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Celebrate

Soluna

The International Music & Arts Festival’s Brilliant Vision

BILLION DOLLAR BUYER Texan Tilman Fertitta

DALLAS’ BEST Shopping, Culture, Dining

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FEATURES

ISSUE 26: SPRING 2017

CONTENTS 26 VIVA SOLUNA Some of the world’s most renowned performers have helped make Dallas’ annual music and arts festival a huge hit. Just wait until you hear what’s in store this year. BY DAVE MUSCARI

38 IN THE OPEN AIR Few cities come close to the array of local al fresco dining and outdoor experiences, especially in the spring. Join us for a top 10-preview of our favorite patio scenes around the area.

32 TILMAN FERTITTA’S

GOLDEN TOUCH

He’s #246 on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest people in the U.S. The “Billion Dollar Buyer” is pure Texan and so much more than his TV title implies. BY PETE NORTHWAY & DAVE MUSCARI

40 DALLAS’ TOP SUSHI From rolls to sashimi to the newest sushi trend, poke, here’s where to find Dallas’ best sushi. BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

Laura Wilson

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ISSUE 26: SPRING 2017

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

Logan Crable

47 THE SCENE In Dallas, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay.

65 DINING Whether you want a quick bite or a savory sit-down meal, Dallas offers plenty of places from which to choose. Take a glance at our guide before heading out on your next culinary excursion.

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From trendy boutiques and highend malls to hip vintage stores and more, DHM knows the smart spots to shop in Big D.

75 ATTRACTIONS What will make your visit memorable? Allow DHM to recommend what to do and where to go for fun and adventure in and around Dallas.

80 OUR PARTING SHOT Get your groove on this spring at the Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms.

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PORTRAITS OF COURAGE A COMMANDER IN CHIEF’S TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S WARRIORS

THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2017 See a vibrant collection of oil paintings by President George W. Bush - and the stories of the warriors they represent - honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military servicemen and women.

For more information call 214 - 346 -1650 or visit bushcenter.org Located on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas just off US Highway 75.


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o one in dallas needs Punxsutawney Phil to tell that springtime has officially sprung around us. And nowhere on earth is it more picturesque than right here Big D. From festivals around town and evenings strolling through the Dallas Arts District, to the soothing shores of White Rock Lake and more, patios all over the area are open for business as warmer weather settles in. Dallas Hotel Magazine is your guide to the good life this time of year. Now in its third year, Dallas’ SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival is on firm ground. With an expanding history of dramatic performances by wellknown and respected artists and musicians (including contemporary stars such as Pharrell Williams and St. Vincent), it seems the sky is the limit. We’ll tell you about this year’s exciting schedule of events that runs for three weeks this spring. It’s this edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine’s cover story. Few places boast better al fresco dining and drinks experiences that our hometown, particularly during the beginning

of the spring season. Local blogger Cynthia Smoot has details on her top-ten. Plus, this spring Downtown Dallas is overflowing with outdoor fun and festivals. We’ve give you details on 15 of the most fabulous, can’t miss events to get on your calendar early. Consider 24 hours straight of racing on the legendary Daytona International Speedway, with cars wedged together running at dizzying speeds up to 200 mph. The first major auto race of the year brought out some of sport’s biggest names (Jeff Gordon, Scott Dixon, Buddy Rice and Graham Rahal). The winner was Dallas’ own Nick Boulle, who made history being a part of the youngest group of drivers to win. We caught up with the 27-yearold driver to get the inside track on his team’s exhilarating victory. If you’re planning your stay in our town, we have some great news: The Scene has expanded even more, with up-to-date listings on everything from performance, concerts and sports, to a variety of seasonal and traditional community activities.

It’s all designed to help design your time in Big D. No matter what you choose to see and do, we hope you enjoy your stay here 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.”

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

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Like a Bat Out of Hell

Despite the night’s brutal rain and cold, Boulle and his teammates’ No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Dallas Race Car Driver Nick Oreca FLM09 finished 22 laps Boulle Takes the Checkered ahead of its closest rival in the Flag at the Prestigious Rolex 24 24-hour classic. Hours of Daytona Weighing in at 1,990 pounds, the car reaches top BY DAVE MUSCARI & speeds of around 190 mph with PETE NORTHWAY more than 450 horsepower. ast january, Nick Boulle It also features an open cockand teammates made racing pit with leading-edge technology history by being a part of one of such as a carbon fiber chassis, the youngest group of drivers carbon brakes and sequential ever to win the Rolex 24 Hours gearbox. of Daytona. The 27-year-old Boulle The grueling race takes place anchored the final segment at Florida’s legendary Daytona and was joined by team drivers International Speedway. including drivers James French It spans a full day, testing the (24), Kyle Masson (19) and limits of man and machine. Patricio O’Ward (17).

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Boulle’s parents, Denis and Karen Boulle, own de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas, which has carried the Rolex brand for more than 25 years. When the young Boulle was a preteen, a de Boulle client invited him to check out a Ferrari at the Texas Road Speedway in College Station. He says things took off from there. “I got to sit in the passenger seat,” he remembers. “When I got out, I announced that I was going to be a driver when I grew up.” We caught up with the emerging international racing star for a question and answer session on his skyrocketing sports career.

DHM: When did the racing bug first bite you? NB: I started racing Go-Karts … over time, I guess it sort of slowly evolved into something bigger. DHM: For the novices reading this, can you briefly describe Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona? NB: When you talk about professional motorsports worldwide, there are a few big races: the Monaco Grand Prix…24 Hours of Le Mans. Daytona is one of those big races — the equivalent of Le Mans. DHM: What inspired you to race for 24 straight exhausting hours at dizzying speeds of close to 200 mph?


NB: I’ve always been an athlete, and enjoyed pushing myself to find out where the limit is. The thing about racing at a place like Daytona is you’re on for 24 hours straight…you are on the knife’s edge for every [moment] you’re in the car. It’s an endurance race. The longest stint I did was about three hours, which is unusual — two hours is a long time. Every couple of hours in the car results in about 2,000 calories burned, I’m told. It’s a lot like riding a bicycle; the [pressure] on your body, not only from gravitational force but also every time you put on the break, which is like a 60-pound “deadlift” with your foot. DHM: For those who have never driven on a track, much less

one such as Daytona, what is the But you don’t [race] without single biggest obstacle a driver taking a risk… faces? Even though it’s a 24-hour race, it’s still “flat out” the NB: For me, the biggest obstawhole way. cle is the people you’re racing You don’t win a race without against. making close calls, and a lot of In addition to keeping your it’s moving through traffic. cool, you’re battling against In the case of the Rolex, four [very experienced drivers] at drivers share [the load]. But 2 a.m. with hours and hours of there are three other categories racing to go. of cars racing at the same time. You have to keep a cool head So you have: prototype, prothrough it all. totype challenge (which we were DHM: You were quoted as saying, in), GTLM and GTD. As prototype challenge we are moving “We did take a few risks to through the field constantly. win…” What exactly did you There were 55 cars racing mean by that? this year on a 3.5-mile track. NB: Motorsports has evolved [in Prototype cars are a bit terms of safety] to the point that quicker than ours (GTLM are it’s not as dangerous as it used maybe three-seconds a lap slowto be. er, and GTD are two-seconds a

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lap slower than that). You’re always passing and moving through the other categories of cars. DHM: You’re a young man — what’s next for your racing career? NB: We are working on sponsorship for more races as well as figuring out what’s the right step up — prototype is one-step up, or maybe we run some GT3 [Grand Cup Touring Cars] races. My goal is always to take the racing as far as it will go. We’ll see if the right opportunity arises.

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Non-Traditional Japanese Style in Dallas

“I just kind of by chance fell into it,” says Cole, looking back. He was “dirt poor broke… living pay-check-to-paycheck, trying to figure out what to do Sushi Master, Chef Tyson Cole with my life.” Surprisingly, Cole says he BY DAVE MUSCARI & immediately loved the staff’s PETE NORTHWAY dedication to hospitality at his new job, as well as the incredible care they took with hile studying physics the product. and art at the University of “I have never been around Texas, Tyson Cole needed money. anything like it. I wanted to be a For the self-described former part of that for a very long time,” “latchkey” kid from Sarasota, he says. Florida, it came in the form of a Today, Cole’s considerable cudishwashing/wait staff gig at Auslinary talents — and well-deserved tin’s Kyoto Restaurant. reputation as a renowned contemSounds routine enough, but porary chef and seasoned sushi what came next was a real game master — are expertly showcased changer. at his five magnificent restaurants The experience may have located in three of Texas largest begun at the sink behind stacks cities including: Uchi in Houston; of dirty plates, pots and pans, Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; and however it turned into an extraor- Uchi and Top Knot in Dallas. dinary culinary career path for the What is it that makes Japanese impressionable young man, and cuisine so different from other he’s never looked back. foods?

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Cole says one of the distinctive elements that sets it apart from other foods is ingredients. “It’s all about respect,” he says. To elevate the individual components in dishes, he explains, and to honor the food. “Like a meal in which you eat every single bite, and don’t leave anything behind — that’s out of respect for the food as well,” he says. “It’s really about simplicity and not doing too much to it. “I think they [Japan] do that better than any country in the world.”

of signature dishes from Cole’s Austin and Houston menus, along with a seasonal list of options that rotates quarterly. It features hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura and sushi, and sashimi. Cole’s newest addition to the Dallas cuisine scene is the trim and stylish Top Knot, which opened upstairs from Uchi last year. It’s referred to as a “modern American restaurant with Asian roots” — sharable plates with market ingredients and flavors from around the globe, plus Japanese whiskey, cocktails, craft beer, wine and sake at the bar. CRAFTING CUISINE BY THE BITE As far as professional honors, During a 10-year process of Cole’s certainly no stranger to passionately studying the art of the rarified air of the culinary Japanese cuisine in Tokyo, New stratosphere. York and back home in Austin, In 2005 he was named among Cole learned that sushi, in itself, is Food & Wine’s “Top Ten Best New the ultimate delicacy, considering Chefs,” and made an appearance it “food made by the bite.” on Food Network stalwart, “Iron Uchi Dallas (2817 Maple AveChef America.” Ironically, the nue) opened in 2015. Located in show is based on Japan’s Fuji Telethe city’s bustling Arts District, the vision Network reality TV-show, menu combines different elements “Iron Chef.”


The prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards recognized Cole in 2011 as “Best Chef, Southwest,” then as a semifinalist for “Outstanding Chef” in 2016. But Cole sees such extreme praise as “weird…because I’m just one person.” Critical success, he says in magnanimous fashion, “…takes a team of people. For developing and innovating and raising the bar. I could never do that by myself.” Over the years his distinctively original cuisine has been the subject of numerous stories in industry publications including Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Travel + Leisure, Saveur and Southern Living, as well as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and The New York Times.

Texas metropolitan areas? “The Dallas dining scene is always at the forefront of Texas,” he says. “If you look back to the 1990s…Dallas put food on the map. There is such a history — with cuisine and chefs. There is definitely a bar raised in Dallas…. I am honored to have a restaurant there.” The Uchi concept, he says, has always been devoted to quality and a marked lack of pretentiousness — from the process of hiring the right people, to the customization of meals. The fact that the restaurant’s roots are in Austin also carries a special significance. “The idea was to come in [wearing] shorts and sandals or…in a suit, it doesn’t matter — BIG D FOODIES anyone can go there and have a The cuisine scene in Dallas has great time. It’s still like that today changed considerably over the years. How does Chef Cole think it and anyone can come in,” says stacks up as far as cuisine in other Cole confidentially.

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Logan Crable

In 2016, Uchi Restaurant “We are all about hospitality Group changed its corporate and our guests,” he says. name to Hai Hospitality (the “Because…if the people working Japanese word Hai, essentially there are happy, it’s contagious.” translates to “I agree,” “yes” or “heard”). The name also signifies ideals that are inherent to the culture of the company, namely respect and humility.

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FEED YOUR NEEDS

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

KIRBY’S

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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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drinks are stiff. If you’re not a regular already, come by and let us show why we’re so proud of what we do and why you should be.

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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.

There’s no better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm than The Palm, whose doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, the restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and, of course, quintessentially Dallas.

14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688

701 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.698.0470

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

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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 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. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com

OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE 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

PALM RESTAURANT

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

17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.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 placeatperrys.com

RAFAIN

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

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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 scratch daily. 13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152 3000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.781.2202 4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440 saltgrass.com

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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. 3130 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.526.4664 10250 Technology West, Dallas 214.353.8000 1600 E. Copeland, Arlington 817.461.1500

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.

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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

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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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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.

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THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEST PRESENTS CUTTING-EDGE CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCES, TRANSFORMING GENRE INTO SOMETHING DECIDEDLY MORE MODERN. FEATURING GROUNDBREAKING ARTISTS KNOWN FOR EXPERIMENTING WITH SOUND, SOLUNA IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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ow in its third year, Dallas’ Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival is on firm ground. With an expanding history of dramatic performances by well-known and respected artists and musicians, the curated, three-week experience includes a series of presentations and mixed media installations by some of the most exciting contemporary visionaries working today. “SOLUNA is a unique experience to explore all that Dallas and the Arts District has to offer,” says Jonathan Martin, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, of the prestigious spring festival. “Each collaboration combines artistic mediums to not just defy the boundaries of genres, but to create new art forms altogether.” Martin knows the territory well: He’s been in on the ground floor of the esteemed series since its inception in 2015. “We are particularly interested in providing a platform for artists of all disciplines to come and create something unexpected,” he adds.

This year, SOLUNA is scheduled from May 15 through June 4 at venues in and around the 68-acre Dallas Arts District. The area is home to the city’s most important cultural landmarks; facilities for visual, performing and developing arts. It includes the lush Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Garden, Klyde Warren Park and others. The fact that SOLUNA will intersect with the annual Fort Worth Opera Festival and esteemed Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which are scheduled for May 25 through June 10 in Fort Worth, is fortuitous. It only adds to the region’s rich patina as one of the most significant arts centers in the U.S. “SOLUNA was born out of a desire to unlock the vast potential of classical music,” says Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Jaap van Zweden. “Presenting the greatest compositions of the past 300 years alongside works by a roster of established and emerging visual artists is what the festival is all about.” Maestro van Zweden, who is scheduled to depart the DSO for a similar position with the New York Philharmonic in 2018 succeeding Alan Gilbert, will lead two weekends of concerts this spring, centered on the theme, “Dreams and Illusions.”

CLASSICAL EMPHASIS

SOLUNA’s 2017 classical linchpin is a performance of English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s choral masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius.

His stirring interpretation of Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1965 poem, the prayer of a dying man and the dynamic angelic and demonic responses, is scheduled on May 26 and 27. Van Zweden will conduct the performances, which will feature world-renowned British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, superstar tenor Paul Groves and distinguished bass-baritone John Relyea. The festival’s final classical program on June 2 and 4, is Sergei Prokofiev’s heroic Symphony No. 5, described by the Russian composer as a “symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind.” A special performance on June 3 features Beyond the Score®, an innovative multi-media and performance event that lends a fascinating historical context prior to the full performance. The Chicago Symphony’s Gerard McBurney is the creative director, and scheduled to appear as narrator for the special presentation. Maestro van Zweden is pleased such unique pieces are to be performed, a hallmark of the Dallas festival. “That’s what SOLUNA is for,” says van Zweden, “to present music that may be unknown or perhaps show it in a different context.” The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is also scheduled to present a pair of solo recitals as part of the festival. DSO artist-in-residence, baritone Matthias Goerne performs Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert’s epic song cycle for voice and piano, on May 16 at Dallas City Performance Hall. Well known for his interpretation of German song, Goerne will also lead a masterclass of select vocal students from

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“PRESENTING THE GREATEST COMPOSITIONS OF THE PAST 300 YEARS ALONGSIDE WORKS BY A ROSTER OF ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS IS WHAT THE FESTIVAL IS ALL ABOUT.” - Maestro Jaap van Zweden

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the North Texas area. Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefin Bronfman is a passionate player of astounding technique, and a Dallas favorite. He returns to present a recital at the Meyerson on May 22, performing works by Bartók, Debussy and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Bronfman will also perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra during SOLUNA. Chamber music has been an important focus of SOLUNA. In fact, since 2015 the festival’s opening chamber concert has been a tradition. This year is no exception. On May 15, SOLUNA presents A Musician’s View, an intimate chamber concert performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center. On May 23, DSO Principal Clarinet Gregory Raden and Concertmaster Alexander Kerr will lead a chamber music performance at Dallas City Performance Hall. The concert features Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind and Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet for Strings.

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Over the past two years, SOLUNA highlights have included cutting-edge contemporary material, a refreshing shot in the arm for the Dallas arts scene. On May 17, 2015, talented 2001 Lake Highlands High School graduate Annie Clark, known professionally as St. Vincent, made her orchestral debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The second half of her SOLUNA set that evening included spellbinding renditions of her original songs “Cheerleader,” “Marrow,” “Digital Witness” and “Huey Newton” performed with the symphony, led by former DSO Assistant Conductor Karina Canellakis, as a rainstorm

raged outside the Meyerson Symphony Center. Rules of the Game, a world premiere on last year’s program, was another breakthrough moment for the festival. The collaborative performance piece featured choreography by dance visionary Jonah Bokaer, scenic design by Daniel Arsham and an original score by Grammy-winning singer Pharrell Williams, best known for his role as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice” and his peppy pop anthem “Happy,” with David Campbell, who arranged the score for the DSO. The Wall Street Journal called it “a groundbreaking production,” and “the ultimate power play” in collaboration for the trio of esteemed contemporary artists. This year’s edition of SOLUNA will feature a number of newly commissioned works and world premiere performances, which Curator-At-Large Muriel Quancard refers to as “a central part of the festival’s mission.” Quancard says she deliberately sought artists well known for experimenting with music and sound, “Oftentimes,” she says, “creating a contemplative, ethereal and sometimes cosmic experience.” True to the mission, SOLUNA will present a world premiere musical soundscape by Grammy-winning composer and pianist Henri Scars Struck. The music echoes and responds to Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney, the sensational exhibition of composite works by celebrated-painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney, concurrently on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, also located in the Dallas Arts District. Opening on May 16 and playing throughout the three-week run, the music/sound piece is designed to “retune minds…evoking reverie and contemplation” among observers. On May 27 internationally renowned Pia Camil will stage a per-


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formance at Dallas Contemporary, presented as an extension of her forthcoming solo-exhibition. The Mexico-City based artist draws inspiration from her urban surroundings in addition to contemporary consumerism, incorporating the signs, objects and points that form part of everyday life into her practice. On May 24, Agence5970, a unique combination of disciplines comprised of artist duo Frank and Lee Dufour, will stage their latest work, dreamSpace, at the Meyerson. Widely acclaimed for their 2014 installation DREAMARCHITECTONICS at Dallas Contemporary, Agence5970 once again creates an immersive, interactive audio-visual experience, encouraging a state of meditation, questioning and exploring the intimate structure of dreams. Following its 2014 world premiere in New York City, Traveling Lady, written and directed by artist Jessica Mitrani, will make its Dallas debut on June 1. The performance conjures the daring spirit of Nellie Bly, the iconic American journalist who circled the globe in 72 days.

Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, best known for her role in director Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar winning motion picture Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, embodies this timeless figure. Part live performance-part film, Traveling Lady is a cosmic journey in multimedia.

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“Community partnerships are vital,” said Gillian Friedman, Director of SOLUNA Projects. “By fostering valuable and long-term relationships within our local community, we are able to explore cultural diversity and scientific discovery in an effective and inclusive way.” On May 28 Passport to the Park, a partnership with Downtown Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, features music by The Obscure Dignitaries, Helping Hand Drums, Mariachi Los Unicos, the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Jazz Band and Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra. Visitors can also enjoy free yoga led by Exhale Spa, arts and crafts, and science demonstrations led by the Perot Museum’s TECH Trucks. This all-day event culminates in an afternoon performance by the New Phil-

harmonic Orchestra of Irving at Dallas City Performance Hall, Latino Connections! Rhythms of Dance, with music by composers from Mexico and Argentina based on their nation’s dances. A regular feature of the festival, SOLUNA and UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute will present Music and the Brain on May 20. The morning event will feature renowned neuroscientists speaking on the science of creativity at Dallas City Performance Hall. Dallas Dreams Big is an interactive art experience that joins musicians with participants in spoken word clubs and community workshops across North Texas. A series of residencies combining DSO musicians, spoken word artist Will Richey, students and alumni from the DSO’s Young Strings program will result in the final work held at the Latino Cultural Center on May 30. SOLUNA will also include partnerships with Dallas Theater Center in their performances of Electra, Texas Ballet Theater’s Alice in Wonderland and Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s annual Spring Celebration. The DSO will also present the annual Memorial Day Concert with fireworks at Flag Pole Hill on May 29.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SOLUNA PREVIEW: PRESENTED BY THE DALLAS OPERA

May 04 - May 07 ELECTRA

April 04 - May 28 A MUSICIAN’S VIEW

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“BY FOSTERING VALUABLE AND LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, WE ARE ABLE TO EXPLORE CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SCIENTIFIC DISTCOVERY IN AN EFFECTIVE AND INCLUSIVE WAY.” - Gillian Friedman, Director of SOLUNA Projects

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LATINO CONNECTIONS! THE RHYTHMS OF DANCE

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MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT & FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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DALLAS DREAMS BIG

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SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENTS

As a preview to SOLUNA, The Dallas Opera will present Four Days/Four Incredible Performances May 4-7. During the 2017 OPERA America Conference, hosted by The Dallas Opera, the company will feature a different opera or special musical event each day at the Winspear Opera House. Productions include: Arjuna’s Dilemma (May 4); Everest, originally commissioned by The Dallas Opera in 2015 (May 5); The Magic Piano featuring music by Chopin performed by Derek Wang (May 6); and Norma (May 7). Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and Principal Guest Conductor, Nicole Paiement will conduct the performances.  The quartet of works is international in scope representing an astonishing diversity of the art form.

“We are thrilled with the momentum that SOLUNA has created over the past two years,” says Martin. “We welcome audiences from North Texas and beyond to experience the festival.”


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Jet-setting mogul Tilman Fertitta has it all. As CEO and sole shareholder of Landry’s, Inc., he owns a diverse set of companies. His restaurants alone make up some of the genre’s most significant brands including McCormick & Schmick’s, Saltgrass Steak House, Rainforest Café, Morton’s The Steakhouse and others. Along

with his Golden Nugget casinos and other businesses, his empire services 100 million customers a year. What’s driven the serial entrepreneur to success? Armed with a cache of questions, the curious minds at Dallas Hotel Magazine went in for a close up view at this a one-of-akind businessman.

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ilman fertitta’s life is that of a sun-kissed, Gulf Coast, gold-plated Texas tycoon. For the unaware, a quick Internet search will rustle up a stack of stories on everything from his mega-money deals and celebrity hob nobs, to historic splurges, reality-television success and more. While Dallas-Fort Worth readers may not be as familiar, ask Houstonians about him and you’re likely to get a juicy story or two. Brash, bold and well-heeled, Fertitta’s among the most talked-about people in the state, presiding over a business empire that’s enough to turn heads and change Texas weather patterns. Last October, The Houston Chronicle reported that his wealth had skyrocketed by $400 million in 2016 to a lofty $2.7 billion. In case you’re wondering, that puts him at #246 on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. If you’re curious about a comparison, perennial pole-sitter Bill Gates remained #1 with $81 billion, followed by Am34

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azon’s Jeff Bezos at $67 billion, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett at $65.5 billion. But monetary success is only a part of Fertitta’s story.

CLIMBING TO THE TOP

It all began innocently enough in 1979 when the bold young man talked a Texas bank into loaning the twenty-something kid the money to purchase a women’s ready-to-wear shop stocked with samples from the Dallas Apparel Mart. “You know that was quite a day, to walk into a bank and borrow $6,000,” says Fertitta retrospectively. “That was a big day.” Armed with an action-oriented, entrepreneurial thirst, Fertitta transitioned again. He began building homes, hotels and strip centers just prior to the infamous mid-1980s Texas oil bust. By the second half of the decade, fortunes changed dramatically. Fertitta took full advantage, eventually purchasing controlling interest Landry’s Seafood and Willie G’s Seafood & Steakhouse. It was only 11 years later that opened his one-hundredth Landry’s location.

“YOU KNOW THAT WAS QUITE A DAY, TO WALK INTO A BANK AND BORROW $6,000. THAT WAS A BIG DAY.” - Tilman Fertitta In the 1990s Fertitta also opened a boardwalk development in a Galveston Bay fishing area called Kemah, transforming it into a bustling, seaside entertainment venue. Houston’s $30 million Downtown Aquarium followed in 2003, housing over 200 species of aquatic animals. The aquarium also has dining options and a stunning ballroom for banquet and corporate events. By 2005 Fertitta diversified further as he began buying Golden Nugget casinos in Nevada and Atlantic City, later opening others in nearby Biloxi and Lake Charles. In 2015 Fertitta’s restaurants posted $3.3 billion in revenue from 500 properties across Asia and Europe, as well as Latin America


Asia and Europe, as well as Latin America and here in the U.S.. And as if that’s not enough, construction continues on The Post Oak, his 38-story, mixed-use development located near the Houston Galleria. It will feature a ritzy hotel and various restaurants, as well as space for select retail.

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Fertitta has been profiled countless times, and the stories have characterized him as “no-holds-barred,” “ruthless,” “fiery” and even “arrogant.” Good-naturedly, he prefers to characterize himself as “confident.” The Galveston native started his career working in Vic Fertitta’s restaurant, Pier 23. When you work with your dad in the kitchen and you check in and buy food, and wait tables, you learn the fundamentals,” he recalls. “It was a learning lesson. All of my kids have worked at one of the restaurants just to understand the other side of it.” “Galveston is a small town where everybody knows everybody,” says Kyle Janek. These days, Dr. Janek is chief of anesthesia services at a medical center near Austin. But he grew up in Galveston, and knew “Tim” when they were high school kids. “He’s self-made” and his success came through “hard work and drive.” Janek says Fertitta is loyal to his roots, and paid special attention to the area along the Texas Gulf Coast. Retired Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook agrees. “He may be as good for Galveston as George Mitchell,” says Holbrook, regard-

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ing the late oilman, developer and philanthropist, who was also a Galveston native. To his credit, “Tilman is loyal to his hometown. He was willing to take a gamble,” Holbrook adds, referring to Fertitta’s development in the region, and, as a result, “brought jobs” to the area. Fertitta began his college education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he studied business. “I went to school there a couple years and then I came back and went to the University of Houston,” the legendarily proud alumnus says of the school where he studied hotel management. Nowadays, Fertitta is head of the University System Board of Regents. He recently made a $20-million donation to rejuvenate the school’s aged basketball arena. With construction slated to have begun in March, the dream is well on the way. “It will be the Fertitta Center,” he says proudly. Dave Scallan is president of Spoken Word Communication, a Texas-based consulting firm. He’s observed Fertitta for years. “Tilman went from what I would call a ‘super fan’ five years ago, to chairman of the system with a huge influence on the decisions that guide the University,” says Scallan. “He’s taken the college from a regional level to a national player, not just in terms of sport, but also overall as a university…and been a game-changer, bringing positive publicity to the school that didn’t really exist before he was chairman.” Big, brash and Lone-Star bold, Fertitta was reportedly instrumental in keeping

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hot commodity Cougar football coach Tom Herman in the fold for two years where his teams went 22-4. Herman eventually bolted after last season for Austin and a head coaching position with the rival Texas Longhorns. “Tom is a great guy,” says Fertitta. “I am wishing him the best of luck.” Looking forward, he adds, “And we have a great coach now [in Major Applewhite].”

BILLION DOLLAR BUYER

Fertitta’s reality-television show premiered in March 2016 on CNBC. “Billion Dollar Buyer” is shrewd; it spotlights entrepreneurs from around the U.S., vying for an opportunity to cozy up under Fertitta’s broad-shouldered business wings. For his part, the Texas billionaire seems to genuinely enjoy the opportunity to mentor participants. Each episode concludes with the real

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“THERE’S NOTHING LIKE MENTORING SMALL YOUNG COMPANIES THAT ARE LOST... I GIVE THEM A PURCHASE ORDER THAT CHANGES THEIR LIVES.” - Tilman Fertitta

billion-dollar buyer, Fertitta, selecting one or two finalists to bring into the fold. Some would argue that “The Apprentice” on NBC helped propel newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump’s profile to new heights. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban certainly hit a new high as a result of his years of appearances on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Landry’s, Inc.

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Clearly, “Billion Dollar Buyer” is a much different program than the others, nevertheless successful in its own right. For his part, Fertitta genuinely seems to care about advising the contestants. So, what’s the experience been like for him? He says two things have stood out: “Number one: it gets me out to see the latest things and see what people are doing out there, especially with how quickly the world is changing with all the millennials. “And number two,” he adds, “there’s nothing like mentoring small young companies that are lost and to be able to work with a lot of these companies and then give them a purchase order that changes their lives.” With the show’s successful sophomore season officially put to bed in late February 2017, Fertitta’s passion for mentoring young companies is plain: “We are looking forward to season three,” he says. Forbes has referred to Fertitta as “the richest restauranteur in the world.” What does he think when he hears such remarks? “Well, it happened over a period of years,” he explains. “I’ve been successful since I was in my mid-twenties. It wasn’t like I woke up one day and was worth all this money.” So: Are fame and fortune always what they’re cracked up to be? “It’s nice when you get that new car…it’s really special the first day. But after a few weeks, it isn’t that - chris special anymore,” he says philosophically. haley of a great life…I’ve been able to “I have the staysan grounded,” says Fertitta. “Things have been pretty good,” he francisco says, “you just enjoy it and it’s nice to get 49ers & the recognition and it’s nice for the people

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that work here, that helped me build the company to get the recognition.” As for his personal approach to business: what’s the truest hallmark of a Fertitta-owned business? “It’s all about the customer, number one,” he responds. “We operate at an extremely high level and it’s all about the customer. You don’t tell a customer ‘no.’”

GROWING UP GALVESTON

Raised on the Texas coast, has Fertitta’s home state’s unique qualities impacted his view of the world? “It’s good to come back to Texas,” he explains. “It’s not a myth that the people in the South are really nice and it’s a great place. “You know, travelling around the state to Dallas, El Paso, to San Antonio, to East Texas,” he says. “I love the culture and the diversity of Houston and the State of Texas.” Seeing his half-mile-long Kemah Boardwalk development today is a huge point of pride for the business giant. Travel + Leisure Magazine named it one of America’s top-ten boardwalks, mentioned in the same breath with classics such as Brooklyn’s Coney Island and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California. For people who haven’t experienced the fun, food, play-stay Kemah environment, Fertitta describes it in all passionate terms. “Well it’s probably the best masterplanned boardwalk in the United States,” he says. It’s a soup-to-nuts proposition for


“TILMAN FERTITTA EMBODIES THE AMERICAN DREAM OF SELF-MADE SUCCESS. WHILE HE IS AN ENTREPRENEUR, A DREAMER AND AN IDEA-GUY, HE IS ALSO A GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN AND PARTNER TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON.” - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Fertitta’s company, which developed and operates “every single establishment” of of the development. “I think if any one project [showcases] the ability of Landry’s [team], it’s these people,” he beams. With his company’s restaurants and business interests sprinkled around the globe, Fertitta could probably rule his kingdom from anywhere in the world. Yet he’s decided to stay based in his favorite bayou city. “Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States,” he says. “It’s a great place to raise a family…a friendly place, a nice place.” While Fertitta says he still loves to travel, and owns homes in other places, it appears there’s no place like home. Count Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as a fan. “Tilman Fertitta embodies the American dream of self-made success,” he says

“While he is an entrepreneur, a dreamer and an idea-guy, he is also a good corporate citizen and partner to the City of Houston.” Due to his extreme travel habits over the years, few native Texans know their home state any better than Fertitta. And how does he see the differences between regions? “I think Houston is probably more of a southern city and Dallas is a little more metropolitan like Los Angeles,” he observes. “Dallas is also great retail city and, you know, [while] the two cities are totally different, they are complementary of each other in the State of Texas.”

business,” he says. “They grew up in it. They all love the business and want to be a part of it.” Fertitta has another serious milestone on the horizon: he turns 60 later this year. So where does life — and business— take Houston’s billion-dollar businessman over the next decade? “Probably the same as the last 10 years,” he says, confidentially. “Hopefully the Good Lord will let me stay healthy.”

CHILDREN, CHARITY AND FAMILY FIRST

Fertitta and his wife, Paige, are the parents of four, including Michael, Patrick, Blayne and Blake. It’s a family affair in many respects. “All of the family is excited about the

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Grayson Social LOCATION: DALLAS (DOWNTOWN) Nestled inside the historic LTV Tower, Grayson Social is home to an outstanding view of Downtown Dallas courtesy of the spacious outdoor patio overlooking the bustling Central Business District. The concept boasts an expansive bar program that includes a variety of unique craft cocktails as well as a menu full of Southern bites. With happy hour specials available Monday – Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., Grayson Social’s patio is a spot that promises to help unwind after a long day.

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LOCATION: DALLAS (ADDISON CORRIDOR) Featuring a remodeled spacious, covered patio with flat-screen televisions, IVY Kitchen is an ideal central location for gathering with friends for drinks and bites or for catching the latest game. Happy hour is offered only at the bar and on the patio, and live music is often provided for guests.

LOCATION: DALLAS, TX Moxie’s Grill & Bar features a wrap-around patio with an outdoor bar, the perfect spot to enjoy spring in Uptown. The chef-driven menu features a range of classic offerings and creative items designed by executive chef Brandon Thordarson. Menu highlights include Sushi Cones with tempura shrimp, fresh avocado, nori and ponzu and the Red Thai Curry Bowl with stir-fried veggies, jasmine rice and curry-buttered naan. Moxie’s also offers beer, craft cocktails and an extensive wine list curated by Moxie’s certified sommelier and national beverage director, Kim Spence. Specialty cocktails include the Avocado Gimlet with rosemary and olive infused gin, avocado, Apfelkorn, simple syrup and fresh pressed lime and The G.T. with Tanqueray gin, muddled fresh lime and lime leaves, tonic and frozen citrus.

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Water Grill LOCATION: DALLAS (UPTOWN) Water Grill, the first outpost outside of California, is quickly solidifying its reputation as one of the best seafood concepts in town by flying seafood of superior quality into land-locked Uptown Dallas daily from the Gulf and both East and West coasts. In addition to serving quality seafood, Water Grill also features a 2,000-square-foot patio with a retractable roof, allowing for a breezy and sunny brunch come spring time! Wellbehaved pups are also allowed on the sprawling patio, perfect for enjoying happy hour with both two and four-legged friends.

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LOCATION: DEEP ELLUM This refined-yet-casual dining experience featuring modern American cuisine is a true neighborhood locale, ideal for enjoying everything from coffee to cocktails and small bites to indulgent meals. The expansive, 3,000-square-foot rooftop bar boasts scenic, downtown views and is temperature controlled for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors yearround. Additionally, the staircase was thoughtfully designed to be visually appealing for guests heading to the rooftop and features artwork from a Dallas-based artist, floorto-ceiling light fixture, and unique quotes on the steps.

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LOCATION: NORTH OAK CLIFF Guests can enjoy pizza, cheeses and meats, gelato and other Italian goods on CiboDivino’s spacious, lively patio with a glass (or bottle) of wine available at retail price. This family-friendly patio has enough space for the kids to play on the lawn and the adults to enjoy each other’s company over drinks.

LOCATION: PLANO PINSTACK’s covered patio is a great way to enjoy the latest sports game or take advantage of cooler weather while enjoying outdoor fun with friends. Guests can indulge in craft beers, wine (including wine on tap), specialty cocktails and delicious bites from the chefinspired menu.

LOCATION: DALLAS (UPTOWN) The first Dallas outpost of one of New York City’s most beloved burger joints, Shake Shack, is known around town for its 100 percent all-angus beef burgers, fresh-spun frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine. Its location sets it apart from other affordable burger concepts in the Dallas area, with an outdoor patio located beneath a canopy of trees with picturesque views of Downtown Dallas. Not to be left out, dogs are allowed on the patio and lawn area – just don’t forget to grab a Bag O’Bones or Pooch-ini for your pup before you leave!

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LOCATION: RICHARDSON Known for its easygoing style and chicken-centric menu, Super Chix has become a staple in the Dallas area. The outdoor patio is filled with open seating for diners to enjoy the menu offerings as the weather cools down. A dedicated kids’ play area provides fun for the whole family.


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By Cynthia Smoot

4511 McKinney Ave 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

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Abacus has been one of Dallas’ most sought after dining destinations since its opening in 1999. The concept prides itself on offering fresh, local ingredients, prepared to perfection and served with style in an elegant space. Executive Chef Christopher Patrick has created a menu of contemporary global cuisine with Pacific Rim influences. Diners will find a wide variety of maki-rolls, Signature rolls, pressed sushi, sashimi and nigiri. If you are looking for a more casual experience at Abacus, hit them up during Happy Hour. The bar is a hot-spot for locals and you’ll find great drink specials MondayFriday from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

THE CUPBOARD BY TIFFANY DERRY

2600 Cedar Springs Rd 214.214.440.4142 Ext 4 thecupboardtd.com

Recently opened, The Cupboard, Grab ‘N Go By Tiffany Derry seeks to change the fast-casual market showcasing the master chef’s take on soups, salads, sandwiches and prepared meals. To complement The Cupboard’s offerings, Derry partnered with Yama Restaurants to include sushi and Poke options. From Ahi Poke to Yama’s well-known 5 Treasure Roll, Yama’s fresh offerings complement the theme of The Cupboard. In addition to sushi rolls and poke bowls, foodies can wrap their hands around a sushiritto (a sushi burrito, which is a sushi roll that isn’t sliced). Choose from specialty creations or design your own flavor profile! Uptown Urban Market features a full-service bar with an extensive selection of cocktails, beers and fine wines.


UCHI

2817 Maple Ave 214.855.5454 // Uchidallas.com

 Uchi showcases the culinary talents of executive chef and James Beard Award winner Tyson Cole. His exciting menu expands on the Japanese tradition with new flavors and innovative food combinations that ensure the most unique dining experience. All food at Uchi is chopstick friendly and meant for sharing. The Hamachi Cure is symbolic of Uchi food and culture because it’s a simple play on ingredients, with a feminine Japanese aesthetic. The dish is often called “Japanese nachos” by our staff. Cole opened his second restaurant in Dallas, Top Knot, in February 2016.

SHINSEI

7713 Inwood Rd // 214.352.0005 shinseirestaurant.com

Shinsei (pronounced shin-say) means “rebirth” or “new beginning” which is actually what owners Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing had in mind when they joined forces ten years ago to create their brand of delicious Pan-Asian cuisine. The restaurant features a spacious dining room with an interactive and friendly Sushi Bar. Diners can expect to find mouth-watering menus for Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Sushi & Sashimi. Complement your seldctions iwht one (or more) of their handcrafted cocktails, Wine, Beer & Sake.

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BLACK SHIP LITTLE KATANA 665 S Lamar St // 214.760.7200 lkblackship.com As a highly respected outgrowth of the original Little Katana now located at Cole and Knox, Black Ship Little Katana features the best of both East and West cultures that can be savored within their cuisine. It’s become one of Downtown’s most popular choice for sushi and Asian-fusion dining. Guests can anticipate creative spin on traditional Asian dishes with a Western flare, meticulously crafted to excite the American palate.  In addition to the usual sushi, sashimi and rolls diners will find specialty dishes like the Black Ship Special - a combination of tuna, salmon, whitefish, and yellowtail nigiri sushi and sashimi, and their Katana 101 roll which is comprised of salmon, cream cheese, avocado, jalapeno topped with crab meat, spicy tuna, and eel. Yowza. Flavorful, freshly delectable, and uniquely original— this is Black Ship Little Katana.

400 Crescent Ct // 214.252.7000 Noburestaurants.com/dallas

Nobu has been a pioneer for Japanese cuisine since his first restaurant opened in 1994. Nobu Dallas opened in 2005 as Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Texas outpost. This legendary chef draws upon his classical training at sushi bars in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world. The resulting “new-style” cuisine is exemplified by dishes like Yellowtail Jalapeño: thinly sliced pieces of yellowtail sashimi flavored with garlic and a splash of zesty Yuzu-soy, topped with fresh Jalapeños and cilantro for a perfect fusion of tradition and innovation. Diners will find a wide variety of rolls on Nobu’s menu, but they are famous for their sashimi dishes and feel this is where they can truly set themselves apart from other sushi restaurants. Nobu Dallas can be the destination for dinner in the dining room or at the sushi bar, drinks in the bar lounge, or a private function in the skylight room. The menu features Nobu’s signature new style Japanese dishes as well as other popular Dallas favorites like Tuna Tataki with Cilantro Dressing, Seared Toro with Karashi Sumiso, Scallops with Jalapeno Salsa, and Ranchero Rib Eye Steak.

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FIVE SIXTY BY WOLFGANG PUCK

300 Reunion Blvd 214.571.5781 // wolfgangpuck.com

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck sits high atop Reunion Tower, Dallas’ iconic 560-foot landmark with its distinctive glowing ball. You’ll enter the contemporary restaurant on the 50th floor to find floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views of the city from the dramatic, revolving dining room. Served within a warmly sophisticated modern interior, the menu features Wolfgang’s creative, contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes, accompanied by an extensive wine list, Asian beers and sake by the bottle and glass. Two bars provide more casual, but no less stylish, dining options. They suggest you try the “Surf and Turf” roll comprised of poached lobster, seared Wagyu beef, garlic, chili aoili, avocado, cucumber, and topped with Tokyo negi. 

POKĖ BOP 4103 Lemmon Ave ilovepokebop.com Poké is a Hawaiian specialty that has cruised to the mainland and is quickly spreading across the U.S. Traditional poke, pronounced “po-kay,” is cubed, fresh raw seafood (usually tuna or octopus) mixed with soy sauce, green onions and sesame oil and served over rice. For diners unfamiliar with the cuisine, think of it as deconstructed sushi. Poké Bop’s chef, Tommy Hwang, is a certified sushi chef with 27 years of experience and he’s created a menu of traditional poké fare that is fresh and clean, available in bowl and rolls. Diners can enjoy a “poké-rito” or sushi burrito. This is basically a sushi roll that hasn’t been sliced into pieces so you can pick it up and eat it with your hands, like you would a burrito. Sake and Asian craft beers will be available by the bottle.

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ASIAN MINT

111617 N. Central Expy, Suite 135 214.219.6468 // asianmint.com

Asian Mint has been serving New Bangkokstyle cuisine combined with an Asian fused menu since 2005 receiving numerous national and local awards for food quality excellence. They operate two locations that are chic but comfortable and believe in eccentric clean and modern styles in their environments and their food. Every Monday diners can enjoy $1 Nigiri Sushi starting at 5pm until they run out (dine in only) at 75 & Forest Lane only. Both locations offer a full service bar, and feature a number of signature drinks, including organic wines and martinis.

SUSHI BAYASHI AT TRINITY GROVES

3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 106 972.684.5906 // sushibayashi.com

Trinity Groves is one of Dallas’ hottest dining destinations and Sushi Bayashi is one of the reasons why. Chef Yuki Hirabayashi brings the regional flavors and customs of his home in Shitamachi (the “old district” of Tokyo) to Dallas with his eponymous restaurant. Warmth and hospitality combine with traditional cooking methods and the freshest ingredients to transport diners back to a simpler way of life where family and food go hand in hand. Community-style tables encourage conversation, laughter and sharing, evoking the Matsuri Bayashi music festivals of Chef Yuki’s childhood. The St. Roll is one of Chef’s most popular menu items. It features spicy tuna on a shrimp tempura roll with green onions, tempura flakes and eel sauce. 


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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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MAY 6-7

Off the Rails Country Music Fest Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

In Dallas, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay.

in addition to two full days of country music’s top artists including Miranda Lambert (“Crazy ExGirlfriend”), Jason Aldean (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and Dierks Bentley (“Drunk on a Plane”), plus Old Dominion, Justin Moore, Tyler Farr and more. Check out a sprawling exhibition of attractions from food trucks and a Bourbon-tasting tent, to craft beers and BBQ, plus interactive games, dance lessons and a trading post filled with Texas products.

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APRIL 9

Winspear Opera House

Ariana Grande

these cultural ambassadors to the world performed live for an estimated 25 million people in 48 states, 71 countries and six continents. The gifted and gorgeous dancers infuse energy and emotion to classics and new works alike. Guided by visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the company remains the nation’s leading modern dance ensemble.

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Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, TITAS

American Airlines Center

the red-hot pop singer began her career as an actress in the Broadway musical 13 before landing a starring role on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious.” Since then, the diminutive young singer has crisscrossed the country, singing songs including “Problem,” “Love Me Harder” and “Break Free.” At just 23, she’s already become a rising star in pop music.

APRIL 1

APRIL 2

APRIL 5-8

APRIL 7

Winspear Opera House

Kessler Theater

Wyly Theatre

Granada Theater

The author/social commentator known for her sardonic perspective on American life brings her thoughts and stories to the Dallas stage.

A CMA Vocalist of the Year, she’s also won Album of the Year, plus a pair of Single of the Years (“I May Hate Myself in the Morning,” “I Hope You Dance”).

The legendary Nazi hunter’s tenacity over decades is honored in this play, presented in association with The Dallas Holocaust Museum.

The alternative Georgia band is a southernfried throwback to groups such as the Allmans and Marshall Tucker with a country-rock edge.

APRIL 6

APRIL 7-9

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Improv (Addison)

She’s starred on TV comedies such as “The Parkers” for several years before an Oscarwinning performance in the movie Precious.

Fran Lebowitz, #hearhere

Lee Ann Womack

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Dallas Blooms

APRIL 2

Wiesenthal, Off Broadway on Flora

Olivia Newtown-John

Drive-By Truckers

Mo’Nique

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Yurida

Tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and other spring-blooming annuals and perennials blanket the area for the annual spring celebration.

Majestic Theatre

Her debut album sold over 1,500,000 copies, making her the highest selling female artist in Mexico since Thalia in the 90s.

The Grammy winner’s hits include “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” She’s on her Grace and Gratitude Tour.

APRIL 1

APRIL 2

APRIL 6-8

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

American Airlines Center (Outside)

Hyen’as Comedy Night Club

A group of very funny performeres take the stage on the funniest day of the year. Stars include Lavell Crawford, Earthquake and Tony Rock.

The Texas star brings his rock-laced country music to the stage, playing favorites such as “Wave on Wave” and more.

An L.A.-based comedy writer has been cracking jokes since high school. She’s performed at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and the Improv.

“An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about lives in show biz.

APRIL 1

APRI

APRIL 6-8

APRIL 8

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Kessler Theater

She’s been dubbed the “scintillating sax-tress of smooth jazz” in music circles. The Berklee grad has the chops as well as the look.

Consistently named among Forbes’ “The World’s Most Powerful Women,” the PepsiCo CEO transformed the business in the age of healtheir eating.

Jaap Van Zweden conducts Shostakovich’s impassioned commentary on oppression, and Beethoven “Egmont Overture” and James Ehnes performing Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto.

The 80s jungle pop band recently celebrated 35 years of playing great music, now fronted by vocalist Mary Ramsey.

APRIL 4 - MAY 28

APRIL 7

APRIL 8

April Fool’s Comedy Jam

Jeanette Harris and Pieces of a Dawn

Pat Green

Indra Noovi, SMU Tate Lecture Series

Ester Steinberg

Shostakovich & Beethoven, DSO

APRIL 2

Gladys Knight

Electra, Dallas Theater Center

The seven-time Grammy winner brings her elegant collection of hits to town, including “If I Was Your Woman,” “Imagination” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

Annette Strauss Artist Square

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Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

10,000 Maniacs, Vanessa Peters

APRIL 8

Winspear Opera House

*Editor’s Choice Selection

Steve Martin and Martin Short*

Observe intimate scenes between characters while hearing commentary about the play’s meaning through individual headphones provided for audience members.

Let’s Hang On, Frankie Valli Tribute Show Arlington Music Hall

Billed as “the preeminent Four Seasons tribute,” the six-man group plays hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like A Man.”

The Fab Four McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

Founded in 1997, the California band pays everlasting tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo with a celebrated stage show.


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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

Kessler Theater

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Savor Dallas

APRIL 14-15

Dallas Arts District, Dallas Arboretum, Fair Park

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since beginning several years ago, the annual event has morphed into one of the region’s more celebrated festivals of food, wine, spirits and culture. The event is 4 days of top chefs and restauraunts in Dallas, as well as premium wines from around the world. It’s an opportunity to delight the senses with a different epicurean experience every night while exploring the culinary culture of North Texas.

their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, sold a million copies and featured the hit “What I Am.” Brickell was born near the Kessler in Oak Cliff, thus these shows present an opportunity to give back to La Rondalla, a neighborhood afterschool music program where Bohemians guitarist Kenny Withrow teaches. One of Dallas’ all time favorites reunites for this gig with 100% of the proceeds going to the program.

APRIL 8

APRIL 8

APRIL 13

APRIL 14-15

Granada Theater

Main Street Garden Park

Fair Park Music Hall

City Performance Hall

He’s known as the undisputed King of Surf Rock, with songs including “Misirlou,” “Nitro” and “The Victor.”

This one-day festival features the Dallas alt-country band plus Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, The Jayhawks and more.

The Grateful Dead guitarist brings his latest band to town playing tunes from their new album, plus a few gems from the vault.

The all-male Argentinian company of gauchos brings an exciting blend of precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and whirling to the stage.

APRIL 8

APRIL 9-10

APRIL 13-15

Dick Dale, Jason Elmore

Blues Traveler Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Harmonica wizard John Popper and his mates return, playing their classic rock songs (“Runaround”) from their terrific catalog. APRIL 8

No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party Frontiers of Flight Museum

About 1,500 guests gather to nosh and support AIDS Services of Dallas’ largest annual fundraiser at this casually chic fete.

Old 97’s Country Fair

Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

The Bard’s delightful rom-com is an unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism and the sweet folly of young love. APRIL 11

Cythia D’Aprix Sweeny, Arts & Letters Live Dallas Museum of Art

APRIL 9

The former freelance copywriter’s debut novel, The Nest, garnered a seven-figure advance and became a New York Times bestseller.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

APRILL 11

Bastille Currently touring America, where Bad Blood was the highest charting debut album by a UK act in 2013, featuring the eponymous track “Bad Blood.” APRIL 9

Taj Express Eisemann Center (Richardson)

This stage production is a high-energy celebration of India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling performances.

Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey, Dallas Winds Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The sounds and rhythms of the city come to life in the title piece, just one of seven selections from the electrifying composer. APRIL 13

Sebastian Maniscalco Majestic Theatre

The razor sharp comic’s quick-witted stand-up rages on, as only an old-school Italian American upbringing could produce.

Bob Weir and The Campfire Band*

Monroe Martin Improv (Addison)

A very funny stand up artist (“truth with a cherry on top”), he appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and was a regular on BET. APRIL 14

The Revivalists

Che Malambo, TITAS

APRIL 15

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer, Off Broadway on Flora Wyly Theatre

Driven by a magnetic rock ‘n’ roll energy, the razor-sharp satire is inspired by 40 years of pop culture – a blow against the golden age of stupidity.

House of Blues

The seven-piece alt-rock band formed in New Orleans a decade ago. In 2016 Rolling Stone named the group one of “10 Bands You Need to Know.” APRIL 14

Rebirth Brass Band

APRIL 15

Morrissey Majestic Theatre

He was the voice that launched the seminal English group The Smiths and songs such as “How Soon Is Now?” and “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others.”

Granada Theater

The 2012 Grammy winning New Orleans (Best Regional Roots Album) band released its first album in 1984 recorded in a Tremé neighborhood bar. APRIL 14

Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

The multi-Grammy nominated English performer and the RNB singer are on tour with electrifying collaboration yielding a soulful, creative sound.

APRIL 15

Live 80

Granada Theater

This 1980s-themed prom event features the big hits of the decade from the talented cover band. APRIL 15

The 1975 Event Center (Allen)

The English band mixes dark and sexy themes with their brooding alt-rock vibe with songs such as “Love Me” and “Somebody Else.” *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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APRIL 21-MAY 7

American Airlines Center

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Joe Walsh

Winspear Opera House

it’s an exciting evening of music featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The catalog of songs is deep and wide including radio classics such as “Refugee,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “American Girl” and more. Plus, the former Eagles/James Gang guitarist brings his own eclectic mix of music (“Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good”) to the stage to open the night.

Vincenzo Bellini’s great opera is set during the Roman occupation of Gaul in 50 B.C., a passionate love triangle in the midst of a deepening culture clash leads to dangerous consequences. A Druid high priestess is in the throes of despair after learning her lover, a Roman proconsul with whom she has two children, has been unfaithful. South African soprano Elza van den Heever stars in the title role.

APRIL 15 - MAY 7

APRIL 20

APRIL 21-22

APRIL 22

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Kessler Theater

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

House of Blues

Celebrate over 70 years of the company with productions of Carmen, Cruzar La Cara De La Luna and Voir Dire plus a special opening night concert.

The Grammy winning band from East L.A. has been together for years playing their unique blend of country, Mexican folk, blues & more.

Special guests Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC & JASON Barton join Grammy winning artist Chris Tomlin.

In the spirit of The Dead, Allmans and Phish, the celebrated jam band incorporates elements of rock, funk, jazz, blues and folk into their unique sound.

APRIL 16-17

APRIL 20-23

APRIL 21

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Improv (Addison)

Granada Theater

Something Wonderful

Relive the anthem band’s iconic hits “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Faithfully” and “Any Way You Want It” with live orchestra accompaniment.

He may not turn you into a newt, but the popular hypnotist is entertaining and has been a huge draw on the club circuit for years.

The Tennessee alt rock/folk band has sold over 100,000 albums, and played more than 1,800 concert dates in seven countries.

Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)

APRIL 18

APRIL 20

APRIL 21-22, MAY 29-30

The fairy sister event to “Something Wicked” is an electronic music festival blending whimsical and surreal themes into an immersive experience.

House of Blues

Eisemann Center, Bass Performance Hall

APRIL 23

Sharp political minds dissect the first 100 days with Senator Ted Cruz and radio hosts Mark Davis, Mike Gallagher and Jon-David Wells.

He’s host of the popular podcast “Your Mom’s House” with wife Christina Pazsitzky, and has starred in Netflix specials “Completely Normal” and “Mostly Stories.”

The uproarious comedy spotlights an eclectic band of men, women, children and animals in rural America, all portrayed by two special performers.

APRIL 18

APRIL 21

APRIL 22

Dallas Museum of Art

Hilton Anatole

Kessler Theater

Mickey Gilley

Honorary chairs lend support to the annual event supporting Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and The University of Texas Southwestern Medican Center.

He’s been at the epicenter of the progressive bluegrass movement for years, leading bands like Strength in Numbers & New Grass Revival.

Arlington Music Hall

APRIL 22

APRIL 25

Arlington Music Hall

Dallas Museum of Art

The great Mel Blanc nicknamed him the “Man of a Thousand Voices.” His impersonations span the ages: from George Burns to “Futurama,” he does them all.

His latest book dives into what our preferences reveal about us, and navigating psychology, marketing and neuroscience to explore the elusive beast of taste.

Fort Worth Opera Festival*

Music of Journey, DSO

President Donald J. Trump: The First 100 Days Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Stephen Tobolowsky, Arts & Letters Live The Dallas native has appeared in over 100 movies (Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day) and 200 TV shows (“Glee,” “The Goldbergs”). APRIL 18-19

The Lone Bellow Kessler Theater

They toured the UK with Kacey Musgraves in 2015. Entertainment Weekly said the indie folk band was “One of the top reasons to love country music...” *Editor’s Choice Selection 50

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Los Lobos

Flip Orley

Tom Segura

Worship Night In America

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Greater Tuna

Children’s Cancer Fund Fashion Show Sam Bush

APRIL 21

Terrance Blanchard Arts and Technology Lecture Hall (UT Dallas)

The five-time Grammy winning jazz master is best known for composing scores for films such as Malcolm X and Love & Basketball.

Rich Little

Umphrey’s McGee

APRIL 22-23

Chelsea Clinton, Art & Letters Live Dallas Museum of Art

The Clinton Foundation chair and bestselling author shares insights from It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! APRIL 24

With 39 hit songs, 17 of which went to the top of the country charts, this star is a living legend.

Tom Vanderbilt, Art & Letters Live


april APRIL 21-23

APRIL 29

Dallas Fair Park

take the opportunity to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation, all at the largest event of its kind anywhere on the planet. Earth Day in Big D brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, goverment agencies, speakers, plus interactive programming and subject matter experts. Attendees enjoy numerous outdoor experiences, live music, sustainable beer & food pavilions and more.

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foodies, unite! He’s among the most influential people in cuisine anywhere in the world. As creater and host of The Food Network’s hit show “Good Eats,” he’s been a popular mainstay for 14 seasons. The California native is also a best selling author (I’m Just Here for the Food, Feasting on Asphalt, Alton Brown: EveryDayCook) and host of “Iron Chef America” and “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

APRIL 26

APRIL 27

APRIL 28-29

Granada Theater

Bomb Factory

Improv (Arlington)

The Jamaican reggae band originally founded by iconic musician Bob Marley spawned the illustrious careers of Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer.

The English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and MBE has had a memorable career focused on alt rock and punk blues.

Beyond her awesome stand up comedy, she is also one of five hosts on the CBS daytime hit, “The Talk.”

APRIL 26*

APRIL 27-30

APRIL 28 - MAY 7

The Wallers

Dining Out in Dallas Frontiers of Flight Museum

Foodies and top chefs munch and mingle at this annual sip, sample and auction event with proceeds benefitting the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation. APRIL 26

PJ Harvey

Winspear Opera House

Twenty of the finest young opera singers in the U.S. compete for cash awards and honors at the annual fundraising celebration.

Music Hall at Fair Park

In a joyous celebration of spring, co-concertmaster Nathan Olson performs Vivaldi’s imaginative classic, plus Beethoven’s charming “Pastoral Symphony.”

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Known for roles in Netflix’s popular series, “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” the young actress/philanthropist shares her story.

His hit songs like “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “(You’re) Having My Baby” fill page after page in the American songbook.

APRIL 26-30

APRIL 28

Paul Anka

David Sedaris, Arts & Letters Live

Angelika Film Center

Winspear Opera House

The 47th annual festival celebrates the art of film with writers, directors, actors and fans alike with a slew of movies, seminars & more.

One of America’s top contemporary humorists is also a best selling writer and author of books including “Me Talk Pretty One Day.”

APRIL 27

APRIL 28

The renowned Texas musican teams up with the R.E.M guitarist and players from The Minus 5, The Fastbacks and The Decemberists.

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Union Lyceum (Denton)

Kessler Theater

APRIL 29-30

APRIL 30

APRIL 28

Alejandro Escovedo with Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Block, and John Moen

Sheryl Underwood

Vivaldi Four Seasons & Beethoven 6, Quanah, Lord of the Plains Lyric Theater (Irving) Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Diane Guerrero, UNT Distinguished Lecture Series

USA Film Festival

Majestic Theatre

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Dwight Yoakam Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Over the course of his career the country guitarist has released five number one albums and charted 30 singles of hip, righteous honky-tonk.

With lyrics/music written by Larry Gatlin, this production is a musical based on little known Lone Star folklore. APRIL 29

Pixies

Bomb Factory

The fabled alt rock band returns with music that’s influenced the likes of Nirvana, Radiohead, Blur and Weezer. APRIL 29

Kristen Radtke, Arts & Letters Live Dallas Museum of Art

Her memoir (Imagine Wanting Only This) journeys beyond physical locations, uncovering amazing stories of the people who once inhabited now deserted places. APRIL 29-30

Artscape

Bill Maher He’s set the boundaries of where humor and political discussion with “Politically Incorrect” and HBO’s “Real Time.” APRIL 30

Brandi Carlile Majestic Theatre

The folk/pop singer celebrates the 10th anniversary success of her hit album, The Story, with this acoustic performance. APRIL 30

Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz Bomb Factory

The “American Idol” participant and Arlington native returns with his signature show filled with song, dance and a few dashes of outrageousness.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Breathe in the joy of spring with mediums including painting, sculpture, 2D and 3D mixed media, photography and more. *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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may

MAY 2

MAY 4

McFarlin Auditorium (SMU)

The Weeknd

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Alan Alda, SMU Tate Lecture Series

American Airlines Center

the “m*a*s*h” and “the west wing” star’s career covers over 60 years with six Golden Globe and five Emmy wins. He’s also worked in motion pictures, most notably in Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Aviator,” for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2004. The actor has donated much of his time and money to various causes, including scientific research.

the grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling artist brings his first-ever world tour to town. His recent album, Starboy: Legend of the Fall, which was released to rave reviews in 2016, is at the center of the tour. The Canadian singer who specialized in alternative RNB, scored with hits such as “Earned It,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills” and “False Alarm.”

MAY 2

MAY 4

MAY 5

MAY 6

Majestic Theatre

Starplex Pavilion

House of Blues

Granada Theater

Considered one of the true influential figures in Nuevo flamenco, the guitarist deftly incorporates rumba, jazz and forms of world wide music into his work.

The band’s early music was a mash up of Southern rock and blues influences, but gradually expanded. Songs include “Sex on Fire” and “Notion.”

An author, business pro and reality TV star (“Just Jillian”) has carved a niche for herself in pop culture as a successful personal trainer.

The outdoor crawfish festival happens in the adjacent parking lot with music by Charley Crockett, The Tontons and more.

MAY 5-6

MAY 6

MAY 3

MAY 4-7

Jesse Cook

Rhiannon Giddens*

Kings of Leon

Aries Spears

Kessler Theater

Improv (Addison)

Elegant and prodigious, she is a co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle.

He was a regular on the Fox comedy showcase, “MADtv,” and starred in the special, “Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling.”

MAY 3

MAY 5

Jillian Michaels

ChocolateFest Grapevine

Enjoy great wine, art creations, livemusic and outstanding chocolate from area chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and more. MAY 6

Justin Townes Earl

Casting Crowns

Granada Theater

UTA College Park Center (Arlington)

Son of Steve, and named in honor of a great Texas Country songwriter, the 35-year-old musician carries on a great folk-blues tradition.

The Contemporary Christian rockers started in 1999 behind lead vocalist, Daytona Beach minister, Mark Hall.

MAY 4

MAY 5

Leo Kottke Kessler Theater

He championed an acoustic movement in the 1970s with seminal albums such as the live gem “My Feet Are Smiling.” MAY 5-7

Robin Trower

JMBYLA

House of Blues

Fair Park

He was a member of Procol Harum (“Whiter Shades of Pale”), then morphed into a solid solo act with “A Little Bit of Sympathy.”

The one-day festival helps tell the tale of music in the Lone Star state with a bill full of top-notch hip-hop artists.

MAY 4

MAY 5

Kessler Theater

Granada Theater

The native Texan has earned a hardscrabble reputation for his nod to traditional country, with a head full of his own music.

Since the band’s debut in 2000, lead singer/ songwriter AC Newman, Neko Case and bandmates have consistently cranked out spit shined pop gems.

Robert Ellis

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The New Pornographers, Waxahatchee

Dallas International Guitar Festival Market Hall

Whether you’re a dedicated player or just an admirer, this is one of the nation’s best guitar showcases.

Bugs and Brews

Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, Kap G American Airlines Center

It’s “soul-baring” performances by some of the hippest talent on the planet at “The Party” pulls into Dallas. MAY 6

Stephen Lynch House of Blues

He’s starred in the Broadway adaptation of The Wedding Singer, and was nominated for a Tony Award. MAY 6

Asia-Fest Haggard Park (Plano)

MAY 5-7

This annual event showcases the rich cultures of Asia with demonstrations, performances and vendors for a fun and engaging time for the family.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

MAY 6

Pop conductor Jeff Tyzik leads an electrifying Latin jazz tour of the Americas with music by Brueck, Tito Puente and more.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Mambo Kings, DSO*

Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps Comics John Witherspoon and DJ-turnedstand-up success Rickey Smiley turn up the funny for a sidesplitting evening of laughs.


may MAY 10

MAY 13

Dallas City Performance Hall

Command Performance, TITAS

Winspear Opera House

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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

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the louisiana native has grown into a huge name in jazz all over the world. A Berklee graduate, he’s played on stages with some of the genre’s biggest names such as Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and many more. The acclaimed saxophonist and his band perform with the Grammy Award-winning vocalist in this special Dallas performance.

THROUGH JULY 2

Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington in Black and White

MAY 9

Stories from Lake Wobegon feat. Garrison Keillor, #hearhere

annually, this special evening of dance delivers one of the most awesome performances of the year. Dynamic and unforgettable, twelve artists from leading companies light up the stage with spectacular performances. Some of the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works being executed today, with the newly commissioned works created specifically for this gala performance by some of the world’s leading choreographers. MAY 11

MAY 12

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

House of Blues

Their music has graced stages all over America for years – a power pop trio whose music (“Juicy”) was once a theme for TV’s “Desperate Housewives.”

Sam Outlaw

Better than Ezra

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Winspeare Opera House

Accomplished artists, they both measured success by the recognition received from oil paintings. But their illustrations assured they became household names.

Best known for his work on radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” the storytelling genius is an American treasure.

Accomplished artists, they both measured success by the recognition received from oil paintings. But their illustrations assured they became household names.

MAY 10

MAY 11-13 & JUNE 15-17

MAY 12

Granada Theater

Hyena’s Comedy Night Club (Fort Worth, Plano)

Club Dada

He studied at Second City in Chicago and starred in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter and multiinstrumentalist is a huge talent specializing in pop, rock and indie jazz.

MAY 6-7

Cottonwood Art Festival Cottonwood Park (Richardson)

Jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit museum-quality work, competing in categories ranging from ceramics, drawings/pastels, paintings and more. MAY 7

Scott Westerfeld, Art & Letters Live* Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas native, Booker T. Washington High School graduate & illustrious author of the bestselling “Uglies” series brings his story to the stage. MAY 7

House of DIFFA Omni Hotel

The annual fashion experience provides an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and the event’s legendary runway production. MAY 8

The xx South Side Music Hall

The English band plays dreamy, indie pop, and are on tour playing songs for their first two albums and I See You, released earlier this year.

David Crosby & Friends The 60s mainstay and a driving force behind the Byrds and CSN&Y plays songs from his new alum and some of his greatest hits. MAY 10

Cancer Blows Meyerson Symphony Center

Kevin Farley

MAY 12-14 MAY 11-14

Ian Bagg

Legendary trumpeters including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and Lee Loughnane (Chicago) headline a benefit designed to take a bite out of cancer.

Improv (Addison)

MAY 11

MAY 12

Kenny Loggins, Vogel Alcove’s Art Performance Event Omni Hotel

For more than 25 years, this annual program has featured fabulous musical talent. This year’s headliner is the Grammy winning artist. MAY 11

Dan Savage Kessler Theater

The media pundit, gay and equal rights activist, and author of the syndicated column Savage Love returns to Dallas.

Sondre Lerche

He’s done “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb,” and has been featured on “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.”

Ruthie Foster Kessler Theater

The Texas artist mixes a wide palette of song forms, from gospel and blues to jazz, folk and soul at her live shows. MAY 12

Joe Rogan* Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

He’s among the most complex and exciting stand-up comics working today, likened to late great ones such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison.

Vadyn Kholodenko Plays Brahms, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

Bask in the warmth of Brahms’ genius when the talented pianist performs his majestic “Piano Concerto No. 2” in his final performance as the orchestra’s artistic partner. MAY 13

Dallas Asian Festival Fair Park

Family-friendly festival showcases Asian cisines from Sri Lanka, Philippines, Korea and China, plus performances, art and more. MAY 14

Homegrown Music & Arts Festival Main Street Garden Park

Fabled psychedelic pop ensemble Tripping Daisy headlines the annual celebration of sounds and sights in Downtown Dallas. *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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MAY 13

MAY 26

Granada Theater

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Junior Brown

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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the kitschy country kicker in the cowboy hat sporting an odd collection of guitairs brings an old school vibe to his unique shows. In a stripped down stage band that featured his wife, Tanya Rae (catch her version of “I Wouldn’t Buy a Used Car From Him”) with songs such as “Highway Patrol” and “My Wife Thinks Your Dead.”

released in 1987 and featuring “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where the Streets Have No Name,” The Joshua Tree Tour topped the charts, selling in excess of 25 million albums worldwide while catapulting the group to superstar status. The Joshua Tree Tour has the band returning to the stadium stage celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest recordings in rock.

MAY 13

MAY 14

MAY 18-19 & 20

MAY 19-20

Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco)

Texas Discovery Gardens (Fair Park)

Hyen’as Comedy Nighclub (Dallas, Plano)

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt makes her debut with a diverse program including Beethoven’s beloved Egmont Overature and Brahms’ charming Academic Festival Overture.

Honor the special, maternal figures in life with a Mother’s Day concert featuring music, spoken stories as well as a butterfly release.

Beyond his infamous appearance as the “hemi guy” in Dodge commercials, the stand up artist has been on “Last Comic Standing” and TBS’ “Pit Stop Comedy.”

A host of troops and diplomats turn the world upside down as they comically collide bungling international diplomacy in this stage production.

DSO on the GO

Spring Song, Dallas Women’s Chorus Jon Reep

MAY 14 MAY 13

Damien Escobar House of BLues

He was in the duo Nuttin’ But Stringz with brother Tourie, then took his mash-up of classical, hip-hop, pop and jazz into a solo career.

La Santa Cecilia

MAY 19-21 MAY 19

Kessler Theater

Paula Poundstone

The Grammy-winning, modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music draws inspiration from all over the globe.

Majestic Theatre

From PBS’ “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,’ the Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist brings her unique brand of funny to town.

MAY 16 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Gabriel Dawe: Piexus no. 34 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of the Texas-based artist’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. MAY 13

Joe Ely: Texas Tunes Series MCL Grand Theater (Lewisville)

The Grammy winner was named 2016 State Musician of Texas and is an esteemed member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame. MAY 13

Raul Malo Kessler Theate

The vocalist in The Mavericks plays solo gigs now and then. He co-wrote most of their hits, plus songs for other artists including Rick Trevino. *Editor’s Choice Selection 54

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The Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Miguel Bosé Music Hall at Fair Park

The Panamanian-born actor comes from a legendary family, and made his mark as a performer with over two-dozen albums.

MAY 16-21

MAY 19

Winspear Opera House

Arlington Music Hall

Antlanta Rhythm Section

The Tony Award-winning musical is a wildly theatrical re-invention with dazzling songs such as “Children Will LIsten” & “No One Is Alone.”

With memorable hits such as “Doraville,” “Imaginary Lover” and “So Into You,” the band helped define the early days of Southern Rock.

MAY 16 - JUNE 8

MAY 19

Inherit the Wind, Dallas Theater Center Kalita Humphries Theater

Inspired by the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial, this contemporary production of the classic drama is as timely today as it was at the 1955 Dallas world premiere.

Taste Addison Addison Circle Park

This annual event features sampling opportunities, as the name implies, with guest chefs and a healthy slice of music and fun. MAY 19-21

MAY 19

The first time springtime event will feature delicious bites from award-winning chefs, plus fine wines, craft beers, and a special concert.

Into the Woods

The World Turned Upside Down

Bellamy Brothers Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Their bouncy hit, “Let Your Love Grow,” was a sunny, feel-good anthem in the 1970s and established the musical duo.

Alice in Wonderland, Texas Ballet Theater, FWSO Bass Performance Hall

It’s the company’s 55th anniversary season highlighted by Sir. Ben Stevenson’s sophisticated peformane of the classic story set to dance. MAY 19-21

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Galatyn Park (Richardson)

Get in on this annual arts and eclectic music event which features multiple stages loaded with big name performers. MAY 19-21

Main Street Fest Grapevine

Tap into three days of fun, and experience new and returning favorites at this event, with a special emphasis on craft brew tastings.


may MAY 19

American Airlines Center

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men

the global music sensation presents a captivating new show, Voices of Angels. This fresh production showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and Eabha McMahon, and introduces breathtaking Celtic violinist Tara McNeill. The ladies are joined onstage accompanied by a group of talented musicians and dancers whose skill and energy bring a fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. MAY 20

Draco Rosa Heights Theater

The Grammy winner was once a member of the boy band sensation Menudo, then later wrote and produced Ricky Martin singles including “Livin’ la Vida Loca.”

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Celtic Woman

MAY 23

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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the sizzling follow-up to 2013’s successful Package Tour, the aptly titled Total Package Tour features the biggest lineup yet. With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, the trio of groups are primed for the biggest party of the summer. It also marks platinum-selling pop icon Abdul’s first tour in 25 years. Music, dancing and superstar staging is headed to Dallas.

MAY 21 - AUGUST 20

MAY 23 - JUNE 3

MAY 26 - JUNE 25

Experience the bold vision of one of today’s most original fashion designers with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections.

The producers of the bestselling magic show in the world have teamed up with award-winning puppeteers from War Horse to create this turn of the century spectacular.

Jubilee Theatre (Fort Worth)

MAY 25-27

MAY 27

Iris van Herpen : Transforming Fashion Circus 1903, Dallas Summer Musicals Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters Dallas Museum of Art Music Hall at Fair Park First 100 Years

MAY 22 MAY 20

Taste of Irving

Voices of Change: Twilight Music Caruth Auditorium (SMU)

Air Play, Off Broadway on Flora Wyly Theatre

The annual outdoor festival features family-friendly activities and samples from a variety of local restaurants and food trucks.

The esteemed chamber ensemble performs Shostakovich’s Duos, Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” David Baker’s “Clarinet Sonata” and John Harbison’s “Twilight Music.”

MAY 20

MAY 22

MAY 25 - JUNE 10

Granada Theater

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Best known for his work in Bright Eyes, the talened indie artist was named best songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone.

His smooth, trademark croon is smooth as silk. With ballads such as “All of Me” to grooves (“Love Me Now), he’s truly legendary.

MAY 20-21

MAY 23

Cimarron Park Recreation Center

Conor Oberst

Dallas Pet Expo Market Hall

It’s exhibitions, adoptions, giveaways, care and grooming tips, and much more for four-legged friends and owners. MAY 21

Julianne & Derek Hough* Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The brother/sister ballroom wonders are back with an all-new dancing experience after the resounding success of their More Live Tour.

John Legend

The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

It’s a circus-style adventure of two siblings who journey through a surreal land of air to transform ordinary elements into objects of beauty.

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

What grew out of a 1958 triumph, heralded a new confidence in American music in today’s piano contest, widely recognized as one of the world’s most important. MAY 25-27, JUNE 15-17 & JUNE 29 - JULY 1

Dallas City Performance Hall

Steven Michael Quezada

Clarinetist Gregory Raden and violist Alexander Kerr join DSO members for an intimate experience featuring works by Golijov & Mendelssohn.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano)

As a comedian, actor, teacher and humanitarian, the “Breaking Bad” star has set the bar for rising talent in the southwest.

MAY 23

Margo Jefferson, Dr. Damon Tweedy, Arts & Letters Live Dallas Museum of Art

The Pulitzer winning critic discusses her book Negroland: A Memoir; Tweedy examines how black doctors and patients navigate the terrain of race and medicine.

MAY 26 - JUNE 25

Earthquake

Improv (Arlington)

TV fans know him as Uncle Mike on “Everybody Hates Chris,” and from his year as a successful stand up artist in clubs.

Daughters of a former slave tell us the story of the last century, as they lived it – history at its most immediate and poignant.

The Dan Band House of Blues

The comedy band created by actor/comedian Dan Finnerty is infamous for covers of originally female-performed pop songs, with added spice. MAY 27 - JULY 30

Summer at the Arboretum Dallas Arboretum

The view of White Rock Lake among the many thousands of blooms in spectacular. Enjoy floral displays, activities and family fun. MAY 28

Sonnets, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Wyly Theatre

An afternoon reading of Shakespeare’s intriguing and challenging collection. MAY 28

Memorial Day Concert & Firworks Display, DSO Flagpole Hill

It’s become one of the great traditions in Dallas. Bring a blanket, sit under the stars and enjoy the best in classical music. *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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JUNE 3-11

JUNE 7

Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

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Rock of Ages

Bomb Factory

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looking for a good time? An electrifying night of raucous and outrageous fun, it’s 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where Drew, from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Complete with eyebrow-scorching rock anthems such as “We Built this City,” “The Final Countdown,” and “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” travel back to the times of big hair and big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos.

the celebrated post rock ensemble from iceland has been performing together since the early 90’s, playing for audiences around the world. The ultra cool band specializes in a dreamy pop, experimental sound, incorporating minimalist and classical elements into their music. The group’s 2012 effort, Valtari, peaked at number seven on the Billboard charts.

JUNE 1 & 2-3

JUNE 2

JUNE 3

JUNE 8

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Plano, Dallas)

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

Little Elm Park

Granada Theater

He starred in the IFC series, “Benders” and has performed stand-up on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

The Americana band with an Irish flair blends folk, soul and bluegrass with inspirational songwriting, all in an acoustic setting.

Sample more than 60 breweries and over 150 craft brews from all over the region, plus tons of Texas-style BBQ.

The inventive Brooklyn band plays progressive bluegrass with twists of modern classical, and even elements of chamber music attached.

JUNE 2

JUNE 3

JUNE 8-11

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The country music singer and songwriter co-wrote the singer “Cruise,” performed by the bro-country duo Florida-Georgia Line.

His songs “Put Some Drive in Your Country” and “Here’s a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares” are country jukebox classics.

It’s a visual feast blending spectacular elements of athleticism, eroticism and a dynamic company of contemporary in an electrifying mash-up of dance styles.

JUNE 2-4

JUNE 3

City Performance Hall

Arlington Music Hall

Godfrey

Explore the hopes, fears, anxieties and the space and time between dreams and reality with mesmerizing music and stunning visuals, dance, acrobatics and multimedia.

The talented ventriloquist won’t mince words when he brings his favorite four-legged friend to the stage for a hilarious evening of fun.

Improv (Arlington)

Chris DiStefano

JUNE 2

Felipe Esparaza Improv (Arlington)

With his trademark flowing mane, he’s hard to miss. The comedian/actor is best known for his raw, real-life material. THROUGH JULY 2

Richard Avedon in Texas: Selections from In the American West Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

This selection of 17 of the project’s Texas images makes abundantly clear why the In the American West series has become a touchstone in photographic history. JUNE 1-4

A-Kon 27 Hilton Anatole

Celebrating over a quarter century, the yearly event is the oldest, continually running animebased convention in North America. JUNE 2

Wynonna and The Big Noise Arlington Music Hall

She rose to fame as a member of The Judds (“Mamma He’s Crazy,” “Love Is Alive”) & continues to rock houses as a successful solo artist. *Editor’s Choice Selection 56

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Humming House

Chase Rice

Craft Brew & Que

Travis Tritt

In Your Dreams: Turtle Creek Chorale Todd Oliver & Irving

Punch Brothers

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

JUNE 8-11

He starred in features including Soul Plane, Johnson Family Vacation and Zoolander. However, it’s his stand up that put him on the map.

JUNE 4-25 JUNE 3

Cars and Coffee

Giovanni Valderas: Forged Utopia

JUNE 9

McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC)

Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band Whistlestop Plaza (Irving)

These free monthly pop-up auto shows feature row upon row of exotics, street rods, classics and extreme collector cars.

The artist’s installation addresses culture and history, bringing new awareness to the marginalization of Latino communities through gentrification.

JUNE 3

JUNE 8-9 & JUNE 10

JUNE 9

City Performance Hall

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas, Plano)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Southern singers Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley sing about back-roads, girls, beer and trucks (“Dirt,” “Get Your Shine On.”)

She was a cast member of MTV’s “Girl Code” and “Failosophy,” with appearances on “Last Call with Carson Daly Spotlight” and “Chelsea Lately.”

The Flint native finished his first Texas Country album while still a student at Texas Tech. Since then he’s toured extensively, and continues to record.

Adjacent to Classic BMW (Plano)

Georgia Florida Line, Nelly, Chris Lane

Jessimae Peluso

Enjoy authentic New Orleans style jazz, swing and Dixieland, with blues, country, Latin stylings, big band and more.

William Clark Green


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june Toyota Stadium Fair Park (Frisco)

Winspear Opera House

Ballet BC, TITAS

the sun’s out, the tide is high and fins are up when the Alabama son of a son of a sailor returns with his annual summer concert tour. “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” “Changes in Latitudes” and many more are a all fair game -- and the parking lot is filled with coconuts, grass skirts and legions of parrot heads. That little ol’ band from Texas opens the show.

JUNE 9-11

Taste of Dallas Fair Park

Prepare your palate for culinary delights from many of Dallas’ top chefs; sample from menus you’ve always wanted to try. THROUGH AUGUST 20

JUNE 9-11

Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival

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State Jimmy Fair of Buffett, Texas ZZ Top

JUNE 10

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lively, smart and sophisticated, the hallmarks of this Vancouver company. Their remarkable repertoire of works by the world’s leading contemporary choreographers including Crystal Pite, Cayetano Soto, William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Jorma Elo among others. The talented company has taken the world stage by storm and has established itself as one to watch.

JUNE 13

Jonathan Safran Foer, Arts & Letters Live

Levitt Pavilion

Dallas Museum of Art

Grammy-winners Reckless Kelly headlines the event’s opening night with a unique blend of roots rock and country music.

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

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

JUNE 10

Dallas Museum of Art

Winspear Opera House

Experience the bold vision of one of today’s most original fashion designeres with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections.

Dynamic, intelligent, passionate and artistic sophistication are the hallmarks of the extraordinary Canadian company, taking the world stage by storm.

Ballet BC, TITAS*

JUNE 13-18

Matilda The Musical Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The winner of four Tonys is the story of an extraordinary girl whose vivid imagination shapes her amazing destiny.

JUNE 9

Sha Na Na

JUNE 10

Arlington Music Hall

Kwame Alexander, Art & Letters Live

JUNE 14

They played Woodstock, starred in Grease, hosted a TV series for four years, and still play more than 50 concerts a year; rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay.

Dallas Museum of Art

House of Blues

The poet/educator and bestselling author kicks off summer reading with his latest book, “The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life.”

Prince’s former backing band is on the road, making headlines playing music from their catalog of pop, funk, RNB and rock.

JUNE 9-18

Pure Country

JUNE 10

John Ford Coley: Texas Tunes Series

The musical tells the story of Rusty, a country music superstar at the height of his career, and the high stakes pressures involved.

MCL Grand Theater (Lewisville)

Ben Bailey

As half of the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, the Dallas native struck gold with “Love Is the Answer” and “I’d Really Love To See You Again.”

Nathan Laube: Opus 100 Organ Series Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The Southwest Reginoal Convention of the American Guild of Organists comes to the Dallas stage to perform on the Lay Family Concert Organ.

JUNE 10

As host of “Cash Cab,” the Emmy-winning comedian shines in his latest one-hour special:“Live and Uncensored.”

Majestic Theatre

Brit Floyd Originating in 2011, these live shows emulate, recreate and pay tribute to the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd.

A stand up veteran, she’s a regular on “Chelsea Lately,” and a regular/writer on CMT’s “The Josh Wolf Show.” JUNE 15-17

SoMo

House of Blues

The Denton product began by recording covers and over time he’s branched out with his own material. THROUGH OCTOBER 8

Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

This exhibit presents the work of some of Texas’ most significant contributors to mid-twentieth century modernism.

Jean-Luc Ponty: The Atlantic Years Granada Theater

The fusion virtuoso violinist expanded the lexicon of modern jazz while working with Frank Zappa, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Stanley Clarke and others. JUNE 16

JUNE 14-18 AND 28-30

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Fort Worth, Dallas)

Sarah Tiana Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

JUNE 16 JUNE 14

Lyric Theater (Irving)

JUNE 9 & 10

The Revolution

JUNE 15-17

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare Dallas Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre

Directed by artistic associate Rene’ Moreno, the Bard’s classic comedy was first published in 1602 and remains riotously relevant today.

Metallica AT&T Stadium

Lightning-fast tempos and uncompromising musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy winning thrash metal group. *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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JUNE 13-25

JUNE 16

Winspear Opera House

Chicago, The Doobie Brothers Joan Marcus

Something Rotten!

Starplex Pavilion (Fair Park)

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set in 1595, the hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of two brothers, desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting, all at the same time, the boys set out to write the world’s very first musical. From the director of Aladdin, and the codirector of The Book of Mormon, comes this production for the ages.

a pair of successful rock bands comes to town for an early summe rconcert. From “Make Me Smile” and “Saturday in the Park” to “Hard Habit to Break” and many more, the Grammy Hall of Famer Chicago is celebating their 50th anniversary. The Doobies just keep on cookin’ with great songs of their own, including “China Grove” and “Listen to the Music.”

JUNE 17

JUNE 17

JUNE 23

JUNE 23-24

Civic Center (Richardson)

Granada Theater

American Airlines Center

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Fort Worth)

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He’s written for John Anderson, Confederate Railroad and Randy Travis. Now the Kentucky singer/guitarist is on a solo tour.

The full-throttle, devil-may-care metal band is back playing songs from Book of Souls & other albums on a tour that’s big on rock & theatrics.

He’s appeared on “The Tonight Show,” Showtime’s “Live from Amsterdam” and Comedy Central Presens, “Crazy with A Capital F.”

THROUGH JULY 2

JUNE 19

THROUGH AUGUST 20

JUNE 22-25

Bomb Factory

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

This exhibit commemorates the anniversary of Pciasso’s Guernica by showcasing prints in the Meadows collection that was transformed

After forming in the late 70’s the flamenco/salsa musicians have performed their inimitable songs with a pop twist for an international fan base for years.

The first survey to comprehensively examine the artist’s experimentation across mediums and disciplines, organized as a dialogue with the artist and his studio.

From Star Wars to Jurassic Park, his scores are unparalleled in their ability to emotionally connect with listeners and tell a memorable story with music.

JUNE 17

JUNE 20

JUNE 23

JUNE 24

Historic Old Town (Lewisville)

Dallas Museum of Art

Granada Theater

Dan’s Silverleaf (Denton)

His recent book, “But What If We’re Wrong,” suggest many of today’s univerally accepted cultural and scientific benefits will someday seem absurd.

He has played with Etta James, Little Milton and more, boldly mixing rock, soul, gospel and a dash of RNB with contemporary blues grooves.

The co-founding member of Derek and the dominos and his wife perform the classical music of Layla (And Other Assorted Love Songs.)

JUNE 23

JUNE 24

Granada Theater

Starplex

The multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop artist and pop culture force brings his Nobody Safe Tour to North Texas.

Natural Health Fest

Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco: The Spanish Civil War in Print Meadows Museum (SMU)

Best Little Brewfest in Texas More than 50 Texas craft breweries will be present along with 100-plus handcrafted brews to serve thousands of thirsty beer lovers. JUNE 17

Late Night Talk: Visions of America Dallas Museum of Art

Chris Knight

Gipsy Kings

Chuck Klosterman, Arts & Letters Live

JUNE 21-25 AND 27

Quixote, Shakespeare Dallas

Iron Maiden

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

Lucky Peterson

Lucky Peterson

Examine how both American and foreign artsts have represented America and its people through prints dating from colonial times to the present.

Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre

Based on the classic Cervantes novel, the production is adapted by Octavio Solis and directed by Gustavo Tambascio.

He has played with Etta James, Little Milton and more, boldly mixing rock, soul, gospel and a dash of RNB with contemporary blues grooves.

JUNE 17

JUNE 22-25

JUNE 23

Norman Brown, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun Majestic Theater

It’s an intimate evening of music with two-thirds of the accomplished smooth jazz and fusion trio BWB, joined by the ex-Tower of Power sax pro. *Editor’s Choice Selection 58

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Dan Cummins

The Best of John Williams, DSO

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel*

Future

JUNE 24

The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group: Donkey Beach Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

As part of The Elevator Project, performances from a wide range of disciplines including music, dance, spoken word and, in this case, dance, focus on emerging artists & companies.

Louis Armstrong Tribute Whistlestop Plaza (Irving)

Sway along with a spot-on tribute to New Orleans’ most revered native son and inspiration for generations of musicians around the world.

Carolyn Wonderland Granada Theater

She’s a musical force mixing the soulfulness of Janis, the guitar skills of Stevie Ray and the wit of a Texas poet.


SPORTS & RECREATION APRIL 22 Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com

Texas Rangers Globe Life Park (Arlington)

April 3 April 3-5 April 7-9 April 20-23 April 24-26 April 28-30 May 10-11 May 12-14 May 16-18 June 2-4 June 6-7 June 16-18 June 19-22

vs. Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland A’s vs. Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels vs. San Diego Padres vs. Oakland A’s vs. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros vs. New York Mets vs. Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Red Baloon Run and Ride Children’s Medical Center (Plano) APRIL 29

Viva La Margarita 5K Fair Park MAY 6

The Vineyard Run Delaney Vineyards (Grapevine) MAY 8

Walk MS Dallas Addison Circle Park

Texas.Rangers.mlb.com

MAY 13

UFC 211 American Airlines Center MAY 18-21

AT&T Byron Nelson Classic TPC Four Seasons Resort & Club (Las Colinas)

Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center

April 7 April 11

vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

Mavs.com

Dallas Wings College Park Center (Arlington) Unless Noted

May 20 May 25 May 30 June 6 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 25

vs. Minnesoty Lynx vs. San Antonio Stars* vs. Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty vs. San Antonio Stars* vs. Connecticut Sun

*AT&T Center, San Antonio Wings.WNBA.com

Dallas Wings College Park Center (Arlington) Unless Noted

May 20 May 25 May 30 June 6 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 25

vs. Minnesoty Lynx vs. San Antonio Stars* vs. Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty vs. San Antonio Stars* vs. Connecticut Sun

*AT&T Center, San Antonio Wings.WNBA.com

Dallas Stars American Airlines Center

April 4 April 6 April 8

vs. Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche

TCU Baseball

Lupton Stadium (Fort Worth) Unless Noted

April 4 April 7-9 April 11 April 21-23 April 25 May 2 May 5-7 May 16

vs. UT-Arlington Mavericks# vs. Murray State Racers vs. Dallas Baptist Patriots@ vs. Baylor Bears vs. SFA Lumberjacks vs. Abilene Christian vs. Texas Longhorns vs. UT-Arlington Mavericks

# Clay Gould Ballpark @ Horner Ballpark GoFrogs.com

Frisco Roughriders Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco)

April 6-8 April 9-11 April 20-23 May 2-5 May 15-18 May 19-22 May 30-June 1 June 2-4 June 14-17 June 29-July 1

vs. Springfield Cardinals vs. Tulsa Drillers vs. Corpus Christi Hooks vs. San Antonio Missions vs. Midland Rockhounds vs. Corpus Christi Hooks vs. NW Arkansas Naturals vs. Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio Missions vs. Tulsa Drillers

RidersBaseball.com

Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

FCDallas.com

3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

April 7-8 April 8 April 9 June 9 June 10

Tony Stewart Presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals Cowboy 300/The Dallas Morning News Sports Day Qualifying Day O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Rattlesnake 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rainguard Water Sealer 600 Verizon IndyCar Series

texasmotorspeedway.com

MAY 28-29

Carry the Load Reverchon Park JUNE 3

Conquer the Gauntlet DFW Adventure Park (Roanoke) JUNE 3-4

ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie JUNE 10

APRIL 1

Texas Tech Red Raiders Spring Football Game

Susan G. Komen North Texas Race for the Cure The Campus at Legacy (Plano)

The Star (Frisco) JUNE 11 APRIL 2

Big D Marathon & Half Marathon Fair Park APRIL 2

Disco 5K, 10K & 15K Run Levee/Continental Bridge

Wounded Warrior Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Williams Square (Las Colinas) JUNE 17

Urban Dash 5K Fair Park

APRIL 8

FC Dallas April 8 April 22 April 29 May 14 May 20 May 28 June 3

Texas Motor Speedway

vs. Minnesota United FC vs. Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers vs. New York City FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

SMU Spring Football Game Gerald J. Ford Stadium APRIL 9

Caveman Triathlon

JUNE 24

Back On My Feet Meaningful Miles 5K and 10K Williams Square (Las Colinas)

Community Activity Center (Flower Mound)

JUNE 25

APRIL 15

Panther Island Pavilion (Fort Worth)

Sachse Spring Dash 5K, 10K

Jalapeno Half Marathon

Sachse High School

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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Avanti Ristorante

Canary By Gorji

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.

cial occasion. Our lounge features live music Tuesday through Saturday starting at 7 p.m. 4334 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467 cigarloungeatchamberlains.com

Cindi’s New York Deli

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

Bolsa This cozy Dallas spot near the Bishop Arts District in a historic building features a seasonal menu that changes regularly, focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails and the pocket-friendly wine list. 614 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.367.9367 bolsadallas.com

Cafe Herrera

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. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080 canarybygorji.com

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill 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.

665 S. Lamar Street 214.749.0455 cafeherrera.com

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500

Fearing’s Restaurant

Enjoy authentic New York and Southern-style favorites right here in North Texas at one of Cindi’s many locations. From reubens and matzo ball soup to pancakes, and chicken and dumplings, Cindi’s offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections, plus fresh bagels, breads and pastries. See website for more locations. 7522 Campbell Road, Dallas 972.248.0608 cindisnydeli.com

Cool River Café

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

Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck

Known as one of the greatest chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck brings his restaurant knowledge atop Reunion Tower giving the patrons a beautiful sky-high view of the city. Five Sixty provides Asian-fusion cuisine in a revolving atmosphere. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas 214.741.5560

4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474

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chamberlainsseafood.com

The French Room

Cigar Lounge at Chamberlain’s

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.

Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features award-winning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail.

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2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.871.4955 avantirestaurants.com

Eddie V’s

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 spe-

Tuna tartare, a light appetizer at Double Eagle Steak House.

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.

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

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

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FT33

Driftwood

For a unique spin on seafood, head to the Bishop Arts District to experience Driftwood’s casual but exceptional quality menu. For the adventurous, try the chargrilled octopus. For something more traditional, the menu features smoked salmon and ahi tuna. 642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530

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.

dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work. It is located in the heart of VictoryPark under the South Tower of The W Hotel. 2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

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

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. 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

Lark on the Park

2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 214.827.2927

larkonthepark.com

hibiscusdallas.com

LAW

Javier’s

100 Crescent Court, Suite 140, Dallas 469.687.0050

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

Uptown Location: 4525 Cole Ave. 214.443.9600

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

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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.

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. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.712.9700 oakdallas.com

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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Meddlesome Moth

Oak

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747

3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3483

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.

Moxie’s Grill & Bar

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.

Little Katana

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275

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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

4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937

The Landmark Restaurant

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Wood cooking is a noted specialty at Hibiscus—especially when applied to pasture-raised steaks, poultry and game from nearby ranches. Much of the restaurant’s pristine seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find high quality Texas wines along with spirits with local heritage.

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.

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2211 N. Houston St., Dallas 469.341.7625

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4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211 javiers.net

Kenichi

Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi that is considered some of the best in Dallas. The restaurant’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for

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. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. 972.717.2420 lawrestaurant.com

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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.

Located inside the Omni Hotel, Owner’s 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

Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children.

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. 2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820 sambucarestaurant.com

Savor

1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080

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. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905

7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852

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The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain

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Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar This modern restaurant and bar is located in the Harwood district in Uptown between the American Airlines Center and Klyde Warren Park and boasts the largest garden patio in Dallas. It has a refined but casual atmosphere and an extensive menu. Originally, the twostory red-brick building built in 1927 was

15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

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.

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2516 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.2516

2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414

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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.

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 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.

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2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807

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.

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.

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Stampede 66 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. 1717 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.550.6966 stampede66.com

Taverna 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

Tei-An

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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.

Smoke

1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828

7713 Inwood Road, Dallas 214.352.0005

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. 901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas 214.393.2300

Texas Spice

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

Toulouse Cafe and Bar 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. 3314 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.8999 www.toulousecafeandbar.com

Victory Tavern 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

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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.

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FINDING TREASURE IN PUERTO VALLARTA Perched above the ocean on the desirable South Bay of Puerto Vallarta, Villa Bahia provides a luxury villa experience to savvy travelers. This luxurious oceanfront getaway on the Mexican Riviera enjoys seclusion, yet is only steps from some of Mexico’s most exclusive beaches—and five minutes from Boardwalk attractions and the Romantic Zone’s art galleries and chic boutiques.

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS

Mockingbird Station

The Plaza at Preston Center

Galleria

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

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. 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.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

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

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13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

West Village Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and highend boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

JEWELRY deBoulle 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. 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898 hpvillage.com

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

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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

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

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. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas (The Plaza at Preston Center) 214.234.0002 ylang23.com

APPAREL Abi Ferrin 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. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

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

Elements

409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.941.0075

Indigo 1745

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 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. 60 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.252.0510 shopfiveandten.com

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

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.

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 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. 70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

HUBLOT 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. 8687 North Central Expy, Suite 1332, Dallas 469.232.9449 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.

Pinto Ranch

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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.

INTERMIX

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200

370 W. 7th St., Dallas 214.948.1745

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

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Planet Blue Planet Blue is the ultimate upscale women’s bohemian-chich clothing and accessories boutique. It’s laid back atmosphere is an enclave for celebrities, in-the-know locals and anyone seeking contemporary women’s fashion. 3010 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas 972;935.0304 shopplanetblue.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

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Peeper’s American Eyewear

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

Tootsies Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premier shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Designers such as Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin and Babi, and Theyskens Theory are featured. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas 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 D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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SHOPPING HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Nest 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. 4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444 nestdallas.com

Restoration Hardware

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. 1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816 bernadetteschaeffler.com

Carlyn Galerie 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.

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.

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.

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SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

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.

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Roche Bobois

Stanley Korshak 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 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.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. 1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 972.239.4430 roche-bobois.com

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Smink Modern Living As one of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts and throughout its 20 year history, Smink has been dedicated

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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.

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8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750

502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421

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Southwest Gallery

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

3133 Knox Street 214.520.7255

Gary Riggs Home

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4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054

1019 Dragon St., Dallas 214.350.0542

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.

4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395

6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828

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.

to the education of its clients—always encouraging them to enlist the expertise of local design professionals. The company has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public.

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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


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

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Granada Theater

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

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.

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.

2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202

215 S. Tyler St., Dallas 214.948.0716

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Dallas City Performance Hall

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

Prestonwood Polo & Country Club

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 Theater 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 care 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 amongst 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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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

ZimSculpt April 15 - July 31 For the first time ever in the southern U.S., a worldrenowned exhibition of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures will be on display throughout the garden. The international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, features over 100 unique and exquisite sculptures of several dozen contemporary Zimbabwean artists. All sculptures on display are available for purchase and are created by the onsite artists. Visit website for weekly activities.

DallasArboretum.org 8525 Garland Road • Dallas, Texas 75218 • 214-515-6500 The Dallas Arboretum is a non-profit organization that is supported, in part, by funds from Dallas Park & Recreation.


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 an 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


George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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. 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300 bushcenter.org

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Modern Art Museum Fort Worth 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.

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3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215

Hall of State

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Nasher Sculpture Center

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. 3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas 214.421.4500

The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, including ethnographic and archaeological Latin American pieces and American modernist pieces in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden. 2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 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.

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Kimbell Art Museum

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This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. IIts 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

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ing and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas.

ATTRACTIONS Perot Museum of Nature and Science

535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400

surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, par-71 course fool you: the Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas.

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160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 970.779.4040

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Cowboys Golf Club

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.

Home to priceless documentary and photographic records, the museum offers self-guided tours providing an intimate view to those seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214.428.5555

411 Elm St., Dallas 214.747.6660

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

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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 build-

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The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain

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. 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine cowboysgolfclub.com

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 castlehillsgolfclub.com

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 theoldamericangolfclub.com

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


MAKE A DAY OF IT! Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com

Amon Carter Museum of American Art cartermuseum.org Avedon in Texas: Selections from In the American West Through July 2, 2017 Boyd Fortin, thirteen-year-old, Sweetwater, Texas, March 10, 1979, Photograph by Richard Avedon, © The Richard Avedon Foundation, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Kimbell Art Museum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth

March 26–June 25, 2017

May 28–August 20, 2017

Louis Kahn in the auditorium of the Kimbell Art Museum, 1972 © Kimbell Art Museum, photo: Bob Wharton

Doug Aitken, migration (empire) (still), 2008, video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three projections, three steel and PVC screen billboard sculptures, 24:28 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable


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