March

ADDISON: March 1-4 Detour: A Festival of New Work The four-day festival focuses on public performances and readings of devised work and new plays created by local and national artists—inspiring audiences while fostering opportunities for innovative, daring, and relevant new work. WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. watertowertheatre.org

BEDFORD: March 24 Bedford ArtsFest The sixth annual festival will feature artists, musicians, and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, craft beers, wine, musical entertainers, and art of all shapes and sizes. Bedford Boys Ranch Park,
2801 Forest Ridge Drive. bedfordtx.gov/artsfest 817-952-2290

BONHAM: March 24 Lawn, Garden, and Home Expo-Master Gardeners Offers gardening information; free to public vendors. Bonham Civic Center (Armory), 1100 W. Fifth. 903-583-7453

BRYAN: March 3 Requiem for the Living Famed American composer Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” is the centerpiece of this performance by the Brazos Valley Chorale. At its core, a requiem is traditionally a prayer for the deceased. Forrest’s five movement work, however, forms a narrative just as much for the living, and their own struggle with pain and sorrow, as for the dead. First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy. bvchorale.org 979-476-8199

BRYAN: March 24 Waggles and Wine Treat your furry friend to a day out at Messina Hof. The Vintage House chef will be serving up puppy treats; wine slushies and appetizers will be available in the wine bar. A portion of puppy treat sales will benefit the Bryan Animal Center. Messina Hof Winery and Resort, 4545 Old Reliance Road. messinahof.com 979-778-9463

BURTON: March 17 Texas Ranger Day Celebrate Burton’s history and honor former and current Texas Rangers with a day full of activities including tasty food, live action by the Old West Rangers, kids activities, and more. Burton Railroad Depot, 507 N. Railroad St. burtonheritagesociety.org/celebrate
979-353-0050

BURTON: March 30-April 7 LaBahia Antiques
Dealers across the country will provide antiques, collectibles, vintage, and repurpose items at the show. Free admission and parking. LaBahia Hall, 550 SH 237.
labahiaantiques.com 979-289-2684

CEDAR HILL: March 31. Nocturnal Nights. You’ve heard of nocturnal animals, but have you ever seen any in their natural habitat? Of course not, we’re always inside at night! So bring a flashlight and say hello to the neighborhood animals you’ve never met! 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1390726511039758/ 4696436333

CLARKSVILLE: March 2-4 Wade T. Witmer Memorial Hog Hunt This is a popular annual event, drawing participants from a wide region to compete. Cash prizes. Clarksville Fairgrounds, Hwy 82. redrivercoc.com 903-427-2645

CLEBURNE: March 9-25 “Rumors” Presented by Carnegie Players. Performing Arts Center in the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St.
carnegieplayers.org 682-317-3644

CLEBURNE: March 16-31, April 5-21 “The Music Man” Con man Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, intending to sell the town and its children on a fake marching-band system and then skip town—until he falls for the local librarian. Plaza Theatre Company,
111 S. Main St. plaza-theatre.com 817-202-0600

CLIFTON: Through March 3 “Lonesome Dove”
Exhibition This traveling exhibition will include images from the filming of “Lonesome Dove.” Bosque Museum, 301 S. Avenue Q. bosquemuseum.org 254-675-3845

COLLEGE STATION: March 24-25 Living History Weekend One of the largest events of its kind in Texas. Visitors can walk through narrated WWI and WWII living history displays, see the award-winning display of operational military vehicles and artillery, and witness demonstration of historic small arms weapons used by both the allied and axis forces in WWI and WWII. The weekend’s most spectacular events will be a WWI and a WWII battle re-enactment. Museum of the American G.I., 19124 SH 6 South. americangimuseum.org 979-690-0501

DALLAS: Through May 6 “Journey to Space”
The exhibit features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong’s helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired playspace for young cadets. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214-428-5555

DALLAS: Feb. 7-March 4 “Three Sisters” Anton Chekhov’s great tragicomic is the story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. The Prozorov sisters—Olga, Masha, and Irina—dream of freedom, sex, romance, and Moscow. Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind. Natasha, a local woman, has hopes of a better future for herself. Each will transform the Prozorov family. Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. undermain.org

DALLAS: March 2-4 North Texas Irish Festival
One of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., this event celebrates the amazing music, dance, and cultural talent in the beautiful, rich tradition of Irish and other Celtic influences. Tens of thousands of fans (Irish and Irish-for-a-day alike) will converge to enjoy top musicians and dancers from around the world and a number of cultural presentations on 13 stages. Fair Park,
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. ntif.org

DALLAS: March 9-10 Lucky Plush A unique hybrid of high-level dance and theater, Lucky Plush’s work is recognized for its layered choreography, moving content, surprising humor, and socially relevant storytelling. Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. moody.dallasculture.org

DALLAS: March 10 “Sightings: Nairy Baghramian” Baghramian’s sculptural installations draw upon the frequently divergent histories of art, architecture, and design, as well as dance, theater, and photography. The space of a gallery may be reconceived as the interior of a body or its internal architecture turned inside out, with Baghramian’s objects—fashioned from cast aluminum, resin, beeswax, and other materials—bolted into place or leaned against walls, calling into question commonplace distinctions between interior and exterior, meaning and form, art object and site. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: March 11. Concert for Kindness March. Each year, hundreds gather to enjoy a night of festivities and fine art to benefit Operation Kindness – the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Guests will be treated to refreshments, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres and musical performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Harp Quartet, Brian Piper Trio and musicians from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Tickets start at $100 and include complimentary wine and dessert. When: Sunday, March 11, at 6 p.m. Where: Dallas Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201. For more information on event and ticket purchases, please visit https://artistsforanimalstx.org. 6:00pm https://artistsforanimalstx.org 9722471369

DALLAS: March 13 Cameron Carpenter in Concert Smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, Carpenter generates international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. moody.dallasculture.org

DALLAS: March 17 The Hidden Dallas Tour
Cruise to some secret places in Dallas and check out extraordinary scenic, cultural, and architectural treasures—from giant teddy bears to hidden rooms. Discover some great neighborhoods and historic landmarks, stopping along the way for delicious snacks at “insider” culinary gems. Krispy Kreme, 5118 Greenville Ave.
dallasbychocolate.com 972-814-5997

DALLAS: March 17-18 The Travel & Adventure Show Explore thousands of vacation options in top destinations from around the globe. Meet one-on-one with travel experts, uncover travel deals and show-only specials, and learn to travel like an insider from dozens of educational seminars. Get transported around the world in one day, under one roof. Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. travelshows.com/shows/dallas 203-878-2577 ext. 100

DALLAS: March 21 National Geographic Live! Speaker Series with Terry Virts (NASA)
Step back about 220 miles from Earth and gain a deeper understanding of our planet’s beauty, climate, and place in the universe from former NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Terry Virts. Become mesmerized as he shares his story along with mind-blowing video and still images from the station’s 360-degree viewing module. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org

DALLAS: March 22 Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival Delight in delicious bites and a variety of wines from dozens of award-winning chefs and wineries. Held during the nationally renowned Dallas Blooms festival, guests explore the many floral displays throughout the garden while sampling cuisines from around the world. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical
Garden, 8525 Garland Road. dallasarboretum.org/foodwinefest 214-515-6615

DALLAS: March 23-April 8 “Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet” Ten-year-old María is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a revered deer to find water to save her people. Yana Wana’s story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one’s own story—especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org 214-978-0110

DALLAS: March 25 Humana Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Run for St. Jude. Help save lives and earn an unforgettable race weekend experience. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin St. runrocknroll.com/dallas/register

DALLAS: March 30 L.A. Dance Project In five short years, this dance company has toured 11 countries and 34 cities and has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. See great dancers, bold artistic vision, and stunning choreography. Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. moody.dallasculture.org

DENISON: Through April 1 Temporary Exhibit:
“Supreme Commander Eisenhower in North Africa” The exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of North Africa during World War II. This was General Eisenhower’s first military action in his role of Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. From November 1942 through March 1943, American troops gained their first direct experience fighting Nazi Germany, learning lessons they would use in the Normandy invasion two years later. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave. visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: Through Aug. 13 Temporary Exhibit: “The Birth of NASA” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 29, 1958. Spurred by the Soviet Union’s launch in 1957 of the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, NASA encouraged the peaceful development of space science. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave.
visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: March 10 Battle of Waterloo 5K/10K Run or walk on the scenic trails of Waterloo Lake Regional Park. The terrain of the trail varies from wide to narrow, with some moderate climbs and descents, and many natural obstacles. 10K participants will complete two loops of the course. Waterloo Park, 1000 Waterloo Lake. cityofdenison.com 903-465-2720

DENISON: March 13-16. Spring Break at Eisenhower Birthplace. Daily activities include painting, crafting, coloring, story time, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  Children must be accompanied by adults. S. Lamar Ave in Denison, Texas. For more information please call 903-465-8908. 10 am – 12 pm www.VisitEisenhowerBirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: March 24 Easter Egg Roll
President Dwight Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower revived the Easter Egg Roll tradition at the White House in 1953. Enjoy an egg scramble, egg roll races, and craft activities. For youth up to age 12. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave. visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: March 24-25 Red River Amateur Championship Disc Golf Tournament Play 36 holes or two rounds on Saturday, and 18 holes on Sunday. The final six (1-2-3-6-8-9) is for divisions with more than 10 players. Munson Park, 2000 N. US 69. cityofdenison.com 903-465-2720

DENTON: March 3 North Texas Horse Country Tour Wind your way through the beautiful North Texas Horse Country aboard a luxury motorcoach while a fun and knowledgeable guide narrates the facts and back story of the area. Six behind-the-scene tours are offered each year. The tour visits two premier horse ranches where you can get an up-close and personal look at the equine industry. City of Denton Development Services Parking Lot, 210 S. Elm St. horsecountrytours.com 940-382-7895

DENTON: March 8-11 Texas Storytelling Festival Every March since 1985, fabulous tale spinners have filled the air in “Little D” with stories. This year’s event will feature storytelling concerts, workshops, music, a story slam, a liar’s contest, story swaps, ghost stories, sacred tales, a fringe concert, youth activities, and a family concert. Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.
tejasstorytelling.com 940-380-9320

ELGIN: March 8 Sip, Shop, and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown. You will find more than 80 craft beers, diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists, and live music in many of the venues. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ENNIS: March 15-25 “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Neil Simon’s autobiography: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Ennis Public
Theatre, 113 N. Dallas St. ennispublictheatre.com 972-878-7529

FARMERSVILLE: March 3 Farmersville Farmers & Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St.
farmersvilletx.com 972-784-6846

FLATONIA: March 24 Spring Market Day with Texas Independence Relay Arts and craft vendors, food, drinks, family fun, music, contests, and more. Welcome and cheer on the Texas Independence Relay runners at the Flatonia exchange zone. 125 E. South Main St. flatoniachamber.com 361-865-3920

FORT WORTH: March 2-4 Show of Antiques and Art Described by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as “an antique show that lets its hair down,” the 55th annual event features art and antiques of all styles, eras, and prices. The 150 top exhibitors from across the U.S. are hand-picked for the Fort Worth-Dallas audience. Special guest author Sue Whitney will sign her new book, “Junk Beautiful: Furniture Refreshed.” Will Rogers
Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive.
fortworthshow.com 817-291-3952

FORT WORTH: March 3-4 Funky Finds Spring Fling Shop local, handmade, and funky goods at this 10th annual free indoor shopping event. The family and pet-friendly event will offer more than 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors, and gourmet food makers. Event also features a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. HSNT will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions all weekend. Will Rogers Memorial Center, Cattle Barn 2, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive. funkyfinds.com/spring 903-665-7954

FORT WORTH: March 3-4 Unlimited Off-Road Show Jeeps, trucks, UTVs, buggies, and performance vehicles—if you have a passion for off-road vehicles, you belong here. Meet with the top brands, check out the hottest builds, find the best deals, and enjoy off-road entertainment like nowhere else. Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle. uorshow.com
404-401-2807

FORT WORTH: March 15 -18. Making Waves in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Boat Expo returns to Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall @ Will Rogers Memorial Complex. The Expo will have hundreds of all new 2018 boat and watercraft models on display including the most elite bands of luxury pontoons, jet boats and personal watercraft in the region. Thurs/Fri 3-8 pm; Sat/Sun 10 am – 8 pm / 10 am – 5 pm. Admission free. fortworthboatexpo.com

FRISCO: March 16-18 Texas Pinball Festival
Leave your quarters at home and enjoy an entire weekend of game room fun. The show will feature more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines, as well as classic arcade games all set on free play. Enjoy a variety of adult and child pinball tournaments throughout the weekend to test players’ pinball skills for trophies and prizes. Meet the Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, too. Embassy Suites Hotel & Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammonds Drive. texaspinball.com/tpf 214-471-5777

FRISCO: March 24-25 Arts in the Square A juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring more than 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations at the ninth annual event. Feast your eyes on incredible art, sit and relax by Simpson Plaza, listen to local talent, watch ongoing performing arts, enjoy interactive art activities, and treat yourself to the food and spirits available at the variety of award-winning restaurants on site. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd. friscosquare.com/aits 469-633-7117

GARLAND: March 16 Garland Symphony Orchestra Concert: Rachel Kudo, Piano GSO’s March performance will feature 2017 Cliburn competitor Rachel Kudo performing Weber’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Eb Major. GSO will also welcome guest conductor Piotr Sulkowski. Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
garlandsymphony.org 972-926-0611

GARLAND: March 29 Easter Egg Hunt Hop on over to Central Park for a chance to hunt for colorful candy and toy-filled eggs. There will even be a few special prize eggs with tickets for prizes. Activities include bounce houses, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny for a small fee, and snacks for sale. No registration required. Central Park, 1310 W. Avenue F.
garlandparks.com 972-205-2928

GLEN ROSE: March 3, 24 Photo Tour These guided wildlife tours are geared toward photographers to provide the best-possible light. View more than 50 species on 1,800 acres. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 CR 2009. fossilrim.org 254-897-2960

GLEN ROSE: March 10 Ultimate Calf Roping Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. 254-897-4509

GLEN ROSE: March 16 S.W. Mini Horse Show Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. 254-897-4509

GRAND PRAIRIE: March 3 Festival de Primavera Traders Village and “La Z” Radio 98.3 FM KBOC, are ready to welcome springtime with music, carnival rides, food, and fun for everyone. Traders Village, 2602
Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com 972-647-2331

GRAND PRAIRIE: March 23 Alabama in Concert The band brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. The boys from Fort Payne, Alabama, formed the country-rock group in 1969. Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place. verizontheatre.com 888-929-7849

GRAPEVINE: March 12-16 Spring Fling Train Enjoy interactions and games and activities aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s seasonal train rides, held Monday through Friday during Spring Break. Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main St. gvrr.com 817-410-3185

GRAPEVINE: March 17 Kiss Me I’m Irish Train
Find luck on the rails during the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s unique St. Patrick’s Day event, which features festive fun including green beer to commemorate this most Irish of celebrations. Riders must be 21 and older. Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main St. gvrr.com
817-410-3185

GRAPEVINE: March 18 Wine Glass Painting Party Guests are invited to paint and keep a set of their own custom hand-painted Messina Hof glassware. A demonstration will be given by Clinkers, who will provide all necessary materials. Each ticket includes a set of glasses and a complimentary glass of wine. Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, 201 S. Main St. messinahof.com 817-442-8463

GRAPEVINE: March 23-24 Jazz Wine Trains There’s nothing like a train ride, jazz music, delicious food, and fine wine to make you feel like you’ve taken a trip back in time. The captivating excursion features new release wines from Grapevine wineries. Riders must be 21 and older. Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main St. gvrr.com 817-410-3185

GREENVILLE: March 15 Dallas Symphony Pops Concert Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzick conducts the very best of film composer John Williams. “Star Wars,” “Superman,” “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws,” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”—you’ll relive these great moments in cinematic history live on stage. Greenville Municipal Auditorium, 3831 Washington St. dallassymphonygreenville.com 903-457-3202

HALLETTSVILLE: Through Nov. 30 “Texas in World War I” Features a series of programs and
exhibits on various topics relating to Texas and its role in World War I. Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. Fourth St. hallettsvillelibrary.org 361-798-3243 ext. 208

IRVING: March 17 Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra Presents Rachel Kudo, Piano The award-
winning pianist performs Weber’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in EB Major.” Kudo made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and she has since performed as a soloist with numerous symphonies across the U.S. and around the world. The concert will also feature Goldmark’s “Im Fruhling” and Wolf’s “Suite from Der Corregidor.” Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. lascolinassymphony.org 972-252-4800

LA GRANGE: March 9-10 Best Little Cowboy Gathering Two fun-filled days of traditional country, Bob Wills Western swing, and good dance music. The 10th annual event also offers a barbecue cookoff, horse clinics and demonstrations all day on Saturday, Dutch oven demonstrations, trick ropers, carriage rides, and more. Fayette County Fair Grounds, 400 West Fairgrounds Road. bestlittlecowboygathering.org 979-966-7846

LEWISVILLE: March 17 St. Paddy’s Texas Style
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring both Irish and Texas music, plus fun for all ages—and beer of course. Amusements for kids include a 50-foot zip line. The water feature in the Plaza is even turned green for this Celtic celebration. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. cityoflewisville.com 972-219-3401

MADISONVILLE: March 17-24 Madison County Fair The weeklong fair brings cowboy fun to Madisonville with an extensive livestock show, art competition, a family and consumer science show, and a Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association rodeo. Madison
County Fairgrounds, 712 Industrial Park. mcfa.net 936-348-2234

MESQUITE: March 1-31 J. Vincent Scarpace Artist Exhibit Enjoy an exhibit of the works of J. Vincent Scarpace. Galleries are open Monday through Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org
972-216-6444

MESQUITE: March 2-3 Nat’l. Assoc.of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Lone Star Chapter 124 2018 Regional Convention Held annually at the Mesquite Convention Center,1700 Rodeo Dr. featuring the largest Mart in Texas – approximately 300 tables of clocks, watches, horological tools and literature; a Friday night Auction;  educational lectures and an exhibit of electric clocks that are open to the public; a Children’s Table in the Mart Saturday morning. Admission: a $35.00 four month introductory membership to the NAWCC. Times: Friday  8AM to 5PM; Saturday 8AM till 12:00. http://www.chapter124.org/regional/RegPag2018html 972-234-8913

MESQUITE: March 2-4 “Tuna Does Vegas” Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre, this play reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the third-smallest town in Texas as they take a rambling romp in Sin City—a hilarious continuation of the Greater Tuna series. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972-216-8126

MESQUITE: March 10 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc. on the second Saturday of every month. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468

MESQUITE: March 10 Just For Kids: Canvas Creations Offers painting tutorials for kids of all ages. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: March 16 Black Box Series Concert: Open Classical Enjoy highly entertaining music that combines classical artistry with just enough comedic antics to entertain any audience. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway.
mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: March 17 Hip-Hop Cowboys Annual Spring Rodeo Enjoy live blues, old school, and hip-hop performances at the annual rodeo. In addition to concert performances you’ll find traditional rodeo events like bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, and relay racing. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive. hiphopcowboy.com 972-839-2802 or 972-285-8777

MESQUITE: March 24 Breakfast with the Bunny Enjoy pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Ave.
cityofmesquite.com/pard 972-216-6260

MESQUITE: March 24 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: Space Spectacular Presented by Mesquite Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are also available one hour prior to the concert at slightly higher prices. Season tickets from $40. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more and for seniors. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitesymphony.org 972-216-6444 or 972-216-8127

MESQUITE: March 24 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Tours are also available by appointment. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org
972-216-6468

NAVASOTA: March 2-3 Texas Birthday Bash
Celebrate Texas Independence with two days of country music and Texas-themed family fun.
Concerts, family activities, and shuttles are all free. The great state of Texas was born in 1836 when the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed just 7 miles down the road at Washington-on-the-
Brazos. Downtown Navasota, 200 E McAlpine St.
texasbirthdaybash.com 936-825-6475

PARIS: March 3 Half de Marathon Enjoy a fun,
affordable, well-organized race on a beautiful looped course through this lovely country town. Experience springtime in Paris for yourself with year deux of this event. theactivejoe.com

PLANO: March 2 CHIPS Poker Tournament and Casino Night The fifth annual last-person-standing poker tournament offers raffle prizes throughout the evening with proceeds benefitting the Downtown Plano Association. The Rooftop Event Spot, 1000 14th St., Suite 400. visitdowntownplano.com or visitplano.com 972-948-5916

PLANO: March 3 BT5K Run/Walk Dallas Part of the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K series, which helps fund brain tumor research, patient programs, and support services. Currently, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. Oak Point Park Amphitheater, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. visitplano.com 800-886-1281

PLANO: March 9 Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Grab your bunny ears and re-live your childhood at the fifth annual event, where you can hunt for more than 4,000 eggs containing a wide range of prizes. Wine and light refreshments served. This event sells out early. Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St. heritagefarmstead.org or visitplano.com 972-881-0140

PLANO: March 10-11 Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival Meet nationally known fly fishing book authors, professional guides, expert casters, custom bamboo rodmakers, and fly tyers from across the country. Check out the fly fishing manufacturers, attend lectures on techniques, and then step out into the Texas sunshine to sample some micro-brewed beer. Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. txflyfishingfestival.org or visitplano.com 703-402-8338

PLANO: March 22-31 365 Women a Year Festival Rover again partners with the international playwriting coalition, whose focus is to write and present plays about extraordinary women, bring women back into the social consciousness, and plant seeds of herstory around the country. Check website for showtimes. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road. roverdramawerks.com or visitplano.com 972-849-0358

PLANO: March 23-24 Toyota Texas Music Revolution This two-day music festival is the perfect Texas weekend: folk, blues, country, rhythm & blues, rock ’n’ roll, swing, and bluegrass. This Texas tradition has a 20-year history and features artists from Canada to Tennessee to the very heart of Texas. Oak Point Park Amphitheater, 1509 H Avenue. khyi.com or
visitplano.com 972-633-0953

RICHARDSON: March 9-10. Orchids-Not Your Plain Vanilla Show & Sale. Greater N. TX Orchid Society beautiful orchid exhibits and orchids for sale from 4 commercial vendors.  Friday Sale only Noon to 5 PM; Saturday Show & Sale 8 AM to 5 PM.  Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX 75080.  Open to the public, free admission. Noon Friday, 8 AM Saturday www.gntos.org 214-328-2684

RICHARDSON: March 10 “Carefree: Dancin’ with Fred and Ginger” A beloved American dance duo is transported from the silver screen to the stage. This modern musical journey through Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger’s partnership is paired with high-tech visual effects for a one-of-a-kind musical celebration that will introduce their singular on-screen chemistry to a new audience. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. eisemanncenter.com 972-744-4650

RICHARDSON: March 23 Sweet Dreams: Mandy Barnett Sings Patsy Cline Acclaimed recording artist and performer Mandy Barnett takes the audience on a sparkling musical journey performing an evening of Patsy Cline’s hits. Barnett originated the role of Patsy Cline in the theatrical production “Always Patsy Cline” at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Hear favorites including “Sweet Dreams,” “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and more, along with other classic country and pop standards and selections from her own albums.
Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive.
eisemanncenter.com 972-744-4650

RICHARDSON: March 24 Plano Symphony: Carmina Burana & the Young Artists Plano Symphony is joined by Plano Civic Chorus and Collin County Ballet Theatre in excerpts from Carmina Burana. The winners of the annual Collin County Young Artist Competition will then play their concerto-winning performances. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. planosymphony.org or visitplano.com 972-473-7262

ROUND TOP: March 3 Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet and James Dick in Concert The quartet returns to the Round Top stage to perform selections from the ensemble’s 25th anniversary, pianist James Dick, the institute’s founder and artistic director, will join them on stage to perform the premiere of a Quintet with Piano by Sergio Molina. Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road. festivalhill.org 979-249-3129

ROUND TOP: March 16-17 Herb Forum The 23rd annual event explores the spicy world of gingers. Festival Hill, 248 Jaster Road. festivalhill.org 979-249-3129

ROUND TOP: March 27-31 Round Top Antique Weeks The Marburger Farm Antique Show has been a favorite source for antiques for 20 years. This twice-a-year tradition features more than 350 dealers from across the United States and the world, who spend the year combing the globe for the most extraordinary array of antiques this world has to offer. Marburger Farm is special because it caters to the interior designer, the collector, the treasure hunter, and shoppers alike. For some it is a bucket list item, for others it is a tradition, but for all it is an experience that cannot be matched. Marburger Farm Antique Show, 2248 SH 237. roundtop-marburger.com 800-947-5799

ROYSE CITY: March 3. Old Town Block Party Join the great family fun at the annual Royse City Block Party 2018! There will be the always popular Kid Zone, with live entertainment and lots of amazing local vendors in downtown Royse City. For vendor information, please contact Kirk Lovett at Kirk.Eventive@Live.Com or 469-275-9616. And for general event information, contact Paula Morris at Paula.Morris@RoyseCity.com 11 am to 4 pm

SEGUIN: March 3 ArtsFest This celebration of the arts includes live music, a fun run, arts and craft vendors, and a silent auction. Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin St. seguintexas.gov 830-401-0180

SEGUIN: March 17 Antique Tractor Pull and 42 Tournament Come and check out antique tractors, and see who can pull the best. Got a good (or bad) 42 playing partner? Enter in the area’s largest 42 tournament. Texas Agricultural Education & Heritage Center, 390 Cordova Road. texagedu.org 830-379-0933

TEMPLE: March 2 First Friday On the first Friday of every month, Historic Downtown Temple transforms into a giant party, with street music and performances, great drinks, amazing food, and after-hours shopping. Downtown Temple, Main Street. discovertemple.com 254-298-5378

TEMPLE: March 3 Family Days This month’s theme is “Homespun History Day.” Take a step back in time and learn about traditional crafts like weaving, ceramics, quilting, or metalworking. Watch the experts demonstrate their skills and try your hand at crafting your own old-fashioned masterpiece. Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B. templerrhm.org 254-298-5172

WACO: Through May 6 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles. Explore the sewer-like lair, where good guys win and bad guys lose. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. baylor.edu/mayborn 254-710-1110

WACO: March 1 Sam Houston Celebration
Celebrate Sam Houston’s 225th birthday and Texas Independence Day with historian and statesman Clifton Robinson, who will educate and entertain the audience with stories of the first President of the Republic of Texas. Light refreshments will be provided. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. baylor.edu/mayborn 254-710-1110

WACO: March 1 Stars over Texas Jamboree
A family-style musical held monthly. Country, oldies, gospel, and bluegrass music will be featured, with a house band, special guests, cloggers, dancers, comedians, and more. Lee Lockwood Library & Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive. 254-755-7257

WACO: March 16-18 Disc Golf Pro Tour—Waco Charity Open The annual professional disc golf event welcomes the best players from around the world to a challenging course and tournament. Event benefits the Baylor Autism Resource Center. Brazos Park East, 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd. pdga.com 706-261-6342

WACO: March 17 The Texas Food Truck Showdown The fourth annual competition welcomes food trucks from across the state and thousands of foodies to indulge and enjoy live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, and a kids zone. The Texas Food Truck Champion will be awarded a $5,000 grand prize. Heritage Square, Third Street and Austin Avenue.
thetexasfoodtruckshowdown.com 254-757-5611

WACO: March 23-25 South 40 Outdoor Expo
Vendors and exhibitors promote their outdoor products and services, plus exhibitors’ seminars, fishing and activities for kids, the South 40 Fishing Trail Championship, a barbecue cookoff, and a car show. The free event includes parking, admission, and activities. Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. extracoeventscenter.com 254-776-1660

WACO: March 24 Design Den: Music Make your own instrument using all sorts of fun materials. Once you have created your instrument, you can attach a contact microphone to amplify the sound and jam out like a rockstar. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. baylor.edu/mayborn 254-710-1110

WASHINGTON: March 3-4 Texas Independence Day Celebration The annual two-day living history celebration commemorates when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. The free event features live music, food, traditional crafts, musket and cannon firings, a kids history zone, a historical play about the signers of the declaration, and other commemorative programs. Historical re-enactors set up a bonafide 1836 Texas Army camp where visitors can wander freely to learn how the soldiers and their families lived then.
Washington on the Brazos, 23400 Park Road 12.
wheretexasbecametexas.org 936-878-2214

WAXAHACHIE: March 24 Spring Lawn & Garden Show Features more than 200 exhibits, speakers, and demonstrations. Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. ecmga.com 972-825-5175

February

ARLINGTON: Feb. 24 PBR Iron Cowboy The 25th anniversary of PBR and the ninth Iron Cowboy battle against the bucks to win the title. AT&T Stadiun, 1 AT&T Way. attstadium.com 817-892-4000

ARLINGTON: Feb. 24 Winstar World Casino and Resort Iron Cowboy The world’s premier bull riding organization, PBR (Professional Bull Riders), brings the second major event of the 2018 elite tour to Arlington and celebrates the 25th anniversary of a dream that 20 cowboys made a reality turned global phenomenon. The 35 toughest cowboys in the world go head to head with the rankest bulls in the world to make the 8-second ride. AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way. pbr.com 817-757-2276

ARLINGTON: Feb. 25 RFD-TV’s The American As the largest single-day cash prize rodeo in history, The American offers a total purse of $2 million with $1 million divided among any qualifiers who win their respective events. AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way. attstadium.com 817-892-4000

BRENHAM: Feb. 2-3 Spring Blossoms Quilt Show Presented by Friendship Quilt Guild, festivities include quilt judging and quilting vendors from across the state. Enjoy the creative and beautiful quilts on display. Fireman’s Training Center, 1101 SH 290. friendshipquiltguild.weebly.com 979-830-1950

CALDWELL: Feb. 10 Caldwell Cruise-In Car Show Cruise in to the historic downtown square and enjoy a day with fellow classic car lovers. Downtown Caldwell, 100 W. Buck St. caldwelltx.gov 979-567-3901

CALDWELL: Feb. 10 Chocolate, Champagne, and Cake Walk Main Street Caldwell hosts its third annual event on the square. Participating businesses will share samples of chocolate, Champagne or wine, or cake, along with amazing sales to satisfy your shopping craving. Downtown Caldwell, 100 W. Buck St. caldwelltx.gov 979-567-3901

CLIFTON: Jan. 22-March 3 “Lonesome Dove” Exhibition This traveling exhibition includes images from the filming of “Lonesome Dove.” Bosque Museum, 301 S. Avenue Q. bosquemuseum.org 254-675-3845

DALLAS: Oct. 14-Feb. 4 “Paper into Sculpture” Even as the shift to digitized images, virtual reality, and social media has been said to herald its obsolescence, paper nonetheless remains inescapable in our daily lives. The artists—Noriko Ambe, Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustain, Nancy Rubins, and Franz West—play on tensions between commonly held understanding of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to its physical limit. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Through May 6 “Journey to Space” The exhibit features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong’s helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired playspace for young cadets. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214-428-5555

DALLAS: Feb. 7-March 4 “Three Sisters” Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays by Anton Chekhov, revealed through the lyricism of one of the leading voices in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Chekhov’s great tragicomic tells the story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. The Prozorov sisters dream of freedom, sex, romance, and Moscow. Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind. Natasha, a local woman, has hopes of a better future for herself. Each transforms the Prozorov family. Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. undermain.org

DALLAS: Feb. 8 “Thurgood” In partnership with Jubilee Theatre, Selmore Haines stars in this play written by George Stevens Jr., the dramatic retelling of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. A must-see for all in celebration of Black History Month. Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St. bishopartstheatre.org

DALLAS: Feb. 9-11, 16-18 “Screen Play” More than half of teens admit they are addicted to their phones. They’re plugged in and often tuned out. In her new play, Linda Daugherty, DCT’s award-winning playwright-in-residence, explores the blurry lines between real life and life online. Cyber-bullying, explicit content, and screen addiction impact the lives of a group of teens, leading to tragic consequences. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St. facebook.com/dallaschildrenstheater

DALLAS: Feb. 10 Jeanne Robertson: The “Rocking Chair” Tour Award-winning American humorist and motivational speaker. AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org

DALLAS: Feb. 17 DCFA Form Follows Fitness 5K Presented by Blackson Brick Co. and benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture, one of Dallas’ best 5K events showcases the city’s most impressive architectural icons. Run through the region’s cultural life, Uptown, The Arts District, through the skyline and glass high-rise buildings with award-winning architecture. Registration includes a fantastic dry-fit shirt (a slick-looking one you’ll actually wear), food, and brew too. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. klydewarrenpark.org

DALLAS: Feb. 23-26 Conservation of Architectural Heritage—Second Edition Architecture is the platform where all cultures, heritages, traditions, and histories meet; through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organizations that work solely for the purpose of conservation and preservation of architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage. City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St. ierek.com

DENISON: Through Aug. 13 Temporary Exhibit: “The Birth of NASA” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 29, 1958. Spurred by the Soviet Union’s launch in 1957 of the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, NASA encouraged the peaceful development of space science. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave. visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: Jan. 9-Apr. 1 Temporary Exhibit: “Supreme Commander Eisenhower in North Africa” The exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of North Africa during World War II. This was General Eisenhower’s first military action in his role of Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. From November 1942 through March 1943, American troops gained their first direct experience fighting Nazi Germany, learning lessons they would use in the Normandy invasion two years later. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave. visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

DENISON: Feb. 17 Celebrate with the Presidents Celebrate Presidents’ Day—George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and of course Dwight Eisenhower. Get your picture taken with a president or strike your best presidential pose at the podium, hear stories about presidents and presidential candidates, challenge yourself with presidential trivia, and find out about Ike’s favorite ways to relax: fishing, golfing, and painting. Crafts and Eisenhower Birthplace house tour included. Event is for youth up to age 12; a special event fee applies. Eisenhower Birthplace, 609 S. Lamar Ave. visiteisenhowerbirthplace.com 903-465-8908

ELGIN: Feb. 3 Hatitude, Black History Month Celebrate Black History Month with a program honoring the unique contributions of African Americans in Elgin. elgintx.com

ELGIN: Feb. 8 Sip, Shop, and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists, and live music awaits attendees. elgintx.com

ENNIS: Feb. 9-10, 16-17, 23-25 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” The story of a Southern family in crisis, especially Brick and his wife, Margaret, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of an evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. Play by Tennessee Williams. Theatre Rocks!, 505 NW Main St. theatrerocks.com 972-878-5126

ENNIS: Feb. 9-10 Czech Music Festival Enjoy the pre-party Friday evening in the clubroom featuring live music by Out of the Box, then come back Saturday for good food, five live bands, and family fun. Sokol Activity Center, 2622 SH 34. ennisczechmusicfestival.com 927-878-4748

FARMERSVILLE: Feb. 3 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972-784-6846

FORT WORTH: Jan. 12-Feb. 3 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo A fun-filled extravaganza rich in Western tradition, this legendary event features exciting rodeo action, livestock, horse shows, and a number of other experiences including interactive, kid-friendly activities. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster. fwssr.com 817-877-2400

FORT WORTH: Feb. 23-25 Cowntown Marathon The largest multievent race in North Texas. With distances for everyone—including 5Ks for both kids and adults, a 10K, a half marathon, full marathon, and the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Lite—the event accommodates runners and walkers of all athletic abilities. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster. cowtownmarathon.org 817-207-0224

GLEN ROSE: Feb. 10 Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour Impress your sweetheart with a three-course candlelight dinner near a watering hole, live music, and an evening wildlife tour. Reservations are required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 3022 CR 2010. fossilrim.org 254-897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Feb. 12 Learning From “The Lorax” For this homeschool class and tour, students have the opportunity to visit the Street of the Lifted Lorax and become part of the story. It relates the Lorax to an endangered Texas native, the Attwater’s prairie chicken, for which Fossil Rim has an on-site breeding program. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 CR 2009. fossilrim.org 254-897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Feb. 27 Beautiful Bountiful Biomes! In this homeschool class and tour, the center emphasizes understanding and valuing biodiversity; and biodiversity is packaged in biomes. Discover in a hands-on way what biomes are, what they share in common, and what makes each biome unique. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 CR 2009. fossilrim.org 254-897-2960

GRAND PRAIRIE: Feb. 9-11, 16-18 Lunar New Year Festival The festival celebrates the coming of the lunar year in Asian culture. Enjoy nightly concerts, multicultural performances, martial arts, a kid zone, and much more. Asia Times Square, 2615 W. Pioneer Pkwy. asiatimesquare.com 972-988-8811

GRAND PRAIRIE: Feb. 17 Dollar Chili Day Enjoy chili along with rides, games, and other family fun activities. Traders Village, 2606 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie 972-647-2331

HALLETTSVILLE: Apr. 1-Nov. 30, 2018 “Texas in World War I” Features a series of programs and exhibits on various topics relating to Texas and its role in World War I. Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. Fourth St. hallettsvillelibrary.org 361-798-3243, ext. 208

IRVING: Feb. 17 Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra: Scott Stratton, Trombone Romance is in the air as the LCSO’s very own principal trombone, Scott Stratton, performs Grondahl’s “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.” Irving Arts Center—Carpenter Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. irvingartscenter.com 972-252-4800

LA GRANGE: Feb. 10 Valentine Dinner and Concert The social begins with appetizers and local Texas wines, followed by a full course dinner by Bistro 108 served to your table. Enjoy a grand piano concert by Professor John Dujka. Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center, 250 W. Fairgrounds Road. czechtexas.org 888-785-4500

LOCKHART: Feb. 2-3 Hot Rods and Hatters Car Show and Festival Hundreds of hot rods and thousands of spectators are expected at the seventh annual event, which features food vendors with a car show on Saturday. Music is by The Paladins, Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots and A Holler, and The Octanes. Parking includes shuttle services and a barbecue tour. Downtown Town Historical District, 110 S. Main St. hotrodsandhatters.com 512-657-4616

MCKINNEY: Sept. 2-Feb. 18 Dinosaurs Live! This annual exhibit features animatronic dinosaurs stationed along nature trails. Closed Mondays. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place. heardmuseum.org 972-562-5566

MESQUITE: Feb. 1-28 MISD Student Art Exhibit This show features artwork created by elementary, middle, and high school students of the Mesquite Independent School District. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: Feb. 10 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours/Be Mine at the Park Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., this special Valentine’s event features tours of the Lawrence Family house and barn, photos with themed props, Valentine’s crafts for children, and more. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468

MESQUITE: Feb. 10 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Night on the Town Mequite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitesymphony.org 972-216-8127

MESQUITE: Feb. 16-18, 23-25 “Tuna Does Vegas” Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre, the play reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the “third smallest town in Texas” as they take a rambling romp in Sin City in this hilarious continuation of the Greater Tuna series. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972-216-8126

MESQUITE: Feb. 24 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home are every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the distinctive painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468

NOCONA: Feb. 8-10 Mardi Gras Nocona Style Boots, beads, and classic cars highlight the unusual twist the town of Nocona makes during the annual Mardi Gras celebration. Events include a Mardi Gras parade. Downtown Nocona. nocona.org 940-825-3526

RICHARDSON: Feb. 2 Randy Noojin: “Seeger” A critically-acclaimed, multimedia solo show about America’s beloved folksinger/activist, Pete Seeger, at a benefit in Washington, D.C. advocating free speech in Cuba, where he uses his signature songs, including “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and “We Shall Overcome” to tell the story of his personal struggles for free speech in America. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

RICHARDSON: Feb. 10 Martha Redbone and Bone Hill: The Concert Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of eight actor/musicians, this show is inspired by Martha Redbone’s family history in the Appalachian Mountains. This is an epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, Kentucky. Presented in partnership with UT Dallas School of Arts & Humanities. The UT Dallas Vocal Ensemble opens the performance following a four-day residency on the campus. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

RICHARDSON: Feb. 15-18 “Postsecret: The Show” A poignant journey through the humor and humanity of personal stories we’d rather keep to ourselves, but on rare occasions, share with others. Three actors and a guitarist use projected images and videos to guide the audience through crowd-sourced narratives revealing the true stories behind the secrets. See the hopeful, shocking, painful, and sexual secrets that brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog. Explore the movement that has spawned six best-selling books and a Smithsonian art exhibition. A breakthrough in audience-sourced storytelling that reaches beyond the confines of the stage, the show reminds audiences that secrets can be both walls and bridges. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972-744-4650

RICHARDSON: Feb. 19 Keyboard Conversations: Chopin and Bach Enjoy a concert with lively commentary by renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. This unique format makes the music more accessible and the listening experience focused and meaningful. Bach was Chopin’s favorite composer. This concert program, hear their respective preludes, romantic fantasies, and zesty and melodic dances—from charming minuets to exotic mazurkas. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

RICHARDSON: Feb. 23 “Mummenshanz—You and Me” Since its successful three-year run on Broadway, the Swiss-based theater troupe has pioneered a new form of visual theater spawning multiple genres and expanding the art form while dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. This compelling experience of shadow, light, and form offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

RICHARDSON: Feb. 24 Sammy Miller and the Congregation in Concert A native of Los Angeles, the Grammy-nominated drummer has become known for his maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. This is a return engagement due to popular demand as a Spotlight Artist last season. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

RICHARDSON: Feb. 25 BAM Percussion From beginning to end, eXplosion electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious and through drumbeats and laughs, overwhelms the audience. Add to this a transcultural humor and a lot of rhythm, and you get a truly universal event. Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com

ROUND TOP: Feb. 10 Valentine’s Concert Dick Smith and friends present another show of popular songs to celebrate the special day for sweethearts. After the performance, join Festival Hill staff and friends on the Concert Hall stage for a reception with refreshing drinks and delectable Valentine treats from the Festival Hill Kitchen. You will have an opportunity to sponsor a book of your choice for the Adopt-a-Book Program and bid on special silent auction items. Your ticket enters you in a drawing for a chance to win fantastic door prizes. Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road. festivalhill.org 979-249-3129

ROYSE CITY: Feb. 16 Casino for a Cause An evening of dinner, dancing, live country music, silent auction, and casino gaming. It’s the Chamber’s second largest event of the year, open to the public. The proceeds earned from this event go toward community events, workshops, beautification projects, and assisting nonprofits. Southern Junction Nightclub & Steakhouse, 5574 SH 276. roysecitychamber.com 972-636-5000

SEALY: Feb. 10 Sealy Main Street Market Locally grown produce, handmade goods, and homemade foods. The market is open the second Saturday of every month. Historic Sealy Main Street, SH 36 and Main Street. sealymainstreet.com 979-627-6136

TEMPLE: Feb. 10 The Caring Ball For 25 years, Temple Community Clinic has opened its doors for those in need of health care in Bell County. More than 500 guests are anticipated at the 24th annual ball, a night that includes a gourmet dinner, dancing, and optional wine tasting. Additionally, an online and live auction showcases various items from local businesses to help raise funds to support their mission. The success of this event determines the level of care the clinic can give to the working citizens in Bell County with compromised access to health care. Mayborn Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St. templecommunityclinic.org 254-771-3374

TEMPLE: Feb. 24 Main Street Market Free and open to the public, the market features arts, craft, and vintage vendors in addition to food trucks. Downtown, 2 N. Main St. discovertemple.com 254-298-5378

WACO: Jan. 13-May 6 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer” Experience the first-ever museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas-in-training. Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles. Explore the sewer-like lair, where good guys win and bad guys lose. Since 1984, these four iconic brothers have rocked it with their talent and teamwork, inspiring generations. Families can now join these pizza-eating, crime-fighting “Heroes in a Half-Shell” while learning the secrets of the sewer. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. baylor.edu/mayborn 254-710-1110

WACO: Feb. 1 The Chisholm Trail: Cattle and Crossroads of History The fourth annual Director’s Forum, a collaboration with the Texas Historical Commission, provides lectures, music, and panel discussions on how the Chisholm Trail affected our state and history. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. baylor.edu/mayborn 254-710-1110

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