Grand Times Events


The internationally acclaimed Imago Theatre, renowned for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy and illusions, presents ZooZoo, family entertainment at its best! Critics proclaim the production “laugh-out loud” funny with a zoo full of fantastic creatures. Penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos with insomnia, anteaters as waiters, a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that will leave your family inspired.

WHERE: Irving Arts Center – Carpenter Hall

                3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving,

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 17, 7pm – ONLY

COST:    $18 Adults, $9 Children, 12 & under

PHONE:  972.252.2787 – Box Office


The Addams Family

A New Musical Comedy

Your favorite weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a nice young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Bring your grandkids to meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY and pay homage to the original cartoons and the classic television show.

WHERE: Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Hall

3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving

WHEN:   November 6 – November 21

COST:    $24-$31 Adults, $25 Senior’s, 65+, $25 Child to College

PHONE: 972.252.7558


Old Time Music Jam

Join in on the fun and get your toes tappin and your hands clappin at the Old Time Music Jam!  Folks are gathering around to play old time tunes, which is a kind of acoustic, fiddle-infused precursor to bluegrass and good ole country music.

WHERE: Dallas Heritage Village at the Old City Park

1515 S. Harwood St. Dallas

WHEN:  Saturday’s, November 7, 21, December 5 & 12

TIME:     2:00pm and 4:30pm

COST:   Park Admission: $9 Adults, $7, Senior’s, 65+

$5 Children 4-12

COST:   FREE with park admission


Frisco Heritage Museum

Share your love of the railroad with your grandkids at the Frisco Heritage Museum, and be prepared to rethink your idea of big.  You will be able to stand next to Big Boy 4018 one of the largest train engines ever made. You and your grandkids can take a guided tour and walk through a Pullman car, dining car, steam locomotives and more. The museum has exhibits about the town’s railroading history as well as a museum store.

WHERE: Frisco Heritage Museum

6455 Page Street, Frisco

WHEN:   Through Dec 5 – Weather permitting

COST:    Admission for the 45-minute tour is $3–$7.

PHONE: 214.428.0101



Texas Christkindl Market

Travel to Germany but never leave Texas!  Enjoy a traditional outdoor market featuring holiday gifts, and decorations, traditional goods and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.  Introduce your grandkids to authentic German music, cuisine and holiday beverages including cider and hot chocolate.  The Kinder Market has a bounce house, a carousel, a marionette theater, and pony rides, story time, gingerbread cookie and house decorating and more.  The whole family will enjoy the lantern parade with the Christkindl Angel and Santa Haus to pose with Santa.

WHERE:  Near Globe Life Ballpark

1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington

WHEN:    November 27 – December 23

5-9 pm on opening day Sunday, November 29

November 28 – December 23 – Sunday – Friday 12-9pm

Saturday – 10am – 10pm

COST:     FREE Admission

COST:     $25 to participate in the lantern parade

FREE parking – available in Lot J



Eyellusions is a Victorian-themed time-traveling exploration of the wonderful world of illusions.  Learn the neuroscience behind magic and be transported to a time before computers and cell phones, where magic was the most common form of entertainment.  Discover the stories behind history’s biggest hoaxes and interact with the exhibits. Place anamorphic images on a platform to reveal beautiful artwork or step into a time machine and disappear, right in front of a crowd.

WHERE:  Sci-Tech Discovery Center

8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco

WHEN:    Through January 3, 2016

COST:     $8, 3-64 yrs., $6.50 Senior’s and Military, with ID

PHONE:   972.546.3050



Earth is full of fascinating organisms that radiate light, from glowing mushrooms to vampire squid and alien-like deep-sea fish. Bioluminescence— the ability to generate light through a chemical reaction – is one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena. Creatures of light: Natures Bioluminescence will take you and your grandkids on a mesmerizing walk through the world   living light at this captivating exhibit.

The exhibition includes six immersive environments, from recreated North American forests filled with fireflies and glowing jack-o-lantern mushrooms. Your family will also learn about marine habitats and how they are increasingly being threatened by pollution, overfishing and global climate change.

WHERE: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field St. Dallas

WHEN:   Through February 21, 2016

Creatures of light: Natures Bioluminescence – requires a surcharge along with purchase of museum general admission:

COST:   $26 Adults, 18-64, $18 Youth, 2-17, $19 Seniors, 65+,

FREE for children 2 years and under.

Member tickets: $5 Adults, $4 Youth, $ Senior’s

PHONE: 214.428-5555


An Exploration into Making the World Work Better

Think about how science and technology affects our daily life in so many ways. Experience THINK; a unique exhibit that celebrates the wonders of our amazing technological world and explores the endless possibilities of tomorrow. This 6,600 square foot interactive exhibit is designed to showcase how technology and innovation have transformed the world and explores how technology influences the way we live and work. THINK explores how things work and what inspires motivation to make things work better.

WHERE: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth

WHEN:  Through March 1, 2016

10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-5pm Sun

COST     FREE with museum admission

Admission $15 Adults, $13 Senior’s

PHONE: 817.255.9300



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