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Eleven months into 2021 and things finally feel like they’re getting back to the way they felt in, oh, November 2019. The temperatures may have plummeted mid-week, but if the forecasters have any semblance of accuracy, we’re in for a glorious weekend of sunny skies and mild weather. Those are the perfect conditions for not one but two epic food festivals, an event to celebrate our veterans, and the first of many holiday light displays to plug in their extension cords (hopefully not into a single outlet). So get out and enjoy some R&R around Big D.

Halloween Celebration at Trinity Groves – Trinity Groves (3011 Gulden Lane) is kicking out the Halloween jams a day early so kids of all ages can get their treats on all weekend. Over at the ArtPark, the fam can snag caramel apples for kids and caramel apple mules for the ‘dults. Wear costumes because there’s a photo opp, plus trick-or-treating at any restaurant with a pumpkin out front. From noon to 2 p.m. at Kate Weiser Chocolate, kids can paint their own dark chocolate pumpkin ($30) and then smash it open to find a delicious surprise inside. Trinity Groves has more info on participating business and specials.

The 7th Annual Art Walk West, presented by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, will take place this Saturday, October 23!
Explore the West Dallas creative movement with a self-guided tour. From live art mural paintings to a variety of studio and gallery exhibits—it will be a celebration of local art that you won’t want to miss!

Experience the Creative Community of West Dallas with a Self-Guided – Art Walk Tour, New Murals, & Live Music. Founded in 2015 by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Art Walk West annually celebrates the creative culture of West Dallas, which has one of the city’s largest concentrations of artists and artist studios.

Kate Weiser Chocolate – On October 30, bring the kids to attend as pumpkin painting party at this Trinity Groves chocolate shop. From noon to 2 pm, kids will paint their own dark chocolate pumpkin ($30) made with edible paints. The center is filled with malt balls, cherries, toffee bits, and more.

Halloween comes around just once per year, but Trinity Groves is ensuring you make the most of it by starting the celebration one day early. On Saturday, October 30, the dining destination that features some of the city’s best restaurants with views and its only art-themed beer garden is pulling out all the stops for kids and adults alike. Throughout the day, Trinity Groves restaurants and shops will offer candy for the kids, food and drinks specials and fun photo opps.

2021 Art Walk West at various locations – The West Dallas Chamber of Commerce welcomes walkers and rollers to tour galleries, studios and more than 15 live mural paintings throughout the Tin District and Trinity Groves from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Art exhibitions include works from Sweet Pass Sculpture Park (402 Fabrication St.), ex ovo (414 Fabrication St.), 500x Gallery (516 Fabrication St.) and others. Fabrication Street will feature a sound stage with live performances. A map for the self-guided tour will be provided on the event page prior to the start, however attendees can RSVP now.

West Dallas Chamber of Commerce will present Art Walk West, celebrating the creative culture of West Dallas, which has one of the city’s largest concentrations of artists and artist studios. The seventh annual event will wind through Trinity Groves and the emerging Tin District of art studios and spaces.

Art Walk West, a community favorite event created by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce in 2015, kicks off Oct. 23. The seventh annual Art Walk celebrates the creative culture of the West Dallas community, which boasts one of the city’s largest concentrations of artists and artist studios.

Ants Climbing Trees (Mayishangshu) at Sum Dang Good Chinese – Ants Climbing Trees is a classic Sichuan dish in Chinese cuisine. The name of the dish in Chinese, mayishangshu, means ants climbing a tree. It is called this because the dish has bits of ground pork clinging to Korean glass noodles, evoking an image of ants walking on tree twigs. A great place to try this dish is at Sum Dang Good Chinese in Trinity Groves.

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