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Wednesday December 19, 2018 to Sunday December 23, 2018

Wednesday December 19, 2018 9 Events

Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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Thursday December 20, 2018 10 Events

Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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Drink and Draw Figure Drawing

Date: Event occurs the third Thursday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Greater Denton Arts Council
Address: 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX, 76201
Price: $10
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Drink and Draw Figure Drawing
Every Third Thursday @ PAAC: 6 - 9 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$10 to draw, BYOB

Come join us in the studio for a life drawing study facilitated by local artist, Marko Head. In the first hour, well warm-up with gesture drawing before we move our focus to longer poses in the last two hours. Each week the model will pick their favorite drawing and the winner will receive a prize. BYOB, must show your ID to drink.

Participants must bring their own supplies. All skill levels welcome.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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Friday December 21, 2018 11 Events

Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration

Date: Friday December 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members (Price includes all-day access to the Museum)
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Celebrate the winter solstice with a morning of joyful activity.

From 6-7am, choose from the following:
-An invigorating yoga practice surrounded by dinosaurs in our Life Then and Now Hall led by a certified instructor, Juan Zambrano of We Yogis. Bring your own yoga mat and any props youd like to use.
OR
-A relaxing and engaging sound-centered experience in the Gems and Minerals Hall. This interactive workshop uses singing bowls, the voice, and other instruments as tools for weaving a sonic tapestry.

Then, turn up the energy at a sunrise dance party like no other in our glass-encased Lobby. Enjoy energetic music brought to you by DJ Sober, illuminated performers, a life-size dancing raptor, solstice science, and a sense of vibrant community as you dance to greet the sun!

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Open Studio

Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Greater Denton Arts Council
Address: 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX,
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Open Studio
Every Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Are you lacking inspiration? Do you want to get out of the house or just need more workspace? The Greater Denton Arts Council is here for you! Artists are invited to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM to join our open studio. We provide a comfortable environment with plenty of room and natural light that allows your creative juices to flow freely. Participants must bring their own supplies.

If you would like to attend an open studio, please fill out the form on our website. Open studio is free of charge. Space is limited; first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email education@dentonarts.com

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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Saturday December 22, 2018 9 Events

Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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Sunday December 23, 2018 10 Events

Exhibition - Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Date: Thursday September 13, 2018 through Saturday August 31, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Address: 211 N. Record Street Suite 100
Price: Museum Admission
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is proud to present the Texas debut of a newly-created special exhibition, Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank.

Let Me Be Myself tells the story of Anne Frank in a modern way, addressing current day issues of identity, exclusion, and discrimination. Annes experiences connect deeply with todays youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.

This exhibition will also feature the United States premier of a Virtual Reality (VR) component from Force Field VR and Oculus Studios that allows the visitor to travel back in time to Anne Franks hiding place, the Secret Annex. In a one-of-a-kind experience, visitors will be drawn into the world in which Anne Frank lived -- in the shadows of genocide and war.

Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank is an exhibition visitors will not soon forget.

This exhibition is available in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish thanks to the generous support of Texas Instruments.

Exhibition Sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Texas Instruments, KPMG, and Omni Dallas Hotel

Let Me Be Myself was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.

Images from Photo Collection Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Copyright AFF/AFH-Basel/Amsterdam.

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Holly Jolly Pop-Up

Date: Friday November 30, 2018 through Saturday January 5, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: WAAS Gallery
Address: 2790 Logan Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Price: $25
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visit a two-story gallery where you can tour five holiday themed rooms and take the perfect photo for the season. Kids two and under get in free.

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Multiple Factors by Holly D. Gray

Date: Saturday December 1, 2018 through Sunday January 27, 2019.
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Life in Deep Ellum
Address: 2803 Taylor Street
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for the exhibition titled, Multiple Factors. While creating these works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. I hope that this is one way that the act of repetitive labor can come through in my work. With the specifics of time and volume, the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. 52 weeks refers to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by.

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, Im left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving.

The materials that I use for these works are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash; Im able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most dont see. Theres a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. Light in Nurture references the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, Ive had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork.

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Sunday brunch with santa

Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Pinstripes
Address: 5001 Trailhead Bend Way
Price: $28 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and free for children under 5.
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Hear the sleigh bells jinglin as Santa Clause comes to town and pays a very special visit to Pinstripes Fort Worth. Join jolly old Saint Nick in December for Sunday brunch with a spread of festive, delicious offerings the whole family will enjoy. The little ones will have a chance to tell Santa their wish lists as adults are welcome

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PAUL SOKAL: Before iPhone

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The aroma of cookies baking in the oven is that familiar scent that conjures memories of your childhood. Suddenly you remember your mom (or dad) pulling the cookies out of the oven, and you are standing there, ready to devour that first warm confection.

Paul Sokal has been collecting old relics from his childhood, and not too recent past. These objects are his subject matter for this series, Before iPhone. Like that scent of baking cookies, these objects from a time machine trigger memories of the analog culture many of us grew up with. Sokal states, The pace of life was more patient and communication was spoken face to face, rather than texted across a room, when it was easier to connect across the dining table than across the world.

In a studio setting, Sokal places these archetypal relics against a stark white background. The resulting photograph is presented in a large color print. The 1960s Princess model telephone has a vibrant yellow color that was much a part of Pop culture. Seen in a large size, it is even more vivid and eye-catching.

Recently this series was exhibited at the Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas. This is the first time Paul Sokals photographs have been exhibited at PDNB Gallery. Sokal was born in 1953 and grew up in Williamsville, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Since a 25-year hiatus pursuing his medical career, he has been actively working in photography, receiving recognition through various local and national juried shows.

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DELILAH MONTOYA: The New Warriors

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Saturday December 29, 2018.
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: PDNB Gallery
Address: 154 Glass Street, St. 104, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Free
Category: Arts / Exhibits
A recent exhibition at MOMAs PS1, Body Armor, featured four women artists that conveyed expressions of power and identity, through their garments, or objects worn, to define femininity. This exhibition coincided with the current #MeToo movement, which will be one of many in the future to address this cultural phenomenon.

Delilah Montoya's photographs were represented in this PS1 show. The series featured was her notable New Warriors series, a document of female boxers from the Southwest. PDNB Gallery is exhibiting these photographs this November-December.

It is a rather momentous time in America, not to be ignored. Imagine the slow, but sure progress of women. For example, in sports, Title IX gave women more equality in sports. Womens boxing became a reality in the sports world when the International Womens Boxing Federation (IWBF) formed in 1992.

Montoya sees these women as malcriadas, defined as an ill-mannered servant or bad girl. In her interpretation, the boxers are going against the rules of the female profile. These women dictate what they desire. The young women, who lead many roles, as mother, wife, employee and athlete, find time to pursue their dream to be a professional boxer. Their serious participation involves daily workouts in the gym, taking hits like a man, and building muscles and endurance.

What motivates them to participate in such a male dominated sport? There are a multitude of reasons. Like men, these women are competitive. Like men, they love the one-on-one action sport. Like men, they want to be strong. But unlike men, they have to fight harder to be taken seriously.

Delilahs photographs, although executed between 2003-2005, contribute to our currently challenged perception of womanhood.

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Black Nativity

Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 S. Tyler Street
Price: $12 - $30
Category: Arts / Exhibits
This holiday favorite has captured the hearts of our audience and returns for its 15th anniversary as part of our season. Spoken word, song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one- of-a-kind Christmas pageant that has become one of the family traditions our community revels in. Hughes retelling of the Nativity Story encourages audiences to find joy and asks us all to look inward and find the wonder in life itself.

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The Trains at NorthPark

Date: Saturday November 17, 2018 through Sunday January 6, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: NorthPark Center
Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75225
Price: $4-$7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 20th year at NorthPark Center with more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New Englands fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.

November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
All Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special hours
The exhibit closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and has special hours on:

November 23:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 24:9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 15-26:9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Thanksgiving Eve: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Years Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs

Date: Saturday September 1, 2018 through Monday February 18, 2019.
Time: Times Vary
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Price: 0-12
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. The exhibit features the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, a spitting Dilophosaurus, a Carnotaurus, an Edmontonia, a Crylophosaurus, an Apatosaurus, an Elaphrosaurus, a Rugops, an Edmontosaurus, and a Stegosaurus.
Future paleontologists will enjoy an outdoor fossil dig and an opportunity to play on two stationary baby dinosaurs. Additionally, two life-size, stationary photo-op dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and Pachyrhinosaurus, provide unique opportunities for guests to take photos with their families and friends. Children are also welcome to play on these two photo-op dinosaurs.
The Dinosaurs Live! exhibit nature trail is jogging-stroller friendly, giving families and friends a unique, exciting and educational activity to experience together. Please note that umbrella strollers and other strollers with small wheels are not recommended.
Dinosaurs Live! is sponsored by NBC5. This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members.
About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. At the age of 80, she foresaw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. This vision is all the more relevant today as the DFW Metroplex continues to expand. Today, the Heards mission of bringing nature and people together is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.

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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Date: Monday December 10, 2018 through Sunday December 23, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Zilker Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Price: Free seven nights with a nominal fee remaining nights
Category: Arts / Exhibits
The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B. Austins favorite and longest-running holiday event will run Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austins beloved Zilker Park. Visitors seeking a first look at the Austin Trail of Lights can participate in the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run on Saturday, Dec. 1.

2018 Highlights and New Attractions
Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of Austins largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people per year. Every holiday season, Austins iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with over two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park.
The annual tradition continues to grow, celebrating the quirky, independent character that Austin is recognized for across the country. New attractions and enhanced areas will be found throughout the Trail. Some new highlights include a 13-foot illuminated carriage, 12 seven-foot lighted guitars commemorating Austins musical roots and a 25-foot spiral holiday tree.

Ticketing, Specialty Nights and Programming
This years official Grand Opening of the Austin Trail of Lights will be on Monday, Dec. 10 where general admission will be free to the public. The Trail of Lights will remain open Dec. 11 - 23 with gates open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening. General admission for children under 12 is always free at the Trail. The Trail of Lights Foundation is committed to keeping general admission to the Trail free for the public on seven out of the 14 nights of the event, with a nominal general admission fee on the remaining seven nights. Early entry ZIP Fast Passes, VIP Platinum, parking and shuttle passes are also available for purchase on select nights.
Calendars for ticket availability, special programming and online ticket purchases will be available October 2018 at austintrailoflights.org. Registrations for the Trail of Lights Fun Run, on Dec. 1, will open Aug. 28 on austintrailoflights.org. Other specialty nights include:
- Sunday, Nov. 25: The Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season in Zilker Park. Now in its 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree stands 155 feet tall and is built around one of Austins historic moontowers. Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December.
- Saturday, Dec. 1: The Annual Trail of Lights Fun Run, a 2.1-mile course which takes thousands of fun runners through the sights of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending with a celebration in the center of Zilker Park - the Finish Line Festival and Expo.
- Dec. 2, 3 and 4: The Fifth Annual STARS at the Trail program hosts up to 20 nonprofit organizations for private tours of the Trail, along with additional program expansion. The Trail of Lights will be closed to the public on these nights.
- Saturday, Dec. 8: Night Lights, the Fifth Annual Preview Party, serves as the Trail of Lights Foundations annual fundraising event, with funds going to help keep the Trail of Lights accessible for all in the community. The event will feature headlining entertainment, food tastings from Austin restaurants and specialty activities not available during the general run of the Trail.
- Monday, Dec. 10: Austin Trail of Lights Grand Opening will officially open the Trail of Lights to the public with a countdown ceremony and entry tunnel lighting, presentations by community leaders and a special celebration for Trail of Lights sponsors. Event entry on Grand Opening night is free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11: Heroes Night will feature specialty programming and honor all first responders, including current and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel with special ZIP access for Heroes and their families.


Additional specialty nights will be announced as details are available. For more information on specialty nights at the Trail, please visit austintrailoflights.org.

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