October Events

What to do and see in October.

Everything’s coming up roses when two major rose conferences come to Addison.
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October Events
20th Century Modern Sale, Historic Cemeteries, Van Gogh’s Fall Colors

Oct. 5
2006 Slocum Street Style

As trolley cars putter up and down Slocum Street for the 8th annual Slocum Street Style event, you might wonder whether you’re in Dallas or on the 19th century East Coast. The street will be closed to all but designers and eager shoppers. Proceeds will benefit the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation. Come out to Slocum Street with D Home and the Slocum Street Antique and Design Association. The East Coast may have had the trolleys, but Dallas has the style. 6-10 p.m.

Oct. 13-15
Dallas Modern Expo
Celebrating the clean lines of modern furniture, the Dallas Modern Expo is a must event for modern preservationists. The third annual Dallas Modern Expo  is a 2-day sale of 20th century modern art and furniture. The event begins with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the preview party Friday evening, showcasing items saved for this event and a silent auction. In addition, a modern lecture series, featuring architecture, art, fashion, and landscape design, will be offered.  Proceeds go to Preservation Dallas. Call or check the web site for ticket information. Freeway Hall at Dallas Market Hall. 2100 N. Stemmons Fwy. 214-821-3290. www.preservationdallas.org.

Oct. 14
Stop, Drop and Roll Chili Cook-Off
What better way to celebrate cooler temperatures in Texas than with the Williams-Pyro Inc. Firefighter’s Fund’s second annual Stop, Drop and Roll Chili Cook-Off? Come hungry to Grapevine’s Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for some of the best chili you’ll taste in Texas, courtesy of Chili Appreciation Society International. Enjoy live music, beer, and soft drinks all day long, and bid on auction items until 1 p.m. Sample cups of chili are $5 each, and drinks must be purchased as well, but admission is free. All proceeds go to the WPIFF, benefiting families of injured or fallen firefighters and volunteer fire departments. 2501 Bass Pro Dr., Grapevine. 817-870-8006. www.wpifirefightersfund.org.

Oct. 11-13; Oct 13-16
HRF, ARS Rose Conferences
Everyone will have rose-colored glasses on when the Heritage Rose Foundation and the American Rose Society meet in Addison, Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 13-16, respectively. Garden tours, seminars, speakers, and shows will keep you abreast of the latest developments from the beautiful world of roses. And for a mere $5, enter the Name the Rose Raffle for a chance to christen a new nameless rose donated by a hybridizer of exhibition roses. For information and registration, see the web sites, www.heritagerosefoundation.org and www.dallasarsconvention2006.org.

Oct. 21
David Dike Fine Art Auction

The 10th David Dike Fine Art Auction will prove that Texas is home to more than just cows and country stars. The auction will highlight more than 400 pieces by Texas artists dating back to 1870. An Otis Dozier oil painting, an Alexandre Hogue pastel, and even a special tribute to Ed Bearden’s drawing done on the set of the 1956 movie “Giant” are just a few things to see. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Come to purchase or simply appreciate Texas artwork. 4 p.m.
For more information, call 214-720-4044.

Oct. 22-Jan. 7
Van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat

Immortal artist Vincent van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat exhibit arrives at the Dallas Museum of Art just in time for fall. The display will feature 19 van Gogh paintings depicting brilliant scenes of wheat fields, a significant theme in late 19th century art, as well as work by such contemporaries as Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and Camille Pissarro. Organized by the DMA and showcasing more than 50 paintings, the exhibition is sure to be a fall favorite. For times and ticket information, call or check the web site. 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1200. www.dallasmuseumofart.org.

Oct. 28
Historic Dallas Cemeteries
Halloween is known to bring out ghosts and goblins, but this year, instead of waiting for them to find you, why not go to them? Reserve a spot on the Dallas Historical Society’s bus tour of Historic Dallas Cemeteries in which from 9 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with a lunch break, you will visit Dallas area cemeteries and learn the history behind the land and the people buried there. This city tour (led by Frances James) is a great way to get in the Halloween sprit as well as learn about the history of Dallas from the ground up. Tickets are $35 for Dallas Historical Society members and $45 for non-members. The price includes lunch. Call to make reservations. Hall of State at Fair Park. 3939 Grand Ave. 214-421-4500 ext. 101. www.dallashistory.org.

Oct. 28-Nov. 5
Partners Card

Looking for an excuse to shop? Look no further: The Partners Card gives you 20 percent off at hundreds of your favorite stores—that’s a veritable mandate! Purchasing the card for $60 gets you discounts at a plethora of Dallas shops and restaurants, as well as the city’s best antique, and home and garden hotspots, such as Peacock Alley, Apples To Zinnias, The Container Store, Grange Hall/Urban Flower, Antique Row, and Copper Lamp, to name a few. Some restrictions may apply, so check with individual stores for details. Proceeds go to The Family Place, an organization to help stop family violence. 214-443-7754 www.partnerscard.com.

Oct. 29
Haunted Orchestra
The Haunted Orchestra will woo and boo you with the spirited tale of nerdy Mr. Kirby (musical comedian Dan Kamin) who refuses to believe in the magic of music. The orchestra introduces classics by Grieg, Anderson, and Rossini to children of all ages as Kirby tries to survive the horrors on stage. But not all the fun is had by Kirby and the orchestra, kids can participate in a costume contest, musical bingo, and instrument petting zoo before the show. 2:30 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. $24-$78. www.dallassymphony.com.

Please send all calendar submissions to Christine Wilson at christinew@dmagazine.com.

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