2009 State Fair of Texas

Big Tex

• General Admission: $15

• Kids under 48″ tall: $11

• Seniors 60 and over: $11 
• Children 2 and under: Free 
• Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 1, Oct. 8 & Oct. 15) 
• Garden Getaway combo ticket: $18 Details

HOURS:

State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (closing at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Midway opening times and closing times vary.

PARKING:

$10 per space used on official State Fair lots. Valet parking is $25.

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Autumn at the Aboretum

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Free – $9.50

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Everyday from 9am – 5pm

This fall festival, which runs September 19th through November 1st, boasts of more than 150,000 fall blooming flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens. Always a favorite spot for the family photo, The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and the gardens are filled with over 25,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds. Also in the Pecan Grove is the walk-through 15′ pumpkin house constructed out of the finest pumpkins in the patch and a 10′ pumpkin topiary decorated with orange marigolds.

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Children’s Storytime

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10am @ Borders (Preston/Royal) FREE

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CANstruction

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Daily @ The Galleria until October 18th

Dozens of design and architecture teams in North Texas will be constructing designs out of canned food to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The event is a regional qualifier for Canstruction, a national competition.

Canstruction design teams begin designing their creations on Saturday, October 3 at 6 a.m. Teams will work until 1 p.m., and will be judged on a variety of criteria that afternoon. The structures will remain up for public viewing and people’s choice voting until Sunday, October 18.

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Eastfield College Music Recital

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The series will take place every Wednesday from September through December at 12:45 p.m. in Building F Room 117 (unless otherwise noted).

This week – Hispanic Week: Mariachis “San Louis Band” in Performance Hall

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Brad Williams

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Wednesdays from 5-7pm @ The Library

This “jazz baby” specializes in piano music for The Library Bar. His versions of everything from Cole Porter to Gershwin to light jazz serve as a backdrop as the business meetings of the day are wrapped us and evening is ushered in. He holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and he teaches jazz piano at Richland College. He has “jazzed it up” in venues all over world.

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Open House

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5:30 @ Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

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Wellness Wednesdays at the Westin

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Wednesdays from 6-7pm @ the Westin Galleria

Join to transition mind, body, and spirit with inspirational yoga and pilates classes. Every Wednesday there will be a complimentary one hour all levels class, led by a rockstar instructor from TELOS Fitness Center. Class will take place at the Westin Hotel’s newly renovated poolside area, on the 4th floor. We can’t think of a better way to take a break mid week and relax and rejuvenate!

The class alternates weekly between yoga and Pilates. It is sponsored by lululemon athletica.

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Be the Match – Bone Marrow Donor Registration and Comedy Show

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6pm @ Hyenas Comedy Club – $25

The bone marrow registration is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A comedy featuring Honor Shinke, D.D. Ingrum, Peter Barrera and Cesar Cervantes starts at 8:15 p.m. Call 214-709-7199.

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Erik Barnes

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Wednesdays from 7-12am @ The Library Bar

Erik Barnes has been delighting patrons of the Library Bar for more than 15 years, including notables like Bobby Short, Alanis Morissette, Gregory Hines, John Mayer, the Electric Light Orchestra and back-up singers for Gladys Knight. Whether it’s romantic ballads “when love is in the air” or upbeat tunes for business types who need to decompress, Erik says “the room isn’t about me, it’s about the people who inhabit it.” Nevertheless, the Library Bar wouldn’t be the same without its main man. Erik holds degrees from Yale College (B.A.), Washington State University (M.A.), and he conducted doctoral studies at the University of North Texas. He has performed concerts in many of the major cities and played with four orchestras.

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Teas of Asia <Inside Asia : Art, Music, Culture>

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Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm @ The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the past 5000 years, tea has become an integral part of many cultural traditions. Its presence and tastes continue to expand, as do the rituals associated with its consumption. The Crow Collection and The Cultured Cup bring you a series of classes that explore these cultural traditions, bringing them to life with demonstrations and tastings. Each lecture will include a tasting of teas and handouts.

Reservations required. Free for Friends of the Crow Collection and students. $15 per session for non-members or $50 for the series. Call 214-979-6438 or visit www.crowcollection.org to register for a class. To register for the series, please call 214-979-6438.

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Free Poolside Movie – The Big Lebowski

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7pm @ The Belmont Hotel

With blankets in tow, film buffs can watch their favorite movies under the stars on a giant movie screen at the Belmont Hotel pool with the Dallas skyline as the backdrop.

Free admission and open to the public. Weather permitting, doors open at 7 p.m. and movies will begin at sundown. Blankets allowed. No lawn chairs, coolers or outside food or beverage. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Ride a bike to the Belmont Hotel on poolside movie nights and receive $1 off beers the entire evening.

The Big Lebowski is presented in honor of National Sarcastic Awareness Month.

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Book Signing – Jeffrey Zaslow

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7pm @ Barnes and Noble (Northpark)

Please join us for a discussion and signing with Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow. He is also the author of The Girls from Ames and co-author of The Last Lecture.

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1st Wednesdays at Jorges

jorgesJorge’s Tex Mex in One Square Plaza presents “Latino Lounge 1st Wednesdays” beginning Wednesday, October 7th with the DJ Mixes of The Global Cafe of (Social-List Latino Network)…100% sensual lounge, house, global musica live and mixed on the patio:::Time to escape every 1st Wednesday!

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All’s Well that Ends Well Screening

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7pm @ Angelika Film Center and Cafe

The pilot season of NT Live, the new initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens, comes to Dallas and Plano. The Angelika Film Centers in Dallas & Plano have been selected to present the remaining performances in the NT Live pilot season beginning with the highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, produced by Marianne Elliott. The play was filmed live at the National Theatre in London on Oct. 1 and will screen in high-definition at the Angelika Theaters.

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Night Sessions

ampm7:30-9:30pm @ AMPM Lounge

AMPM welcomes the cool & exciting sounds of Kirby Brown. A night full of great music & great entrees.

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Cedar Springs Outdoor Movie – “Sordid Lives”

sordid lives7:45 – 10pm @ TMC Patio (corner of Cedar Springs & Reagan Street)

Cedar Springs Outdoor Movie Series continues this weeK with “Sordid Lives”
It’s fall and the weather is perfect for an outdoor movie!!! It is also FIRST WEDNESDAY on The Strip wich means tons of merchant specials from 6p-9p. The Movie is FREE so grab your friends and come down
early to shop, dine, and sip a tasty cocktail before, during and after the show. Showtime is whenever it gets dark (this week approximately 7:45pm)  and remember, there are drawings for free gifts for movie goers!!

Don’t Miss “Sordid Lives” on the Outdoor Big Screen!!

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Open Mic

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Wednesdays @ 8pm – Hyenas Comedy Club – FREE
Dallas Open Mic is every Wednesday night featuring the area’s most promising talent along with touring professionals. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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My Sister in This House Pay-what-You-can Preview

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8pm @ The Bath House Cultural Center

My Sister in This House, which often echoes Jean Genet’s The Maids, is based on an actual incident that took place in the French town of Le Mans, France in the early 1930s. It centers on the lives of Christine and Lea, two servant sisters attached to the Danzard household. The Danzards’, mother and daughter, are models of petit bourgeois idleness and severity. While suffocating under the weight of the Danzards’ authority and the rigid lines of class distinction, Christine and Lea have only each other to cling to. This pressure cooker atmosphere – part psychological study and part thriller – results in a haunting and stunning emotional explosion.

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Rocket Boys, Air Review, and Dignan

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8pm @ Trees

The Rocketboys are an Austin, Texas band by way of Abilene and since their inception in 2005 they’ve gained national attention and played/toured with such bands as, Grizzly Bear, Eisley, Art Brut and St. Vincent.  Recently, the guys have recruited drummer Alex Bhore of the Dallas band, The New Frontiers to join them on the road. We feel this is a great match and you will agree when you see these guys perform.

Tonight we’re celebrating the release of their new album, “20,000 Ghosts” (Now Available on Itunes).  “20,000 Ghosts,” was engineered and produced by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Matt Pond PA), mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective) and features artwork from “Dark Was The Night” artist, Ryan Feerer.

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Mad Swirl and Swirve

(Open Mic and Spoken Word)

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8pm @ Absinthe Lounge

Dallas-based mad swirl is, so they say, “a platform, a showcase, a stage” to highlight artists in “this mad, mad world.” Every first Wednesday of the month, they sponsor an open mic night. Tonight’s features Swirve, also from Dallas, whose members play the trumpet backwards, the drums upside-down, and sing “kinda sideways.” So they say.

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The Ish – Concert Afterparty with Jason Faries of Vega

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8:30pm @ Ghost Bar

Dallas’ hottest weekly electro dance party — THE ISH — returns this Wednesday with the official unofficial KINGS OF LEON Afterparty. Sounds by Jason Faries of VEGA, DJ Flip Millionz of Three 6 Mafia and of course, WISHFM.

DJ FLIP MILLIONZ :: SUPRISE GUEST DJ :: WISHFM

$3 Heineken :: $4 Jacks :: $4 vodkas :: $4 margs

NO COVER :: NO PRETENSION :: NO BULL-ISH

Door by the lovely Sabrina Souter &  Photography/Photo Booth by Dustin Hollywood

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The OFFICIAL Album Release Listening Party for N’Dambi :: Pink Elephant

n'dambi8:30pm @ The Prophet Bar

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Industry Night

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1217 Main St. Downtown Dallas

Bringing back a true Wednesday night Party @ Skye Bar

Celebrity guest DJ BILLY THE KIDD of 106.1 KISS FM!!! With Bartenders MATT GENTRY & KYLE HENRICHSEN!

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Cupcakes for a Cause

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8-4pm @ Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery

From September 21 – 27, 2009, Bread Winners Café & Bakery will team up with CancerCare for the sixth annualCupcakes for a Cause, supporting children affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Bread Winners Café & Bakery will sell specially decorated cupcakes at all three locations and donate a portion of the proceeds from their sale to CancerCare for Kids, a program that provides free, professional support services to children affected by cancer.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Free – $9.50

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Everyday from 9am – 5pm

This fall festival, which runs September 19th through November 1st, boasts of more than 150,000 fall blooming flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens. Always a favorite spot for the family photo, The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and the gardens are filled with over 25,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds. Also in the Pecan Grove is the walk-through 15′ pumpkin house constructed out of the finest pumpkins in the patch and a 10′ pumpkin topiary decorated with orange marigolds.


SMU Athletic Forum featuring Joe Montana

noon to 1:30 pm @ Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway – $60

The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum welcomes four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Joe Montana to Dallas on Wednesday, September 23, for the AT&T Luncheon.


Brad Williams

5-7pm @ The Library Bar, 3015 Oaklawn Ave


Wine Tasting: Champagne Louis Roederer

FREE, 5 – 7 pm @ Sigel’s, 5757 Greenville Avenuelouis


Champagne Louis Roederer Tasting featuring Frederic Rouzaud, President & CEO, Champagne Louis Roederer

As a direct descendant of Louis Roederer, you might say that Frederic Rouzaud has Champagne in his blood. Frederic succeeded his father as President and CEO of Champagne Louis Roederer Group after rising through the ranks of the company and is now the driving force of a dynamic wine company that includes such illustrious producers as Louis Roederer, Champagne Deutz, Delas Freres, Ch Pichon Lalande, Ch de Pez, Ch Haut Beausejour, Ramos Pinto, Domaine Ott and Roederer Estate.

Join Sigel’s-Greenville on Wednesday, September 23 from 5-7 p.m. as we welcome Frederic on his first ever visit to Texas. Frederic will lead a tasting of some of the fantastic properties in his portfolio. To RSVP for this free event please contact David Waddington or Ben Coyle at store01wine@sigels.com or 214/739-4012.

Wines to be tasted: Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Louis Roederer Brut Rose, Louis Roederer Cristal

Chateau Pichon Lalande 98, Reserve de la Comtesse 04, Chateau de Pez 2006

Domaines Ott Cotes de Provence Les Domaniers, Domaines Ott Romassan Bandol Rose, Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Blanc

Ramos Pinto 10 Years Tawny


Third Annual District Wide College Fair

5:30 pm @ The Dallas Convention Center, 650 South Griffin Street

The Dallas Independent School District invites all 12th grade students and their parents to attend the third annual Districtwide College Fair Wednesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Dallas Convention Center, Hall D, 650 S. Griffin Street.

The free fair will provide students and parents the opportunity to meet college and university representatives.

To pre-register, students must see their school counselor. Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, September 9. Registration will also be available on-site.

Transportation to and from the Convention Center will be provided.


Wellness Wednesdays at the Westin

FREE – 6 -7pm @ Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway

Join to transition mind, body, and spirit with inspirational yoga and pilates classes. Every Wednesday there will be a complimentary one hour all levels class, led by a rockstar instructor from TELOS Fitness Center. Class will take place at the Westin Hotel’s newly renovated poolside area, on the 4th floor. We can’t think of a better way to take a break mid week and relax and rejuvenate!

The class alternates weekly between yoga and Pilates. It is sponsored by lululemon athletica.


Free poolside movie — The Three Amigos

FREE – 7 pm @ The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Avenue


With blankets in tow, film buffs can watch their favorite movies under the stars on a giant movie screen at the Belmont Hotel pool with the Dallas skyline as the backdrop.

Free admission and open to the public. Weather permitting, doors open at 7 p.m. and movies will begin at sundown. Blankets allowed. No lawn chairs, coolers or outside food or beverage. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Ride a bike to the Belmont Hotel on poolside movie nights and receive $1 off beers the entire evening.

The Three Amigos is presented in honor of International People Skills Day.


Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event

7 p.m. @ AMC NorthPark 15, 8687 North Central Expressway

NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video, and Turner Classic Movies present The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def event, featuring the first ever High Definition presentation in movie theatres nationwide of The Wizard of Oz.

This one-night event will take place in more than 440 movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. (local time). In addition to the feature presentation of The Wizard of Oz, this exclusive event will include a special introduction by Robert Osborne, a classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, followed by “To Oz! The Making of a Classic,” a look into how L. Frank Baum’s classic novel was transformed into one of the most beloved films of all time including archival interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and rare musical outtakes.

Also featured will be an exclusive clip of the Scarecrow, Ray Bolger, dancing in high-definition for the very first time.


Rick Yost and The Sofakings

7-11pm @ Pearl at Commerce


Erik Barnes

7pm-12am @ The Library Bar

Colin Boyd

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FREE –  7-11pm @ J. Pepe’s,  3619 Greenville Avenue, Dallas

Psychedelic Drum Jam

8pm @ Across the Street Bar

Yeah, you could go see The Penetrators if you want to, but for the more subtle music lover, there’s nothing quite like drums. Colorful drums.

Note: Across the Street Bar does not guarantee the psychedelicness of your drum experience; drums may vary in grooviness and/or radness. Consult your physician before operating anything psychedelic, gnarly or far out


Emmeline, Trey Williams Band, American Strange, Jokersdeck

8 p.m. @ Lakewood Bar and Grill, 6340 Gaston Avenue, Dallas


Mosaic Nights

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6 pm @ Backbeat Cafe (formerly Opening Bell Coffee (at the Mosaic)), 300 North Akard Street

We gathered some great Dallas Dj’s! The night will be focus in a bunch of different electronic beats. Starting with the re-appearance of the Punist doing a live DJ set. That’s What’s Hot coming back from Europe will bring hot beats to the dance floor. Dj Soi, good as always, will explore bmore and bailefunk. Remy June will do his thing with Classic House. Free and all Ages!!



The King Bucks / Big Daddy Alright –

Dallas Observer Best of Dallas Party

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$5, 8pm @ The Trees

Join us for the Dallas Observer Best of Dallas® 2009 Party as we salute the hardworking men and women who make this Can Do City, U.S.A.

The King Bucks will provide the music, and we’ll provide the rest in our celebration of the best people, places and things in Big D.

Jill & Doug Bryan

8 p.m. @ Opening Bell Coffee (South Side), 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas


Binary Sunrise

FREE – 8 p.m. @  Good Records, 1808 Greenville Avenue


Bloodsport Trivia

FREE – 8:30 @ Dyer Street Bar

Live trivia competition


The Wednesday Night Jam Session featurin SNARKY PUPPY, LAURANNE & SEGUN

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8:30 @ The Prophet Bar, $5 before 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by RCeeezy and The GRITZ —

DJ Jay*Clipp spinnin’  ***REVERSE HAPPY HOUR: $3 Wells & $5 Patron Shots***|| FREE FOOD

Live Performance by ***SNARKY PUPPY*** || Also featuring the Winner of the Sankofa Soul Contest, **LAURANNE** and Upcoming Artist, **SEGUN**


Brett Laquercia

9 pm @  Absinthe Lounge, 1409 South Lamar Street,



Western Giants / Jacob Metcalf / Young Adult Fiction

$6, 10 p.m @ The Cavern, 1914 Greenville Avenue


Old School Wednesdays

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Sounds by the Dj Sid Vicious of Hard Rock Las Vegas

Join us this Wednesday at Glo as Dj Sid Vicious throws down a special Old School Hip Hop set for us. Wednesdays at Glo have become the hottest Wednesday night party to hit Dallas in years.


The Ish Wednesday :: Tommie Sunshine

tommyHelloooooo.com presents ‘THE ISH’ — an electro dance party EVERY Wednesday night at Ghostbar. No cover, cheap drinks, national and local artists alike.

Unleashing on Wedneday 9/23 with…

TOMMIE SUNSHINE :: HOYOTOHO :: WISHFM
$4 Jack :: $4 vodkas :: $4 margaritas :: $3 Heinekens
NO COVER :: NO PRETENSION :: NO BULL-ISH

Say ‘helloooooo’ to the lovely Sabrina Sauter at the door
Photography by Dustin Hollywood

HOT FLASH (Schwa/Genova/Killtron) next Wednesday, 9/30!

DSSC Happy Hour benefitting Dallas Helping Hands for The Family Place

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Bryan Street Tavern will provide:

* 1 comp drink per person
* light appetizers

($10 suggested donation)

Bryan Street Tavern is located at 4315 Bryan Street.

Who are the Helping Hands you may ask?
Helping Hands is a social and fundraising auxillary of The Family Place, a shelter against domestic violence.

Helping Hands hosts:

* Social events and happy hours in some of Dallas’ most popular venues
* Events featuring interaction with residents of the shelter, including the many children on whom the majority of our programs are focused
* A variety of fun and fun-raising events, from special restaurant outings to cooking classes to other group activities

In addition, Helping Hands plays a major role in the success of The Family Place’s most important fundraisers, including Polo On The Lawn (Spring)

Check out their website at www.dallashelpinghands.org

Cupcakes for a Cause

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8-4pm @ Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery

From September 21 – 27, 2009, Bread Winners Café & Bakery will team up with CancerCare for the sixth annual Cupcakes for a Cause, supporting children affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Bread Winners Café & Bakery will sell specially decorated cupcakes at all three locations and donate a portion of the proceeds from their sale to CancerCare for Kids, a program that provides free, professional support services to children affected by cancer.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Free – $9.50

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Everyday from 9am – 5pm

This fall festival, which runs September 19th through November 1st, boasts of more than 150,000 fall blooming flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens. Always a favorite spot for the family photo, The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and the gardens are filled with over 25,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds. Also in the Pecan Grove is the walk-through 15′ pumpkin house constructed out of the finest pumpkins in the patch and a 10′ pumpkin topiary decorated with orange marigolds.



Meet your New Dallas Mavericks

Doors open 10-7pm @ American Airline Center

Press Conference at Noon. Open to the public – free admission and parking.

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Becky Middleton

FREE, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. @  Opening Bell Coffee (South Side), 1409 South Lamar Street


Jennifer Perryman

8 to 12 a.m. @  The Library Bar, 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue


Soul Prism

9 pm @  Absinthe Lounge, 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas



Cool Out Mondays

10-2am @ the Cavern (upstairs), 1914 Greenville Avenue, Dallas