Category Archives: Entertainment

Main Street Closed Tonight for Parade

For anyone visiting The REC this afternoon, Main Street will be closing at 5:30pm for the GHS Homecoming Parade happening tonight from 6pm – 7pm. Detours will be indicated. For more information, contact us at 817.410.3450.

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GrapeYard Cancelled Oct 26-27

44251971_10156808705007328_7161501698542796800_oThe GrapeYard is officially cancelled for next weekend, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Due to Grapevine Lake’s water elevations and the pending weather forecast predicting additional rain, the venue for The GrapeYard would not be useable for this event. Some areas of the fields and trails are currently under water and/or over saturated and would not be able to accommodate our vendors and attractions. ALL tickets that have been purchased will be refunded within the next 2-3 weeks. If you have not received your refund by November 17, please notify us at tickets@grapevinetexas.gov or give us a call at 817.410.3450 and we will make sure you receive your refund. We would like to thank you for your support year-round for our special events.

Keep an eye out for more details on our Christmas Capitol of Texas® kick-off event, Carol of Lights on Monday, November 19 at Grapevine City Hall (activities begin at 3:00 pm, showtime is at 7:00 pm).  For more information on Carol of Lights, visit GoGrapevine.com/CarolofLights.

Tickets on sale for Perot Museum’s 2019 Speaker Series

Join us as we welcome some of National Geographic’s most prominent and engaging explorers in this season’s National Geographic speaker series. Each lecture will include a Q&A and take place in our intimate theater.

SERIES SPEAKERS:

BERTIE GREGORY — A WILD LIFE: Wed, Jan 16 at 7pm

06_NationalGeographic_2366030_CR_Steve_WinterPhotographer and filmmaker Bertie Gregory specializes in intimate shots of animals in their natural environment, whether that’s a frigid Vancouver beach or the streets of London.

 

DR. KENNY BROAD — EXTREME CAVE DIVING: EXPLORING THE BAHAMAS’ BLUE HOLES: Wed, Mar 20 at 7pm

KennyBroadAscendsShaftDan'sCaveAbacoIsland.CR_WesSkilesKenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011, is also an accomplished cave explorer. He pursues this extreme and dangerous occupation not for sport but to gain valuable insights into the freshwater world beneath our feet. 

 

ZOLTAN TAKACS — DEADLIEST LIFESAVERS: Wed, May 1 at 7pm

Zoltan_TAKACS_camel_CR_Zoltan_TakacsEarth’s deadliest animal venoms are a source of a number of lifesaving medicines used to treat everything from heart attacks to diabetes, yet there are millions of venom toxins in nature that remain unexplored. Biomedical scientist and inventor Zoltan Takacs collects snake, scorpion, jellyfish, and other venoms from around the world.

Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now!

Series Tickets:

  • Members: $105
  • Non-members: $120 


Individual Tickets: 

  • Members: $35
  • Non-members: $40

Reserve tickets HERE

Perot Museum Social Science: Maker October 19

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Let’s get TECHnical as we explore engineering, creating, and hacking at this maker-themed evening! Meet local makers, check out wearable technology, design and fly airplanes, and see firsthand how self-driving cars are tested. Engage with local scientists about new technologies and dive into the technology-based extension of the DIY movement, all with a custom cocktail or craft beer in hand.

WHEN: October 19, 2018 from 7pm – 11pm

WHERE: Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas

INFO & TICKETS: 214.428.5555 or click HERE

MUST BE 21 OR OVER TO ATTEND

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4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7

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Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

Friday-Sunday:
  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square
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This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home

 
Read more from Community Impact about:
  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine

Perot Fall Discovery Camps for kids Pre-K to 4th Grade registering now

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Let your child spend Thanksgiving break at the Perot Museum learning the science behind all things stinky and slimy!

DATES: November 19 – 21, 2018

LOCATION: The Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas 75201

PRE-K:

Ooey Gooey Chemistry

This camp will be loaded with tons of hands-on messy experiments! You will make bouncy balls, play with slime, and make some exciting discoveries of ooey, gooey, slimy, and icky science fun!

K-4TH GRADE:

Gross Science

Why are feet smelly? What is the purpose of mucus? In this camp, you’ll have a fun-filled week of learning about our gross bodily functions. Find out all there is to know about burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, and germs and how our brain, cells, heart, organs and blood contribute to the grossness.

For questions call 214.428.5555 ext. 8 or reserve@perotmuseum.org. For more information or to register, click HERE.

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Editor’s Corner: Jurassic Gardens – Fun and Educational

By Stacey Doud

My family and I were looking for something to do close to home, so we decided to check out Grapevine Parks & Rec’s Jurassic Gardens.

For $8 per person, we were admitted into the back of the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. We weren’t completely sure what to expect, but it didn’t disappoint.

The dinosaurs featured once roamed the area we were standing on, and were not the typical dinos seen in exhibits. They are hydraulic and robotic, so they move (even their eyes) and make sounds.

In addition to the dinosaurs, there were several activities, like digging for bones, beanbag tosses and displays of real fossils. The displays were enhanced by the beauty of the plants and trees in the Gardens.

There is a store if your little one wants a souvenir, and many knowledgeable park attendants were there to answer questions.

If you have an hour or two to kill, make sure to check this exhibit out before it goes away on October 7.

For more information and tickets, visit https://gograpevine.com/event/jurassicgardens/.

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Nash Farm Fall Roundup Oct 20

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For more information, click HERE.

Nash Farm 2019 Workshop tickets on sale now

43000376_10156321287665033_8374811804836036608_nIt’s October and we are thinking Fall at Nash Farm. Today the 2019 Workshop Tickets are on sale! Go to our Facebook Page to read more info or buy tickets. They make great Christmas gifts!

  • January – Hog Butchering
  • February – Victorian Candy
  • March – Wood Stove Cooking
  • May – Cheese Making
  • June – 1920s “One Hour Dress” 


…….and we might add a couple more.

For more information about Nash Farm, click HERE.

Sunset Concert Series at The REC

41688173_10156724687497328_1826595246767603712_oBring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a relaxing fall evening of various music styles at The REC of Grapevine. This FREE outdoor concert series will be held the first three Saturday evenings in October from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Food trucks will be onsite to purchase from or you may bring your own food (no glass is allowed). Dogs are welcome to join but must be on a leash.

This year’s bands will include country soul artist, Erick Willis on October 6, Memory Trip, a classic rock cover band on October 13, and Mad Men Swing Band on October 20. Due to the remodel of the Bessie Mitchell House happening at The Grapevine Botanical Gardens, this year we have moved the series to The REC of Grapevine’s outdoor courtyard.

Lineup:
• October 6 – Erick Willis www.erickwillis.com
• October 13 – Memory Trip www.memorytripband.com
• October 20 – Mad Men Swing Band www.madmenswingband.com

For more information, visit https://gograpevine.com/event/sunset-concert-series/.