February 5-7 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • Last Weekend! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!) 
  • FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
  • Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Last Weekend!
Through February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.  If you haven’t been yet, these are the final days for 2016!

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.
Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Through February 6, 2016

          

If you have or will be attending the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event ~ Southwest Library
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Logo Geocaching

Take advantage of a free Geocaching class, a great activity to get the entire family up off the couch and working together in a real-world, high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting game. At this family event you’ll meet others interested in geocaching ~ the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity! You’ll learn how to use various devices to search and locate “geocaches” (hidden containers) using a GPS receiver or your smart phone.  The class will also offer lots of great geocaching tips like a list of locations of the area’s best caches to get you started on your adventure.

Details, Details
What: For more info about the FREE Geocaching class, click here.  Learn more about Geocaching here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Where: Southwest Regional Library in Fort Worth ~ 4001 Library Lane
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday,
February 6, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, February 6 ~ FREE admission
and family activities 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, February 6, 2016

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, they’ll share tips and tricks for making sizzling stir-fries and show you everything you need to know so you can prepare an awesome meal for your family! Suitable for ages 8-13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.  

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2016

Do you are your kids want to learn Crappie fishing techniques from a Pro? Bass Pro in Grapevine is offering a special event of seminars and skill casting for kids and adults. Kids will learn how to bait their own hook, catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond, and take part in a special casting challenge (equipment and bait provided). There will also be free professional photos for the kids and giveaways as well! Special Crappie fishing seminars will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7PM and Saturday Feb. 6 at 11AM and 2PM.  The first 50 to attend these seminars will receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Logo Tote.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here
When: February 5 ~ 5 to 8PM and February 6, 2016 ~ 11AM-5PM. Special Crappie fishing seminars on Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 11AM and 2PM.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
February 7, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing Asian-style spring rolls ~ easy to make at home, especially when you use a spiralizer to cut the vegetables into eye-catching shapes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, February 7, 2016. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Get 34% OFF Any Groupon Deal — Today Only!

Now this is a GREAT Groupon deal not to miss!

Groupon has launched TWO combinable deals that will save you an extra 34% OFF already discounted Groupon offers — this can be used on just about ANY Groupon offer, too!

There are 2 offers that you can easily combine — one is a 9% rebate deal (today only) through Ebates and the other is a 25% OFF promo code to use on the Groupon site (valid through Friday)! We tell you exactly how to stack up the savings below.

How to save an extra 34% OFF on just about ANY Groupon offer:

  1. Go here to sign in to your Ebates account (or if you are not a member sign up for FREE here).  You can learn more about our experience with Ebates below if your are new to them — we cannot recommend using them enough!
  2. Once logged into Ebates, search for Groupon and click through the “Shop Now” link to get the 9% Cash Ebate rebate.  Doing this will take you to the Groupon site. Do note that the 9% back Groupon Ebate is valid today only.
  3. Shop Groupon’s site and select up to 3 restaurant, spa, entertainment, or other deals to save another 25% OFF. On each deal’s page, select the “Buy” button to put the deal in your shopping cart.
  4. When you are ready to finalize your Groupon purchase, at checkout, click the “Use a promotion or gift code” box and enter promo code CANDY25 to get another 25% OFF. You only have until February 5, 2016 to use the promo code. Also, there are a limited number of Groupon deals available, so if you find something that interests you, we would not recommend  waiting too long to make your purchase as many sell out quickly.

 

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Are you signed up for EbatesIf not, then you really should be! If you do any online shopping, you’ll want to be sure to sign up and use their free service before you place your next purchase — you can save as much as 40% more at almost any online store including favorite places like Macy’s, Kohl’s, World Market, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works — even Target & Walmart (and that’s on top of whatever deal you find at the online store)!

By clicking through the Ebates site to your favorite online stores (over 1,800 stores participate), you can save a bundle! It doesn’t cost anything to sign-up for Ebates and  it’s a no-brainer way that we personally use to save on online purchases we would be making anyway.


Our family signed up for Ebates a couple of years ago, and we have already received more than $200 back — the rebate savings can add up fast!

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Here is a sample of some popular online spots offering cash rebates/Ebates on your TOTAL purchase:

  • Amazon – Up to 7% Cash Back 
  • Ann Taylor &  Loft – 2% cash back
  • BackCountry.com – 4% cash back
  • Best  Buy – Up to 2% cash back
  • Carter’s – 2.5% cash back
  • eBay – Up to 5% cash back
  • Eddie Bauer – 3% cash back
  • Entertainment.com – 17.5% cash back
  • GAP – 4% cash back
  • JC Penney – 6% cash back
  • Kohl’s – 6% cash back
  • Lands End – 2% cash back
  • Lancome – 8% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 2% cash back
  • Macy’s – 6% cash back
  • Magazines.com – 26% cash back
  • Neiman Marcus & Last Call Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Nike – 4% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 3% cash back
  • Old Navy – 4% cash back
  • Saks Fifth Avenue / OFF 5th Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Sears – 3% cash back
  • Sephora – 8% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% cash back
  • Ugg Boots, Shoes, & Accessories – 4.5% cash back
  • Walgreens – 4% cash back
  • Walmart  – 1% cash back

Secret sauce savings tip:  These cash back percentages change regularly, so be to check back to see the latest Ebates offers!


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Sign up for free here. Each participating store offers a different cash back percentage — just look at the percentage next to the store name on the Ebates.com site to see how much savings you will earn.  You’ll also find additional savings coupons and deals for many of the stores too!

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Don’t Miss The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale — Starts Thursday, February 4

Just a little reminder that the Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale opens its doors to the public this Thursday (Feb. 4-6)! We popped over for a preview and found SO MANY great finds. As promised, we are sharing some of our favorite bargains — even lots of insider tips you’ll want to know before you go!

Here’s the inside scoop on the sale:

Sharon Young Crochet Sweater

This direct from the designer sale only opens its doors to the public four times a year, and the sale runs this Thursday to Saturday, February 4 to 6. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail (prices starting at $20), and you’ll find a variety of styles and sizes to fit just about anyone.

Here are a few insider tips to find the best deals when you go:

Sharon Young February 2016 sale  Red Sharon Young Poncho

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~

Insider Tip #1: For the best selection, go to the sale as soon as you can. Some styles/sizes are limited in quantity and sell out fast —  the earlier you can go, the better.

Insider Tip #2:  There will be a surprise “Buy One Get One FREE” deal you’ll want to ask about (note that this is offered on Thursday and Friday only).

Sharon Young February 2016 sale

Insider Tip #3: The sale offers wonderful statement pieces and  wonderful wardrobe basics too. Be sure and look for reversible and convertible styles to stretch your wardrobe (like the fantastic blue and black poncho above that can be worn 3 different ways, providing several looks from this one piece – LOVE!).

We found lots of fabulous finds including the reversible black and white brocade poncho below AND a reversible pair of tailored knit pants (Yes ~ reversible pants!) from Sharon Young — solid black on one side and reverses to heather gray on the other — savvy travel-worthy and so comfortable too!

White & Black Sharon Young Poncho

Insider Tip #4:  There are sizes to fit and flatter just about everyone — you’ll find Petite size 2 to Women’s Plus sizes and everything in between. A special note on sizes — if you know anyone looking for fashion-forward Women’s plus sizes, be sure and bring them with you to this February sale! We saw TWO, very long rows dedicated to wonderful plus-size fashions (that’s a few thousand 0X-3X pieces from which to choose)!

Feb 2016 Sharon Young Warehouse Sale

Insider Tip #5:  Almost everything throughout the sale is grouped by collection, making it easy to find coordinating pieces  and mix-and-match a complete outfit.

Feb 2016 Sharon Young Warehouse Sale long black poncho  Feb 2016 Sharon Young Warehouse Sale Blue Black Jacket

Insider Tip #6:  Be sure and look for the big section of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and tights (you’ll find them pretty close to the center area of the sale).  Slim-sation pants have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our “go to” favorites as they are no-fuss machine washable, comfortable, and have a fantastic fit.

Pssst…Slim-sation is the same line of pants carried by a high-end travel clothing/online catalog store for almost TWICE as much as you’ll find them at this sale. We can’t reveal the name of the store, but doing a little Google search might tell you (wink-wink).

   Slim-Sation

Insider Tip #7: Look for the section of Tru Luxe jeans, crops, and casual tops –– these high-end jeans are very deeply discounted to at least 60% off retail ($40 at this sale vs. the usual $100 price tag at retail stores)! We appreciate that the Tru Luxe jeans section is organized by size, making it simple to find the right pair and fit among the many style choices.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale jeans 2

Insider Tip #8: There are over 19,000 pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail, so wear comfortable shopping shoes! You’ll find tops, skirts, pants, and jackets from boutique quality and high-end department store designers. Look for favorite designer brands like Sharon Young, Tru Luxe, Ali Miles, and Multiples ~ prices start at $20 and nothing is over $60.

Feb 2016 Sharon Young quilted vest  Sharon Young Faux Fur Layers

I hope you have a little taste of the sale and are able to make the jog over to  Dallas to grab some great bargains, too!

Here’s the information you’ll need for the  Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale, in a nutshell:

Details, details
When: February 4-6, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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Save the Date — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum, February 18

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages — Art in the Dark, Thursday, February 18.  Everyone is invited to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, exhibit tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a popcorn tin!
Light up the night with a film-themed votive!

Art Search 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Hollywood Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite movie character and have the chance to win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
For safety purposes, no masks or weapons please.

Hollywood Hits with the David Brehm Trio 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Listen to Hollywood film hits played by the David Brehm Trio. Writer, producer, and guitarist David L. Brehm has developed a unique guitar style over the years. David will often loop his own rhythm guitar playing so he can improvise during the solo sections of certain songs. With a repertoire that includes original tunes, as well as an extensive jazz, pop, and Latin catalog, David Brehm delivers an unforgettable musical experience.

PicFlips Photo Booth 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make your own mini-moving picture with PicFlips Flipbooks—grab your friends, strike a few red-carpet-worthy poses, and leave with a flipbook starring you!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Popcorn Bar 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make a stop at the popcorn bar to create the perfect movie-watching mix.

Pop-up Library 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books connected to the special exhibition.

Short Films 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Country Cousin (1936)
The Dot and the Line (1965)
Paperman (2012)

Social Media Art Search 6 p.m.
Check Instagram and Twitter starting at 6 p.m. #ACMartsearch

Spotlight Tours 6:30–8 p.m.
Swing by the special exhibition galleries and chat with a docent about American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Wacky Wardrobe Challenge 7 p.m.
Get your creative juices flowing during this exciting costuming activity. Just bring a friend and your imagination!

Special Exhibition Tour 8 p.m.
Engage with assistant curator Maggie Adler during this tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889­–1975) The Kentuckian, 1954

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

– See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, February 18 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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Here’s a hot TurboTax Deluxe deal ~ available on Amazon for $29.99 for just a few days (pssst — don’t wait on this one, as the price is expected to increase next week).

Amazon has a great offer on TurboTax ~ $29.99 for TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File 2014 for PC or Mac (retails for $49.99). If you plan to use this do-it-yourself tax software this year, you might not want to wait, as we’ve heard the price will go up next week (historically, we’ve seen Amazon’s TurboTax price continue to rise as Tax day approaches, and we expect this year to be no different).

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Get A FREE Croissant At La Madeleine This Saturday!

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Saturday is National Croissant Day! In honor of this worthy-to-celebrate occasion, join La Madeleine Saturday, January 30th to receive a FREE butter croissant.

:: Learn more here or find a La Madeleine location near you, here, s’il vous plaît. 

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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — Opens to the Public Next Week!

It’s almost here — Our readers’ favorite fashion and warehouse clothing sale, The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale starts  next week and runs for 3 days (doors open Thursday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 6 only)!

Red Poncho Sharon Young Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only opens the doors to the public four times a year and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, February 4-6. This sale is in a large, new venue (behind Sharon Young’s design headquarters in Dallas), and everything will be marked down at least 50% OFF retail!

You’ll find sizes and designs to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between, plus a variety of styles from casual to night-on-the-town elegant!

You don’t want to miss this fantastic sale, including a special Buy One Get One Free offer on Thursday & Friday (Feb 4 & 5)!

We will be heading over for a preview of the sale this week to get you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the wonderful finds (get your shopping list ready!). In the mean time, be sure to carve out time to pop over to next week’s sale.

Sharon Young February 2016 sale  Sharon Young February 2016 sale
Sharon Young February 2016 sale  Sharon Young February 2016 sale

Details, details
When: February 4-6, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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