Dallas Arboretum‘s Cool Thursdays Concert Series Welcomes Back Dallas’ Hottest Party Band, The Limelight Band tonight. (9/8) Running through November 23, Autumn at the Arboretum features the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and was named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals,” according to Fodor’s Travel in 2015.
Enormous and spectacular gems from the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection …officially called Giant Gems of the Smithsonian…will be on display at the Perot Museum Friday Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 17, 2017. This will mark the first time such a large collection of Smithsonian gems will be on exhibit outside the Washington museum complex.
Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School is set for this Sunday (9/11) at Lone Star Park. Students will take part in a classroom session and then will learn, hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course. Students are taught in their own cars. Tire Rack Street Survival is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online. The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.
The US National Dirt Track Championship is at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend (9/9-10).
Bad Company is playing the Bomb Factory Thursday night. (9/8)
Gladys Knight is playing Winstar Friday night. (9/9)
Garbage is playing Southside Ballroom Saturday night. (9/10)
The Dallas Chocolate Festival is this Saturday at the Addison Conference center. (9/10)
The Italian Car Fest is at Nash Farm in Grapevine Saturday (9/10)
On Saturday, September 10, the 30th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will kick off festival week with the black tie Texas Wine Tribute.
Jerry Seinfeld is doing his thing at Winspear Opera House Saturday (9/10).
The Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants Sunday at AT&T Stadium. (9/11)
You can honor first responders and veterans this Sunday (9/11) as part of the Sons of the Flag 2nd annual Climb for a Calling. It is open to everyone who wants to do something commemorative on 9/11 in Ft. Worth. This event is not a race, but rather a tribute honoring the sacrifices of fallen heroes. This unique stair climb will be held at Burnett Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth. At 40 stories high and 567 feet tall, Burnett Plaza is the tallest building in Fort Worth. You DO need to register!
The Dallas Memorial Stair Climb is Saturday at Renaissance Tower. (9/10) The Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a race, but rather a tribute honoring the sacrifices of fallen heroes. 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and 9 EMTs (the number of firefighters/law enforcement/EMTs that died at Ground Zero with the collapse of the Twin Towers) climb 110 floors (the height of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers). Most climbers wear their personal protective equipment. All the climbers wear the name and picture of the hero they are climbing for.
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