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Tonight’s (4/21) Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum features the music of Journey tribute Escape. Be sure to be at the Arboretum through the month of April for National Garden Month. This weekend, you can see Artscape, a Juried Art Show and Sale in the Garden, on April 23 and 24. Artscape features over 60 artists from 16 different states showcasing their nature-inspired artwork for sale including paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, jewelry, photography and more.

Check out the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails this weekend (4/22-24)! Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis each year.

Eye of the Collector at the Perot Museum is happening now through September 5. In Eye of the Collector, the quirky, crafty, historical and fashionable objects of nine very different people come together to show that the recollections they have of their prized possessions are at least as valuable as the collections themselves.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival celebrates the world of Ale this weekend, April 23 & 24, 2016 with the “Royal Ale Festival”.  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday in the Crown Pavilion, Adults 21 and older are invited to enjoy samplings of craft beers (including a couple of local favorites) while being entertained by Scarborough performers. Tickets are $10 (in addition to Festival admission) and may be purchased in advance on-line or at the Festival on event days. If Giant Roasted Turkey Legs are more your thing, the annual “Turkey Leg Eating Contest” at 3:30 pm each day at the Sea Hag Stage is for you! Go ahead. Step back in time to the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII. 23 stages of extraordinary non-stop entertainment, full combat jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skills, plus mermaids, knighting ceremonies, a human chess match, over 150 costumed performers and so much more!

WhoFest 3 is happening at the Westin DFW Airport Hotel Friday through Sunday (April 22-24). No. It is not the band. It is the legendary BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The guy my little brother geeked out over back in the day while he wore that jacked up scarf.

The 5th Annual Wade’s Weekend is set for Friday through Sunday (April 22-24). 12-year NFL veteran and former Houston Texans Pro Bowler, Wade Smith is returning to his home city, Dallas, Texas, to host the event. This year will feature past favorites including Reading with the Pros and a free youth football and cheer camp, as well as a celebration at Topgolf Dallas and the debut of Smith’s brand new children’s book, Smitty Hits the Play Books.

The Claws Exhibit opens this weekend at Sea Life Grapevine. Experience some of the world’s crabbiest creatures this Earth Day, April 22. The Claws exhibit will host different crustaceans from around the world including mighty coconut crabs, unique porcupine crabs, lively land crabs and even lobsters. The exhibit will also feature Japanese spider crab, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown.

The “Off the Rails Country Music Festival” with Blake Shelton and Eric Church is Saturday and Sunday at Frisco’s Toyota Stadium. (April 23/24).

I’ve always said if you want proof of God, just look at the Earth. Celebrate Earth’s beauty and learn how to keep it that way at Earth Day Texas at Fair Park this weekend (April 22-24).

Pop Evil is playing Gas Monkey Bar and Grill this Saturday. (April 23)

It is that time of year again! Time for the 27th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Hurricane Harbor Saturday April 23.

The Dallas Comic Show is Saturday and Sunday (April 23-24) at the Richardson Convention Center. This deal is a family-friendly event featuring comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content. They say their mission is to bring back an affordable pop culture convention experience to the DFW area, without breaking the bank. You know why I am excited? Because Sam Jones will be there…you know…the guy who played Flash Gordon in that awesome 1980 movie that had a soundtrack by Queen…which means I can play “Flash” right now.

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