DART: Your Ride This Weekend

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photo from North Dallas Gazette

Lots of DARTable stuff going on out there this weekend, whether you want to beat the heat or enjoy the great outdoors. These are only a few suggestions. Where are you going on DART this weekend? 

Friday, July 6 

If you haven’t checked out Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, today would be a great day to do it. The exhibit unveils a newly discovered breed of dinosaurs. Highlights include 15 dinosaur casts, more than a dozen prehistoric specimens, and lifelike recreations of the dinosaurs in the flesh. Take any DART Rail line to Akard Station and take a short walk to get there.

Saturday, July 7

The first Saturday of the month means Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center. This kid-friendly program gives families a chance to explore a “Big Idea” through a hands-on craft, a take-home activity and a fun scavenger hunt. This month’s Big Idea is “Construction” and the art project is themed “Build-it Boxes.” Ride any DART Rail line to St. Paul Station and walk a few blocks, or catch the D-Link (Route 722), which departs from Pearl/Arts District Station.

In the mood to load up on some fresh summer produce? The Marketplace Garland has got you covered. You’ll also find fresh produce, baked goods, jams, sweet breads, culinary wares and unique crafts. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the heart of Garland’s historic downtown square, a few blocks from the Blue Line’s Downtown Garland Station.

Today is your last chance to catch The Lion King at the Music Hall at Fair Park. The show, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, features awe-inspiring sets, unforgettable music, and great storytelling. The venue is a very short walk from Fair Park Station on the Green Line.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Movies on the Square in Downtown Carrollton. “Wonder,” an inspiring story of a boy with facial differences, rolls at sunset; get there by taking the Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station.

Sunday, July 8

Les Liaisons Dangereuses gets its final performance today at Theatre Three. A tale of seduction set in France among aristocrats before the revolution, this classic explores morals and manipulation. The theater is in The Quadrangle; the M-Line Trolley will get you within two short blocks.

The Fine Arts Chambers Players continues their Basically Beethoven Festival, a free concert series every Sunday in July at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. Today’s program, beginning at 3 p.m., is “Diversions & Escapes,” and features a flute trio performing works by Beethoven, Haydn, and more.

 

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