Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, March 24-30
Pinball, a play about immortals, and a doggone good celebration are your best bets this week.
With Spring Break now a thing of the past, it's now time to buckle down and get through the final few months of school. But that doesn't mean that you still can't have some fun. As always, the below events have been pre-approved and sanitized for your protection.
Pinball machines may not be able to truly compete with video games in a digital world, but the nostalgia of pinball will be on full display at the 2011 Texas Pinball Festival, taking place Friday through Sunday at the DFW Lakes Hilton Hotel in Grapevine. At least 175 pinball machines will be available for play for free (after the admission price), and adult and children's tournaments will take place all weekend. You can even go home with your own pinball machine via an outdoor swap meet or a Sunday raffle drawing.
Dallas Children's Theater always offers up a nice variety of plays for the whole family, and their latest, Tuck Everlasting, opens at the Rosewood Center on Friday (playing through April 10). Based on the 1975 book that has been turned into a film twice, it tells the tale of a girl who meets an immortal family, and the struggles they go through to keep their secret. Who wouldn't want to be immortal? Watch this play and find out.
Finally, if every dog has their day, is the same true for dog parks? It is for one, as the White Rock Lake Dog Park will celebrate their 10th anniversary with the Raise the Woof Party on Saturday. Dogs (and their owners) can participate in hourly howls while listening to music from Grand Theft Audio and competing in various contests. Sounds like a doggone good time!
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments section below.