Not to be all, “I can’t believe it’s already November,” but for real, y’all. Thank goodness for cooler temperatures and cozy holiday vibes. We need them!
**Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the recent tornadoes. Let’s continue to look for ways to support those in need, especially during this season of giving. We’re all in this together.
All Month :: There’s a new exhibit at the Perot that sounds so interesting – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind is about our ancient ancestors, with fossils of 2 newly-discovered species leaving South Africa for the first and likely only time. It runs through March, so I’ll be sure to mention it again. Different admission bundles available, member discounts apply.
All Month :: Another exhibit that sounds really good (yet intense) is the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s inaugural special exhibition Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. Explore the photographs and artifacts that survivors of the Holocaust, civil wars, and other genocides chose to bring with them on their journeys to America. Reserve a date and time to visit at the link. Runs through the end of January. Tickets from $12.
All Month, Tuesdays :: Little Playtimes at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine means you plus a child aged 5 or under gets in for $15. Additional children $5 each. Book online and reserve your time slot. Not available November 26.
All Month, Saturdays :: Showtime Saturdays at the Galleria are kid-friendly shows with comedy, magic, songs, and silliness. After the November 2 show there will be special balloon animal and face painting artists from 12-2pm. Showtime Saturdays are from 11:30am-12pm. Free!
November 2 :: Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas hosts PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse this morning. Explore historical figures in the new PBS series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-$5, with all ticket sales benefiting your local PBS station. More details at the link. 10am.
November 3 :: Bring the kiddos to an after hours party at the Perot for Beech-Nut’s Million Meals at the Movies featuring Superpower Dogs IMAX and story time with our very own Carly Brasseux as emcee. Any size donation is appreciated (and tax deductible) and will help Beech-Nut reach its goal of helping to provide up to 1 million meals this Thanksgiving season. 7-8:45pm. Seating is limited so reserve your FREE spots at the link today!
November 9 :: Holiday at the Arboretum begins today and runs through the end of December. It includes the 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, a Christmas Village of charming shops and façades in the style of European Christmas Markets, choirs, tons of lights in the garden, and more. See the link for details, start dates and prices vary by attraction.
November 2 :: Perhaps the largest VegFest in Texas will help get your kids to eat their veggies? The Texas Veggie Fair at the Dallas Farmers Market has the usual festival stuff – food, music, vendors, raffles, a kids area… but with a focus on plant-based living. If you are vegan, these are your people! If you aren’t, come see how they do it! 11am-6pm. Free!
November 1-3 :: Time again for the annual Romanian Food Festival in Colleyville. Come experience Romanian folk dancing and live music, gymnastics shows, a kids corner, plus Romanian food and culture. Curious about the food? Check out the menu and this information page before you go. Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission $5.
November 2 :: Head to the Cotton Bowl for Diwali Mela, the annual Hindu festival of lights celebration. The party includes laser shows, non-stop entertainment by local and Bollywood entertainers, a kids corner, fireworks, and over 100 South Asian food & merchandise vendors. 4pm-12am. Tickets $10 ($12 at gate). Kids under 10 are free.
November 3 :: Daylight savings ends at 2am. Don’t forget to fall back an hour.
November 5 :: First Tuesday at the DMA has Fun With Food theme this month. Art activities, sensory play, story time with the Dallas Public Library, and more. See link for the day’s schedule. 11am-2pm. Free!
November 9 :: Do some holiday shopping at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash at Gilley’s Dallas. Over 70 artists offering unique handmade wares. Explore the event page for details on vendors, giveaways, and contests. On-site bar, food trucks, Make and Take craft stations, and more. Kids and strollers welcome. 10:30am-5pm. Admission is free!
November 10 :: Klyde Warren Park hosts Art as a Second Language with Creative Arts Center this afternoon. They’ll have Thanksgiving-themed family-friendly art activities led by CAC instructors. 2-4pm. Free!
November 15 :: Irving Arts Center presents Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater featuring a unique blend of physical comedy and the juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich as well as the extraordinary talents of his entourage of rescue pets, acrobats, mimes and contortionists. 7:30pm. Tickets from $16.50.
November 16 :: The Korean Society of Dallas hosts the 2019 Annual Korean Festival of Dallas in the Carrollton Asian Town Plaza today. This event highlights Korean culture, including art, food, and entertainment (both cultural and K-Pop performances). Lots of specifics at the link. 10:30am-9:30pm. Free!
November 18, 26, 27 :: Take your kiddo on a date to the American Girl 2019 Holiday Tea at the Galleria. Enjoy treats and drinks for both kids and adults, plus a build-your-own hot chocolate station. They’ll also have winter crafts and activities for the kids. For ages 8 and up. RSVP at the link. $22 per person.
November 19 :: The DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular at Winspear Opera House features beloved holiday classics combined with Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown rhythms, and the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band. 7pm. Tickets from $29.
November 22-24 :: Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music comes to The Theatre at Grand Prairie. This all-ages show features all the best Nick Jr. characters under one roof. Lots of showtimes to choose from. Tickets from $19.
November 23 – December 29 :: DCT presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas Show, which also includes Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; 10 Little Rubber Ducks; and Dream Snow. Colorful puppets and adorable animals in a production for all ages (with no intermission). Tickets from $15.
November 24 :: Pete the Cat is the latest entry in the Eisemann Center Family Theatre Series. Pete and his friend Jimmy set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. 2:30pm. Tickets from $12.
November 28 :: The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot at City Hall has a 5K walk/run, 8 mile race, and a new Jr. Trot 1K. Did you know they’ve been doing this Turkey Trot for over fifty years?! 9am. Entry fees vary, see link for deets.