8 Great Family Friendly Things To Do In Dallas This October

Go See a Sandlot Game with Jack White

12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Jack White is one of the owners of Warstic, a Dallas based company manufacturing baseball gear. That makes it seem a little less random when I say, Jack White will be playing in a fairly star-studded sandlot baseball game in Dallas this month.

The Warstic Woodmen will take on the Reverchon Rats! Professional baseball player Ian Kinsler will be joining the Woodmen for this game, as well as all members of the The Raconteurs and a few other folks that happen to be available. Their opponent, the Reverchon Rats, are a rag tag group of players that call the park their home field. It will be an entertaining evening in downtown Dallas, all to benefit the Friends of Reverchon Park.

Price: Free to attend, but they will be taking donations for charity.
When: First pitch is at 5:30pm, Tuesday, October 8th
Where: Reverchon Park Baseball Field - 3600 Henson St, Dallas, TX 75201
Tickets: N/A

Experience Israel From The Comfort Of A Dallas Museum

Last year, a Dallas museum commissioned Israeli born photographer David Salomon to photograph some of the incredable historical sites of Israel. This is a collection of remarkable photos, of a remarkable place, taken by a remarkable man. As ILive said last month:

"the gallery – just a few steps away from an Andy Warhol exhibit – is unlike most photos of Israel I've seen. Salomon's photos include a Mosque, landscapes, and caves so distant from the almost clichéd photos of Israel showing the Dome of the Rock towering over Jerusalem." This exhibit may be the best way to experience Israel without a passport.

Price: Standard Admission is $15, but if you mention the "I Live In Dallas" article, you will get half off that ticket price.
When: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday's 1pm-5pm all month
Tickets: Click Here or pay when you arrive
Where: The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas - 7500 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75225

Autumn At The Arboretum Featuring It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown™

It's the the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O’Brien. Come see the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash.

The festival opened on September 21 and runs through October 31. With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” The Dallas Arboretum’s favorite fall festival features a ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary; Linus, Sally and Franklin topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries sitting atop his dog house.

Price: Between $12 - $15
When: 9am-5pm daily this October
Tickets: Click Here or pay when you arrive
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens - 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Dallas Theater Center Presents 'In the Heights'

Note: If you haven't heard of this musical, you've almost certainly heard of another musical by its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Well, this is the show that won Miranda his first Tony Award.

In The Heights is the tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards® for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Price: Between $20 - $150
When: October 4th - October 20th
Tickets & Show Times: Click Here
Where: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre - 2400 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201

Book Tour With Babish

One part chef, one part filmmaker, and a generous dash of irreverent YouTube personality, Andrew Rea is the creator and star of the hit YouTube show, Binging with Babish, one of the most popular web-based cooking shows of all time. His passion for teaching and experimenting in the kitchen is rivaled only by his love of film and television, both of which he endeavors to share from his New York City kitchen.

Price: Between $45 - $100
When: 8pm October 27, 2019
Tickets: Click Here
Where: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre - 2400 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201

DFW Kid's Directory Fall Fest 2019

The cool and crisp autumn weather is the perfect complement for DFW Kid’s Directory Fall Fest, which will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 10 am – 2 pm located at the Dallas Farmers Market, a family destination.  With a focus on family and fun, Fall Fest will feature everything we love about fall: the beautiful colors, fall decorations, arts and crafts, tons of activities, fall treats, and much more. The event will feature dozens of exhibitors specializing in family related businesses and services. Fall Fest is fun for all ages, free to attend, and open to the public. 

Price: Between: A donation for the Ronald McDonald House
When: 10am - 2pm October 19, 2019
Info: Click Here
Where: Dallas Farmers Market - 920 South Harwood Street Dallas, TX 75201

Marquee Moments

Kick-off rivalry game weekend at Marquee Moments in Klyde Warren Park! Coca Cola, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express present a 90 minute live mini music festival and pre-game rally on October 11th from 4 - 10 PM. Whether you're cheering for the Texas Longhorns or Oklahoma Sooners - there's no better place to be - complete with food trucks, Coca-Cola giveaways, musical performances by surprise artists… and so much more!

Price: Between: Free
When: 4pm - 10pm October 11, 2019
Info: Click Here
Where: Klyde Warren Park - 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

How I Became A Pirate by The Artisan Center Theater

Sail off on a swashbuckling musical adventure when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Based upon the popular children's book.

Book, Music and Lyrics by JANET YATES VOGT AND MARK FRIEDMAN
Based upon the book “How I Became a Pirate” Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon.

When: October 4th & 5th.
Info: Click Here
Where: Klyde Warren Park - 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201

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