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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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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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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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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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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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EDS Plano Balloon Festival, Part I

September 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last weekend, I caught the tail-end of the EDS Plano Balloon Festival. This is one of cool events that keeps the city of Plano on the map, and it’s one of the highlights of the local social year. I’ve only gone once before — it was back in the 1990s, and though I was alone, […]

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Addison Oktoberfest

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

On September 19, I attended an unusual event: the Addison Oktoberfest, a classic beer festival that’s supposed to be the biggest outside of Munich. While I didn’t think it was all that huge, it was big enough, and we had a good time. Aside from a couple of tastings, though, we didn’t have any beer; […]

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Grapefest 2008, Grapevine: Part II

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

In Part I of this entry, I treated you to my first impressions of Grapevine’s Grapefest, a festival that was new to me, despite having lived in DFW for more than 15 years. Truth is, I don’t get over to Grapevine much, except to go to the Mall — and I’ve only been there a […]

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Grapefest 2008, Grapevine: Part I

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

On September 14, I attended one of the better festivals I’ve been to this year: the City of Grapevine’s annual Grapefest. That’s not just my opinion, incidentally; other reviewers agree! In addition to this great festival (which was surprisingly family oriented, despite the wine orientation), Grapevine already has a lot of things going for it, […]

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46th Annual Nation Championship Indian Pow Wow, Grand Prairie, Part III

September 13th, 2008 · No Comments

All righty then! Let’s wrap this three-parter up with the dancing that makes a Pow Wow like this so enjoyable. I have to admit that I’m not very well versed on the dances themselves, or on the songs that go with them, so most of this entry is going to be devoted to the photos. […]

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