “There was a sense of a void, as if something was missing,” explained Rachel’s mother. “We communicate daily via family group text messages. Rachel could not respond during her absence. As a parent, you never stop worrying about your children.” Although her family anticipated the distance, it didn’t temper the impact of reality. “It’s still difficult because you know she’s making the biggest decision of her life and she doesn’t have a normal sounding board of family and friends to be there; it’s as if she’s living in a parallel universe,” Rachel’s older sister Constance shared. Rachel agreed. “That’s why going home was so crucial to me,” she said. “I wanted my family’s input. I wanted to be reassured in the decisions that I was making in my journey.”

She finally got the opportunity a mere two weeks before making her final decision on a fiancé. Her family can tell that she chose well. “After the completion of the show, Rachel and Bryan came over to our home and spent some time with my parents, husband, and our kids,” said Constance. “I can see he makes Rachel extremely happy and he treats her with love, respect, and adoration. She deserves nothing less and seems to have met her match.” Forces besides love were at play throughout Rachel’s journey. Lindsay, 32, made headlines when she was announced as the first black Bachelorette. Indeed, she was the first black protagonist in the entire Bachelor-Bachelorette franchise – a staggering fact considering the shows’ 33 combined seasons. The implications of that position weren’t lost on Rachel. “You know, I

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thought I was going to be selfish and go after what I felt was missing in my life, but then I realized the platform that I had to reach and relate to so many different women. And not just black women – black women for sure, but professional women, women in their 30s. I think a lot of women can relate to the struggles that I have. It’s very humbling. Honestly, I was shocked that I was offered The

confident, witty, independent, friendly, and empathetic woman. By staying humble and ‘keeping it 100,’ people could see the real Rachel.”

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Now that the show’s final episode has aired, the leading lady and her beau are free to live out their happily ever after. The first step? A winter wedding in the bride’s hometown. “I don’t have the details ironed out, other than that I would prefer not to wear a dress, I want a lot of flowers, and I want a lot of family,” Rachel said, before adding, “I have a big family and so does Bryan, so it’s going to be a big wedding.” No dress? It appears that Rachel Lindsay isn’t quite finished breaking down barriers. “I would love to wear a sexy, fitted

white pantsuit,” she confided. “Maybe with high-waisted pants that are a little flowy. And either no shirt underneath, or maybe some lace underneath that peeks out a bit. Bryan’s already on board about it,” she pointed out. (Honestly, how could he not be?) “So now I just need to get my mom and his mom on board!” A comparitavely small hurdle to clear after her whirlwind stint on reality TV. The details will come. For now, the happy couple is enjoying their time together off-camera. Without the distractions of, say, a production crew and 30 other men, Rachel and Bryan have learned a lot of new things about each other. “Bryan and I joke that he takes longer to get ready than I do,” Rachel laughed. “I said on the show that he was my best friend, but that’s more evident to me as each day goes by. I’m really hanging out with my best friend and my fiancé at the same time. It’s great.” Bryan was quick to agree that life together is everything he hoped it would be. “I was determined going in and throughout the journey to focus on Rachel first and foremost,” he shared. “I told her exactly where I stood emotionally every step of the

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achel presented R herself as a mature,

Bachelorette, because I’m older, I do have a career, and I am black. And that’s a combination you haven’t seen in this role before.” As it happens, it was that very combination that made Rachel so relatable and well-loved across Bachelor Nation. Her mother agreed. “Rachel presented herself as a mature, confident, witty, independent, friendly, and empathetic woman. By staying humble and keeping it 100, people could see the real Rachel. For that, I am a proud and blessed parent.”

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Lightning Round DHM: Plans or spontaneity? RL: Spontaneity. DHM: How many kids do you want? RL: Four. DHM: Lake house or beach house? RL: Beach house. DHM: Which is your dream

way even though she wasn’t able to fully express where she stood with me. I could sleep well at night knowing that I gave this woman my all and if things were meant to be with her, then she would choose me... and she did!”

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brand to work with as a sponsor? RL: Adidas. DHM: What are you reading right now? RL: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. Funny that I say that. Adidas is the brand I want to represent, but I’m reading a book about the creation of Nike!

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“The Bachelorette.” MIDDLE Rachel and Bryan on their first date in Oslo, Norway, looking at the North Sea. BOTTOM RIGHT Rachel and Bryan.

start her own traditions – and family – with the one she loves. Endings don’t come much rosier than that.

Now that Rachel has chosen her groom, the two of them are eager to settle down and start a life together. “My family would love for me to be in Dallas. And Bryan’s family would love for him to be in Miami,” Top Left, Above: ABC/ Craig Sjodin © 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Rachel explained. But no matter where the happy coua craft cocktail at one of Dallas’ trendy ple lands, Dallas will always hold a special new hotspots. “I really like Moxie’s, HG place in Rachel’s heart. She grew up in Courtesy Rachel Lindsay Sply, Happiest Hour... If I’m coming from Oak Cliff, and the corners of the city are work, I love going over to the Omni. It’s sprinkled with memories. “I grew up gowithin walking distance from my job.” ing to the [State] Fair, football games at Hometown love aside, Rachel is ready the Cotton Bowl – I’m a big sports fan, so to start a new chapter with her fiancé, I grew up going to Rangers games, footwherever that may be. “Bryan and I are ball games, basketball games. I was going really into the idea of starting somewhere to games in the Reunion Arena before new with each other,” she confided. there was an American Airlines Center!” But first, there’s that Texas wedding to Dallas restaurants have also played an plan. “I know there will be a lot of dancimportant role in her life. “Okay, I love ing and great music at the reception. homestyle cooking,” she said. “I’m a huge That’s a Lindsay family tradition – if it’s fan of The Black-eyed Pea. And Dixie not, I’m starting it.” House, which no longer exists, which And so the story comes full circle: hurts my heart. I also love getting barbeShe grew up steeped in the culture of cue from Smokey John’s – I always get a Dallas, set off from home, and became turkey leg at their stand at the {State} Fair.” a role model. Now she’s back, ready to These days, you can find her enjoying


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What does the holiday season look like at your house? Does your family open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Do you eat turkey or ham? Have a big holiday dinner or celebrate at lunch? Does your family go caroling around the neighborhood or make iced sugar cookies and gingerbread houses? Whatever your traditions, the holidays are always magical and full of fun—and gifts! From high tech gadgets to classic collectibles, the possibilities are endless when it comes for ways for you to shower your loved ones this holiday season. Dallas has a reputation for doing things BIG, and the holidays are no exception. Look around the city and you’ll see that it’s full of great shops and unique holiday gifts that will make this holiday season one to remember. We’ve culled the options and are happy to spotlight a few of our favorite things to help you level up your gift giving. Read on for everything from products to pamper your pet to fashionable ways to track your steps, or the luxury of having a professional makeup artist pamper you and yours on a regular basis. ‘Tis the season!

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Frame Bag This large bag is designed by Konstantin Grcic and made of nylon with webbing lattice. It has a durable vinyl base with mesh detail, which makes it perfect for all weather and occasions. $295

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Patricia’s Couture Custom Pet Long-Sleeved Pajama Set $149

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LAW Designs Sheila Tassel Earring. $35

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State Fair of Texas Fair Park

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it doesn’t get more texas than this. The nation’s largest state fair lasts for nearly an entire month in Big D. From food (don’t miss Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s favorite turkey legs from Smokey John’s) to football (Sooners vs. Longhorns in the historic Cotton Bowl), and just about everything else in between, it’s one of America’s top attractions, full stop. Top-name entertainers like Maren Morris and La Mafia hit the Chevrolet Main Stage, attractions like the Children’s Aquarium instill a sense of wonder, and the sensational rides along the Midway are not to be missed.


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this thoroughly unique performance experience is based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi musicians. This historic show features legends William Bell, Bobby Rush and Charlie Musselwhite performing classics and new collaborations. They’re backed by an all-star band.

this married couple’s Soul2Soul World Tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of their record-breaking Soul2Soul II Tour, reported to be the highest-grossing country music tour of all time. It’s also the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007. The pair will play from a trunk of terrific country hits spanning their entire, star-studded careers.

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OCTOBER 6

OCTOBER 6-8

House of Blues

Toyota Music Factory

Annette Strauss Square

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The diminutive Mexican singer/songwriter debuted in 2003, growing into one of the most successful singers on the Latin pop rock scene.

The band is on a new tour in support of their 10th studio album and the recent release of Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last, featuring solo acoustic versions of Wilco classics.

With her jazz, blues, and iconic Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning songs, Downs’ poignant storytelling transcends all language barriers.

Teddy Abrams conducts pianist Michael Tilson Thomas’ Agnegram, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, and Prokofiev’s great symphony.

Natalia LaFourcade

Wilco

OCTOBER 1

Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows

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Toyota Music Factory

Authors Live: Art Garfunkel

Singer Rob Thomas scored Grammys for co-writing/singing on Santana’s “Smooth” in 1999. The band’s hits include “Push,” “3AM,” “Real World,” and more.

Highland Park United Methodist Church

The curly-headed half of the Hall of Fame singing duo discusses his memoir on the making of a musician, the evolution of a man, and life-long friendship and collaboration.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 22

Autumn at the Arboretum National Fall Fest Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

OCTOBER 5

Rick Springfield Majestic Theatre

Named “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, and “one of the world’s most breathtaking gardens” by Architectural Digest.

The music idol takes the stage for an acoustic set featuring MTV era hits including “Jessie’s Girl” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”

OCTOBER 1, 4-8

OCTOBER 5

The Most Reluctant Convert Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Radney Foster Kessler Theater

Adapted from C.S. Lewis’ writing, this theatrical journey moves from atheism to Christianity feat. actor Max McLean as the influential author.

A Texas Country mainstay (and former half of Foster & Lloyd), his music has been recorded by The Dixie Chicks and more.

OCTOBER 3

OCTOBER 5-7

Anousheh Ansari, Maverick Speakers Series Texas Hall (UT Arlington)

She was the fourth self-funded space traveler, and the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station.

Lila Downs

Rod Man

Improv (Addison)

A writer and actor, he won season eight of Last Comic Standing with his laid-back wit and true Southern charm.

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, FWSO

OCTOBER 7

Jimmy Webb

Laid Back Festival

Kessler Theater

Toyota Music Factory

His classic songs include “Up, Up and Away,” “MacArthur Park,” By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” and “Wichita Lineman.”

Celebrate the spirit of the late Gregg Allman with acts including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimmie Vaughan, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and more.

OCTOBER 6

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Cake

South Side Ballroom

Formed during the 1990s as an antagonistic answer to grunge, the band’s devotion to anticategorization rock continues 20 years later. OCTOBER 6

Dan Brown, Arts & Letters Live McFarlin Auditorium

He’s author of the celebrated novel The Da Vinci Code, and now on tour promoting a new book, Origin. OCTOBER 6

Pierre Bensusan

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail Dallas Museum of Art

Explore the culture of cocktails through glassware, ceramics, punch bowls, liquor decanters, prohiition-era cocktail shakers, and more. OCTOBER 7-9

Carmen and Danse A Grand Vitesse, Texas Ballet Theater Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Catch the ultimate tale of passion, seduction, and deceit with a Latin flair, plus a supercharged ensemble of mesmerizing movement and precision.

Poor David’s Pub

The French-Algerian guitarist is also an author who brings a touch of seasoned world music to the Dallas stage.

OCTOBER 8

A Celebration of Singing, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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Toyota Music Factory

Annette Strauss Square

Herbie Hancock

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Harry Styles

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As a member of the boy band One Direction, he was the toast of the town, performing all over the globe, dating starlet Taylor Swift, and appearing on gossip magazine covers and celebrity websites everywhere. Now the young English musician is on his own and off on his first solo world tour. He has a new album on the charts, and a hit motion picture (Dunkirk) lighting up the awards circuit.

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Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Dallas Museum of Art

House of Blues

Nasher Sculpture Center

Max Darwin combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoers’ faces.

As cartoonist for The New Yorker, his wit and satire are legendary. He discusses Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

The Austin indie rock outfit has a significant base of fans built on the strength of live shows and hits such as “The Underdog.”

Artists tear, crumple, and cut, scattering, binding, and adhering to create sculptural works that take a variety of forms, with a varied range of expressive and conceptual implications.

OCTOBER 11

OCTOBER 13

Toyota Music Factory

Majestic Theatre

Walter Isaacson, Arts & Letters Live

The seminal alt-country rocker returns to the road promoting a new album of music, Prisoner, which New York Magazine hails as “genius.”

The accomplished English comedic actor has starred in movies and on TV. He excels as a stage performer.

First United Methodist Church

OCTOER 11

OCTOBER 13

Kessler Theater

Arlington Music Hall

The Roots: A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop

His musicforthemorningafter was like a breath of fresh air when it first dropped in 2001. Now he brings a new acoustic tour to town.

Direct from London’s West End, these worldclass illusionists will keep you guessing for a long time to come.

Toyota Music Factory

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OCTOBER 14

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

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Pianist/vocalist Tony DeSare performs tunes spanning more than a century, including favorites by Elton John, John Lennon, and Billy Joel, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Edith Piaf’s triumphant Carnegie Hall concerts. Starring Anna Carrere.

Bass Performance Hall

The Amazing Max

OCTOBER 10

The Shins

House of Blues

The indie pop band came to mainstream attention when their music was featured in the cult movie classic, Garden State. OCTOBER 10

Authors Live: Roger D. Hodge Highland Park United Methodist Church

A seventh generation rancher, the author discusses his illuminating history of the Texas borderlands from their settlement through today. OCTOBER 10

Democracy & Freedom: A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice George W. Bush Presidential Center

The former U.S. Secretary of State has broken numerous barriers during her career in politics, education, and business. OCTOBER 10

The Beach Boys Majestic Theatre

It’s an evening of all-American fun with songs such as “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” and “Help Me, Rhonda.” *Editor’s Choice Selection 68

The prolific pianist and composer has never shied away from experimentation. The reward for a life of creative fearlessness? Hancock has been squarely at the forefront of world culture, technology, and music since first joining forces with Miles Davis back in 1963. No two performances are ever the same, even within the same tour. Watch this living legend breathe new life into old classics and wow concert-goers with innovative new sounds.

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Roz Chast, Arts & Letters Live

Ryan Adams

Pete Yorn

I Love a Piano, FWSO

OCTOBER 12

Gary Morris Arlington Music Hall

A Fort Worth native, this country star scored big with hits such as “Baby Bye-Bye,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” and “100% Chance of Rain.”

Spoon

Eddie Izzard

Champions of Magic

Piaf! The Show

Paper Into Sculpture

OCTOBER 17

The best-selling biographer of Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin, and Steve Jobs discusses his latest book on Leonardo da Vinci. OCTOBER 17

The three-time Grammy winners take the stage with the 50-piece Dallas POPs orchestra, playing a fusion of rap, funk, jazz, soul, and rock. OCTOBER 17-22

OCTOBER 15

Loosely based on Puccini’s classic opera La Bohème, the Tony-winner tells a gritty tale of survival under the dark specter of HIV/AIDS in New York City.

Trinity River Audubon Center

OCTOBER 19

An esteemed Dallas chef and a team of local farmers create a unique fall dining experience, with the Great Trinity Forest as a backdrop.

Poor David’s Pub

Songbird Supper

Denny Laine* He was a founding member of The Moody Blues (“Go Now”), & the original lead guitarist in Wings.


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Samson & Dalila, The Dallas Opera

OCTOBER 21

Winspear Opera House

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OCTOBER 20, 22, 25, 28 & NOVEMBER 5

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is there anything that can bring a hero to his knees? Only the passion of a beautiful woman. Samson is the hope of the oppressed Hebrews. Enter Dalila, the seductress who can capture a man’s heart at will until she has what she wants: the secret of his strength. This gripping retelling of the grand fable is a passionate account of what happens when two forces of nature meet—and the consequences.

the hall of fame musician took an early page out of fellow Detroit rocker Mitch Ryder’s song-book, then moved it to the next level. He brings his Runaway Train Tour to the new facility north of Dallas for a concert chock full of rock classics. From “Travelin’ Man” and “Niht Moves,” “Against the Wind,” “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Turn the Page,” and more.

OCTOBER 19-21

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 21

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas, Fort Worth)

Toyota Music Factory

Reverchon Park

Arlington Music Hall

The former Saturday Night Live cast member has taken on everything from politics to show biz, glitz, and more.

He’s had his own TV sitcom and talk show, but it’s onstage as a stand-up artist that the award-winning comedian truly shines.

Celebrate plant-based lifestyle options of every kind at this annual event that features speakers, nutritionists, and more.

This unique mutli-media event features the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs performed by his twin sons Matthew and Gunnar.

OCTOBER 19-22

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 22-JANUARY 28

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Toyota Music Factory

Dallas Musuem of Art

Sharper and funnier than ever, new targets include Pippin, Kinky Boots, Les Miz, and Matilda, plus older favorites including Wicked and The Book of Mormon.

This world-class institution is back in Dallas to enchant audiences with Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography has bewitched audiences for over a century.

The alt-rockers from Houston have toured successfully for years, releasing songs such as “Hate Me” and “Into the Ocean.”

Pioneers of film and video discuss contemporary themes, including race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, exploring the nature of truth and reality.

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 20

Gilley’s

Marc Anthony

Brooks & Dunn (“Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “Neon Moon”) headline this year’s event that has raised millions for the National Cancer Society.

American Airlines Center

Jon Rudnitsky

Forbidden Broadway 35th Anniversary Tour Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Sinbad

House of Blues

George Lopez

Russian Grand Ballet

Robert Cray Majestic Theatre

Over the course of his comedy career, he’s starred in movies (First Kid, Necessary Roughness), as well as on TV and in HBO specials.

Over 40 years, the guitarist has recorded and performed some of the best contemporary blues ever, such as the smoldering “Smoking Gun.”

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 20-21

Chasing Rainbows: Songs of Judy Garland Arts Center (Irving)

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off Farmers Branch Historical Park

Cooler weather means outdoor fun at this tasty festival that features the Molly Tuttle Bluegrass Band and others.

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 20-22

Poor David’s Pub

Convention Center (Irving)

Her “Midnight at the Oasis” was a sexy, sultry hit that cemented her in the hearts of baby boomers forever.

Blue October

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Truth: 24 Frames Per Second

OCTOBER 21

Cattle Baron’s Ball

OCTOBER 22

The two-time Grammy winner and five-time Latin Grammy winner, with more than 12 million albums sold worldwide, returns with his red-hot Full Circle Tour.

OCTOBER 21

Broadway performer Karen Luschar captures Garland’s essence with over 40 songs and events that follow the highs & lows of her career.

Maria Muldaur

Texas State Veggie Fair

Dallas Fan Days

Rhett & Link’s Tour of Mythicality Majestic Theatre

It’s the first ever tour from the award-winning comedians and YouTube sensations, celebrating the release of their debut book. OCTOBER 21

King Crimson

THROUGH NOVEMBER 5

Mutiple Selves: Portraits in Print from Rembrandt to Rivera Dallas Museum of Art

Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, and Piet Mondrian: This exhibit examines how the artist views him or herself as the subject of a work of art.

Fair Park Music Hall

English guitar hero Robert Fripp and his princes of prog rock return to the circuit with an all-new tour.

Matt Smith (Dr. Who), and other sci-fi actors and fans gather for panels, autographs, and more at the annual conference. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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OCTOBER 26-27

OCTOBER 27

Toyota Music Factory

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Dave Chappelle

rescheduled after he was originally slated to open the Toyota Music Factory, the world-class comedian and American pop culture hero has returned to the road with new experiences, new material, and an all-new show. Esquire has called him the “comic genius of America,” while Billboard says simply, he’s “the best.” Fellow stand-up artist Kevin Hart says he’s “the greatest of all time.” OCTOBER 22

OCTOBER 25

Majestic Theatre

House of Blues

Direct from the E. Street Band, with a stopover on The Sopranos, the longtime Springsteen guitarist brings his own rock show to town.

Classically trained, pop influenced, and string driven, the trio plays the gamut from Adele, Gershwin, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, and more.

OCTOBER 22

OCTOER 25

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

Joan Osborne

Authors Live: Ron Chernow Highland Park United Methodist Church

She’s earned a reputation as one of the top voices of her generation. The singer/songwriter devotes this show to the songs of Bob Dylan.

A Pulitzer winner, the writer discusses his sweeping and dramatic portrait of general and former president Ulysses S. Grant.

OCTOBER 24

OCTOBER 26

McFarlin Auditorium

She’s traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, where she was kidnapped and spent 460 days in captivity. Her bestselling book is A House in the Sky: A Memoir. OCTOBER 24

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie* Toyota Music Factory

The record-breaking former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and keyboard whiz are touring together as a duo, playing their hits and more. OCTOBER 25

Ashley Brown on Broadway, PSO Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The evening of show tunes features the award-winning performer who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway. *Editor’s Choice Selection 70

Simply Three

Kessler Theater

Amanda Lindhout, SMU Tate Lecture Series

D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

American Airlines Center

Johnnyswim* Majestic Theatre

The cross-genre music duo is comprised of gifted singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano (her mom is the late Donna Summer) and Abner Ramirez. OCTOBER 26

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton* Kessler Theater

After decades of singing background for The Stones, Tina Turner, and others, the Grammywinning star (Twenty Feet from Stardom) is now a solo act. OCTOBER 26

Halsey

American Airlines Center

She stormed the pop culture kingdom in 2015 when her debut, Badlands, crash-landed at number two on the Billboard Top 200.

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once dropped by motown before signing with Atlantic, the pop-funk-soul sensation is now a world-class star. From “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure,” and more, the talented young man has certainly taken the music world by storm. The Hawaii-born Grammy winner is now off on the massive 24K Magic World Tour.

OCTOBER 26-29

Unchain My Heart: A Tribute to Ray Charles Bishop Arts Theatre

In his one-man show, talented jazz pianist/ singer Joe McBride performs the songs of the immortal Ray Charles. OCTOBER 27

J.D. Souther

OCTOBER 28

Roseanne Cash Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Her songs dot the American musical landscape, including the crossover hit, “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.” OCTOBER 28

Chris Stapleton Starplex Pavilion

He penned countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, and Don Henley, and found success as a solo artist.

Behind a mountain man look and homespun sound, he’s become one of the true darlings of country music, churning out hits such as “Never Wanted Nothing More.”

OCTOBER 27

OCTOBER 28

House of Blues

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Kessler Theater

Blues Traveler

Trace Adkins

Harmonica king John Popper and his merry musicians are celebrating 30 years with great jams, including “Runaround” and more.

His “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” and “Ladies Love Country Boys” were big hits for the singer, who also lent his voice to TV’s King of the Hill.

OCTOBER 27-28

OCTOBER 30

Moody Performance Hall

Bomb Factory

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company LCD Soundsystem Powerful and unrestrained, Rami Be’er’s choreography is featured with one of the top touring dance companies in the world – unique, potent, and unforgettable.

The band formed in 2002, and has since become one of the most respected electronic groups on the music scene.

OCTOBER 27, 29 & NOVEMBER 1, 4, 10 & 12

Ween

La Traviata

Winspear Opera House

Violetta Valéry navigates the twists and turns of the one thing she hoped to never come up against: love.

OCTOBER 31 Bomb Factory

Perfect for Hallo-ween, they don’t come much more offbeat than the duo of childhood friends with solid music skills.


november NOVEMBER 3

NOVEMBER 7

Toyota Music Factory (Intimate Theater)

American Airlines Center

Jay-Z

few people have impacted pop music and culture in simultaneous fashion quite like the former Beatle and his three mop top mates. For years, the Hall of Fame drummer has fronted his own band made up of top-flight musicians including Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), and more, singing Fab Four gems and solo stuff too.

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Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

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the rap legend returns to Texas after the release of his sizzling new album. Having already sold more than 100 million records, 4:44 received critical acclaim upon its release. The 21-time Grammy-winner is set to pull out all the stops, and feature songs from his storied career, as well as those from the new album.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 26

NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 3

NOVEMBER 4

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

House of Blues

Arlington Music Hall

Downtown Carrollton

Thirteen themed haunted hosues across America make up the imagery for the fascinating series by the Dallas-based documentary photographer.

The alt-rock group made a name playing small clubs and then the big festivals beginning in the mid 1980s.

With chart-topping songs “Detroit City,” “500 Miles,” “Shame On Me,” and more, Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time.

The Fort Worth grunge band struck gold in the 1990s with “Possum Kingdom.” They’re scheduled to headline the Festival at the Switchyard.

Misty Keasler: Haunt

Toad and the Wet Sprocket

Bobby Bare, Melissa Luman

NOVEMBER 2-5 NOVEMBER 1

Iron & Wine, John Moreland Kessler Theater

The bearded singer/guitarist (Sam Beam) is an extraordinary talent, sharing much in common with folk classics such as Elliott Smith & Nick Drake.

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, DSO

NOVEMBER 4 NOVEMBER 3-5

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Hollywood Hits, FWSO

Rachmaninoff’s ingenious reinvention for piano sparkles with Michael Hough, captivating the audience in its rhapsodic beauty.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Vocalist Kelly Levesque performs with Golden Globe-nominated composer/conductor Brian Bryne in an evening of music from Hollywood films.

NOVEMBER 2 NOVEMBER 1-5

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay man Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

An edgy rom com—a wild ride where no topic is taboo and insider “tips” come straight from the source: a gay man. NOVEMNER 2

Bill Engvall

Roland Fryer, Maverick Speakers Series Texas Hall (UT Arlington)

The Guess Who Arlington Music Hall

The Canadian band has been making great pop music for years, including songs such as “American Woman” and “These Eyes.” NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 4

Dallas Margarita Ball Sheraton Hotel

The 1998 UTA graduate is a renowned economist, and the youngest African-American to ever receive tenure at Harvard University.

The largest annual invitation-only black tie charity gala in the world provides gifts for nearly 7,000 at-risk children each year.

NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 4

Kessler Theater

Kessler Theater

Vintage Trouble

Toadies

The Minimalists House of Blues

The duo began pursuing a minimalist lifestyle in 2010. Now they regularly share their celebrated successes via Twitter and the web. NOVEMBER 5

Sarah Jarosz

Sisters First: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager George W. Bush Presidential Center

The Galveston native’s hilarious album, Here’s Your Sign, went platinum, and he was part of the Blue Collar Comedy concert series.

The high-energy band has wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park and touring with The Who.

The Wimberley native has blossomed into one of the more inspirational musical forces of her generation.

NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 3

Martin Luther On Trial

Bernadette Peters, Dallas Summer Musicals Gala

NOVEMBER 5

Majestic Theatre

Eismann Center (Richardson)

Music Hall at Fair Park

House of Blues

Their music winds through the fabric of pop culture, including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” and “Shambala.”

In this new play, Luther’s wife defends him as witnesses Adolf Hilter, Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King. Jr., and Pope Francis all take the stand.

Join the celebration of the magic of musical theatre, featuring a Broadway icon and alltime favorite, critically acclaimed for her work as an actress, singer, and author.

Calling all witches, wizards, and magical creatures for this full-blown school of magic with hilarious stage acts, interactive classes, fun-filled games, specialty cocktails, and more.

Winspear Opera House

Three Dog Night

NOVEMBER 4

The former first daughters open up about growing up in a famous family, and life inside and outside the White House, at this event celebrating their new book.

Wizard U.

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NOVEMBER 9

Moody Performance Hall

Malpaso, TITAS Judy Ondrey

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Chris Rock

The actor, writer, producer, and director is America’s reigning king of stand-up comedy—and he’s on a roll with his Total Blackout Tour. From years on TV (Saturday Night Live, Everybody Hates Chris, hosting the Academy Awards) as well as in motion pictures (I Think I Love My Wife, 2 Days in New York) and more, few have achieved the success of this talented comic.

NOVEMBER 6

NOVEMBER 8 - JANUARY 6

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

A splendid memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year abroad the International Space Station – a candid account of his extraordinary journey.

Victorian gazebos filled with the characters made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. One of “the South’s Best Holiday Experiences,” says Southern Living.

NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 9

Authors Live: Scott Kelly

Deepak Chopra

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Penny and Sparrow

Winspear Opera House

Granada Theater

A world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Time Magazine described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Texas born, the duo brings a musical maturity honed over half a decade and hundreds of live shows together. NOVEMBER 9-10 & 11

NOVEMBER 7

Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The pair of outstanding pop musicians joins forces for the concert event–a fundraiser for the UNT Health Science Center.

Fortune Feimster Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Plano, Dallas)

She’s done all the late night shows, and made appearances on Chelsea Lately, Two Broke Girls, Glee, and more. THROUGH JANUARY 7

NOVEMNER7 & 9

Beijing Guitar Duo Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth), UPUMC

The talented pair has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Since 2011 they have been artists-in-residence for the San Francisco Performances. NOVEMBER 8

Fall Out Boy American Airlines Center

They began in 2013 on the Chicago scene, then migrated into their current pop rock style, collecting more than their share of awards. *Editor’s Choice Selection 72

NOVEMBER 10-11

Toyota Music Factory

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Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich Crow Collection of Asian Art

The solo exhibition features a wide sampling of works from the man who is Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. NOVEMBER 10

Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer Majestic Theatre

The Argentine-born Mexican singer and her trumpet-playing husband play hits such as “Siempre Fuimos Dos,” “Corazón de Papel,” and “Voy a Conquistarte.”

their work has been described as a “nonstop barrage of fluid movement.” Havana’s exciting Malpaso Dance Company has brought Cuban contemporary dance into the twenty-first century. Founded in 2012, the world has fallen in love with the dancers and their bold repertoire of Cuban and American choreographic works. The company takes center stage for their Dallas debut. NOVEMBER 10

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice) McFarlin Auditorium

The Melbourne musician joined forces with fellow guitar rock singer/songwriter and players from Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint. NOVEMBER 10

Iris Dement

NOVEMBER 10-11

Willie Nelson & Family Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

From the opening notes of his signature “Whiskey River” to “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” and more, it’s a Lone Star legend like no other. NOVEMBER 10-12

Return to the Cotton Club, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

She has sung solos, duets, and more. The late Merle Haggard called the folk performer “the best singer I’ve ever heard.”

Harlem’s legendary nightclub comes alive again, featuring trumpeter/vocalist Brian Stripling with an evening of great jazz, soulful tapping, and showmanship.

NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 10 - JANUARY 1

Majestic Theater

Gaylord Texas (Grapevine)

Kessler Theater

Amanda Miguel

Lone Star Christmas

Her strong pipes have made the Mexican singer a huge success in Latin America over the last quarter of a century.

A massive ICE display, plus Santa’s Workshop, elaborate decorations throughout the resort, and more are all a holiday eye-opener.

NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 11

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Arlington Music Hall

Their songs dotted the sixties charts with hits such as “Hold On,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and more. NOVEMBER 10

Galactic, North Mississippi All Stars Granada Theater

The New Orleans futuristic funk band, known for their fierce live shows, takes the Dallas stage along with all-star brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson.

Propel Women Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

LoriAnn Biggers, Karen Harmon, Christy Wright, Shelley Giglio, and Passion are a team committed to inspiration at this one-day conference. NOVEMBER 11

Tony Jackson Arlington Music Hall

His video, “The Grand Tour,” ignited 10 million Facebook views and 200,000 shares in just over three short weeks.


november NOVEMBER 11

NOVEMBER 17

Toyota Music Factory

Trevor Noah

CALENDAR Toyota Music Factory

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President Bill Clinton and The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

the seriously funny South African stand-up comic, writer, and TV personality has hosted The Daily Show on Comedy Central, taking the reins from Jon Stewart in 2015 and making it all his own. His progressive attitude and global perspective has made a solid connection with audiences all over the world, and is especially relevant with younger generations of dedicated viewers.

the 42nd president of the united states and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee take the stage together in a unique appearance. It is an opportunity to hear the married couple speak about their lives in and out of office, as well as their views on the state of American politics. There is a rare question and answer session also scheduled for this session.

NOVEMBER 11

NOVEMBER 12

NOVEMBER 14-19

NOVEMBER 16-19

Will Rogers Auditorium (Fort Worth)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

For a while, the Texas-born stand-up comic had his own network TV show and starred with Toby Keith and Gina Gershon in Beer For My Horses.

The Christian-themed festival features the two-time Grammy-nominated band Skillet, plus Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells, and Gawvi.

Just in time for the holidays, this lavish production tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in magical style.

The New York Times labeled the new musical “irrresistible” – a play based on true events complete with old school spirituals, country songs, and cowboy hymns.

Rodney Carrington

Air1 Positive Hits Tour

NOVEMBER 11

Black Tie Dinner

Texas in Paris

MID NOVEMBER - EARLY JANUARY NOVEMBER 12

Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Jess and Gabriel Conte

Named 2016’s “Best LGBT Charitable Organization” by the Dallas Voice, it’s an evening of fun and glamor for a good cause.

House of Blues

The duo are travelling the U.S., stopping in 16 different cities to meet their fans, share their love story, and perform songs from their new album.

NOVEMBER 11

An Evening with Rhett Miller & Friends

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

North Pole Express

NOVEMBER 17

Grapevine

Vicki Lawrence and Mama

Take a train ride back in time with music and sleigh bells, plus a visit from Santa, in this sweet experience for families.

Arlington Music Hall

After The Carol Burnett Show ended, Mama’s Family began. Relive the hilarity of one of TV’s most enduring characters with her creator.

NOVEMBER 15-18 NOVEMBER 13

Granada Theater

Imagine Dragons

The Old 97’s singer/guitarist headlines the evening, playing songs from the band’s albums and his solo stuff.

American Airlines Center

Chi Omega Christmas

NOVEMBER 17

Centennial Hall (Fair Park)

Niall Horan

South Side Ballroom

The were Rolling Stone’s “breakthrough band of 2013,” topping the charts with songs including “Radioactive.”

For 40 years, this yearly shopping experience has featured over 175 merchants with gifts, holiday decor, women’s clothing/accessories, home accents, children’s clothing/toys, and more.

The 24-year-old Irish singer was once a member of the boy band One Direction, before striking out as a solo artist.

NOVEMBER 11

Nick Colionne and Eric Darius

NOVEMBER 14

Annie Leibovitz, Arts & Letters Live

NOVEMBER 16

NOVEMBER 17

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

It’s an evening of contemporary smooth jazz with the accomplished guitarist and saxophonist performing together.

McFarlin Auditorium

Toyota Music Factory

First United Methodist Church

The famed Rolling Stone portrait photographer has taken many of pop culture’s most recognizable pictures over the last few decades.

She’s stretched musical boundaries for years with elegance and style, performing everything from pop rock, classical, and more.

KERA’s Krys Boyd interviews the former anchor of the CBS Evening News, who is also a bestselling author.

Tori Amos

Dan Rather, Arts & Letters Live

NOVEMER 11-12

My Favorite Murder

NOVEMBER 14

Old Crow Medicine Show

NOVEMBER 16

NOVEMBER 17

Majestic Theatre

The podcast brainchild of comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark has grown in popularity, rising to the top of iTune’s comedy charts.

Winspear Opera House

House of Blues

Granada Theater

The band is on tour featuring 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, a reimagined version of Bob Dylan’s classic album.

The five-time, German-born Grammy nominee excels as a contemporary brand of Spanish-influenced easy listening music.

She fits right in with an A-list of women in music including Tori Amos, Liz Phair, and Suzanne Vega, playing her own brand of pop, blues, jazz, folk, and more.

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Ani DiFranco

*Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 7

CALENDAR NOV 25-26, DEC 1-3, 8-10, 14, 16-17, 20-24

NorthPark Center

The Nutcracker

it’s become a texas tradition that families look forward to all year long. More than 60,000 people visit the seasonal exhibit, which features 4,000 square feet of creative railroad-themed environments, with a variety of special Christmas touches designed to excite the child in everyone. The exhibition raises money for the Ronald McDonald House. NOVEMBER 17

NOVEMBER 19

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Downtown Fort Worth

The current lead singer from the Hall of Fame Bay Area band Journey is a success story of international proportion.

The annual trek through Cowtown signals the beginning of the holiday season with floats, music, and thousands of colorful lights.

NOVEMBER 18

NOVEMBER 21-22

Arnel Pineda

Hector Guzman’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, PSO Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The orchestra’s longtime music director celebrates three decades with special guests, including the Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. NOVEMBER 18

The Steeldrivers, Lipbone Redding

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The campy TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage, featuring characters that speak to the misfit in all of us. NOVEMBER 21-22

Gobsmacked Majestic Theatre

The Nashville bluegrass band has been together since 2005, bending rules and infusing contemporary musical elements into a traditional sound.

After sell-out seasons around the world, this mind-blowing a cappella show redefines the human voice with an international cast of vocalists.

NOVEMBER 18

NOVEMBER 22, 24-26

Arlington Music Hall

Improv (Addison)

Kessler Theater

The Rat Pack is Back

Tone Bell

The stellar cast has been hailed as the next best thing to seeing the Las Vegas legends and their live big band, just as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room.

The stand-up comedian and actor from Atlanta has appeared in a number of movies and has worked on Comedy Central and MTV.

NOVEMBER 18-19

A Christmas Carol, Dallas Theater Center

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker McFarlin Auditorium

It’s the quintessential holiday performance as toy soldiers, Sugar Plum Fairies, and more dance to Tchaikovsky’s immortal theme. *Editor’s Choice Selection 74

XO Energy Parade of Lights

D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 28

Wyly Theatre

This reimagined take on Charles Dickens’ enduring classic brings the audience in close contact with the actors, with ghosts flying above, plus falling snow.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Winspear Opera House, Bass Performance Hall

The Dallas Morning News says Sir Ben Stevenson’s production “takes the magical impossibilities of a Christmas dream and... makes them tantalizingly real.” It is a true Texas holiday tradition like no other. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score fills the hall with fantasy and romance in this classic story.

NOVEMBER 24-26

Van Zweden Conducts Alisa Weilerstein Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The cellist’s performance of Prokofiev’s heart-wrenching Sinfonia concertante mesmerizes with a brooding lyricism. NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 23

Texas Christkindl Market

NOVEMBER 28

Take 6 with Nnenna Freelon Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The southern-born, award-winning a cappella group takes jazz, scat, blues, and pop tones to another level in their inspirational sound. NOVEMBER 29

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones* Kessler Theater

Music, cuisine, culture, gift ideas, and more; enter an authentic German holiday market just in time for the Christmas season.

The Grammy-winning guitarist formed The Blasters in 1979 with brother Phil, creating some of America’s greatest roots rock. And he’s still at it.

NOVEMBER 25

NOVEMBER 29

Ballpark Wa and Road to Six Flags (Arlington)

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Kessler Theater

Welcome to Night Vale with Musical Guest Jason Webley

With 24 albums and Grammy, Oscar, and various other awards and nominations between them, these beautiful talents share a transcendent musical bond.

Majestic Theatre

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 23

NOVEMBER 30

Hilton Anatole Hotel

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

From special meetings and breakfasts with Santa, to Geppetto’s Marionette Theater, it’s Texas seasonal family fun.

A Texas holiday tradition returns as the orchestra performs the seasonal masterpiece featuring the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale.

Christmas at the Anatole

NOVEMBER 28

Sarah Parcak, SMU Tate Lecture Series McFarlin Auditorium

An archaeologist and anthropologist renowned for her use of satellite imagery to locate archaeological sites, she’s also the 2016 recipient of the prestigious TED Prize.

The hit podcast is taking a new live show on the road with a high-energy stand-alone story for long-time fans and newcomers alike.

Handel’s Messiah, FWSO


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American Airlines Center

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Dead & Company

Winspear Opera House

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the celebrated group features original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir alongside singer/ guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Continuing in the tradition of the Dead, the group draws from the band’s vast index of songs, taking the iconic music catalogue to new heights.

the musical features the songs “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the animated classic. Max the Dog narrates as the scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by original illustrations transport audiences to a whimsical world, and the staging breathes new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.

DECEMBER 1

THROUGH JANUARY 1

DECEMBER 1-3 & 8-10

Toyota Music Factory

Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake (Grand Prairie)

Arlington Music Hall

Take an unscripted, uncensored, and interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events with a pair of pundits.

Drive along the spectacularly bright path by car and see four million lights set along two miles of pathway with a holiday village, Santa, and more.

Singers and dynamic dancers with sparkling sets, a 20-foot-tall tree, plus a special seasonal “Sing-Along” with Santa create a family-friendly feast for the eyes, ears ... and heart.

AC2: Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen*

Prairie Lights

Christmas Spectacular

THROUGH DECEMBER 31

Foundations: Tom Sachs

DECEMBER 1

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

DECEMBER 1-17

Nasher Scupture Center

For this exhibit, the artist selected works that provide insights into his deep ties to Modernism and point out aspects of historical precursors that still resonate today.

Haggard Park

BIshop Arts Theatre

Drop off a letter to Santa, catch stages filled with holiday music, and watch the lighting of Plano’s official Christmas tree.

Langston Hughes’ foot-stomping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping holiday favorite returns – experience the Nativity story through gospel music.

DECEMBER 1

THROUGH JANUARY 7

DECEMBER 2

Highland Park

Nasher Scupture Center

Hilton Anatole

It takes a week to decorate the old tree with over 5,000 lights, reported to be the oldest Christmas tradition in Dallas County.

The artist inventively sets a teahouse in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a plywood airplane lavatory, koi pond, an HD video wall, and more.

Since 1952, the glitzy event has been an annual centerpiece benefitting a diverse collection of children’s charities in Dallas County.

Lighting of the Big Pecan Tree

Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony

DECEMBER 1-2

Arden Myrin

Crystal Charity Ball*

DECEMBER 2 DECEMBER 1-2

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Steve Byrne

The actress and comedian was a cast member on Showtime’s Shameless, and appeared in the premiere of Steve Martin’s play, Meteor Shower.

Improv (Addison)

The clever artist has been a successful comic for years, and rose to prominence as the creator of TV’s Sullivan & Son.

DECEMBER 1

It’s a Wonderful Life, FWSO

Black Nativity

DECEMBER 1-17

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Christmas Pops, DSO

The orchestra performs the soundtrack to Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday movie gem while the film classic is projected overhead.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

This series features a variety of seasonal setups with talented musicians, choral groups, and other performers just right for Christmas.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Verione Theatre at Grand Prairie

The Grammy winners, musical collaborators, and close friends co-bill their popular Christmas tour, joined by Jordan Smith (The Voice).

DECEMBER 2

Holiday Classics, Richardson Symphony Orchestra & Turtle Creek Chorale Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Celebrate the season with favorite holiday classics and the dynamic voices of an awardwinning men’s chorus. DECEMBER 2

Amos Lee

MISD Center (Mansfield)

He’s toured with the likes of Dylan and Norah Jones. Today, the soulful folkie is one of the genre’s most popular contemporary artists. DECEMBER 2

A Merry Little Christmas with Ricki Derek The Palace Theatre (Grapevine)

It’s a local tradition featuring classic arrangements of some of the season’s best with an old style crooner and big band vibe. DECEMBER 2

Christmas in the Stockyards Fort Worth

DECEMBER 2

Celebrate the season in Cowtown on the veranda of the historical Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station, and along East Exchange Avenue.

Toyota Music Factory

DECEMBER 3

Dream Theater The pioneering group celebrates a quarter century since the release of their milestone gold album, Images & Words.

A Jackopierce Christmas* McFarlin Auditorium

Hometown musical heroes Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce have been playing to enthusiastic local crowds since 1988. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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few local events provide a more seasonal inspiration than this spectacular. With all the polish of a highly produced Broadway show, the highly anticipated annual multimedia event is a family treat. It features stunning special effects, a multiplicity of voices and instruments on stage, angels aloft, flying above the audience, plus a variety of live animals and much more.

DECEMBER 3

Christmas Cheer, The Woman’s Chorus of Dallas

Allen Event Center (Allen)

Brian Setzer Orchestra

DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 2, 2018

Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

christmas rocks! For the 17th year, the former Stray Cats guitarist takes his swingin’ big band groove machine on tour. It’s time to jump, jive, and wail with the hippest seasonal stuff, plus dance to other numbers laced with that special rockabilly touch. The coolest cats and kitties wait all year long for this special evening of boogie-woogie fun. Meow. DECEMBER 7-9

DECEMBER 8

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Gas Monkey Bar N Grill

These purveyors of Red Dirt Metal sound have designed their own line of life and outlaw country music.

Shane Torres

Moody Performance Hall

Meadows Museum

The chorus performs with Metropolitan Winds and children’s choirs, singing a sensational repertoire of traditional and contemporary music.

This exhibition celebrates the painter’s extraordinary work, together with paintings by his Sevillian contemporaries.

The New York-based Texas native is a comedian, writer, and actor, and has appeared on Last Comic Standing and IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang.

DECEMBER 3

DECEMBER 6 - JANUARY 7

DECEMBER 7-10

Texas Hippie Coalition

DECEMBER 8-10

Lone Star State Classic Dog Shows

Fade, Dallas Theater Center

Brent Morin

Dallas Market Center

Trees

Studio Tehatre

Improv (Addison)

They bill themselves as “the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band.” It’s an interesting combination to say the least!

The show poses prickly questions about identity as a young Mexican novelist struggles to bridge the distance between where she came from and where she’s headed.

Based in L.A., the stand-up comic has been a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately and starred on NBC’s Undateable.

Over 1,700 dogs come to town for the twoday show where 150 different breeds are exhibited for judging, culminating in Best in Show each day.

THROUGH MARCH 25

Darryl Lauster: Trace

DECEMBER 9

THROUGH FEBRUARY 11

Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

Majestic Theatre

For his scuptural installation, the Texas-based artist created ten fragmented marble tablets and carved phrases reminiscent of monuments speaking essential truths.

Its grandiose sound, voices, and characters are a feast for the senses when the Texas musical collective fills the stage for a Christmastime showcase.

DECEMBER 7-10

DECEMBER 9

Improv (Addison)

Verion Theatre at Grand Prairie

Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are back in action. Spend an evening with the boys for a whack Christmas season for the ages.

Metalachi

DECEMBER 4

A Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Minerva Cuevas Dallas Museum of Art

Lawrence Loh conducts the DSO’s mighty brass and percussion, as well as the majestic Lay Family Concert Organ for a night of Christmas cheer.

In her first U.S. solo museum presentation, the Mexican conceptual artist creates a site-specific mural in the first-level Concourse.

DECEMBER 6

DECEMBER 6-7

The Wood Brothers

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Brandon T. Jackson

The three-piece folk/blues band is a kick, featuring brothers Chris and Oliver, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix.

The world-famous musical ensemble begain in the French Quarter, and now tours the globe over 150 days each year.

The stand-up comedian is well known on the club circuit, as well as for his roles in motion picture romps such as Roll Bounce and Tropic Thunder.

DECEMBER 7

DECEMBER 6-7

DECEMBER 8

Granada Theater

Dispatch

Kessler Theater

Together for 20 years, the indie roots band has been called “the biggest band nobody’s heard of” more than a few times. *Editor’s Choice Selection 76

DECEMBER 12

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The Gift of Christmas

Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano)

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DECEMBER 9-10 & 13

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Trailer Park Boys

DECEMBER 9

Jonathan Safran Foer, Art & Lettters Live

Chris Young, Kane Brown, Tucker Beathard

Dallas Museum of Art

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The award-winning author returns with “Here I Am,” a new book about a family fighting for survival after an earthquake in the Middle East.

Polyphonic Spree*

The annual country show features the crossover hit-maker singing tunes such as “Tomorrow,” “You,” and “I Can Take It From There.”

Josh Turner Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

His “Long Black Train” was a breakthrough hit, followed by “Your Man,” “Would You Go with Me,” and “All Over Me.”


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DECEMBER 22

Majestic Theatre

American Airlines Center

Trans Siberian Orchestra

The New York Times calls the tour “exceptional.” Fill your seasonal stocking with song – with a little help from an outstanding star-studded cast including legendary Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Reuben Studdard, and Jody Watley. Christmas songs reimagined in beautiful contemporary fashion by some of music’s greatest soul and RnB performers, all working on the same stage. THROUGH JANUARY 7

Styled with Poise: Figures in Japanese Paintings and Prints

DECEMBER 11

Keyboard Conversations: Beethoven and Friends

Crow Collection of Art

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Regal courtiers, lively townspeople, tragic heroines, and virtuous deities are presented in exquisite form in this exhibition featuring figures in art from the Edo period.

The program includes Haydn’s vivacious Sonata in D, Mozart’s deeply personal Rondo in A Minor and jolly Gigue, plus Beethoven’s tempestuos Sonata Pathetique.

DECEMBER 9

DECEMBER 12

House of Blues

Granada Theater

The California indie rock outfit began in 2011 and made a name performing at festivals such as Coachella and SXSW.

Once a mainstay in Poco, he joined the Eagles in the 70s, and is responsible for unforgettable hits such as “I Can’t Tell You Why.”

THROUGH DECEMBER 30

DECEMBER 13

The Neighbourhood

Christmas Lights Tours, Chocolate & Sip Tours Various Locations (North Dallas and Arlington)

DFW is renowned for spectacular light shows during the holiday season. Dallas By Chocolate offers tours for groups large and small.

Timothy B. Schmit

The Texas Tenors Arlington Music Hall

The three-time Emmy winning crossover vocal trio specializes in blending classical, pop, and other styles. DECEMER 13-17

DECEMBER 9 & 16

Tumbleweed Roundup

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Gift of the Magi

Artisan Theater Center (Hurst)

Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio

Created and hosted by Dr. Bill Brooks, the musical revue features a variety of entertainers from every corner with unique performances each night.

It’s a holiday mystery extravaganza, an all-new show, with gifts galore and bundles of laughs bound to become a holiday tradition.

DECEMBER 11

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2

The Forgotton Carols

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

The faith-based family Christmas show celebrates the true meaning of the season. Starring Michael McLean.

The Dallas-based artist’s museum-commissioned, large-scale installation features more than 80 miles of multicolored thread.

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The Colors of Christmas

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over the past 20-plus years, this criticaly acclaimed, multiplatinum musical powerhouse has steamed along with annual winter tours. The TSO returns with a completely updated presentation of the unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” It features enduring fan-favorites “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” and “This Christmas Day.” DECEMER 14

DECEMBER 15

Trinity River Audubon Center

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Join the Center for a rousing two-hour nighttime hike, owl prowl, and delicious oldfashioned s’mores.

Their “Song For Another Time,” “Break Up With Him,” and “Snapback” were all big hits for the Nashville country group.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 25

DECEMBER 15

Dallas Museum of Art

Kessler Theater

One of the artist’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms, this installation is the only one of its kind in a North American collection.

Get out the mistletoe: The alt-country husband and wife duo bring their annual seasonal soiree to North Texas.

DECEMBER 14-17

DECEMBER 15-16

Improv (Arlington)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The 75-year-old comic has spent his professional life on the road, working in the clubs and in movies, including Hollywood Shuffle and Boomerang.

The sensational cirque show is like a Broadway musical & family Christmas spectacular all rolled into a single evening of grand entertainment.

DECEMBER 14-17

DECEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 9, 2018

Night Owl Prowl

Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

John Witherspoon

Felipe Esparza Improv (Addison)

In 2010 he took top honors at Last Comic Standing... and he’s still funny, still touring, and best of all, still standing. DECEMBER 15

The Nutty Nutcracker, Texas Ballet Theatre*

Old Dominion

Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Holiday Shindig*

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Asian Textiles: Arts and Trade Along the Silk Road Dallas Museum of Art

An exhibition of garments and ornamental hangings from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan, with some objects featuring colored ink paintings on textile backgrounds. DECEMBER 16

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Tommy Emmanuel*

Sir Ben Stevenson’s sesaonal nod to the crazy and the zany is an annual parody designed to keep you laughing uproariously.

Majestic Theatre

The Australian guitarist/songwriter also happens to be a six-string virtuoso with complete command of his instrument. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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DECEMBER 28

Toyota Music Factory

founder chip davis’ groundbreaking musical ensemble brings their electric stage show back to North Texas. The group has toured for over three decades and sold more than 40 million albums on the way. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart year after year. Live performances feature classic Christmas hits and sizzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. NOW SHOWING

Early Morning Birding Trinity River Audubon Center

Step inside the Great Trinity Forest for beautiful guided birding hikes appropriate for all ages and stages. DECEMER 16

Doug Loves Movies Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Doug Benson (of Comedy Central’s The High Court) hosts this podcast where he talks to special surprise guests about his first love... movies. DECEMBER 17

Gospel Brunch House of Blues

Local gospel standouts perform while crowds line up to sample Sunday southern cuisine at its very best. DECEMBER 17

Home for the Holidays, Plano Symphony Orchestra St. Andrew United Methodist Church (Richardson)

New Year’s Eve, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

DECEMBER 19

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ring in 2018 with your favorite Strauss waltzes and Vienneseinspired revelry. The evening’s performance includes Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz” and “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin, and Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” as well as Meyerbeer’s “Nobles seigneurs, salut” from Les Huguenots, selections from Delibes’ Coppelia Suite No. 2, and Chabrier’s “Fête Polonaise,” from Le roi malgré lui. Andrew Grams conducts the orchestra, featuring soprano Lauren Snouffer. DECEMBER 21-24

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAYS

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Enjoy classic arrangements of holiday favorites performed by one of the area’s most respected ensembles.

With 150 voices singing, the locally based group, billed as “America’s Premier Pops Chorus,” has been honored and recognized around the world.

Follow a knowledgeable docent for in-depth information on the collection, artist and their works, including interviews and installation videos.

THROUGH JANUARY 7

DECEMBER 21-22

DECEMBER 29-31

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas Market Center

John Hughes’ and Chris Columbus’ classic family Christmas comedy is played on the big screen with the score provided by the orchestra.

DJs whirling, music blasting and lights swirling – what a way to say goodbye to one year and usher in another.

Christmas at the Meyerson, Dallas Winds Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle Meadows Museum

These life-size figures were created during the 1640s, when the artist’s workshop was producing works destined for the Spanish territories in the Americas. DECEMBER 19-31

The King and I

Winspear Opera House

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest boasts a score featuring “Getting To Know You” and “Something Wonderful.” DECEMBER 20

Julien Baker, Half Waif

Vocal Majority

Home Alone, DSO

Prophets & Outlaws Granada Theater

The Dallas band doesn’t nearly earn the credit they deserve for their rock sound mixed with souther soul, blues, and country roots.

Sesame Street Live: Let’s Party Allen Event Center

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas

THROUGH JANUARY 14

DECEMBER 29

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Dallas native known for “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” returns for an annual performance of seasonal cowboy songs.

Often built up over months and years, the artist’s paintings are textured, semi-transparent coats of acrylic paint.

DECEMBER 18

*Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

Focus: Katherine Bradford

Lights All Night

Robert Earl Keen Bass Performance Hall

The Texas star’s annual Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee is a holiday hootenanny, stagged appropriately on New Year’s Eve ... Eve! DECEMBER 30

DECEMBER 28-30

Her album Sprained Ankle made a number of end-of-the-year “best of” lists and led to features in The New Yorker & The New York Times.

Kessler Theater

Guided Art Tours

DECEMBER 30 DECEMBER 22

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more, along with live emcees Casey and Caleb are back in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage.

One of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions includes seasonal favorites and features the Plano Civic Chorus & Frisco Chorlae.

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Mannheim Steamroller

DECEMBER 31

Doyle Bramhall III, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch Granada Theater

He’s a terrific solo act who has also worked as Clapton’s guitar sideman/producer, and gone on tour with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

Bob Schneider Granada Theater

The popular Austin-based musician brings his rock/folk/country/pop sound to town to whisk out one year and ring in another. DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, FWSO Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Emmy-winning conductor Lee Musiker leads an evening of music dedicated to the late jazz superstar, featuring vocalist Carmen Bradford.


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Dallas Stars American Airlines Cente

vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes vs. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washington Capitols vs. Chicao Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Klyde Warren Park NOVEMBER 12

Trinity River Run Ron Kirk Bridge and Felix Lozada Gateway NOVEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 10

National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Will Rogers Coliseum (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 16

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Oct 6 Oct 10 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 6 Nov 10 Nov 18 Nov 21 Nov 24 Dec 2 Dec 5 Dec 9 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 29 Dec 31

Purple Stride DFW 2017

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SMU Football

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Gerald J. Ford Stadum (SMU) Unless Noted

Oct 1 Oct 8 Nov 5 Nov 19 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 24

Oct 7 Oct 27 Nov 4 Nov 25

vs. Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks

DallasCowboys.com

Dallas Mavericks American Airlies Center

Oct 18 Oct 20 Oct 23 Oct 25 Oct 28 Nov 3 Nov 11 Nov 14 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 20 Nov 25 Nov 29 Dec 2 Dec 12 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 26

vs. Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Detroit Pistons vs. Toronto Raptors

vs. Houston Cougars vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. UCF Knights vs. Tulane Green Wave

Texas vs. Oklahoma Cotton Bowl

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TCU Football Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth)

Oct 7 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 24

vs. West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansaas Jayhawks vs. Texas Longhorns vs. Baylor Bears

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The Longhorns and Sooners battle it out during the State Fair of Texas, usually with national title implications on the line.

Univeristy of North Texas Football

OCTOBER 14

Apogee Stadium (Denton)

Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 18

vs. UTSA Roadrunners vs. Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Old UTEP Miners vs. Army Black Knights

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Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5

Longhorn 350 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure NorthPark Center OCTOBER 15

Owl-O-Ween Trinity River Audubon Center OCTOBER 22

The Dam Half & 5K Lynn Creek Park (Grand Prairie) OCTOBER 28

Spooktacular Trails and Glow Run

OCTOBER 1

Tough Mudder

Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

Oct 22 FCDallas.com

vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Viridian (Arlington) OCTOBER 7

Grambling vs. Prairie View A&M

NOVEMBER 23

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot City Hall DECEMBER 3

Chocoholic Frolic 10K & 5K Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie) DECEMBER 10

BMW Dallas Marathon

Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park

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FC Dallas

Boasting Cowtown’s only outdoor winter ice-skating rink, plan on visits from Santa, seasonal music, and more.

OCTOBER 14

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Dallas Cowboys

NOVEMBER 11

Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Downtown DECEMBER 16

Alex’s Reindeer Dash 5K & 1M Fun Run Mountain Creek Preserve (Irving) DECEMBER 23

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 26

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bown (Fair Park) DECEMBER 29

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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Cotton Bowl D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill

Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. Its small, intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere is convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, this popular spot is not to be missed.

Bistro 31 Located in Highland Park Village, this European-style establishment offers everything from Italian to Spanish to French influences. Serving only fresh, gourmet ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons, and the restaurant offers an extensive wine list. 87 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.420.3900 bistro31dallas.com

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Cool River Café Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening. 4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474 chamberlainsseafood.com

This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Cool River specializes in steaks and southwestern cuisine. It is the ultimate dining experience—excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere that’s perfect for private parties and business meetings. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881 coolrivercafe.com

Corrientes 348

665 S. Lamar Street 214.749.0455

Our Cigar Lounge is a richly decorated room with a private entrance where a man (or woman) can enjoy a cigar, an adult beverage and a fine steak if they so wish. The lounge features numerous ways to enjoy your cigar to match your mood. Relax on a leather couch while our staff cuts and lights your cigar or grab a table and order a steak while you smoke those Cohibas you have been saving for a special occasion. Our lounge features live music Tuesday through Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

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4334 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467 cigarloungeatchamberlains.com

Canary By Gorji

Cindi’s New York Deli

Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads. The creative culinary interpretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list.

Enjoy authentic New York and Southern-style favorites right here in North Texas at one of 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison Cindi’s many locations. From reubens and Tuna tartare, a light appetizer at Double Eagle Steak House. 972.503.7080 matzo ball soup to pancakes, and chicken canarybygorji.com

Your Italian getaway awaits at Dolce Riviera. Scenes from the glamorous era of la dolce vita inspire the extraordinary resort-style experience. A culinary skill coupled with an award-winning wine list, Riviera is so authentic you might be speaking Italian by the end of the night. Received awards from OpenTable, Wine Spectator, and D Magazine. 2950 N. Harwood St., Dallas 469.458.6623 dolcerivera.com

Fearing’s Restaurant

Cigar Lounge at Chamberlain’s

Cafe Herrera

At its shiny new location in the Omni Hotel, Café Herrera is one of the finest and most prominent Tex-Mex restaurants in Dallas. Their enchiladas are famous, but their new build-your-own fajita bar and craft cocktails are sure to blow you away and keep you coming back for more.

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7522 Campbell Road, Dallas 972.248.0608

2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.871.4955 avantirestaurants.com

and dumplings, Cindi’s offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections, plus fresh bagels, breads and pastries. See website for more locations.

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Avanti Ristorante

An Argentinian steakhouse with its first location in the United States, is open for lunch and dinner. The steakhouse rooted in rich South American culture, is a refined dining experience in the Arts District. An a la carte menu is shared or family-style dining with an emphasis on high quality cuts of meat, sides and carefully selected wines. 1807 Ross Ave, Suite 200, Dallas 214.220.0348 corrientes348.com

District 30

Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.4848 ritzcarlton.com

The French Room

Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel features a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an award-winning wine list. It garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

FT33 Located in the heart of Oak Lawn, District 30 Craft Bar & Kitchen is changing the Dallas dining landscape with its impressive selection of unique entrees and specialty cocktails. Blending traditional American cooking styles with amodern aesthetic, District 30 has something for everyone to enjoy. 3211 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas 489.899.7757

This Dallas hot spot located in the Design District features seasonally inspired modern cuisine. Matt McCallister, chef and co-owner of FT33, serves up one of the best charcuterie boards in the city. Don’t miss the whipped chorizo and the oyster mushroom sausage. 1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.741.2629 ft33dallas.com

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DINING The Grape This small, neighborhood restaurant is a long-standing Dallas favorite. Chef-owner Brain Luscher and chef du cuisine Danyele McPherson change the blackboard menu offerings regularly, offering bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations. 2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.828.1981 thegraperestaurant.com

The Grill on the Alley Located in the Galleria Dallas, the famous signature dishes include prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood pasta and freshly prepared salads, which are complemented by an extensive wine list. The Grill features unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high-energy bar with hand-crafted cocktails. 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601 thegrill.com

Hard Rock Café With a menu full of mouth-watering American classics, memorabilia from the biggest names in rock, signature cocktails, and a full complement of city-specific merchandise to commemorate your visit, the Hard Rock Café Dallas is one trip you just have to make.

Look what just flew in, fresh sustainable seafood in a fun, active and bright restaurant featuring a Tiki influenced cocktail program. Enjoy our beautiful patio with a fountain view in the Shops at Legacy across from sister restaurant, Mexican Sugar. 5840 Legacy Cir. Suite D100, Plano 469.210.5337

The Kitchen Table Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at this restaurant located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. It also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214.922.0374 sheratondallashotel.com

The Landmark Restaurant The Warwick Melrose Hotel culinary team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. The Landmark offers favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties for brunch.

4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. 972.717.2420 lawrestaurant.com

Le Bilboquet

This cozy, upscale neighborhood French bistro is the ultimate rare find. The incredibly charming ambiance provides the ideal setting for a casual or business lunch or a romantic candle-lit dinner. The unique setting of the restaurant and garden room transports guests and offers them a European-style experience. The menu offers a diverse selection of French stables and French-American fusion dishes, such as the famous Cajun chicken.

Visit the new Little Katana location on Cole Street in Uptown, or the “Blackship” location inside the Omni Dallas Hotel. You won’t find fresher sushi or more powerful flavors for a better price. Blackship Location: 665 Lamar Street 214.760.7200

This contemporary, urban restaurant is located on the edge of downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence. Illustrators are featured on chalkboards throughout.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

Moxie’s Grill & Bar

Little Katana

Lark on the Park

Javier’s

A great bar with great food, this gastropub in Dallas’ Trinity Design District offers a full bar and features the city’s best beer menu, including 40 draft beers with a few live ales and over 85 bottles.

lebilboquetdallas.com

landmarkrestodallas.com

hardrock.com

Meddlesome Moth

4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937

3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.224.3152

2211 N. Houston St., Dallas 469.341.7625

Javier’s offers traditional cuisine from Mexico City. The low-lit dining room is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests.

Four Seasons Dallas’ signature restaurant features bold fare inspired by the flavors of Texas in a sophisticated yet fun environment. The restaurant, which stands for Land, Air and Water offers a robust menu using the finest ingredients and includes game, meats, poultry and fish prepared with a Texas twist.

Uptown Location: 4525 Cole Ave. 214.443.9600

www.littlekatana.com

Mansion Restaurant

Moxie’s Grill & Bar, a premium casual Canadian concept owned by Dallas Stars proprietor Tom Gaglardi, is now open at The Crescent in Dallas. Moxie’s delivers a unique experience through its blend of high-end design, uncompromising food quality and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality. 100 Crescent Court, Suite 140, Dallas 469.687.0050

Oak Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant.

javiers.net

2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275

The Keeper

larkonthepark.com

Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion, located inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, has remained one of Dallas’ biggest and best splurges. The legendary restaurant’s talented team offers guests a most inviting and unforgettable dining experience.

LAW

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747

oakdallas.com

mansiononturtlecreek.com

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211

Max’s Wine Dive Come hang out at this laid-back, unpretentious restaurant and wine bar in the West Village where you can rock out to music on the juke box and enjoy gourmet comfort food paired with reasonably priced selections from the extensive wine list. 3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3483 maxswinedive.com/dallas-mckinney-ave

1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.712.9700

Commitment to freshness sets this seafood restaurant apart. Only top-of-the-catch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers is served, and each dish is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded. The menu is based on market availability, therefore the selections change each day. 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.759.2277 theoceanaire.com

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DINING The Owners Box

courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.2516

Shinsei

Tei-An

The chic Park Cities hot spot offers an assortment of sushi and Asian fusion specialties. Simplicity is the key in the spicy tuna roll, which is filled with plenty of fish and just enough wasabi to awaken your senses.

Chef-owner Teiichi Sakurai’s brilliant cuisine at this Japanese atelier in the Arts District showcases amazing handmade soba, sushi and more esoteric specials, all served in a “Zen-like” interior. Don’t miss the rooftop cocktail bar available to those dining at the restaurant.

hotelstgermain.com

7713 Inwood Road, Dallas 214.352.0005

Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar

shinseirestaurant.com

1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828 tei-an.com

Smoke Located inside the Omni Hotel, The Owners Box is a sports fanatic’s dream. Visitors can enjoy state of the art technology, oversized seating areas, and an outside patio, while picking from the authentic sports bar menu. You can watch the game in the main bar area on the 16-foot screen, or at a private game watching table. 555 S Lamar Street 214.652.4805 omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/the-ownersbox

Parigi Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an upscale option with a perfect patio – great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.521.0295 parigidallas.com

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar The Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid sports sleek contemporary decor and an exciting menu. The culinary philosophy draws inspiration from local purveyors and emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize its carbon footprint and support the local economy. 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.com

RA Sushi Head to Addison north of Dallas for sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails in a hip, lively, upscale environment. Whether you’re into traditional nigiri and sashimi or want to explore some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, you are in for a treat. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905 rasushi.com

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden

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This restaurant at the Belmont Hotel pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Chef/owner Tim Byres employs time-honored cooking techniques and recipes and a commitment to local ingredients. Originally built as a schoolhouse in 1927, Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar boasting live music and Dallas’ largest contemporary garden patio. Brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings feature a signature southwestern twist complemented by a brand-new wine menu. Situated in a scenic location of art and architecture in the HARWOOD District.

901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

Soda Bar

Texas De Brazil Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style meal that includes pork, steak, and chicken served on large skewers and sliced tableside onto your plate by the attentive wait staff. Visit the fresh and extensive salad bar to accompany your delightful meal. 2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414 15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

Texas Spice

2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

Sambuca Located in the heart of Uptown, Sambuca is Dallas’ only rockin’ dinner club that features live music every night. It’s open for lunch daily, and the restaurant features specials, such as the half sandwich, soup and salad entrée. The outdoor lounge is shaped like a fishbowl, with great views of the band.

Relax above the city streets of downtown Dallas at the rooftop Soda Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. The stylish lounge and adjacent pool are perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail while soaking in magnificent views. Soda Bar also features a casual grill for tasty meals and small plates.

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820 sambucarestaurant.com

1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080

Savor

Stampede 66

The gastropub and main restaurant at Klyde Warren Park is located in downtown’s 5.2-acre deck park. Its chef-driven menu designed by Executive Chef John Coleman and Chef Partner Joe Scigliano offers favorite pub fare with a twist of unique flavor combinations. The restaurant was the first to offer premium wines on tap to Dallas, guaranteeing a fresh glass of wine each time, with no cork taint.

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Located inside the beautiful Omni Dallas Hotel, Texas Spice offers a twist on homewtown classics and truly captures the Texan flavor. This innovative restaurant focuses on local produce and farm-tomarket goods to create incredible dishes. 555 S. Lamar Street 214.652.4810 omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/texas-spice

Several of the recipes on the menu pay homage to Chef Stephan Pyles’ family and culinary heroes. A culmination of elements that signify a singular, “True Texas” dining experience in the city, where Uptown and downtown Dallas connect. Local foods, wines, beers and spirits are showcased in an atmosphere of gracious Southern hospitality.

Toulouse Cafe and Bar

1717 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.550.6966

2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

3314 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.8999

stampede66.com

www.toulousecafeandbar.com

savor-relish.com

Taverna

Victory Tavern

Seasons 52 The fresh grill and wine bar, located at The Shops at Legacy, invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casual, sophisticated atmosphere. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852 seasons52.com

Offering authentic, farm-to-table Italian cuisine, Taverna brings a little corner of Italy to Dallas. Whether enjoying signature risotto in the restaurant’s rustic, inviting interior or award-winning brunch on the patio, diners are sure to enjoy Taverna. 3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933 www.tavernabylombardi.com

Inspired by the owner’s time in Brussels, Belgium, Toulouse Cafe and Bar offers French-influenced Belgian cuisine. Its menu, which features both traditional staples and more adventurous twists, earned it inclusion on The Dallas Morning News’ list of best French restaurants in the Metroplex.

This stylish but unpretentious restaurant, located directly across from the American Airline Center at Victory Park, serves a modern take on American culinary classics. The restaurant is lively before a game but settles down afterwards and becomes a more upscale dining experience. 2501 N. Houston St., Dallas 214.432.1900 victorytavern.com


SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS

Legacy West

NorthPark Center

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

Galleria

JEWELRY de Boulle

This shopping destination is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Karen Millen and Zara—plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. From its legendary ice rink to the amazing Westin Galleria hotel and chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a must-do while in Big D. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas

With over 335,000 square feet of open-air retail space nestled in a tropical green setting, Legacy West is the very best place to live, work, eat, play and shop. The shopping center is home to several Texas exclusive stores and restaurants including Dean & DeLuca, Frontgate, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Fabletics, Levi’s, Legacy Hall, and Barnes & Noble Kitchen. Additional retailers and restaurants include Warby Parker, West Elm, Filson, Peter Millar, Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Starbucks Reserve, Shake Shack and Sprinkles.

972.702.7100

5905 Legacy Drive, Suite 500, Plano 469.609.1500

galleriadallas.com

legacywest.com

Highland Park Village

Mockingbird Station

One of the top shopping destinations in the country offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and has built a reputation as one of the preeminent independently-owned jewelers in the US. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa. 6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

Eiseman Jewels Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com

Harry Winston

This shopping village is Dallas’ equivalent to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultra-chic corner of high-end shopping in Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports boutiques such as Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John and more.

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock.

47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

hpvillage.com

mockingbirdstation.com

An urban oasis, Preston Center’s walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants to suit every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsies. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 469.232.0000 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

West Village Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and high-end boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley.

Founded in New York City in 1932, The House of Harry Winston to this day still sets the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch making. Their world famous gemstones and diamonds have been adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies for over 80 years. 19 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.647.5830 www.harrywinston.com

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SHOPPING Matthew Trent This beautiful store located at The Plaza at Preston Center, designs and manufactures nearly every piece of jewelry on-site. Trent’s styles range anywhere from simple to ornate. Choose from colored stones, such as aquamarines, rubies, green tourmalines and sapphires. Come visit Trent and let him design your next family heirloom. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170 matthewtrent.com

William Noble Rare Jewels This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing. 100 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.3890 williamnoble.com

Ylang 23 Owners Joanne and Charles Teichman have met the designers, know the collections and can even find pieces from previous seasons. Bringing you the ultimate level of service, they can help find the perfect gift and take time to gift-wrap and ship the order within a day to your specifications. The store has recently moved and is now open in a beautiful new location.

Aftershock Find a wide range of accessories, scarves and jewelry at this flagship store for British retailer Aftershock London. The store’s motto is “affordable glamour.” Come visit this newly opened store in Preston Center and a favorite among the Dallas social scene. 8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 214.363.4699 aftershockplc.us

Betty Reiter Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country. 4030 Villanova St., Dallas 214.373.9990 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

Billy Reid

214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

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Forty Five Ten One of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, Forty Five Ten boasts a reputation for offering the best of the best. Set in a beautifully renovated historic building, it houses a world-class mix of top collections for women, men and the home. Its acclaimed café, the T Room, is a chic lunch spot. 4510 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.com

HUBLOT Dallas

8687 North Central Expy, Suite 1332, Dallas

INTERMIX INTERMIX offers the most sought-after styles from an edited selection of coveted designers. Renowned for their philosophy of mixing on-trend pieces in unexpected ways, INTERMIX delivers a unique point of view and an individualized approach to shopping and personal style. 8687 N Central Expy., Dallas 214.691.3800 intermixonline.com

Lela Rose Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and handcrafted details has brought a fresh point of view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated women that embody a spirit of effortless elegance. 69 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.599,6283 lelarose.com

Peeper’s American Eyewear

469.232.9449

Elements

hublot.com

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place. Located one block from the Bishop Arts District, this 5,000-square-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design.

ylang23.com

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas

shopfiveandten.com

billyreid.com

214.234.0002

This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wear-it-fiveways Nikki dress. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women.

214.252.0510

214.346.0010

70 Highland Park Village, Dallas

(The Plaza at Preston Center)

Abi Ferrin

60 Highland Park Village, Dallas

From in-house watch complications, to revolutionary materials, to world class collaborations, HUBLOT characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. Visit our HUBLOT Boutique in NorthPark Center to view our stunning collection, including the limited edition timepieces created in collaboration with global partner, the Dallas Cowboys.

Located in Highland Park Village, the owner’s vision is to build a designer brand around his authentic lifestyle and establish retail shops that reflect his upbringing, his personality and his aesthetic. Here you can shop for men and women’s clothing as well as special luggage items.

8300 Preston Road, Dallas

APPAREL

Diptyque and Comme des Garçons, pet accessories from Mungo & Maud, accessories from Costume National, Proenza Schouler and more. You’ll also find a great selection of fashionable coffee table books.

409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas

Elements is a modern and chic women’s clothing and accessories boutique. Their trained sales team is dedicated to the highest standards in customer service. Whether you just need a pair of jeans fitted or an entire wardrobe update, they’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for. 4400 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.987.0838 elementsclothing.com

Five and Ten This chic concept boutique in Highland Park Village from Forty Five Ten offers clothing for him and her, fragrances from lines like

214.941.0075 beindiegenius.typepad.com

Indigo 1745 A boutique for men and women specializing in premium denim and sportswear, Indigo 1745 carefully selects its products to fit a calm, cool lifestyle. Whether looking for clothing, bedding, accessories or a special gift, you’ll find this shop excites the senses and offers something that is personal for you and your style. 370 W. 7th St., Dallas 214.948.1745 indigo1745.com

Since 1976, Peeper’s has offered the finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is located in Highland Park Village, with more than 1,000 designer frames to choose from. 64 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

Pinto Ranch Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the Old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200 pintoranch.com


Planet Blue Planet Blue is the ultimate upscale women’s bohemian-chic clothing and accessories boutique. Its laid back atmosphere is an enclave for celebrities, in-the-know locals and anyone seeking contemporary women’s fashion.

HOME DÉCOR

Nest

3010 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas

As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. Nest has been a destination for unique gifts and home accents for over a decade.

972;935.0304

4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas

shopplanetblue.com

214.373.4444

Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

SHOPPING Samuel Lynne Galleries

nestdallas.com

Q Clothier This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil. 85 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com

Tootsies

This Design District showroom offers Old World treasures with modern elements. “Focusing on the mix, not the match,” says Schaeffler, who combines different époques and styles to avoid decorating in one distinct look. Schaeffler wants clients to derive decades of enjoyment, creating a space that reflects a family’s unique personality. 214.749.0816

1105 Dragon St., Dallas

bernadetteschaeffler.com

214.965.9027 samuellynne.com

Carlyn Galerie

6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828 carlyngalerie.com

8300 Preston Road, Dallas

Reflectionists JD Miller and Philip J. Romano co-founded Samuel Lynne Galleries in 2008 with a vision to provide the finest examples of 21st century art. The gallery represents renowned local and international contemporary artists, primarily focusing on oil painting, mixed media artwork, and blue chip sculpture.

1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas

This boutique offers an extraordinary fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables, perfect for special occasions, wedding and holiday presents, and corporate gifts. The dazzling displays and unique selections of contemporary crafts promise great finds.

Housed in a vast 20,000 square foot space in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a modern full line specialty store offering the very best dresses, denim, ready to wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. We are a one stop shop known for exceptional service and on site personal styling in addition to our curated collection of designers including A.L.C. Aquazurra, Brandon Maxwell, Cinq a’ Sept, Self Portrait, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard.

Restoration Hardware

Gary Riggs Home Inside the 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix.

Restoration Hardware is a luxury home finishings company offering contemporary art, furniture, bath ware, decor, lighting, outdoor, and textile products. They feature authentic reproductions and new twists on classic furnishings and art. With a cool modern-chic yet historic atmosphere, customers can’t help but be enticed. 3133 Knox Street 214.520.7255 restorationhardware.com

Roche Bobois

Southwest Gallery Located near the lavish shops of the Galleria, this beautiful gallery boasts one of Dallas’ most expansive collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. It features an array of stunning works from Western to Contemporary art displayed in 16,000 square feet of sensational space. 4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395 swgallery.com

SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

214.696.9993 tootsies.com

Vince Located in the luxurious Highland Park Village, Vince is a modern fashion brand that is best known for its elite staples and classic cuts that reflect a contemporary, sophisticated style. Vince uses only the finest fabrics and leather, with a trained eye for detail, without compromising wearability. 94 Highland Park Village 214.559.0033 vince.com

Home on Bishop Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find this a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving and is constantly replenished with fresh merchandise. 502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

This leader in European high-end furniture has always been in a class of its own. With a network of 240 stores in 40 countries, the company just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Known for its high quality, European knowhow, and customization, each furniture piece is born of a close collaboration between the brand, designers, and manufacturers, many of which can be customized to specifically suit your needs.

Located in Highland Park Village, Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns and sideby-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village, Dallas

1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas

214.559.9800

972.239.4430

dallas.berettagallery.com

roche-bobois.com

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Lucchese Dallas Custom Showroom

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers and unrivaled materials to construct handmade boots of exceptional quality, comfort, fit and style. 1621 Dragon St. 469.857.4400

Pirch

The California-based company recently opened its first Texas location, offering trés chic products for the home, from indoor- and outdoor-kitchens and laundry appliances to personal wellness systems, bath fixtures and decorative plumbing. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750 pirch.com

Stanley Korshak Neiman Marcus Downtown

Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. It also carries the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. The bridal salon caters to discriminating brides-to-be. It was named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily and is considered the esteemed bible of the fashion business. 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.871.3600 stanleykorshak.com

When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, the goal at Neiman’s was to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today. 1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

8411 Preston Road • Suite 110 Dallas, TX 75225 • 214-691-5123 www.skibellfinejewelry.com


ATTRACTIONS

EVENT CENTERS

Bass Performance Hall

Allen Event Center

minor league baseball games, including corporate and charity events, wedding receptions, City of Frisco events and church services.

This multi-purpose arena in a suburb of North Dallas plays host to a number of regional sports teams and many top performing artists. Visitors can shop at retail stores and grab a bite to eat at the nearby Village at Allen.

7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco 972.731.9200

200 E. Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.4646

Dallas’ historic live music venue and event space originally opened as a 700-seat first-run movie house after it was built in 1946. Owner Mike Schoder took over the ownership of the building in 2004 and transformed it into a visionary music destination. It now serves as a beacon to the best indie, jazz, country and alternative music in Dallas.

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American Airlines Center The American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment. Home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, it features 142 luxury suites and room for 20,000 fans. The AAC brings the hottest sports, concerts and family entertainment to town. 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas 214.222.3687 americanairlinescenter.com

Annette Strauss Square The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s outdoor performance venue is named for a late former mayor of Dallas, Annette Strauss. Located adjacent to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, Annette Strauss Square provides a serene setting for outdoor performances, festivals and events. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 attpac.org

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10-acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 attpac.org

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The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage. 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth 817.212.4200 basshall.com

Bishop Arts Theatre Center This charming building near the Bishop Arts District offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the private balcony suites for an intimate theater experience. The theater’s excellent acoustics are ideal for plays, concerts, seminars, films and conferences. The building was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, a nonprofit multicultural theater company. 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas 214.948.0716 tecotheater.org

Dallas City Performance Hall DCPH serves as a multi-disciplinary center to present cultural performances by emerging and mid-sized organizations that represent the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity within the City of Dallas. The dynamic theater and front lobby are designed to encourage interaction from the street to the stage. DCPH is the place to discover the next generation of great artists, local arts organizations, and be captivated with the creative Dallas spirit. 2520 Flora St., Dallas 214.671.1450 dallasculture.org

Dr Pepper Ballpark This ballpark is home to the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club. It won awards for its unique design and feel by architect David M. Schwartz, who wanted to create a village-like park within a ball park. It hosts numerous functions in addition to

3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.824.9933 granadatheater.com

Gilley’s Dallas This is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley and a world-class entertainment venue. Gilley’s is open every day, hosting corporate events, conventions, live music concerts, private parties, weddings, banquets and more. 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.2021 gilleysdallas.com

Kessler Theater The acoustics are near perfect in the listening room inside this intimate, art-deco theater, praised by many of the top artists who have performed there. This historic Oak Cliff theater that was nearly destroyed in 1957 when a tornado swept through Dallas is now the space for a neighborhood civic center, a bar, gallery, office space, and can provide room for corporate events. 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.272.8346 thekessler.org

Majestic Theatre One of the most elegant and historic performing arts venues in the Southwest hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events and fundraisers. The Theatre is also available for corporate meeting and private functions and is managed by the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. 1925 Elm St., Dallas 214.670.3687

Conveniently located north of Dallas between Frisco and Denton, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing with friends and family at a polo match. Enjoy the day in a grandstand box seat with elevated viewing, or park your car next to the polo field and tailgate. Food and beverages are available in the Polo Pavilion. With the sun at your back, take in the beauty of horses during this great equestrian sport while overlooking the lush green landscape and the traditional Champagne half-time divot stomp. 626 Yacht Club Road, Oak Point 214.390.3444 prestonwoodpolo.com

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dallas Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum, among the most renowned and impressive gardens in the country, offers an array of popular annual events, musical performances and educational programs for children and adults. Stroll among the spectacular flora and fauna blooming in season located on the southeastern shore of Dallas’ White Rock Lake. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6500 dallasarboretum.org

Dallas Arts District This rare gem is the largest arts district in the nation, encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks. Arts venues include the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Trammell Crow Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. An urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway serves as an inviting gathering place for Dallas and its visitors. 2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

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ATTRACTIONS Dallas Farmers Market One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas 214.664.9110 dallasfarmersmarket.org

Dallas World Aquarium

This colorful aquarium near the historic West End District is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans and numerous seas and rivers offers a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. 1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas 214.720.2224 dwazoo.com

Dallas Zoo

Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The zoo is home to the only koalas in Texas, along with kangaroos, lorikeets and more from Down Under. The 11-acre Giants of the Savanna showcases elephants, lions, giraffes and other favorite African species. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza This tribute to an extraordinary man was dedicated in 1970, and in the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce

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streets, on land donated by Dallas County. The memorial, a square, roofless room, 30 feet high and 50 by 50 feet wide, sits in the middle of the block with narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white pre-cast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support 29 inches above the earth. 646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org

Klyde Warren Park The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Come enjoy this highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie This horse-racing track and entertainment destination in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie has two live racing seasons each year: The Spring Thoroughbred Season runs from early April through mid-July and the Fall Meeting of Champions runs from early September through mid-November. It hosts races such as the annual Lone Star Million Day – a series of six stake races with a total purse of more than $1 million – and it was also the location for the Breeder’s Cup in 2004. During the summer, enjoy fireworks, live music, and many more special events almost every weekend. Holding nearly 8,000 racing fans, the enclosed air-conditions grandstand is the best spot to place your bet and cheer on your favorite horse. 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223 lonestarpark.com

McKinney Avenue Trolley The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys run 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. A ride on one of the trolley cars provides a unique and charming opportunity to experience this historic, upscale district. 3153 Oak Grove Ave., Dallas 214.855.0006 mata.org

One Arts Plaza The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.451.0313 oneartsplaza.com

Pioneer Plaza In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. It commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. Visitors often come here for photo-ops. Corner of Griffin and Young Streets, Dallas 214.953.1184 visitdallas.com

Reunion Tower Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide “Top 10 Jaunts of 2013,” a visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas. 300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

Southfork Ranch No visit to Dallas is complete without making the pilgrimage to the scenic ranch northeast of Big D that is the home for the fictional Ewing family of the popular, long-running television series, “Dallas”. Visitors can experience the opulent lifestyle made famous by the Ewings, see where the show was filmed and view show memorabilia. The original series ran for 13 seasons and in 2012, a new Dallas show was introduced, featuring familiar characters and a new generation of Ewings. Southfork is now a premier special events and meeting destination for reunions, holiday parties, corporate retreats, training sessions and more. 3700 Hogge Road, Parker 972.442.7800 southforkranch.com

MUSEUMS Amon Carter Museum of American Art The museum in Fort Worth’s cultural district houses one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from early 19thcentury expeditionary art to mid-20th-century modernism and contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two great artists of the American West. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

Crow Collection of Asian Art

The 12,000-square-foot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed array of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, India, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora St., Dallas 214.979.6430 crowcollection.org

Dallas Holocaust Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, it is one of 19 Holocaust-related Museums in the U.S., and the only one in North Central Texas. 211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500 dallasholocaustmuseum.org

Dallas Museum of Art

Located in the Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org


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President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Love Field, Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston


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This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Its collection includes masterpieces by artists including Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The museum’s two buildings were designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano.

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451 kimbellart.org

Experience the story of America’s 43rd president and relive important moments in American history at The Bush Center on the Southern Methodist University campus. Sit behind the Resolute Desk in a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, view a 9/11 tribute with steel beams from the World Trade Center and explore the interactive Decision Points Theater. Also, on-site dining and shopping.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Don’t miss the world’s only museum dedicated to honoring women of the American West who displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive galleries featuring artifacts from its permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, a gift shop and a research library and archives.

411 Elm St., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org

1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-336-4475 cowgirl.net

The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, par71 course fool you: the Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 970.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

Cowboys Golf Club

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Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. More than 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art are housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space.

Hall of State

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The culmination of decades’ worth of work, this 180,000-square-foot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits.

Nasher Sculpture Center

2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214.428.5555

3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215

3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas 214.421.4500 dallashistory.org

Kimbell Art Museum

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The historic and magnificent Hall of State in Fair Park, which was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, houses murals and symbols depicting the physical, social and economic development of our region at the time. The Dallas Historical Society curates numerous exhibits in the Hall, from its extensive collection, throughout the year, showing the history of Dallas.

Mark Knight Photography

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

Visit one of the best collections of modern sculpture in the world, with masterpieces by artists such as Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, and Rodin, as well as contemporary exhibitions by some of the most important artists working today. The Nasher’s garden and galleries are complemented by an award-winning store and the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck.

The former Dallas Museum of Natural History is now called the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, where it is headquartered. The Fair Park Campus is consolidated in the former Dallas Museum of Natural History building and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas. 535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Golf Club at Castle Hills This course flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully crafted through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60-foot elevation changes, tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood. This is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy that’s designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind. 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

Old American Golf Club Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA tour winner Justin Leonard designed this course to pay homage to the classic, early American courses from the Golden Age of Golf Architecture. The substantive course with naturally formed bunkers and native grasses stops along the banks of Lake Lewisville and presents challenges that change with the elements. 1001 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.4653

Texas Star Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy world-class golf, Texas-style. Located 10 minutes from DFW Airport, this hidden jewel features bent grass greens with the right balance between nature and golf.

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Home to priceless documentary and photographic records, the museum offers self-guided tours providing an intimate view to those

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1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine cowboysgolfclub.com

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These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State.

1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless 888.839.7827, 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com


MAKE A DAY OF IT! Amon Carter Museum of American Art cartermuseum.org

Iconic works by Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, and Andrew Wyeth are featured in Wild Spaces, Open Seasons, an exhibition of paintings and sculpture that demonstrates the aesthetic richness and cultural importance of hunting and fishing in America. Admission is free. Winslow Homer (1836–1910), A Huntsman and Dogs, 1891 (detail). Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). On view through December 31. Admission required. Admission is free to the Kimbell’s permanent collection. Jean-Marc Nattier, Thalia, Muse of Comedy (detail), 1739. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Mildred Anna Williams Collection

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

Misty Keasler: HAUNT, a photographic exploration of commercial haunted houses throughout the US. On view through November 26. Misty Keasler, Trophy Room, Bates Motel, Glen Mills, PA, 2016. Archival pigment print. 42 × 42 inches. Courtesy the Artist and The Public Trust.

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MEET DALLAS’ LUCKY ONE Bahati Moja is the first lion cub to be born at the Dallas Zoo in 43 years, and she’s been stealing hearts since her arrival on St. Patrick’s Day. She and her pride are fan favorites at the largest zoo in Texas. 650 R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203 www.dallaszoo.com

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