|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.
|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.
|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
|Last Stop on Market Street | 1:30 am - 3:00 am|
On a Sunday after church in a bustling, ethnically and culturally diverse American city, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, with Nana’s fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world’s got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Tickets from $15. Through April 5.
|Paddy Dash | 8:00 am - 10:00 am|
In it’s 12th year, the Paddy Dash has become a Frisco family tradition. Join us for a fun event that has lots of options from the timed 5k to the 1 Mile Fun Run and the 50 yard dash free for kids under 10! Finisher medals, post race fun, kids bounce house zone, food trucks, and lot of other great fun and offers to enjoy! See website for all the details. https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Frisco/PaddyDash
|Jurassic Gardens | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm|
Come see the prehistoric Woodbine Formation, found right here in North Texas, and come face-to-face with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Dinos After Dark: Explore the dinosaurs in a whole new light as a family special experiences Friday and Saturday nights during the exhibit. Through April 5. $10 per person; free for children 2 and younger. http://gograpevine.com/event/jurassicgardens
|Third Saturday Nature Talks | 9:30 am - 10:00 am|
This month’s theme: The “Natural” Human Diet.” Learn about plants, evolution, and our health. Plants, including many native to Texas, have evolved an amazing array of chemical defenses to protect themselves from being eaten by herbivores. Recent research has also uncovered new and surprising information about what really is a healthy diet for people. Included with general admission. www.heardmuseum.org
|Conservation Saturdays | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm|
Conservation Saturdays are a fun and engaging way for families to learn and take part in various aspects of environmental conservation. Activities may include trail clean-ups, crafts and animal presentations, and talks. Monthly activity will be an exciting trail cleanup within the park. Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 817.860.6752. Free, fun and educational for the whole family!
|Big Mamou Cajun Festival | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Get ready for another great weekend of fun and delicious Cajun food. Free. $5 parking. https://tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie
|Pirouettes for Pets | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm|
The Allen Civic Ballet will present its annual, “Pirouettes for Pets,” a free dance performance on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Allen Civic Auditorium at the Allen Public Library on 300 N. Allen Drive. The Allen Animal Shelter will be on hand with adorable and adoptable animals. The concert will feature excerpts from the ballets “Don Quixote,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” and “Fairy Doll” along with original, contemporary works. The show will conclude with a “Stupid Ballerina Tricks” contest, with a winner being selected by the audience. Admission is free, but donations to the Allen Animal Shelter are welcome. For a list of shelter needs, visit https://www.cityofallen.org/1071/Donations-and-Volunteers. For event information, visit allencivicballet.org.
|Jared's Epic Nerf Battle 5! | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
Now back for its 5th consecutive year, who wants to attend the current reigning world record holders for the “Largest Toy Pistol Fight?” There will be amazing surprises, special guests and global exclusive product reveals! Meet your favorite NERF YouTube celebrities in person. Battle with your friends and family on the actual NFL field of the Dallas Cowboys. Fun for all ages. See website for more information. Tickets start at $16. Free parking.
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