Mari's Moments

January 6, 2012

Friday Freebies: Get artistic!

Explore the world of art or get entertained by a Guinness World record holder this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Explore the world of art or get entertained by a Guinness World record holder this weekend:

Caravaggio's last stand: Even though this is not a free event, one lucky guest could win a lifetime family membership! The Kimbell Art Museum is expecting its 10 millionth visitor to walk through the door Sunday -- the last day of the blockbuster Caravaggio exhibit -- and one person will walk away with a lifetime family membership, an Omni Hotel package, and other gifts and books!
Good to know: To sweeten the deal, the Kimbell will be showing a free film, "The Dutch Masters: Rembrandt," at 2 p.m. Sunday in its auditorium.
Recommended ages: All
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7; and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8    
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
Info: 817-332-8451,
Cost: $14, adults; $12, seniors 60 and older and students with ID; $10, children ages 6-11; free, 5 and younger

Anime in Irving: Fans of the Asian art form anime are invited to Irving's Central Library to enthuse about anime films and literature.
Recommended ages: 14 and older
When: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.
Where: Irving Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving
Info:  972-721-2606,
Cost: FREE!

Keller Public Art Show: The Keller Public Arts Program kicked off its 2012 public arts season this week with the unveiling of the new exhibit "It's All in the Photograph" at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit features the creative works of five area photographers.
Good to know: A special artist reception will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. The reception is free and open to the public at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller.
Recommended ages: All
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through Monday, Jan. 30
Where: Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller
Info:  817-743-4000,
Cost: FREE!

Juggler David Slick: Guinness World record-holding David Slick has entertained laughing and cheering audiences from Shanghai to Scottish Rite! Watch him juggling, unicycling, clowing, stilt walking and creating magic. 
Good to know: On Wednesday, January 11, singer-songwriter Willy Welch will perform for the Pre-K set at 10:30 a.m. at NorthCourt.
Recommended ages: All
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7
Where: Northpark center, NorthCourt between Macy's and Nordstrom, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75225. 
Cost: FREE!

PLAN AHEAD! Kids Vision Fest: The Alcon Foundation, Essilor Vision Foundation and the Kids Vision for Life Coalition present this festival that offers free eye exams and glasses for children ages 5 to 12 who qualify based on need, plus free vision screenings, educational activities, entertainment, games and giveaways.
Good to know: Free eye exams and glasses will be provided only to children ages 5 – 12 who qualify based on the 2011 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Students who bring vision referrals from school nurses will be given priority on a first-come, first-served basis.Parking available in nearby lots
Recommended ages: Ages 5 to 12
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, February 3 (This is a school holiday for Fort Worth school district students)
Where: Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, TX (formerly RadioShack Circle)
Cost: FREE!

Check out my blog every Friday for my recommendations of free things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! To submit your own Friday Freebie, add a comment to this blog or send your submissions at least two weeks before the date of the event to with the subject line: "Friday Freebies."

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