Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get Out & About for the week of September 16, 2012

My whole social life revolves around food. If you don’t like to eat, we will not be friends, so I am VERY excited about the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show coming to the Dallas Convention Center this next weekend. This event is headlined by Food Network stars Paula Deen and Bobby Flay.

There will be tasting and entertainment workshops taught by industry experts that will expose guests to unique specialty foods and entertaining ideas.  Local and international specialty foods and food-related products will be for sale throughout the weekend from over 150 vendors.

General Admission tickets are $24.50. Additional tickets are required for special events, such as a VIP meet-and-greet with Paula Deen or Bobby Flay and entry to special lectures by the headliners (ticket prices range from $65 - $400).

For a full listing of events and tickets, visit

Every time I go to Las Vegas I try to attend a Cirque du Soleil show. They describe themselves as a "dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment" I describe it as the best darn show you will ever see!  Cirque du Soleil is returning to Dallas with a new big top touring show KOOZA.

The critically-acclaimed production opens Wednesday, September 19th for a limited engagement under the white Big Top at Lot E beneath Reunion Tower at 500 Memorial Drive. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.  Tickets for KOOZA in Dallas are available as of Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. online at

KHKS/106.1 KISS FM host Kellie Rasberry with daughter, Emma at the 2011 ESTEEM show

I am thrilled to be participating in a fashion show this Saturday benefiting The Elisa Project. The 3d annual ESTEEM fashion show is a celebration of positive body image and self-esteem. Local celebrities will join girls and women, boys and men, of all ages and sizes, to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and self-acceptance. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy.

The show will be held this Saturday, September 22 at SAKS Fifth Avenue at Galleria Dallas on the 2nd Floor. Continental Breakfast at 10am followed by the Fashion Show Presentation at 10:45am.  TICKET PRICES :: $75 VIP Front Row Seating $40 Adults $10 Students For more information, visit our website at 

This information originally aired on Perspectives with Ashley Berges.  Join me every Sunday on 570AM/KLIF around 8:30 PM to hear my highlights on all the best events for the upcoming week!  Click here to see MANY MORE options for events, shows, galas, exhibitions and more.