Though many anthropological museums focus on peoples who are long gone, the International Museum of Cultures displays more than 10 storied exhibits on contemporary indigenous populations from around the world, including Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here, visitors glean insight into the respective cultures and the challenges they face. As guests peruse the displays, they can explore Lakota Sioux artifacts such as dream catchers and arrowheads, learn about the hunter-gatherer Agta from the Philippines, and listen to Drumbeats of the World, an interactive exhibit that pulsates with percussive heartbeats from Ecuador, Pakistan, and Korea.
For more than three decades, the Hudson family has fostered a fun, safe environment for exercise at Red Bird Skateland. The glossy roller rink welcomes the public during open skate hours, and hosts birthday parties as well. Bashes can be held during public skate hours, or birthday kids can opt for private celebrations, which lets partygoers skate unimpeded by strangers after feasting on cake.
Trend Next hosts fashion shows in Dallas, spotlighting up-and-coming trends and designers for a cause. After almost a decade of living with kidney disease, Trend Next founder Shamequia Cason underwent a kidney transplant. Today, she organizes these types of events and uses the proceeds to raise awareness for transplants and organ donation.
Creative Expressions Art Studio helps people flex their creativity with group painting classes for adults and children held in a spacious studio. In each class, budding artists work to recreate a famous or themed painting with the help of a talented instructor. Adults aged 21 or older can also bring along their favorite alcoholic beverage to sip while painting. The studio often hosts themed nights for ladies and couples.