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Lyric Marketing’s HOT TOP 10 List for April: Get out Your Shades!

april hot list by Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, Texas

Time to get your shorts on, pull out the tank tops, slap on some sunscreen, shades and a hat, and get outside!  Greetings and wishes for a happy and safe spring where anything from tornadoes to hail to blasting heat and rainy nights can happen.  But who cares? Because this old grey nasty winter is on it’s way out and hello flowers and green.  I am especially looking forward to my first swim in the old handy Lyric pool – haven’t set a date yet thought, waiting to see if we can get consistent heat enough to warm the pool!

It has been a busy month with lots of action for Lyric Marketing and our clients, and production towards new things.  My book “52 KILLER Marking Tips” is now published and available for purchase (wink wink) on Amazon and available for Kindle as well.  I am working on a new book for Saturday Soul titled “Heart Mind Spirit – my second coming in poetry and prose”.  This book is a VERY intimate and personal look at life and love through my writings over the last 15+ years.

april hot list by lyric marketing & design in plano tx

Finally, I am excited to announce that Lyric has opened a new “wing” of creative fun – Eclektics Design & Jewelry – was launched April 1, no kidding!  Globally inspired by my travels and experiences, all the jewelry designs and petits trésors as I call them (tiny treasures) at Eclektics are one of a kind and available for purchase at www.eclektics.com.  Visit the Facebook Page at Facebook.com/eclekticsdesign and stay up with all the creative fun on this one!

Now, on to the list for April, keep your fingers crossed that we get the rain we need but don’t get rained out on some of these fun events happening.  Hope to see you out and about!

Love and peace,
Sandy

Lyric Marketing’s HOT TOP 10 List for April

april hot list by lyric marketing & design in Plano texas

 

April Hot List Lyric Marketing DALLAS BLOOMSA MUST before it gets too hot!
Now through April 20, 2014
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
214-515-6500 (phone)
www.dallasarboretum.org

April Hot list at Lyric Marketing in PlanoSTATE THOMAS RESTAURANT WEEK BENEFITING GRIGGS PARK
April 8 through April 11, 2014
Various restaurants in Uptown, check the website for details here.
The first annual State Thomas Restaurant Week benefitting Griggs Park runs from Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11. Proceeds will go toward maintaining and up keeping this beautiful Uptown park. To make reservations, call each restaurant directly.

april hot list at Lyric marketing in PlanoPATIO SESSIONS AT THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
April 10 through May 29, 2014
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-880-0202
www.attpac.org
AT&T Performing Arts’ popular outdoor concert series is a showcase for local talent, from upstarts to established indie acts. Highlights of this year’s season include Doug Burr, Yells at Eels, Zhora, Somebody’s Darling, and many, many more. Bring a blanket and a picnic—or buy food there. (There’s tasty adult beverages for purchase, too, but no BYO.)

April hot list at lyric marketing planoMAIN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL – FORT WORTH
April 10 through April 13, 2014
Downtown Fort Worth
Event website
Hey, Main-iac. Come hang out at the largest four day event in the Southwest and put the “art” in party. Admire the enormous art showcase, check out one of 60+ live performances (including acrobatics, jazz musicians, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), get your grub on, and get your hands dirty at the Main Street Creates children’s area.

april hot list at lyric marketing planoTHE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-880-0202 (phone)
www.attpac.org
Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s works are often compared to an excellent glass of bubbly—fizzy, light, crowd-pleasing, and yet still substantial enough to have you rolling in the aisles. His most famous aria, of course, comes from the comedic opera The Barber of Seville, in which in the barber of the title is alternately introducing himself and bragging about his handiness with a razor and comb. You know: “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” The actual story resolves around the schemes of Figaro and the rich Count Almaviva as Almaviva attempts to win the heart of the beautiful young Rosina without informing her of his true identity.

april hot list at Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, TexasDALLAS ART FAIR
April 11 through April 13, 3014
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Event Website
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2014 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, click the event website link above.

april hot list at Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, TExasFRISCO StrEATS FOOD TRUCK AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
April  12, 2014 – 1:00 to 7:00pm
Downtown Frisco: Fourth and Elm
www.facebook.com/DowntownFriscoStrEATS
The countdown is on for the 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco StrEATs. This year’s event includes 15 Food Trucks, 2 Music Stages, Beer Garden, and Vendors including FC Dallas and Dallas Cowboy’s awesome merchandise truck! Admission is free along with complimentary pedicab rides from Frisco City Hall parking garage.

april Hot list at Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano TexasDENTON ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL
April 25 through April 27, 2014
Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St.
940-565-0931
www.dentonjazzfest.com
The annual three-day event is a celebration of the arts. Denton’s Arts & Jazz Festival is the city’s largest party with over 2,500 musicians, 280 arts and vendor booths, six food courts and free admission over three days the last weekend in April.

 

april hot list by Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, TexasSCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL WAXAHACHIE 
April 5 through May 26, 2014
I-35E South, Exit 399 A
972-938-3247
www.srfestival.com
16th Century themed festival with 10 entertainment stages, hundreds of performers, full combat jousting, falconery, music, and artisan demonstrations. Saturdays & Sundays and Memorial Day.

 

april hot list by Lyric marketing & Design in Plano, TexasSEMINAR
April 24, 2014
Theatre Three
2800 Routh St., Ste. 168
Dallas, TX 75201
214-871-3300
www.theatre3dallas.com
Playwright Theresa Rebeck’s acerbic comedy blasts the stereotypes of pseudo-intellectual literary snobs with her trademark blend of razor-sharp dialogue and punchy characters. Leonard, a famous yet aging novelist, has charged four young aspirants $5,000 each for a ten-week fiction workshop. These tortured writer types—two men, two women—quickly get sidetracked, however, by romantic intrigue and competition for Leonard’s approval. Here’s the niggle: much of Seminar’s delight in its Broadway debut came from the depth the actor Alan Rickman (that voice!) brought to the role of Leonard, a womanizing lout who delights in pitting his charges against each other and reveling in his superiority. We’re interested to see how the role is reimagined here.

FOOD

april hot list at Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano TexasHigh Tea at Lavendou
Monday through Saturdays 11:30 – 4:30
Lavendou Bistro Provencal
19009 Preston Road Ste.
Dallas, TX 75252
www.lavendou.com
972-248-1911
Lavendou offers finger sandwiches, tea pastry plates, tea breads, cream, butter and jams, and a selection of tea. Reservations are required (by noon the same day for groups of four or less; 24 hours ahead for groups of five or more) as all items are made to order. Price is $16.95 per person.

april hot list by Lyric marketing & Design in Plano, TxChino Chinatown
“The chicken lollipops are reason enough to dine.”  ~ D Magazine
3011 Gulden Ln., Ste. 110
Dallas, TX 75212
214-555-5555
www.chinochinatown.com
Uno Immanivong has gone from Anthony Bourdain’s team on The Taste to open her first restaurant inside Trinity Groves. Go for the chicken lollipops with crackly, crispy skin, but skip the soggy elotes. You’ll want to save room for the Mexican chocolate cake.  Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm (Kitchen closes at 10pm); Friday-Saturday 11am-1am (Kitchen closes at midnight); Sunday Dim Sum Brunch 11am-4pm.

 

MUSIC

april hot list by Lyric marketing & Design in Plano TexasEdgeFest 24 Frisco
April 26, 2014
Toyota Stadium 9200 World Cup Plaza
www.kdge.com/onair/edgefest-53754
Edgefest will be held the 24th year of this annual festival at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Saturday, April 26 with this offer. This year’s bill is completely stacked, including performances from Beck, The Avett Brothers, Bastille, GROUPLOVE, The Neighbourhood, and many more.

april hot list by Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, TexasNeil Young at the Meyerson Symphony Center
April 17 and April 18, 2014
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-670-3600
www.dallasculture.org/meyersonSymphonyCenter
Yes, tickets are pricey. But the storied career of singer/songwriter Neil Young, who has been a member of bands Crazy Horse and Crosby Stills Nash and Young, will make this acoustic showcase well worth it.

april hot list by Lyric Marketing & Design in Plano, TexasDiana Ross at the Meyerson Symphony Center
April 26, 2014
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
214-670-3600
www.dallasculture.org/meyersonSymphonyCenter
Diana Ross originally wanted to be a fashion designer, but thank goodness she instead chose to put her famous pipes to use. Over the span of her illustrious career, Ross influenced artists like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Fergie (we forgive you, Diana). Come see this living legend do what she does best—sing her heart out—while helping your community. The concert benefits Vogel Alcove, which provides free childcare, development services, and supplies for homeless children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

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