|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
|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.
|Virtual Storytime - Big Kid Storytime | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
Wylie’s Smith Library is livestreaming storytimes for all age groups to enjoy during this stay-at-home time. Big Kid Storytime streams at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. After it has streamed, the video is posted for all to watch any time. Each week features a new theme, such as Rabbits, Kindness, or Quest. There’s no charge to view the stream or posted video; go to https://www.facebook.com/smithpubliclibrary/ . For more information, call 972-516-6250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Mayfest | 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
Mayfest is a four-day festival on 33 acres in beautiful Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Join the fun for an unforgettable weekend of music, carnival rides and games, festival food, special attraction shows, art market, dance performances, and more. New additions at this year’s event include a completely revamped Children’s Area featuring dozens of free activities geared towards children ages 3-12. This year marks the 48th anniversary of Mayfest, and patrons can take advantage of the free admission on Thursday, April 30. Through May 3. Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr., Fort Worth www.mayfest.org
|Cool Thursdays | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
Don’t miss the chance to attend these live concerts overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. In addition to the coolest view of White Rock Lake, attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food items from some of DFW’s favorite food trucks. Gates open at 6pm, and concerts begin at 7:30pm. Visit the website for a weekly lineup. Through June 25. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/cool-thursdays-concert-series
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