Things To Do In Dallas

$65 for Kidville Sampler with Classes, Passes, Registration Fee, Party Credit and Haircut at Kidville ($148 Value)

Kidville

Preston Hollow

Kids learn, play, and grow with classes and programs, birthday parties, playspaces, boutique, salon, and other amenities

$237 $65

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at American Airlines Center on January 24 or 25, 2015 (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

American Airlines Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$61.35 $38

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Hyer Preschool Association Happy Hollydays Bazaar Visit for Two or Four on Friday, November 7, or Saturday, November 8

Hyer Preschool Association Annual Happy Hollydays Bazaar

University Park

More than 100 specialty vendors fill a bazaar benefiting Hyer Elementary

$20 $9

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$39 for 30 Days of Unlimited Hot Power Yoga at YogaSport ($150 Value)

YogaSport

Oak Lawn

In a studio heated to 90 degrees, students flow through a series of poses designed to accelerate heart rates and loosen muscles

$150 $39

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Outing for Two or Four to Haunted Hell House (34% Off)

Haunted Hell House

Dallas

30 live performers in terrifying costumes lurk around the corners in the 6,000 sq. ft. haunted dwelling

$50 $33

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Repticon Dallas for Two Adults and Two Children at Knights of Columbus Center on November 22–23 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon Dallas

Knights of Columbus Center

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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One, Two, or Four Admissions and Swag Bags at Sip & Shop: Spring Edition (Up to 46% Off)

Sip & Shop: Spring Edition

Dallas

This fun evening gathers many kinds of fun in one space, with appetizers, drinks, shopping, and giveaways

$64 $35

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$45 for a Three-Hour Painting Class for Two at Pinot's Palette-Dallas - Lakewood ($90 Value)

Pinot's Palette-Dallas - Lakewood

Dallas

Friends enjoy a night out while painting a picture that may feature a peacock, flowers, or Van Gogh’s Starry Night

$90 $45

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Visit for One or Two to the Dallas Sample Sale Preview on November 6 at Dallas Market Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Dallas Market Center

Northwest Dallas

Annual sale features holiday-season discounts on myriad types of merchandise; photos with Santa, prizes, and cash bar

$20 $11

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

$173.90 $99

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Deep Ellum Block Party on April 17–19 (Up to 50% Off)

Deep Ellum Block Party

Deep Ellum Block Party

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Hip-hop legends Public Enemy headline a three-day festival of music, film, comedy, and performance art

$50 $25

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Museum of Biblical Art Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Museum of Biblical Art

Lane Park

Museum uses biblically influenced works to examine art history across cultures; Thomas Kinkade exhibit features 18 of his original paintings

$24 $12

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Scuba Certification Class with Optional Checkout-Dive Gear Rental at Dive West (Up to 38% Off)

Dive West

Northeast Dallas - White Rock

Earn an SSI open-water certification card during scuba classes held in a heated indoor pool and a local scuba park

$299.99 $199

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Historic Segway Tour in Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas from Segway Nation (Up to 46% Off

Segway Nation

Segway Nation

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

$69 $37

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$129 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner and a Scenic Flight for 2 at Delta Charlie’s ($275 Value)

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

$275 $129

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Texas Concealed-Handgun License Course for One, Two, or Four at Elite Handgun Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Elite Handgun Academy

North Dallas

Course covers subjects including gun safety and storage, the use of force, dispute resolution, and state laws

$140 $52

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$65 for One Month of Pilates Mat and V-Barre Classes at Classic Pilates ($130 Value)

Classic Pilates

Oak Lawn

Instructors teach functional exercises and movements during classes to lengthen and strengthen muscles and burn calories

$130 $65

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Fitness Classes at Camp DaveFiT (Up to 69% Off)

Camp DaveFiT

Multiple Locations

Exercisers of all fitness levels sweat their way through ever-changing workouts that engages the core and build strength and flexibility

$135 $59

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5 or 10 Group or Private Competitive Soccer-Skills Lessons at Goal Rush Soccer (Up to 69% Off)

Goal Rush Soccer

Multiple Locations

In group or private lessons, burgeoning soccer stars practice making decisions, work on their balance and agility, and learn how to win

$125 $41

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On a single day in the middle of World War II, actions in three isolated incidents represent an ethical lesson taught to this day at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. On that day—April 19, 1943—three Belgian men attacked a train destined for Auschwitz, freeing its passengers; the occupants of the Warsaw Ghetto united in revolt; and at the Bermuda Conference, officials from the British and American governments declined to take action against ongoing atrocities in Europe. The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s main exhibit locates a crucial distinction in presenting these three events: the difference between "bystanders" and what the museum calls "Upstanders." The exhibit was created in the hopes that every visitor would become an "Upstander," moved not only to remember a horrific past but also to take action when faced with modern threats to human rights.

A self-guided audio tour relates the heroism of those who stood up on that date in 1943 as museum guests explore artifacts, photographs, and a full-size boxcar. Special exhibits that often focus on photography supplement the permanent installation, and testimonies from volunteer survivors and liberators provide a firsthand perspective on the historical tragedy and its lessons. Along with exposing more than 30,000 students and 22,000 walk-in visitors to its messages annually, the museum advocates engagement with the world through educational programs designed for everyone from educators to law-enforcement officials.

211 N Record Street
Dallas,
TX
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There was a time when looking down the barrel of Clyde Barrow's gun wouldn't have seemed too appealing. But now people visit the second floor galleries of the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture just to get a glimpse of the infamous weapon, which shares space with more than 1,000 other artifacts, including the first traffic light in Dallas County and handcuffs worn by Lee Harvey Oswald. Taken together, these artifacts trace Dallas County's past from prehistory to the present day, a timeline visitors also explore via the museum's 41 touchscreen computers, four mini theatres screening specially commissioned films, and hands-on activities on topics such as architecture and pioneer life. More hands-on activities await in the education center, where youngsters learn about their local heritage thanks to exhibits on Dallas County children.

Housed in the Old Red Courthouse, a restored Romanesque building from 1892, the museum is practically a large-scale exhibit unto itself. Its many architectural flourishes include a four-story grand staircase, a restored clock tower, and two original stained-glass windows from the courthouse's original collection of more than 100. Tours of all four floors grant visitors access to areas not otherwise open to the general public, including the courtroom and the judge's tightly guarded gavel shed. The historic building makes a fitting setting for the special exhibits that grace the first floor gallery several times a year.

100 S Houston St
Dallas,
TX
US

When owner Jen Chitwood entered her first yoga class in 2002, she was amazed by the mental, physical, and emotional exertion she experienced in just a single hour. The positive benefits of yoga, including stress relief and a positive attitude adjustment, spilled into the rest of her life and relationships almost immediately, leading her to eventually realize that yoga was her life’s passion.This realization led her to study and, in time, come to own her own studio. Now, she leads a team of experienced instructors who dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level, leading them through Vinyasa-style yoga and guiding them with individualized adjustments. They also hold prenatal yoga classes, private lessons, workshops with national teachers, and teacher trainings for those wanting to dive deeper on the yogic path. Additionally, the studio’s knowledgeable nutritionist works with individuals or groups to help them exercise good decision making and portion control when they’re lounging at home, working at the office, or vacationing at their timeshares in Candy Land.

Uptown Yoga is dedicated to creating a positive change in the world at large. Jen Chitwood cofounded One Love Dallas, a local branch of the charity Off the Mat, Into the World, which inspires conscious, sustainable activism and grassroots social change within communities around the world.

2636 Thomas Ave.
Dallas,
TX
US

As people filter into Fair Park for the 26th annual Taste of Dallas, they might feel a bit torn. Aromas from the samples of dozens of area restaurants, such as Afghan Grill and Riscky's Barbeque, beckon curious palates, while the sounds of local and regional musicians draw ears toward the Taste Music stage. At the Artist & Crafter's Exclusive, bystanders watch and even speak suggestions as artisans create for-sale pieces in real time, and the petting zoo in Kid's Taste Town invites families to cuddle various animals or underappreciated teddy bears. Guests can further epicurean interests at the Culinary Marketplace, where tables glint with shiny new cookware and jars of sauces and jellies. After shopping, visitors can glean ideas for their new supplies with cooking demos from 10 area chefs, who hail from renowned eateries such as Screen Door and Lazaranda. Additionally, nearly one-third of the 150,000-square-foot venue will be devoted to the Taste Tavern, where patrons can purchase tastings of more than 100 craft beers and 50+ varietals of wine, or digest demos on cooking with beer and home-brewing seminars.

3600 Grand Avenue
Dallas,
TX
US

TELOS Fitness Center merges the business brilliance of general manager Brent Darden?a member of the health-club industry for more than 30 years?with the corrective-therapy expertise of fitness director Everett Aaberg?founder of the Ortho-Kinetics system. The center's regal interior casts a Greco-Roman vibe over advanced gym equipment, class studios, and spa chambers overseen by licensed massage therapists. Professionalism remains at the heart of the center's hiring philosophy, with all personal trainers required to collect at least two nationally recognized certifications and five active wasp nests before they are hired. As a sign of success, the staff's innovative training methods have garnered awards from such media outlets as the Dallas Business Journal.

More than 10 Pilates modalities fit inside a roster of group fitness courses, all of which culminate in a mandatory game of Marco Polo in one of the private jacuzzi tubs. Additional amenities include a childcare area with a Nintendo Wii, an affixed caf? with a full-time chef, and an onsite hair salon.

13701 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas,
TX
US

When Dancing With the Stars' contestants Emmitt Smith, Mark Cuban, Michael Irvin, and Jake Pavelka needed a place to sharpen their rug-cutting capabilities, Cheryl Burke told them to look no further than Studio 22. Studio 22's talented instructors even performed on Dancing With the Stars in October of 2012. Founded by internationally ranked Latin dancing couple Sergey Korshunov and Michelle Hafle, the studio lassos a stable of instructors handpicked from the highest levels of professional competition. Their group classes and private lessons give beginners and seasoned dancers alike the opportunity to polish their performance in styles as diverse as Argentine tango, salsa, ballroom, swing, and country and western.

The 6,200-square-foot studio accommodates classes of every size with its rich wooden floors, wall-length mirrors, and plush leather seating with which to rest feet between exercises and build forts whenever the instructor leaves the room. Studio 22 also hosts weekly dance parties that give students a chance to take new partners for a twirl in convivial, BYOB soirées.

14902 Preston Rd
Dallas,
TX
US