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Chipotle's Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth will host a one-day festival on Saturday, October 18 in nearby Irving, Texas at Lake Carolyn. The event will include cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, a Kids’ Zone with games and other activities that emphasize fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients. Celebrity chefs lined up for the event include Matt McCallister (FT33 in Dallas); Omar Flores (Casa Rubia in Dallas); Kent Rathbun (Abacus in Dallas and Jasper’s in Plano, Houston and Austin); Paul Qui (Qui and East Side King in Austin); Sean Brock (Husk in Charleston and Nashville, and McCrady’s in Charleston) and Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner in New York). The musical line-up includes Amos Lee, O.A.R., MS MR, Sylvan Esso, and DJ Christopher Golub. Admission is free. http://chipotlecultivate.com/cities/dallas-ft-worth/#music
Thursday, October 23
Friday, October 24
The Dallas Opera’s thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. Opening Night festivities begin with a magnificent red carpet entrance and a sumptuous FIRST NIGHT Pre-Performance Dinner (beginning at 6:00 p.m.) co-chaired by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger. A high-spirited After Party, co-chaired by Jenifer Strauss and Robert Weatherly, begins just as the opera ends. Tickets for First Night dinner, performance and after party are $750. You can attend only the after party soiree for $125. www.dallasopera.org/support/special-events/first-night.
http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/23543011512931242. A portion of the proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum and Foodways Texas.
Thursday, October 30
These Events Run Throughout the Month of October
Tom Thumb offers $1 off general garden admission tickets during Autumn at the Arboretum. Discounted tickets are available for purchase at area Tom Thumb locations. Take advantage of Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) on Wednesdays. Half Price Daytime Parking: $5 parking available for purchase in advance online. The Dallas Arboretum is located at on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. Check http://www.dallasarboretum.org/ for daily schedules.
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Slaughterhouse is over 16,000 square feet of pure terror. In its 10th year of fear, this is the longest running haunted house in Downtown Dallas. BEWARE: This haunted attraction is very graphic and not intended or recommended for children under 10 years old. Tickets start at $24. Located at 2615 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226. http://www.weslaughter.com
Dark Hour is unlike any other haunted house in the Metroplex. With over 30,000 sq. ft. of terror to experience, guests are treated to a top-notch performance. Dark Hour uses state-of-the-art technology and lighting equivalent to the equipment used at concerts and theatrical productions. The highly detailed sets and professional actors combine to create the ultimate high quality haunt experience for all who enter. Tickets start at $26. Located at 701 Taylor Drive, Plano, TX 75074. http://darkhourhauntedhouse.com
The Boneyard is a combination of high-tech effects, movie-quality sets and old-fashioned scare tactics. Tickets start at $28. Located at 2921 E. Division St., Arlington. 817-451-2663. theboneyard.org.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus is made up of 29 trailers arranged in a maze of more than 100 scenes filled with clowns, deranged medical personnel, a light show and more. Tickets start at $30. Located t 8225 Esters Blvd., Irving. stranglingbros.com.
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Hangman's House of Horrors - The main haunt is 30 minutes long, plus there are McDagenville, the Labyrinth and 3-D Wonderland. Tickets start at $25. Located at 2300 West Freeway, Fort Worth. 817-336-4264. hangmans.com.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas gets a macabre makeover with haunted houses, spooky shows and renamed rides (Conquistador Orc Chefs and the Titan Witch, for example). Tickets start at $20. Additional fees are required for some attractions. Located at 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington. 817-265-3356. http://frightfest.sixflags.com
Zombie Manor is a Hollywood-style set bringing the zombie apocalypse to Arlington. Tickets start at $17. Located at 7501 U.S. Highway 287, Arlington. 817-478-7430. zombiemanor.com.
Screams - The Halloween theme park houses Castle of Darkness, 3-D Pirates of Peril Point, the Arcane Asylum, Unkel Koy’s Klown Maze, Ghoulish Graveyard and Trail of Terror: Blizzard of Beasts. Tickets start at $27. Located at 2511 FM66, Waxahachie. 972-938-3247. screamspark.com.
Thrillvania Thrill Park is known as "The Terror of Terrell" and includes Verdun Manor, Cassandra’s Labyrinth of Terror, Thorn Hall, Granny Lupus’ Seance Theatre, VooDoo Bayou and Sam Hain’s Trail of Torment. Tickets start at $29.95. Located at 2330 County Road 138, Terrell. thrillvania.com.
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