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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/2/1 1:10:00 (289 reads)

Open in new windowThere are many arts, recreation and leisure, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below is a selection.


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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.


Friday Feb. 5 - 14 - LISD High School Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition of high school art work will be on display Feb. 5 through Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles St. Student works of visual art from all five of the district’s high schools will be on display. Adonis Carcamo, owner of Pomegranate Underground art gallery in Lewisville will jury the competition. An opening reception and awards presentation is Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free, and open to the public.


Saturday, Feb.6 and Sunday. Feb.7 - Levisville Premier Gun Show
The Premier Gun Shows at Lewisville with over 400 tables of guns, knives, ammo, and shooting supplies. The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. General admission - $8 CASH only, Weekend Passes - $12 CASH only, Children under 12 - Free, uniformed police officers - Free. Event takes place at the Premier Event Center, Lakeland Plaza, 1165 S. Stemmons Frwy. For more information see: http://tiny.cc/lewisvilleguns



Monday, Feb. 8 - LISD School Board Meeting

Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at http://lisd.net/Page/276


Saturday, Feb. 13 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones St., for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW


Saturday, Feb. 27- Denton County SKYWARN Spotter Training Class
Come out to the Denton Public Safety Training Center, Denton, Texas. 9 a.m. - noon for the basic storm spotter training class and 1 - 4:30 p.m. for the advanced class. For information see http://goo.gl/doaHhi



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Sunday, Feb. 28 - Lewisville Lake Symphony Presents: “ Prokofief's "Peter and the Wolf"
Enjoy an afternoon of ballet and symphony music at Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf presented by the Lewisville Lake Symphony. The show will include performances by the LakeCities Ballet Theatre, narration by Chip Waggoner of Fox 4, an Instrument Petting Zoo, and a workshop to craft your own instrument. The show will be held at Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle Drive, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults (18+), children $5 and a special family rate for $25. To purchase tickets in advance and for more information visit LewisvilleSymphony.org or call 972.874.9087.


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Tuesday, Mar.1 - Flower Mound Preparatory & Philharmonic Orchestras Spring Concert
The Flower Mound Preparatory & Philharmonic Orchestra's will be performing their Spring Concert on Tuesday, March 1 2016 at the Trietsch Ministry Center located at 6101 Morriss Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028. The concert is free of charge and will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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Texas Tunes Series - 2016

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/16 8:37:01 (406 reads)

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Tickets are on sale now for six Lone Star favorite acts coming to the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

Jan. 23: Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns
Feb. 13: Trout Fishing in America & special guests Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
March 12: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore
April 16: Max Stalling
May 14: Michael Martin Murphey
July 2: Marcia Ball

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Individual show tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.
Lewisville residents can get $10 tickets with proof of residence.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/1/15 2:10:00 (441 reads)

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Monday, Jan. 18 - Texas Derby Divas Meet & Greet
Curious about roller derby? Come out to InterSkate located at 1408 TX-121 BUS on Monday, January 18th at 8 p.m. for a special Meet & Greet hosted by Texas Derby Divas and The Rolling Rebellion Junior Derby, North Texas' JRDA Co-Ed Junior Derby League. You will get to watch part of a Texas Derby Divas women's practice PLUS get all of your questions answered!!!


Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Day
Schools will be closed in observance of this holiday.


Monday, Jan. 18 - 2nd Annual MLK Day Vigil Against Violence
6:30 - 8 p.m. on the steps of Lewisville City Hall. Embrace Faith Ministries and the Lewisville Texan Journal invite all interested persons of any faith to join us in front of Lewisville City Hall for a community conversation about reducing violence. We will stand together with candles lit and say a prayer for God’s protection over our city, and an end to violence.


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Friday, Jan. 22 - International Chamber Series presents Marcin Parys
The Lewisville Lake Symphony welcomes Polish born pianist Marcin Parys to the stage for this season's International Chamber Series. Parys is has been playing since the age of 9 and is currently studying for his doctorate at UNT. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.


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Saturday, Jan. 23 - Texas Tunes Concert Series Kickoff featuring: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns will kick off the season on Saturday, January 23. All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents proof of residence are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online.


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Monday, Jan. 25 - DCTA Open House
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is conducting a complete service review of its existing Connect and Connect RSVP bus services in Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville. The agency will host a second round of open house meetings to present recommendations and proposals from the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) in an open forum. The COA and final recommendations has identified bus service changes that would maintain the strongest areas of existing service, strengthen the weaker areas, fill existing service gaps, and prepare a plan to ensure all significant transit markets are better served. Come out to DCTA’s COA meetings to provide your feedback to agency staff on how DCTA can improve its services to enhance the passenger experience. An open house meeting will be held in Lewisville on Monday, January 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewisville Community Room located at 1197 West Main Street (Accessible via Lewisville Connect Route 22).



Wednesday, Jan. 27 - “What is Your Plan?” Parent/Student Night

The Lewisville High School triad and feeder middle schools will host a “What is Your Plan?” parent and student night on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Leo C. Stuver Auditorium. Legendary WFAA Channel 8 news anchor Gloria Campos will serve as the keynote speaker. The free event for Lewisville ISD Central Zone parents and students in grades 6-12 will feature information about different class offerings surrounding advanced placement (AP) courses, online classes, dual credit, college courses at the high school level, athletics and fine arts, as well as informational sessions about grade-point average (GPA) and the class rank process. Breakout sessions will be held for “all grade levels,” “high school,” “8th to 9th grade” and “middle school.” Representatives for post-secondary paths for students, such as college, the armed services and career tech schools, will be in attendance. Raffles will be held for all those in attendance with prizes such as laptops, iPads, televisions, miniature refrigerators and restaurant gift cards. Light refreshments will be served and the LHS Student Council will provide free childcare. No RSVP is needed.


Thursday, Jan. 28 - LISD Choral Concert
Lewisville ISD’s central zone will host its fourth annual choral concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Stuver Auditorium at Lewisville High School, 1098 W. Main St. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.
Combined choirs of auditioned elementary and middle school students from the central zone will join the Lewisville High School varsity choir, The Main Street Singers. Each group will perform several individual choral pieces, then conclude the concert with a joint presentation of the massed choirs. About 250 students are expected to participate in this event.


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Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 - Lewisville HodgePodge Market
The Premiere Event Center at 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway is the site for the Lewisville HodgePodge Market. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Booth after booth of gifts, original art, crafts and more! A great way to shop local businesses and find unique, high quality items for your home or gifting needs. Admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free with paid adult. More information can be found at their Facebook page: tiny.cc/hodgepodge


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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.


Friday Feb. 5 - 14 - LISD High School Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition of high school art work will be on display Feb. 5 through Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles St. Student works of visual art from all five of the district’s high schools will be on display. Adonis Carcamo, owner of Pomegranate Underground art gallery in Lewisville will jury the competition. An opening reception and awards presentation is Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free, and open to the public.



Monday, Feb. 8 - LISD School Board Meeting

Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at http://lisd.net/Page/276


Saturday, Feb. 13 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones St., for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW

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Second Annual Vigil Against Violence set for Monday, Jan. 18

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/13 0:40:00 (548 reads)

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Embrace Faith Ministries and The Lewisville Texan Journal invite you to join us on the front steps of Lewisville City Hall on Jan. 18 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for a candlelit prayer vigil dedicated to reducing violence.

As a community of 100,000 people in modern America, we unfortunately see our share of violence in this community. It happens in the streets where people murder each other over drugs and money. It happens in the home all too often with people who resort to violence against their partners. It happens in the schools, where bullies can be relentless and cause some kids to lose hope. And incivility can lead to violence when people allow their disagreements in the workplace and online to fester.

Lewisville is not alone in the problem of violence, nor is it any worse than other places. But any level of violence is too much. Any level of violence is unacceptable to the people who suffer it.

For the second year on Martin Luther King Jr. day, community leaders and spiritual leaders will address citizens about choosing non-violence for ourselves and our city.

Speakers will address the topics of violence in the home, school, workplace, the streets, and society and government. Pastors and leaders from several local ministries will lead citizens in prayer for Lewisville. They will ask for God’s protection over our city and an end to violence.

Musicians will perform at the vigil as well.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/1/10 3:50:00 (670 reads)

Open in new windowThere are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.



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Thursday, Jan. 7 - Sunday, January 10 - Frisco Youth Theatre presents “Beauty and The Beast”
Frisco Youth Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” in six performances Jan. 7 – 10 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $20 for front row and available at friscoyouththeatre.org. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2:15 and 7:15 on Jan. 9 and 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 10.


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Sunday, Jan. 10 - Black Box Songwriter Series Presents: Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater will present Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner as the third act of the Black Box Songwriter Series on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under), and are available at mclgrand.tix.com.


Monday, Jan. 11 - LISD School Board Meeting
Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at lisd.net/lisd.


Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Day
Schools will be closed in observance of this holiday.


Monday, Jan. 18 - 2nd Annual MLK Day Vigil Against Violence
6:30 - 8 p.m. on the steps of Lewisville City Hall. Embrace Faith Ministries and the Lewisville Texan Journal invite all interested persons of any faith to join us in front of Lewisville City Hall for a community conversation about reducing violence. We will stand together with candles lit and say a prayer for God’s protection over our city, and an end to violence.


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Friday, Jan. 22 - International Chamber Series presents Marcin Parys
The Lewisville Lake Symphony welcomes Polish born pianist Marcin Parys to the stage for this season's International Chamber Series. Parys is has been playing since the age of 9 and is currently studying for his doctorate at UNT. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.


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Saturday, Jan. 23 - Texas Tunes Concert Series Kickoff featuring: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns will kick off the season on Saturday, January 23. All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents proof of residence are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online.


Saturday, Jan. 23 - SKYWARN Spotter Training Class
This class is at the Collin College - Campus Conference Center, McKinney, Texas. 8:30 a.m. - noon for the basic class and 1 - 4:30 p.m. for the advanced class. For information see http://goo.gl/doaHhi



Wednesday, Jan. 27 - “What is Your Plan?” Parent/Student Night

The Lewisville High School triad and feeder middle schools will host a “What is Your Plan?” parent and student night on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Leo C. Stuver Auditorium. Legendary WFAA Channel 8 news anchor Gloria Campos will serve as the keynote speaker.
The free event for Lewisville ISD Central Zone parents and students in grades 6-12 will feature information about different class offerings surrounding advanced placement (AP) courses, online classes, dual credit, college courses at the high school level, athletics and fine arts, as well as informational sessions about grade-point average (GPA) and the class rank process. For more information see Lisd.net/Lisd


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Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 - Lewisville HodgePodge Market
The Premiere Event Center at 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway is the site for the Lewisville HodgePodge Market. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Booth after booth of gifts, original art, crafts and more! A great way to shop local businesses and find unique, high quality items for your home or gifting needs. Admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free with paid adult. More information can be found at their Facebook page: tiny.cc/hodgepodge


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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.


Friday Feb. 5 - 14 - LISD High School Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition of high school art work will be on display Feb. 5 through Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles St. Student works of visual art from all five of the district’s high schools will be on display. Adonis Carcamo, owner of Pomegranate Underground art gallery in Lewisville will jury the competition. An opening reception and awards presentation is Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free, and open to the public.



Monday, Feb. 8 - LISD School Board Meeting

Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at lisd.net/lisd.

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Anson Funderburgh returning to MCL Grand

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2016/1/9 7:41:25 (371 reads)

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Anson Funderburgh (Promotional photo)

2016 Texas Tunes concert series schedule partially released

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Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets will return to Lewisville on Saturday, Jan. 23, as the opening performance in the 2016 Texas Tunes concert series at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. Tickets are on sale now.

The legendary blues guitarist from Plano will make his third appearance at MCL Grand, having performed at the facility’s grand opening event in January 2011 and again as part of the 2014 Texas Tunes series.

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets are best known for a musical style that incorporates a powerful mix of Chicago and Texas blues. The guitar legend and eight-time WC Handy Award winner is best known for his collaborations with Sam Myers. For January’s show in Lewisville, Funderburgh will have Big Joe Maher on drums and lead vocals. In addition to the Rockets, they will be backed by special guests, The Texas Horns.

The show will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children ages 12 and younger, and can be purchased online at MCLGrand.tix.com. Tickets also will be available at the customer service window of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street, starting January 11, 2016.

Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.

The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music.

The rest of the 2016 Texas Tunes series includes Jimmie Dale Gilmore and his son Colin Gilmore on March 12; Max Stalling on April 16; and Michael Martin Murphey on May 14. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Tickets for future Texas Tunes shows will go on sale in January.

Located in the heart of historic Old Town Lewisville, MCL Grand is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County.

Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/1/4 22:27:23 (916 reads)

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Thursday, Jan. 7 - Sunday, January 10 - Frisco Youth Theatre presents “Beauty and The Beast”
Frisco Youth Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” in six performances Jan. 7 – 10 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $20 for front row and available at friscoyouththeatre.org. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2:15 and 7:15 on Jan. 9 and 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 10.


Saturday, Jan. 9 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center (330 W. Jones St.) for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW


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Sunday, Jan. 10 - Black Box Songwriter Series Presents: Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater will present Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner as the third act of the Black Box Songwriter Series on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under), and are available at mclgrand.tix.com.


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Friday, Jan. 22 - International Chamber Series presents Marcin Parys
The Lewisville Lake Symphony welcomes Polish born pianist Marcin Parys to the stage for this season's International Chamber Series. Parys is has been playing since the age of 9 and is currently studying for his doctorate at UNT. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.


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Saturday, Jan. 23 - Texas Tunes Concert Series Kickoff featuring: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns will kick off the season on Saturday, January 23. All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents proof of residence are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online.



Saturday, Jan. 23 - SKYWARN Spotter Training Class
This class is at the Collin College - Campus Conference Center, McKinney, Texas. 8:30 a.m. - noon for the basic class and 1 - 4:30 p.m. for the advanced class. For information see http://goo.gl/doaHhi


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Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 - Lewisville HodgePodge Market
The Premiere Event Center at 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway is the site for the Lewisville HodgePodge Market. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Booth after booth of gifts, original art, crafts and more! A great way to shop local businesses and find unique, high quality items for your home or gifting needs. Admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free with paid adult. More information can be found at their Facebook page: tiny.cc/hodgepodge



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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.

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Lewisville announces ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/2 8:10:00 (550 reads)

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An artist decorates a city sidewalk as part of the Chalk This Way festival in 2014 (Photo by Steve Southwell)
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The City of Lewisville will help North Texans shake off their winter blues and brighten their spirits with its first ColorPalooza festival on Saturday, April 9. The theme of the event is “A Celebration of Spring.” The outdoor festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town Lewisville.

ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There also will be emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

Local students have the chance to create the official ColorPalooza logo through a competition announced this week. Students in grades 9-12 either attending a school in Lewisville or living in Lewisville are eligible to enter their original designs by Jan. 15 for consideration. The winning design will be used in all advertising and merchandising. For contest rules and entry information, please call 972-219-8446.

Some of the planned activities at ColorPalooza:

Chalk This Way – Put your chalk artistic skills on display for everyone to see. The City of Lewisville is partnering with the Lakeside Arts Foundation on this activity, a continuation of the sidewalk chalk festival held in Old Town Lewisville the past three years. It will include amateur and professional chalk art as well as a chalk art scholarship contest.

DIY Tie-Dye Station – Admit it, you’d wear tie-dye more often if you could tell people you created the design. Here’s your chance. Buckets of water and colorful bio-friendly dye will be provided. Visitors can buy a plain white t-shirt, pick out what colors they want and create their own design with the help of event staff.

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Free International Chamber Concert to Feature Polish Pianist

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/2 7:30:02 (347 reads)

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Noted for his ability to bring Chopin’s music to life, Marcin Parys will perform works by Chopin, Barber, and Liszt on Friday, January 22, at 7:30 pm, as The Lewisville Lake Symphony and the UNT College of Music present the third International Chamber Series concert of the season.

Born in Krakow, Poland in 1984, Marcin acquired in interest in playing the piano at an early age and had his first performance at the age of nine. Hailed as a dynamic musician with a sensitive touch, he has performed across Europe, Israel, and the United States and has taken part in over 30 competitions worldwide. He received in Bachelors degree in Poznan, Poland, and his Masters degree from Oklahoma City University. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree at the University of North Texas.

The concert is at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/12/23 21:30:00 (339 reads)

Open in new windowThere are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.

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Thursday, Jan. 7 - Sunday, January 10 - Frisco Youth Theatre presents “Beauty and The Beast”
Frisco Youth Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” in six performances Jan. 7 – 10 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $20 for front row and available at friscoyouththeatre.org. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2:15 and 7:15 on Jan. 9 and 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 10.


Saturday, Jan. 9 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center (330 W. Jones St.) for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW


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Sunday, Jan. 10 - Black Box Songwriter Series Presents: Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater will present Will and Crystal Yates in the round with Tom Faulkner as the third act of the Black Box Songwriter Series on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under), and are available at mclgrand.tix.com.


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Friday, Jan. 22 - International Chamber Series presents Marcin Parys
The Lewisville Lake Symphony welcomes Polish born pianist Marcin Parys to the stage for this season's International Chamber Series. Parys is has been playing since the age of 9 and is currently studying for his doctorate at UNT. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.


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Saturday, Jan. 23 - Texas Tunes Concert Series Kickoff featuring: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns will kick off the season on Saturday, January 23. All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents proof of residence are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online.



Saturday, Jan. 23 - SKYWARN Spotter Training Class
This class is at the Collin College - Campus Conference Center, McKinney, Texas. 8:30 a.m. - noon for the basic class and 1 - 4:30 p.m. for the advanced class. For information see http://goo.gl/doaHhi


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Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 - Lewisville HodgePodge Market
The Premiere Event Center at 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway is the site for the Lewisville HodgePodge Market. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Booth after booth of gifts, original art, crafts and more! A great way to shop local businesses and find unique, high quality items for your home or gifting needs. Admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free with paid adult. More information can be found at their Facebook page: tiny.cc/hodgepodge



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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.

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