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In the Met – Fun Events to Lead the Metroplex Into Summer

04/07/2015

Sunny days call us outside to celebrat art, music, food, architecture and all kinds of al fresco fun. There’s nothing quite like spring in Texas. Enjoy!

Dallas Art Fair

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In just seven years, the Dallas Art Fair has become the go-to place for the area’s thriving community of artists, collectors, gallerists and art investors. Enjoy private tours, artist talks, gala parties and endless opportunities to learn about art. April 9-12. dallasartfair.com

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival 

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The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival features incredible art, music, food and culture spanning 25 blocks – from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center – and showcasing 215 hand-selected artists from across the country. April 9-12. mainstreetartsfestival.org

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour 

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The 13th annual PCHPS Home Tour is themed A Century of Classics, highlighting the history and elegance of Dallas architecture. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event. April 11. pchps.org

Turtle Creek Association Annual Tour of Homes

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The 14th annual Turtle Creek Home Tour grants access to six fabulous and distinguished Dallas homes, including high-rises and a residence home. April 12. turtlecreekassociation.org

2015 Academy of Country Music Awards 

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The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is coming to Dallas. In addition to the awards show, the Lifting Lives benefit gala will raise funds for several Texas-based charities and will feature star-studded performances. April 17-19. acmawards50.com

Downtown Frisco StrEATS Festival

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This gourmet food truck and music festival returns to Downtown Frisco for its 4th consecutive year. Stroll the streets as you taste the creations of 17 vendors and enjoy live music. April 18.    friscomainstreetmerchants.com

A Grand Gershwin Finale

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Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude their 2014-2015 season with a celebration of popular American composer George Gershwin at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. April 18. planosymphony.org

Dallas Chamber Music Society Presents the Modigliani Quartet    

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Dallas Chamber Music Society presents the Modigliani Quartet performing Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dohnányi at Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University. April 20. dallaschambermusic.org

Plano Civic Chorus Gala

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Soar to new musical heights as you dance the night away with Grammy Award-winning Brave Combo at the Flights of Fancy Galas. The event, which will be held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, supports the Plano Civic Chorus. April 18. planocivicchorus.org

2015 Arts Park 

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The 6th annual ARTsPARK Community Art Fair features dozens of organizations and artists from across North Texas. The free art festival will be held at Northpark Center. April 18. northparkcenter.com

Southlake Art in the Square

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Visit the Southwest’s largest, volunteer run juried fine arts festival featuring great music, food, a Kids Korner, The Zone and plenty of fine art, photography, mixed media, sculpture and more—sponsored by the Southlake Women’s Club in support of local charities. This year’s headliner is country music singer Jo Dee Messina.  Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event. April 24-26. artinthesquare.com

Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica Home Tour

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See historic and updated homes in two great neighborhoods in one fun event. Enjoy a candlelight tour, iconic architecture, local art, music and more. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event. April 24-26. hsmna.org

Earth Day Texas

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This free, family-friendly event at Fair Park explores the exciting ways Texans can lower their cost of living, improve their health and help save the environment. April 24-26. earthdaytx.org

Dallas Heritage Village Presents: History with a Twist 

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History with a Twist presents a celebration of the American cocktail. The night includes creations from noted Dallas mixologist Brian McCullough of The Standard Pour, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by the Singapore Slingers. April 25. dallasheritagevillage.org

Dallas Arboretum Artscape

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The Dallas Arboretum’s 2015 Artscape presented by Lambert’s showcases the beauty of Mother Nature alongside a fine art show and sale. Artists skilled in painting, jewelry, sculpture and more will have something for everyone. April 25-26. dallasarboretum.org

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

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The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a diverse celebration of the arts featuring seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, food and games in the beautiful outdoor setting of Quakertown Park.   April 24-26. dentonjazzfest.com

Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour 

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The perfect Mother’s Day outing, the Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour offers an incredible walk through several historic homes, as well as a street festival of artists, musicians and food vendors. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event. May 9-10. sahd.org

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– Molly Price

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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