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Bridge-o-Rama, March 2-4: More than 30 official events

Bridge-o-Rama will be a festival like no other staged in Dallas
Bridge-o-Rama's nine Signature Experiences a+re just the tip of the Bridge-o-Rama iceberg. We also have more than 30 highly focused events taking place all over West Dallas (and beyond) that will be free and family friendly.

Review all of our offbeat, intriguing, and mind-expanding official events that will take place next weekend.

Some of these official events include:

Jim Lake Companies Happy Hour   Design District happy-hour social
To kick off the bridge opening celebrations, Jim Lake Companies hosts an open-to-the-public Design District Diversion and Bridge Weekend Kick­off in the Design District with complimentary beer and wine, food, live jazz, and art.
When: Thu., Mar. 1, 4-7 p.m.
Where: 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 105

Bridged   Tomorrow's master artists ... today
"Bridged" will feature drawings, paintings, video, photography, sound, sculpture and site-specific installations by MFA candidates in art programs at SMU, TCU, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas at Dallas.
When: Fri., Sat, and Sun., Mar. 2-4, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: 500 Singleton

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic   Anniversary celebration
In honor of 40 years of serving West Dallas families, the Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic is pulling out the stops with an anniversary celebration that offers the chance to access pediatric screenings and services while enjoying music, clowns and a bounce house.
When: Sat., Mar. 3, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: 809 Singleton Blvd.

  Neighborhood youth arts festival
On the grounds of the Bataan Center, West Dallas Community Centers, Big Thought, the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, the La Bajada Neighborhood Association and the Los Altos neighborhood will present a Youth Arts Pavilion.
When: Sat., Mar. 3, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 3232 Bataan St.

Mercy Street   Home run derby at Field of Dreams
Mercy Street will be going to bat for West Dallas by hosting a Home Run Derby at its Field of Dreams baseball park. Preceding the derby will be a presentation of the future of the complex, which when completed will offer 12 acres of fun.
When: Sat., Mar. 3, 2-4 p.m.
Where: 3500 Goldman St.

  Public readings by renowned Dallas authors
Among those participating in this event staged by LIFT and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is John Neal Phillips, who wrote "Running with Bonnie & Clyde." Also, noted sculptor Jesus Moroles will give a talk on his work with granite.
When: Sun. Mar. 4, 1:30-4 p.m.
Where: Habitat for Humanity, 2800 N. Hampton Rd.

Bridge-opening event advisories
Bridge-o-Rama and our sister celebrations will take place as planned on March 2-4. News reports have confused some as to when the bridge will be open to vehicular traffic. The City of Dallas and TXDoT had hoped that the bridge would open to vehicular traffic at the conclusion of the public celebrations. However, as the City has announced, "due to weather conditions, mainly much needed rain, portions of the construction will take a few more weeks than anticipated." No matter to us! We're still rocking the bridge March 2-4.
Bridge-o-Rama will take place rain or shine. There, we said it! Of course our official weather policy is: It's not going to rain.
Due to the bridge celebrations, especially on March 3, there will be greater traffic and (during the Parade of Giants) temporary street closures that may disrupt residents and businesses usual flow of activity. Please plan for temporary disruptions. Here is an advisory for our West Dallas neighbors near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
West Dallas is bounded by the Trinity River Corridor on the north and east, I-30 on the south and the city limits on the west
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