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SpringFest & Car Show in Haltom CitySpringFest & Car Show in Haltom City On Saturday, March 28, Haltom City will host its Car Show & SpringFest, a free event with plenty of family-friendly fun. The event will take place at Haltom High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities...

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Spring Gallery Night in Fort WorthSpring Gallery Night in Fort Worth This Saturday, March 28, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association will host Spring Gallery Night, a semi-annual tradition that celebrates the city's various art galleries. From about noon to 9 p.m., you...

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Free Turkey Taco at Del TacoFree Turkey Taco at Del Taco Print a coupon to receive a free Turkey Taco at Del Taco with any purchase. Pair it with a drink and you've got a cheap lunch! The offer is good through April 2. Find your local Del Taco here.

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iMake Festival at Science MuseumiMake Festival at Science Museum This weekend, March 28-29, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will host iMake Maker Fest, a celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Regular Museum admission gets you entry into...

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Ren Faire Preview Day at Ridgmar MallRen Faire Preview Day at Ridgmar Mall On Thursday, March 26, Ridgmar Mall will host a Scarborough Renaissance Festival Preview from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get a sneak peek at the fun ren faire, which kicks off in early April in Waxahachie. It promises...

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Discounted Spring Break Fun in DFW

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, sports

I know many of you are already planning your spring break activities for next week! Here are a few discounts that may help you save a little while you’re having fun:

Things to Do

$5 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill – up to a $10.50 value; catch the latest movies while feasting on burgers, pizza and more; locations in Arlington, Dallas and beyond
$6 for family admission to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum – this is a $10 value. Your entire family can get admission to this museum, which showcases the rich aviation history of North Texas.
$8 for two open jump passes to Pump It Up – this deal is available for the Fort Worth location near Ridgmar Mall. Get two passes to one of their open jump times, or pay a little more to get a punch card for 5 or 10 sessions.
$10 for batting cage fun at Cover All Bases – this deal gets you 40 tokens at this batting cage facility in Arlington; pay $20 for 80 tokens
$10 for ice-skating package – you’ll get admission for two to ICE at the Parks in Arlington plus skate rental; deals available for larger groups.
$12 for mini golf for two at Lunar Mini Golf – this glow in the dark mini golf arena on S. Hulen is fun! You’ll get a game for two plus two glow-in-the-dark necklaces.
$17 for two hours of bowling for 2 at AMF Lanes – valid at their Arlington and Euless locations. Get two hours of bowling plus shoe rental; pay a bit more for groups of 4 or 6.
$17 for a fun park package for two at Mountasia – located in North Richland Hills; get 18 holes of mini golf, a go-kart race, and $5 in arcade tokens. Packages also available for groups of 4 or 6.

Meals & Treats

$7 for $15 at Bennigans – get burgers, sandwiches and more in Fort Worth at a discount for lunch; a $15 for $25 dinner deal is also available
$6 for $10 at Bahama Bucks – get shaved ice, smoothies and more; 2 locations in Fort Worth
$5 for $10 in frozen yogurt at Cool Zone – save half on self serve fro-yo inside Flight Deck Trampoline Park in Fort Worth
$10 for $20 at Buca di Beppo – Family-style Italian fare is half price with this deal; location in Southlake, Frisco, Mesquite or Dallas
$15 for $25 at Palio’s Pizza Cafe - this pizzeria in Grapevine makes their pizzas fresh; not good for lunch specials or delivery

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Free Opera Performance at AT&T Stadium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, March 21, The Dallas Opera will hold a free simulcast show of its opera La Boheme at AT&T Stadium. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not required, but if you’d like to attend, please RSVP here. This is a great way to see the opera without paying big bucks for tickets!

Before the show, there will also be a 1-hour interactive opera workshop for kids to give them a little background on opera and the story of La Boheme. The workshop is geared towards kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade. This is also a free event. Please register for the workshop by March 13.

 

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Bonus Discount on Groupon Food Deals

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food

Today only – Feb. 26 – Groupon is offering an extra 12 percent off its food and drink deals. This discount is only available until 6 p.m. central today. Use the code TASTE12 to redeem – you can use the code up to 3 times, and max discount on each deal is $50. Here’s some of the deals you can get, both locally and online:

$10 for $20 at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill - save half on burgers, fries and sides at this Fort Worth establishment; pay just $8.80 with discount

$10 for $20 in Mexican fare at Sol de Luna – burritos, quesdillas, tacos and more at this restaurant on University drive; just $8.80 with discount

$12 for $20 at The Beacon Cafe on Beach – save on eggs benedict, cinnamon rolls and more in Keller; pay just $10.56 with discount

$19 for $40 in cookie bouquets from Corso’s Cookies – redeem online; get whimsically decorated cookies delivered to your home; just $16.72 with discount

$22 for $40 at Dino’s Steak and Claw House – enjoy steak and seafood in Grapevine; pay just $19.36 with discount

$25 for $50 at Cacharel - get half off gourmet fare at this elegant restaurant in Arlington; pay just $22 with discount

$30 for $50 in German cuisine from Edelweiss – enjoy schnitzel and more at Fort Worth’s iconic German restaurant; pay just $26.40 with discount

$39 for 6 bottles of wine from Wine Insiders – redeem online; have 6 bottles of red, white or a mixed case delivered straight to your doorstep; just $34.32 with discount

$129 for a dinner and scenic flight from Delta Charlie’s – enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner and a flight over Dallas; pay just $113.52 with discount

 

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$5 for $25 Restaurant Certificates

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food


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Here’s another way to save some cash on your next meal out: Now through tomorrow (Feb. 11), you can visit Restaurant.com and pay just $5 for dining certificates worth $25. Enter the code DINE at checkout to get this discount. Their $25 certificates are normally $10. Lots of area spots participate in the dining certificate program, including Moe’s Cafe, Mi Charrito Ray, TPR Burger, and Wilson’s Barbecue.

Before you buy your certificates, make sure to pay attention to the fine print – some restaurants only accept them during certain hours, and some require a minimum purchase above and beyond the certificate value. Get started here and grab yours before the sale is over!

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Valentine’s Day Menus in DFW

Category : Arlington, Featured, food, Valentine's Day

Deciding where to take your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a roundup of some of the V-Day special menus, from expensive to economical. For the fancier places, call for a reservation now! Some spots are already completely booked.

III Forks – in Dallas; $155/couple

McAlister’s – if you’re bringing the kids, they eat free at most DFW locations. See this site for participating locations.

Spiral Diner – this vegan restaurant in Fort Worth has a special Valentine’s menu.

Abuelo’ssee special V-Day menu here

Humperdinksspecial Valentine’s menu is available now through the 14th for $39.99/couple

Pollo Tropical – text LOVE to 52198 to receive a “Two Can Dine for $9.99″ deal on Feb. 14 – pick from Tropichop or Quarter-Chicken Platter entrees, plus rice/beans, 2 drinks, side of yucca or sweet plantains, and dessert.

Romano’s Macaroni Grillsee Valentine’s specials here.

Michael’s Cuisine – see special V-Day menu here; $75/person. Reservations recommended.

Waffle House – accepting reservations for a special Valentine’s dinner; see participating locations here.

Spaghetti Warehouse – their Valentine’s menu is just $34.99 for two.

California Pizza Kitchen – get a special “two for $32″ deal with two entrees and a shared appetizer and dessert, from Feb. 11 to 15.

Lili’s Bistro – serving regular menu, plus V-day specials, on Feb. 13 and 14.

Fire Oak Grill (Weatherford) – see the Valentine’s menu for $70/person

Cafe 1187 – see their Facebook page to see the V-day menu for various prices

Bird Cafespecial Valentine’s menu for 65/person on Feb. 13 and 14

Kona Grill – the Valentine’s menu is $100 per couple or $80 without wine.

Ellerbe Fine Foods – The 14th is booked but you can still have their V-Day special on the 13th for $75/person

Coal Vines Pizza & Wine Bar (Southlake) – buy any bottle of wine on the 14th and get two side salads, app, pizza and dessert free

The Melting Pot (Arlington)see special V-day menu here; $140 couple, or $100 if you go on 2/15

Waters Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisinesee V-day menu here for $70 per person

Cacharel (Arlington) – special V-day menu is here for $79/person

Bar Louiefun anti-Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 14th with drink specials

Del Friscosspecial V-day menu here; prices vary

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – (Uptown Dallas and Frisco) – Valentine’s menu can be seen here; prices range from $59.95 per person to $74.95 per person

Bonnell’sValentine’s menu can be found here; $90 per person

Silver Fox SteakhouseTheir Valentine’s menu is $155/couple

Boi Na Braza (Grapevine) – See the Valentine’s menu for $48.95 per person; get an extra $10 off if you come before 5 p.m.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (Las Colinas) – Valentine’s menu is served Feb. 12-15; $74.95 per person

Pappasito’stheir Valentine’s specials are on offer from Feb. 12-15.

The Ranch at Las Colinas – special Valentine’s menu is $69 per person; see their Facebook page for details

Five Sixty - this fun restaurant at the base of Reunion Tower in Dallas features a 6-course Asian-inspired tasting menu Feb. 13-15 at $125 per guest.

Gordon Biersch (Dallas) – see their Valentine’s menu here, served from Feb. 13-15.

Cafe Express-  no specific Valentine’s menu, but print a coupon to get a free dessert with any purchase now through Feb. 16.

Boston’s – get heart-shaped pizzas Feb. 13-15.

Papa Murphy’s – get a heart-shaped pizza and chocolate chip cookie dough for $10 through Feb. 14 with their “Sweetheart of a Deal.”

Sunset Winery – Valentine’s Day reservations are booked but you can still get their special 4-course meal with wine for $70/person on Feb. 15.

P.F. Chang’s – their Hot & Spicy Menu for two is $45 through Feb. 15.

Buca di Beppospecial V-day menu is $48 for two. Valid Feb. 13-15.

Medieval Times Dallas – get their $99 couples package with dinner, show, photo, cheering flags, red rose and champagne with code VDAYEB15. Good through Feb. 16.

Carrabba’s -

Have more Valentine’s Day menus for me? Email them to me! fw ((at)) fortworthonthecheap.com

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Save on V-Day Flowers, Jewelry, Dining & More

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, Featured, food, gifts, shopping, Valentine's Day

 photo cherylsvalentinesday_zpsep5ta9nm.pngDone your Valentine’s shopping yet? Do some planning now so you’re not one of those people at the store on Feb. 13! Here’s a few money-saving offers for Valentine’s gifts:

Flowers:
Proflowers
– pick up this deal and pay just $15 for a $30 flower purchase.
FTD – pay just $20 for $40 in flowers, or $15 for $30.

Sweets and Food:
The Popcorn Factorysend a Popcorn Card for just $5 with free shipping. (these are good for any occasion!)
Shari’s Berries – pay $15 for $30 in gourmet dipped strawberries.
Corso’s Cookies – pay $19 for $40 in cookie bouquets, or $29 for $65 worth of cookie bouquets.
The Event Studio by Kenaly Circles – this is a local deal! Pay $24 for 1 dozen sugar cookies ($40 value) at this Arlington spot.
Cheryl’s – pay just $15 for $30 in cookies.
Cookies in Bloom – another local deal! Pay $15 for $30 in cookies at this Lewisville bakery.
David’s Cookies – pay $25 for $50 in cookies. (Side note: I’ve ordered from David’s before. They are awesome!)

Jewelry:
Necklace – pay $13.99 for an “I Love You to the Moon and Back” necklace from MonogramHub. Free shipping.
Pendant – pay $49.99 for a 1/2 ct diamond pendant in sterling silver. $300 value. Free shipping.
Sapphire ring – pay $199.99 for a 7.3-ct sapphire 3-stone ring in white gold. $389 value.
Monogram jewelry – pay $29 for a personalized name necklace from MonogramHub. Free shipping.
Mystery jewelry gift – pay $9.99 for a 3-piece mystery Swarovski Elements jewelry set. Fun!

Spa Gifts:
Couples’ Massage: Pay $98 for a 1-hour romantic couples’ massage from The Massage Works in Euless.
Zen Massage: Pay $75 for a Mokara Zen Massage from Mokara Spa at the Omni in Fort Worth.
Facial: Pay $35 for a 30-minute “Go & Glow” facial with dermaplaning from Captivating Skin in Fort Worth.
Hair Package: Pay $99 for cut, color and style at Dragonfly Salon in Southlake.

Other Gifts:
1-800-BASKETS: Use this link to get 10 percent off + free shipping on V-Day items.
Walmart: Save money on a wide variety of Valentine’s Day gifts, delivered to your home.

Dining:
Swirl Bakery – pay $10 for $20 at breakfast, lunch or dinner at this Flower Mound spot.
Edelweiss – pay $30 for $50 in German food. (Not valid on Valentine’s Day, but a great deal for the day before or after)
Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse – pay $65 for dinner for two. Not valid on Feb. 15.
Back Forty Smokehouse – pay $12 for $20 in barbecue at this NRH joint.

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Free Admission to ICE at the Parks

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to ICE at the Parks in Arlington tonight, Jan. 23, for their Learn to Skate Winter Party. The party takes place from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Admission and skate rental are free!

The rink is inside the Parks at Arlington Mall, 3815 S. Cooper St.

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Kids Eat Free at Spaghetti Warehouse

Category : Arlington, Featured, food, free

 photo spaghettiwarehousemlk_zpsf2cd2318.pngThis Monday, Jan. 19, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Spaghetti Warehouse – you can print a coupon for a free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult entree. There are nine different kids’ meals to choose from!

Spaghetti Warehouse is at 1255 W. I-20 in Arlington.

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Save on Fun Christmas Break Activities

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

So, the kids are getting out of school soon for the holidays – keep them entertained with these fun activities at deep discounts:

$5 for one admission to “North Pole Texas” holiday show – get a half-price child’s ticket to this fun marionette show at the Christkindl Market in Arlington; shows happen through 12/21; adult tickets can also be purchased for $7

$5.49 for one admission to Studio Movie Grill – head to Arlington and see a movie for less than the $10.50 they normally charge. Best part: You can order drinks and food while you watch! Use by Jan. 18.

$9 for an experience for two at Dublin Bottling Works - visit the birthplace of Dublin Dr Pepper and enjoy a tour of the bottling plant (though DP is no longer produced here), as well as two Frostys; note there are no tours on Mondays

$10 for 2 admissions to ICE at the Parks – go ice-skating in Arlington; includes skate rental. Use within 90 days of purchase.

$12 for a bowling experience for 2 at Cowtown Bowling Palace - in Fort Worth; includes two games per person and shoe rental for both; packages also available for parties of 4 and 6

$17 for an entertainment package for two at Mountasia – includes 18 holes of mini-golf, one go-kart race and $5 in arcade tokens. Packages also available for parties of 4 and 6. Use within 120 days of purchase.

$19 for 5 open-jump sessions at Pump It Up – this is valid at the Ridgmar location; valid during open playtime hours; pay $35 for a card good for 10 sessions

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Holiday-Themed Events in DFW This Weekend

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo christmaslights.jpgHere’s the list of holiday-themed festivals going on around DFW this weekend:

Friday, Dec. 5:
Texas Christkindl Market – noon to 9 p.m., Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Free admission.
Mansfield Hometown Holidays – 5-9 p.m., Mansfield City Hall. Enjoy activities including a snow hill, entertainment, kids’ activities, tree lighting, fireworks and an appearance by Santa.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.
Keller Holly Days – 6 p.m., Keller Town Center; see details here.
Colleyville Christmas Tree Lighting - 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Join the mayor and City Council for the lighting countdown and holiday carols. After the tree is lit, the celebration continues next door at the library for lots of reindeer games, carriage rides, treats and refreshments, and free photos with Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 6:
Birds’ Christmas Tree - 11 a.m., FW Botanic Garden; see details here. Free.
Christmas in the Stockyards – 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., FW Stockyards. Free holiday event includes games and fun with Radio Disney, Cowboy Santa pictures (bring your own camera), holiday face painting, and a Christmas parade at 4 p.m.
Lewisville Holiday Stroll - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Old Town Lewisville. Christmas parade at 2 p.m., breakfast with Santa event at 8 a.m. and more. See details here.
Victorian Christmas- 3-6 p.m., Nash Farm in Grapevine. Visitors will be led by docents through the farmhouse and the farm to experience how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas in Texas during the latter part of the 19th Century. Tours will be led from the pole barn, where visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies, to the front door of the farmhouse, through the parlor, bedroom, dining room and kitchen, then outside by the burning yule log and back to the pole barn. Free.
Texas Christkindl Market – 10 am. to 10 p.m., Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Free admission.
Coppell Holiday Celebration – Lighted holiday parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Begins at Parkway and Samuel, and travels westward to Town Center Blvd., just west of City Hall.  Immediately after the parade, visit Town Center Plaza for a tree lighting ceremony. Stick around the Plaza for the tree lighting ceremony, musical performances, refreshments and, of course, Santa Claus! Free.
Grapevine Twinkle Light Boat Parade – 6-9 p.m., Lake Grapevine. This is one of the most unique Christmas parades you will ever see! You will find water crafts decorated in all of the finest sparkling lights to celebrate the season. This floating festival begins at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina including Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake. Free.
Benbrook Christmas Tree Lighting – 7 p.m., Benbrook YMCA. Tree lighting and fireworks show. Donations of money or non-perishable food items will be accepted at the park entrance. All proceeds benefit the annual Benbrook Firefighter Food Drive. Immediately following the Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks Show, the annual Benbrook Winter Wonderland display lights up Dutch Branch Park with twinkling lighted holiday characters and merriment. Stroll the park and enjoy this free holiday exhibit each evening through New Year’s Day.
Burleson Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Old Town Burleson. Parade of lights departs Kerr Middle School at 6 p.m. and travels to corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison St. Christmas tree lighting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks show set to holiday music. After the tree lighting, Santa will head to his sleigh to listen to Christmas wishes. Free.
Euless Christmas Parade of Lights – 6:30 p.m. Parade begins at Midway Dr/Industrial Blvd, travels east on Midway and ends at Euless Family Life Center. Theme is “A Patriotic Christmas.” Free.
Mansfield Hometown Holidays – various activities, including a 5K at 9 a.m. and Christmas parade at 2:30 p.m.
Weatherford Christmas Parade – 10 a.m. Begins at Ninth Grade Center and travels around the Courthouse in downtown Weatherford. Free.
Weatherford Christmas on the Square – noon to 5 p.m., Weatherford courthouse square. Enjoy this FREE event hosted in beautiful, downtown Weatherford. Santa and holiday characters, ice sculpting, live reindeer, carriage rides and a classic car show! Stroll the historic downtown while visiting the local merchants as well as vendors. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities.
Haltom City Christmas on Broadway – 3-6 p.m., Haltom City rec center/Broadway Park. The free event will feature carriage and train rides, a climbing wall, crafts and games, a petting zoo, bounce houses and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free.
Azle Christmas Celebration – tree lighting at 5 p.m. followed by parade. Refreshments, kids’ activities and appearance by Santa at 404 Main St.
Haslet Christmas Tree Lighting – 6-8 p.m., Haslet Fire Station. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Free.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo - arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Aledo Community Center; nighttime celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the local store front businesses staying open late providing activities and refreshments. Free.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing free event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.

Sunday, Dec. 7:
Holiday Symphony for Kids - 1-2 p.m., Hulen Mall. Southwestern Adventist University Wind Symphony has prepared a Concert with many light traditional holiday numbers, especially those that kids would enjoy such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Calypso Christmas” (tunes from south of the border), “Highlights from How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and so on. Free.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing free event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.

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