Author Trista Perot
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Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
The following is a list of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Family
The following is a list of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Family Theatre Series Productions with descriptions.
Each of these productions is accompanied by an event during which kids can engage more with the themes presented in the show. These Eisemann Extras portions of the events begin at 1:30 pm each show date listed.
The Amazing Max – October 8, 2017
Max Darwin – THE AMAZING MAX – combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Pinkalicious The Musical – November 12, 2017
PINKALICIOUS can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only PINKALICIOUS can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Pete the Cat – January 21, 2018
A new musical based on the PETE THE CAT series of books by Kimberly and James Dean has this groovy blue cat on his way to stay with a new family. He’s excited, but Jimmy Biddle is nervous about how their houseguest is going to shake things up. When Jimmy draws a blank in art class on the last day of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship and inspiration!
BAM Percussion – February 25, 2018
BAM PERCUSSION showcases the art of comedy-percussion. From beginning to end, eXplosion electrifies the crowd with its powerful rhythms and its deliriously funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious: through drumbeats and laughs, it overwhelms the audience. Add to this a transcultural humor and a lot of rhythm and you get a truly universal event.
Go, Dog. Go! – April 22, 2018
GO, DOG. GO! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak important life lessons between innings.
For more information visit: www.eisemanncenter.com/FamilyTheatre
October 8 (Sunday) 1:30 pm - April 22 (Sunday) 2:30 pm Central Time
Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park
What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless
What’s it like to live and work in space? How do astronauts sleep in a weightless environment, go to the bathroom in orbit, and what effect does space travel have on their bodies?
Get a glimpse at these cosmic curiosities – and learn about the extraordinary conditions, dangers and rewards of human space travel – when the Perot Museum of Nature and Science presents its latest traveling exhibition, Journey to Space (Oct. 21, 2017-May 6, 2018).
Featuring two walk-through, rotating labs that let visitors “climb aboard” the International Space Station (ISS) Destiny module, Journey to Space is a hands-on adventure for all ages that demonstrates the advancements in spacecraft and spacesuit technology that allow people to exist for longer periods of time in a hostile environment.
This traveling exhibition features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong’s helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired play space for young cadets.
– 10,000 square feet of interactives, whole-body experiences and authentic artifacts
– Games and multimedia components
– Presented in English and Spanish
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
1 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
NOTE: The museum will close early Nov. 10 (1 p.m.) and all day Nov. 11 for the Night at the Museum fundraising gala. The Museum also will close Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 25 (Christmas).
Member-only extended hours! From 9-10 a.m. every Saturday and 10-11 a.m. every Sunday, members can enjoy exclusive access to the Perot Museum.
Museum general admission is $20 for adults (18-64), $13 for youth (2-17) and $14 for seniors (65+). For a limited time, save $2 on general admission by booking online! Museum general admission is free for members. Children under 2 are always free. Journey to Space requires a surcharge of $10 for adults (18-64), $8 for youth (2-17), $9 for seniors (65+), and free for children under 2. Member tickets are $7 for all age levels.
2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For parking information and other details, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO SPACE EXHIBITION
October 21 (Saturday) 10:00 am - May 6 (Sunday) 5:00 pm Central Time
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Victory Park
2201 N. Field Street Dallas, Texas 75201-1704
Snuffer’s in Richardson will be hosting a fundraiser for the Sherrard Family. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the
Snuffer’s in Richardson will be hosting a fundraiser for the Sherrard Family. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Richardson Police Officers’ Association Feb. 21st.
Officer David Sherrard, a 13-year veteran of the Richardson Police Department, was fatally shot in the line of duty on Feb. 7. To honor his memory, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar in Richardson will donate a portion of the sales made on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to the Richardson Police Officers’ Association to benefit the family of David Sherrard.
“You never expect something like this to happen in your own backyard, it’s truly heartbreaking,” said Senior Director of Operations Steve Chambers. “Sherrard was a real hero who had served and protected our community for over ten years. And while we can never adequately repay this brave man for his service, we strongly believe in backing the blue, so we are going to do what we can to raise money for his family whose loved one made the ultimate sacrifice for our city.”
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
WHERE: Snuffer’s Restaurant, 300 W. Campbell Road, Suite 100, Richardson, TX
And as always, active-duty and retired first responders receive a 15% discount when dining at Snuffer’s – all day every day – in recognition of their service. (Valid ID or proof of service required.)
For more information, visit Snuffers.com.
About Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar
The iconic Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar brand has been a Dallas institution since 1978, serving its signature menu of legendary Burgers and famous Cheddar Fries. Snuffer’s is where friends and family gather to catch up, watch a game or enjoy a casual happy hour after work. D Magazine recognized Snuffer’s as the 2016 Reader’s Choice “Best Burger” Winner in its annual Best of Big D awards competition. Open seven days a week, there are currently 13 Snuffer’s restaurants throughout North Texas, with the newest now open in Mesquite.
(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Central Time
300 W. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Divine Consign is DFW's premier pop-up consignment event for gently-used children's and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, and equipment with twice-yearly events in Plano and Grapevine. And boy do they
Divine Consign is DFW’s premier pop-up consignment event for gently-used children’s and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, and equipment with twice-yearly events in Plano and Grapevine. And boy do they have the goods! You’ll find it all — over 89,000 items from over 600 families in 46,500 square feet — at the Plano Event Center!
Consigned items include children’s (newborn-size 20) clothing, maternity clothing, shoes, toys, baby equipment (strollers, pack ‘n’ plays, exersaucers, etc.), children’s furniture, puzzles & games, feeding and diapering items–pretty much everything related to kids!
Take a look at their video and see just how enormous this event is!
Presales: Saturday, February 24th
Volunteers (help at least 4 hours during the sale)
First Time Parent/Grandparents 6:30pm (registration required)
Teacher, Military and First Responders 7:00pm (registration required)
Open to the Public:
Sunday, February 25th 12pm-5pm
Monday, February 26th 10am-3pm
Monday, February 26th 6pm-9pm (1/2 price sale)
Tuesday, February 27th 9am-12pm (75% off sale)
Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Entry and parking are FREE!
25 (Sunday) 12:00 pm - 27 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm Central Time
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