The exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, that still has millions of living descendants today. Visitors will learn how the Maya built towering temples and created an intricate calendar system while discovering what archaeologists have uncovered about the once-hidden ancient Maya, and the unresolved questions about why these ancient cities were abandoned. Through hands-on activity stations, guests can decipher hieroglyphs, learn cultural and architectural techniques, and explore an underworld cave, ancient burial site, mural room and more. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, requires a surcharge for members and non-members.
May 31 2017
Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas
Denton County Transportation Authority: Denton County Bike Challenge
The Denton County Transportation Authority is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to host the 2017 Bike Everywhere Challenge to encourage people to ride their bike instead of driving their car during the month of May which is National Bike Month. This free challenge is open to all Denton County residents to enjoy the benefits of biking while also getting a chance to win cool prizes.
The challenge starts Monday, May 1, and ends on Wednesday, May 31. Each participant must create a free account on NCTCOG’s Try Parking It website, joinDCTA’s Bike Everywhere Challenge and log their bike trips to be eligible to win the challenge prizes.
The three participants with the most bike trips logged at the end of the challenge will win the following top prizes provided by DCTA’s three member cities – Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village – who have sponsored the challenge:
· 1st Place – $150 gift card to Cadence Cyclery and sponsorship swag
· 2nd Place – $75 gift card from Denton Bicycle Center and sponsorship swag
· 3rd Place – Two VIP tickets to the 2017 Lewisville Western Days Festival ($500 value) and sponsorship swag
All participants must log their bike trips by Monday, June 5, to be counted toward the challenge. Participants who don’t win the top three prizes will still be eligible to win prizes for NCTCOG’s Try Parking It rewards program.
DCTA customers can ride their bikes to A-train rail stations and take advantage of bike racks on buses and the A-train. Bicycles are allowed on the A-train and most DCTA buses.
Liliana Bloch Gallery: "Convenience Store" Exhibit - Dallas (Thru June 17)
Dallas-based artist Sally Warren addresses littering using poetic images in her exhibit "Convenience Store." Opening reception May 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Coalition for Environmental Justice - North Texas: Exxon Shareholders Meeting Protest - Dallas
7:30am - set-up, arrivals, sign-waving, etc.
8:00am - large group photo-op
8:15am - press conference, followed by demonstrating, flyering, street theater, etc.
Please bring your own reusable water bottles (plastic is very environmentally unfriendly). This is a peaceful, nonviolent protest. Please keep messages (visual and verbal) on-point and remember that we are trying to educate, not alienate. Drugs, alcohol, guns, weapons are forbidden at this event.
Mastermind: Green Cleaning - Dallas
Everyone deserves good health, safe water and a clean environment. Household cleaning products are the number one source of toxins in our homes. Cleaning is supposed to be about maintaining a healthy home. This class will teach you what you need to know about the topic of Green Cleaning: why it matters, how to do it, and being mindful of the way our everyday cleaning can affect our health and the health of our planet. $45. Register online.