[The half dozen]

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Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. Dallas Blooms – The Dallas Arboretum annually puts on the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms, through mid April! The “America the Beautiful” theme this year involves thousands of blossoms and buds on display to ring in the season of spring. Early Bird tickets are available on the Dallas Arboretum website through Feb. 19 for $2 off regular admission. https://www.dallasarboretum.org/event/dallas-blooms-early-bird/
  2. Las Colinas Symphony – Irving Arts Center will be hosting the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schumann and Prokofiev on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 and can be purchased for online or in-person attendance. https://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/madeline-adkins-and-juan-carlos-lomonaco-presented-by-las-colinas-symphony-orchestra/
  3. Richardson Farmers Market – Support the community and local farmers and buy fresh local produce, meat, bread, cheese, sweets, honey, jam and more! Visitors can sample delicious foods and treats while getting to know local artisans. Every Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is free. https://www.eventvesta.com/events/2772
  4. Six Flags Festival – The Fire & Ice Winter Festival will be open weekends in February, featuring ice carving, sledding, music, dancing, light shows and a “fiery finale” on Saturday nights with fireworks. Purchase one-day admission for $19.61 at https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/fire-ice-winter-festival
  5. Art Show – Laura Rathe Fine Art presents RESILIENCE, a group exhibition featuring new works from several gallery artists. The opening days will be by appointment on Friday., Feb. 19 and Saturday., Feb. 20. This show will be open to the public through March 27. https://www.facebook.com/events/827505784461087/
  6. Collaborative Art – AURORA at Oak Cliff Cultural Center will be showing three collaborative works called “Remote Pyramids,” with local resettled refugee teenagers telling a story together through art. Enjoy this show through March 6. https://dallasaurora.com/Remote-Pyramids

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