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Candytopia Extends Dallas Exhibition

The super trendy pop-art installation will be around a bit longer.

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Candytopia, the candy-coated pop art exhibition at The Hill, has extended the Dallas showing through Labor Day.

Candytopia is a peek inside the sweet and twisted world of famed global candy artist, Jackie Sorkin, and it was created in partnership with her co-founders, events and production design expert Zac Hartog, CEO of ZH Productions, and retail veteran John Goodman.

The local popularity of the true life candy land has been overwhelming. Since opening in April, Candytopia Dallas has seen long lines and sold out crowds.

The exhibition features the most popular attractions from previous showings, like an underwater-themed wonderland filled with candy covered sea creatures and a rainbow-filled room with flying unicorn pigs and confetti explosions.

Unique elements exclusive to the Dallas location include a candy-covered Dallas Cowboys helmet, a Big Tex sculpture and many more sweet surprises throughout.

As guests navigate from room to room, they are treated to candy samples throughout the entire experience including sours and gummies, chocolate treats, nostalgic favorites and more.

Candytopia Dallas is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 8:30pm and Sunday 11:00am to 8:30pm at the The Hill (8021 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 2000).

Additional tickets have been released and be available through September 2, 2019.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and the extension is expected to sell out quickly.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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The Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial Host Event Honoring Veterans and Active Duty to Celebrate Service and Freedom

The Texas Run to the Wall began in 1988 as the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. A year later, former President George H. W. Bush dedicated the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park.

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The Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Fair Park in Dallas, invites you to the 31st annual “Texas Run to the Wall” on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

The 30-minute motorcycle ride will start at noon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX, and end at the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial inside Fair Park. There will be a brief memorial event held at the end of the ride, followed by a celebration at Eight Bells Alehouse.

“The Texas Run to the Wall doesn’t just honor Vietnam veterans, but it honors all veterans and active-duty personnel from each branch of the military. The ride is a celebration of their service and our freedom,” says Gregery Riedi, member of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and a Friend of the Wall.

Interested parties can pre-register for the event online for a discounted rate. Day-of registration starts at 10:00 AM on November 9. Ride packages range between $15 and $45.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of the Texas Vietnam Memorial.

The memorial features five tablets of Texas granite bearing the names of 3,271 Texans killed in action during the war in Vietnam and 156 missing in action, 54 remains recovered and 102 still missing, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on November 11, 2019. The memorial recently underwent significant restoration and is open to the public to visit during the State Fair of Texas, and year-round.

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Announces Theme for Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival

The space will come to life with a well-known character.

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For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O’Brien, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash.

With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Dallas Arboretum‘s favorite fall festival features a ‘Great Pumpkin’ covered in marigolds; topiary characters such as Linus, Sally and Franklin looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries are atop his dog house; Lucy gives garden advice at her advice booth; and Schroeder stands near his giant topiary piano.

“Known for amazing and creative displays, our 50-member horticulture team creates an awesome Pumpkin Village display where more than 250,000 people visit during Autumn at the Arboretum. They experience the garden in its fall glory, walk in the pumpkin houses and enjoy the programming throughout the garden,” said Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum’s board chairman.

Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie behind the iconic brick wall, get lost with Pig Pen in the hay bale maze, and see the Peanuts Gang at their gourd decorated school house for their autumn carnival.

Named one of “The Best Pumpkin Festivals to Visit This Fall,” by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, the festival features breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash.

The festival opens on September 21 and runs through October 31.

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Shake Shack Debuts Shack Sounds

Dinner and a show comes to Shake Shack.

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Shake Shack is launching a new live music series, Shack Sounds.

At the Uptown Shack on Thursday, September 19, 7pm to 9:00pm there will be a special performance by southern blues Dallas-based singer and songwriter, Savannah Low.

While you’re there for Shack Sounds, try the new Cascara Shake – vanilla frozen custard with cascara syrup and chocolate sprinkles – before it’s gone.

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