The half dozen

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  1. Head to Grand Prairie for the sixth annual “A Taste of Nigeria.” The festival is on Oct. 5 from 12 to 7p.m., and Oct. 6 from 1 to 7 p.m. with traditional food, dance, music, shopping and more. Free admission!
  2. Stop on by the art village to watch Tom Spleth’s demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday. The opening reception is from 5:30 to 8 p.m, with a ceramics demonstration on Oct. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.. Finally, stop by the art village on Oct. 4 for a half-hour guided tour of his work as part of Open Studio Night. This event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with tours on the hour and half-hour.   
  3. Gear up your Dallas spirit for an FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City soccer game! Held at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, the game starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets start as low as $11. 
  4. Get off campus for a few hours and visit the Southlake Oktoberfest for a variety of German food and drinks. This festival hosts an annual wiener dog race as well as shopping and music. There is free admission and parking with a shuttle. The event runs from Oct. 4 to 6 at the Southlake Town Square.
  5. Don’t miss out on the Dallas Museum of Art’s “Dior: From Paris to the World” exhibit, which was extended until Oct. 27. This special showcase gives the visitor a look at high fashion over most of the past century and includes the work of several French designers.  Student prices Tuesday through Thursday are $16 and Friday through Sunday are $21.
  6. The Nasher Sculpture Center in the heart of downtown Dallas offers free admission every first Saturday of the month and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission for students on other days is $5.

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