2009 State Fair of Texas

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• 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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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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Dallas Lace Society

11-2pm @ Forest Green Library

Are you interested in learning how to do bobbin lace, knitting, tatting or crocheting? Join us for informal and fun lessons or just to work on your own projects in good company. No previous experience required. For details, contact Debbie Stone at 972-407-1775.

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BNI Park Cities Weekly Meeting

11:30-1pm @ PoPoLos, $15

The networking group meets for lunch every Tuesday. For more information, contact Joie Turner at 972-788-2676

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Brad Williams

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

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Twist it out Tuesday

5:30-6:30pm @ Lululemon Athletica (Galleria) – FREE

Join lululemon for a complimentary yoga class every week. Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., come by the store and unwind from a long day.

The class is taught by instructors from our Studio of the Month (SOTM). The September SOTM is Gaia Flow Yoga on Addison Circle.

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Magrez Wine Dinner

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6-9pm @ The Fairmont Dallas

A rare opportunity to meet and enjoy the extraordinary wines of Mr. Magrez, owner of Chậteau Pape Clément and the many offerings within his portfolio.

This select tasting event will include four Bordeaux wines with distinctive styles paired with the imaginative cuisine of Chef j.W. Foster.

Limited seating available

Reservations at (214) 720-5249

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Torn Romaine Hearts 
Sweet Roasted Terrace Garlic, White Anchovy & Charred Lemon Dressing House Double Smoked Strip Bacon, Warm Polenta Crouton 
Wine: Château Pape Clément Blanc, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2006

Saint-Nectaire Fromage 
Foraged Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary Crostini, Sweet Onion Jam 
Wine: Château Les Grands Chênes, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur du Médoc, 2005

Crushed Peppercorn “Comanche” Buffalo Tenderloin Crisp House Pancetta, Braised Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash Tortellini 
Wines: Château Pape Clément Rouge, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2004 Château Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2005

In-house Coffee Liqueur Mousse 
Grand Mariner Soaked Raspberries, Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

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Deborah Crombie Necessary as Blood

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7pm @ Barnes and Noble (across from North Park)

Author signing and reading

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N’Dambi

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7pm @ Goods Records

On her exciting Stax debut “Pink Elephant,” N’Dambi ingeniously distills soul-deep inspiration into a sensual style of elegance and power.

She has learned well from her mentor Erykah Badu successfully blending Betty Davis and Isaac Hayes by way of a female from Dallas.

This is the day the album drops NATIONALLY so let’s celebrate in style with Dallas’ own N’Dambi and make her feel like she is in NYC or LA. Free beer and party favors will be on hand.

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Opening Bell’s Open Mic Since July 2K5!

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OPEN MIC 7-10  pm Signup @ 6:45pm Host: Steve Jackson Our Open Mic every Tuesday from 7-10 pm.  Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times, sets are generally 15 minutes depending on how many are on the list. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set) anything more would require approval prior to sign up. We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night.

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VeeV Appreciation Party

appreciation party10pm @ Wish

Thanks to everyone for the support of VeeV since our launch in February. To show our appreciation we want to invite everyone to Wish Ultralounge for some drink specials and complimentary bottles (1 per table/group 6+/while supplies last).

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