October Shows at the Historic Palace Theatre
The Master of the Mind
October 1, 8, 16
Mentalism, Magic & Illusion come together in one show. Continuously acclaimed as one of America’s Top Sleight of Hand Artists and manipulators of the human mind, David Magee’s talents have taken him around the world. His many national television appearances have left audiences and talk show hosts asking the question he hears the most, “How is this possible?” Las Vegas’ own Johnny Thompson produces the show. The consultant and show designer has written, developed and provided material for magicians and illusionists like Siegfried and Roy, Penn and Teller, Doug Henning and Lance Burton.
First Friday Film Series at the Palace Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1979)
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Actor.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher & Danny DeVito.
A criminal serving a short prison term is transferred to a mental institution due to his deranged behavior. His ward in the mental institution is run by a calm, but unyielding tyrant, Nurse Ratched. His needling of Nurse Ratched is initially just for kicks, but his sense of injustice at their treatment leads him into a battle for the hearts and minds of the patients.
*Special Offer! $2.50 off each ticket with the show of a same-day receipt from a Grapevine merchant or restaurant.
LIVE! At the Palace
Eleven Hundred Springs
Tickets $15 & $20
Formed in 1998, the Dallas based quintet has grown a massive fan base across Texas, California and the southern U.S. The Dallas Observer and the Fort Worth Weekly have both praised the band with many accolades, resulting in numerous “Best of” nominations and fan-voted wins in “Best Country/Roots Band” catagories – quite an accomplishment in the musically populated Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Don’t Mess With Texas Music
Talent Contest and Fund Raiser
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Texas Music Project, in partnership with Septien Entertainment Group, Radio Disney, Media Tech Institute, Lone Star Attitude and The City of Grapevine Texas, will host a Fundraiser and Talent Contest on October 10, 2009 at the Palace Theater in Grapevine, Texas. The event will feature a Talent Contest with prizes, a performance by the Velocity Pop Tour (Septien Entertainment Group) and The Lone Star Attitude Band. This event is promoting new rising stars in Texas and honoring the Legends of Texas music with a concert by Lone Star Attitude. The event will be videotaped by Media Tech Institute. Deadline for Contest entries is October 5th.
Texas Family Musicals
Tickets $25, $30 & $35
The Texas Family Musicals is bringing the Pulitzer Prize-nominated non-musical play, Love Letters, to the beautiful Palace Theatre in Grapevine. A truly imaginative and creative theater piece, Love Letters, is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together and went their separate ways, but continue to share confidences. The play — as the actors read the letters aloud — creates many evocative, touching, frequently funny and always telling situations between male and female characters. Starring two of TV’s most popular actors who are appearing for the first time together…Tony Dow (Leave it to Beaver) and Judy Norton (The Waltons).
Paul Slavens Scoring Hunchback of Norte Dame
Tickets $15 & $20
Paul Slavens is known for his jazzy style and quick witted songs. Now, he’s changing things up bit and doing something a little different. Don’t miss this amazing multi-sensory experience!
Grapevine Art Project
Art Show – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Artist Reception – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Art Show & Sale – 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Visit downtown Grapevine during the Grapevine Art Project Annual Show & Sale October 2 & 3, 2009 at the Lancaster Theatre. This inaugural annual art show competition, held at the Lancaster Theatre in Historic Downtown Grapevine, features artists from the Grapevine Art Project. Visitors who participate in the People’s Choice awards are eligible to win a cash drawing of $100. If you purchase a ticket to support the Grapevine Art Project, you are eligible to win raffle prizes that include gift cards and a framed, limited edition art piece. Otherwise, the event is free to the public.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
626 Ball Street, near Historic Downtown
It’s free fun at the farm for the entire family! Activities will include stick pony barrel racing, stick pony buckin’ broncs, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, blacksmith demonstrations, arts & crafts, historic plowing demonstrations and hot dogs and hamburgers for sale from Grapevine AMBUCS. Enter to win the scarecrow decorating or cooking contest.
Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary. Call 817-410-3585 for more information or visit nashfarm.org
Cotton Picking and Processing
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
626 Ball Street
Come to Nash Farm and pick cotton and learn how it is processed into many different materials.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Calling all kids – come to Grapevine to celebrate the migration of the Monarch Butterfly from Canada to Mexico. Grapevine is on their path! This fun-for-the-whole-family event includes releases of butterflies and a Gossamer Parade. Enjoy butterfly exhibits, interactive butterfly arts and crafts, plus live entertainment.
The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. at Liberty Park (corner of East Wall and Main Street) and proceed down Main Street to the Cotton Belt Railroad District.
Tales by the Rails
Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cotton Belt Railroad Depot
It is time for telling scary stories beside the train tracks of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. North Texas’ best storytellers will chill the audience with their scariest, ghostly stories in this annual tradition. For thousands of years, our basic form of communication has been storytelling. It stimulates the imagination. A gifted storyteller enables individuals to experience adventures via the painting of words in their mind’s eye. Enjoy spooky tales told by local favorites Sandra McGee, Helen Garrison, Liz Covington, Bob Northcraft, Ron Pate and Tom Freedman. Free for all, bring an outdoor chair and a blanket.
Candlelight Tour of Homes
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Starts at Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street
$10 per person
Historic and unique newer homes in Grapevine will be open to the public for touring on Saturday, October 24th, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. during Grapevine’s 3rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes. Presented by the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. Start the tour at Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street and explore Grapevine’s unique residential historic township. Cost is $10 per person which includes a complimentary wine tasting. For questions call 817-410-3585.
British Emporium’s Halloween Car Show and Haunted Tea Room
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The British Emporium
140 North Main Street
Celebrate a very British Halloween in the car-park on Sunday October 25. Gaze at hot British classics in the cool autumn air during their fall car show and try some very British treats in The Haunted Tea Room if you dare! The ‘Haunted Tea Room’ located inside the store will be open 12 noon until 4 p.m. for trick-or-treaters with British treats for anyone who survives. All events are free and open to the public – canned food donations will be accepted for GRACE Pantry community food drive.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets $45 advance purchase, $50 at the door
Wine tasting is an ideal way to get friends and family together to learn about wine and experiment with new selections. What a great way for wine enthusiasts to kick off the fall season!
Each ticket includes three one-ounce tastes at each winery, a premium bottle of Grapevine wine, a large wineglass, delectable food samplings and great entertainment. The wine tour includes visits to eight wineries in Grapevine. Transportation is not available, so be sure to designate a driver. Enjoy good fun, close friends, nice weather, and great wine!
Eight wineries include: Cross Timbers Winery, D’Vine Wine, Farinas Winery, Homestead Winery, Inwood Estates Vineyards, La Bodega Winery, La Buena Vida Vineyards – Grapevine, and Su Vino Winery
Start the trail at Cross Timbers Winery, 805 N.Main St. Grapevine 817-424-0123
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.
October 30 & 31
Halloween Scream Train
It’s a spooktacular weekend aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes on board as you journey on the train between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards.
November 27, 28, 29 & December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20
North Pole Express
As the holidays near, it’s not too early to start planning for a great family adventure on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
North Pole Express tickets are on sale now.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad annual passes are now available for purchase online or at the Visitor Information Center.
Our recently-restored Caboose is the perfect addition to a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. This air-conditioned car is great for parties of 12 or fewer people. Whether it’s for a child’s birthday party or girls getaway weekend, this private coach is a great way to travel the rails.
Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre
One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type of show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase performs at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. The Gospel Showcase is every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
Grapevine Convention Center
Just Between Friends Consignment
Friday, October 2: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Satuday, October 3: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 4: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Clean out your children’s closets, find designer clothes at bargain basement prices, and have some fun at the same time.
Canton in the City
Saturday, October 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 25: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A holiday gift market. Adults $5, students $1 and children to age 11 admitted FREE!
The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Parking at the Grapevine Convention Center is always free. Prices for shows vary, visit GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.