Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, November 3-9
Sharks, music in Carrollton, and Shrek are your best bets this week.
As you ease your children off their Halloween sugar highs, we're here to help you plan out the coming week with as little fuss as possible. While nothing we list here may be able to compete with dressing up in costumes and getting free candy, you can at least be guaranteed that these events will distract your kids from the fact that Christmas is still almost two months away.
The Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas is taking the plunge with their new exhibition, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, starting Thursday. Visitors can learn everything they ever wanted to know about sharks, and maybe some things they didn't, throughout the exhibit. If you can't make it out this week, don't sweat it -- Planet Shark will stay on until September 16, 2012, so you have plenty of time to meet the beasts of the deep.
The second annual Festival at the Switchyard will take place on Saturday in Downtown Carrollton. The festival is trimmed down from two days to one day this year, but to make up for it, the organizers are making it free and bringing in such singers/bands as Bob Schneider, Third Eye Blind, and locals like The Orbans, Telegraph Canyon, and The Killdares. There will be all the usual festival goings-on, so safe to say that you won't be lacking for entertainment.
Finally, everyone's favorite ogre is back in town as Bass Performance Hall hosts a short, eight-performance run of Shrek the Musical, starting next Tuesday and running through Sunday, November 13. This version will include a new opening from the one that played in Dallas last year, but you'll still have many of the original songs, including the show-ender, "I'm a Believer."
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments section below.