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Knox Street Market Update

It’s summertime at Knox Street Market! Here are some updated pictures.

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June 16, 2010 Posted by | Creative, Knox Henderson | , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Firefly Watching

(Or are they lightning bugs?) My favorite place to watch is Andy Brown Park East in Coppell between the east-most pond and the creek. Second favorite is at Haggard Park in Plano. They’re only around our area from about mid-May to mid-June and the best time for watching is just at dusk. Hurry out – the season is almost over!

June 16, 2010 Posted by | Dallas Suburbs, Outdoors | , | Leave a comment

Late Nights at the DMA

Friday is the night for Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art, featured on third Fridays of each month. There’s a whole schedule of events around the theme Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea. In addition to the DMA, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art will be open. Music is featured throughout the evening in multiple locations and they always add intriguing special features for these nights. I’m curious about the “Sound Installation” that is featured as part of the Coastlines exhibit (“Experience a unique multilayer sound installation designed by graduate students and faculty in the Arts and Technology program at UT Dallas, in collaboration with students from the Université du Sud Toulon-Var in Toulon, France.”) Lots of participative exhibits and you can close out your evening with a Frankie and Annette movie or open mic – poets and reading only. Happening this Friday, June 18 from 6pm until midnight. Tickets are $10 for adults, free admission for museum members and kids under 12. (The Crow Collection is free and the Nasher charges admission.)

June 16, 2010 Posted by | Creative, Downtown | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Epiphany

A treasure trove of unique accessories, Epiphany requires a close look. Clothing, accessories, and jewelry by local artisans fill this delightful shop. The scarves were favorites for me. You’ll find mostly women’s clothes (some pricey) and a few men’s. This shop will appeal to bohemian tastes and fans of tight jeans (they describe it as Paris meets West Coast – my paraphrase); they also feature many gift items from wearables to travel accessories to home accessories. Say hi to the large gentle dog in the back. Located in the Bishop Arts District at 412 N. Bishop.

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Bishop Arts District, Creative | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Record Grill

I’ve had a lot of suggestions of fine restaurants to write up lately. I hope to get to them soon. Not much time nor cash for scoping them out at the moment. SO today I shall feature Record Grill downtown. We’ll get to the fine dining another day… Record Grill is located right across from the little old cabin downtown. It’s the funny bright blue building sort of stuck on the side of another building. If you’re visiting the 6th Floor Museum area or the Old Red Museum or serving jury duty in the neighborhood, stop in for a good, inexpensive hamburger, plate special of the day, or quick breakfast. It’s just plain good food for not much money in this tiny, slightly out-of-place location on Elm at Record Street.

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Downtown, Edible | , , , | Leave a comment

DFW Attractions Pass

I have suggested this for a long time and it’s now available! For one price, you can buy a 2- or 3-day pass to seven Dallas Fort Worth area attractions and get discounts on even more. (I’m breaking my no-Ft. Worth rule here, but it’s a great package.) You can visit places you know you want to see and check out some that you might not otherwise try. Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Zoo, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Southfork Ranch of Dallas TV fame, plus 3 major attractions in Arlington and Fort Worth all for $29-$59. You also receive discounts for the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Tussaud’s/Ripley’s, and the National Scouting Museum in Irving. Take a local vacation this summer or entertain out-of-town guests at the best places on both sides of the Metroplex! Order yours here. Where else can you get art, elephants, bowling and cowboys all for one ticket?

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Creative, Dallas Suburbs, Downtown, Historic, Outdoors | , , , , , , | Leave a comment