Here’s are a few suggestions for weekend fun!
Jurassic Quest at Automobile Building At Fair Park – features more than 50 lifelike Animatronic dinosaurs – from the huge T-Rex to baby Dinos. You can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. Activities include Dino rides, games, fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with dinosaur-themed inflatable mazes, a Dino theater, science stations, face painting, Dino crafts, coloring, and more!
Comedian Pablo Francisco – Improv (Addison) – Pablo embarked on his forth European tour last fall and his international profile continues to grow. He sold out the world renowned Milky Way in Amsterdam and his show at the Troxy in London, sold over 26,000 tickets on his third 16 city tour of Sweden. Here’s a classic Pablo Francisco bit! He’s AwEsOmE:)!
Wellington Internationall Ukkulele Orchestra – are critically acclaimed as “New Zealand’s hottest music/comedy ensemble.” (Christchurch Arts Festival). Hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies, and sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords (their co-founder was Bret “Brit” McKenzie). The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’s USA tour will feature the band’s virtuoso ukulele skills, gorgeous multi-part vocal harmonies, hilarious audience participation, and the occasional surprise special guest, depending on who’s around.
Jefferson Starship at Arlington Music Hall
Pittbull at Winstar World Casino
90’s music stars Boyz To Men at Choctaw Casino
Today/Friday & Saturday
Eric Bogosian with his “Bitter Honey-Best 100 Monologues” at Wylie Theater – in his first live performance outside of New York since 2001, the Obie award-winner and Guggenheim Fellow will be performing. You may recognized him from the Pulitzer Prize nominated Talk Radio, which became a film of the same name, by Oliver Stone.
Today/Friday – Sunday
Collin County Home & Garden Show at Allen Event Center – features Jeff Lewis, interior designer and star of Bravo’s “Flipping Out.” Show highlights include: Landscapes & Gardens & Plants, Oh My!, Home Improvement & Remodeling Down Every Aisle, Art, Gift, Gourmet & GoTexan.
Hearts In The Park at Klyde Warren Park – Klyde Warren Park’s Valentine’s Day festival will have a Roaring ’20s theme this year. 3-6 p.m. with music, crafts, dancing, trivia and sweet treats. 6:30 p.m. — Find a spot on the lawn for a free screening of The Great Gatsby (2013) under the stars.
Dallas Comic Con – Fan Days – at Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas will feature appearances by actors and comic book artists, cosplay, vendors and more. Special guests: Star Trek‘s Brent Spiner, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Katie Cassidy and David Ramsey (Danielle Panabaker had to cancel her appearance); The Flash‘s Robbie Amell; The Dukes of Hazzard‘s John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach; Star Trek‘s Bruce Greenwood; Boy Meets World‘s Will Friedle; Red Power Ranger Austin St. John; and Gotham‘s Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz. The artist guest list includes Neal Adams, Chris Sprouse, Val Mayerik, Mike Perkins, Donny Cates, Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger, Sam de la Rosa, Joe Eisma, Steve Erwin, Scott Harben, Brent Peeples, Lawrence Reynolds and Marlin Shoop.
Cupid’s Undie Run – (6th Street/Uptown) – Undie-wearing runners will take to the street to have fun and raise funds for Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s is a party and a 1 mile fun run at your own pace. Undies are encouraged but if it’s not for you, come out and have fun anyway. Noon – Doors open. 2 p.m. – Undie Run
17th Annual Chinese New Year Festival – presented by the Crow Collection of Asian Art, celebrates the Year of the Monkey from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Highlights include traditional Chinese New Year art-making activities such as decorating red envelopes, and making monkey masks and glowing paper lanterns, plus calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, photo booth and family yoga. Also, there will be a diverse assortment of food trucks including Bobaddiction, Bombay Chopstix, Simply Dosa, and Nammi, and for the third year in a row, there will be an exclusive VIP hospitality lounge available for Friends of the Crow Collection.
North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show at Arlington Convention Center – top reptile breeders from all over the world showcase and sell their captive born reptiles at this show. Thousands of reptiles – including snakes, frogs, turtles, geckos, iguanas, tortoises and more – will be on display and available for purchase. Reptile enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy reptile encounters, speakers and meeting TV personalities from the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Admission, good for both days, is $15 for adults, $8 for children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. Purchase online through PayPal or at the door.
Dallas Stars vs. Washington Capitals – American Airlines Center – 7pm
Four Funny Females: 10 Years of Laughter Series at McKinney Performing Arts Center – The award-winning cast of stand-up comedians – Jodi Hadsell, Sherry Belle, Laura Bartlett and Linda Stogner (winner “Funniest Comic in Texas) – will have you laughing all night!
Monster Jam at AT&T Stadium – an incredible family friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels, Monster Jam monster trucks. These 12 feet tall, 10,000 pound machines will bring you to the edge of your seat, racing and ripping up a custom designed obstacle track to soar over or smash through. The biggest names in the sport will be here.
12th Annual Dallas Blues Festival with Latimore, Sir Charles Jones and Theodis Ealey at Verizon Theater – also featuring TK Soul, Shirley Brown, Cupid, Bobby Rush. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Now – Feb. 14th
DFW Boat Expo At Market Hall Winter 2016 – presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas. Learn all about the show by clicking this link.
The Bridges of Madison County at Music Hall at Fair Park
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change – at Theater Three, is celebrating its 16th year as a Theatre Three tradition, for a limited engagement in the intimate downstairs venue, featuring two married couples, Kim and Max Swarner and Amy Mills and Doug Jackson. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and lived to try again. Smartly conceived with catchy tunes and witty lyrics (Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by Jimmy Roberts), this affectionate look at love and marriage is as amusingly appropriate today as when it first opened in New York in 1996. Audiences fill the theater with laughter as the cast explores the joys of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws.
Now – Feb. 21
Dinosaurs Live! – at The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – see the 46-foot T-Rex and (9) new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly.
Now- Feb. 26
$5 Admission at Dallas Arboretum
Now – Feb. 29
Penguin Days at The Dallas Zoo – through the end of February, Dallas Zoo’s admission price drops with the temps. Dallas Zoo guests can visit the African penguins (and all the other 2,000+ residents) for just $5 per person. (Children age 2 and younger and Dallas Zoo members are always free.)
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