|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.
|Dallas Farmers Market | All Day|
visit the food hall and artisanal vendor market. www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
|Andretti Indoor Karting & Games | 10:00 am - 12:00 am|
10am-12am Come experience Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, bringing high-speed electric super karts, bowling, VR gaming, arcade games, a ropes course, unique dining, legendary event space and much more. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games offers nearly 100,000 square feet of nonstop action and excitement. It’s a pay-as-you-go facility with no general admission fee. Fun for kids and adults of all ages. https://andrettikarting.com/thecolony
|For A Dreamer Of Houses | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Inspired by philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s concept of the psychological, emotional significance of rooms and houses, For a Dreamer of Houses presents contemporary artworks that evoke personal spaces and considers the politics of places we identify with. The exhibit requires a $9 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. Through January 31, 2021. https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/dreamer-houses
|Nasher Prize Spring Break Week | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Bring the whole family to enjoy a week of free programming at the Nasher and investigate big ideas from each year’s Nasher Prize Laureate through interactive experiences. Spring Break at the Nasher coincides with spring break week for Dallas ISD. Visitors of all ages are invited to see masterworks of modern sculpture, take part in artist- and educator-led projects and relax in the Nasher Garden. Free. Through Mar. 22. https://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/programs-events/programs-list/program/id/132
|DFW Auto Show | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm|
Come see more than half a million square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs under one roof. Advance tickets are $11. www.dfwautoshow.com
|Super Summer Sign-Up Weekend | 12:00 am|
Sign up for Summer Camp at the YMCA through 3/23 and save $50 registration fee per child. Details at www.ymcadallas.org/summer.
|Fun Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|
Meet at the Sci-Tech inside the Frisco Discovery Center every Friday for some amazing drop-in activities from 10am to noon. Different theme each week. Today’s theme: Dinomania! Bring your favorite dinosaur to make tracks all around our volcano. See this demonstration produce a chemical reaction. Free with the price of admission: $10 for general admission for adults and children ages 3 and up; $8.50 seniors/military/teachers; $8.50 per person for groups of 10 or more; free for members. Frisco https://mindstretchingfun.org
|Fun on the Farm: Chicken and the Egg | 10:00 am - 11:30 am|
Kids can explore and learn through story-time and lots of hands-on fun! This program is specifically designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Come for the program, then stay to enjoy a picnic lunch. March’s program: Chicken and the Egg. Join us as we learn all about chickens and their spectacular eggs! We will read “The Rooster Who Lost His Crow” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, and will have fun exploring the world of our fine feathered-friends .For children ages 18 months to 5 years. $12 for Combo Tickets (includes 1 child and 1 adult); additional child $9 each; additional adult $3 each.
|Open Gym at Best Gymnastics in Flower Mound | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm|
Participants can jump on the trampolines, play in the foam pit, tumble on the rod floor, play games on the Big Blue Floor, or swing on the bars. Open Gym is a drop-off event. There’s open seating for parents who want to stay, a cafe area with live television, and free Wi-Fi. The cost is $5 per child. For kids ages 6 and younger. http://bestgymnastics.net/best-events/best-open-gym
|2nd Annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
The 2nd Annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show will return to the Ford Center at the Star from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22. The show will give Dallas–Fort Worth consumers the opportunity to learn about the latest home and garden products, services, and trends from hundreds of exhibitors under one roof. From educational seminars led by home and garden experts, to beautifully constructed landscapes and unique shopping opportunities, attendees can expect to find inspiration and solutions spanning from the front door to the backyard.
Featured guests will include Grace Mitchell, star of HGTV’s hit series “One of a Kind.” The Fort Worth native will share home renovation tips including where to spend versus where to salvage, and where to dream versus where to be practical. Howard Garrett, known in Dallas as “The Dirt Doctor,” will provide advice on natural organic gardening, landscaping, and pest control. Sue Yaghi, the first certified KonMari Method™ practitioner in Dallas–Fort Worth, will present tips for designing spaces with serene, calm, and clutter-free sensibility. Additionally, photographer, author, and television personality Me Ra Koh will be on hand to teach attendees how to look their best in those coveted family photos.
Other highlights will include the Edible Dallas & Fort Worth Cooking Stage where guests will enjoy live cooking demonstrations and sample cuisine from Dallas’ top chefs, plus an “Ask the Gardener” booth where the Collin County Master Gardeners will be solving attendees’ outdoor queries.
A fun event for the whole family, the 2nd Annual Greater Frisco Home & Garden Show will feature a Kids’ Zone with hands-on projects, interactive crafts, and thrilling live demonstrations of Texan birds of prey courtesy of the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center.
Show hours are Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $10.00 for adults and $9.00 for seniors 65+ or those with a retired military ID. Admission is free for children 16 and under, active duty military and first responders, as well as ISD employees with ID. Purchasing a ticket guarantees admission for the entirety of the event. Parking at the Ford Center at the Star is free.
For more information about the show, to purchase tickets in advance, or receive a $1 discount coupon, visit https://showtechnology.com/shows/greater-frisco-home-and-garden-show.
|Spring Break Day 5 – CD Sun-Catchers | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
Do you need something to do over Spring Break? Join us here at the library each day as we enjoy crafts, games, and other fun activities. We’ll offer something different every day, so bring your friends and come have a ball as we roll into spring! Today’s activity: Get ready for some fun in the sun as we repurpose some old CDs into decorative suncatchers! https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/spring-break-day-5-cd-sun-catchers
|WizArt | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
WizArt is a local teen volunteer organization that teaches children about art and creativity. The teen volunteers will lead a free art class on the third Friday of each month at 4:30. Topics include origami, painting, collage, or mixed media. No registration needed. www.grapevinetexas.gov
|PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
See the heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol in action-packed, music-filled production. To help accommodate young children, the Broadway-style performance includes two acts with a 15-minute intermission. Tickets from $23.
|Matilda the Musical | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Matilda the Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Tickets from $19. Through April 5. www.casamanana.org
|Inherit the Wind | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, Inherit the Wind is a fictional dramatization of the notorious 1925 Scopes “Monkey” trial when a Tennessee teacher was jailed for teaching Darwin’s Theory of evolution to his pupils. Tickets from $21. Through April 4. www.irvingartscenter.com
|The Little Prince | 7:30 pm - 9:30 am|
Outcry Youth Theatre presents
Synopsis: Adapted from the beloved classic children’s book, The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator whose plane crashes, stranding him in the middle of the Sahara Desert. When a mysterious, regal little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep, the aviator is annoyed and distracted from his crisis–unaware that he is about to have a transforming experience. By learning that “what is essential is invisible to the eye,” the aviator comes to a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.
Website Link: https://www.outcrytheatre.com/the-little-prince.html
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