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MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Announces 2019-20 Season

The season includes five main-stage productions and two special add-ons.



MainStage Irving-Las Colinas announced their 2019-2020 season to be produced at the award-winning Irving Arts Center.

The season will be presented from September 2019 to August 2020, and will include five main-stage productions and two special season add-ons.

Six of the seven productions will return the theatre to Irving Arts Center’s Dupree Theatre, however, MainStage will be kicking off the first main-stage musical, A Chorus Line, in Irving Arts Center’s 711 seat performance space, Carpenter Hall.

Kicking off this sensational season is an original musical collaboration and season add-on by thinkIndia Foundation and MainStage, The Royal Dilemma.

Headlining the main stage season in November includes Broadway’s singular sensation A Chorus Line directed by original Broadway cast member, Michael Serrecchia.

The holidays will be a merry time for all as MainStage brings back a holiday favorite, Have Yourself A Broadway Little Christmas, an encore presentation of last December’s musical, with lots of new surprises.

Next up will be Kate Hamill’s effervescent and bold adaptation of Pride & Prejudice followed by a fictional dramatization of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, Inherit The Wind.

MainStage will produce Disaster! The Musical, which promises to deliver endless laughs and a soundtrack of songs everyone knows and loves.

The 2019-2020 season closes out with How The Other Half Loves; an adulterous farce The New York Times calls “a theatrical adroitness as clever as tennis at its best.”

MainStage performances run nightly Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Season tickets (which range from $85-$110) will go on sale on June 11th. Single tickets will be available at a later date. For ticket information, call the Irving Arts Center Box Office at 972-252-2787 or online.

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Chinese New Year Dinner

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. Come celebrate at The Chinese Neighbor.



Photo courtesy of The Chinese Neighbor

The Chinese Neighbor will host an 8-course feast of special dishes by Chef Bob Tam on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the Prosper, TX location.

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. The Year of the rat celebrates wealth, surplus and the beginning of a new day.

The menu has been set, but may change due to availability of ingredients & Chef Bob Tam’s whimsey.

First Course – Malted Shrimp Chips, Chinese Onion Dip
Second Course – Century Deviled Eggs
Third Course – Smoked Salmon “Everything” Eggroll
Fourth Course – Mustard Green Egg Drop Soup
Fifth Course – Grilled Cheese Dumpling, H.K. Borscht
Sixth Course – Golden Boy Pizza’s Clams Clams & Garlic, Lo Bak Go (Daikon Crepe)
Seventh Course – Mala (Sichaun Peppercorn), Carbonara Lo Mien
Eight Course – Truffle & Crispy Egg Custard Fried Rice

Visit the Eventbrite page for more details and to purchase tickets.

This information was provided as a press release.

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Al Biernat’s North & Samuel Lynne Galleries Hosts Exclusive VIP Closing Reception for Fine Art Photographer David Yarrow

Yarrow returned to Dallas for the weekend to preview his latest exhibition.



Photo courtesy of Tamytha Cameron

Al Biernat’s North and Samuel Lynne Galleries hosted a private VIP reception for fine art photographer David Yarrow Sunday, November 17.

Yarrow returned to Dallas for the weekend to preview his latest exhibition.

Guests enjoyed a brief presentation by Yarrow and viewed selected work from the exhibition.

In closing, all were invited to purchase Yarrow’s second book, a comprehensive collection of his photographic travels through the Americas, Africa, Antarctica, the Arctic, Asia, and Europe.

The book, featuring a foreword written by global NFL star Tom Brady and an afterword written by American cultural icon Cindy Crawford, is available at Samuel Lynne Galleries.

In addition, Yarrow’s exhibit will be open at Samuel Lynne Galleries until February 1, 2020.

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Cool Thursdays Concert Subscriptions for 2020 On Sale

Prepare to enjoy great tunes and an amazing view.



Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum’s premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” season subscriptions, sponsored by Wells Fargo, are on sale now.

As Dallas’ only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, concert subscriptions have a history of selling out quickly.

In addition to the coolest view of White Rock Lake, attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food from some of DFW’s favorite food trucks. The gardens are also open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the stunning floral displays.

The 2020 lineup will feature nine new exciting tribute bands.

New bands for spring include “Hotter Than July”, A Stevie Wonder Tribute Band, “JT”, The Incredible Tribute to Justin Timberlake and “Kids In America”, Totally 80s Tribute Band.

New bands for fall include “The Troubadour Experience”, A Tribute to George Strait, “Hot August Night”, A Tribute to Neil Diamond and “The British Are Coming”, World’s Greatest British Rock Tribute Group.

Subscription packages are the smartest deal for tickets, offering savings of up to 66 percent, and make for unique and long-lasting Christmas gifts.

All packages purchased by December 3 will be delivered in time for the holidays.

Complete series subscriptions – 22 concerts – are on sale for $333. Spring series only – 13 concerts – are $210, and fall series only – 9 concerts – are $165.

See the full band lineup with dates and purchase concert subscriptions here.

The concert series continues every Thursday this spring and early summer and again in the fall. Gates open at 6 p.m., spring concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and fall concerts begin at 7 p.m.

For group tickets of 15 or more, call 214-515-6520.

On-site parking is complimentary for all concerts and we encourage our guests to take advantage of the close covered parking available at the parking garage.

Hotel Accommodations for Cool Thursdays Concert Series are sponsored by: The Westin Dallas Downtown.

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