Get into the autumn spirit with these DARTable activities and attraction this weekend and beyond:
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is playing at Pocket Sandwich Theatre through Nov. 11. Explore the weighty philosophical questions of good and evil, and love and hate, when the ultimate two-faced villain returns in one of the Pocket’s most popular melodramas.
Take the Red Line to Mockingbird Station
NorthPark Center’s Pumpkin Patch is on display through Oct. 31, and features more than 25 varietals of gourds, corn and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. It’s the perfect backdrop for family photos on a crisp fall afternoon.
Take the Red or Orange Line to Park Lane Station and catch the NorthPark Center Shuttle.
The Bloomin’ Bluegrass Music Festival & Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 20 and 21 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park and is free to the public. The festival will feature music on the main stage and throughout the park in makeshift jam sessions, from 4:30 until 10 p.m. on Friday, and from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Take the Green Line to Farmers Branch Station.
Steinfest is a free, family-friendly festival hosted by the Historic Downtown Plano Association. The festival celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you dancing in the street. The festival is Friday, from 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Haggard Park.
Take the Red Line to Downtown Plano Station.
Autumn at the Arboretum includes the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash along with hay bales and cornstalks. Themed “Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Oh My!,” Pumpkin Village takes each visitor on a trip highlighting the beloved book, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Autumn at the Arboretum is presented by Rogers-O’Brien Construction and runs through Nov. 22.
Take Bus Route 60