Spend Spring Break at the Most Beautiful Place in Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

For families planning a staycation or visitors coming to Dallas for spring break, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has something for everyone. Encounter 100 varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. The entire family will enjoy getting to experience what Southern Living boasts as one of the “South’s Best Botanical Gardens.”

Dallas Blooms: Peace, Love and Flower Power
Through April 9
As the largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms explodes with color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms throughout the gardens. The festival is sponsored by IBERIABANK. Dallas Blooms features unique weekends that highlight a different 1960s theme and incorporate headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion.

Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo and Kindermusik, located in the Pecan Grove.

Arboretum After Hours: Every Wednesday (excluding March 22)
Hours are extended until 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a favorite book and have a mid-week escape from a busy schedule. Buy one get one free general admission is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

Retro Crafts: March 15-April 5, 12 – 2 p.m.
Retro Crafts bring back memories of peace rallies, flower power and the generation that believed love could cure all the worlds’ ills. Kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy these crafts while hearing tales of another time in the Ann Stuart Courtyard on Wednesdays.

Vintage Garden of Games: March 11-12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The garden transforms into the Candy Land board game where stops like Molasses Swamp, Gum Drop Mountains, and Peppermint Stick Forest are incorporated into the Arboretum maps. It’s a scavenger hunt of treats and games throughout the gardens.

Fashion Forward Weekend: March 18-19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 1960s has its own special place in history regarding fashion, such as bell bottoms, parachute pants, tie die and flower crowns. Activities in the garden include flower wreath making, paper doll dressing and henna tattoos in the Val Late Garden. Guests can also view period fashions in the DeGolyer House.

Spring Festival Tea: February 27-April 7, Monday-Friday
Seatings at Restaurant DeGolyer by Gil’s Elegant Catering are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The price ranges from $49 to $59 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or online at http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/dining/seated-teas. The seated tea is for those ages 13 years and older.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden


Weekday Educational Programs: March 6-10 & 12-16
Program topics each day of the week will represent a different letter of STEAM: Science Mondays, Technology Tuesdays, Engineering Wednesdays, Art Thursdays, and Mathematics Fridays.

Go Green in the Children’s Adventure Garden: March 17-19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day means GOING GREEN! Join others for a chlorophyll of fun with programs focused on what makes the garden green, ways people can keep the environment green, a green-inspired lab and much more.

Arboretum Discounted Tickets: Save $1 on each regular price ticket when you purchase them in-store at local Tom Thumb locations.

BOGO Wednesdays: Through April 5 (excludes March 15):
Buy one get one free general admission, is available at the ticket booth only, with a limit of one purchase per person.

Group Discounts: 15 or more are available with advance registration by calling 214.515.6520.

C.C. Young Senior Thursdays: $11 general garden admission plus 20 percent discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Valid for visitors age 65+ during festivals. Discounted Senior Thursday tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth only.

Discounted Parking: Pre-purchased online parking is $8. Regular parking is $15.

For more information about the Dallas Arboretum, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15 or $8, if purchased in advance online.

Fun Things to Do During Spring Break

FREE Family Programs at the Dallas Museum of Art

Enjoy a fun-filled week of fun Spring Break activities at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Your children will live the art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families inspired by the current exhibitions Art and Nature in the Middle Ages and México 1900–1950.

Spring Break programs are FREE and held daily March 14–17 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Click here for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk at the Dallas Children’s Theatre

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!

The Kathy Burks’ troupe brings to life the age-old fairy tale of a young hero’s extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk to seek his fortune and save his family from ruin.

Along the way, Jack encounters help from the Man in the Moon, a talking hen, a kindly servant, and a few other surprising characters. When he comes face to face with a fiendish giant, Jack must use his wits to escape the colossal villain’s castle in the clouds. 

Now thru March 26, 2017
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Click here for more information.
Ask your Corporate Concierge for more fun Spring Break ideas!

There is Magic in the Air at the Dallas Summer Musicals This February!

STOMP
February 14-19, 2017
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STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows.

The 8-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

The 8-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY
February 28-March 5, 2017
#IllusionistsDSM

This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

About Dallas Summer Musicals

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent nonprofit presenter of Broadway theater in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in musical theater with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Dallas Children’s Theater presents the Regional Premiere of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

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The Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) opens the second half of its 2016-2017 season with Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, running from January 20-February 26, 2017 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts. [Read more…]

An American in Paris Comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals January 31-February 12, 2017 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

The city of light is ablaze with movement in the rhapsodic new stage adaption of “An American in Paris” that opened at the Palace Theater on Sunday, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, a gifted luminary of the ballet world.” – The New York Times

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Dallas on its first national tour!

Content Warning: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is suitable for ages 6 and up.

 

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities Comes to Dallas in February

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

February 17 – March 12, 2017
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

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In an alternate yet familiar past, in a place where wonders abound for those who trust their imagination, a Seeker discovers that in order to glimpse the marvels that lie just below the surface, we must first learn to close our eyes.

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world.

When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humor in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes.

What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

Contact Concierge Connection for more information about ticket pricing and availability.rrrmore information about Kurios,  visit: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/dallas/kurios