Thursday, April 21, 2011
Green your weekend with Earth Day in Dallas-Fort Worth
So much eco living, so little time!
Falling on a three-day weekend because of Easter, Earth Day in Dallas-Fort Worth is big this year. It would be nice if the weather would cooperate, but the show will go on regardless. Here's a quick glance at the best of the weekend:
For locavores, we recommend the 100-mile dinner at Hannah's Off the Square in Denton on Thursday. As the name suggests, the meal is made from food and wine brought in from 100 miles away or less. Even the table salt is local!
Exercise fanatics might enjoy Earth Day 2011 at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas. There's yoga, cardio tennis, and circuit training. Bring boxes of paper that you need shredded and they'll do it for the price of one non-perishable food item per box.
How does your garden grow? Head to North Haven Gardens on Friday. I've been growing my own vegetables for about four weeks now – which means I don't yet have anything to show for it – but it's been a fun science experiment in the backyard that will hopefully yield healthy results. The folks at North Haven Gardens are the most knowledgeable plant people we know.
If you've got some money to spend, try the Earth Day Dinner at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas. For $115 per person, you'll receive a three-course dinner made with sustainable products and paired with wine.
The mother of all Earth Day festivals in DFW is Earth Day Dallas. It begins Friday at 10 a.m. with a talk by DART president Gary Thomas. Wander through the Arts District and you'll find films at the Dallas Museum of Art, local musicians performing like Kirk Thurmond and The O's, and exercise demonstrations randomly placed throughout. The big day is Saturday, when the Chase Rotunda is packed all day with interesting eco speakers. The fest finishes with a “carrotmob” in One Arts Plaza, which is a fundraiser where five business will donate a portion of their proceeds to green living. The restaurants participating are The Screen Door, Fedora, Tei An, The Commissary, and Jorge's. You can help by eating at one of the restaurants on Saturday night.
If you're not busy at home giving your trees hugs, come on out to one of many Earth Day celebrations in North Texas.
- Joule Hotel expansion brings cocktails, fashion, food to downtown Dallas
- Omni Hotel in Dallas becomes drive-in movie theater for one night
- Photos: Ever seen a bedroom closet with a coffee bar and refrigerator?
- Not-so-polite play Profanity premieres September 10 at Undermain Theatre
- Photos: Oh yes, Dallas has its own Naked Cowboy