New Traffic Signal Pilot Program to Speed Up Your Bus Commute

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Picture this: You arrive at a traffic signal on board your regular DART bus commute. Traffic is backed up as usual and you’ve stopped at an intersection. Now, imagine your bus driver having the ability to initiate an earlier green light.

For bus riders along certain Belt Line, Hampton, Buckner and Spring Creek Parkway routes, DART is making that vision a reality.

On March 15, DART Board approved a new 5-year traffic signal pilot program called Transit Signal Priority. The program will allow DART bus operators to trigger earlier and longer green lights along specific DART bus routes with congestion and efficiency issues.

That means goodbye traffic congestion and hello to a speedier commute.

The $2.9 million pilot program will take place at intersections in Dallas, Garland, Farmers Branch, Addison, Carrollton, Richardson and Plano. The program aims to reduce or remove unnecessary stops at signalized intersections beginning in 2020.

DART plans to install and maintain the Transit Signal Priority equipment along Belt Line, Hampton, Buckner and Spring Creek Parkway corridors, serving Bus Routes 211, 402, 403, 453 and 467.

Learn more about the new Transit Signal Priority pilot program at DART.org.

 

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DART: Your Ride This Weekend

Have a happy Memorial Day! There are some great events lined up to celebrate the occasion, plus a bunch of other stuff. Most of the weekend’s happenings are outdoors, which suits the season perfectly. Get on board for these DARTable events.

Thursday, May 23

Texas Lottery Live is a series featuring local, regional and national talent in the square adjacent to the Toyota Music Factory. There is an eclectic mix of musical styles – funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop. Tonight, you’ll get them all in one place, when singer-songwriter Marc Broussard takes to the stage with his “Bayou Soul.” He blends all of the above with a distinctly Southern feel. You can get there by taking the Orange Line to Irving Convention Center Station, then walking about nine or ten minutes. The performance begins at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Bright Star keeps the Southern feeling going. The musical at The Firehouse Theater tells a sweeping tale that takes place in the American South of the 1920s and ’40s. Literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, and he awakens her longing for the child she lost. An ensemble of dancers and musicians propel this uplifting story. The play runs through June 9; the venue is across the street from Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line

Saturday, May 25

Memorial Day Ceremony Featuring Touch-a-Truck is the city of Rowlett’s way of honoring generations of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The ceremony takes place at The Village of Rowlett Downtown, a short walk from the Blue Line’s Downtown Rowlett Station. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved to May 27.

CityLine Live is a music series in one of North Texas’ newest transit villages. This evening is the second-to-last show of the season. From 6-9 p.m., Kirk Holloway performs on the plaza. Take out a table on one of the many nearby restaurant patios from which you can hear his classic Texas twang. You can also enjoy the festivities and food in the plaza proper; you might want to bring a lawn chair. Just follow Holloway’s classic Texas twang from CityLine/Bush Station on the Red Line.

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Music Fest features multiple stages at Klyde Warren Park. There will be something for all music lovers – rock, jazz, country and more. Between performances, explore vendor booths, play in the family game zone, get your face painted – and, just as you would hope, avail yourself of the numerous food trucks the park is known for. Klyde Warren Park is accessible by the M-Line Trolley. You also can walk about 10 minutes from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines.

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist is an international exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art that closes after today. Dedicated to a founding French Impressionist, this reevaluation of Morisot’s legacy is the first American presentation of her work in more than 30 years. It features approximately 60 paintings from public and private collections from around the world. The Dallas Museum of Art is about a 6-minute walk from St. Paul Station on all four DART Rail lines.

Miss Saigon is a perennial audience favorite that gets its last performance at today’s matinee. The story follows a young Vietnamese woman whose life is changed when she meets an American G.I.  Dallas Summer Musicals’ production is full of spectacle and features a cast of 42. Catch it at the Music Hall at Fair Park, just a few hundred feet from the Green Line’s Fair Park Station.

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DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements are under way and will continue until September. During that time, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District and West End stations. Bus bridges will be in operation. DART.org/plus

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Summer Staycation for All Ages

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Summer staycations aren’t just for kids – they’re for the young at heart, too! This summer make plans for a DARTable staycation and let DART be your guide to fun with friends and family.

For those of you with kids or grandkids in tow, some places reduce admission prices for youth. If you are 65 or older, you’ll find that popular arts and culture venues also offer senior citizen discounts. Check out these DARTable Staycation ideas.

Who doesn’t love wildlife? The Dallas Zoo is a great destination all year round. There are more than 100 acres and thousands of animals to see, including lions, tigers, penguins, giraffes and more! Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest of its kind in Texas. The zoo offers reduced admission for senior citizens and youth ages 3-11. Receive a bigger discount when you go on Senior Safari Wednesdays – admission is $5 for those 65 years of age and older.  Ride the Red Line to the Dallas Zoo Station.

The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts brings new meaning to the word eclectic. The venue’s modern architecture acts as the perfect backdrop for a host of musicals, comedies, dramas, stand-up performances and monologs Call the ticket office at 972-744-4650 to learn which shows are available on a senior citizen discount. To get there, take the Red Line to Galatyn Park Station.

Aviation buffs can get up close and personal with aircraft at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, located on the corner of Dallas Love Field Airport. The 100,000-square foot facility houses over 30 aircraft and space vehicles, including early biplanes, WWII aircraft, the iconic 1939 Flying Pancake and the Apollo 7 command module.  The museum offers admission discounts to senior citizens and youth under the age of 17. Take the Green or Orange Line to Inwood/Love Field Station, then Bus Route 529 to the Lemmon @ University bus stop.

Explore your world through 11 mind-blowing exhibit halls bursting with scenes from another time and place. Witness prehistoric creatures, the wonders of space, wild weather, glistening gems, robots, sports and more when you visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Senior citizens and youth 12 years of age and younger receive a discount on admission. The museum is about a half mile walk from Akard Station in downtown Dallas.

Inside historic Fair Park in Dallas lies a nearly 8-acre, organic urban oasis just waiting for you to explore. The Texas Discovery Gardens features beautiful native and exotic plants, as well as hosts gardening workshops and guided tours. See native snakes of Texas and other wonders of the natural world – including approximately 500 butterflies! Discounts are available for senior citizens and children 11 years old and younger. Ride DART’s Green Line to Fair Park Station. Nearby you will also find the Children’s Aquarium and the African American Museum.

These are just a sampling of what North Texas has to offer. If you want to venture out a little further, hop on the Trinity Railway Express and head to Fort Worth. There are lots of things to see and do. Places like the Kimbell Art Museum, National Cowgirl Museum, The Modern art museum, to name a few, also offer senior citizen discounts.

Reduced DART fares are available for senior citizens 65 or older with a DART photo ID. Visit DART.org/fares to learn more.

Need more places to visit this summer? Discover more DARTable Staycation ideas at DART.org/DARTable.

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DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements began March 30 and will last for roughly six months. During that time, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District and West End stations. Bus bridges will be in operation. DART.org/plus

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DART: Your Ride This Weekend

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Live music, cultural celebrations and a captivating dance performance are all in the cards for the DART rider this weekend. Throw in the first day of a cool farmers market and a new outdoor event that will run all season, and you’ve got a few well-rounded, DARTable days in store.

Thursday, May 16

Rowlett Farmers Market kicks off for the season today and runs every Thursday through Sept. 9. The dusk market takes place from 5-9 p.m. at the Village Green in Rowlett. Buy Texas-grown produce, listen to live music and enjoy the other cool stuff this community event has to offer. You’ll find it a short walk from Downtown Rowlett Station on the Blue Line.

Friday, May 17

Spring Celebration is Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s way of commemorating the season. Award-winning choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie has created an all-new work just for the occasion. Tonight through Sunday, the program also features the amazing modern dance of Ballet Hispánico. Celebrate spring at the Wyly Theatre, about a 9-minute walk from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines. The M-Line Trolley also drops you off three blocks away.

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is another all-weekend event where fun flourishes. Check out a bouquet of musical acts, as well as a profusion of exhibitors, vendors, kid’s activities and other stuff. This year’s headliners are Good Charlotte, Neon Trees and Quiet Riot. It all happens at Galatyn Park Urban Center, directly adjacent to the Red Line’s Galatyn Park Station in Richardson.

Saturday, May 18

Addison After Dark is a new event that will take place the third Saturday of every month. Live music, movies, food trucks – what more do you need? How about this: The event in Addison Circle Park is free. Each month, the evening will be themed; tonight is a “Patriotic Party.” A Sherman Tank will even kick off the evening by firing its gun. At 7:15, John Christopher Davis & The Lone Star Attitude Band perform, and there will be a 9 p.m. screening of Top Gun. The park is a short walk from Addison Transit Center, served by numerous buses.

Sunday, May 19

DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival is nothing if not spectacular. Kite flying, dragon boat races, Asian dance performances, lion and dragon dances, and lots of Asian cuisine make for a colorful (and free) event. It happens from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Irving’s Lake Carolyn, near Las Colinas Urban Center Station on the Orange Line.

Snap 151 is a “photo studio pop-up” – a whimsical space with eye-catching colors, larger-than-life props and other interactive elements. Today is your last day to spice up your Instagram feed with neon, murals, streamers, sparkles and the like. Head to Mockingbird on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. The pop-up is in the namesake development next door, not far from the Urban Outfitters.

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DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements began March 30 and will last for roughly six months. During that time, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District and West End stations. Bus bridges will be in operation. DART.org/plus

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Top Five Reasons to DART and Bike to Work

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National Bike to Work Day is May 17. DART is encouraging North Texans to consider these top five reasons why they should leave their car at home and, instead, ride their bike to the nearest DART Rail Station or bus stop.

1. DART is bike friendly

DART makes it easy to add cycling to your commute. There are bike lids and/or racks at most rail stations and transit centers. They are free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to take your bike with you, the center car of every DART Rail vehicle has a low-floor section that offers level boarding with the rail platform. Likewise, most DART buses have an easy-to-use bike rack on the front of the vehicle.

2. Save money

A local Day Pass on DART is $6. Combining DART with cycling, you save on gas, wear and tear on your vehicle and, in some cases, parking fees.

3. Reduce stress and commute time

Who likes being stuck in traffic? It makes for a stressful and time-consuming commute. When you bike and ride DART, you have more time for you. That means while riding DART to and from work, you could catch up on your favorite show, read emails, chat with the person sitting next to you or just decompress.

4. Improve your health

A hectic professional and personal life can make it difficult to get to the gym. By incorporating cycling into your commute, exercise becomes part of your daily routine.

5. Protect the environment

Fewer vehicles on the road means less traffic congestion and air pollution.

DART is hosting Energizer Stations May 17 from 7-9 a.m. There will be free bike safety checks, refreshments and more. Visit DART.org/bike for additional information.

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Hop on Board. Your Summer Staycation Awaits.

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Who says a summer vacation requires destinations miles away? Staying local can be just as exciting.

Whether you’re an art buff, adrenaline junkie or a shopping pro, DART’s your ride to North Texas’ one-of-a-kind destinations. So, stay local, hop on board and let’s go on a spring staycation.

Discover Art

Spring offers a prime time to view extraordinary works by famous artists. You don’t have to go to The Louvre or The Met to see beautiful art — the collections in North Texas can suit your need for visually intriguing entertainment.

Paintings at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas can add a little culture to your spring. Ride Bus Route 039 from the Elm at Field stop to the Bowen at Carlisle stop, and the museum lies a short walk away.

If doing rather than viewing is more your style, you can enjoy a painting class with a glass of wine at Sip-n-Doodle in Plano. Hop on Bus Route 452 from Parker Road Station and ride to the Parker at Premier stop. Sip-n-Doodle lies a minute walk away.

Experience free interactive entertainment the whole family can enjoy at the Dallas Museum of Art. Ride any line to St. Paul Station and the museum lies within walking distance.

Other options for an art-day-out include a trip to the Irving Arts Center, a 3-minute walk from the Bus Route 401 MacArthur at Finley stop,  or the  Nasher Sculpture Center, just a 7-minute walk from St. Paul Station.

Family Fun

Organizing the whole family for a vacation can be tricky. It’s a good thing riding DART to local attractions offers fun for the family without the hassle of ensuring everyone packed a toothbrush. Hop on board and let DART be your family’s ride to an adventurous spring staycation in North Texas.

Give the kiddos a wild spring in town at the Dallas Zoo, right off the Red Line, where you can get up close with a lion or make friends with a giraffe.

The whole family can get its game on at NickelRama Arcade in Garland that, yes, takes real nickels with its vintage and modern arcade games. Take Bus Route 400 from Downtown Garland Station to the Belt Line at Brand stop and the arcade is a short walk away.

For a little more adventure, take the gang to Summit Climbing in Carrollton, which offers beginner classes for the future rock climbing expert. Take Bus Route 536 from the Addison Transit Center to the Midway at Keller Springs stop and the location is a 7-minute walk away.

Learn something new this spring and check out a rare local film at the Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Dallas, a 2-minute walk from Mockingbird Station.

For a quick history lesson, you also can take the family on a tour at The Sixth Floor Museum, via any line in downtown Dallas and a 5-minute walk from West End Station. You can also visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, next to the Museum Express Bus Route 743 Bush at Brinkley stop.

Enjoy Outdoors

Soak up the sun this spring and ride DART to outdoor adventures. Enjoy a picnic at Klyde Warren Park, a 6-minute walk from St. Paul Station.

Take in the sights and sounds of spring at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, steps away from the Bus Route 060 Garland at Whittier stop.

There are other DARTable spots perfect for joggers, picnic-lovers and Ultimate Frisbee fanatics like Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, a 14-minute walk from the Bus Route 350 Jupiter at CCCC South Entrance stop.

We also recommend a trip to the Trinity River Audubon Center to explore their 5 miles of trails through three eco-systems: wetland, forest and prairie. Take Bus Route 466 from Buckner Station to the Great Trinity at Long Acre stop and the center sits a 12-minute walk away.

Top Golf provides all the fun of golf with some added flair. Earn brownie points among your friends with point-scoring golf games, all with the comfort of a food and drink menu and covered sitting areas. To venture to the location at Park Lane in Dallas, hop on Bus Route 502 to the Larmanda at Park stop and the venue is a 3-minute walk away.

Treat Yourself

Life can be stressful as work, school and chores pile up. Unwind and ride DART to treat yourself this spring.

Renew your body at Spa Castle in Carrollton with body scrubs, massages, spa pools and hand and foot reflexology. Hop on Route 534 from the Addison Transit Center to the Dickerson at MacArthur stop and the spa lies a 16-minute walk away.

Try a day of shopping at NorthPark Center and make sure to visit the Lush store to find a variety of products like fizzing bath bombs and foot soaks, suitable for a day of pampering. From Park Lane Station, take the NorthPark Center Shuttle Route 702.

At the end of the day, enjoy dinner at Eno’s Pizza Tavern and grab dessert at Dude Sweet. Hop on the Dallas Streetcar and you can find both locations at the Bishop Arts District.

Top off the perfect day with a night cap at the Midnight Rambler, a cocktail lounge in Downtown Dallas. After all, calories don’t count on vacation, right? Ride any DART Railline to Akard Station and the lounge is a 3-minute walk away.

Branch Out

A spring staycation doesn’t have to mean your own backyard. It’s okay to hop a city or two and branch out a little.

Known for its eclectic shops and interesting eateries, the city of Denton offers a variety of locations for an eventful spring.

Spots worthy of a visit include the infamous Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream (we recommend the Bees Knees on a sugar cone). The retro diner-style interior will give you a blast from the past just in time to stop into Mad World for some oldies vinyl. After your quick stroll around Denton’s Downtown Square, you can stop in for music at a live show at Dan’s Silverleaf.

To visit Denton, ride DART’s Green Line to Trinity Mills Station and transfer to the Denton County Transportation Authority.

If Fort Worth looks more like your style, DART can help you reach the city’s many attractions.

Whether you’re exploring the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Downtown Fort Worth’s architecture at Sundance Square or masterpieces at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, there are plenty of locations to enjoy on your spring staycation.

The city also plays hosts to other world-class museums that are a good addition to any staycation.

To visit to Fort Worth, ride DART’s Red or Blue Line to Union Station or Green or Orange Line to Victory Station and transfer to the Trinity Railway Express.

For trip planning assistance and more information on how to ride DART, visit, DART.org or call DART’s Customer Information Center at 214-979-1111.

Also, learn how upcoming platform extensions and track improvements could impact your commute at DART.org/plus

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May Capital Planning Projects Periodical

The Deal on D2

DART has completed 10% of Preliminary Engineering on the project, which means the D2 Subway is one step closer to reality. This includes engineering planning on things like underground station architecture and the construction approach. In addition, DART is completing the environmental review process to address concerns such as safety, construction impact and noise. This work will continue into late 2019 and is an essential step before construction can begin. DART recently held a public meeting about the project development phase of the D2 Subway project – check out the meeting presentation here, or visit www.DART.org/D2 for more information.

Cotton Belt Chatter

Work on the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project is finally underway, and we couldn’t be more excited! Work to get the project up and running began in February with DART’s Design-Builder commencing pre-design field activities along the length of the Cotton Belt corridor. Activities are expected to continue through June, and will allow the Design-Builder to advance the design that formed the basis of DART’s Final Environmental Impacts Statement (FEIS). Want more information? Stay tuned to DART Daily for regular updates and to check out our series on the Cotton Belt, Behind the Tracks.

New Mobility Mentions

What’s Next for North Texas? As our region constantly grows and evolves, DART is evolving too. And we’re introducing a new approach to mobility that helps North Texans experience more of the benefits of living in a diverse metropolitan area. To learn more, and to check out our video, visit www.DART.org/WhatsNext.

The DART Download

There’s so much happening across the DART network in May that we want to keep you in the loop about

  • Weekend track improvement work continues in downtown Dallas, with rail service discontinued between Pearl/Arts District Station and West End Station each weekend. This work, which began on March 30, and will last for roughly six months, will create track improvement benefits including:
    • A smoother ride through downtown;
    • A decrease in maintenance issues;
    • An increase to the number of areas where trains can switch tracks, reducing service disruptions.

Buses will replace trains in downtown Dallas on weekends along the Transitway Mall. For more information on this track work, visit: DART.org/plus.

  • DART is about to hit the streets with 41 new buses! The addition of these new buses to the existing fleet will help make it easier to make planned service changes later this summer. We plan to focus these “New Flyer” buses on peak schedule adjustments by straightening out, simplifying and improving access on several routes in and around Dallas beginning August 12.
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Get to Pedalin’ and Bike to Work May 17

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This Bike to Work Day, join DART, Bike DFW, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, area bike groups and local bike shops for DART’s annual Bike to Work Day event May 17 from 7-9 a.m. at specific stations across DART’s System.

Visit the following DART Energizer Stations and receive a free bike safety check, refreshments and more.

DART Energizer Stations:

  • Akard Station
  • CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
  • CityLine/Bush Station
  • Hatcher Station
  • Farmers Branch Station
  • Mockingbird Station
  • Parker Road Station
  • Tyler Vernon Station

DART’s annual Bike to Work Day event encourages people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy alternative to driving. The benefits include: an easier connection to DART services, burning calories instead of gas, saving money and promoting a cleaner environment.

Did you know DART makes it easy to combine your biking and transit trips with features on its buses and trains? You can find easy-to-use storage racks on the front of DART buses, while on trains, you can just roll your bike right in. DART also offers free bike racks and lids at rail stations and transit centers. These racks and lids are free to use and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit our Facebook event page to share DART’s Bike to Work Day event with your friends.

And, learn more about the event as well as tips on how to best combine your biking and transit trips at DART.org/bikes.

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New Flyer XN-40 Buses to Offer a More Convenient Ride

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Get ready for a smoother, cleaner and more efficient ride.

Beginning Aug. 12, we’re adding 41 new buses to our fleet to simplify and quicken your commute in and around Dallas, especially during peak travel times.

Known as the Flyer XN-40, the new buses span 40 feet in length and offer a few new perks to your commute.

While you ride, you can charge your phone on one of the 33 seats with USB port availability. The buses also feature interior information monitors, vinyl upholstery on the seats and tinted windows, which help make your ride a comfortable one.

The new Flyer XN-40 buses merge both comfort and sustainably. The buses run on compressed natural gas, a cost-effective fuel option that helps the buses run quietly. This fuel option also produces less greenhouse gasses than traditional gasoline and diesel fuel, thus promoting a cleaner environment.

Other new bus features include a barrier door shield and a sliding window for DART operators, automatic passenger counters and an on-board battery management system.

Learn more about how DART’s new Flyer XN-40 buses can connect you to where you need to go at DART.org.

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DART: Your Ride This Weekend

Music in the great outdoors is the theme for the weekend – local acts are filling the air with tunes from Irving to Richardson, and you can even rock out in close proximity to tigers. Pull up your GoPass® app or whip out your GoPass Tap card, break out your dancing shoes and jump on the DART System to these fun events.

Friday, May 10

Friday Night Trivia is a free event by Plano Stages. Quick question: Who played drums on the Beatles’ “The Ballad of John and Yoko”? If you answered Paul McCartney, then you just may win a trophy at tonight’s Beatles-themed installment. Even if you didn’t, you may still have a chance – we just handed you that one, after all – and there’s no entry fee. Everybody knows a Beatles geek or two (raises hand), so round a team up and head to McCall Plaza, about a block from the platform of the Red Line’s Downtown Plano Station. The Fillmore Pub will be on hand, so you can enjoy an adult beverage.

Irving Concert Series is going strong over at Whistlestop Plaza, which, as the name implies, is right next to a rail station. (That would be Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station on the Trinity Railway Express.) Tonight, party down with Party Machine, a high-energy outfit with an engaging stage show and a repertoire ranging from Sinatra, to classic rock, to current hits.

Saturday, May 11

CityLine Live is an ongoing event featuring live music under the stars at the new-urban development, located on the Red Line at CityLine/Bush Station. From 6-9 p.m., Alex Blair brings her mix of R&B, soul and pop to the plaza, where you can enjoy the tunes from one of several restaurant patios, if you choose. She’s the lead singer of the band BLAYR, and Dallas Observer recently named her as one of the “Artists to Watch” in 2019.

Dallas Zoo Safari Nights is a cool concept: Some of North Texas’ best musical acts play for you on the shady Cat Green. It’s sure to be a wild time when The Stoneleighs take the stage. Each gig, this Rolling Stones tribute band recreates the sound and feel of a specific concert the Stones played – note-for-note. What are the odds this one will include “Beast of Burden”? Find out by taking the Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station. The show starts at 7p.m.; it’s included with zoo admission.

Sunday, May 12

“Nunsense” gets its last performance at today’s matinee at the Granville Arts Center. The classic musical comedy chronicles the efforts of Sister Julia, who has accidentally poisoned 52 of her fellow sisters. How will she raise money for all the burials? Put on a musical, of course! Get to the production by Garland Civic Theatre by taking the Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station; the venue is right next door.

The Art of the Brick features intriguing works of art constructed using only LEGO® bricks. The critically acclaimed traveling exhibition at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science boasts the world’s largest and most elaborate display of its kind. Created by renowned artist Nathan Sawaya, the exhibition includes both original pieces and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night. There are also plenty of hands-on experiences, including building challenges and games. The Perot Museum is about a 10-minute walk from Victory Station on both the Green Line and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE).

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DART is making major improvements. To create a smoother ride through downtown Dallas and reduce service interruptions, track improvements began March 30 and will last for roughly six months. During that time, DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued each weekend between Pearl/Arts District and West End stations. Bus bridges will be in operation. DART.org/plus

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