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Philippine Republic Day Celebration, Grand Prairie

May 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I’ve mentioned before that you can usually find something cooking at Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie, generally in the venerable Green Expo — and this past weekend was no exception.  On June 21, the day of the wonderful Summer Equinox, the local Filipino-American population celebrated their equivalent of Independence Day:  Philippine Republic Day, which by […]

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Tags: Culture · Events · Live Music

2009 and 2010 Events in the DFW Metroplex

January 4th, 2010 · 32 Comments

If anything, the 2009 / 2010 social year for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex looks to be even busier than the 2008 season. As I did for 2008, I’ll track the events for 2009 and 2010 month by month, and continue to add new events as I find out about them. I’ll attend and write about […]

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Tags: Art · Attractions · Culture · Events · Food · Live Music · Shopping · Sports Teams

Halloween in the DFW Metroplex

September 7th, 2009 · 23 Comments

As All Hallow’s Eve approaches (that’s Halloween to you and me), the entire metroplex is gearing up for a scarefest. Of course, the big grocery and department stores have been ready since, oh, July.  The local towns and cities haven’t taken it to that extreme yet,  quite, but they’re usually in gear by mid to […]

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Tags: Attractions · Events · Holidays

Sunnyfest 2008, Sunnyvale

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In 2009 the Sunnyfest will officially start on the evening of July 2nd, at 6pm.  Rain date is 10 July. Sunnyvale is a quiet town located southeast of Garland, maybe two miles beyond the point where Broadway crosses the east-west stretch of IH 30 and turns back into Belt Line Road* for a while. It’s […]

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Tags: Events · Farm · Live Music · Parks

Wildflower Arts and Music Festival, Richardson

April 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Bah. Humbug. I’m going to warn you before I start that this entry contains crankiness. I’m going to try not to let it affect my review of the Festival itself too badly, but I have to tell you, it’s hard not to, considering how I was treated by the people running it. And I’m good […]

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Tags: Art · Events · Live Music

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

March 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing the incredible Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which is located on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake. Now that spring’s mostly here, I figured it was a great time to finally visit. I was right. They’re right in the middle of their Dallas Blooms festival, which lasts […]

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Tags: Attractions · Events

2010 Events in the Dallas Fortworth Metroplex

February 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Still need to complete the 2010 calendar, for now please refer to the 2009 calendar. If you have a 2010 event being planned now then let me know so it can get included in the event calendar for next year.

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Tags: Events

Chuy’s and the Green Chile Festival, Dallas

October 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Recently, one of you lovely readers used the Skribit feature in the upper right corner of this page to suggest that I review the Green Chile Festival in Dallas. Now, unlike other similarly-named events elsewhere, this isn’t your standard festival, with expensive beer and six-dollar turkey legs; it’s just a special event put on by […]

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Tags: Events · Food

Wild Wild West Fest, Keller

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I recently visited Keller, which is located in Tarrant County between Dallas and Fort Worth, for their yearly Wild Wild West Fest. Why? Because some kind reader used that Skribit app over there on the right to ask me to! Can’t turn down a kind request like that. Well, I didn’t know quite what to […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Events · Festivals · Food · Parks · Shopping

EDS Plano Balloon Festival, Part II

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my last entry, I regaled you all with tales of the delicious Plano Balloon Festival, the 29th iteration of which I attended on Sunday, September 21.  In addition to all the typical festival stuff — you know, free swag, expensive food and drink, pushy newspaper venders, and purveyors or every type of chintz you […]

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