|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
|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/
|ONLINE: Irving Public Library Virtual Programming | All Day|
Bring it home with Irving Public Library virtual programming!
The Library offers the convenience and flexibility to attend programs without leaving home. Online videos allow adults, teens and children to enjoy engaging and educational content including storytimes, crafts and book talks throughout the week. Watch live, or sit back to rewind, pause, skip ahead, and enjoy self-paced repeat viewings.
Also remember: the library loves to see everyone’s completed crafts and projects – just use the tag #IPLATHOME.
For more information, and to check out online services, please visit https://www.cityofirving.org/library.
|Highland Park Village LOCAL Artisan Market | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm|
Highland Park Village invites talented artisans from across North Texas to participate at the charming spring neighborhood market, “LOCAL.” Kick off the spring season and enjoy delicious food, handcrafted goods, face painting and live entertainment All the springtime excitement takes place in Livingston Court, between Celine and Balenciaga. www.hpvillage.com/LOCAL.
|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
|Tejano Music Fest | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
Tejano Music Fest returns to Traders Village with free live concerts April 18th and 19th. Headlining Saturday are Tejano Legends, The Hometown Boys and Gary Hobbs and Elida y Avante close out the weekend on Sunday. Free. $5 Parking. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd, Grand Prairie https://tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie
|BRAVO! | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
The Allen Civic Ballet will present its fourth annual “Bravo!” performance on Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 pm at the Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium. The concert will feature a mixture of classical and contemporary dance in styles ranging from ballet to modern to ballroom. Tickets are available at allencivicballet.org. This performance is funded in part by the City of Allen and the Allen Arts Alliance.
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