|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
|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
|Lego Trolls World Tour | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm|
Legoland Discovery Center hosts the ultimate celebration of the new movie Trolls World Tour. Tickets from $19.95. Through April 26. https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events
|Ennis Bluebonnet Festival | All Day|
All during the month of April, come enjoy the fresh air and spring wildflowers by touring the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails are made up of 40+ miles of public, country roads and various city parks. On April 17–19, you can also enjoy a festival in the heart of downtown Ennis, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more. Free. Through April 30. Ennis Welcome Center, 201 NW Main Street, Ennis www.bluebonnettrail.org
|Liberty and Laughter | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
This special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center glimpses behind-the-scenes into the lighter side of life in the White House. Entertaining first family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts unveil presidential pranks, inside jokes, and more. Through Oct. 4. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/exhibits/2020/liberty-and-laughter.html
|Fight for Civil Rights Exhibit | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm|
The Fight for Civil Rights in the South combines two prestigious photography exhibitions covering the African American struggle for civil rights and social equality in the 1960s: Selma to Montgomery- Photographs by Spider Martin; and Courage Under Fire-The 1961 Burning of the Freedom Riders Bus. The special exhibition is included in admission: $16 for adults and $12 for students. Through June 30. Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, 300 N Houston St, Dallas www.dhhrm.org/exhibitions/current-special-exhibition-2/
|Scarborough Renaissance Festival | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm|
The 40th season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival runs eight consecutive weekends (every Saturday and Sunday and Memorial Day Monday) through May 25. Enjoy full combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions, a Mermaid Lagoon, 25-plus stages of non-stop Renaissance entertainment and a performing company of over 150. Discover 200 shops of exquisite crafts and amazing artisan demonstrations. Experience Knighting ceremonies, a Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more. Through May 25. Scarborough Fairgrounds, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie www.srfestival.com
|2020 Citywide Egg Hunt | 9:30 am - 11:30 am|
A free fun event featuring more than 20,000 eggs, petting zoo and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.
|Funny Bunny Festival | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm|
Hop on over to Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park for an egg-cellent time! You can take a ride on the Boogie Woogie Choo Choo train, snuggle up with some lovable animals from the petting zoo, pose for a picture with Mr. or Mrs. Bunny, enjoy carnival games and more. Egg hunt times can be found online. Free. Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad Street, Lewisville www.playlewisville.com/programs/special-events
|Vintage Base Ball Game | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|
Huzzah! Join the Farmers Branch Mustangs for a rousing morning of 1860s Vintage Base Ball. Learn about the history of “base ball.” Free for all ages. https://www.facebook.com/events/2892193844340435/
|BISD PTA Summer Camp & Activities Fair | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm|
What are your kids doing this summer?
Come to the Birdville ISD FAAC ( ok, the stadium next door to Birdville High School ) and meet with over 50 vendors of local camps and activities for kids in the MidCities. We are celebrating all things summer with coupons for local attractions, discounts on camps and activities, face painting, and some surprise sweet treats! It’s not too late to get some great ideas on what to do with your kids this summer. Most activities represented are in the North Richland Hills, Keller, Colleyville, Southlake, HEB areas, with some overnight camps around Texas included as well.
Open to the public. Free parking and free admission!
This is an INDOOR event so don’t let an inclement April day keep you from planning a great summer!
|Matilda the Musical | 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.
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