Heard about the event at the last minute (thanks to Karen & Caesar), we are definitely glad that we came to the 2014 Art District's Fall Block Party despite the Friday night's traffic. It took us about 20 minutes to get here, and by then, North Harwood Street was already packed with visitors who were in line for the food trucks. I'm talkin' bout Nammi Truck, Guava Tree, Ruthie's, Paciugo Gelato, and tons of others, including the ones that had already parked at Klyde-Warren Park.
Good thing was, the public parking area on Ross Ave & North Olive St still got enough space for us charging only $5 for the whole evening. When we arrived, there was a group of Latin musician playing in front of the DMA's Flora st entrance. People were dancing, eating, while waiting for the Dallas Maverick's drumline performance to start.
There by the fountain on the right, the Mavs street team, dancers, and drumline squad gave an entertaining performance. We enjoyed it with a cup of Paciugo's vanilla & panna cotta gelato. HEAVEN!!!!
We then met up with Karen, Caesar and their son Benjamin at Nasher Sculpture garden, where popsicles were being sold, French & European music was spun by DJ Wild in the Streets, and string lights were being lit up. There's just something so magical about string lights that never fails to mesmerize me. Aaahhh...what a perfect setting. (I haven't been out this late on Friday night since the baby, na mean? so I got pretty excited).
This is the "Spun" chair. Designer Thomas Heatherwick's interpretation of a lazy-boy chair. They were displayed as a part of his exhibition that goes on till January 4, 2015. It kinda reminds me of that thing Leo Di Caprio spins on the movie Inception. Right?
When it got darker, more people came and claimed their 'picnic' spots. Meanwhile their instagram feed with the hashtag #tillmidnight, #dmanights, and #heatherwick were displayed on a huge screen. Later that night, there was also a movie screening of the 2010's The Illusionist. We didn't make it to the screening, cause it was at 10 p.m. and J's got an early morning swim class the next day. So we decided to stroll around the beautiful One Arts Plaza.
There by the entrance, we enjoyed free jazz music, some good talk with our friends, and a wet quality time with J (as always). He couldn't help but to get on the water as soon as he saw it.
Benjamin (the boy on the right) was loving it too. Ah boys :)
Heading back to the parking lot, we took a walk through Ross Ave., staring at Mr.Man's potential future office, praying that one day, when the time is right, we'd get to move downtown. But until then, Las Colinas is more than enough for us.
Next stop, Plano Balloon Festival :)