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Sports that aren't football playoffs
Gymnasts from around the country will be flipping and flying at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas this weekend as part of the Texas Prime Meet. Friday through Sunday, athletes will compete in events such as the balance beam, vault and uneven bars. There will also be special performances by the 2017 senior and junior national champions, and one of the finalists from So You Think You Can Dance's 12th season. If you want in on the action, daily tickets cost $10-$30 for adults and $7-$25 for kids under 12.
If baseball is more your sport, the Texas Rangers are getting geared up for a new season with Fan Fest. This Saturday, Globe LifePark in Arlington is hosting a day of family-friendly activities, including tours of the club house and dugout, a home run derby, and you can even make a lap around the bases like a pro. Former and future Rangers players will also be signing autographs. Entry costs $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 13 and younger.
For the whole fam
There's more family fun to be had this weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. On Friday, the museum will stay open until midnight as part of its Late Nights at the DMA series. This one spotlights its current traveling exhibition, Yayoi Kasuma's All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, which opened last fall. Expect seminars about the exhibit and artist, as well as themed crafts, live music and film screenings. The event costs $10 for adults and $5 for students. DMA members and kids 11 and younger get in free.
Fair Park is going to look a lot like the Land Before Time this weekend when the Jurassic Quest dinosaur experience stops by. Friday through Sunday, families can meet and interact with more than 80 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs that will be set up in the Automobile and Centennial buildings. I'm told you can even ride a few of them. Other activities include a fossil dig, face painting, crafts and bounce houses. Tickets cost $20 to attend.
And if you feel like doing something a little crazy, I have one last event for you. NRH2O Family Water Park in North Richland Hills is hosting a Polar Plunge. Essentially people register to jump into the cold water while it's cold outside, but it is for a good cause: Your $60 registration fee will, in part, benefit the Special Olympics Texas athletes in greater Fort Worth. And you can also win prizes, so don't forget to dress in costume.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).