DART Your Ride This Weekend, Aug 3-5

Posted on Aug 2, 2018 by donncoburn

There’s a little DARTable something for everybody this weekend.

Of course, if you want to get your weekend started sooner, hop on the Blue Line and ride to Downtown Rowlett Station and check out the Farmers Market at the Village of Rowlett. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 p.m. and features Texas grown produce and live music.

And check out these other DARTable happenings.

Friday, Aug. 3

For more grown-up entertainment, check out the Broadway hit, Hand to God. Entering its first weekend at WaterTower Theatre, the play concerns a young man's foul-mouthed hand puppet. It just may be possessed by the devil. The venue is a short walk from Addison Transit Center.

Saturday, Aug. 4

The Harlem Renaissance was a great flowering of African American arts and letters in the 1920s. The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection commemorates it at the ArtCentre of Plano. Today would be a great day to see the free exhibition near Downtown Plano Station on the Red Line.

Nothing says summer like fresh produce, and at The Marketplace Garland, you can get plenty of it – plus a lot more. Think baked goods, jellies, and one-of-a-kind wares from local artisans. If you’re interested, you can bring canned or boxed food to donate to Good Samaritans of Garland. The market happens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the heart of Garland's historic downtown square. It’s a short walk from the Blue Line’s Downtown Garland Station.

Do you believe in magic? You will at Carnival of Magic at Event 1013 in Downtown Plano. The atmosphere recreates the thrills of a carnival sideshow, with an indoor midway, tasty food and beverages, live music – and, of course, plenty of magic. Black Flag Theatre Company’s fun production happens right around the corner from Downtown Plano Station.

Sunday, Aug. 5

For a little Sunday fun, head to Las Colinas, where Toyota Music Factory and Alamo Drafthouse are presenting free Pix on the Plaza. Fun and games start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a sundown showing of the classic Toy Story 3. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The screening is at the Music Factory’s outdoor plaza, near Irving Convention Center Station on the Orange Line.

If a classic of the stage is more to your liking, this is your last day to see Annie Get Your Gun, presented by the Company of Rowlett Performers (CORP) at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland. The sharp-shooting star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show gets more than he bargained for when Annie Oakley beats him in a shooting match. Will their competitive natures eclipse their shot at romance? Find out at the Plaza Theatre, a short walk from Downtown Garland Station.

Where are you going on DART? Let us know in the comments.  

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