|Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close with our ancient human ancestors. Uncover traits we share and those that make us different. Along the way, you’ll encounter stories from the scientists of these expeditions and questions that inspire paleoanthropologists in the field that will help you reflect on what it means to be human. www.origins.perotmuseum.org
|Speechless: Different by Design | 8:45 pm|
Explore the many ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses in speechless: different by design, an exhibition of multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words. Requires a $16 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. Through Mar. 22. 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas https://dma.org/speechless
|Nature’s Art – the Mineral Beauty of China | All Day|
Collecting rocks and stone carvings has been popular in China for thousands of years. The country’s abundant mineral resources were historically used for industrial purposes only until the mid-1980’s. Marvel at breathtaking specimens including a metallic masterpiece of stibnite, feet-shaped azurite and malachite, a mountainous fluorite covered in snow-like calcite and much more. This special exhibit is included with General Admission. www.perotmuseum.org
|Dallas Blooms—Sounds of Spring | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
With more than 100 varieties of spring bulbs and over 500,000 blooms bursting with color, the Dallas Arboretum announces “Sounds of Spring” as this year’s Dallas Blooms theme. Go online to check out the full schedule of activities and family fun all season. Free with general admission. www.dallasarboretum.org
|Scale Tales | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm|
Get an up-close and personal look at reptiles and exotic animals during SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium’s new interactive show Scale Tales, which gives guests the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the aquarium’s reptiles and exotic animals that include a bearded dragon, blue tongue skink, ball python and more. Scale Tales is included in the price of admission. Online pricing from $17.99 for adults, from $14.99 for children 3–12 years and free for 2 and younger. Through March 31.
|Mad Hatter Tea Party | 12:00 am|
Please don’t be late for this very important date! By order of the Queen of Hearts, you are invited to a Mad Hatter Tea, a curious tea party featuring lunch, dessert, tea, lemonade and a picture with Lewis Carroll’s, Alice through the Looking Glass characters. “Every adventure requires a first step.” – Cheshire Cat $20 per person. All Ages. https://www.facebook.com/events/763141767507986/
|Mesquite Outlaws Fan Appreciation Night | 12:00 am|
The Mesquite Outlaws will say thank you to all their fans at its last home game of the 2019-2020 Major Arena Soccer League season. All tickets (excluding field tables) will be on sale for $10 at this game against the Turlock Cal Express. There’ll be $2 hot dogs and beer at the concession stand. Face painters and balloon artists will be in the arena, as well as bounce houses. T-shirts will be on sale for $10. After the game, fans can go onto the field one last time for photos and autographs with the team, coaches and dancers.
What: Mesquite Outlaws Fan Appreciation Night: Mesquite Outlaws vs. Turlock Cal Express
When: March 7 at 7:05 p.m. Doors open at 6:05 p.m..
Where: Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149
|Star Wars Spring Break Open Skate | 7:45 am - 1:45 pm|
Come have some fun before heading back to school, Star Wars style! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Allen Community Outreach and receive a free skate rental. This event is open to all ages. www.alleneventcenter.com
|North Texas Irish Festival Fun Run | 8:00 am - 11:00 am|
This family-friendly 5K fun run is perfect for runners or walkers of any age or ability, and also dogs! All registered runners will receive a T-shirt, a medal, one ticket to the North Texas Irish Festival, and two beers after the run (if they are of legal drinking age).
|North Texas Irish Festival Fun Run | 8:00 am - 11:00 am|
This family-friendly 5K fun run is perfect for runners or walkers of any age or ability, and also dogs! All registered runners will receive a T-shirt, a medal, one ticket to the North Texas Irish Festival, and two beers after the run (if they are of legal drinking age). Tower Bldg, 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas www.fairpark.org/events/detail/north-texas-irish-festival-fun-run
|North Texas Teen Book Festival 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Plan ahead for bookish fun with a youthful twist at the 2020 North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF). This year’s line-up is jam-packed with A-list authors and exciting newcomers to the writing world. Middle Grade Keynotes include Soman Chainani (School of Good and Evil series) in conversation with Dork Diaries duo Nikki and Renée Russell. Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star) and Sarah Dessen (The Rest of the Story) return to take part in the Young Adult Keynote conversation. A veritable who’s-who of over
80 authors, graphic novelists and YouTube celebs are slated to appear, including John Green (Let It Snow, Fault in Our Stars), graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine series), Marie Lu (The Kingdom of Back) and Ruta Sepetys (Fountains of Silence). Marissa Meyer (Renegades, Lunar Chronicles) also makes the fest a stop on her Lunar Ever After tour. NTTBF began in 2015 as a literary outreach from Irving Library and educational partners to North Texas teens, but authors appeal to grades
5 and up. Adults are also welcome. Thousands from across the state are expected. Pick up wristbands for select signing lines at 8 a.m. at the convention center box office. Book sales will be available all day. Parking is at an additional cost per vehicle. Wristbands may be required for select publisher events. Due to high demand, some publisher events may be restricted to teens only. North Texas Teen Book Festival is where a reader’s endless story can begin. NTTBF is supported by the Irving Public Library and the Friends of the Irving Public Library, Epic Reads, Sam Houston State University and a host of educational and municipal partners. www.nttbf.com
|Help-Create Wine Glasses at Vetro Glassblowing Studio | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
Assist our glassblowers as they create your hand-blown stemless wine glass. $65/glass piece. Reservations required. VetroArtGlass.com
|My DSO Concert | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) hosts its fifth annual My DSO Concert that is accessible for all, with special care taken to create a safe, comfortable and fun environment for those with specific needs, including children and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as their families, friends and caregivers. Beginning at 10am, guests will be able to interact with musical instruments, participate in a music therapy experience and more. The concert begins at 11am and will be performed without intermission. After the performance, guests will be invited to stay for a meet and greet with the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are sold on a “pay what you can” basis with a suggested price of $10.
|The 41st Annual Dallas Home & Garden Show | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Women of Wonder Con 2020 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
Women of Wonder Con exists to support women in creative industries of all types and to encourage new generations to follow in their footsteps. Women of Wonder con is a free event that offers opportunities for networking, education, and encourages women and girls as they navigate sometimes difficult creative fields. https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/women-wonder-con-2020-0
|Shake, Rattle and Read | 10:15 am - 10:45 am|
A music and movement story time for kids ages 5 years and under with a caregiver. Singing, reading, and wiggles for all! Get your ticket at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk on the day of class. Space is limited. Free. www.friscolibrary.com
|North Texas Irish Festival | 10:30 am - 9:00 pm|
In its 38th year, the North Texas Irish Festival is full of amazing music, dance, and cultural talent to celebrate the rich tradition of Irish and Celtic culture. Admission is free on Friday. http://ntif.org/
|A Day of Perilous Adventures | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Embark on an immersive journey into the collection of curiosities and oddities that artist Mark Dion gathered on his travels through Texas. Join us for this ultimate day to explore The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion with offbeat tours, art-making activities, local food trucks, and more. Journey back in time to meet the explorers who inspired Mark Dion during this celebration for all ages! No reservations are necessary for the celebration, but reserve a free ticket for the 3 p.m. panel discussion featuring the artists and adventurers who journeyed with Dion in preparation for the show. See website for a complete schedule of events.
|Free First Saturdays | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Look, learn and love your time at the Nasher every first Saturday of the month. Bring the whole crew to create, discover and make new memories together. Each month features a rotating schedule of things to see and do. Guests can make art, sketch, and learn about current art exhibits.
|Journey to Space | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm|
NASA images and videos projected above the orchestra make this family concert an out-of-this-world experience. This concert runs about one hour with no intermission. Best for families with children elementary-aged or younger. Tickets from $11. https://fwsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/calendar
|Star Wars Spring Break Open Skate | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm|
Come have some fun before heading back to school, Star Wars style! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Allen Community Outreach and receive a free skate rental. This event is open to all ages. Allen Community Ice Rink, 200 E. Stacy Road #1350, Allen www.alleneventcenter.com
|TEXFest | 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
Free event honoring Texas Independence Day with music, food, craft beer, a live longhorn and more.
|TEXFest | 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
Bring your boots and your buckles for a Texas-sized good time in Carrollton. This free event honoring Texas Independence Day offers a beer garden with local craft beer vendors, live Texas music, a food village, photo ops with a live longhorn, the chance to test your cowboy skills on a mechanical bull, free old-western photos and more. Headlining band takes the stage at 8pm. See website for complete schedule of events. Lawn chairs welcome.
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